[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-6958-4

April 2001 Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY:  Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:  Semiannual regulatory agenda.

_______________________________________________________________________

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

 Regulations and major policies currently under development,

 Reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and

 Regulations and major policies completed or canceled since the 
last Agenda.

TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST:  Starting with the October 
2001 edition we will resume free distribution of the Agenda. If you 
would like to subscribe, please contact: Janice Ndunguru (1806A), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; phone: (202) 564-6572; e-mail: 
ndunguru.janice@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  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 questions about the Agenda or 
about EPA's decisionmaking process, please contact: Phil Schwartz 
(1806A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; phone: (202) 564-6564; e-mail: 
schwartz.philip@epa.gov. We welcome your suggestions on how we can make 
the Agenda more useful to you and easier to use.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:   

Table of Contents

A. The Transition of Administrations and the Status of EPA's 
Rulemakings

B. What Principles and Objectives Guide EPA in Developing Regulations?

C. How Does EPA Develop Rules and Policies and How Can You Participate?

D. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

E. How Is the Agenda Organized?

F. What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

G. What Tools Are Available To Help Quickly Identify Actions That Are 
of Interest to You?

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

I. What Special Attention Do We Give to the Impacts of Rules on Small 
Entities?

A. The Transition of Administrations and the Status of EPA's 
Rulemakings

     The regulations listed in this agenda are required by law or 
are necessary to interpret the law. While this is the first 
regulatory agenda of the Bush Administration, the timing is such 
that our efforts won't be fully reflected in the agenda until the 
October edition.

B. What Principles and Objectives Guide EPA in Developing Regulations?

     The quality of the science, economic, and policy analysis that 
underlie EPA regulations is vital to the credibility of EPA 
decisions and ultimately our effectiveness in protecting human 
health and the environment. Additionally, continued testing and 
adoption of new environmental protection methods must be a central 
tenet in environmental problem solving. A well managed regulatory 
process and a strong commitment to innovative solutions will ensure 
that the significant environmental improvements that we all want to 
achieve are cost-effective, fair and fully protective.

     Much of the success over the last 31 years and seven 
administrations 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 an important tool to 
implement environmental policy, it is not the only one. Instead, 
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 growth. For example, we have 
worked with businesses and community leaders to develop more than 
40 voluntary partnership programs to help achieve environmental 
objectives with the greatest possible efficiency. For more 
information about these programs visit: www.epa.gov/partners.

     EPA's regulatory process must ensure that the Nation's 
environmental protection system produces the best outcomes at an 
acceptable cost, where cost considerations are appropriate. 
Appropriate scientific, economic and policy analyses must be 
planned at early stages in the regulatory development process so 
that senior Agency decision makers understand the benefits and 
costs of policy options from which to choose. Additionally, it is 
important that we continue to apply new methods to protect the 
environment--by building flexibility into regulations up front, 
through nonregulatory approaches where effective, by creating 
strong partnerships with States, and by vigorously using public 
outreach and involvement.

     The basic legal requirements we must follow when we issue a 
regulation generally 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/.

     We also must meet a number of requirements contained in 
Executive orders. Of particular significance for EPA rulemakings 
are Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review), 13045 
(Children's Health Protection), 13175 (Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments), and 13132 
(Federalism). You can find information on these and other Executive 
orders at http://www.nara.gov/fedreg/eo.html.

C. How Does EPA Develop Rules and Policies and How Can You Participate?

     You may participate by contacting the expert responsible for 
developing a particular rule. You may also participate by 
commenting on proposed rules that we publish in the Federal 
Register. Once we have proposed a rule, we will consider your 
comments and address them before issuing a final rule. To be most 
effective, comments should contain information and data that 
support your position, and you also should explain why we should

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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 which reflect EPA's thinking in major policy areas. We 
invite you to take part in developing these documents.

     For a detailed description of our rule and policy development 
process request a copy of ``Initiation of EPA's New Regulatory and 
Policy Development Process'' from Janice Ndunguru at 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; e-mail: 
ndunguru.janice@epa.gov; phone: (202) 564-6572.

D. 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.

    There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from 
the agenda.

E. 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 14 sections deal with 13 laws that EPA 
administers and a fourteenth 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 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)

6. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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

8. Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory 
Relief Act

9. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

10. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

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

12. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

13. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

14. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

    In each of these 14 sections, there are up to 5 headings 
covering the following stages of rulemaking:

1. Prerulemakings - Prerulemaking actions are intended to determine 
whether EPA should initiate rulemaking. Prerulemakings may include 
anything that influences or leads to rulemaking, such as advance 
notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs), significant studies or 
analyses of the possible need for regulatory action, announcement of 
reviews of existing regulations required 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 March 2002.

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

F. 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

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the economy of $100 million or more or will adversely affect in a 
material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, 
competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or 
State, local, or tribal governments or communities. OMB reviews all 
economically significant rules under 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.

    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 Regulation Identifier Number is used by OMB to 
identify and track rulemakings. The first four digits of the RIN 
stand for the EPA office with lead responsibility for developing 
the action.

G. 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 aids to help you find actions that are of interest to you.

    For Rules That Directly Affect a Particular Industry: See 
Appendix F ``Subject Index to the Unified Agenda.'' If you have 
access to the Internet, you can use the EPA Regulatory Agenda 
search engine which is located in the Small Business Regulatory 
Library section of the EPA Web site at www.epa.gov/regagenda. Click 
on ``Search Regulatory Action Database'' and then ``Access the 
Database''. This tool can be used to search all Agenda entries by 
keyword and we invite everyone to use it. The GPO also has a search 
engine which is located at .

    For Rules With Economic Impacts Over $100 Million: EPA is 
developing 21 rules that are expected to have annualized economic 
impacts of more than $100 million.

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  Number        Rules that are expected to have annualized economic impacts over $100 million            RIN
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1          National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................................     2040-AA94
2          National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Groundwater Rule..........................     2040-AA97

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3          National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance       2040-AB75
            and New Source Compliance Monitoring..................................................
4          Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery Category, Phases     2040-AB79
            1 and 2...............................................................................
5          Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Municipal Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems........     2040-AD02
6          Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Feedlots Point Source Category, and NPDES             2040-AD19
            Regulation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.................................
7          National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water             2040-AD37
            Treatment Rule........................................................................
8          National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection             2040-AD38
            Byproducts Rule.......................................................................
9          Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous Waste               2050-AB80
            Management Facilities.................................................................
10         Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by Commercial Electric     2050-AE81
            Power Producers.......................................................................
11         Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes -- Non-Power Producers and           2050-AE83
            Minefilling...........................................................................
12         NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products............................................     2060-AG52
13         NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine.......................................     2060-AG63
14         NESHAP: Combustion Turbine.............................................................     2060-AG67
15         NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters...........     2060-AG69
16         NESHAP: Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface Coating)................     2060-AG99
17         Phase I Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone       2060-AH87
            in the Eastern United States..........................................................
18         Control of Emissions from Nonroad Large Spark Ignition Engines, Recreational Engines        2060-AI11
            (Marine and Land-based), and Highway Motorcycles......................................
19         Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter............     2060-AI44
20         Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions from the District of        2060-AI99
            Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey..........................................
21         Rulemakings for the Purpose of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport.....................     2060-AJ20
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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 may have a significant impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. These lists are also available on the 
Internet. The small businesses list is at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/
ua/April2001/entities/sm--index-2.html. The small governments list 
is at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/April2001/entities/sm--index-
3.html. And the small organizations list is at http://
ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/April2001/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 following 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/April2001/entities/smgov-5.html.

    For Rules With Impacts on State, Local, or Tribal Governments, 
or Other Federal Agencies:

    See Appendix D following this Agenda, ``Index to Entries That 
May Affect Government Levels.'' This list is available on the 
Internet at http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/April2001/entities/smgov-
8.html.

H. How Can You Access Federal Register Documents via the Internet and 
via 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. We also have a Regulatory Agenda search engine 
at: http://www.epa/regagenda. To use, first select ``Search Regulatory 
Action Database'' and then select ``Access the Database''.

 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 links to all agencies'

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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.

I. What Special 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, organizations, and governmental 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 
Appendix C 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 That May 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 carry out particular 
procedures under certain circumstances. We have developed a Web 
site to provide detailed information on EPA's activities related to 
RFA/SBREFA (www.epa.gov/sbrefa) and some of that information is 
summarized below:

1. Convene a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel prior to 
proposing any rule subject to notice-and-comment requirements unless 
the Agency certifies the rule will not have 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 serves as the basis for 
convening the Panel. The Panel then conducts its review, carries out 
its own small entity outreach, and prepares a 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. In this Agenda we report on the results of the 
review of the Effluent Guideline for Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and 
Synthetic Fibers. If you have general questions about our 610 review 
program or suggestions for other rules we should review under section 
610, please contact Phil Schwartz (1806A), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax: (202) 
564-6564, e-mail: schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

The April 2001 EPA Agenda follows.

Dated:  April 19, 2001.

 Thomas J. Gibson,

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

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                                             GENERAL--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3205        SAN No. 4533 New Jersey Gold Track Project XL Rule..................................     2002-AA00
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                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3206        SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in          2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements.............................................
3207        SAN No. 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort.........................     2030-AA64
3208        SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest....     2030-AA67
3209        SAN No. 3876 Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts............................     2030-AA50
3210        SAN No. 3817 Implementation of Changes to Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension        2030-AA48
            Common Rule.........................................................................
3211        SAN No. 3933 Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in            2020-AA34
            Antarctica..........................................................................
3212        SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations...............     2020-AA42
3213        SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................     2025-AA02
3214        SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule...........     2025-AA07
3215        SAN No. 4463 Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Pollutants Strategy.......     2070-AD45
3216        SAN No. 4473 Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Achievement Track      2090-AA13
            Program.............................................................................
3217        SAN No. 4536 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for NASA White Sands Test Facility      2090-AA27
            Electronic Reporting in Las Cruces, New Mexico......................................
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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3218        SAN No. 4187 EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training............................     2030-AA62
3219        SAN No. 4226 Incorporating Informal Clauses (EP) Into the EPAAR.....................     2030-AA66
3220        SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR...........................     2030-AA37
3221        SAN No. 4180 Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information        2025-AA04
            Act.................................................................................
3222        SAN No. 4185 Electronic Funds Transfer..............................................     2030-AA57
3223        SAN No. 4351 Warrants for On-Scene Coordinators.....................................     2030-AA68
3224        SAN No. 4400 Administrative Corrections to EPAAR 1515, Contracting by Negotiation...     2030-AA73
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                                           GENERAL--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3225        SAN No. 3807 Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations      2020-AA26
            Currently Under TSCA and FIFRA Into One Rule........................................
3226        SAN No. 4021 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin,             2020-AA36
            Handicap, and Age in Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.
3227        SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................     2080-AA06
3228        SAN No. 4530 EPA Draft Agencywide Public Involvement Policy.........................     2090-AA23
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3229        SAN No. 3736 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance             2030-AA55
            Partnership (State) Grant Regulation................................................

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3230        SAN No. 4128 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance             2030-AA56
            Partnership (Tribal) Grant Rule.....................................................
3231        SAN No. 3629 EPA Mentor-Protege Program.............................................     2030-AA40
3232        SAN No. 3874 Deletion of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for             2030-AA51
            Environmental Programs..............................................................
3233        SAN No. 4483 Joint Rule Amending Federal Nondiscrimination Regulations: Definition       2020-AA43
            for Program or Activity.............................................................
3234        SAN No. 4396 Business Ownership Representation......................................     2030-AA69
3235        SAN No. 4397 Contractor Diversity Clause............................................     2030-AA70
3236        SAN No. 4427 Report on PM2.5 Federal Reference Method Field Study...................     2080-AA09
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3237        SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........     2060-AE20
3238        SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................     2060-AE22
3239        SAN No. 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70).................................     2060-AF70
3240        SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings).........................     2060-AF72
3241        SAN No. 3741 Service Information Availability.......................................     2060-AG13
3242        SAN No. 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products............................     2060-AG52
3243        SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading          2060-AH31
            Provisions..........................................................................
3244        SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................     2060-AH34
3245        SAN No. 4022 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks.............     2060-AH55
3246        SAN No. 4045 Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which Fugitive      2060-AH58
            Emissions Are Considered in Major Source Determinations.............................
3247        SAN No. 4120 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling         2060-AH67
            HCFC Production, Import & Export....................................................
3248        SAN No. 4111 NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production........................................     2060-AH72
3249        SAN No. 4104 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry..........................     2060-AH75
3250        SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes....................     2060-AH78
3251        SAN No. 4113 NESHAP: Clay Minerals Processing.......................................     2060-AH79
3252        SAN No. 4098 NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production................................     2060-AH83
3253        SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for       2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources........................
3254        SAN No. 4003 Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A.........     2060-AH90
3255        SAN No. 4464 Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions from New York and Connecticut           2060-AJ36
            Regarding Sources in Michigan.......................................................
3256        SAN No. 3656 NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine.......................     2060-AG63
3257        SAN No. 3657 NESHAP: Combustion Turbine.............................................     2060-AG67
3258        SAN No. 3343 NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries.............................     2060-AE43
3259        SAN No. 3346 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................     2060-AE48
3260        SAN No. 3326 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................     2060-AE79
3261        SAN No. 3452 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous     2060-AE82
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing and Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing..............
3262        SAN No. 3449 NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................     2060-AE85
3263        SAN No. 3551 Amendments to General Provisions Subparts A and B for 40 CFR 63........     2060-AF31
3264        SAN No. 3825 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating).......     2060-AG56
3265        SAN No. 3655 NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing.................................     2060-AG66
3266        SAN No. 3652 NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing.....................................     2060-AG68
3267        SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process        2060-AG69
            Heaters.............................................................................
3268        SAN No. 3651 NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................     2060-AG72
3269        SAN No. 3902 NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................     2060-AG93
3270        SAN No. 3906 NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry...........................     2060-AG96
3271        SAN No. 3909 NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing............................     2060-AG98
3272        SAN No. 3907 NESHAP: Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface Coating)     2060-AG99
3273        SAN No. 3924 NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................     2060-AH03
3274        SAN No. 2841 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................     2060-AH08
3275        SAN No. 3968 NESHAP: Site Remediation...............................................     2060-AH12

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3276        SAN No. 3972 NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing......................................     2060-AH35
3277        SAN No. 3971 NESHAP: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)....................     2060-AH41
3278        SAN No. 3824 Metal Furniture (Surface Coating) NESHAP...............................     2060-AG55
3279        SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP.................................     2060-AG57
3280        SAN No. 3904 NESHAP: Wood Building Products (Surface Coating).......................     2060-AH02
3281        SAN No. 3139 Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured            2060-AD90
            Vehicles and Engines; Amendment.....................................................
3282        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................
3283        SAN No. 3673 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales     2060-AG20
            Restriction.........................................................................
3284        SAN No. 4487 Federal Implementation Plans for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon       2012-AA01
            and Washington......................................................................
3285        SAN No. 4511 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs        2050-AE85
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7); Third Party Audit Provisions............
3286        SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................     2060-AH69
3287        SAN No. 4154 Control of Emissions from Nonroad Large Spark-Ignition Engines,             2060-AI11
            Recreational Engines (Marine and Land-Based), and Highway Motorcycles...............
3288        SAN No. 4253 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Quarantine and     2060-AI42
            Preshipment Methyl Bromide and Trade Ban With Non-Parties to the Montreal Protocol..
3289        SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate        2060-AI44
            Matter..............................................................................
3290        SAN No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court      2060-AI56
            Decision............................................................................
3291        SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed             2060-AI62
            Amendments..........................................................................
3292        SAN No. 4310 NESHAP for the Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments............     2060-AI66
3293        SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing...............     2060-AI67
3294        SAN No. 4343 NESHAP: Clay Ceramics Manufacturing....................................     2060-AI68
3295        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 CAA...............................
3296        SAN No. 4144 NESHAP: Engine Test Facilities.........................................     2060-AI74
3297        SAN No. 4346 NESHAP: Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing............................     2060-AI75
3298        SAN No. 4306 Development of Reference Method for the Determination of Source             2060-AI96
            Emissions of Filterable Fine Particulate Matter as PM2.5............................
3299        SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;         2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule.........................................................
3300        SAN No. 4393 Control of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)..........................     2060-AJ00
3301        SAN No. 4380 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Industry..........................     2060-AJ02
3302        SAN No. 4413 NESHAP: Aluminum Die Casting and Aluminum Foundries....................     2060-AJ09
3303        SAN No. 4390 New Source Review (NSR) Improvement: Utility Sector Offramp Program....     2060-AJ14
3304        SAN No. 4410 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone Allocation of Essential-Use               2060-AJ15
            Allowances for Calendar Year 2001: Laboratory Essential Use Exemptions..............
3305        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........................................................
3306        SAN No. 4460 NESHAP for Friction Products Manufacturing.............................     2060-AJ18
3307        SAN No. 4449 NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations...........     2060-AJ19
3308        SAN No. 4466 Rulemakings for the Purpose of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport.....     2060-AJ20
3309        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...........................
3310        SAN No. 4421 Revising Regulations on Ambient Air Quality Monitoring.................     2060-AJ25
3311        SAN No. 4426 Clarification to Existing Part 63 NESHAP Delegations' Provisions-Work       2060-AJ26
            Practices...........................................................................
3312        SAN No. 4441 Federal Plan for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration         2060-AJ28
            Units...............................................................................
3313        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............
3314        SAN No. 4450 Guidelines for Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART)...............     2060-AJ31
3315        SAN No. 4457 NESHAP: Pesticides Active Ingredients--Amendments......................     2060-AJ34
3316        SAN No. 4538 Revisions to the Part 97 Federal NOx Budget Trading Program, the Part       2060-AJ43
            75 Emissions Monitoring Provisions, the Part 72 Permits Regulation Provisions, and
            the Part 78 Appeal Procedures.......................................................
3317        SAN No. 4484 NESHAP: Amino/Phenolic Resins: Amendment...............................     2060-AJ45
3318        SAN No. 4454 Federal Plan for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units................     2060-AJ46
3319        SAN No. 4520 Petition by Colorado To Relax the Reid Vapor Pressure Standard for          2060-AJ55
            Gasoline for 2001...................................................................
3320        SAN No. 4535 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical and       2060-AJ63
            Emergency Uses of Methyl Bromide....................................................
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                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3321        SAN No. 3569 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating           2009-AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant...................................................
3322        SAN No. 3259 New Source Review (NSR) Improvement....................................     2060-AE11
3323        SAN No. 3380 NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater       2060-AE94
            (FINAL) & Amend. to Appendix C of Part 63 & Appendix J of Part 60...................
3324        SAN No. 3549 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries; Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic           2060-AF28
            Reforming Units and Sulfur Recovery Units...........................................
3325        SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,     2060-AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.............................................
3326        SAN No. 3568 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada     2060-AG14
3327        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................................
3328        SAN No. 3970 NESHAP: Cellulose Production Manufacturing.............................     2060-AH11
3329        SAN No. 3969 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills................................     2060-AH13
3330        SAN No. 3958 Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method 203)     2060-AH23
3331        SAN No. 3986 Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule..................................     2060-AH25
3332        SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines            2060-AH52
            Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards.............................
3333        SAN No. 4123 NESHAP: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to the Promulgated Rule..     2060-AH74
3334        SAN No. 4114 NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production...................     2060-AH82
3335        SAN No. 4096 Phase I Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) To Reduce the Regional          2060-AH87
            Transport of Ozone in the Eastern United States.....................................
3336        SAN No. 4082 NESHAP: Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production...........................     2060-AH89
3337        SAN No. 4077 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the 610               2060-AH99
            Nonessential Products Ban...........................................................
3338        SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to            2060-AI45
            Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate......................................................
3339        SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand).............................     2060-AA61
3340        SAN No. 3470 Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of State              2060-AF01
            Implementation Plans (Guideline on Air Quality Models)..............................
3341        SAN No. 3340 NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting........................................     2060-AE46
3342        SAN No. 3550 NESHAP: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast.............................     2060-AF30
3343        SAN No. 3747 NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing.............................................     2060-AG27
3344        SAN No. 3749 NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing.............................................     2060-AG29
3345        SAN No. 3823 NESHAP: Large Appliance (Surface Coating)..............................     2060-AG54
3346        SAN No. 3905 NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry..........................     2060-AG97
3347        SAN No. 3964 NESHAP: Leather Finishing Operations...................................     2060-AH17
3348        SAN No. 3903 NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production................     2060-AH22
3349        SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins-       2060-AH47
            Amendments..........................................................................
3350        SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.......     2060-AI03
3351        SAN No. 3556 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a            2060-AF36
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608................................................
3352        SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling Rule Amendment     2060-AF37
            To Include Substitute Refrigerants..................................................
3353        SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under     2060-AG12
            the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program..............................
3354        SAN No. 3827 Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP.....................................     2060-AG58
3355        SAN No. 4315 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating           2009-AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation..............................................................
3356        SAN No. 4105 NESHAP: Generic MACT for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide and Spandex...     2060-AH68
3357        SAN No. 4316 NESHAP for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Operations-              2060-AI64
            Monitoring Amendments...............................................................
3358        SAN No. 4273 Amend Subpart H and I, 40 CFR Part 61, for Emissions of Radionuclides       2060-AI90
            Other Than Radon From DOE Facilities................................................
3359        SAN No. 4299 Revision to Method 24 for Electrical Insulating Varnishes..............     2060-AI94
3360        SAN No. 4358 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline               2060-AI98
            Adjustment..........................................................................
3361        SAN No. 4417 Removal of Aluminum Die Casting and Aluminum Foundries From the             2060-AJ11
            Secondary Aluminum NESHAP and Applicability Stay for These Industries...............
3362        SAN No. 4458 NESHAP for Pharmaceuticals Production: Direct Final Amendments.........     2060-AJ17
3363        SAN No. 4428 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Phaseout of Chlorobromomethane           2060-AJ27
            (Halon 1011) Production and Consumption.............................................
3364        SAN No. 4442 NESHAP for Source Categories: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and             2060-AJ29
            Phosphate Fertilizers Production -- Amendments......................................

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3365        SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid        2060-AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment..........................................................
3366        SAN No. 4479 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Facilities -- Amendment..................     2060-AJ42
3367        SAN No. 4491 Section 126 Rule Revision Correcting NOx Allowance Allocations for          2060-AJ47
            Certain Units in the Federal NOx Budget Trading Program.............................
3368        SAN No. 4492 Revision to Interim Approval Requirements..............................     2060-AJ48
3369        SAN No. 4507 Standards of Performance for New Sources and Emission Guidelines for        2060-AJ52
            Existing Sources: Large Municipal Waste Combustors Amendment of Startup, Shutdown,
            and Malfunction Provisions..........................................................
3370        SAN No. 4524 Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendments to Rule......     2060-AJ57
3371        SAN No. 4528 Modification of the Anti-Dumping Baseline Date Cut-Off Limit for Data       2060-AJ59
            Used in Development of an Individual Baseline.......................................
3372        SAN No. 4529 Change in Definition of ``major source'' for Operating Permits.........     2060-AJ60
3373        SAN No. 4544 NESHAP: Ferroalloy Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese......     2060-AJ64
3374        SAN No. 4517 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Weyerhaeuser Company Flint          2090-AA20
            River Operations....................................................................
3375        SAN No. 4278 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Andersen Corporation's Facility     2090-AA21
            in Bayport, Minnesota...............................................................
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3376        SAN No. 3553 Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient        2060-AF34
            Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations.........................
3377        SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits        2060-AG92
            Program.............................................................................
3378        SAN No. 3975 Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country........     2060-AH37
3379        SAN No. 4046 Federal Major New Source Review (NSR) Program for Nonattainment Areas..     2060-AH53
3380        SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions..............................     2060-AH93
3381        SAN No. 4247 Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H,       2060-AI47
            40 CFR Part 51).....................................................................
3382        SAN No. 3638 Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan.................     2060-AI49
3383        SAN No. 3746 NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations.....................................     2060-AG26
3384        SAN No. 3479 Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for      2060-AI01
            Determining Potential To Emit.......................................................
3385        SAN No. 4162 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production.................................     2060-AI13
3386        SAN No. 2937 Field Citation Program.................................................     2020-AA32
3387        SAN No. 3751 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators........     2060-AG31
3388        SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit              2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas.........................
3389        SAN No. 4245 Consumer and Commercial Products: Flexible Package Printing Materials:      2060-AI31
            Determination on Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulation................
3390        SAN No. 4542 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana          2008-AA00
            Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Area...........................................................
3391        SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide......     2060-AI43
3392        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)..................
3393        SAN No. 4276 Revision to NOx SIP Call Emission Budgets for Connecticut,                  2060-AI80
            Massachusetts and Rhode Island......................................................
3394        SAN No. 4383 Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From        2060-AI99
            the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey........................
3395        SAN No. 4391 Rescinding Finding That Pre-existing PM10 Standards Are No Longer           2060-AJ05
            Applicable in Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho......................................
3396        SAN No. 4471 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Georgia-Pacific Corporation's       2090-AA26
            Facility in Big Island, Virginia....................................................
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3397        SAN No. 3407 Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for           2060-AF00
            Various Media; Revisions............................................................
3398        SAN No. 3743 Amendments for Testing and Monitoring Provisions to Part 60, Part 61,       2060-AG21
            and Part 63.........................................................................

