[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-7659-4

Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.

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

 Regulations and major policies currently under development,

 Reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and

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

TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST: 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 CONTACT: If you have questions or comments 
about a particular action, please get in touch with the agency contact 
listed in each Agenda entry. If you have general questions about or 
suggestions for improving the Agenda or questions about EPA's decision 
making process, please contact: Phil Schwartz (1803A), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
phone: (202)564-6564; e-mail: schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

A. What Are EPA's Goals in Developing Regulations-and-Policies and What 
Key Principles, Statutes, and Executive Orders Drive Our Rule-and-
Policymaking Process?

B. How Can You Be Involved in EPA's Rule 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 Rulemakings?

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

H. Acknowledgment of Those Involved in the Rulemaking Process

A. What are EPA's Goals in Developing Regulations and Policies and What 
Key Principles, Statutes, and Executive Orders Drive Our Rule and 
Policymaking Process?

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

    Besides the fundamental environmental laws authorizing EPA 
actions such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, there are 
legal requirements that apply to the issuance of regulations that 
are generally contained in the Administrative Procedure Act, the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, the National Technology Transfer 
and Advancement Act, and the Congressional Review Act.

    We also must meet a number of requirements contained in 
Executive Orders. Of particular significance for EPA rulemakings 
are Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review; 58 FR 
51735; October 4, 1993), 12898 (Environmental Justice; 59 FR 7629; 
February 16, 1994), 13045 (Children's Health Protection; 62 FR 
19885; April 23, 1997), 13132 (Federalism; 64 FR 43255, August 10, 
1999), 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments; 65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), and 13211 (Energy; 66 
FR 28355, May 22, 2001).

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

B. How Can You Be Involved in EPA's Rule 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 non-regulatory 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 rule and policymaking process.

C. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

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

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

 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;

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Delegations of Authority to States; Area Designations for Air Quality 
Planning Purposes.

 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).

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

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

 Under the Clean Water Act: State Water Quality Standards; 
deletions from the section 307(a) list of toxic pollutants; suspensions 
of toxic testing requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES); delegations of NPDES authority to States.

 Under the Safe Drinking Water Act: Actions on State 
underground injection control programs.

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

D. How Is the Agenda Organized?

    We have organized the Agenda:

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

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

2. The Clean Air Act (CAA)

3. The Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

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

5. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)

6. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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

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

9. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

10. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

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

12. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

13. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

14. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

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

1. Prerulemaking - Prerulemaking actions are generally intended to 
determine whether EPA should initiate rulemaking. Prerulemakings may 
include anything that influences or leads to rulemaking, such as 
advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs), significant studies or 
analyses of the possible need for regulatory action, announcement of 
reviews of existing regulations required under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Ac, requests for public comment on the need for 
regulatory action, or important preregulatory policy proposals.

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

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

4. Long-Term Action - This section includes rulemakings for which the 
next scheduled regulatory action is after April 2005.

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

    Third, by the Regulation Identifier Number assigned when an 
action is added to the Agenda.

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 (). 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:

1. Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action 
taken or planned by another agency;

2. Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user 
fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients; or

3. 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., 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.''

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     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; or other action that is not within the 
scope of E.O. 12866.

    Also, if we believe that a rule may be ``major'' as defined in 
the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801, et seq.) because it is 
likely to result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million 
or more or meets other criteria specified in this law, we indicate 
this under the ``Priority'' heading with the statement ``Major 
under 5 U.S.C. 801.''

    Legal Authority: The sections of the United States Code 
(U.S.C.), Public Law (P.L.), Executive Order (E.O.), or common name 
of the law that authorizes the regulatory action.

    CFR Citation: The sections of the Code of Federal Regulations 
that would be affected by the action.

    Legal Deadline: An indication of whether the rule is subject to 
a statutory or judicial deadline, the date of that deadline, and 
whether the deadline pertains to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, a 
Final Action, or some other action.

    Abstract: A brief description of the problem the action will 
address.

    Timetable:The dates (and citations) that documents for this 
action were published in the Federal Register and, where possible, 
a projected date for the next step. Projected publication dates 
frequently change during the course of developing an action. The 
projections in the Agenda are our best estimates as of the date we 
submit the Agenda for publication. For some entries, the timetable 
indicates that the date of the next action is ``to be determined.''

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

    Small Entities Affected: Indicates whether we expect the rule 
to have any effect on small businesses, small governments, or small 
nonprofit organizations

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

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

    Unfunded Mandates: Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act generally requires an assessment of anticipated costs and 
benefits if a rule includes a mandate that may result in 
expenditures of more than $100 million in any one year by State, 
local, and Tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private 
sector. If we expect to exceed this $100 million threshold, we note 
it in this section.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Public Dockets When EPA publishes either 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 section 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://
www.ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/

4. Appendices to the Agenda There are five appendices that provide:

a. A list of the existing rules that we are reviewing under section 610 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act

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

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

d. A list of actions that may affect State, local, or tribal 
governments

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

    There is a sixth appendix included in the Unified Regulatory 
Agenda, a subject matter index. This appendix is not included in 
EPA's Agenda reprints

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for reasons of costs and because of the availability of the search 
engines described in 3, immediately above.

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

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

a. Air

b. Water

c. Wastes and emergency response

d. Pesticides

e. Toxic substances

f. Right-to-know and toxic release inventory

g. Environmental impacts

h. Endangered species

i. Meetings

j. The Science Advisory Board

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

l. 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. EPA's FY04 Regulatory Plan The Regulatory Plan covers the core of 
our priority actions that we expected to be published by September 
2004. We have 30 actions in the Plan which was published December 22, 
2003. There are entries for each of these actions in the Spring 2004 
Regulatory Agenda, but we discuss them in greater detail in the Plan. 
You can view the Plan at http://www.epa.gov.regagenda

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 (SISNOSE). There are nine rules for which 
we are conducting section 610 reviews this year. We undertake these 
reviews to decide whether we should continue the rule unchanged, 
amend it, or withdraw it. We announce our forthcoming section 610 
reviews in the ``Prerule'' section of the Agenda. We encourage 
small entities to provide comments on the need to change these 
rules. We will consider all of your comments as we decide whether 
to continue, amend, or withdraw these rules. We particularly 
encourage comments by small entities about how these rules could be 
made clearer, more effective, or remove conflicting or overlapping 
requirements with other Federal or State regulations. The nine 
reviews are:

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  Review RIN and EDOCKET
            ID                                          Rule Being Reviewed
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2050-AG19; RCRA-2004-0004            Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III: Decharacterized Wastewaters,
                                      Carbamate Wastes, and Spent Potliners
2050-AG17 RCRA-2004-0003             Land Disposal Restrictions Phase II: Universal Treatment Standards, and
                                      Treatment Standards for Organic Toxicity Characteristic Wastes and Newly
                                      Listed Wastes
2070-AD65; OPPT-2003-0015            Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and
                                      Child-Occupied Facilities
2070-AD66; OPP-2003-0115             Worker Protection Standards for Pesticides
2040-AD96; OW-2003-0016              Sewage Sludge Round 1
2060-AM39; OAR-2004-0054             Emission Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19
                                      Kilowatts
2060-AM38; OAR-2004-0053             Fuels and Fuel Additives Registration Regulations
2060-AM41; OAR-2004-0055             NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries
2060-AM40; OAR-2004-0056             NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting
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    EPA has established an official public docket for each of these 
610 Reviews under a docket identification (ID) number as indicated 
above. The official public docket is the collection of materials 
that is available for public viewing at the docket facility. An 
electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA's 
electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket to submit or view 
public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and to access those documents in the public 
docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, 
select ``search,'' then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

    Certain types of information will not be placed in the EPA 
Dockets. Information claimed as confidential business information 
(CBI) and other information whose disclosure is restricted by 
statute, which is not included in the official public docket, will 
not be available for public viewing in EPA's electronic public 
docket. EPA's policy is that copyrighted material will not be 
placed in EPA's electronic public docket but will be available only 
in printed, paper form in the official public

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docket. To the extent feasible, publicly available docket materials 
will be made available in EPA's electronic public docket. When a 
document is selected from the index list in EPA Dockets, the system 
will identify whether the document is available for viewing in 
EPA's electronic public docket. Although not all docket materials 
may be available electronically, you may still access any of the 
publicly available docket materials through the docket facility 
identified above. EPA intends to work towards providing electronic 
access to all of the publicly available docket materials through 
EPA's electronic public docket.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For public comments, it is important to note that EPA's policy 
is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or on 
paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA's 
electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, 
unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA 
identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will 
provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment 
that is placed in EPA's electronic public docket. The entire 
printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be 
available in the public docket. Public comments submitted on 
computer disks that are mailed or delivered to the docket will be 
transferred to EPA's electronic public docket. Public comments that 
are mailed or delivered to the docket will be scanned and placed in 
EPA's electronic public docket. Where practical, physical objects 
will be photographed, and the photograph will be placed in EPA's 
electronic public docket along with a brief description written by 
the docket staff.

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

H. 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: May 17, 2004

 Jessica L. Furey,

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

                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3040        SAN 3580. Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR................................    2030-AA37
3041        SAN 4292. Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations....................    2020-AA42

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3042        SAN 4693. Privacy Act Regulations (Revised)...........................................    2025-AA13
3043        SAN 4191. Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort..............................    2030-AA64
3044        SAN 4319. Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest.........    2030-AA67
3045        SAN 4742. Continuation of Implementing the Empowerment Initiative.....................    2030-AA81
3046        SAN 4814. On-Site and Off-Site Background Checks Performed by EPA and Contractors.....    2030-AA85
3047        SAN 4812. Contract Bundling Requirements..............................................    2030-AA86
3048        SAN 4904. Security Requirements for Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential Business    2030-AA88
            Information Access for Contractors....................................................
3049        SAN 4903. Award Term Contracting......................................................    2030-AA89
3050        SAN 4761. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2002 Report to Congress...............    2060-AK79
3051        SAN 4463. Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Pollutants Strategy............    2070-AD45
3052        SAN 4836. Project XL Site Specific Rulemaking for the NASA White Sands Test Facility      2090-AA35
            in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Phases III-VI).............................................
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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3053        SAN 4747. Implementation of Authority To Appoint Research Scientists Under 42 USC.....    2030-AA83
3054        SAN 4270. Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule (CROMERRR).....    2025-AA07
3055        SAN 4733. Background Investigations for Contractors Performing Services Onsite........    2030-AA80
3056        SAN 4813. Miscellaneous Revisions to EPAAR Clauses....................................    2030-AA84
3057        SAN 4925. Technical Amendments to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human          2080-AA11
            Subjects..............................................................................
3058        SAN 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                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3059        SAN 4056. Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in              2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements...............................................
3060        SAN 3240. Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations..........................    2025-AA02
3061        SAN 3671. Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment...................................    2080-AA06
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3062        SAN 4842. Report to Congress on Enforcement Data Concerning Small Entities............    2020-AA45
3063        SAN 4473. Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Performance Track          2090-AA13
            Program...............................................................................
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                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3064        SAN 4699. Revisions to Clarify the Scope of Certain Monitoring Requirements for           2060-AK29
            Federal and State Operating Permits Programs..........................................
3065        SAN 4759. Revision to Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)...........    2060-AK75
3066        SAN 4871. Control of Emissions From New Locomotives and New Marine Diesel Engines Less    2060-AM06
            Than 30 Liters per Cylinder...........................................................

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3067        SAN 4922. Fuels and Fuel Additives Registration Regulations (Section 610 Review)......    2060-AM38
3068        SAN 4921. Emission Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19        2060-AM39
            Kilowatts (Section 610 Review)........................................................
3069        SAN 4924. NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting (Section 610 Review)........................    2060-AM40
3070        SAN 4923. NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries (Section 610 Review)...........................    2060-AM41
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3071        SAN 4266. Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide...........    2060-AI43
3072        SAN 4255. Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter.    2060-AI44
3073        SAN 3649. Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings)..............................    2060-AF72
3074        SAN 4070. General Conformity Regulations; Revisions...................................    2060-AH93
3075        SAN 3939. NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins-           2060-AH47
            Amendments............................................................................
3076        SAN 3751. NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators.............    2060-AG31
3077        SAN 3975. Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country...................    2060-AH37
3078        SAN 4752. Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule.................................    2060-AK74
3079        SAN 3380. NSPS: SOCMI--Wastewater and Amendment to Appendix C of Part 63 and Appendix     2060-AE94
            J of Part 60..........................................................................
3080        SAN 4119. Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for           2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................
3081        SAN 4478. Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid Waste      2060-AJ41
            Landfills: Amendment..................................................................
3082        SAN 4310. NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments........................    2060-AI66
3083        SAN 4585. Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendment to Implement Court     2060-AJ78
            Remand................................................................................
3084        SAN 4620. National Emission Standards for Coke Oven Batteries - Residual Risk             2060-AJ96
            Standards.............................................................................
3085        SAN 4655. NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution (Stage I) Residual Risk Standards.............    2060-AK10
3086        SAN 4660. NESHAP: Industrial Process Cooling Towers Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AK16
3087        SAN 4662. NESHAP: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities Residual Risk Standards...    2060-AK18
3088        SAN 4667. NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations -- Residual Risk Standards..    2060-AK21
3089        SAN 4782. Petition To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutant: 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl             2060-AK84
            Diisocyanate..........................................................................
3090        SAN 4309. National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed Amendments..    2060-AI62
3091        SAN 4748. Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources.....................    2060-AK70
3092        SAN 4535. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of       2060-AJ63
            Methyl Bromide........................................................................
3093        SAN 4599. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-            2060-AK26
            Depleting Substances: N-Propyl Bromide................................................
3094        SAN 4697. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I             2060-AK45
            Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries..........................................
3095        SAN 4542. Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana Sulfur       2008-AA00
            Dioxide (SO2) Area....................................................................
3096        SAN 3262. Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements..................................    2060-AE22
3097        SAN 4421. Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Regulations: Revisions.......................    2060-AJ25
3098        SAN 4570. Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Engines: Alternative Low-      2060-AJ72
            Sulfur Highway Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska..............................
3099        SAN 4547. Modification of Authority to Grant Alternative Method Approvals.............    2060-AJ83
3100        SAN 4584. Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems......    2060-AJ86
3101        SAN 4632. Modification of Anti-dumping Baselines for Gasoline Produced or Imported for    2060-AK02
            Use in Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Territories........................................
3102        SAN 4633. Performance-Based Measurement System For Fuels: Criteria For Self-Qualifying    2060-AK03
            Alternative Test Methods; Description of Optional Statistical Quality Control Measures
3103        SAN 4634. Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Extension of California Enforcement      2060-AK04
            Exemptions for Reformulated Gasoline to California Phase 3 Gasoline...................
3104        SAN 4811. 20 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments for New 8-Hour Ozone and PM2.5     2060-AL73
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards................................................
3105        SAN 4793. Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source      2060-AL75
            Review (NSR): Allowables Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL), Aggregation, and
            Debottlenecking.......................................................................
3106        SAN 4794. Clean Air Interstate Rule; Formerly Titled Interstate Air Quality Rule......    2060-AL76
3107        SAN 4095.1. Section 126 Rule: Lifting the 8-Hour Stay.................................    2060-AL79
3108        SAN 4796. Section 126 Rule: Withdrawal of Findings for Sources in Michigan............    2060-AL83

