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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)






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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL-7461-6

Spring 2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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

[sbull] Regulations and major policies currently under development,

[sbull] Reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and

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

TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST: If you would like to 
subscribe, please send an e-mail with your name and address to: 
ncepimal@one.net, or call 800-490-9198. There is no charge for single 
copies of the Agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO MAKE GENERAL SUGGESTIONS CONTACT: If you 
have questions or comments about a particular action, please get in 
touch with the agency contact listed in each Agenda entry. If you have 
general questions about or suggestions for improving the Agenda or 
questions about EPA's decision making 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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

a. What Is EPA's Goal in Developing Regulations and Policies and What 
Key Principles Drive EPA's Rulemaking and Policymaking Process?

b. What Laws and Executive Orders Apply to EPA's Regulatory Development 
Efforts?

c. How Can You be Involved in EPA's Rule and Policy Making Process?

d. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

e. How Is the Agenda Organized?

f. What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

g. How Can You Find Out More About EPA Rulemakings?

h. What Special Attention Do We Give to the Impacts of Rules on Small 
Businesses, Small Governments, and Small Nonprofit Organizations:

i. Acknowledgment of Those Involved in the Rulemaking Process

A. What Is EPA's Goal in Developing Regulations and Policies and What 
Key Principles Drive EPA's Rulemaking and Policymaking Process?

    Our primary objective is to protect human health and the 
environment. To achieve this objective and ensure that our 
decisions are cost-effective and fully protective, we conduct high 
quality scientific, economic, and policy analyses. These analyses 
are planned and initiated at early stages in the regulatory 
development process, so that Agency decision makers are well 
informed of the qualitative and quantitative benefits and costs as 
they select among alternative approaches. It is also important that 
we continue to apply new and improved methods to protect the 
environment, such as: building flexibility into regulations from 
the very beginning, creating strong partnerships with the regulated 
community, vigorously engaging in public outreach and involvement, 
and using effective nonregulatory approaches. Research, testing and 
adoption of new environmental protection methods is also a central 
tenet in environmental problem solving. The integration of all 
these elements via a well managed regulatory development process 
and a strong commitment to innovative solutions will ensure that we 
all benefit from significant environmental improvements that are 
fair, efficient, and protective. Our overall success is measured by 
our effectiveness in protecting human health and the environment.

B. What Laws and Executive Orders Apply to EPA's Regulatory Development 
Efforts?

    Besides the fundamental environmental laws authorizing EPA 
actions such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, there are 
legal requirements that apply to the issuance of regulations that 
are generally 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.

    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; 58 FR 
51735; October 4, 1993), 12898 (Environmental Justice; 59 FR 7629; 
February 16, 1994 ), 13045 (Children's Health Protection; 62 FR 
19885; April 23, 1997), 13132 (Federalism; 64 FR 43255, August 10, 
1999), 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; 65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), and 13211 (Energy; 66 
FR 28355, May 22, 2001).

    You can find information on these laws and Executive orders 
through links from www.epa.gov/regagenda.

C. How Can You Be Involved in EPA's Rule and Policy Making Process?

    You can make your voice heard by getting in touch with the 
contact person provided in each Agenda entry. We urge you to 
participate as early in the process as possible. You may also 
participate by commenting on proposed rules that we publish in the 
Federal Register. To be most effective, comments should contain 
information and data that support your position, and you also 
should explain why we should incorporate your suggestion in the 
rule or non-regulatory action. It is also particularly helpful and 
persuasive if you provide examples to illustrate your concerns and 
offer specific alternatives.

    We believe our actions will be more cost-effective and 
protective if our development process includes stakeholders working 
with us to identify the most practical and effective solutions to 
problems. We urge you to become involved in this process.

D. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

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

[sbull] Administrative actions such as delegations of authority, 
changes of address or phone numbers.

[sbull] Under the Clean Air Act: Revisions to State Implementation 
Plans; Equivalent Methods for Ambient Air Quality Monitoring; Deletions 
from

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the New Source Performance Standards source categories list; 
Delegations of Authority to States; Area Designations for Air Quality 
Planning Purposes.

[sbull] Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: 
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).

[sbull] Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: Actions 
regarding pesticide tolerances and food additive regulations, including 
the tolerance reassessment process.

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

[sbull] 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.

[sbull] 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:

[sbull] First, into fourteen divisions based on the law that would 
authorize a particular action. These divisions are:

1. General, which includes cross-cutting actions, such as rules 
authorized by multiple statutes and general acquisition rules

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 (CERCLA) Superfund

12. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

13. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

14. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

[sbull] Second, by the current stage of development. The stages are:

1. Prerulemaking - Prerulemaking actions are generally 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 Rule - This section includes EPA rulemaking actions that 
are within a year of proposal (publication of Notices of Proposed 
Rulemakings (NPRMs)).

3. Final Rule - This section includes rules that will be issued as a 
final rule within a year.

4. Long-Term Action - This section includes rulemakings for which the 
next scheduled regulatory action is after May 2004.

5. Completed Action - This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the Fall 2002 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.

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

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 have not appeared in 
previous Agendas) are preceded by a bullet ([sbull]). 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. OMB reviews all significant rules including both 
of the first two categories, ``economically significant'' and 
``other significant.''

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

     Other Significant: A rulemaking that is not economically 
significant but is considered significant for other reasons. This 
category includes rules that may:

[sbull] Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;

[sbull] Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, 
user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of 
recipients; or

[sbull] Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles in Executive 
Order 12866.

     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 recurring application of a regulatory program in

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the Code of Federal Regulations (e.g., certain State Implementation 
Plans, National Priority List updates, Significant New Use Rules, 
State Hazardous Waste Management Program actions, and Tolerance 
exemptions). If an action that would normally be classified Routine 
and Frequent is reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget 
under E.O. 12866, then we would classify the action as either 
``Economically Significant'' or ``Other Significant.''

     Informational/Administrative/Other: An action 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 Act (5 U.S.C. 801, et seq.) 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 would 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 action will 
address.

    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 developing an action. 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 (RFA). Generally, such an analysis is required for 
proposed or final rules subject to the RFA 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 businesses, small governments, or small 
nonprofit organizations

    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 generally 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.

    Energy Impacts: Indicates whether the action is a significant 
energy action under Executive Order 13211.

    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.

    URLs: For some of our actions we include the Internet addresses 
for: reading copies of rulemaking documents; submitting comments on 
proposals; and getting more information about the rulemaking and 
the program of which it is a part.

    RIN: The Regulatory 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. How Can You Find Out More About EPA Rulemakings?

1. Regulatory Agenda Databases and Search Engines: If you have access 
to the Internet you can use databases and their accompanying search 
engines developed by the EPA and the Regulatory Information Service 
Center (RISC) at the General Services Administration to help you locate 
actions that are of interest to you. The EPA Regulatory Agenda search 
engine is located at www.epa.gov/regagenda. We thoroughly update this 
database each spring and fall and we partially update it several other 
times during the year. RISC's searchable databases are at http://
ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/. They includes links to all agencies' Regulatory 
Agendas and Regulatory Plans going back to October 1995.

2. Appendices to the Agenda: There are six appendices that provide:

[sbull] An index based on subject matter

[sbull] A list of actions that may have a significant impact on a 
substantial number of small businesses, small governments, or small 
non-profit organizations

[sbull] A list of actions that may have some impact on some small 
businesses, small governments, or small non-profit organizations but 
which may either have less than a significant impact or affect fewer 
than a substantial number of them

[sbull] A list of the existing rules that we are reviewing under 
section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

[sbull] A list of actions that may affect State, local, or tribal 
governments, and

[sbull] A list of actions that may have federalism implications as 
defined in Executive Order 13132.

3. Public Dockets and Other URLs for Individual Actions: When EPA 
announces the initiation of a rulemaking, typically through the 
publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking or a notice of 
proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, the Agency may establish 
an official docket to accumulate materials throughout the development 
process for that rulemaking. The official docket serves as the 
repository for the collection of documents or information related to a 
particular agency action or activity. EPA most commonly uses dockets 
for rulemaking actions, but dockets may also be used for various other 
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rulemaking activities, such as Federal Register documents seeking 
public comments on draft guidance, policy statements, information 
collection requests under the Paperwork Reduction Act, and other non-
rule activities. In 2002, EPA released its online electronic docket and 
comment system, EDOCKET at http://www.epa.gov/edocket. For those 
matters included in EDOCKET, you may use EDOCKET to submit or view 
public comments, to access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and to access those documents in the public 
docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select 
``search,'' then key in the appropriate docket identification number 
for the particular rulemaking action. In addition, the Agenda entry may 
provide other URL addresses that link to more information about the 
individual action or related program.

4. EPA's FY03 Regulatory Plan: The Regulatory Plan, which is published 
in the fall of each year, covers the core of our priority actions that 
we expected to be published by September 2003. We have 34 actions in 
the December 2002 Plan. There are entries for each of these actions in 
the Spring 2003 Regulatory Agenda, but we discuss them in greater 
detail in the Plan. You can view the Plan at www.epa.gov/regagenda

5. The Regulatory Agenda Collection in the EPA History Office has a 
complete collection of Regulatory Agendas and related materials. A list 
of the contents including exact citations for all Agendas is at: http:/
/www.epa.gov/history/collection/aid41.htm

6. Listservers: If you want to get automatic e-mails about areas of 
particular interest, we maintain 12 collections including:

[sbull] Air

[sbull] Water

[sbull] Wastes and emergency response

[sbull] Pesticides

[sbull] Toxic substances

[sbull] Right-to-know and toxic release inventory

[sbull] Environmental impacts

[sbull] Endangered species

[sbull] Meetings;

[sbull] The Science Advisory Board

[sbull] Daily full-text notices with page numbers, and

[sbull] General information.

    For more information and to subscribe via our FR Web site, 
visit: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/subscribe. 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

7. Access to Interpretive Documents: To provide a central point of 
access to non-binding general policy, guidance, and interpretive 
documents that describe how the Agency intends to exercise its 
discretionary authority and explains what a statute or regulation 
means, EPA developed a web site at http://www.epa.gov/guidance/. The 
site provides access to a collection of non-binding guidance materials 
issued by EPA Headquarters offices since January 1, 1999, and was 
developed to assist State and tribal officials, representatives of 
companies and organizations that must comply with environmental 
regulations, and individuals that are concerned with how environmental 
regulations and statutes are being implemented or enforced. The goal is 
that, through a central interface to a collection of guidance 
materials, it will be easier for an individual or institution to 
understand what guidance is available when complying with environmental 
regulations.

H. What Special Attention Do We Give to the Impacts of Rules on Small 
Businesses, Small Governments, and Small Nonprofit Organizations?

    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. Under RFA/SBREFA, the Agency must 
prepare a formal analysis of the potential negative impacts on 
small entities, convene a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel 
(proposed rule stage), and prepare a Small Entity Compliance Guide 
(final rule stage) unless the Agency certifies a rule will not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. For more detailed information about the Agency's policy 
and practice with respect to implementing RFA/SBREFA, please visit 
the RFA/SBREFA website at http://www.epa.gov/sbrefa/.See Appendix B 
at the end of the Agenda, ``Index to Environmental Protection 
Agency Entries for which a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is 
Required'' for a list of these rules. See Appendix C for a list of 
the rules that may affect small entities, but which we do not 
expect will have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of them.

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA ) section 610 requires that 
an agency review, within 10 years of promulgation, each rule that 
has or will have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities (SISNOSE). For EPA rules issued in 1992-
1997, EPA went beyond the requirements of the RFA by preparing 
regulatory flexibility analyses for rules that would have any 
adverse impact on any number of small entities, regardless of the 
size of impact or number of small entities. In effect, many rules 
that EPA would otherwise have certified as not having a SISNOSE 
were not formally certified during this time period. After the RFA 
was amended in 1996 by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act (SBREFA), EPA returned to its earlier practice of 
formally certifying rules with no SISNOSE under the RFA while 
continuing to offer outreach and accommodation to regulated small 
entities for those rules. EPA has identified seven rules issued 
before SBREFA was passed that were not formally certified yet do 
not and will not have a SISNOSE. EPA has determined that these 
seven rules are not subject to section 610 review, and, even if a 
section 610 review were conducted, revision of the rules would not 
be warranted. A list of these seven rules is available at epa.gov/
sbrefa.

    There are six rules for which we are conducting section 610 
reviews this year. We undertake these reviews to decide whether we 
should continue the rule unchanged, amend it, or withdraw it. We 
announce our forthcoming section 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 these rules could be made clearer, more effective, or 
remove conflicting or overlapping requirements

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with other Federal or State regulations. The six reviews are:

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       Review RIN and EDOCKET ID                          Rule Being Reviewed
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2040-AD96; OW-2003-0016                                    Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge
2060-AK64; OAR-2003-0029                                   NESHAPs for Source Categories, Perchloroethylene Dry
                                                            Cleaning Facilities
2060-AK65; OAR-2003-0030                                   Regulations of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Standards
                                                            for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline
2060-AK66; OAR-2003-0031                                   Inspection and Maintenance Requirements for Mobile
                                                            Sources of Air Pollution
2070-AD65; OPPT-2003-0015                                  Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in
                                                            Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities
2070-AD66; OPP-2003-0115                                   Worker Protection Standards for Pesticides
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    EPA has established an official public docket for each of these 
610 reviews under a docket identification (ID) number as indicated 
above. The official public docket is the collection of materials 
that is available for public viewing at the docket facility. An 
electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA's 
electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket to submit or view 
public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and to access those documents in the public 
docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, 
select ``search,'' then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

    Certain types of information will not be placed in the EPA 
Dockets. Information claimed as confidential business information 
(CBI) and other information whose disclosure is restricted by 
statute, which is not included in the official public docket, will 
not be available for public viewing in EPA's electronic public 
docket. EPA's policy is that copyrighted material will not be 
placed in EPA's electronic public docket but will be available only 
in printed, paper form in the official public docket. To the extent 
feasible, publicly available docket materials will be made 
available in EPA's electronic public docket. When a document is 
selected from the index list in EPA Dockets, the system will 
identify whether the document is available for viewing in EPA's 
electronic public docket. Although not all docket materials may be 
available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly 
available docket materials through the docket facility identified 
above. EPA intends to work towards providing electronic access to 
all of the publicly available docket materials through EPA's 
electronic public docket.

    Unless otherwise indicated, please direct your comments to the 
identified Docket ID number for the specific 610 review item. For 
these 610 reviews, please DO NOT submit CBI or information that is 
otherwise protected by statute. You may submit comments 
electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier using one 
of the following methods:

1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as prescribed 
below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and 
an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your 
comment. Also include this contact information on the outside of any 
disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter accompanying the 
disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be identified as the 
submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further 
information on the substance of your comment. EPA's policy is that EPA 
will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact information 
provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made 
available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.

i. EPA Dockets. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit 
comments to EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving 
comments. Go directly to EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket, and 
follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once in the 
system, select ``search,'' and then key in the appropriate Docket ID 
number. The system is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA 
will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment.

    ii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM 
that you mail to the mailing address identified below. These 
electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect or ASCII 
file format. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of 
encryption.

2. By Mail. Send your comments, identified by the appropriate Docket ID 
number, to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection 
Agency, Mailcode: [insert ], 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 
Washington, DC, 20460

3. By Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments, identified by 
the appropriate Docket ID number, to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. The EPA 
Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number 
for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1742. Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation as identified 
below.

    For public commenters, it is important to note that EPA's 
policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or 
on paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA's 
electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, 
unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or

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other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. When 
EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will 
provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment 
that is placed in EPA's electronic public docket. The entire 
printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be 
available in the public docket. Public comments submitted on 
computer disks that are mailed or delivered to the docket will be 
transferred to EPA's electronic public docket. Public comments that 
are mailed or delivered to the docket will be scanned and placed in 
EPA's electronic public docket. Where practical, physical objects 
will be photographed, and the photograph will be placed in EPA's 
electronic public docket along with a brief description written by 
the docket staff.

    Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the 
specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the 
comment period will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to 
consider these late comments. For these actions, please DO NOT 
submit CBI or information that is otherwise protected by statute.

I. Acknowledgment of Those Involved in the Rulemaking Process

    Finally, I would like to thank the members of the public who 
have taken the time to get involved in the rulemaking process. 
Experience has taught us that we must listen to and involve our 
stakeholders if we hope to fully understand the issues and write 
the most effective rules. Over the years you, the public, have 
submitted an enormous number of comments on our rulemakings. We 
have heard all of them and adopted many. We look forward to your 
continued participation in the Agency's rulemaking.

Dated: April 21, 2003.

 Jessica L. Furey,

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

                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3005        SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in          2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements.............................................
3006        SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR...........................     2030-AA37
3007        SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations...............     2020-AA42
3008        SAN No. 4618 Revision of Procedural Rules for Hearings on Cancellations,                 2020-AA44
            Suspensions, Changes in Classifications, and Denials of Pesticide Registrations.....
3009        SAN No. 4693 Privacy Act Regulations (Revised)......................................     2025-AA13
3010        SAN No. 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort.........................     2030-AA64
3011        SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest....     2030-AA67
3012        SAN No. 4742 Continuation of Implementing the Empowerment Initiative................     2030-AA81
3013        SAN No. 4463 Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Pollutants Strategy.......     2070-AD45
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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3014        SAN No. 4747 Implementation of Authority To Appoint Research Scientists Under 42 USC     2030-AA83
3015        SAN No. 3817 Implementation of Changes to Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension        2030-AA48
            Common Rule.........................................................................
3016        SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule (CROMERRR)     2025-AA07
3017        SAN No. 4572 Fellowship Grant Regulation Revision...................................     2030-AA77
3018        SAN No. 4733 Background Investigations for Contractors Performing Services Onsite...     2030-AA80
3019        SAN No. 4761 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2002 Report to Congress..........     2060-AK79
3020        SAN No. 4473 Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Performance Track      2090-AA13
            Program.............................................................................
3021        SAN No. 4530 EPA Agencywide Public Involvement Policy...............................     2090-AA23
3022        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--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3023        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.
3024        SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................     2025-AA02
3025        SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................     2080-AA06
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3026        SAN No. 4780 Administrative Changes and Technical Amendments to EPAAR...............     2030-AA82
3027        SAN No. 4180 Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information        2025-AA04
            Act.................................................................................
3028        SAN No. 4650 Contractor Performance Evaluations.....................................     2030-AA79
3029        SAN No. 4435 Project XL Site-Specific Rule for International Paper Mill in Jay,          2090-AA31
            Maine...............................................................................
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                                                              GENERAL--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2030-AA50        SAN No. 3876 Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts                                       05/06/2003   Withdrawn - No further
                                                                                                                              action anticipated.
2030-AA57        SAN No. 4185 Electronic Funds Transfer                                                         05/06/2003   Withdrawn - No further
                                                                                                                              action anticipated.
2030-AA62        SAN No. 4187 EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training                                       03/13/2003   Withdrawn - Superseded by
                                                                                                                              Coverage in HubZone
                                                                                                                              Program
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3030        SAN No. 4785 NESHAP: Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Section 610 Review)..     2060-AK64
3031        SAN No. 4786 Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline (Section 610           2060-AK65
            Review).............................................................................
3032        SAN No. 4787 Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements (Section 610 Review).......     2060-AK66
3033        SAN No. 4759 Revision to Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)......     2060-AK75
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3034        SAN No. 4755 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs        2050-AF09
            Requirements Under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7); Amendments to the Submission
            Schedule and Data Requirements......................................................
3035        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...........................
3036        SAN No. 4531 Evaluation of Updated Test Procedures for the Certification of Gasoline     2060-AJ61
            Deposit Control Additives...........................................................
3037        SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings).........................     2060-AF72
3038        SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions..............................     2060-AH93
3039        SAN No. 3470 Revision to the Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W to 40 CFR       2060-AK60
            Part 51): Adoption of a Preferred General Purpose (Flat and Complex Terrain)
            Dispersion Model and Other Revisions................................................
3040        SAN No. 3746 NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations.....................................     2060-AG26
3041        SAN No. 4683 Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds --        2060-AK37
            Exclusion of 4 Compounds............................................................
3042        SAN No. 3975 Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country........     2060-AH37
3043        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8-hour Ozone NAAQS.............................     2060-AJ99
3044        SAN No. 4752 Implementation Rule for PM-2.5 NAAQS...................................     2060-AK74
3045        SAN No. 3958 Amendments to Standard of Performance for New Stationary Sources;           2060-AH23
            Monitoring Requirements (40 CFR Part 60, Appendix F, Procedure 3)...................
3046        SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 -- Specifications and Test Procedures for      2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources........................
3047        SAN No. 4161 Revisions to Methods 3A, 6C, 7E, 10, and 20............................     2060-AK61
3048        SAN No. 4310 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments...................     2060-AI66
3049        SAN No. 4313 Petitions To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants: MEK......................     2060-AI72
3050        SAN No. 4571 Electric Utility Steam Generating Unit MACT Regulation.................     2060-AJ65
3051        SAN No. 4585 Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendment To Implement       2060-AJ78
            Court Remand........................................................................

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3052        SAN No. 4620 National Emission Standards for Coke Oven Batteries -- Residual Risk        2060-AJ96
            Standards...........................................................................
3053        SAN No. 4672 NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil: Amendments...............     2060-AK32
3054        SAN No. 4713 NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants; Amendments...............     2060-AK50
3055        SAN No. 4719 NESHAP for Source Categories: General Provisions; Amendments for            2060-AK54
            Pollution Prevention Alternative Compliance Requirements............................
3056        SAN No. 4751 Petition To Delist a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) Source Category From     2060-AK73
            Section 112 of the Clean Air Act -- Gas Turbines....................................
3057        SAN No. 4689 Section 126 Rule Withdrawal Provision..................................     2060-AK41
3058        SAN No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court      2060-AI56
            Decision............................................................................
3059        SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed             2060-AI62
            Amendments..........................................................................
3060        SAN No. 4675 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Nonroad Diesel Engines and       2060-AK27
            Fuel................................................................................
3061        SAN No. 4757 Emissions Durability Procedures for New Light-Duty Vehicles and Light-      2060-AK76
            Duty Trucks.........................................................................
3062        SAN No. 4393 Control of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)..........................     2060-AJ00
3063        SAN No. 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions to Part 70................................     2060-AF70
3064        SAN No. 4700 Selection of Sequence of Mandatory Sanctions To Be Applied Pursuant to      2060-AK46
            Section 502 of the Clean Air Act....................................................
3065        SAN No. 4535 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical and       2060-AJ63
            Emergency Uses of Methyl Bromide....................................................
3066        SAN No. 4599 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-        2060-AK26
            Depleting Substances: N-Propylbromide...............................................
3067        SAN No. 4697 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I         2060-AK45
            Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries........................................
3068        SAN No. 3673 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales     2060-AG20
            Restriction.........................................................................
3069        SAN No. 4542 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana          2008-AA00
            Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Area...........................................................
3070        SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........     2060-AE20
3071        SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................     2060-AE22
3072        SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading          2060-AH31
            Provisions..........................................................................
3073        SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;         2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule.........................................................
3074        SAN No. 4391 Rescinding Finding That Pre-Existing PM10 Standards Are No Longer           2060-AJ05
            Applicable in Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho......................................
3075        SAN No. 4421 Revising Regulations on Ambient Air Quality Monitoring.................     2060-AJ25
3076        SAN No. 4450 Revisions to Regional Haze Rule To Address Concerns Raised by DC Court      2060-AJ31
            Circuit Regarding Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART).........................
3077        SAN No. 4570 Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Engines: Alternative       2060-AJ72
            Low-Sulfur Highway Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska........................
3078        SAN No. 4583 Modification of Federal On-Board Diagnostic Regulations for 2004 Model      2060-AJ77
            Year Vehicles Below 14,000 Pounds...................................................
3079        SAN No. 4547 Modification of Authority To Grant Alternative Method Approvals........     2060-AJ83
3080        SAN No. 4584 Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems.     2060-AJ86
3081        SAN No. 4631 Adoption of the Amended International NOx Standard for Aircraft Engines     2060-AK01
3082        SAN No. 4632 Modification of Anti-Dumping Baselines for Gasoline Produced or             2060-AK02
            Imported for Use in Hawaii, Alaska, and the U.S. Territories........................
3083        SAN No. 4633 Performance-Based Measurement System for Fuels: Criteria for Self-          2060-AK03
            Qualifying Alternative Test Methods; Description of Optional Statistical Quality
            Control Measures....................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3084        SAN No. 4315 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating           2009-AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation..............................................................
3085        SAN No. 3569 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating           2009-AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant...................................................
3086        SAN No. 4768 Amendment to Subparts H and I for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than     2060-AK81
            Radon From DOE Facilities...........................................................
3087        SAN No. 4466 Overview of Rulemakings for the Purpose of Reducing Interstate Ozone        2060-AJ20
            Transport...........................................................................
3088        SAN No. 4532 Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees for: Light-Duty            2060-AJ62
            Vehicles and Trucks; Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines; Nonroad Engines; and
            Motorcycles.........................................................................

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3089        SAN No. 4104 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry..........................     2060-AH75
3090        SAN No. 3470 Revision to the Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W to 40 CFR       2060-AF01
            Part 51): Adoption of a Preferred Long Range Transport Model and Other Revisions....
3091        SAN No. 3657 NESHAP: Combustion Turbine.............................................     2060-AG67
3092        SAN No. 3343 NESHAP: Iron and Steel Foundries.......................................     2060-AE43
3093        SAN No. 3346 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................     2060-AE48
3094        SAN No. 3326 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................     2060-AE79
3095        SAN No. 3452 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing...................     2060-AE82
3096        SAN No. 3656 NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine.......................     2060-AG63
3097        SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process        2060-AG69
            Heaters.............................................................................
3098        SAN No. 3902 NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................     2060-AG93
3099        SAN No. 3452 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous     2060-AK59
            Coating Manufacturing...............................................................
3100        SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions -- Addition of Methods         2060-AF83
            203A, 203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.......................................
3101        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................................
3102        SAN No. 4433 Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the NOx SIP      2060-AJ16
            Call, NOx SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules......................
3103        SAN No. 3380 NSPS: SOCMI -- Wastewater and Amendment to Appendix C of Part 63 and        2060-AE94
            Appendix J of Part 60...............................................................
3104        SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid        2060-AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment..........................................................
3105        SAN No. 4508 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Volatile Organic       2060-AJ53
            Liquid Storage Vessels; Amendments..................................................
3106        SAN No. 4555 Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment....................................     2060-AJ68
3107        SAN No. 4605 Proposed Amendments to Performance Standards and Monitoring                 2060-AJ88
            Requirements for Particulate Matter at Stationary Sources...........................
3108        SAN No. 4681 Revision of Combustion Turbines NSPS -- Part 60, Subpart GG............     2060-AK35
3109        SAN No. 3449 NESHAP: Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants...............................     2060-AE85
3110        SAN No. 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products............................     2060-AG52
3111        SAN No. 3824 NESHAP: Metal Furniture (Surface Coating)..............................     2060-AG55
3112        SAN No. 3825 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating).......     2060-AG56
3113        SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts and Products (Surface Coating) NESHAP....................     2060-AG57
3114        SAN No. 3655 NESHAP: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing...........     2060-AG66
3115        SAN No. 3652 NESHAP: Refractory Products Manufacturing..............................     2060-AG68
3116        SAN No. 3651 NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................     2060-AG72
3117        SAN No. 3906 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans..................................     2060-AG96
3118        SAN No. 3909 NESHAP: Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles....     2060-AG98
3119        SAN No. 3907 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks...........     2060-AG99
3120        SAN No. 3904 NESHAP: Wood Building Products (Surface Coating).......................     2060-AH02
3121        SAN No. 3924 NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................     2060-AH03
3122        SAN No. 3968 NESHAP: Site Remediation...............................................     2060-AH12
3123        SAN No. 3971 NESHAP: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)....................     2060-AH41
3124        SAN No. 4022 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks.............     2060-AH55
3125        SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................     2060-AH69
3126        SAN No. 4111 NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production........................................     2060-AH72
3127        SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes....................     2060-AH78
3128        SAN No. 4343 NESHAP: Clay Ceramics Manufacturing....................................     2060-AI68
3129        SAN No. 4144 NESHAP: Engine Test Cells/Stands.......................................     2060-AI74
3130        SAN No. 4380 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Industry..........................     2060-AJ02
3131        SAN No. 4449 NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..............     2060-AJ19
3132        SAN No. 4426 Clarification to Existing Part 63 NESHAP Delegations' Provisions.......     2060-AJ26
3133        SAN No. 4479 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Facilities -- Amendment..................     2060-AJ42
3134        SAN No. 4591 Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP; Amendments............................     2060-AJ87
3135        SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing...............     2060-AJ91
3136        SAN No. 4685 NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................     2060-AK38
3137        SAN No. 4712 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Amendments......................     2060-AK49
3138        SAN No. 4714 NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic        2060-AK51
            Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units; Amendments..............................

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3139        SAN No. 4715 NESHAP: Sources Categories: General Provisions; and Requirements for        2060-AK52
            Control Technology Determinations for Major Sources in Accordance With Clean Air Act
            Sections 112(g) and 112(j)..........................................................
3140        SAN No. 4723 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry Amendments.........................     2060-AK57
3141        SAN No. 4763 NESHAP: Ethylene Processes; Amendments.................................     2060-AK80
3142        SAN No. 4773 NESHAP: Rubber Tire Manufacturing: Technical Correction................     2060-AK82
3143        SAN No. 4749 Amendment to Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Georgia-Pacific        2060-AK71
            Corporation Facility in Big Island, Virginia........................................
3144        SAN No. 4464 Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From New York and Connecticut           2060-AJ36
            Regarding Sources in Michigan; Revision of Definition of Applicable Requirement for
            Title V Operating Permit Programs...................................................
3145        SAN No. 4441 Federal Plan Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste         2060-AJ28
            Incineration Units Constructed On or Before November 30, 1999.......................
3146        SAN No. 4676 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New         2060-AK28
            Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement...................
3147        SAN No. 4495 Revisions to Regional Haze Rule To Incorporate Sulfur Dioxide               2060-AJ50
            Milestones and Backstop Emissions Trading Program for Nine Western States...........
3148        SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines            2060-AH52
            Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards.............................
3149        SAN No. 4604 Modification of the Anti-Dumping Baseline Date Cut-Off Limit for Data       2060-AJ82
            Used in Development of an Individual Baseline.......................................
3150        SAN No. 4626 Control of Emissions from Spark Ignition Marine Vessels and Highway         2060-AJ90
            Motorcycles.........................................................................
3151        SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.......     2060-AI03
3152        SAN No. 4671 Amendments to Compliance Certification Requirements for State and           2060-AK11
            Federal Operating Permits Programs..................................................
3153        SAN No. 4756 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Ban on Trade of Methyl Bromide to        2060-AK67
            Non-Parties to the Montreal Protocol................................................
3154        SAN No. 4428 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Phaseout of Chlorobromomethane           2060-AJ27
            (Halon 1011) Production and Consumption.............................................
3155        SAN No. 3556 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a            2060-AF36
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608................................................
3156        SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling Rule Amendment     2060-AF37
            To Include Substitute Refrigerants..................................................
3157        SAN No. 4487 Federal Implementation Plans for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon       2012-AA01
            and Washington......................................................................
3158        SAN No. 3741 Service Information Regulation for Light-Duty Vehicles and Trucks......     2060-AG13
3159        SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) To            2060-AI45
            Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate......................................................
3160        SAN No. 4548 Compilation of Source-Specific Alternative Methods Being Approved for       2060-AJ84
            Source-Categorywide Application.....................................................
3161        SAN No. 4600 State and Federal Operating Permits Program: Removal of Amendments to       2060-AJ89
            Part 70 and Part 71 Compliance Certification Requirements...........................
3162        SAN No. 4621 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources: Default            2060-AJ97
            Baseline Revision and Minor Corrections.............................................
3163        SAN No. 4634 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Extension of California              2060-AK04
            Enforcement Exemptions for Reformulated Gasoline to California Phase 3 Gasoline.....
3164        SAN No. 4699 Revisions To Clarify the Scope of the Sufficiency Monitoring                2060-AK29
            Requirements for Federal and State Operating Permits Programs.......................
3165        SAN No. 4686 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2001 Report to Congress..........     2060-AK39
3166        SAN No. 4694 Extension of Alternative Compliance Periods Under the Anti-Dumping          2060-AK43
            Program.............................................................................
3167        SAN No. 4721 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Amendment to the Tier     2060-AK55
            2 Motor Vehicle Emission Standards..................................................
3168        SAN No. 4722 California Gasoline Technical Correction...............................     2060-AK56
3169        SAN No. 4557 Amendments to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of         2060-AK62
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program......................
3170        SAN No. 4569 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles; Addendum to Second        2060-AK63
            Amendment to the Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur Regulations.................................
3171        SAN No. 4706 Anti-Dumping Baseline Recalculation for Downstream Oxygenate Addition..     2060-AK69
3172        SAN No. 4758 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Standards and      2060-AK77
            Requirements for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline Including Butane Blenders
            and Attest Engagements..............................................................
3173        SAN No. 4760 Stay of Authority Under 40 CFR 50.9(b) Related to Applicability of 1-       2060-AK78
            Hour Ozone Standard.................................................................
3174        SAN No. 4774 Reclassification as Nonroad Engines for Diesel Engines Used in the          2060-AK83
            State of California Agricultural Pump Application...................................

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3175        SAN No. 4278 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Andersen Corporation Facility       2090-AA21
            in Bayport, Minnesota...............................................................
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3176        SAN No. 4695 NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Residual Risk Standard..     2060-AK68
3177        SAN No. 4607 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs        2050-AE95
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7); Availability of Information to the
            Public; Technical Amendment.........................................................
3178        SAN No. 4619 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs        2050-AE96
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(3); Revisions to the List of Substances.....
3179        SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide......     2060-AI43
3180        SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate        2060-AI44
            Matter..............................................................................
3181        SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand).............................     2060-AA61
3182        SAN No. 2841 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................     2060-AH08
3183        SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins-       2060-AH47
            Amendments..........................................................................
3184        SAN No. 3479 Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for      2060-AI01
            Determining Potential To Emit.......................................................
3185        SAN No. 3751 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators........     2060-AG31
3186        SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit              2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas.........................
3187        SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under     2060-AG12
            (SNAP) Program......................................................................
3188        SAN No. 4096 Phase I (FIP) To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone in the Eastern      2060-AH87
            United States.......................................................................
3189        SAN No. 4162 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production.................................     2060-AI13
3190        SAN No. 4653 NESHAP: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Residual Risk         2060-AK08
            Standards...........................................................................
3191        SAN No. 4654 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization Facilities -- Residual Risk        2060-AK09
            Standards...........................................................................
3192        SAN No. 4655 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution (Stage I) Residual Risk Standards........     2060-AK10
3193        SAN No. 4657 NESHAP: Group II Polymers and Resins -- Residual Risk Standards........     2060-AK13
3194        SAN No. 4660 NESHAP: Industrial Process Cooling Towers Residual Risk Standards......     2060-AK16
3195        SAN No. 4661 NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel Loading          2060-AK17
            Operations -- Residual Risk Standard................................................
3196        SAN No. 4662 NESHAP: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities Residual Risk             2060-AK18
            Standards...........................................................................
3197        SAN No. 4665 NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting Residual Risk Standards................     2060-AK19
3198        SAN No. 4666 NESHAP: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Surface Coating Residual Risk          2060-AK20
            Standards...........................................................................
3199        SAN No. 4667 NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standards     2060-AK21
3200        SAN No. 4668 NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning Residual Risk Standards...........     2060-AK22
3201        SAN No. 4669 NESHAP: Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standard..     2060-AK23
3202        SAN No. 4664 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry Residual Risk Standards.......     2060-AK24
3203        SAN No. 4663 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries Residual Risk Standards...................     2060-AK25
3204        SAN No. 4750 National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and            2060-AK72
            Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks -- Residual Risk
            Standards...........................................................................
3205        SAN No. 4782 Petition To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutant: 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl         2060-AK84
            Diisocyanate........................................................................
3206        SAN No. 4656 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins -- Residual Risk Standards.........     2060-AK12
3207        SAN No. 4659 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) -- Residual Risk Standards......     2060-AK14
3208        SAN No. 4658 NESHAP: Group IV Polymers and Resins -- Residual Risk Standards........     2060-AK15
3209        SAN No. 4383 Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From        2060-AI99
            the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey........................
3210        SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................     2060-AH34
3211        SAN No. 4748 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources................     2060-AK70
3212        SAN No. 4682 Revisions to the Appeal Procedures and the Federal NOx Budget Trading       2060-AK36
            Program, Parts 78 and 97............................................................
3213        SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits        2060-AG92
            Program -- Part 71..................................................................
3214        SAN No. 4247 Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H,       2060-AI47
            40 CFR Part 51).....................................................................
3215        SAN No. 4691 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New         2060-AK42
            Source Review (NSR): Clean Units....................................................
3216        SAN No. 4783 Voluntary Superior Monitoring..........................................     2060-AK85
3217        SAN No. 4471 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Georgia-Pacific Corporation         2090-AA26
            Facility in Big Island, Virginia....................................................

