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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)






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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL-7571-3

Fall 2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.

_______________________________________________________________________

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: 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 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. We welcome your suggestions on how we can make 
the Agenda more useful to you and easier to use.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 

    Table of Contents

    A. What Are Our Goals in Developing Regulations and Policies 
and What Key Principles, Statutes, and Executive Orders Drive the 
Rulemaking and Policymaking Process?

    B. How Can You Be Involved in EPA's Rulemaking and Policymaking 
Process?

    C. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

    D. How Is the Agenda Organized?

    E. What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

    F. How Can You Find Out More About EPA's Rulemakings?

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

    H. How Can You Use Our Electronic Dockets To Participate in 
Rulemaking and Policymaking`

    I. Acknowledgment of Those Involved in the Rulemaking Process

    A. What Are Our Goals in Developing Regulations and Policies 
and What Key Principles, Statutes, and Executive Orders Drive the 
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. We plan and 
initiate these analyses 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. We also believe that it 
is 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. Overall our success is measured by our 
effectiveness in protecting human health and the environment.

     For a more extensive discussion of our regulatory objectives 
and priorities please see our Statement of Priorities in part 2 of 
today's issue of the Federal Register.

     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 our proposing and then issuing 
final 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.

    B. How Can You Be Involved in EPA's Rulemaking and Policymaking 
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 nonregulatory action. You can be 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, and we stress this point most strongly in all of our 
training programs for rule and policy developers. Democracy gives 
real power to individual citizens, but with that power comes 
responsibility. Democracy is not a spectator sport. We urge you to 
become involved in EPA's rulemaking and policymaking process.

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    C. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

    EPA includes all of our regulations and certain major policy 
documents in the Agenda with the following exceptions. 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 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.

    D. How Is the Agenda Organized?

    We have organized the Agenda:

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

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

[sbull] The Clean Air Act (CAA)

[sbull] The Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

[sbull] The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

[sbull] The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)

[sbull] The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

[sbull] The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

[sbull] Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory 
Relief Act

[sbull] The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

[sbull] The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

[sbull] The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act Superfund (CERCLA)

[sbull] The Clean Water Act (CWA)

[sbull] The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

[sbull] The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

    2. Second, by the current stage of development. The stages are:

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.

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

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

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

Completed Action - This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the Spring 2003 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.

    3. Third, by the Regulation Identifier Number assigned when an 
action is added to the Agenda. (In future Agendas we will organize 
entries by the section number of the statute that authorizes the 
rule rather than by the RIN.)

    E. 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 takenor 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 the Code of 
Federal Regulations (e.g.,

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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 not a 
rulemaking that is primarily informational or pertains to agency 
matters not central to accomplishing the Agency's regulatory 
mandate but that the Agency places in the Agenda to inform the 
public of the activity.

     Also, if we believe that a rule may be ``major'' as defined in 
the Congressional Review 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.

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

    F. How Can You Find Out More About EPA's Rulemakings

    1. Public Dockets: 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 Regulatory 
Flexibility Act Sec.  610 reviews of rules with significant impacts 
on a substantial number of small entities and various non-
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.

    2. EPA Websites: Some of the actions listed in the Agenda 
include a URL that provides additional information.

    3. 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/.

    4. 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

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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

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

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 areasof 
particular interest, we maintain 12 collections including:

1. Air

2. Water

3. Wastes and emergency response

4. Pesticides

5. Toxicsubstances

6. Right-to-know and toxic release inventory

7. Environmental impacts

8. Endangered species

9. Meetings

10. The Science Advisory Board

11. Daily full-text notices with page numbers, and

12. 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.

G. 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 (SEISNOSE). 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 SEISNOSE 
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 SEISNOSE under the RFA while 
continuing to offer outreach and accommodation to regulated small 
entities for those rules. EPA has identified eight rules issued 
before SBREFA was passed that were not formally certified yet do 
not and will not have a SEISNOSE. EPA has determined that these 
eight 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 eight rules is available at epa.gov/
sbrefa. In this Agenda we report on three ongoing reviews and three 
completed reviews. See appendix 1 for a list of these actions.

H. How Can You Use Our Electronic Dockets to Participate in Rulemaking 
and Policymaking?

     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. EPA 
Dockets (EDOCKET) is an online public docket and comment system 
designed to expand access to documents in EPA's major dockets. 
Dockets contain Federal Register notices, support documents, and 
public comments for regulations the Agency publishes and various 
non-regulatory activities. 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.

    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. Protecting human health 
and the environment is one of our Nation's most important quests. 
We thank you for joining us in this endeavor.

Dated: October 7, 2003.

 Jessica L. Furey,

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

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                                             GENERAL--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3156        SAN No. 4463 Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Pollutants Strategy.......    2070--AD45
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                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3157        SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in         2020--AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements.............................................
3158        SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR...........................    2030--AA37
3159        SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations...............    2020--AA42
3160        Report to Congress on Enforcement Data Concerning Small Entities....................    2020--AA45
3161        SAN No. 4693 Privacy Act Regulations (Revised)......................................    2025--AA13
3162        SAN No. 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211--73, Level of Effort........................    2030--AA64
3163        SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest....    2030--AA67
3164        SAN No. 4742 Continuation of Implementing the Empowerment Initiative................    2030--AA81
3165        Miscellaneous Revisions to EPAAR Clauses............................................    2030--AA84
3166        On--Site and Off--Site Background Checks Performed by EPA and Contractors...........    2030--AA85
3167        Contract Bundling Requirements......................................................    2030--AA86
3168        SAN No. 4761 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2002 Report to Congress..........    2060--AK79
3169        Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for the NASA White Sands Test Facility in Las      2090--AA35
            Cruces, New Mexico (Phases III to VI)...............................................
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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3170        SAN No. 4747 Implementation of Authority To Appoint Research Scientists Under 42 USC    2030--AA83
3171        SAN No. 4270 Cross--Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule              2025--AA07
            (CROMERRR)..........................................................................
3172        SAN No. 4733 Background Investigations for Contractors Performing Services Onsite...    2030--AA80
3173        SAN No. 4473 Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Performance Track     2090--AA13
            Program.............................................................................
3174        SAN No. 4536 Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for NASA White Sands Test Facility    2090--AA27
            Electronic Reporting in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Phases I and II)....................
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                                           GENERAL--Long--Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3175        SAN No. 4618 Revision of Procedural Rules for Hearings on Cancellations,                2020--AA44
            Suspensions, Changes in Classifications, and Denials of Pesticide Registrations.....
3176        SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................    2025--AA02
3177        SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................    2080--AA06
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3178        SAN No. 3817 Implementation of Changes to Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension       2030--AA48
            Common Rule.........................................................................
3179        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.
3180        SAN No. 4572 Fellowship Grant Regulation Revision...................................    2030--AA77

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3181        SAN No. 4530 EPA Agencywide Public Involvement Policy...............................    2090--AA23
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                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3182        SAN No. 4313 Petitions to Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants: MEK......................    2060--AI72
3183        SAN No. 4785 NESHAP: Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Section 610 Review)..    2060--AK64
3184        SAN No. 3556 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a           2060--AF36
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608................................................
3185        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
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3186        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...........................
3187        SAN No. 4531 Evaluation of Updated Test Procedures for the Certification of Gasoline    2060--AJ61
            Deposit Control Additives...........................................................
3188        SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water--Based Coatings)........................    2060--AF72
3189        SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions..............................    2060--AH93
3190        SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins--     2060--AH47
            Amendments..........................................................................
3191        SAN No. 3975 Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country..............    2060--AH37
3192        SAN No. 4752 Implementation Rule for PM--2.5 NAAQS (Reg Plan Seq No. 103)...........    2060--AK74
3193        SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 -- Specifications and Test Procedures for     2060--AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources........................
3194        SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid       2060--AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment..........................................................
3195        SAN No. 4161 Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods.........................    2060--AK61
3196        SAN No. 4310 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments...................    2060--AI66
3197        SAN No. 4571 Electric Utility Steam Generating Unit MACT Regulation (Reg Plan Seq       2060--AJ65
            No. 102)............................................................................
3198        SAN No. 4585 Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendment To Implement      2060--AJ78
            Court Remand........................................................................
3199        SAN No. 4620 National Emission Standards for Coke Oven Batteries -- Residual Risk       2060--AJ96
            Standards...........................................................................
3200        SAN No. 4654 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization Facilities -- Residual Risk       2060--AK09
            Standards...........................................................................
3201        SAN No. 4655 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution (Stage I) Residual Risk Standards........    2060--AK10
3202        SAN No. 4672 NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil: Amendments...............    2060--AK32
3203        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....................................
3204        SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed            2060--AI62
            Amendments..........................................................................
3205        SAN No. 4748 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources................    2060--AK70
3206        SAN No. 4757 Emissions Durability Procedures for New Light--Duty Vehicles and Light--   2060--AK76
            Duty Trucks.........................................................................
3207        SAN No. 4393 Control of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)..........................    2060--AJ00
3208        SAN No. 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70).................................    2060--AF70
3209        SAN No. 4535 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical and      2060--AJ63
            Emergency Uses of Methyl Bromide....................................................
3210        SAN No. 4697 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I        2060--AK45
            Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries........................................
3211        SAN No. 3673 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales    2060--AG20
            Restriction.........................................................................
3212        SAN No. 4542 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana,        2008--AA00
            Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Area...........................................................
3213        SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................    2060--AE22
3214        SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;        2060--AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule.........................................................
3215        SAN No. 4421 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Regulations: Revisions..................    2060--AJ25
3216        SAN No. 4450 Revisions to Regional Haze Rule To Address Concerns Raised by DC           2060--AJ31
            Circuit Regarding Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART).........................

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3217        SAN No. 4570 Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Engines: Alternative      2060--AJ72
            Low--Sulfur Highway Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska.......................
3218        SAN No. 4547 Modification of Authority to Grant Alternative Method Approvals........    2060--AJ83
3219        SAN No. 4631 Adoption of the Amended International NOx Standard for Aircraft Engines    2060--AK01
3220        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.........................
3221        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....................................................................
3222        Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments for New 8--Hour Ozone and PM2.5 National      2060--AL73
            Ambient Air Quality Standards.......................................................
3223        Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review       2060--AL75
            (NSR): Allowables Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL), Aggregation, and
            Debottlenecking (Reg Plan Seq No. 104)..............................................
3224        Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Other Pollutants     2060--AL76
            (Interstate Transport Rule).........................................................
3225        Section 126 rule: Lifting the 8--hour Stay..........................................    2060--AL79
3226        Amendment to Marine Diesel Rule.....................................................    2060--AL81
3227        Section 126 Rule: Withdrawal of Findings for Sources in Michigan....................    2060--AL83
3228        Lifting the Stay of the 8--Hour Portion of the Findings of Significant Contribution     2060--AL84
            and Rulemaking for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport (NOx SIP Call)...
3229        Deferral of Effective Date of Nonattainment Designations for 8--hour Ozone National     2060--AL85
            Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas........................
3230        Amendments to the Phase 2 Requirements for Spark--Ignition Nonroad Engines Less Than    2060--AL88
            19 Kilowatts........................................................................
3231        Amendments to Leather Finishing NESHAP..............................................    2060--AL89
3232        Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production,    2060--AL90
            Import and Export; Correction.......................................................
3233        Amendments to the NESHAP for Cellulose Products Manufacturing.......................    2060--AL91
3234        Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Emergency Uses of Methyl       2060--AL94
            Bromide.............................................................................
3235        Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Quantity Allocation of Methyl Bromide After the      2060--AL95
            Phaseout for Critical Use Exemptions................................................
3236        Five--Year Review of MACT Standards for Large MWC...................................    2060--AL97
3237        Alternative Work Practice for Leak Detection and Repair.............................    2060--AL98
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3238        SAN No. 4315 Source--Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating         2009--AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation..............................................................
3239        SAN No. 3569 Source--Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating         2009--AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant...................................................
3240        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......................................................
3241        SAN No. 4768 Amendment to Subparts H and I for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than    2060--AK81
            Radon from DOE Facilities...........................................................
3242        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.........................................................................
3243        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................................................
3244        SAN No. 3657 NESHAP: Combustion Turbine.............................................    2060--AG67
3245        SAN No. 3343 NESHAP: Iron and Steel Foundries.......................................    2060--AE43
3246        SAN No. 3452 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous    2060--AE82
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing......................................................
3247        SAN No. 3656 NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (Reg Plan Seq No. 116)    2060--AG63
3248        SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process      2060--AG69
            Heaters (Reg Plan Seq No. 117)......................................................
3249        SAN No. 3452 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous    2060--AK59
            Coating Manufacturing...............................................................
3250        SAN No. 4683 Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds --       2060--AK37
            Exclusion of 4 Compounds............................................................

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3251        SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,    2060--AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.............................................
3252        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................................
3253        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......................
3254        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8--hour Ozone NAAQS (Reg Plan Seq No. 119).....    2060--AJ99
3255        SAN No. 3380 NSPS: SOCMI -- Wastewater and Amendment to Appendix C of Part 63 and       2060--AE94
            Appendix J of Part 60...............................................................
3256        SAN No. 3958 Amendments to Standard of Performance for New Stationary Sources;          2060--AH23
            Monitoring Requirements (40 CFR Part 60, Appendix F, Procedure 3)...................
3257        SAN No. 4508 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Volatile Organic      2060--AJ53
            Liquid Storage Vessels; Amendments..................................................
3258        SAN No. 4555 Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment....................................    2060--AJ68
3259        SAN No. 4605 Proposed Amendments to Performance Standards and Monitoring                2060--AJ88
            Requirements for Particulate Matter at Stationary Sources...........................
3260        SAN No. 4681 Revision of Combustion Turbines NSPS --Part 60, Subpart GG.............    2060--AK35
3261        SAN No. 3449 NESHAP: Mercury Cell Chlor--Alkali Plants..............................    2060--AE85
3262        SAN No. 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products (Reg Plan Seq No. 115).....    2060--AG52
3263        SAN No. 3825 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating).......    2060--AG56
3264        SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts and Products (Surface Coating) NESHAP....................    2060--AG57
3265        SAN No. 3651 NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................    2060--AG72
3266        SAN No. 3906 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans..................................    2060--AG96
3267        SAN No. 3907 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light--Duty Trucks (Reg Plan    2060--AG99
            Seq No. 118)........................................................................
3268        SAN No. 3924 NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................    2060--AH03
3269        SAN No. 3968 NESHAP: Site Remediation...............................................    2060--AH12
3270        SAN No. 3971 NESHAP: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non--Gasoline)...................    2060--AH41
3271        SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060--AH69
3272        SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes....................    2060--AH78
3273        SAN No. 4380 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Industry..........................    2060--AJ02
3274        SAN No. 4426 Clarification to Existing Part 63 NESHAP Delegations' Provisions.......    2060--AJ26
3275        SAN No. 4479 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Facilities -- Amendment..................    2060--AJ42
3276        SAN No. 4591 Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP; Amendments............................    2060--AJ87
3277        SAN No. 4685 NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................    2060--AK38
3278        SAN No. 4712 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Amendments......................    2060--AK49
3279        SAN No. 4713 NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants; Amendments...............    2060--AK50
3280        SAN No. 4714 NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic       2060--AK51
            Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units; Amendments..............................
3281        SAN No. 4719 NESHAP for Source Categories: General Provisions; Amendments for           2060--AK54
            Pollution Prevention Alternative Compliance Requirements............................
3282        SAN No. 4763 NESHAP: Ethylene Processes; Amendments.................................    2060--AK80
3283        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...................................................
3284        SAN No. 4689 Section 126 Rule Withdrawal Provision..................................    2060--AK41
3285        SAN No. 4441 Federal Plan Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste        2060--AJ28
            Incineration Units Constructed On or Before November 30, 1999.......................
3286        SAN No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court     2060--AI56
            Decision............................................................................
3287        SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative--Fueled Vehicles and Engines          2060--AH52
            Meeting Low--Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards............................
3288        SAN No. 4604 Modification of the Anti--Dumping Baseline Date Cut--Off Limit for Data    2060--AJ82
            Used in Development of an Individual Baseline.......................................
3289        SAN No. 4626 Control of Emissions from Highway Motorcycles..........................    2060--AJ90
3290        SAN No. 4675 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Nonroad Diesel Engines and      2060--AK27
            Fuel (Reg Plan Seq No. 120).........................................................
3291        SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.......    2060--AI03
3292        SAN No. 4599 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone--      2060--AK26
            Depleting Substances: N--Propyl Bromide.............................................
3293        SAN No. 4756 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Ban on Trade of Methyl Bromide to       2060--AK67
            Nonparties to the Montreal Protocol.................................................

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3294        SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling; Substitute       2060--AF37
            Refrigerants........................................................................
3295        SAN No. 4487 Federal Implementation Plans for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon,     2012--AA01
            and Washington......................................................................
3296        SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to           2060--AI45
            Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate......................................................
3297        SAN No. 4391 Rescinding Finding that Preexisting PM10 Standards No Longer Applicable    2060--AJ05
            in Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho.................................................
3298        SAN No. 4548 Compilation of Source--Specific Alternative Methods Being Approved for     2060--AJ84
            Source--Category Wide Application...................................................
3299        SAN No. 4621 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources: Default           2060--AJ97
            Baseline Revision and Minor Corrections.............................................
3300        SAN No. 4634 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Extension of California             2060--AK04
            Enforcement Exemptions for Reformulated Gasoline to California Phase 3 Gasoline.....
3301        SAN No. 4699 Revisions to Clarify the Scope of the Sufficiency Monitoring               2060--AK29
            Requirements for Federal and State Operating Permits Programs.......................
3302        SAN No. 4686 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2001 Report to Congress..........    2060--AK39
3303        SAN No. 4722 California Gasoline Technical Correction...............................    2060--AK56
3304        SAN No. 4557 Amendments to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of        2060--AK62
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program......................
3305        SAN No. 4569 Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles; Addendum to Second       2060--AK63
            Amendment to the Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur Regulations.................................
3306        SAN No. 4706 Anti--Dumping Baseline Recalculation for Downstream Oxygenate Addition.    2060--AK69
3307        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..............................................................
3308        Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification of Recovery     2060--AL77
            and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended For Use With Substitute Refrigerants......
3309        Revisions to Federal Operating Permits Program Fee Payment Deadlines for California     2060--AL82
            Agricultural Sources................................................................
3310        Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for           2060--AM01
            Calendar Year 2004..................................................................
3311        Air Quality Designations and Classifications for the 8--Hour Ozone NAAQS............    2060--AM03
3312        Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Amended Leak Repair           2060--AM05
            Requirements for Refrigeration and Rir--Conditioning Equipment......................
3313        SAN No. 4278 Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for Andersen Corporation's            2090--AA21
            Facility in Bayport, Minnesota......................................................
3314        National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Site--Specific Regulation     2090--AA33
            for Packaging Corporation of America in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.........................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3315        SAN No. 4695 NESHAP: Off--Site Waste and Recovery Operations Residual Risk Standard.    2060--AK68
3316        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.........................................................
3317        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.....
3318        SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide......    2060--AI43
3319        SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate       2060--AI44
            Matter..............................................................................
3320        SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand).............................    2060--AA61
3321        SAN No. 2841 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060--AH08
3322        SAN No. 3751 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators........    2060--AG31
3323        SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit             2060--AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non--Federal Class I Areas........................
3324        SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under    2060--AG12
            SNAP Program........................................................................
3325        SAN No. 4096 Phase I (FIP) To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone in the Eastern     2060--AH87
            United States.......................................................................
3326        SAN No. 4653 NESHAP: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Residual Risk        2060--AK08
            Standards...........................................................................
3327        SAN No. 4657 NESHAP: Group II Polymers and Resins --Residual Risk Standards.........    2060--AK13
3328        SAN No. 4660 NESHAP: Industrial Process Cooling Towers Residual Risk Standards......    2060--AK16
3329        SAN No. 4661 NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel Loading         2060--AK17
            Operations -- Residual Risk Standard................................................

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3330        SAN No. 4662 NESHAP: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities Residual Risk            2060--AK18
            Standards...........................................................................
3331        SAN No. 4665 NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting Residual Risk Standards................    2060--AK19
3332        SAN No. 4666 NESHAP: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Surface Coating -- Residual Risk      2060--AK20
            Standards...........................................................................
3333        SAN No. 4667 NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations -- Residual Risk           2060--AK21
            Standards...........................................................................
3334        SAN No. 4668 NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning --Residual Risk Standards.........    2060--AK22
3335        SAN No. 4669 NESHAP: Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standard..    2060--AK23
3336        SAN No. 4664 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry -- Residual Risk Standards....    2060--AK24
3337        SAN No. 4663 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries -- Residual Risk Standards................    2060--AK25
3338        SAN No. 4750 National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and           2060--AK72
            Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks -- Residual Risk
            Standards...........................................................................
3339        SAN No. 4782 Petition to Delist Hazardous Air Pollutant : 4,4'--Methylene Diphenyl      2060--AK84
            Diisocyanate........................................................................
3340        SAN No. 4656 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins -- Residual Risk Standards.........    2060--AK12
3341        SAN No. 4659 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Residual Risk Standards.........    2060--AK14
3342        SAN No. 4658 NESHAP: Group IV Polymers and Resins -- Residual Risk Standards........    2060--AK15
3343        SAN No. 4383 Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions from       2060--AI99
            the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey........................
3344        SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................    2060--AH34
3345        SAN No. 4682 Revisions to the Appeal Procedures and the Federal NOx Budget Trading      2060--AK36
            Program, Parts 78 and 97............................................................
3346        SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits       2060--AG92
            Program--Part 71....................................................................
3347        SAN No. 4700 Selection of Sequence of Mandatory Sanctions To Be Applied Pursuant to     2060--AK46
            Section 502 of the Clean Air Act....................................................
3348        SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........    2060--AE20
3349        SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading         2060--AH31
            Provisions..........................................................................
3350        SAN No. 4584 Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems.    2060--AJ86
3351        SAN No. 4691 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New        2060--AK42
            Source Review (NSR): Clean Units....................................................
3352        SAN No. 4783 Voluntary Superior Monitoring..........................................    2060--AK85
3353        Consideration of Industry Petition to Remove the Two--Piece Can Subcategory From the    2060--AL86
            Clean Air Act Hazardous Air Pollutant Source Category List..........................
3354        Consideration of Industry Petition to Remove Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether from       2060--AL87
            the Clean Air Act List of Hazardous Air Pollutants..................................
3355        Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: On--Board Diagnostic     2060--AL92
            Requirments for Heavy--Duty Engines and Vehicles Above 14,000 Pounds and In--Use,
            Not--To--Exceed Emission Standard Testi.............................................
3356        NESHAP: Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese Residual Risk        2060--AL93
            Standards...........................................................................
3357        Mineral Wool Production Residual Risk Standard......................................    2060--AL96
3358        NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production: Residual Risk Standards...........    2060--AL99
3359        NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production: Residual Risk Standards.........................    2060--AM00
3360        Repeal of Vacated PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards and Related               2060--AM02
            Requirements........................................................................
3361        Air Quality Designations for the PM--2.5 NAAQS......................................    2060--AM04
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3362        SAN No. 4466 Overview of Rulemakings for the Purpose of Reducing Interstate Ozone       2060--AJ20
            Transport...........................................................................
3363        SAN No. 3259 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New        2060--AL74
            Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration................................................
3364        SAN No. 4104 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry..........................    2060--AH75
3365        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....
3366        SAN No. 3346 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................    2060--AE48
3367        SAN No. 3326 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................    2060--AE79
3368        SAN No. 3746 NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations.....................................    2060--AG26
3369        SAN No. 3902 NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................    2060--AG93
3370        SAN No. 3479 Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70, and 71 Regarding the Provisions for    2060--AI01
            Determining Potential To Emit.......................................................