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3399        SAN No. 3748 Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical            2060-AG28
            Manufacturing Industry..............................................................
3400        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.....................................................................
3401        SAN No. 4333 Decision on a Petition From the Territory of American Samoa To Be           2060-AI60
            Exempted From the Gasoline Anti-Dumping Regulations.................................
3402        SAN No. 4504 NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations; Final Rule--Settle          2060-AJ44
            Agreement; and NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations; Technical
            Amendment...........................................................................
3403        SAN No. 3304 NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production...............................     2060-AE44
3404        SAN No. 3754 Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology        2060-AG34
            (MACT) Standard.....................................................................
3405        SAN No. 3829 Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and              2060-AG60
            Delegation of Federal Authorities 112(l)............................................
3406        SAN No. 3899 NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing................................     2060-AG87
3407        SAN No. 3962 NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black....................................     2060-AH19
3408        SAN No. 3973 NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..............     2060-AH42
3409        SAN No. 4218 NESHAP: Process Heaters................................................     2060-AI35
3410        SAN No. 4455 NESHAP: Amino/Phenolic Resins Amendment................................     2060-AJ32
3411        SAN No. 3613 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste      2060-AF91
            Incineration Units..................................................................
3412        SAN No. 4271 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Incorporation of Clean Air Act           2060-AI41
            Amendments for Reduction in Class I, Group VI Controlled Substances.................
3413        SAN No. 4385 Amendments to Vehicle Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements           2060-AJ03
            Implementing the Onboard Diagnostic Check; Amendment to the Final Rule..............
3414        SAN No. 4110 NESHAP: Alumina Processing.............................................     2060-AH70
3415        SAN No. 4240 NESHAP: Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite        2060-AI34
            and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills.............................................
3416        SAN No. 4251 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from New Compression-Ignition and     2060-AI36
            Spark-Ignition Recreational Marine Engines..........................................
3417        SAN No. 4243 Standards and Guidelines for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units....     2060-AI51
3418        SAN No. 4284 Revision of Schedule for Standards Under Section 112 of the CAA........     2060-AI52
3419        SAN No. 4285 Control of Emissions of Hazardous Pollutants from Motor Vehicles and        2060-AI55
            Motor Vehicle Fuels.................................................................
3420        SAN No. 4286 National Emission Standards for Benzene Emissions from Coke Byproduct       2060-AI65
            Recovery Plants (Part 61, Subpart L)................................................
3421        SAN No. 4355 Heavy-Duty Engine Emission Standards & Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control           2060-AI69
            Requirements........................................................................
3422        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.....
3423        SAN No. 4354 NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production; Final Amendments...................     2060-AI78
3424        SAN No. 4304 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone - Corrections Notice...     2060-AI95
3425        SAN No. 4387 Amendments to State and Federal Operating Permits Programs, Part 70 and     2060-AJ04
            Part 71, Compliance Certification Requirements......................................
3426        SAN No. 4414 Revision of Standards of Performance for Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from      2060-AJ22
            New Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units........................................
3427        SAN No. 4416 Revision to the Source Category Listing for Section 112(d)(2)               2060-AJ24
            Rulemaking Pursuant to Section 112(c)(6) Requirements...............................
3428        SAN No. 4456 Stratospheric Ozone Protection: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances      2060-AJ33
            for Calendar Year 2001..............................................................
3429        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......................
3430        SAN No. 4468 National Air Toxics Program: Integrated Strategy, Report to Congress...     2060-AJ38
3431        SAN No. 4471 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Georgia-Pacific Corporation's       2060-AJ39
            Facility in Big Island, Virginia....................................................
3432        SAN No. 4336 Amendments to NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations...........     2060-AJ40
3433        SAN No. 4527 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-        2060-AJ58
            Depleting Substances--N-Propylbromide...............................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3434        SAN No. 3602 Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water..........................     2060-AF39

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3435        SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-       2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste....................................................
3436        SAN No. 4403 Revision of the 40 CFR Part 194 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Compliance      2060-AJ07
            Criteria............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3437        SAN No. 2684 Plant Incorporated Protectants (Formerly Plant Pesticides) Rulemakings.     2070-AC02
3438        SAN No. 2687 Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration; Toxicology, Exposure and      2070-AC12
            Residue Chemistry...................................................................
3439        SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for Registration Review Program.................     2070-AD29
3440        SAN No. 4173 Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Registration; Product         2070-AD30
            Chemistry Requirements..............................................................
3441        SAN No. 4496 Data Requirement for Pesticide Registration; Environmental Fate and         2070-AD47
            Ecological Effects..................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3442        SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers       2070-AB95
            and Containment.....................................................................
3443        SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule.........................     2070-AC46
3444        SAN No. 3731 WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard; Glove Amendment.............     2070-AC93
3445        SAN No. 3892 Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; and         2070-AD14
            Other Pesticide Regulatory Changes..................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3446        SAN No. 4216 Regulatory Review of Pesticide Emergency Exemption Regulations.........     2070-AD36
3447        SAN No. 3432 Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................     2020-AA33
3448        SAN No. 4143 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program..................................     2070-AD26
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3449        SAN No. 3890 Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions..........................     2070-AD15
3450        SAN No. 2720 Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored               2020-AA29
            Pesticides With Canceled or Suspended Registration..................................
3451        SAN No. 4347 Registration of Granular Fertilizer-Pesticide Combination Products.....     2070-AD40
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3452        SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; ATSDR Substances............................................     2070-AB79
3453        SAN No. 4174 TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement for Certain Oxygenated         2070-AD28
            Fuel Additives......................................................................
3454        SAN No. 4395 Test Rule; Multi-Substance Rule for the Testing of Developmental and        2070-AD44
            Reproductive Toxicity...............................................................
3455        SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals..................................     2070-AA58

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3456        SAN No. 4512 Significant New Use Rule; Selected Flame Retardant Chemical Substances      2070-AD48
            for use in Residential Upholstered Furniture........................................
3457        SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation      2070-AC83
            and Remodeling......................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3458        SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments..................................     2070-AC61
3459        SAN No. 3493 Test Rule; Generic Entry for ITC Related Testing Decisions.............     2070-AB94
3460        SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).............................     2070-AC76
3461        SAN No. 3990 Test Rule; Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals..............     2070-AD16
3462        SAN No. 4425 Test Rule; In Vitro Dermal Absorption Rate Testing of Certain Chemicals     2070-AD42
            of Interest to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration....................
3463        SAN No. 1976 Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances....................     2070-AA59
3464        SAN No. 3495 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend          2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders...................................................
3465        SAN No. 4475 Significant New Use Rule; Certain Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonyl (Pfos)            2070-AD43
            Containing Chemical Substances......................................................
3466        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From the Prohibitions          2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.....................
3467        SAN No. 2779 Acrylamide; Prohibition on Manufacture, Importation, Distribution and       2070-AC17
            Use of Acrylamide for Grouting......................................................
3468        SAN No. 3528 Significant New Use Rule; Refractory Ceramic Fibers....................     2070-AC37
3469        SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules.............     2070-AB08
3470        SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules...............     2070-AB11
3471        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...............
3472        SAN No. 4172 Lead; Notification Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Abatement              2070-AD31
            Activities and Training.............................................................
3473        SAN No. 3118 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification......................     2070-AC80
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3474        SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees..................................     2070-AD23
3475        SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program...............................     2070-AD24
3476        SAN No. 2865 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP)...............     2070-AC27
3477        SAN No. 3882 Test Rule; Certain Metals..............................................     2070-AD10
3478        SAN No. 3252 Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act       2070-AC21
            (TSCA) To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use......................................
3479        SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions............................     2070-AC51
3480        SAN No. 4179 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Use Authorizations...................     2070-AD27
3481        SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training, Accreditation, and Certification     2070-AC64
            Rule and Model State Plan Rule - Building and Structures............................
3482        SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris...............     2070-AC72
3483        SAN No. 4176 Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative; High Production Volume (HPV)             2070-AD25
            Chemicals...........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3484        SAN No. 3021 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Reclassification of PCB and PCB           2070-AC39
            Contaminated Electrical Equipment Final Rule........................................

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3485        SAN No. 2249 Asbestos Worker Protection Rule Amendments.............................     2070-AC66
3486        SAN No. 3243 Lead; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead Pursuant to TSCA           2070-AC63
            Section 403.........................................................................
3487        SAN No. 4488 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Return of PCB Waste from U.S.             2070-AD46
            Territories Outside the Customs Territory of the United States......................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3488        SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal        2025-AA06
            Extraction Activities Exemption.....................................................
3489        SAN No. 4392 TRI: APA Petition-EPCRA 313 Definition of ``Overburden'' as it relates      2025-AA08
            to the mining industry..............................................................
3490        SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and          2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule...................................................................
3491        SAN No. 3993 Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone Diisocyanate     2050-AE43
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3492        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify             2025-AA00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory....................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3493        SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals............     2025-AA01
3494        SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List......................     2025-AA03
3495        SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements.................     2025-AA09
3496        SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet from the              2050-AE42
            Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs) List..........................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3497        SAN No. 4259 TRI; Lowering of EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Thresholds for Lead and        2025-AA05
            Lead Compounds......................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3498        SAN No. 3989 Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for              2050-AE41
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)..................................
3499        SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities.....     2050-AE44
3500        SAN No. 3066 Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of         2050-AD80
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments............................
3501        SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products        2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials......................................................

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3502        SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste         2050-AE01
            Combustors-Phase II Covering Boilers and Certain Industrial Furnaces................
3503        SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation....................................     2050-AE21
3504        SAN No. 4084 Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Project.........................     2050-AE50
3505        SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop       2050-AE51
            Towels and Wipes....................................................................
3506        SAN No. 4092 Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to            2050-AE52
            Hazardous Waste Regulations.........................................................
3507        SAN No. 4093 Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program.....................     2050-AE53
3508        SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation on       2050-AE67
            Alternative Liners..................................................................
3509        SAN No. 4411 Proposed Rule: Regulation of Oil Bearing Wastes From Petroleum              2050-AE78
            Refineries Gasified To Produce Synthesis Gas........................................
3510        SAN No. 4418 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste         2050-AE79
            Combustors..........................................................................
3511        SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by         2050-AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers.................................................
3512        SAN No. 4501 Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste             2050-AE84
            Mixtures............................................................................
3513        SAN No. 4525 Amendment to the Definition of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Unit.....     2050-AE86
3514        SAN No. 4439 Project XL -- Ortho-McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On-Site Treatment of      2090-AA14
            Low-Level Mixed Wastes Without RCRA Permit..........................................
3515        SAN No. 4534 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Anne Arundel County                 2090-AA25
            Millersville Landfill, Severn, Maryland.............................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3516        SAN No. 3805 Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:      2050-AE32
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.......................................
3517        SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)...................................     2050-AE34
3518        SAN No. 4017 Storage, Treatment, Transportation, and Disposal of Mixed Waste........     2050-AE45
3519        SAN No. 4088 Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs......................................     2050-AE47
3520        SAN No. 4083 Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical Wastes; Land Disposal        2050-AE49
            Restrictions for Newly Listed Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substances Reportable
            Quantities..........................................................................
3521        SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................     2050-AC71
3522        SAN No. 3328 Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing      2050-AE07
            of Hazardous Wastes.................................................................
3523        SAN No. 4419 Amendments to the Corrective Action Management Unit Rule...............     2050-AE77
3524        SAN No. 4437 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for the U.S. Filter Recovery            2090-AA15
            Services, Roseville, Minnesota, and Approved Generators and Transporters of USFRS XL
            Waste...............................................................................
3525        SAN No. 4498 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Yolo County Landfill, Davis,        2090-AA18
            Yolo County, California.............................................................
3526        SAN No. 4516 Project XL Notice of Proposed Rule for Autoliv Inc. Site-Specific           2090-AA19
            Rulemaking..........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3527        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.........
3528        SAN No. 3668 Hazardous Waste Identification; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards.     2050-AE28
3529        SAN No. 3888 Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;                 2050-AE39
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions.........................................
3530        SAN No. 4090 RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining........................................     2050-AE55
3531        SAN No. 3189 Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic     2050-AD69
            Rule to Petroleum Contaminated Media and Debris from Underground Storage Tanks......
3532        SAN No. 2390 Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous     2050-AB80
            Waste Management Facilities.........................................................
3533        SAN No. 4094 Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and      2050-AE54
            Characteristic Wastes...............................................................

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3534        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.................................................................
3535        SAN No. 4263 Temporary Suspension of Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specific Lead-     2050-AE68
            Based Paint Debris..................................................................
3536        SAN No. 4208 Requirements for Zinc Fertilizer Made From Recycled Hazardous Secondary     2050-AE69
            Materials...........................................................................
3537        SAN No. 4430 RCRA Controls for Wastewater Treatment Units...........................     2050-AE82
3538        SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes - Non-Power          2050-AE83
            Producers and Minefilling...........................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3539        SAN No. 3151 Listing Determination for Wastewater and Wastewater Treatment Sludges       2050-AD85
            from Chlorinated Aliphatics Productions; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly
            Identified Waste....................................................................
3540        SAN No. 4360 Deferral of Phase IV Standards for PCBs as a Constituent Subject to         2050-AE76
            Treatment in Soil...................................................................
3541        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........................
3542        SAN No. 4497 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Buncombe County Landfill,           2090-AA22
            Alexander, North Carolina...........................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3543        SAN No. 2634 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Revisions.........................     2050-AC62
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3544        SAN No. 3423 Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates.........................     2050-AE12
3545        SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:            2050-AD75
            Proposed and Final Rules............................................................
3546        SAN No. 4177 Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund       2050-AE62
            State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions......................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3547        SAN No. 2394 Reporting Exemptions for Federally Permitted Releases of Hazardous          2050-AB82
            Substances..........................................................................
3548        SAN No. 3885 Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and         2050-AE38
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund..........................................
3549        SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances under CERCLA           2050-AE63
            Section 102(a)......................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3550        SAN No. 3806 Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform--40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M..     2050-AE33
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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3551        SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development      2040-AD42
            Industry............................................................................
3552        SAN No. 4407 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat Products Point Source        2040-AD56
            Category (Revisions)................................................................
3553        SAN No. 4264 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II..........................     2040-AD35
3554        SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters......................     2040-AD46
3555        SAN No. 4047 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under       2040-AD08
            the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts........................................
3556        SAN No. 4214 Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. Coli and Enterococci Under the       2040-AD34
            Clean Water Act.....................................................................
3557        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, Phase
            2...................................................................................
3558        SAN No. 3786 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round III...................................     2040-AC84
3559        SAN No. 3999 NPDES Requirements for Municipal Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems,         2040-AD02
            Municipal Satellite Collection Systems, and Sanitary Sewer Overflows................
3560        SAN No. 4332 Recognition Awards Under the Clean Water Act...........................     2040-AD44
3561        SAN No. 4446 Ocean Discharges Criteria Revisions....................................     2040-AD60
3562        SAN No. 2804 Clean Water Act Definition of Waters of the United States..............     2040-AB74
3563        SAN No. 4493 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regulation Revisions Re: Use as            2040-AD68
            Matching Funds......................................................................
3564        SAN No. 4541 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act       2040-AD72
            (Revisions to Method 1631)..........................................................
3565        SAN No. 4514 Proposal to Revise and to Ratify or Withdraw Whole Effluent Toxicity        2040-AD73
            Test Methods........................................................................
3566        SAN No. 4526 Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution            2050-AE87
            Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements...................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3567        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...........................................................
3568        SAN No. 4168 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coal Mining Point Source          2040-AD24
            Category (Revisions)................................................................
3569        SAN No. 3155 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and       2040-AC95
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase One..............................
3570        SAN No. 4409 Test Procedures: Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Methods        2040-AD59
            Update..............................................................................
3571        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, Phase 1...
3572        SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New      2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution................................................................
3573        SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................     2040-AC14
3574        SAN No. 3488 Round 2 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge.............     2040-AC25
3575        SAN No. 4515 Procedures for Tribes to Obtain Approval for Treatment as a State To        2040-AD69
            Receive Funding for the Beaches Program.............................................
3576        SAN No. 4476 Pretreatment Program Reinvention Pilot Projects Under Project XL.......     2090-AA16
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3577        SAN No. 2806 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery      2040-AB79
            Category, Phases 1 and 2............................................................
3578        SAN No. 3833 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing      2040-AC90
            Point Source Category (Revisions)...................................................
3579        SAN No. 4050 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard       2040-AD10
            Category, Phase II..................................................................
3580        SAN No. 4153 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Feedlots Point Source Category,       2040-AD19
            and NPDES Regulation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.....................
3581        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)................................................................
3582        SAN No. 4406 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Aquatic Animal Production         2040-AD55
            Industry............................................................................

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3583        SAN No. 4408 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Container and Drum     2040-AD57
            Cleaning Point Source Category......................................................
3584        SAN No. 3662 Water Quality Standards Regulation -- Revision.........................     2040-AC56
3585        SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water      2040-AC75
            Act.................................................................................
3586        SAN No. 3714 Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean         2040-AC92
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring.....................................................
3587        SAN No. 3713 Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and Guidance for     2040-AC93
            Clean Water Act Test Procedures.....................................................
3588        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..............
3589        SAN No. 4089 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and       2040-AD12
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase Two..............................
3590        SAN No. 4377 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act       2040-AD52
            (Method 245.7)......................................................................
3591        SAN No. 4378 Revisions to Method Detection and Quantification for Use Under the          2040-AD53
            Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.........................................
3592        SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces -      2040-AD39
            Phase II............................................................................
3593        SAN No. 4543 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact from Cooling Water Intake           2040-AD70
            Structures at Existing Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, Phase
            3...................................................................................
3594        SAN No. 3234 Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form       2040-AC26
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information................................................
3595        SAN No. 4375 Revision to Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of ``Fill Material''.     2040-AD51
3596        SAN No. 4540 Test Procedures: New and Updated Test Procedures for the Analysis of        2040-AD71
            Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act....................
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3597        SAN No. 2805 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment       2040-AB78
            Industry............................................................................
3598        SAN No. 3767 Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 401       2040-AC79
            Through 471.........................................................................
3599        SAN No. 4086 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids       2040-AD14
            in the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category (Revisions).....................
3600        SAN No. 4364 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics       2040-AD45
            and Synthetic Fibers Category.......................................................
3601        SAN No. 4195 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase I...........................     2040-AD25
3602        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......................
3603        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..........................
3604        SAN No. 4261 Further Revisions to Clean Water Act Definition of Discharge of Dredged     2040-AD41
            Material............................................................................
3605        SAN No. 4207 Round I Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule -- Phase Two Amendments.....     2040-AC53
3606        SAN No. 4440 Site-Specific Rule Under XL To Grant Waiver From BMP Regulations Under      2090-AA12
            CWA Cluster Rules...................................................................
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                                  SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3607        SAN No. 4212 Use of Screening Methods for Compliance Monitoring of Drinking Water        2040-AD31
            Contaminants........................................................................
3608        SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb..................     2040-AC13
3609        SAN No. 4447 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the     2040-AD61
            Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List...........................................
3610        SAN No. 4424 6-Year Review of Existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations..     2040-AD67
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3611        SAN No. 4341 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced           2040-AD37
            Surface Water Treatment Rule........................................................
3612        SAN No. 4342 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfectants/         2040-AD38
            Disinfection Byproducts Rule........................................................
3613        SAN No. 4369 Regulated Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Reporting..............     2040-AD48
3614        SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary      2040-AD54
            Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR...........................
3615        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3616        SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................     2040-AA94
3617        SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule.........     2040-AA97
3618        SAN No. 2807 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic and Clarifications     2040-AB75
            to Compliance and New Source Contaminant Monitoring.................................
3619        SAN No. 3176 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate...................     2040-AC07
3620        SAN No. 4147 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 1 Enhanced           2040-AD18
            Surface Water Treatment Rule........................................................
3621        SAN No. 4146 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Filter Backwash Recycling      2040-AD65
            Rule................................................................................
3622        SAN No. 4236 Update of State Underground Injection Control Programs.................     2040-AD40
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3623        SAN No. 4373 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule - List 2.......................     2040-AD58
3624        SAN No. 3563 Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations.............................     2040-AC41
3625        SAN No. 3992 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,        2040-AC98
            Beta and Photon Emitters............................................................
3626        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) and Primacy
            Requirements........................................................................
3627        SAN No. 4152 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Regulations........................     2040-AD20
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                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3628        SAN No. 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations......................     2040-AB85
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


General



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3205.  NEW JERSEY GOLD TRACK PROJECT XL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Gold Track Program is a crucial part of NJDEP's efforts 
to create a State-run tiered performance-based program. Currently, 
facilities may join NJDEP's Silver Track Program, which is a lower-
level tier that provides recognition for commitments to a certain level 
of environmental enhancement. Gold Track expands upon these 
environmental commitments, and offers proportionally greater 
recognition, as well as actual federal regulatory flexibility to 
participating facilities. NJDEP is partnering with EPA in the Gold 
Track effort under the XL program, so as to

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be able to offer federal regulatory flexibility to Gold Track 
participants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4533

Agency Contact: 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

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional 
Office New York, Region Z
Phone: 212 637-3676
Email: dobkowski.aleksandra@epa.gov

RIN: 2002-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3206. 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 Clinton 
Administration's review of affirmative action programs. They include: 
(1) placing greater emphasis on requiring assistance agreement 
recipients to submit documentation supporting proposed fair share 
procurement objectives for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and 
Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) based on the availability of 
qualified MBEs and WBEs in the relevant geographic market; (2) 
authorizing or requiring recipients and their prime contractors to take 
reasonable race/gender-conscious measures (e.g., bidding credits) in 
the event that race/gender-neutral efforts prove inadequate to meet 
fair share objectives; and (3) administering statutory MBE/WBE 
objectives as a national goal, allowing smaller or larger fair share 
objectives for particular grants or cooperative agreements based on the 
availability standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

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

David Sutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 1230A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4444
Fax: 202 501-0756

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/01

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: 202 565-2552
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. 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

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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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    09/00/01

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; 5417 Scientific 
Research and Development Services; 562 Waste Management and Remediation 
Services; 5413 Architectural, Engineering and Related 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
Email: mcwhirter.cal@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES TO GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND 
SUSPENSION COMMON RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 12549; EO 12689 and FASA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Periodically OMB amends the Government-wide Common Rule for 
suspension and debarment of contractors and assistance participants who 
threaten the integrity of Federal programs because of criminal 
misconduct or poor performance. All agencies must issue changes to 
their individual codified versions to conform to the Common Rule. 
Recently, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Coordinating 
Committee prepared recommendations for comprehensive changes to the 
Common Rule to conform to changes made in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) as a result of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
Act (FASA). In addition, several other proposals to improve or change 
the rule were recommended by various agencies. In December 1996, OMB 
declined to implement the changes at that time due to differences with 
some agencies about some changes unrelated to those occasioned by FASA.
Among other things, FASA replaced the small purchase threshold 
($25,000) 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                            08/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. 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, The Interim Final 
Rule, effective 7/14/98, through the year 2000-2001 austral summer.

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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 Effectve Date Interim 
Rule                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18352
NPRM                            04/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3933
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: 202 564-0070
Email: montgomery.joseph@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2020-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. PROPOSED REVISION TO EPA'S IMPLEMENTING NEPA REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 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                            07/00/01
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4292

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

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

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. 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

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Final/CBI Substant. Final rule 
to eliminate special treatment 
of substantiations              04/00/01
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: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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

Agency Contact: Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2822, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9329
Fax: 202 401-4544
Email: margolis.alan@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2025-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 3 (New); 40 CFR 9 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4270
Formerly listed as RIN 2020-AA41.

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2823, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8791
Fax: 202 401-0182
Email: huffer.evi@epa.gov

David Schwarz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2823, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2710
Fax: 202 401-0182
Email: schwarz.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3215.  PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE, AND TOXIC (PBT) POLLUTANTS 
STRATEGY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed 
National Action Plans under a national strategy to overcome the 
remaining challenges in addressing priority PBT pollutants. These 
pollutants pose risks because they are toxic, persist in ecosystems, 
and accumulate in fish and up the food chain. The PBT challenges 
remaining stem from the pollutants' ability to travel long distances, 
to transfer rather easily among air, water, and land, and to linger for 
generations. EPA is committing, through this strategy, to create an 
enduring cross-office system that will address the cross-media issues 
associated with priority PBT pollutants. This strategy fortifies 
existing EPA commitments related to priority PBTs, such as the 1997 
Canada / U.S. Binational Toxics Strategy (BNS), the North American 
Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, and the recently released Clean 
Water Action Plan. EPA is forging a new approach to reduce risks from 
and exposures to priority PBT pollutants through increased coordination 
among EPA national and regional programs. This approach also requires 
the significant involvement of stakeholders, including international, 
state, local, and tribal organizations, the regulated community, 
environmental groups, and private citizens. EPA is carrying out this 
strategy through the implementation of National Action Plans for 
Priority PBT Pollutants. EPA is initially focusing action on 12 BNS 
Level 1 substances either individually or as categories and two major 
cross-cutting issues (monitoring and outreach/risk communication). The 
action plans will use the full range of its tools to prevent and reduce 
releases of these substances. These tools include international, 
voluntary, regulatory, programmatic, remedial, compliance monitoring 
and assistance, enforcement, research, and outreach tools. EPA will 
integrate and sequence actions within and across action plans, and will 
seek to leverage these actions on international and industry-sector 
bases. Beyond these first 12 substances EPA will identify additional 
PBTs for development of National Action Plans.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Multimedia Strategy for 
PBTs                            11/17/98                    63 FR 63926
Notice Draft Action Plan for 
Mercury                         09/16/99                    64 FR 50284
Notice Proposed Action Plan for 
Alkyl-lead                      08/25/00                    65 FR 51823

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Notice Proposed Action Plan for 
Octachlorostyrene (OCS)         08/25/00                    65 FR 51825
Notice Draft Action Plan for 
Level 1 Pesticides              11/01/00                    65 FR 65314
Notice Draft Action Plan for 
Hexachlorobezene (HCB)          12/08/00                    65 FR 77026
Notice Draft Action Plan for 
Benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P)          05/00/01
Notice Final Action Plan for 
Mercury                         08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4463

Agency Contact: Tom Murray, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1876
Fax: 202 260-0178
Email: murray.tom-hq@epa.gov

Paul Matthai, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3385
Fax: 202 260-0178
Email: matthai.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD45
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3216. REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT 
TRACK PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Environmental Achievement Track is designed to 
recognize facilities that consistently meet their legal requirements 
and have implemented high-quality environmental management systems, and 
to encourage them to achieve more by continuously improving their 
environmental performance and informing and involving the public. 
Facilities gain entrance to Achievement Track by submitting an 
application that documents that four specific criteria are met. To 
promote participation in the program and the environmental and other 
benefits that will come with it, EPA intends to offer several 
incentives. Among those incentives are the adjustments in current 
regulatory requirements that are the subjects of this rulemaking. These 
include reducing the frequency of reports required under the Maximum 
Achievable Control Technology (MACT) provisions of the Clean Air Act; 
streamlined by publically owned treatment works (POTWs) under the Clean 
Water Act; and opportunity for Achievement Track facilities to 
consolidate reporting under various environmental statutes into a 
single report.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4473

Agency Contact: Frederick W. Talcott, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of the Administrator, 2129, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2768
Fax: 202 401-3998
Email: talcott.fred@epa.gov

Daniel J. Fiorino, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 2129
Phone: 202 260-2749
Fax: 202 401-3998
Email: fiorino.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3217.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR NASA WHITE SANDS 
TEST FACILITY ELECTRONIC REPORTING IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of the NASA WSTF Electronic Reporting site 
specific rule is to enable the NASA White Sands Test Facility to 
electronically submit compliance reports and permit information to the 
New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) in lieu of submitting paper 
reports. The rule will set forth guidelines to ensure that the 
information submitted by NASA WSTF to NMED is accurate by outlining 
procedures for data authentication, use of electronic signature and 
encryption processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4536

Agency Contact: John DuPree, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4468
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: dupree.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA27

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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3218. EPAAR COVERAGE ON LOCAL HIRING AND TRAINING

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1526; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/09/98                    63 FR 67845
Final Action                    06/00/01

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. 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
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3219. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              10/02/00                    65 FR 58921
Final Action                    06/00/01

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. 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
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3220. 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                    06/00/01

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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. 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 Revised Freedom of 
Information Act Regulations     04/12/00                    65 FR 19703
Final Action Revised Freedom of 
Information Act Regulations     06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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

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

RIN: 2025-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1532.11

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/01

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. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. WARRANTS FOR ON-SCENE COORDINATORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              03/01/01                    66 FR 12897
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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. ADMINISTRATIVE CORRECTIONS TO EPAAR 1515, CONTRACTING BY 
NEGOTIATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

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                    07/00/01

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. 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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



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3225. CONSOLIDATION OF GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE STANDARDS (GLPS) 
REGULATIONS CURRENTLY UNDER TSCA AND FIFRA INTO ONE RULE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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 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
NPRM                            12/29/99                    64 FR 72972
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

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
Fax: 202 564-0028

RIN: 2020-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
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                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

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
Phone: 202 564-7272

RIN: 2020-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. 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 decision-
makers with the directions and perspectives necessary to develop and 
use risk assessments. The guidelines also provide the general public 
with basic information about the Agency's approaches to risk 
assessment.