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3109        SAN 4797. Lifting the Stay of the Eight-Hour Portion of the Findings of Significant       2060-AL84
            Contribution and Rulemaking for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport (NOx
            SIP Call).............................................................................
3110        SAN 4802. Amendments to Leather Finishing NESHAP......................................    2060-AL89
3111        SAN 4804. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Allowance System for Controlling HCFC        2060-AL90
            Production, Import and Export; Correction.............................................
3112        SAN 4808. Amendments to the NESHAP for Cellulose Products Manufacturing...............    2060-AL91
3113        SAN 4809. Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: On-Board         2060-AL92
            Diagnostic Requirements for Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles Above 14,000 Pounds and In-
            Use, Not-To-Exceed Emission Standard Test.............................................
3114        SAN 4820. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Quantity Allocation of Methyl Bromide for    2060-AL95
            Critical Use Exemptions After the Phaseout............................................
3115        SAN 4829. 5-Year Review of MACT Standards for Large MWC...............................    2060-AL97
3116        SAN 4830. Alternative Work Practice for Leak Detection and Repair.....................    2060-AL98
3117        SAN 4846. NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills--Amendments.........................    2060-AM08
3118        SAN 4844. Addition of CO Emission Limit for Large MWC Using Fluid Bed Combustion          2060-AM11
            Technology (Section 129)..............................................................
3119        SAN 4859. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Ethylene Oxide Hospital Sterilization........    2060-AM14
3120        SAN 4851. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Restriction on the Sales of Pre-Charged      2060-AM15
            Split Systems.........................................................................
3121        SAN 4845. Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: In-Use, Not-To-Exceed         2060-AM17
            Emission Standard Testing for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines and Vehicles..................
3122        SAN 4849. Petition To Delist a Hazardous Air Pollutant From Section 112 of the Clean      2060-AM20
            Air Act: Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)................................................
3123        SAN 4854. Amendments to Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements To        2060-AM21
            Address New 8-Hour Ozone Standard.....................................................
3124        SAN 4867. NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Amendments.............................    2060-AM25
3125        SAN 4865. Strategy for Addressing Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations........    2060-AM26
3126        SAN 4853. Requirements for Transmix Processing and Blending Under the Reformulated        2060-AM27
            Gasoline and Gasoline Sulfur Rules....................................................
3127        SAN 4866. NESHAP: Site Remediation; Amendments........................................    2060-AM30
3128        SAN 4868. Exemption of Area Sources From Title V Operating Permit Program.............    2060-AM31
3129        SAN 4880. Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle          2060-AM32
            Engines: Amendments to Evaporative Emissions Regulations and Technical Amendments.....
3130        SAN 4881. Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Nitrogen Oxides.................    2060-AM33
3131        SAN 4882. Control of Emissions from Spark-Ignition Engines and Fuel Systems From          2060-AM34
            Marine Vessels and Small Equipment....................................................
3132        SAN 4883. Test Procedures for Highway and Nonroad Engines.............................    2060-AM35
3133        SAN 4891. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous         2060-AM43
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing; Amendments............................................
3134        SAN 4885. Flexible Air Permit Rule....................................................    2060-AM45
3135        SAN 4905. National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural         2060-AM47
            Coatings; Amendments..................................................................
3136        SAN 4899. Control of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Lubricity...........................    2060-AM48
3137        SAN 4916. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification of      2060-AM49
            Recovery and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended for Use with Substitute
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
3138        SAN 4893. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances       2060-AM50
            for Calendar Year 2005................................................................
3139        SAN 4901. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Modifications to the Technician              2060-AM55
            Certification Requirements Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.....................
3140        SAN 4894. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of the Laboratory and              2060-AM56
            Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone Depleting Substances.............
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                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3141        SAN 4315. Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating Station;      2009-AA00
            Navajo Nation.........................................................................
3142        SAN 3569. Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating Station;      2009-AA01
            Four Corners Power Plant..............................................................
3143        SAN 4768. Amendment to Subparts H and I for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than         2060-AK81
            Radon from DOE Facilities.............................................................
3144        SAN 3470.1. Revision to the Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W to 40 CFR Part    2060-AK60
            51): Adoption of a Preferred General Purpose (Flat and Complex Terrain) Dispersion
            Model and Other Revisions.............................................................

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3145        SAN 3656. NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine............................    2060-AG63
3146        SAN 3837. NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters    2060-AG69
3147        SAN 3525. Prot. of Strat. Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under (SNAP) Program..    2060-AG12
3148        SAN 4683. Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds -             2060-AK37
            Exclusion of 4 Compounds..............................................................
3149        SAN 2915. Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,         2060-AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51...............................................
3150        SAN 3900. Addition of Method 207 to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 Method for Measuring     2060-AG88
            Isocyanates in Stationary Source Emissions............................................
3151        SAN 4625. Clean Air Ozone Implementation Rule (Part 1 and 2)..........................    2060-AJ99
3152        SAN 3958. Amendments to Standard of Performance for New Stationary Sources; Monitoring    2060-AH23
            Requirements (40 CFR Part 60, Appendix F, Procedure 3)................................
3153        SAN 4555. Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment.........................................    2060-AJ68
3154        SAN 4681. Revision of Combustion Turbines NSPS--Part 60, Subpart GG...................    2060-AK35
3155        SAN 4161. Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods..............................    2060-AK61
3156        SAN 3820. NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products.................................    2060-AG52
3157        SAN 4115. NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment...................................    2060-AH69
3158        SAN 4107. NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes.........................    2060-AH78
3159        SAN 4313. Petitions To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants: MEK...........................    2060-AI72
3160        SAN 4571. Electric Utility Steam Generating Unit MACT Regulation......................    2060-AJ65
3161        SAN 4672. NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil: Amendments....................    2060-AK32
3162        SAN 4712. NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Amendments...........................    2060-AK49
3163        SAN 4713. NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants; Amendments....................    2060-AK50
3164        SAN 4714. NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic            2060-AK51
            Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units; Amendments................................
3165        SAN 4719. NESHAP: General Provisions; Amendments for Pollution Prevention Alternative     2060-AK54
            Compliance Requirements...............................................................
3166        SAN 4751. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary         2060-AK73
            Combustion Turbines--Petition to Delist...............................................
3167        SAN 4763. NESHAP: Ethylene Processes; Amendments......................................    2060-AK80
3168        SAN 4464. Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions from New York and Connecticut Regarding     2060-AJ36
            Sources in Michigan; Revision of Definition of Applicable Requirement for Title V
            Operating Permit Programs.............................................................
3169        SAN 4689. Section 126 Rule Withdrawal Provision.......................................    2060-AK41
3170        SAN 4340. Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court          2060-AI56
            Decision..............................................................................
3171        SAN 4030. Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines Meeting Low-   2060-AH52
            Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards...........................................
3172        SAN 4604. Modification of the Anti-Dumping Baseline Date Cut-Off Limit for Data Used      2060-AJ82
            in Development of an Individual Baseline..............................................
3173        SAN 4675. Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Nonroad Diesel Engines and Fuel..    2060-AK27
3174        SAN 4757. Emissions Durability Procedures for New Light-Duty Vehicles and Light-Duty      2060-AK76
            Trucks................................................................................
3175        SAN 2665. Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations............    2060-AI03
3176        SAN 4682. Revisions to the Appeal Procedures and the Federal NOx Budget Trading           2060-AK36
            Program, Parts 78 and 97..............................................................
3177        SAN 4487. Federal Implementation Plans for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon and       2012-AA01
            Washington............................................................................
3178        SAN 4254. Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to Exclude        2060-AI45
            Tertiary Butyl Acetate................................................................
3179        SAN 4450. Clean Air Visibility Rule...................................................    2060-AJ31
3180        SAN 4621. Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources: Default Baseline       2060-AJ97
            Revision and Minor Corrections........................................................
3181        SAN 4631. Adoption of the Amended International NOx Standard for Aircraft Engines.....    2060-AK01
3182        SAN 4722. California Gasoline Technical Correction....................................    2060-AK56
3183        SAN 4706. Anti-Dumping Baseline Recalculation for Downstream Oxygenate Addition.......    2060-AK69
3184        SAN 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....................................................................
3185        SAN 3560.1. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification of    2060-AL77
            Recovery and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended for Use with Substitute
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
3186        SAN 4800. Consideration of Industry Petition to Remove Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether    2060-AL87
            from the Clean Air Act List of Hazardous Air Pollutants...............................
3187        SAN 4819. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Emergency Uses of      2060-AL94
            Methyl Bromide........................................................................
3188        SAN 4837. National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter; Amendment to     2060-AM02
            Reflect Court Order Vacating Certain Rules............................................
3189        SAN 4839. Clean Air Ozone Designations................................................    2060-AM03

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3190        SAN 4840. Clean Air Fine Particle Designations........................................    2060-AM04
3191        SAN 3560.2. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Substitute          2060-AM05
            Refrigerants; Leak Repair Requirements for Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
            Equipment.............................................................................
3192        SAN 4863. NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites--Amendments...........................    2060-AM23
3193        SAN 4857. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-            2060-AM24
            Depleting Substances--Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection.......................
3194        SAN 4864. NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans--Amendments...........................    2060-AM28
3195        SAN 4862. NESHAP: Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles--           2060-AM29
            Amendments............................................................................
3196        SAN 4895. Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel Test Methods.....    2060-AM42
3197        SAN 4900. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Import Petitioning Requirements for Halon-   2060-AM46
            1301 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Vessels..............................................
3198        SAN 4892. National Emission Standards for Pharmaceuticals Production; Amendments......    2060-AM52
3199        SAN 4918. Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Alternatives for the Mobile Air          2060-AM54
            Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program......
3200        SAN 4816. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Site-Specific         2090-AA33
            Regulation for Packaging Corporation of America in Tomahawk, Wisconsin................
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3201        SAN 4695. NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Residual Risk Standard.......    2060-AK68
3202        SAN 4607. Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under      2050-AE95
            the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7); Availability of Information to the Public;
            Technical Amendment...................................................................
3203        SAN 4619. Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under      2050-AE96
            the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(3); Revisions to the List of Substances.............
3204        SAN 4531. Evaluation of Updated Test Procedures for the Certification of Gasoline         2060-AJ61
            Deposit Control Additives.............................................................
3205        SAN 1002. NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand)..................................    2060-AA61
3206        SAN 3919. Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit Application      2060-AH01
            Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas.......................................
3207        SAN 4096. Phase I (FIP) To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone in the Eastern          2060-AH87
            United States.........................................................................
3208        SAN 4653. NESHAP: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Residual Risk             2060-AK08
            Standards.............................................................................
3209        SAN 4654. NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization Facilities - Residual Risk             2060-AK09
            Standards.............................................................................
3210        SAN 4657. NESHAP: Group II Polymers and Resins - Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AK13
3211        SAN 4661. NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel Loading              2060-AK17
            Operations - Residual Risk Standard...................................................
3212        SAN 4665. NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting Residual Risk Standards.....................    2060-AK19
3213        SAN 4666. NESHAP: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Surface Coating -- Residual Risk           2060-AK20
            Standards.............................................................................
3214        SAN 4668. NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning - Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AK22
3215        SAN 4669. NESHAP: Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standard.......    2060-AK23
3216        SAN 4664. NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry - Residual Risk Standards..........    2060-AK24
3217        SAN 4663. NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries--Residual Risk Standards.......................    2060-AK25
3218        SAN 4750. National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and Decorative     2060-AK72
            Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks - Residual Risk Standards........
3219        SAN 4656. NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins -- Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AK12
3220        SAN 4659. NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AK14
3221        SAN 4658. NESHAP: Group IV Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards...............    2060-AK15
3222        SAN 4383. Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From the        2060-AI99
            District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey..............................
3223        SAN 3910. Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures.....................................    2060-AH34
3224        SAN 4393. Control of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)...............................    2060-AJ00
3225        SAN 3412. Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70)......................................    2060-AF70
3226        SAN 3922. Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits Program-   2060-AG92
            Part 71...............................................................................
3227        SAN 4700. Selection of Sequence of Mandatory Sanctions to be Applied Pursuant to          2060-AK46
            Section 502 of the Clean Air Act......................................................
3228        SAN 3263. Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures.............    2060-AE20
3229        SAN 3917. Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading              2060-AH31
            Provisions............................................................................

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3230        SAN 4348. Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;             2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule...........................................................
3231        SAN 4391. Rescinding Finding That Preexisting PM10 Standards No Longer Applicable in      2060-AJ05
            Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho......................................................
3232        SAN 4691. Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source      2060-AK42
            Review (NSR): Clean Units.............................................................
3233        SAN 4557.1. Amendments to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of           2060-AK62
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program........................
3234        SAN 4783. Voluntary Superior Monitoring...............................................    2060-AK85
3235        SAN 4798. Deferral of Effective Date of Nonattainment Designations for 8-hour Ozone       2060-AL85
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas.................
3236        SAN 4799. Consideration of Industry Petition To Remove the 2-Piece Can Subcategory        2060-AL86
            From the Clean Air Act Hazardous Air Pollutant Source Category List...................
3237        SAN 4810. NESHAP: Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese Residual     2060-AL93
            Risk Standards........................................................................
3238        SAN 4825. Mineral Wool Production Residual Risk Standard..............................    2060-AL96
3239        SAN 4831. NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production: Residual Risk Standards...    2060-AL99
3240        SAN 4832. NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production: Residual Risk Standards.................    2060-AM00
3241        SAN 4861. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Paint Stripping..............................    2060-AM07
3242        SAN 4856. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendments to the Section 608 Leak Repair    2060-AM09
            Regulations...........................................................................
3243        SAN 4855. NESHAP: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing--Amendments....    2060-AM10
3244        SAN 4873. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Glass Manufacturing Industry.................    2060-AM12
3245        SAN 4860. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Acrylic/ Modacrylic Fiber (AMF) Production...    2060-AM13
3246        SAN 4875. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Oil and Natural Gas Production...............    2060-AM16
3247        SAN 4847. NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AM18
3248        SAN 4874. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Industrial Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing.    2060-AM19
3249        SAN 4848. NESHAP: Total Facility Low Risk Determination (TFLRD) for Residual Risk.....    2060-AM22
3250        SAN 4879. Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants            2060-AM36
            (NESHAP) for Iron and Steel Foundries.................................................
3251        SAN 4886. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Plating and Polishing........................    2060-AM37
3252        SAN 4884. Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants            2060-AM44
            (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers........................
3253        SAN 4917. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Substitute Refrigerant Recycling;            2060-AM51
            Amendment to the Definition of Refrigerant............................................
3254        SAN 4906. NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Clay Ceramics Industry.......................    2060-AM53
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3255        SAN 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........................................................
3256        SAN 4415. Petitions to Delist Source Categories from the Source Category List,            2060-AJ23
            Developed Pursuant to Section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act.............................
3257        SAN 4532. Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees for: Light-Duty Vehicles       2060-AJ62
            and Trucks; Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines; Nonroad Engines; and Motorcycles.........
3258        SAN 3657. NESHAP: Combustion Turbine..................................................    2060-AG67
3259        SAN 3343. NESHAP: Iron and Steel Foundries............................................    2060-AE43
3260        SAN 3452. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous         2060-AE82
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing........................................................
3261        SAN 2841. NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment (Tin-Free Steel)..................    2060-AH08
3262        SAN 3452.1. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous       2060-AK59
            Coating Manufacturing.................................................................
3263        SAN 4433. Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the NOx SIP Call,    2060-AJ16
            NOx SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules..............................
3264        SAN 4508. Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Volatile Organic Liquid    2060-AJ53
            Storage Vessels; Amendments...........................................................
3265        SAN 4605. Proposed Amendments to Performance Standards and Monitoring Requirements for    2060-AJ88
            Particulate Matter at Stationary Sources..............................................
3266        SAN 3449. NESHAP: Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants....................................    2060-AE85

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3267        SAN 3825. NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating)............    2060-AG56
3268        SAN 3651. NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing..................................................    2060-AG72
3269        SAN 3906. NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans.......................................    2060-AG96
3270        SAN 3907. NESHAP: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks................    2060-AG99
3271        SAN 3924. NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining..........................................    2060-AH03
3272        SAN 3968. NESHAP: Site Remediation....................................................    2060-AH12
3273        SAN 3971. NESHAP: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline).........................    2060-AH41
3274        SAN 4380. NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Industry...............................    2060-AJ02
3275        SAN 4426. Clarification to Existing Part 63 NESHAP Delegations' Provisions............    2060-AJ26
3276        SAN 4479. NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Facilities--Amendment.........................    2060-AJ42
3277        SAN 4591. Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP; Amendments.................................    2060-AJ87
3278        SAN 4685. NESHAP: Chlorine Production.................................................    2060-AK38
3279        SAN 4785. NESHAP: Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Completion of a Section       2060-AK64
            610 Review)...........................................................................
3280        SAN 4441. Federal Plan Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste             2060-AJ28
            Incineration Units Constructed On or Before November 30, 1999.........................
3281        SAN 4626. Control of Emissions from Highway Motorcycles...............................    2060-AJ90
3282        SAN 4756. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Ban on Trade of Methyl Bromide to Non-       2060-AK67
            Parties to the Montreal Protocol......................................................
3283        SAN 3556. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a Recycling      2060-AF36
            Standard Under Section 608............................................................
3284        SAN 3560. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling; Substitute            2060-AF37
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
3285        SAN 3673. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales         2060-AG20
            Restriction...........................................................................
3286        SAN 4548. Compilation of Source-Specific Alternative Methods Being Approved for Source-   2060-AJ84
            Category Wide Application.............................................................
3287        SAN 4569.1. Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles; Addendum to Second          2060-AK63
            Amendment to the Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur Regulations...................................
3288        SAN 4622.1. Amendment to Marine Diesel Rule...........................................    2060-AL81
3289        SAN 4791. Revisions to Federal Operating Permits Program Fee Payment Deadlines for        2060-AL82
            California Agricultural Sources.......................................................
3290        SAN 4801. Amendments to the Phase 2 Requirements for Spark-Ignition Nonroad Engines       2060-AL88
            less than 19 Kilowatts................................................................
3291        SAN 4833. Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances       2060-AM01
            for Calendar Year 2004................................................................
3292        SAN 4278. Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Andersen Corporation's Facility in      2090-AA21
            Bayport, Minnesota....................................................................
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                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3293        SAN 4054. Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-           2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3294        SAN 4403. Revision of the 40 CFR Part 194 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Compliance          2060-AJ07
            Criteria..............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3295        SAN 4003. Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR Part 190, Subpart B and 40      2060-AH90
            CFR 191, Subpart A....................................................................