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3371        SAN No. 3824 NESHAP: Metal Furniture (Surface Coating)..............................    2060--AG55
3372        SAN No. 3655 NESHAP: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing...........    2060--AG66
3373        SAN No. 3652 NESHAP: Refractory Products Manufacturing..............................    2060--AG68
3374        SAN No. 3909 NESHAP: Printing, Coating and Dyeing of Fabrics and other Textiles.....    2060--AG98
3375        SAN No. 3904 NESHAP: Wood Building Products (Surface Coating).......................    2060--AH02
3376        SAN No. 4022 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks.............    2060--AH55
3377        SAN No. 4111 NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production........................................    2060--AH72
3378        SAN No. 4162 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production.................................    2060--AI13
3379        SAN No. 4343 NESHAP: Clay Ceramics Manufacturing....................................    2060--AI68
3380        SAN No. 4144 NESHAP: Engine Test Cells/Stands.......................................    2060--AI74
3381        SAN No. 4449 NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..............    2060--AJ19
3382        SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing...............    2060--AJ91
3383        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); Amendments..............................................
3384        SAN No. 4723 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry Amendments.........................    2060--AK57
3385        SAN No. 4773 NESHAP: Rubber Tire Manufacturing: Technical Correction................    2060--AK82
3386        SAN No. 4749 Amendment to Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for Georgia--Pacific     2060--AK71
            Corporation/s Facility in Big Island, Virginia......................................
3387        SAN No. 4676 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New        2060--AK28
            Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement...................
3388        SAN No. 4495 Revisions to Regional Haze Rule To Incorporate Sulfur Dioxide              2060--AJ50
            Milestones and Backstop Emissions Trading Program for Nine Western States...........
3389        SAN No. 4671 Amendments to Compliance Certification Requirements for State and          2060--AK11
            Federal Operating Permits Programs..................................................
3390        SAN No. 4428 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Phaseout of Chlorobromomethane          2060--AJ27
            (Halon 1011) Production and Consumption.............................................
3391        SAN No. 3741 Service Information Regulation for Light--Duty Vehicles and Trucks.....    2060--AG13
3392        SAN No. 4247 Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H,      2060--AI47
            40 CFR Part 51).....................................................................
3393        SAN No. 4583 Modification of Federal On--Board Diagnostic Regulations for 2004 Model    2060--AJ77
            Year Vehicles Below 14,000 Pounds...................................................
3394        SAN No. 4600 State and Federal Operating Permits Program: Removal of Amendments to      2060--AJ89
            Part 70 and Part 71 Compliance Certification Requirements...........................
3395        SAN No. 4694 Extension of Alternative Compliance Periods under the Anti--Dumping        2060--AK43
            Program.............................................................................
3396        SAN No. 4721 Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Amendment to the Tier    2060--AK55
            2 Motor Vehicle Emission Standards..................................................
3397        SAN No. 4786 Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline (Section 610          2060--AK65
            Review) (Completion of a Section 610 Review)........................................
3398        SAN No. 4787 Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements (Completion of a Section       2060--AK66
            610 Review).........................................................................
3399        SAN No. 4760 Stay of Authority Under 40 CFR 50.9(b) Related to Applicability of 1--     2060--AK78
            Hour Ozone Standard.................................................................
3400        SAN No. 4774 Reclassification as Nonroad Engines for Diesel Engines Used in the         2060--AK83
            State of California Agricultural Pump Application...................................
3401        Revisions to the Regional Haze Rule To Correct Mobile Source Provisions in the          2060--AL80
            Optional Program for Nine Western States and Eligible Indian Tribes Within That
            Geographic Area.....................................................................
3402        SAN No. 4471 Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for Georgia--Pacific Corporation      2090--AA26
            Facility in Big Island, Virginia....................................................
3403        SAN No. 4533 New Jersey Gold Track Project XL Rule..................................    2090--AA28
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                                     ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3404        SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low--     2060--AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste....................................................
3405        Approaches to an Integrated Framework for Management and Disposal of Low--Activity      2060--AL78
            Radioactive Waste: Request for Comment..............................................
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                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3406        SAN No. 4003 Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR Part 190, Subpart B and    2060--AH90
            40 CFR 191, Subpart A...............................................................
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                                    ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3407        SAN No. 4403 Revision of the 40 CFR Part 194 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Compliance     2060--AJ07
            Criteria............................................................................
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                   FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3408        SAN No. 4727 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Priority Setting Criteria (Reg      2070--AD59
            Plan Seq No. 101)...................................................................
3409        SAN No. 4789 Pesticide Worker Protection Rule (Section 610 Review) (Section 610         2070--AD66
            Review).............................................................................
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                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3410        SAN No. 2687 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals...............    2070--AC12
3411        SAN No. 4173 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Antimicrobials.......................    2070--AD30
3412        SAN No. 4596 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Products...    2070--AD51
3413        SAN No. 4728 Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program; Implementing the Screening and      2070--AD61
            Testing Phase (Reg Plan Seq No. 108)................................................
3414        SAN No. 4610 Acceptability of Research Using Human Subjects (Reg Plan Seq No. 107)..    2070--AD57
3415        SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for the Registration Review Program.............    2070--AD29
3416        SAN No. 4216 Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions (Reg Plan Seq No.        2070--AD36
            106)................................................................................
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                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3417        SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees..................................    2070--AD23
3418        SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers      2070--AB95
            and Containment.....................................................................
3419        SAN No. 3731 WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS); Glove Amendment.......    2070--AC93
3420        SAN No. 3892 Pesticides; Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide          2070--AD14
            Products............................................................................
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3421        SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program...............................    2070--AD24
3422        SAN No. 4602 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for those Based on        2070--AD49
            Viral Coat Proteins.................................................................
3423        SAN No. 4611 Plant--Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Derived        2070--AD55
            through Genetic Engineering from Sexually Compatible Plants.........................
3424        SAN No. 4612 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for PIPs that Act by      2070--AD56
            Primarily Affecting the Plant.......................................................

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3425        SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule.........................    2070--AC46
3426        SAN No. 4609 Pesticides; Exemption of Medical Devices Treated with Antimicrobial        2070--AD54
            Pesticides..........................................................................
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3427        SAN No. 4767 Endangered Species and Pesticide Regulation............................    2070--AD62
3428        SAN No. 3432 Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................    2020--AA33
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                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3429        SAN No. 4788 Lead; Requirements for Lead--Based Paint Activities in Target Housing      2070--AD65
            and Child--Occupied Facilities (Section 610 Review) (Section 610 Review)............
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                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3430        SAN No. 3557 Lead--Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation    2070--AC83
            and Remodeling (Reg Plan Seq No. 105)...............................................
3431        SAN No. 4597 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal of PCBs; Implementation         2070--AD52
            Issues..............................................................................
3432        SAN No. 4635 Amendment to the Premanufacture Notification Exemptions; Revisions of      2070--AD58
            Exemptions for Polymers (40 CFR Part 723)...........................................
3433        SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous       2070--AB79
            Substances..........................................................................
3434        SAN No. 4395 Test Rule; Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity.....................    2070--AD44
3435        SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Revisions...................................    2070--AD63
3436        SAN No. 1923 Follow--Up Rules on Existing Chemicals.................................    2070--AA58
3437        SAN No. 4512 Significant New Use Rule; Selected Flame Retardant Chemical Substances     2070--AD48
            for Use in Residential Upholstered Furniture........................................
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                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3438        SAN No. 4172 Lead; Notification Requirements for Lead--Based Paint Abatement            2070--AD31
            Activities and Training.............................................................
3439        SAN No. 1976 Significant New Use Rules; Follow--Up Rules on Non--5(e) New Chemical      2070--AA59
            Substances..........................................................................
3440        SAN No. 3495 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical--Specific SNURs To Extend        2070--AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders...................................................
3441        SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).............................    2070--AC76
3442        SAN No. 3990 Test Rule; Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals..............    2070--AD16
3443        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....................
3444        SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules.............    2070--AB08
3445        SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules...............    2070--AB11
3446        SAN No. 3118 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification......................    2070--AC80
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3447        SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions............................    2070--AC51
3448        SAN No. 3252 Lead Fishing Sinkers; Response to Citizens Petition and Proposed Ban...    2070--AC21
3449        SAN No. 4376 Lead--Based Paint Activities; Training, Accreditation, and                 2070--AC64
            Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule -- Bridges and Structures..............
3450        SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead--Based Paint Debris..............    2070--AC72
3451        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From the Prohibitions         2070--AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.....................
3452        SAN No. 3493 Test Rules and Enforceable Consent Agreements Under the Toxic              2070--AB94
            Substances Control Act (Generic Entry)..............................................
3453        SAN No. 2865 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP)...............    2070--AC27
3454        SAN No. 3882 Test Rule; Certain Metals..............................................    2070--AD10
3455        SAN No. 4174 Testing Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives................    2070--AD28
3456        SAN No. 3528 Significant New Use Rule; Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCFs).............    2070--AC37
3457        SAN No. 4176 Chemical Right--To--Know Initiative; High Production Volume (HPV)          2070--AD25
            Chemicals...........................................................................
3458        SAN No. 4598 TSCA Policy Statement on Oversight of Transgenic Organisms (Including      2070--AD53
            Plants).............................................................................
3459        SAN No. 4777 Lead; Amendments to Requirements for Disclosure of Known Lead--Based       2070--AD64
            Paint or Lead--Based Paint Hazards in Target Housing................................
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                EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3460        SAN No. 4616 Clarify TRI Reporting Obligations Under EPCRA Section 313 for the Metal    2025--AA11
            Mining Activities of Extraction and Beneficiation...................................
3461        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.........................................................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3462        SAN No. 4781 Trade Secrecy Claims for Emergency Planning and Community Right--to--      2050--AF10
            Know Information; and Trade Secret Disclosures to Health Professionals; Amendment...
3463        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify            2025--AA00
            Chemical Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory....................................
3464        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3465        SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right--to--Know Act: Amendments and       2050--AE17
            Streamlining Rule...................................................................
3466        SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet From the             2050--AE42
            Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) List...........................................
3467        SAN No. 4753 Emergency Planning and Community Right--to--Know Act: Modification to      2050--AF08
            the Threshold Planning Quantity Methodology for the Extremely Hazardous Substances
            that are Solids in Solution.........................................................
3468        SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List......................    2025--AA03
3469        SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal       2025--AA06
            Extraction Activities Exemption.....................................................
3470        SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements.................    2025--AA09
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3471        SAN No. 3993 Emergency Planning and Community Right--to--Know Act; Extremely            2050--AE43
            Hazardous Substances List; Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for
            Isophorone Diisocyanate.............................................................
3472        SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals............    2025--AA01
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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3473        SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products       2050--AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials......................................................
3474        SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by        2050--AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers (Reg Plan Seq No. 110)..........................
3475        SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation on      2050--AE67
            Alternative Liners..................................................................
3476        SAN No. 4651 Increase Metals Reclamation From F006 Waste Streams (Reg Plan Seq No.      2050--AE97
            111)................................................................................
3477        SAN No. 4778 Revisions of the Lead--Acid Battery Export Notification and Consent        2050--AF06
            Requirements........................................................................
3478        SAN No. 4743 Land Disposal Restrictions: Determination of Equivalent Treatment for      2050--AF12
            Macroencapsulation of Radioactive Lead Solids; Definition of Macroencapsulation.....
3479        SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste        2050--AE01
            Combustors (Reg Plan Seq No. 109)...................................................
3480        Regulatory Amendments to the F019 Hazardous Waste Listing To Exclude the Wastewater     2050--AG15
            Treatment Sludges From the Chemical Conversion Coating Process (Zinc Phosphating) of
            Automobile Bodies of Aluminum (Reg Plan Seq No. 113)................................
3481        RCRA Incentives for Performance Track Members.......................................    2090--AA34
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                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3482        SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities (Reg    2050--AE44
            Plan Seq No. 123)...................................................................
3483        SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) (Reg Plan Seq No. 122)............    2050--AE34
3484        SAN No. 3989 Methods Innovation Rule................................................    2050--AE41
3485        SAN No. 4588 Research, Development, and Demonstration Permits for Municipal Solid       2050--AE92
            Waste Landfill......................................................................
3486        SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No. 121).............    2050--AE21
3487        SAN No. 4084 Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Initiative (Reg Plan Seq No.        2050--AE50
            124)................................................................................
3488        SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent--Contaminated          2050--AE51
            Industrial Wipes....................................................................
3489        SAN No. 4092 Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and Mercury--Containing              2050--AE52
            Equipment: Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations (Reg Plan Seq No. 125)............
3490        SAN No. 4670 Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste.............................    2050--AE98
3491        SAN No. 4439 Project XL -- Ortho--McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On--Site Treatment      2090--AA14
            of Low--Level Mixed Wastes Without RCRA Permit......................................
3492        SAN No. 4534 Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for Anne Arundel County               2090--AA25
            Millersville Landfill, Severn, Maryland.............................................
3493        SAN No. 4565 Project XL Site--Specific Rulemaking for the IBM Semiconductor             2090--AA29
            Manufacturing Facility in Hopewell Junction, New York...............................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3494        SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes -- Nonpower         2050--AE83
            Producers and Minefilling...........................................................

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3495        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--Final Rule............................
3496        SAN No. 4735 RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative, Phase 2..............................    2050--AF01
3497        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.....
3498        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......
3499        SAN No. 3066 Listing Determination and LDR for Wastes Generated During the              2050--AD80
            Manufacture of Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments.............
3500        SAN No. 4501 Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste            2050--AE84
            Mixtures............................................................................
3501        SAN No. 4606 Revisions for Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Waste for Recovery      2050--AE93
            Within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development....................
3502        SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................    2050--AC71
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3503        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.............................................................
3504        SAN No. 4575 Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Location Restrictions for Airport Safety    2050--AE91
3505        SAN No. 4088 Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs: Amendments..........................    2050--AF07
3506        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.................................................................
3507        SAN No. 4238 Amendment to Project XL Rulemaking and Final Project Agreement (FPA)       2090--AA32
            for New England Universities Laboratories...........................................
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            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3508        SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:           2050--AD75
            Proposed and Final Rules............................................................
3509        SAN No. 4737 Correction of Errors and Adjustment of CERCLA Reportable Quantities....    2050--AF03
3510        SAN No. 4379 Standards and Practices for Conducting ``All Appropriate Inquiry'' (Reg    2050--AF04
            Plan Seq No. 112)...................................................................
3511        SAN No. 4177 Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund      2050--AE62
            State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions......................................
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            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3512        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 (K178)..................................................
3513        SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances under CERCLA          2050--AE63
            Section 102(a)......................................................................
3514        SAN No. 4736 Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOx.....    2050--AF02
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3515        SAN No. 4740 Clarification to Interim Standards and Practices for All Appropriate       2050--AF05
            Inquiry Under CERCLA and Notice of Future Rulemaking Action.........................
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                                      CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3516        SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters......................    2040--AD46
3517        SAN No. 4690 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Requirements for    2040--AD87
            Municipal Wastewater Treatment During Wet Weather Conditions -- Proposed Policy.....
3518        SAN No. 4792 Sewage Sludge Round I (Section 610 Review).............................    2040--AD96
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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3519        SAN No. 4526 Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution           2050--AE87
            Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements...................
3520        SAN No. 4766 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2004/2005.........................    2040--AD92
3521        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....................
3522        SAN No. 4623 Watershed Rule: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Revisions (Reg     2040--AD82
            Plan Seq No. 114)...................................................................
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                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3523        SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development     2040--AD42
            Industry (Reg Plan Seq No. 129).....................................................
3524        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)................................................................................
3525        SAN No. 4406 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal      2040--AD55
            Production Industry.................................................................
3526        SAN No. 4407 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products        2040--AD56
            Point Source Category (Revisions)...................................................
3527        SAN No. 4776 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment      2040--AD95
            Point Source Category (Revision)....................................................
3528        SAN No. 4264 Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II..........................    2040--AD35
3529        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 (Reg Plan Seq No. 130)............................................................
3530        SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................    2040--AC14
3531        SAN No. 3488 Round 2 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge.............    2040--AC25
3532        SAN No. 4624 Modification to Competitive Process Used by EPA for Wetland Program        2040--AD83
            Development Grants..................................................................
3533        Sludge: Agency Response to the National Research Council Report on Biosolids Applied    2040--AE59
            to Land and the Results of EPA's Review of Existing Sewage Sludge Regulations.......
3534        Effluent Guidelines and Standards: Recodification of Various Effluent Guidelines....    2040--AE61
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long--Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3535        SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water     2040--AC75
            Act.................................................................................
3536        SAN No. 3714 Test Procedures: Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures          2040--AC92
            Approved for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring..................................
3537        SAN No. 3713 Test Procedures: Performance--Based Measurement System (PBMS)              2040--AC93
            Procedures and Guidance for Clean Water Act Test Procedures.........................
3538        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..............
3539        SAN No. 4378 Test Procedures: Revisions to Method Detection and Quantification for      2040--AD53
            the Clean Water Act.................................................................
3540        SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces --    2040--AD39
            Phase II............................................................................
3541        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...................................................................................
3542        SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New     2040--AC58
            Sources of Pollution................................................................
3543        SAN No. 3786 NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round III...................................    2040--AC84
3544        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................................
3545        SAN No. 4493 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regulation Revisions Re: Use as           2040--AD68
            Matching Funds......................................................................
3546        SAN No. 4746 Regulations for Gray and Black Water Discharges from Cruise Ships          2040--AD89
            Operating in Certain Alaskan Waters.................................................
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3547        SAN No. 2806 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery     2040--AB79
            Category, Phases 1 and 2............................................................
3548        SAN No. 4741 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing:        2040--AD97
            Amendment...........................................................................
3549        SAN No. 3155 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and      2040--AC95
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase One..............................
3550        SAN No. 4047 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Biological Contaminants Under the      2040--AD08
            Clean Water Act.....................................................................
3551        SAN No. 4089 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and      2040--AD12
            Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase Two..............................
3552        SAN No. 4377 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act      2040--AD52
            (Method 245.7)......................................................................
3553        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.........
3554        SAN No. 2804 Clean Water Act Definition of Waters of the United States..............    2040--AB74
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3555        SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb..................    2040--AC13
3556        SAN No. 4770 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems     2040--AD93
            Revisions...........................................................................
3557        National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Minor Corrections and Clarification to     2040--AE58
            Drinking Water Regulations..........................................................
3558        SAN No. 4703 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 2............................    2060--AD86
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3559        SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Groundwater Rule (Reg Plan    2040--AA97
            Seq No. 126)........................................................................
3560        SAN No. 4341 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced          2040--AD37
            Surface Water Treatment Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 127).................................
3561        SAN No. 4342 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfection          2040--AD38
            Byproducts Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 128)..............................................

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3562        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.....
3563        National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Method for Uranium..........    2040--AE62
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3564        SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.....................    2040--AA94
3565        SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary     2040--AD54
            Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR...........................
3566        SAN No. 4775 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Revisions to the Total        2040--AD94
            Coliform Monitoring and Analytical Requirements and Additional Distribution System
            Requirements........................................................................
3567        SAN No. 4745 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3............................    2040--AD99
3568        SAN No. 4236 Underground Injection Control: Update of State Programs................    2040--AD40
3569        Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the Second          2040--AE60
            Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List...........................................
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3570        SAN No. 4447 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the    2040--AD61
            Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List...........................................
3571        SAN No. 4424 6--Year Review of Existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.    2040--AD67
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                                 SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Long--Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3572        SAN No. 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations......................    2040--AB85
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


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3156. PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE, AND TOXIC (PBT) POLLUTANTS STRATEGY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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

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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                          06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD45
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



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3157. UTILIZATION OF SMALL, MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN 
PROCUREMENT UNDER ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 101--507; PL 102--389; PL 101--549 ``sec 1001''; 42 
USC 9605(f); PL 100--590; EO 12432; EO 12138; EO 11625

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulation will codify revisions to the Agency's program 
for the utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises 
in procurements under assistance agreements (i.e., grants and 
cooperative agreements awarded by EPA as well as grants and cooperative 
agreements awarded by other agencies under interagency agreements with 
EPA). The revisions are necessary to ensure consistency with the 
Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 115 
S.Ct. 2097 (1995), and were identified as part of the Clinton 
Administration's review of affirmative action programs. They include: 
(1) placing greater emphasis on requiring assistance agreement 
recipients to submit documentation supporting proposed fair share 
procurement objectives for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and 
Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) based on the availability of 
qualified MBEs and WBEs in the relevant geographic market; (2) 
authorizing or requiring recipients and their prime contractors to take 
reasonable race/gender--conscious measures (e.g., bidding credits) in 
the event that race/gender--neutral efforts prove inadequate to meet 
fair share objectives; and (3) administering statutory MBE/WBE 
objectives as a national goal, allowing smaller or larger fair share 
objectives for particular grants or cooperative agreements based on the 
availability standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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
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3158. 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                            11/00/03
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3580.

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

RIN: 2030-AA37
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3159. 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

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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                            06/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4292.

Agency Contact: Katherine Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--564--7144
Fax: 202 564--0070
Email: biggs.katherine@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2020-AA42
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3160. [bull] REPORT TO CONGRESS ON ENFORCEMENT DATA CONCERNING SMALL 
ENTITIES

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

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 2003, Final.
Other, Statutory, December 31, 2004, Other.

Abstract: The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 requires 
agencies to submit reports concerning enforcement activities conducted 
with respect to small entities. An initial report, covering activities 
in FY 2003, is due by December 31, 2003, with a final report, covering 
FY 2004 activities, due one year later.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4842.

Agency Contact: Gerard Kraus, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2201A, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--6047
Fax: 202 564--0017
Email: kraus.gerard@epa.gov

Deborah Thomas, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2224A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--5041
Fax: 202 564--0037
Email: thomas.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA45
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. 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                            03/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4693.

Agency Contact: Judy 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, 2822T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1659
Fax: 202 566--1648
Email: williams.deborah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA13
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3162. 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                            12/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4191.

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4369
Fax: 202 565--2551

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Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
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3163. REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION REGULATION CONCERNING CONFLICT OF 
INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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                            12/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4319.

Sectors Affected: 5413 Architectural, Engineering and Related Services; 
54162 Environmental Consulting Services; 5416 Management, Scientific 
and Technical 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
Email: humphries.daniel@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA67
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3164. CONTINUATION OF IMPLEMENTING THE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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                            12/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA81
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3165. [bull] MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS TO EPAAR CLAUSES

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

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; Sec (c), 63 Stat. 390, as amended; 40 USC 
486 (c); 41 USC 418(b)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1515; 48 CFR 1535; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule includes administrative changes to various EPAAR 
clauses, such as address changes and points of contact. Nothing 
substantive will be affected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4813.

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

RIN: 2030-AA84
_______________________________________________________________________




3166. [bull] ON--SITE AND OFF--SITE BACKGROUND CHECKS PERFORMED BY EPA 
AND CONTRACTORS

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

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; Sec 205(c), 63 Stat 390, as amended; 40 USC 
486 (c); 41 USC 418 (b)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1511; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will require contractors to perform background 
checks and make suitability determinations before contractor employees 
can perform services on--site.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4814.

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

RIN: 2030-AA85
_______________________________________________________________________




3167. [bull] CONTRACT BUNDLING REQUIREMENTS

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

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 41 USC 418 (b); Sec 205(c), 63 Stat 390 as 
amended

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1519; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In March of 2003, the President called on the Office of 
Management and Budget to prepare a strategy for unbundling Federal 
contracts. Federal contracting opportunities for Small Businesses have 
been dramatically reduced because of contract bundling. Contract 
bundling occurs when two or more procurement requirements for goods or 
services previously provided or performed under separate, smaller 
contracts is consolidated into a solicitation of offers for a single 
contract that is unlikely to be suitable for award to a small business 
concern. OMB's plan will require all agencies to uniformly review 
requirements prior to contract bundling. In addition, the plan will 
require contract bundling reviews for task and delivery orders under 
multiple award contract vehicles. Senior agency management will be held 
accountable for eliminating unnecessary contract bundling and 
mitigating the effects of necessary and justified contract bundling. In 
acquisitions where contract bundling is determined to be necessary and 
justified, actions will be taken to mitigate the effects by increasing 
subcontracting opportunities for small business. EPA's Office of Small 
and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and OAM will be working closely 
to eliminate unnecessary contract bundling and mitigate the effects of 
necessary contract bundling. Additional agency guidance and training 
will be forthcoming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Murphy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4382
Email: murphy.patrick@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________




3168. 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 
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              11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4761.

Agency Contact: Ray Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4625
Fax: 202 565--2062
Email: lee.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK79
_______________________________________________________________________




3169. [bull] PROJECT XL SITE--SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR THE NASA WHITE 
SANDS TEST FACILITY IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (PHASES III TO VI)

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 2701--2761; 42 USC 300(f) to 300(j)--26; 42 USC 
6901 to 6992(k); . . .

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered 
into a final project agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New 
Mexico, that would modify the reporting requirements under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA). The rule will allow the facility to submit regulatory reports 
and permit information electronically rather than on paper to the New 
Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Solid Waste Bureau,

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Hazardous Waste Bureau, Groundwater Bureau, and Air Quality Bureau. 
Doing so will significantly reduce its regulatory reporting costs and 
enhance the State's ability to analyze and manage the facility's 
regulatory and permit information. The electronic reporting involves 
six phases that will transition NASA from submitting data on a CD--ROM 
to utilizing the internet to transmit data to NMED. This rule covers 
Phases III to VI of the project, the previous NASA White Sands Test 
Facility final rule covered Phases I and II.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4836.

Agency Contact: Adam Levitan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807T, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566--1466
Fax: 202 566--2210
Email: levitan.adam@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-AA35
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3170. IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTHORITY TO APPOINT RESEARCH SCIENTISTS UNDER 
42 USC

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4747.

Agency Contact: John O'Brien, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3620M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--7876
Fax: 202 564--2904
Email: obrien.johnt@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA83
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3171. 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 
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                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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3172. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS PERFORMING SERVICES 
ONSITE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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

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                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4733.

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

RIN: 2030-AA80
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3173. REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE 
TRACK PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 262

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: an 
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; and extending on--site storage of RCRA waste to 180 
days.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/02                    67 FR 52674
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4473.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/performancetrack

Agency Contact: Robert Sachs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1808T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--2884
TDD Phone: 202 566--2884
Fax: 202 566--0966
Email: sachs.robert@epamail.epa.gov

David Guest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1808T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--2872
TDD Phone: 202 566--2872
Fax: 202 566--2985
Email: guest.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3174. PROJECT XL SITE--SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR NASA WHITE SANDS TEST 
FACILITY ELECTRONIC REPORTING IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (PHASES I AND 
II)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered 
into an XL (eXcellence and Leadership) Final Project Agreement (FPA) 
with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) White 
Sands Test Facility (WSTF) in Las Cruces, NM to implement a project 
that would modify reporting requirements under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). The purpose 
of this NASA WSTF Electronic Reporting site--specific rule is to enable 
the NASA WSTF to electronically submit compliance

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reports and permit information to the New Mexico Environment 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. This rule will 
address Phases I and II of the project covering reporting requirements 
under RCRA and the SDWA. A second and subsequent rule will address 
phases III--VI of the project covering additional reporting 
requirements under the CWA and CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/31/01                    66 FR 55050
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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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3175. 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 30 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                            10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4618.

Sectors Affected: 112 Animal Production; 111 Crop 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@epamail.epa.gov

Kevin Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance, 2333A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5619
Fax: 202 564--5644
Email: lee.kevin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________




3176. 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, NPRM.

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 1                          11/23/94                    59 FR 60446
NPRM 2                          10/25/99                    64 FR 57421
NPRM 3                          12/21/99                    64 FR 71366
NPRM 4                          08/30/00                    65 FR 52684
ANPRM                           12/21/00                    65 FR 80394
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3240.