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3218        SAN No. 4533 New Jersey Gold Track Project XL Rule..................................     2090-AA28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3219        SAN No. 4154 Emissions From Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines and Standards for             2060-AI11
            Recreational Spark-Ignition Engines.................................................
3220        SAN No. 4120 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling         2060-AH67
            HCFC Production, Import and Export..................................................
3221        SAN No. 4454 Federal Plan Requirements for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units        2060-AJ46
            Constructed On or Before August 30, 1999............................................
3222        SAN No. 3827 Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP.....................................     2060-AG58
3223        SAN No. 3969 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills................................     2060-AH13
3224        SAN No. 4273 Amend Subpart H and I, 40 CFR Part 61, for Emissions of Radionuclides       2060-AI90
            Other Than Radon From DOE Facilities................................................
3225        SAN No. 4460 NESHAP: Friction Materials Manufacturing...............................     2060-AJ18
3226        SAN No. 4457 NESHAP: Pesticides Active Ingredients -- Amendments....................     2060-AJ34
3227        SAN No. 4524 NESHAP: Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry, Amendments to Rule To       2060-AJ57
            Implement Settlement Agreement......................................................
3228        SAN No. 4546 NESHAP: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) -- Amendments............     2060-AJ66
3229        SAN No. 4684 Modification of Source Category Listing for Seven Specific Pollutants --    2060-AK34
             CAA Section 112(c)(6)..............................................................
3230        SAN No. 4687 NESHAP: Revision of Area Source Category List Under Section 112(c)(3)       2060-AK40
            and 112(k)(3)(B)(ii)................................................................
3231        SAN No. 4717 Site-Specific Rule for Weyerhauser Sulfite Mill........................     2060-AK53
3232        SAN No. 3259 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New         2060-AE11
            Source Review (NSR): Baseline Emissions Determination, Actual-to-Future-Actual
            Methodology, Plantwide Applicability................................................
3233        SAN No. 4622 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Marine Compression-          2060-AJ98
            Ignition Engines At or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder.................................
3234        SAN No. 4647 Reduction of the Ambient Air Monitoring Fine Particulate Collocated         2060-AK05
            Precision Requirement...............................................................
3235        SAN No. 4688 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-        2060-AK30
            Depleting Substances................................................................
3236        SAN No. 4696 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Additional Reconsideration of            2060-AK44
            Petition Criteria and Incorporation of Montreal Protocol Decisions..................
3237        SAN No. 4710 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use              2060-AK48
            Allowances for Calendar Year 2003...................................................
3238        SAN No. 4253 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Quarantine and     2060-AI42
            Preshipment Applications of Methyl Bromide..........................................
3239        SAN No. 4387 Amendments to State and Federal Operating Permits Programs, Part 70 and     2060-AJ04
            Part 71, Compliance Certification Requirements......................................
3240        SAN No. 4557 Revision to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of           2060-AJ69
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program......................
3241        SAN No. 4569 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles; Second Amendment to       2060-AJ71
            the Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur Regulations..............................................
3242        SAN No. 4707 Amendment to the Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards and Highway        2060-AK47
            Diesel Fuel Sulfur Regulations......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                        CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2050-AE85        SAN No. 4511 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under        03/12/2003   Withdrawn - Agency Plans No
                 the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7); Third Party Audit Provisions                                           Further Action
2060-AH35        SAN No. 3972 NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing                                                 03/17/2003   Withdrawn-Agency Plans No
                                                                                                                              Further Action

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2060-AH38        SAN No. 3979 Review of Federal Test Procedures for Emissions From Motor Vehicles; Test         03/17/2003   Withdrawn-Agency Plans No
                 Procedure Adjustments to Fuel Economy and Emission Test Results                                              Further Action
2060-AH53        SAN No. 4046 Federal Major New Source Review (NSR) Program for Nonattainment Areas             02/27/2003   Withdrawn-Agency Plans No
                                                                                                                              Further Action
2060-AH58        SAN No. 4045 Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which Fugitive            02/27/2003   Withdrawn-Agency Plans No
                 Emissions Are Considered in Major Source Determinations                                                      Further Action
2060-AI67        SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing                          04/10/2003   Duplicate of RIN 2060-AJ91,
                                                                                                                              SAN4325
2060-AJ14        SAN No. 4390 Utility Sector New Source Review (NSR) Alternative Compliance Program             02/27/2003   Withdrawn-Agency Plans No
                                                                                                                              Further Action
2060-AJ67        SAN No. 4554 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources; Correction               03/19/2003   Withdrawn-Duplicate of RIN
                                                                                                                              2060-AK56
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3243        SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-       2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste....................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3244        SAN No. 4003 Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR Part 190, Subpart B and     2060-AH90
            40 CFR 191, Subpart A...............................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3245        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)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3246        SAN No. 4727 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Priority Setting Criteria.......     2070-AD59
3247        SAN No. 4610 Acceptability of Research Using Human Subjects.........................     2070-AD57
3248        SAN No. 4216 Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions......................     2070-AD36
3249        SAN No. 4789 Pesticide Worker Protection Rule (Section 610 Review)..................     2070-AD66
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3250        SAN No. 2687 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals...............     2070-AC12
3251        SAN No. 4173 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Antimicrobials.......................     2070-AD30

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3252        SAN No. 4596 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Products...     2070-AD51
3253        SAN No. 4728 Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program; Implementing Screening and           2070-AD61
            Testing Phase.......................................................................
3254        SAN No. 4767 Endangered Species and Pesticide Regulation............................     2070-AD62
3255        SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for the Registration Review Program.............     2070-AD29
3256        SAN No. 4609 Pesticides; Exemption of Medical Devices Treated With Antimicrobial         2070-AD54
            Pesticides..........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3257        SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees..................................     2070-AD23
3258        SAN No. 4602 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Based on         2070-AD49
            Viral Coat Proteins.................................................................
3259        SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers       2070-AB95
            and Containment.....................................................................
3260        SAN No. 3731 Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS); Glove Amendment............     2070-AC93
3261        SAN No. 3892 Pesticides; Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide           2070-AD14
            Products............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3262        SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program...............................     2070-AD24
3263        SAN No. 3432 Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................     2020-AA33
3264        SAN No. 4611 Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Derived          2070-AD55
            Through Genetic Engineering From Sexually Compatible Plants.........................
3265        SAN No. 4612 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for PIPs That Act by       2070-AD56
            Primarily Affecting the Plant.......................................................
3266        SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule.........................     2070-AC46
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3267        SAN No. 2684 Plant-Incorporated Protectants (Formerly Plant Pesticides) Rulemakings.     2070-AC02
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3268        SAN No. 4788 Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing        2070-AD65
            and Child-Occupied Facilities (Section 610 Review)..................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3269        SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation      2070-AC83
            and Remodeling......................................................................
3270        SAN No. 4635 Amendment to the Premanufacture Notification Exemptions; Revisions of       2070-AD58
            Exemptions for Polymers (40 CFR Part 723)...........................................
3271        SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous        2070-AB79
            Substances..........................................................................
3272        SAN No. 4395 Test Rule; Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity.....................     2070-AD44

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3273        SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals..................................     2070-AA58
3274        SAN No. 4512 Significant New Use Rule; Selected Flame Retardant Chemical Substances      2070-AD48
            for Use in Residential Upholstered Furniture........................................
3275        SAN No. 4777 Lead; Amendments to Requirements for Disclosure of Known Lead-Based         2070-AD64
            Paint or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Target Housing.................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3276        SAN No. 3252 Lead Fishing Sinkers; Response to Citizens Petition and Proposed Ban...     2070-AC21
3277        SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris...............     2070-AC72
3278        SAN No. 4172 Lead; Notification Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Abatement              2070-AD31
            Activities and Training.............................................................
3279        SAN No. 1976 Significant New Use Rules; Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical         2070-AA59
            Substances..........................................................................
3280        SAN No. 3495 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend          2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders...................................................
3281        SAN No. 3493 Test Rule; Generic Entry for ITC Related Testing Decisions.............     2070-AB94
3282        SAN No. 3990 Test Rule; Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals..............     2070-AD16
3283        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....................
3284        SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules.............     2070-AB08
3285        SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules...............     2070-AB11
3286        SAN No. 3118 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification......................     2070-AC80
3287        SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Revisions...................................     2070-AD63
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3288        SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions............................     2070-AC51
3289        SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training, Accreditation, and Certification     2070-AC64
            Rule and Model State Plan Rule -- Bridges and Structures............................
3290        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From Prohibitions Against      2070-AB20
            Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.............................
3291        SAN No. 4597 Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Implementation Issues...........     2070-AD52
3292        SAN No. 2865 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP)...............     2070-AC27
3293        SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).............................     2070-AC76
3294        SAN No. 3882 Test Rule; Certain Metals..............................................     2070-AD10
3295        SAN No. 4174 Testing Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives................     2070-AD28
3296        SAN No. 3528 Significant New Use Rule; Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCFs).............     2070-AC37
3297        SAN No. 4176 Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative; High Production Volume (HPV)             2070-AD25
            Chemicals...........................................................................
3298        SAN No. 4598 TSCA Policy Statement on Oversight of Transgenic Organisms (Including       2070-AD53
            Plants).............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3299        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...............
3300        SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments..................................     2070-AC61
3301        SAN No. 4475 Significant New Use Rule; Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates (PFOA).............     2070-AD43
3302        SAN No. 4734 Sustainable Futures; Voluntary Pilot Project Under the TSCA New             2070-AD60
            Chemical Program....................................................................
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                                                TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2070-AC17        SAN No. 2779 Acrylamide and N-methylolacrylamide Grouts                                        12/02/2002   Withdrawn
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3303        SAN No. 4781 Trade Secrecy Claims for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know     2050-AF10
            Information; and Trade Secret Disclosures to Health Professionals; Amendment........
3304        SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet From the              2050-AE42
            Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) List...........................................
3305        SAN No. 4753 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Modification to the     2050-AF08
            Threshold Planning Quantity Methodology for the Extremely Hazardous Substances That
            Are Solids in Solution..............................................................
3306        SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal        2025-AA06
            Extraction Activities Exemption.....................................................
3307        SAN No. 4616 Clarify TRI Reporting Obligations Under EPCRA Section 313 for the Metal     2025-AA11
            Mining Activities of Extraction and Beneficiation...................................
3308        SAN No. 4692 Addition of Toxicity Equivalency (TEQ) Reporting and Quantity Data for      2025-AA12
            Individual Members of the Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds Category Under EPCRA,
            Section 313.........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3309        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify             2025-AA00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory....................................
3310        SAN No. 4595 Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Using North American Industrial            2025-AA10
            Classification System (NAICS).......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3311        SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and          2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule...................................................................
3312        SAN No. 3993 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; Extremely Hazardous     2050-AE43
            Substances List; Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone
            Diisocyanate........................................................................
3313        SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals............     2025-AA01
3314        SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List......................     2025-AA03
3315        SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements.................     2025-AA09
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3316        SAN No. 4392 TRI: APA Petition-EPCRA 313 Definition of Overburden as It Relates to       2025-AA08
            the Mining Industry.................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3317        SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products        2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials......................................................
3318        SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria; Leachate Recirculation on       2050-AE67
            Alternative Liners..................................................................
3319        SAN No. 3066 Listing Determination and LDR for Wastes Generated During the               2050-AD80
            Manufacture of Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments.............
3320        SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated            2050-AE51
            Industrial Wipes....................................................................
3321        SAN No. 4501 Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste             2050-AE84
            Mixtures............................................................................
3322        SAN No. 4651 Increase Metals Reclamation From F006 Waste Streams....................     2050-AE97
3323        SAN No. 4670 Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste.............................     2050-AE98
3324        SAN No. 4088 Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs: Amendments..........................     2050-AF07
3325        SAN No. 4778 Revisions of the Lead-Acid Battery Export Notification and Consent          2050-AF06
            Requirements........................................................................
3326        SAN No. 4743 Land Disposal Restrictions: Determination of Equivalent Treatment for       2050-AF12
            Macroencapsulation of Radioactive Lead Solids; Definition of Macroencapsulation.....
3327        SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste         2050-AE01
            Combustors..........................................................................
3328        SAN No. 4534 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Anne Arundel County                 2090-AA25
            Millersville Landfill, Severn, Maryland.............................................
3329        SAN No. 4565 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for IBM Semiconductor Manufacturing     2090-AA29
            Facility in Hopewell Junction, New York.............................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3330        SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities.....     2050-AE44
3331        SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)...................................     2050-AE34
3332        SAN No. 4525 Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and          2050-AE86
            Practices and Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: Disposal of Residential
            Lead-Based Paint Waste..............................................................
3333        SAN No. 3989 Methods Innovation Rule................................................     2050-AE41
3334        SAN No. 4575 Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Location Restrictions for Airport Safety     2050-AE91
3335        SAN No. 4588 Research, Development, and Demonstration Permits for Municipal Solid        2050-AE92
            Waste Landfill......................................................................
3336        SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation....................................     2050-AE21
3337        SAN No. 4084 Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Project.........................     2050-AE50
3338        SAN No. 4411 Regulation of Hazardous Oil-Bearing Secondary Materials From Petroleum      2050-AE78
            Refining Industry and Other Hazardous Secondary Materials Processed in a
            Gasification System To Produce Synthesis Gas........................................
3339        SAN No. 4701 E-Cycling Pilot Project for Region 3 States (ECOS); Streamlining RCRA       2003-AA00
            Regulations to Encourage Reuse, Recycling, and Recovery of Electronic Equipment.....
3340        SAN No. 4092 Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and Mercury-Containing Equipment:     2050-AE52
            Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations..............................................
3341        SAN No. 4439 Project XL -- Ortho-McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On-Site Treatment of      2090-AA14
            Low-Level Mixed Wastes Without RCRA Permit..........................................
3342        SAN No. 4238 Amendment to Project XL Rulemaking and Final Project Agreement (FPA)        2090-AA32
            for New England Universities Laboratories...........................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3343        SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by         2050-AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers.................................................
3344        SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes -- Non-Power         2050-AE83
            Producers and Minefilling...........................................................
3345        SAN No. 4735 RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative, Phase 2..............................     2050-AF01
3346        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......
3347        SAN No. 4606 Revisions for Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Waste for Recovery       2050-AE93
            Within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development....................

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3348        SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................     2050-AC71
3349        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.................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3350        SAN No. 4094 Land Disposal Restrictions; Notice of Data Availability: Mercury            2050-AE54
            Treatability Studies................................................................
3351        SAN No. 4731 Land Disposal Restrictions; National Treatment Variance for                 2050-AE99
            Radioactively Contaminated Cadmium, Mercury, and Silver Waste Batteries.............
3352        SAN No. 4418 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste         2050-AE79
            Combustors..........................................................................
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            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3353        SAN No. 3423 Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates and Carbamate-Related        2050-AE12
            Hazardous Waste Streams; Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Inorganic Chemical
            Manufacturing Process Waste.........................................................
3354        SAN No. 4737 Correction of Errors and Adjustment of CERCLA Reportable Quantities....     2050-AF03
3355        SAN No. 4379 Standards and Practices for Conducting ``All Appropriate Inquiry''.....     2050-AF04
3356        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--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3357        SAN No. 4740 Clarification to Interim Standards and Practices for ``All Appropriate      2050-AF05
            Inquiry'' Under CERCLA and Notice of Future Rulemaking Action.......................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3358        SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites........     2050-AD75
3359        SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA           2050-AE63
            Section 102(a)......................................................................
3360        SAN No. 4736 Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOx.....     2050-AF02
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3361        SAN No. 4792 Sewage Sludge Standards To Determine the Financial Impact on Small          2040-AD96
            Entities in the Wastewater Treatment Sector (Section 610 Review)....................
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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3362        SAN No. 4526 Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution            2050-AE87
            Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements...................
3363        SAN No. 4766 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2004/2005.........................     2040-AD92
3364        SAN No. 4741 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing:         2040-AD97
            Amendment...........................................................................
3365        SAN No. 4377 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act       2040-AD52
            (Method 245.7)......................................................................
3366        SAN No. 4378 Test Procedures: Revisions to Method Detection and Quantification for       2040-AD53
            the Clean Water Act.................................................................
3367        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....................
3368        SAN No. 3999 NPDES Permit Requirements for Municipal Sanitary and Combined Sewer         2040-AD02
            Collection Systems, Municipal Satellite Collection Systems, Sanitary Sewer
            Overflows, and Peak Excess Flow Treatment Facilities................................
3369        SAN No. 4690 Guidance Regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System          2040-AD87
            Permit Requirements for Municipal Wastewater Treatment During Wet Weather Conditions
3370        SAN No. 4623 Watershed Rule: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Revisions......     2040-AD82
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3371        SAN No. 2806 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery      2040-AB79
            Category, Phases 1 and 2............................................................
3372        SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development      2040-AD42
            Industry............................................................................
3373        SAN No. 4407 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products         2040-AD56
            Point Source Category (Revisions)...................................................
3374        SAN No. 4776 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment       2040-AD95
            Point Source Category (Revision)....................................................
3375        SAN No. 4047 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Biological Contaminants Under the       2040-AD08
            Clean Water Act.....................................................................
3376        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...................................................................................
3377        SAN No. 4726 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impacts From Cooling Water Intake          2040-AD85
            Structures Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act -- Phase I Revisions.........
3378        SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................     2040-AC14
3379        SAN No. 3488 Round 2 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge.............     2040-AC25
3380        SAN No. 4624 Modification to Competitive Process Used by EPA for Wetland Program         2040-AD83
            Development Grants..................................................................
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3381        SAN No. 4370 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard       2040-AD49
            Point Source Category, Dissolving Kraft and Dissolving Sulfite Subcategories (Phase
            III)................................................................................
3382        SAN No. 4406 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal       2040-AD55
            Production Industry.................................................................
3383        SAN No. 4264 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II..........................     2040-AD35
3384        SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters......................     2040-AD46
3385        SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water      2040-AC75
            Act.................................................................................
3386        SAN No. 3714 Test Procedures: Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures           2040-AC92
            Approved for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring..................................
3387        SAN No. 3713 Test Procedures: Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures     2040-AC93
            and Guidance for Clean Water Act Test Procedures....................................
3388        SAN No. 3155 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and       2040-AC95
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase One..............................
3389        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..............
3390        SAN No. 4089 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and       2040-AD12
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase Two..............................
3391        SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces -      2040-AD39
            Phase II............................................................................

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3392        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...................................................................................
3393        SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New      2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution................................................................
3394        SAN No. 3786 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round III...................................     2040-AC84
3395        SAN No. 2804 Clean Water Act Definition of Waters of the United States..............     2040-AB74
3396        SAN No. 4493 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regulation Revisions Re: Use as            2040-AD68
            Matching Funds......................................................................
3397        SAN No. 4746 Regulations for Gray and Black Water Discharges From Cruise Ships           2040-AD89
            Operating in Certain Alaskan Waters.................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3398        SAN No. 2634 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Spill Prevention, Control, and         2050-AF11
            Countermeasures (SPCC) Extension....................................................
3399        SAN No. 4153 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and       2040-AD19
            Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
3400        SAN No. 4409 Test Procedures: Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Methods        2040-AD59
            Update..............................................................................
3401        SAN No. 4541 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act       2040-AD72
            (Revisions to Method 1631)..........................................................
3402        SAN No. 4514 Test Procedures: Rule To Revise and To Ratify or Withdraw Whole             2040-AD73
            Effluent Toxicity Test Methods......................................................
3403        SAN No. 4765 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: Modification of Permit     2040-AD98
            Deadline for Storm Water Discharges From Oil and Gas Construction Activity That
            Disturbs One to Five Acres..........................................................
3404        SAN No. 4729 Withdrawal of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Revisions........     2040-AD84
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                       CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Discontinued Entries
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  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2040-AD60        SAN No. 4446 Ocean Discharges Criteria Revisions                                               04/30/2003   Withdrawn - Agency plans no
                                                                                                                              further action.
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3405        SAN No. 4341 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long-Term 2 Enhanced           2040-AD37
            Surface Water Treatment Rule........................................................
3406        SAN No. 4342 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfection           2040-AD38
            Byproducts Rule.....................................................................
3407        SAN No. 4703 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 2............................     2060-AD86
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3408        SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule.........     2040-AA97
3409        SAN No. 4447 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the     2040-AD61
            Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List...........................................
3410        SAN No. 4424 Six-Year Review of Existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations     2040-AD67
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3411        SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................     2040-AA94
3412        SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb..................     2040-AC13
3413        SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary      2040-AD54
            Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR...........................
3414        SAN No. 4769 National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Approval of      2040-AD90
            Additional Method for the Detection of Coliforms and E. Coli. in Drinking Water.....
3415        SAN No. 4775 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Revisions to the Total         2040-AD94
            Coliform Monitoring and Analytical Requirements and Additional Distribution System
            Requirements........................................................................
3416        SAN No. 4745 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3............................     2040-AD99
3417        SAN No. 4236 Underground Injection Control: Update of State Programs................     2040-AD40
3418        SAN No. 4770 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems      2040-AD93
            Revisions...........................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3419        SAN No. 4638 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation: Analytical Method for        2040-AD81
            Aeromonas & National Primary & Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical
            Methods for Chemical & Microbiological Contaminants.................................
3420        SAN No. 4764 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Minor Revision To Clarify      2040-AD91
            Arsenic Standard....................................................................
3421        SAN No. 4561 Minor Revisions to the Public Notification Rule, Consumer Confidence        2040-AD77
            Report Rule, and Primacy Rule.......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                  SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2040-AD86        SAN No. 4703 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 2                                       05/06/2003   Duplicate of RIN 2060-AD86
2040-AD88        SAN No. 4703 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 2                                       04/09/2003   Withdrawn - Duplicate of
                                                                                                                              RIN 2040-AD86
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                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3422        SAN No. 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations......................     2040-AB85
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3005. 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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

Agency Contact: Mark Gordon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8886
Fax: 202 501-0139
Email: gordon.mark@epamail.epa.gov

David Sutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 1230A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4444
Fax: 202 501-0756
Email: sutton.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3006. INCORPORATION OF CLASS DEVIATIONS INTO EPAAR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has approved a number of class deviations (e.g., 
changes to reporting requirements and monthly progress reports) to the 
EPAAR since its promulgation in April 1994. This proposed rule would 
incorporate most of the class deviations to the EPAAR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3007. 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                            06/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




3008. REVISION OF PROCEDURAL RULES FOR HEARINGS ON CANCELLATIONS, 
SUSPENSIONS, CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATIONS, AND DENIALS OF PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a(c) to 136a(d); 7 USC 136b(d) to 136b(f); 7 
USC 136d(b) to 7 USC 136d(e); 7 USC 136w(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 164 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is preparing a comprehensive revision of the Rules of 
Practice governing the conduct of licensing adjudications under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The 
existing Rules of Practice were originally promulgated by EPA in 1973. 
In the subsequent 19 years, Congress has substantially amended FIFRA, 
creating a number of additional types of licensing adjudications which 
are not expressly provided for in the existing Rules of Practice. In 
order to include provisions tailored to these new types of proceedings, 
and to incorporate the standard practices which have evolved and the 
precedents which have been established since these rules were first 
promulgated, EPA intends to comprehensively revise the FIFRA Rules of 
Practice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4618

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 112 Animal Production; 32532 
Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Scott Garrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2333A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4047
Fax: 202 564-5644
Email: garrison.scott@epa.gov

Kevin Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance, 2333A
Phone: 202 564-5619
Fax: 202 564-5644
Email: lee.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________




3009. PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS (REVISED)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 16 (Revised)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposed to revise the Privacy Act regulation to 
exempt new systems and systems currently claiming to be exempt from the 
Act. Other revisions are generally minor and include revising the 
access provision so that a copy of a record can be obtained without a 
personal inspection; changing the time limit for appeals of denials 
from 10 days to 30 days; changing the process for accessing Privacy Act 
records and contesting Privacy Act records from the system manager to 
the Freedom of Information Office; and referring appeals from denials 
of system of records maintained by the Office of Inspector General to 
that office for decision. The proposed rule does not have implications 
on small businesses nor state/local/tribal government.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4693

Agency Contact: Judy E Hutt, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2822T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1668
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: hutt.judy@epa.gov

Deborah Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information
Phone: 202 566-1659
Fax: 202 566-1648
Email: williams.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3010. REVISION TO EPAAR 1552.211-73, LEVEL OF EFFORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 Pending Legal Review       06/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




3011. REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION REGULATION CONCERNING CONFLICT OF 
INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4319

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

Agency Contact: Dan Humphries, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4377
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: humphries.daniel@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

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3012. [bull] CONTINUATION OF IMPLEMENTING THE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA's Office of Acquisition Management conducted an internal 
assessment of its organization and determined that in some situations 
there were too many levels of review required prior to making contract 
awards and other contract-related decisions. Consequently, steps were 
taken to revise internal policies to eliminate certain higher level 
reviews and give authority and responsibility for making decisions 
relating to contract actions to the qualified individuals most familiar 
with the contracting action. This rule is being issued as a direct 
final rule because the changes being made are not considered 
controversial and adverse comments are not expected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4742

Agency Contact: Jill Robbins, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1052
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: robbins.jill@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA81
_______________________________________________________________________




3013. PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE, AND TOXIC (PBT) POLLUTANTS STRATEGY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As described in the Agency's 1998 PBT Strategy, EPA is 
developing and implementing National Action Plans for certain 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 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 
initially focusing action on 12 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 tools 
to prevent and reduce releases of these substances. These tools include 
international, voluntary, outreach, programmatic, remedial, compliance 
monitoring and assistance, enforcement, research, and regulatory 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. Although 
these Plans are not regulatory actions, EPA has included them in the 
Regulatory Agenda to inform the public and regulated community because 
the Action Plans may discuss regulatory alternatives for consideration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-Multimedia Strategy for 
PBTs                            11/17/98                    63 FR 63926
Notice-Draft National Action 
Plan for Mercury                11/17/98                    63 FR 63926
Notice-Proposed National Action 
Plan for Alkyl-Lead             08/25/00                    65 FR 51823
Notice-Proposed National 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-Final Action Plan for 
Alkyl-Lead                      07/23/02                    67 FR 48177
Notice-Reproposed Action Plan 
for Mercury                     10/00/03
Notice-Draft Action Plan for 
Benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P)          12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4463

Agency Contact: Tom Murray, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8829
Fax: 202 564-8901
Email: murray.tom-hq@epa.gov

Paul Matthai, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8839
Fax: 202 564-8899
Email: matthai.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD45

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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3014. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTHORITY TO APPOINT RESEARCH SCIENTISTS 
UNDER 42 USC

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed regulation will implement the Agency's authority 
under 42 USC 6A.I.61 section 209(f) and 209(g) to appoint research 
scientists and to take related personnel actions. Under 42 USC, the 
Agency has authority to make appointments of research scientists and to 
take related personnel actions including determining qualifications, 
method of recruitment, selection, duration of appointment and pay. The 
Agency's authority under 42 USC is separate from and not limited by 5 
USC. The authority granted to the Agency under 42 USC derives from one 
of the foundation documents of the Agency: Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 
1970.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4747

Agency Contact: John O'Brien, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3620M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-6729
Fax: 202 564-2904
Email: obrien.johnt@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA83
_______________________________________________________________________




3015. 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 Governmentwide common rule for 
suspension and debarment of contractors and assistance participants who 
threaten the integrity of Federal programs because of criminal 
misconduct or poor performance. All agencies must issue changes to 
their individual codified versions to conform to the Common Rule. 
Recently, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Coordinating 
Committee prepared recommendations for comprehensive changes to the 
Common Rule to conform to changes made in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) as a result of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
Act (FASA). In addition, several other proposals to improve or change 
the rule were recommended by various agencies. In December 1996, OMB 
declined to implement the changes at that time due to differences with 
some agencies about some changes unrelated to those occasioned by FASA.
Among other things, FASA replaced the small purchase threshold 
($25,000) with the simplified acquisition amount ($100,000). That 
change unintentionally exposed certain EPA programs to participation by 
contractors who may have been debarred for serious misconduct already. 
OMB has agreed to permit agencies to amend the coverage section of 
their individual agency rules to reduce or eliminate exposure to 
suspended or debarred persons.
EPA intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend 40 CFR 
32.110 to reduce EPA exposure to such consequences.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3265
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3817

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

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3016. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING RULE 
(CROMERRR)

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: As proposed, the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and 
Recordkeeping Rule (CROMERRR) was intended to provide a uniform legal 
framework for paperless electronic reporting and recordkeeping, 
including electronic signature/certification, across EPA's 
environmental compliance programs. Based on public comment, however, 
EPA now plans to focus on finalizing the electronic reporting 
components of the proposed CROMERRR, and to defer further action on the 
electronic recordkeeping components until a later time. Under current 
plans, the final electronic reporting (ER) rule will address electronic 
reporting by companies regulated under all of EPA's programs: air, 
water, pesticides, toxic substances, wastes, and emergency response. 
The final rule will remove existing regulatory obstacles to electronic 
reporting, and it would set requirements for companies choosing to 
report electronically. In addition, the rule would set the conditions 
for allowing electronic reporting under State, tribal or local 
environmental programs that operate under EPA authorization. The final 
ER rule is intended to make electronic reporting as simple, efficient, 
and cost-effective as possible for regulated companies, while ensuring 
that a transition from paper to electronic reporting does not 
compromise EPA's compliance and enforcement programs. Consequently, the 
Agency's strategy is to impose as few specific requirements as 
possible, and to keep those requirements neutral with respect to 
technology, so the rule will pose no obstacles to adopting new 
technologies as they emerge. To ensure that authorized programs at the 
State, tribal, and local levels meet EPA's electronic reporting goals, 
the final ER rule would specify a set of criteria that these program's 
must satisfy as they initiate electronic reporting. In response to 
public comments, EPA is also planning to include provisions for a 
streamlined process for EPA to review and approve authorized program

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revisions or modifications to allow electronic reporting. EPA is 
required by the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) of 1998 to 
make the option of electronic reporting and recordkeeping available, 
where practicable, to its regulated community by October 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/31/01                    66 FR 46161
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4270

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2823T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1697
Fax: 202 566-1684
Email: huffer.evi@epa.gov

David Schwarz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2823T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1704
Fax: 202 566-1684
Email: schwarz.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3017. FELLOWSHIP GRANT REGULATION REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 46

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Fellowship Rule (part 46) establishes the requirements 
applicable to granting all EPA fellowships. It supplements 40 CFR part 
30, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements 
with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit 
Organizations.'' The rule requires submission of data to the Agency, 
however, a new ICR is not required. The rule is already cleared under 
current ICR approval.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/04/03                    68 FR 16708
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/05/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4572

Agency Contact: W. Scott McMoran, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5376
Fax: 202 565-2468
Email: mcmoran.scott@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA77
_______________________________________________________________________




3018. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS PERFORMING SERVICES 
ONSITE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 6, 2002.
Final, Statutory, December 5, 2002.

Abstract: Executive Orders 10450 and 12968 require that all persons 
entering Federal service, including contract employees, be investigated 
for suitability. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing 
to amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to add a clause 
requiring contractors (and subcontractors) to perform background checks 
and make suitability determinations for contractor (and subcontractor) 
employees performing services on or within Federally owned or leased 
space and facilities, commercial space primarily occupied by Federal 
employees, and Superfund, Oil Pollution Act, and Stafford Act sites. 
The clause will require contractors (and subcontractors) to perform 
background checks and make suitability determinations on their 
employees before the employees can perform on-site contract services 
for the EPA. Contracting Officers will be allowed to waive the 
requirements of the clause on a case-by-case basis. The process 
contemplated by the clause will allow EPA to mitigate any actual or 
potential threat to the public health, welfare and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/03                     68 FR 2988
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4733

Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: schaffer.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA80
_______________________________________________________________________




3019. [bull] WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) FY 2002 REPORT TO 
CONGRESS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 102-579 sec 23(a)(2)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Report to Congress is required by Section 23(a)(2) of 
the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act, which requires EPA to submit an annual 
report to Congress ``on the status of and resources required for the 
fulfillment of the Administrator's responsibilities under the Act'' 
regarding the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This report 
summarizes the activities and progress EPA has made in fulfilling its 
responsibilities under the Act and outlines the resources required for 
the Agency to meet its commitments. The WIPP is an underground 
repository for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste generated as 
by-products from nuclear weapons production. It was constructed by the 
Department of Energy (DOE) and is located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 
1998, EPA certified that the WIPP complies with EPA's radioactive waste 
disposal standards at subpart B and C of 40 CFR 191 and EPA's WIPP 
compliance criteria at 40 CFR 194, and thus is safe to contain 
radioactive waste. Since that time, the DOE has begun emplacing waste 
in the WIPP. The waste is stored

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approximately 2,100 feet underground in excavated, natural salt 
formations. EPA also has responsibility for assuring continual 
compliance with EPA's radioactive waste disposal standards. EPA 
continues to have an oversight role at the WIPP to ensure that it 
continues to protect human health and the environment. This Report 
summarizes EPA's activities past and present.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4761

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7738
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: lee.raymond@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK79
_______________________________________________________________________




3020. REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE 
TRACK PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Environmental Performance 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 Performance Track by submitting an 
application that documents that four specific criteria are met: 
operating environmental management system; commitment to continuous 
environmental improvement through documented past improvements and 
future commitments; engaging the public; and a strong record of 
compliance. 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 reporting by publicly owned treatment 
works (POTWs) under the Clean Water Act; extending on-site storage of 
RCRA waste to 180 days; and soliciting comment on opportunities for 
Performance Track facilities to consolidate reporting under various 
environmental statutes into a single report.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/02                    67 FR 52674
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4473

Agency Contact: Robert Sachs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1808, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2884
Fax: 202 566-2989
Email: sachs.robert@epa.gov

David Guest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1808, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2872
Fax: 202 566-2989
Email: guest.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA13
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3021. EPA 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 Policy was updated to reflect changes 
over the intervening 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Draft Public Involvement 
Policy                          12/28/00                    65 FR 82335
Final Public Involvement Policy 05/00/03

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, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2204
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: bonner.patricia@epa.gov

Scott Bowles, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2208
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: bowles.scott@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA23
_______________________________________________________________________




3022. 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 White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) 
Electronic Reporting site-specific rule is to enable the NASA WSTF 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                            10/31/01                    66 FR 55050
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4536

Agency Contact: Kristina Heinemann, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of the Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2183
Fax: 202 566-2220
Email: heinemann.kristina@epa.gov

Donna Perla, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2177
Fax: 202 566-2211
Email: perla.donna@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA27
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



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3023. 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
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: 202 564-7334
Email: goode.ann@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




3024. 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 whether changes are needed to make them 
more efficient and effective. 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 rev CBI Withdrawn 12/21/
2000, 65 FR 80395               11/23/94                    59 FR 60446
NPRM - Gen CBI regs Proposal to 
revise CBI regs--40 CFR Part 2, 
Subpart B                        To Be                       Determined
Final - Gen 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

Agency Contact: Alan D. Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2822T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1644
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: margolis.alan@epa.gov

Rebecca Moser, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2822, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1679
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: moser.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA02

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3025. 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.
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 P. Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Research and Development, 8103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3358

RIN: 2080-AA06
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



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3026. [bull] ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO EPAAR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 30 sec 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended; 40 USC 
486(c); 41 USC 418b

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1515 and 1533

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The action will remove unnecessary processes from the EPA 
Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR). An EPA Procurement Workgroup 
recommended that certain changes be made to the EPA Acquisition 
Regulation (EPAAR) to remove unnecessary processes from the EPAAR. 
There is no anticipated impact on small business and state/local/tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             03/14/02                    67 FR 11439

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4780

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA82
_______________________________________________________________________




3027. REWRITING OF EPA REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE FREEDOM OF 
INFORMATION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/05/02                    67 FR 67303

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Alan D. Margolis
Phone: 202 566-1644
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: margolis.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________




3028. CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1509; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/31/02                    67 FR 66342

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

RIN: 2030-AA79
_______________________________________________________________________




3029. [bull] PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULE FOR INTERNATIONAL PAPER MILL 
IN JAY, MAINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1342 and 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To allow this XL project to be implemented, the Agency is 
finalizing a rule that exempts the IP-Androscoggin Mill from the Best 
Management Practices (BMP) requirements specified in 40 CFR 430.03. 
This site-specific rule provides that, in lieu of imposing the 
requirements specified in section 430.03, the permitting authority 
shall establish conditions for the discharge

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of COD and color for this mill on the basis of best professional 
judgement. Because both EPA and the Maine Department of Environmental 
Protection will be signatories to the Final Project Agreement (FPA), 
EPA expects that the requirements for COD and color will be based on 
the values and procedures specified in the FPA. Subsequent to issuance 
of this site-specific rule, the appropriate permitting authority(ies) 
will amend or reissue the IP-Androscoggin effluent discharge permit to 
remove the requirements corresponding to 40 CFR 430.03 and put in place 
instead numeric effluent limitations on COD and color that reflect, in 
the first phase, current effluent quality and, in the second phase, 
improved effluent quality resulting from the implementation by the IP-
Androscoggin Mill of alternative effluent improvement projects called 
for by this project.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/16/00                    65 FR 31120
Final Action                    07/27/00                    65 FR 46104

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4435

Agency Contact: Chris Rascher, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator
Phone: 617 918-1834
Email: rascher.chris@epamail.epa.gov

Kristina Heinemann, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2183
Fax: 202 566-2220
Email: heinemann.kristina@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3030. [bull] NESHAP: PERCHLORETHYLENE DRY CLEANING FACILITIES (SECTION 
610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412; 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On September 22, 1993 (58 FR 49354), EPA promulgated 
standards to control perchlorethylene emissions from drycleaning 
facilities under authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act. These 
standards are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 
part 63, subpart M. In developing these standards, EPA performed a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis which indicated the rule could have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small businesses. EPA 
then used this analysis to develop the rule in a way that mitigated 
small-business impact to the extent possible while still fulfilling the 
Clean Air Act's mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2003.
In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2003-
0029, and follow the instructions provided in Unit H of the preamble to 
the Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/00/03
End Review                      11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4785

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK64
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3031. [bull] STANDARDS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7545; 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 16, 1994, (59 FR 7716), EPA promulgated standards 
for reformulated and conventional gasoline under authority of section 
211 of the Clean Air Act. These standards are codifed in the Code of 
Federal Regulations at 40 CFR part 80. In developing those standards, 
EPA performed a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis which indicated the 
rule could have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
businesses. EPA then used that analysis to develop the rule in a way 
that mitigated small-business impact to the extent possible while still 
fulfilling the Clean Air Act's mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under Section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
rule; (2) The nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) The complexity of the rule; (4) The extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2003.

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In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2003-
0030, and follow the instructions provided in Unit H of the preamble to 
the Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/00/03
End Review                      11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4786

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK65
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3032. [bull] INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7511; 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 subpart S

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 5, 1992 (57 FR 52950), EPA promulgated a 
rulemaking laying out the requirements for the automobile inspection 
and maintenance program under section 182(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the Clean Air 
Act. These requirements are codifed in the Code of Federal Regulations 
at 40 CFR part 51 subpart S. In developing this rule, EPA performed a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis which indicated the rule could have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. EPA then 
used this analysis to develop the rule in a way that mitigated small-
entity impact to the extent possible while still fulfilling the Clean 
Air Act's mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under Section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2003.
In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2003-
0031, and follow the instructions provided in Unit H of the preamble to 
the Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/00/03
End Review                      11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4787

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK66
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3033. [bull] REVISION TO POLICY ON CONTROL OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 
(VOC)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100(s)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the proposal of revisions to its policy on 
control of volatile organic compounds (VOC), including the use of 
photochemical reactivity in controlling VOCs. As a first step, an ANPRM 
will be issued soliciting public comment on various policy options. 
Subsequent steps could range from taking no further action to 
publishing a policy statement in the Federal Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4759

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

Terry Keating, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1174
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: keating.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK75

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3034. [bull] ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS REQUIREMENTS UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION 112(R)(7); AMENDMENTS 
TO THE SUBMISSION SCHEDULE AND DATA REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, Reports are due to the Agency by 6/
21/2004.

Abstract: On June 20, 1996, EPA published risk management planning 
regulations mandated under the accidental release prevention provisions 
of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Sources with more than a threshold quantity 
of a regulated substance in a process are required to develop and 
implement a risk management program that includes, for covered 
processes, a five-year accident history, an off-site consequence 
analysis, a prevention program, and an emergency response program. The 
owners and operators of these sources must submit a risk management 
plan (RMP) that summarizes the source's implementation of the risk 
management program. The RMPs are to be made available to Federal, 
state, and local emergency planning and response agencies and to the 
public through a central location. The first submissions were received 
in June 1999; to date, approximately 15,000 sources have submitted 
RMPs.
EPA is proposing to modify the submission schedule under the risk 
management program by adding two triggers to the requirements to 
correct or update the RMP: (a) sources who have an accident that meets 
the criteria for the five year accident history be required to update 
their RMP within six months of the date of the accident; and (b) 
sources will be required to correct their emergency contact information 
within one month of a change in the information. EPA is also proposing 
to add four data elements to the RMP: (a) a mandatory data element for 
sources to provide the e-mail address for the emergency contact; (b) 
new data elements for sources to provide the reason for an RMP update 
(e.g. new regulated substance onsite, etc.) or correction; (c) a new 
five-year accident history data element requirement for the owner or 
operator to provide an indication of whether the accident involved an 
uncontrolled/runaway reaction; and (d) additional data elements for 
sources that use a contractor to fill out the RMP to provide their 
name, address and telephone number. Finally, EPA proposes to remove the 
requirement for sources to discuss the off-site consequence analysis 
(i.e, worst-case accidental release scenario(s) and the alternative 
accidental release scenario(s)) within the executive summary of the 
RMP. This effort will ultimately provide the implementing agency 
important contact and accident information to allow for assistance and 
improved communications of information to prevent accidents.
These changes should not significantly change the associated burden. 
The major change would be the accidental release update requirement; 
however, the source will not need to submit again, provided there are 
no other accidents or major changes, for another 5 years. EPA intends 
to finalize all of these changes in time for the majority of facilities 
to complete their five year updates due June 21, 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4755

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7913
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: rodgriguez.vanessa@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF09
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3035. PETITIONS TO DELIST SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM THE SOURCE CATEGORY 
LIST, DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO SECTION 112(C) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 
February 12, 2002 (67 FR 6521). Section 112(c)(9), which provides the 
legislative authority and guidelines for such actions, states that the 
Administrator may delete a SC from the list under section 112(c), on 
petition of any person or on the Administrator's own motion, whenever 
the Administrator determines that no source in the category emits 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) in quantities which may cause a 
lifetime risk of cancer greater than 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 August 14, 2002, one petition to delist a SC 
has been received. It contains information on HAP emissions, exposures, 
health effects, human risks, and potential ecological concerns as well 
as the petitioner's explanation why the 2-Piece Can Manufacturing 
should be removed from the SC List. The EPA is reviewing the petition. 
Once the review is completed, the EPA will decide whether to grant or 
deny the petition. Section 112(c)(9) requires that within 12 months of 
receipt of a petition, the Administrator shall either grant or deny the 
petition by publishing a written explanation of the reasons for the 
Administrator's decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4415

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2962
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epa.gov

David E. Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404-01

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Phone: 919 541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ23
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3036. EVALUATION OF UPDATED TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF 
GASOLINE DEPOSIT CONTROL ADDITIVES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA 211

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: All gasoline must contain additives to control the formation 
of deposits in the fuel supply system and engine of motor vehicles. If 
uncontrolled, such deposits can result in a significant increase in 
motor vehicle emissions. This action will propose that updated test 
procedures be adopted for the certification of gasoline deposit control 
additives regarding their ability to control fuel injector and intake 
valve deposits. The adoption of the updated procedures will ensure that 
the gasoline deposit control program continues to ensure an adequate 
level of deposit control, thereby preventing an increase in motor 
vehicle emissions. The updated test procedures require less time to 
perform and are less costly. Therefore, the adoption of the proposed 
procedures will reduce the burden on industry of complying with the 
gasoline deposit control program. The proposed action will not impact 
small businesses, or state, local, or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4531

Agency Contact: Jeffrey A. Herzog, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4227
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: herzog.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ61
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3037. 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, thereby improving the method's precision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03
Final Action                    10/00/04

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, D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sorrell.candace@epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF72
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3038. 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. 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                            08/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919 541-5246
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5350
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: stonefield.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH93
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3039. [bull] REVISION TO THE GUIDELINE ON AIR QUALITY MODELS (APPENDIX W 
TO 40 CFR PART 51): ADOPTION OF A PREFERRED GENERAL PURPOSE (FLAT AND 
COMPLEX TERRAIN) DISPERSION MODEL AND OTHER REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410; CAAA 110(a)(2); CAAA 165(e); CAAA 172(a); 
CAAA 172(c); 42 USC 7601; CAAA 301(a)(1); CAAA 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 would revise the Guideline on Air Quality Models, 
published as appendix W to 40 CFR part 51. The Guideline provides EPA-
recommended models for use in predicting ambient concentrations of 
pollutants for programs ranging from Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration (PSD) to State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for 
controlling air pollution sources. The Guideline fulfills a Clean Air 
Act mandate for EPA to specify models for air management purposes. This 
revision would enhance the Guideline by incorporating a new, general-
purpose dispersion model called AERMOD, which would replace the 
existing Industrial Source Complex (ISC3) model in many air-quality 
assessments, including those involving complex terrain. An earlier 
version of the AERMOD revision was previously proposed (65 FR 21505, 4/
21/2000; see SAN 3470), but not promulgated. We are reproposing it to 
reflect changes made in response to public comment we received on the 
April 2000 proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/00                    65 FR 21505
Supplemental NPRM               05/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3470

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0832
Email: coulter.tom@epa.gov

Joseph A. Tikvart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5562
Email: tikvart.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK60
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3040. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

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, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG26
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3041. AIR QUALITY: REVISION TO DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 
-- EXCLUSION OF 4 COMPOUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7407(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a deregulatory action to exclude four compounds from 
the list of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the basis that these 
compounds make a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone 
formation. These four compounds are: 1,1,1,2,2,3,3-heptafluoro-3-
methoxy-propane (n-C3F7OCH3; 3-ethoxy-,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-
dodecafluoro-2- (trifluoromethyl) hexane (known as HFE-7500, HFE-s702, 
T-7145, and L-15381); 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (known as HFC 
227ea); and methyl formate (HCOOCH3). These compounds have potential 
for use as refrigerants, fire suppressants, aerosol propellants, 
sterilants, blowing agents (used in the manufacture of foamed plastic), 
and solvents. This action will remove the necessity to control these 
four compounds as VOCs in State Implementation Plans for attaining the 
ozone standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4683

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3356
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: sanders.dave@epa.gov

William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK37
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3042. REVIEW OF MINOR NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

Agency Contact: Mark Sendzik, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5534
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: barkley.joyce@epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH37
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3043. IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS

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 7408; 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7501 to 7511f; 42 USC 
7601(a)(1)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would provide specific requirements for State and 
local air pollution control agencies and tribes to prepare State 
Implementation Plans (SIPs) and Tribal Implementation Plans (TIPs) 
under the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for 
ozone, published by EPA on July 18, 1997. The Clean Air Act (CAA) 
requires EPA to set ambient air quality standards and requires States 
to submit SIPs to implement those standards. The 1997 standards were 
challenged in court, but in February 2001, the Supreme Court determined 
that EPA has authority to implement a revised ozone standard, but ruled 
that EPA must reconsider its implementation plan for moving from the 1-
hour standard to the revised standard. The Supreme Court identified 
conflicts between different parts of the CAA related to implementation 
of a revised NAAQS, provided some direction to EPA for resolving the 
conflicts, and left it to EPA to develop a reasonable approach for 
implementation. Thus, this rulemaking must address the requirements of 
the CAA and the Supreme Court's ruling. This rule would provide 
detailed provisions to address the CAA requirements for SIPs and TIPs 
and would thus affect States and tribes. States with areas that are not 
attaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS will have to develop -- as part of 
their SIPs -- emission limits and other requirements to attain the 
NAAQS within the timeframes set forth in the CAA. Tribal lands that are 
not attaining the 8-hour ozone standard may be affected, and could 
voluntarily submit a TIP, but would not be required to submit a TIP. In 
cases where a TIP is not submitted, EPA would have the responsibility 
for planning in those areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4625

Agency Contact: John Silvasi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5666
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

Denise Gerth, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5550
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gerth.denise@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ99

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3044. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR PM-2.5 NAAQS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7501 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1997, EPA promulgated revised National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM-2.5). The rule 
described in this paragraph -- the Implementation Rule for PM-2.5 NAAQS 
-- will include requirements and guidance for State and local air 
pollution agencies to develop and submit State implementation plans 
(SIPs) designed to bring the areas into attainment with the 1997 
standards. These SIP-development activities include conducting 
technical analyses to identify effective strategies for reducing 
emissions contributing to PM-2.5 levels, and adopting regulations as 
needed in order to attain the standards. Ambient air quality monitoring 
for 1999-2001 shows that areas exceeding the standards are located 
throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and in California. Estimates 
show that compliance with the standards will prevent thousands of 
premature deaths from heart and lung disease, tens of thousands of 
hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and millions of absences 
from school and work every year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4752

Agency Contact: Richard Damberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5592
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: damberg.rich@epa.gov

Joe Paisie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-02
Phone: 919 541-5556
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: paisie.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK74
_______________________________________________________________________




3045. AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (40 CFR PART 60, APPENDIX F, PROCEDURE 3)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Supplemental NPRM               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958

Agency Contact: Solomon O. 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

Frederick J. Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2707
Email: thompson.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3046. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 -- SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3047. [bull] REVISIONS TO METHODS 3A, 6C, 7E, 10, AND 20

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methods 3A, 6C, 7E, 10, and 20 of 40 CFR part 60, appendix A 
are instrumental methods that are being revised to make their 
performance criteria consistent. Analyzer calibration error tests and 
sampling system bias tests now required in Methods 3A, 6C, and 7E are 
being added to Methods 10 and 20. Inconsistent acceptance criteria for 
other performance tests and calibration gas quality are also being made 
uniform. Performance criteria currently determined based on the 
instrument span is being revised to an emission limit basis. This 
change will fix the acceptance limits for all source tests on the 
applicable emission limit and not on a span value that sources have 
some discretion in choosing. These revisions were proposed on August 
27, 1997, in an announcement entitled ``Amendments for Testing and 
Monitoring Provisions.'' They were considered not significant at that 
time. The public did not feel that the preamble to the rule provided 
adequate notice of the changes being made to the methods. The 
commenters requested a reproposal of these revisions to the 
instrumental methods to allow for adequate public review. Methods 7F 
and 7G are new methods that measure nitrogen oxides electrochemically. 
These methods are being proposed in response to requests made by 
vendors/sources. These methods will add flexibility to the testing 
provisions currently in place and will not add requirements or affect 
the stringency of the underlying emission standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Rule                      04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4161

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK61
_______________________________________________________________________




3048. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

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                            06/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4310

Agency Contact: Dave Salman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3049. PETITIONS TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: MEK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, February 28, 2000.