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3296        SAN 4054.1. Approaches to an Integrated Framework for Management and Disposal of Low-     2060-AL78
            Activity Radioactive Waste: Request for Comment.......................................
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                                   ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3297        SAN 4686. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2001 Report to Congress...............    2060-AK39
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                   FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3298        SAN 4727. Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Chemical Selection Approach       2070-AD59
            for Initial Round of Screening........................................................
3299        SAN 4789. Pesticide Worker Protection Rule (Section 610 Review).......................    2070-AD66
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3300        SAN 2687. Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals....................    2070-AC12
3301        SAN 4173. Pesticides; Data Requirements for Antimicrobials............................    2070-AD30
3302        SAN 4728. Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program (EDSP); Implementing the Screening and    2070-AD61
            Testing Phase.........................................................................
3303        SAN 4170. Pesticides; Procedures for the Registration Review Program..................    2070-AD29
3304        SAN 4216. Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions...........................    2070-AD36
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3305        SAN 2659. Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and       2070-AB95
            Containment...........................................................................
3306        SAN 3731. WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS); Glove Amendment............    2070-AC93
3307        SAN 3892. Pesticides; Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products..    2070-AD14
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3308        SAN 4596. Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Products........    2070-AD51
3309        SAN 4027. Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees.......................................    2070-AD23
3310        SAN 4175. Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program....................................    2070-AD24
3311        SAN 4602. Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for those Based on Viral       2070-AD49
            Coat Proteins.........................................................................
3312        SAN 4611. Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Derived Through      2070-AD55
            Genetic Engineering From Sexually Compatible Plants...................................
3313        SAN 4612. Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for PIPs that Act by           2070-AD56
            Primarily Affecting the Plant.........................................................
3314        SAN 4610. Acceptability of Research Using Human Subjects..............................    2070-AD57
3315        SAN 4618. Revision of Procedural Rules for Hearings on Cancellations, Suspensions,        2020-AA44
            Changes in Classifications, and Denials of Pesticide Registrations....................

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3316        SAN 3222. Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule..............................    2070-AC46
3317        SAN 4609. Pesticides; Exemption of Medical Devices Treated with Antimicrobial             2070-AD54
            Pesticides............................................................................
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                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3318        SAN 4876. Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP)....................    2070-AC27
3319        SAN 4788. Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and        2070-AD65
            Child-Occupied Facilities (Section 610 Review)........................................
3320        SAN 4858. Notification of Chemical Exports Under TSCA Section 12(b)...................    2070-AJ01
3321        SAN 3557.1. Lead-Based Paint Activities; Voluntary Program for Renovation and             2070-AJ03
            Remodeling............................................................................
3322        SAN 4878. TSCA Inventory Nomenclature for Enzymes and Proteins........................    2070-AJ04
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                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3323        SAN 4635. Amendment to the Premanufacture Notification Exemptions; Revisions of           2070-AD58
            Exemptions for Polymers...............................................................
3324        SAN 2563. Test Rule; Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous            2070-AB79
            Substances............................................................................
3325        SAN 4395. Test Rule; Multiple Substance Rule for the Testing of Developmental and         2070-AD44
            Reproductive Toxicity.................................................................
3326        SAN 3301.1. TSCA Inventory Update Rule Revisions......................................    2070-AD63
3327        SAN 1923. Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals.......................................    2070-AA58
3328        SAN 4512. Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Selected Flame Retardant Chemical              2070-AD48
            Substances for Use in Residential Upholstered Furniture...............................
3329        SAN 4870. Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Pentabromodiphenylether and                    2070-AJ02
            Octabromodiphenylether................................................................
3330        SAN 2150.1. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemption Request From U.S. Maritime        2070-AJ05
            Administration (MARAD)................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3331        SAN 1976. Significant New Use Rules (SNURs); Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical     2070-AA59
            Substances............................................................................
3332        SAN 3495. Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend              2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................
3333        SAN 3493. Test Rules and Enforceable Consent Agreements Under the Toxic Substances        2070-AB94
            Control Act (Generic Entry)...........................................................
3334        SAN 3990. Test Rule; Testing of Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals........    2070-AD16
3335        SAN 2178. TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules..................    2070-AB08
3336        SAN 1139. TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules....................    2070-AB11
3337        SAN 3493.1. Testing Agreement for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).......................    2070-AJ06
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3338        SAN 3148. Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions.................................    2070-AC51
3339        SAN 3252. Lead Fishing Sinkers; Response to Citizens Petition and Proposed Ban........    2070-AC21
3340        SAN 4376. Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training, Accreditation, and Certification Rule    2070-AC64
            and Model State Plan Rule--Bridges and Structures.....................................
3341        SAN 3508. Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris....................    2070-AC72

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3342        SAN 3557. Lead-Based Paint Activities; Abatement Amendments for Renovation and            2070-AC83
            Remodeling............................................................................
3343        SAN 2150. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From the Prohibitions Against      2070-AB20
            Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce...............................
3344        SAN 4597. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal of PCBs; Implementation Issues...    2070-AD52
3345        SAN 3487. Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)..................................    2070-AC76
3346        SAN 3882. Test Rule; Certain Metals...................................................    2070-AD10
3347        SAN 4174. Testing Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives.....................    2070-AD28
3348        SAN 3528. Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCFs)...........    2070-AC37
3349        SAN 4176. Voluntary High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Challenge Program...........    2070-AD25
3350        SAN 4598. TSCA Policy Statement on Oversight of Transgenic Organisms (Including           2070-AD53
            Plants)...............................................................................
3351        SAN 4777. Lead; Amendments to Requirements for Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint or    2070-AD64
            Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Target Housing............................................
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3352        SAN 4172. Lead; Notification Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Abatement Activities       2070-AD31
            and Training..........................................................................
3353        SAN 4425. Test Rule; In Vitro Dermal Absorption Rate Testing of Certain Chemicals of      2070-AD42
            Interest to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.........................
3354        SAN No. 3118 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification........................    2070-AC80
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                EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3355        SAN 4753. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Modification to the         2050-AF08
            Threshold Planning Quantity Methodology for the Extremely Hazardous Substances that
            are Solids in Solution................................................................
3356        SAN 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...........................................................................
3357        SAN 4896. Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Burden Reduction Rule....................    2025-AA14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3358        SAN 3994. Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet From the Extremely        2050-AE42
            Hazardous Substances (EHS) List.......................................................
3359        SAN 4595. Rulemaking to Change Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Requirements       2025-AA10
            From Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes to North American Industrial
            Classification System (NAICS) Codes...................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3360        SAN 3215. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and              2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule.....................................................................
3361        SAN 4015. TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List...........................    2025-AA03
3362        SAN 2425. TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify Chemical        2025-AA00
            Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory...............................................
3363        SAN 4265. TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal            2025-AA06
            Extraction Activities Exemption.......................................................
3364        SAN 2847. TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements......................    2025-AA09

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3365        SAN 4616. Clarify TRI Reporting Obligations Under EPCRA Section 313 for the Metal         2025-AA11
            Mining Activities of Extraction and Beneficiation.....................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3366        SAN 4781. Trade Secrecy Claims for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know         2050-AF10
            Information; and Trade Secret Disclosures to Health Professionals; Amendment..........
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                          RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3367        SAN 4898. Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III: Decharacterized Wastewaters, Carbamate    2050-AG17
            Wastes, and Spent Potliners (Section 610 Review)......................................
3368        SAN 4897. Land Disposal Restrictions Phase II: Universal Treatment Standards, and         2050-AG19
            Treatment Standards for Organic Toxicity Characteristic Wastes and Newly Listed Wastes
            (Section 610 Review)..................................................................
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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3369        SAN 4230. Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation on           2050-AE67
            Alternative Liners....................................................................
3370        SAN 4606. Revisions for Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Waste for Recovery Within    2050-AE93
            the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.............................
3371        SAN 2647. RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision)..........................    2050-AC71
3372        SAN 4743. Land Disposal Restrictions: Determination of Equivalent Treatment for           2050-AF12
            Macroencapsulation of Radioactive Lead Solids; Definition of Macroencapsulation.......
3373        SAN 4828. RCRA Incentives for Performance Track Members...............................    2090-AA34
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                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3374        SAN 4028. Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities..........    2050-AE44
3375        SAN 3545. Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products            2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................
3376        SAN 3989. Methods Innovation Rule.....................................................    2050-AE41
3377        SAN 3147. Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation.........................................    2050-AE21
3378        SAN 4084. Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Initiative...........................    2050-AE50
3379        SAN 3066. Listing Determination and LDR for Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of    2050-AD80
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments..............................
3380        SAN 4092. Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and Mercury-Containing Equipment:         2050-AE52
            Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations................................................
3381        SAN 4501. Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste Mixtures....    2050-AE84
3382        SAN 3333. NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste             2050-AE01
            Combustors............................................................................
3383        SAN 4439. Project XL -- Ortho-McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On-Site Treatment of Low-     2090-AA14
            Level Mixed Wastes Without RCRA Permit................................................

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3384        SAN 4565. Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for the IBM Semiconductor Manufacturing     2090-AA29
            Facility in Hopewell Junction, New York...............................................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3385        SAN 3856. Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)........................................    2050-AE34
3386        SAN 4470. Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by             2050-AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers...................................................
3387        SAN 4469. Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes--Non-Power Producers     2050-AE83
            and Minefilling.......................................................................
3388        SAN 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............................................
3389        SAN 4735. RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative, Phase 2...................................    2050-AF01
3390        SAN 4701. E-Cycling Pilot Project for Region 3 States (ECOS); Streamlining RCRA           2003-AA00
            Regulations to Encourage Reuse, Recycling, and Recovery of Electronic Equipment.......
3391        SAN 3189. Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic Rule    2050-AD69
            to Petroleum Contaminated Media and Debris from Underground Storage Tanks.............
3392        SAN 4091. Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Industrial     2050-AE51
            Wipes.................................................................................
3393        SAN 4651. Increase Metals Reclamation from F006 Waste Streams.........................    2050-AE97
3394        SAN 4670. Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste..................................    2050-AE98
3395        SAN 4778. Revisions of the Lead-Acid Battery Export Notification and Consent              2050-AF06
            Requirements..........................................................................
3396        SAN 4834. Regulatory Amendments to the F019 Hazardous Waste Listing To Exclude the        2050-AG15
            Wastewater Treatment Sludges From the Chemical Conversion Coating Process (Zinc
            Phosphating) of Automobile Bodies of Aluminum.........................................
3397        SAN 4920. Streamlining Laboratory Waste Management in Academic and Research               2050-AG18
            Laboratories..........................................................................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3398        SAN 4588. Research, Development, and Demonstration Permits for Municipal Solid Waste      2050-AE92
            Landfill..............................................................................
3399        SAN 4534. Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for Anne Arundel County Millersville        2090-AA25
            Landfill, Severn, Maryland............................................................
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                                  OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3400        SAN 2634. Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule.    2050-AG16
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            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3401        SAN 3439. National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites: Proposed       2050-AD75
            and Final Rules.......................................................................
3402        SAN 4739. Standards and Practices for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries............    2050-AF04
3403        SAN 4177. Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State     2050-AE62
            Contracts for Superfund Response Actions..............................................
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3404        SAN 3423. Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates and Carbamate-Related            2050-AE12
            Hazardous Waste Streams; Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Inorganic Chemical
            Manufacturing Process Waste (K178)....................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3405        SAN 4201. Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA Section       2050-AE63
            102(a)................................................................................
3406        SAN 4736. Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOx..........    2050-AF02
3407        SAN 4737. Correction of Errors and Adjustment of CERCLA Reportable Quantities.........    2050-AF03
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                                      CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3408        SAN 4344. Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters...........................    2040-AD46
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3409        SAN 4526. Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency    2050-AE87
            Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements.................................
3410        SAN 4357. Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces--Phase     2040-AD39
            II....................................................................................
3411        SAN 4543. Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact from Cooling Water Intake Structures    2040-AD70
            at Existing Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, Phase 3...........
3412        SAN 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.............................................
3413        SAN 4690. Policy Regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit         2040-AD87
            Requirements for Municipal Wastewater Treatment During Wet Weather Conditions.........
3414        SAN 4852. Water Quality Standards for Pathogens and Pathogen Indicators for Coastal       2040-AE63
            Recreation Waters.....................................................................
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                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3415        SAN 4280. Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development          2040-AD42
            Industry..............................................................................
3416        SAN 4406. Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal           2040-AD55
            Production Industry...................................................................
3417        SAN 4407. Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point       2040-AD56
            Source Category (Revisions)...........................................................
3418        SAN 4766. Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2004/2005..............................    2040-AD92
3419        SAN 4378. Test Procedures: Revisions to Method Detection and Quantitation for the         2040-AD53
            Clean Water Act.......................................................................
3420        SAN 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......................
3421        SAN 4474. Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact From Cooling Water Intake Structures    2040-AD62
            at Existing Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, Phase 2...........
3422        SAN 3663. Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New          2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution..................................................................
3423        SAN 3288. Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment........................    2040-AC14
3424        SAN 4822. Effluent Guidelines and Standards: Recodification of Various Effluent           2040-AE61
            Guidelines............................................................................
3425        SAN 3925. Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels--Phase II.....    2040-AE64
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3426        SAN 4370. Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Point     2040-AD49
            Source Category, Dissolving Kraft and Dissolving Sulfite Subcategories (Phase III)....
3427        SAN 3702. Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water Act..    2040-AC75
3428        SAN 3714. Test Procedures: Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved      2040-AC92
            for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring.............................................
3429        SAN 3713. Test Procedures: Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and     2040-AC93
            Guidance for Clean Water Act Test Procedures..........................................
3430        SAN 4049. Test Procedures for the Analysis of Co-Planar and Mono-Ortho-Substituted        2040-AD09
            Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Under the Clean Water Act............................
3431        SAN 3786. NPDES Streamlining Rule -- Round III........................................    2040-AC84
3432        SAN 4623. Watershed Rule: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Revisions...........    2040-AD82
3433        SAN 4493. Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regulation Revisions Re: Use as Matching       2040-AD68
            Funds.................................................................................
3434        SAN 4746. Regulations for Gray and Black Water Discharges From Cruise Ships Operating     2040-AD89
            in Certain Alaskan Waters.............................................................
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3435        SAN 4776. Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment Point     2040-AD95
            Source Category (Revision)............................................................
3436        SAN 4264. Water Quality Standards for Alabama--Phase II...............................    2040-AD35
3437        SAN 3488. Round 2 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge..................    2040-AC25
3438        SAN 4624. Modification to Competitive Process Used by EPA for Wetland Program             2040-AD83
            Development Grants....................................................................
3439        SAN 4792. Sewage Sludge Round I (Completion of a Section 610 Review)..................    2040-AD96
3440        SAN 4803. Sludge: Agency Response to the National Research Council Report on Biosolids    2040-AE59
            Applied to Land and the Results of EPA's Review of Existing Sewage Sludge Regulations.
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3441        SAN 3238. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb.......................    2040-AC13
3442        SAN 4770. Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems          2040-AD93
            Revisions.............................................................................
3443        SAN 4826. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Method for Uranium..    2040-AE62
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3444        SAN 2340. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Groundwater Rule...............    2040-AA97
3445        SAN 4795. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Minor Corrections and              2040-AE58
            Clarification to Drinking Water Regulations...........................................
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3446        SAN 2281. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon..........................    2040-AA94
3447        SAN 4341. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface       2040-AD37
            Water Treatment Rule..................................................................
3448        SAN 4342. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts    2040-AD38
            Rule..................................................................................