Agency Contact: Doreen Sterling, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Office of Environmental Information, 2822--T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1642
Fax: 202 566--1639
Email: sterling.doreen@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Sierra, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2822T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1683
Fax: 202 566--1639
Email: sierra.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: ``Not applicable''

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will use these guidelines to evaluate suspect 
carcinogens in line with the policies and procedures established in the 
statutes administered by the EPA. These guidelines revise and replace 
EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment published at 51 FR 33992, 
September 24, 1986. These guidelines provide EPA staff and 
decisionmakers with the directions and perspectives necessary to 
develop and use risk assessments. The guidelines also provide the 
general public with basic information about the Agency's approaches to 
risk assessment.
To develop guidelines the Agency must find a balance between 
consistency and innovation. Consistent risk assessments provide 
consistent bases to support regulatory 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 3671.

Agency Contact: William Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Research and Development, 8103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--3358
Email: wood.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



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3178. IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES TO GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND 
SUSPENSION COMMON RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 32

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/26/03                    68 FR 66533

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Meunier
Phone: 202--564--5399
Fax: 202 565--2469
Email: meunier.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




3179. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/26/03                    68 FR 51333
Final Action Effective          09/25/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Ann Goode
Phone: 202--564--7334
Email: goode.ann@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




3180. FELLOWSHIP GRANT REGULATION REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 46

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            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

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: W. Scott McMoran
Phone: 202 564--5376
Fax: 202 565--2468
Email: mcmoran.scott@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA77
_______________________________________________________________________




3181. EPA AGENCYWIDE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT POLICY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: None

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/06/03                    68 FR 33946

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Patricia Bonner
Phone: 202--566--2204
Fax: 202 566--2200
Email: bonner.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

Leanne Nurse
Phone: 202--564--7832
Fax: 202 566--2200
Email: nurse.leanne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA23
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3182. PETITIONS TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: MEK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Agency has received 4 petitions to remove certain 
pollutants (i.e., methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, ethylene glycol butyl 
ether, and methyl isobutyl ketone) from the list of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) under Section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act. The Agency 
must review the petitions and either grant or deny the petition within 
18 months of the date the complete petition was received. If the Agency 
grants a petition, a notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in 
the Federal Register, allowing the opportunity for public comment. If 
the Agency denies a petition, a notice of denial will be published in 
the Federal Register providing an explanation for such denial. If the 
Agency grants a petition and ultimately removes the pollutant from the 
HAP list then sources emitting such pollutants would not be required to 
meet MACT emissions standards for the pollutant. If on the other hand, 
the Agency denies the petition, then MACT standards would be issued as 
currently planned under Section 112(c) and 112(d) of the Clean Air Act 
for sources emitting such pollutants. Depending on the 4 individual 
determinations, the Agency will issue separate notices for each.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          05/02/01                    66 FR 21929
NPRM 1                          05/30/03                    68 FR 32606
NPRM 2                          11/00/03
NPRM 3                          12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4313.

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2962
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI72
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3183. NESHAP: PERCHLORETHYLENE DRY CLEANING FACILITIES

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 section 112 of the Clean Air Act (see 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart M). Pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
EPA has reviewed this rule to determine if it should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. The full results of EPA's review 
have been summarized in a report and placed in docket number OAR--
2003--0029 in EPA's electronic docket system (www.epa.gov/edocket). 
These results are briefly summarized here.
EPA has concluded that there is continued need for this rule to protect 
public health by reducing harmful perchloroethylene (PCE) emissions as 
mandated by section 112 of the Clean Air Act. EPA's review also 
addressed the following issues: complaints received, complexity, 
duplication and overlap. Regarding complaints, several commenters urged 
EPA to make the rule more stringent to further reduce or eliminate PCE 
use. The Agency is currently addressing these kinds of considerations 
as part of its review of the NESHAP under Clean Air Act sections 
112(d)(6) and 112(f), and therefore will not address these issues 
further here.
A number of commenters cited recordkeeping burdens, but some also 
acknowledged that the requirements promote efficiency and are 
consistent with good business practices. Other commenters note that 
while recordkeeping does impose some paperwork burden, they do not 
believe it translates into significant economic cost. Another commenter 
proposed ways to lessen monitoring and recordkeeping burden. The Agency 
finds that revising the requirements as proposed by the commenters may 
lead to increased PCE emissions and may fail to demonstrate continued 
compliance.
The Agency also found that the rule's complexity is necessary to 
minimize economic impacts on small businesses while ensuring emissions 
reductions. The Agency received no comments requesting simplification 
of the rule requirements. EPA therefore finds that revisions to the 
NESHAP based on rule complexity are not necessary.
The extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with 
other Federal, State, or local government rules was also assessed as 
part of this review. The Agency is not aware of any instance where the 
NESHAP conflicts with State, local, or other requirements, and received 
no comments to that effect.

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Finally, the Agency must consider the degree to which technology, 
economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area of the 
rule. As noted above, although the Agency finds that no revisions to 
the NESHAP are necessary for the purpose of this RFA review, the Agency 
will continue to assess advances in technology as part of the ongoing 
review of the NESHAP that is required by section 112(d)(6) of the Clean 
Air Act.
In light of the considerations outlined above, EPA has decided to 
continue this rule in effect without change. A fuller explanation of 
the results of this review is given in the aforementioned report which 
has been placed in the docket established for this review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4785.

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

RIN: 2060-AK64
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. 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 1                          02/29/96                     61 FR 7858
NPRM                            11/01/96                    61 FR 56493
Notice                          12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3556. Additional SANs 3895, 3896. This rule 
will address a potential adoption of a more flexible method for 
cleaning refrigerants for refrigerant transferred between appliances 
with different ownership with a potential adoption of a 3rd party 
certification program for labs.

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

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. 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. The ANPRM is to 
announce that EPA is considering revision of its VOC policy which 
appeared in the July 8, 1977 Federal Register (42 FR 35314) under the 
title ``Recommended Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds.'' 
That policy statement gave a broad description about how EPA would 
approach VOC control. This policy also said that we would be exempting 
certain organic compounds from control in volatile organic compound 
regulations (to meet ozone ambient air quality limits) due to these 
compounds having very low ozone forming potential. A list of exempt 
compounds was later codified in the definition of VOC at 40 CFR 
51.100(s) which was adopted on February 3, 1992 (57 FR 3941) for use in 
State Implementation Plans. The ANPRM will ask for public comments on 
various approaches EPA may use in the future to take photochemical 
reactivity into account in controlling VOCs. For example, some have 
argued that we should determine a specific reactivity number for each 
individual compound, and to control each compound based on its 
reactivity number (as opposed to treating all VOC the same way as we do 
now). The ANPRM could lead to a policy statement, such as the 1977 
policy statement, which would give a broad outline of the new approach 
EPA would take in the future. This would not be a rulemaking, but the 
revised policy could lead to new rules being adopted still further in 
the future. (Any such rules would be separately noticed in the 
Regulatory Agenda.) For example, the ANPRM could eventually lead to a 
revision of the definition of VOC at 40 CFR 51.100(s).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4759.

Agency Contact: William 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

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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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3186. 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, NPRM.

Abstract: The EPA has received one 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 1 million to the 
individual in the population who is most exposed and that emissions 
from no source in the category exceed a level which is adequate to 
protect public health with an ample margin of safety and that no 
adverse environmental effect will result. As of 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                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4415.

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2962
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ23
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3187. 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 4531.

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Herzog, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, ASD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4227
Fax: 734 214--4051
Email: herzog.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ61
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3188. 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, Final.

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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Connie Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--7774

RIN: 2060-AF72
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3189. 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                            03/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4070.

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504--02, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541--5246
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov

Dave Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
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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3190. 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                           11/25/96                    61 FR 59849
NPRM 1                          03/09/99                    64 FR 11559
Direct Final 2                  06/08/99                    64 FR 30406
NPRM 2                          06/08/99                    64 FR 30453
NPRM 3                          06/08/99                    64 FR 60456
Direct Final 1                  06/19/00                    65 FR 38030
Direct Final 3                  08/29/00                    65 FR 52319
Direct Final 4                  10/26/00                    65 FR 64161
NPRM 4                          02/23/01                    66 FR 11233
Final 1                         07/16/01                    66 FR 36924
Final 2                         08/06/01                    66 FR 40903
NPRM 5                          09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3939.

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob 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@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47

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3191. REVIEW OF 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 major and minor stationary sources of air 
pollution in Indian country. Pursuant to the Tribal Air Rule, eligible 
Indian tribes may receive EPA authorization to develop and implement 
such programs. The Federal 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 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                            01/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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: sendzik.mark@epamail.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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3192. IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR PM--2.5 NAAQS

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

RIN: 2060-AK74
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. 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                            11/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 4119.

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

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD--19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH84
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3194. 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

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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

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdt                   05/23/02                    67 FR 36476
Supplemental NPRM               11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5395

RIN: 2060-AJ41
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3195. UPDATE OF CONTINUOUS INSTRUMENTAL TEST METHODS

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 revision 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                            11/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4161.

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD--19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK61
_______________________________________________________________________




3196. 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, Final.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM GENERATING UNIT MACT REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 102 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AJ65
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. 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 Code of Federal 
Regulations 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 
Assn 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

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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                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ78
_______________________________________________________________________




3199. 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, NPRM.

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                            12/00/03
Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4620.

Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and Steel Mills

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2910
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: melton.lula@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ96
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. 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, Final.

Abstract: EPA developed technology--based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA codified in 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart O. This source category covers ethylene oxide commercial 
sterilizers. 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                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4654.

Sectors Affected: 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 
311942 Spice and Extract Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--0837
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5674
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK09
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. 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, Final.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5395

RIN: 2060-AK10
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. 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
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4672. Split from RIN 2060--AH22.

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

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--3078
Fax: 919 541--0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5395

RIN: 2060-AK32
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. 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, Other.

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 
Federal Register, allowing the opportunity for public comment. If the 
Agency denies the petition, a notice of denial will be published in the 
Federal Register providing an explaination of the denial.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM or Notice                  11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2962
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK73
_______________________________________________________________________




3204. 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                            12/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4309.

Sectors Affected: 32599 All Other Chemical Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5460
Fax: 919 541--0072
Email: moore.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 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

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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 4748.

Sectors Affected: 3361 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing; 3363 Motor Vehicle 
Parts Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 4227 Petroleum and 
Petroleum Products Wholesalers

Agency Contact: Chris Lieske, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4584
Fax: 734 214--4050
Email: lieske.christopher@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK70
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. EMISSIONS DURABILITY PROCEDURES FOR NEW LIGHT--DUTY VEHICLES AND 
LIGHT--DUTY TRUCKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 22, 2002 the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. 
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 presribed 
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                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4757.

Sectors Affected: 3361 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Eldert Bontekoe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4442
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: bontekoe.eldert@epamail.epa.gov

Linda Hormes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214--4502
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: hormes.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK76
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. CONTROL OF METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/24/00                    65 FR 16094
NPRM                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Bob Perlis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 2333A, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--5636
Email: perlis.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ00
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7661 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to litigation on the operating permits rule 
regulations, 40 CFR part 70, to provide more effective implementation 
of part 70, and to address comments provided in response to notices of 
proposed rulemaking, parts 70, 51 and 52 are

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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 Original                   08/29/94                    59 FR 44460
Supp NPRM 1                     04/27/95                    60 FR 20804
Supplemental NPRM               08/31/95                    60 FR 45530
NPRM                            03/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. 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 4535.

Agency Contact: Kate Choban, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9295
Fax: 202 565--2155
Email: choban.kate@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ63
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. 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 determined as a 
percentage of total production allowances assigned to US companies for 
Class I ozone--depleting substances. In accordance with the Beijing 
Amendments of the Montreal Protocol, this action establishes Article 5 
allowances independently of total production allowances.

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 4697.

Agency Contact: Kate Choban, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9295
Fax: 202 565--2155
Email: choban.kate@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK45
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. 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: EPA is amending the rule on refrigerant recycling, 
promulgated under section 608 of the Clean Air Act to clarify how the 
statutory venting prohibition of the Act applies to refrigerants that 
are used as substitutes for CFC and HCFC ozone--depleting refrigerants. 
It also exempts refrigerants that are used as substitutes for CFC and 
HCFC ozone--depleting refrigerants. It also exempts certain substitute 
refrigerants from the prohibition on the basis of current evidence that 
their release does not pose a threat to the environment. In addition, 
EPA is extending the refrigerant sales restriction to substitute 
refrigerants that consist of an ozone--depleting substance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3673.

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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@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. 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 5/
2/02 and 5/22/03 we partially approved and partially disapproved 
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 
disapproved. EPA's FIP will assure that the Billings/Laurel area will 
attain and maintain the SO2 NAAQS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Cindy Cody, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office Denver, 
8P--AR, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 303--312--6228
Fax: 303 312--6064
Email: cody.cynthia@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2008-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. 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                            09/00/04
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3262.

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4928
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. 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                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4348.

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4928

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Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

Sara Schneeberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--5592
Email: schneeberg.sara@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________




3215. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING REGULATIONS: REVISIONS

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                            12/00/03
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 4421.

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ25
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. REVISIONS TO REGIONAL HAZE RULE TO ADDRESS CONCERNS RAISED BY DC 
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: NPRM, Judicial, April 15, 2004, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, April 15, 2005, Final.

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 vacated certain provisions of the regional haze rule related 
to best available retrofit technology (BART). Because of this court 
decision, we need to propose and publish revised BART provisions in the 
regional haze rule. The purpose of this effort 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. On July 20, 2001, we proposed guidelines intended 
to add further clarifications to the BART requirements in the regional 
haze rule. Since then, due to additional information that has come to 
light since that proposal, we have decided that a supplemental proposal 
is needed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Resubmittal                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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4450.

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504--02, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. 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

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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 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@epamail.epa.gov

Mike Shields, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6406--J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9038
Fax: 202 565--2085
Email: shields.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ72
_______________________________________________________________________




3218. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT ALTERNATIVE METHOD APPROVALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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                            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4547.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ83
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3219. 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 to 
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 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                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4631.

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

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Agency Contact: Byran Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6407, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4816
Fax: 734 214--4018
Email: sutton.tia@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK01
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3220. 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 nonoperational 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                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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
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3221. 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 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                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9034
Fax: 202 565--2085
Email: sopata.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK03

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3222. [bull] TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS FOR NEW 8--HOUR 
OZONE AND PM2.5 NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401--7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 and 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The transportation conformity rule ensures that 
transportation planning is consistent with a state's plans for 
achieving the air quality standards. These amendments to the existing 
transportation conformity rule are necessary as a result of the new 8--
hour ozone and PM2.5 air quality standards. The main issues that will 
be addressed in these amendments are the regional emissions tests that 
apply before new SIPs are submitted and which particulate matter 
provisions of the rule apply to PM2.5.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4811.

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4842
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214--4283
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL73
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. [bull] PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND 
NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ALLOWABLES PLANTWIDE 
APPLICABILITY LIMIT (PAL), AGGREGATION, AND DEBOTTLENECKING

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

RIN: 2060-AL75
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. [bull] RULE TO REDUCE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF FINE PARTICULATE 
MATTER AND OTHER POLLUTANTS (INTERSTATE TRANSPORT RULE)

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 75; 40 CFR 96

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Many pollutant types and sources contribute to ambient levels 
of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone that exceed national air 
quality standards, and to regional haze that adversely affects 
visibility in Federal class I areas. Some of these pollutants may 
originate tens or hundreds of miles from the areas where violations of 
the national ambient air quality standards are detected, from sources 
that are outside the jurisdiction of the State that is harmed. The 
Clean Air Act requires that a State take steps to prevent emissions 
from sources located within its boundaries from interfering with a 
downwind State's ability to meet air quality standards, or interfering 
with measures to protect visibility. EPA believes it is important to 
address interstate transport for PM2.5 prior to the time when State 
plans addressing nonattainment of the standards are completed, so that 
States can rely on upwind reductions when developing plans for 
attaining the standards. The Bush Administration has proposed Clear 
Skies legislation that will help reduce interstate transport of 
pollution from the largest emitters in the power generation sector. 
This mandatory program would dramatically reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2), 
nitrogen oxides (NOx), and mercury by setting a national cap on 
emissions of each pollutant from power generators. Trading would 
provide sources with flexibility to reduce their emissions in most 
efficient and least costly way. EPA prefers to address the issue of 
transported pollution from power generators through Clear Skies 
legislation rather than rulemaking. Because enactment of legislation is 
inherently uncertain, in addition to promoting legislation EPA is 
initiating this rulemaking as a potential substitute to achieve part of 
what would be achieved by Clear Skies. Also, if analysis warrants, this 
rulemaking could supplement legislation by addressing categories of 
emissions sources not covered by the legislation. Further, EPA will 
conduct updated transport analyses t determine whether emission 
reductions beyond the already--promulgated NOx SIP Call (63 FR 57355) 
are warranted for purposes of the 8--hour ozone standard. Under the 
interstate transport rule, EPA would establish State--level emissions 
budgets for transported pollutants, and offer compliance flexibility in 
the form of an emissions trading program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4794.

Agency Contact: Scott Mathias, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD--15, C539--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5310
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: mathias.scott@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Paisie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--5556
Email: paisie.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL76

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3225. [bull] SECTION 126 RULE: LIFTING THE 8--HOUR STAY

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

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

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 29, 2004, Final.

Abstract: Section 126 of the CAA allows States to petition EPA for a 
finding that emissions from stationary sources in other States 
significantly contribute to nonattainment problems in the petitioning 
State. If EPA approves a petition, EPA would establish Federal 
requirements for the sources. In April 1999, EPA finalized action on 8 
petitions submitted by Northeastern States for purposes of mitigating 
interstate transport of NOx, one of the main precursors of ground--
level ozone. Subsequent court rulings caused EPA to stay the portion of 
the rule based on the 8--hour ozone standard. Now, the aforementioned 
court challenges have been resolved, enabling EPA to lift the stay on 
the 8--hour portion of the rule. This action would accomplish the 
removal of that stay.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4095.1. Split from RIN 2060--AH88.

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

RIN: 2060-AL79
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. [bull] AMENDMENT TO MARINE DIESEL RULE

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7621 et seq; 42 USC 7542 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In February 2003, we adopted emission standards for Category 
3 marine diesel engines. The changes to 40 CFR part 94 inadvertently 
displaced some of the provisions we had recently established for 
recreational marine diesel engines in November 2002. This direct final 
rule corrects these errors; these corrections are intended merely to 
replace regulatory text we originally adopted under each program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Direct Final Action             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4622.1. Split from RIN 2060--AJ98.

Agency Contact: Karl Simon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--1106
Email: simon.karl@epamail.epa.gov

Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4805
Fax: 734--214--4834
Email: stout.alan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL81
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. [bull] SECTION 126 RULE: WITHDRAWAL OF FINDINGS FOR SOURCES IN 
MICHIGAN

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52.34

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to petitions submitted by four Northeastern 
States, in January 2000, EPA issued the Section 126 Rule which required 
sources in Michigan and certain other States to reduce nitrogen oxides 
(NOx) emissions for the purpose of reducing interstate ozone transport. 
EPA coordinated the Section 126 Rule with another rule known as the NOx 
State implementation plan (SIP) Call, which also addresses ozone 
transport in the eastern half of the United States. EPA established a 
mechanism in the Section 126 Rule whereby the rule would be withdrawn 
for sources in a State if the State submitted, and EPA approved, a SIP 
that complied with the NOx SIP Call. 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 been delayed and the NOx 
SIP Call has been divided into two phases. Therefore, in a separate 
action, EPA recently proposed to revise the Section 126 Rule withdrawal 
provision so that it will continue to operate under these new 
circumstances. Under that proposal, where a State submits a NOx SIP 
that meets only Phase 1 of the NOx SIP Call, EPA would need to make a 
determination that the SIP controls the total group of Section 126 
sources to the same stringency as the Section 126 Rule would before the 
Section 126 Rule could be withdrawn. The EPA has reviewed and is in the 
process of approving the Michigan NOx SIP. In this current action, EPA 
is proposing that the SIP meets the newly proposed Section 126 Rule 
withdrawal criteria, and therefore, EPA is proposing to withdraw the 
redundant Section 126 Rule for sources in Michigan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local

Additional Information: SAN 4796.

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

Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539--
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--3292
Fax: 919 541--0824

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Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL83
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3228. [bull] LIFTING THE STAY OF THE 8--HOUR PORTION OF THE FINDINGS OF 
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING 
INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT (NOX SIP CALL)

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend a final rule EPA issued under section 
110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) related to interstate transport of 
pollutants. EPA is proposing to lift the stay of our findings in the 
nitrogen oxides State Implementation Plan Call (NOx SIP Call) contained 
in 40 CFR 51.121(a)(2), related to the 8--hour ozone national ambient 
air quality standards (NAAQS). The findings were stayed in a final rule 
published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2000 (65 FR 56245). 
This action does not create any new requirements; it merely 
reinstitutes a requirement of the NOx SIP Call that had previously been 
stayed. The background on the NOx SIP Call and the aforementioned stay 
are as follows: In the final NOx SIP Call, EPA found that emissions of 
NOx from 22 States and the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred 
to as 23 States) significantly contribute to downwind areas' 
nonattainment of the 1--hour ozone NAAQS. EPA also separately found 
that NOx emissions from the same 23 States significantly contribute to 
downwind nonattainment of the 8--hour ozone NAAQS. Subsequently, the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. 
Circuit) remanded the 8--hour ozone NAAQS. [American Trucking 
Associations, Inc. v. EPA, 175 F.3d 1027 on rehearing 195 F.3d 4 (D.C. 
Cir. 1999).] EPA stayed the 8--hour basis of the NOx SIP Call rule 
based on the uncertainty created by the D.C. Circuit's decision. EPA 
have now completed the actions necessary to address the aforementioned 
remand, and therefore is now conducting rulemaking to lift the stay.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4797.

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

Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539--
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--3292
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL84
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. [bull] DEFERRAL OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONATTAINMENT DESIGNATIONS 
FOR 8--HOUR OZONE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EARLY 
ACTION COMPACT AREAS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7407; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to defer the effective date of nonattainment 
air quality designations for ``Early Action Compact Areas'' that are 
violating the 8--hour ozone national ambient air quality standard, but 
have agreed to reduce ground--level ozone pollution earlier than the 
Clean Air Act requires. This proposal establishes the first of three 
dates by which EPA would defer the effective date of nonattainment 
designations for any of these areas that continues to meet all compact 
milestones. In a separate action, EPA will designate these areas 
``nonattainment'' by April 15, 2004; however, as long as Early Action 
Compact areas meet agreed--upon milestones, the impact of nonattainment 
designation for the 8--hour ozone standard will be deferred until 
September 30, 2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4798.

Agency Contact: 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

Valerie Broadwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--3310
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: broadwell.valerie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL85
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. [bull] AMENDMENTS TO THE PHASE 2 REQUIREMENTS FOR SPARK--IGNITION 
NONROAD ENGINES LESS THAN 19 KILOWATTS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7547

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA adopted phase 2 requirements for small (less than 19 
kilowatts) spark--ignition (gasoline) nonroad engines in March 1999 and 
April 2000. The Phase 2 requirements are being phased--in between 2001 
and 2007. (The majority of the engines covered by these regulations are 
used in lawn and garden applications.) In February 2003, the Outdoor 
Power Equipment Institute, a trade group representing engine 
manufacturers, petitioned EPA and requested several changes to the 
phase 2 regulations. This rulemaking includes several amendments to the 
phase 2 requirements intended to ensure a smooth transition to the 
phase 2 standards for engine manufacturers. The amendments contain a 
number of changes to the averaging, banking, and

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trading program and to the certification process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Direct Final Action             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4801.

Agency Contact: Philip Carlson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, ASD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4270
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: carlson.philip@epamail.epa.gov

Glenn Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734--214--4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL88
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. [bull] AMENDMENTS TO LEATHER FINISHING NESHAP

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 27, 2002, EPA promulgated National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Leather 
Finishing Operations industry. EPA was subsequently petitioned by two 
affected facilities concerning the definition of specialty leather. EPA 
has engaged in negotiations with these facilities concerning the 
definition and is issuing these technical corrections to address the 
concerns. The amendments to the rule will clarify the definition of 
specialty leather and provide a means of determining what kinds of 
leather meet the definition of specialty leather.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN 4802.

Agency Contact: William Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5032
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL89
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND EXPORT; CORRECTION

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Although an allowance allocation system for controlling 
hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) production, import, and export was 
established with publication of the final rule on January 21, 2003 (SAN 
4120, RIN 2060--AH67), several issues associated with that system have 
arisen that need to be amended for clarity and consistency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4804.

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

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL90
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3233. [bull] AMENDMENTS TO THE NESHAP FOR CELLULOSE PRODUCTS 
MANUFACTURING

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 11, 2002, EPA promulgated National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Cellulose Products 
Manufacturing industry. The EPA was subsequently petitioned by two 
affected facilities concerning several issues. The EPA has engaged in 
negotiations with these facilities concerning the issues and is issuing 
these amendments to address the concerns. The amendments clarify 
several definitions and provide clearer and consistent directions on 
complying with the standards.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN 4808.

Agency Contact: William Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5032
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL91

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3234. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING 
EMERGENCY USES OF METHYL BROMIDE

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

Legal Authority: PL 105--277, sec 764

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol on 
substances that deplete the ozone layer, this rule will seek to create 
an exemption for emergency uses of methyl bromide, an ozone depleting 
substance, after the phase--out date of 2005. This exemption will be 
limited to no more than 20 metric tons per emergency event. This is a 
deregulatory action that will decrease burden on producers, importers, 
distributors and applicators of methyl bromide as well as end--users of 
methyl bromide who are growers and owners of stored food products while 
still achieving the environmental objectives of the program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4819.