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To develop guidelines the Agency must find a balance between 
consistency and innovation. Consistent risk assessments provide 
consistent bases to support regulatory decision-making. On the other 
hand, innovation is necessary so the Agency will base its decisions on 
current scientific thinking. In balancing these and other science 
policies, the Agency relies on input from the general scientific 
community through established scientific peer review processes. The 
guidelines incorporate basic principles and science policies based on 
evaluation of the currently available information. The revisions place 
increased emphasis on the role of carcinogenic mechanisms in risk 
assessment and clearer explication of underlying assumptions in risk 
assessment.
These guidelines will have minimal to no impact on small businesses or 
State, local, and tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposed Guidelines           04/23/96                    61 FR 17960
Implementation Policy           06/25/96                    61 FR 32799
Final Guidelines                 To Be                       Determined

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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3228.  EPA DRAFT AGENCYWIDE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT POLICY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency is revising its 1981 
Public Participation Policy. The revised policy is being issued as the 
Draft 2000 Public Involvement Policy for 120-day public comment. The 
Draft Policy was updated to reflect changes over the past nineteen 
years such as additional Agency responsibilities, new regulations, 
expanded public involvement techniques, and the changed nature of 
public access due to the Internet. The Policy will provide guidance and 
direction to EPA officials on reasonable and effective means to involve 
the public in its regulatory and program decisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Policy in FR Draft Public 
Involvement Policy              12/28/00                    65 FR 82335
Final Action Final Public 
Involvement Policy               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4530

Agency Contact: Patricia Bonner, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0599
Fax: 202 260-4903
Email: bonner.patricia@epa.gov

Lisa Kahn, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807
Phone: 202 260-4545
Fax: 202 260-4903
Email: kahn.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA23
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General



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3229. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (STATE) GRANT REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/09/01                     66 FR 1725
Final Action Effective Date 
Delayed                         02/07/01                     66 FR 9602
Final Action Effective          04/09/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Scott McMoran
Phone: 202 564-5376

RIN: 2030-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (TRIBAL) GRANT RULE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/16/01                     66 FR 3781
Final Action Effective Date 
Delayed                         02/09/01                     66 FR 9661
Final Action Effective          04/17/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Michelle McClendon
Phone: 202 564-5357
Fax: 202 565-2470
Email: mcclendon.michelle@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. EPA MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1544; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              10/02/00                    65 FR 58921
Merged Into RIN 2030-AA66, SAN 
4226                            03/13/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances Smith
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA40

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3232. DELETION OF EPA ACQUISITION REGULATIONS FOR QUALITY SYSTEMS FOR 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1546.2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/20/00                    65 FR 79781

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Avellar
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: avellar.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________




3233.  JOINT RULE AMENDING FEDERAL NONDISCRIMINATION 
REGULATIONS: DEFINITION FOR PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 20 USC 1682 et seq

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 54 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On June 17, 1980, the Department of Justice published a 
proposed regulation to implement the requirements of title IX of the 
Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, which prohibits 
discrimination on the basis of an individual's sex in federally 
assisted educational programs. That regulation was never issued in 
final form. As a result of subsequent statutory amendments, it was 
necessary to revise the prior proposed title IX regulation and begin a 
new rulemaking process. The Department's regulation was published as a 
common rule with other agencies that need title IX
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/29/99                    64 FR 58567
NPRM Comment Period End         12/28/99
Final Action                    08/30/00                    65 FR 52858
Final Action Effective          09/29/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4483

Agency Contact: Mike Mattheisen, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Phone: 202 564-7291

RIN: 2020-AA43
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. BUSINESS OWNERSHIP REPRESENTATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1504

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/05/00                    65 FR 75863

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances Smith
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA69
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. CONTRACTOR DIVERSITY CLAUSE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action   04/18/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances Smith
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA70
_______________________________________________________________________




3236. REPORT ON PM2.5 FEDERAL REFERENCE METHOD FIELD STUDY

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress Submitted to 
Congress                        01/18/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Hunike
Phone: 919 541-3737
Fax: 919 541-1153
Email: hunike.elizabeth@epa.gov

RIN: 2080-AA09
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3237. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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

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3238. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7661 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to litigation on the operating permits rule 
regulations, 40 CFR part 70, to provide more effective implementation 
of part 70, and to address comments provided in response to notices of 
proposed rulemaking, parts 70, 51 and 52 are being revised. The changes 
streamline the procedures for revising stationary-source operating 
permits issued by State and local permitting authorities under title V 
of the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/29/94                    59 FR 44460
Supplemental NPRM Part 71       04/27/95                    60 FR 20804
Supplemental NPRM Part 70       08/31/95                    60 FR 45530
Direct Final Interim Approval 
Extension                       07/27/98                    63 FR 40054
NPRM Interim Approval Extension 07/27/98                    63 FR 40053
NPRM                            08/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3412

Agency Contact: Ray Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
Email: vogel.ray@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 15, 2001.

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

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, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3241. SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            04/00/01

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

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3242. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS

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 7412(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for facilities manufacturing wood panels and 
engineered wood products. MACT standards are under development to 
reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from all 
industries to protect the public health and environment. Emissions of 
HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are not limited 
to, the drying of wood and binders. This rule is anticipated to apply 
to the manufacture of products involving wood and some kind of binder 
or bonding agent. This project may include, but is not limited to, 
facilities that manufacture waferboard, hardboard fiber board (MDF), 
oriented strandboard (OSB), medium density fiberboard, particleboard, 
strawboard, hardwood and softwood plywood, glue-laminated lumber, 
laminated veneer lumber, and engineered wood products. The source 
category may also include lumber drying kilns at sawmills which are 
located on the same site as a facility that manufactures any of the 
wood products mentioned above. The project may also include some 
coatings operations. The name of the source category was formerly 
Plywood and Particleboard MACT.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            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. 3820

Sectors Affected: 32121 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product 
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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. 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: Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917

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

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3245. 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)

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for three specific operations associated with coke ovens, namely 
pushing, quenching, and battery stacks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4022

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3246. RULEMAKING TO MODIFY THE LIST OF SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM WHICH 
FUGITIVE EMISSIONS ARE CONSIDERED IN MAJOR SOURCE DETERMINATIONS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7602 CAA sec 302(j)

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will modify the list of source categories for 
which fugitive emissions are to be considered in major source 
determinations under the New Source Review (Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review) and title V 
programs. As provided by section 302(j) of the Act, EPA adopted rules 
on August 7, 1980 that require, for specific source categories, the 
inclusion of fugitive emissions when determining if a stationary source 
is a major source. In its 1980 rulemaking, EPA identified one such 
specific source category as those stationary source 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                            10/00/01
Final Action                    10/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3247. 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; 40 CFR 
82.4(n)-(s); 40 CFR 82.4(u)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Stratospheric Protection Division currently oversees an 
allowance allocation system for the class I ozone-depleting substances. 
An allowance allocation system for class II ozone-depleting substances 
or hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) had not been established prior to 
1998 because consumption figures had hovered around 80% of the cap 
imposed by the Montreal Protocol in 1992. The HCFC consumption figures 
for 1999 indicate that the US is within 95% of the cap; the figures for 
2000 were in the low 90s. Since the US is in danger of violating this 
cap if high HCFC consumption rates continue into 2001, the system for 
allocating allowances must be in place as soon as possible in order to 
control HCFC consumption for all four quarters of 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/04/99                    64 FR 16373
NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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

Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




3248. 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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4111

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3249. 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: None

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




3250. 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: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4107

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3251. NESHAP: CLAY MINERALS PROCESSING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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

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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: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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; 212324 Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining; 327992 Ground or 
Treated Mineral and Earth Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Steve 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

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

RIN: 2060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________




3252. NESHAP: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project will develop national emissions standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by establishing emissions limitations 
for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) which can be emitted by the two 
known sources in this category. The emissions limitations are to be 
based upon the application of the maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT). The purpose of the NESHAP is to reduce emissions of HAP to 
protect public health and the environment. The project will begin in 
2000. Initially, information on the industry processes and emissions of 
HAP will be analyzed to identify available emissions control 
technologies. That work will be followed by the development, proposal 
and promulgation of NESHAP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4098

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________




3253. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411 CAA sec 111

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 15, 2001.

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

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: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1063

William H. Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-19, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 919 541-5374

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3254. 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 Commission on Radiological 
Protection (ICRP) in Report 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 
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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4003

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

RIN: 2060-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. 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                            04/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. NESHAP: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The stationary reciprocating internal combustion engine 
source category is listed as a major source of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). A major source is 
one which emits more than 10 tons/yr of one HAP or more than 25 tons/yr 
of a combination of 189 HAPs. The EPA will gather information on HAP 
emissions from internal combustion engines and determine the 
appropriate maximum achievable control technology (MACT) to reduce HAP 
emissions. The EPA will use information that has already been 
developed, if possible, by gathering information by working with State/
local agencies, vendors, manufacturers of internal combustion engines, 
owners and operators of internal combustion engines, and 
environmentalists.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3656

Agency Contact: Sims Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: roy.sims@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. NESHAP: COMBUSTION TURBINE

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 7412 CAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 44 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The combustion turbine source category is listed as a major 
source of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA). A major source is one which emits more than 10 
tons/yr of one HAP or more than 25 tons/yr of a combination of 189 
HAPs. Combustion turbines also emit NOx, SO2, CO, and PM. Combustion 
turbines are already regulated for NOx and SO2 emissions under section 
111 of the CAA. The EPA will gather information on HAP emissions from 
combustion turbines and determine the appropriate maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) to reduce HAP emissions. The EPA information 
that has already been developed will be used if possible and additional 
information will be gathered by working with State/local agencies, 
vendors, manufacturers of combustion turbines, owners and operators of 
combustion turbines, and environmentalists.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3657

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG67
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. NESHAP: IRON FOUNDRIES AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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: 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

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-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. 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                            04/00/01
Final Rule                      03/00/02

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

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3260. 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 re-enforcements. Some of the specific products in the source 
category are tubs/showers, auto/truck parts, appliances, furniture, 
piping, construction materials, sporting goods using such materials, 
and intermediate compounds such as bulk molding compound and sheet 
molding compounds. The most common HAP in the resins used is styrene, 
which is present in polyester and vinylester resins as a monomer. 
Styrene is listed as a candidate urban area source HAP. So is methylene 
chloride, which is sometimes used for cleaning, and xylenes, which may 
appear in some mold release formulas. All HAP, except for methylene 
chloride, are also VOC's.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. 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                            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. 3452

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The chlorine production source category includes facilities 
engaged in the production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide (caustic) by 
one of the following electrolytic processes: diaphragm cell, membrane 
cell, and mercury cell. Hazardous air pollutants emitted include 
chlorine, hydrogen chloride, and mercury. None of the facilities are 
major sources on their own. However, several are co-located with major 
sources (e.g., pulp and paper plants, polymer plants, synthetic organic 
chemical plants, etc.). Emissions of chlorine and hydrogen chloride are 
very minor and the Agency is evaluating whether regulation of these 
HAPs is warranted. Relative to mercury, which is among five 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                            04/00/01
Final Action                    04/00/02

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. 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 to 63.15; 40 CFR 63.50 to 63.56

Legal Deadline: None

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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), 
was 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                            03/23/01                    66 FR 16317
NPRM Comment Period End         05/22/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. 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: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3825

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. NESHAP: ASPHALT ROOFING AND PROCESSING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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 or more of the pollutants listed in section 112(b) of the 
CAA. As a consequence, the source category is included on the initial 
list of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for standards promulgation 
within ten years of enactment of the CAA Amendments of 1990. The 
purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development program 
such that emission standards may be proposed and promulgated according 
to the mandated schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01
Interim Final                   05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3655

Sectors Affected: 324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials 
Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. 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

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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 under the name chromium 
refractories, and the rule is scheduled for promulgation within ten 
years of enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Testing 
conducted and information obtained to date indicate 15 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 are being 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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3267. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

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 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3837

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

William 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-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3268. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 requires 
the EPA to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The standards are to be technology-
based and are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction 
determined to be achievable by the Administrator of the EPA. The EPA 
has determined that some lime manufacturing plants may be major sources 
for one or more HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation (emission 
standards) is being developed for the lime manufacturing industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3651

Sectors Affected: 32741 Lime Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 BBBBB

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

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Abstract: This rule will establish a MACT (maximum available control 
technology) for semiconductor production facilities. There are 
currently 2 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3902

Sectors Affected: 334413 Semiconductor and Related Device 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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. NESHAP: METAL CAN (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants emitted by the metal can industry. The Agency will study 
what pollutants are emitted and evaluate the control techniques, 
including pollution prevention, that are used to reduce these 
emissions.

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: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. NESHAP: FABRIC PRINTING, COATING AND DYEING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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; 3132 Fabric Mills; 3141 Textile Furnishings Mills; 3399 Other 
Miscellaneous Manufacturing

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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG99

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3273. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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

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
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3274. 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                            08/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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
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3275. 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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
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3276. NESHAP: ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: 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: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. 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. This project should include but is not limited to those 
activities associated with the storage and distribution of organic 
liquids other than gasoline at sites that serve as distribution points 
from which organic liquids may be obtained for further use and 
processing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3971

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. 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                            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. 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: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57

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3280. NESHAP: WOOD BUILDING PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01
Final Action                    03/00/02

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

Sectors Affected: 321911 Wood Window and Door Manufacturing; 321918 
Other Millwork (including Flooring ); 321999 All Other Miscellaneous 
Wood Product Manufacturing; 321212 Softwood Veneer and Plywood 
Manufacturing; 321219 Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. LOCATION OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AUDITS OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURED 
VEHICLES AND ENGINES; AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7525 CAA sec 206(b)

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would consider an amendment to the existing 
regulations to include ports of entry as a location for EPA selection 
of foreign produced vehicles and engines for SEA emissions testing at 
laboratories in the U.S. While the regulations do not specify EPA 
authority to conduct such port selections, the increased flexibility 
provided by port selections warrants amending the regulations. 
Presently, EPA must travel overseas to conduct SEA audits of foreign 
manufactured vehicles and engines, even though most manufacturers now 
have access to laboratory facilities in the U.S. The benefits include a 
reduction in Agency cost since fewer overseas trips would be necessary. 
Also, EPA would be able to conduct more audits of foreign manufactured 
vehicles and engines.
Separate from the provisions proposed in this NPRM for amendments to 
allow port selection for SEAs, EPA is also proposing to make two other 
amendments to 40 CFR part 86. The first would amend current Selective 
Enforcement Auditing regulations to change the minimum annual limit of 
Selective Enforcement Audits per manufacturer to two (2) per year. 
Currently, the minimum annual limit is one audit per manufacturer. 
Under the proposed amendments EPA would be able to perform a second 
audit on those manufacturers that might otherwise be limited to one 
audit.
The second additional proposed amendment to part 86 would delete from 
subparts A and E references to the Agency representation in certain 
types of administrative hearings. The two provisions state that the 
Office of General Counsel will represent the Agency in administrative 
procedures governing hearings on certification for light-duty vehicles, 
light-duty trucks, heavy-duty engines and motorcycles. The Agency is 
proposing to delete these two provisions in order to be consistent with 
other hearing procedures in part 86.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. 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

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3283. 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 subpart F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule will include the reconsideration of the sales 
restriction as it relates to split systems. The Agency was petitioned 
to reconsider the part of the sales restriction that included the sale 
of pre-charged split systems. It restricted such sales to certified 
technicians. Since then, EPA stayed that portion of the sales 
restriction in response to the petition. This rule will include the 
determination of the Agency related to the reconsideration. It 
addresses environmental problems of ozone depletion resulting from 
emissions of 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                            04/00/01
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
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2156
Email: au.vera@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3284.  FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR INDIAN RESERVATIONS IN 
IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 49.121 to 49.139; 40 CFR 49.9861 to 49.17810

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) proposes basic air 
rules to apply on Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. 
The rules provide some basic air quality protection similar to what the 
state implementation plans (SIPs) require for Idaho, Oregon, and 
Washington. These rules are needed to establish a level playing field 
and create basic federally enforceable rules under the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4487
EPA Region 10 would be responsible for implementing and enforcing these 
proposed rules. Tribes can choose to assist EPA or take over 
responsibility for their reservations, and EPA would provide funding to 
tribes through grants to support their efforts.

Agency Contact: Regina Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office Seattle, OAQ-107, 1200 6th Avenue; Seattle, Washington 
98101
Phone: 206 553-1498
Fax: 206 553-0110
Email: thompson.regina@epa.gov

Bonnie Thie, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office Seattle, 
OAQ-107
Phone: 206 553-1189
Fax: 206 553-0110
Email: thie.bonnie@epa.gov

RIN: 2012-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




3285.  ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK 
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7); THIRD 
PARTY AUDIT PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r); 7601 (a)(1)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action establishes requirements, incentives, and 
procedures for third party audits of Risk Management Plans (RMPs) under 
40 CFR part 68 that would reduce the need for, and thus the incidence 
of, government audits of RMPs submitted by facilities that volunteer 
for such an audit. In this context, a ``third party'' is someone not 
employed by either an RMP-regulated facility or a government agency 
responsible for implementing the RMP program (``implementing agency'').
In the preamble to the final Risk Management Program rule, EPA endorsed 
the concept of using third parties to assist in rule compliance and 
oversight (61 FR 31705), provided that any such proposal: not weaken 
the compliance responsibilities of facility owner/operators; offer cost 
savings and benefits to the industry, community, and implementing 
agencies that significantly exceed the cost of implementing the 
approach; lead to a net increase in process safety, particularly for 
smaller, less technically sophisticated facilities; and promote cost-
effective agency prioritization of oversight resources. However, no 
specific criteria or requirements were specified in the RMP rule to 
regulate the activities of facilities, implementing agencies, or third 
parties with respect to third party assistance.
A facility's participation in the third party audit program proposed by 
this action would be totally voluntary. For facilities who choose not 
to participate in the program, this action would have no effect. 
However if a facility participates, this regulation would establish the 
requirements and regulatory incentives for their participation. For 
participating sources, the action would offer the potential for reduced 
regulatory burden (while maintaining their compliance 
responsibilities), flexible auditing options, and other benefits, 
provided the source meets the applicable

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requirements described in the rule. This action also would specify the 
proposed qualification requirements for persons desiring to act as 
third party auditors.
EPA believes that this action would promote increased safety among 
facilities covered by the risk.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4511

Sectors Affected: 49312 Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 
Facilities; 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 22131 Water Supply and 
Irrigation Systems; 31161 Animal Slaughtering and Processing; 49311 
General Warehousing and Storage Facilities; 42291 Farm Supplies 
Wholesalers; 42269 Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers; 
49313 Farm Product Warehousing and Storage Facilities; 32512 Industrial 
Gas Manufacturing; 11511 Support Activities for Crop Production

Agency Contact: James Belke, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-8023
Fax: 202 564-8444
Email: belke.jim@epa.gov

Breeda Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-7983

RIN: 2050-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3286. 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                            04/00/01
Final Action                    10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

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

Agency Contact: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NONROAD LARGE SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES, 
RECREATIONAL ENGINES (MARINE AND LAND-BASED), AND HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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
ANPRM Final Finding             12/07/00                    65 FR 76790
NPRM                            09/00/01
Final Action                    09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4154

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

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, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4781
Email: kopinski.don@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI11
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. 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

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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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    11/00/01

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
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: land.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI42
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority: Economically Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, July 1, 2002, Under the Clean Air 
Act, the next standards review is to be completed July 2002.

Abstract: On July 18, 1997, the EPA published a final rule revising the 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter 
(PM) (62 FR 38652). While retaining the PM10 standard levels, new 
standards were added for fine particles (PM2.5) to provide increased 
protection against both health and environmental effects of PM. On the 
same day, a Presidential Memorandum (62 FR 38421, July 16, 1997) was 
published that, among other things, directed EPA to complete the next 
review of the PM NAAQS by July 2002. The EPA's plans and schedule for 
the next periodic review of the PM NAAQS were published on October 23, 
1997 (62 FR 55201). As with other NAAQS reviews, a rigorous assessment 
of relevant scientific information will be presented in a Criteria 
Document (CD), and the preparation of this document is currently under 
way by the EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment. The 
EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards will also prepare a 
Staff Paper (SP) for the Administrator which will evaluate the policy 
implications of the key studies and scientific information contained in 
the CD and additional technical analyses and identify critical elements 
that EPA staff believe should be considered in reviewing the standards. 
The SP and CD will be reviewed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC) and the public; both will reflect the input received 
through these reviews. As the PM NAAQS review is completed, the 
Administrator's proposal to revise or reaffirm the PM NAAQS will be 
published with a request for public comment. Input received during the 
public comment period will be reflected in the Administrator's final 
decision which will be published in July 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4255

Agency Contact: Mary A. Ross, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5170
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: ross.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0877
Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS: RESPONSE TO MARCH 2, 1999, 
COURT DECISION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires EPA to promulgate rules that 
establish the criteria and procedures for determining whether highway 
and transit plans, programs, and projects conform to state air quality 
plans. ``Conformity'' means that the transportation actions will not 
cause or worsen violations of air quality standards or delay timely 
attainment of the standards. The original conformity rule was finalized 
on November 24, 1993, and most recently amended on August 15, 1997. On 
March 2, 1999, the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned certain provisions 
of the 1997 conformity amendments. This rulemaking will amend the 
conformity rule in compliance with the court decision. The rulemaking 
will formalize the May 14, 1999 EPA guidance and the June 18, 1999 DOT 
guidance that was issued to guide action on this issue until a 
rulemaking could be issued. Specifically, the rulemaking will clarify 
the types of projects that can be implemented in the absence of a 
conforming transportation plan. It will also explain EPA's process for 
reviewing newly submitted air quality plans and when those submissions 
can be used for conformity purposes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4340

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4441
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: sargeant.kathryn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI56

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3291. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4309

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. 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                            04/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4310

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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. NESHAP: BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

Abstract: The brick and structural clay products industry primarily 
includes facilities that manufacture brick, clay, pipe, roof tile, 
extruded floor and wall tile, and other extruded dimensional clay 
products from clay, shale, or a combination of the two. The manufacture 
of brick and structural clay products involves mining, raw material 
processing (crushing, grinding, and screening), mixing, forming, 
cutting or shaping, drying, and firing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Sectors Affected: 327121 Brick and Structural Clay Tile Manufacturing; 
327123 Other Structural Clay Product Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI67
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4343
Split from RIN 2060-AH79

Sectors Affected: 327122 Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile Manufacturing; 
327111 Vitreous China Plumbing Fixture and China and Earthenware 
Fittings and Bathroom Accessories Manufacturing

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


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

RIN: 2060-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. PETITIONS TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (E.G., MEK, EGBE, 
METHANOL, AND MIBK) FROM SECTION 112(B)(1) OF THE CAA

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                            05/00/01
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: Chuck French, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0467
Email: french.chuck@epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5368

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. NESHAP: ENGINE TEST FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

Abstract: As required by section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency has developed a list of categories of 
sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP's). The HAP's are listed in 
section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act. The Engine Test Facilities source 
category are included on EPA's list of sources of HAP's. The Engine 
Test Facilities source category includes any facility engaged in the 
testing of stationary or mobile engines, including turbines and 
reciprocating engines and rocket 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                            05/00/01
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. 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 
manufacturing 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

Sectors Affected: 327992 Ground or Treated Mineral and Earth 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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


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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-AI75
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. 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: Final, Statutory, June 15, 2001.

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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4306

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

Agency Contact: Ronald E. Myers, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5407
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: myers.ron@epa.gov

Tom Logan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-19, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2580
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: logan.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI96
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision); 40 CFR 93 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had oversight 
and policy development authority for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) 
programs since the passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. The 1977 
amendments to the CAA mandated I/M for certain areas with long-term air 
quality problems and the 1990 amendments set forth standards for 
implementation of I/M programs. EPA used the statutory requirements of 
the Act, including I/M requirements for Federal facilities, to 
promulgate regulations which states would use in the development of 
their I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs). Those rule requirements 
effectively gave States certain authorities over the Federal 
government. The Department of Justice has now ruled that Federal 
sovereign immunity was not fully waived under the CAA for those 
requirements and EPA should amend its rule to remove the requirement 
that States include those elements in their SIPs. EPA is proposing to: 
(1) Amend the Federal facilities I/M requirements by removing that 
section; (2) correct existing I/M SIP approval actions which include 
these elements; (3) establish new Federal facilities I/M program 
requirements which Federal facilities in I/M program areas must meet in 
order to comply with the Act; and (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                            05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4348

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


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

RIN: 2060-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________




3300. 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 of 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                            05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4393

Agency Contact: Karen Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 5402, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9674
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: smith.karen@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ00
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. 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: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    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 prohibition of effluent discharge to Great 
Lakes waters, and both air and water monitoring requirements. Other 
existing Federal regulations may be affected under RCRA and TSCA.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. NESHAP: ALUMINUM DIE CASTING AND ALUMINUM FOUNDRIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 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

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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 industries from the current standard, within two years. 
Alternatively, if the information collected by EPA shows there is not a 
need to develop separate MACT requirements for these industries, then 
these industry sectors will remain under the coverage of the existing 
secondary aluminum production NESHAP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/14/00                    65 FR 55489
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: 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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ09
_______________________________________________________________________




3303. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) IMPROVEMENT: UTILITY SECTOR OFFRAMP 
PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

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. 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 schieving as good 
or better environmental results than could be achieved focusing 
strictly on new sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL-USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001: 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 chlorofluorocarbons 
(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

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solely for the designated essential purpose.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/02/99                    64 FR 59141
Direct Final Rule 2001 De 
Minimis Exemption               03/13/01                    66 FR 14759
NPRM 2001 De Minimis Exemption  04/00/01

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
Phone: 202 564-9079
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ15
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. 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 & Missouri and the exclusion of 
Wisconsin. In this rulemaking, EPA will consider the partial State 
issue for Alabama & Michigan as well.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4433

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@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-AJ16
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. NESHAP FOR FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

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 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 brakes and clutches. The rule is 
expected to limit HAP emissions, including toluene, hexane, and 1,1,1 
trichloroethane) from solvent mixing operations.