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3449        SAN 4404. National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary Butyl    2040-AD54
            Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR...................................
3450        SAN 4775. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Revisions to the Total Coliform    2040-AD94
            Monitoring and Analytical Requirements and Additional Distribution System Requirements
3451        SAN 4745. Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3.................................    2040-AD99
3452        SAN 4236. Underground Injection Control: Update of State Programs.....................    2040-AD40
3453        SAN 4821. Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the         2040-AE60
            Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List......................................
3454        SAN 4703. Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 2.................................    2060-AD86
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3455        SAN 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.......
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                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3456        SAN 2820. Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations...........................    2040-AB85
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



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3040. 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                            06/00/04
Direct Final Action             06/00/04

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3041. PROPOSED REVISION TO EPA'S IMPLEMENTING NEPA REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 6

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4292.

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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
Fax: 202-564-0072
Email: montgomery.joseph@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




3042. PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS (REVISED)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 16 (Revised)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04
Final Action                    09/00/04

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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3043. 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                            06/00/04
Final Action                    06/00/04

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
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




3044. REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION REGULATION CONCERNING CONFLICT OF 
INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/04

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: Daniel Humphries, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4377
Fax: 202 565-2552
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3045. CONTINUATION OF IMPLEMENTING THE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

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CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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: 202-566-1981
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: robbins.jill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA81
_______________________________________________________________________




3046. ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE BACKGROUND CHECKS PERFORMED BY EPA AND 
CONTRACTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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: The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register, Jan. 
22, 2003, and required contractors to perform background checks and 
make suitability determinations before contractors can perform services 
on site. On Feb. 10, 2003, EPA transmitted an information collection 
request (ICR) to OMB. On May 13, 2003, OMB disapproved the ICR and the 
proposed rule, citing concerns regarding contractors performing 
suitability determinations which OMB considers to be an inherently 
governmental function. Since that time, EPA staff have been in 
discussions with OMB, and we are currently developing different options 
to address the issue of background checks for contractors. The current 
proposed rule is expected to be replaced with a revised proposed rule 
in FY 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4814.

Agency Contact: Judy Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4310
Email: davis.judy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA85
_______________________________________________________________________




3047. CONTRACT BUNDLING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 tobe necessary and 
justified, actions will be taken to mitigate the effects by increasing 
subcontracting opportunities for small business. EPA's Office of Small 
and Disadvantage Business Utilization and OAM will be working closely 
to eliminate unnecessary contract bundling and mitigating the effects 
of necessary contract bundling. Additional agency guidance and training 
will be forthcoming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4812.

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

RIN: 2030-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________




3048.  SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES 
CONTROL ACT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION ACCESS FOR CONTRACTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1552; 48 CFR 1535

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current security requirements for Toxic Substances Contract 
Act Confidential Business Information (TSCA CBI) access for contractors 
are implemented in three Environmental Protection Agency contract 
clauses, 1552.235-75, 1552.235-76, and

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1552.235-78. Security requirements for the Government and contractors 
have been updated in a 2003 TSCA CBI Protection Manual. This rulemaking 
will implement the new TSCA CBI requirements into the three EPAAR 
clauses cited above.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4904.

Agency Contact: Linda Clement, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: clement.linda@epamail.epa.gov

Harry Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Administration and 
Resources Management, 7407, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8642
Email: lewis.harry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA88
_______________________________________________________________________




3049.  AWARD TERM CONTRACTING

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1516 and 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to add guidance on the use 
of award-term contracts. The guidance is necessary for contracting 
officers seeking to include award-term provisions in contracts. This 
guidance will establish a solicitation provision and contract clause in 
the EPAAR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4903.

Agency Contact: Ed Chambers, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4376
Email: chambers.ed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA89
_______________________________________________________________________




3050. 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: 00 CFR NYD

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Report to Congress is required by Section 23(a)(2) of 
the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act, which requires EPA to submit an annual 
report to Congress ``on the status of and resources required for the 
fulfillment of the Administrator's responsibilities under the Act'' 
regarding the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This report 
summarizes the activities and progress EPA has made in fulfilling its 
responsibilities under the Act and outlines the resources required for 
the Agency to meet its commitments. The WIPP is an underground 
repository for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste generated as 
by-products from nuclear weapons production. It was constructed by the 
Department of Energy (DOE) and is located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 
1998, EPA certified that the WIPP complies with EPA's radioactive waste 
disposal standards at subpart B and C of 40 CFR 191 and EPA's WIPP 
compliance criteria at 40 CFR 194, and thus is safe to contain 
radioactive waste. Since that time, the DOE has begun emplacing waste 
in the WIPP. The waste is stored 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              06/00/04

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: 202 343-2305
Email: lee.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK79
_______________________________________________________________________




3051. PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE, AND TOXIC (PBT) POLLUTANTS STRATEGY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As described in the Agency's 1998 PBT Strategy, EPA is 
developing and implementing National Action Plans for certain priority 
PBT pollutants. These pollutants pose risks because they are toxic, 
persist in ecosystems, and accumulate in fish and up the food chain. 
The PBT challenges remaining stem from the pollutants' ability to 
travel long distances, to transfer rather easily among air, water, and 
land, and to linger for generations. EPA is forging a new approach to 
reduce risks from and exposures to priority PBT pollutants through 
increased coordination among EPA national and regional programs. This 
approach also requires the significant involvement of stakeholders, 
including international, state, local, and tribal organizations, the 
regulated community, environmental groups, and private citizens. EPA is 
initially focusing action on 12 substances either individually or as 
categories and two major cross-cutting issues (monitoring and outreach/
risk communication). The action plans will use the full range of tools 
to prevent and reduce releases of these substances. These tools include 
international, voluntary, outreach, programmatic, remedial, compliance 
monitoring and assistance, enforcement, research, and regulatory tools. 
EPA will integrate and sequence actions within and across action plans, 
and will seek to leverage these actions on international and industry-
sector bases. Beyond these first 12 substances EPA will identify 
additional PBTs for

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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: Draft for Mercury       11/17/98                    63 FR 63926
Notice: PBT Strategy            11/17/98                    63 FR 63926
Notice: Draft for Great Lakes   11/01/99                    64 FR 58841
Notice: Draft for Alkyl-lead    08/25/00                    65 FR 51823
Notice: Draft for OCS           08/25/00                    65 FR 51825
Notice: Draft for Alkyl-lead 
Reopened                        10/25/00                    65 FR 63861
Notice: Draft for Level 1 
Pesticides                      11/01/00                    65 FR 65314
Notice: Draft for HCB           12/08/00                    65 FR 77026
Notice: Final for Alkyl-lead    07/23/02                    67 FR 48177
Notice: Draft for B(a)P         12/00/04
Notice: Final for HCB           12/00/04
Notice: Final for OCS           12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4463.

Agency Contact: Tom--HQ Murray, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8810
Fax: 202 564-8901
Email: murray.tom-hq@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3052. PROJECT XL SITE SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR THE NASA WHITE SANDS TEST 
FACILITY IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (PHASES III-VI)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 33 USC 2701 to 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, 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, 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-VI of 
the project, the previous NASA White Sands Test Facility Final Rule 
covered Phases I-II.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

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 20460
Phone: 202-564-1466
Fax: 202 566-2210
Email: levitan.adam@epamail.epa.gov

Donna Perla, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2177
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: perla.donna@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA35
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



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3053. IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTHORITY TO APPOINT RESEARCH SCIENTISTS UNDER 
42 USC

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/04

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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3054. 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 46162
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4270. Formerly listed as RIN 2020-AA41.

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2136 (WSM Room 445D WT), Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-1697
Fax: 202 260-9322
Email: huffer.evi@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3055. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS PERFORMING SERVICES 
ONSITE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/03                     68 FR 2988
Final Action                    06/00/04

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
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: schaffer.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA80
_______________________________________________________________________




3056. MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS TO EPAAR CLAUSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/04
NPRM                            07/00/04

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3057.  TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL POLICY FOR 
THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule implements three technical amendments to the Common 
Rule which governs the conduct of human studies in several agencies. 
The agencies listed in this document are individually amending the 
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, which was 
published in the Federal Register on June 18, 1991, to change all 
references to the Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) to 
the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP); revise the footnote 
found at the end of section 101(i) by deleting references to research 
involving fetuses, pregnant women, or human in vitro fertilization and 
subpart B of 45 CFR part 46; and update the Control Number for the 
approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the 
information collection requirements of this Federal Policy. HHS is the 
lead Agency in developing the language for this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4925.

Agency Contact: Dennis Utterback, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Research and Development, 8104R, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-6638
Fax: 202 565-2911
Email: utterback.dennis@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2080-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




3058. PROJECT XL SITE SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR NASA WHITE SANDS TEST 
FACILITY ELECTRONIC REPORTING IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (PHASES I AND 
II)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: ``Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 USC 300f to 300J-26; 
Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 USC 6901 to 6992k''

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 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 requirementsunder 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                    07/00/04

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

Gerald Filbin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2182
Fax: 202 566-2220
Email: filbin.gerald@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA27
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3059. 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

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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 
takereasonable 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                            07/24/03                    68 FR 43824
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4056.

Agency Contact: Kimberly Patrick, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 1230, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-5386
Fax: 202 501-0139
Email: patrick.kimberly@.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3060. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

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

Abstract: EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, provide 
procedures for handling and disclosing information claimed as 
confidential business information (CBI). Although the current 
regulations have succeeded in protecting CBI, changes in Agency 
workload, practice, and statutory authority have made it difficult to 
handle CBI activities as expeditiously as desired. EPA is examining its 
CBI regulations to determine whether changes are needed to make them 
more efficient and effective. Provision 40 CFR 2.205(c), which 
automatically protects CBI substantiations claimed as confidential, is 
being examined individually and as part of the CBI regulations as a 
whole.
NOTE: EPA has examined its CBI regulations and decided to withdraw from 
taking further actions on revising the CBI regulations--40 CFR part 2, 
subpart B. However, consideration for eliminating special treatment of 
substantiations is still pending court ruling.

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
Final Action                     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, 
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3061. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

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.

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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



_______________________________________________________________________




3062. REPORT TO CONGRESS ON ENFORCEMENT DATA CONCERNING SMALL ENTITIES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              01/20/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gerard Kraus
Phone: 202-564-6047
Fax: 202 564-0017
Email: kraus.gerard@epamail.epa.gov

Deborah Thomas
Phone: 202-564-5041
Fax: 202 564-0037
Email: thomas.deborah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA45
_______________________________________________________________________




3063. REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE 
TRACK PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 262

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/22/04                    69 FR 21737

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Robert Sachs
Phone: 202-566-2884
Fax: 202-566-0966
Email: sachs.robert@.epa.gov

David Guest
Phone: 202-566-2872
Fax: 202 566-2985
Email: guest.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3064. REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF CERTAIN MONITORING REQUIREMENTS 
FOR FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS

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

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 final rule for this action was published on January 22, 
2004 (69 FR 3202). The purpose of the final rule was to clarify the 
regulatory language and EPA interpretation of the ``umbrella 
monitoring'' rules [(40 CFR 70.6(c)(1) and 71.6(c)(1)] of the State and 
federal operating permits program rules under title V of the Clean Air 
Act (Act). The final rule declines to adopt the changes to the 
regulatory text of the monitoring rules that were proposed on September 
17, 2002 (67 FR 58561) and it announces a different interpretation of 
the umbrella monitoring rules from that set forth in the preamble to 
that proposal. Under the final rule, the umbrella monitoring rules do 
not provide a basis for adding monitoring to title V permits 
independent of monitoring required under existing federal air pollution 
control rules and State implementation plan (SIP) rules (i.e., 
monitoring required under ``applicable requirements''), including 
monitoring required under the compliance assurance monitoring(CAM) rule 
where it applies, and such monitoring as may be required under the 
periodic monitoring rules [40 CFR 70.6(a)(3)(i)(B) and 
71.6(a)(3)(i)(B)]. Accordingly, EPA interprets the umbrella monitoring 
rules to require that title V permits contain monitoring required under 
applicable requirements, including monitoring required under the CAM 
rule where it applies, and such monitoring as may be required under the 
periodic monitoring rules. Together, such monitoring will constitute 
monitoringsufficient to assure compliance as required by the Act. In 
the final rule, EPA also announded plans for three additional steps. 
One step will involve encouraging States to improve monitoring 
requirements in certain SIP rules through guidance to be developed in 
connection with a separate rulemaking concerning the implementation of 
the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate 
matter to be published in the near term. Another step involves 
publication of an advance ce of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in the near 
term to ask for comments on inadequate monitoring in applicable 
requirements (in addition to any monitoring addressed in the fine 
particulate guidance and rulemaking) and on appropriate methods for 
upgrading such monitoring. Finally, EPA expects to conduct a separate 
notice and comment rulemaking to address what types of existing 
monitoring are ``periodic'' under the periodic monitoring rules, and 
when

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the periodic monitoring rules apply, what types of monitoring satisfy 
the monitoring criteria contained in the periodic monitoring rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/02                    67 FR 58561
Interim Final Action            09/17/02                    67 FR 58529
Final Action                    01/22/04                     69 FR 3202
ANPRM                           07/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3195
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: herring.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-
04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK29
_______________________________________________________________________




3065. 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 ederal 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. 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                           09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4759.

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epamail.epa.gov

Terry Keating, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-1174
Fax: 202 564-5603
Email: keating.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK75
_______________________________________________________________________




3066.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NEW LOCOMOTIVES AND 
NEW MARINE DIESEL ENGINES LESS THAN 30 LITERS PER CYLINDER

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7522 to 7621

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 92 and 94

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will set an additional tier of more stringent 
exhaust emission standards for new locomotives and new marine 
compression-ignition engines below 30 liters per cylinder. These new 
standards are expected to reflect the emission reductions achievable 
through the application of advanced emission control technologies, 
including high-efficiency catalytic exhaust emission control devices, 
and the availability and use of low sulfur diesel fuel. The standards 
build on our existing locomotive andmarine diesel engine emission 
control programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/04
NPRM                            07/00/05
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4871.

Agency Contact: Jean--Marie Revelt, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6401A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4822
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM06
_______________________________________________________________________




3067.  FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES REGISTRATION 
REGULATIONS (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 211

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 79

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On June 27, 1994 (59 FR 33042), EPA promulgated a rulemaking 
laying out the requirements for

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registering fuel and fuel additives under section 211 of the Clean Air 
Act. These requirements are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations 
at 40 CFR part 79. In developing this rule, EPA performed a Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis which indicated the rule could have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. EPA then used this 
analysis to develop the rule in a way that mitigatedsmall-entity impact 
to the extent possible while still fulfilling the Clean Air Act's 
mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under Section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2004. In submitting 
comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2004-0053, and follow 
the instructions provided in Unit G of the preamble to the Spring 
Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/00/04
End Review                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4922.