Abstract: The Agency has received four 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 four individual 
determinations, the Agency will issue separate notices for each.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Denial Notice: Methanol Petition05/02/01                    66 FR 21929
NPRM: MEK-Delist/Denial Notice-3 
Petitions by 06/2002            05/00/03
NPRM: EGBE-Delist/Denial Notice 10/00/03
NPRM: MIBK-Delist/Denial Notice 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4313

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2962
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epa.gov


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David E. Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404-01
Phone: 919 541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3050. ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM GENERATING UNIT MACT REGULATION

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 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 2003.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2004.

Abstract: In December 2000, the EPA determined that regulation of 
hazardous air pollutant emissions (HAP) from oil- and coal-fired 
electric utility steam generating units was necessary and appropriate. 
This finding was based on the results of the study mandated by section 
112(n)(1)(A) of the Clean Air Act, as amended. The regulation(s) will 
be developed under section 112 and will result in standards based on 
the use of maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The primary 
benefit will be the reduction of mercury emissions to the atmosphere 
from coal-fired units but other HAP will also be reduced. Small 
businesses and State/local/tribal governments could be impacted 
(particularly those governments owning or operating oil- or coal-fired 
electric generation facilities).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4571

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

William H. Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ65
_______________________________________________________________________




3051. PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY NESHAP: AMENDMENT TO 
IMPLEMENT COURT REMAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1340 to 63.1359

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP was 
promulgated June 14, 1999, and has been codified in 40 CFR 63, subpart 
LLL. The Sierra Club and the National Lime Association petitioned the 
court to review subpart LLL, while the American Portland Cement 
Alliance (APCA) opted to negotiate a settlement agreement. (Note that 
there is currently a separate rule under development to amend subpart 
LLL to implement the settlement agreement with the APCA -- SAN 4524, 
RIN 2060-AJ57). On December 15, 2000, a panel of the D.C. Circuit 
issued its opinion in National Lime Ass'n v. EPA. The Court remanded 
the three standards for which we established floors of no control 
(hydrogen chloride (HCl), total hydrocarbon (THC), and mercury (Hg)). 
The Court found that we committed error in not considering other means 
of control, in particular, control of HAPs in raw materials and in 
fossil fuels. The Court also remanded that we consider setting beyond-
the-floor standards for HAP metals, for which particulate matter (PM) 
is a surrogate. This action will consist of amendments to respond to 
the court remand.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4585

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov

James U. Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-05, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ78
_______________________________________________________________________




3052. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR COKE OVEN BATTERIES -- RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, October 27, 2001, National Emission 
Standards for Coke Ovens - Residual Risk Standards.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112(f), standard to protect 
health and the environment is the statutory authority for this 
rulemaking. In accordance with section 112(f)(2), EPA must promulgate 
residual risk standards 8 years after promulgation of emission 
standards. We promulgated emission standards for charging, topside 
leaks, and door leaks at coke ovens on October 27, 1993. This rule will 
further reduce coke oven emissions from charging, topside leaks, and 
door leaks at the affected coke plants.

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: Federal, State

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4620

Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and Steel Mills

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

David E. Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404-01
Phone: 919 541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ96
_______________________________________________________________________




3053. NESHAP: SOLVENT EXTRACTION FOR VEGETABLE OIL: AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On April 12, 2001, EPA promulgated National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for solvent extraction 
of vegetable oil. This amendment will consider adjustments to that 
NESHAP in light of information gained since its promulgation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4672

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

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK32
_______________________________________________________________________




3054. NESHAP FOR PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION PLANTS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants was 
promulgated in 1997 (40 CFR part 63, subpart LL). The amendments 
described here would revise the emission limit for polycyclic organic 
matter applicable to one subcategory of source based on newly available 
data more representative of performance from the top five performing 
sources. The proposed amendments would also clarify language on 
compliance dates and add specific provisions for startup of new or 
reconstructed affected sources and affected sources that restart after 
being idled for long periods of time. More time would be allowed due to 
the nature of the process operation, depending on the type of source. 
No additional costs or information collection requirements would be 
incurred as a result of the amendments. There also are no significant 
policy issues. State agency and industry representatives concur with 
the changes, which will improve implementation of the 1997 rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4713

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK50
_______________________________________________________________________




3055. NESHAP FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES: GENERAL PROVISIONS; AMENDMENTS FOR 
POLLUTION PREVENTION ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.2; 40 CFR 63.17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are proposing amendments to the part 63 General Provisions 
that would allow facilities that are subject to a maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) subpart to discontinue unnecessary 
requirements if, through pollution prevention measures, they achieve 
and can demonstrate continued hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission 
reductions equivalent to or better than the MACT level of control. We 
are proposing these amendments to encourage and promote pollution 
prevention, which is our strategy of first choice in reducing HAP 
emissions. We expect these amendments to result in no additional burden 
for sources and air pollution control agencies. This effort is the 
product of discussions with State and local air pollution control 
officials. There also are no significant policy issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4719

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov


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Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK54
_______________________________________________________________________




3056. [bull] PETITION TO DELIST A HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT (HAP) SOURCE 
CATEGORY FROM SECTION 112 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT -- GAS TURBINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, 12 months from the date of the 
receipt of the last information completing the petition.

Abstract: The Agency has received a petition to remove the Gas Turbines 
source category from the list of hazardous air pollutant sources under 
section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act. The Agency must review the 
petition and either grant or deny the petition within 12 months of the 
date the complete petition is received. If the Agency grants the 
petition, a notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the FR, 
allowing the opportunity for public comment. If the Agency denies the 
petition, a notice of denial will be published in the FR providing an 
explanation of the denial.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM or Notice (NPRM Issued Only 
If Petition Is Granted)         10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4751

Sectors Affected: 3336 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission 
Equipment Manufacturing; 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2962
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epa.gov

David E. Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404-01
Phone: 919 541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK73
_______________________________________________________________________




3057. SECTION 126 RULE WITHDRAWAL PROVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to revise one narrow aspect of the Section 
126 Rule, which was promulgated January 18, 2000. The rule requires 
certain sources located in the eastern United States to reduce their 
NOx emissions for purposes of reducing ozone transport. EPA coordinated 
the Section 126 Rule with a related ozone transport rule, known as the 
NOx State implementation plan call (NOx SIP Call), which also addresses 
ozone transport in the eastern United States. The EPA established the 
same compliance date for both rules, May 1, 2003. EPA included a 
provision in the Section 126 Rule which provided that where a State 
adopted, and EPA approved, a SIP controlling transport under the NOx 
SIP Call, and with a May 1, 2003 compliance date, EPA would withdraw 
the Section 126 requirements for sources in that State. This was a 
practical way to address the overlap between the two rules and avoid 
having sources be subject to two sets of potentially different NOx 
transport control requirements. As the result of court actions, the 
compliance dates for the Section 126 Rule and the NOx SIP Call have 
both been delayed until May 31, 2004. In addition, the NOx SIP Call has 
been divided into two phases. Therefore, it is necessary to revise the 
Section 126 Rule withdrawal provision so that it will continue to 
operate under these new circumstances. This proposal would not create 
any new requirements and there are no associated costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4689

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epa.gov

Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3292
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK41
_______________________________________________________________________




3058. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4340

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4283
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: spickard.angela@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




3059. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS; PROPOSED 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7511b

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4309

Sectors Affected: 32599 All Other Chemical Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3060. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NONROAD DIESEL ENGINES 
AND FUEL

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2002

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 23, 1998, EPA finalized emission standards for 
nonroad compression ignition (i.e., diesel) engines for engines over 37 
kW(50hp). The regulation reduced the NOx + HC emissions standard by 30 
percent to 37 percent (based on the power class) from the previous 6.9 
g/hp-hr NOx and 1.0 g/hp-hr HC standard beginning in 1999. As a follow-
up to that 1998 rulemaking, the Agency is now undertaking a technology 
review, pursuant to the Clean Air Act, to assess whether more stringent 
standards are now feasible, and to promulgate such standards if the 
findings are positive. The technology review will reassess the NOx + HC 
standards and will set the next phase of particulate matter standards 
for over 37 kW and up to 560 kW. The emission limits will also be 
reexamined for the under 37 kW scheduled for implementation in 2004. 
The issue of the sulfur content of nonroad diesel fuel will be raised 
and consideration given to lowering the fuel sulfur level with an 
ultimate 15 ppm cap. The certification duty cycle for this class of 
engines will also be revisited to implement a transient duty cycle that 
gives some assurance of better in-use control of particulate matter.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4675

Agency Contact: Cleophas Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4824
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: jackson.cleophas@epa.gov

William Charmley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
ASD
Phone: 734 214-4466
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: charmley.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK27
_______________________________________________________________________




3061. [bull] EMISSIONS DURABILITY PROCEDURES FOR NEW LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES 
AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 22, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for 
the District of Columbia Circuit vacated durability provisions that 
automotive manufacturers used to demonstrate that the emissions of 
their vehicles would comply with emission standards for the useful 
lives of those vehicles. The Court also required EPA to issue new 
regulations. This action fulfills the mandate. The new durability 
regulations will include options that a manufacturer may choose from to 
age preproduction vehicles to determine the rate of emission 
deterioration over the vehicle's useful life. The options will include 
a prescribed fixed driving cycle and a prescribed bench aging cycle 
that are used to age prototype vehicles or emission control components 
to the equivalent of the useful life period of the vehicle in a manner 
that replicates the aging that the vehicle or components would see in 
actual use. This rule does not change the Federal emission standards or 
the test procedures used to quantify emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4757

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Sectors Affected: 3361 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Eldert Bontekoe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4442
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: bontekoe.eldert@epamail.epa.gov

Linda Hormes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4502
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: hormes.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK76
_______________________________________________________________________




3062. 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 issued an ANPRM 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                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4393

Agency Contact: Joseph Bachman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 5402, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3968
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: bachman.joseph@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ00
_______________________________________________________________________




3063. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS TO 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 will 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
NPRM                            12/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

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, C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epa.gov

Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3064. SELECTION OF SEQUENCE OF MANDATORY SANCTIONS TO BE APPLIED 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 502 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7661a(d); 42 USC 7661a(g); 42 USC 7661a(i)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish the order of sanctions for 
operating permits program deficiencies under the mandatory sanctions 
provisions of title V of the Clean Air Act. This rule would stipulate 
that an emission offset sanction applies first and a highway funding 
sanction six months later. Sanction application under section 502 of 
the Clean Air Act is automatic under the timeframes prescribed once EPA 
selects the sanction order; EPA's only discretion concerns the ordering 
of sanctions as discussed above. Thus, the only relevant potential 
impact is the effect of applying, as a general matter, the emission 
offset sanction six months before the highway sanction. The EPA does 
not believe this will have a significant impact given the short period 
of time the offset sanction will apply before the highway sanction 
would apply when States fail to correct title V deficiencies. Moreover, 
EPA also believes that, in the event applying the highway sanction is 
not necessary six months following the offset sanction, because the 
State has corrected the

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deficiency prompting the finding, applying the offset sanction first 
eliminates the need for EPA and other agencies to bear the greater 
administrative and implementation burden of having to effectuate the 
highway sanction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4700

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-04, 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, C304-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK46
_______________________________________________________________________




3065. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING CRITICAL 
AND EMERGENCY USES OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671c

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4535

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2651
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ63
_______________________________________________________________________




3066. 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

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4599

Sectors Affected: 331 Primary Metal 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; 32615 
Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Margaret Sheppard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9163
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: sheppard.margaret@epa.gov

Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9079
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK26
_______________________________________________________________________




3067. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ADJUSTING ALLOWANCES FOR CLASS 
I SUBSTANCES FOR EXPORT TO ARTICLE 5 COUNTRIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action reinforces the economic incentives related to the 
transition of Article 5 countries to ozone-depleting substance 
alternatives. Currently, Article 5 allowances are

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determined as a percentage of total production allowances assigned to 
U.S. companies for class I ozone-depleting substances. In accordance 
with the Beijing Amendments of the Montreal Protocol, this action 
establishes Article 5 allowances independent of total production 
allowances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4697

Agency Contact: Suzanne Kocchi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5289
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: kocchi.suzanne@epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK45
_______________________________________________________________________




3068. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671(g) CAA 608

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule will include the reconsideration of the sales 
restriction as it relates to split systems. The Agency was petitioned 
to reconsider the part of the sales restriction that included the sale 
of pre-charged split systems. It restricted such sales to certified 
technicians. Since then, EPA stayed that portion of the sales 
restriction in response to the petition. This rule will include the 
determination of the Agency related to the reconsideration. It 
addresses environmental problems of ozone depletion resulting from 
emissions of chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other 
ozone-depleting substances. Through restricting sales of certain pre-
charged items to persons certified as technicians, emissions to the 
atmosphere are decreased. The impact on small businesses and 
governments would be negligible, since persons can become certified if 
the EPA determination is a full restriction. Most businesses and 
governments will have at least one certified technician on board. This 
action has no impact on small business and State, local, and tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673

Agency Contact: Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9870
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3069. 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                            06/00/03

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3070. 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                            02/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3263

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Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3071. 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                            09/00/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3072. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT: CLARIFICATION OF TRADING 
PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671 CAA 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                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4283
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: spickard.angela@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3073. INSPECTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

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                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4348

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov

Sara Schneeberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5592
Email: schneeberg.sara@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI97

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3074. RESCINDING FINDING THAT PRE-EXISTING PM10 STANDARDS ARE NO LONGER 
APPLICABLE IN NORTHERN ADA COUNTY/BOISE, IDAHO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA had previously taken action to revoke the PM-10 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Boise/Ada County 
area in anticipation that a revised PM-10 NAAQS would soon be in place. 
However, the DC Circuit court subsequently vacated the revised PM-10 
NAAQS, the effectiveness of which served as the underlying basis for 
EPA's decision to revoke the pre-existing PM-10 NAAQS. Therefore, in 
order to protect public health in the Boise/Ada County area, EPA is 
proposing to reinstate the pre-existing PM-10 NAAQS. Without this 
action there would be no Federal PM-10 NAAQS applicable to this area. 
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. No negative comments were received. EPA/DOJ signed the 
settlement agreement and the State is in the process of carrying out 
its obligations under the settlement agreement. The State submitted its 
maintenance plan for Boise on 9/27/2002. Under the settlement, EPA 
agreed to take final action on the State's submittal by 9/30/2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/00                    65 FR 39321
NPRM Comment Period Extended    07/26/00                    65 FR 45953
NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4391

Agency Contact: Gary Blais, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, C504-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3223
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: blais.gary@epa.gov

Geoffrey Wilcox, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
2344A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5601
Email: wilcox.geoffrey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ05
_______________________________________________________________________




3075. REVISING REGULATIONS ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50 (Revision); 40 CFR 53 (Revision); 40 CFR 58 
(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 need to be revised to reflect the roles of EPA and the 
state and local agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4421

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

Agency Contact: Lee Ann Byrd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5367
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: byrd.lee@epa.gov

Michael Papp, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C339-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: papp.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ25
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3076. REVISIONS TO REGIONAL HAZE RULE TO ADDRESS CONCERNS RAISED BY DC 
COURT CIRCUIT REGARDING 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

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, EPA published the 
regional haze rule on July 1, 1999 (64 FR 35714). On May 24, 2002, the 
DC Circuit Court vacated certain provisions of the regional haze rule 
related to best available retrofit technology (BART). Because of this 
court decision, we will

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need to repropose and publish revised BART provisions in the regional 
haze rule. On July 20, 2001, we proposed guidelines intended to add 
further clarifications to the BART requirements in the regional haze 
rule. These proposed BART guidelines also will require a reproposal. 
The purpose of this rulemaking is to provide the appropriate changes to 
the BART requirements and guidelines, and to address additional issues 
related to reasonable progress goals for the visibility program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/01                    66 FR 38108
Supplemental NPRM               04/00/04
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4450

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: kaufman.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

Todd Hawes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5591
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: hawes.todd@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ31
_______________________________________________________________________




3077. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM MOTOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: 
ALTERNATIVE LOW-SULFUR HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL TRANSITION PROGRAM FOR ALASKA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7545; 42 USC 7601(a); 42 USC 7625-
1

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 69 and 80 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will carry out a flexibility provision for Alaska 
that was included in EPA's heavy-duty diesel rule, which was 
promulgated on January 18, 2001. That rule established more stringent 
national emission standards for heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines 
for the 2007 model year, and a technology-enabling sulfur limit of 15 
ppm for highway diesel fuel beginning in 2006. In that rule, EPA 
recognized Alaska's unique geographical, meteorological, air quality, 
and economic factors and provided Alaska an opportunity to develop its 
own plan to transition to low-sulfur highway diesel fuel, as an 
alternative to the national transition program. Our goal in offering 
this flexibility is to transition Alaska into the low-sulfur fuel 
program in a manner that minimizes costs, while ensuring that the new 
vehicles and engines receive the low-sulfur fuel they need. As stated 
in the Federal Register notice for the diesel rule, if Alaska submits 
an alternative plan by April 1, 2002, and if EPA determines that it 
provides a reasonable alternative, EPA intends to initiate rulemaking 
and, within one year from the date of Alaska's submittal, promulgate a 
final rule to incorporate the alternative plan. A stakeholder process 
to develop options is already underway in Alaska, and the State 
informed EPA that it intends to submit an alternative transition plan 
in late 2001 or early 2002. This action will be in response to that 
anticipated submittal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4570

Sectors Affected: 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Richard Babst, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EN-340-F, 6406-J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9473
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: babst.richard@epa.gov

Mike Shields, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406-
J
Phone: 202 564-9038
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: shields.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ72
_______________________________________________________________________




3078. MODIFICATION OF FEDERAL ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC REGULATIONS FOR 2004 
MODEL YEAR VEHICLES BELOW 14,000 POUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 12 USC 1701q

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes revisions to the existing Light-Duty On-
Board Diagnostic Requirements, including revisions that will: (1) 
require vehicle manufacturers to monitor the catalyst for NOx emission 
performance in addition to existing requirements to monitor NMHC 
performance, whichever is more stringent; (2) require monitoring of the 
evaporative emissions systems for the presence of 0.020`` leaks or 
greater and allow for non-intrusive, engine-off methods to perform 
monitoring instead of the current requirements to monitor for the 
presence of a 0.040'' leak or greater during vehicle operation; (3) 
allow the use of the Control Area Network (CAN) Protocol (SAE 15765-4) 
for OBD communications in addition to the other allowable SAE (J1850, 
J1939) and ISO (9141, 14230-4); (4) new software and hardware changes 
to aid in OBD-I/M program implementation including adding vehicle 
identification number (VIN) to the generic datastream, confining the 
physical location of the data link connector, and allowing the use of 
the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and a special key sequence to 
indicate readiness; (5) add new generic data stream parameters to aid 
in the repair and diagnosis of vehicle malfunctions;(6) require 
manufacturers to record critical pieces of OBD information under the 
CAP 2000 In-Use Verification Program (IUVP); and(7) establish new OBD 
in-use performance demonstration standards used to determine 
appropriate frequency of monitoring in the real world; such in-use 
performance standards do not currently exist which places a greater 
burden on our in use program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4583

Sectors Affected: 33611 Automobile and Light Duty Motor Vehicle 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Arvon Mitcham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6402, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4522
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: mitcham.arvon@epa.gov

Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6402
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ77
_______________________________________________________________________




3079. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT ALTERNATIVE METHOD APPROVALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Currently, stationary source regulations cite specific test 
methods to demonstrate compliance. If a source locates a test method 
which will measure the regulated pollutant(s) with similar precision 
and accuracy to the method cited in the regulation, and would like to 
use the alternative method, the source must petition the EPA (along 
with data documenting the applicability of the alternative) to allow 
the alternative method. Each of these alternative method approvals by 
letter may currently only be granted to a specific source. Source 
category-wide approvals must be published for comment in the Federal 
Register. Due to budgetary and time constraints, the process constrains 
industry trade associations from developing and submitting alternative 
test methods. Therefore, the purpose of this rulemaking is to modify 
the regulations to allow source category-wide alternative method 
approvals to be issued by letter.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4547

Agency Contact: Rima Howell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0443
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: howell.rima@epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ83
_______________________________________________________________________




3080. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUOUS PARAMETER MONITORING 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 app B; 40 CFR 60 app F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes Performance Specification 17 (PS-17), 
Quality Assurance (QA) Procedure 4, and amendments to appendix F, QA 
Procedure 1. Performance Specification 17 and QA Procedure 4 apply to 
continuous parameter monitoring systems (CPMS). Many of the rules 
promulgated under 40 CFR part 63 require owners and operators of 
affected emission units to install and operate CPMS to monitor various 
parameters, such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, and pH, 
associated with the operation and performance of emission control 
devices. However, few, if any, of those rules specify complete 
procedures for ensuring the quality of the data measured by CPMS. The 
proposed PS-17 establishes procedures and other requirements that will 
ensure that those CPMS are properly selected, installed, and placed 
into operation. The proposed QA Procedure 4 specifies procedures that 
will ensure that those CPMS provide quality data on an ongoing basis. 
Both PS-17 and QA Procedure 4 will help to ensure compliance with 
emission limitations established under 40 CFR part 63. Procedure 1 of 
appendix F currently addresses QA procedures for continuous emission 
monitoring systems (CEMS) that measure a single pollutant. The proposed 
amendments to QA Procedure 1 broadens the procedure to address the 
unique requirements of CEMS that are used for monitoring multiple 
pollutants. Because several of the regulations promulgated under 40 CFR 
part 63 require multiple pollutant CEMS, these amendments are needed to 
ensure those CEMS are operated in a manner that ensures the quality of 
the emission data collected. This action is not expected to have any 
impacts on small entities or State, local, or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4584

Sectors Affected: 21 Mining; 22 Utilities; 31-33 Manufacturing; 486 
Pipeline Transportation; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill; 562213 Solid 
Waste Combustors and Incinerators

Agency Contact: Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, EN-341W, D205-02
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

Frederick J. Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2707
Email: thompson.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ86
_______________________________________________________________________




3081. ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED INTERNATIONAL NOX STANDARD FOR AIRCRAFT 
ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; CAA 231 to 232; 42 USC 7571-7572; 
5 USC 552(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 87.1; 40 CFR 87.21; 40 CFR 87.64; 40 CFR 87.71; 40 
CFR 87.10; 40 CFR 87.31(b); 40 CFR 87.82; 40 CFR 87.89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to amend the 
existing

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United States regulations governing the exhaust emissions from new 
commercial aircraft gas turbine engines. The amendment will codify into 
United States law the recently amended voluntary NOx emission standard 
of the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization 
(ICAO), thus bringing the United States emission standards into 
alignment with the internationally adopted standards. This NOx standard 
was adopted at the ICAO/Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection 
(CAEP) 4 meeting in 1998. The implementation of the standard is to 
begin in January 2004. Further, this amendment will establish 
consistency between U.S. and international requirements and test 
procedures. This action is necessary to ensure that domestic commercial 
aircraft meet international standards and the public can be assured 
that they are receiving the air quality benefits of the international 
standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4631

Sectors Affected: 336412 Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts 
Manufacturing; 336413 Other Aircraft Part and Auxiliary Equipment 
Manufacturing; 33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing; 3336 
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bryan Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4832
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: manning.bryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK01
_______________________________________________________________________




3082. MODIFICATION OF ANTI-DUMPING BASELINES FOR GASOLINE PRODUCED OR 
IMPORTED FOR USE IN HAWAII, ALASKA, AND THE U.S. TERRITORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ``Dumping'' refers to the practice whereby refiners making 
clean fuels for certain markets (such as reformulated gasoline for 
clean-air purposes) take the pollutants removed from the clean fuels 
and ``dump'' them into other fuels they are producing for other 
markets. This, if allowed, would make those other fuels even dirtier 
than before, and so the Clean Air Act prohibits this practice. EPA has 
existing ``anti-dumping'' rules on the books that codify this Clean Air 
Act prohibition. This action proposes to allow refiners and importers 
of conventional gasoline produced or imported for use in Hawaii, 
Alaska, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and 
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to petition EPA to 
modify their baselines to use the most appropriate seasonal baseline 
and Complex Model for purposes of compliance with the RFG program's 
anti-dumping requirements. Specifically, this action would allow 
refiners and importers to petition EPA to use the summer Complex Model 
for all anti-dumping baseline and compliance determinations for 
conventional gasoline produced or imported for use in Hawaii, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This action would allow 
refiners and importers to petition EPA to use the winter Complex Model 
for all anti-dumping baseline and compliance purposes in Alaska. We are 
proposing this action to address certain inconsistencies in the RFG 
program's anti-dumping provisions which may have significant unintended 
negative impacts on refiners and importers. In addition, this action 
proposes to modify the anti-dumping provisions to address compliance in 
certain situations where a refinery becomes non-operational during the 
annual averaging period. This action is intended to address compliance 
issues where a refinery does not produce sufficient ``summer'' gasoline 
to offset the higher emissions of ``winter'' gasoline due to the 
refinery becoming non-operational during the annual averaging period. 
Today's proposed actions would not compromise the environmental goals 
of the RFG program, or result in any environmental degradation. Today's 
proposed actions would not have any negative impact on small businesses 
or state/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4632

Agency Contact: Marilyn Bennett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8989
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK02
_______________________________________________________________________




3083. PERFORMANCE-BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR FUELS: CRITERIA FOR SELF-
QUALIFYING ALTERNATIVE TEST METHODS; DESCRIPTION OF OPTIONAL STATISTICAL 
QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7545

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Transportation fuels (like gasoline and diesel fuel) are 
regulated by EPA under the Clean Air Act to control the emissions that 
result when they are burned in engines, and also to protect engines' 
emission control equipment. Fuels regulations require measurement of 
various of the fuels' properties, and prescribe ``designated'' 
analytical methods for that purpose. This regulation is intended to 
provide a way for regulated parties to self-qualify alternatives to the 
designated measurement methods that may be cheaper, quicker, simpler, 
more amenable to automation, or otherwise preferable. The regulation 
will also prescribe a minimum level of statistical quality control for 
all fuels test methods, designated or alternative. The regulations 
should quicken the adoption of new measurement technologies by removing 
the need for multiple method-specific rule-makings, but to do so in a 
way that will not degrade the performance of the overall measurement 
system. The qualification criteria are designed to admit only methods 
that are as precise as the

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designated methods and can be made to accurately predict designated 
method measurements. Introduction of statistical quality control for 
all methods should improve measurement precision and accuracy in actual 
practice across all methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4633

Sectors Affected: 324199 All Other Petroleum and Coal Products 
Manufacturing; 54199 All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical 
Services; 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 48691 Pipeline 
Transportation of Refined; 334516 Analytical Laboratory Instrument 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: John Holley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9305
Fax: 202 233-9557
Email: holley.john@epa.gov

Joseph Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6406J
Phone: 202 564-9034
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: sopata.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK03
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3084. 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                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4315

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

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office San 
Francisco, AIR1
Phone: 520 498-0118
Fax: 520 498-1333
Email: mckaughan.colleen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2009-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3085. 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                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3569

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, AIR1
Phone: 520 498-0118
Fax: 520 498-1333
Email: mckaughan.colleen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2009-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




3086. [bull] AMENDMENT TO SUBPARTS H AND I FOR EMISSIONS OF 
RADIONUCLIDES OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-95; CAAA 112(g) and 112(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Subparts H and I of 40 CFR part 61 establish standards under 
the Clean Air Act for emissions of radionuclides other than radon from 
Department of Energy (DOE) and other non-DOE federal facilities. Under 
subparts H and I, regulated entities currently determine compliance 
with the emission standards by utilizing the approved computer models 
CAP88 and AIRDOS-PC or any other procedures for which EPA has granted 
prior approval. Since promulgation of subparts H and I, EPA has 
developed an additional model, GENII-NESHAPS, which is suitable for 
regulated entities to use to determine compliance, in addition to the 
currently-approved models mentioned above. The model was developed to 
incorporate the internal dosimetry models recommended by the 
International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the

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radiological risk estimating procedures of Federal Guidance Report 13 
into updated versions of existing environmental pathway analysis 
models. The model was developed under the direction of OAR's Office of 
Radiation and Indoor Air, in consultation with OAR's Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). Also, GENII-NESHAPs has 
undergone Science Advisory Board (SAB) review. In this direct final 
rule, EPA is updating subparts H and I to include GENII-NESHAPS as an 
approved compliance model.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4768

Agency Contact: Sanjib Chaki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9215
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: chaki.sanjib@epamail.epa.gov

Eleanor Thornton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6608J
Phone: 703 305-6799
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: thornton.eleanor@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK81
_______________________________________________________________________




3087. OVERVIEW OF RULEMAKINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING INTERSTATE 
OZONE TRANSPORT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

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 
two-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 precursor and ozone transport. This multiyear 
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 
United States. This rule was challenged in court, and on March 3, 2000, 
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a 
decision largely upholding the NOx SIP Call, but remanded four narrow 
issues to EPA for further rulemaking action. In an August 30, 2000 
Court Order, emission reduction measures are required to be in place by 
May 31, 2004. On June 8, 2001, the Court made a related decision 
concerning the NOx SIP Call Technical Amendment rulemakings which 
largely upheld Phase I of the NOx SIP Call, but remanded one issue to 
EPA. EPA is now addressing the remanded issues in separate rulemakings 
(see SAN 4433 and SAN 4679 in today's Regulatory Agenda). A notice of 
data availability was published on 8/3/01 which made new data publicly 
available for notice-and-comment. A second notice of data availability 
was published in on March 11, 2002, listing additional items which were 
made publicly available. Final action was published on 5/1/02 (67 FR 
21868). 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. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM NOx FIPs (SAN 4096)        10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Final Action NOx SIP Call       10/27/98                    63 FR 57355
Final Action Section 126 
Findings                        05/25/99                    64 FR 28250
Final Action Section 126 
Approvals and Remedy            01/18/00                     65 FR 2674
NODA-NOx SIP Call/Section 126 
Rule                            08/03/01                    66 FR 40609
NPRM-Phase II NOx SIP Call 
Proposal (SAN 4433)             02/22/02                     67 FR 8395
NODA-NOx SIP Call/Section126 
Rule                            03/11/02                    67 FR 10844
Final Action-Data Harmonization/ 
Section 126/NOx SIP Call        04/30/02                    67 FR 21522
Final Action-Response to Remands 
Concerning Growth Factors       05/01/02                    67 FR 21868
Final Action-Final Phase II NOx 
SIP Call (SAN 4433)             05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4466

Agency Contact: Jan King, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epamail.epa.gov

Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824

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Email: oldham.carla@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ20
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3088. MOTOR VEHICLE AND ENGINE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FEES FOR: LIGHT-DUTY 
VEHICLES AND TRUCKS; HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES AND ENGINES; NONROAD ENGINES; 
AND MOTORCYCLES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7552; 31 USC 9701; 42 USC 4370(c)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance (MVECP) Fee 
Program user fees are collected for certification and compliance 
activities. Currently, user fees are required by manufacturers of 
light-duty vehicles, light-duty trucks, heavy-duty vehicles, heavy-duty 
engines, and motorcycles. Through this Notice, EPA is finalizing the 
notice to update the current fee provisions for the existing industries 
and incorporate fees for nonroad manufacturers. In addition, the fee 
schedule will be updated to reflect costs in administering compliance 
activities for new regulations such as the ``Tier 2 automobile 
standards and nonroad engine standards.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/07/02                    67 FR 51402
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4532

Sectors Affected: 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 3331 Agriculture, 
Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing; 333111 Farm Machinery 
and Equipment Manufacturing; 333112 Lawn and Garden Tractor and Home 
Lawn and Garden Equipment Manufacturing; 33312 Construction Machinery 
Manufacturing; 333131 Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing; 
3336 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing; 
33651 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing; 3361 Motor Vehicle 
Manufacturing; 33611 Automobile and Light Duty Motor Vehicle 
Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 
33612 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing; 336311 Carburetor, Piston, Piston 
Ring and Valve Manufacturing; 336412 Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts 
Manufacturing; 33661 Ship and Boat Building; 336991 Motorcycle, Bicycle 
and Parts Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 33392 Material 
Handling Equipment Manufacturing; 333924 Industrial Truck, Tractor, 
Trailer and Stacker Machinery Manufacturing; 33399 All Other General 
Purpose Machinery Manufacturing; 333991 Power-Driven Hand Tool 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Trina D. Vallion, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OTAQ/CCD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4449
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: vallion.trina@epa.gov

Daniel Harrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
OTAQ/CCd
Phone: 734 214-4281
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: harrison.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ62
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3089. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

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) has been developed for the hydrochloric acid production 
industry (including fume silica production facilities).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/18/01                    66 FR 48174
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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: William H. Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH75
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3090. REVISION TO THE GUIDELINE ON AIR QUALITY MODELS (APPENDIX W TO 40 
CFR PART 51): ADOPTION OF A PREFERRED LONG RANGE TRANSPORT MODEL AND 
OTHER REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410 CAAA 110(a)(2); CAAA 165(e); CAAA 172(a); 
CAAA 172(c); 42 USC 7601 CAAA 301(a)(1); CAAA 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 would revise the Guideline on Air Quality Models, 
published as appendix W to 40 CFR part 51. The Guideline provides EPA-
recommended models for use in predicting ambient concentrations of 
pollutants for programs ranging from Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration (PSD) to State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for 
controlling air pollution sources. The Guideline fulfills a Clean Air 
Act mandate for EPA to specify

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models for air management purposes. This revision would enhance the 
Guideline by incorporating a new dispersion model called CALPUFF, a 
technique for assessing long-range transport of pollutants and their 
impacts on designated Federal clean-air regions called Class I Areas. 
It would also make various editorial changes to update and reorganize 
information to make the Guideline more user-friendly. (It should be 
noted that this final rule promulgates only a part of the proposal 
which was published on April 21, 2000, 65 FR 21505. The other principal 
revision in that April 2000 proposal -- the addition of a new, general-
purpose dispersion model -- is being reproposed to reflect changes made 
in response to public comment ; see SAN 3470.1 elsewhere in today's 
Regulatory Agenda.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/00                    65 FR 21505
Final Action                    05/00/03

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, C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0832
Email: coulter.tom@epa.gov

Joseph A. Tikvart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5562
Email: tikvart.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF01
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3091. NESHAP: COMBUSTION TURBINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 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                            01/14/03                     68 FR 1888
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3657

Agency Contact: Sims Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, 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, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG67
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3092. NESHAP: IRON 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                            12/23/02                    67 FR 78274
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3343

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE43
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3093. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412; CAAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/01                    66 FR 36836
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3346

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3094. 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.
Final, Statutory, February 28, 2003, Settlement Agreement for 
Administrator's Signature.