Agency Contact: Kate Choban, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9295
Fax: 202 565--2155
Email: choban.kate@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AL94
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3235. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: QUANTITY ALLOCATION OF 
METHYL BROMIDE AFTER THE PHASEOUT FOR CRITICAL USE EXEMPTIONS

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

Legal Authority: PL 105--277, sec 764

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol on 
substances that deplete the ozone layer, this rule will seek to 
allocate quantities of methyl bromide for critical use exemptions to 
entities within the United States based on amounts of methyl bromide 
authorized by the parties to the Montreal Protocol for use after the 
2005 phase--out date. This action is a deregulatory action that will 
reduce burden on producers, importers, distributors and applicators of 
methyl bromide as well as end--users of methyl bromide who are growers 
and owners of stored food products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4820.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL95
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3236. [bull] FIVE--YEAR REVIEW OF MACT STANDARDS FOR LARGE MWC

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 30, 2004, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2006, Final.

Abstract: Under section 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA is required 
to adopt and implement maximum achievable control technology (MACT) 
standards for both new and existing large municipal waste combustion 
units (MWC). Those MACT standards have been adopted and fully 
implemented with all retrofits completed. Section 129(a)(5)of the CAA 
requires EPA to review and, if necessary, revise those standards every 
5 years. This rulemaking addresses those requirements and is the first 
5--year review of the MACT standards. Implementation of these MACT 
standards has been highly effective and has reduced dioxin/furan 
emissions by more than 99 percent since 1990 and mercury emissions by 
more than 95 percent since 1990. Similar reductions have occurred for 
other CAA section 129 pollutants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4829.

Agency Contact: Walt Stevenson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C--439--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5264
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: stevenson.walt@epamail.epa.gov

Robert Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C--
439--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL97

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3237. [bull] ALTERNATIVE WORK PRACTICE FOR LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60, subpart GGG

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend existing regulations controlling 
emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from oil refineries under 
Clean Air Act section 111. These regulations are codified at 40 CFR 
part 60, subpart GGG. These regulations require periodic leak detection 
and repair (LDAR) of pumps and valves. The current work practice 
requires each pump and valve to be individually monitored for leaks. 
Refineries have had LDAR programs in place for nearly 20 years and view 
them as burdensome because they are labor intensive. Newer laser based 
monitoring technology is being developed which will detect leaks at a 
reduced costs because of the ability to monitor multiple components at 
one time. This rule would amend the existing regulations which affect 
refineries to enable the plant operators to use the new technology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4830.

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--0837
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5674
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL98
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3238. SOURCE--SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; NAVAJO NATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 49 CFR 123

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/08/99                    64 FR 48725
Notice                          01/26/00                     65 FR 4244
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4315. Formerly listed as RIN 2060--AI79

Agency Contact: Doug McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office San Francisco, AIR8, San Francisco, CA 94105--3901
Phone: 415--744--1246
Email: mcdaniel.doug@epamail.epa.gov

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office San 
Francisco, AIR1, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 520--498--0118
Fax: 520--498--1333
Email: mckaughan.colleen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2009-AA00
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3239. SOURCE--SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/08/99                    64 FR 48731
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3569. NPRM-- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/
EPA--; AIR/1999/September/Day--08 /a23277.htm.; Formerly listed as RIN 
2060--AF42

Agency Contact: Doug McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office San Francisco, AIR8, San Francisco, CA 94105--3901
Phone: 415--744--1246
Email: mcdaniel.doug@epamail.epa.gov

Colleen McKaughan, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office San 
Francisco, AIR1, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 520--498--0118
Fax: 520--498--1333
Email: mckaughan.colleen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2009-AA01

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3240. 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, June 21, 2004, Other.

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                            07/31/03                    68 FR 45124
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4755.

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

RIN: 2050-AF09
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3241. 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) or (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 
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               08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4768.

Agency Contact: Eleanord Thornton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9773
Fax: 202 565--2065
Email: thornton.eleanord@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK81

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3242. 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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4532.

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

Agency Contact: Trina Vallion, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OTAQ/CCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4449
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: vallion.trina@epa.gov

Daniel Harrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
OTAQ/CCd, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214--4281
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: harrison.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ62
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3243. 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
Notice of Data Availability     09/08/03                    68 FR 52934
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3470.1. Split from RIN 2060--AF01.

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304--02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--0832
Fax: 919 541--0044
Email: coulter.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Tikvart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, D243--
01, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5562
Email: tikvart.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK60
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3244. 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, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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

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CAA. The combustion turbine MACT was published in the Federal Register 
on January 14, 2003. A public hearing was held on January 29, 2003 and 
the public comment period closed on February 28, 2003. Comments and 
data received during the comment period resulted in a reanalysis of the 
MACT floor and MACT for different subcategories. Subcategories based on 
fuel were developed (oil and natural gas) in response to public 
comments. A delisting petition for some combustion turbine 
subcategories was sent to EPA on August 28, 2002. The subcategory list 
and the regulation will be revised if these combustion turbine 
subcategories are delisted. The final combustion turbine MACT will be 
signed by the Administrator in August 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/03                     68 FR 1888
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Robert Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C--
439--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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3245. 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, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3343. EPA is required to promulgate 
standards for all of the source categories listed in accordance with 
section 112(e) by November 15, 2000.

Agency Contact: 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@epamail.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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3246. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE82
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3247. NESHAP: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

RIN: 2060-AG63
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3248. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

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

RIN: 2060-AG69
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3249. 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, NPRM.

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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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3452.1. Split from RIN 2060--AE82.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK59
_______________________________________________________________________




3250. 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                            09/03/03                    68 FR 52373
NPRM Comment Period End         10/03/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4683.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--3356
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: sanders.dave@epa.gov

William 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3251. 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 2915.

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D243--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5242
Fax: 919 541--1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epamail.epa.gov

Frederick Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--2707
Email: thompson.frederick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3252. 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

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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                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3900.

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, D243--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--1062
Fax: 919 541--1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epamail.epa.gov

Frederick Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--2707
Email: thompson.frederick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3253. 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 U.S. 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 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                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--3347
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ16
_______________________________________________________________________




3254. IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8--HOUR OZONE NAAQS

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

RIN: 2060-AJ99
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. 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, SOCMI Wastewater and app J; 40 CFR 63, app C

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supp NPRM 1                     10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supp NPRM 2                     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 3380.

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--4516
Fax: 919 541--0246
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

Kent 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. 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, Final.

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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               05/08/03                    68 FR 24692
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3958.

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D243--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5242
Fax: 919 541--1039
Email: ricks.solomon@epamail.epa.gov

Frederick Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--2707
Email: thompson.frederick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdt                   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 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, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5416
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ53
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. 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 
(aubparts 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

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdmt                  10/16/02                    67 FR 64014
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. 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

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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                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4605.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Daniel Bivins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205--02, MD--19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5244
Fax: 919 541--0516
Email: bivins.dan@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ88
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. 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               04/14/03                    68 FR 18003
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     05/28/03                    68 FR 31611
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4681.

Sectors Affected: 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 
2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 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@epamail.epa.gov

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK35
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. NESHAP: MERCURY CELL CHLOR--ALKALI PLANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3449.

Agency Contact: Iliam 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS

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

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. 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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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

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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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 3825.

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

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5580
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: teal.kim@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. 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, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3826.

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

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5580
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: teal.kim@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. 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, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C 
504--05, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5596
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. 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, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

Abstract: This action will result in the reduction of hazardous air 
pollutants emitted by the metal can industry.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/15/03                     68 FR 2110
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3906.

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

Agency Contact: Paul 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, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG96
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3267. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT--DUTY TRUCKS

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

RIN: 2060-AG99
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3268. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 3924.

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2910
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: melton.lula@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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 sites 
are exempt from rule requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/02                    67 FR 49398
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 3968.

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--3078
Fax: 919 541--0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2421
Fax: 919 541--0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. 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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3971.

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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

Kent 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
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3271. 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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4115.

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

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5289
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. 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, NPRM.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4107. This action will be covered under 
Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products, SAN 3825, RIN 2060--AG56.

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, C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5580
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: teal.kim@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH78
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3273. 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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 4380. There are eight taconite processing

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facilities in the U.S.; six are located in Minnesota and two are 
located in Michigan. The MACT standard for this industry group will be 
shared between EPA and the State of Minnesota. State regulations 
currently in place include both air emissions limitations and 
prohibition of effluent discharge to Great Lakes waters, and both air 
and water monitoring requirements. Other existing Federal regulations 
may be affected under RCRA and TSCA.

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--1512
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: chin.conrad@epamail.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
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3274. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdt                   01/16/02                     67 FR 2286
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4426.

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5135
Fax: 919 541--0516
Email: driscoll.tom@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES -- AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart R

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On December 14, 1994, EPA promulgated National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Gasoline 
Distribution Facilities (59 FR 64318). These standards are codified at 
40 CFR part 63, subpart R. This action will amend that rule by adding a 
DOT test method as an alternative for measuring emissions from 
railcars. This method came to EPA's attention subsequent to 
promulgation of the original rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/20/02                    67 FR 59434
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2421
Fax: 919 541--0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ42
_______________________________________________________________________




3276. 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
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn     02/06/03                     68 FR 6082
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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: Bob 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@epamail.epa.gov

Kent 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

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3277. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, Final.
Final, Judicial, August 29, 2003, Final.

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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4685.

Agency Contact: Iliam 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. NESHAP: HAZARDOUS ORGANIC NESHAP (HON) AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 ``CAA 112''

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4712.

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5416
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK49
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. NESHAP FOR PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION PLANTS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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                            03/17/03                    68 FR 12645
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4713.

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919--541--2837
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5674
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK50
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. 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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NESHAP for Petroleum Refineriesis 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 
additional complicance options 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 Action             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4714.

Agency Contact: Bob 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@epamail.epa.gov

K. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdt                   05/15/03                    68 FR 26249
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5674
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK54
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. 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               12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4763.

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5267
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK80
_______________________________________________________________________




3283. 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

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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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4464. Split from RIN 2060--AH88.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--3347
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. 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. The 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/04/03                    68 FR 16644
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4689.

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

Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539--
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--3292
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK41
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. 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 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

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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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4441.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 321 Wood Product 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ28
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3286. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS: RESPONSE TO MARCH 2, 1999, 
COURT DECISION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdt                   06/30/03                     68 FR 3904
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4340.

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214--4283
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. EXPANDED DEFINITIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE--FUELED VEHICLES AND ENGINES 
MEETING LOW--EMISSION VEHICLE EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
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 4030.

Agency Contact: Joe Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9034
Fax: 202 565--2085
Email: sopata.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. 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

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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             05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4604.

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4287
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

Patrice Simms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5593
Email: simms.patrice@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ82
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is finalizing actions to reduce emissions from highway 
motorcycles, which currently are subject to existing emission standards 
that were put in place over 20 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 
hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions that reflect this progress. 
The final standards are consistent with standards California has 
recently promulgated, thereby creating the opportunity to industry to 
produce and market products nationwide. EPA proposed new emission 
standards for highway motorcycles on August 14, 2002 (67 FR 53050), in 
a proposal that also included a proposal for evaporative emission 
standards for marine vessels that use spark--ignition engines. The 
final rule now involves only new emission standards for highway 
motorcycles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/02                    67 FR 53050
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4626. Split from RIN 2060--AI11.

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

Agency Contact: Roberts French, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4380
Fax: 734 214--4050
Email: french.roberts@epamail.epa.gov

Glenn Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734--214--4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ90
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NONROAD DIESEL ENGINES 
AND FUEL

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 120 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AK27
_______________________________________________________________________




3291. 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 2665.

Agency Contact: Joe Sopota, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6405J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--9034

RIN: 2060-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF SUBSTITUTES FOR 
OZONE--DEPLETING SUBSTANCES: N--PROPYL BROMIDE

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

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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 and adhesives end 
uses. This would provide another alternative to solvents with higher 
ozone depletion potential that industry is interested in using. 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                            06/03/03                    68 FR 33283
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4599. Split from RIN 2060--AJ58. The 
previous ANPRM was under SAN No. 3525.

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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK26
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: BAN ON TRADE OF METHYL BROMIDE 
TO NONPARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7671 to 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 Action             01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4756.

Agency Contact: Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--3514
Fax: 202--564--2155
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK67
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the rule on refrigerant recycling, 
promulgated under section 608 of the Clean Air Act to clarify how the 
statutory venting prohibition of the act applies to refrigerants that 
are used as substitutes for CFC and HCFC ozone--depleting refrigerants. 
It also exempts certain substitute refrigerants from the prohibition on 
the basis of current evidence that their release does not pose a threat 
to the environment. In addition, EPA is extending the refrigerant sales 
restriction to substitute refrigerants that consist of an ozone--
depleting substance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/11/98                    63 FR 32044
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. 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

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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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4487. EPA Region 10 would be responsible 
for implementing and enforcing these proposed rules. Tribes can choose 
to assist EPA or take over responsibility for their reservations, and 
EPA would provide funding to tribes through grants to support their 
efforts.

Agency Contact: Regina Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office Seattle, OAQ--107, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553--1498
Fax: 206 553--0110
Email: thompson.regina@epamail.epa.gov

Bonnie Thie, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office Seattle, 
OAQ--107, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 206--553--1189
Fax: 206 553--0110
Email: thie.bonnie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2012-AA01
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3296. 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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4254.

Agency Contact: William 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. RESCINDING FINDING THAT PREEXISTING PM10 STANDARDS NO LONGER 
APPLICABLE IN NORTHERN ADA COUNTY/BOISE, IDAHO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA had previously taken action to revoke the PM--10 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Boise/Ada County 
area in anticipation that a revised PM--10 NAAQS would soon be in 
place. However, the DC Circuit court subsequently vacated the revised 
PM--10 NAAQS, the effectiveness of which served as the underlying basis 
for EPA's decision to revoke the preexisting 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. On 
July 30, 2003 a Feferal Register notice was published proposing to 
rescind the finding that the 1987 PM10 NAAQS are not applicable in the 
Ada County/Boise, Idaho area, and simultaneously, to approve a PM10 SIP 
maintenance plan for the Ada County/Boise Idaho area and to redesignate 
the area from nonattainment to attainment. There will be a 30--day 
comment period. Written comments must be received on or before August 
29, 2003. Under the settlement agreement, we must sign and forward to 
the Federal Register office our final action by September 30, 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1                          06/26/00                    65 FR 39321
Notice                          07/26/00                    65 FR 45953
NPRM                            07/30/03                    68 FR 44715
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. COMPILATION OF SOURCE--SPECIFIC ALTERNATIVE METHODS BEING APPROVED 
FOR SOURCE--CATEGORY WIDE APPLICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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               11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4548.

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

Connie Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--7774

RIN: 2060-AJ84
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. 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, Final.

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 Action             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4621.

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4287
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

Paul Cort, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, ORC2, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 415--972--3921
Fax: 415--972--3570
Email: cort.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ97
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3300. 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             12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4634.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Anne--Marie 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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9022
Fax: 202 565--2085
Email: kortum.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK04
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3301. REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF THE SUFFICIENCY MONITORING 
REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS

Priority: Other 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 these rulemakings 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, these rulemakings 
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). The suspension and removal will codify the Administrator's 
interpretation of the title V monitoring requirements as set forth in 
two adjudicatory orders issued in 2000 in response to petitions to 
object to title V permits (the Pacificorp and Fort James orders) and 
will be consistent

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with two prior decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District 
of Columbia Circuit concerning the title V monitoring requirements. We 
are undertaking these rulemakings consistent with the defense of 
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 believes that 
suspension and removal of the prefatory language will de--link the 
sufficiency monitoring requirement from the separate periodic 
monitoring requirement, and thus, make more clear the distinction 
between the two requirements. Specifically, this rulemaking will 
clarify that where an applicable requirement does not require any 
periodic testing or monitoring, permit conditions are required to 
establish ``periodic monitoring sufficient to yield reliable data from 
the relevant time period that are representative of the source's 
compliance with the permit'' under section 70.6(a)(3)(i)(B) or section 
71.6(a)(3). Where the applicable requirement already requires 
``periodic'' testing or monitoring but that monitoring is not 
sufficient to assure compliance, the separate regulatory standard at 
section 70.6(c)(1) or section 71.6(c)(1) applies instead to require 
monitoring ``sufficient to assure compliance.'' 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. The EPA expects to consider comments on these 
other monitoring issues during a separate, future notice--and--comment 
rulemaking. The rulemakings simply clarify existing requirements, 
rather than impose new requirements. Any future rulemaking actions on 
the scope of sufficiency monitoring 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.'' In addition, all such rulemaking actions have been found not 
to be economically significant, and they will not result in additional 
costs to State, local, or tribal governments, or to the private sector.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/02                    67 FR 58561
Interim Final Action            09/17/02                    67 FR 58529
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK29
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3302. 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 Withdrwal 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 actvities past and present.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4686.

Agency Contact: Ray Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4625
Fax: 202 565--2062
Email: lee.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK39
_______________________________________________________________________




3303. 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 Action             11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 73607]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4722.

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4287
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

John Hannon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5563
Email: hannon.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK56
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. AMENDMENTS TO THE REQUIREMENTS ON VARIABILITY IN THE COMPOSITION 
OF ADDITIVES CERTIFIED UNDER THE GASOLINE DEPOSIT CONTROL PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 30, 2001, Other.

Abstract: A direct final rule and parallel notice of proposed 
rulemaking were 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 4557.1. Split from RIN 2060--AJ69. Action 
is consistent with Settlement Agreement signed with American Chemistry 
Council in January 2000, which became final in August, 2000 (no 
comments were received in the public notice and comment). ACC v. EPA, 
D.C. Cir. No. 94--1778 (consol).

Sectors Affected: 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jeff Herzog, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4227
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

Andrea Medici, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
ARLO/PTSLO, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5634
Fax: 202 564--5653
Email: medici.andrea@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK62
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES; ADDENDUM TO 
SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE TIER 2/GASOLINE SULFUR REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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               06/12/02                    67 FR 40169
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4569.1. Split from RIN 2060--AJ71.

Sectors Affected: 336111 Automobile Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck 
and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mary Manners, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4873
Fax: 734 214--4051
Email: manners.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Moran, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734--214--4781
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK63
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. 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 Action             11/00/03

[[Page 73608]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4706.

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4287
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

Patrice Simms, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5593
Email: simms.patrice@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK69
_______________________________________________________________________




3307. 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 Partial                   12/31/97                    62 FR 68196
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3308. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
CERTIFICATION OF RECOVERY AND RECOVERY/RECYCLING EQUIPMENT INTENDED FOR 
USE WITH SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the rule on refrigerant recycling equipment 
intended for use with Substitute Refrigerants: EPA is amending the rule 
on refrigerant recycling, promulgated under section 608 of the Clean 
Air Act, to clarify how the requirements of section 608 extend to 
refrigerant recovery and/or recycling equipment intended for use with 
substitutes for CFC and HCFC refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/11/98                    63 FR 32044
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3560.1. Split from RIN 2060--AF37.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL77
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. [bull] REVISIONS TO FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM FEE PAYMENT 
DEADLINES FOR CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL SOURCES

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 42 CFR 71.9(f)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is taking final action to amend the Federal Operating 
Permits Program to extend the date by which state--exempt major 
agricultural sources in California must pay fees and to allow their 
permit applications to be considered complete even though fees will not 
be paid at the time the applications are due. This action allows EPA to 
process the applications and issue permits while the Agency computes a 
fee amount based on the cost of administering the permits program for 
these sources. The amendments extend the due date for submitting 
operating permit fees to EPA until May 14, 2004 for agricultural 
sources that are major sources subject to title V but are not being 
permitted by 34 Clean Air Act title V operating permits programs in the 
State of California.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/03                    68 FR 25548
Direct Final Action             05/13/03                    68 FR 25507
Withdrawal of Direct Final      06/27/03                    68 FR 38197
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 73609]]

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 4791.

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--3189
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: carraway.candace@epamail.epa.gov

David Wampler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
AIR3, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 415--972--3975
Fax: 415--947--3579
Email: wampler.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL82
_______________________________________________________________________




3310. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL 
USE ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2004

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: With this action, EPA will be allocating essential--use 
allowances for import and production of class I stratospheric ozone 
depleting substances (ODSs) for calendar year 2004. Essential--use 
allowances permit a person to obtain controlled class I ODSs as an 
exemption to the January 1, 1996 regulatory phase--out of class I ODS 
solely for the designated essential purpose. This regulation will 
allocate essential use allowances for CFCs for use in metered dose 
inhalers for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive lung 
disease, and methyl chloroform for use in the space shuttle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4833. The final rule must be published by 
January 1, 2004, in order for the pharmaceutical companies that produce 
metered dose inhalers to have access to CFCs in a timely manner. We 
plan to publish the proposal in early October.

Agency Contact: Scott Monroe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9712
Email: monroe.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM01
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. [bull] AIR QUALITY DESIGNATIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS FOR THE 8--
HOUR OZONE NAAQS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7407, 7501--7515,7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 81

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April 15, 2004, Final.

Abstract: In 1997, EPA promulgated the revised National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. This action is intended to 
promulgate designations and classifications for areas across the 
country as attainment/unclassifiable or nonattainment. The CAA defines 
a nonattainment area to include the area that is violating the NAAQS 
and any nearby areas that are contributing to the violation of the 
NAAQS. The process for designations following promulgation of a NAAQS 
is contained in Section 107(d)(1) of the CAA. EPA requested States and 
Tribes to make recommendations regarding attainment of their areas by 
July 15, 2004. EPA will review the recommended designations and may 
make modifications as deemed necessary to such recommendations. If EPA 
determines that a modification is needed, the EPA will notify the State 
and Tribes no later than 120 days prior to promulgating final 
designations, which provides an opportunity for States and Tribes to 
defend their recommended positions. In cases where the States or Tribes 
do not submit recommendations, EPA will promulgate the designations for 
areas it deems appropriate. Final ozone designations will be 
promulgated on April 15, 2004

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4839.

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504--02, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541--5246
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov

Sharon Reinders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541--5284
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: reinders.sharon@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM03
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
AMENDED LEAK REPAIR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATION AND AIR--CONDITIONING 
EQUIPMENT

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the leak repair requirements for commercial, 
comfort cooling, and industrial process refrigeration appliances, 
promulgated under section 608 of the Clean Air Act. This rule will 
address methods to calculate leak rates, amend definitions concerning 
leak repair, and clarify how the leak repair requirements of section 
608 extend to appliances using refrigerants that are substitutes for 
CFC and HCFC refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/11/98                    63 FR 32044
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 73610]]

Additional Information: SAN 3560.2. Split from RIN 2060. Split from RIN 
2060--AF37.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM05
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. PROJECT XL SITE--SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR ANDERSEN CORPORATION'S 
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 reveiws 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                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, E14302, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5421
Email: beck.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA21
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3314. [bull] NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
SITE--SPECIFIC REGULATION FOR PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA IN 
TOMAHAWK, WISCONSIN

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.443; 40 CFR 63.457; 40 CFR 63.453

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This site specific regulation will allow Packaging 
Corporation of America (PCA) to operate its semi--chemical pulp and 
paper mill with an alternative control technology for its hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs). This alternative treatment has been approved by the 
EPA and its use will be conducted as a pilot project under the May 5, 
1998, Joint State/EPA Agreement to Pursue Regulatory Innovation. An 
applicable federal air rule requires semi--chemical pulp and paper 
mills to collect and incinerate their vent gases. As an alternative 
treatment, PCA will collect and hard--pipe vent gas condensates to 
their on--site wastewater treatment plant. The vent gas condensates 
contain a large proportion of the vent gas HAPs, and the HAPs are 
effectively treated in the wastewater treatment plant. PCA has agreed 
to accept as an enforceable limit a methanol destruction rate of 
approximately two times the amount of methanol that would be destroyed 
with the technology prescribed in the federal air rule. Methanol is an 
appropriate surrogate for the total HAPs in the vent gases. Data from a 
full scale treatability study conducted by PCA in June 2001 indicate 
that the alternative treatment technology may be capable of achieving 
approximately five times greater methanol treatment than prescribed in 
the air rule, although PCA will not have to commit to achieving this 
greater destruction rate.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4816.

Agency Contact: Eileen Furey, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, C--14J, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312--886--7950
Fax: 312--886--0747
Email: furey.eileen@epamail.epa.gov

Eaton Weiler, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, C--14J, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312--886--6041
Fax: 312--886--0747
Email: weiler.eaton@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA33
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3315. 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, Final.

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 enission 
standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

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Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4695.

Sectors Affected: 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5499
Fax: 919 658--3186
Email: manning.elaine@epamail.epa.gov

K.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-AK68
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3316. 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 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE95
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3317. 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 5--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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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

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Fax: 202 564--8444
Email: franklin.kathy@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE96
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3318. 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, Final.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4266.

Agency Contact: David McKee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5288
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

Harvey Richmond, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5271
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: richmond.harvey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI43
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3319. 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: NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 2005, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 2005, Final.

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) 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. As 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 considered 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 4255.

Agency Contact: Mary 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, 
C539--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5274
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI44
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3320. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (RESPONSE TO REMAND)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409 ``CAA 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

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notice stated that EPA would shortly propose a new implementation 
strategy to assist States in addressing short--term peaks of sulfur 
dioxide. The new implementation strategy -- the Intervention Level 
Program -- was proposed on January 2, 1997. In July 1996, the American 
Lung Association and the Environmental Defense Fund petitioned the U.S. 
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for a judicial review of EPA's 
decision not to establish a new 5--minute NAAQS. On January 30, 1998, 
the court found that EPA did not adequately explain its decision and 
remanded the case so EPA could explain its rationale more fully. EPA 
published a schedule for responding to the remand in the May 5, 1998 
Federal Register. Since that notice, EPA has continued to work on the 
proposed response to the remand by reviewing additional SO2 air quality 
information. EPA published an informational notice in the Federal 
Register on January 9, 2001 (66 FR 1665). EPA conducted monitoring to 
evaluate sources of SO2 peaks and is currently analyzing these data.. 
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 impl--51             03/07/95                    60 FR 12492
Final Original                  05/22/96                    61 FR 25566
NPRM rev. NAAQS impl            01/02/97                      62 FR 210
Notice                          05/05/98                    63 FR 24782
Informational Notice            01/09/01                     66 FR 1665
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 1002.