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM38
_______________________________________________________________________




3068.  EMISSION STANDARDS FOR NEW NONROAD SPARK-
IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 202 et seq; Regulatory 
Flexibility Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 3, 1995 (60 FR 34582), EPA promulgated a rulemaking 
laying out new emission standards for new nonroad spark-ignition 
engines at or below 19 kilowatts under sections 202, 203, 204, 205, 
206, 207, 208, 209, 213, 215, 216, and 301(a) of the Clean Air Act. 
These requirements are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 
40 CFR Part 90. In developing this rule, EPA performed a Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis which indicated the rule could have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. EPA then used this 
analysis to develop the rule in a way that mitigated small-entity 
impact to the extent possible while still fulfilling the Clean Air 
Act's mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under Section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) the continued need for the 
rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2004. In submitting 
comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2004-0054, and follow 
the instructions provided in Unit G of the preamble to the Spring 
Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/00/04
End Review                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4921.

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM39
_______________________________________________________________________




3069.  NESHAP: SECONDARY LEAD SMELTING (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Regulatory Flexibility Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart X

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On June 23, 1995 (60 FR 32587), EPA promulgated a rulemaking 
laying out new National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
(NESHAP) for the secondary lead smelting industry under Section 112 of 
the Clean Air Act. These requirements are codified in the Code of 
Federal Regulations at 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart X. In developing this 
rule, EPA performed a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis which indicated 
the rule could have a significant impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. EPA then used this analysis to develop the rule in a 
way that mitigated small-entity impact to the extent possible while 
still fulfilling the Clean Air Act's mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under Section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
rule; (2) The nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) The complexity of the rule; (4) The extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2004. In submitting 
comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2004-0056, and follow 
the

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instructions provided in Unit G of the preamble to the Spring 
Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/00/04
End Review                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4924.

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM40
_______________________________________________________________________




3070.  NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112; Regulatory Flexibility Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart CC

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On August 18, 1995 (60 FR 43244), EPA promulgated a 
rulemaking laying out new National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for the petroleum refining industry under section 
112 of the Clean Air Act. These requirements are codified in the Code 
of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR part 63 subpart CC. In developing this 
rule, EPA performed a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis which indicated 
the rule could have a significant impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. EPA then used this analysis to develop the rule in a 
way that mitigated small-entity impact to the extent possible while 
still fulfilling the Clean Air Act's mandates.
EPA is now initiating a review of this rule under Section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comments on, the following factors: (1) The continued need for the 
rule; (2) The nature of complaints or comments received concerning the 
rule; (3) The complexity of the rule; (4) The extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. Comments must be received by July 31, 2004. In submitting 
comments, please reference Docket ID number OAR-2004-0055, and follow 
the instructions provided in Unit G of the preamble to the Spring 
Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/00/04
End Review                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4923.

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103A, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM41
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3071. REVIEW NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR CARBON MONOXIDE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 31, 2001, Clean Air Act requires 
reviews every five years.

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: Dave 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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3072. 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, -.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 2005, -.

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)

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

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@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-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




3073. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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

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-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________




3074. 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                            11/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

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Additional Information: SAN 4070.

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

Dave Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5350
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: stonefield.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




3075. 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 3                          06/08/99                    64 FR 60456
Direct Final 3                  08/29/00                    65 FR 52319
NPRM 4                          08/29/00                    65 FR 52319
Direct Final 4                  10/26/00                    65 FR 64161
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@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3076. 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: NPRM, Judicial, November 30, 2004, -.
Final, Judicial, November 30, 2005, -.

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 bythe 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:  Governmental Jurisdictions

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

RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3077. 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

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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, (3) new major sources in nonattainment 
areas in Indian country, or (4) existing major sources in nonattainment 
areas in Indian country undergoing minor modification. The proposed 
rule also would allow new or existing stationary sources of regulated 
NSR pollutants and HAPs 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 permits program. 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                            03/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Energy Effects:  Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by 
Executive Order 13211.

Additional Information: SAN 3975.

Agency Contact: Raj Rao, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5344
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: rao.raj@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3078. CLEAN AIR FINE PARTICLE IMPLEMENTATION RULE

Priority: Other 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; 42 USC 7501 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4752.

Agency Contact: Rich Damberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5592
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: damberg.rich@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-AK74
_______________________________________________________________________




3079. NSPS: SOCMI--WASTEWATER AND AMENDMENT TO APPENDIX C OF PART 63 AND 
APPENDIX J OF PART 60

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 -- SOCMI Wastewater and Appendix J; 40 CFR 63 
appendix C

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards are based on a combination of control 
techniques that require removal or destruction of volatile organic 
compounds from wastewater at the synthetic organic chemical 
manufacturing industry plant. Designated chemical process units, i.e., 
process lines or process units, would be subject to the rule. 
Constructed, reconstructed, or modified designated chemical process 
units would be required to apply appropriate controls to affected 
wastewater tanks, surface impoundments, containers, individual drain 
systems, and oil and water separators, and to treat process wastewater 
to remove or destroy the volatile organic compounds. On September 12, 
1994, EPA proposed Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: 
Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from the Synthetic Organic Chemical 
Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) Wastewater (40 CFR part 60, subpart 
YYY). On October 11, 1995, the EPA issued a supplemental proposal, 
which clarified and revised the previously proposed rule andproposed to 
add Appendix J to 40 CFR part 60. On December 9, 1998, EPA published a 
supplement to the proposed rule that consisted of revised definitions, 
alternative test procedures, and clarifications of requirements. The 
final rule encompasses the clarifications and revisions to Subpart YYY 
and Appendix J that will reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds 
(VOC). VOC, when emitted into the ambient air, are precursors to the 
formation of tropospheric ozone. A wide variety of acute and chronic 
respiratory health effects and welfare (agricultural, ecosystem) 
effects have been attributed

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to concentrations of ozone commonly measured in the ambient air 
throughout the U.S.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (NSPS)                     09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supp NPRM 1                     10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supp NPRM 2                     12/09/98                    63 FR 67988
NPRM (Appendix C Amendments)    07/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/04

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@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3080. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, 1806A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-1063
Fax: 202-564-7299
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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3081. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES: MUNICIPAL 
SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS: AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.750; 40 CFR 60.751; 40 CFR 
60.752(b)(2)(iii)(B); 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2)(iii)(C); 40 CFR 
60.752(b)(2)(iii)(D); 40 CFR 60758

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the existing regulation entitled 
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid 
Waste Landfills, subpart WWW of 40 CFR Part 60, promulgated on March 
12, 1996. The amendment is being undertaken in response to requests to 
clarify our intent regarding what constitutes an adequate landfill gas 
treatment system. This action also clarifies our intent to exempt from 
control landfill gas that is treated/upgraded. Furthermore, it 
clarifies who is responsible for control of untreated landfill gas that 
is sold. This action is necessary to clarify our intent regarding the 
issues discussed above. It will improve implementation and compliance 
with this regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Amdmt                  05/23/02                    67 FR 36476
Supplemental NPRM               07/00/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

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

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ41
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3082. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 1994, -.

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

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

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

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3083. 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 
Ass'n v. EPA. The Court remanded the three standards for which we 
established floors of no control (hydrogen chloride [HCl], total 
hydrocarbon [THC], and mercury [Hg]). The Court found that we committed 
error in not considering other means of control, in particular, control 
of HAPs in raw materials and in fossil fuels. The Court also remanded 
that we consider setting beyond-the-floor standards for HAmetals, 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                            07/00/04

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

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ78
_______________________________________________________________________




3084. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR COKE OVEN BATTERIES - RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ96
_______________________________________________________________________




3085. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION (STAGE I) RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 14, 2002.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety. The facilities covered by the 112(d) standard and under 
investigation in this project include both bulk gasoline terminals and 
pipeline breakout stations that emit or at plant sites that emit major 
source levels of airtoxics. Initial risk analyses have determined that 
there are some facilities with non-low risk. An ample margin of safety 
demonstration is under development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4655.

Agency Contact: Steve Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C439-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5397
Fax: 919 685-3195
Email: shedd.steve@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK10
_______________________________________________________________________




3086. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL PROCESS COOLING TOWERS RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 30, 2002, -.

Abstract: A national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for industrial process cooling towers (IPCT) was previously 
promulgated under Section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. That standard 
effectively bans the use of chromium-based water treatment chemicals in 
IPCT used to remove heat from chemical or industrial processes. The 
Clean Air Act Section 112(f) requires us to assess within 8 years of 
promulgation of a NESHAP the remaining risk to the public and to 
develop additional more stringent standards if such standards are 
needed to protect the public health with an ample margin of safety. 
This action is to examine the remaining risk from IPCT and, if 
warranted, to develop new risk based standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4660.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK16
_______________________________________________________________________




3087. 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                            05/00/05

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

RIN: 2060-AK18
_______________________________________________________________________




3088. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS -- RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 7, 2003, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart JJ. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from wood-
furniture manufacturing, including wood finishing, gluing, and 
painting. The current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is 
to assess residual risks from this same source category, and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
Final Action                     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, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK21
_______________________________________________________________________




3089. 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

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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 fordoing 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 proded in the CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4782.

Agency Contact: Scott Jenkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1167
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: jenkins.scott@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK84
_______________________________________________________________________




3090. 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                            08/00/04
Final Action                    08/00/05

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

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: lassiter.penny@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3091. 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: Motor vehicles are significant contributors to national 
emissions of several hazardous air pollutants. These pollutants are 
known or suspected to have serious health or environmental impacts. 
Reducing emissions of these pollutants will reduce risk to public 
health and welfare. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to periodically 
revise requirements to control emissions of these pollutants from 
mobile sources. EPA committed to this rulemaking in the preamble of the 
last rulemaking on this topic, promulgated on March 29, 2001.
This rule will address the need for additional requirements, beyond 
those associated with existing programs and other forthcoming rules, to 
control hazardous air pollutants (air toxics) from motor vehicles, 
nonroad engines and vehicles, and their fuels. Previous mobile source 
programs for highway and nonroad sources and fuels have already reduced 
air toxics significantly and will provide substantial further 
reductions in coming years as new standards and programs are phased in. 
This mobile-source air toxics rule will provide an overview of these 
mobile source programs and associated toxics emissions reductions. The 
rule will then address potential changes to gasoline fuel parameters to 
reduce toxics such as benzene and the potential for additional vehicle 
controls. We are also considering portable fuel container controls due 
to their significant contribution to VOC emissions overall and the 
potential for exposure to evaporative benzene emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK70

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3092. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING CRITICAL 
USES OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671c

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4535.

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ63
_______________________________________________________________________




3093. 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 would list whether n-propylbromide (nPB) is an 
acceptable substitute 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 could 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 thespecific 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 33284
NPRM Correction                 10/02/03                    68 FR 56809
NPRM for Coatings               11/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/04

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: 202-343-9163
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: sheppard.margaret@epamail.epa.gov

Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9079
Fax: 202 343-2342
Email: birgfeld.erin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK26
_______________________________________________________________________




3094. 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                            07/00/04

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: 202-343-9337
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: choban.kate@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK45
_______________________________________________________________________




3095. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) FOR THE BILLINGS/LAUREL, MONTANA 
SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2) AREA

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

Cynthia 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3096. 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                    05/00/06

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3097. 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. 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                            07/00/04
Final Action                    05/00/05

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

URL For Public Comments:
oar-2004-0018

Agency Contact: Tim Hanley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: hanley.tim@epamail.epa.gov

Michael Papp, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C339-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903

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Email: papp.michael@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ25
_______________________________________________________________________




3098. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM MOTOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: 
ALTERNATIVE LOW-SULFUR HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL TRANSITION PROGRAM FOR ALASKA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 69 and 80 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

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 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: 202-343-9473
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: babst.richard@epamail.epa.gov

Mike Shields, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406-
J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-9035
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: shields.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ72
_______________________________________________________________________




3099. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT ALTERNATIVE METHOD APPROVALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            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, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3100. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUOUS PARAMETER MONITORING 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes Performance Specification 17 (PS-17), 
Quality Assurance (QA) Procedure 4, and amendments to Appendix F, QA 
Procedure 1. Performance Specification 17 and QA Procedure 4 apply to 
continuous parameter monitoring systems (CPMS). Many of the rules 
promulgated under 40 CFR part 63 require owners and operators of 
affected emission units to install and operate CPMS to monitor various 
parameters, such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, and pH, 
associated with the operation and performance of emission control 
devices. However, few, if any, of those rules specify complete 
procedures for ensuring the quality of the data measured by CPMS. The 
proposed PS-17 establishes procedures and other requirements that will 
ensure that those CPMS are properly selected, installed, and placed

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

Agency Contact: Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, EN-341W, D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5635
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ86
_______________________________________________________________________




3101. MODIFICATION OF ANTI-DUMPING BASELINES FOR GASOLINE PRODUCED OR 
IMPORTED FOR USE IN HAWAII, ALASKA AND THE U.S. TERRITORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04

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: 202-343-9624
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK02
_______________________________________________________________________




3102. 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

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adoption of new measurement technologies by removing the need for 
multiple method-specific rulemakings, 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                            08/00/04

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: 202-343-9305
Fax: 202 233-9557
Email: holley.john@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9034
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: sopata.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK03
_______________________________________________________________________




3103. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/04

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: 202-343-9623
Email: pastorkovich.anne-marie@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Kortum, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9022
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: kortum.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK04
_______________________________________________________________________




3104. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS FOR NEW 8-HOUR OZONE AND 
PM2.5 NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 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                            11/05/03                    68 FR 62690
Supplemental NPRM               07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4811. 2060-AI56 was merged into this action 
May 2004

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4842
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: patulski.meg@epamail.epa.gov

Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 49105
Phone: 734-214-4283
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL73
_______________________________________________________________________




3105. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ALLOWABLES PLANTWIDE APPLICABILITY LIMIT (PAL), 
AGGREGATION, AND DEBOTTLENECKING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules clarify when less than significant emissions 
increases from multiple activities at a single major stationary source 
must be considered together for the purposes of determining major new 
source review (NSR) applicability (aggregation). We are also changing 
in the way emissions from permitted emissions units upstream or 
downstream from those undergoing a physical change or change in the 
method of operation are considered when determining if a proposed 
project will result in a

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significant emissions increase (debottlenecking). The rules also 
provide an allowables plantwide applicability limit (PAL) option that 
is based on the allowable emissions from major stationary sources. A 
PAL is an optional approach that provides the owners or operators of 
major stationary sources with the ability to manage facility-wide 
emissions without triggering major NSR. The added flexibility of a PAL 
allows sources to respond rapidly to market changes consistent with the 
goals of the NSR program. The regulations for aggregation and 
debottlenecking are intended to improve implementation of the program 
by articulating principles for determining major NSR applicability that 
were previously addressed through guidance only. The purpose of the 
allowables PAL rule is to encourage major stationary sources to install 
state-of-the-art controls in exchange for regulatory certainty and 
flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4793.

Agency Contact: Raj Rao, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5344
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: rao.raj@epamail.epa.gov

Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C33903, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: santiago.juan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL75
_______________________________________________________________________




3106. CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE RULE; FORMERLY TITLED INTERSTATE AIR QUALITY 
RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51, 72, 75, 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 of PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone 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 tranport analyses to 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 air quality rule, EPA would establish state-level emissions 
reduction requirements for transported pollutants, and offer compliance 
flexibility in the form of an emissions trading program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/30/04                     69 FR 4566
Supplemental NPRM               06/00/04
Notice of Data Availability     08/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3107. SECTION 126 RULE: LIFTING THE 8-HOUR STAY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

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

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 29, 2004, Statutory Final: 
Must be signed and sent to the Hill by 11/29/04 or the section 126 
findings will be triggered on 11/30/04.

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

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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 and complete EPA's action on the 8-hour petitions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

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, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL79
_______________________________________________________________________




3108. SECTION 126 RULE: WITHDRAWAL OF FINDINGS FOR SOURCES IN MICHIGAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 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 isin 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                            06/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

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, MD-15, 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-AL83
_______________________________________________________________________




3109. LIFTING THE STAY OF THE EIGHT-HOUR PORTION OF THE FINDINGS OF 
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING 
INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT (NOX SIP CALL)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.121

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the Nitrogen Oxides State Implementation Plan Call (NOx 
SIP Call)(63 FR 57356, October 27, 1998), 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 theDistrict 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 on 
September 18, 2000 (65 FR 56245) based on the uncertainty created by 
the D.C. Circuit's decision. EPA has now completed the actions 
necessary to address the aforementioned remand, and therefore is now 
conducting rulemaking to lift the stay. EPA is proposing tolift the 
stay of our findings in the NOx SIP Call contained in 40 CFR Sec.  
51.121(a)(2), related to the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality 
standards (NAAQS). This action does not create any new requirements; it 
merely reinstitutes a requirement of the NOx SIP Call that had 
previously been stayed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, Washington, DC 20460
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

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Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL84
_______________________________________________________________________




3110. AMENDMENTS TO LEATHER FINISHING NESHAP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Andrew Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 214-665-7332
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: waite.andrew@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL89
_______________________________________________________________________




3111. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND EXPORT; CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            08/00/04

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: 202-343-9215
Fax: 202-343-2337
Email: au.vera@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL90
_______________________________________________________________________




3112. AMENDMENTS TO THE NESHAP FOR CELLULOSE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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                            08/00/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4808.