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                            08/02/01                    66 FR 40324
Final Action                    05/00/03

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, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE79
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3095. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412; CAAA 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 previously promulgated MACT standards 
including the Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON). 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                            04/04/02                    67 FR 16154
Final Action                    08/00/03

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, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE82
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3096. NESHAP: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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 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                            12/19/02                    67 FR 77830
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3656

Agency Contact: Sims Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, 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, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG63
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3097. 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                            01/13/03                     68 FR 1660
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3837

Agency Contact: James A. Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

William H. Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG69
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3098. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

Abstract: This rule will establish a MACT (maximum available control 
technology) for semiconductor production facilities. There is currently 
1 major source 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                            05/08/02                    67 FR 30848
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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: 919 541-5600
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG93
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3099. [bull] NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
MISCELLANEOUS COATING MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412; CAAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing NESHAP rulemaking 
will control air-toxic emissions from processes used in the 
manufacturing of coatings, such as paint, ink, and adhesives, which 
contain over 5 percent hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by weight. 
Controls will be based on Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT) 
provisions of the Clean Air Act, and will cover process vessels, 
storage tanks, equipment leaks, wastewater, and transfer/loading 
operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/04/02                    67 FR 16154
Final Action                    08/00/03

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, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK59

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3100. 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                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2915

Agency Contact: Solomon O. 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

Frederick J. Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2707
Email: thompson.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF83
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3101. 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                    06/00/03

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

Frederick J. Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2707
Email: thompson.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3102. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RESPONSE TO COURT DECISIONS ON THE NOX 
SIP CALL, NOX SIP CALL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS, AND SECTION 126 RULES

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 27, 1998 (63 FR 57355), EPA issued a rule to 
reduce smog in the eastern half of the country. The rule required 22 
States and the District of Columbia to reduce emissions of nitrogen 
oxides (NOx), which reacts with other chemicals in the atmosphere to 
form smog. EPA required these reductions because pollution from each of 
these States was transported by the wind and significantly contributed 
to unhealthy air quality in downwind States. In response to litigation 
from several parties on the NOx SIP call, the United States Court of 
Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision on March 3, 
2000, making it clear that EPA and States can and should move forward 
to implement this regional strategy. The ruling remanded certain 
relatively minor portions of the original rule back to the EPA. This 
rulemaking covers the portion of the rule associated with the remanded 
issues: certain cogeneration units, internal combustion engines, the 
partial State requirements for Georgia and Missouri, and the exclusion 
of Wisconsin. In this rulemaking, EPA will consider the partial State 
issue for Alabama and Michigan and propose SIP submittal dates and 
compliance dates as well. The D.C. Circuit Court also remanded, or 
remanded and vacated, the cogeneration unit issue in decisions on the 
NOx SIP Call Technical Amendments, and section 126 rule on June 8, 
2001, and May 15, 2001, respectively. These remands will also be 
addressed in this rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/22/02                     67 FR 8395
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4433

Agency Contact: Jan King, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epamail.epa.gov

Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, RTP, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ16
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3103. NSPS: SOCMI -- WASTEWATER AND AMENDMENT TO APPENDIX C OF PART 63 
AND APPENDIX J OF PART 60

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
First Supplemental NPRM         10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Second Supplemental NPRM-
Appendix J to Part 60           12/09/98                    63 FR 67988
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3380

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mary Tom Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-D, 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE94
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3104. 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 60.750; 40 CFR 60.751; 40 CFR 
60.752(b)(2)(iii)(B); 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2)(iii)(C); 40 CFR 
60.752(b)(2)(iii)(D); 40 CFR 60758

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend 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 amendment 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. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-NSPS: Municipal Solid Waste 
Landfills                       05/23/02                    67 FR 36476
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4478

Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: JoLynn Collins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5671
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: collins.jolynn@epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ41
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3105. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES: VOLATILE 
ORGANIC LIQUID STORAGE VESSELS; AMENDMENTS

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This direct final action revises existing standards for 
Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (Including Petroleum Liquid 
Storage Vessels) by amending the storage vessel volume applicability 
criteria and adding a vapor pressure applicability criterion. This is a 
narrow technical amendment responding to new information that came in 
after the original rule was promulgated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/24/03                     68 FR 8574
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4508

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing; 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ53

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3106. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.270 to 60.276a

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Sources affected by the NSPS for electric arc furnaces 
(subparts AA, and AAa) have expressed concerns with the requirements in 
the NSPS to use a continuous opacity monitor (COM) to monitor opacity 
and report periods when the COM indicated greater than 3 percent 
opacity as periods of excess emissions, and have petitioned the EPA to 
reconsider the COM requirements. These concerns arise from recent 
information that indicate that COM readings may have an error of up to 
4 percent, which in itself is greater than the 3 percent excess 
emissions threshold. The EPA is reconsidering the COM requirements, and 
may amend the NSPS to add alternative monitoring requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/16/02                    67 FR 64014
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4555

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ68
_______________________________________________________________________




3107. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND MONITORING 
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICULATE MATTER AT STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 app B; 40 CFR 60 app F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would repropose some monitoring specifications 
that were originally included in an OSWER proposal to regulate air 
emissions from hazardous waste combustors (as explained further below). 
It revises several standards and requirements related to continuous 
emission monitoring systems for particulate matter (PM). These include: 
specifications and test procedures known as Performance Specification 
11 (PS-11), and quality assurance requirements known as ``Procedure 
2.'' The proposed revisions clarify and update performance standards 
and monitoring requirements for facilities required to install and use 
continuous monitoring equipment to measure particulate matter emissions 
from stacks and ducts. The action does not change any emission 
standards or add any additional recordkeeping requirements. This action 
is a supplement to actions by EPA's OSWER that included proposed 
regulations for hazardous waste combustors. The first action was 
published in the Federal Register on December 30, 1997 (62 FR 67788). 
Recent OAR field studies have revealed needed revisions to PS-11 and 
Procedure 2. In view of the significant amount of time that has passed 
since the last proposal was published (December 30, 1997) and the 
significant amount of knowledge we have recently gained from our field 
studies, we believe that a supplemental proposal and another 
opportunity for the public to comment on PS-11 and Procedure 2 are 
appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/12/01                    66 FR 64176
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4605

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Dan Bivins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5244
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: bivins.dan@epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ88
_______________________________________________________________________




3108. REVISION OF COMBUSTION TURBINES NSPS -- PART 60, SUBPART GG

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NSPS for Combustion Turbines has not been revised since 
1980. Revisions are needed to reduce the burden on EPA and State/local 
agencies, of approving, on a case by case basis, alternate testing and 
monitoring protocols due to advances in emission control technologies. 
The revisions are also intended to bring consistency between the 
monitoring and testing requirements in the Combustion Turbines NSPS 
(part 60) and the Acid Rain Program (part 75) so that the same data can 
be used to comply with both regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4681

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 211112 
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction; 221 Utilities

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov


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Sims Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-01, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: roy.sims@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK35
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3109. NESHAP: MERCURY CELL CHLOR-ALKALI PLANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 15, 2002.

Abstract: Section 112(c)(6) of the Clean Air Act requires us to list 
categories of sources for seven specific pollutants (including mercury) 
assuring that sources accounting for not less than 90 percent of the 
aggregate emissions of each pollutant are subject to standards pursuant 
to section 112(d)(2). Chlor-alkali plants are among the source 
categories listed to achieve the 90 percent goal for mercury. 
Currently, the source category includes 11 plants located in 10 states 
engaged in the production of chlorine and caustic using mercury cells. 
Together, these plants account for 45 percent of the nationwide mercury 
inventory for non-combustion sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/03/02                    67 FR 44672
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3449

Agency Contact: Iliam D. Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3110. 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                            01/09/03                     68 FR 1276
Final Action                    02/00/04

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, C435-D, 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3111. NESHAP: METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003, Settlement 
Agreement for the Administrator's signature.

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                            04/24/02                    67 FR 20206
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

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, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3112. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/02                    67 FR 52780
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3825

Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 33121 Iron and Steel 
Pipes and Tubes Manufacturing from Purchased Steel; 331221 Cold-Rolled 
Steel Shape Manufacturing; 331316 Aluminum Extruded Product 
Manufacturing; 331319 Other Aluminum Rolling and Drawing; 331511 Iron 
Foundries; 332311 Prefabricated Metal Building and Component 
Manufacturing; 33612 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing; 335312 Motor and 
Generator Manufacturing; 33312 Construction Machinery Manufacturing; 
332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing; 326291 Rubber Product 
Manufacturing for Mechanical Use; 336212 Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3113. PLASTIC PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action would address the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) 
emissions from the coating of plastic parts. Pollution prevention 
approaches will be considered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/04/02                    67 FR 72276
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3826

Sectors Affected: 337214 Nonwood Office Furniture Manufacturing; 32614 
Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing; 32615 Urethane and Other Foam 
Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing; 326199 All Other Plastics 
Product Manufacturing; 333313 Office Machinery Manufacturing; 33422 
Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment 
Manufacturing; 336399 All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 
336999 All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 339111 
Laboratory Apparatus and Furniture Manufacturing; 339112 Surgical and 
Medical Instrument Manufacturing; 33992 Sporting and Athletic Goods 
Manufacturing; 33995 Sign Manufacturing; 339999 All Other Miscellaneous 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3114. NESHAP: ASPHALT PROCESSING AND ASPHALT ROOFING MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/01                    66 FR 58610
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3655

Sectors Affected: 324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials 
Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

James U. Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-05, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________




3115. NESHAP: REFRACTORY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412; CAA 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

Abstract: The proposed rulemaking will apply to existing and new 
refractory products manufacturing facilities. There are approximately 8 
existing refractory products manufacturing facilities in the United 
States located at major source facilities. It is estimated that no new 
refractory products manufacturing facilities will be built at least for 
the next 3 years. The HAP that will be reduced by this proposed rule 
are polycyclic organic matter (POM), phenol, formaldehyde, methanol, 
and ethylene glycol. Implementation of the proposed rule would reduce 
emissions of air toxics by approximately 132 tons per year, a reduction 
of 46 percent from current levels. No significant adverse economic 
impact is expected to occur as a result of implementing this proposed 
rulemaking. The capital cost associated with the proposed rulemaking is 
approximately $3.5 million. The total annual cost of the proposed 
rulemaking is approximately $1.7 million.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/20/02                    67 FR 42108
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3652

Agency Contact: Susan Fairchild, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: fairchild.susan@epa.gov

James U. Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-05, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3116. 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                            12/20/02                    67 FR 78046
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3651

Sectors Affected: 32741 Lime Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov

James U. Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-05, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3117. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF METAL CANS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/15/03                     68 FR 2110
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3906

Sectors Affected: 332431 Metal Can Manufacturing; 332812 Metal Coating, 
Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to 
Manufacturers; 332115 Crown and Closure Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul A. Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C539-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3118. NESHAP: PRINTING, COATING, AND DYEING OF FABRICS AND OTHER 
TEXTILES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) emitted from fabric and other textiles printing, 
coating, and dyeing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/11/02                    67 FR 46028
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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: Paul A. Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3119. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, requires EPA to 
develop emission standards for sources of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs). The surface coating of new automobiles and light-duty trucks is 
among the 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 this source 
category in 1980. The standards for the NESHAP are to be technology-
based and are to require the maximum achievable control technology as 
described in section 112 of the CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/24/02                    67 FR 78612
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3907

Sectors Affected: 33611 Automobile and Light Duty Motor Vehicle 
Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 
336211 Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dave Salman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




3120. NESHAP: WOOD BUILDING PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) emitted by the wood building product surface coating 
industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/21/02                    67 FR 42400
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3904

Sectors Affected: 321212 Softwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing; 
321219 Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing; 321911 Wood Window and 
Door Manufacturing; 321918 Other Millwork (including Flooring ); 321999 
All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing; 321211 Hardwood 
Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing; 32199 All Other Wood Product 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3121. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

[[Page 31004]]

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                            01/22/03                     68 FR 2970
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3924

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




3122. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This rule regulates HAP emissions from clean up of 
contaminated media and waste material at industrial sites. Superfund, 
RCRA corrective action, gasoline stations, farms and residential sties 
are exempt from rule requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/02                    67 FR 49398
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3968

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3123. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUIDS DISTRIBUTION (NON-GASOLINE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

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                            04/02/02                    67 FR 15674
Final Action                    08/00/03

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, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3124. 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.
Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003, Settlement Agreement for 
Administrator's Signature.

Abstract: There are currently 20 active domestic coke plants, 15 of 
which are furnace coke plants and 5 of which are foundry coke plants. 
Coke oven batteries used to produce metallurgical coke at these plants 
emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as coke oven emissions and 
polycyclic organic matter listed in section 112 of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA). This action will establish a National Emission Standard for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for three specific operations 
associated with coke ovens, namely pushing, quenching, and battery 
stacks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/03/01                    66 FR 35326
Final Action                    05/00/03

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

[[Page 31005]]

Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3125. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final amendment will also allow hard chromium 
electroplating facilities using fume suppressants for emission control 
to meet a surface tension limit similar to the requirements for 
decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing facilities 
instead of the present requirement to meet an emission limit. 
Facilities choosing to use fume suppressants for emission control would 
be required to monitor the surface tension at the same frequency 
currently required for decorative chromium and chromium anodizing tanks 
and demonstrate compliance with the surface tension operating limit. 
Like decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing 
facilities, hard chromium electroplating facilities would now be 
allowed to monitor surface tension to demonstrate compliance in lieu of 
performance testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/05/02                    67 FR 38810
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

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

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3126. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857 et seq; EO 12291

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Fumed silica is produced at four facilities in 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. This source category was included in the 
hydrochloric acid production industry at proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/18/01                    66 FR 48174
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4111

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: William H. Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3127. NESHAP: ASPHALT/COAL TAR APPLICATION ON METAL PIPES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended in 1990, requires the EPA 
to (1) publish an initial list of all categories of major and area 
sources of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in section 112(b) 
of the CAA, (2) promulgate a schedule establishing a date for the 
promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed categories of 
HAPs emission sources, and (3) develop emission standards for each 
source of HAPs. These standards are to be technology-based and are to 
require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to be 
achievable by the Administrator. The Agency has determined that the 
application of asphalt or coal tar to metal pipes may reasonably be 
anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of 
the CAA. As a consequence, a regulatory development program is being 
pursued for the asphalt/coal tar application on metal pipes industry to 
promulgate emission standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/02                    67 FR 52780
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4107

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

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689

[[Page 31006]]

Email: teal.kim@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3128. 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                            07/22/02                    67 FR 47894
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4343

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, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________




3129. NESHAP: ENGINE TEST CELLS/STANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003, Settlement 
Agreement for Administrator's Signature.

Abstract: As required by section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency has developed a list of categories of 
sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The 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 HAPs. 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                            05/14/02                    67 FR 34548
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4144

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI74
_______________________________________________________________________




3130. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The taconite iron ore processing source category is comprised 
of eight facilities operating in the United States. Six 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                            12/18/02                    67 FR 77562
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4380

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




3131. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 7412

[[Page 31007]]

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003.

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. The EPA is 
promulgating a rule to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from 
flexible polyurethane foam fabrication operations. Toxic air 
pollutants, or air toxics, are those pollutants known, or suspected, to 
cause cancer and other serious health problems. EPA identified two 
subcategories under the flexible polyurethane foam fabrication 
operations source category. These subcategories are loop slitter HAP-
based adhesive use and flame lamination. Loop slitters are equipment at 
foam fabrication operations that are used to slice large foam blocks 
into thin sheets. Flame lamination refers to the bonding of foam to 
other substrates (i.e., cloth, foam, plastic, and other materials), 
where the bonding agent is scorched or melted foam.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/08/01                    66 FR 41718
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4449

Agency Contact: Maria Noell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5607
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




3132. CLARIFICATION TO EXISTING PART 63 NESHAP DELEGATIONS' PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

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                            01/16/02                     67 FR 2286
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4426

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: driscoll.tom@epa.gov

Robin Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0893
Fax: 919 541-0896
Email: segall.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ26
_______________________________________________________________________




3133. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES -- AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/20/02                    67 FR 59434
Final Action                    09/00/03

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, C439-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ42
_______________________________________________________________________




3134. BENZENE WASTE OPERATIONS NESHAP; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment will add a compliance option for tanks, making 
the Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP consistent with the RCRA CC rules. 
Hazardous waste treatment facilities have requested these amendments 
because they must comply with both rules. There is no emission 
reduction as a result of this action. However, facilities may save 
money. We expect no negative impacts on small businesses and State/
local/tribal governments. Industry and government support this change.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/12/02                    67 FR 68526
Partial Withdrawal of Direct 
Final Rule                      02/06/03                     68 FR 6082
Final Action                    05/00/03

[[Page 31008]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4591

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing; 3311 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing; 
562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Robert Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ87
_______________________________________________________________________




3135. NESHAP: BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, February 28, 2003, Settlement 
Agreement.

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                            07/22/02                    67 FR 47894
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4325

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, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: johnson.mary@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ91
_______________________________________________________________________




3136. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: This action announces our decision not to issue regulations 
for the Chlorine Production source category. The source category is 
composed of nearly 50 facilities that produce chlorine using several 
different methods. We have determined that 21 of these facilities are 
major sources, including 20 chlor-alkali plants that produce chlorine 
and caustic as co-products through the electrolysis of brine, and one 
primary magnesium refining facility that produces chlorine as a by-
product of magnesium metal production. Primary magnesium refining is a 
separately listed source category and, as such, the one refiner will be 
addressed in a separate rulemaking. None of the 20 chlor-alkali plants 
are in and of themselves major sources. All are well-controlled and 
emit negligible amounts of chlorine and, in some cases, additional 
negligible amounts of hydrochloric acid. These sources are major only 
due to collocation. That is, they are part of larger establishments 
that are major sources. These larger establishments include organic 
chemical manufacturers, polymer and resin producers, and pulp and paper 
mills, all of which are already subject to one or more NESHAP. Section 
112(d)(4) gives us the discretion to consider risk in issuing MACT 
standards for pollutants for which a health threshold has been 
established, provided that the public health is protected with an ample 
margin of safety. Chlorine and HC1 are both threshold pollutants for 
which we have defined threshold values in the form of Inhalation 
Reference Concentrations (RfCs). We have modeled chlorine and HC1 
emissions from each of the 20 chlor-alkali plants and have determined 
that none of the plants emit chlorine or HC1 in quantities that result 
in human exposures in the ambient air at levels approaching the 
threshold values. Therefore, we conclude that no further control or 
regulation is necessary. NOTE: Three of the 20 chlor-alkali plants 
operate mercury cells. We are addressing mercury emissions from mercury 
cell chlor-alkali plants in a separate proposal, which is currently 
under development. To facilitate comment, we plan to publish both the 
mercury cell proposal and this action on chlorine production in the 
same issue of the Federal Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/03/02                    67 FR 44713
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4685

Agency Contact: Iliam D. Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK38
_______________________________________________________________________




3137. NESHAP: HAZARDOUS ORGANIC NESHAP (HON) AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to amend the Hazardous Organic NESHAP to 
allow vapor balancing as a control option for storage vessels. There 
are no environmental, cost, or economic impacts associated with this 
action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4712

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK49
_______________________________________________________________________




3138. NESHAP FOR PETROLEUM REFINERIES: CATALYTIC CRACKING UNITS, 
CATALYTIC REFORMING UNITS, AND SULFUR RECOVERY UNITS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries is an existing rulemaking 
(40 CFR part 63, subpart CC) to control hazardous air pollutant 
emissions from equipment in the petroleum refining industry. This 
rulemaking will amend the Petroleum Refinery NESHAP to incorporate an 
additional compliance option for catalytic reforming units at 
refineries. Clarifying language and missing tables will also be added. 
This action will not increase costs or change the emission reductions 
expected for this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4714

Agency Contact: Robert Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK51
_______________________________________________________________________




3139. NESHAP: SOURCES CATEGORIES: GENERAL PROVISIONS; AND REQUIREMENTS 
FOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGY DETERMINATIONS FOR MAJOR SOURCES IN ACCORDANCE 
WITH CLEAN AIR ACT SECTIONS 112(G) AND 112(J)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These amendments implement a settlement agreement reached 
with EarthJustice. The amendments would reduce the time required to 
submit certain applications, and would revise certain aspects of the 
startup, shutdown, and malfunction plan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/09/02                    67 FR 72875
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4715

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

Tim Backstrom, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5572
Email: backstrom.timothy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK52
_______________________________________________________________________




3140. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: EPA promulgated MACT to control emissions of HAP from the 
secondary aluminum production industry on March 23, 2000. After 
publication, two groups representing four industry trade groups filed a 
petition for review of the rule. EPA reached an initial settlement 
agreement with industry to develop a separate rule for aluminum die 
casters, aluminum foundries, and aluminum extruders and publish a 
proposed stay of the rule with respect to these sources. Later the EPA 
reached a separate settlement agreement with groups representing 
aluminum die casters, aluminum foundries, and aluminum extruders that 
resulted in these groups remaining subject to the rule with certain 
technical changes to the rule itself. A final rule to implement certain 
compliance date changes contained in the settlement agreements was 
published on September 24, 2002. A final rule to implement changes to 
applicability and testing and compliance requirements was published on 
December 30, 2002. One more final rule is under development to 
promulgate the remaining changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule Amendments    06/14/02                    67 FR 41118
NPRM Amendments                 06/14/02                    67 FR 41125
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 
Amendments                      08/13/02                    67 FR 52616
Final Rule                      09/24/02                    67 FR 59787
Final Rule                      12/30/02                    67 FR 79808
Final Action                    05/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4723

Sectors Affected: 331314 Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

James U. Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-05, Research Triangle Pa, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK57
_______________________________________________________________________




3141. [bull] NESHAP: ETHYLENE PROCESSES; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subparts XX and YY

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Ethylene Production NESHAP was promulgated on Friday, 
July 12, 2002 (67 FR 46258) without petition for judicial review. 
However, we did receive a letter from the affected industry association 
requesting that we consider certain technical corrections. Following 
review of this request, we believe some changes to the final rule are 
necessary for clarity and consistency. This correction requires an 
action in the form of a direct final rule which will contain rule 
changes, technical amendments and clarifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4763

Agency Contact: Warren R. Johnson Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK80
_______________________________________________________________________




3142. [bull] NESHAP: RUBBER TIRE MANUFACTURING: TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 9, 2002, EPA promulgated National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Rubber Tire Manufacturing 
industry. The rule included standards for four specific source 
subcategories (i.e., tire production, tire cord production, puncture 
sealant, and rubber processing). The Rubber Manufacturing Association 
(RMA) subsequently petitioned us concerning the definition of cements 
and solvents, and requested a small change to the definition of a term 
used in an equation for determining compliance with the tire production 
subcategory. The EPA had also identified these as necessary technical 
corrections. The amendments to the rule change the definition of 
``cements and solvents'' to conform to the language identified by both 
the RMA and us prior to the publication of the rule on July 9, 2002. 
The revised definition does not change the intent of the original 
standards, but it is clearer and consistent with the intended meaning 
of affected cements and solvents used in tire manufacturing. The 
amendments are expected to have little or no impact on the plants now 
covered by the rubber tire manufacturing rule. No adverse economic 
impacts are expected. The total nationwide capital and annual costs 
associated with the amendments are negligible. No price impacts are 
projected. No significant impacts on a substantial number of small 
entities are expected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4773

Sectors Affected: 326211 Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading); 326212 
Tire Retreading; 314992 Tire Cord and Tire Fabric Mills

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK82
_______________________________________________________________________




3143. [bull] AMENDMENT TO PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR 
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION FACILITY IN BIG ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.863(c)(1) Revision; 40 CFR 63.867(a)(2) 
Revision

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Project XL program, the EPA is supporting a project 
for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation facility in Big Island, Virginia. 
On March 26, 2001, the EPA promulgated a site-specific rule to help 
implement the project. Under the XL project, Georgia-Pacific will 
install and attempt to operate the first commercial scale black liquor 
gasification system in the United States. This system promises to 
provide superior air emissions reductions and energy efficiency 
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 the new technology, there is 
some risk that the technology will take longer than planned to work 
properly or may not ever work

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properly. Under these scenarios, Georgia-Pacific requires relief from 
otherwise applicable air emission standards to allow time for the 
technology to achieve expected performance or, in the event of failure, 
time for Georgia-Pacific to build conventional recovery technology that 
will meet applicable standards. Without this relief, Georgia-Pacific 
would not be undertaking commercialization of this promising 
technology. The promulgated site-specific rule provided relief in the 
form of a limited extension (from March 2004 to March 2007 at the 
latest) of the compliance date for the applicable air emission standard 
(Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Chemical Recovery 
Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfate, and Stand-Alone 
Semichemical Pulp Mills). Since that promulgation, the company has 
begun construction of the gasification system. Unfortunately, the 
company has experienced construction delays for several reasons. The 
delays have affected the scheduled start-up date of the new system by 
approximately one year. This action would amend the site-specific rule 
by extending the date of compliance for one additional year (from March 
2007 to March 2008).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4749

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

Agency Contact: David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, E143-02, Durham, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5421
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: beck.david@epamail.epa.gov

Steven Donohue, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
3E100, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: 215 814-3215
Fax: 215 814-2782
Email: donohue.steven@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK71
_______________________________________________________________________




3144. RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS FROM NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT 
REGARDING SOURCES IN MICHIGAN; REVISION OF DEFINITION OF APPLICABLE 
REQUIREMENT FOR TITLE V OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS

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 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, 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, EPA is proposing to withdraw its section 126 findings 
and control requirements 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 EPA is also 
proposing to revise the definition ``applicable requirement'' for title 
V operating permit programs by providing expressly that any standard or 
other requirement under section 126 is an applicable requirement and 
must be included in operating permits issued under title V of the CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/22/02                     67 FR 8386
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4464

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epa.gov

Tom Helms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-02, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5527
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: helms.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ36
_______________________________________________________________________




3145. FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID 
WASTE INCINERATION UNITS CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 1999

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7429

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62

Legal Deadline: None

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 1, 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

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instances where the State 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 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                            11/25/02                    67 FR 70640
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4441

Sectors Affected: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David F. Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, E143-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: painter.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ28
_______________________________________________________________________




3146. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.165; 40 CFR 51.166.; 40 CFR 52.21; 40 CFR 52.24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking provides specific categories of activities 
that would qualify as ``routine maintenance, repair, and replacement'' 
under the Clean Air Act's New Source Review Program. The current New 
Source Review regulations do not define this term, and there has been 
considerable debate over the years over the scope of activities that 
should be included. The new definition will provide an additional level 
of certainty for regulated entities and regulatory agencies with 
respect to program applicability. While this rule will affect small 
businesses and state/local/tribal governments, this rule is intended to 
simplify the regulatory process and decrease the burden on these and 
other entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/31/02                    67 FR 80290
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4676

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epa.gov

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-AK28
_______________________________________________________________________




3147. REVISIONS TO REGIONAL HAZE RULE TO INCORPORATE SULFUR DIOXIDE 
MILESTONES AND BACKSTOP EMISSIONS TRADING PROGRAM FOR NINE WESTERN 
STATES

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation is for an action anticipated by the regional 
haze rule that we published in July 1999. One portion of the regional 
haze rule was an optional visibility protection program for nine 
Western States. Part of this program for the West, a long-term program 
to reduce stationary source emissions of sulfur dioxide, was incomplete 
at the time of the 1999 rule. Accordingly, the rule required Western 
States to submit an ``Annex'' to an earlier report of the Grand Canyon 
Visibility Transport Commission. We required the Annex to contain 
sulfur dioxide milestones for the years 2003 to 2018, to establish a 
program to track emissions from stationary sources over this time 
period, and to provide the details of a market trading program that 
would be triggered if a milestone is exceeded. The Western Regional Air 
Partnership submitted the Annex on September 29, 2000. The purpose of 
this rulemaking is to determine whether the Annex meets the 
requirements of the regional haze rule and the Clean Air Act, and if it 
does, to amend the regional haze rule to incorporate its provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/02                    67 FR 30418
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4495

Agency Contact: Timothy Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4718
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: smith.tim@epa.gov

Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: kaufman.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ50
_______________________________________________________________________




3148. 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

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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
Notice                          05/14/99                    64 FR 26410
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4030

Agency Contact: Joseph Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J
Phone: 202 564-9034
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: sopata.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3149. 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(1); 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: ``Dumping'' refers to the practice whereby refiners making 
clean fuels for certain markets (such as reformulated gasoline for 
clean-air purposes) take the pollutants removed from the clean fuels 
and ``dump'' them into other fuels they are producing for other 
markets. This, if allowed, would make those other fuels even dirtier 
than before, and so the Clean Air Act prohibits this practice. EPA has 
existing ``anti-dumping'' rules on the books that codify this Clean Air 
Act prohibition. This regulation is a minor technical amendment to 
those existing regulations. It would amend a portion of those 
regulations to allow the use of data collected after January 1, 1995, 
in the development of baselines, and it would establish a cut-off date 
of January 1, 2002, for the submission of all individual baselines 
under the anti-dumping program. This date is the same as that allowed 
for foreign refineries seeking a unique individual baseline under the 
anti-dumping program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4604

Agency Contact: Christine M. Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

Patrice Simms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 2344
Phone: 202 564-5593
Email: simms.patrice@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ82
_______________________________________________________________________




3150. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM SPARK IGNITION MARINE VESSELS 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: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to take actions to reduce emissions from two 
categories of engines. The first category, highway motorcycles, have 
existing emission standards that were put in place over twenty years 
ago. Emissions control technologies have advanced significantly since 
that time, and EPA believes it is appropriate to put in place more 
stringent standards for HC and NOx that reflects this progress. The 
proposed standards are consistent with standards California has 
recently promulgated, thereby creating the opportunity to industry to 
produce and market products nationwide. The second category of 
emissions sources addressed in this proposal is gasoline-powered marine 
vessels. Specifically, EPA is proposing to control evaporative 
emissions from these sources through the application of fuel tank and 
hose controls that can significantly reduce HC emissions from these 
sources. This proposal is the first set of emissions standards for this 
category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/02                    67 FR 53050
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4626

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ90

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3151. IMPORTATION OF NONCONFORMING VEHICLES; AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the regulations in 40 CFR part 85, 
subpart P to allow entry into the United States of vehicles which are 
originally sold in Canada and which are identical to their U.S. 
counterparts, without obtaining a certificate of conformity from EPA. 
This action is in response to a petition for review of import rules. 
The final rule also will address certain other issues in part 85, 
subpart P and subpart R, including: (1) formalizing a long-standing EPA 
policy regarding the importation of owned vehicles that are proven to 
be identical to a vehicle certified for sale in the United States (2) 
establishing new emission standards applicable to imported 
nonconforming vehicles; (3) clarifying the regulatory language that 
concerns exclusions and exemptions from meeting Federal emission 
requirements; and (4) providing several minor clarifications to the 
existing regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2665

Agency Contact: Joseph Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J
Phone: 202 564-9034
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: sopata.joe@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________




3152. AMENDMENTS TO COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE AND 
FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4671

Agency Contact: Grecia Castro, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1351
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: castro.grecia@epa.gov

Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK11
_______________________________________________________________________




3153. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: BAN ON TRADE OF METHYL 
BROMIDE TO NON-PARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will prohibit the import and export of methyl 
bromide (class I, Group VI controlled substance) from or to a foreign 
state that is not a Party to the 1992 Copenhagen Amendments to the 
Montreal Protocol. The rule is being published in accordance with the 
Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4756

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J
Phone: 202 564-3514
Fax: 202 564-2155
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK67
_______________________________________________________________________




3154. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PHASEOUT OF CHLOROBROMOMETHANE 
(HALON 1011) PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to add chlorobromomethane (CBM) to the list 
of controlled substances subject to production and consumption controls 
in accordance with both the Montreal Protocol on Substances that 
Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol) and EPA's regulations under the 
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Today's action proposes to create a 
new group (Group VIII) of class I substances for CBM, and to designate 
the value of CBM's ``ozone depleting potential'' as 0.12. In accordance 
with the Protocol, today's action proposes phasing out CBM production 
and consumption upon publication of the final rule with

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permitted exemptions. Today's action also proposes to restrict trade in 
CBM with countries who are not parties to the Beijing Amendments to the 
Protocol.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/29/02                    67 FR 65916
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4428

Sectors Affected: 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; 32532 
Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 42269 Other 
Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers; 54138 Testing Laboratories; 
6215 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories; 54171 Research and 
Development in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Sciences

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J
Phone: 202 564-3514
Fax: 202 564-2155
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ27
_______________________________________________________________________




3155. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING A 
RECYCLING STANDARD UNDER SECTION 608

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; CAA 608

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/29/96                     61 FR 7858
NPRM                            11/01/96                    61 FR 56493
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3556

Agency Contact: Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9870
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3156. 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 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                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3560

Agency Contact: Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9870
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3157. 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                            03/15/02                    67 FR 11748
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4487

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3158. SERVICE INFORMATION REGULATION FOR LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES AND TRUCKS

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                            06/08/01                    66 FR 30830
Final Action                    05/00/03

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, 6402
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




3159. REVISION TO THE DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) TO 
EXCLUDE TERTIARY BUTYL ACETATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/30/99                    64 FR 52731
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4254

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

Terry Keating, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1174
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: keating.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




3160. COMPILATION OF SOURCE-SPECIFIC ALTERNATIVE METHODS BEING APPROVED 
FOR SOURCE-CATEGORYWIDE APPLICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Sources have applied for approval of alternative test methods 
for use at their facility. The Agency has approved these methods and 
issued letters of approval to each requestor. The Agency has determined 
that these methods could be used at similar sources, thus giving those 
sources an alternative test method to the one cited in the regulation. 
This action seeks to publish these facility-specific approvals in order 
to provide other facilities within the source category the option of 
using the alternative method.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4548

Agency Contact: Rima Howell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0443
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: howell.rima@epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ84
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. STATE AND FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM: REMOVAL OF AMENDMENTS 
TO PART 70 AND PART 71 COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4600
Split from RIN 2060-AJ04

Agency Contact: Grecia Castro, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1351
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: castro.grecia@epa.gov

Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EN-
341W, D205-02
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ89
_______________________________________________________________________




3162. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES: DEFAULT 
BASELINE REVISION AND MINOR CORRECTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7521(1); 42 USC 7545; 42 USC 
7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 31, 2001, 80.855(b)(2) 
directs EPA to revise the default baseline by this date.

Abstract: The final rule, Control of Emissions of Hazardous Air 
Pollutants From Mobile Sources (66 FR 17230, 3/29/01), directed EPA to 
revise the default toxics baselines in the rule to include year 2000 
data when it becomes available. When revised, the default toxics 
baseline values will be the average toxics values for gasoline over the 
period 1998-2000. This data is now available, and this rule will 
promulgate those revised baseline values, and also incorporate several 
minor technical corrections to the existing rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4621

Agency Contact: Christine M. Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

Paul Cort, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, ORC2
Phone: 415 972-3921
Fax: 415 972-3570
Email: cort.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ97
_______________________________________________________________________




3163. REGULATION OF FUEL AND FUEL ADDITIVES: EXTENSION OF CALIFORNIA 
ENFORCEMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE TO CALIFORNIA PHASE 3 
GASOLINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to exempt refiners, importers, and blenders 
of gasoline subject to the State of California's reformulated gasoline 
regulations from certain enforcement provisions in the Federal 
reformulated (RFG) regulations. Certain exemptions under the Federal 
RFG program already apply to California Phase 2 gasoline, but 
additional exemptions are necessary to cover Phase 3 gasoline.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4634

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Anne-Marie C. Pastorkovich, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8987
TDD Phone: 202 564-2085
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: pastorkovich.anne-marie@epa.gov

Dave Kortum, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J
Phone: 202 564-9022
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: kortum.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK04
_______________________________________________________________________




3164. [bull] REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF THE SUFFICIENCY 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70.6(c)(1); 40 CFR 71.6(c)(1)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rulemaking is to clarify that under 40 
CFR 70.6(c)(1) and 71.6(c)(1), all title V permits must contain 
monitoring sufficient to assure compliance with the permits' terms and 
conditions, as required under sections 504(a), 504 (b), 504(c) and 
114(a)(3) of the Clean Air Act, where section 70.6(a)(3)(i)(B) or 
section 71.6(a)(3) is not applicable. Specifically, the interim final 
rulemakings and parallel notice-and-comment rulemaking are limited to 
the suspension and removal of the prefatory phrase ``[c]onsistent with 
paragraph (a)(3) of this section'' from the sufficiency monitoring 
requirement in section 70.6(c)(1) and section 71.6(c)(1). We are 
undertaking these rulemakings, in part, to respond to, pending 
litigation, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA No. 01-1204 (D.C. 
Cir.). In this litigation, the Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) has 
asserted, in part, that EPA's interpretation of section 70.6(c)(1) and 
section 71.6(c)(1) as stated in the Pacificorp and Fort James orders is 
overbroad because the prefatory language in these sufficiency 
monitoring regulations (i.e., ``consistent with paragraph (a)(3)'') 
limits their scope to that of the periodic monitoring provisions at 
section 70.6(a)(3) and section 71.6(a)(3). While EPA disagrees with 
UARG's assertions, EPA believes that further clarification through 
rulemaking would be useful. The EPA anticipates issuing a second 
interim final rule, prior to promulgation of the final rule, to suspend 
the prefatory phrase for an additional 90-day period. These rulemakings 
do not address any other issues related to title V monitoring, such as 
the type of monitoring required under the periodic or sufficiency 
monitoring provisions.

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The EPA expects to consider comments on these other monitoring issues 
during a separate, future notice-and-comment rulemaking. Any future 
rulemaking actions on the scope of sufficiency monitoring, including 
any second interim rule and final rule, will be subject to OMB review 
because the related proposal was found to be a ``significant regulatory 
action'' under Executive Order 12866 due to ``novel legal or policy 
issues.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/02                    67 FR 58561
Interim Final Rule              09/17/02                    67 FR 58529
Interim Final Rule              05/00/03
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4699

Agency Contact: Jeff Herring, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3195
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: herring.jeff@epa.gov

Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK29
_______________________________________________________________________




3165. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) FY 2001 REPORT TO CONGRESS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 102-579, sec 23(a)(2)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 194

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Report to Congress is required by section 23(a)(2) of 
the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act, which requires EPA to submit an annual 
report to Congress ``on the status of and resources required for the 
fulfillment of the Administrator's responsibilities under the Act'' 
regarding the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This report 
summarizes the activities and progress EPA has made in fulfilling its 
responsibilities under the Act and outlines the resources required for 
the Agency to meet its commitments. The WIPP is an underground 
repository for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste generated as 
byproducts from nuclear weapons production. It was constructed by the 
Department of Energy (DOE) and is located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 
1998, EPA certified that the WIPP complies with EPA's radioactive waste 
disposal standards at subpart B and C of 40 CFR 191 and EPA's WIPP 
compliance criteria at 40 CFR 194, and thus is safe to contain 
radioactive waste. Since that time, the DOE has begun emplacing waste 
in the WIPP. The waste is stored approximately 2,100 feet underground 
in excavated, natural salt formations. EPA also has responsibility for 
assuring continual compliance with EPA's radioactive waste disposal 
standards. EPA continues to have an oversight role at the WIPP to 
ensure that it continues to protect human health and the environment. 
This Report summarizes EPA's activities past and present.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4686

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7738
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: lee.raymond@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK39
_______________________________________________________________________




3166. EXTENSION OF ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE PERIODS UNDER THE ANTI-DUMPING 
PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 114; CAA sec 211; CAA sec 301(a)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ``Dumping'' refers to the practice whereby refiners making 
clean fuels for certain markets (such as reformulated gasoline for 
clean-air purposes) take the pollutants removed from the clean fuels 
and ``dump'' them into other fuels they are producing for other 
markets. This, if allowed, would make those other fuels even dirtier 
than before, and so the Clean Air Act prohibits this practice. EPA has 
existing ``anti-dumping'' rules on the books that codify this Clean Air 
Act prohibition. This direct final rule will amend the existing anti-
dumping regulations by setting forth procedures for allowing an 
alternative compliance period of not more than seven years for a small, 
start up refiner.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule With 
Accompanying NPRM               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4694

Agency Contact: Anne-Marie C. Pastorkovich, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8987
TDD Phone: 202 564-2085
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: pastorkovich.anne-marie@epa.gov

Deborah Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J
Phone: 202 564-9249
TDD Phone: 202 564-2085
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: wood.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK43
_______________________________________________________________________




3167. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES: AMENDMENT TO THE 
TIER 2 MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action includes technical amendments needed to resolve 
errors, inconsistencies, or lack of clarity in recently promulgated 
light-duty and heavy-duty emissions control programs. These issues 
include flexibilities for diesel vehicles under the Tier 2 program, 
amendments to the requirements for independent commercial importers 
(ICI), amendments to the test weight

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requirements for complete heavy-duty gasoline vehicles, and amendments 
to the heavy-duty onboard diagnostics (OBD) requirements for chassis-
certified heavy-duty diesel engines and vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4721

Sectors Affected: 33611 Automobile and Light Duty Motor Vehicle 
Manufacturing; 33612 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Roberts French, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4380
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: french.roberts@epa.gov

Robin Moran, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, ASD
Phone: 734 214-4781
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK55
_______________________________________________________________________




3168. CALIFORNIA GASOLINE TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7521(1); 42 USC 7545; 42 USC 
7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.81(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule corrects final regulations which were published in 
the Federal Register on March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17230). The corrected 
regulatory provision restores the definition of California gasoline as 
used in the enforcement exemptions for California gasoline under the 
regulation of fuels and fuel additives.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4722

Agency Contact: Christine M. Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

John Hannon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5563
Email: hannon.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK56
_______________________________________________________________________




3169. [bull] AMENDMENTS TO THE REQUIREMENTS ON VARIABILITY IN THE 
COMPOSITION OF ADDITIVES CERTIFIED UNDER THE GASOLINE DEPOSIT CONTROL 
PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 30, 2001, Settlement Agreement 
with American Chemistry Council in 8/2000 requires publication of NPRM 
``as expeditiously as practicable.

Abstract: A Direct Final Rule (DFRM) and parallel NPRM was published on 
November 5, 2001, in response to a settlement agreement reached with 
the American Chemical Council (ACC) regarding their litigation on the 
Gasoline Deposit Control Additive Rule. This litigation pertained to 
the information that manufacturers must provide on additive composition 
at the time of certification. Adverse comments were received on two of 
the four amendments. A partial withdrawal notice was published on 
January 24, 2002 which withdrew the amendments on which we received 
adverse comments. In this action, we plan to finalize the provisions 
that were withdrawn. The provisions we plan to finalize are based on an 
ACC consensus position, which reduces the burden on manufacturers in 
demonstrating compliance with limits on the compositional variability 
of the deposit control additives, while maintaining the emissions 
control benefits of the gasoline deposit control program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/05/01                    66 FR 55885
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4557

Sectors Affected: 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jeffrey A. Herzog, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4227
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: herzog.jeff@epa.gov

Andrea Medici, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
ARLO/PTSLO
Phone: 202 564-5634
Fax: 202 564-5653
Email: medici.andrea@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK62
_______________________________________________________________________




3170. [bull] CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES; ADDENDUM 
TO SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE TIER 2/GASOLINE SULFUR REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7545; 42 USC 7601(a); 42 USC 7401 
to 7521(l); 42 USC 7521(m) to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On June 12, 2002, EPA promulgated a direct final rule (SAN 
4569, 67 FR 40169) that corrected, amended, and revised certain 
provisions of the Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur regulations to assist 
regulated entities with program implementation and compliance. At that 
time, EPA also published a concurrent proposed rule to be used in case 
the Direct Final rule received adverse comment. Such adverse comment 
was received, and a portion of that June 12 rule had to be withdrawn. 
This action will respond to that adverse comment and address the 
aforementioned withdrawn material.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule and Concurrent 
NPRM                            06/12/02                    67 FR 40169
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 31020]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 4569

Sectors Affected: 336111 Automobile Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck 
and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mary Manners, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4873
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: manners.mary@epa.gov

Robin Moran, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, ASD
Phone: 734 214-4781
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK63
_______________________________________________________________________




3171. [bull] ANTI-DUMPING BASELINE RECALCULATION FOR DOWNSTREAM 
OXYGENATE ADDITION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would allow a refiner who added oxygenate after 
sampling and just before shipment to exclude that oxygenate from its 
anti-dumping baseline determination. This exclusion of oxygenate is 
already allowed for a refinery's gasoline to which oxygenate was added 
outside of the refinery gate. This rule will have limited application, 
and could provide relief to small refiners.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4706

Agency Contact: Christine M. Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

Patrice Simms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 2344
Phone: 202 564-5593
Email: simms.patrice@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK69
_______________________________________________________________________




3172. [bull] REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: MODIFICATIONS TO 
STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE 
INCLUDING BUTANE BLENDERS AND ATTEST ENGAGEMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7454(c); 42 USC 7454(k); 42 USC 
7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Through the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Congress 
mandated that EPA promulgate regulations for reformulated and 
conventional gasoline. The purpose of this mandate was to reduce 
vehicle emissions of toxic and ozone-forming compounds. EPA published 
the regulations on February 16, 1994. On July 11, 1997, EPA published a 
proposed rule that included various minor adjustments to the 1994 rule. 
The emissions benefits achieved from the reformulated gasoline and 
conventional gasoline programs would not be reduced by the proposed 
changes. On December 31, 1997, EPA finalized many of the proposed 
changes. This rule would finalize the remaining changes that were not 
included in the December 31, 1997 final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/11/97                    62 FR 37338
Final Rule                      12/31/97                    62 FR 68196
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4758

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 42271 Petroleum Bulk 
Stations and Terminals

Agency Contact: Marilyn Bennett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8989
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK77
_______________________________________________________________________




3173. [bull] STAY OF AUTHORITY UNDER 40 CFR 50.9(B) RELATED TO 
APPLICABILITY OF 1-HOUR OZONE STANDARD

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.9(b)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 2002, Proposal to Stay 
Language.