Agency Contact: Susan Stone, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--1146
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: stone.susan@epamail.epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5274
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AA61
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3321. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdt                   03/00/05
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 2841.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5289
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.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
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3322. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          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 3751.

Agency Contact: Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5251
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: porter.fred@epamail.epa.gov

Bob 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-AG31

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3323. 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 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01
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3324. 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

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                           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 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
Final 2                         05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
NPRM 3                          05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Notice 5                        09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final 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 7                 01/26/99                     64 FR 3861
Interim Final 8                 01/26/99                     64 FR 3865
ANPRM 9                         02/18/99                     64 FR 8043
NPRM 6                          02/18/99                     64 FR 8038
Final 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 6                         04/26/00                    65 FR 24387
Notice 13                       06/19/00                    65 FR 37900
NPRM 10                         07/11/00                    65 FR 42653
Notice 14                       12/18/00                    65 FR 78977
Correction Notice 14            03/07/01                    66 FR 13655
Notice 15                       05/23/01                    66 FR 28408
DF Rescind Rule                 01/29/02                     67 FR 4185
DF Rescind Foams Corr.          07/22/02                    67 FR 47703
Notice 16                       12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Jeff Cohen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--0135
Fax: 202--565--2095
Email: cohen.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG12
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3325. 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, NPRM.

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. 
(Note: The FIPs discussed here would apply to all elements of the NOx 
SIP call that were

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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 would be prepared for those.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/21/98                    63 FR 56393
Findings Action                 12/26/00                    65 FR 81366
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4096.

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

Agency Contact: Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--02, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. 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, Final.

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 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, C439--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5674
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK08
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3327. 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, Final.

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 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@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK13
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. 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, Final.

Abstract: A national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP)

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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 4660.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5289
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. 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.

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 4661.

Sectors Affected: 483 Water Transportation

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--0837
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5674
Fax: 919 541--0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK17
_______________________________________________________________________




3330. 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 4662.

Sectors Affected: 81232 Drycleaning and Laundry Services (except Coin-
Operated)

Agency Contact: Rhea Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2940
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: jones.rhea@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK18
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. 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, Final.

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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4665.

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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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. 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, Final.

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 4666.

Sectors Affected: 336611 Ship Building and Repairing

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2379
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK20
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. 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, Final.

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.

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 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@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK21
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. 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, Final.

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 4668.

Sectors Affected: 335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment 
and Component Manufacturing; 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated 
Metal Product Manufacturing; 336999 All Other Transportation Equipment 
Manufacturing; 337124 Metal Household Furniture Manufacturing; 332116 
Metal Stamping; 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing; 336 Transportation 
Equipment 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@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK22

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3335. 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, Final.

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 4669.

Sectors Affected: 334613 Magnetic and Optical Recording Media 
Manufacturing; 33461 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical 
Media

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@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK23
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. 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, Final.

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 4664.

Sectors Affected: 322221 Coated and Laminated Packaging Paper and 
Plastics Film Manufacturing; 322222 Coated and Laminated Paper 
Manufacturing; 323112 Commercial Flexographic Printing; 323111 
Commercial Gravure Printing; 322212 Folding Paperboard Box 
Manufacturing; 322225 Laminated Aluminum Foil Manufacturing for 
Flexible Packaging Uses; 323119 Other Commercial Printing; 322223 
Plastics, Foil, and Coated Paper Bag 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@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK24
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. 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, Final.

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 4663.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Bob 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@epamail.epa.gov

K. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3338. 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, Final.

Abstract: A national emission standard for chromium emissions from hard 
and

[[Page 73619]]

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 4750.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5289
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3339. 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 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 proided in the CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4782.

Agency Contact: William Boyes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--7538
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: boyes.william@epamail.epa.gov

David Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK84
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. 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, Final.

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK12

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3341. 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, Final.

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 4659.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5416
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK14
_______________________________________________________________________




3342. 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, Final.

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 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

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK15
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. 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, Final.

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

Timetable:
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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 4383. There is a different statutory 
deadline associated with each petition based on the date of receipt by 
EPA: New Jersey -- 12/14/99, Maryland -- 01/01/00, Delaware -- 02/10/
00, District of Columbia -- 03/07/00

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--3347
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.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
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3344. 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

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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               08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3910.

Agency Contact: David Good, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4450
Email: good.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. 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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/13/01                    66 FR 31978
NPRM ECP                        07/27/01                    66 FR 39123
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4682. Split from RIN 2060--AJ43.

Sectors Affected: 221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Dwight Alpern, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6204N, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9151
Fax: 202--565--2141
Email: alpern.dwight@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK36
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. 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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. 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 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK46

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3348. 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                            12/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3263.

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734--214--4928
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3349. 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                            11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3917.

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214--4283
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUOUS PARAMETER MONITORING 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 Appendix B; 40 CFR 60 Appendix 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                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--5635
Fax: 919 541--0516
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ86
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. 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

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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 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 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@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5795
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK42
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. 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 monioring, 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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4783.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal 
Product Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 
333 Machinery Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product 
Manufacturing; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products 
Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 
Primary Metal Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support 
Activities; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 221 Utilities; 
321 Wood Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5135
Fax: 919 541--0516
Email: driscoll.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
EN--341W, D205--02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919--541--5635
Fax: 919 541--0516
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK85
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3353. [bull] CONSIDERATION OF INDUSTRY PETITION TO REMOVE THE TWO--PIECE 
CAN SUBCATEGORY FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT SOURCE 
CATEGORY LIST

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

Legal Authority: 42 CFR 63

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has received a petition to remove the two--piece 
can subcategory from the Metal Can Surface Coating source category, 
which is on the list of hazardous air pollutant source categories 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 
Federal Register, allowing the opportunity for public comment. If the

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Agency denies the petition, a notice of denial will be published in the 
Federal Register providing an explanation of the denial. The Can 
Manufactures Association submitted the petition on November 4, 1996, 
and provided additional materials through April 4, 1999. At that time 
we determined the petition was complete. A final decision on the merits 
of the petition has been delayed due to outstanding toxicological 
issues regarding two pollutants (formaldehyde and ethylene glycol 
monobutyl ether (EGBE)), and due to a technically weak ecological 
assessment prepared by the petitioner. Issues with formaldehyde and 
EGBE should be resolved soon and we are still awaiting an updated 
ecological assessment from the petitioner.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                           To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4799.

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2962
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

David Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL86
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. [bull] CONSIDERATION OF INDUSTRY PETITION TO REMOVE ETHYLENE 
GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT LIST OF HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency received a petition to remove Ethylene Glycol 
Monobutyl ether (EGBE, 2--Butoxyethanol) from the American Chemistry 
Council on August 29, 1997, with additional submittals through December 
21, 1998. This action will address that petition. A final decision on 
the petition will involve the resolution of toxicological issues with 
EGBE, including whether or not it is a human carcinogen. The 
institutional structure under which the petition will be considered is 
as follows: 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. 
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 
recommends to the Administrator whether to grant the petition. If the 
Administrator decides to grant a petition, we propose a rule 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 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                           To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4800.

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--2962
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

David Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL87
_______________________________________________________________________




3355. [bull] CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR 
VEHICLES: ON--BOARD DIAGNOSTIC REQUIRMENTS FOR HEAVY--DUTY ENGINES AND 
VEHICLES ABOVE 14,000 POUNDS AND IN--USE, NOT--TO--EXCEED EMISSION 
STANDARD TESTI

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to establish on--board diagnostic (OBD) 
requirements for heavy--duty on--highway and non--road vehicles and 
engines greater than 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. This action 
will also propose to require manufacturers of these vehicles and 
engines to make available emissions--related service information to 
after market service providers. OBD systems are intended to monitor the 
performance of emission controls on these vehicles and engines to 
ensure proper functionality and compliance with emissions standards. 
This notice also proposes a manufacturer run in use testing program for 
heavy--duty engines and vehicles to assess compliance with the 
applicable not to exceed standards beginning in 2007. This portion of 
the notice has a court--ordered date for May 2004 and final May 2005 as 
a

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result of a settlement between EPA , ARB, and Engine Manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4809.

Agency Contact: Arvon Mitcahm, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214--4222
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: mitcham.arvon@epa.gov

Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734--214--4288
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL92
_______________________________________________________________________




3356. [bull] NESHAP: FERROALLOYS PRODUCTION: FERROMANGANESE AND 
SILICOMANGANESE RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 20, 2007, Final.

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 standard, as necessary, 
to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4810.

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--1512
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: chin.conrad@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404--01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5368
Fax: 919 541--0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL93
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. [bull] MINERAL WOOL PRODUCTION RESIDUAL RISK STANDARD

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1175 to 63.1199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs us to 
assess the risk remaining (residual risk) after the application of 
control technology standards under section 112(d) (MACT). The EPA is to 
promulgate more stringent standards for a category or subcategory of 
sources subject to MACT standards under section 112(d) if promulgation 
of such standards is necessary to protect public health with an ample 
margin of safety or to prevent (taking into consideration various 
factors) adverse environmental effects. In particular, the CAA 
specifies the cancer risk of concern for setting more stringent 
standards. The CAA states that if the MACT standards do not reduce 
lifetime excess cancer risk to the individual most exposed to emissions 
. . . to less than one in one million, the Administrator shall 
promulgate standards under this subsection for such source categories. 
The standards to be promulgated under this subsection must provide an 
ample margin of safety to protect public health in accordance with this 
section (as in effect before the date of enactment of the Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990), unless the Administrator determines that a more 
stringent standard is necessary to prevent, taking into consideration 
costs, energy, safety, and other relevant factors, an adverse 
environmental impact. Section 112(f)(2)(B) expressly preserves EPA's 
interpretation of an ample margin of safety developed in the 1989 
benzene NESHAP final rule. EPA will review the mineral wool production 
MACT standard and conduct analyses to determine whether the residual 
risk warrants further regulation. The CAA requires that the residual 
risk rules be promulgated (if necessary) within eight years (nine for 
the two--year bin standards) after the promulgation of the associated 
MACT standard. The MACT rule for the mineral wool production source 
category was promulgated on June 1, 1999. Therefore, the statutory 
deadline for promulgating a residual risk rule (if necessary) for this 
source category is June 1, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4825. Legal: Legislative deadline for the 
residual risk rule is 8 years after promulgation of that source 
category's MACT rule.

Agency Contact: Susan Fairchild, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C--504--05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5167
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: fairchild.susan@epamail.epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C 
504--05, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5596
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL96
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. [bull] NESHAP FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTION: RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

[[Page 73626]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated technology--based emission standards for this 
source category in 1998 under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. 
These standards are codified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart III. The 
current action, required by section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, is to 
assess residual risks that remain once that standard becomes effective, 
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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4831.

Agency Contact: Maria Noell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541--5607
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

Warren Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504--04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5267
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL99
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. [bull] NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION: RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 21, 2010, Final.

Abstract: EPA promulgated technology--based emission standards for this 
source category in 1998 under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. 
These standards are codified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFF. The 
current action, required by section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, is to 
assess residual risk that remains once that rule becomes effective, 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: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4832.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504--
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM00
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. [bull] REPEAL OF VACATED PM10 NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY 
STANDARDS AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq; 5 USC 553

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50, 53, 58

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In American Trucking Associations, Inc., et al., v. EPA, the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated revisions to the 
PM10 national ambient air quality standards issued by EPA in 1997, and 
left intact the pre--existing PM10 standards. To conform the Code of 
Federal Regulations to the court's decision, it is necessary to remove 
the revised standards and all associated regulations and interpretative 
materials. Because this is purely a ministerial action, final 
rulemaking without opportunity for public review and comment is 
justified under ``good cause'' provisions of the Administrative 
Procedure 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 4837.

Agency Contact: Eric Ginsburg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304--02, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541--0877
Fax: 919 541--4511
Email: ginsburg.eric@epa.gov

Dr. Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539--
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541--5274
Fax: 919 541--0237
Email: martin.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM02
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. [bull] AIR QUALITY DESIGNATIONS FOR THE PM--2.5 NAAQS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7404(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule sets out final air quality designations and 
classifications for all areas of the United States as required by 
section 107 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The air quality status of an 
area is represented by the designation of the area. Designations are 
objectively based upon air quality monitoring data and other relevant 
information pertaining to the air quality of the area. Area 
designations of attainment/unclassifiable means that the area has 
sufficient data to determine that the area is meeting the PM--2.5 
NAAQS, or that due to no data being available for the area, or 
insufficient data being available, EPA cannot make a determination for 
the area. States and tribes were requested to make their 
recommendations to EPA on the attainment status of their respective 
areas by February 2004. EPA will review the recommended designations 
and may make modifications as deemed necessary. If EPA determines that 
a modification to the recommendations is required, EPA

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will notify the State or tribe of their decision no later than 120 days 
prior to promulgating a final designation, which provides an 
opportunity for them make a case for why EPA's modification may be 
inappropriate. In cases where a State or tribe does not make a 
recommendation, the EPA will promulgate the designation that it deems 
appropriate. The final date for promulgating designations for PM--2.5 
will be December 31, 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4840.

Agency Contact: Larry Wallace, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD--15, C504--02, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541--0906
Fax: 919 541--5489
Email: wallace.larry@epa.gov

Rich 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

RIN: 2060-AM04
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3362. OVERVIEW OF RULEMAKINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING INTERSTATE 
OZONE TRANSPORT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/01/02                    67 FR 21868
NPRM                            04/04/03                    68 FR 16644

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ20
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. [bull] PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND 
NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): RECONSIDERATION

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA revised regulations governing the New Source Review 
(NSR) programs mandated by parts C and D of title I of the CAA. These 
revisions include changes in NSR applicability requirements for 
modifications to allow sources more flexibility to respond to rapidly 
changing markets and to plan for future investments in pollution 
control and prevention technologies. The changes reflect EPA's 
consideration of discussions and recommendations of the CAA Advisory 
Committee (CAAAC) Subcommittee on NSR, Permits, and Toxics, comments 
filed by the public, and meetings and discussions with interested 
stakeholders. The changes are intended to provide greater regulatory 
certainty, administrative flexibility, and permit streamlining, while 
ensuring the current level of environmental protection and benefit 
derived from the program and, in certain respects, resulting in greater 
environmental protection.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/23/96                    61 FR 38249
Final Action                    12/31/02                    67 FR 80186

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3259.1.
Split from RIN 2060--AE11. See also SAN No. 4390.

Agency Contact: Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C339--03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--5795
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL74
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/17/03                    68 FR 19076

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Bob Wayland
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.112; 40 CFR 51.160; 40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/15/03                    68 FR 18439

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 73628]]

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter
Phone: 919--541--0832
Fax: 919 541--0044
Email: coulter.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Joseph Tikvart
Phone: 919--541--5562
Fax: 919 541--0044
Email: tikvart.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3366. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/20/03                    68 FR 27645

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine
Phone: 919--541--5289
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919--541--2837
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________




3367. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/21/03                    68 FR 19375

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett
Phone: 919--541--5605
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: barnett.keith@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3368. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/02/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan
Phone: 919--541--5340
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: pagan.jaime@epamail.epa.gov

Robert Wayland
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3369. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/22/03                    68 FR 27913

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919--541--0296
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: schaefer.john@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




3370. AMENDMENTS TO PARTS 51, 52, 63, 70, AND 71 REGARDING THE 
PROVISIONS FOR DETERMINING POTENTIAL TO EMIT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

The Agency plans no further 
action.                         11/01/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Loan Nguyen
Phone: 202 564--4041

Lynn Hutchinson
Phone: 919--541--5795
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. NESHAP: METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/23/03                    68 FR 28605

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin
Phone: 919--541--2379
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. NESHAP: ASPHALT PROCESSING AND ASPHALT ROOFING MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/29/03                    68 FR 22976
Correction Notice               05/07/03                    68 FR 24562

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer
Phone: 919--541--5262
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG66

[[Page 73629]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3373. NESHAP: REFRACTORY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/16/03                    68 FR 18729

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Fairchild
Phone: 919--541--5167
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: fairchild.susan@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. NESHAP: PRINTING, COATING AND DYEING OF FABRICS AND OTHER TEXTILES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/29/03                    68 FR 32172

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. NESHAP: WOOD BUILDING PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/28/03                    68 FR 31746

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail
Phone: 919--541--2363
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919--541--5342
Fax: 919 541--5689
Email: byrne.dianne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND BATTERY STACKS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/14/03                    68 FR 18007

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lula Melton
Phone: 919--541--2910
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: melton.lula@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919--541--2837
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




3377. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/17/03                    68 FR 19076

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Bob Wayland
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/17/99                    64 FR 32609

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich
Phone: 919--541--3078
Fax: 919 541--0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. NESHAP: CLAY CERAMICS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/16/03                    68 FR 26690
Final Action Correction         05/28/03                    68 FR 31744

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson
Phone: 919--541--5025
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: johnson.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. NESHAP: ENGINE TEST CELLS/STANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/27/03                    68 FR 28774

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan
Phone: 919--541--5340
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: pagan.jaime@epamail.epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI74
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/14/03                    68 FR 18062

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Maria Noell
Phone: 919 541--5607
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

Randy Waite
Phone: 919--541--5447
Fax: 919 541--3470
Email: waite.randy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. NESHAP: BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/16/03                    68 FR 26690
Final Action Correction         05/28/03                    68 FR 31744

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson
Phone: 919--541--5025
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: johnson.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland
Phone: 919 541--1045
Fax: 919 541--5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ91
_______________________________________________________________________




3383. 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); AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule -- Amendments        05/30/03                    68 FR 32586

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer
Phone: 919--541--5262
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

Tim Backstrom
Phone: 202 564--5572
Email: backstrom.timothy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK52
_______________________________________________________________________




3384. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/24/02                    67 FR 59787
Final Amendment                 12/30/02                    67 FR 79808

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919--541--0296
Fax: 919 541--5600
Email: schaefer.john@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK57
_______________________________________________________________________




3385. NESHAP: RUBBER TIRE MANUFACTURING: TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/04/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK82
_______________________________________________________________________




3386. AMENDMENT TO PROJECT XL SITE--SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA--
PACIFIC CORPORATION/S FACILITY IN BIG ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule Amendment     08/05/03                    68 FR 46102

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Beck
Phone: 919--541--5421
Fax: 919 541--2664
Email: beck.david@epamail.epa.gov

Steven Donohue
Phone: 215--814--3215
Fax: 215 814--2782
Email: donohue.steven@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK71
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT

Priority: Economically Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/27/03                    68 FR 61247

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Dave Svendsgaard
Phone: 919--541--2380
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Hutchinson
Phone: 919--541--5795
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK28
_______________________________________________________________________




3388. REVISIONS TO REGIONAL HAZE RULE TO INCORPORATE SULFUR DIOXIDE 
MILESTONES AND BACKSTOP EMISSIONS TRADING PROGRAM FOR NINE WESTERN 
STATES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.309

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/05/03                    68 FR 33764

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tim Smith
Phone: 919--541--4718
Fax: 919 541--5489
Email: smith.tim@epamail.epa.gov

Kathy Kaufman
Phone: 919--541--0102
Fax: 919 541--5489
Email: kaufman.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ50
_______________________________________________________________________




3389. AMENDMENTS TO COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE AND 
FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/27/03                    68 FR 38518

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Grecia Castro
Phone: 919--541--1351
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: castro.grecia@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Hitte
Phone: 919--541--0886
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: hitte.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK11
_______________________________________________________________________




3390. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PHASEOUT OF CHLOROBROMOMETHANE 
(HALON 1011) PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/18/03                    68 FR 42883

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar
Phone: 202--564--3514
Fax: 202--564--2155
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land
Phone: 202--564--9185
Fax: 202--565--2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ27
_______________________________________________________________________




3391. SERVICE INFORMATION REGULATION FOR LIGHT--DUTY VEHICLES AND TRUCKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/27/03                    68 FR 38428

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________




3392. REVISIONS TO AIR POLLUTION EMERGENCY EPISODE REQUIREMENTS (SUBPART 
H, 40 CFR PART 51)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/12/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Tom Helms
Phone: 919--541--5527
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: helms.tom@epamail.epa.gov

John Silvasi
Phone: 919--541--5666
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: silvasi.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




3393. MODIFICATION OF FEDERAL ON--BOARD DIAGNOSTIC REGULATIONS FOR 2004 
MODEL YEAR VEHICLES BELOW 14,000 POUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/17/03                    68 FR 35830
Direct Final Rule               06/17/03                    68 FR 35792

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Arvon Mitcham
Phone: 734--214--4522
Fax: 734 214--4053
Email: mitcham.arvon@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ77

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3394. STATE AND FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM: REMOVAL OF AMENDMENTS 
TO PART 70 AND PART 71 COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/16/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Grecia Castro
Phone: 919--541--1351
Fax: 919 541--5509
Email: castro.grecia@epamail.epa.gov

Barrett Parker
Phone: 919--541--5635
Fax: 919 541--0516
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ89
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. EXTENSION OF ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE PERIODS UNDER THE ANTI--
DUMPING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/06/03                    68 FR 24299

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Anne--Marie Pastorkovich
Phone: 202 564--8987
TDD Phone: 202 564--2085
Fax: 202 565--2085
Email: pastorkovich.anne--marie@epa.gov

Deborah Wood
Phone: 202--564--9249
TDD Phone: 202 564--2085
Fax: 202 565--2085
Email: wood.deborah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK43
_______________________________________________________________________




3396. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES: AMENDMENT TO THE 
TIER 2 MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               12/06/02                    67 FR 72820

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roberts French
Phone: 734--214--4380
Fax: 734 214--4050
Email: french.roberts@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Moran
Phone: 734--214--4781
Fax: 734 214--4816
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK55
_______________________________________________________________________




3397. 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 a rule 
setting standards for reformulated and conventional gasoline (RFG) 
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. 
Pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, EPA has 
reviewed this rule to determine if it should be continued without 
change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse economic 
impacts on small entities. EPA considered, and solicited 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. The full 
results of EPA's review have been summarized in a report and placed in 
the rulemaking docket number OAR--2003--0030. (This electronic docket 
can be found at www.epa.gov/edocket.) These results are briefly 
summarized here.
As a result of the review, EPA has concluded that there is continued 
need for this rule because the rule contributes significantly to 
reducing harmful smog--causing emissions. Unhealthy smog levels are a 
significant concern in this country, with over 53 million people living 
in counties with air quality that does not meet the 1--hour ozone 
standard. Since it began eight years ago, the RFG program has provided 
annual emission reductions in VOC and NOx of 105,000 tons during the 
ozone season, and at least 24,000 tons of toxic air pollutants, such as 
benzene, year--round. The benzene level at air monitors in 1995, in RFG 
areas, showed dramatic declines, with a median reduction of 38 percent 
from the previous year. The emission reductions that can be attributed 
to the RFG program are equivalent to taking 16 million cars off the 
road.
EPA's review also addressed the other aforementioned issues cited 
above: complaints received, complexity, duplication and overlap, and 
other factors. After considering these factors, EPA's view is that the 
rule as currently configured minimizes complexity, duplication and 
overlap to the extent possible given the parameters of the Clean Air 
Act mandate for the rule. Two public comments were received, one 
supportive of the rule and one advocating that EPA limit the variety of 
state fuel programs in order to reduce the distribution problems 
associated with a variety of different state fuel requirements. The 
commenter also suggested that EPA address the sources of emissions 
transport so that areas are not forced into the federal RFG program 
because of transport of emissions.
Under the preemption provisions of the CAA, EPA does not have authority 
to go beyond the preemption provisions and control what fuel programs 
states adopt. EPA's role under the preemption provisions is limited to 
determining whether the state fuel program is otherwise preempted, and 
if so whether the reductions it would achieve are necessary to achieve 
a NAAQS. Amendments or rescision of the RFG or CG rules would not 
change this or reduce the number of potential state fuel programs. 
Therefore the comment does not present a basis for EPA to consider 
amending or rescinding the RFG or CG rules. In addition, EPA recognizes 
that the control of emissions transport is important; however, this is

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addressed through controls adopted by EPA or the States under other 
provisions of title I and II of the Act, and changes to the RFG or CG 
rules are not an appropriate mechanism to address emissions transport.
In light of the considerations outlined above, EPA has decided to 
continue this rule in effect without change. A fuller explanation of 
the results of this review is given in the aforementioned report which 
has been placed in the docket established for this review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      10/08/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4786.

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

RIN: 2060-AK65
_______________________________________________________________________




3398. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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 (I/M) program under Section 182(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the 
Clean Air Act. These requirements are codifed at 40 CFR part 51, 
subpart S. Pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
EPA has reviewed this rule to determine if it should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA considered, and solicited 
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. The results of EPA's review have been summarized in a report and 
placed in the rulemaking docket (docket number OAR--2003--0031 at 
www.epa.gov/edocket). These results are briefly summarized here.
As a result of the review, EPA has concluded that there is continued 
need for this rule to assure that the pollution--control features of 
cars and trucks continue to function properly while in use. This need 
was the basis for the I/M provisions in the Clean Air Act that require 
EPA to maintain the program. EPA's review also addressed the other 
issues cited above: complaints received, complexity, duplication, and 
overlap. Regarding complaints, no comments were received during the 
course of this review. Regarding complexity, the Agency has revised and 
streamlined I/M requirements several times since 1992, most recently in 
2001, and continues to look for ways to provide states and other 
stakeholders greater flexibility with regard to how the I/M program is 
implemented. The present RFA section 610 review did not identify any 
further actions appropriate at this time aimed at further reducing 
complexity beyond the many measures already taken as recently as 2001. 
The review did not identify any duplication or overlap with other rules 
or programs. After considering these factors, EPA's view is that the 
rule as currently configured minimizes complexity, duplication and 
overlap to the extent possible given the parameters of the Clean Air 
Act mandate for the rule. In light of these considerations, EPA has 
decided not to revise the rule in response to the current section 610 
review. As a separate matter, however, EPA does plan to propose 
adjustments to some of the I/M rule's requirements early next year to 
meet the needs of states with areas newly designated nonattainment 
under EPA's 8--hour ozone standard. A fuller explanation of the results 
of this review is given in the aforementioned report which has been 
placed in the docket established for this review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      10/08/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4787.