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5032
Email: schrock.bill@epamail.epa.gov

Andrew Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 214-665-7332
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: waite.andrew@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL91
_______________________________________________________________________




3113. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES: ON-
BOARD DIAGNOSTIC REQUIREMENTS FOR HEAVY-DUTY ENGINES AND VEHICLES ABOVE 
14,000 POUNDS AND IN-USE, NOT-TO-EXCEED EMISSION STANDARD TEST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 result

[[Page 38200]]

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 Mitcham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4522
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: mitcham.arvon@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3114. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: QUANTITY ALLOCATION OF METHYL 
BROMIDE FOR CRITICAL USE EXEMPTIONS AFTER THE PHASEOUT

Priority: Other Significant

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                            10/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4820.

Agency Contact: Marta Montoro, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9321
Fax: 202 343-2337
Email: montoro.marta@epamail.epa.gov

Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL95
_______________________________________________________________________




3115. 5-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: Final, Judicial, April 28, 2006.

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                            11/00/04
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4829.

Agency Contact: Walt Stevenson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C-439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5264
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: stevenson.walt@epamail.epa.gov

RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL97
_______________________________________________________________________




3116. ALTERNATIVE WORK PRACTICE FOR LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60, 61, and 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend existing regulations controlling 
emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the Clean Air Act. 
These regulations are codified at 40 CFR Part 60, 61, and 63. 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. Facilities 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 to enable the plant operators to use the 
new technology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4830.

[[Page 38201]]

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-B, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL98
_______________________________________________________________________




3117.  NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1960; 40 CFR 63.1975; 40 CFR 63.1980

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will address issues concerning the National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Municipal Solid Waste 
Landfills, that was published on January 16, 2003. We will revise the 
startup, shutdown, and malfunction provisions promulgated in the rule 
in response to requests for more flexibility. We will clarify that the 
moisture balance calculations should be calculated on a wet weight 
basis as a response to requests about the intent of the promulgated 
rule. We will correct errors in the compliance dates for the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4846.

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

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM08
_______________________________________________________________________




3118.  ADDITION OF CO EMISSION LIMIT FOR LARGE MWC 
USING FLUID BED COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY (SECTION 129)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 and 62

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA adopted air emission 
regulations (``emission guidelines'') for both large and small existing 
municipal waste combustors (MWC). The emission guidelines were adopted 
under the CAA section 129 and were based on the application of maximum 
achievable control technology. The emission guidelines for large MWC 
were adopted in December 1995, and the emission guidelines for small 
MWC were adopted in December 2000. The emission guidelines are 
implemented through State plans developed under CAA section 111(d)/129. 
Where a State plan has not been developed, a Federal plan implements 
the emission guidelines. The emission guidelines for both large and 
small MWC include application of good combustion practices (GCP) to 
minimize the generation of air pollutants during combustion. The GCP 
includes emission limits for CO. The emission guidelines include 
different CO limits for different combustor types. The emission 
guidelines for small MWC included a unique CO limit for fluidized bed 
combustion technology firing mixtures of wood and municipal waste 
(mixed fuels). The guidelines for large MWCs did not include such a 
unique CO limit because this there were no known large MWCs that used 
this technology. In late 1999, an enforcement action determined an MWC 
classified as a small MWC was actually a large MWC. The EPA 
reclassified that MWC as a large MWC, and it was therefore required to 
meet the large-MWC guidelines. However, the large MWC emission 
guidelines do not currently contain a unique CO limit for this 
combustor type, and so the unique limit must be added by amending the 
original guidelines. This rulemaking action would add a unique CO limit 
to the large MWC guidelines (subpart Cb) and Federal Plan (subpart 
FFF). The CO limit we propose to add is the same 200 ppmV CO limit 
contained in the small MWC emission guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Amendments                 06/00/04
DFRM Amendments                 06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4844.

Agency Contact: Walt Stevenson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C-439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5264
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: stevenson.walt@epamail.epa.gov

RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM11
_______________________________________________________________________




3119.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--ETHYLENE OXIDE 
HOSPITAL STERILIZATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to list source categories 
that contribute to the emissions of 30 listed (or area source) HAPs, 
and that are, or will be, subject to standards under section 112 of the 
Act. Sterilization processes use ethylene oxide which is one of the 30 
listed HAPs. Hospital sterilization is a major source of ethylene oxide 
relative to other are source categories considered for listing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4859.

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-B, Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 38202]]

Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM14
_______________________________________________________________________




3120.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RESTRICTION 
ON THE SALES OF PRE-CHARGED SPLIT SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 27, 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) temporarily stayed the sales and distribution restriction for 
class I and class II ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) used as 
refrigerants, as it applies to refrigerant contained in appliances 
without fully assembled refrigerant circuits (i.e., split system air 
conditioners). On May 9, 1995, EPA extended the stay on the sales and 
distribution prohibition for class I and class II ODSs used as 
refrigerants, only as it applies to split systems consisting of parts 
that are pre-charged with a class I or class II ODS. Today's action 
proposes to rescind the partial stay, and proposes to restrict the sale 
of split systems consisting of parts that are pre-charged with a class 
I or class II ODS, to section 608 technicians certified in accordance 
with the applicable refrigerant regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/04
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4851.

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9313
Fax: 202-564-2155
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM15
_______________________________________________________________________




3121.  CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR 
VEHICLES: IN-USE, NOT-TO-EXCEED EMISSION STANDARD TESTING FOR HEAVY-DUTY 
DIESEL ENGINES AND VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 1065

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 3, 2004, Lawsuit settlement 
agreement regarding not-to-exceed (NTE) emission standards, engine 
manufacturers vs. EPA.
Final, Judicial, May 1, 2005, Lawsuit settlement agreement regarding 
not-to-exceed (NTE) emission standards, engine manufacturers vs. EPA.

Abstract: EPA and the Engine Manufacturers Association reached a 
lawsuit settlement agreement that will result in a manufacturer-run, 
in-use emissions testing program for heavy-duty diesel trucks. 
Manufacturers will monitor compliance with certain emission standards, 
called the Not-to-Exceed (NTE) standards, by testing in-use diesel 
engines during normal vehicle operation using portable emission 
measurement systems for the first time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4845.

Agency Contact: Rich Wilcox, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4390
Email: wilcox.rich@epamail.epa.gov

Rick Gezelle, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9267
Email: gezelle.rick@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM17
_______________________________________________________________________




3122.  PETITION TO DELIST A HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT 
FROM SECTION 112 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT: METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE (MIBK)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Ketones Panel of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has 
petitioned the Agency to remove methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) from the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) hazardous air pollutant (HAP) list. The ACC 
originally submitted the petition in April of 1997. EPA suspended 
review of the petition pending the completion of 2-generation 
reproductive effects study. The study is now complete. On October 17, 
2003, the ACC submitted an addendum to the 1997 petition which 
includes: the results of the 2-generationreproductive effects study, a 
presentation of the updated EPA IRIS file for MIBK, updated air 
dispersion modeling and an analysis of potential transformation 
products. Based on this new submission, the ACC requests that EPA 
reopen its review of the MIBK petition.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4849.

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5416
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM20

[[Page 38203]]

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3123.  AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE INSPECTION AND 
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS TO ADDRESS NEW 8-HOUR OZONE STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We propose to amend the current vehicle inspection and 
maintenance (I/M) rule to establish deadlines for areas newly required 
to begin I/M testing as a result of their classification under the 8 
hour ozone standard. Specifically, the amendments will address: the 
deadline for submitting I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for those 
new areas; the deadline for the new program start-up; and the model 
year coverage and evaluation timeframes associated with new programs 
that willl potentially be required as part of EPA's implementation of 
the 8-hour ozone standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN 4854.

Agency Contact: Dave Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4823
Fax: 734 214-4906
Email: sosnowski.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Pedelty, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4410
Email: pedelty.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM21
_______________________________________________________________________




3124.  NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On April 17, 2003, EPA promulgated national emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the Hydrochloric 
Acid Production industry. Subsequent to promulgation, EPA received a 
number of concerns and issues from the industry related to technical 
corrections, definitions, and applicability matters. The EPA is 
amenable to making many of the suggested corrections but believe that 
proposal of the changes is necessary. In addition, the OSWER would like 
to include the storage and transfer operations at sources subject to 
their HCl production rule to the subpart NNNNN rule which would also 
require proposal. The amendments are expected to have little or no 
impact on the plants now covered by the HCl production rule. No adverse 
economic impacts are expected. the total nationwide capital and annual 
costs associated with the amendments are negligible. No price impacts 
are projected. No significant impacts on a substantial number of small 
entities are expected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4867.

Agency Contact: Bill Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM25
_______________________________________________________________________




3125.  STRATEGY FOR ADDRESSING AIR EMISSIONS FROM 
ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 12 USC 1701 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice describes a strategy for addressing air emissions 
from animal feeding operations (AFOs). In this notice, we summarize the 
public concerns that have been raised about emissions from AFOs and 
explain the substantial scientific uncertainties pertaining to emission 
levels, public health and welfare effects, and emission control 
techniques for this industry. Resolving all the uncertainties will 
require substantial time and research. Nevertheless, some cost 
effective management practices for reducing emissions are available 
today, and the use of these practices will mitigate some of the adverse 
effects of these emissions. Early public input on a set of goals for an 
emission control program for AFOs and on an intended regulatory 
approach to begin reducing AFO emissions and solving some of the 
environmental problems based on information that is available today.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4865.

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5032
Email: schrock.bill@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM26
_______________________________________________________________________




3126.  REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSMIX PROCESSING AND 
BLENDING UNDER THE REFORMULATED GASOLINE AND GASOLINE SULFUR RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7545(c); 42 USC 7545(k)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 38204]]

Abstract: This rule codifies existing guidance for transmix processors 
and blenders in the Reformulated Gasoline regulations. Transmix is a 
mixture of gasoline and distillate produced by pipelines - transmix 
processors distill the transmix into separate gasoline and distillate 
products, and transmix blenders blend small amounts of transmix into 
gasoline. The rule also establishes gasoline sulfur standards for 
transmix processors and blenders that are consistent with the sulfur 
standards for other entities downstream of refineries, such as 
pipelines and terminals, in the gasoline distribution system. The rule 
will provide operational flexibility for transmix processors and 
blenders without causing any adverse environmental impacts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4853.

Agency Contact: Chris McKenna, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9037
Fax: 240 363-8260
Email: mckenna.chris@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM27
_______________________________________________________________________




3127.  NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Site Remediation regulation was promulgated on October 8, 
2003. This action is intended to revise language in the final rule to 
correct errors or language that doesn't reflect our intent.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4866.

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM30
_______________________________________________________________________




3128.  EXEMPTION OF AREA SOURCES FROM TITLE V 
OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 502

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would implement the Agency's decision on whether 
to require title V permits for six area (nonmajor) sources subject to 
air toxic requirements under Clean Air Act. The affected source 
categories are: dry cleaners, halogenated solvent degreasers, chrome 
plating, ethylene oxide sterilizers, secondary lead, and secondary 
aluminum. Under the Act, these sources are subject to operating permit 
programs; however, EPA may exempt them from such programs if it finds 
that permitting would be impracticable, infeasible or unnecessarily 
burdensome on the sources. This action makes these findings for all 
categories except secondary lead and presents them for public comment. 
Secondary lead would remain subject to permitting because it few area 
sources are affected and most have already been permitted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4868.

Agency Contact: Ray Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM31
_______________________________________________________________________




3129.  CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR 
VEHICLES AND NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINES: AMENDMENTS TO EVAPORATIVE 
EMISSIONS REGULATIONS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action includes technical amendments to several portions 
of certification requirements and test procedures applicable to light-
duty vehicles, light duty trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles. These 
amendments include minor revisions to clarify regulations. These 
amendments also include revisions to the evaporative compliance 
procedures, which are intended to reduce the certification burden 
associated with conducting 2-day, 3-day, and ORVR procedures without 
affecting the level of stringency, ref. EPA guidance letter CCD-02-20, 
December 31, 2002; (Subject: Request for Comments on Potential 
Evaporative Regulation Changes; Evaporative Guidance for Certification 
and In-use Testing).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
Direct Final Action             12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4880.

Agency Contact: Julia Rege, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4614
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: rege.julia@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4851
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: sohacki.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM32
_______________________________________________________________________




3130.  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION FOR 
NITROGEN OXIDES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 2004.
Final, Judicial, September 30, 2005.

Abstract: Section 166 of the Clean Air Act authorizes the Environmental 
Protection Agency to establish regulations to prevent significant 
deterioration of air quality due to emissions of nitrogen oxides. On 
October 17, 1988, EPA promulgated regulations which included maximum 
allowable increases in ambient nitrogen dioxide concentrations (NO2 
increments) allowed in an area above the baseline concentration. 
Following promulgation, the Environmental Defense (formerly the 
Environmental Defense Fund) filed a petition asking the Court to order 
EPA to remand the regulations and to impose an immediate deadline of 
two years for promulgating new regulations. In 1990, the Court did not 
impose a deadline but remanded the case for EPA to develop an 
interpretation of Section 166 that considered the statutory provisions 
contained in subsections (c) and (d), and if necessary to take new 
evidence and modify the regulations. In July 2003, Earthjustice, on 
behalf of Environment Defense, asked the Court to put EPAon an 
enforceable schedule to issue new regulations under the original court 
remand. Consequently, EPA agreed to a two-year schedule for 
promulgating such regulations by September 30, 2005. At a minimum, the 
regulations will provide EPA's interpretation of the statutory 
requirements for developing adequate increments to prevent significant 
deterioration for nitrogen oxides. Based on our interpretation, we will 
consider the need for revising the existing increments for nitrogen 
dioxide, including both an annual and short-term averaging period, and 
the regulation of other nitrogen oxide compounds other than nitrogen 
dioxide.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4881.

Agency Contact: Dan Deroeck, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5593
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: deroeck.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM33
_______________________________________________________________________




3131.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM SPARK-IGNITION 
ENGINES AND FUEL SYSTEMS FROM MARINE VESSELS AND SMALL EQUIPMENT

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521 to 7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, December 1, 2004.
Final, Statutory, December 31, 2005.

Abstract: In this action, we are proposing exhaust emission standards 
for spark-ignition marine engines and small land-based engines (<19 
kW). We are also proposing evaporative emission standards for vessels 
and equipment using these engines. Nationwide, these emission sources 
contribute to ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) 
nonattainment. These pollutants cause a range of adverse health 
effects, especially in terms of respiratory impairment and related 
illnesses. The proposed standards would help States achieve and 
maintain air quality standards. In addition, these standards would help 
reduce acute exposure to CO, air toxics, and PM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4882.

Agency Contact: Glenn Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM34
_______________________________________________________________________




3132.  TEST PROCEDURES FOR HIGHWAY AND NONROAD ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1065

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation aims to harmonize test procedures from the 
various EPA programs for controlling engine emissions. It will not 
address emission standards, nor will it lead to additional emission 
reductions. Rather, it will amend 40 CFR part 1065, which contains 
laboratory specifications for equipment and test fuels, instructions 
for preparing engines and running tests, calculations for determining 
final emission levels from measured values, and instructions for 
running emission tests using portable measurement devices outside the 
laboratory. This action is needed because EPA has historically drafted 
a full set of testing specifications for each vehicle or engine 
category subject to emission standards as each program was developed 
over the past three decades. This patchwork approach has led to some 
variation in test parameters across programs, which we hope to address 
by adopting a common set of test requirements. The primary goal of this 
effort is to create unified testing requirements for all engines, which 
when implemented will streamline laboratory efforts for EPA and 
industry. This action will also include other technical changes 
intended to clarify and better define requirements, which in some cases 
will increase manufacturers' flexibility and decrease burden.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4883.