Abstract: This rulemaking would stay EPA's authority under the second 
sentence of 40 CFR 50.9(b) to determine that an area has attained the 
1-hour standard and that the 1-hour standard no longer applies. The 
Environmental Defense and Appalachian Mountain Club have agreed to 
dismiss their cases if EPA issues a final rule staying the revocation 
provision in 40 CFR 50.9(b) until such time as EPA considers in that 
rule whether that provision should be modified and committing to 
consider and address in the subsequent rulemaking any comments 
concerning (a) which, if any, implementation activities for a revised 
ozone standard would need to occur before EPA would determine that the 
1-hour ozone standard no longer applied to an area, and (b) the effect 
of revising the ozone NAAQS on existing designations for the pollutant 
ozone.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/02                    67 FR 79460
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4760

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919 541-5246
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epamail.epa.gov

Jan Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 2344, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5598
Fax: 202 564-5541

[[Page 31021]]

Email: tierney.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK78
_______________________________________________________________________




3174. [bull] RECLASSIFICATION AS NONROAD ENGINES FOR DIESEL ENGINES USED 
IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL PUMP APPLICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7547

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has been working closely with the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, the agricultural community, and other stakeholders to 
constructively address air quality issues associated with agricultural 
sources. One such issue involves emissions from diesel engines located 
in California that are used in the irrigation of crops. There is an 
interest in determining a method to facilitate the introduction of 
cleaner engines in this area and additionally resolve an issue 
associated with the application of Title V to such engines. EPA has 
decided to amend the definition of ``nonroad engines'' in 40 CFR part 
89 to define diesel engines used to irrigate croplands in California as 
``nonroad engines'' under EPA regulations, which is currently not the 
case. This notice will regulate all pump engines under title II nonroad 
rules if the farm chooses to replace its current engines with a new 
certified nonroad engine. Pump engines which are not replaced with new 
certified nonroad engines will not be covered by title II nonroad 
rules. There are environmental benefits to taking this action because 
generally the current engines are not required to meet any emissions 
requirements while nonroad engines are subject to existing standards 
and certification requirements. The voluntary nature of this rule, is 
that the farm is not required to replace any of its pump engines; they 
volunteer to replace their pumps engines with new, certified nonroad 
engines. This voluntary action will be done as a limited amendment of 
section 89.2 (similar to a project XL approach).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4774

Agency Contact: Robert E. Larson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, TRPD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4277
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: larson.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK83
_______________________________________________________________________




3175. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR ANDERSEN CORPORATION 
FACILITY IN BAYPORT, MINNESOTA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This site-specific rule, applicable only to the Andersen 
Bayport facility, provides regulatory changes under the Clean Air Act 
(CAA) to implement Andersen Corporation's XL project. In this project, 
the facility will be allowed to increase production levels without 
undergoing case-by-case reviews prompted by its Volatile Organic 
Compounds (VOC) emission changes, as long as its VOC emissions per unit 
of production remain below the performance ratio and its overall 
emissions remain below a facilitywide VOC cap.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/19/99                    64 FR 19097
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4278

Agency Contact: Brian Barwick, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 5, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312 886-6620
Email: barwick.brian@epa.gov

David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, E14302, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5421
Email: beck.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3176. [bull] NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, July 1, 2004.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based emissions standards (MACT 
standards) for this source category under section 112(d) of the Clean 
Air Act, codified in 40 CFR part 63, subpart DD. The current action, 
required by section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, is to assess residual 
risks after compliance with subpart DD, and develop additional emission 
standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4695

Sectors Affected: 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 658-3186
Email: manning.elaine@epamail.epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

[[Page 31022]]

C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK68
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7); AVAILABILITY OF 
INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC; TECHNICAL AMENDMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: CAA 112(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68.210

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and its 
implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 68 require certain stationary 
sources to report an Off-site Consequence Analysis (OCA), including a 
worst-case release scenario, in a Risk Management Plan (RMP) that is to 
be made available to the public. In response to concerns that posting 
OCA information on the Internet might increase the risk of terrorist 
and other criminal activities, on August 5, 1999, the Chemical Safety 
Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (CSISSFRRA) 
was enacted. The Act requires the President to promulgate regulations 
governing the distribution of the OCA sections of RMPs that, in the 
opinion of the President, would minimize the likelihood of accidental 
releases and the risk of terrorist and other criminal activities 
associated with posting this information. The President delegated his 
rulemaking authority to the Attorney General and the Administrator of 
EPA, who jointly promulgated the required regulations at 40 CFR part 
1400. The part 1400 regulations restrict the public's access to the OCA 
sections of RMPs in certain ways. As currently drafted, however, 
section 68.210(a) of part 68 states that RMPs are available to the 
public under CAA section 114, which makes information collected under 
the CAA, including RMPs in their entirety, available to the public, 
except for confidential business information. EPA is therefore revising 
40 CFR section 68.210(a) to reflect the August 2000 rulemaking. The 
revision will state that OCA data is made available to the public under 
the provisions of 40 CFR part 1400. This revision is not meant to 
regulate any new entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4607

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE95
_______________________________________________________________________




3178. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(3); REVISIONS TO THE 
LIST OF SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA 112(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68.130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The list of substances subject to the Chemical Accident 
Prevention requirements at 40 CFR part 68 was promulgated on January 
31, 1994. The Clean Air Act states that the list may be revised from 
time to time by EPA's own motion or by petition and shall be reviewed 
at least every 5 years. Since the January 1994 final list rule, EPA has 
modified the listing for hydrochloric acid; deleted a category of 
explosive chemicals; exempted flammable substances in gasoline used as 
fuel and in naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixtures prior to initial 
processing; and excluded flammable substances used as a fuel or held 
for sale as a fuel at a retail facility. In fulfillment of the 
statute's five-year review requirement, EPA has conducted a thorough 
review of the list. Based on that review, EPA is proposing additions, 
deletions and modifications to the list of substances. Deletions are 
based on EPA's review of the chemical toxicity, physical property, 
production/use quantity and accident history of currently listed 
substances and new information or erroneous data that impacts the basis 
of the chemical's listing. Other toxic and flammable chemicals are 
proposed to be added because they meet the criteria for listing a toxic 
or flammable substance. In addition, EPA proposes to revise the 
reporting threshold and toxic endpoints of several toxic substances 
based on updated toxicity information. Facilities (such as chemical 
manufacturers, processors, and users), with more than the threshold 
quantity of a listed substance in a process, are required to develop a 
Risk Management Program and submit a Risk Management Plan to EPA. The 
proposed changes to the list will ensure that facilities are properly 
managing risks of the most acutely toxic and flammable chemicals that 
could have an adverse impact on the facility and surrounding community 
in event of an accidental release.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4619

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7987
Fax: 202 564-8444
Email: franklin.kathy@epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE96
_______________________________________________________________________




3179. REVIEW NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR CARBON MONOXIDE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 31, 2001, Clean Air Act requires 
reviews every five years.

[[Page 31023]]

Abstract: Review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) 
for carbon monoxide (CO) every 5 years is mandated by the Clean Air 
Act. This review assesses the available scientific data about the 
health and environmental effects of CO and translates the science into 
terms that can be used in making recommendations about whether or how 
the standards should be changed. The last review of the CO NAAQS was 
completed in 1994 with a final decision that revisions were not 
appropriate at that time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4266

Agency Contact: David McKee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

Harvey Richmond, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5271
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: richmond.harvey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3180. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

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

Abstract: On July 18, 1997, the EPA published a final rule revising the 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter 
(PM) (62 FR 38652). While retaining the PM10 standard levels, new 
standards were added for fine particles (PM2.5) to provide increased 
protection against both health and environmental effects of PM. On the 
same day, a Presidential Memorandum (62 FR 38421, July 16, 1997) was 
published that, among other things, anticipated that EPA would 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). Due to the unprecedented volume of new 
research, the completion of the Criteria Document has been extended and 
as a result the overall schedule for the review of the PM NAAQS has 
extended beyond the original target of July 2002. As with other NAAQS 
reviews, a rigorous assessment of relevant scientific information will 
be presented in a Criteria Document (CD) prepared by EPA's National 
Center for Environmental Assessment. The EPA's Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards will then 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 CD and SP 
will be reviewed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) 
and the public, and both final documents 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4255

Agency Contact: Mary A. Ross, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5170
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: ross.mary@epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




3181. 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: None

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

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additional SO2 air quality information. EPA published an informational 
notice in the Federal Register on January 9, 2001 (66 FR 1665). EPA is 
conducting monitoring to evaluate sources of SO2 peaks. The results of 
this project will inform the response to the remand.

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: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 1002

Agency Contact: Susan Stone, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1146
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: stone.susan@epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3182. 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                            09/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2841

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




3183. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Petitions for Judicial 
Review-Dow, UCC, Exxon          11/25/96                    61 FR 59849
NPRM-Petitions for Judicial 
Review-Proposed Amend.          03/09/99                    64 FR 11559
NPRM-Petition for 
Reconsideration-Equipment Leaks 06/08/99                    64 FR 30453
NPRM-Petition for 
Reconsideration-Equipment Leaks 06/08/99                    64 FR 60456
Direct Final Rule-Petition for 
Reconsideration-Equipment Leaks 06/08/99                    64 FR 30406
Direct Final Rule-Petitions for 
Judicial Review-Amendments      06/19/00                    65 FR 38030
Direct Final Rule-Rule Stay     08/29/00                    65 FR 52319
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule-
Polymers and Resins             10/26/00                    65 FR 64161
NPRM-Petition for 
Reconsideration-Cooling Towers  02/23/01                    66 FR 11233
Final Rule-Denial of Petition 
for Judicial Review-Technical 
Correction                      07/16/01                    66 FR 36924
Final-pet rec equ leaks Petition 
for Reconsideration-Equip. Leaks08/06/01                    66 FR 40903
NPRM-Petition for 
Reconsideration-Cooling Towers  09/00/04

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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: Robert Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. AMENDMENTS TO PARTS 51, 52, 63, 70 AND 71 REGARDING THE PROVISIONS 
FOR DETERMINING POTENTIAL TO EMIT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to amend regulations already established 
to implement the new Federal air toxics program under section 112, 
including the General Provisions, the Federal operating permit program 
under title V, and the major source preconstruction programs under 
parts C and D of title I.
The proposed rule will address issues related to the determination of a 
stationary source's potential to emit in response to three court 
decisions.
This action resulted from splitting of RINs 2060-AC98 and 2060-AC63.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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: 202 564-8709
Email: holmes.carol@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. NSPS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7509 CAA 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: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3751

Agency Contact: Fred L. Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3186. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7670-7479 CAA 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                            10/00/05
Final Action                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3919

Agency Contact: Darrel Harmon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6101A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7416
Fax: 202 501-1153
Email: harmon.darrel@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




3187. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: UPDATE OF THE SUBSTITUTES LIST 
UNDER (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7671(k) CAA 612

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82; 40 CFR 9

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to identify 
alternatives to Class I and II ozone depleting substances and to 
publish lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes. Producers of 
substitutes must notify EPA at least 90 days before alternatives are 
introduced into interstate commerce. Unlike acceptable alternatives 
(see Notices), substitutes which are deemed by EPA to be unacceptable 
or acceptable subject to use restrictions must go through notice and 
comment rulemaking. Substitute lists are updated intermittently 
depending on the volume of notifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/16/92                     57 FR 1984
NPRM                            05/12/93                    58 FR 28094
Final Rule                      03/18/94                    59 FR 13044
Notice 1                        08/26/94                    59 FR 44240
NPRM 1                          09/26/94                    59 FR 49108
Notice 2                        01/13/95                     60 FR 3318
Final Rule 1                    06/13/95                    60 FR 31092
Notice 3                        07/28/95                    60 FR 38729
NPRM 2                          10/02/95                    60 FR 51383
Notice 4                        02/08/96                     61 FR 4736
NPRM 3                          05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Final Rule 2                    05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
Notice 5                        09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final Rule 3                    10/16/96                    61 FR 54030
Notice 6                        03/10/97                    62 FR 10700
NPRM 4                          05/21/97                    62 FR 27874
Notice 7                        06/03/97                    62 FR 30275
NPRM 5                          02/03/98                     63 FR 5491
Notice 8                        02/24/98                     63 FR 9151
Notice 9                        05/22/98                    63 FR 28251
Interim Final Rule 7            01/26/99                     64 FR 3861
Interim Final Rule 8            01/26/99                     64 FR 3865
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
Notice 14                       12/18/00                    65 FR 78977


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525

Agency Contact: Margaret Sheppard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9163
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: sheppard.margaret@epa.gov

Jeff Cohen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J
Phone: 202 564-0135
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: cohen.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. PHASE I (FIP) 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: NPRM, Statutory, January 25, 2003, EPA is required to 
promulgate FIPs by January 25, 2003, unless States submit approvable 
plans.

Abstract: This action would promulgate Federal Implementation Plans 
(FIPs) which require nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions decreases. 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 June 
22, 2000, the D.C. Court of Appeals assigned a new SIP submittal date 
of October 30, 2000. Eleven States (Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, 
Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, 
Michigan, and Ohio) and the District of Columbia had not submitted 
adequate SIPs, as announced in a findings rule published on December 
26, 2000. All of these States have since submitted approvable plans, 
except Michigan. We expect Michigan's plan to be submitted soon. (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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4096

Sectors Affected: 322122 Newsprint Mills; 322121 Paper (except 
Newsprint) Mills; 32213 Paperboard Mills; 32211 Pulp Mills; 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

Agency Contact: Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C539-02, 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, C539-02, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3189. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 6, 1998 (63 FR 6287), 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 (64 FR 32609), we promulgated part of that proposal -- 
i.e., the parts dealing with oil and gas production (major sources) and 
natural gas transmission and storage. In this action, we will publish a 
supplemental proposal for the remaining part of the 1998 proposal -- 
i.e., the part dealing with oil and gas production glycol dehydrators 
(area sources) -- and subsequently promulgate that proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6287
Supplemental NPRM               06/00/04
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4162

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. NESHAP: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING AND REWORK FACILITIES RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 30, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart GG. The current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, 
is to assess residual risks from the same source category, and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

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. 4653

Sectors Affected: 33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK08
_______________________________________________________________________




3191. NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE FOR STERILIZATION FACILITIES -- RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 6, 2002.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4654

Sectors Affected: 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 
311942 Spice and Extract Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK09
_______________________________________________________________________




3192. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION (STAGE I) RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 14, 2002.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety. The sources covered are ``Stage I'' gasoline distribution 
sources -- i.e., sources of air emissions from processes involved with 
the wholesale distribution of gasoline to gas stations.

[[Page 31028]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4655

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 685-3195
Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK10
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. NESHAP: GROUP II POLYMERS AND RESINS -- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, March 8, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. This source category covers 
certain chemical process units used to manufacture products. The 
current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess 
residual risks from this same source category, and develop additional 
emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4657

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK13
_______________________________________________________________________




3194. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL PROCESS COOLING TOWERS RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 30, 2002.

Abstract: A national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for industrial process cooling towers (IPCT) was previously 
promulgated under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. That standard 
effectively bans the use of chromium-based water treatment chemicals in 
IPCT used to remove heat from chemical or industrial processes. The 
Clean Air Act section 112(f) requires us to assess within 8 years of 
promulgation of a NESHAP the remaining risk to the public and to 
develop additional more stringent standards if such standards are 
needed to protect the public health with an ample margin of safety. 
This action is to examine the remaining risk from IPCT and, if 
warranted, to develop new risk based standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4660

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK16
_______________________________________________________________________




3195. NESHAP: NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR MARINE TANK VESSEL LOADING 
OPERATIONS -- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 19, 2003, Final Action.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart Y. This source category covers tanks or ships that contain 
gasoline, crude oil, or HAPs in bulk. The current action, required by 
section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from this same 
source category, and develop additional emission standards, as 
necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4661

Sectors Affected: 483 Water Transportation

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK17

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3196. NESHAP: PERCHLOROETHYLENE DRY CLEANING FACILITIES RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based emission standards for this 
source category under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. The current 
action, required by section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, is to assess 
residual risks and develop additional emission standards, as necessary, 
to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4662

Sectors Affected: 81232 Drycleaning and Laundry Services (except Coin-
Operated)

Agency Contact: Rhea Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK18
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. NESHAP: SECONDARY LEAD SMELTING RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 23, 2003.

Abstract: National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for secondary lead smelting were promulgated on June 23, 1995, 
under Clean Air Act section 112(d). The standards establish emission 
limitations and work practice standards for all new and existing 
secondary lead smelters that produce refined lead from lead scrap, 
mainly lead acid batteries. Clean Air Act section 112(f) requires us to 
assess within 8 years of promulgation of a NESHAP the remaining risk to 
the public and to develop additional more stringent standards if such 
standards are needed to protect the public health with an ample margin 
of safety. This action is to examine the remaining risk from secondary 
lead smelters and to develop new risk based standards, if warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4665

Sectors Affected: 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of 
Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK19
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. NESHAP: SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR SURFACE COATING RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart II. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from the 
painting, welding, and sandblasting of ships under construction or 
repair at major sources. The current action, required by section 112(f) 
of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from this same source category, 
and develop additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an 
ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4666

Sectors Affected: 336611 Ship Building and Repairing

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C435-D, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK20
_______________________________________________________________________




3199. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 7, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart JJ. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from wood-
furniture manufacturing, including wood finishing, gluing, and 
painting. The current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is 
to assess residual risks from this same source category, and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4667

Sectors Affected: 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 
337211 Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK21
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. NESHAP: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 2, 2002.

Abstract: This action is required by the CAA to assess residual risk 
and develop standards as necessary to provide an ample margin of 
safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4668

Sectors Affected: 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal 
Product Manufacturing; 337124 Metal Household Furniture Manufacturing; 
335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component 
Manufacturing; 336999 All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 
332116 Metal Stamping; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 339 
Miscellaneous Manufacturing; 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul A. Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK22
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. NESHAP: MAGNETIC TAPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARD

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 15, 2002.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4669

Sectors Affected: 33461 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and 
Optical Media; 334613 Magnetic and Optical Recording Media 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, 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, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK23
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 30, 2004.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart KK. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from many 
activities located at printing and publishing facilities -- primarily 
the printing process itself, plus affiliated equipment such as 
cleaning, ink and solvent mixing, chemical storage, and solvent 
recovery. The current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is 
to assess residual risks from this same source category, and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4664

Sectors Affected: 322222 Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing; 
322212 Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing; 322221 Coated and 
Laminated Packaging Paper and Plastics Film Manufacturing; 322222 
Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing; 322225 Laminated Aluminum 
Foil Manufacturing for Flexible Packaging Uses; 322223 Plastics, Foil, 
and Coated Paper Bag Manufacturing; 323111 Commercial Gravure Printing; 
323112 Commercial Flexographic Printing; 323119 Other Commercial 
Printing

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Agency Contact: Dave Salman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C435-
D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK24
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 31, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart CC. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from 
equipment at petroleum refineries, such as process vents, storage 
vessels, and valve leaks. The current action, required by section 
112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from this same source 
category, and develop additional emission standards, as necessary, to 
provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4663

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Robert Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK25
_______________________________________________________________________




3204. [bull] NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CHROMIUM EMISSIONS FROM 
HARD AND DECORATIVE CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AND CHROMIUM ANODIZING TANKS 
-- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 25, 2003.

Abstract: A national emission standard for chromium emissions from hard 
and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks was 
previously promulgated under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. That 
standard set emission limits for chromium emissions from hard and 
decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks. The 
Clean Air Act section 112(f) requires us to assess within 8 years of 
promulgation of a NESHAP the remaining risk to the public and to 
develop additional more stringent standards if such standards are 
needed to protect the public health with an ample margin of safety. 
This action is to examine the remaining risk from hard and decorative 
chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks and, if warranted, 
to develop new risk based standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4750

Agency Contact: Philip B. Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK72
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. [bull] PETITION TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT: 4,4'-METHYLENE 
DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires EPA to regulate 188 compounds that 
are listed as air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants. Air 
toxics are those pollutants known, or suspected, to cause cancer and 
other human health problems. The law allows EPA to consider petitions 
to modify the list, by adding or removing substances. Individuals 
seeking to remove a substance must demonstrate that there are adequate 
data to determine that emissions, outdoor concentrations, 
bioaccumulation, or atmospheric deposition of the substance may not 
reasonably be anticipated to damage human health or the environment. 
The Agency received a petition to remove 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl 
Diisocyanate (MDI) from the American Chemistry Council on December 26, 
2002. Once EPA receives a petition, it conducts two reviews: a 
completeness review, to determine whether there is sufficient 
information on which to base a decision; and a technical review, to 
evaluate the merits of the petition. The EPA also requests and 
considers information from the public. After a comprehensive technical 
review of both the petition and the information received from the 
public to determine whether the petition satisfies the requirements of 
the CAA, the review team is required to make a recommendation to the 
Administrator on whether to grant the petition. If the Administrator 
decides to grant a petition, a proposed rule is published in the 
Federal Register which proposes a modification of the HAP list and 
presents the reasoning for doing so. The proposed rule is open to 
public comment and public hearing and all additional substantive 
information received during the public's

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involvement is evaluated prior to the decision on the issuance of a 
final rule. However, if the Administrator decides to deny a petition, a 
notice setting forth an explanation of the reasons for denial is 
published instead. A notice of denial constitutes final Agency action 
of nationwide scope and applicability, and is subject to judicial 
review as provided in the CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4782

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2962
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epa.gov

David E. Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404-01
Phone: 919 541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK84
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS -- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 6, 2004.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart U. This source category covers chemical process units used to 
manufacture elastomer products from raw materials. The current action, 
required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from 
this same source category, and develop additional emission standards, 
as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4656

Sectors Affected: 325212 Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK12
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. NESHAP: HAZARDOUS ORGANIC NESHAP (HON) -- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 22, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety. This rule will cover the major sources of air emissions 
within the synthetic organic chemical industry.

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. 4659

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK14
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. NESHAP: GROUP IV POLYMERS AND RESINS -- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 12, 2004.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart JJJ. This source category covers chemical process units used to 
manufacture thermoplastic products from raw materials. The current 
action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual 
risks from this same source category, and develop additional emission 
standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

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. 4658

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov


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Penny E. Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C435-D, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK15
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS 
FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND NEW JERSEY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 four separate petitions. See Additional Information.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

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

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, RTP, 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, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3910

Agency Contact: David Good, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4450
Email: good.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. [bull] CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 80; 40 CFR Part 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes appropriate requirements, based on the 
need for and feasibility of additional requirements, to control 
hazardous air pollutants (``air toxics'') from motor vehicles, nonroad 
engines and vehicles, and their fuels. The Clean Air Act requires EPA 
to periodically revise such requirements. EPA committed to this 
rulemaking in its March 29, 2001 rule, ``Control of Emissions of 
Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources.'' Motor vehicles are 
significant contributors to national emissions of several hazardous air 
pollutants. These pollutants are known or suspected to have serious 
health or environmental impacts. Reducing emissions of these pollutants 
will reduce the risk to public health and welfare.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4748

Sectors Affected: 3361 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing; 3363 Motor Vehicle 
Parts Manufacturing; 4227 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Wholesalers; 
32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Christopher Lieske, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4584
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: lieske.christopher@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK70

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3212. REVISIONS TO THE APPEAL PROCEDURES AND THE FEDERAL NOX BUDGET 
TRADING PROGRAM, PARTS 78 AND 97

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 rule is a set of revisions which will simplify and 
streamline the interface between the existing Acid Rain Program and the 
NOx Budget Trading Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/13/01                    66 FR 31978
NPRM ECP-Comment Period Extended07/27/01                    66 FR 39123
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4682

Sectors Affected: 221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation

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

RIN: 2060-AK36
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. REVISED PERMIT REVISION PROCEDURES FOR THE FEDERAL OPERATING 
PERMITS PROGRAM -- PART 71

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3922

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-04, 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, C304-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. 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 app L; 40 CFR 51.150 to 51.153

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4247

Agency Contact: Tom Helms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5527
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: helms.tom@epamail.epa.gov

John Silvasi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5666
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




3215. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): CLEAN UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would revise the provisions for the clean 
unit test contained in the major New Source Review (NSR) requirements. 
This action proposes to revise the length of the clean unit designation 
period contained in the final NSR rules. The current rules allow for 
clean unit designation to be used for 10 years provided the source 
meets the requirements to maintain clean unit status. This proposed 
rule would recognize that the average life expectancy of control 
equipment is 15 years rather than the 10 years contained in the final 
rules. Permitting agencies and industry will benefit from this action 
by potentially reducing the number of future permit actions. As a 
result, this action reduces the compliance burden, including annual 
compliance costs, for all sources

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subject to the major NSR program requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4691

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C33903, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

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-AK42
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. [bull] VOLUNTARY SUPERIOR MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 to 61; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Emissions Measurement Center of EPA's Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards in Research Triangle Park, NC is 
exploring a regulatory option called ``Voluntary Superior Monitoring 
(VSM).'' Under this option, owners/operators of industrial air 
pollution sources could volunteer to conduct ``superior'' monitoring 
which could range from more frequent monitoring of emissions to 
replacement of existing monitoring. In return for conducting superior 
monitoring, EPA will offer incentives to these sources, such as less 
record keeping and reporting, some flexibility in control device or 
process operation, or flexibility in averaging times for determining 
compliance with the standard. We are also planning to provide guidance 
on how to implement Voluntary Superior Monitoring and what criteria 
industrial sources would need to meet to be eligible for this program. 
This rulemaking will be beneficial for both industry and the 
environment. Industry will be encouraged to conduct better monitoring 
which will potentially allow them to monitor their processes better, 
ensure their control equipment is running efficiently, and focus their 
maintenance practices. As a result of this improved monitoring by 
industry, we expect that air emissions will be reduced significantly. 
Industry will also be better able to demonstrate compliance with data 
collected from the superior monitoring. These data will also 
demonstrate to citizens that an industry is in compliance and, thus, a 
``good neighbor.'' We expect this rule to be implemented through the 
operating permits program which will involve state and local air 
pollution control agencies and the EPA regional offices. Instead of 
revising each individual New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) and 
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (NESHAP) to 
incorporate superior monitoring provisions, we envision proposing this 
regulatory option by revising the general provisions to parts 60, 61, 
and 63. The general provisions contain monitoring, testing, 
recordkeeping, reporting, and other requirements common to all NSPS 
and/or NESHAP. In addition, we believe that the operating permit 
program in parts 70 and 71 will need to be modified to allow this 
approach.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4783

Sectors Affected: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 322 Paper 
Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 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; 336 
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related 
Product Manufacturing; 221 Utilities

Agency Contact: Dan Bivins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5244
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: bivins.dan@epa.gov

Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EN-
341W, D205-02
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK85
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA-PACIFIC 
CORPORATION 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,

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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.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4471

Sectors Affected: 32211 Pulp Mills; 32211 Pulp Mills

Agency Contact: David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, E14302, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5421
Email: beck.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________




3218. NEW JERSEY GOLD TRACK PROJECT XL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50; 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 
40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 270

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/16/02                    67 FR 18528
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4533

Agency Contact: Chad Carbone, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2178
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: carbone.chad@epa.gov

Stan Siegel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, New York, NY 10007-1866
Phone: 212 637-3701
Email: siegel.stan@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA28
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3219. EMISSIONS FROM NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AND STANDARDS FOR 
RECREATIONAL SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/08/02                    67 FR 68242

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Alan Stout
Phone: 734 214-4805
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: stout.alan@epa.gov

Don Kopinski
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: kopinski.donald@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI11
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND EXPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.5(h); 40 CFR 82.6(h); 40 CFR 82.8; 40 CFR 
82.4(n) to 82.4(s); 40 CFR 82.4(u)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/21/03                     68 FR 2820

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Vera Au
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2156
Email: au.vera@epa.gov

Tom Land
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTION 
UNITS CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 30, 1999

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/31/03                     68 FR 5144

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ46
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. PAPER AND OTHER WEB COATING NESHAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59; 40 CFR 63

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/04/02                    67 FR 72330

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul A. Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919 541-5342
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/16/03                     68 FR 2227

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: JoLynn Collins
Phone: 919 541-5671
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: collins.jolynn@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. AMEND SUBPART H AND I, 40 CFR PART 61, FOR EMISSIONS OF 
RADIONUCLIDES OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/09/02                    67 FR 57159

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Robin Anderson
Phone: 202 564-9385
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: anderson.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI90
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. NESHAP: FRICTION MATERIALS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/18/02                    67 FR 64498

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ18
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. NESHAP: PESTICIDES ACTIVE INGREDIENTS -- AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/20/02                    67 FR 59336

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Penny E. Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-6470
Email: lassiter.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ34
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. NESHAP: PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, AMENDMENTS TO RULE 
TO IMPLEMENT SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1340 to 63.1359

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/06/02                    67 FR 72580

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ57
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. NESHAP: PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW) -- AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/21/02                    67 FR 64742

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Lucas
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ66
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. MODIFICATION OF SOURCE CATEGORY LISTING FOR SEVEN SPECIFIC 
POLLUTANTS -- CAA SECTION 112(C)(6)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          11/08/02                    67 FR 68124

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ellen Wildermann
Phone: 919 541-5408
Fax: 919 541-0942

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Email: wildermann.ellen@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK34
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. NESHAP: REVISION OF AREA SOURCE CATEGORY LIST UNDER SECTION 
112(C)(3) AND 112(K)(3)(B)(II)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Second group             11/22/02                    67 FR 71427

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Driscoll
Phone: 919 541-1051
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: driscoll.barbara@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK40
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. SITE-SPECIFIC RULE FOR WEYERHAUSER SULFITE MILL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/18/03                     68 FR 7706

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Telander
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK53
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): BASELINE EMISSIONS DETERMINATION, ACTUAL-TO-
FUTURE-ACTUAL METHODOLOGY, PLANTWIDE APPLICABILITY

Priority: Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/31/02                    67 FR 80186

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Agency Contact: Lynn Hutchinson
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MARINE COMPRESSION-
IGNITION ENGINES AT OR ABOVE 30 LITERS PER CYLINDER

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/28/03                     68 FR 9746
Final Action Effective          04/29/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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

Pat Scoville
Phone: 202 564-1101
Fax: 202 564-1342
Email: scoville.pat@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ98
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. REDUCTION OF THE AMBIENT AIR MONITORING FINE PARTICULATE 
COLLOCATED PRECISION REQUIREMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 58

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/31/02                    67 FR 80326

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Michael Papp
Phone: 919 541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: papp.michael@epa.gov

Tim Hanley
Phone: 919 541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: hanley.tim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK05
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF SUBSTITUTES FOR 
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             01/27/03                     68 FR 4003

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bella Maranion
Phone: 202 564-9749
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: maranion.bella@epa.gov

Jeff Cohen
Phone: 202 564-0135
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: cohen.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK30
_______________________________________________________________________




3236. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ADDITIONAL RECONSIDERATION OF 
PETITION CRITERIA AND INCORPORATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL DECISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/31/02                    67 FR 79861

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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Agency Contact: Suzanne Kocchi
Phone: 202 564-5289
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: kocchi.suzanne@epa.gov

Tom Land
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK44
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2003

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/06/02                    67 FR 67581
Final Action                    12/27/02                    67 FR 79508

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld
Phone: 202 564-9079
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK48
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING 
QUARANTINE AND PRESHIPMENT APPLICATIONS OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.13

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/02/03                      68 FR 237

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Land
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI42
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. 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 40 CFR 70 and 
71 (Revisions)                  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: 919 541-0516
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. REVISION TO THE REQUIREMENTS ON VARIABILITY IN THE COMPOSITION OF 
ADDITIVES CERTIFIED UNDER THE GASOLINE DEPOSIT CONTROL PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/05/01                    66 FR 55885

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeffrey A. Herzog
Phone: 734 214-4227
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: herzog.jeff@epa.gov

Andrea Medici
Phone: 202 564-5634
Fax: 202 564-5653
Email: medici.andrea@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ69
_______________________________________________________________________




3241. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES; SECOND AMENDMENT 
TO THE TIER 2/GASOLINE SULFUR REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule and Concurrent 
NPRM                            06/12/02                    67 FR 40169

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Manners
Phone: 734 214-4873
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: manners.mary@epa.gov

Robin Moran
Phone: 734 214-4781
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ71
_______________________________________________________________________




3242. AMENDMENT TO THE HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE AND VEHICLE STANDARDS AND 
HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL SULFUR REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/12/02                    67 FR 40169

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Manners
Phone: 734 214-4873
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: manners.mary@epa.gov

Christine M. Brunner
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK47

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3243. 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

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/00/03
NPRM                            12/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3244. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR PART 190, SUBPART 
B AND 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                            05/00/03

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3245. REVISION OF THE 40 CFR PART 194 WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT 
COMPLIANCE CRITERIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 106 Stat 4777 as amended by the 1996 LWA Amendments; 
PL 102-579; PL 104-201; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act 
of 1992

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 194.8(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing several revisions to the compliance criteria 
in 40 CFR part 194: (1) addition of a process for making minor changes 
to the provisions of the Compliance Criteria (194.6); (2) changes to 
the approval process for waste characterization programs at the 
Department of Energy transuranic (TRU) waste sites (194.8(b)); (3) 
changes to allow for submission of compliance applications and 
reference materials in alternative format (e.g., compact disk) (194.12 
and 194.13); and replacement of the term ``process knowledge'' with 
``acceptable knowledge.'' The second item is the most significant 
change. Section 194.8(b) requires EPA to inspect TRU waste sites on a 
waste stream basis, and to initiate a notice-

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and-comment process for each inspection. If a site receives our 
approval to ship a single waste stream or group of waste streams, that 
site cannot ship a different waste stream until we perform an 
additional 194.8(b) inspection. Based on actual site inspection 
experience, we have learned that for regulatory purposes emphasis is 
better placed on the processes used to characterize the wastes streams 
rather than on the particular waste streams themselves. Also, we had 
witnessed DOE's capacity to properly characterize numerous waste 
streams at different waste generator sites. On this basis, we are 
proposing to alter the waste characterization approval process so that 
only one approval would be issued per site. EPA will assign reporting 
requirements for waste characterization activities and specify any 
limitations that would necessitate additional inspections. The purpose 
of the proposed revisions to 194.8(b) is to achieve process and 
resources efficiencies while maintaining our confidence in DOE's 
technical capability to characterize wastes destined for the Waste 
Isolation Pilot Plant.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/02                    67 FR 51930
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4403

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7738
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: lee.raymond@epa.gov

Agnes Ortiz, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6608J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9466
Email: ortiz.agnes@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ07
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3246. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM; PRIORITY SETTING CRITERIA

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: None

Abstract: EPA published a proposed policy statement in the Federal 
Register setting forth the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program on 
December 28, 1998. In that FR Notice, the Agency described the major 
elements of the Program EPA had developed to comply with the 
requirements of FFDCA section 408(p) as amended by FQPA. One of those 
elements is Priority Setting which was defined as the collection, 
evaluation, and analysis of relevant information to determine the 
general order in which chemical substances and mixtures will be 
subjected to screening and testing. Under this current action, EPA is 
developing a priority setting approach to be used by the Agency to 
identify the initial list of chemicals for which Tier 1 testing will be 
required. On December 30, 2002, EPA published in the Federal Register 
for public comment a proposed chemical selection approach for this 
initial list of chemicals. The public comment period on this proposed 
approach was extended to April 1, 2003, in a Federal Register notice 
dated February 26, 2003. Following consideration of comments on this 
proposed approach, EPA will issue a Federal Register notice setting 
forth its final approach for selecting the first group of chemicals and 
the chemicals it proposes for this initial list. Although this action 
is not a rulemaking, the Agency has included it in the Regulatory 
Agenda to help inform the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-Request for Comment on 
Proposed Approach               12/30/02                    67 FR 79611
Notice-Extension of Comment 
Period                          02/26/03                     68 FR 8901
Notice-Final Priority Setting 
Approach for Initial List of 
Chemicals                       12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4727

Agency Contact: Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8469
Fax: 202 564-8482
Email: schweer.greg@epa.gov

Gary Timm, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8474
Fax: 202 564-8482
Email: timm.gary@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD59
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3247. ACCEPTABILITY OF RESEARCH USING HUMAN SUBJECTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 7 USC 136a; 7 USC 136w; 15 USC 2603; 21 USC 
346a; 42 USC 300v-1(b); 42 USC 7601; 33 USC 1361; 42 USC 9615; 42 USC 
11048; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 300j-9

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 26 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is evaluating its current policy with respect to the 
protection of human research subjects in testing not conducted or 
supported by the Agency. Current EPA regulations in 40 CFR part 26 
apply to research conducted or supported by the Agency or ``otherwise 
subject to regulation.'' No action has been taken yet to give effect to 
the ``otherwise subject to regulation'' phrase. In addition, EPA has 
asked the advice of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on several 
issues surrounding the acceptability and interpretation of third party 
studies involving deliberate dosing of human subjects for the purpose 
of defining or

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quantifying toxic endpoints. EPA will seek public comment on issues 
related to Agency use of human research data in its regulatory 
decisionmaking. EPA believes the process being initiated will serve two 
important Agency goals: ensuring the availability of sound and 
appropriate scientific data in its decisions, and protection of the 
interests, rights and safety of human research subjects. EPA may issue 
one or more documents, which may include policy statements, rulemaking 
or requests for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/07/03                    68 FR 24410
ANPRM Comment Period End        08/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4610
Docket No. OPP-2003-0132

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-GENERAL/2003/May/Day-07/g11002.htm

Agency Contact: Bill Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, H-7501C, 7501C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-1049
Fax: 703 308-4776
Email: jordan.william@epa.gov

John Carley, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C
Phone: 703 305-7019
Fax: 703 305-5060
Email: carley.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD57
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3248. PESTICIDES; EMERGENCY EXEMPTION PROCESS REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136p; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 166

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will publish a Federal Register notice announcing a 
limited pilot to test two potential improvements to the pesticide 
emergency exemption process under section 18 of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA has 
established regulations under section 18 of FIFRA which allow a Federal 
or State agency to apply for an emergency exemption to allow an 
unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time when such use is 
necessary to alleviate an emergency condition. The notice will initiate 
the limited pilot, solicit public comment on the two streamlining 
improvements being piloted as well as a third potential improvement to 
allow exemptions for the purpose of pest resistance management, and 
announce EPA's plan to later issue a proposed rule addressing these 
potential improvements. The three improvements contemplated are based 
on recommendations from the States, which are the primary applicants 
for emergency exemptions, and refined based on informal input from a 
variety of other stakeholders.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          04/24/03                    68 FR 20145
Comment Period End              06/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4216
Docket No. OPP-2002-0231

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2003/April/Day-24/p10169.htm

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9072
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: hogue.joe@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD36
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3249. [bull] PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION RULE (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 7 USC 135

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On August 21, 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
issued final revisions to the Worker Protection Standards governing the 
protection of workers from agricultural pesticides. These revised 
regulations expand the scope of the standards to include not only 
workers performing hand labor operations in fields treated with 
pesticides, but employees in forests, nurseries, and greenhouses and 
employees who handle (mix, load, apply, etc.) pesticides for use in 
these locations. The revised regulations became effective January 1, 
1995, and are applicable to agricultural farm workers and pesticide 
handlers working on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses. In 1995 
and 1996, the standards were amended to address specific concerns of 
the regulation community.
This new entry in the regulatory agenda announces that EPA will review 
this regulation pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 USC 610). EPA solicits comments on the continued need for the 
rule; the complexity of the rule; the extent to which it overlaps, 
duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government 
rules; and the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or 
other relevant factors have changed since the rule was promulgated.
In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OPP-2003-
0115, and follow the instructions provided in Unit H. of the preamble 
to the Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/00/03
End Comment Period              07/00/03
End Review                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4789

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery and 
Floriculture Production; 1131 Timber Tract Operations; 115 Support 
Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

Agency Contact: Donald Eckerman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5062
Email: eckerman.donald@epamail.epa.gov

Kathy Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C
Phone: 703 308-7002
Email: davis.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD66
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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3250. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR CONVENTIONAL CHEMICALS

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 conventional 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 will cover the data 
requirements for environmental fate, ecological effects, product 
chemistry, residue chemistry, and human health and exposure data 
requirements for conventional pesticides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Product Chemistry and Human 
Health Portions                 08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2687

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Melissa L. 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 M. Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C
Phone: 703 305-5944
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
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3251. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a; 7 USC 136c; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update and revise its pesticide data requirements 
for antimicrobial products. The data requirements specify the data that 
are required for EPA to evaluate the registrability of a pesticide 
product. The revisions will clarify all antimicrobial data requirements 
to reflect current practice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

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
Phone: 703 308-9073
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: parsons.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD30
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3252. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL 
PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update the data requirements necessary to register a 
biochemical or microbial pesticide product. The revisions will codify 
data requirements to reflect current regulatory and scientific 
standards. The data requirements will cover all scientific disciplines 
for biochemical and microbial pesticides, including product chemistry 
and residue chemistry, toxicology and environmental fate and effects. 
The revision will not include plant incorporated protectants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4596

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Candace Brassard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703 305-6598
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: brassard.candace@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD51
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3253. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTER SCREENING PROGRAM; IMPLEMENTING SCREENING AND 
TESTING PHASE

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

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: None

Abstract: The screening and testing phase of the Endocrine Disruptor 
Screening Program (EDSP) potentially will encompass a broad range of 
types of chemicals, including pesticide chemicals, TSCA chemicals, 
chemicals that may be found in sources of drinking water, chemicals 
that may have an effect that is cumulative to the effect of a pesticide 
chemical, chemicals that are both pesticide chemicals and TSCA 
chemicals, and other chemicals that are combinations of these types of 
chemicals. This proposed rule will describe EPA's proposed procedures 
and processes that EPA will use when implementing the screening and 
testing phase of the EDSP. Specifically, depending on decisions that 
the Agency makes regarding implementation of the testing phase of the 
EDSP, the proposed rule will describe the authorities that it may 
invoke to require testing and, if necessary, establish the process that 
the Agency will use to require the testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Proposed Procedural Rule   12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4728

Agency Contact: Jane Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8476
Fax: 202 564-8483
Email: smith.jane@epa.gov

Joe Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8886
Fax: 202 564-8483
Email: nash.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD61
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3254. [bull] ENDANGERED SPECIES AND PESTICIDE REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 402

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice will focus on regulations and policies affecting 
the process for consultation between EPA and the Fish and Wildlife 
Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding EPA actions 
in its pesticide regulatory program under the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). It will seek public comment on 
changes to current regulations, policies and practices of the EPA and 
Services to better integrate the FIFRA and Endangered Species Act 
processes and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of 
consultations on pesticide actions to ensure that species that are 
Federally listed or proposed as threatened or endangered and their 
proposed or designated critical habitat are appropriately protected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/24/03                     68 FR 3785
NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4767

Agency Contact: Arty Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5239
Email: williams.arty@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD62
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3255. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR THE REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a (g); 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will establish procedures to implement section 
3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 
which provides for periodic review of pesticide registrations. The goal 
of these regulations is to review a pesticide's registration every 15 
years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/26/00                    65 FR 24586
NPRM                            12/00/03

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
Phone: 703 308-9341
Fax: 703 308-5884
Email: prunier.vivian@epa.gov

Jean M. Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C

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

RIN: 2070-AD29
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3256. PESTICIDES; EXEMPTION OF MEDICAL DEVICES TREATED WITH 
ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will exempt from pesticide regulation medical 
devices treated with antimicrobial pesticides. EPA has determined that 
these treated medical devices are adequately regulated by the Food and 
Drug Administration. This action would eliminate dual regulation of 
these products by EPA and FDA. EPA would continue to regulate the 
antimicrobial pesticide used to treat the medical device.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4609

Sectors Affected: 32619 Other Plastics Product Manufacturing; 31499 All 
Other Textile Product Mills

Agency Contact: Melba Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7510C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-2716
Fax: 703 308-8481
Email: morrow.melba@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD54
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3257. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

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                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4027

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

Bruce Sidwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7761
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: sidwell.bruce@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. PLANT INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS); EXEMPTION FOR THOSE BASED 
ON VIRAL COAT PROTEINS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the addition of plant-incorporated 
protectants based on viral coat proteins to its plant-incorporated 
protectants exemptions at 40 CFR 174. Substances which plants produce 
for protection against pests, and the genetic material necessary to 
produce them, are pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide 
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), if humans intend these substances to 
``prevent, repel or mitigate any pest.'' These substances are also 
``chemical pesticide residues'' under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). EPA has determined that it will no longer issue 
split registrations for biotechnology products. Therefore, EPA is 
concurrently considering the exemption of plant-incorporated 
protectants based on viral coat proteins from the requirement of a 
tolerance under section 408 of the FFDCA. Due to public interest and 
new scientific information, additional public comment on this proposal, 
originally published in 1994, was requested in a 2001 Supplemental 
Proposal (66 FR 37855).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM 1             07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM 2             05/16/97                    62 FR 27132

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Supplemental NPRM-Request for 
Comment on Alternate Name       04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supplemental NPRM Seeking 
Additional Comment Based on NAS 
Report                          07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Final Action-FFDCA              10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4602

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: Elizabeth Milewski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7202M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8492
Fax: 202 564-8501
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov

Phil Hutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7511C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8260
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: hutton.phil@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD49
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL; STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE 
CONTAINERS AND CONTAINMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(q); FIFRA sec 19; 7 USC 136(a); FIFRA sec 3; 
7 USC 136(w); FIFRA sec 25

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 165

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM 1 Standards 
for Pesticide Containers and 
Containment                     10/21/99                    64 FR 56918
Supplemental NPRM 2 Comment 
Period Extended                 12/21/99                    64 FR 71368
NPRM Comment Period Extended    02/24/00                     65 FR 9234
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2659

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 11511 Support Activities for Crop Production; 42291 Farm 
Supplies Wholesalers

Agency Contact: Nancy Fitz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C
Phone: 703 305-7385
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: fitz.nancy@epa.gov

Jude Andreasen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C
Phone: 703 308-9342
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: andreasen.jude@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB95
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD (WPS); 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                            09/09/97                    62 FR 47544
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3731

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery and 
Floriculture Production; 1131 Timber Tract Operations; 115 Support 
Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

Agency Contact: Nancy Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C
Phone: 703 305-6475
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: vogel.nancy@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. PESTICIDES; REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE 
PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a)(h); 7 USC 136(w)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 15, 2000, Final rule due 
240 days after close of comment period.