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. 4460

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




3307. 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 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4449

Sectors Affected: 32615 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except 
Polystyrene) Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




3308. RULEMAKINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that a state implementation 
plan (SIP) contain provisions to prevent a States' facilities or 
sources from contributing significantly to air pollution that is 
``transported'' downwind to other States, exacerbating their inability 
to meet the national ambient air quality standards for ozone. Through a 
2-year effort known as the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) , 
EPA worked in partnership with the 37 easternmost States and the 
District of Columbia, industry representatives, and environmental 
groups to address ozone transport. This multi-year collaboration 
resulted in the most comprehensive analysis of ozone transport ever 
conducted. The OTAG States voted in favor of a range of strategies to 
reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from utilities and other major sources. 
Building on the recommendations of OTAG, EPA issued a rule known as the 
NOx SIP Call (10/27/98, 63 FR 57355) requiring 22 States and the 
District of Columbia to submit revisions to their SIPs to address the 
regional transport of nitrogen oxides (a precursor to ozone formation 
known as NOx). By reducing emissions of NOx, the actions directed by 
these plans will decrease the formation and transport of ozone across 
State boundaries in the eastern half of the US. Per the August 30, 2000 
court order, emission reduction measures are required to be in place by 
May 31, 2004. The court did remand certain minor provisions which EPA 
is now addressing in a separate rulemaking -- see SAN 4433 in today's 
Regulatory Agenda.) In addition to the SIP Call provisions, Federal 
Implementation Plans (FIPs) may also be needed to reduce regional 
transport if any affected State fails to adequately revise its SIP to 
comply with the NOx SIP call (see SAN 4096 in today's Regulatory 
Agenda). In addition to the SIP Call remedy, the Clean Air Act also 
gave States the right to petition EPA to take other Federal action to 
prevent ozone transport that affects downwind States. Accordingly, 
under section 126 of the CAA, eight Northeastern States filed petitions 
requesting EPA to make findings and require decreases in NOx emissions 
from certain stationary sources in upwind States that may significantly 
contribute to ozone nonattainment problems in the petitioning State. 
After analysis, EPA found the petitions from eight States to be 
meritorious in whole or in part (5/25/99, 64 FR 28250). Subsequently, 
EPA issued a final rule on the petitions, specifying a NOx emissions 
trading program as the required Federal remedy (1/18/00, 65 FR 2764). 
EPA is coordinating all three approaches to regional ozone control -- 
i.e., SIP Call, FIPs, and Section 126 actions -- to avoid duplication 
and maximize effectiveness.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action NOx SIP Call       10/27/98                    63 FR 57355
NPRM NOx FIPs (SAN 4096)        10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Final Action Section 126 
Findings                        05/25/99                    64 FR 28250
Final Action Section 126 
Approvals and Remedy            01/18/00                     65 FR 2674
NPRM Response to NOx SIP Call 
Court Decision (SAN 4433)       04/00/01
Final Action Response to NOx SIP 
Call Court Decision (SAN 4433)  09/00/01
Final Action NOx FIPs (SAN 4096)07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4466

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@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-AJ20
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. 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

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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 1 in 
one 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, 1 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. We believe that petitions to delist source categories are 
non-significant actions because they do not meet any of the principles 
outlined in Section A above.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Denial May Instead Be 
Published                       09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4415

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

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5368

RIN: 2060-AJ23
_______________________________________________________________________




3310. 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. CLARIFICATION TO EXISTING PART 63 NESHAP DELEGATIONS' PROVISIONS-
WORK PRACTICES

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4426

Agency Contact: Karen Blanchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5503
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: blanchard.karen@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
Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ26
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. 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, December 1, 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. Final emission guidelines for Commercial and 
Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) were published on December 
1, 2000 (see 65 FR 75338). In accordance with section 129, any State 
with affected sources must submit a State plan by December 3, 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                            04/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. 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.
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                            05/00/01

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, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9163
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: sheppard.margaret@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ30
_______________________________________________________________________




3314. GUIDELINES FOR BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT TECHNOLOGY (BART)

Priority: Other Significant

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

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.308(e)(1); 40 CFR 51 app 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                            05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4450

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ31
_______________________________________________________________________




3315. 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                            06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4457
Split from RIN 2060-AE84.

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ34
_______________________________________________________________________




3316.  REVISIONS TO THE PART 97 FEDERAL NOX BUDGET TRADING 
PROGRAM, THE PART 75 EMISSIONS MONITORING PROVISIONS, THE PART 72 
PERMITS REGULATION PROVISIONS, AND THE PART 78 APPEAL PROCEDURES

Priority: Other Significant

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: The purpose of these proposed revisions is to modify existing 
procedures for monitoring and reporting NOx and SO2 emissions for 
sources affected by the Acid Rain Program, the Federal NOx Budget 
Trading Program, and the October 27, 1998 NOx SIP call. The proposed 
changes will: streamline part 75 by removing outdated provisions and 
give electricity generators added flexibility with the monitoring and 
reporting requirements; tighten the calibration error limit for some 
units to be more in line with industry's current accepted technical 
specifications; make technical corrections and changes necessary to 
correct printing, typographical, and grammatical errors in existing 
rules; and correct/clarify cross references between the subject Parts 
to ensure consistency among the rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4538
Split from RIN 2060-AJ30.

Sectors Affected: 221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Gabrielle Stevens, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204N
Phone: 202 564-2681
Email: stevens.gabrielle@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ43
_______________________________________________________________________




3317.  NESHAP: AMINO/PHENOLIC RESINS: AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 12 USC 1701 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart 000

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Amino and Phenolic Wood Adhesives Association (APWAA) has 
filed a petition for review of the final rule. APWAA has identified two 
areas of concern in their statement of issue. First of all APWAA claims 
that EPA was unjustified in going above the floor level of control to 
include equipment requirements equivalent to the Consolidated Air Rule 
(CAR) for new and existing sources. APWAA believes EPA should use the 
floor level of control for both new and existing sources. For existing 
sources there is no floor, and for new sources the floor level of 
control is equivalent to the requirements included in 40 CFR Part 60 
Subpart VV. The second issue identified by APWAA is the way the 
requirements for non-reactor batch vents were calculated. The current 
rule has a 500 lbs per year applicability cutoff for non-reactor batch 
vents at the facility level. APWAA has stated that the cutoff should be 
applicable to individual vents instead of the entire

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facility. This amendment will address these issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4484

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin 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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ45
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3318.  FEDERAL PLAN FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTION UNITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62 (new)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 directed the EPA to set 
emission guidelines for existing municipal waste combustion units 
(MWCs) under Sections 111 and 129. On 12/19/95, the EPA adopted 
emission guidelines for MWCs under the authority of Sections 111(d) and 
129 of the Clean Air Act. These emission guidelines covered all MWC 
units located at plants with an aggregate plant combustion capacity 
larger than 35 tons per day of municipal solid waste. Subsequent 
litigation cancelled the emission guidelines for small MWC units, but 
the Court directed EPA to adopt a new rule for small MWC units. This 
rule was adopted on December 6, 2000. This action is a follow-on 
activity to this rulemaking. In this proposed MWC Federal Plan for 
small units, EPA becomes the implementing authority in those instances 
where the state or local Agency fails to submit a plan or a plan has 
not yet been approved. This action makes no changes to 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 the state.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4454
About half the small municpal waste combustor owners are local 
governments.

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ46
_______________________________________________________________________




3319.  PETITION BY COLORADO TO RELAX THE REID VAPOR PRESSURE 
STANDARD FOR GASOLINE FOR 2001

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.27

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Denver/Boulder is in the process of redesignating to 
attainment with the ozone NAAQS; however, this process is not expected 
to be completed by the 2001 summer ozone control season. They are 
asking that the applicable federal RVP gasoline standard of 7.8 psi 
(pounds per square inch) be waived in favor of the 9.0 psi RVP for 
gasoline sold in the area during the 2001 summer ozone control season. 
This action will address their request.

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. 4520

Agency Contact: Marilyn Winstead McCall, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9020

RIN: 2060-AJ55
_______________________________________________________________________




3320.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING 
CRITICAL AND EMERGENCY USES OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 764; 42 USC 7671c

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: With this action, EPA will revise the accelerated phaseout 
regulations that govern the production, import, export, transformation 
and destruction of substances that deplete the ozone layer. The 
amendments will incorporate exemptions permitted under the Montreal 
Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and recent changes 
to the Clean Air Act. Specifically, the amendments will create a 
process to exempt production and consumption of quantities of methyl 
bromide for critical and emergency uses from the 2005 phaseout of 
methyl bromide. Because this is an exemption, the rule will confer a 
benefit on affected entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4535

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


[[Page 26177]]


Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J
Phone: 202 564-9117
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: stendebach.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ63
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3321. SOURCE-SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA proposes to federalize standards from the Arizona and New 
Mexico State Implementation Plans (SIPS) applicable to the Four Corners 
Plant, respectively. Where necessary, EPA's proposed emission standards 
modify the standards extracted from the States' regulatory programs to 
ensure comprehensive emission control and Federal consistency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/08/99                    64 FR 48731
Final Action                    12/00/01

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,
NPRM- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/September/Day-08/
a23277.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3322. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) IMPROVEMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAA as amended, title I

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is to revise the CAA new source review (NSR) 
regulations, which govern the preconstruction air quality review and 
permitting programs that are implemented by States and the Federal 
Government for new and modified major stationary sources of air 
pollution. This rulemaking will deregulate, that is, exclude from major 
NSR program requirements those activities of sources that, with respect 
to air pollution, have little environmental impact. The rulemaking will 
encourage pollution control and pollution prevention projects at 
existing sources. Control technology requirements will be clarified 
with respect to when and how they apply to sources that are covered. 
The action seeks to more clearly define the appropriate roles and 
requirements of sources, permitting authorities and Federal land 
managers and EPA in the protection of air-quality-related values in 
Federal Class I areas (i.e., certain national parks and wilderness 
areas) under the NSR regulations. State, local, and tribal permitting 
agencies will be given more flexibility to implement program 
requirements in a manner that meets their specific air quality 
management needs. Consequently, the rulemaking decreases the number of 
activities that are subject to NSR requirements and also expedites the 
permitting process for those sources that are subject to NSR. This 
action is designed to reduce the regulatory burden over all industries 
without respect to commercial size or capacity; therefore, it should 
have no detrimental impact on small businesses. This action also 
addresses several pending petitions for judicial review and 
administrative action pertaining to NSR applicability requirements and 
control technology review requirements. Regulations that will be 
affected are State implementation plan requirements for review of new 
sources and modifications to existing sources (40 CFR 51.160-166), the 
Federal prevention of significant deterioration program (40 CFR 52.21), 
and Federal restriction on new source construction (40 CFR 52.24). 
Finally, this NSR Improvement effort also includes a separate 
rulemaking (SAN 4390, NSR Improvement: Utility Sector Offramp Program), 
which 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 by focusing 
strictly on new sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/23/96                    61 FR 38249
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3259
See also SAN 4390

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

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________




3323. NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY - 
WASTEWATER (FINAL) & AMEND. TO APPENDIX C OF PART 63 & APPENDIX J OF 
PART 60

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CAAA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 26178]]

Abstract: This rule will develop a new source performance standard to 
control air emissions of volatile organic compounds from wastewater 
treatment operations of the synthetic chemical manufacturing industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supp NPRM-1st                   10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supp NPRM-2nd Appendix J to Part 
60                              12/09/98                    63 FR 67988
Final Action                    08/00/01

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. 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                    06/00/01

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. 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                    12/00/01

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, 
NEVADA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Energy Policy Act sec 801

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 197

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, August 1, 1996.

Abstract: This rulemaking is in response to section 801 of the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992 which directs the Administrator to promulgate public 
health and safety standards for protection of the public from releases 
from radioactive materials stored or disposed of in the repository at 
the Yucca Mountain site, developed and operated by the U.S. Department 
of Energy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/27/99                    64 FR 46976
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3568

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9198

[[Page 26179]]

Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: clark.ray@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. 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                    06/00/01

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/28/00                    65 FR 52166
Final Action                    07/00/01

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for municipal solid waste landfills.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/07/00                    65 FR 66672
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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3330. 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: Final, Statutory, June 15, 2001.

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.

[[Page 26180]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. CONSOLIDATED EMISSIONS REPORTING RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 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                    09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. EXPANDED DEFINITIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE-FUELED VEHICLES AND ENGINES 
MEETING LOW-EMISSION VEHICLE EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4030

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

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. 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
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 Final rule 
amendments                      12/22/00                    65 FR 80755
Final Action Technical 
corrections                     04/00/01

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: 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

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-13, RTP, NC 27711

[[Page 26181]]

Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. NESHAP: POLYVINYL CHLORIDE AND COPOLYMERS PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, March 1, 2001.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/08/00                    65 FR 76958
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4114

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. 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

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 (the ``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. Thus, the 
new SIP submittal date was October 30, 2000. To date, eleven States 
(Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) and the 
District of Columbia have not submitted SIPs that meet all of the 
aforementioned criteria, as announced in a ``findings'' rule published 
on December 26, 2000. EPA is continuing to work with these States to 
assist them in adopting State plans that meet the requirements of the 
NOx SIP Call, and is hopeful that States will submit fully approvable 
plans. (Note: The FIPs discussed here will apply to all elements of the 
NOx SIP call that were not remanded to EPA by the court on March 3, 
2000. The portions of the SIP call that were remanded to EPA will be 
covered under ``Phase 2'' SIPs, and if necessary, separate FIP actions 
will be prepared for those.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Findings Rule                   12/26/00                    65 FR 81366
Final Action                    07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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

Sectors Affected: 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product 
Manufacturing; 325131 Inorganic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing; 325188 
All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics 
Material and Resin Manufacturing; 32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing; 
325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 32512 
Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 327211 Flat Glass Manufacturing; 327213 Glass Container 
Manufacturing; 327212 Other Pressed and Blown Glass and Glassware 
Manufacturing; 32731 Cement Manufacturing; 324199 All Other Petroleum 
and Coal Products Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 331221 
Cold-Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing; 33611 Automobile and Light Duty 
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing; 333618 Other Engine Equipment 
Manufacturing; 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment 
and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 
221122 Electric Power Distribution; 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power 
Generation; 221121 Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control; 48621 
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas; 221122 Electric Power 
Distribution; 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation; 221121 
Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control; 22133 Steam and Air-
Conditioning Supply; 322122 Newsprint Mills; 322121 Paper (except 
Newsprint) Mills; 32213 Paperboard Mills; 32211 Pulp Mills

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

Jan King, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. NESHAP: WET-FORMED FIBERGLASS MAT PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 1, 2001.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION ON THE 610 
NONESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BAN

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(C)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/14/99                    64 FR 21772
Final Action                    04/00/01

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

RIN: 2060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




3338. 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                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4254

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




3339. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (RESPONSE TO REMAND)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409 CAA sec 109

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.4; 40 CFR 50.5

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, December 31, 2000.

Abstract: On November 15, 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) proposed not to revise the existing 24-hour and annual primary 
standards. The EPA sought public comment on the need to adopt 
additional regulatory measures to address the health risk to asthmatic 
individuals posed by short-term peak sulfur dioxide exposure. On March 
7, 1995, EPA proposed implementation strategies for reducing short-term 
high concentrations of sulfur dioxide emissions in the ambient air. On 
May 22, 1996, EPA published its final decision not to revise the 
primary sulfur dioxide NAAQS. The notice stated that EPA would shortly 
propose a new implementation strategy to assist States in addressing 
short-term peaks of sulfur dioxide. The new implementation strategy - 
the Intervention Level Program - was proposed on January 2, 1997. In 
July 1996, the American Lung Association and the Environmental Defense 
Fund petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for a 
judicial review of EPA's decision not to establish a new 5-minute 
NAAQS. On January 30, 1998, the court found that EPA did not adequately 
explain its decision and remanded the case so EPA could explain its 
rationale more fully. EPA published a schedule for responding to the 
remand in the May 5, 1998 Federal Register. Since that notice, EPA has 
continued to work on the proposed response to the remand by reviewing 
additional SO2 air quality information. EPA published an informational 
notice in the Federal Register on January 9, 2001 (66 FR 1665)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM NAAQS Review               11/15/94                    59 FR 58958
NPRM NAAQS Implementation (Part 
51)                             03/07/95                    60 FR 12492
Final Rule NAAQS Review         05/22/96                    61 FR 25566
NPRM Revised NAAQS 
Implementation (Part 51)        01/02/97                      62 FR 210
Notice Schedule for Response to 
NAAQS Remand                    05/05/98                    63 FR 24782
Notice Informational FR Notice  01/09/01                     66 FR 1665
Notice                           To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 1002

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

Gary Blais, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15, 
Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3223
Email: blais.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. 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                    09/00/01

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

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. 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

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NPRM                            06/26/00                    65 FR 39326
Final Action                    05/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3342. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act requires major sources of 
hazardous air pollutants to achieve emission reduction based on the 
maximum achievable control technology (MACT). This regulatory action 
will establish this level of control for both new and existing sources 
in the nutritional yeast manufacturing industry. This industry is 
currently comprised of 10 sources of 5 different manufacturers located 
in 8 different states. The only known HAP emission from this source is 
acetaldehyde. It is produced as a byproduct 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 byproduct.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/98                    63 FR 55812
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3550

Sectors Affected: 311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. NESHAP: BOAT MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/14/00                    65 FR 43841
Final Action                    05/00/01

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. 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                            10/18/00                    65 FR 62414
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: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. 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                            12/22/00                    65 FR 81133
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. 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 44616
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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. NESHAP: LEATHER FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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                            10/02/00                    65 FR 58702
Final Action                    05/00/01

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. 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

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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                    04/00/01

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. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3349. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND 
RESINS-AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Petitions for Jud. Rev-
Dow,UCC,Exxon)                  11/25/96                    61 FR 59849
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
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 Withdrawal - 
Polymers and Resins             10/26/00                    65 FR 64161
Final Rule Amend. Petition for 
Recons.-Cooling Towers          02/23/01                    66 FR 11233
Final Rule Amend. Petition for 
Jud. Review-Tech. Corr.         05/00/01

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. 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

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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                    04/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. 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 subpart 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                            02/29/96                     61 FR 7858
NPRM                            11/01/96                    61 FR 56493
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. 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                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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
Phone: 202 564-9870
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: banks.julius@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3353. 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 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

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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
Notice Corrections 14           04/00/01
Notice 15                       04/00/01
Final Action Rescind Rule       04/00/01
Final Action Foams No. 1        07/00/01
Final Action Foams No. 2        09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. PAPER AND OTHER WEB COATING NESHAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59; 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/13/00                    65 FR 55332
Final Action                    09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3827

Sectors Affected: 323111 Commercial Gravure Printing; 323116 Manifold 
Business Form Printing; 322223 Plastics, Foil, and Coated Paper Bag 
Manufacturing; 322222 Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing; 322221 
Coated and Laminated Packaging Paper and Plastics Film Manufacturing; 
322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing; 322212 Folding 
Paperboard Box Manufacturing

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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




3355. 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                    12/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3356. NESHAP: GENERIC MACT FOR CARBON BLACK, ETHYLENE, CYANIDE AND 
SPANDEX

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 1, 2001.

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                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76408
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4105

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

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. NESHAP FOR ETHYLENE OXIDE COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION OPERATIONS-
MONITORING AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            03/06/01                    66 FR 13464
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4316

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI64
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. AMEND SUBPART H AND 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                    06/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. 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, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. 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

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allow gasoline that has ethanol as an oxygenate to have a slightly 
higher Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would alleviate some cost 
burdens for complying with Phase II of the RFG program. The change 
would therefore address the concern of the ethanol industry that such 
gasoline would otherwise be locked out of the market.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/00                    65 FR 42920
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4358

Agency Contact: Barry Garelick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 5402, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9028
Fax: 202 565-2075
Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI98
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. 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. Alternatively, if the information collected by the EPA 
shows there is not a need to develop separate MACT requirements for 
these industries, then the proposed applicability stay and removal of 
these industry sectors from the existing secondary aluminum production 
NESHAP will not be finalized.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/14/00                    65 FR 55491
Final Action                    05/00/01

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ11
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. NESHAP FOR PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION: DIRECT FINAL AMENDMENTS

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               05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4458

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ17
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. 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, 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.

Abstract: Section 602 of the Clean Air Act (Act) requires the EPA

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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 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. CBM has also been used as a 
feedstock in the manufacture of a other chemicals; today's action will 
not affect this use. Because today's action only affects the 
production, and not the use (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, the phaseout of CBM will have limited economic and small business 
impacts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4428

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
Phone: 202 564-9742
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: chang.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ27
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. 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               07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4442

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ29
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. 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); 40 CFR 
60.750; 40 CFR 60758; 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2)(iii)(B); 40 CFR 
60.752(b)(2)(iii)(D)

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. This 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           04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4478
N/A

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

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-AJ41

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3366. 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               11/00/01

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3367.  SECTION 126 RULE REVISION CORRECTING NOX ALLOWANCE 
ALLOCATIONS FOR CERTAIN UNITS IN THE FEDERAL NOX BUDGET TRADING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7403; 42 USC 4726; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 95.42(g)(2); 40 CFR 97.43(c)(9)(New); 40 CFR 
97.43(a); 40 CFR 97 app A and B

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 12, 2000, Deadline for signing 
of proposed rule under settlements of litigation.
Final, Judicial, July 15, 2001, Deadline for signing of final rule 
under settlements of litigation.

Abstract: These rule revisions will correct NOx allowance allocations 
for certain units in the Federal NOx Budget Trading Program under 
Section 126 of the Clean Air Act. Most of the corrections are under 
settlement agreements between EPA and owners of the units. The rule 
revisions also propose to authorize the Administrator to make similar 
corrections in the future by order, rather than by rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/21/00                    65 FR 80398
Final Action                    07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4491

Agency Contact: Dwight C. Alpern, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9151
Fax: 202 564-2141
Email: alpern.dwight@epa.gov

Kevin Culligan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6204J
Phone: 202 564-9172
Fax: 202 564-2141
Email: culligan.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ47
_______________________________________________________________________




3368.  REVISION TO INTERIM APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will remove provisions in section 70.4(i) which 
allow the Agency to extend the expiration dates of interim approvals of 
State or local operating permits programs. The Agency does not intend 
to further extend such approvals. This action is consistent with title 
V of the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/00                    65 FR 79791
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4492

Agency Contact: Roger Powell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5331
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: powell.roger@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ48
_______________________________________________________________________




3369.  STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW SOURCES AND EMISSION 
GUIDELINES FOR EXISTING SOURCES: LARGE MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTORS 
AMENDMENT OF STARTUP, SHUTDOWN, AND MALFUNCTION PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7429

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This direct final action will amend the provisions limiting 
startup, shutdown, and malfunction to 3 hours per occurrence to provide 
more time for shutdown as a result of specific malfunctions (i.e., 
waterwall tube failure, grate failure, and combustion air fan failure). 
This is a narrow technical amendment responding to new information that 
came in after the original rule was promulgated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4507

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

RIN: 2060-AJ52

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3370.  PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY NESHAP: AMENDMENTS 
TO RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1340 to 63.1359

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP was 
promulgated June 14, 1999. The rule is codified in 40 CFR 63, Subpart 
LLL. This rule is being revised to reflect a pending settlement 
agreement with the American Portland Cement Alliance. The rule changes 
will be minor, and mostly will help to clarify requirements, provide 
monitoring alternatives and/or remove minor monitoring requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4524

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ57
_______________________________________________________________________




3371.  MODIFICATION OF THE ANTI-DUMPING BASELINE DATE CUT-OFF 
LIMIT FOR DATA USED IN DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL BASELINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7521(l); 42 USC 7545; 42 USC 
7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.91(b)(1)(i); 40 CFR 80.93(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The goal of the anti-dumping program is to maintain gasoline 
quality throughout the country. Without the program, as refiners 
produce cleaner, reformulated gasoline for certain localities under the 
Clean Air Act, they could take the chemicals removed and ``dump'' them 
into supplies of ``ordinary'' non-reformulated gasoline as a cost-
saving measure. The anti-dumping program prohibits this. This rule 
amends the existing anti-dumping program to accommodate certain 
refiners with unusual data problems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4528

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, AAATC, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

Patrice Simms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
2344, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5593
Fax: 202 564-5603
Email: simms.patrice@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ59
_______________________________________________________________________




3372.  CHANGE IN DEFINITION OF ``MAJOR SOURCE'' FOR OPERATING 
PERMITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would remove the requirement for sources to count 
fugitive emissions (such as equipment leaks) when determining major 
source status if they are in categories subject to standards under 
section 111 or 112 promulgated after August 7, 1980. Making this change 
removes impediments to full approval of permit programs in several 
States and facilitates compliance with a settlement agreement with 
environmental groups. This action was proposed in 1994 and reproposed 
in 1995, after which work was stopped due to other priorities. It is 
now being re-tiered because so much time has elapsed since proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/29/94                    59 FR 44460
NPRM                            08/31/95                    60 FR 45529
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4529

Agency Contact: Ray Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
Email: vogel.ray@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ60
_______________________________________________________________________




3373.  NESHAP: FERROALLOY PRODUCTION: FERROMANGANESE AND 
SILICOMANGANESE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990, requires the EPA 
to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator of EPA. The EPA has determined that 
two plants in the ferroalloy production industry are major sources for 
one or more hazardous air pollutants. As a consequence, production 
facilities are among the HAP-emitting source categories selected for 
regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4544
Split from RIN 2060-AF29.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ64
_______________________________________________________________________




3374.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR WEYERHAEUSER 
COMPANY FLINT RIVER OPERATIONS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the National 
Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) which concern 
the control of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from the pulp 
and paper industry. The proposed revisions would apply only to the 
Weyerhaueser Company's Flint River Operations in Ogelthorpe, GA. The 
revisions are proposed as one of EPA's steps to implement the Final 
Project Agreement for Weyerhaueser Company's XL Project. The intended 
effect of proposing these revisions is to regulate emissions of HAP's 
in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 
1990 and to facilitate implementation of Project XL at Weyerhaueser. 
The implementation will result in superior environmental performance 
and provide Weyerhaueser with greater operational flexibility. The rule 
will provide for reductions in HAP emissions, measured as methanol.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4517

Agency Contact: Janet Murray, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7570
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: murray.janet@epa.gov

Lynda Crum, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator
Phone: 404 562-9524
Email: crum.lynda@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA20
_______________________________________________________________________




3375.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR ANDERSEN 
CORPORATION'S FACILITY IN BAYPORT, MINNESOTA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would implement a project under the Project 
XL program for the Andersen Corporation facility located in Bayport, 
Minnesota. The terms of the project are defined in a draft Final 
Project Agreement (FPA) which is being made available for public review 
and comment by the Federal Register notice. The proposed site-specific 
rule, applicable only to the Andersen Bayport facility, would 
facilitate implementation of the project. Through the notice, EPA 
solicits comment on the proposed rule, the draft FPA, and the project 
generally. The proposed site-specific rule is intended to provide 
regulatory changes under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) to 
implement Andersen's XL project, which will result in superior 
environmental performance and, at the same time, provide Andersen with 
greater operational flexibility. The proposed site-specific rule would 
change some of the CAA requirements which apply to the Andersen Bayport 
facility for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program, 
in particular existing synthetic minor limits that apply to some VOC 
sources in the Bayport facility. Synthetic minor limits are operational 
and control limitations which serve to limit the net emissions increase 
associated with proposed new or modified units or systems to less than 
the applicable significance level and thereby keep them out of PSD 
review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4278

Agency Contact: Nancy Birnbaum, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2601
Fax: 202 401-2474
Email: birnbaum.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3376. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act, title I

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 18, 1997, EPA issued new, updated air quality 
standards for ozone (62 FR 38856) and particulate matter (PM) (62 FR 
38652). Pursuant to President Clinton's implementation strategy as 
outlined in a July 16, 1997 memorandum to EPA Administrator Carol 
Browner, EPA had been developing guidance and rules for sensibly and 
cost-effectively meeting the new standards. On November 17, 1998, EPA 
made available for comment proposed implementation guidance on 
implementing the revised ozone and PM NAAQS and regional haze program. 
On May 14, 1999, however, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. 
Circuit issued an opinion concerning the revised ozone and particulate 
matter NAAQS (American Trucking Assoc.,

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Inc. et al. v. USEPA, No. 97-1440 (May 14, 1999)) in which the Court 
stated, among other things, that the revised 8-hour ozone standard 
``cannot be enforced.'' The Court also vacated the revised PM10 NAAQS 
and remanded the PM2.5 NAAQS. On June 28, 1999, EPA requested a 
rehearing of the case before the Court, but the request was denied. The 
Department of Justice then filed a petition in January 2000 seeking 
U.S. Supreme Court review, and the Court subsequently agreed to review 
the case. EPA expects a decision from the Supreme Court in early to 
mid-2001. Until the appeals process is exhausted, EPA does not intend 
to issue final guidance for implementation of the standards affected by 
the Appeals Court's decision. Once the Supreme Court renders a 
decision, EPA will determine what actions may be appropriate. 
Meanwhile, to assure that areas were not left without an air-quality 
standard, EPA took action on 7/6/00 to reinstate the previous 1-hr 
standard in approximately 3000 counties across the U.S. EPA is also 
developing guidelines for determining Best Available Retrofit 
Technology (BART) under the Regional Haze Regulations through a formal 
rulemaking proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/13/96                    61 FR 65764
Notice Proposed Policy          12/13/96                    61 FR 65752
NPRM Regional Haze              07/31/97                    62 FR 41138
Notice Review Schedule for PM2.5 
Standard                        10/23/97                    62 FR 55201
Final Rule Areas meeting 1-hour 
ozone standard                  06/05/98                    63 FR 31013
Final Rule Additional areas 
meeting 1-hour ozone standard   07/22/98                    63 FR 39432
Draft Guidance Implementation 
Planning                        11/17/98                    63 FR 65593
Final Rule Additional Areas 
Meeting 1-Hour Ozone NAAQS: 96-
98 Data                         06/09/99                    64 FR 30911
Final Rule Regional Haze        07/01/99                    64 FR 35713
Final Action Reinstatement of 1-
hr standard                     07/20/00                    65 FR 45182
Final Guidance on Hold Pending 
Court Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3553