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

RIN: 2060-AK66
_______________________________________________________________________




3399. STAY OF AUTHORITY UNDER 40 CFR 50.9(B) RELATED TO APPLICABILITY OF 
1--HOUR OZONE STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.9(b)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/26/03                    68 FR 38160

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht
Phone: 919 541--5246
Fax: 919 541--0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov

Jan Tierney
Phone: 202--564--5598
Fax: 202 564--5541
Email: tierney.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK78
_______________________________________________________________________




3400. RECLASSIFICATION AS NONROAD ENGINES FOR DIESEL ENGINES USED IN THE 
STATE OF CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL PUMP APPLICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 89

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/11/03                    68 FR 17741

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Robert Larson
Phone: 734 214--4277
Fax: 734 214--4052
Email: larson.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK83

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3401. [bull] REVISIONS TO THE REGIONAL HAZE RULE TO CORRECT MOBILE 
SOURCE PROVISIONS IN THE OPTIONAL PROGRAM FOR NINE WESTERN STATES AND 
ELIGIBLE INDIAN TRIBES WITHIN THAT GEOGRAPHIC AREA.

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

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 is a noncontroversial correction to section 309 of the 
Regional Haze Regulations to reflect the current situation relative to 
mobile source emissions in the West. It will result in a reduction in 
regulatory burden. The correction has been requested by the Western 
Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), which is a comprised of particular 
western governors making up the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport 
Commission (GCVTC). The approach to mobile sources currently included 
in section 309 is based on certain recommendations of the GCVTC that 
are now outdated because of federal standards adopted since the 
Commission made its recommendations. The WRAP's suggested correction 
updates section 309 requirements to conform with current expected 
inventory trends. It also eliminates certain comprehensive mobile 
source requirements which are now unnecessary, retaining only a 
requirement only to consider reductions for SO2 from nonroad mobile 
sources in the absence of federal regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/03/03                    68 FR 39888
Direct Final Amendment          07/03/03                    68 FR 39842

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4495.1. Split from RIN 2060--AJ50

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504--02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919--541--0102
Fax: 919 541--5489
Email: kaufman.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

Tim 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL80
_______________________________________________________________________




3402. PROJECT XL SITE--SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA--PACIFIC 
CORPORATION FACILITY IN BIG ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/26/01                    66 FR 16400

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Beck
Phone: 919--541--5421
Email: beck.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________




3403. NEW JERSEY GOLD TRACK PROJECT XL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50; 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 
40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/16/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Chad Carbone
Phone: 202--566--2178
Fax: 202 566--2200
Email: carbone.chad@epamail.epa.gov

Stan Siegel
Phone: 212--637--3701
Email: siegel.stan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA28
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3404. 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 rulemaking would address the problem of disposal of 
low--activity mixed radioactive 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 
rulemaking 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 would not mandate a 
disposal method, but rather would permit 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. An 
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is being issued to solicit early 
public input on this issue -- see SAN 4054.1 elsewhere in this issue of 
the Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/00/03
NPRM                            05/00/04
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4054.

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Agency Contact: Daniel Schultheisz, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9349
Fax: 202 565--2062
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63
_______________________________________________________________________




3405. [bull] APPROACHES TO AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGEMENT AND 
DISPOSAL OF LOW--ACTIVITY RADIOACTIVE WASTE: REQUEST FOR COMMENT

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

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 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) will 
solicit public comment on voluntary approaches that would allow 
additional options for the disposal of low--activity mixed wastes. The 
wastes intended to be disposed of in these cells are federally 
regulated 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, but may also be 
generated by Federal Government activities. The intention of this 
effort is 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. It is envisioned that any rule that would be 
promulgated in this area would not mandate a disposal method, but 
rather permit an alternative to existing disposal methods. (See SAN 
4054 elsewhere in today's Regulatory Agenda.) In this ANPRM, public 
comment will be solicited on application of such a rule to other low--
activity radioactive wastes not currently regulated at the Federal 
level, and on possible non--regulatory approaches to improved 
management. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is anticipated to be 
the implementing Agency for the application of any rule that would 
follow this ANPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/18/03                    68 FR 65119
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/27/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4054.1. Split from RIN 2060--AH63.

Agency Contact: Daniel Schultheisz, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--9349
Fax: 202 565--2062
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL78
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3406. 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 no. 2. Since that time science has 
progressed and a new methodology based on an effective dose equivalent 
approach is currently being recommended by the ICRP in report no.26. 
This action would update the 40 CFR 191, subpart A dose limits 
published in 1985 from the target organ to the state--of--the--art 
effective dose equivalent system. There would be no change in the level 
of protection, just the scientific methodology for determining 
compliance with the levels of protection established in 1985.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH90

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3407. 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 
& 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--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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Agnes Ortiz, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6608J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1303
Email: ortiz.agnes@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3408. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM; PRIORITY SETTING CRITERIA

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 101 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




3409. PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION RULE (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 7 USC 135

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 156; 40 CFR Part 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 standard was amended to address specific concerns of the 
regulation community. EPA is reviewing this regulation pursuant to 
section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 610). The purpose 
of this review is to determine whether the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize economic 
impacts on small entities while still complying with the provisions of 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA has 
already solicited comment on the continued need for the rule; the 
complexity of the rule; the extent to which it overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government rules; and the 
degree to which technology, economic conditions or other relevant 
factors have changed since the rule was promulgated. We expect to 
announce the completion of this review and report its outcome in 2004. 
See EPA Docket ID number OPPT--2003--0115 at www.epa.gov/edocket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  08/21/92                    57 FR 38102
Begin Review                    05/01/03
Comment Period End              07/31/03
End Review                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4789.

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery and 
Floriculture Production; 1131 Timber Tract Operations; 115 Support 
Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

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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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--7002
Email: davis.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD66
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3410. 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 propose revisions to its data requirements for the 
registration of conventional pesticide products. In this action, the 
Agency is proposing revisions to the data requirements that pertain to 
product chemistry, toxicology, residue chemistry, applicator exposure, 
post--application exposure, nontarget terrestrial and aquatic 
organisms, nontarget plant protection, and environmental fate. The 
proposed data requirements reflect current scientific knowledge and 
understanding. These revisions will improve the Agency's ability to 
make regulatory decisions about the human health and environmental 
effects of pesticide products to better protect wildlife, the 
environment, and people, including sensitive subpopulations. Couple 
with revision data requirements, EPA proposes to reformat the 
requirements and revise its general procedures and policies associated 
with data submission. By codifying existing data requirements which are 
currently applied on a case--by--case basis, the pesticide industry, 
along with other partners in the regulated community, would attain a 
better understanding and could better prepare for the pesticide 
registration process. EPA intends to propose a series of revisions t o 
the data requirements, covering different data disciplines and product 
types.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 2687.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Melissa Chun, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703--305--4027
Fax: 703 305--5884
Email: chun.melissa@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC12
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3411. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a) to 136(y)

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 also clarify the data requirements for all 
antimicrobials to reflect current practice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4173.

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul Parsons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703--308--9073
Fax: 703 305--5884
Email: parsons.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD30
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3412. 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                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4596.

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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
Phone: 202--566--0641
Fax: 703 305--5884
Email: brassard.candace@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD51
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3413. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTER SCREENING PROGRAM; IMPLEMENTING THE SCREENING 
AND TESTING PHASE

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

RIN: 2070-AD61
_______________________________________________________________________




3414. ACCEPTABILITY OF RESEARCH USING HUMAN SUBJECTS

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

RIN: 2070-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR THE REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a (g); 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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                            09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4170.

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Vivian Prunier, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703--308--9341
Fax: 703 308--5884
Email: prunier.vivian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________




3416. PESTICIDES; EMERGENCY EXEMPTION PROCESS REVISIONS

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

RIN: 2070-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3417. 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                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4027.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

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

RIN: 2070-AD23

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3418. 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, Final.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/11/94                     59 FR 6712
Supp NPRM 1                     10/21/99                    64 FR 56918
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703--305--7385
Fax: 703 308--3259
Email: fitz.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

Jude Andreasen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--9342
Fax: 703--308--3259
Email: andreasen.jude@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB95
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. WPS; 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                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703--305--6475
Fax: 703 305--5884
Email: vogel.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3420. 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.

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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/99                    64 FR 50671
Notice                          11/16/99                    64 FR 62145
Final 1                         12/14/01                    66 FR 64759
Final 2                         04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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 Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305--5944
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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD14

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3421. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)to(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 3, 2006, Other.

Abstract: EPA will reassess pesticide tolerances and exemptions for raw 
and processed foods established prior to August 3, 1996, to determine 
whether they meet the reasonable certainty of no harm standard of the 
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). FFDCA sec. 408(q), as 
amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). FQPA requires that 
EPA conduct this reassessment on a phased 10--year schedule. Based on 
its reassessment, EPA will take a series of regulatory actions to 
modify or revoke tolerances. Since such actions are issued on a 
chemical--by--chemical basis, this regulatory plan entry does not list 
the individual actions that are likely to occur under this program. For 
status information about the individual chemicals, go to http://
www.epa.gov/pesticides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4175. LEGAL DEADLINE CONT: EPA is required 
to complete reassessments on a phased schedule of: 33 percent by August 
3; 1999; 66 percent by August 3; 2002; and 100 percent by August 3; 
2006. The Agency will continue to assess pesticide tolerances 
throughout each year.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert McNally, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703--308--8085
Fax: 703 308--8041
Email: mcnally.robert@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD24
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3422. 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 
``pesticide chemical residues'' under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). 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
Supp NPRM 1                     07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supp NPRM 2                     05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supp NPRM--RCAN                 04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Final Resubmittal               07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4602.
This action is a continuation of the action described in RIN 2070--
AC02. Since several pieces of that action are now finalized, the Agency 
is spliting this piece into a separate Agenda entry so that it can 
continue to be tracked separately.

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

Agency Contact: Lisa D Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308--9424
Fax: 202 564--8501
Email: jones.lisa@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD49
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. 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 Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA), if humans intend these substances to ``prevent, repel or 
mitigate any pest''. These substances are also ``pesticide chemical 
residues`` under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). 
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

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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               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 4611. This action is a continuation of the 
action described in RIN 2070--AC02. Since several pieces of that action 
are now finalized, the Agency is spliting this piece into a separate 
Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked separately.

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8712
Fax: 703 308--7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3424. 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.'' 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 Original                   11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM               07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supp NPRM 1                     05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supp NPRM 2                     04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supp NPRM 3                     07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4612. This action is a continuation of the 
action described in RIN 2070--AC02. Since several pieces of that action 
are now finalized, the Agency is spliting this piece into a separate 
Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked separately.

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 32532 Pesticide and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8712
Fax: 703 308--7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD56
_______________________________________________________________________




3425. 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 ground--water only, and to 
determine the best partnership approach to implementation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33259
Notice                          02/23/00                     65 FR 8925
Supplemental NPRM               03/24/00                    65 FR 15885
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 3222.

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

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

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

RIN: 2070-AC46

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3426. PESTICIDES; EXEMPTION OF MEDICAL DEVICES TREATED WITH 
ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136; 7 USC 136a; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will exempt from the requirements of FIFRA 
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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3427. ENDANGERED SPECIES AND PESTICIDE REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 402

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/01/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Arty Williams
Phone: 703--305--5239
Email: williams.arty@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD62
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 165

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/20/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: David Stangel
Phone: 202--564--4162
Email: stangel.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3429. LEAD; REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD--BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES IN TARGET 
HOUSING AND CHILD--OCCUPIED FACILITIES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: TSCA 402/404; 15 U.S.C. 2682; 15 U.S.C. 2684

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745 subpart L; 40 CFR 745 subpart Q

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. EPA is reviewing the 1996 
regulation pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
USC 610). The purpose of this review is to determine whether the rule 
should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded, 
to minimize economic impacts on small entities while still complying 
with the provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA has 
already solicited comment on the continued need for the rule; the 
complexity of the rule; the extent to which it overlaps, duplicates, or 
conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government

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rules; and the degree to which technology, economic conditions or other 
relevant factors have changed since the rule was promulgated. We expect 
to announce the completion of that review and report its outcome in 
2004. See EPA Docket ID number OPPT--2003--0015 at www.epa.gov/edocket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Begin Review                    05/01/03
Other/Comment Period End        07/31/03
End Review                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4788.

Agency Contact: Cindy Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--566--0484
Fax: 202 566--0471
Email: wheeler.cindy@epamail.epa.gov

Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--566--0521
Fax: 202 566--0471
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD65
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3430. LEAD--BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING

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

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3431. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); DISPOSAL OF PCBS; 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; PCB analytical methods; and storage of 
dedicated PCB equipment. The action to authorize certain nonliquid 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

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4597.

Sectors Affected: 31-33 Manufacturing; 81 Other Services (except Public 
Administration); 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 92 
Public Administration; 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; 48-49 
Transportation; 22 Utilities; 562 Waste Management and Remediation 
Services

Agency Contact: Laura Casey, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--566--1982
Fax: 202 566--0473
Email: casey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0514
Fax: 202 566--0473
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD52
_______________________________________________________________________




3432. 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 polymers containing perfluoralkyl 
sulfonate (PFAS), perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFAC), perfluoroalky--
containing telomers, and other polymers containing perfluoroalkkyl 
groups. Based on data on perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) and 
perfluorooctonic acid (PFOA), and other chemical substances containing 
perfluoroalkyl groups, EPA believes that these substances may persist 
in the environment, bioaccumulate, and be toxic. Certain polymers which 
contain PFAS, PFAC, perfluoroalkyl--containing telomers, or other 
substances with perfluoroalkyl groups, would no longer qualify for 
exemption from TSCA section 5 reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4635.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral 
Product Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Becky Cool, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--9138
Fax: 202 564--9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




3433. TEST RULE; CERTAIN CHEMICALS ON THE ATSDR PRIORITY LIST OF 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

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 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 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                            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--8469
Fax: 202 564--4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3434. 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 790 to 799; 40 CFR 704

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is reproposing 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 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 reproposal 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                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--8469
Fax: 202 564--4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD44
_______________________________________________________________________




3435. 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 to 
clarify language associated with petitioning to be partially exempt 
from reporting requirements and with reporting

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information on imported materials. Additionally, certain technical 
corrections, such as removing obsolete regulatory text associated with 
IUR reporting that occurred in 2002 and correcting certain paragraph 
references will be included. EPA anticipates adverse comments on moving 
the submission period and therefore is first proposing these changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3301.1. Split from RIN 2070--AC61.

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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD63
_______________________________________________________________________




3436. FOLLOW--UP RULES ON EXISTING CHEMICALS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 ``TSCA 5''; 15 USC 2607 ``TSCA 8''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 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             09/27/89                    54 FR 39548
NPRM--Chloranil                 05/12/93                    58 FR 27980
NPRM--Benzidine                 08/30/95                    60 FR 45119
Final--Benzidine                10/07/96                    61 FR 52287
NPRM--Heavy                     01/15/02                     67 FR 1937
NPRM--2--4                      12/00/04
Final--Heavy                    06/00/04
NPRM--p--Aminophenol            06/00/04
NPRM--2--Etho                   12/00/04
NPRM--Benzidine--amend          12/00/04
NPRM--Methylcyclo               12/00/04
NPRM--Certain Chemical 
Substances No Longer in 
Production                      03/00/05
NPRM--o--Tolodine               03/00/05
Final--Benzidine--amend         12/00/05
Final--Chloranil                06/00/05
Final--Benzidene                12/00/05
Final--2--4                     12/00/05
Final--Methylcyclo              12/00/05
Final--Etho                     12/00/05
Final--Certain Substances       12/00/05
Final--o--Tolodine              12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3437. 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                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD48

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3438. 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''

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 745.225) providing lead--based paint 
activities courses. Specifically, this rule seeks to establish 
procedures to notify the Agency prior to commencement of lead--based 
paint abatement activities as required by 40 CFR 745.227(e)(4). In 
addition, this rule seeks to establish provisions which would require 
training programs accredited under 40 CFR 745.225 to notify the Agency 
under the following conditions (1) prior to providing lead--based paint 
activities, training and (2) following completion of lead--based paint 
activities courses. These notification requirements are necessary to 
provide EPA compliance monitoring and enforcement personnel with 
information necessary to track compliance activity and to prioritize 
inspections. This rule supports 40 CFR part 745, subpart L to ensure 
that lead abatement professionals who inspect, assess and remove lead--
based paint, dust or soil are well qualified, trained, and certified to 
conduct these activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/01                     66 FR 7207
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4172.

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0521
Fax: 202 566--0471
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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. 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 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 to 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)                 06/11/86                    51 FR 21199
NPRM (86--566)                  12/08/87                    52 FR 46496
NPRM                            06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
Final (84--1056)                01/00/04
Final (86--566)                 02/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 1976.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3440. 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, withdrawals, revocations, and SNURs upon which comments 
are received in

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the direct final publication process, are subject to notice and comment 
rulemaking and are listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1                          05/27/93                    58 FR 30744
NPRM 2                          06/06/94                    59 FR 29255
NPRM 3                          12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
NPRM 4                          06/26/97                    62 FR 34421
NPRM                            09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final 1                         05/11/02                    67 FR 17643
Final 2                         05/00/04
Final 3                         05/00/04
Final 4                         08/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3441. TEST RULE; HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPS)

Priority: Other Significant

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 proposing health effects testing under TSCA section 4 
in support of programs and activities required under section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA), governing Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Section 
112 of the CAA directs EPA to determine the risk to health and the 
environment remaining after application of technology--based emissions 
standards to major and area sources. Section 112 also sets forth a 
mechanism for revising and modifying the statutory list of 189 HAPs 
under section 112(b), and requirements for an accidental release 
control program. These data will also be important for the right--to--
know program given the large release of these chemicals to the 
atmosphere. In order to implement these and other programs and 
requirements under section 112, EPA must identify the health and 
environment effects of potential concern from exposure to HAPs, 
ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately characterize those 
health and environmental effects, and assess the risks posed by HAPs. 
In addition, under section 103(d), EPA is required to conduct a 
research program on the short-- and long--term effects of air 
pollutants on human health, ascertain the minimum data needed to 
adequately characterize those health and environmental effects, and 
assess the risks posed by HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM               12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supplemental NPRM               04/21/98                    63 FR 19694
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3442. TEST RULE; CERTAIN HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) CHEMICALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2611--12; 15 USC 2625--26

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This 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 
under RIN 2070--AD25.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81658
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3990. See also the Regulatory Plan entry 
entitled Chemical Right--to--Know Initiative (RIN 2070--AD25; SAN 
4176).

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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@epamail.epa.gov

Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--8469
Fax: 202 564--4765

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Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD16
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3443. 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 790 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. 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 final rule is produced in an amount equal 
to or greater than one million pounds per year. In addition, each of 
the chemicals in this final rule was identified in the National 
Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) as having a total potential worker 
exposure of greater than 1,000 workers. EPA has also determined that 
there are insufficient data or experience upon which the effects of the 
manufacture, processing and use of these chemicals on health can 
reasonably be determined or predicted and that testing of such 
substances with respect to such effects is necessary. 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                            06/09/99                    64 FR 31074
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4425. Please note that this entry was 
previously identified under RIN 2070--AB07. TSCA requires EPA to 
initiate a rulemaking proceeding within one year of ITC designation or 
if such a proceeding is not initiated within one year, publish in the 
Federal Register EPA's reason for not initiating such proceeding.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

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@epamail.epa.gov

Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--8469
Fax: 202 564--4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3444. 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--tech stay           01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final 38th ITC--rev             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             06/11/03                    68 FR 34832
Final 50th ITC List             06/11/03                    68 FR 34832
Final 53rd ITC List             06/00/04
Final 54th ITC List             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

John 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. 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

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EPA offices, and other Federal agencies, as well as recommended for 
testing consideration by the Interagency Testing Committee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

John 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3446. 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                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Richard Hefter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3447. 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, Final.

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

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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--564--8593
Fax: 202 566--0473
Email: courtnage.robert@epamail.epa.gov


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Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0514
Fax: 202 566--0473
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3448. 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                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--566--0521
Fax: 202 566--0471
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3449. 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, Final.

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                            12/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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--260--3890
Fax: 202 566--0471
Email: wolf.joel@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3450. LEAD; MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF LEAD--BASED PAINT DEBRIS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2682; 15 USC 2684; 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

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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                            12/18/98                    63 FR 70189
Comment Extension               02/12/99                     64 FR 7159
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3508. See also RCRA companion rule: 
Temporary Suspension of Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specified 
Lead--Based Paint Debris (SAN 4263; RIN 2050--AE68).
NPRM--http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA--TRI/1998/December/Day--18/
tri33326.htm

Sectors Affected: 233 Building, Developing and General Contracting; 
23332 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; 23542 
Drywall, Plastering, Acoustical and Insulation Contractors; 23592 Glass 
and Glazing Contractors; 23521 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 
23511 Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 23321 Single 
Family Housing Construction; 562111 Solid Waste Collection; 54138 
Testing Laboratories; 23594 Wrecking and Demolition Contractors

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@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________




3451. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); EXEMPTIONS FROM THE 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 1                          09/17/02                    67 FR 58567
Final 1                         01/31/03                     68 FR 4934
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0514
Fax: 202 566--0473
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________




3452. TEST RULES AND ENFORCEABLE CONSENT AGREEMENTS UNDER THE TOXIC 
SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (GENERIC ENTRY)

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 TSCA Interagency Testing Committee (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 Phos)               12/29/83                    48 FR 57452
NPRM (BFRs)                     06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
NPRM (Aryl Phos)                01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
Final Action--ECA (DBE)         08/05/99                    64 FR 42692
Final Action--ECA (TCE)         06/15/00                    65 FR 37550
Final Action--ECA (EDC)         06/03/03                    68 FR 33125
Final Action--ECA (H.F.)        03/00/04
Final Action--ECA (M.A.)        06/00/04
Final Action--ECA (P.A.)        06/00/04
Final Action--ECA (DEA)         09/00/04
Final Action--ECA (ArylP)       06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3493.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--564--8469
Fax: 202 564--4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

David 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3453. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM (VCCEP)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

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 is 
being used to evaluate the scientific merits of the hazard, exposure, 
and risk assessments submitted by sponsors. Assessments for four 
chemicals have been evaluated in the peer consultation process. 
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                          01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 2865.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/chemrtk/vccep

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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27
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3454. TEST RULE; CERTAIN METALS

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: 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 Agencies efforts to develop a 
framework for assessing potential risks from exposures to metals. This 
activity is intended to lead to EPA 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 3882.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 202--564--8469
Fax: 202 564--4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
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3455. 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 To Solicit               06/00/05
Notice ECA                      12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4174.

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@epamail.epa.gov

George Semeniuk, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--8174
Fax: 202--260--8168
Email: semeniuk.george@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD28
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3456. 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 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--564--8593
Fax: 202 566--0473
Email: courtnage.robert@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC37
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3457. CHEMICAL RIGHT--TO--KNOW INITIATIVE; HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The voluntary 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                          12/26/00                    65 FR 81686
Initiative Completed            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4176. See also items identified under the 
following RINs 2070--AD09; 2070--AD38; RIN 2070--AD16; RIN 2070--AC27.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 202--564--8164
Fax: 202 564--4775
Email: leczynski.barbara@epamail.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
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3458. 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 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

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

Becky Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--9138
Fax: 202 564--9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD53
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3459. 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                            08/00/05
Final Action                    07/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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: Cindy Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202--566--0484
Fax: 202 566--0471
Email: wheeler.cindy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD64

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



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3460. 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                            08/00/04
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4616.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/tri

Agency Contact: Marc Edmonds, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0758
Fax: 202 566--0741
Email: edmonds.marc@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-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




3461. 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                            02/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4692. TRI has not converted to NAICS so the 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes are listed: SIC Code 10 
Metal Mining (except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094), SIC Code 12 Coal 
Mining (except SIC code 1241), SIC Code 20--39 Manufacturing, SIC Codes 
4911, 4931, and 4939 Electric Utilities (limited to facilities that 
combust coal and/or oil for the purpose of generating power for 
distribution in commerce), SIC Code 4953 Commercial Hazardous Waste 
Treatment (limited to facilities regulated under the RCRA, subtitle C, 
42 U.S.C. section 6921 et seq.), SIC Code 5169 Chemicals and Allied 
Products--Wholesale, SIC Code 5171 Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants, 
SIC Code 7389 Solvent Recovery Services (limited to facilities 
primarily engaged in solvent recovery services on a contract or fee 
basis).

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/tri

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

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3462. 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 rule amends the 
regulations published in 1988 to change the location to submit claims 
and appeals. This 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 informaion.
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                            11/14/03                    68 FR 64726
Direct Final Action             11/14/03                    68 FR 64719

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4781.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF10
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3463. 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                   10/27/95                    60 FR 54949
NPRM--Diisononyl phthalate      09/05/00                    65 FR 53681
Report--Alloys                  08/22/01                    66 FR 44107
Final--DBNPA                    08/00/04
Response--Acetonitrile          09/00/04
Response--Chromium Antimony 
Titanate                        09/00/04
Final--Diisononyl Phthalate     02/00/05
Response--Nitrogen Tetroxide    03/00/05
Response--19 Volatile Corrosion 
Inhibitor Chemicals              To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 2425. Formerly listed as RIN 2070--AC00. 
Statutory deadline: Within 180 days of receipt the Agency must either 
initiate rulemaking or explain why not in the Federal Register. 
Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20--39 plus the following 
industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 except SIC codes 
1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except SIC code 1241); 
Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial Hazardous 
Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and Allied Products--
Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants (SIC 
code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/tri

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-AA00

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3464. 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                            03/21/03                    68 FR 13872
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 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/tri

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



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3465. 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: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 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: rodriguez.vanessa@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE17
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3466. 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. EPA has proposed a rule to

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delete the chemical from the EHS list and is seeking 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 
onsite, 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                            11/12/03                    68 FR 64041
NPRM Comment Period End         01/12/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3994.