Abstract: This regulation will specify antimicrobial registration 
reforms that will reduce to the extent possible the review time for 
antimicrobial pesticides. The regulation will clarify criteria for 
completeness of applications, and will specify or refer to a definition 
of the various classes of antimicrobial pesticide use patterns and the 
associated data and labeling requirements that would be consistent with 
the degree and type of risk presented by each class. In addition, the 
regulation will also include labeling standards for public health 
antimicrobial products.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/99                    64 FR 50671
NPRM Comment Period Extended    11/16/99                    64 FR 62145
Final Rule-Original Labeling and 
Other Regulatory Portions       12/14/01                    66 FR 64759
Final Rule-Antimicrobial 
Procedural Portion Only         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

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

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

RIN: 2070-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3262. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a) to 346(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 3, 2006, See additional 
information.

Abstract: EPA will reassess pesticide tolerance actions for raw and 
processed foods (i.e., maximum residue limits) established prior to 
August 3, 1996, to determine whether they meet the reasonable certainty 
of no-harm standard of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). 
FFDCA section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act 
(FQPA), 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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4175

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert C. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. 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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3432

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162
Email: stangel.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. PLANT-INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS); EXEMPTION FOR THOSE DERIVED 
THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING FROM SEXUALLY COMPATIBLE PLANTS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the addition of plant-incorporated 
protectants derived through genetic engineering from sexually 
compatible plants to its plant-incorporated protectants exemptions at 
40 CFR 174. Substances which plants produce for protection against 
pests, and the genetic material necessary to produce them, are 
pesticides under the Federal

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Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), if humans intend 
these substances to ``prevent, repel or mitigate any pest.'' These 
substances are also ``chemical pesticide residues'' under the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). EPA has determined that it will 
no longer issue split registrations for biotechnology products. 
Therefore, EPA is concurrently considering the exemption of plant-
incorporated protectants derived through genetic engineering from 
sexually compatible plants from the requirement of a tolerance under 
section 408 of the FFDCA. Due to public interest and new scientific 
information, additional public comment on this proposal, originally 
published in 1994, was requested in a recent Supplemental Proposal (66 
FR 37855).

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 Comment Period 
Extended                        08/20/01                    66 FR 43552
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4611

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: Elizabeth Milewski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7202M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8492
Fax: 202 564-8501
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov

Janet Andersen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7511C
Phone: 703 308-8712
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. PLANT INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS); EXEMPTION FOR PIPS THAT ACT 
BY PRIMARILY AFFECTING THE PLANT

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the addition of plant-incorporated 
protectants that act by primarily affecting the plant to its plant-
incorporated protectants exemptions at 40 CFR 174. Substances which 
plants produce for protection against pests, and the genetic material 
necessary to produce them, are pesticides under the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), if humans intend 
these substances to ``prevent, repel or mitigate any pest.'' These 
substances are also ``chemical pesticide residues'' under the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). EPA has determined that it will 
no longer issue split registrations for biotechnology products. 
Therefore, EPA is concurrently considering the exemption of plant-
incorporated protectants that act by primarily affecting the plant from 
the requirement of a tolerance under section 408 of the FFDCA. Due to 
public interest and new scientific information, additional public 
comment on this proposal, originally published in 1994, was requested 
in a recent Supplemental Proposal (66 FR 37855).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-FIFRA Exemption            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM               07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM               05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supplemental NPRM               04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supplemental NPRM               07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
NPRM-FFDCA Tolerance Exemption   To Be                       Determined
Final Rule-FIFRA Exemption       To Be                       Determined
Final Rule-FFDCA Tolerance 
Exemption                        To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4612

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: Elizabeth Milewski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7202M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8492
Fax: 202 564-8501
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov

Janet Andersen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7511C
Phone: 703 308-8712
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD56
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. GROUNDWATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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 as proposed would establish Pesticide 
Management Plans (PMPs) as a new regulatory requirement for certain 
pesticides. Unless a State or tribal authority had 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. Several parameters of the program described in the 
proposed rule are being reconsidered to determine whether the program 
can address water quality issues rather than groundwater only, and to 
determine the best partnership approach to implementation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33259

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Notice of Availability Regarding 
Metolachlor                     02/23/00                     65 FR 8925
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3267. PLANT-INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (FORMERLY PLANT PESTICIDES) 
RULEMAKINGS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.20; 40 CFR 174

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Plant-Incorporated 
Protectants (PIPs) Under FIFRA  07/19/01                    66 FR 37771

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Janet Andersen
Phone: 703 308-8712
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

Elizabeth Milewski
Phone: 202 564-8492
Fax: 202 564-8501
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3268. [bull] LEAD; REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES IN 
TARGET HOUSING AND CHILD-OCCUPIED FACILITIES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: TSCA 402 and 404; 15 USC 2682; 15 USC 2684

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In August, 1996, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
promulgated regulations under section 402 of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA) to ensure that individuals conducting lead-based 
paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities are 
properly trained and certified, that training programs providing 
instruction in such activities are accredited and that these activities 
are conducted according to reliable, effective and safe work practice 
standards. EPA also finalized a Federal regulation under section 404 of 
TSCA that allows States and Indian Tribes to seek authorization to 
administer and enforce the regulations developed under section 402 for 
the training and certification of individuals conducting LBP activities 
and the accreditation of training programs for LBP activities in 1996 
(August 29, 1996, 61 FR 45778). EPA performed an analysis of the 
potential impacts on small entities and determined that this action is 
likely to have a modest adverse economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities. The TSCA section 404 regulations became effective 
August 29, 1998. The final rule then provided for an additional phase-
in period for the requirements for training program accreditation, 
individual and firm certification, and work practice standards. 
Regulations for accreditation of training programs became effective on 
March 1, 1999. Regulations for certification of individuals and firms 
became fully effective on March 1, 2000.
This new entry in the regulatory agenda announces that EPA will review 
this regulation pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 USC 610). EPA solicits comments on the continued need for the 
rule; the complexity of the rule; the extent to which it overlaps, 
duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government 
rules; and the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or 
other relevant factors have changed since the rule was promulgated.
In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OPPT-2003-
0015, and follow the instructions provided in Unit H. of the preamble 
to the Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/00/03
Comment Period End              07/00/03
End Review                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4788

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460

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Phone: 202 566-0498
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0521
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD65
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3269. 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 4; 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                            04/00/04
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557

Sectors Affected: 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; 
531311 Residential Property Managers; 54138 Testing Laboratories

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0521
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. AMENDMENT TO THE PREMANUFACTURE NOTIFICATION EXEMPTIONS; REVISIONS 
OF EXEMPTIONS FOR POLYMERS (40 CFR PART 723)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 723

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will eliminate exemptions under the 
Polymer Exemption Rule for certain chemicals containing or related to 
perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctonoic acid (PFOA). 
Based on data on PFOS and PFOA, EPA believes that these substances and 
other structurally related substances may persist in the environment, 
bioaccumulate, and be toxic. Certain polymers which contain PFOS, PFOA, 
or structurally similar substances, or which could release such 
substances as a degradation on incineration product would no longer 
qualify for exemption from TSCA section 5 reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4635

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber 
Products Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. TEST RULE; CERTAIN CHEMICALS ON THE ATSDR PRIORITY LIST OF 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA 104(i); 42 
USC 9601 CERCLA; 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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule under section 4(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers and processors of 
eight chemicals to fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology 
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to

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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. In addition, this action would require manufacturers and 
processors to develop data for these chemicals that will be used by EPA 
under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to evaluate residual risks from hazardous 
air pollutants (HAPs) on the list of HAPs in the CAA under section 
112(f), 42 USC 7412(f) and sections 112(d and e). Data from this action 
would also be used to support implementation of several provisions of 
section 112 of the CAA including, determining risks remaining after the 
application of technology based standards under section 112(d) of the 
CAA, estimating the risks associated with accidental releases, and 
determining whether or not substances should be removed (delisted) from 
section (b)(1) of the CAA list of HAPS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Robert Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8161
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79
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3272. TEST RULE; 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. EPA 
is also proposing reporting rules for two of the seven substances. 
These rules would require the reporting of production volumes so it 
will be possible to determine when the testing program can be triggered 
for the two substances without causing a significant impact on 
revenues. This is a re-proposal of a test rule announced March 4, 1991 
(56 FR 9092).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Original                   03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
NPRM-Reproposal                 12/00/03

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, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8172
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD44
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3273. 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 707; 40 CFR 710; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has established a program to monitor the commercial 
development of existing chemicals of concern and/or to gather 
information to support planned or ongoing risk assessments on such 
chemicals. As these chemicals are identified, EPA will initiate 
rulemakings under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 5 
and/or 8 to require reporting of appropriate needed information by the 
manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals. 
Individual proposed or final rules will be published on at least the 
chemicals listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-2-4 Original 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-Benzidine-Based Chemical 
Substances                      10/07/96                    61 FR 52287
NPRM-Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    01/15/02                     67 FR 1937
Final-Heavy Metal-Based Pigments 
in Aerosol Spray Paints SNUR    11/00/03
NPRM-2-4 2 ,4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    12/00/03

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NPRM-Methylcyclopentane SNUR    06/00/04
NPRM-2-2-Ethoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol Acetate          06/00/04
NPRM-Certain Chemical Substances 
No Longer in Production SNUR    06/00/04
NPRM-o-Tolidine & o-Dianisidine-
Based Dyes (Benzidine Congener 
Dyes)                           09/00/04
Final-Amendment to Benzidine-
Based Chemical Substances SNUR  06/00/05
Final-Chloranil SNUR            06/00/05

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, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8164
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

Diane Sheridan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8176
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: sheridan.diane@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE; SELECTED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICAL 
SUBSTANCES FOR USE IN RESIDENTIAL UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4512

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, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8109
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: grandson.carolyn@epa.gov

John Bowser, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8082
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: bowser.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD48
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. [bull] LEAD; AMENDMENTS TO REQUIREMENTS FOR DISCLOSURE OF KNOWN 
LEAD-BASED PAINT OR LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS IN TARGET HOUSING

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4852d

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745.100; 40 CFR 745.101; 40 CFR 745.102; 40 CFR 
745.103; 40 CFR 745.107; 40 CFR 745.110; 40 CFR 745.113; 40 CFR 
745.115; 40 CFR 745.118; 40 CFR 745.119

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amendments will clarify to which target housing transactions 
the rule applies; add or clarify definitions of important terms; 
clarify the disclosure responsibilities of agents; clarify what 
information must be disclosed; clarify recordkeeping requirements to 
support enforcement; and will amend existing regulatory text to resolve 
some inconsistent interpretations and to incorporate interpretations 
that have been issued through guidance. The amendments will be 
developed jointly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD), which jointly administers and enforces the current requirements 
with EPA. Small businesses and state/local/tribal governments that sell 
or lease target housing will be affected in that they will need to 
become familiar with new/revised requirements that apply to these 
transactions. Overall burden is not expected to increase significantly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4777

Sectors Affected: 53111 Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings; 
53121 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers; 531311 Residential 
Property Managers; 92511 Administration of Housing Programs; 522292 
Real Estate Credit

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0498
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0484
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD64

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3276. LEAD FISHING SINKERS; RESPONSE TO CITIZENS PETITION AND PROPOSED 
BAN

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 TSCA 6

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 20, 1992, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), 
Federation of Fly Fishers, Trumpeter Swan Society, and North American 
Loon Fund petitioned EPA under section 21 of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA), and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), to 
initiate rulemaking proceedings under section 6 of TSCA to require that 
the sale of lead fishing sinkers be accompanied by an appropriate label 
or notice warning that such products are toxic to wildlife. EPA granted 
the petition, however, the Agency believes that a labeling provision 
would not adequately address the risk of injury to waterfowl and other 
birds (waterbirds), from ingestion of lead fishing sinkers. In 
addition, EPA also believes that zinc fishing sinkers adversely affect 
waterbirds, and can cause mortality. Therefore, EPA has proposed a rule 
under section 6(a) of TSCA to prohibit the manufacturing, processing, 
and distribution in commerce in the United States, of certain smaller 
size fishing sinkers containing lead and zinc, and mixed with other 
substances, including those made of brass.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/13/91                    56 FR 22096
NPRM                            03/09/94                    59 FR 11122
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3252

Agency Contact: Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0521
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. 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               02/12/99                     64 FR 7159
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508

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: Robert Wright, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-1975
Fax: 202 566-0470
Email: wright.robert@epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. 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

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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                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4172

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0521
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES; FOLLOW-UP RULES ON NON-5(E) NEW 
CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA 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-84-1056 Alkyl & Sulfonic 
Acid & Ammonium Salt (84-1056)  06/11/86                    51 FR 21199
NPRM-86-566 1-Decanimine-N-
Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566) 12/08/87                    52 FR 46496
NPRM-Aluminum Aluminum Cross-
linked Sodium Carboxy- 
methylcellulose                 06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
Final Action-84-1056 Alkyl & 
Sulfonic Acid & Ammonium Salt 
(84-1056)                       06/00/03
Final Action-86-566 1-
Decanimine-N-Decyl-N-Methyl-N-
Oxide (86-566)                  06/00/03
Final Action-Aluminum Aluminum 
Cross-linked Sodium Carboxy- 
methylcellulose                 06/00/03

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, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. 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 5

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: When the Agency determines that uncontrolled manufacture, 
import, processing, distribution, use or disposal of a premanufacture 
notification (PMN) substance may present an unreasonable risk, it may 
issue a section 5(e) consent order to limit these activities. However, 
such orders apply only to the PMN submitter. Once the new substance is 
entered on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical inventory, 
others can manufacture, import or process the substance without 
controls. Therefore, EPA extends the controls to apply to others by 
designating manufacture, import or processing of the substances for 
uses without the specified controls as significant new uses. Under the 
Expedited Follow-Up Rule, which became effective on October 10, 1989 
(54 FR 31314), EPA routinely publishes batch SNURs containing routine 
section 5(e) and non-5(e) SNURs. However, certain activities, such as 
modifications,

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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 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 Substances09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297                    05/00/03
Final Action Aromatic Amino 
Ether (P90-1840)                05/00/03
Final Action Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    05/00/03
Final Action Certain Chemical 
Substances                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. 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 Brominated Flame Retardants06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
NPRM Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
Final Action-ECA DiBasic Esters 
(CPSC)                          08/05/99                    64 FR 42692
Final Action-ECA 1,1,2-
Trichloroethane (TCE)           06/15/00                    65 FR 37550
Final Action-ECA Ethylene 
Dichloride (EDC)                05/00/03
Final Action ITC Chemicals (ITC 
List 28)                        12/00/03
Final Action-ECA Aryl Phosphates 
(ITC List 2)                    06/00/04
Final Action-ECA Maleic 
Anhydride                       06/00/04
Final Action-ECA Hydrogen 
Fluoride                        12/00/04
Final Action-ECA Phthalic 
Anhydride                       06/00/05

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: Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. 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 rule will require testing and recordkeeping requirements 
for certain high production volume (HPV) chemicals (i.e., chemicals 
which are manufactured (including imported) in the aggregate at more 
than 1 million pounds on an annual basis). Although varied based on 
specific data needs for the particular chemical, the data generally 
collected under this rule may include: acute toxicity, repeat dose 
toxicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity; mutagenicity 
ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. The first rule proposed testing 
for 37 HPV chemicals with substantial worker exposure. The action is 
part of the Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative, which is described in 
The Regulatory Plan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81658
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990

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Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3283. 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) as 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-ITC List 31, 32 & 35       06/09/99                    64 FR 31074
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4425

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8172
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. TSCA SECTION 8(A) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION RULES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(a) TSCA 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 37th ITC List             02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final 38th ITC List             10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final 38th ITC List-Stay        12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final 38th ITC List-Stay/
Technical Amendments            01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final 38th ITC List-Revocation  01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final 39th ITC List             01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final 41st ITC List             07/05/00                    65 FR 41371
Final 42nd ITC List             07/24/00                    65 FR 45535
Final 47th ITC List             07/26/01                    66 FR 38955
Final 48th ITC List             06/00/03
Final 50th ITC List             06/00/03
Final 51st ITC List             06/00/03
Final 52nd ITC List             11/00/03

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: Gerry Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8086
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: brown.gerry@epa.gov

John R. Harris, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8156
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: harris.johnr@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB08
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3285. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(d) TSCA 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.

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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 38th ITC List-Revocation  01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final 51st ITC List Has Actions 
From Lists 39, 41, 42, 47, 48, 
and 50                          08/00/03
Final 52nd ITC List             01/00/04

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: Gerry Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8086
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: brown.gerry@epa.gov

John R. Harris, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8156
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: harris.johnr@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB11
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3286. TSCA SECTION 8(E) POLICY; NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(e) TSCA 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 change certain aspects of the 1978 
TSCA section 8(e) 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 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                    06/00/03

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, 7403M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-7649
Fax: 202 564-7460
Email: hefter.richard@epa.gov

Terry O'Bryan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7403M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7656
Fax: 202 564-7450
Email: obryan.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. [bull] TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(a) TSCA 8(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this follow-on action to the Inventory Update Rule 
Amendments (IURA) (RIN 2070-AC61) that was finalized in January 2003, 
EPA is making additional changes to the IUR to adjust the submission 
period, the reporting frequency, and the recordkeeping period, and will 
remove obsolete regulatory text associated with IUR reporting that 
occurred in 2002. Since EPA does not anticipate adverse comments on 
these revisions, which are either technical in nature or are expected 
to reduce burden, EPA intends to make these changes through a direct 
final rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule-Follow-up 
Technical Amendment to Reporting 
Cycle                           12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301

Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Susan Sharkey, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7406M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8789
Fax: 202 564-8893
Email: sharkey.susan@epa.gov

Robert Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7406M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8786
Fax: 202 564-8893
Email: lee.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD63

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3288. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2646; TSCA 206

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 28, 1992.

Abstract: The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act 
(ASHARA) amended TSCA to require that EPA revise its asbestos model 
accreditation plan (MAP) to extend training and accreditation 
requirements to include persons performing certain asbestos-related 
work in public or commercial buildings, to increase the minimum number 
of training hours required for accreditation purposes and to effect 
other changes necessary to implement the amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Model Plan                      05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final Rule              02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Robert Courtnage, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1081
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: courtnage.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE -- BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES

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

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 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)   06/00/04
Final Action (Buildings & 
Structures)                     10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-0502
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: wolf.joel@epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); EXEMPTIONS FROM PROHIBITIONS 
AGAINST MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION IN COMMERCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 TSCA 6(e)(3)(B)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6(e)(3)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
provides that the Administrator may grant, by rule, exemptions from the 
prohibitions against manufacturing, processing and distribution in 
commerce of PCBs upon finding that (1) no unreasonable risk to health 
or the environment will occur, and (2) good faith efforts have been 
made by the petitioner to develop a substitute for PCB which does not 
pose an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. In 
addition, the Interim Procedural Rules were amended to require certain 
petitioners to reapply for EPA approval to continue PCB activities 
previously approved by EPA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/94                    59 FR 62875
NPRM (2)                        09/17/02                    67 FR 58567
Final (2)                       01/31/03                     68 FR 4934
Final (1)                       11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 Telecommunications

Agency Contact: Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0515
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20

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3291. DISPOSAL OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS: IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607; TSCA 6

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed regulation will clarify and expand on 
implementation issues that have arisen as a result of the publication 
of the 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments (63 FR 35384). Topics will include 
but not be limited to: Use authorizations, public participation 
process, appeals process, natural gas pipelines, testing and analysis, 
manifesting of PCB waste, publication process for validated alternate 
decontamination solvents and PCB analytical methods and storage of 
dedicated PCB equipment. The action to authorize certain non-liquid PCB 
applications is also included in this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4597

Sectors Affected: 92 Public Administration; 22 Utilities; 562 Waste 
Management and Remediation Services; 81 Other Services (except Public 
Administration); 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 
48-49 Transportation; 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; 31-33 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sara McGurk, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0480
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: mcgurk.sara@epa.gov

Laura Casey, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T
Phone: 202 566-1982
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: casey.laura@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD52
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM (VCCEP)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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: This is a voluntary program to evaluate commercial chemicals 
to which children may have a high likelihood of exposure. Designed with 
extensive stakeholder participation, the purpose of this 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 20 of the 
23 pilot chemicals have volunteered to sponsor their chemicals in tier 
1 in the pilot. A workshop was held in December 2001 to provide 
sponsors with additional guidance on the scope and content of the 
exposure assessments they will prepare. A peer consultation process 
will be used to evaluate the scientific merits of the hazard, exposure, 
and risk assessments submitted by sponsors. The first assessments 
developed for VCCEP were received in December of 2002. Although not 
currently involving a rulemaking, EPA has included this pilot program 
in the Regulatory Agenda to inform the public about activities like 
this related to its chemical testing program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-Cancelation of Public 
Meeting                         01/13/00                     65 FR 2163
Notice-Stakeholder Involvement 
Process-Notice of Public Meeting03/29/00                    65 FR 16590
Notice-Voluntary Children's 
Chemical Evaluation Program-
Pilot                           12/26/00                    65 FR 81700
Notice-Providing an Update on 
the Pilot Program               01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8171
Fax: 202 564-4745
Email: penberthy.ward@epa.gov

Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8172
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. 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,

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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                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3487

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Richard Leukroth, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8167
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: leukroth.rich@epa.gov

David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. 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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is coordinating an evaluation of the data needs for 
assessing potential adverse affects that exposures to metals pose for 
health and the environment with the Agency's efforts to develop a 
framework for assessing potential risks from exposures to metals. This 
activity is intended to lead to EPA's proposing a test rule under 
section 4(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). A test rule 
would require manufacturers and processors of certain metals 
(beryllium, chromium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and selenium) to 
fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) and EPA 
pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(I), the clean air act (CAA) section 
112 and other statutes requiring risk assessments, health assessments, 
permits, standards, guidelines, listing/delisting, and other decisions 
affecting public health and the environment. Under CERCLA the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is to establish a 
list of priority hazardous substances found at Superfund sites, develop 
toxicological profiles for the hazardous substances, identify priority 
data needs, and establish a research program obtaining the necessary 
data. This action is a component of ATSDR's research program. Data from 
this action would provide specific information about the substances for 
the public and scientific communities. 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8161
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

Paul Campanella, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. TESTING 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), in the 
administration of section 211 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), has requested 
that OPPT use its TSCA section 4 testing authority to obtain health 
effects data on a number of Oxygenated Fuel Additives (OFAs). These 
data are needed by EPA and others to increase understanding of the 
toxicity of these substances individually and in comparison to each 
other as well as to other OFAs such as methyl t-butyl ether (MTBE). EPA 
will be soliciting interested parties to work on an Enforceable Consent 
Agreement (ECA) under TSCA section 4, through which responsible parties 
can agree to provide data to EPA. Although not currently a rulemaking, 
EPA is including this in the Regulatory Agenda to inform the public of 
this activity which will have a regulatory impact once an ECA is 
finalized.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Soliciting Interested 
Parties                         06/00/05
Notice-ECA                      12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4174

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Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8171
Fax: 202 564-4745
Email: penberthy.ward@epa.gov

George Semeniuk, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8174
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: semeniuk.george@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE; REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS (RCFS)

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/21/94                    59 FR 13294
Final Action                    09/00/06

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: Robert Courtnage, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1081
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: courtnage.robert@epa.gov

Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0515
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC37
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. 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 assessment 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). Although this Initiative is not a rulemaking, EPA has 
included it in the Regulatory Agenda to inform the public. The 
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 Chemicals    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

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8164
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

Diane Sheridan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8176
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: sheridan.diane@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. TSCA POLICY STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT OF TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS 
(INCLUDING PLANTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As a follow-up to the final Biotechnology Rule under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) EPA intends to address TSCA 
oversight of transgenic plants and other organisms. Recent information 
indicates that transgenic plants and other organisms are being 
developed for uses which appear to be subject to TSCA jurisdiction. For 
example, plants are being genetically modified to produce industrial 
grade, rather than food grade, oils. Many of these plants are subject 
to oversight by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture while being tested in the 
environment. Following APHIS approval of a petition for non-regulated 
status filed pursuant to APHIS' regulations implementing the Federal 
Plant Pest Act at 7 CFR part 340, however, these plants cease to be 
subject to regulation by USDA. Additionally, transgenic animals that 
are not under the jurisdiction of FDA appear to be subject to TSCA. 
Such animals may be genetically improved livestock for commercial 
purposes. The policy statement would address whether EPA should 
exercise jurisdiction under TSCA over such

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transgenic organisms prior to their commercial use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4598

Agency Contact: Flora Chow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8983
Fax: 202 564-9062
Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

Jamesine Rogers, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M
Phone: 202 564-3453
Fax: 202 564-9062
Email: rogers.jamesine@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD53
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3299. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 791; 40 CFR 799

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/18/01                    66 FR 32809

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Paul Campanella
Phone: 202 564-8091
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov

David R. Williams
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3300. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/07/03                      68 FR 847

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Susan Sharkey
Phone: 202 564-8789
Fax: 202 564-8893
Email: sharkey.susan@epa.gov

Robert Lee
Phone: 202 564-8786
Fax: 202 564-8893
Email: lee.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE; PERFLUOROALKYL SULFONATES (PFOA)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule for Remaining Uses in 
Proposal                        12/09/02                    67 FR 72854

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Dominiak
Phone: 202 564-8104
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: dominiak.mary@epa.gov

Barbara Leczynski
Phone: 202 564-4770
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD43
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. SUSTAINABLE FUTURES; VOLUNTARY PILOT PROJECT UNDER THE TSCA NEW 
CHEMICAL PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Announcing Voluntary 
Pilot Project                   12/11/02                    67 FR 76282

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bill Waugh
Phone: 202 564-7657
Fax: 202 564-7440
Email: waugh.bill@epa.gov

Kenneth Moss
Phone: 202 564-9232
Email: moss.kenneth@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD60

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



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3303. [bull] TRADE SECRECY CLAIMS FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY 
RIGHT-TO-KNOW INFORMATION; AND TRADE SECRET DISCLOSURES TO HEALTH 
PROFESSIONALS; AMENDMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 350.16; 40 CFR 350.17; 40 CFR 350.27

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 29, 1988, EPA published the procedures for claims of 
trade secrecy made by facilities reporting under sections 303(d)(2) and 
(d)(3), 311, 312, and 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), codified in 40 CFR part 350, including where 
to mail these claims. EPA also published the trade secrecy 
substantiation forms in the final rule. This proposed rule amends the 
regulations published in 1988 to change the location to submit claims 
and appeals. This proposed rule also amends the regulations to remove 
the substantiation forms for trade secrecy claims.
The regulations promulgated in July 1988 allows EPA to disclose to 
authorized representatives including contractors and subcontractors to 
EPA who perform work for EPA in connection with EPCRA regulations. For 
handling trade secret claims, EPA has contracted to a private firm, and 
this contract is recompleted every three years. Section 350.16 lists 
the address of the contractor location which is now outdated, this 
action will reflect this change. Another revision will be to change 
EPA's address in section 350.17 since EPA is at a new location. The 
last revision is to remove the substantiation form in section 350.27 
and make it available on the program office's website. This is needed 
since the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approves the form every 
three years during the renewal of Information Collection Requirement 
submitted under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The date that appears on 
the form for OMB approval is also outdated. Since the address to mail 
the trade secrecy claims and the OMB approval date may change 
periodically, the Agency has decided to refer to the program offices 
website for this information.
This action will not raise any regulatory burden on any entities 
subject to the requirements under 40 CFR part 350; it is only informing 
the public of the changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4781

Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics 
and Rubber Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

Larry Reisman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0751
Fax: 202 564-0741
Email: reisman.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF10
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3304. RESPONSE TO A PETITION REQUESTING DELETION OF PHOSMET FROM THE 
EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (EHS) 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 requesting that phosmet be 
removed from the list of Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) list 
under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). 
The petitioner claims that phosmet does not meet the acute toxicity 
criteria for listing. This action is a proposed rule to delete the 
chemical from the EHS list and seeks public comment on the acute 
toxicity data reviewed and EPA' s proposal.
EPA considered conducting additional toxicity testing to solve a 
dispute involving some questionable toxicity data. However, the 
petitioner conducted new tests; the results of which EPA considered in 
its decision to propose a deletion of the chemical.
Since the action involves delisting phosmet (a pesticide) from a 
regulated list of chemicals, EPA anticipates no additional costs on 
regulated entities, which include the petitioner, distributors of 
pesticides and farm uses of the pesticides. This action, if finalized, 
would reduce the regulatory burden for facilities that handle phosmet 
on-site, as well as Local Emergency Planning Committees, of complying 
with the emergency planning and notification requirements for the 
chemical phosmet under EPCRA sections 302, 303, and 304.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3994

Sectors Affected: 11133 Noncitrus Fruit and Tree Nut Farming; 111421 
Nursery and Tree Production; 42291 Farm Supplies Wholesalers

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7987
Fax: 202 564-8444
Email: franklin.kathy@epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. [bull] EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: 
MODIFICATION TO THE THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY METHODOLOGY FOR THE 
EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES THAT ARE SOLIDS IN SOLUTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001

[[Page 31064]]

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering an alternative approach for the threshold 
planning quantity (TPQ) for chemicals on the Extremely Hazardous 
Substances (EHS) List that are handled as solids in solution. The 
current TPQ for solids in solution is based on a very conservative 
assumption that the entire quantity of the solid chemical at a facility 
could potentially be released to air in event of an accident. EPA will 
propose a rule to revise the TPQ for solids in solution and seek 
comment on an alternative approach based on industry's request to 
revisit the TPQ rationale for the chemical paraquat dichloride (handled 
as a solid in aqueous solution). Use of this experimental data would 
likely raise the TPQ for solids in solution and result in relieving 
some facilities (number and type unknown at this time) from the 
regulatory emergency planning and notification requirements under 
section 302 to 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-
Know Act (EPCRA). EPA will evaluate various experimental data for 
accidental air releases of solutions containing solid chemicals when 
developing revised TPQs. EPA would also seek public comment on the 
appropriateness of considering aerosol size as a factor for potential 
off-site exposure to communities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4753

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7987
Fax: 202 564-8444
Email: franklin.kathy@epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF08
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. 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 that manufacture or process at least 25,000 pounds of a 
listed non-PBT chemical, or otherwise use 10,000 pounds of a listed 
non-PBT chemical. The activity thresholds are lower for listed PBT 
chemicals. In determining amounts of listed chemicals that are 
manufactured, processed or otherwise used, facilities may 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 personal use exemption, and the motor 
vehicle maintenance exemption. Also known as 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                            01/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4265

Agency Contact: Lawrence A. Reisman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0751
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: reisman.larry@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3307. CLARIFY TRI REPORTING OBLIGATIONS UNDER EPCRA SECTION 313 FOR THE 
METAL MINING ACTIVITIES OF EXTRACTION AND BENEFICIATION

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) currently requires 
reporting from metal mining facilities if they manufacture or process 
25,000 pounds or more of a listed chemical or otherwise use 10,000 
pounds or more of a listed chemical. These mining facilities engage in 
the removal of naturally occurring materials from the earth. EPA had 
considered naturally occurring materials to be manufactured by natural 
processes. A recent court order set aside EPA's interpretation of 
manufacture stating that naturally occurring ores can not be 
manufactured within the meaning of EPCRA section 313. EPA is 
considering clarifying how the definitions of manufacturing and 
processing under EPCRA section 313 apply to the mining sector processes 
of extraction and beneficiation. This action will not affect the coal 
extraction activities exemption.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03
Final Action                    10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4616

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

Agency Contact: Marc Edmonds, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0758

[[Page 31065]]

Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: edmonds.marc@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




3308. ADDITION OF TOXICITY EQUIVALENCY (TEQ) REPORTING AND QUANTITY DATA 
FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS CATEGORY 
UNDER EPCRA, SECTION 313

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (i.e., the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)), 
dioxin and dioxin-like compounds are reported in units of grams for the 
category. This project will add toxic equivalency (TEQ) reporting for 
the category and quantity data for individual members of the category 
to the grams only reporting currently required for the category under 
EPCRA section 313. TEQs are a weighted quantity measure based on the 
toxicity of each dioxin congener relative to the most toxic dioxin 
congeners, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 1,2,3,7,8-
pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. The addition of TEQ reporting will allow 
better understanding of the releases and waste management quantities 
currently reported to the TRI for dioxin and dioxin-like compounds. TEQ 
reporting will also make it easier to compare TRI data on dioxin and 
dioxin-like compounds with other EPA activities which present data on 
dioxin and dioxin-like compounds in terms of TEQs. Several industry 
groups have written OMB supporting the addition of TEQ reporting to 
TRI.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4692

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

Agency Contact: Daniel Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0743
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA12
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3309. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE OR MODIFY 
CHEMICAL LISTINGS ON THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA 313

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is an ongoing action to cover all chemical petitions 
received by the TRI Program. 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 Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) 
(Request to Add)                09/05/00                    65 FR 53681
Response Acetonitrile (Request 
to Delete)                      06/00/03
Response Nitrogen Tetroxide 
(Request to Add)                06/00/03
Response Chromium, Antimony, 
Titanite (Request to Delete)    08/00/03
Final Action DBNPA (Request to 
Delete)                         11/00/03
Final Action Diisononyl 
phthalate (DINP) (Request to 
Add)                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0743
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA00

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3310. TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING USING NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL 
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a Federal 
Register Notice of final decision (62 FR 68) to adopt the North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for the United States. 
This rulemaking initiates the conversion from TRI Reporting using 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes to TRI Reporting using 
NAICS codes. The TRI Program will convert to NAICS without producing 
any changes in the facilities that are now subject to TRI reporting. 
Therefore, there should be no increased burden resulting from this 
action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Comment Period End         03/20/03
NPRM                            03/21/03                    68 FR 13872
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4595

Sectors Affected: 212 Mining (except Oil and Gas); 221 Utilities; 562 
Waste Management and Remediation Services; 422 Wholesale Trade, 
Nondurable Goods

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

Agency Contact: Judith Kendall, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0750
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: kendall.judith@epamail.epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3311. 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 supplemental proposal will address 
reporting thresholds for chemicals that pose minimal risk. The final 
rule to the June 8, 1998 proposal and this supplemental proposal will 
address: 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.
This supplemental rule, when finalized, will minimize burden for those 
facilities that are currently reporting chemicals that pose minimal 
risk under sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act. This rule, when finalized, may also reduce the 
number of facilities subject to these reporting requirements. The 
reporting requirements under sections 311 and 312 are intended to 
enhance communities' and emergency response officials' awareness of 
chemical hazards; to facilitate the development of State and local 
emergency response plans; and to aid communities and emergency response 
officials in preparing for and responding to emergencies safely and 
effectively. By proposing to provide relief from routine reporting of 
substances with minimal hazards and minimal risk, state and local 
officials can focus on chemicals that may pose more significant hazard 
or may present greater risks to the community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Supplemental NPRM                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3215

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7913
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: rodgriguez.vanessa@epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT; EXTREMELY 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES LIST; 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

[[Page 31067]]

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. The goal is to finalize the TPQ for IPDI.
This action will be setting the correct threshold planning quantity for 
IPDI, which was set in error in the April 22, 1987, final rule. No new 
entities are regulated by this action, however since the TPQ will be 
set higher than it is at present time, fewer facilities will be subject 
to the requirements under section 302, 311, and 312 of the Emergency 
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3993

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. 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 Original Proposed rule to 
add 313 chemicals               01/12/94                     59 FR 1788
NPRM 40 chemicals and one 
chemical category deferred from 
final rule.                      To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3007

Sectors Affected: 42269 Other Chemical and Allied Products Wholesalers

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0743
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA01
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3314. 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                            07/00/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4015

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

Agency Contact: Steve Devito, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0755
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: devito.steve@epa.gov

John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA03

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3315. 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
Response                         To Be                       Determined
Supplemental NPRM                To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2847

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

Agency Contact: John Dombrowski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA09
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



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3316. TRI: APA PETITION-EPCRA 313 DEFINITION OF OVERBURDEN AS IT RELATES 
TO THE MINING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          10/10/02                    67 FR 63060

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter South
Phone: 202 566-7507
Fax: 202 564-0741
Email: south.peter@epa.gov

John Dombrowski
Phone: 202 566-0742
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA08
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3317. REVISIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINE FOR PROCUREMENT OF 
PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECOVERED MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a) RCRA 6002(e)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RCRA section 6002 and E.O. 13101 require EPA to prepare 
guidelines in the Federal Register which designate items that are or 
can be made with recovered materials and to issue recommendations for 
government procurement of these items. Once designated, procuring 
agencies are required to purchase these items with the highest 
percentage of recovered materials practicable. Government procurement 
of EPA-designated items containing recovered materials fosters markets 
for recovered materials and, thereby, closes the recycling loop. To 
date, EPA has designated 54 items under three Comprehensive Procurement 
Guidelines (CPG1, CPG2 and CPG3). EPA has also issued a Recovered 
Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) with each CPG which provides 
recommendations on buying the designated items. The E.O. requires EPA 
to update the CPG every two years. The newest action issues proposed 
item designations in CPG5 in a NPRM. Soon afterwards EPA will issue 
final item designations in CPG4.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-PPRMA -- Paper Products 
Recovered Materials Advisory 
Notice                          06/08/98                    63 FR 31214
Notice-RMAN1 -- Recovered 
Materials Advisory Notice I 
Update                          06/08/98                    63 FR 31217
NPRM (CPG3 and RMAN 3)          08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
Final-CPG3-RMAN3 (CPG3 and RMAN 
3)                              01/19/00                     65 FR 3069

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Notice-NAFD Notice of 
Availability of Final Document  01/19/00                     65 FR 3082
NPRM-CPG4-RMAN4 (CPG4 and RMAN 
4)                              08/28/01                    66 FR 45256
NPRM-CPG5                       05/00/03
Final-CPG4-RMAN4 (CPG4 and RMAN 
4)                              07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545

Sectors Affected: 92111 Executive Offices; 92119 All Other General 
Government

Agency Contact: Susan Nogas, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0199
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: nogas.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
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3318. 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: EPA plans to propose a rule to allow leachate recirculation 
over alternative liner systems which meet the performance standard 
specified by the municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) criteria. The 
performance determination would be made by the state director of an 
approved MSWLF program. EPA also plans to propose a new section to the 
MSWLF criteria which will allow the alternative of clean closure of 
landfills rather than require the installation of a landfill cap, which 
would allow the solid waste in the MSWLF to be totally removed from the 
site and be properly disposed of at another site. Finally, EPA plans to 
propose an additional factor to 258.54 for determining the frequency of 
ground water monitoring for the detection monitoring program specified 
in this subpart. The additional factor for consideration concerns liner 
performance where there is some direct system for determining liner 
performance. However, the minimum monitoring frequency would still be 
no less than once a year as stated in the existing regulation.
The Federal role is to establish minimum protective criteria (Part 
258). This proposal will allow additional flexibility for facility 
managers of municipal landfills to achieve compliance with the 
criteria. By providing additional flexibility this proposal will reduce 
potential costs while providing alternative means of environmental 
protection.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NODA - Request for Information 
and Data                        04/06/00                    65 FR 18014
NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

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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3319. LISTING DETERMINATION AND LDR FOR WASTES GENERATED DURING THE 
MANUFACTURE OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921; RCRA 3001; 42 USC 9602; CERCLA 102

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 10, 2003.
Final, Judicial, February 15, 2005.