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________




3377. REVISED PERMIT REVISION PROCEDURES FOR THE FEDERAL OPERATING 
PERMITS PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

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                            08/00/03
Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3922

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. REVIEW OF MINOR NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) 
provisions, the EPA is proposing Federal regulations governing 
preconstruction permitting of minor and major stationary sources of air 
pollution in Indian country. Pursuant to the Tribal Air Rule, eligible 
Indian Tribes may receive EPA authorization to develop and implement 
such programs. The Federal NSR permitting programs would be effective 
throughout Indian country and would be implemented by EPA if eligible 
Indian Tribes do not elect, or do not receive authorization, to manage 
such programs. The proposed Federal minor NSR rule would require 
sources in Indian country, with certain exceptions, to obtain a permit 
prior to construction if they are: (1) new minor sources, (2) existing 
minor sources undergoing modification, or (3) existing major sources 
undergoing minor modification. The proposed rule also would allow new 
or existing stationary sources to accept enforceable limits on their 
production capacity or hours of operation in order to be considered 
minor sources and avoid being subject to other Clean Air Act 
requirements such as the title V operating permit program. The proposed 
Federal major NSR rule would require sources in nonattainment areas in 
Indian country to obtain a permit prior to construction if they are: 
(1) new major sources, or (2) existing major sources undergoing major 
modification. These rules would not impose any mandates on Tribal 
governments to implement NSR permitting programs. Tribal governments 
may be affected, however, insofar as they own or operate sources that 
must obtain a permit from the EPA under the final Federal permitting 
program regulations.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/02
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

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

Sara Terry, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-11, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7576
Fax: 919 541-7925
Email: terry.sara@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. 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                            07/00/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. 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

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4247

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. 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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3383. 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 EPA has determined that paint stripping operations emit 
at least one of the HAP's listed in section 112(b) of the Clean Air 
Act. As a result, the source category was included on the initial list 
of HAP-emitting categories scheduled for promulgation within 10 years 
of enactment of the Act. There are several emission standards for other 
source categories (for example, aerospace manufacturing and wood 
furniture manufacturing) that already address emissions from paint 
stripping operations. We are currently in the process of determining if 
there are any other major sources of HAP emissions from paint stripping 
operations that are not already regulated. Furthermore, HAP emissions 
from paint stripping operations that are area sources will be regulated 
in the future as part of the urban air toxics strategy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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, 
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3384. 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

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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                            06/00/02
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3479

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




3385. 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: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________




3386. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. NSPS 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 published on November 9, 2000 
announced that the Administrator would promulgate OSWI standards by 
November 15, 2005. The notice also listed what classes of incinerators 
might be covered by the OSWI standards. 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                           11/09/00                    65 FR 66850
NPRM                            11/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3751

Agency Contact: Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3388. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3389. 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 Control Techniques Guidelines (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 Action - 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: 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
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI31
_______________________________________________________________________




3390.  FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) FOR THE BILLINGS/
LAUREL, MONTANA SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2) AREA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 12 USC 1701 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The State of Montana submitted a sulfur dioxide (SO2) State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana area. On 7/
28/99 we proposed to partially approve, conditionally approve and 
partially disapprove Montana's SO2 SIP for Billings/Laurel. EPA intends 
to propose a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to cover those parts of 
the State's plan we disapprove. EPA's FIP will assure that the 
Billings/Laurel area will attain and maintain the SO2 NAAQS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4542

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Laurie Ostrand, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office Denver, 8P-AR, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 303 312-6437
Fax: 303 312-6064
Email: ostrand.laurie@epa.gov

Larry Svoboda, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office Denver, 
8P-AR
Phone: 303 312-6004
Fax: 303 312-6064
Email: svoboda.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2008-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3391. 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

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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                            05/00/03
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4266

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3392. 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: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4274

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI57
_______________________________________________________________________




3393. 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: Federal

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

Kevin Culligan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6204J
Phone: 202 564-9172
Fax: 202 564-2141
Email: culligan.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI80
_______________________________________________________________________




3394. 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, The rulemaking 
includes action on 4 separate petitions. See Additional Information.
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.

Abstract: In April through July 1999, 3 Northeastern States (New 
Jersey,

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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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. RESCINDING FINDING THAT PRE-EXISTING PM10 STANDARDS 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. 
This action is tentatively subject to the terms of a settlement 
agreement that was signed by all parties in January 2001. A Federal 
Register notice of the proposed settlement requesting public comment 
was published January 30, 2001 in accordance with section 113(g) of the 
Act. Written comments on the proposed settlement agreement must be 
received by EPA (Mike Prosper) by March 1, 2001. Unless EPA or DOJ 
determine, following the comment period, that consent is inappropriate 
the settlement agreement will then be executed by the parties. This 
action will then be fully subject to the terms of the settlement 
agreement.

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: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ05
_______________________________________________________________________




3396. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA-PACIFIC 
CORPORATION'S FACILITY IN BIG ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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:

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``Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Chemical Recovery 
Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfate, and Stand-Alone 
Semichemical Pulp Mills.''

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4471
Formerly RIN 2060-AJ39.

Sectors Affected: 32211 Pulp Mills; 32211 Pulp Mills

Agency Contact: David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, MD-10, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5421
Fax: 919 541-2464
Email: beck.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3397. METHOD 301: FIELD VALIDATION OF POLLUTION MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR 
VARIOUS MEDIA; REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       04/20/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF00
_______________________________________________________________________




3398. AMENDMENTS FOR TESTING AND MONITORING PROVISIONS TO PART 60, PART 
61, AND PART 63

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61; 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/17/00                    65 FR 61744

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis
Phone: 919 541-1063

Bill Lamason
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3399. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 65

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/14/00                    65 FR 78267

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________




3400. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.100 to 63.152

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/22/01                     66 FR 6921

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________




3401. DECISION ON A PETITION FROM THE TERRITORY OF AMERICAN SAMOA TO BE 
EXEMPTED FROM THE GASOLINE ANTI-DUMPING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.90 to 80.130

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/29/00                    65 FR 71079
Direct Final Rule               11/29/00                    65 FR 71067
Direct Final Rule Effective Date 
Delayed                         01/29/01                     66 FR 8089
Direct Final Rule Effective     03/30/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Marilyn W. McCall
Phone: 202 564-9029
Fax: 202 564-2085
Email: mccall.mwinstead@epa.gov

Bob Larson
Phone: 734 214-4277

RIN: 2060-AI60

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3402.  NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS; FINAL 
RULE--SETTLE AGREEMENT; AND NESHAP FOR OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY 
OPERATIONS; TECHNICAL AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action contains correction errors in the final rule and 
the July 1999 amendments. The notice includes: (1) correction to the 
amendatory instructions; (2) amendments to monitoring requirements; and 
(3) correction of typos and formatting errors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/08/01                     66 FR 1263

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4504
Split from RIN 2060-AH96.

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ44
_______________________________________________________________________




3403. NESHAP: PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/10/99                    64 FR 31358

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3404. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL 
TECHNOLOGY (MACT) STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          01/30/01                     66 FR 8220

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________




3405. REVISIONS TO THE REGULATION FOR APPROVAL OF STATE PROGRAMS AND 
DELEGATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES 112(L)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63(E)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/14/00                    65 FR 55809

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: driscoll.tom@epa.gov

Kathy Kaufman
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________




3406. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of SAN 4460, RIN 2060-
AJ18                            02/27/01

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




3407. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF CARBON BLACK

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of SAN 4105, RIN 2060-
AH68                            02/27/01

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________




3408. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of SAN 4449, RIN 2060-
AJ19                            02/27/01

RIN: 2060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




3409. NESHAP: PROCESS HEATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With SAN 3837, RIN 2060-
AG69                            02/27/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI35

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_______________________________________________________________________




3410. NESHAP: AMINO/PHENOLIC RESINS AMENDMENT

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of SAN 4484, RIN 2060-
AJ45                            03/16/01

RIN: 2060-AJ32
_______________________________________________________________________




3411. NSPS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID 
WASTE INCINERATION UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/01/00                    65 FR 75338

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Rick Copland
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: copland.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________




3412. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: INCORPORATION OF CLEAN AIR ACT 
AMENDMENTS FOR REDUCTION IN CLASS I, GROUP VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/28/00                    65 FR 70795

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Amber Moreen
Phone: 202 564-9295
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: moreen.amber@.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________




3413. AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 
IMPLEMENTING THE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC CHECK; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Amendments to 
Vehicle I/M Program Requirements 
for OBD Checks                  04/05/01                    66 FR 18155

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

Ed Gardetto
Phone: 734 214-4322
Fax: 734 214-4906
Email: gardetto.edward@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________




3414. NESHAP: ALUMINA PROCESSING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          01/30/01                     66 FR 8220

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. NESHAP: CHEMICAL RECOVERY COMBUSTION SOURCES AT KRAFT, SODA, 
SULFITE AND STAND-ALONE SEMICHEMICAL PULP MILLS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 430

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/12/01                     66 FR 3179

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
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI34
_______________________________________________________________________




3416. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW COMPRESSION-
IGNITION AND SPARK-IGNITION RECREATIONAL MARINE ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AI11, SAN 
4154                            02/15/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Holly Pugliese
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov

Jean Marie Revelt
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI36
_______________________________________________________________________




3417. STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTION 
UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

[[Page 26205]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/06/00                    65 FR 76349

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rick Copland
Phone: 919 541-5265
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: copland.rick@epa.gov

Walt Stevenson
Phone: 919 541-5264
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: stevenson.walt@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI51
_______________________________________________________________________




3418. REVISION OF SCHEDULE FOR STANDARDS UNDER SECTION 112 OF THE CAA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          01/30/01                     66 FR 8220

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Yvonne W. Johnson
Phone: 919 541-2798
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: johnson.yvonnew@epa.gov

Linda Metcalf
Phone: 919 541-2865
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: metcalf.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI52
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES 
AND MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/29/01                    66 FR 17229

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jean Marie Revelt
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI55
_______________________________________________________________________




3420. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM COKE 
BYPRODUCT RECOVERY PLANTS (PART 61, SUBPART L)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          01/30/01                     66 FR 8220

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lula Melton
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI65
_______________________________________________________________________




3421. HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE EMISSION STANDARDS & DIESEL FUEL SULFUR CONTROL 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 69; 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/18/01                     66 FR 5002

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Don Kopinski
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4781
Email: kopinski.don@epa.gov

Paul Machele
Phone: 734 214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: machiele.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI69
_______________________________________________________________________




3422. 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

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Amendment          12/08/00                    65 FR 76941

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected: 336411 Aircraft Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI77
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION; FINAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/29/00                    65 FR 52588

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI78

[[Page 26206]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3424. NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARD FOR OZONE - CORRECTIONS 
NOTICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.9 (a)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Action                  03/14/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Brenda Millar
Phone: 919 541-4036
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: millar.brenda@epa.gov

Nash Gerald
Phone: 919 541-5652
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: gerald.nash@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI95
_______________________________________________________________________




3425. AMENDMENTS TO STATE AND FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS, PART 
70 AND PART 71, COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/01/01                    66 FR 12872

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Westlin
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

Barrett Parker
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________




3426. REVISION OF STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS 
FROM NEW FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED STEAM GENERATING UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.40

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/10/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Richard Vetter
Phone: 919 541-2127
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: vetter.richard@epa.gov

James Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ22
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. REVISION TO THE SOURCE CATEGORY LISTING FOR SECTION 112(D)(2) 
RULEMAKING PURSUANT TO SECTION 112(C)(6) REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          08/03/00                    65 FR 47725

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Anthony P. Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ24
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. STRATOSPHERIC OZONE PROTECTION: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/06/00                    65 FR 59783
Final Action                    01/08/01                     66 FR 1461

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-AJ33
_______________________________________________________________________




3429. STAY OF THE 8-HOUR PORTION OF FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION 
AND RULEMAKING FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/18/00                    65 FR 56245

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jan King
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ37
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. NATIONAL AIR TOXICS PROGRAM: INTEGRATED STRATEGY, REPORT TO 
CONGRESS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice - Report to Congress     10/10/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Chris Stoneman
Phone: 919 541-0823
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: stoneman.chris@epa.gov

Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ38

[[Page 26207]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3431. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA-PACIFIC 
CORPORATION'S FACILITY IN BIG ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 2090-AA26    03/21/01

RIN: 2060-AJ39
_______________________________________________________________________




3432. AMENDMENTS TO NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of SAN 4504, RIN 2060-
AJ44                            03/15/01

RIN: 2060-AJ40
_______________________________________________________________________




3433.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF SUBSTITUTES 
FOR OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES--N-PROPYLBROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to add n-propylbromide (nPB) to the list 
of acceptable substitutes for class I and class II ozone depleting 
substances used as solvents for general metals, precision, and 
electronics cleaning, as well as in aerosol solvent applications. This 
would provide another alternative to solvents with higher ozone 
depletion potential that industry is interested in using. The rule 
would propose finding nPB not acceptable as a substitute for use in 
adhesives due to its toxicity and the greater emissions from that 
application. The rule also would propose specific conditions on the use 
of nPB as a solvent. These might include limiting the specific 
applications in which it may be used to those with low emissions and 
requiring exposure limits consistent with industry practices. This will 
ensure that nPB is used in a manner that is safe and environmentally 
protective. OSHA does not currently regulate nPB. EPA would revise our 
ruling to adopt whatever OSHA requires if OSHA later regulates the use 
of nPB. If finalized as proposed, this rule would be consistent with 
most existing industry practices and would impose little or no burden 
on industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Prot. of Stratospheric 
Ozone--Substitutes Listing      02/18/99                     64 FR 8043
Withdrawn                       04/20/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4527
The previous ANPRM was under SAN No. 3525.

Sectors Affected: 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing; 
334418 Printed Circuit/Electronics Assembly Manufacturing; 337121 
Upholstered Household Furniture Manufacturing; 332813 Electroplating, 
Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring

Agency Contact: Margaret Sheppard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9163
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: sheppard.margaret@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ58
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3434. PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDANCE FOR DRINKING WATER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2021(h) AEA of 1954 sec 274(h); Reorganization 
Plan No. 3 of 1970; PL 96-295 sec 304; EO 12241

CFR Citation: 41 CFR 351

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will result in Federal protective action guidance 
(PAG) for State and local officials to use in the event of a nuclear 
accident to protect the general public from the adverse health effects 
associated with the ingestion of drinking water that is contaminated 
with radioactive material. 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          12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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

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3435. 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 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                            12/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/02

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3436. 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                            06/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

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
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3437. PLANT INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (FORMERLY PLANT PESTICIDES) 
RULEMAKINGS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.20; 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Substances that plants produce to protect themselves against 
pests are pesticides under FIFRA if humans intend to use them to 
destroy, prevent, repel or mitigate any pest. The Agency designates 
these substances, along with the genetic material necessary to produce 
them, plant-pesticides. This rulemaking will change the name of these 
pesticides to plant-incorporated protectants and will clarify the 
relationship between plants and plant-incorporated protectants and 
exempt conventional breeding and establishes a new part in title 40 of 
the CFR, part 174, which consolidates regulations specific for plant-
pesticides in one part of the CFR. The proposed consolidation is 
expected to benefit the public by providing greater focus,

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enhanced clarity and ease of use. These actions may reduce burden on 
both the regulated community and EPA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM               07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM               05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supplemental NPRM Request for 
Comment on Alternate Name       04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supplemental NPRM Seeks 
Additional Comment on Other 
Exemptions                      04/00/01
Final Action Regulations Under 
FFDCA (Tolerance Exemptions)    04/00/01
Final Action Regulations Under 
FIFRA                           04/00/01
Final Action - Final Decision on 
Remaining FFDCA Tolerance 
Exemptions                      04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2684

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 111 Crop Production; 54171 Research and Development in 
the Physical Sciences and Engineering Sciences

Agency Contact: Janet Andersen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8712
Email: andersen.janet@epa.gov

Elizabeth Milewski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3573
Fax: 202 260-0949
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




3438. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDE REGISTRATION; TOXICOLOGY, EXPOSURE 
AND RESIDUE CHEMISTRY

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. This proposal is limited to human health 
and exposure data requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Toxicology, Exposure and 
Residue Chemistry Portions      12/00/01

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: 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

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. 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 Pesticides-Procedural 
Regulations for Registration 
Review                          04/26/00                    65 FR 24586
NPRM                            12/00/01

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: 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

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD29

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3440. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE REGISTRATION; 
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. EPA will also update its product chemistry 
data requirements applicable to all products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3441.  DATA REQUIREMENT FOR PESTICIDE REGISTRATION; 
ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS

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. This proposal covers the data 
requirements for environmental fate and terrestrial and aquatic non-
target organisms (ecological effects).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4496
Split from RIN 2070-AC12.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD47
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3442. 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: None

Abstract: FIFRA sec. 19 gives EPA authority to regulate the management 
of pesticides and their containers, including storage, transportation 
and disposal. As proposed, this rule would establish standards for 
removal of pesticides from containers and for rinsing containers; 
facilitate the safe use, refill, reuse, and disposal of pesticide 
containers by establishing standards for container design, labeling and 
refilling; and establish requirements for containment of stationary 
bulk containers and for containment of pesticide dispensing areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Container Design & Residue 
Removal & Bulk Containment)     02/11/94                     59 FR 6712
Supplemental NPRM Extension of 
Comment Period                  12/21/99                    64 FR 71368
Supplemental NPRM Extension of 
Comment Period                  02/24/00                     65 FR 9234
Final Action                    11/00/01

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: 42291 Farm Supplies Wholesalers; 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

[[Page 26211]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3443. GROUNDWATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a) FIFRA sec 3; 7 USC 136(w)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation would establish Pesticide Management Plans 
(PMPs) as a new regulatory requirement for certain pesticides. Unless a 
State or tribal authority has an EPA-approved Plan specifying risk-
reduction measures, use of the chemical would be prohibited. The rule 
would also specify procedures and deadlines for development, approval 
and modification of plans by States and tribal authorities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33259
Notice of Availability regarding 
Metolachlor                     02/23/00                     65 FR 8925
Supplemental NPRM - Notice of 
Availability and Extension of 
Comment Period                  03/24/00                    65 FR 15885
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3222

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Agency Contact: Arthur-Jean B. Williams, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5239
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: williams.arty@epa.gov

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________




3444. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD; GLOVE AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 Glove Requirement          09/09/97                    62 FR 47544
Final Action                    09/00/01

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: 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

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. 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. 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 last provisions 
separately from the antimicrobial portion of the proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Reg. Require. for Anti 
Pest. Products/Other Pest Reg 
Changes                         09/17/99                    64 FR 50671
Notice Extends Comment Period to 
January 18, 2000                11/16/99                    64 FR 62145
Final Action Labeling and other 
regulatory portions             05/00/01
Final Action Antimicrobial 
procedural portion only.        09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

[[Page 26212]]

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: Cleo Pizana, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7510C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-6431
Email: pizana.cleo@epa.gov

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
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3446. REGULATORY REVIEW OF PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTION REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(p)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 166

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose revisions to its regulations on emergency 
exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act. Emergency exemptions allow temporary use of a 
pesticide not in accordance with registration requirements when 
emergency conditions exist. In the 1995 Presidential Reinvention 
Initiative, EPA identified a number of issues and options for change, 
which have been refined through informal discussions with States, user 
groups, and other stakeholders. EPA is considering revisions in four 
areas: 1) Options for increased authority for States to administer 
certain aspects of the exemption process, or increased use by EPA of 
multi-year exemptions, or some combination of these; 2) the use of 
emergency exemptions to address pesticide resistance; 3) the 
possibility of granting of exemptions based upon reduced risk 
considerations; and 4) definitions of emergency situation and 
significant economic loss, which affect whether an exemption may be 
granted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

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
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________




3447. 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                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3432

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

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




3448. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA; 21 USC 346(a) FFDCA; 42 USC 
300(a)(17) SDWA; 7 USC 136 FIFRA

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 3, 1999.

Abstract: This final policy statement will set forth EPA's Endocrine 
Disruptor Screening Program and the procedures to be followed by 
regulated entities and the Agency. EPA published a proposed policy 
statement setting forth the Screening Program on December 28, 1998. In 
the final policy statement, EPA will describe the screens and tests 
that it will require as part of the Program. It also will address 
certain issues related to implementing the Program. The major actions 
in 2001-2003 will be the standardization and validation of assays in 
the screening battery and the completion of the priority setting 
system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Outline of Screening 
Program                         08/11/98                    63 FR 42852

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Notice Proposed Screening 
Program & Request for Comment   12/28/98                    63 FR 71542
NPRM Proposed Procedural Rule   06/00/02
Final Action Final Screening 
Program                         06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4143
In August 2000, the Agency submited the required Status Report to 
Congress.

Agency Contact: Gary Timm, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3573
Fax: 202 401-1282
Email: timm.gary@epa.gov

Anthony Maciorowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3573
Fax: 202 401-1282
Email: maciorowski.anthony@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD26
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3449. TOLERANCES FOR PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 176

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Time-Limited 
Tolerances for Pest Exempt.     10/25/00                    65 FR 64126

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 112 Animal Production; 9241 
Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue
Phone: 703 308-9072
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: hogue.joseph@epa.gov

Jean Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________




3450. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF STORED 
PESTICIDES WITH CANCELED OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 168

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Agency Plans No 
Further Work                    03/21/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: David Stangel
Phone: 202 564-4162
Fax: 202 564-0028

RIN: 2020-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________




3451. REGISTRATION OF GRANULAR FERTILIZER-PESTICIDE COMBINATION PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.43

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans No 
Further Work                    02/20/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dan Kenny
Phone: 703 305-7546
Email: kenny.dan@epa.gov

Jean Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD40
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3452. TEST RULE; ATSDR SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA 104(i); 42 
USC 9601 CEERCLA; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12; 42 USC 7401 112(b)(4) CAA; 42 
USC 7412 (b)(4)&(b)(1) CAA; 42 USC 7403 (d) CAA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to end

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.

[[Page 26214]]

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                            06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

Robert Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8150
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79
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3453. 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 (OFA's). 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 OFA's such as methy t-butyl ether (MTBE).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Solicit Interested 
Parties                         06/00/01
Notice ECA                      06/00/02

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: Charles M. Auer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3749
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: auer.charles@epa.gov

George Semeniuk, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2134
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: semeniuk.george@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD28
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3454.  TEST RULE; MULTI-SUBSTANCE RULE FOR THE TESTING OF 
DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2607(a); 15 USC 2611; 15 USC 2625

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 799; 40 CFR 704

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule under section 4 of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would require manufacturers, defined 
by statute to include importers, and processors of seven (7) substances 
to conduct testing for developmental and/or reproductive toxicity. This 
is a re-proposal of a test rule announced March 4, 1991 (56 FR 9092).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
NPRM Reproposal                 06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4395

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8155
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD44
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3455. 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.

[[Page 26215]]

Timetable:
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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 Amendment to Benzidine-
based Chemical Substances SNUR  12/00/01
Final Action Amendment to 
Benzidine-based Chemical 
Substances SNUR                 06/00/02
NPRM 2 ,4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    06/00/01
Final Action Final Chloranil 
SNUR                            12/00/02
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
No Longer in Production SNUR    10/00/01
NPRM Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    12/00/01
NPRM o-Tolidine & o-Dianisidine-
based Dyes (Benzidine Congener 
Dyes)                           12/00/01
NPRM Methylcyclopentane SNUR    05/00/01
NPRM p-Aminophenol & Bromo- 
chloromethane 8(a) Chemical 
Specific Rule                   05/00/01
NPRM 2-Ethoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol Acetate          05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3945
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

Mary Dominiak, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7768
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: dominiak.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
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3456.  SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE; SELECTED FLAME RETARDANT 
CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES FOR USE IN RESIDENTIAL UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA 5

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721; 40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 710

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 
flame retardant chemicals for use in residential upholstered furniture. 
The SNUR would require companies wanting to import or manufacture 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 Flame Retardant Chemicals  12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4512
Split from RIN 2070-AA58.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 337121 
Upholstered Household Furniture Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Carolyn Grandson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1560
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: grandson.carolyn@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD48
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3457. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA title IV; PL 102-550 sec 402(c)(3)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 28, 1996.

Abstract: Under section 402(c)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA) Title IV, EPA conducted a study of the extent to which persons 
engaged in renovation and remodeling activities in target housing are 
exposed to lead in the conduct of such activities or disturb lead and 
create a lead-based paint hazard. EPA must use the results of this 
study and consult with interested parties to determine which categories 
of renovation and remodeling activities require training and 
certification. EPA must then revise the training and certification 
regulations originally developed for individuals performing lead-based 
paint abatement under section 402(c)(a) of TSCA Title IV to apply them 
to the renovation and remodeling categories. If EPA determines that any 
category does not require certification, EPA must publish an 
explanation of the basis for that determination.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

[[Page 26216]]

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557

Sectors Affected: 54138 Testing Laboratories; 531311 Residential 
Property Managers; 23321 Single Family Housing Construction; 23322 
Multifamily Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering 
Contractors; 23551 Carpentry Contractors; 23599 All Other Special Trade 
Contractors; 53111 Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings

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

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3458. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the current Toxic Substances Control 
Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR) to require chemical 
manufacturers to report to EPA data on exposure-related information and 
the industrial and consumer end uses of chemicals they produce or 
import. Currently, EPA requires chemical manufacturers to report the 
names of the chemicals they produce, as well as the locations of 
manufacturing facilities and the quantities produced. About 3,000 
facilities reported data on about 9,000 unique chemicals during the 
last reporting cycle under the IUR. Data obtained would be used by EPA 
and others to: better understand the potential for chemical exposures; 
screen the chemicals now in commerce and identify those of highest 
concern; establish priorities and goals for their chemical assessment, 
risk management and prevention programs, and monitor the programs' 
progress; encourage pollution prevention by identifying potentially 
safer substitute chemicals for uses of potential concern; and enhance 
the effectiveness of chemical risk communication efforts. Additionally, 
EPA will consider other amendments to the IUR. These include removing 
the inorganic chemicals exemption; providing the information to better 
assess and manage risks of inorganic chemicals; improving the linkages 
of IUR data to other data sources to enhance the data's usefulness; and 
altering the confidential business information (CBI) claim procedures 
to reduce the frequency of CBI claims, allowing the public greater 
access to relevant information on toxic chemicals. EPA has held 
meetings with representatives of the chemical industry, environmental 
groups, environmental justice leaders, labor groups, State governments 
and other Federal agencies to ensure public involvement in the TSCA 
Inventory Update Rule Amendments Project.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/26/99                    64 FR 46771
Notice Comment Extension        10/22/99                    64 FR 56998
Final Action                    06/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301

Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Susan Krueger, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7406, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1713
Fax: 202 260-1661
Email: krueger.susan@epa.gov

Robert Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7406, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0676
Fax: 202 260-1661
Email: lee.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC61
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3459. TEST RULE; GENERIC ENTRY FOR ITC RELATED TESTING 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)                        06/00/01
Final Action-ECA Aryl Phosphates 
(ITC List 2)                    06/00/01

[[Page 26217]]

Final Action-ECA Ethylene 
Dichloride (EDC)                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: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
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3460. TEST RULE; HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 7412 CAA 112; 42 USC 7403 
CAA 103; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM               12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supplemental NPRM               04/21/98                    63 FR 19694
Final Action                    12/00/01

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: Richard Leukroth, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0321
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: leukroth.rich@epa.gov

David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC76
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3461. TEST RULE; CERTAIN HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) CHEMICALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2611 to 2612; 15 USC 2625 to 2626

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 2155 of these HPV 
chemicals. The first rule proposed testing for 37 unsponsored HPV 
chemicals with substantial worker exposure. The proposed rule was 
published in the Federal Register on December, 26, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81658
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990
See also the Regulatory Plan entry entitled Chemical Right-to-Know 
Initiative (RIN 2070-AD25; SAN 4176).