Sectors Affected: 42291 Farm Supplies Wholesalers; 11133 Noncitrus 
Fruit and Tree Nut Farming; 111421 Nursery and Tree Production

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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________




3467. 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

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--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                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF08
_______________________________________________________________________




3468. 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4015. Formerly listed as RIN 2070--AD18.
AFFECTED SECTORS: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20--39 plus the 
following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 except 
SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except SIC 
code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial 
Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and Allied 
Products--Wholesale (SIC code 5169) Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants 
(SIC code

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5171); and Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/tri

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@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-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




3469. 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4265. Formerly listed as RIN 2070--AD39. By 
Statute and Regulation, this rule will affect SIC codes 20--39, 10 
(except SIC codes 1011, 1081, 1094), 12 (except SIC code 1241), 4911, 
4931, 4939, 4953, 5169, 5171, and 7389.

Agency Contact: Lawrence 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3470. 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
Notice of receipt               03/31/99                    64 FR 15324
Response                         To Be                       Determined
Supplemental NPRM                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 2847. Formerly listed as RIN 2070--AC24. 
Affected Sectors Include: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20--39 
plus the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 
except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products--Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals 
and Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 
7389).

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/tri

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

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3471. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT; EXTREMELY 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES LIST; MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY 
FOR ISOPHORONE DIISOCYANATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/02/03                    68 FR 52978

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob
Phone: 202--564--8019
Fax: 202 564--8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3472. TRI; CHEMICAL EXPANSION; FINALIZATION OF DEFERRED CHEMICALS

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/09/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Daniel Bushman
Phone: 202 566--0743
Fax: 202 566--0741
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

John Dombrowski
Phone: 202--566--0742
Fax: 202--566--0741
Email: dombrowski.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3473. 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. EPA will propose item designations 
in CPG5. Shortly afterwards, EPA will issue final item designations in 
CPG4. EPA recently published a Notice of Data Availability for a 
prospective designation of nylon carpet.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice--PPRMA                   06/08/98                    63 FR 31214
Notice--RMAN1                   06/08/98                    63 FR 31217
NPRM                            08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
Final--CPG3--RMAN3              01/19/00                     65 FR 3069
Notice--NAFD                    01/19/00                     65 FR 3082
NPRM--CPG4--RMAN4               08/28/01                    66 FR 45256
Notice                          07/16/03                    68 FR 42040
NPRM--CPG5                      12/00/03
Final--CPG4--RMAN4              01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 3545.

Sectors Affected: 92111 Executive Offices; 92119 All Other General 
Government

Agency Contact: Susan Nogas, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308--0199
Fax: 703 308--8686
Email: nogas.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
_______________________________________________________________________




3474. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES GENERATED 
BY COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCERS

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

RIN: 2050-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3475. 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

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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                            04/06/00                    65 FR 18014
NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE67
_______________________________________________________________________




3476. INCREASE METALS RECLAMATION FROM F006 WASTE STREAMS

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

RIN: 2050-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3477. 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 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                            08/00/04
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4778.

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8800
Fax: 703 308--0512
Email: goode.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

Frank McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8196
Fax: 703 308--0514
Email: mcalister.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3478. 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 for waste primarily consisting 
of radioactive lead solids. We believe these changes in disposal 
practices will promote more efficient 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                            05/00/04
Direct Final Rule               05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4743. Action is of equivalent regulatory 
stringency. States and Tribes will not be required to adopt rule.

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Agency Contact: Nichole Schindler, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308--0146
Fax: 703 308--8433
Email: schindler.nichole@epa.gov

John Austin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--0436
Fax: 703 308--8433
Email: austin.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF12
_______________________________________________________________________




3479. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS

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

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3480. [bull] REGULATORY AMENDMENTS TO THE F019 HAZARDOUS WASTE LISTING 
TO EXCLUDE THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SLUDGES FROM THE CHEMICAL CONVERSION 
COATING PROCESS (ZINC PHOSPHATING) OF AUTOMOBILE BODIES OF ALUMINUM

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

RIN: 2050-AG15
_______________________________________________________________________




3481. [bull] RCRA INCENTIVES FOR PERFORMANCE TRACK MEMBERS

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

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Performance Track program provides recognition and 
incentives for facilities that demonstrate to the Agency that they are 
top environmental performers. Performance Track is a voluntary, 
facility based program that reviews applicants twice a year for 
conformance to four core criteria. These criteria are: a commitment to 
continuous improvement, a well--functioning Environmental Management 
system in place for at least one year, a solid record of compliance, 
and a commitment to community outreach and annual public reporting. 
Currently there are about 320 members in Performance Track. In this 
action, EPA plans to propose permit modifications, performance based 
standards for tanks and generator standards, and reduced duplication 
between RCRA and CAA standards. These incentives will be available only 
to facilities that are members of the Performance Track program. Should 
a facility choose to leave the program, any regulatory benefits they 
receive will no longer be available. Performance Track facilities 
commit to environmental improvements that reach beyond regulatory 
compliance, and as such benefits are quantifiable via each member 
facilities' annual report, and in aggregate through EPA's progress 
reports on the program. In EPA's first Performance Track progress 
report, member facilities collectively reduced: energy use by 1.1 
million mmBtus, water use by 475 million gallons, hazardous materials 
use by 908 tons, emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 329 
tons, emissions of air toxics by 57 tons, emission of nitrogen oxides 
(NOx) by 152 tons, discharges to water of biochemical oxygen demand 
(BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and total suspended solids (TSS) 
by 1,227 tons, toxic discharges to water 5,543 tons, solid waste by 
150,000 tons, and hazardous waste by 692 tons.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4828.

Agency Contact: Robert Sachs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1808T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--2884
TDD Phone: 202 566--2884
Fax: 202 566--0966
Email: sachs.robert@epamail.epa.gov

David Guest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1808T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--2872
TDD Phone: 202 566--2872
Fax: 202 566--2985
Email: guest.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3482. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

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

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3483. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 122 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3484. 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; 
42 USC 6939; 42 USC 6974; 42 USC 9601; 42 USC 9614(c)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA's process for releasing analytical methods through the 
SW--

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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                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3989.

Agency Contact: Kim Kirkland, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--0490
Fax: 703 308--0511
Email: kirkland.kim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
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3485. 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; 
42 USC 6981(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258.4

Legal Deadline: None

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, design standard 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 may reduce potential costs while providing 
opportunities for innovative technologies that protect human health and 
the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NODA                            04/06/00                    65 FR 18014
NPRM                            06/10/02                    67 FR 39662
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 4588. Split from RIN 2050--AE67.

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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE92
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3486. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 121 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3487. OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE BURDEN REDUCTION INITIATIVE

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

RIN: 2050-AE50

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3488. 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 proposed 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 subsectors, but many users use small numbers of wipes with 
small amounts of solvents on them.
This proposed regulation, upon finalization, 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. EPA proposed 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                            11/20/03                    68 FR 65586

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4091.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 334 Computer and 
Electronic Product Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 441 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers; 812 
Personal and Laundry Services; 323 Printing and Related Support 
Activities; 811 Repair and Maintenance; 336 Transportation Equipment 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kathy 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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3489. RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS) AND MERCURY--CONTAINING 
EQUIPMENT: CHANGES TO HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS

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

RIN: 2050-AE52
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3490. REVISIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6903``RCRA sec 1004''

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 proposed to revise the definition of solid waste. The 
proposed rule specifically addressed materials undergoing reclamation. 
In the context of reclamation, we discussed options for how to 
distinguish materials that are discarded from materials that remain in 
use in a continuous industrial process and we proposed 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                            10/28/03                    68 FR 61558
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4670. Nominated for reform in OMB's Report 
to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Regulations, Appendix A to 
revise the definition of solid waste rule to grant an exemption from 
RCRA for materials destined for recycling or reuse. OMB has given it a 
medium priority level.

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8800
Fax: 703 308--0512
Email: goode.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

Ingrid Rosencrantz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--605--0709
Fax: 703 308--0522
Email: rosencrantz.ingrid@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE98
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3491. 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 (OMP) to treat small volumes of low--level mixed

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wastes on--site using a bench--scale catalytic oxidizing treatment unit 
as an alternative to long--term storage and off--site transportation 
and land disposal at a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)--licensed, 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permitted Treatment, Storage and 
Disposal Facility. This treatment effectively destroys the organic 
component of the wastestream, yielding a residual that is only a low--
level radioactive waste and can be disposed at an NRC--licensed low--
level radioactive waste disposal facility. OMP is also working with 
various companies to develop and test recovery technologies that could 
be used in lieu of disposal.

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 4439.

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@epamail.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
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3492. 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 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, environmental, and economic impacts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/03                    68 FR 25550
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA25
_______________________________________________________________________




3493. PROJECT XL SITE--SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR THE 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               04/14/03                    68 FR 18042
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA29

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3494. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES -- NONPOWER 
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 nonhazardous 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 nonutility combustors. Nonutility 
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 ecological 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                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4469. This rule may also impact Federal, 
State, local or tribal governments that own/operate coal--burning 
facilities (excluding facilities that primarily generate electric power 
for sale) or coal mines that accept coal combustion wastes.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 2121 Coal Mining; 22112 
Electric Power Transmission, Control and Distribution; 311 Food 
Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 62 
Health Care and Social Assistance; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 331 Primary 
Metal Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 336 Transportation Equipment 
Manufacturing

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE83
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3495. 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--FINAL RULE

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; 
42 USC 6974

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                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4411. This is an extension of a previous 
notice that contained the following RIN 2050--AD88.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Rick Brandes, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308--8871
Fax: 703 308--8433

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Email: brandes.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3496. 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; 40 CFR 270.16, 
270.17

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 information gathered and generated by treatment, 
storage, and disposal facilities may provide for significant burden 
reduction savings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF01
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3497. 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 (CRT) exclusion from the definition of solid waste. 
(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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4701.

Agency Contact: Marie Holman, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional 
Office Philadelphia, 3EI00, Philadelphia, PA 19103--2029
Phone: 215--814--5463
Fax: 215 814--2782
Email: holman.marie@epamail.epa.gov

Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office 
Philadelphia, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--2184
Fax: 202 566--2218
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2003-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3498. 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                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3189.

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5401G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--603--7166
Fax: 202 603--0175
Email: ng.sammy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD69

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3499. 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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, February 15, 2005, Final.

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 
August 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 reproposal 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 reproposal 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). 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--Dyes1                     12/22/94                    59 FR 66072
NPRM--Dyes2                     07/23/99                    64 FR 40192
NPRM                            11/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3066.

Sectors Affected: 325132 Organic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Wanda Lebleu, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--0438
Fax: 703 308--0522
Email: lebleu.wanda@epamail.epa.gov

Gwen DiPietro, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8285
Fax: 703 308--0514
Email: dipietro.gwen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




3500. 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) to (G)(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This revision to the wastewater treatment exemptions for 
hazardous waste mixtures has been proposed to 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 rule, if finalized, will 
save $11 to 49 million in compliance costs. EPA proposed 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) -- (B). EPA 
proposed not to take action on two other solvents, 2--nitropropane and 
1,1,2--trichloroethane. In addition, EPA has proposed (1) changing 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. 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                            04/08/03                    68 FR 17233
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4501. This rule has been nominated for 
reform in OMB's Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of 
Regulation, Appendix A. OMB has given it a high priority level.

Sectors Affected: 31-33 Manufacturing; 562 Waste Management and 
Remediation Services

URL For Public Comments:
www.epa.gov/edocket

Agency Contact: Lisa Lauer, Environmental Protection Agency,

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Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--0522
Fax: 703 308--0522
Email: lauer.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

Laura Coughlan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--0005
Fax: 703 308--0514
Email: coughlan.laura@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3501. 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 to 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 United States 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                            12/00/04
Direct Final Rule               12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4606.

Agency Contact: Maximo Diaz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--0439
Fax: 703 308--0514
Email: diaz.maximo@epa.gov

Frank McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--308--8196
Fax: 703 308--0514
Email: mcalister.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE93
_______________________________________________________________________




3502. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Original                   07/01/91                    56 FR 30201
NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Notice                          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 2647.

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical 
Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
33299 All Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333999 All 
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing; 325998 All Other 
Miscellaneous Chemical Product Manufacturing; 336399 All Other Motor 
Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 331311 Alumina Refining; 4411 Automobile 
Dealers; 323110 Commercial Lithographic Printing; 334 Computer and 
Electronic Product Manufacturing; 22111 Electric Power Generation; 
332813 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring; 
325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing; 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power 
Generation; 45431 Fuel Dealers; 4471 Gasoline Stations; 811111 General 
Automotive Repair; 32512 Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 325131 Inorganic 
Dye and Pigment Manufacturing; 33271 Machine Shops; 56292 Materials 
Recovery Facilities; 333319 Other Commercial and Service Industry 
Machinery Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32511 
Petrochemical Manufacturing; 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and 
Terminals; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325211 Plastics Material and 
Resin Manufacturing; 323114 Quick Printing; 22132 Sewage Treatment 
Facilities; 48422 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, 
Local; 311942 Spice and Extract Manufacturing; 336 Transportation 
Equipment Manufacturing; 56211 Waste Collection; 56221 Waste Treatment 
and Disposal

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AC71
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3503. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257; 40 CFR 258

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/18/03                    68 FR 36487

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Paul Cassidy
Phone: 703--308--7281
Fax: 703 308--8686
Email: cassidy.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________




3504. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL LOCATION RESTRICTIONS FOR AIRPORT 
SAFETY

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258.10

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/08/02                    67 FR 62647

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Moorcones
Phone: 540--338--1348
Fax: 540 338--5547
Email: moorcones.mary@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE91
_______________________________________________________________________




3505. RECYCLED USED OIL CONTAINING PCBS: AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 279

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/30/03                    68 FR 44659

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero
Phone: 703 308--0046
Fax: 703 308--8638
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF07
_______________________________________________________________________




3506. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR SPENT 
POTLINERS FROM PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION (K088) AND REGULATORY 
CLASSIFICATION OF K088 VITRIFICATION UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/02/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby
Phone: 703--308--8449
Fax: 703 308--8433
Email: eby.elaine@epamail.epa.gov

Rick Brandes
Phone: 703 308--8871
Fax: 703 308--8433
Email: brandes.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE65

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3507. AMENDMENT TO PROJECT XL RULEMAKING AND FINAL PROJECT AGREEMENT 
(FPA) FOR NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITIES LABORATORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/09/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: George Frantz
Phone: 617--918--1883
Fax: 617 918--1809
Email: frantz.george@epamail.epa.gov

Lisa Reiter
Phone: 202--566--2185
Fax: 202 566--2118
Email: reiter.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3508. NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST FOR UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES: 
PROPOSED AND FINAL RULES

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

________________________________________________________________________

Final 20                        03/06/98                    63 FR 11332
NPRM 24                         03/06/98                    63 FR 11340
Final 21                        07/28/98                    63 FR 40182
NPRM 25                         07/28/98                    63 FR 40247
Final Tex--Tin                  09/18/98                    63 FR 49855
Final 22                        09/29/98                    63 FR 51848
NPRM 26                         09/29/98                    63 FR 51882
Final 23                        01/19/99                     64 FR 2942
NPRM 27                         01/19/99                     64 FR 2950
NPRM Midnight Mine              02/16/99                     64 FR 7564
NPRM 28                         04/23/99                    64 FR 19968
Final 24                        05/10/99                    64 FR 24949
NPRM Almeda                     05/10/99                    64 FR 24990
Final 25                        07/22/99                    64 FR 39878
NPRM 29                         07/22/99                    64 FR 39886
NPRM 30                         10/22/99                    64 FR 56992
Final Action                    10/22/99                    64 FR 56966
Final 26                        02/04/00                     65 FR 5435
NPRM 31                         02/04/00                     65 FR 5468
Final 28                        05/11/00                    65 FR 30482
NPRM 32                         05/11/00                    65 FR 30489
Final 29                        07/27/00                    65 FR 46096
NPRM 33                         07/27/00                    65 FR 46131
NPRM Alabama/Malone             08/24/00                    65 FR 51567
Final 30                        12/01/00                    65 FR 75179
NPRM 34                         12/01/00                    65 FR 75215
NPRM 35                         01/11/01                     66 FR 2380
Final 31                        06/14/01                    66 FR 32235
NPRM 36                         06/14/01                    66 FR 32287
Final 32                        09/13/01                    66 FR 47583
NPRM 37                         09/13/01                    66 FR 47612
NPRM Libby/Omaha                02/26/02                     67 FR 8836
Final Rule Adding 19 Sites      09/05/02                    67 FR 56757
NPRM 38                         09/05/02                    67 FR 56794
Final Action                    04/30/03                    68 FR 23077
NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________




3509. CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND ADJUSTMENT OF CERCLA REPORTABLE 
QUANTITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602 to 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                            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4737. The Agency is considering additional 
corrections not covered in a prior Error Correction Rulemaking (67 FR 
45314, 7/9/02) and expected to generate comment from the public.

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF03
_______________________________________________________________________




3510. STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR CONDUCTING ``ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRY''

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

RIN: 2050-AF04

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3511. REVISE 40 CFR PART 35 SUBPART O: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND 
SUPERFUND STATE CONTRACTS FOR SUPERFUND RESPONSE ACTIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 to 9675

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35 subpart O

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 40 CFR part 35 subpart O is the Superfund Administrative 
Regulation that governs awarding of Superfund cooperative agreements 
(CAs) to States, Indian tribes, and territories of the United States. 
Subpart O covers State--lead, site--specific cooperative agreements for 
non--time--critical removal, preremedial, remedial, and enforcement 
actions, and site--specific management assistance for federal--lead 
projects. Also covered by subpart O are non--site--specific Core 
Program and Voluntary Cleanup Program State infrastructure development, 
as well as Brownfields pilots, and Brownfields assessments. The 
requirements for Superfund State contracts, financial administration, 
property, procurement, reporting, recordkeeping, and closeout are 
provided in subpart O.
Subpart O was promulgated 6/5/1990, and became effective on 7/5/1990. 
Many changes in the Superfund program have occurred over the past 
almost ten years and these need to be reflected in subpart O. The six 
categories of CAs presently used in subpart O need greater flexibility 
to accommodate the new types of CAs that have developed. For example, 
the number of Block Funding Reform pilots, begun in 1997, to 
consolidate several of the cooperative agreements offered in subpart O, 
has grown to about 16 for fiscal year 2000, and have generated at least 
60 approved deviation requests from subpart O and 40 CFR part 31. These 
pilot projects offer considerable administrative relief to States, 
tribes, and EPA by reducing reporting requirements, broadening scope 
changes without amendment, increasing the ability to move monies within 
and among CAs, and relaxing application requirements regarding site--
specific identification of cooperative agreement funds to certain 
activities, while maintaining site--specific drawdown requirements 
needed for cost recovery and Superfund accounting. Subpart O also needs 
to be conformed with part 31 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements).
EPA expects to institutionalize the combining of CA types, create more 
flexible reporting requirements, permit greater scope changes without 
amendment, provide more flexible money movement within and among CAs, 
and promote other policy advances in State/tribal/EPA interaction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3512. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES AND CARBAMATE--
RELATED HAZARDOUS WASTE STREAMS; REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENT FOR 
INORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING PROCESS WASTE (K178)

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 proposed RQ 
adjustments for the carbamates. Most RQ adjustments are 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 proposed an RQ adjustment for the inorganic chemical 
manufacturing process waste (K178)(66 FR 58258, 11/20/01).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/04/03                    68 FR 67916
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3423.

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703--603--9086
Fax: 703 603--9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE12

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3513. 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 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




3514. 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 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF02
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3515. CLARIFICATION TO INTERIM STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR ALL 
APPROPRIATE INQUIRY UNDER CERCLA AND NOTICE OF FUTURE RULEMAKING ACTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 312

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/09/03                    68 FR 24888

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Patricia Overmeyer
Phone: 202--566--2774
Fax: 202--566--2757
Email: overmeyer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF05
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3516. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR INDIAN COUNTRY WATERS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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 preparing an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking 
(ANPRM) for Federal water quality standards for waters in Indian 
country for signature in November 2003. EPA will publish the ANPRM in 
the Federal Register and mail a copy of it to each State and tribe. The

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ANPRM will be a notice published in the Federal Register that describes 
the situation and requests comment on specific issues and possible 
regulatory text that EPA could use to promulgate Federal water quality 
standards for Indian country waters that do not currently have water 
quality standards in place under the Clean Water Act. Without 
applicable standards, the Clean Water Act's mechanisms for protecting 
water quality in Indian country are limited. The notice will openly and 
objectively present options and issues and will not predetermine any 
outcome. The notice will be detailed enough that all parties can see 
what provisions EPA is contemplating and lead to thorough discussion of 
issues involved. The notice will pose specific questions about the 
issues such as: (1) Should EPA promulgate ``core'' standards? 
Individually tailored standards?; (2) For tribes who wish to develop 
their own plan for establishing standards, which is preferred: an ``opt 
out'' or an ``opt in'' approach for Federal standards?; (3) Are there 
waters where absence of water quality standards is preventing a 
solution to water quality problems?; and (4) What are the potential 
impacts of having and not having water quality standards in place in 
Indian country? A Federal promulgation would not prevent tribes from 
developing and adopting their own federally approved water quality 
standards where possible.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4344.

Agency Contact: Fred Leutner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0378
Fax: 202 566--0409
Email: leutner.fred@epamail.epa.gov

Edward Hanlon, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--0765
Fax: 202 566--0409
Email: hanlon.edward@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD46
_______________________________________________________________________




3517. NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT 
REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT DURING WET WEATHER 
CONDITIONS -- PROPOSED POLICY

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 proposed 
policy. the proposed policy will provide a 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 proposed policy 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 Policy                    12/00/03
Final Policy                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4690.

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/npdes

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--0723
Fax: 202 564--6392
Email: brennan.ross@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD87
_______________________________________________________________________




3518. SEWAGE SLUDGE ROUND I

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Section 405(d) and (e) of the Clean Water Act; 33USC 
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

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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 published as a notice in future regulatory 
agendas. In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OW--
2003--0016, and follow the instructions provided in Unit H of the 
preamble to the Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  02/19/93                     58 FR 9248
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 4792.

Agency Contact: Alan 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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3519. 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                            04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4526.

Sectors Affected: 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 
3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 
3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: William Nichols, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603--9918
Fax: 703 603--9116
Email: nichols.nick@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE87
_______________________________________________________________________




3520. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PROGRAM PLAN FOR 2004/2005

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(m) ``CWA''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 4, 2004, Final.

Abstract: EPA publishes an Effluent Guidelines Program Plan every other 
year as required by Section 304(m) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). 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 existing 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 of water 
pollution.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Plan                      11/00/03
Final Plan                      02/00/04

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4766.

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/guide/strategy

URL For Public Comments:
http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ow-2002-0020

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566--1014
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: johnston.carey@epa.gov

Tom Wall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566--1060
Fax: 202 566--1054
Email: wall.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD92
_______________________________________________________________________




3521. 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; 40 CFR 141

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the ``Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants'' under 40 
CFR Part 136 and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations under 
40 CFR part 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 200.8 (which utilizes ICP/MS), new methods for 
chemical pollutants (e.g., Method 245.7), updated methods for chemical 
pollutants (e.g., Methods 300.1 and 200.7), 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, and the Association of Official Analytical Methods--
International.

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 4540. This action incorporates the 
following analytical methods that had previously been tracked 
independently: 1. RIN 2040--AC95, SAN 3155 -- Test Procedures for the 
Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under 
the Clean Water Act, Phase One 2. RIN 2040--AD12, SAN 4089 -- Test 
Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and 
Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase Two, and 3. RIN 
2040--AD52, SAN 4377 -- Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury 
Under the Clean Water Act (Method 245.7).

Agency Contact: William 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD71
_______________________________________________________________________




3522. WATERSHED RULE: TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REVISIONS

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

RIN: 2040-AD82
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3523. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND 
DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

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

RIN: 2040-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3524. 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). EPA is considering the public comments on the 
proposed rule and the new data acquired since proposal. Although this 
rulemaking, which EPA refers to Pulp and Paper Phase III, has been 
scheduled for final action in September 2004, EPA will consider as part 
of its

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2004 effluent guidelines planning process under CWA section 304(m) 
whether to proceed with the rulemaking.

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 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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3525. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONCENTRATED AQUATIC 
ANIMAL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: ``CWA Section 301''; ``CWA Section 304''; ``CWA 
Section 306''; ``CWA Section 307''; ``CWA Section 308''; ``CWA Section 
318''; ``CWA Section 402''; ``CWA Section 501''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 451

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, August 14, 2002, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2004, Final.

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

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4406.

Sectors Affected: 112511 Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries; 112519 
Other Animal Aquaculture; 112512 Shellfish Farming; 71213 Zoos and 
Botanical Gardens

Agency Contact: Marta Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566--1049
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: jordan.marta@epa.gov

Marvin 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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3526. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE MEAT AND POULTRY 
PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

Priority: Other Significant

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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2003, Final.

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
NODA                            08/13/03                    68 FR 48471
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4407.