Abstract: This action is mandated by the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste 
Amendments and a consent decree (EDF v. Browner, Civil Action No. 89-
0598, D.D.C.). 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 the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) to control any potentially unacceptable risks. If listed under 
RCRA, these wastes would also be added to the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Upon evaluation of risk assessment modeling results, we will propose 
whether or not to list the wastes of concern. If relevant, we may 
include contingencies to focus the listing on particular waste 
management practices. If we determine that these wastes warrant 
listing, we will provide the benefit of protecting human health and the 
environment. At the same time, we plan to provide specific risk-
reduction goals for industry, which, if met, will significantly reduce 
the regulatory burden associated with the listing determination. As of 
early 2003, we have not yet quantified potential costs associated with 
this rule. Depending on how the proposal is structured, there may be 
some small business impacts.
The current action is a re-proposal of prior actions. We proposed 
listing decisions for most of the targeted wastes in 1994, and several 
other wastes in 1999. The 1994 and 1999 proposals were incomplete 
because they did not contain information claimed to be confidential by 
industry (the data are subject to an injunction prohibiting their 
release). The current action does not rely on the contested data and 
will replace the 1994 and 1999 proposals. The re-proposal will also 
identify land disposal restrictions for the wastes of concern.
The current action is targeted on wastes from the manufacture of dyes 
and pigments, with specific emphasis on certain product classes (azos, 
anthraquinones, triarylmethanes).

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Manufacturers of these products will need to assess their wastes to 
determine whether they meet the final listing definitions.

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 and Pigments III      11/00/03
Final Action-Dyes and Pigments 
III                             02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066

Sectors Affected: 325132 Organic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Gwen DiPietro, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8285
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: dipietro.gwen@epa.gov

Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: slotnick.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD80
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3320. MODIFICATIONS TO RCRA RULES ASSOCIATED WITH SOLVENT-CONTAMINATED 
INDUSTRIAL WIPES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to modify the RCRA regulations for 
management of solvent-contaminated industrial wipes in response to 
stakeholder concerns that industrial wipes are over-regulated because 
they pose little threat to human health and the environment. Industrial 
wipes are used with solvents across industry in various ways; EPA 
estimates that there are approximately 471,000 users of industrial 
wipes in 13 economic sub-sectors, but many users use small numbers of 
wipes with small amounts of solvents on them.
This proposed regulation would provide regulatory relief for two types 
of solvent-contaminated industrial wipes: (1) disposable wipes, which 
are disposed of in a landfill or by combustion after use, and (2) 
reusable wipes, which are laundered after use to remove the solvent and 
then are used again. The proposal is to conditionally exclude 
disposable industrial wipes from the definition of hazardous waste and 
to conditionally exclude reusable industrial wipes from the definition 
of solid waste.
The regulation is estimated to result in $34 million of savings 
throughout the economy and has been developed with conditions to ensure 
that management of these solvents remains protective of human health 
and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091

Sectors Affected: 812 Personal and Laundry Services; 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

Agency Contact: Katherine Blanton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 605-0761
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: blanton.katherine@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
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3321. REVISION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE 
MIXTURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6924; 
42 USC 6926

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.3(a)(2)(iv)(A)-(G)(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed revision to the wastewater treatment exemptions 
for hazardous waste mixtures would address inconsistencies in the 
regulations, as well as provide regulatory relief. Current EPA mixture 
rule exemptions have not kept up with more recent additions to solvent 
listings, Clean Air Act regulations, wastewater treatment technology, 
and policies affecting other hazardous wastes. Therefore, the need 
exists for a Federal deregulatory solution to resolve these 
inconsistencies. It is estimated that this proposal, if finalized, will 
save $11 to $49 million in compliance costs. EPA is proposing to add 
two solvents (benzene and 2-ethoxyethanol) 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) and (B). EPA is 
proposing not to take action on two other solvents, 2-nitropropane and 
1,1,2-trichloroethane. In addition, EPA is proposing (1) changes in the 
implementation of the rule from using mass balance only, to choice of 
using direct monitoring; (2) revising the types of facilities and the 
types of wastes eligible for the de minimis exemption under section 
261.3(a)(2)(iv)(D); and clarifying the applicability of the exemption 
to scrubber waters from the incineration of spent solvents. The Agency 
will review comments from the public and formulate a final revision 
taking public comment into consideration. Facilities affected by this 
action include industrial facilities with on-site wastewater treatment 
plants, commercial wastewater treatment facilities, and certain Federal 
facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Revisions for Wastewater 
Treatment Exemptions            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4501

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Sectors Affected: 31-33 Manufacturing; 562 Waste Management and 
Remediation Services

URL For Public Comments:
NPRM-www.epa.gov

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

Laura Burrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-0005
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: burrell.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE84
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3322. INCREASE METALS RECLAMATION FROM F006 WASTE STREAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Many metal finishers and other industrial sectors generate an 
electroplating sludge as part of their production process that is 
amenable to recycling; i.e., the sludge contains economically 
recoverable amounts of metals such as copper, nickel, zinc, etc. 
Currently, these sludges (F006) are listed hazardous wastes subject to 
RCRA regulations. Many generators continue to send these sludges for 
treatment and disposal when they could be recycled. Similarly, 
generators currently sending their sludges for recycling receive no 
economic benefit for this practice. Since the mid-1990's, EPA has been 
working with industry and the States to create incentives for safe 
recycling and has promulgated rules to foster this practice. However, 
EPA is interested in exploring whether further regulatory changes are 
warranted.
EPA is currently evaluating several options that would provide 
regulatory relief to generators and handlers of F006. All options would 
reduce regulatory costs to generators and handlers relative to the 
current RCRA subtitle C regulatory program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4651

Agency Contact: Jim O'Leary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epa.gov

Jim Michael, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8610
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: michael.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE97
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3323. REVISIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: RCRA sec 1004; 42 USC 6903

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under RCRA, to be a hazardous waste, a material must also be 
a solid waste. EPA's framework for determining whether a material is a 
solid waste is based on what the material is, and how it's managed 
(e.g., how it is used, reused, etc.). For materials being recycled, 
RCRA jurisdiction is complex and the history of legal decisions related 
to the definition of solid waste is extensive (AMC I, API I, AMC II, 
ABR, API II, etc.). In response to American Mining Congress v. EPA, 824 
F. 2d 1177(D.C. Cir. 1987) (AMC I) and one of the most recent 
decisions, the Association of Battery Recyclers, v. EPA 208 F.3d 1047 
(2000) (ABR), EPA has decided to initiate development of a proposed 
rule to revise the definition of solid waste. We expect that the 
proposed rule will specifically address materials undergoing 
reclamation. In the context of reclamation, we plan to discuss options 
for how to distinguish materials that are discarded from materials that 
remain in use in a continuous industrial process and we anticipate 
proposing a definition of ``continuous industrial process.'' Generally, 
we believe that removing the specter of RCRA control where it is not 
necessary can spur increased reuse and recycling of hazardous waste, 
and will lead to better resource conservation and improved materials 
management overall.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4670

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov

Ingrid Rosencrantz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 605-0709
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: rosencrantz.ingrid@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE98
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. [bull] RECYCLED USED OIL CONTAINING PCBS: AMENDMENTS

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

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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 withdrew these three 
amendments and reinstated the regulatory text that existed prior to the 
May 6, 1998, direct final rule. The remaining amendments that did not 
receive any relevant adverse comments became effective on July 6, 1998 
as provided in the May 6, 1998 direct final rule. EPA will promulgate a 
final rule addressing the comments received and finalizing the three 
amendments that were withdrawn, as appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/98                    63 FR 25006
Direct Final Rule               05/06/98                    63 FR 24963
Partial Removal (of 3 
Amendments)                     07/14/98                    63 FR 37780
NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4088

Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0046
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF07
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. [bull] REVISIONS OF THE LEAD-ACID BATTERY EXPORT NOTIFICATION AND 
CONSENT REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR subpart G 266.80(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Currently, generators, transporters and facilities that 
reclaim but do not store spent lead-acid batteries are exempt from 
hazardous waste management requirements, as specified in 40 CFR part 
266 subpart G. Spent lead-acid batteries destined for export/
reclamation are not, therefore, subject to RCRA manifesting or export 
notification and consent requirements specified in 40 CFR part 262. 
Allowing the export of spent lead-acid batteries without prior notice 
and consent of the receiving country is not consistent with widely 
accepted international practices. Similarly, the exemption contrasts 
with more recent Universal Waste requirements in 40 CFR part 262, which 
require export notice and consent for comparable exempt waste streams. 
The purpose of this regulation is to modify the spent lead-acid battery 
exemption to require appropriate notice and consent for those batteries 
intended for export.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4778

Agency Contact: Timothy Lehman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0290
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: lehman.timothy@epa.gov

Frank McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8196
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mcalister.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. [bull] LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS: DETERMINATION OF EQUIVALENT 
TREATMENT FOR MACROENCAPSULATION OF RADIOACTIVE LEAD SOLIDS; DEFINITION 
OF MACROENCAPSULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268.42

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA anticipates taking action to grant a national 
determination of equivalent treatment petition at the request of the 
Department of Energy. Currently the use of containers is prohibited for 
the disposal of radioactive lead solids by regulations at 40 CFR 
268.42. This necessitates the segradation and separation of radioactive 
lead solids from other debris. Containers of high density polyethylene 
(HDPE) can be constructed that provide a resistant barrier to 
degradation by the wastes and materials into which it may come into 
contact after disposal. Revision of current regulation will be required 
to allow the use of such HDPE containers. We believe these changes in 
disposal practices will promote faster cleanup of contaminated sites by 
removing a regulatory distinction between radioactive lead solids and 
other forms of hazardous debris, reduce worker exposures, and promote 
further advancement in new technologies for disposal. The use of 
containers are expected to be less costly than extrusion coatings and, 
therefore, this action would be cost neutral to cost beneficial to the 
Department of Energy and other generators of radioactive lead solids.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03
Direct Final Rule               10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4743

Agency Contact: 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@epamail.epa.gov

Nichole Schindler, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W
Phone: 703 308-0146
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: schindler.nichole@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF12
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3327. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA 3005; 42 USC 
7412 CAA 112; 42 USC 7414 CAA 114

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 
40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, June 15, 2005, Consent decree.

Abstract: On September 30, 1999, EPA promulgated standards to control 
emissions of hazardous air pollutants from incinerators, cement kilns, 
and lightweight aggregate kilns that burn hazardous waste (referred to 
as the Phase I Rule). A number of parties, representing interests of 
both industry and the environmental community, sought judicial review 
of the rule. The Court ruled against EPA and vacated the Phase I rule. 
On October 19, 2001, EPA, together with all petitioners, filed a joint 
motion asking the Court to stay the issuance of its mandate to allow 
them time to develop interim standards. These stop-gap interim 
standards were promulgated on February 13 and 14, 2002. They replace 
the vacated standards temporarily, until revised replacement standards 
are promulgated by June 15, 2005. This rulemaking will propose and 
finalize the Phase I replacement standards. Also, in this rulemaking 
effort, we are developing emission standards for hazardous waste 
burning industrial, institutional, commercial boilers, process heaters, 
and hydrochloric acid production furnaces. These sources are referred 
to as Phase II Sources because the standards were originally scheduled 
to be promulgated after Phase I source standards were finalized; 
however, a separate consent decree now requires us to finish developing 
emission standards for the Phase II sources by the same date as those 
for Phase I (June 15, 2005). EPA is developing options for calculating 
the emission standards that are considered to be consistent with both 
the statutory requirements and the opinion of the Court. Potential 
costs and benefits are not yet available, because emission standards 
must be selected before the cost/benefit analyses begin. EPA plans to 
propose emission standards and compliance provisions for both the Phase 
I and Phase II sources in December of 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Cement Kilns & Lightweight 
Aggregate Kilns & Incinerators  04/19/96                    61 FR 17358
Final-MACT Fasttrack            06/19/98                    63 FR 33782
Final-Cement Kilns & LWAKs & 
Incinerators (Final-Phase I)    09/30/99                    64 FR 52828
NODA                            07/27/00                    65 FR 39581
Direct Final Action             07/03/01                    66 FR 35087
Parallel Proposal               07/03/01                    66 FR 35124
NPRM-Phase I                    07/03/01                    66 FR 35126
Direct Final Action             10/15/01                    66 FR 52361
Final Compliance Extension      12/06/01                    66 FR 63313
Interim Final Action            02/13/02                     67 FR 6792
Final HAP                       02/14/02                     67 FR 6968
NPRM Boilers & Other Industrial 
Furnaces (Phase II)             12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333

Sectors Affected: 2123 Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying; 2211 
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 22132 Sewage 
Treatment Facilities; 3241 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 
3271 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing; 3231 Printing and 
Related Support Activities; 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 3252 
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and 
Filaments Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine 
Manufacturing; 3255 Paint, Coating, Adhesive, and Sealant 
Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 3271 Clay 
Product and Refractory Manufacturing; 3273 Cement and Concrete Product 
Manufacturing; 3274 Lime, Gypsum and Gypsum Product Manufacturing; 3279 
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 3327 Machine Shops, 
Turned Product, and Screw, Nut and Bolt Manufacturing; 3328 Coating, 
Engraving, Heat Treating and Allied Activities; 3329 Other Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing; 3332 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing; 
3335 -; 3339 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing; 3341 
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing; 3342 Communications 
Equipment Manufacturing; 3343 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing; 
3344 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing; 3361 
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing; 3362 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer 
Manufacturing; 3363 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 4227 Petroleum 
and Petroleum Products Wholesalers; 45431 Fuel Dealers; 5622 Waste 
Treatment and Disposal; 5629 Remediation and Other Waste Management 
Services

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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3328. 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 by

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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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4534

Agency Contact: Steven Donohue, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 3E100, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: 215 814-3215
Fax: 215 814-2782
Email: donohue.steven@epa.gov

Sherri Walker, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2186
Fax: 202 566-2218
Email: walker.sherri@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA25
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3329. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR IBM SEMICONDUCTOR 
MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 261.4(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking provides a site-specific exclusion from the 
regulatory definition of solid waste for certain wastewater treatment 
sludges (otherwise designated as Hazardous Waste No. F006) when they 
are used as ingredients in the production of cement. Without this 
exclusion, the sludges being legitimately recycled as substitutes for 
raw materials would remain subject to hazardous waste regulatory 
requirements, including the need for a storage permit by the cement 
manufacturer, which is a major disincentive to recycling the sludges in 
this manner. This XL project tests the presumption that these sludges 
can be safely recycled without regulatory oversight.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/06/01                    66 FR 30349
Supplemental NPRM               05/00/03
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4565

Agency Contact: Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2184
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: panetta.sandra@epa.gov

Andrew Baca, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 5301W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-6787
Fax: 703 308-0513
Email: baca.andrew@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3330. 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 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 267; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has proposed 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 
operating 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. EPA estimates that the potential average annual cost savings 
to eligible facilities from implementation of this rule will range from 
approximately $100 to $5,800 (i.e., 2 to 140 burden hours) per permit 
action, depending on such things as the type of permit and the type of 
storage equipment. The proposal raised 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. The Agency is developing a 
final rule addressing this topic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/12/01                    66 FR 52191
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4028

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 332813 
Electroplating, Plating, Polishing,

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Anodizing and Coloring; 325211 Plastics Material and Resin 
Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and 
Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries; 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jeff Gaines, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8655
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: gaines.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); RCRA 2002(a); 42 USC 6921(a); RCRA 
3001(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 256; 40 CFR 259; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In December 1993, EPA submitted a Report to Congress with its 
findings on the nature and management practices associated with cement 
kiln dust (CKD). In 1995, EPA determined that some additional control 
of CKD was needed and published a regulatory determination (60 FR 7366, 
2/7/95). On August 20, 1999, EPA issued a proposed rule (64 FR 45632) 
outlining the Agency's preferred regulatory approach (i.e., an 
exemption from hazardous waste listing for properly managed CKD) and 
several optional approaches including requirements solely under RCRA 
subtitle D. On July 25, 2002, the Agency published a notice (67 FR 
48648) to announce the availability for public inspection and comment 
of recently acquired data on CKD.
The Agency is now considering an approach whereby it would finalize the 
proposed option of issuing the protective CKD management standards as 
described in the August 20, 1999, proposal as a RCRA subtitle D rule. 
The Agency would temporarily suspend its active consideration of the 
proposed listing of mismanaged CKD as a hazardous waste, and assess how 
CKD management practices and State regulatory programs evolve over the 
next three to five years. Based on this assessment, EPA will then 
proceed to either formally withdraw or promulgate the portion of the 
1999 proposal that classifies as a RCRA hazardous waste CKD that has 
been egregiously mismanaged.
EPA will be promoting pollution prevention, recycling, and safer 
disposal of CKD by considering finalization of protective management 
standards for this waste. The Agency believes that these management 
standards are a creative, affordable, and common sense approach that 
can protect human health and the environment without imposing 
unnecessary regulatory burdens on the cement kiln industry. These 
standards provide a new, tailored framework that safeguards groundwater 
and limits risk from releases of dust to air.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Regulatory Determination 02/07/95                     60 FR 7366
NPRM                            08/20/99                    64 FR 45632
Notice of Data Availability     07/25/02                    67 FR 48648
Notice                          11/08/02                    67 FR 68130
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3856

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Anthony Carrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0458
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: carrell.anthony@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. CRITERIA FOR CLASSIFICATION OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES AND 
PRACTICES AND CRITERIA FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS: DISPOSAL OF 
RESIDENTIAL LEAD-BASED PAINT WASTE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 
6949a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257; 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To help accelerate the pace of lead-based paint removal from 
residences, and thereby reduce exposure of children and adults to 
health risks associated with lead, the Agency plans to expand disposal 
options for residential lead-based paint waste. The rule would revise 
the definition of ``municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) unit,'' and 
add definitions of ``construction and demolition (C&D) landfill'' and 
``residential lead-based paint waste'' in the Criteria for 
Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (part 
257) and Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (part 258). This 
amendment will provide additional flexibility to disposers of 
residential lead-based paint waste by allowing such waste to be 
disposed of in C&D landfills as well as in MSWLF units. The final rule 
will impose no additional costs and will result in cost savings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/23/01                    66 FR 53566
Direct Final Rule               10/23/01                    66 FR 53535
Direct Final Withdrawn          12/28/01                    66 FR 67108
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4525

Sectors Affected: 235 Special Trade Contractors; 23599 All Other 
Special Trade Contractors; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: Paul F. Cassidy, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703 308-7281
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: cassidy.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. METHODS INNOVATION RULE

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 6936; 42 USC 6937; 42 USC 6938; 
...

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's process for releasing analytical methods through the 
SW-846 methods compendium which support the RCRA program, has been 
through publishing FR notices and taking public comment. SW-846 methods 
are widely used, but the majority of the methods are not required by 
any particular regulation. Therefore, EPA has proposed a streamlined 
process for releasing analytical methodologies to the public, while 
also promoting the Performance Base Measurement Approach in the Methods 
Innovation Proposed Rule (MIR) (FAR: 67FR 66252 (October 30, 2002)). 
The comment period was extended until February 28, 2003. In addition 
EPA has been 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. 
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 proposed 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 action 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. The MIR and previous method packages have 
been exempt from OMB review and SBREFA analysis due the nature of the 
guidance and it's voluntary use.
Since many advances have occurred in waste sampling strategies since 
initial guidance was published in 1984, along with the proposal EPA has 
announced the availability of a new guidance document for public 
comment entitled, ``RCRA Waste Sampling Draft Technical Guidance.'' One 
main advantage to releasing the guidance is that the document provides 
new approaches to waste sampling, with real life examples which we 
expect will lead to improved ability to characterize waste streams. We 
believe that the release of this MIR and Waste Sampling Guidance will 
be widely accepted by the regulated, scientific, and academic community 
because they provide state of the art approaches for determining 
hazardous waste and sampling characteristic techniques.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/30/02                    67 FR 66252
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3989

Agency Contact: Kim Kirkland, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0490
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: kirkland.kim@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL LOCATION RESTRICTIONS FOR AIRPORT 
SAFETY

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6902(a); 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 
6944; 42 USC 6945(c); 42 USC 6949(c)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258.10

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would inform owners/operators of municipal solid 
waste landfills (MSWLF) of location restrictions for airport safety 
contained in the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for 
the 21st Century (Ford Act). The Ford Act prohibits the construction or 
establishment of a new MSWLF within six miles of a public airport (1) 
that has received grants under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act 
of 1982, as amended, and (2) that is primarily designed for 60 
passengers or less. MSWLFs in the State of Alaska are exempt. Because 
new MSWLFs are subject to the statutory location restrictions in 
addition to regulatory location restrictions currently in effect under 
40 CFR 258.10, EPA plans to include this information to prevent 
confusion regarding applicable location restrictions for MSWLFs for 
airport safety purposes, as well as to notify affected entities of 
these statutory restrictions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/11/02                    67 FR 45948
Direct Final Rule               07/11/02                    67 FR 45915
Direct Final Withdrawn          10/08/02                    67 FR 62647
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4575

Sectors Affected: 23 Construction; 5622 Waste Treatment and Disposal; 
56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: Mary T. Moorcones, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 540 338-1348
Fax: 540 338-5547
Email: moorcones.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE91
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION PERMITS FOR MUNICIPAL 
SOLID WASTE LANDFILL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 6949a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258.4

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: EPA is considering adding a new section to the Criteria for 
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF) to allow directors of approved 
states to issue research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) permits 
for landfill operations at variance with some parts of the criteria, as 
long as it is demonstrated that these operations will not result in an 
increased risk to human health and the environment. Variances for 
location restrictions, groundwater monitoring, corrective action 
requirements, the financial assurance criteria, and most operational 
controls would not be allowed by this action. EPA is considering this 
alternative to stimulate new technologies and alternatives in the 
landfilling of municipal solid waste. This additional flexibility will 
reduce potential costs while providing opportunities for innovative 
technologies that protect human health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NODA-Request for Information and 
Data                            04/06/00                    65 FR 18014
NPRM                            06/10/02                    67 FR 39662
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4588

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-AE92
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3336. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922 RCRA 3002; 42 USC 6923 RCRA 3003; 42 USC 
6924 RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6926 RCRA 3006; PL 105-277; Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act 17

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. 
Waste handlers (e.g., generators and transporters) are required to use 
the manifest, and States may not require a different manifest in its 
place. However, the manifest has State blocks which allow States, at 
their option, to require the entry of additional specific information 
to serve their State's regulatory needs. Under the current regulations 
more than 20 states print the manifest form in accordance with the 
format specified in federal regulations. However, the variability among 
State manifest programs associated with state optional blocks, 
different copy distribution schemes, and the manifest hierarchical 
acquisition scheme has drawn complaints from the regulated community. 
Variability among States' Manifest programs and the manifest system's 
current reliance on paper result in significant paperwork and cost 
burden to waste handlers and States who choose to collect manifest 
information. The Agency intends to standardize further the manifest 
form elements, and to specify one format for the manifests that may be 
used in all states. In addition, the Agency intends to announce 
standard requirements for tracking rejected wastes, container residues, 
and international shipments of hazardous wastes. Finally, the Agency 
intends to pursue an optional approach that would use information 
technologies to conduct the manifest process electronically, thereby 
reducing paperwork burden, and improving the speed and accuracy of 
preparing, transmitting, and recordkeeping the manifest form. However, 
the Agency will bifurcate the manifest rule so that the form revisions 
may be expedited, while additional analysis on the e-manifest 
continues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/22/01                    66 FR 28240
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

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@epa.gov

Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: groce.bryan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE BURDEN REDUCTION PROJECT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 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 260.31; 40 CFR 261.4; 40 CFR 261.38; 40 CFR 
264.16; 40 CFR 264.52; 40 CFR 264.56; 40 CFR 264.73; 40 CFR 264.98 et 
seq; 40 CFR 265.16; 40 CFR 265.52; 40 CFR 265.56;

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40 CFR 265.73; 40 CFR 265.98 et seq; 40 CFR 266.103; 40 CFR 268.7, 
268.9; ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to reduce the burden imposed by the RCRA reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements to help meet the Federal Governmentwide 
goal established by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
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 
proposed (67 FR 2518, 1/17/02) to implement many of these ideas. The 
proposal was designed to eliminate duplicative and nonessential 
paperwork.
The main ideas for the final 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.
Burden is the time that a state employee, member of the regulated 
community, or private citizen spends generating and reporting 
information to us and keeping records. EPA is responding to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act by reducing paperwork burden. This rule does 
not have federalism implications. Because the changes are equivalent to 
or less stringent than the existing Federal program, States would not 
be required to adopt and seek authorization for them, which means that 
the Executive Order 13132 does not apply. Under section 3006 of the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, federal regulatory requirements 
may authorize states to administer the RCRA hazardous waste program 
within the state. This rule may have an annual effect on the economy of 
$100 million or more or adversely affect in the 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. We calculate the reporting and 
recordkeeping burden reduction savings for this as 929,000 hours and 
$120 million. We established a workgroup which receives input/comments 
on burden from program offices at EPA (both headquarters and regional), 
States, the regulated community, and the public on their RCRA reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements versus the burden they impose. We are 
considering the following: Reducing the reporting requirements for 
generators and treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs); 
allowing weekly hazardous waste tank inspections; reducing the burden 
of RCRA personnel training requirements and eliminating overlaps with 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration training requirements. We 
also plan to eliminate and streamline the land disposal restrictions 
paperwork requirements. States, more specifically facilities and 
businesses within the States, that regulate and maintain records of 
their hazardous wastes will be regulated under this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Data Availability     06/18/99                    64 FR 32859
NPRM                            01/17/02                     67 FR 2518
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4084

Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 
331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 562 
Waste Management and Remediation Services; 323 Printing and Related 
Support Activities

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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3338. REGULATION OF HAZARDOUS OIL-BEARING SECONDARY MATERIALS FROM 
PETROLEUM REFINING INDUSTRY AND OTHER HAZARDOUS SECONDARY MATERIALS 
PROCESSED IN A GASIFICATION SYSTEM TO PRODUCE SYNTHESIS GAS

Priority: Other Significant

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: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering 
finalizing revisions to the RCRA hazardous regulations to exclude oil-
bearing secondary materials, generated by the petroleum refining 
industry and others, from the definition of solid waste if the 
materials are destined to be processed in a gasification device 
manufacturing synthesis gas fuel. We are considering this exclusion in 
order to clarify and simplify RCRA jurisdiction, and to be consistent 
with other comparable existing exclusions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/25/02                    67 FR 13684
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4411

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703 308-8449
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: eby.elaine@epa.gov

Rick Brandes, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8871
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: brandes.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
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3339. E-CYCLING PILOT PROJECT FOR REGION 3 STATES (ECOS); STREAMLINING 
RCRA REGULATIONS TO ENCOURAGE REUSE, RECYCLING, AND RECOVERY OF 
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 261.4(a)(24); 40 CFR 261.40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project is the result of an Environmental Council of 
States (ECOS) partnership agreement that EPA Region 3 entered into with 
the six state environmental agencies. As part of the partnership 
agreement, the Region agreed to prepare a regional rule and to expedite 
its promulgation by using the direct final rulemaking process. By using 
this innovative approach to have a regional e-Cycling Pilot Project, 
EPA Region 3 and the Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV) will 
be able to provide additional information about EPA's national proposed 
cathode ray tube (CRTs) exclusion from the definition of solid waste 
(e.g., CRTs are the video display components of televisions and 
computer monitors). The Regional e-Cycling Pilot Project could serve as 
a model for electronic recycling nationwide and the states believe that 
the recycling program will function effectively as a result of this 
regulatory flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/26/02                    67 FR 78718
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 02/24/03                     68 FR 8553
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4701

Agency Contact: Charles Howland, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office Philadelphia, 3RC00, 3RC00
Phone: 215 814-2645
Fax: 215 814-2783

RIN: 2003-AA00
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3340. RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS) AND MERCURY-CONTAINING 
EQUIPMENT: 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: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will ultimately revise the existing Federal 
hazardous waste regulations to encourage recycling and better 
management of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) by providing a conditional 
exclusion from the definition of solid waste for CRTs being recycled. A 
CRT is the display 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. This 
rule will also streamline RCRA requirements for managing mercury-
containing equipment by adding such equipment to the universal waste 
rule. This rule 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), and in response 
to a petition from the Utilities Solid Waste Activities Group regarding 
mercury-containing equipment. The goal of this action is to improve 
management and encourage recycling, thereby minimizing disposal of 
lead, increasing resource recovery, and enhancing protection of human 
health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/12/02                    67 FR 40507
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. PROJECT XL -- ORTHO-MCNEIL PILOT PROJECT ALLOWING ON-SITE 
TREATMENT OF LOW-LEVEL MIXED WASTES WITHOUT RCRA PERMIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            07/24/01                    66 FR 38395
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4439

Agency Contact: Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2184

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Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: panetta.sandra@epa.gov

Donna Perla, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2177
Fax: 202 566-2211
Email: perla.donna@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________




3342. [bull] AMENDMENT TO PROJECT XL RULEMAKING AND FINAL PROJECT 
AGREEMENT (FPA) FOR NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITIES LABORATORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: SWDA sec 1006, 2002, 3001 to 3007, 3010, 7004 as 
amended by RCRA; 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6906; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6921 to 
6927; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6937; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Project XL program, the EPA is supporting a project 
for the New England Universities Laboratories in Massachusetts and 
Vermont. On September 28, 1999, the EPA promulgated a site-specific 
rule to help implement the project. This action would amend the site-
specific rule by extending the date of compliance. The rule would 
provide regulatory flexibility under the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act, as amended. It would allow the participating laboratories 
at the Universities to replace existing hazardous waste determination 
and satellite accumulation requirements for hazardous waste generators 
with a comprehensive Laboratory Environmental Management Plan designed 
for each University. This proposal pertains only to the participating 
laboratories at the Universities, all other areas of each University 
would continue to be subject to existing standards and regulations. 
Part 1: Integrated, Performance-Based Environmental Management System: 
The principal objective of this Laboratory XL Project is to pilot a 
flexible, performance-based system for managing laboratory waste. The 
management of hazardous chemicals in university laboratories is 
primarily regulated by two federal statutes: The Occupational Safety 
and Health Act (OSHA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA). To achieve this objective, the Universities have developed a 
three-part regulatory model which includes (1) a Laboratory 
Environmental Management Standard which defines the elements for the 
effective management of laboratory wastes, (2) Minimum Performance 
Criteria for the management of laboratory wastes and (3) the 
development of a Laboratory Environmental Management Plan which is a 
documented description of how each University will conform to the 
Laboratory Environmental Management Standard and the Minimum 
Performance Criteria. Part 2: Clarification of Treatment in Tanks and 
Containers Rule. A second objective of this project is to clarify, by 
the use of specific treatment protocols, certain activities which 
constitute exempt treatment of hazardous waste in tanks and containers 
under current RCRA regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4238

Agency Contact: George Frantz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, SPP, Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone: 617 918-1883
Fax: 617 918-1809
Email: frantz.george@epamail.epa.gov

Lisa Reiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2185
Fax: 202 566-2118
Email: reiter.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3343. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES GENERATED 
BY COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCERS

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

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by steam electric power generators, i.e., 
electric utilities and independent power producers. This action results 
from EPA's regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes 
(see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000), which concluded that waste management 
regulations under RCRA are appropriate for certain coal combustion 
wastes. The utility industry has made significant improvement in its 
waste management practices over recent years, and most state regulatory 
programs are similarly improving. However, public comment and other 
analyses have convinced the Agency that coal combustion wastes could 
pose significant 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, 62 percent of existing 
utility impoundments do not have groundwater monitoring; thus, their 
impact on ground and surface waters cannot be evaluated in light of 
numerous damage cases identified by the Agency that involve management 
of these wastes. The intended benefits of this action will be to 
prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface waters, 
thereby avoiding risk to human health and the

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environment, including ecological risks. The Agency is currently 
analyzing the human health and eco risks, costs, and economic impact of 
this action as it develops the proposed regulation. The Agency has 
considered alternatives to this action, including regulating these 
wastes as hazardous wastes under subtitle C of RCRA, but has rejected 
this approach as discussed in the regulatory determination (see 65 FR 
32214, May 22, 2000). EPA has also considered issuing guidance instead 
of regulations to industry and state and local governments to focus on 
these remaining waste management issues but concluded that there will 
probably continue to be some gaps in practices and controls and is 
concerned at the possibility that these will go undressed. The Agency 
also believes the timeframe for improvement of current practices is 
likely to be longer in the absence of federal regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4470

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES -- NON-
POWER PRODUCERS AND MINEFILLING

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

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments and the private sector.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by non-utility combustors. Non-utility 
combustors are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities 
that burn coal in boilers to generate steam. The regulations will also 
apply to mine facilities where any coal combustion wastes are managed, 
(i.e., backfilled into mined areas). This action results from EPA's 
regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes (see 65 FR 
32214, May 22, 2000), in which the Agency concluded that coal 
combustion wastes could pose significant risks to human health and the 
environment if they are not properly managed. As described in the 
regulatory determination, there is sufficient evidence that adequate 
controls may not be in place. The intended benefits of this action will 
be to prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface 
waters, thereby avoiding risk to human health and the environment, 
including ecological risks. The Agency has completed information 
collection efforts and is currently analyzing this information. The 
Agency will also analyze the human health and eco risks, costs, and 
economic impact of this action as it develops the proposed regulations. 
The Agency has considered alternatives to this action, including 
regulating these wastes as hazardous wastes under subtitle C of RCRA, 
but has rejected this approach as discussed in the regulatory 
determination (see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000). EPA has also considered 
issuing guidance to industry and state and local governments to focus 
on the waste management issues but concluded that there will probably 
continue to be some gaps in practices and controls and is concerned at 
the possibility that these will go undressed. The Agency is considering 
alternatives to regulation of mine placement under RCRA per this 
action, including consulting with the U.S. Department of the Interior 
on appropriate measures under the Surface Mining Control and 
Reclamation Act (SMCRA) or some combination of both SMCRA and RCRA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4469

Sectors Affected: 311 Food Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 2121 Coal Mining; 322 
Paper Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 62 Health 
Care and Social Assistance; 22112 Electric Power Transmission, Control 
and Distribution

Agency Contact: Dennis Ruddy, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8430
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: ruddy.dennis@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. RCRA BURDEN REDUCTION INITIATIVE, PHASE 2

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 260.31; 40 CFR 261.4; 40 CFR 261.38; 40 CFR 
264.16; 40 CFR 264.52; 40 CFR 264.56; 40 CFR 264.73; 40 CFR 264.98 et 
seq; 40 CFR 265.16; 40 CFR 265.52; 40 CFR 265.56; 40 CFR 265.73; 40 CFR 
265.98 et seq; 40 CFR 266.103; 40 CFR 268.7, 268.9; ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As part of its response to the Paperwork Reduction Act, EPA 
formed the RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative. The Agency is reviewing 
additional Burden Reduction opportunities, some of which were proposed 
but not included in the Burden Reduction Initiative final rule. 
Additionally, EPA will look for opportunities for burden reduction 
within the Biennial Report. Moving from a paper system to an electronic 
system focused on

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information gathered and generated by Treatment, Storage, and Disposal 
Facilities may provide for significant Burden Reduction savings. We're 
developing options and a proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4735

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-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. 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 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                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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: 703 603-7166
Fax: 202 260-9163
Email: ng.sammy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. REVISIONS FOR TRANSBOUNDARY SHIPMENTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE FOR 
RECOVERY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND 
DEVELOPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262 subpart H (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering changing the existing regulation 40 
CFR 262 subpart H, which regulates transboundary movement of hazardous 
waste within all countries that are members of the Organization for 
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This is in response to the 
fact that there is now approximately $30-40 billion in annual trade 
among developed countries in waste recyclables, with the United States 
having a positive trade balance. Because each of the developed 
countries (the 30 OECD countries) had a different system for 
controlling the exports and imports of waste, including recyclables, 
the international recycling market was not as efficient as it could be. 
A more streamlined, uniform system for exports and imports will also 
increase recycling and lessen disposal. The U.S. was actively involved 
in the negotiation of a legally-binding OECD multilateral agreement to 
create a more streamlined system. OECD Member countries are then 
obligated to transfer the terms of the multilateral agreement to their 
domestic regulations in order for the multilateral agreement to have 
legal authority. This regulation would be amended to comply with 
changes passed by the OECD Council. Existing waste lists may be 
restructured to comply with the new OECD waste lists. As such, 
previously existing waste lists may be renamed according to adopted 
OECD terminology. Shipments of small waste amounts destined for 
laboratory analysis may be exempted from filing certain paperwork 
requirements that are otherwise required. A certificate of recovery may 
be required upon final recovery of wastes and timeframes for recovery 
operations may be changed to reflect the decisions made by the OECD 
Council. This needs to have a Federal solution because international 
exports and imports are overseen at the Federal level due to the 
foreign powers authority clause.
Many alternatives were considered by government and industry during the 
intensive negotiations on the legally binding multilateral agreement, 
with the U.S. having a great deal of influence over which alternatives 
were in the final agreement. The Agency plans to codify the 
streamlining provisions of the OECD multilateral agreement, regulating 
exporters and importers of waste recyclables.
Exporters and importers of waste recyclables will need to implement the 
international uniform procedures of the OECD multilateral agreement, 
however these costs will be less than would be needed to deal with 30 
different national export and import systems. In addition, some common 
existing export and import procedures were streamlined so that the new 
procedures are even more efficient than was common in the past. The 
benefits are greater administrative efficiency for U.S. exporters and 
importers in the international recycling market, and a lower level of 
waste disposal in the United States since there is more efficient 
access to other recycling markets.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Direct Final Rule-Revisions for 
Transboundary Shipments of 
Hazardous Waste                 07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4606

Agency Contact: Rick Picardi, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8879
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: picardi.rick@epa.gov

Frank McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W
Phone: 703 308-8196
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mcalister.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE93
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3348. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (REVISION)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a) RCRA 2002(a); 42 USC 6924 RCRA 3004; 42 
USC 6925 RCRA 3005; 42 USC 6926 RCRA 3006

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 280; 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA's regulations require companies to provide financial 
assurance for environmental obligations, and allow companies that meet 
certain requirements to self insure their environmental obligations for 
closure, post-closure care and third party liability. EPA proposed a 
revised financial test because the revised test would be better at 
predicting which firms will enter bankruptcy and not be able to cover 
their financial assurance obligations at hazardous waste treatment, 
storage and disposal facilities. If such a firm were to enter 
bankruptcy, the government could incur the clean up liability.
EPA's regulations set the minimum national standards for state 
hazardous waste programs, and so a change in federal requirements would 
be necessary to ensure consistent improvements in the test. Without 
rulemaking, states would have the option of not adopting these changes, 
and so the improvement in the test would not be implemented in states 
that cannot have regulations that are more stringent than federal 
standards.
The proposal considered several alternative financial tests, and the 
analysis supporting the original proposal found that the savings from 
the proposed alternative would be $19 million in public and private 
costs. If EPA promulgates a revised financial test, it may affect 
companies that treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Original                   07/01/91                    56 FR 30201
NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Notice of Data Availability     12/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2647

Sectors Affected: 323114 Quick Printing; 325131 Inorganic Dye and 
Pigment Manufacturing; 323110 Commercial Lithographic Printing; 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; 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal; 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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3349. 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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4233

Sectors Affected: 3334 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning and 
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

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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

Rick Brandes, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8871
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: brandes.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE65
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3350. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; NOTICE OF DATA AVAILABILITY: MERCURY 
TREATABILITY STUDIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NoDA                            01/29/03                     68 FR 4481

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick
Phone: 703 308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epa.gov

Mary Cunningham
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: cunningham.mary@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE54
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; NATIONAL TREATMENT VARIANCE FOR 
RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED CADMIUM, MERCURY, AND SILVER WASTE BATTERIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 278

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/02                    67 FR 62626
Direct Final Action             10/07/02                    67 FR 62618

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Austin
Phone: 703 308-0436
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: austin.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE99
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 
40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged Into 2050-AE01, SAN 3333 03/12/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick
Phone: 703 308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE79
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



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3353. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES AND CARBAMATE-
RELATED HAZARDOUS WASTE STREAMS; REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENT FOR 
INORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING PROCESS WASTE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602(a); 42 USC 11004

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 355

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has listed carbamate waste streams as hazardous wastes 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA listed 
wastes, by statute, automatically become hazardous substances under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) and are assigned a one pound statutory reportable quantity 
(RQ) until 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.
In addition, we are seeking to propose an RQ adjustment for the 
inorganic chemical manufacturing process waste (K178)(66 FR 58258, 11/
20/01).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703 603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND ADJUSTMENT OF CERCLA REPORTABLE 
QUANTITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602-9603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering proposing corrections and other 
changes to 40 CFR 302.4, the Designation of Hazardous Substances. The 
proposal may include the correction of entries for individual 
substances, entries for F- and K-waste streams and entries in appendix 
A of 40 CFR 302.4. Other aspects of the proposal may include additional 
substances as entries in Table 302.4, appendix A to section 302.4, and 
the table in section 302.6(b)(iii); removal of other entries from these 
lists; and amendments to certain footnotes that explain entries in 
Table 302.4.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4737

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-AF03
_______________________________________________________________________




3355. STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR CONDUCTING ``ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRY''

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 312

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 11, 2004, Small Business 
Liability Protection Act section 223, CERCLA 101(35)(B)(2)(ii).