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551

[[Page 26218]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3462. TEST RULE; IN VITRO DERMAL ABSORPTION RATE TESTING OF CERTAIN 
CHEMICALS OF INTEREST TO THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH 
ADMINISTRATION

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 requiring manufacturers (which is defined by statute 
to include importers) and processors of 38 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                  05/00/01

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: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
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-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3463. 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 Carboxy- methylcellulose 06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
Final Action Alkyl & Sulfonic 
Acid & Ammonium Salt (84-1056)  06/00/01
Final Action 1-Decanimine-N-
Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566) 06/00/01
Final Action Aluminum Cross-
linked Sodium Carboxy- 
methylcellulose                 06/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3464. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC 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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Batch SNUR: 84-660/-704 & 
84-105/-106/-107 & 85-433       05/27/93                    58 FR 30744
NPRM Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-
1840)                           06/06/94                    59 FR 29255
NPRM Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances 
(91-1299/95-1667 91-1298 91-129706/26/97                    62 FR 34421
NPRM Certain Chemical Substances09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Direct Final Rule Significant 
New Uses of Certain Chemical 
Substances, Effective 02/26/200112/26/00                    65 FR 81386
Delay of Effective Date 
Significant New Uses of Certain 
Chemical Substances             02/07/01                     66 FR 9211
New Effective Date Significant 
New Uses of Certain Chemical 
Substances                      04/27/01                     66 FR 9211
Final Action Batch SNUR: 84-660/
-704 & 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-43304/00/01
Final Action Aromatic Amino 
Ether (P90-1840)                05/00/01
Final Action Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    05/00/01
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297                    06/00/01
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances                      06/00/01

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
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3465. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE; CERTAIN PERFLUOROALKYL SULFONYL (PFOS) 
CONTAINING CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

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 manufacture 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                            10/18/00                    65 FR 62319
Final Action                    06/00/01

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: 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

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

RIN: 2070-AD43
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3466. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); 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

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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: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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
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3467. 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                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2779

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 42269 Other 
Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers; 23491 Water, Sewer, and 
Pipeline Construction; 23491 Water, Sewer, and Pipeline Construction; 
32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 32519 Other Basic 
Organic Chemical Manufacturing

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3468. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE; REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS

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: Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3972
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC37

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3469. 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      04/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3470. 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 39th, 41st and 42nd 
ITC List                        06/00/01
Final Action 47th ITC List      08/00/01

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3471. 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

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                    06/00/01

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

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Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3472. 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                            01/22/01                     66 FR 7207
Final Action                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________




3473. 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 the reportability of information on widespread and 
previously unsuspected distribution in environmental media and 
emergency incidents of environmental contamination needed some 
refinement. The subject Federal Register action solicited comment on 
refined reporting guidance concerning widespread and previously 
unsuspected distribution in environmental media and provides additional 
circumstances where information is not reportable because it is 
considered known to the Administrator. Finally, the notice solicited 
comments on changes to the section 8(e) reporting deadline and 
reaffirmed the standards for claims of confidentiality for information 
contained in a notice of substantial risk under section 8(e).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/93                    58 FR 37735
Final Action                    06/00/01

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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3474. 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 Pesticides-Tolerance 
Processing Fees                 06/09/99                    64 FR 31039
Supplemental NPRM Processing 
Fees for Inert Ingredients      07/24/00                    65 FR 45569
Supplemental NPRM Reopening of 
Comment Period                  08/31/00                    65 FR 52979
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

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: 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

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD23
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3475. 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 sec. 408(q), as 
amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). FQPA requires that 
EPA conduct this reassessment on a phased 10-year schedule. Based on 
its reassessment, EPA will take a series of regulatory actions to 
modify or revoke tolerances. 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.

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

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: Robert McNally, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8085
Fax: 703 308-8041
Email: mcnally.robert@epa.gov

Joseph Nevola, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8037
Email: nevola.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD24
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3476. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM (VCCEP)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12; 15 USC 2625 
TSCA 26

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA 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 program is to obtain toxicity and exposure 
data needed to assess the risk of childhood exposure to commercial 
chemicals. EPA launched a pilot of this program on December 26,2000. 
Manufacturers of 23 chemicals have been asked to voluntarily sponsor 
their chemicals in the pilot. 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).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Initiation of Stakeholder 
Process- Notice of Public 
Meetings                        08/26/99                    64 FR 46673
Notice Cancellation of Public 
Meeting                         01/13/00                     65 FR 2163

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Notice Stakeholder Involvement 
Process - Notice of Public 
Meeting                         03/29/00                    65 FR 16590
Notice Voluntary Children's 
Chemical Evaluation Program - 
Pilot                           12/26/00                    65 FR 81700
Notice                          08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 7405, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1730
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: penberthy.ward@epa.gov

Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8155
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27
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3477. TEST RULE; 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 end

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 
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: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
TDD Phone: 202 554-0551
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3478. 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  12/00/02

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

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3479. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2646 TSCA sec 206

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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                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3480. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); USE AUTHORIZATIONS

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

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 Period04/06/00                    65 FR 18018
Final Action 2 Use 
Authorizations                  01/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4179

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 
Telecommunications; 622 Hospitals; 6113 Colleges, Universities and 
Professional Schools; 921 Executive, Legislative, Public Finance and 
General Government

Agency Contact: 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

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-AD27
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3481. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE - BUILDING AND STRUCTURES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 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)   06/00/02
Final Action (Buildings & 
Structures)                     12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4376

Sectors Affected: 23411 Highway and Street Construction; 611519 Other 
Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Joel Wolf, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3890
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wolf.joel@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3482. LEAD; MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM TSCA Proposal              12/18/98                    63 FR 70189
Comment Extension Extension of 
Comment Period                  02/12/99                     64 FR 7158
Comment Extension Extension of 
Comment Period                  02/12/99                     64 FR 7159
Final Action                    08/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508
See also RCRA companion rule: Temporary Suspension of Toxicity 
Characteristic Rule for Specified Lead-Based Paint Debris (SAN 
4263; RIN 2050-AE68).,
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

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3483. CHEMICAL RIGHT-TO-KNOW INITIATIVE; HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 4 TSCA; 15 USC 8 TSCA; 42 USC 313 TRI; 7 USC 
136 FIFRA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 700 et seq

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Chemical RTK Initiative was established in 1998 in 
response to the finding that most commercial chemicals have very 
little, if any, publicly available toxicity information on which to 
make sound judgments about potential risks. There are three key 
components to this initiative, each of which is being implemented by 
EPA. These are: collecting and making public screening level toxicity 
data for 2,800 widely used commercial chemicals; additional health 
effects testing for chemicals to which children are substantially 
exposed; and the listing and lowering of thresholds for persistent, 
bioaccumulative, toxic chemicals reported to the Toxic Release 
Inventory (TRI). This Initiative will involve several separate 
activities, with any regulatory related actions included as separate 
entries in the Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Data Collection and 
Development on HPV Chemiclas    12/26/00                    65 FR 81686
Initiative Completed HPV Data to 
be received by 06/2005.         06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4176
See also items identified under the following RINs 2070-AD09; 2070-
AD38; RIN 2070-AD16; RIN 2070-AC27.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3945
Fax: 202 260-1096

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Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

Mary Dominiak, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7768
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: dominiak.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3484. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); RECLASSIFICATION OF PCB AND PCB 
CONTAMINATED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action .                  04/02/01                    66 FR 17601

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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: Julie Simpson
Phone: 202 260-7873
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC39
_______________________________________________________________________




3485. ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/15/00                    65 FR 69210

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected: 92111 Executive Offices; 92311 Administration of 
Education Programs; 92312 Administration of Public Health Programs; 
92411 Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________




3486. LEAD; IDENTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD PURSUANT TO TSCA 
SECTION 403

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Identification of 
Dangerous Levels of Lead        01/05/01                     66 FR 1205

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected: 2332 Residential Building Construction; 235 Special 
Trade Contractors; 2352 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 23551 
Carpentry Contractors; 23599 All Other Special Trade Contractors; 53111 
Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings; 531311 Residential 
Property Managers; 54135 Building Inspection Services; 61171 
Educational Support Services; 54138 Testing Laboratories; 54161 
Management Consulting Services; 61151 Technical and Trade Schools; 
92511 Administration of Housing Programs

Agency Contact: Dave Topping
Phone: 202 260-7737
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: topping.dave@epa.gov

Lin Moos
Phone: 202 260-1866
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: moos.lin@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________




3487.  POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); RETURN OF PCB WASTE 
FROM U.S. TERRITORIES OUTSIDE THE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR sec 761.99(c)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed interpretive rule would allow the movement of 
PCB waste for disposal among any States of the United States, as 
defined in TSCA sections 3(13) and 3(14), regardless of whether the 
waste enters or leaves the customs territory of the United States, 
provided that the PCBs in the waste were present in the United States 
on January 1, 1979, when the ban on manufacturing took effect, and has 
remained within the United States since that date. This would allow PCB 
waste that was present in the territories and possessions at the time 
TSCA's ban on manufacturing took effect, and that remained within the 
territories and possessions since that date, to be stored and disposed 
of in any facility in the United States that meets the requirements of 
40 CFR part 761, subpart D. It would also allow PCBs that were present 
in the territories and possessions at the time TSCA's bans took effect, 
but were not designated as waste until after that date, to be stored 
and disposed of in any subpart D facility in the United States, as long 
as the PCBs and PCB waste had remained in the United States. Finally, 
it would allow PCBs or PCB wastes that were transferred from an area in 
the United States that is outside the territories and possessions, but 
that was moved to a territory or possession after January 1, 1979, and 
that has never left the United States, to be stored and

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disposed of in any subpart D facility in the United States. EPA would 
not consider movement of any of these wastes to the customs territory 
of the United States to be an import subject to the ban on 
manufacturing under TSCA section 6(e).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/01/00                    65 FR 65654
Final Action                    03/30/01                    66 FR 17467

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4488

Sectors Affected: 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 
311 Food Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 
324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 5622 Waste Treatment and Disposal; 56292 Materials 
Recovery Facilities; 92 Public Administration

Agency Contact: 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

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-AD46
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3488. 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, and the motor vehicle maintenance 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                            10/00/01
Final Action                    10/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4265
Formerly 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: 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

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3489. 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

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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
Formerly 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




3490. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: AMENDMENTS AND 
STREAMLINING RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048; 42 USC 
11021; 42 USC 11022

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355; 40 CFR 370

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will address the remaining issues from the proposed 
rule of June 8, 1998. (Reporting thresholds for gasoline and diesel 
fuel at retail gas stations were included in a separate final rule; 64 
FR 7031, February 11, 1999.) This rule will include: reporting 
thresholds for rock salt, sand, gravel and other chemicals that pose 
minimal risk; plain language rewrite; and may consider reporting 
thresholds for facilities with some similarities to gas stations (motor 
pools, marinas, etc.) and guidance on approaches to State flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Supplemental NPRM               08/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/02

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, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-7992
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3491. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01

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: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE43

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



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3492. 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.

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
NPRM Chromite Ore from Transvaal 
Reg. of S.A.                    02/23/99                     64 FR 8775
NPRM Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) 
(Request to Add)                09/05/00                    65 FR 53681
Response Alloys--Chromium & 
Nickel & Copper Alloys (Req. to 
Modify)                         04/00/01
Final Action Chromite Ore from 
Transvaal Reg. of S.A.          04/00/01
Response Chromium, Antimony, 
Titanite Petition               06/00/01
Final Response DBNPA (Request to 
Delete)                         11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425
Formerly 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: 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

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA00
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



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3493. 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
Supplemental NPRM Deferred 
Chemicals                       12/00/02
Final Action Deferred Chemicals 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3007
Formerly 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: 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


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John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA01
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3494. TRI; REVIEW OF CHEMICALS ON THE ORIGINAL TRI LIST

Priority: Other Significant

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: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4015
Formerly listed as RIN 2070-AD18.
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: Steve Devito, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6185
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: devito.steve@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA03
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3495. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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                To Be                       Determined
Response Combustion for Energy 
Recovery (Request to Modify)     To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2847
Formerly 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: John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

Amy Newman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1846
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: newman.amy@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA09
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3496. 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

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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, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A
Phone: 202 564-7992
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: ferris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE42
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



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3497. TRI; LOWERING OF EPCRA SECTION 313 REPORTING THRESHOLDS FOR LEAD 
AND LEAD COMPOUNDS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/17/01                     66 FR 4500
Final Action Effective Date 
Delayed                         02/16/01                    66 FR 10585
Final Action Effective          04/17/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

John Dombrowski
Phone: 202 260-0420
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: dombrowski.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA05
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3498. REMOVAL OF REQUIREMENT TO USE SW-846 METHODS (TEST METHODS FOR 
EVALUATING SOLID WASTE: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL METHODS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921-6927; 42 USC 
6930; 42 USC 6934-6939; 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                            02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3989

Agency Contact: Barry Lesnik, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0476
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: lesnik.barry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
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3499. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 
USC 6927; 42 USC 6939; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 267; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering creating a new type of general permit, 
called a standardized permit, for facilities that generate waste and 
routinely manage the waste on-site in tanks, containers, and 
containment buildings. Under the standardized permit, facility owners 
and operators would certify compliance with generic design and 
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conditions set on a national basis. The permitting agency would review 
the certifications submitted by the facility owners and operators. The 
permitting agency would also be able to impose additional site-specific 
terms and conditions for corrective action or other purposes, as called 
for by RCRA. Ensuring compliance with the standardized permit's terms 
and conditions would occur during inspection of the facility after the 
permit has been issued. The standardized permit should streamline the 
permit process by allowing facilities to obtain and modify permits more 
easily while maintaining the protectiveness currently existing in the 
individual RCRA permit process. This proposal also raises issues for 
public comment on how all facilities receiving RCRA permits can satisfy 
RCRA corrective action requirements under appropriate alternative state 
cleanup programs and on financial assurance issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4028

Sectors Affected: 332813 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing 
and Coloring; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 3251 Basic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and 
Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics Material 
and Resin Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural 
Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Vernon Myers, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8660
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: myers.vernon@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE44
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3500. 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: None

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.
As part of the listing of dyes and pigments effort, EPA will also 
develop land disposal restrictions for these dyes and pigments.

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
NPRM Dyes I Land Disposal 
Restrictions                    10/00/01
NoDA Dyes I Notice of Data 
Availability. See judicial 
deadlines.                       To Be                       Determined
NoDA 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: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066
Judicial deadlines: Dyes II (deferred wastes) NPRM: met deadline of 6/
30/1999. Dyes I & II NODAs due by 67 days after the injunction is 
lifted from Magruder case. NPRM for LDRs due 3 months after NODAs are 
signed Dyes I and II final rules due 13 months after NODAs are signed.

Sectors Affected: 325132 Organic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8462
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: slotnick.sue@epa.gov

Wanda LeBlue, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0438
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: leblue.wanda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD80
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3501. REVISIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINE FOR PROCUREMENT OF 
PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECOVERED MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

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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)          05/00/01
Final Action (CPG4 and RMAN 4)  12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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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3502. 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, 2002, 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)             01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
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3503. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922 RCRA sec 3002; 42 USC 6923 RCRA sec 3003; 
42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 3004; 42 USC 6926 RCRA sec 3006; PL 105-277, Title 
17 Government Paper Elimination Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (Form 8700-22) is a 
multi-copy form used to identify the quantity, composition, origin, 
routing, and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation. 
The manifest system's reliance on paper results in significant 
paperwork and cost burden to waste handlers and States who choose to 
collect manifest information. The Agency intends to pursue an optional 
approach to redesign the manifest system so that it utilizes automated 
technologies to increase access to manifest related information, and to 
facilitate the manifest process, including the form's preparation, 
transmission, and recordkeeping, thereby lessening the total burden on 
waste handlers and States that choose to collect manifests. In 
addition, the

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Agency intends to standardize further the manifest form itself, by 
eliminating several optional data fields.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3147

Sectors Affected: 2111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 
2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 3221 
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 323 Printing and Related Support 
Activities; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber 
Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing; 482 Rail Transportation; 483 Water 
Transportation; 484 Truck Transportation; 5621 Waste Collection; 5622 
Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Rich Lashier, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8796
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: lashier.rich@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE21
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3504. OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE BURDEN REDUCTION PROJECT

Priority: Other Significant

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 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to reduce the burden imposed by the RCRA reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements to help meet the Federal government-wide 
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 12,600,000 hours. To meet EPA's PRA 2001 goal (a 
40% reduction), EPA needs to eliminate five million hours to reach a 
figure of 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) 
eliminating or modifying one-third of the 334 RCRA-required notices and 
reports that are sent by the regulated community to states and EPA; (2) 
eliminating the RCRA emergency response training requirements that 
overlap with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
requirements; (3) eliminating the need for facilities to record 
personnel descriptions; (4) decreasing the owner/operator self-
inspection frequency of hazardous waste tanks to weekly; (5) providing 
states and EPA with the opportunity to lengthen owner/operator self-
inspection frequencies on a case-by-case basis for containers, 
containment buildings, and tanks; (6) 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 (7) modifying the groundwater monitoring requirements 
for hazardous waste facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Data Availability     06/18/99                    64 FR 32859
NPRM                            07/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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; 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; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing

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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3505. MODIFICATIONS TO RCRA RULES ASSOCIATED WITH SOLVENT-CONTAMINATED 
SHOP TOWELS AND WIPES

Priority: Other Significant

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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
Phone: 703 308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
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3506. 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 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                            09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
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3507. REINVENTING THE LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The 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 an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), we 
described our initial thinking on potential changes to the LDR program 
and asked for public comments and data. We intend to publish a proposed 
rule based on the comments we received in response to the ANPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/19/00                    65 FR 37932
NPRM                            03/00/02

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
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3508. REVISIONS TO SOLID WASTE LANDFILL CRITERIA--LEACHATE RECIRCULATION 
ON ALTERNATIVE LINERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 6949a

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

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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: State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4230

Sectors Affected: 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@.epa.gov

Deborah Hanlon, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-5824
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hanlon.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE67
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3509. PROPOSED RULE: REGULATION OF OIL BEARING WASTES FROM PETROLEUM 
REFINERIES GASIFIED TO PRODUCE SYNTHESIS GAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(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: We are proposing to broaden existing RCRA exclusions from the 
definition of solid waste for oil bearing residuals from petroleum 
refineries recycled in gasification devices to produce synthesis gas.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4411
This is an extension of a previous notice that contained RIN 2050-AD88.

Agency Contact: 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

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

RIN: 2050-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3510. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS

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 recovery 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 HWC Maximum Achievable Control Technology 
(MACT) 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 to and clarify 
certain provisions of 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                05/00/01
Final Action Phase 1 
Clarifications and Changes Final 
Rule                            10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4418
Split from RIN 2050-AE01. The Agency will develop a Technical 
Implementation Guidance on Phase I.

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

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3511. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES GENERATED 
BY COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCERS

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(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of proposed RCRA subtitle 
D regulations for the management of coal combustion wastes in landfills 
and surface impoundments that are generated by producers of electric 
power, including electric utilities and independent power producers.
On April 25, 2000 EPA issued a regulatory determination for fossil fuel 
combustion wastes (65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000). The purpose of the 
determination was to decide 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 the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for the coal, oil and natural gas 
combustion wastes that were addressed. The Agency's decision was to 
retain the exemption from hazardous waste management for all of the 
fossil fuel combustion wastes. However, the Agency also determined and 
announced that waste management regulations under RCRA subtitle D 
(management as non-hazardous wastes) are appropriate for certain coal 
combustion wastes that are disposed in landfills and surface 
impoundments. We also announced that we would consult with the 
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 its 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, 62 percent of existing utility surface impoundments do not 
have groundwater monitoring. In the Agency's view, this justifies the 
development of national regulations. We note, however, that some waste 
management units may not warrant liners and/or groundwater monitoring, 
depending on site-specific characteristics. The Agency is initiating 
this action to develop and issue appropriate waste management 
regulations under Subtitle D of RCRA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4470
Any Federal, State, local or tribal governments that own coal-burning 
commercial electric power generating facilities will be subject to this 
rule.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

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-AE81
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3512.  REVISION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE MIXTURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 6921; 6922; 6924; 6926

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.3(a)(2)(iv)(A)-(E)(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is looking into proposing to add up to four solvents 
(benzene, 2-ethoxyethanol, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, and 2-nitropropane) 
to the hazardous waste exemptions for mixtures of spent solvents in 
wastewater treatment plants (``headworks rule'') at 40 CFR 
261.3(a)(2)(iv)(A)-(B). Spent solvents are solvents that have been used 
and are no longer fit for use without being regenerated, reclaimed, or 
otherwise processed. In addition, EPA is considering proposing: (1) 
changes to implementation of rule from using mass balance only, to 
choice of using direct monitoring; (2) adding certain leachates to 
allowed categories of wastestreams; and (3) revising other provisions 
of rule, such as de minimis quantities and the definition of point of 
application of exemption.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Revisions for Wastewater 
Treatment Exemptions            12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4501

Sectors Affected: 31-33 Manufacturing; 562 Waste Management and 
Remediation Services

Agency Contact: Ron Josephson, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0442
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: josephson.ron@epa.gov

Tracy Atagi, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8672
Email: atagi.tracy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE84
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3513.  AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 
LANDFILL UNIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 
6949a

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257; 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is revising the definition of municipal solid waste 
landfill (MSWLF) unit and adding the definition of residential lead-
based paint waste, both in 40 CFR part 257 and within the Municipal 
Solid Waste Landfill Criteria in 40 CFR part 258. We are making these 
changes in order to allow construction and demolition (C&D) landfills 
and other nonmunicipal nonhazardous waste disposal units to receive 
residential lead-based paint (LBP) waste without having to comply with 
the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Criteria in 40 CFR Part 258. EPA 
believes that disposal of residential LBP waste in C&D landfills and 
other nonhazardous nonmunicipal waste disposal units is protective of 
public health and the environment while being less costly than disposal 
in MSWLFs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01
Direct Final Rule               09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4525

Sectors Affected: 235 Special Trade Contractors; 23599 All Other 
Special Trade Contractors; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: Susan Nogas, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7251
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: nogas.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE86
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3514. PROJECT XL -- ORTHO-MCNEIL PILOT PROJECT ALLOWING ON-SITE 
TREATMENT OF LOW-LEVEL MIXED WASTES WITHOUT 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 on-site 
using a bench-scale catalytic oxidizing treatment unit. This treatment 
effectively destroys the organic component of the wastestream, yielding 
a residual that is only a low-level radioactive waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2601
Fax: 202 401-2474
Email: birnbaum.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________




3515.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR ANNE ARUNDEL 
COUNTY MILLERSVILLE LANDFILL, SEVERN, MARYLAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6945; 42 USC 6949

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Anne Arundel County proposes to demonstrate that a bioreactor 
with an alternative liner system is as effective, or superior to a 
bioreactor with the standard composite liner currently allowed by 
regulations. The main goal of this project is to deliver superior 
environmental performance (SEP) by capturing the additional airspace 
gained by accelerated decomposition of the waste. This benefits the 
County and its citizens by prolonging the life of the landfill and 
thereby postponing the siting of new solid waste management facilities, 
with their attendant social impacts, environmental impacts, and 
economic costs. Environmental benefits of this project include: (1) 
Reduced need for construction of new landfills and corresponding 
reduction (or elimination) of the land, air, and water impacts 
associated with landfill construction; (2) Decreased concentration of 
most leachate constituents as cycling of leachate removes or reduces 
contaminants; (3) Reduction in the amount of leachate requiring 
pretreatment; (4) Reduction in the amount of leachate that the facility 
discharges to the local wastewater treatment plant, and subsequent 
discharge of effluent to the Patuxent River; and (5) Reduction in post-
closure care, maintenance and risk (bioreactor landfills minimize long-
term environmental risk and liability due to the controlled settlement 
of the solid waste during landfill operation, low potential for 
leachate migration into the subsurface environment, and the recovery of 
landfill gas during operation].

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4534

Agency Contact: Sherri Walker, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4295
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: walker.sherri@epa.gov

Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA25

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3516. PAINT MANUFACTURING WASTES LISTING: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT 
SYSTEM: IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

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 28, 2001, Administrator signed 
proposal on 1/25/2001.
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. 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                            02/13/01                    66 FR 10060
Final Action                    03/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3805

Agency Contact: 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

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

RIN: 2050-AE32
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3517. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

Priority: Other Significant

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 256

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Cement kiln dust (CKD) is a high volume material byproduct 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 regulations that would be tailored to protect 
human health and the environment while limiting burden on the regulated 
community. These tailored regulations would be developed under RCRA 
subtitle C and, if necessary, the Clean Air Act. As part of its 
regulatory development effort, EPA has initiated further studies and 
has held informal discussions with stakeholders. A proposed rule was 
issued (64 FR 45632, 8/20/99) which included a comprehensive set of 
standards for the management of CKD. EPA is currently developing the 
final preamble and rule, which will address comments received on the 
proposal.

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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: souders.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3518. STORAGE, TREATMENT, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISPOSAL OF MIXED WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6926; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 6927; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 
6937

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.4; 40 CFR 262.34; 40 CFR 266

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 1999.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 2001.