Agency Contact: Glenn Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM35
_______________________________________________________________________




3133.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS: MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule was published on November 10, 2003. Several 
parties petitioned the rule and this action will address issues raised 
by the petitioners.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4891.

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5402
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM43
_______________________________________________________________________




3134.  FLEXIBLE AIR PERMIT RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title V

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is conducting a flexible permits rulemaking based on what 
it has learned from its experiences with flexible permitting over the 
past decade. The term ``flexible permit'' is used to describe air 
permits with conditions designed to reduce the administrative 
``friction''--costs, time, delay, uncertainty, and risk--experienced by 
sources and permitting authorities when implementing a permit or making 
changes under the permit. This is accomplished by allowing a source to 
make certain types of advanced approved changes (e.g., modifications to 
a source's method of operation, equipment, raw materials, emission 
factors, monitoring parameters, and/or the addition of new equipment 
capacity) without requiring additional permitting or approval, provided 
the source meets certain criteria outlined in its operating and 
relevant construction permits. Such criteria might include the 
maintenance of plant-wide emissions levels below enforceable caps and 
application of certain control approaches. Over thepast decade, the EPA 
and State and local permitting authorities have piloted specific 
permitting techniques and tools to accomplish advance-approval for 
certain types of changes that might take place over the course of a 
permit term. While chosen solutions will depend on individual State 
permitting rules and requirements, such techniques typically include: 
descriptions of advance-approved changes or categories of changes in 
the permit; procedures for testing pollution control device 
performanceand updating emission factors or parameter values without 
requiring the permit to be amended or reopened; elimination of 
redundant requirements by applying the most stringent applicable 
requirement; provisions to explicitly encourage pollution prevention; 
and one or more emission caps to safeguard relevant ambient standards 
and increments.
Flexible permitting has the potential to benefit a wide variety of 
types of facilities that are regulated under the Clean Air Act's title 
V operating permits program. Among the benefits flexible permits are 
anticipated to provide are: improved knowledge of a facility's 
emissions for the entire site and of its compliance status; improved 
public understanding of a facility's activities over an extended 
period, (each proposed advance approval must describe the type and 
magnitude of the potential emissions increases that can occur); a 
better perspective of the type and amount of planned growth at a 
facility, at a time when public comment can influence the direction of 
the proposed changes; increased environmental protection from the use 
of emission caps, which limit future emissions increases and, in some 
cases, reduce overall emissions; and increased use of better add-on 
control devices and/or pollution prevention practices, which allow 
industry flexibility to adjust their processes as necessary to remain 
under an emissions cap.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4885.

Agency Contact: Chad Carbone, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1807 T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2178
Fax: 202 566-2211
Email: carbone.chad@epamail.epa.gov

Anna Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6103A, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-1664
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: wood.anna@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM45
_______________________________________________________________________




3135.  NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION 
STANDARDS FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59 subpart D

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the national volatile organic 
compound emission standards for architectural coatings by adding new 
coating categories for certain coating chemistries which did not exist 
when the original rule was promulgated. We are reviewing new data from 
one architectural coating manufacturer and

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after this review, we will determine if these amendments are necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4905.

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

Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5499
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM47
_______________________________________________________________________




3136.  CONTROL OF ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL 
LUBRICITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to establish a new lubricity quality 
requirement for ultra low sulfur diesel fuel used in diesel engines. 
This requirement will seek to eliminate the incidence of emissions non-
compliance due to premature wear of fuel injection equipment caused by 
inadequate fuel lubricity levels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
FRM                             12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4899.

Agency Contact: Chris Laroo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4937
Fax: 734 214-4055
Email: laroo.chris@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM48
_______________________________________________________________________




3137.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; REFRIGERANT 
RECYCLING; CERTIFICATION OF RECOVERY AND RECOVERY/RECYCLING EQUIPMENT 
INTENDED FOR USE WITH SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: None

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                            11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4916.

Agency Contact: Nancy Smagin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9126
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: smagin.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM49
_______________________________________________________________________




3138.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION 
OF ESSENTIAL USE ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4(n)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will allocate essential use allowance for import 
and production of class I stratospheric ozone depleting substances 
(ODSs) for calendar year 2005. Essential use allowances enable a person 
to obtain controlled class I ODSs as an exemption to the regulatory ban 
on production and import of these chemicals, which became effective on 
January 1, 1996. EPA allocates essential use allowances for exempted 
production or import of a specific quantity of class I ODSs solely for 
use in medically essential asthma inhalers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4893.

Agency Contact: Scott Monroe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9712
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: monroe.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM50
_______________________________________________________________________




3139.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: 
MODIFICATIONS TO THE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 
608 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending appendix D to subpart F of 40 CFR part 82-
Standards for Becoming a Certifying Program for Technicians. The 
Refrigerant Recycling Regulations governing standards for certifying 
programs for technicians were promulgated under section 608 of the 
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (May 1994; 59 FR 28660). These 
regulations were amended in November 9, 1994 (59 FR 559120) to clarify 
the scope of the technician certification requirements and to provide a 
limited exemption from certification requirements for apprentices. 
Today's

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amendment to the regulation will provide specific requirements for 
programs applying to become certifying organizations, will specify 
reporting and recordkeeping requirements in order to enhance 
implementation of the program, and will define other administrative 
components of the program to improve accountability.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4901.

Agency Contact: Nancy Smagin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9126
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: smagin.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM55
_______________________________________________________________________




3140.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: EXTENSION OF 
THE LABORATORY AND ANALYTICAL USE EXEMPTION FOR ESSENTIAL CLASS I OZONE 
DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

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 extends the period of applicability of an existing 
exemption to the ban on import and production of class I ozone 
depleting substances (ODSs), authorized by the Montreal Protocol on 
Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and consistent with the Clean 
Air Act Amendments. The exemption applies to production and import of 
ODSs for essential laboratory and analytical uses as defined by the 
Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol has permitted this exemption 
since 1994. At the 2003 Meeting of the Parties, the Parties took 
Decision XV/8, which extended the period of the exemption through 
December 31, 2007. EPA is updating its regulations to incorporate 
Decision XV/8. The rule also proposes to make typographical changes to 
its regulations for the essential use program. Earlier rules published 
by EPA shifted the paragraph order but did not update all of the 
references to deleted paragraphs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4894.

Agency Contact: Scott Monroe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9712
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: monroe.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM56
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3141. 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
Reproposal                      03/00/05

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, AIR5, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 415-947-4106
Fax: 415-947-3579
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3142. 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
Reproposal                      03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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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, AIR5, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 415-947-4106
Fax: 415-947-3579
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3143. 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               12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 4768.

Agency Contact: Eleanord Thornton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9773
Fax: 202 343-2065
Email: thornton.eleanord@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK81
_______________________________________________________________________




3144. 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 re-proposing 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                    06/00/04

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, C302-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-0832
Email: coulter.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Mark Evangelista, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-2803
Email: evangelista.mark@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK60
_______________________________________________________________________




3145. NESHAP: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, -.
Final, Judicial, February 27, 2004, consent decree.

[[Page 38210]]

Abstract: The stationary reciprocating internal combustion engine 
source category is listed as a major source of hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). A major source is 
one which emits more than 10 tons/yr of one HAP or more than 25 tons/yr 
of a combination of 189 HAPs. The reciprocating internal combustion 
engine (RICE) MACT was published in the Federal Register on December 
19, 2002. A public hearing was held on January 21, 2003 and the public 
comment period closed on February 18, 2003. Comments and data received 
during the comment period are being evaluated. The anticipated date of 
the final RICE rule being signed by the Administrator is February 27, 
2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/19/02                    67 FR 77830
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 3656.

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

RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3146. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, -.
Final, Judicial, February 27, 2004, consent decree.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/13/03                     68 FR 1660
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 3837.

Agency Contact: Jim Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epamail.epa.gov

Bill Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3147. PROT. OF STRAT. 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
Notice of Prop Settlement       09/22/95                    60 FR 49275
Notice: Denial 1                09/25/95                    60 FR 49407
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: Denial 2                09/03/96                    61 FR 51018
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
Notice: denial 3                01/21/99                     64 FR 3272
Interim Final 7                 01/26/99                     64 FR 3861
Interim Final 8                 01/26/99                     64 FR 3865
ANPRM 12                        02/18/99                     64 FR 8043
NPRM 6                          02/18/99                     64 FR 8038
Final 5                         03/03/99                    64 FR 10373
ANPRM 12: Correct.              03/25/99                    64 FR 14417
NPRM 6: Correct                 03/25/99                    64 FR 14417
Final 4                         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 Foams                   07/11/00                    65 FR 42653
Notice 14                       12/18/00                    65 FR 78977
Correction Notice 14            03/07/01                    66 FR 13655
NODA rule 10 foams              05/23/01                    66 FR 28408
Notic 15                        05/23/01                    66 FR 28179
NPRM 9 Rescind Rule             01/29/02                     67 FR 4222
Notice 16                       03/22/02                    67 FR 13272
Final 10 Foams                  07/22/02                    67 FR 47703
Notice 17                       12/20/02                    67 FR 77927
Notice 17 Corr                  04/07/03                    68 FR 16728

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Notice 18                       08/21/03                    68 FR 50533
NODA for rule 10 Foams (HCFC-
141b)                           03/10/04                    69 FR 11358
Final 10 Foams (HCFC-141b)      07/00/04

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: 202-343-9163
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: sheppard.margaret@epamail.epa.gov

Jeff Cohen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9005
Fax: 202-565-2095
Email: cohen.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________




3148. 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
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4683.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dave Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3356
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: sanders.dave@epamail.epa.gov

William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK37
_______________________________________________________________________




3149. 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                    07/00/04

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

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

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________




3150. ADDITION OF METHOD 207 TO APPENDIX M OF 40 CFR PART 51 METHOD FOR 
MEASURING ISOCYANATES IN STATIONARY SOURCE EMISSIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 listed certain 
isocyanate compounds as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The Agency 
does not have any published test methods that would measure air 
emissions of these isocyanate compounds from stationary sources. This 
action would add a validated test method to measure isocyanate 
emissions to appendix M of part 51. Test methods in part 51 can be 
adopted by any State for use in any regulation that requires the 
measurement of any of the isocyanate compounds on the HAP list. This 
action would not impose any new regulatory requirements that do not 
already exist. It should benefit State governments by providing them 
with a validated test procedure for measuring the emissions of 
isocyanate compounds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/08/97                    62 FR 64532
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 38212]]

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3151. CLEAN AIR OZONE IMPLEMENTATION RULE (PART 1 AND 2)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7501-7511f; 42 USC 
7601(a)(1)

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/02/03                    68 FR 32802
Final Action (Phase 1)          04/30/04                    69 FR 23951
Final Action (Phase 2)          08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4625.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ99
_______________________________________________________________________




3152. AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (40 CFR PART 60, APPENDIX F, PROCEDURE 3)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

Abstract: This rulemaking proposes to add a method, Method 203, for the 
measurement of opacity from stationary sources, to appendix M (Example 
Test Methods for State Implementation Plans) in 40 CFR part 51. This 
action provides States with an instrumental test method which can be 
used in determining, on a continuous basis, compliance with stationary 
source opacity emission limitations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Supplemental NPRM               05/08/03                    68 FR 24692
Final Action                    10/00/04

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




3153. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.270 to 60.276a

Legal Deadline: None

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

[[Page 38213]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/16/02                    67 FR 64014
Final Action                    11/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ68
_______________________________________________________________________




3154. 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 Action             04/14/03                    68 FR 18003
DF Withdrawn                    05/28/03                    68 FR 31611
Final Action Amendments         06/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3155. UPDATE OF CONTINUOUS INSTRUMENTAL TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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 themethods. 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                            10/10/03                    68 FR 58838
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, 1806A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-1063
Fax: 202-564-7299
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK61
_______________________________________________________________________




3156. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000, -.
Final, Judicial, February 27, 2004, consent decree.

Abstract: This project is to develop national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by establishing maximum achievable 
control technology (MACT) for facilities manufacturing wood panels and 
engineered wood products. MACT standards are under development to 
reduce the release of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from all 
industries to protect the public health and environment. Emissions of 
HAP from this industry have been associated with, but are not limited 
to, the drying of wood and binders. This rule is anticipated to apply 
to the manufacture of products involving wood and some

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kind of binder or bonding agent. This project may include, but is not 
limited to, facilities that manufacture hardboard, oriented strandboard 
(OSB), medium density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, hardwood and 
softwood plywood, glue-laminated lumber, laminated veneer lumber, and 
engineered wood products. The source category may also include lumber 
drying kilns at sawmills. The project may also include some coatings 
operations. The name of the source category was formerly Plywood and 
Particleboard MACT.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/09/03                     68 FR 1276
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 3820.

Sectors Affected: 32121 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product 
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@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3157. 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 Rule Amendments           06/00/04

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, MD-C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3158. NESHAP: ASPHALT/COAL TAR APPLICATION ON METAL PIPES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/02                    67 FR 52780
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4107. This action will be covered under 
Misc. Metal Parts & 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

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3159. 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.

Abstract: The Agency has received a petition to remove methyl ethyl 
ketone (MEK) from the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under 
Section 112(b)

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/30/03                    68 FR 32606
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4313.

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

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3160. ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM GENERATING UNIT MACT REGULATION

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: On January 30, 2004, the EPA proposed alternative approaches 
to regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired electric utility steam 
generating units and nickel emissions from oil-fired electric utility 
steam generating units.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/30/04                     69 FR 4754
Supplemental NPRM               03/16/04                    69 FR 12298
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4571.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

Bill Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ65
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             04/00/05

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, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK32
_______________________________________________________________________




3162. 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             07/00/04

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, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5416

[[Page 38216]]

Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK49
_______________________________________________________________________




3163. NESHAP FOR PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION PLANTS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/03                    68 FR 12645
Final Action                    06/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK50
_______________________________________________________________________




3164. 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 Refineries is an existing rulemaking 
(40 CFR Part 63, Subpart UUU) to control hazardous air pollutant 
emissions from equipment in the petroleum refining industry. This 
rulemaking will amend the Petroleum Refinery NESHAP to incorporate 
additional compliance 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             06/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0884
Fax: 919-541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK51
_______________________________________________________________________




3165. NESHAP: 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 strategyof 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 Amdmt                  05/15/03                    68 FR 26249
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4719.

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5262
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK54

[[Page 38217]]

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3166. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR 
STATIONARY COMBUSTION TURBINES--PETITION TO DELIST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM -- Delisting               04/07/04                    69 FR 18338
NPRM-Stay                       04/07/04                    69 FR 18327
Final Action                    03/00/05

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2962
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK73
_______________________________________________________________________




3167. 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               10/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK80
_______________________________________________________________________




3168. RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS FROM NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT 
REGARDING SOURCES IN MICHIGAN; REVISION OF DEFINITION OF APPLICABLE 
REQUIREMENT FOR TITLE V OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is proposing to revise the Section 126 Rule in light 
of the March 3, 2000 court decision on the NOx SIP Call. The court 
vacated, and remanded to EPA for further consideration, the inclusion 
of Georgia and Missouri in the NOx SIP Call in light of the Ozone 
Transport Assessment Group conclusions that emissions from coarse grid 
portions of States did not merit controls. The reasoning of the Court 
regarding the significance of NOx emissions from sources in Georgia and 
Missouri calls into question the inclusion of the coarse grid portion 
of Michigan in the NOx SIP Call. In a separate proposal, EPA is 
proposing to withdraw the NOx SIP Call requirements for the Michigan 
coarse grid area. The Section 126 Rule is based on many of the same 
analyses and information used for the NOx SIP call and covers part of 
Michigan. Thus, EPA is proposing to withdraw its section 126 findings 
and control requirements with respect to sources located in the small 
part of the coarse grid portion of Michigan that is currently covered 
by the Section 126 Rule. The EPA has not identified any existing 
section 126 sources that would be affected by the proposal, however 
this proposal would eliminate findings and control requirements for new 
sources locating in the coarse grid. This proposal does not create any 
new requirements, thus there are no associated costs. The EPA is also 
proposing to revise the definition ``applicable requirement'' for title 
V operating permit programs by providing expressly thatany 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                    06/00/04

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

[[Page 38218]]

and Radiation, MD-15, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3169. 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                    06/00/04

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, MD-15, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3170. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/30/03                    68 FR 38974
Final Action                    06/00/04

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, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 49105
Phone: 734-214-4283
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




3171. 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.