Abstract: The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields 
Revitalization Act (the Brownfields Law) amended a number of provisions 
in CERCLA including section 101(35)(B) and includes, among other 
things, new provisions regarding limitations on CERCLA liability for 
certain landowners. As part of these provisions, the Brownfields Law 
addresses the need for bona fide prospective purchasers, contiguous 
property owners, and innocent landowners to conduct ``all appropriate 
inquiry'' into prior ownership and use of the property at the time the 
party acquires the property.
In the Brownfields Law, Congress directed EPA to promulgate regulations 
establishing standards and practices for conducting ``all appropriate 
inquiry.'' Section 101 (35)(B)(iii) of the Law includes criteria that 
EPA is required to address in setting these standards and practices. 
This regulation will establish the Federal standards for conducting 
``all appropriate inquiry,'' pursuant to the Act.
EPA is considering developing the Federal standard for all appropriate 
inquiry under a negotiated rulemaking process. EPA may establish a FACA 
Committee charged with negotiating a Federal standard in accordance 
with the statutory criteria.
Costs associated with the new Federal standard may include incremental 
costs, associated with using the new Federal standard, that are over 
and above the costs associated with the privately developed standards 
currently employed in conducting all appropriate inquiry for the 
purposes of real estate transaction. This rulemaking will not impose 
new mandatory requirements on any entities, other than recipients of 
Federal brownfields grants provided for the purpose of assessing or 
characterizing brownfields sites. Other than these grant recipients, 
the standards will be applicable to purchasers of contaminated 
properties who wish to assert certain limitations on CERCLA liability. 
The benefits of the regulation may include providing purchasers of 
contaminated property with clarity regarding the procedures and 
standards for the conduct of ``all appropriate inquiry'' required to 
assert certain limitations on CERCLA liability.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4739

Agency Contact: Patricia Overmeyer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5105T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2774
Fax: 202 566-2757
Email: overmeyer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

Helen Keplinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 2272A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4221
Fax: 202 229-3954
Email: keplinger.helen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________




3356. 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

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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 promote other policy advances in State/tribal/EPA interaction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE62
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3357. CLARIFICATION TO INTERIM STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR ``ALL 
APPROPRIATE INQUIRY'' UNDER CERCLA AND NOTICE OF FUTURE RULEMAKING 
ACTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601(35)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 312

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA published a rule to explain and clarify a provision 
included in recent amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). EPA addressed 
certain interim standards established in the Small Business Liability 
Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (the Brownfields Act) for 
conducting ``all appropriate inquiry,'' to establish exemptions from 
liability under CERCLA or establish that a landowner had no reason to 
know of contamination at a property under CERCLA liability provisions 
prior to purchasing the property. The Brownfields Act provides 
clarification of provisions related to CERCLA liability for certain 
parties including contiguous property owners, prospective purchasers, 
and innocent landowners. Among the requirements added to CERCLA is the 
requirement that such parties undertake ``all appropriate inquiry'' 
into prior ownership and use of certain property.
Under the Brownfields Act, Congress provided an interim standard for 
conducting all appropriate inquiry, the American Society for Testing 
and Materials (ASTM) standard known as Standard E1527-97 (entitled 
Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessment: Phase 1 
Environmental Site Assessment Process). This interim standard applies 
to properties purchased after May 31, 1997 until EPA promulgates 
regulations establishing standards and practices for conducting all 
appropriate inquiry. The rule clarifies the interim requirements for 
conducting ``all appropriate inquiry'' in the case of property 
purchased on or after May 31, 1997 and the conduct of such activities 
to establish an innocent landowner defense.
EPA received an adverse comment to the direct final rule addressing the 
interim standard. A withdrawal of the direct final rule will be 
published. We will address the concerns raised during the comment 
period in a subsequent final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/24/03                     68 FR 3478
Direct Final Rule               01/24/03                     68 FR 3435
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     03/25/03                    68 FR 14399
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4740

Agency Contact: Patricia Overmeyer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5105T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2774
Fax: 202 566-2757
Email: overmeyer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF05

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3358. NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST FOR UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9605; CERCLA 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
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 36                         06/14/01                    66 FR 32287
Final Action 31                 06/14/01                    66 FR 32235
NPRM 37                         09/13/01                    66 FR 47612
Final Action 32                 09/13/01                    66 FR 47583


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

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 Jeng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8852
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: jeng.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN AIR RELEASES OF NOX

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302.6(c)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering proposing to administratively 
exempt from reporting requirements the releases of certain NOx 
emissions to air. This would eliminate reports from facilities emitting 
NOx where the Agency has determined that the releases pose little or no 
risk or to which a Federal response is infeasible or inappropriate. 
Requiring reports of such releases would serve little or no useful 
purpose and could, instead, impose a significant burden on the Federal 
response system and on the persons responsible for notifying the 
Federal government of the release.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4736

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-AF02

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3361. [bull] SEWAGE SLUDGE STANDARDS TO DETERMINE THE FINANCIAL IMPACT 
ON SMALL ENTITIES IN THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SECTOR (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Clean Water Act, sec 405(d) and (e); 33 USC 1345(d) 
and (e) as amended; 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 19, 1993 (58 FR 9248), EPA promulgated Standards 
for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge for the three major sewage 
sludge management practices of land application, surface disposal, and 
incineration. The Part 503 Standards impose sewage sludge quality 
requirements on sewage sludge preparers and management practices on 
land appliers of sewage sludge. The Standards also have monitoring, 
recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. Small entities are subject 
to these standards. Small entities are defined as wastewater treatment 
plants that treat domestic sewage with wastewater flow capacities of 
less than one million gallons per day (MGD), septage pumpers and 
haulers, and sewage sludge preparers and treaters that process and 
subsequently use/dispose of less than 290 dry metric tons of sewage 
sludge per year. On August 4, 1999 (64 FR 42551) the Part 503 standards 
were amended. One of the amendments allowed the permitting authority, 
at their discretion, to reduce the frequency of monitoring requirements 
for all wastewater treatment plants including small entities. EPA 
performed a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis when the Standards were 
promulgated in 1993 which indicated that the Rule could have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. EPA then 
used this analysis to develop the rule in a way that mitigated small 
entity impact to the extent possible while still fulfilling the Clean 
water Act's Section 405(d) mandate to protect public health and the 
environment with an adequate margin of safety. EPA is now initiating a 
review of the rule under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
to determine if the rule should be continued without change, or should 
be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse economic impacts on small 
entities. EPA will consider, and solicits comments, on the following 
factors: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) The nature of 
complaints or comments received concerning the rule; (3) The complexity 
of the rule; (4) The extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government rules; and (5) 
The degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors 
have changed in the area affected by the rule.
Comments should be submitted to the Agency Contact listed below. 
Comments must be received 90 days after this Federal Register notice. 
This action is not a rulemaking--it is a review of an existing 
rulemaking. Any new rulemaking activity resulting from this review will 
be noticed in future Regulatory Agendas. Comments should be submitted 
(in duplicate if possible) to the Office of Water Docket (4101T), 
Attention: Docket No. OW xx-xx, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Comments received 
are available for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center Public 
Reading Room.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/00/03
End Review                      05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4792

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1125
Fax: 202 566-1139
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD96
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3362. REVISIONS TO THE NATIONAL OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES POLLUTION 
CONTINGENCY PLAN; SUBPART J PRODUCT SCHEDULE LISTING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321(d)(2); CWA 311(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 into 
or upon navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, the waters of the 
contiguous zone, or which may affect natural resources belonging to or 
under the exclusive management authority of the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

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

[[Page 31089]]

Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9918
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: nichols.nick@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE87
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3363. [bull] EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PROGRAM PLAN FOR 2004/2005

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(m) CWA

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 4, 2004, Final Plan.

Abstract: EPA publishes an Effluent Guidelines Program Plan every other 
year. The Plan is required by section 304(m) of the Clean Water Act 
(CWA). The Plan discusses the status of ongoing rulemakings, 
development of additional rules, and preliminary studies. The Plan sets 
forth EPA's rationale for the selection of particular industries as 
candidates for new or revised effluent guidelines. EPA's Effluent 
Guidelines Program Plan for 2004/2005 will describe the effluent 
guidelines program and the effluent guidelines underway, as well as 
identifying guidelines that may be revised or new guidelines that may 
be developed. OW will use the 2004/2005 Plan as a strategic opportunity 
to help design the future of the technology-based pollution control 
program for industrial sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Plan                   06/00/03
Final Plan                      02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4766

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/guide

URL For Public Comments:
Proposed Plan-http://www.epa.gov/edocket

Agency Contact: Patricia Harrigan, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1666
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: harrigan.patricia@epa.gov

Tom Wall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-1060
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: wall.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD92
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3364. [bull] EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL 
MANUFACTURING: AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 306; CWA 307

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 439

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These amendments to the final rule would achieve the 
following. First, EPA is clarifying the date on which a discharger 
subject to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and the 
Pretreatment Standards for New Sources (PSNS) promulgated in earlier 
regulations would be subject to the more stringent effluent limitations 
and pretreatment standards established in the 1998 regulation by 
specifying the 10 year prior date by which a new source under the 
previous (1983) standard would be subject to the new Best Available 
Technology (BAT) limitations from existing source instead of using the 
more vague term of ``10 years.'' Second, this rule reestablishes a 
minimum concentration for the monthly average BOD5 limitation in this 
section that EPA inadvertently omitted from the 1998 regulation. Next, 
the amendments correct an error in EPA's pass-through analysis of the 
1998 rule by deleting methyl Cellosolve (2- methoxyethanol) from the 
pretreatment standards in two subcategories and from a table in the 
Appendix. Finally, the Agency is making other non-substantive editorial 
and format changes such as shortening the authority to conform to more 
recent guidelines from the Federal Register Office, shortening tables 
by removing redundancy, and adding definitions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/13/03                    68 FR 12276
Direct Final Rule               03/13/03                    68 FR 12266
NPRM Comment Period End         05/12/03
Direct Final Rule Effective     06/11/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4741

Agency Contact: Marvin B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD97
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3365. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT (METHOD 245.7)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 501 (a); 33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(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 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 EPA Method 
1631, which also determines mercury at low ppt concentrations. EPA 
Method 245.7 uses similar technology to EPA Method 1631 (cold vapor 
atomic fluorescence spectrometry), but it does not require the use of a 
gold trap. Laboratories claim that EPA Method 245.7 is a less 
burdensome and more cost-effective method than EPA Method 1631.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4377

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061

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Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD52
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3366. TEST PROCEDURES: REVISIONS TO METHOD DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION 
FOR THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136(b)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2003, Settlement 
Agreement.
Final, Judicial, September 30, 2004, Settlement Agreement.

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR part 136 related to the detection and quantification procedures 
currently used by EPA for analytes regulated in the wastewater program 
as authorized under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The current method 
detection limit (MDL) procedure is set forth at 40 CFR part 136, 
appendix B. EPA has not promulgated a generic procedure for 
quantification but it uses the minimum level of quantitation (ML) in 
its wastewater program. The ML is defined in analytical methods and is 
generally set at 3.18 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 re-evaluate the 
current MDL and quantification approaches and assess alternative 
approaches.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/12/03                    68 FR 11791
NPRM Comment Period End         07/10/03
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4378

Agency Contact: Cynthia Simbanin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1073
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: simbanin.cynthia@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD53
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3367. 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 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a); 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 
300g-1; 42 USC 300j-4; 42 USC 300j-9(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 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), updated methods for chemical 
and biological pollutants (e.g., Methods 300.1 and 200.8), including 
methods from voluntary consensus standards bodies (VCSBs), and from 
other external organizations submitted under EPA's alternate test 
procedure program. 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                            11/00/03
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4540

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD71
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3368. NPDES PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL SANITARY AND COMBINED 
SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEMS, MUNICIPAL SATELLITE COLLECTION SYSTEMS, 
SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS, AND PEAK EXCESS FLOW TREATMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; CWA 301; 33 USC 1314; CWA 304; 33 USC 
1318; CWA 308; 33 USC 1342; CWA 402; 33 USC 1361; CWA 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 regulatory framework for sanitary sewer 
collection

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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. The Agency is also proposing a regulatory framework for applying 
NPDES permit conditions, including applicable standard permit 
conditions, to municipal satellite collection systems. Municipal 
satellite collection systems are sanitary sewers owned or operated by a 
municipality that conveys wastewater to a POTW operated by a different 
municipality. EPA is also proposing to clarify NPDES requirements, 
including secondary treatment requirements, for discharges from peak 
excess flow treatment facilities. EPA stated that public health and the 
environment are compromised by sanitary sewer overflows, which are 
discharges of raw sewage.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 3999

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

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

Kevin DeBell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0040
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: debell.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
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3369. GUIDANCE REGARDING NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM 
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT DURING WET 
WEATHER CONDITIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.41(m)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: During periods of wet weather, wastewater flows received by 
municipal sewage treatment plants can significantly increase, which can 
create operational challenges for sewage treatment facilities. Where 
peak flows approach or exceed the design capacity of a treatment plant 
they can seriously reduce treatment efficiency or damage treatment 
units. In addition to hydraulic concerns, wastewater associated with 
peak flows may have low organic strength, which can also decrease 
treatment efficiencies.
EPA plans to invite comment on a draft guidance document and proposed 
interpretation of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
(NPDES) permit requirements for peak wet weather discharges from a 
publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) that are comprised of effluent 
routed around biological treatment units and blended with the effluent 
from the biological units (or other advanced treatment units) prior to 
discharge, where the final discharge would meet permit effluent 
limitations based upon the secondary treatment regulations and any more 
stringent limitations necessary to meet water quality standards. 
Regulatory agencies, municipal operators of POTWs, and representatives 
of environmental advocacy groups have expressed uncertainty about the 
appropriate regulatory interpretation for such situations. EPA's 
intention would be that implementation of the draft guidance would 
ensure that NPDES requirements be applied in a nationally-consistent 
manner that improves the capacity, management, operation and 
maintenance of POTW treatment plants and collection systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Guidance                  06/00/03
Final Guidance                  06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4690

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov

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

Ross Brennan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 4203M
Phone: 202 564-0723
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: brennan.ross@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD87
_______________________________________________________________________




3370. WATERSHED RULE: TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313; 33 USC 1329; 33 USC 1342; 33 USC 1256

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amend regulations governing the TMDL program to ensure that 
it is effective, allows for active participation by all stakeholders 
including local governments and communities. The amendments will 
address: the scope and content of the list of impaired waters required 
by section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, the scope and content of 
TMDLs, EPA's role in helping States establish 303(d) lists and TMDLs so 
that impaired waters are restored, and the framework for implementing 
TMDLs provided by State CPPs and watershed plans. EPA is also proposing 
revision to the NPDES permitting regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/04

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4623

Agency Contact: Christine Ruf, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4503T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1220
Fax: 202 566-1331
Email: ruf.christine@epa.gov

Francois Brasier, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4503T
Phone: 202 566-1214
Fax: 202 566-1333
Email: brasier.francoise@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD82
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3371. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311CWA 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 438

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, February 14, 2003.

Abstract: EPA promulgated technology-based effluent limitations 
guidelines for the metal products and machinery point source category 
in February 2003. The category includes facilities that manufacture, 
rebuild, or maintain metal products, parts, or machines. EPA 
promulgated limitations and standards only for facilities that directly 
discharge wastewaters from oily operations in the Oily Wastes 
subcategory.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM original (Phase 1)         05/30/95                    60 FR 28210
NPRM (Consolidated Phase 1 and 
2)                              01/03/01                      66 FR 424
NODA                            06/05/02                    67 FR 38752
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2806

Sectors Affected: 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 339 Miscellaneous 
Manufacturing

URL For Public Comments:
NPRM original-www.epa.gov/edockets

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1014
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: johnston.carey@epamail.epa.gov

Shari Barash, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0996
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: barash.shari@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND 
DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

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 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, May 15, 2002.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2004.

Abstract: The effluent guidelines would apply to some construction 
activities associated with new development, as well as to those 
associated with re-development activities. The regulations would 
address storm water runoff from construction sites during the active 
phase of construction. 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 proposed design criteria for erosion and sediment 
controls. These requirements would be implemented in NPDES storm water 
permits issued to construction site owners and operators.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/24/02                    67 FR 42644
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4280

Sectors Affected: 233 Building, Developing and General Contracting; 234 
Heavy Construction

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1026
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: strassler.eric@epa.gov

Jesse Pritts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1038
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: pritts.jesse@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD42

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3373. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE MEAT AND POULTRY 
PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

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 432 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, January 30, 2002.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2003.

Abstract: The Agency proposed revisions to the effluent limitations 
guidelines and standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point Source 
Category in February 2002. The current regulations, at 40 CFR 432, are 
more than 20 years old and establish limitations and standards for only 
conventional pollutants. The current regulations do not establish 
national regulations for ammonia nitrogen discharges associated with 
slaughterhouses/ packinghouses (subparts A-D). Nutrients like ammonia 
may pose a water quality problem for impaired streams. Revisions to the 
current regulations may also include effluent limitations for poultry 
processing, which is not currently covered by any effluent guideline.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/02                     67 FR 8582
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4407

Sectors Affected: 311615 Poultry Processing; 311611 Animal (except 
Poultry) Slaughtering; 311612 Meat Processed from Carcasses; 311613 
Rendering and Meat By-product Processing

Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1058
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

Marvin B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD56
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. [bull] EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1316CWA; 33 USC 1317CWA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering promulgation of a direct final rule that 
would amend certain provisions of the effluent guidelines for the 
Centralized Waste Treatment industry, which were published on December 
22, 2000. The rule would modify the limitations and standards for some 
of the regulated pollutants and would correct errors in the printed 
text.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4776

Sectors Affected: 562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and 
Disposal; 562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Elwood Forsht, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1025
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: forsht.elwood@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD95
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3375. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS UNDER 
THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(h) CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1361 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 EPA Method 1622 and to approve microbiological 
methods for monitoring ambient water for the detection of 
Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E. coli and Enterococci in ambient waters. 
This proposed regulation would approve test procedures to be available 
for use by testing laboratories.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/01                    66 FR 45811
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4047

Agency Contact: Robin K. Oshiro, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1075
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: oshiro.robin@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD08
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3376. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 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 301; 33 USC 1316 CWA 306; 33 USC 1326 
CWA 316; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2002.
Final, Judicial, February 16, 2004.

Abstract: This rulemaking affects, at a minimum, existing electricity

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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 any adverse environmental impact that may be associated with 
the impingement and entrainment of fish and other aquatic organisms by 
cooling water intake structures. Impingement refers to trapping fish 
and other aquatic life on intake screens or similar devices where they 
may be injured or killed. Entrainment occurs when smaller aquatic 
organisms, eggs, and larvae are drawn into a cooling system, and then 
pumped back out, often with significant injury or mortality due to 
heat, physical stress or exposure to chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/09/02                    67 FR 17122
NODA                            03/19/03                    68 FR 13522
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4474

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution

Agency Contact: Debbi Hart, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-6379
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: hart.debbi@epa.gov

Martha Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD62
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3377. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT -- PHASE I 
REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 125 subpart I

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will make three minor technical corrections to 
the final rule implementing section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) 
for new facilities that use water withdrawn from rivers, streams, 
lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, oceans or other waters of the United 
States for cooling purposes. (EPA published the final rule in the 
Federal Register on December 18, 2001. 66 FR 65256.) The final rule 
established national technology-based performance requirements 
applicable to the location, design, construction, and capacity of 
cooling water intake structures at new facilities. The regulatory 
language did not correctly reflect EPA's intent in three minor 
instances. Therefore, EPA will make three minor changes to the 
regulatory text: (1) delete inadvertent requirement that quarterly 
monitoring occur at a low-flow condition that occurs once every ten 
years; (2) clarify that the permit director will consider information 
from fishery agencies about whether certain requirements should be put 
in a permit, clarify that an applicant delete unnecessary cross 
references in the alternative requirements provision to Track 2 and 
unnecessary cross references to the alternative requirements provision 
in the Track 2 provisions.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/26/02                    67 FR 78956
Direct Final Rule               12/26/02                    67 FR 78947
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     03/24/03                    68 FR 14164
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4726

Sectors Affected: 221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation; 221112 Fossil 
Fuel Electric Power Generation; 221113 Nuclear Electric Power 
Generation; 221119 Other Electric Power Generation; 221121 Electric 
Bulk Power Transmission and Control; 221122 Electric Power 
Distribution; 111991 Sugar Beet Farming; 11193 Sugarcane Farming; 21221 
Iron Ore Mining; 212391 Potash, Soda, and Borate Mineral Mining; 311221 
Wet Corn Milling; 311311 Sugarcane Mills; 311312 Cane Sugar Refining; 
311313 Beet Sugar Manufacturing; 311222 Soybean Processing; 311225 Fats 
and Oils Refining and Blending; 31214 Distilleries; 312229 Other 
Tobacco Product Manufacturing; 31221 Tobacco Stemming and Redrying; 
31321 Broadwoven Fabric Mills; 321912 Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and 
Planing; 321113 Sawmills; 321918 Other Millwork (including Flooring ); 
321999 All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing; 321212 
Softwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing; 321219 Reconstituted Wood 
Product Manufacturing; 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 322121 
Paper (except Newsprint) Mills; 32213 Paperboard Mills; 322121 Paper 
(except Newsprint) Mills; 322122 Newsprint Mills; 32213 Paperboard 
Mills; 322291 Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 324199 All Other Petroleum 
and Coal Products Manufacturing; 326211 Tire Manufacturing (except 
Retreading); 31332 Fabric Coating Mills; 326192 Resilient Floor 
Covering Manufacturing; 326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing; 
32731 Cement Manufacturing; 324199 All Other Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 331112 
Electrometallurgical Ferroalloy Product Manufacturing; 331492 Secondary 
Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and 
Aluminum)

Agency Contact: Martha Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epa.gov

Tom Wall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-1060
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: wall.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD85

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3378. COMPARISON OF DREDGED MATERIAL TO REFERENCE SEDIMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344 CWA 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                    09/00/03

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, 
4502T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1373
Fax: 202 566-1375
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC14
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3379. ROUND 2 STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1345 CWA 405; 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 501(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revisions)

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, October 17, 2003.

Abstract: This rulemaking concerns dioxin and dioxin-like compounds in 
sewage sludge that is applied to the land. Section 405 of the Clean 
Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to promulgate regulations providing 
guidelines for the use and disposal of sewage sludge, including numeric 
standards for toxic pollutants which may adversely affect human health 
and the environment and management practices. EPA promulgated the first 
round of regulations, which set standards for toxic pollutants in 
sewage sludge for which information was available and management 
practices for land application, surface disposal and incineration of 
sewage sludge. (58 FR 9248, Feb. 19, 1993). EPA proposed the second 
round of regulations, for other toxic pollutants not regulated in the 
first round, of regulations, for other toxic pollutants not regulated 
in the first round, in December 1999 (64 FR 72045, Dec. 23, 1999). The 
proposed rule would establish a limit of 300 nanograms of TEQ dioxins 
per kilogram of dry sewage sludge for land application along with 
monitoring requirements. The proposal also proposed to take no 
regulatory action with respect to dioxins in sewage sludge that is 
disposed of at a surface disposal site or incinerated in a sewage 
sludge incinerator. EPA signed a final notice of its determination not 
to further regulate for dioxins in sewage sludge that is disposed of at 
a surface disposal site or incinerated in a sewage sludge incinerator, 
and stated that final action on the proposal to amend the land 
application rule will be published separately at a later date. (66 FR 
66228, Dec. 21, 2001). On June 12, 2002 at 67 FR 40554, EPA published a 
notice of data availability in which EPA presented the results of a 
revised risk assessment and an analytical survey of dioxins in sewage 
sludge. The final action on the land application rule is subject to a 
consent decree deadline of October 17, 2003.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/23/99                    64 FR 72045
Final Determination             12/21/01                    66 FR 66228
NODA Notice of Data Availability 
RE: Land Application            06/12/02                    67 FR 40554
Final Action Land Application   10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3488
No further regulatory requirement for disposal and incineration.

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1125
Fax: 202 566-1139
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

Anthony Maciorowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4304T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1113
Fax: 202 566-1140
Email: maciorowski.anthony@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC25
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3380. MODIFICATION TO COMPETITIVE PROCESS USED BY EPA FOR WETLAND 
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 CWA 104

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35.362; 40 CFR 35.382

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to modify the requirements for use of 
competitive procedures in the award of Wetland Program Development 
Grants (WPDG). The proposed changes for WPDG would provide the Regions 
with an option for allocating WPDG funds to States that meet criteria 
established in national program guidance. The proposed changes would 
provide States, interstate and local agencies greater flexibility in 
developing comprehensive programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4624

Agency Contact: Connie Cahanap, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1382
Fax: 202 566-1349
Email: cahanap.concepcion@epa.gov

Donna An, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-1384
Fax: 202 566-1349
Email: an.donna@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD83
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3381. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, DISSOLVING KRAFT AND DISSOLVING 
SULFITE SUBCATEGORIES (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                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4370

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills

Agency Contact: Don Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1021
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: anderson.donaldf@epa.gov

Ahmar Siddiqui, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1044
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: siddiqui.ahmar@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD49
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3382. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONCENTRATED AQUATIC 
ANIMAL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: CWA sec 301; CWA sec 304; CWA sec 306; CWA sec 307; 
CWA sec 308; CWA sec 318; CWA sec 402; CWA sec 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 451

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, August 14, 2002.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2004.

Abstract: EPA is focusing new efforts to help reduce nutrient loadings 
from commercial agricultural and industrial operations nationwide. 
Currently, there are no federal technology-based standards for aquatic 
animal production facilities, which are part of the aquaculture 
industry. This action is a new effort to develop pollutant controls in 
the form of nationally applicable discharge standards for commercial 
and public aquaculture operations. In assessments of surface water 
quality, States most frequently cite siltation, nutrients, and 
pathogens as the major cause of water quality impairment. With the 
growth of the aquaculture industry, and inconsistent state of 
regulatory oversight, EPA will examine available technologies for the 
control of solids which in turn control other pollutants, primarily 
nutrients. This action was formerly titled Aquaculture.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/02                    67 FR 57871
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4406

Sectors Affected: 112511 Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries; 112512 
Shellfish Farming; 112519 Other Animal Aquaculture; 71213 Zoos and 
Botanical Gardens

Agency Contact: Marta E. Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1049
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: jordan.marta@epa.gov

Marvin B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD55
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3383. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313 CWA 303

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 15, 2002, See additional 
information.

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

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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 requires the EPA 
Administrator to promulgate Federal water quality standards to 
supersede those disapproved provisions in the states' water quality 
standards. EPA is developing a proposed rule to determine the 
appropriate use designations for seven waterbodies in Alabama that EPA 
disapproved in 1986 and 1991.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/23/02                    67 FR 65256
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4264

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region04, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267
Email: wagner.fritz@epa.gov

Jim Keating, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305T, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0383
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: keating.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD35
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3384. 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 (New); 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: None

Abstract: EPA is considering 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; water quality criteria for protecting the 
designated uses; and an antidegradation policy designed to protect 
water quality. Such standards would provide a basis for EPA (in 
consultation with a Tribe) to affect pollution discharges occurring 
upstream from Tribal waters, provide a 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. The Office of Management and Budget reviewed the 
proposal and returned it to EPA on October 2, 2001, for further 
consideration and analysis. EPA is considering how to proceed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4344

Agency Contact: Fred Leutner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0378
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: leutner.fred@epa.gov

Edward Hanlon, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0765
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: hanlon.edward@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD46
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3385. 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. EPA is pursuing approval of new test 
procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3702

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053

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Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC75
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3386. TEST PROCEDURES: 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Khouane Ditthavong, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1068
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: ditthavong.khouane@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC92
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3387. TEST PROCEDURES: 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: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Khouane Ditthavong, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1068
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: ditthavong.khouane@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC93
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3388. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3155

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC95
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3389. 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 1314(h); 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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4049

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09
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3390. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4089

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD12
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3391. 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

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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                            01/00/05
Final Action                    09/00/05

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, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1028
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: stapleton.gregory@epa.gov

Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1272
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: giordano.steven@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD39
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3392. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 3

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA 301; 33 USC 1316 CWA 306; 33 USC 1326 
CWA 316; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 1, 2004.
Final, Judicial, June 1, 2006.

Abstract: This rulemaking affects, at a minimum, existing facilities 
that use cooling water intake structures, and whose intake flow levels 
exceed a minimum threshold EPA will determine during this rulemaking. 
The affected facilities include at a minimum, 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; 5) primary metals manufacturing facilities; and 6) oil and 
gas extraction 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                            11/00/04
Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4543

Sectors Affected: 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 
211112 Natural Gas Liquid Extraction; 22111 Electric Power Generation; 
21 Mining; 22133 Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply; 311 Food 
Manufacturing; 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product 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: John Fox, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1040
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: fox.john@epa.gov

Martha Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD70
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3393. STREAMLINING THE GENERAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING AND 
NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC 1317 CWA 307; 33 USC 1342 
CWA 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 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                    12/00/04

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3663

Agency Contact: Jan Pickrel, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7904
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: pickrel.jan@epa.gov

Jeffrey B. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586
Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
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3394. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE -- ROUND III

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA 301; 33 USC 1312 CWA 302; 33 USC 1314 
CWA 304; 33 USC 1316 CWA 306; 33 USC 1318 CWA 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA 402; 
33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to issue a rulemaking package to revise NPDES 
requirements in parts 122, 123, and 124 to eliminate redundant 
regulations, provide clarification, and remove or streamline 
unnecessary procedures. Revisions under consideration in this rule 
include adding additional permit modifications that can be considered 
minor modifications at 122.63, and changes to requirements concerning 
EPA's review of State permits. Other revisions may be considered as 
work on this rule progresses. This rulemaking is expected to affect 
entities which implement the NPDES program or are regulated by it. This 
includes small businesses and State, tribal and local governments. Most 
of these effects are expected to be deregulatory or streamlining in 
nature.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/06
Final Action                    08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786

Agency Contact: Howard E. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2051
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: rubin.howarde@epa.gov

Robert Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9536
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: wood.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
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3395. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361 CWA 501; 33 USC 1362 CWA 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 300, app E; 40 CFR 401.11(I)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on the Clean 
Water Act (CWA) regulatory definition of ``waters of the United 
States'' was published jointly by EPA and the Department of the Army on 
January 15, 2003. The ANPRM solicited public input on aspects of CWA 
regulatory jurisdiction that should be addressed in joint rulemaking to 
clarify the jurisdictional status under the CWA of isolated intrastate 
non-navigable wetlands and other waters. 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 action would 
clarify the jurisdictional status under the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 
isolated intrastate non-navigable 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, Solid Waste Agency of 
Northern Cook County vs. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC). In 
SWANCC, the Court held that the scope of ``waters of the United 
States'' protected under the Clean Water Act did not extend to isolated 
intrastate non-navigable waters based solely on presence of migratory 
birds. While SWANCC did not actually invalidate regulations under the 
CWA, the decision does establish limitations on their use. Revision of 
the regulatory language is necessary to address the Court's decision, 
improve regulatory clarity, and provide more specificity regarding CWA 
jurisdiction. Among other things, 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. Small entities or 
state/local/tribal government might be affected by a change in 
regulatory definition of ``waters of the United States,'' if they 
either are regulated under, or help administer, CWA programs affecting 
such waters (e.g., sections 402, 404, 311). Significant impacts on 
entities or such governments are not anticipated, as the proposed 
regulatory revisions would be consistent with the Supreme Court ruling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/15/03                     68 FR 1991
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2804

Agency Contact: Donna Downing, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1367
Fax: 202 566-1375
Email: downing.donna@epa.gov

John Lishman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4502T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1364
Fax: 202 566-1375
Email: lishman.john@.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB74

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3396. 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 (CWSRF) Regulations to allow the use of loans from the non-Federal 
and non-State match share of CWSRF funds as a match for infrastructure 
grants. In 1990, EPA issued regulations implementing the CWSRF program, 
established as title VI of the Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1987. Section 
603(h) of the CWA prohibits use of the CWSRF 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 
at 40 CFR 35.3125(b)(1), 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 
authorized by title II of the CWA by the CWSRF would result in a 
significant decrease in the use of other Federal grant funds for 
treatment works construction. However, from FY 1995 onward, Congress 
has authorized and appropriated funds for infrastructure construction 
grants in various Appropriations Acts. There are currently over 700 
projects totaling over $3.3 billion dollars. In several cases, EPA has 
been asked to allow CWSRF funds to be used as a match for these grants; 
but 40 CFR 35.3125(b)(1) prohibits such action. Upon reconsideration, 
EPA has decided its initial reading in 1990 was too broad, and the 
intent of Congress was only to prohibit use of CWSRF loans as a match 
for title II construction grants. This action will revise the 
regulations to allow a State, in its operation of the CWSRF, to permit 
a CWSRF loan for non-title II infrastructure construction grant 
projects to be used as a non-federal match in certain circumstances. 
The prohibition on the use of CWSRF as a match for a title II 
construction grant will continue.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule With Companion 
Proposal                         To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4493

Agency Contact: Chau Hoang, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4204M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0689
Fax: 202 501-2396
Email: hoang.chau@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD68
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3397. [bull] REGULATIONS FOR GRAY AND BLACK WATER DISCHARGES FROM CRUISE 
SHIPS OPERATING IN CERTAIN ALASKAN WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-554 sec 1404 to 1407

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Title XIV: Certain Alaska Cruise Ship Operations (HR 4577) 
authorizes EPA to establish effluent standards for black and gray water 
from cruise ships into the waters of Alaska, the Alexander Archipelago, 
and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine Research Reserve. EPA 
will develop those standards based on the best available scientific 
information on the environmental effects of the regulated discharges 
and the availability of new technologies for wastewater treatment. The 
implementation of these regulations will reduce the environmental 
impacts of cruise ships operating in the waters of Alaska, the 
Alexander Archipelago, and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine 
Research Reserve.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/05
Final Action                    11/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4746

Sectors Affected: 483114 Coastal and Great Lakes Passenger 
Transportation; 483112 Deep Sea Passenger Transportation

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Beiring, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1270
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: beiring.elizabeth@epa.gov

David Redford, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1288
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: redford.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD89
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3398. [bull] OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION REGULATION: SPILL PREVENTION, 
CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURES (SPCC) EXTENSION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112, sections 112.3(a) and (b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking involves extension of the compliance 
deadlines in 40 CFR 112.3(a) and (b). The rule would extend the time in 
which an owner or operator had to amend (or, in some cases, prepare) 
and implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) 
Plan.

[[Page 31103]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/17/03                    68 FR 18890

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634.1

Sectors Affected: 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities; 2121 
Coal Mining; 2123 Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying; 213113 
Support Activities for Coal Mining; 213114 Support Activities for Metal 
Mining; 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 
234 Heavy Construction; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 
31-33 Manufacturing; 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 5321 
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing; 454311 Heating Oil Dealers; 
482 Rail Transportation; 6111 Elementary and Secondary Schools; 622 
Hospitals; 483 Water Transportation; 484 Truck Transportation; 485 
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation; 486 Pipeline 
Transportation; 6112 Junior Colleges; 6113 Colleges, Universities and 
Professional Schools; 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8769
TDD Phone: 703 412-3323
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: fleischman.hugo@epa.gov

Mark W. Howard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8715
TDD Phone: 703 412-3323
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: howard.markw@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF11
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3399. NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT REGULATION 
AND EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING 
OPERATIONS (CAFOS)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.23; 40 CFR 412

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/12/03                     68 FR 7125

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Paul Shriner
Phone: 202 566-1076
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: shriner.paul@epa.gov

Virginia Kibler
Phone: 202 564-0596
Email: kibler.virginia@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD19
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3400. TEST PROCEDURES: CLEAN WATER ACT AND SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT 
METHODS UPDATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/23/02                    67 FR 65220

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Khouane Ditthavong
Phone: 202 566-1068
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: ditthavong.khouane@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD59
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3401. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT (REVISIONS TO METHOD 1631)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/29/02                    67 FR 65876

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Khouane Ditthavong
Phone: 202 566-1068
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: ditthavong.khouane@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD72
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3402. TEST PROCEDURES: RULE TO REVISE AND TO RATIFY OR WITHDRAW WHOLE 
EFFLUENT TOXICITY TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/19/02                    67 FR 69951

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Marion Kelly
Phone: 202 566-1045
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: kelly.marion@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD73
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3403. [bull] NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM: 
MODIFICATION OF PERMIT DEADLINE FOR STORM WATER DISCHARGES FROM OIL AND 
GAS CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY THAT DISTURBS ONE TO FIVE ACRES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 402(p)(4)

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.26(e)(8)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In developing the Phase II storm water regulations, EPA 
conducted analysis of the potential impacts of the regulation on the 
national economy and also analyzed impacts on small businesses. These 
impacts focused on implementation of sediment and erosion control 
practices or best management practices to reduce pollutants commonly 
associated with construction storm water discharges. In performing 
these analyses, EPA considered affected industrial sectors, including 
the oil and gas industry. EPA determined that few, if any, oil and gas 
exploration sites would be affected by Phase II and impacts on Phase II 
rule cost estimates were unlikely to be significant. Since January 
2002, the oil and gas industry has provided information indicating that 
close to 30,000 oil and gas sites will be affected by the Phase II 
storm water regulations. In the spirit of Executive Order 13211, which 
directs EPA to consider the impact of its actions on energy-related 
production activities, the Agency believes it is important to review 
the economic analysis of the Phase II rule to determine the impact on 
the oil and gas industry. In evaluating the impact, the Agency will 
work with states, industry, and other entities to gather and evaluate 
data on the development and use of appropriate best management 
practices for the oil and gas industry. EPA will also continue to 
review the scope and effect of 33 USC 1342(l)2), relating to oil and 
gas exploration activities, and other provisions of the Clean Water 
Act. EPA extended the March 10, 2003, permit authorization deadline for 
Phase II oil and gas facilities to be covered by a storm water permit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/30/02                    67 FR 79827
Final Action                    03/10/03                    68 FR 11325

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4765

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/npdes

Agency Contact: Wendy Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0746
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: bell.wendy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD98
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3404. WITHDRAWAL OF TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 130

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/02                    67 FR 79020
Final Action                    03/19/03                    68 FR 13607

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Christine Ruf
Phone: 202 566-1220
Fax: 202 566-1331
Email: ruf.christine@epa.gov

Francois Brasier
Phone: 202 566-1214
Fax: 202 566-1333
Email: brasier.francoise@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD84
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3405. 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: 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. 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 30, 1999, EPA 
established a committee of stakeholders under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) to assist in the development of these rules and an 
agreement in principle was signed in September 2000 outlining the 
proposed rule options.

Timetable:
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