Abstract: The focus of the rule is to provide flexibility under RCRA 
Subtitle C to generators of eligible mixed waste. The Agency proposed a 
conditional exemption from the definition of hazardous waste applicable 
to: low-level mixed waste (LLMW) for storage; and LLMW or Naturally 
Occurring and/or Accelerator-produced Radioactive Material (NARM) for 
transportation and disposal. Upon finalization, the rule is expected to 
reduce dual regulation for generators in the management and disposal of 
their wastes. This flexibility should enable generators of LLMW who are 
licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to claim an 
exemption for storing

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and treating these wastes in tanks or containers (using solidification, 
neutralization, or other stabilization processes) without a RCRA 
permit. This rule may also provide flexibility for the manifesting, 
transportation and disposal of eligible mixed waste. Waste meeting the 
conditions may be exempted from certain RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste 
requirements and managed as low-level radioactive waste in accordance 
with NRC regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/01/99                    64 FR 10063
NPRM                            11/19/99                    64 FR 63463
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4017
SIC Codes: Nuclear Electric Power Generation (4911); Federal Facilities 
(9431) and (9511); Mixed Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal 
Facilities (4953); Commercial Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal 
Facilities (4953); Universities (8221); Medical Facilities (8071); 
Pharmaceutical Companies (2834); Research Laboratories (8731, 8734)

Sectors Affected: 221113 Nuclear Electric Power Generation; 3254 
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 562 Waste Management and 
Remediation Services; 562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and 
Disposal; 61131 Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools; 6215 
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories; 622 Hospitals; 92 Public 
Administration; 8112 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and 
Maintenance

Agency Contact: Grace Ordaz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-1130
Fax: 703 605-0744
Email: ordaz.grace@epa.gov

Nancy Hunt, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8762
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: hunt.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE45
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3519. 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                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4088

Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-0046
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE47
_______________________________________________________________________




3520. 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 settlement 
agreement, proposed to amend the regulations for hazardous waste 
management under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to 
reduce hazards to human health and the environment for three wastes 
from the manufacturing of inorganic chemicals. EPA also proposed to add 
manganese to 40 CFR 261, Appendix VII and VIII; the 40 CFR 268 UTS 
table; and the F039 landfill leachate listing. Under the settlement 
agreement, EPA had to review the wastes from 14 inorganic chemical 
manufacturing sectors including: sodium dichromate production wastes, 
wastes from the dry process for manufacturing phosphoric acid,

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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). EPA published a proposal on September 14, 2000. The rule was 
proposed under the authority of section 3001(e)(2) of RCRA which 
directs EPA to make hazardous waste listing determinations for 
inorganic chemical manufacturing wastes. The FR notice proposes to list 
as hazardous three specific wastes under 40 CFR Part 261: 1) baghouse 
filters from the production of antimony oxide; 2) slag from the 
production of antimony oxide that is disposed of or speculatively 
accumulated; and 3) nonwastewaters from the production of titanium 
dioxide by the chloride-ilmenite process. The remaining wastes 
evaluated in the rule were proposed to not be listed as hazardous 
wastes. EPA will evaluate public comments on the proposal and develop 
the final rule. This action will include final Land Disposal 
Restrictions for the final listed wastes. Where possible, newly listed 
wastes will be given CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and 
Reportable Quantities assigned.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/14/00                    65 FR 55684
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4083

Sectors Affected: 32518 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 
325131 Inorganic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing; 325312 Phosphatic 
Fertilizer Manufacturing; 31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing; 
313 Textile Mills; 325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sue Burnell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8653
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: burnell.sue@epa.gov

Gwen DiPietro, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8285
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: dipietro.gwen@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE49
_______________________________________________________________________




3521. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (REVISION)

Priority: Other Significant

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2647

Sectors Affected: 323110 Commercial Lithographic Printing; 323114 Quick 
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; 33299 All Other Fabricated 
Metal Product 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; 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power 
Generation; 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 56292 Materials Recovery 
Facilities; 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 45431 Fuel 
Dealers; 4411 Automobile Dealers; 4471 Gasoline Stations; 811111 
General Automotive Repair

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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3522. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR): IDENTIFICATION AND 
LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a) RCRA sec 2002(a); 42 USC 6921 RCRA sec 
3001; 42 USC 6922 RCRA sec 3002; 42 USC 6922 RCRA sec 3004; 42 USC 6926 
RCRA sec 3006

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April 30, 2001.
Other, Judicial, October 31, 1999, Reproposal.

Abstract: This action would amend regulations governing solid wastes 
that are designated as hazardous, because they have been mixed with or 
derived-from listed hazardous wastes. The Agency proposed to retain the 
mixture and derived-from rules promulgated under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These rules are currently in 
effect on an emergency basis. The Agency also proposed two revisions to 
the mixture and derived-from rules. The first was an exemption for 
wastes and their residuals listed solely for the ignitability, 
corrosively, and/or reactivity characteristics. The second, which EPA 
proposed in a separate notice, was a conditional exemption from the 
mixture and derived from rules for mixed wastes (that is, wastes that 
are both hazardous and radioactive).
Because this action is deregulatory, it is not expected to have adverse 
impacts on small business. This action will be implemented by EPA and 
authorized States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
NPRM Withdrawn                  10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
NPRM Reproposal                 12/21/95                    60 FR 66344
NPRM Reproposal                 11/19/99                    64 FR 63381
Notice of Data Availability     07/18/00                    65 FR 44491
Final Action                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3328

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer 
and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, 
Appliance and Component Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Tracy Atagi, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8672
Email: atagi.tracy@epa.gov

Adam Klinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-3267
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: klinger.adam@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




3523. 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: State, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3524. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR THE U.S. FILTER RECOVERY 
SERVICES, ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA, AND APPROVED GENERATORS AND TRANSPORTERS 
OF USFRS XL WASTE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

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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                    04/00/01

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: 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

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

RIN: 2090-AA15
_______________________________________________________________________




3525.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR YOLO COUNTY 
LANDFILL, DAVIS, YOLO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6945; 42 USC 6949)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Yolo County proposed a project under EPA's Project XL to use 
certain bioreactor techniques at its municipal solid waste landfill 
(MSWLF), specifically the recirculation of leachate and the addition of 
bulk or non-containerized liquid wastes into the landfill to accelerate 
the biodegradation of landfill waste and decrease the time it takes for 
the waste to stabilize in the landfill. The principal objective of this 
bioreactor XL project is to evaluate waste decomposition rates when 
leachate is supplemented with other liquid additions. In order to carry 
out this project, Yolo County would need relief from certain 
requirements in EPA regulations which set forth operating criteria for 
MSWLFs and preclude the addition of bulk or non-containerized liquid 
wastes. This proposal to allow addition of liquid wastes will apply 
only to Phase One in Module D. The Yolo County bioreactor project is 
one of several bioreactor XL projects currently being considered by 
EPA. Proponents of bioreactor technology note that operation of MSWLFs 
as bioreactors provide a number of environmental benefits, including: 
(1) increasing the rate of waste decomposition, which in turn would 
extend the operating life of the landfill and lessen the need for 
additional landfill space or other disposal options; (2) decreasing, or 
even eliminating, the quantity, and increasing the quality, of leachate 
requiring treatment and offsite disposal, leading to decreased risks 
and costs associated with leachate management, treatment and disposal; 
(3) reduced post-closure care costs and risks, due to the accelerated, 
controlled settlement of the solid waste during landfill operation; (4) 
lower long term potential for leachate migration into the subsurface 
environment; and (5) opportunity for recovery of methane gas for energy 
production.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4498

Agency Contact: Sherri L. Walker, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4295
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: walker.sherri@epa.gov

Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA18
_______________________________________________________________________




3526.  PROJECT XL NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE FOR AUTOLIV INC. SITE-
SPECIFIC RULEMAKING

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: By publishing this document in the Federal Register, The 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicits comment on the proposed 
rule which has been drafted to implement the Autoliv XL project that is 
expected to produce superior environmental performance. EPA is 
proposing to implement this project under the Project XL program in 
order to provide site-specific regulatory flexibility under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), for the Autoliv ASP 
Inc.(Autoliv) facility in Promontory, Utah. The principal objective of 
this XL Project is to explore the benefits of a more streamlined and 
flexible RCRA regulation of pyrotechnic hazardous wastes from the 
automobile airbag industry that are treated in industrial furnaces. The 
terms of the project are defined in the Final Project Agreement (FPA) 
which was made available for public review and comments through a 
Federal Register notice on August 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 157 [FRL-
6846-7]) and signed on September 20, 2000 by Autoliv, Box Elder County, 
the state of Utah, and EPA. The facility will continue to comply with 
certain general RCRA conditions on facility operations, as described in 
this site-specific rule for the Autoliv Facility and any applicable 
state of Utah regulations. EPA anticipates that this project will 
provide information on how to develop alternative approaches to 
handling pyrotechnic waste. This information would be useful to EPA in 
learning more about alternative treatment approaches for airbag 
manufacturing wastestreams. This proposed rule will not in any way 
impact the provisions or applicability of any other existing or future 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/13/01                     66 FR 9992
Final Action                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4516

Agency Contact: Ted Cochin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0880
Fax: 202 401-6637
Email: cochin.ted@epa.gov

Mary Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator
Phone: 303 312-6491
Email: byrne.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA19
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3527. 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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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
Phone: 703 308-0454
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: chaudhari.narendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________




3528. 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, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3668

Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-0046
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE28
_______________________________________________________________________




3529. 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

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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: State, Local, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3888

Agency Contact: Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: groce.bryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE39
_______________________________________________________________________




3530. RCRA APPENDIX VIII STREAMLINING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            05/00/02

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3531. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3532. CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS (SWMUS) AT 
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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,

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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 Published - 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3533. 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: In May 1999, EPA published an Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking that described the issues the Agency has with the current 
Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) treatment standards for mercury 
bearing hazardous wastes. Based on the comments received on this ANPRM 
as well as other information the Agency has collected, we are now 
preparing a proposed rule to revise some of the LDR standards for 
mercury wastes looking at the treatment of elemental mercury waste. We 
anticipate proposing a second phase of changes to the mercury treatment 
standards when we have finished researching the performance of 
stabilization technologies. This second phase of changes will most 
likely discuss possible treatment alternatives for mercury waste that 
contains greater than or equal to 260 mg/kg total mercury. The current 
regulations require retorting of this waste or incineration if the 
waste also contains organics.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/28/99                    64 FR 28949
NPRM                            06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, 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: 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

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-AE54
_______________________________________________________________________




3534. 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: On July 20, 2000, EPA proposed revised treatment standards 
for K088 wastes. Specifically, the Agency proposed to lower the cyanide 
treatment standard and reinstate a treatment standard for fluoride 
nonwastewaters based on a deionized water leach test. Comments to the 
proposed rule were significant and suggest that there are significant 
treatment issues yet to be resolved for K088 waste. The Agency needs to 
further assess the treatment universe for K088 and is considered 
extending the possible date of a final rule or to investigate other 
strategies both regulatory and non-regulatory to facilitate recycling 
of spent aluminum potliners.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/00                    65 FR 42937
Final Action                    10/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4233

Sectors Affected: 3334 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning and 
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3535. 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

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is managed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
hazardous waste regulations. Other Federal agencies (Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human Services) 
and several States and advocacy groups have expressed concern that the 
costs associated with the disposal of large volume of such debris 
(e.g., doors, windows and demolition debris) may interfere with 
abatement activities. EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances (OPPTS) and the Office of Solid Waste have proposed a joint 
rulemaking to address the disposal of this debris. (See also RIN 2070-
AC72.) The final rule being prepared by OPPTS would develop disposal 
and management standards for this debris under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA) title IV, (the definition of abatement under TSCA 
title IV, section 401(1)(B), includes disposal). The TSCA regulations 
would establish appropriate disposal and management standards for LBP 
debris and identify recycling and incineration activities that would be 
controlled or prohibited. To minimize duplication of waste management 
requirements, EPA is developing a companion RCRA rule to suspend 
temporarily hazardous waste management regulations applicable to LBP 
debris, which will be subject to the new TSCA standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM RCRA Temporary Suspension  12/18/98                    63 FR 70233
Final Action RCRA Temporary 
Suspension                      08/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4263

Sectors Affected: 48423 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) 
Trucking, Long-Distance; 48412 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance; 
54138 Testing Laboratories; 23551 Carpentry Contractors; 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; 23592 Glass and Glazing Contractors; 56291 Remediation 
Services; 23599 All Other Special Trade Contractors; 23511 Plumbing, 
Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 23531 Electrical Contractors; 
23552 Floor Laying and Other Floor Contractors; 23311 Land Subdivision 
and Land Development; 562111 Solid Waste Collection; 562112 Hazardous 
Waste Collection; 562119 Other Waste Collection; 48411 General Freight 
Trucking, Local; 48421 Used Household and Office Goods Moving; 48422 
Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local; 23594 Wrecking 
and Demolition Contractors; 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal; 23322 
Multifamily Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering 
Contractors; 56292 Materials Recovery Facilities

Agency Contact: Rajani Joglekar, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8806
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: joglekar.rajani@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE68
_______________________________________________________________________




3536. REQUIREMENTS FOR ZINC FERTILIZER MADE FROM RECYCLED HAZARDOUS 
SECONDARY MATERIALS

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, Consent agreement; 
met deadline.
Final, Judicial, April 15, 2002, Consent 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

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, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3537. 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

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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 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 long-standing temporary wastewater treatment 
unit exemption and an 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3538. 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: EPA is developing proposed 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. On April 25, 2000 
EPA issued a regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes 
(65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000) to announce its decision that 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. This regulatory determination also 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. In 
addition, EPA stated its plan to 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 
minefilling in surface or underground mines. Although the utility 
industry has made significant improvements in waste management 
practices over recent years, and most state regulatory programs are 
similarly improving, 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% 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 also decided that the practice of 
minefilling coal combustion wastes could present a danger to human 
health and the environment under certain circumstances. Since there are 
few states that currently operate comprehensive programs that 
specifically address the unique circumstances of minefilling, the 
Agency believes national regulations under RCRA Subtitle D and/or SMCRA 
may be appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

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Phone: 703 308-8430
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: ruddy.dennis@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3539. LISTING DETERMINATION FOR WASTEWATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT 
SLUDGES FROM CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS PRODUCTIONS; LAND DISPOSAL 
RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY IDENTIFIED WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/08/00                    65 FR 67068

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected: 32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing; 32521 Resin and 
Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Ross Elliott
Phone: 703 308-8748
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: elliott.ross@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________




3540. DEFERRAL OF PHASE IV STANDARDS FOR PCBS AS A CONSTITUENT SUBJECT 
TO TREATMENT IN SOIL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/26/00                    65 FR 81373

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Ernie Brown
Phone: 703 308-8608
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: brown.ernie@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE76
_______________________________________________________________________




3541. PROJECT XL -- IBM VT PILOT PROJECT PROVIDING A SITE-SPECIFIC 
EXEMPTION OF A METALLIZATION PROCESS FROM THE F006 LISTING DESCRIPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/12/00                    65 FR 54955

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mitch Kidwell
Phone: 202 260-2515
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: kidwell.mitch@epa.gov

Nancy Birnbaum
Phone: 202 260-2601
Fax: 202 401-2474
Email: birnbaum.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




3542.  PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY 
LANDFILL, ALEXANDER, NORTH CAROLINA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6945; 42 USC 6949).

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Buncombe County proposed a project under EPA's Project XL to 
use certain bioreactor techniques at its municipal solid waste landfill 
(MSWLF), specifically, the recirculation of landfill leachate, with the 
possible addition of water, to accelerate the biodegradation of 
landfill waste and to decrease the time it takes for the waste to reach 
stabilization in the landfill. A component of this project will include 
landfill gas recovery. The principal objective of this XL project is to 
evaluate the rate of waste decomposition when leachate is added to the 
landfill and monitor the rate of gas generation. To implement this 
project, Buncombe County will need relief from certain regulatory 
requirements in EPA regulations which set forth the construction and 
operating criteria for MSWLFs. Proponents of bioreactor technology note 
that operation of MSWLFs as bioreactors provide a number of 
environmental benefits including: (1) increasing the rate of waste 
decomposition which in turn extends the operating life of the landfill 
and lessens the need for additional landfill space or other disposal 
options; (2) decreasing or even eliminating the quantity leachate 
requiring treatment and offsite disposal while improving the quality, 
leading to reduced post closure care costs and fewer risks; (4) lower 
long term potential for leachate migration into the subsurface 
environment; and (5) opportunity for recovery of methane gas for energy 
production.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/17/01                    66 FR 19403

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4497

Agency Contact: Sherri Walker, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4295
Fax: 202 260-3125
Email: walker.sherri@epa.gov

Dwight Hlustick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA22

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3543. OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION REGULATION: REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

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                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8769
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: fleischman.hugo@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3544. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423

Agency Contact: Frank Avvisato, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: avvisato.frank@epa.gov

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-AE12
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3545. 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 29                 07/27/00                    65 FR 46096

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NPRM Alabama/Malone             08/24/00                    65 FR 51567
NPRM 34                         12/01/00                    65 FR 75215
Final Action 30                 12/01/00                    65 FR 75179
NPRM 35                         01/11/01                     66 FR 2380
NPRM Site No. Undetermined      04/00/01
NPRM Site No. Undetermined      04/00/01
Final Action Site No. 
Undetermined                    04/00/01
Final Action Site No. 
Undetermined                    04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439

Agency Contact: Yolanda Singer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8835
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: singer.yolanda@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2050-AD75
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3546. 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                            10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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: Kirby Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8506
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: biggs.kirby@epa.gov

Stephen Caldwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8833
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: caldwell.stephen@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE62
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3547. 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.

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3548. STREAMLINING THE PREAUTHORIZATION MIXED FUNDING FOR APPLICATION 
AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLAIMS AGAINST SUPERFUND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current regulations at 40 CFR part 307 provide for the 
preauthorization of claims against the Superfund in instances where the 
Agency makes a determination that mixed funding is appropriate. This 
process has been labeled by many stakeholders as overly burdensome. The 
Agency has reviewed the current process in order to identify areas in 
which burdens may be lessened and requirements may be streamlined. As a 
result, the Agency is considering a proposal to amend the current 
regulation to: streamline the application process by eliminating 
duplicative information requirements; minimize the requirements related 
to management, oversight, and reporting of the cleanup, by removing the 
requirement to be guided by the Federal Acquisition Requirements, and 
replacing the requirement of maximum free and open competition with a 
bright-line standard; allow claimants to provide independent 
certification of claims and supporting documentation; streamline the 
actual payment process by taking advantage of the electronic funds 
transfer process; ensure that cost recovery concerns are addressed by 
requiring claimants, within a settlement document, to reimburse the 
Fund for costs not recovered (only in the event cost recovery is 
initiated), due to claimants' failure to provide adequate documentary 
support or upon a determination that response costs expended (and 
claimed) were not reasonable or not incurred consistent with the 
National Contingency Plan and ensure proper accounting by requiring 
offsets for funds owed to the Agency by claimants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             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
_______________________________________________________________________




3549. 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                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4201

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3550. GRANTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RULE REFORM--40 CFR PART 35 
SUBPART M

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/02/00                    65 FR 58850

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Lois Gartner
Phone: 703 603-8889
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: gartner.lois@epa.gov

Suzanne Wells
Phone: 703 603-8863
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: wells.suzanne@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE33
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3551. 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: 40 CFR 450

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 
re-development activities. The regulations will address storm water 
runoff from construction sites during the active phase of construction, 
as well as post-construction runoff. Construction activity is a major 
source of sediment and other pollutants discharged to the nation's 
waters. Industries potentially affected by this rulemaking include land 
developers, home builders, builders of commercial and industrial 
property, and other private and public sector construction site owners 
and operators. EPA will develop design criteria for erosion and 
sediment controls and storm water best management practices (BMPs). 
These requirements will be implemented in NPDES storm water permits 
issued to construction site owners and operators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/02
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4280

Sectors Affected: 23 Construction

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7150
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: strassler.eric@epa.gov

Jessee Pritts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7185
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: pritts.jesse@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3552. 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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3553. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313 CWA 303

[[Page 26255]]

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, 90 days after NPRM.

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 rule to determine the appropriate use 
designations for five waterbodies in Alabama that EPA disapproved in 
1986 and 1991.

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: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4264

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region04, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3554. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR INDIAN COUNTRY WATERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131; 40 CFR 121.17 (Revision); 40 CFR 122.4 
(Amended); 40 CFR 123.1 (Amended); 40 CFR 131.4 (Amended); 40 CFR 
131.40 (New); 40 CFR 230.10 (Amended); 40 CFR 233.1 (Amended); 40 CFR 
233.51 (Amended)

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, 90 days after NPRM.

Abstract: EPA is proposing 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; numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for 
further 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                            08/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4344

Agency Contact: Fred Leutner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1542
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: leutner.fred@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3555. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4047

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303

[[Page 26256]]

Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________




3556. 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                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4214

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

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD34
_______________________________________________________________________




3557. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 2

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 
USC 1326 CWA sec 316; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9, 122, 123, 124 and 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2002.
Final, Judicial, August 28, 2003.

Abstract: This rulemaking affects, at a minimum, existing electricity 
generating facilities that employ cooling water intake structures and 
whose intake flow levels exceed a minimum threshold to be determined by 
EPA during the rulemaking. 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 the rulemaking 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                            02/00/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4474
Split from RIN 2040-AC34.

Sectors Affected: 21 Mining; 22111 Electric Power Generation; 22133 
Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply; 311 Food Manufacturing; 3122 Tobacco 
Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 322 
Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 61131 
Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools

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-AD62
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3558. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE -- ROUND III

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786

Agency Contact: Thomas Charlton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-6960
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: charlton.tom@epa.gov

Howard Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2051
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: rubin.howarde@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3559. NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION 
SYSTEMS, MUNICIPAL SATELLITE COLLECTION SYSTEMS, AND SANITARY SEWER 
OVERFLOWS

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: 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, public 
notification, and recordkeeping requirements for sanitary sewer 
overflows (SSOs), capacity assurance, management, operation and 
maintenance requirements for municipal sanitary sewer collection 
systems; and a prohibition on SSOs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/01
Final Action                    02/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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.''

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

Agency Contact: Kevin Weiss, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0742
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: weiss.kevin@epa.gov

Sharie Centilla, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0697
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: centilla.sharie@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
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3560. 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); Biosolids 
Management (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 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                            07/00/01
Direct Final Rule               07/00/01

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4332
Note: This rule was formerly known as National Wastewater Management 
Excellence Awards Program.

Sectors Affected: 2213 Water, Sewage and Other Systems; 5622 Waste 
Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Maria Campbell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4204M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0628
Fax: 202 501-2396
Email: campbell.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD44
_______________________________________________________________________




3561. OCEAN DISCHARGES CRITERIA REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

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 existing regulations 
implementing the ocean protection provisions of section 403 of the 
Clean Water Act. A key element of the proposed rule would provide for 
establishment of baseline water quality standards for ocean waters 
beyond three miles offshore. These waters, designated ``Healthy Ocean 
Waters,'' would be protected by both a narrative statement of desired 
quality and pollutant-specific numeric criteria. The proposed rule also 
would strengthen the requirements for a permit to discharge to any 
ocean waters, and would establish a number of Special Ocean Sites 
(SOSs), which are areas within ocean waters that are of outstanding 
value, where new and significantly expanded discharges would be 
prohibited. The proposed rule will enhance the protection of the ocean 
environment and meet the goals of President Clinton's Executive Order 
on Marine Protected Areas (E.O. 13158).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/01
Final Action                    07/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4446

Sectors Affected: 21111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3562. 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 jurisdictional status 
under the Clean Water Act (CWA) of so-called ``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 a January 9, 2001, U.S. 
Supreme Court opinion. Revision of the regulatory language is necessary 
to address the Court's decision, improve regulatory clarity, and 
provide more specificity regarding CWA jurisdiction.. The rulemaking 
would clarify CWA jurisdiction for 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 the Supreme Court ruling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB74
_______________________________________________________________________




3563.  CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATION REVISIONS RE: 
USE AS MATCHING FUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1383(h)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35.3125(b)(1)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will revise the Clean Water State Revolving 
Fund (SRF) Regulations to allow the use of the SRF as a match for 
infrastructure grants. In 1990, EPA issued regulations implementing the 
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CW SRF) program, established as Title 
VI of the Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1987. Section 603(h) of the CWA 
prohibits use of the CW SRF loan as matching funds with respect to the 
non-Federal share of the cost of a treatment works project for which a 
municipality or agency is receiving assistance from the Administrator 
under any other authority. In issuing its regulations, EPA interpreted 
this prohibition broadly, applying the restriction to all treatment 
works construction. At that time, EPA believed the replacement of the 
construction grants program

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authorized by Title II of the CWA by the CW SRF would result in a 
significant decrease in the use of Federal grant funds for construction 
of treatment works. However, from FY 1995 onward, Congress has 
authorized and appropriated funds for infrastructure construction 
grants in various Appropriations Acts. At this time, there are over 700 
projects totaling over $3.3 billion dollars. In several cases, EPA has 
been asked to allow CW SRF funds to be used as a match for these 
grants; our regulation at 40 CFR 35.3125(b)(1) prohibits such action. 
However, upon reconsideration, EPA has decided its initial reading in 
1990 was too broad, and the intent of Congress was only to prohibit use 
of CW SRF loans as match for Title II construction grants. This action 
will revise the regulations to allow a State, in its operation of its 
CW SRF, to provide a loan to non-Title II infrastructure construction 
grant projects as a non-federal match. The prohibition on the use of CW 
SRF as a match for a Title II construction grant will continue.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01
Direct Final Rule With Companion 
Proposal                        09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4493

Agency Contact: Chan Hoang, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4204M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0689
Fax: 202 501-2396
Email: hoang.chan@epa.gov

Gary Hudiburgh, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, EN-336, 4204M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0626
Fax: 202 501-2396
Email: hudiburgh.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD68
_______________________________________________________________________




3564.  TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE 
CLEAN WATER ACT (REVISIONS TO METHOD 1631)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 2001, Settlement 
agreement.
Final, Judicial, September 30, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: This proposal would amend Method 1631 to add new requirements 
for clean techniques and quality control (QC) beyond those specified in 
EPA Method 1631 for the determination of mercury at water quality 
criteria levels. EPA Method 1631 was promulgated at 40 CFR 136 in June 
1999. Later that year, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the 
Chemical Manufacturers Association, and the Utility Water Act Group 
(``Petitioners'') filed a petition for judicial review of the final 
rule. One of the issues in the petition related to the clean sampling 
techniques and QC requirements in the Method. As part of a Settlement 
Agreement in October 2000, EPA agreed to sign a Federal Register notice 
proposing additional clean techniques and QC requirements for Method 
1631 by September 30, 2001, and to sign a final rule by September 30, 
2002. EPA also plans to publish a correction notice on Method 1631 
prior to proposal of the new clean techniques and QC requirements to 
clarify the use of field bland subtraction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4541

Agency Contact: William 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: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD72
_______________________________________________________________________




3565.  PROPOSAL TO REVISE AND TO RATIFY OR WITHDRAW WHOLE 
EFFLUENT TOXICITY TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-217; 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 24, 2001, Settlement 
agreement.
Final, Judicial, September 24, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR part 136 by revising several whole effluent toxicity (WET) test 
methods and by ratifying or withdrawing WET test methods listed in 
Table IA for use under the Clean Water Act. These methods were 
promulgated on October 16, 1995 (60 FR 53529). The proposed regulation 
is needed to satisfy the terms of two settlement agreements (entered 
into by EPA and Edison Electric Institute, et al., and Western 
Coalition of Arid States on July 24, 1998; and entered into by EPA and 
Lone Star Steel in January, 1997). This proposal will amend the 1995 
rule by revising three WET method manuals, and by ratifying or 
withdrawing each of the WET test methods challenged in the settlement 
agreements from these three manuals. Specific revisions include: the 
requirement of blocking by parentage in Method 1002, the requirement 
for demonstration of valid concentration-response relationships, the 
inclusion of specific procedures to control pH drift, and the inclusion 
of procedures to reduce pathogenic interferences in Method 1000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4514

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

Marion Kellly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-7117
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: kelly.marion@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD73
_______________________________________________________________________




3566.  REVISIONS TO THE NATIONAL OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES 
POLLUTION CONTINGENCY PLAN; SUBPART J PRODUCT SCHEDULE LISTING 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CWA section 311(d)(2); 33 USC 1321(d)(2)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 300

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will propose revisions to subpart J of the 
National Contingency Plan (NCP) (40 CFR part 300.900). Section 
311(d)(2)(G) of the Clean Water Act requires that EPA prepare a 
schedule of dispersants, other chemicals, and other spill mitigating 
devices and substances, if any, that may be used in carrying out the 
NCP. Under subpart J, respondents wishing to add a product to the 
Product Schedule must submit technical product data specified in 40 CFR 
300.915 to EPA. This rulemaking will propose revisions to subpart J to 
clarify and change protocols for effectiveness and toxicity testing. It 
will clarify EPA authority to remove products from the Product 
Schedule. These changes will help ensure protection of the environment 
when these products are used to clean up and mitigate oil spills onto 
land and water.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4526

Sectors Affected: 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 
3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 
3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: William ``Nick'' Nichols, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9918
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: nichols.nick@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE87
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3567. 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: State, Local, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3568. 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

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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: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3569. 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                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3570. 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 136; 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 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               01/16/01                     66 FR 3466
Notice of Withdrawal            05/00/01
Final Action                    01/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




3571. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT NEW FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT, PHASE 1

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.
Final, Judicial, November 9, 2001.