Sectors Affected: 311611 Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering; 311612 
Meat Processed from Carcasses; 311613 Rendering and Meat By-product 
Processing; 311615 Poultry Processing

Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1058
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

Marvin 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3527. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1316``CWA''; 33 USC 1317``CWA''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering amendments for certain provisions of

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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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/10/03                    68 FR 53432
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3528. 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, NPRM.

Abstract: Under the CWA, States have primary authority in developing 
water quality standards for waters within their jurisdiction. EPA 
maintains oversight authority in that States must submit their water 
quality standards to EPA for review and approval or disapproval. If a 
State's water quality standards are not consistent with the 
requirements of the CWA and its supporting regulations, and are 
subsequently disapproved by EPA, the State must revise the disapproved 
water quality standards. If the State does not revise the disapproved 
water quality standards, the CWA 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 4264. Judicial NPRM: Consent decree 
specifies that EPA will sign proposed Federal replacement standards by 
10/31/2002 unless EPA approves State use designations.

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--260--3845
Fax: 202 566--0409
Email: keating.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




3529. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 2

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

RIN: 2040-AD62
_______________________________________________________________________




3530. 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                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3288.

Agency Contact: John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1373
Fax: 202 566--1375
Email: goodin.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3531. 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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, October 17, 2003, Final.

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

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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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/23/99                    64 FR 72045
Final Determination             12/21/01                    66 FR 66228
NODA                            06/12/02                    67 FR 40554
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3488.

Agency Contact: Alan 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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3532. 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 35.613; 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, tribal, intertribral, interstate and local agencies 
greater flexibility in developing comprehensive programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD83
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3533. [bull] SLUDGE: AGENCY RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL 
REPORT ON BIOSOLIDS APPLIED TO LAND AND THE RESULTS OF EPA'S REVIEW OF 
EXISTING SEWAGE SLUDGE REGULATIONS.

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC. 1345(d)(e)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Federal Register notice will announce the final results 
of the review of regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) governing 
the use and disposal of sewage sludge pursuant to section 405(d)(2)(C) 
of the CWA. The purpose of the review is to identify additional toxic 
pollutants that may warrant future regulatory action. As part of this 
review, EPA commissioned the National Research Council (NRC) of the 
National Academy of Sciences to independently review the technical 
basis of the chemical and pathogen regulations applicable to sewage 
sludge that is applied to land. The NRC study took place between 
January 2001 and June 2002. In July 2002, the NRC published a report 
entitled ``Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and 
Practices'' in response to the EPA's request. The NRC identified a need 
to update the scientific basis of part 503 and provided approximately 
60 recommendations. The notice will also announce a final strategy 
explaining how EPA plans to respond to the recommendations in the NRC 
report and explains the rationale for the strategy.
The purpose of the notice is to meet the requirements of a settlement 
agreement. Over the past decade, citizens and environmental 
organizations have raised questions over the adequacy of the chemical 
and pathogen standards for protecting human health. In a side agreement 
to a consent decree modification in Gearhart v. Whitman, EPA agreed to 
sign a notice for publication in the Federal Register by January 8, 
2004, to announce the final results of the review under the CWA and the 
final planned strategy for responding to the NRC's recommendations.
The publication of this Federal Register notice will be an important 
step in setting new priorities for the biosolids

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program for research and future program development activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Preliminary Strategy  04/08/03                    68 FR 17379
Final Strategy                  01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4803.

Agency Contact: Robert Cantilli, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, EN--336, 4304T, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--1091
Fax: 202 566--1140
Email: cantilli,robert@epa.gov

Alan Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4304T, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 566--1125
Fax: 202--566--1139
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE59
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3534. [bull] EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS: RECODIFICATION OF 
VARIOUS EFFLUENT GUIDELINES

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

Legal Authority: CWA 301; CWA 304; CWA 306; CWA 307; CWA 402; CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 401 to 419

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Several years ago, the Office of Water conducted a 
comprehensive review of effluent guidelines and removed from the Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) provisions contained in a number of 
regulations that were obsolete or redundant (FR 60 33926, June 29, 
1995). In addition to removing these provisions, EPA's Office of Water 
identified additional opportunities for further streamlining some of 
the effluent guidelines.
This action would recodify the effluent limitations and standards for 
12 point source categories without making any legally substantive 
changes in the requirements. The revised and shorter format will enable 
Federal, State and local regulators and the regulated community to more 
easily read, understand and implement the regulations. By reducing the 
number of pages in Title 40, the new format will also afford 
significant long--term savings in the annual cost of printing these 
regulations.
The point source categories which would be recodified by this action 
include: Dairy Products Processing (part 405), Grain Mills 
Manufacturing (part 406), Fruits and Vegetable Processing (part 407), 
Canned and Preserved Seafood (part 408), Sugar Processing (part 409), 
Textile Mills (part 410), Cement Manufacturing (part 411), 
Electroplating (part 413), Inorganic Chemicals (part 415), Soaps and 
Detergent Manufacturing (part 417), Fertilizer Manufacturing (part 
418), and Petroleum Refining (part 419). The revisions would also 
expand the list of general definitions in section 401.11.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4822.

Agency Contact: Hugh Wise, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1031
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: wise.hugh@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE61
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3535. 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 (a)''

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, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3702.

Agency Contact: William 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC75
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3536. 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 3714.

Agency Contact: William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1061
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Marion Kelly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1045
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: kelly.marion@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3537. 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: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3713.

Agency Contact: William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1061
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Marion Kelly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1045
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: kelly.marion@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3538. 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

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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 4049.

Agency Contact: William 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09
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3539. 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

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2003, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, November 1, 2004, Final.

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 reevaluate the 
current MDL and quantification approaches and assess alternative 
approaches.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/12/03                    68 FR 11791
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4378.

Agency Contact: Cindy 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3540. 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, Final.

Abstract: This action is Phase II of implementing regulations on 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
In 1996 the Clean Water Act was amended to create section 312(n), 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
Section 312(n) directs EPA and DOD to work together to provide Armed 
Forces vessels with a nationally uniform set of discharge standards, 
which preempt State discharge standards for these vessels. The purpose 
of the statute is to allow DOD to plan, design and build 
environmentally sound vessels, to encourage innovative pollution 
control technology, and to improve operational flexibility. EPA and DOD 
jointly promulgated Phase I of these regulations, 40 CFR part 1700, on 
May 10, 1999 (64 FR 25126). The Phase I rulemaking concluded that 25 
discharges from Armed Forces vessels would require control devices. 
Some of these discharges have the potential to introduce oil or other 
organics into receiving waters (such as bilge water); some have the 
potential to introduce copper or other metals (such as fire main); and 
some have the potential to introduce nonindigenous invasive aquatic 
species (such as ballast water). Phase II will establish performance 
standards for control devices for these 25 discharges. Once DOD 
implements rules for achieving the standards set in Phase II, covered 
discharges from Armed Forces vessels will be required to meet these 
standards, and will not be subject to discharge standards established 
by States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            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 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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3541. 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, NPRM.
Final, Judicial, June 1, 2006, Final.

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 a cooling system 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

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4543. Split from RIN 2040--AC34.

Sectors Affected: 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 61131 Colleges, Universities and Professional 
Schools; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 211111 
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 22111 Electric Power 
Generation; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 311 Food 
Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 21 Mining; 211112 Natural 
Gas Liquid Extraction; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 
322 Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 22133 Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply; 313 Textile 
Mills; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 321 Wood Product 
Manufacturing

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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3542. 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 would 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                    10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3663.

Agency Contact: Greg Schaner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--0721
Fax: 202 564--6431
Email: schaner.greg@epa.gov

Jan Pickrel, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--7904
Fax: 202 564--6431
Email: pickrel.jan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3543. 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''

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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 3786.

Agency Contact: Howard 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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3544. 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 considering developing a notice of proposed rulemaking 
that would propose a broad--based regulatory framework for sanitary 
sewer collection systems under the NPDES program. The Agency is 
considering proposing standard permit conditions for inclusion in 
permits for publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and municipal 
sanitary sewer collection systems. The standard requirements would 
address reporting, 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 
considering 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 considering clarifying NPDES requirements, including secondary 
treatment requirements, for discharges from peak excess flow treatment 
facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN 3999. Note: This rule was formerly known as 
``Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Compliance Reporting and 
Collection System Discharges.''

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/npdes

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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3545. 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

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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 1500 projects totaling over $4.1 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 Action              To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4493.

Agency Contact: Gary Hudiburgh, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
EN--336, 4204M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--0626
Email: hudiburgh.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD68
_______________________________________________________________________




3546. 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--1407

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

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: None

Additional Information: SAN 4746. This rule was formerly known as 
``Regulations for Cruise Ships Operating in Alaskan Waters''

Sectors Affected: 483114 Coastal and Great Lakes Passenger 
Transportation; 483112 Deep Sea Passenger Transportation

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Kim, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1270
Fax: 202 566--1546
Email: kim.elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov

David Redford, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566--1264
Fax: 202 566--1546
Email: redford.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD89
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3547. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 438

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/13/03                    68 FR 25686

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston
Phone: 202 566--1014
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: johnston.carey@epa.gov

Shari Barash
Phone: 202--566--0996
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: barash.shari@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3548. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL 
MANUFACTURING: AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 439

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       06/11/03                    68 FR 34831

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Marvin Rubin
Phone: 202 566--1050
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD97
_______________________________________________________________________




3549. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, 
AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT, PHASE ONE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/26/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: William Telliard
Phone: 202--566--1061
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez--Taylor
Phone: 202 566--1005
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: gomez--taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC95
_______________________________________________________________________




3550. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS UNDER 
THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/21/03                    68 FR 43272

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Robin Oshiro
Phone: 202 566--1075
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: oshiro.robin@epa.gov

Maria Gomez--Taylor
Phone: 202 566--1005
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: gomez--taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________




3551. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, 
AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT, PHASE TWO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/26/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: William Telliard
Phone: 202--566--1061
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez--Taylor
Phone: 202 566--1005
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: gomez--taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD12
_______________________________________________________________________




3552. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT (METHOD 245.7)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/26/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: William Telliard
Phone: 202--566--1061
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

Maria Gomez--Taylor
Phone: 202 566--1005
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: gomez--taylor.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD52
_______________________________________________________________________




3553. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT -- PHASE I 
REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 125 subpart I

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/19/03                    68 FR 36749

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Martha Segall
Phone: 202--566--1041
Fax: 202 566--1053
Email: segall.martha@epa.gov

Tom Wall
Phone: 202 566--1060
Fax: 202 566--1054
Email: wall.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________




3554. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

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

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)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       11/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Donna Downing
Phone: 202--566--1367
Fax: 202 566--1375
Email: downing.donna@epamail.epa.gov

John Lishman
Phone: 202--566--1364
Fax: 202 566--1375
Email: lishman.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB74

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3555. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ALDICARB

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated MCLs for aldicarb, aldicarb sulfoxide, and 
aldicarb sulfone in the Phase II rulemaking in 1991 at levels of 0.003, 
0.004, and 0.002 ug/l, respectively. In response to an administrative 
petition from the manufacturer Rhone--Poulenc, the Agency issued an 
administrative stay of the effective date. EPA will reexamine risk 
assessment and occurrence data on aldicarb and make a determination of 
what further action is appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3238.

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Dan Olson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5239
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: olson.daniel@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC13
_______________________________________________________________________




3556. UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING REGULATION FOR PUBLIC WATER 
SYSTEMS REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.40

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 6, 2004, Other.

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act require 
the Agency to publish, every 5 years, a revised listing of the 
contaminants to be monitored under the UCMR. The purpose of this 
proposed action is to meet that requirement by revising the National 
Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the UCMR to: provide minor 
modifications to the current UCMR program to improve its 
implementation; to revise the lists of analytes to permit a second 
round of monitoring; and to approve the analytical methods needed to 
perform this monitoring.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4770.

Agency Contact: David Munch, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
MS140, MS 140, Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569--7843
Fax: 513 569--7191
Email: munch.dave@epa.gov

Daniel Hautman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS140, MS 140, 
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569--7274
Fax: 513 569--7191
Email: hautman.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________




3557. [bull] NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: MINOR 
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATION TO DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

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

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 140 and 141

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is intended to make minor changes to clarify and 
correct Drinking Water regulations. Typographical errors and 
inadvertent omissions will be corrected in the final Long Term 1 
Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Final Rule. Additional technical 
corrections for other drinking water regulations may be added during 
the rule development process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4795.

Agency Contact: Tracy Bone, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5257
Fax: 202 564--3767
Email: bone.tracy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE58
_______________________________________________________________________




3558. DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST 2

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq; SDWA1412(b)(1)(B)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 6, 2003, Final.

Abstract: This action is to develop the Second Drinking Water 
Contaminant Candidate List (CCL2). To meet the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA) requirements under section 1412(b)(1)(B)(i), as amended in 1996, 
EPA will publish a list of contaminants that are known or anticipated 
to occur in public water systems which may require regulation under the 
SDWA. In developing this list of contaminants, that are not currently 
subject to any proposed or promulgated NPDWRs, EPA must consult with 
the SAB, provide an opportunity for public comments, consider the 
National Contaminant Occurrence Database (developed under SDWA section 
1445(g)), consider contaminants referred to in section 101(4) of 
CERCLA, and substances registered as pesticides under FIFRA. Similar to 
CCL1, the CCL2 will be based on readily available occurrence and health 
effects information and evaluated by EPA. SDWA required the first CCL 
to be published 18 months after the date of enactment (2/98), and a new 
CCL every 5 years thereafter. The methods

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used to develop the CCL are described in the Federal Register (62 FR 
52193). To respond to comments received on the draft drinking water 
CCL, the Agency requested assistance from the National Research Council 
(NRC) for guidance on methods and processes to identify and narrow a 
very broad universe of potential contaminants into a smaller, more 
focused list for the future CCLs. The details of the NRC recommendation 
are available in the report entitled ``Classifying Drinking Water 
Contaminants for Regulatory Considerations.`` The NRC recommendations 
are being evaluated by a National Drinking Water Advisory Council Work 
Group and the results of this parallel effort will be used for future 
CCLs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Preliminary Notice Announcement 11/00/03
Final Notice Announcement of CCL To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4703

Agency Contact: Thomas Carpenter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--4885
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: carpenter.thomas@epa.gov

Dr. Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--5243
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: saxena.jitendra@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AD86
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3559. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUNDWATER RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3560. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




3561. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE 2 DISINFECTION 
BYPRODUCTS RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




3562. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF COLIFORMS AND E. 
COLI. IN DRINKING WATER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 300g1--6; 42 USC 300j--9

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Water will revise the National Primary and 
Secondary Drinking Water Regulations to approve the Colitag Method for 
the detection of coliforms and E. Coli. in finished drinking water. 
This promulgation adds an additional analytical method to Part 141 to 
monitor for total coliforms and E. Coli in finished drinking water, for 
which other methods have been approved previously. It does not withdraw 
any currently approved methods, nor does it add nor alter any current 
monitoring requirement. This rule provides the ability to use an 
additional standardized method, offering water systems and their 
laboratories further operational flexibility. On March 7, 2002, EPA 
published ``Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation: Approval of 
Analytical Method for Aeromonas; National Primary and Secondary 
Drinking Water Regulations: Approval of Analytical Methods for Chemical 
and Microbiological Contaminants; Proposed Rule.'' In this proposed 
rule, EPA sought comments on the proposed promulgation of multiple 
industry--developed methods, one of which was the Colitag method, a 
``Test for Detection and Identification of Coliforms and E. coli 
Bacteria in Drinking Water and Source Water as Required in National 
Primary Drinking Water Regulations.'' This method was proposed for the 
analysis of total coliforms and E. coli in finished drinking water 
samples. EPA has since received additional information from CPI 
International, developers of Colitag, relevant to the performance of 
the method. Such information included additional data as well as a re--
evaluation of previously reported data included in the public record 
that supported the proposed approval of Colitag. On December 2, 2002 
EPA invited public comments on this additional information in ``Notice 
of Data Availability; National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water 
Regulations: Approval of Analytical Methods for Chemical and 
Microbiological Contaminants; Additional Information on the Colitag 
Method.'' Based on the evaluation of this additional information and 
review of public comments, the Agency now plans to promulgate the 
Colitag Method.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/07/02                    67 FR 10532
NODA                            12/02/02                    67 FR 71520
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4769.

Agency Contact: Herbert Brass, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
MS140, MS 140, Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569--7936
Fax: 513 569--7191
Email: brass.herb@epa.gov


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James Sinclair, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS140, MS 140, 
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513--569--7970
Fax: 513 569--7191
Email: sinclair.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




3563. [bull] NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ANALYTICAL 
METHOD FOR URANIUM

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

Legal Authority: Safe Drinking Water Act, sec. 1412; 42 USC 300f; 42 
USC 300g--1; 42 USC 300j--4; 42 USC 300j--9

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.25

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to promulgate a method for compliance monitoring of 
uranium that uses an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry 
(ICP--MS) technology. This technology has gained wide acceptance over 
the past decade, and should reduce costs for analyzing for uranium and 
provide a greater level of accuracy. States, laboratories and water 
systems have asked the Agency to approve this analytical method.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4826.

Agency Contact: Lisa Christ, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--8354
Email: christ.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE62
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3564. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq``SDWA1412''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, February 6, 1999, Other.
NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999, NPRM.
Final, Statutory, November 2, 2000, Final.

Abstract: EPA proposed regulations for radon in drinking water which 
provide flexibility in how to manage the health risks from radon, in 
both drinking water and in indoor air. States and systems would be able 
to focus their efforts on the highest radon risks to the public -- in 
indoor air -- while reducing the highest risks from radon in drinking 
water. The proposal was based on the unique framework in the 1996 Safe 
Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The proposed regulation would provide two 
options to states and water systems for reducing public health risks 
from radon. Under the first option, states may choose to develop 
enhanced state programs to address the health risks from indoor radon 
while water systems reduce radon levels in drinking water to at or 
below the higher, alternative maximum contaminant level MCL proposed at 
4,000 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter, a standard unit of radiation). EPA 
is encouraging the states to adopt this approach as the most cost--
effective way to achieve the greatest radon risk reduction. If a State 
does not elect this option, the second option would require water 
systems in that State to either reduce radon in drinking water levels 
to the MCL of 300 pCi/L, or to develop a local indoor radon program and 
reduce levels in drinking water to 4000 pCi/L.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM Original                   07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice 99                       02/26/99                     64 FR 9560
NPRM                            11/02/99                    64 FR 59245
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN 2281.

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Becky Allen, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--4689
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: allen.rebeccak@epa.gov

Dick Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--4656
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3565. NATIONAL SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS (NSDWR): METHYL 
TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE NSDWR

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 143 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is a fuel additive used 
primarily to increase the oxygen content in gasoline. It has been used 
in increasing quantity in the 1990s to meet the requirements of the 
Federal Reformulated Gasoline (FRG) and Oxyfuels programs required by 
the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Although the use of MTBE in 
gasoline has helped to reduce harmful air emissions, it is being 
detected in ground water and surface water throughout the country. In 
some instances the affected waters are drinking water sources. At 
relatively low levels, MTBE's taste and odor can make drinking water 
supplies unacceptable to consumers. In this action, EPA is proposing a 
secondary

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standard for MTBE, which would provide guidance for taste and odor 
acceptability and to protect the public welfare.

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 4404.

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4699
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: dooley.irene@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________




3566. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: REVISIONS TO THE 
TOTAL COLIFORM MONITORING AND ANALYTICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL 
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has determined the need to revise the Total Coliform Rule 
(TCR), as published in the July 18, 2003 Federal Register (68FR42907). 
EPA intends revisions to the TCR to maintain or provide for greater 
human health protection than under the existing TCR. A Federal Advisory 
Committee recommended that EPA, as part of the TCR 6--year review 
process, ``initiate a process for addressing cross--connection control 
and backflow prevention requirements and consider additional 
distribution system requirements related to significant health 
risks.``The TCR, promulgated in 1989, protects human health by 
requiring microbial monitoring in drinking water distribution systems. 
The TCR does not include distribution system corrective or protective 
requirements to reduce contamination from coliforms and other 
contaminants. EPA has gained a better understanding of distribution 
system impacts on human health and, therefore, intends to strenghten 
the TCR by adding distribution system requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06
Final Action                    06/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4775.

Agency Contact: Ken Rotert, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564--5280
Fax: 202 564--3767
Email: rotert.kenneth@epa.gov

Eric Burneson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5250
Fax: 202 564--3767
Email: burneson.eric@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD94
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3567. DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST 3

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g--1(b)

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, February 6, 2008, Other.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as amended in 1996 
requires EPA to publish a list of contaminants that are known or 
anticipated to occur in public water systems, and which may require 
regulation under the SDWA every five years. The purpose of this action 
is to prepare and publish the third Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). 
In preparing the third list, EPA will evaluate the classification 
approach recommended by the National Academy of Sciences' National 
Research Council (NRC) and, if possible, use the NRC approach to 
identify and narrow a very broad universe of potential contaminants 
into a smaller, more focused list for future CCLs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Preliminary Notice              02/00/07
Final Notice                    02/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4745.

Agency Contact: Thomas Carpenter, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4885
Fax: 202 564--4885
Email: carpenter.thomas@epamail.epa.gov

Yvette Selby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--5245
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: selby.yvette@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD99
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3568. UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL: UPDATE OF STATE PROGRAMS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300h--1``SDWA 1422''; 42 USC 300h--4``SDWA 
1425''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 147 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA provides a place in part 147 of its UIC regulations where 
all the State UIC programs are summarized. Included in this 
summarization are all the authorities and regulations used by the 
States to implement the UIC program, as well as all other documents 
that are relevant to the program. The primary reason for this is to 
provide one place where all the UIC programs nationwide are presented. 
A second reason, more importantly, is to allow EPA to incorporate by 
reference into the Code of Federal Regulations the State program 
authorities. Current citations to State regulations in 40 CFR part 147 
are out of date for many States. This update is necessary to ensure 
that the CFR accurately reflects current approved State UIC programs 
and that elements of those programs are federally enforceable if 
necessary. EPA Regional Offices will be submitting State revision 
packages as they are completed. Part 147 will then be

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updated in several stages. This is the first stage. This effort should 
have no impact on the regulated community because we will merely be 
incorporating by reference elements of already effective State 
programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4236.

Agency Contact: Mario Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--3894
Fax: 202 564--3756
Email: salazar.mario@epamail.epa.gov

Bruce Kobelski, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4606M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--3888
Fax: 202 564--3756
Email: kobelski.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD40
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3569. [bull] DRINKING WATER: REGULATORY DETERMINATIONS REGARDING 
CONTAMINANTS ON THE SECOND DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST

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

Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300g--1(b)

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 6, 2006, Other.

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 
require EPA to publish a list of non--regulated contaminants every five 
years, which may warrant regulation due to their health effects and 
their potential for occurrence in public water systems (PWSs). The 
first Contaminant Candidate List (CCL), was published in the Federal 
Register on March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10247). The second CCL should be 
published in 2003. In addition to publishing the drinking water CCL, 
the SDWA also requires the Agency to select five or more contaminants 
from the second CCL and determine, by August 2006, whether to regulate 
these contaminants with a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation 
(NPDWR). In order to make a determination of whether or not to develop 
an NPDWR for a contaminant, the SDWA requires three statutory tests be 
met: 1) the contaminant may have an adverse effect on the health of 
persons; 2) the contaminant is known to occur or there is a substantial 
likelihood that the contaminant will occur in public water systems with 
a frequency and at levels of public health concern; and 3) in the sole 
judgment of the Administrator, regulation of the contaminant presents a 
meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by 
public water systems. Using these three statutory tests to make 
regulatory decisions, there are three possible outcomes: 1) regulate 
the contaminant with an NPDWR; 2) develop guidance (e.g., Health or 
Consumer Advisory); or 3) determine no action is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Preliminary Notice              08/00/05
Final Notice                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4821.

Agency Contact: Judy Lebowich, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4884
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: lebowich.judy@epa.gov

Thomas Carpenter, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--564--4885
Fax: 202 564--4885
Email: carpenter.thomas@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE60
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3570. DRINKING WATER: REGULATORY DETERMINATIONS REGARDING CONTAMINANTS 
ON THE DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Notice                    07/18/03                    68 FR 42897

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karen Wirth
Phone: 202--564--5246
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: wirth.karen@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Carpenter
Phone: 215--814--5367
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: carpenter.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD61
_______________________________________________________________________




3571. 6--YEAR REVIEW OF EXISTING NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Notice                    07/18/03                    68 FR 42908

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Judy Lebowich
Phone: 202--564--4884
Fax: 202 564--3760
Email: lebowich.judy@epa.gov

Wynne Miller
Phone: 202--564--4887
Fax: 202 564--3760

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Email: miller.wynne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD67
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



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3572. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 2601 ``Shore Protection Act of 1988''; PL 100--
688 ``4103(b)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 237

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Shore Protection Act (SPA) and 
is designed to prevent the deposit of municipal and commercial waste 
into U.S. Coastal Waters. This rule establishes minimum waste handling 
practices for vessels and waste handling facilities involved in the 
transport of municipal or commercial wastes in the coastal waters of 
the United States. The rule may require certain vessels and waste 
handling facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. Local governments and businesses involved 
with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of these wastes 
would be affected by this rule. Currently no tribes are known to be 
involved in waste handling of this type; therefore none would be 
affected by this rule. In regards to small businesses, EPA has provided 
guidance on development of operation and maintenance manuals and 
encourages the use and documentation of existing industry practices 
that meet or exceed the EPA proposed minimum waste handling standards. 
All indications are that this regulation as proposed would have a 
minimal economic impact. This regulation will result in reduction of 
municipal and commercial wastes deposited in coastal waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/94                    59 FR 44798
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN 2820.

Agency Contact: Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566--1272
Fax: 202 566--1546
Email: giordano.steven@epa.gov

James Woodley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202--566--1288
Fax: 202 566--1546
Email: woodley.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB85
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