Abstract: This rulemaking affects 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

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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                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3444

Sectors Affected: 21 Mining; 22111 Electric Power Generation; 22133 
Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply; 311 Food Manufacturing; 3122 Tobacco 
Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 322 
Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 61131 
Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools

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
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3572. STREAMLINING THE GENERAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING AND 
NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

Priority: Other Significant

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                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0652
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov

Jan Pickerel, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7904
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: pickerel.jan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
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3573. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/95                      60 FR 419
Final Action                    09/00/01

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

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3574. 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: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3488

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC25
_______________________________________________________________________




3575.  PROCEDURES FOR TRIBES TO OBTAIN APPROVAL FOR TREATMENT AS 
A STATE TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THE BEACHES PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 UCS 1375(a) et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35; 40 CFR 130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This interim final rule will establish procedures under the 
Clean Water Act for EPA to treat Indian Tribes in substantially the 
same manner in which it treats states for purposes of obtaining 
financial assistance.
As part of the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act 
of 2000, EPA is authorized to award grants to develop and implement 
monitoring and notification programs for coastal or Great lakes 
recreational waters. This rule will describe the requirements for 
Indian tribes to become eligible for grants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              10/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4515

Agency Contact: Frances A. Desselle, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1320

RIN: 2040-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3576. 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                      10/06/00                    65 FR 59791
Final Action                    04/00/01

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: 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

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

RIN: 2090-AA16

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3577. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1317 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 438

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2002.

Abstract: EPA is developing effluent limitations guidelines for 
facilities that generate wastewater while processing metal parts; metal 
products; and machinery, including manufacture, assembly, rebuilding, 
repair, and maintenance. A proposed rule in 1995 covered seven 
industrial groups: aircraft, aerospace, hardware, ordnance, stationary 
industrial equipment, mobile industrial equipment, and electronic 
equipment. EPA has consolidated this rulemaking with a second phase, 
and coverage will include additional industrial groups such as: bus and 
truck, household equipment, instruments, motor vehicles, office 
machines, precious metals and jewelry, railroads, job shops, printed 
circuit boards, and ships and boats. The deadlines and timetable apply 
to the consolidated Phase 1 and 2 rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Phase 1)                  05/30/95                    60 FR 28210
NPRM (Consolidated Phase 1 and 
2)                              01/03/01                      66 FR 424
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2806
For more information on Metal Products and Machinery on the Internet, 
please visit:
http://www.epa.gov/ost/guide/mpm/index.html

Sectors Affected: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 339 Miscellaneous 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Shari Barash, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7130
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: barash.shari@epa.gov

Mike Ebner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5397
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: ebner.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3578. 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 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, April 30, 2002.

Abstract: EPA is proposing to revise the effluent limitations 
guidelines and standards for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point 
Source Category to reflect significant industry changes related to 
consolidation and modernization within the U.S. steelmaking industry as 
well as advances in manufacturing technologies, in-process pollution 
prevention, water conservation practices, and end-of-pipe wastewater 
treatment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/00                    65 FR 81963
Final Action                    04/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

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
Email: tingley.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




3579. 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: State, Local, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3580. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE 
CATEGORY, AND NPDES REGULATION FOR CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 
33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 412; 40 CFR 122.23

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2002.

Abstract: Feedlot operations are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR 412 and concentrated animal feeding operations 
(CAFOs) are covered by permitting regulations at 40 CFR 122.23. This 
action will revise the existing effluent guidelines to address swine, 
poultry, beef, and dairy cattle operations and the NPDES regulation for 
concentrated animal feeding operations. The existing regulations, which 
require the largest confined animal feeding operations to achieve zero 
discharge of wastes to surface waters except for certain storm related 
discharges, have not been sufficient to resolve water quality 
impairment from feedlot operations. Feedlot operations are substantial 
contributors of nutrients in surface waters that have severe anoxia 
(low levels of dissolved oxygen) and problem algae blooms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/01                     66 FR 2959
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4153

Sectors Affected: 11221 Hog and Pig Farming; 11232 Broilers and Other 
Meat Type Chicken Production; 11231 Chicken Egg Production; 112112 
Cattle Feedlots; 11212 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production; 11241 Sheep 
Farming; 11233 Turkey Production; 11292 Horse and Other Equine 
Production; 11239 Other Poultry Production

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

Karen Metchis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0734
Email: metchis.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD19
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3581. 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 adsorbable 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: State, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3582. 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: 40 CFR 451

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

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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 
station, nutrients, and pathogens as the major cause of water quality 
impairment. With the growth of the aquaculture industry, and 
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

Federalism:  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

Kristen Strellec, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6036
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: strellec.kristen@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD55
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3583. 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 nations 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                             To Be                       Determined
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

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
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3584. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS REGULATION -- REVISION

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Water quality standards set by States and Indian tribes 
establish the water quality goals for surface waters of the U.S. and 
the means by which attainment of these goals will be measured and 
assured. They are the foundation for protecting water quality and 
related public health and welfare and the ecological health of the 
nation's waters. The Federal water quality standards regulation at 40 
CFR Part 131 governs the development, review and revision of water 
quality standards under section 303(c) of the Clean Water Act by States 
and Indian Tribes, and the review and approval of water quality 
standards by EPA. Based upon the Federal, State, Tribal and local 
experience gained in the program over the last 20 years, EPA's proposed 
revisions to 40 CFR 131 are intended to strengthen the water quality 
standards regulation thus enhancing water quality management on a 
watershed basis, and focusing Federal, State and Tribal resources on 
the areas of greatest concern. Program areas identified for revision 
include mixing zone policies and procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/07/98                    63 FR 36741
NPRM                            07/00/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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

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3585. 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 higher than water 
quality-based criteria for metals, approval of new EPA test procedures 
is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3586. 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                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714

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

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3587. 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 would 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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-

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

RIN: 2040-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3588. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CO-PLANAR AND MONO-ORTHO-
SUBSTITUTED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1314(h) CWA 
501(a); 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR parts 136 and 503 to approve EPA Method 1668 for the congener-
specific determination of co-planar and mono-ortho-substituted 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in effluent ambient water and sludge. 
This method is necessary for the implementation of water quality-based 
permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
(NPDES) of the Clean Water Act. Water quality-based permits are 
necessary when technology-based controls do not 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                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3589. 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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3590. 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                            06/00/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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


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Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD52
_______________________________________________________________________




3591. 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 forth at 40 CFR part 136, appendix B. EPA's Office of 
Water has not promulgated a generic 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: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3592. 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                            05/00/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

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
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3593.  MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING 
WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF 
THE CLEAN WATER ACT, PHASE 3

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 
USC 1326 CWA sec 316; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9, 122, 123, 124 and 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 15, 2003.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2004.

Abstract: This rulemaking affects, at a minimum, existing facilities 
that use cooling water intake structures, and whose intake flow levels 
exceed a

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minimum threshold EPA will determine during this rulemaking. The 
affected facilities include 1) electricity generating facilities not 
covered by Phase 2 regulations; 2) pulp and paper manufacturing 
facilities; 3) chemicals and allied products manufacturing facilities; 
4) petroleum and coal products manufacturing facilities; and 5) primary 
metals manufacturing facilities. 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 
structures. Entrainment occurs when aquatic organisms, eggs and larvae 
are drawn into the cooling system, through the heat exchanger, and then 
pumped back out with significant injury or mortality to the entrained 
organisms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4543
Split from RIN 2040-AC34.

Sectors Affected: 21 Mining; 22111 Electric Power Generation; 22133 
Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply; 311 Food Manufacturing; 3122 Tobacco 
Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 322 
Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 61131 
Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools

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-AD70
_______________________________________________________________________




3594. 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

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: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3234

Agency Contact: Ruby Cooper-Ford, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0767
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: ford.ruby@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC26
_______________________________________________________________________




3595. 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 waters of the United States. 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 waterbody. In contrast, EPA's 
definition of fill material looks to whether the effect is to replace 
waters of the United States with dry land or change the

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bottom elevation of waterbodies, 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: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4375

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD51
_______________________________________________________________________




3596.  TEST PROCEDURES: NEW AND UPDATED TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE 
ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS 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); 76 
Stat 816; PL 92-500; 91 Stat 1567; PL 95-217; 100 Stat 7; PL 100-4

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 parts 136 and 141 to approve new and updated EPA methods for 
wastewater, ambient water quality, and drinking water, including new 
and updated versions of methods from voluntary consensus standards 
bodies and other organizations. These methods are used to comply with 
monitoring requirements in the wastewater, ambient water quality and/or 
drinking water programs, as authorized under the Clean Water Act (CWA) 
and Safe Drinking Water Act. This regulation would propose new methods 
for metals such as Method 1638 (which utilizes ICP/MS), new methods for 
chemical pollutants (e.g., Method 245.7), and updated methods for 
chemical and biological pollutants (e.g., Methods 625 and 1625), 
including methods from voluntary consensus standards bodies (VCSBs), 
and from other external organizations. The new and updated methods 
include methods from organizations such as the American Society for 
Testing and Materials (ASTM), Standard Methods, Association of Official 
Analytical Methods-International, and U.S. Geological Survey.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4540

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: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD71
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3597. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 437

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/22/00                    65 FR 81241

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected: 562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and 
Disposal

Agency Contact: Jan Matuszko
Phone: 202 260-9126
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: matuszko.jan@epa.gov

Tim Connor
Phone: 202 260-3164
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: connor.timothy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB78
_______________________________________________________________________




3598. REFORMATTING OF EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 40 CFR PARTS 
401 THROUGH 471

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 405 to 471 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       04/23/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Hugh Wise
Phone: 202 260-7177
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: wise.hugh@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC79

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3599. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING 
FLUIDS IN THE OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 435

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/22/01                     66 FR 6849

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected: 21111 Oil and Gas Extraction

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston
Phone: 202 260-7186
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: johnston.carey@epa.gov

Ron Kirby
Phone: 202 260-7168
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: kirby.ronald@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________




3600. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE ORGANIC CHEMICALS, 
PLASTICS AND SYNTHETIC FIBERS CATEGORY (COMPLETION OF A 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.
In the November 22, 1999 Regulatory Agenda, we indicated that we would 
perform a review of this rule in accordance with section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act. We are now announcing completion of that 
review and our decisions based on that review. We have concluded that 
this rule should remain in effect with no modification. Our analysis 
confirmed that effluent limitations for the OCPSF industry are a 
necessary component of the comprehensive program to restore and 
maintain the quality of our Nation's waters. In particular, the OCPSF 
rule contributes significantly to pollutant reductions, accounting for 
reductions of more than 100 million pounds per year. The Agency's Toxic 
Release Inventory indicates that releases from OCPSF facilities to 
surface waters and to POTWs remain an environmental concern, and that 
the effluent limitations should remain in place. Our analysis yielded 
no reasons to amend or rescind the rule due to need, complexity, or 
overlap with other rules. This conclusion is based on the lack of 
adverse comments, or any expressed need for a rule change from the 
major stakeholders, including the permitting authorities and the 
regulated community. Our analysis also included a review of the 
industry's technology changes and economic conditions. We did not 
identify innovations or other process changes that would significantly

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/05/87                    52 FR 42522
Begin Review                    11/22/99                    64 FR 65140
End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged at This Time     02/15/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3601. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE I

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Required                        04/23/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener
Phone: 404 562-9267

Jim Keating
Phone: 202 260-3845
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: keating.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3602. AMEND THE FINAL WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM 
TO PROHIBIT MIXING ZONES FOR BIOACCUMULATIVE CHEMICALS OF CONCERN

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 132

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/13/00                    65 FR 67638

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Mark Morris

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Phone: 202 260-0312
Fax: 202 260-5394
Email: morris.markl@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD32
_______________________________________________________________________




3603. PROMULGATION OF PROVISIONS IN THE FINAL WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR 
THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM FOR WATERS WITHIN THE GREAT LAKES BASIN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 132

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - New York         10/06/00                    65 FR 59732
Final Action - Wisconsin        11/06/00                    65 FR 66502
No Further Action Will Be Taken 04/01/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 202 260-0312
Fax: 202 260-5394
Email: morris.markl@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD66
_______________________________________________________________________




3604. FURTHER REVISIONS TO CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF DISCHARGE OF 
DREDGED MATERIAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 323.2(d); 40 CFR 232.2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/17/01                     66 FR 4549

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: John Lishman
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

John Goodin
Phone: 202 260-9910
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD41
_______________________________________________________________________




3605. ROUND I SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE -- PHASE TWO AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Planned                         04/23/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC53
_______________________________________________________________________




3606. SITE-SPECIFIC RULE UNDER XL TO GRANT WAIVER FROM BMP REGULATIONS 
UNDER CWA CLUSTER RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/27/00                    65 FR 46104

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

Agency Contact: Nina Bonnelycke
Phone: 202 260-3344
Fax: 202 401-6637
Email: bonnelycke.nina@epa.gov

Chris Rascher
Phone: 617 918-1834

RIN: 2090-AA12
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3607. USE OF SCREENING METHODS FOR COMPLIANCE MONITORING OF DRINKING 
WATER CONTAMINANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f 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

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this rule making. 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                           10/00/01
NPRM                            07/00/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3608. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ALDICARB

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq; SDWA 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 and make a determination of 
what further action is appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           08/00/01
NPRM                            08/00/03
Final Rule                      08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3238

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Dan Olson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6269
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: olson.daniel@epa.gov

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-AC13
_______________________________________________________________________




3609. DRINKING WATER: REGULATORY DETERMINATIONS REGARDING CONTAMINANTS 
ON THE DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq; SDWA 1412(b)(1)(B)

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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          04/00/01
Notice of Final Regulatory 
Determinations                  08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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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: Dan Olson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6269
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: olson.daniel@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3610. 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, 2002, 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                           10/00/01
Notice of Final Decision        08/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3035
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: parrotta.marc@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD67
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3611. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 40 USC 300g-1(b); SDWA 1412(b); 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 
300g-1; 42 USC 300g-2; 42 USC 300g-3; 42 USC 300g-4; 42 USC 300g-5; 42 
USC 300g-6; 42 USC 300j-4; 42 USC 300j-9; 42 USC 300j-11

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141 to 142; 40 CFR 9

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 
(LT2ESWTR) will control risk from microbial pathogens in drinking 
water. It is being developed simultaneously with the Stage 2 
Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) which will 
address risk caused by the use of disinfectants in drinking water. This 
rule could affect all public water systems that use surface water as a 
source. Promulgating the LT2ESWTR and the Stage 2 DBPR as a paired 
rulemaking is necessary to ensure that adequate protection from 
microbial risk is maintained while EPA manages risk from disinfection 
byproducts. EPA is required to promulgate the Stage 2 DBPR by May, 
2002, under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act amendments. In developing 
the LT2ESWTR, EPA will analyze a significant body of new survey data on 
microbial pathogens in source and finished waters, as well as data on 
parameters which could serve as indicators of microbial risk. This 
survey data, which was collected under the Information Collection Rule 
(ICR), Supplemental Surveys to the ICR, and additional research 
projects, will provide a substantially more comprehensive and complete 
picture of the occurrence of waterborne pathogens than was available 
previously. EPA will also use significant new data on the efficiency of 
treatment processes for the removal and inactivation of microorganisms, 
as well as new information on the pathogenicity of certain pathogens, 
to determine effective regulatory requirements for controlling 
microbial risk. On March

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30, 1999 EPA established a committee of stakeholders under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to assist in the development of these 
rules. The FACA committee made recommendations on rule options to EPA 
in September 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 4341

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Thomas Grubbs, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7270
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov

Dan Schmelling, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1439
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: schmelling.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




3612. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE 2 
DISINFECTANTS/DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 40 USC 300g-1(b); SDWA 1412(b); 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 
300g-2; 42 USC 300g-3; 42 USC 300g-4; 42 USC 300g-5; 42 USC 300g-6; 42 
USC 300j-4; 42 USC 300j-9; 42 USC 300j-11

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141 to 142; 40 CFR 9

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 31, 2002.

Abstract: The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments require EPA to 
promulgate a Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 
2 DBPR) by May, 2002. EPA plans to propose this rule in 2001. The 
Regulation, along with a Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment 
Rule (LT2ESWTR) that will be promulgated simultaneously, is intended to 
expand existing public health protections and address concerns about 
risk trade-offs between pathogens and disinfection byproducts. This 
rule could affect all public water systems that add a disinfectant to 
the drinking water during any part of the treatment process although 
the impacts may be limited to community water systems (CWSs) and non-
transient non-community water systems (NTNCWSs). Promulgating the 
LT2ESWTR and the Stage 2 DBPR as a paired rulemaking is necessary to 
ensure that adequate protection from microbial risk is maintained while 
EPA manages risk from disinfection byproducts. In developing the Stage 
2 DBPR, EPA will analyze a significant body of new survey data on 
source water quality parameters, treatment data and disinfection 
byproduct occurrence. This survey data, which was collected under the 
Information Collection Rule (ICR), Supplemental Surveys to the ICR, and 
additional research projects, will provide a substantially more 
comprehensive and complete picture of the occurrence of DBPs and 
microbiological pathogens than was available previously. EPA will also 
use new information on the health effects of exposure to DBPs to 
determine effective regulatory requirements for controlling risk. On 
March 30, 1999 EPA reconvened a committee of stakeholders under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to assist in the development of 
these rules. The FACA made recommendations on rule options to EPA in 
September, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/01
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 4342

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Thomas Grubbs, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7270
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov

Jennifer McLain, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0431
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: mclain.jennifer@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




3613. 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 analyses may be used to modify existing 
regulations during the statutorily required 6-year regulatory review 
cycle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/01
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3614. NATIONAL SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS (NSDWR): METHYL 
TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE NSDWR

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 143 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is a fuel additive used 
primarily to increase the oxygen content in gasoline. 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. Although the use of MTBE in 
gasoline has helped to reduce harmful air emissions, it is being 
detected in ground water and surface water throughout the country. In 
some instances the affected waters are drinking water sources. At 
relatively low levels, MTBE's taste and odor can make drinking water 
supplies unacceptable to consumers. In this action, EPA is proposing a 
secondary standard for MTBE, which will provide control levels for 
taste and odor acceptability and to protect the public welfare.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/01
Final Action                    08/00/02

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
Phone: 202 260-2527
Fax: 202 260-3762

RIN: 2040-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________




3615. 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); Safe Drinking Water Act 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3616. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq; SDWA 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999.
Final, Statutory, November 2, 2000.
Other, Statutory, February 6, 1999, Publish radon health risk reduction 
and cost analysis.

Abstract: EPA proposed new regulations for radon in drinking water 
which will provide states flexibility in how to manage the health risks 
from radon, in both drinking water and in indoor air. States would be 
able to focus their efforts on the highest radon risks to the public - 
in indoor air - while reducing the highest risks from radon in drinking 
water. Breathing indoor radon in homes is the primary public health 
risk from radon, contributing to about 15,000-22,000 lung cancer deaths 
each year in the

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United States, according to a landmark report this year by the National 
Academy of Sciences. That makes radon in indoor air the second leading 
cause of lung cancer in the United States. Based on a second NAS 
report, EPA estimates that radon in drinking water causes about 168 
cancer deaths per year, of which about 89 percent are lung cancer from 
breathing radon released from water. The remaining 11 percent of the 
risk is for stomach cancer from drinking radon-containing water.
The proposal is based on the unique framework outlined in the 1996 Safe 
Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The proposed new regulation will provide two 
options to states and water systems for reducing public health risks 
from radon. Under the first option, states can choose to develop 
enhanced state programs to address the health risks from indoor radon 
while water systems reduce radon levels in drinking water to at or 
below the higher, alternative maximum contaminant level MCL proposed at 
4,000 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter, a standard unit of radiation) , 
ensuring protection from the highest risks from radon in drinking 
water. EPA is encouraging the states to adopt this approach as the most 
cost-effective way to achieve the greatest radon risk reduction. If a 
state does not elect this option, the second option would require water 
systems in that state to either reduce radon in drinking water levels 
to the MCL of 300 pCi/L, or to develop a local indoor radon program and 
reduce levels in drinking water to 4000 pCi/L. Those systems initially 
at the MCL or lower will not need to treat their water for radon.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice                          02/26/99                     64 FR 9560
NPRM                            11/02/99                    64 FR 59245
Final Action                    09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 2281

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Sylvia Malm, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0417
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: malm.sylvia@epa.gov

James Taft, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5519
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: taft.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3617. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

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 300f; SDWA 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141 400 to 406; 40 CFR 142 14 to 16 (revision)

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 31, 2002.

Abstract: EPA has proposed a targeted risk-based regulatory strategy 
for all ground water systems. The proposed requirements provide a 
meaningful opportunity to reduce public health risk associated with the 
consumption of waterborne pathogens from fecal contamination for a 
substantial number of people served by ground water sources. The 
proposed strategy addresses risks through a multiple-barrier approach 
that relies on five major components: periodic sanitary surveys of 
ground water systems requiring the evaluation of eight elements and the 
identification of significant deficiencies; hydrogeologic assessments 
to identify wells sensitive to fecal contamination; source water 
monitoring for systems drawing from sensitive wells without treatment 
or with other indications of risk; a requirement for correction of 
significant deficiencies and fecal contamination through the following 
actions: eliminate the source of contamination, correct the significant 
deficiency, provide an alternative source water, or provide a treatment 
which achieves at least 99.99 percent (4-log) inactivation or removal 
of viruses, and compliance monitoring to insure disinfection treatment 
is reliably operated where it is used.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/10/00                    65 FR 30194
Final Action                    11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 2340
Statutory deadline for final: After August 6,1999 but before the 
Administrator promulgates a stage II rulemaking for disinfection and 
disinfection byproducts (currently scheduled for May 2002).
NPRM-http://www.epa.gov/safewater/gwr.html

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Eric Burneson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1445
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: burneson.eric@epa.gov

Tracy Bone, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2954
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: bone.tracy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA97
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3618. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC AND 
CLARIFICATIONS TO COMPLIANCE AND NEW SOURCE CONTAMINANT MONITORING

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f SDWA 1412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141 (Revision); 40 CFR 142 (Revision)

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Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, January 1, 2000.
Final, Statutory, June 22, 2001.

Abstract: On January 22, 2001, EPA published a final Arsenic Rule (66 
FR 6975). On March 23, 2001, EPA published a notice extending the 
effective date of the final Arsenic Rule from March 23, 2001, to May 
22, 2001 (66 FR 16134), in accordance with a January 20, 2001, 
memorandum from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, 
entitled ``Regulatory Review Plan,'' (published in the Federal Register 
on January 24, 2001). The 60-day delay in effective date was necessary 
to give Agency officials the opportunity for further review and 
consider the new rule. On April 23, 2001, EPA published a proposal to 
further extend the effective date of the final Arsenic Rule from May 
22, 2001, to February 22, 2002 (66 FR 20579). As its next step in the 
process of reviewing the final Arsenic Rule, EPA will prepare a 
proposal for comment on a range of arsenic maximum contaminant level 
options from 3 ppb to 20 ppb.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Plan Arsenic Research Topics for 
Funding                         12/24/96                    61 FR 67800
NPRM                            06/22/00                    65 FR 38888
Extension of Effective Date     01/22/01                     66 FR 6975
Final Action                    03/23/01                    66 FR 16134
Further Extension of Effective 
Date                            04/23/01                    66 FR 20579
Effective Date                  02/22/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 2807
Final Action-www.epa.gov/safewater/ars/arsenic-finalrule.html

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9531
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: dooley.irene@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB75
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3619. 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
Notice - Decision To Regulate or 
Not                             08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3176

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Dan Olson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6269
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: olson.daniel@epa.gov

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-AC07
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3620. 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 by-products. 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 ground water 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

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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                    08/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4147

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Jeffery Robichaud, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2568
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: robichaud.jeffery@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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3621. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: FILTER BACKWASH 
RECYCLING RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g1(b)(14); SDWA 1412(b)(14)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.76; 40 CFR 142.16

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 6, 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                    05/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4146

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Jeffery Robichaud, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2568
Fax: 202 401-6135
Email: robichaud.jeffery@epa.gov

Philip Berger, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7006
TDD Phone: 202 401-6135
Email: berger.philip@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD65
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3622. 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 part 147 of its UIC 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 second reason, more importantly, is to allow EPA to incorporate by 
reference into the Code of Federal Regulations the State program 
authorities. Current citations to State regulations in 40 CFR part 147 
are out of date for many States. This update is necessary to ensure 
that the CFR accurately reflects current approved State UIC programs 
and that elements of those programs are federally enforceable if 
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 because we will merely be 
incorporating by reference elements of already effective State 
programs.

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

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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
_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3623. UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING RULE - LIST 2

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.40

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/11/01                     66 FR 2273

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Charles Job
Phone: 202 260-7084
Email: job.charles@epa.gov

Rachel Sakata
Phone: 202 260-2527
Fax: 202 260-3762

RIN: 2040-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




3624. REFORMATTING OF DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further Action 
Planned                         04/23/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: James Taft
Phone: 202 260-5519
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: taft.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC41
_______________________________________________________________________




3625. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADIUM, URANIUM, 
ALPHA, BETA AND PHOTON EMITTERS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/07/00                    65 FR 76708

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: David Huber
Phone: 202 260-9566
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: huber.david@epa.gov

William Labiosa
Phone: 202 260-4835
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: labiosa.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC98
_______________________________________________________________________




3626. REVISION TO THE INTERIM ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE 
(IESWTR) AND THE STAGE 1 DISINFECTANTS AND DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS RULE 
(DBPR) AND PRIMACY REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/16/01                     66 FR 3769

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Jennifer Melch
Phone: 202 260-7035
Fax: 202 401-2345
Email: melch.jennifer@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD43
_______________________________________________________________________




3627. DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/12/01                     66 FR 2823

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Kimberley Roy
Phone: 202 260-2794
Fax: 202 401-2345
Email: roy.kimberley@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD20

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_______________________________________________________________________


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3628. 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 United States. The rule may require certain vessels and waste 
handling facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. Local governments and businesses involved 
with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of these wastes 
would be affected by this rule. Currently no tribes are known to be 
involved in waste handling of this type; therefore none would be 
affected by this rule. In regards to small businesses, EPA has provided 
guidance on development of operation and maintenance manuals and 
encourages the use and documentation of existing industry practices 
that meet or exceed the EPA proposed minimum waste handling standards. 
All indications are that this regulation as proposed would have a 
minimal economic impact. This regulation will result in reduction of 
municipal and commercial wastes deposited in coastal waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/94                    59 FR 44798
Final Action                    02/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820

Agency Contact: Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6419
Fax: 202 260-9920
Email: giordano.steven@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB85
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