[[Page 38219]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
Notice                          05/14/99                    64 FR 26410
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4030.

Agency Contact: Dan Harrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4281
Email: harrison.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




3172. MODIFICATION OF THE ANTI-DUMPING BASELINE DATE CUT-OFF LIMIT FOR 
DATA USED IN DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL BASELINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             08/00/04

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, Ann Arbor, 20460
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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 202-564-5593
Email: simms.patrice@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ82
_______________________________________________________________________




3173. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NONROAD DIESEL ENGINES 
AND FUEL

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2002

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On May 23, 2003, EPA proposed new emission controls for 
nonroad diesel engines, which are generally used in industrial, mining, 
and agricultural applications. The control strategies proposed focused 
around the use of advanced exhaust aftertreatment technologies for the 
first time in these applications. This technology reduces emissions of 
NOx, NMHC, and PM of over 90%. The standards would phase-in between 
2008 and 2014, with different implementation schedules applicable to 
each of the fiveengine horsepower categories. Less stringent standards 
would apply to the smallest horsepower category. Coupled with these 
proposed engine standards is a two-step reduction in fuel sulfur 
levels, going from uncontrolled levels to 500 ppm in 2007 and then to 
15 ppm in 2010. All nonroad diesel fuel, including that used in 
locomotive and marine applications, is covered in the first step while 
locomotive and marine fuel is not involved in the second step. This 
overall program builds on the successful 2007 highway diesel program 
the Agency completed in 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/23/03                    68 FR 28328
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 4675.

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

William Charmley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4466
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: charmley.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK27
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3174. 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 United States Court of Appeals for 
the District of Columbia Circuit vacated durability provisions that 
automotive manufacturers used to demonstrate that the emissions of 
their vehicles would comply with emission standards for the useful 
lives of those vehicles. The Court also required EPA to issue new 
regulations. This action fulfills the mandate. The new durability 
regulations will include options that a manufacturer may choose from to 
age pre-production vehicles to determine the rate of emission 
deterioration over the vehicle's useful life. The options

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will include a prescribed fixed driving cycle and a prescribed bench 
aging cycle that are used to age prototype vehicles or emission control 
components to the equivalent of the useful life period of the vehicle 
in a manner that replicates the aging that the vehicle or components 
would see in actual use. This rule does not change the federal emission 
standards or the test procedures used to quantify emissions. Although 
there is no court-ordered deadline, this is a court-ordered action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/04                    69 FR 17532
Final Action                    11/00/04

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-214-4502
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: hormes.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK76
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3175. 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                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 2665.

Agency Contact: Bob Doyal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6405J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9258

RIN: 2060-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________




3176. REVISIONS TO THE APPEAL PROCEDURES AND THE FEDERAL NOX BUDGET 
TRADING PROGRAM, PARTS 78 AND 97

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is a set of revisions which will simplify and 
streamline the interface between the existing Acid Rain Program and the 
NOx Budget Trading Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/13/01                    66 FR 31978
NPRM ECP                        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: 202-343-9151
Fax: 202-565-2141
Email: alpern.dwight@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK36
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR INDIAN RESERVATIONS IN IDAHO, 
OREGON AND WASHINGTON

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/15/02                    67 FR 11748
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

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,

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Regional Office Seattle, OAQ-107, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-553-6379
Fax: 206-553-4672
Email: thompson.regina@epamail.epa.gov

Bonnie Thie, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office Seattle, 
OAQ-107, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-553-1189
Fax: 206 553-0110
Email: thie.bonnie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2012-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




3178. 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                    09/00/04

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: 202 564-5603
Email: keating.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




3179. CLEAN AIR VISIBILITY RULE

Priority: Economically 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, Consent Decree: April 
15, 2004.
Final, Judicial, April 15, 2005, Consent Decree: April 15, 2005.

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                            07/20/01                    66 FR 38108
Supplemental NPRM               05/05/04                    69 FR 25184
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3180. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES: DEFAULT 
BASELINE REVISION AND MINOR CORRECTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             07/00/04

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, Ann Arbor, 20460
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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3181. 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 final 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                            09/30/03                    68 FR 56226
Final Action                    10/00/04

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

Agency Contact: Bryan Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6407, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4832
Fax: 734 214-4018
Email: manning.bryan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK01
_______________________________________________________________________




3182. 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             06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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, Ann Arbor, 20460
Phone: 734-214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK56
_______________________________________________________________________




3183. 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             06/00/04

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, Ann Arbor, 20460
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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 202-564-5593
Email: simms.patrice@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK69
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. 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

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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                    07/00/04

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: 202-343-9624
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK77
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
CERTIFICATION OF RECOVERY AND RECOVERY/RECYCLING EQUIPMENT INTENDED FOR 
USE WITH 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 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                    06/00/04

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: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL77
_______________________________________________________________________




3186. CONSIDERATION OF INDUSTRY PETITION TO REMOVE ETHYLENE GLYCOL 
MONOBUTYL ETHER FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT LIST OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/03                    68 FR 65648
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4800.

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

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL87
_______________________________________________________________________




3187. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING EMERGENCY 
USES OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-277, sec 764

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

[[Page 38224]]

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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/04

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: 202-343-9337
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: choban.kate@epamail.epa.gov

Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL94
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PARTICULATE MATTER; 
AMENDMENT TO REFLECT COURT ORDER VACATING CERTAIN RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

________________________________________________________________________

DFRM Amendment                  06/00/04

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 20460
Phone: 919-541-0877
Fax: 919 541-4511
Email: ginsburg.eric@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-AM02
_______________________________________________________________________




3189. CLEAN AIR OZONE DESIGNATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

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

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, 2003. EPA reviewed the recommended designations and made 
modifications as deemed necessary to these recommendations on December 
3, 2003. EPA's December 3rd letters provided 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. At that time EPA will designate 
all areas either ``attainment'' or ``nonattainment'' for the 8-hour 
ozone NAAQS. This notice is also intended to take final action to defer 
on a rolling basis the effective date of nonattainment designations for 
certain areas of the country that do not meet the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. 
Early Action Compact areas (EACs) have agreed to reduce ground-level 
ozone pollution earlier than the CAA requires and toattain the standard 
by December 31, 2007. This final rule establishes the first of three 
dates by which EPA will defer the effective date of nonattainment 
designation for compact areas or portions of compact areas, so long as 
these areas meet agreed-upon milestones. The impact of the 
nonattainment designation for these areas will be deferred first until 
September 30, 2005. Prior to the time the first deferral expires, EPA 
intends to take further action to propose and promulgate a second 
deferred effective date of nonattainment designation until December 31, 
2006 for those areas that continue to fulfill all compact obligations. 
Prior to the time the second deferral expires, EPA intends to propose 
and promulgate a third and final deferral until April 15, 2008, for 
those areas that continue to meet all compact milestones.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/30/04                    69 FR 23858

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4839. Promulgation of SAN 4839 will include 
the material formerly proposed as SAN

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4798. SAN 4798 has been merged into SAN 4839.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM03
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. CLEAN AIR FINE PARTICLE DESIGNATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 will notify the State orTribe 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, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4840.

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

RIN: 2060-AM04
_______________________________________________________________________




3191. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS; LEAK REPAIR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATION AND 
AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT

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 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                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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, Washignton, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM05
_______________________________________________________________________




3192.  NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.5780 to 63.5935 (Revisions)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since publication of the final Reinforced Plastic Composites 
NESHAP, we have discovered several minor errors. We also have been told 
that some of the rule language is confusing. This action will correct 
those errors and clarify some of the rule language. It should not make 
any substantive changes to the stringency of the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4863.

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, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460

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

RIN: 2060-AM23
_______________________________________________________________________




3193.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF 
SUBSTITUTES FOR OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES--FIRE SUPPRESSION AND 
EXPLOSION PROTECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would list whether several powdered aerosol fire 
suppressants are acceptable (subject to narrowed use limits) for use as 
substitutes for ozone-depleting halon 1301 (bromotrifluoromethane) as 
total flooding agents. Use would be restricted to the applications and 
locations suggested by the manufacturers of these alternative fire 
suppressants (e.g., use only in normally unoccupied areas). For one 
fire suppressant the current restriction on use in occupied areas would 
be removed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4857.

Agency Contact: Margaret Sheppard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9163
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: sheppard.margaret@epamail.epa.gov

Bella Maranion, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9749
TDD Phone: 630-443-4376
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: maranion.bella@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM24
_______________________________________________________________________




3194.  NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF METAL CANS--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for metal can surface coating operations located at major 
sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) were promulgated on 11/13/
2003 (68 FR 64432). The final standards implement section 112(d) of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring these operations to meet HAP emission 
standards reflecting the application of the maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT). The final rule will protect air quality and promote 
public health by reducing emissions of HAP from facilities in the metal 
can surface coating source category. This action provides technical 
amendments to correct equations used in demonstrating compliance with 
the emission limits in the final rule. This action does not change the 
emission limits promulgated in the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4864.

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM28
_______________________________________________________________________




3195.  NESHAP: PRINTING, COATING, AND DYEING OF 
FABRICS AND OTHER TEXTILES--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for existing and new fabric and other textile coating, 
printing, slashing, dyeing, and finishing operations were promulgated 
on May 12, 2003. The final standards implement section 112(d) of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring all major sources to meet the 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emission standards reflecting the 
application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). This 
action provides amendments to the final rule to clarify the 
applicability of the rule to certain synthetic fiber manufacturing 
operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4862.

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM29
_______________________________________________________________________




3196.  REGULATION OF FUEL AND FUEL ADDITIVES: GASOLINE 
AND DIESEL TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.46(a)(1); 40 CFR 80.46(a)(2); 40 CFR 
80.46(f)(3)(i); 40 CFR 80.46(g)(2)(i); 40 CFR 80.580(a)(2)(i); 40 CFR 
80.580(a)(3)(ii)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Fuel manufacturers of gasoline and diesel fuel are required 
to measure certain properties in order to demonstrate compliance with 
our motor vehicle fuels programs at 40 CFR part 80. This rule 
promulgates test method changes which are approved under the 
jurisdiction of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). 
The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently recommended these test 
method changes to the Agency. The Agency has evaluated these 
recommended test methods

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changes, agrees with them, and believes they are based on good science. 
Furthermore, they would provide additional flexibility to the regulated 
parties. Specifically, the following changes would occur by this 
action: 1) Remove the current sunset provision of September 1, 2004, 
for the alternative test methods, ASTM D 4815 and ASTM D 1319, and 
continue to allow their use as alternative test methods until a 
performance-based test method (PBTM) rule is promulgated by the Agency. 
In the future, EPA intends to promulgate a PBTM rule which would set 
criteria for the qualification of alternative test methods. Since we 
believe the use of these two alternative test methods has been 
effective, we believe it would be prudent to continue to allow the use 
of these two alternative test methods until a PBTM rule is promulgated. 
Once a PBTM rule has been established, these alternative test methods 
would likely qualify under the PBTM rule's criteria. The rule that is 
the subject of this abstract would remove the current sunset provision 
for these two alternative test methods. 2) Designate ASTM D 6667 as the 
designated test method for measuring sulfur in butane because its more 
readily available and a better test method than the current designated 
test method, ASTM D 3246. This rule would allow the use of the 
originally designated test method, ASTM D 3246, as an alternative test 
method until a PBTM rule is promulgated. 3) This rule would update two 
current ASTM test methods allowed by the Agency for measuring sulfur in 
gasoline and diesel fuel to their most recent ASTM version.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4895.

Agency Contact: Joe Sopata, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9034
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: sopata.joe@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Kortum, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9022
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: kortum.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM42
_______________________________________________________________________




3197.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: IMPORT 
PETITIONING REQUIREMENTS FOR HALON-1301 AIRCRAFT FIRE EXTINGUISHING 
VESSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will provide an exemption under the import 
petitioning requirements for used ozone-depleting substances. The 
petitioning requirements outline the information that importers must 
submit to the Administrator at least forty working days before a 
shipment is to leave the foreign port of export. This rule will reduce 
the administrative burden of anyone petitioning to import aircraft fire 
extinguishing spherical pressure vessels containing halon-1301 (``halon 
bottles'') for hydrostatic testing in the United States. The rule would 
require importers to adhere to all import petitioning requirements but 
would require one petition to be submitted annually for all shipments 
rather than submission of a petition for each individual shipment forty 
working days prior to export. Halon bottles are individual bottles 
containing halon-1301 that are connected to a larger fire suppression 
system within an aircraft. The halon bottles are brought into the 
United States for hydrostatic testing in which the halon is removed, 
the bottles are tested to ensure durability and effectiveness, and the 
same amount or more of halon is replaced back in the bottles and 
exported once again. The halon bottles must be routinely tested under 
Federal Aviation Administration and United States Department of 
Transportation regulations. The exemption to minimize the import 
petitioning requirements is being initiated because the bottles are not 
being imported for the eventual use or resale of the halon contained in 
the bottles and because hydrostatic testing of the bottles is required 
under FAA and DOT regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4900.

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9313
Fax: 202-564-2155
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM46
_______________________________________________________________________




3198.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS 
PRODUCTION; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends wastewater provisions in the final rule to 
be more consistent with later standards for chemical manufacturing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4892.

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5402
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM52

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3199.  PROTECTION OF THE STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: 
ALTERNATIVES FOR THE MOBILE AIR CONDITIONING SECTOR UNDER THE 
SIGNIFICANT NEW ALTERNATIVES POLICY (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671k

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will list two new alternatives to ozone 
depleting substances in the mobile air conditioning sector and outline 
the conditions necessary for their safe use. These new alternatives 
have better energy efficiency and lower impacts on the environment than 
currently available systems. By approving these systems under SNAP, EPA 
will provide additional choices to the automotive industry which, if 
adopted would reduce the impact of mobile air conditioners on the 
global environment. The automotive industry, if they chose to adopt 
these technologies, would be required to comply with the conditions 
necessary to deploy these systems in a safe manner.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4918.

Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9079
Fax: 202 343-2342
Email: birgfeld.erin@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Godwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9324
Fax: 202-343-2363
Email: godwin.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM54
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: SITE-
SPECIFIC REGULATION FOR PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA IN TOMAHAWK, 
WISCONSIN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 312-886-7950
Fax: 312-886-0747
Email: furey.eileen@epamail.epa.gov

David Beck, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, E14302, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5421
Email: beck.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3201. NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, July 1, 2004.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based emissions standards (``MACT'' 
standards] for this source category under section 112(d) of the Clean 
Air Act, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DD. The current action, 
required by Section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, is to assess residual 
risks after compliance with Subpart DD, and develop additional emission 
standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4695.

Sectors Affected: 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

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Agency Contact: Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5499
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK68
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3202. 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 Securityand 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(3); REVISIONS TO THE 
LIST OF SUBSTANCES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: ``CAA 112(r)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68.130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The list of substances subject to the Chemical Accident 
Prevention requirements at 40 CFR Part 68 was promulgated on January 
31, 1994. The Clean Air Act states that the list may be revised from 
time to time by EPA's own motion or by petition and shall be reviewed 
at least every 5 years. Since the January 1994 final list rule, EPA has 
modified the listing for hydrochloric acid; deleted a category of 
explosive chemicals; exempted flammable substances in gasoline used as 
fuel and in naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixtures prior to initial 
processing; and excluded flammable substances used as a fuel or held 
for sale as a fuel at a retail facility. In fulfillment of the 
statute's five-year review requirement, EPA has conducted a thorough 
review of the list. Based on that review, EPA is proposing additions, 
deletions and modifications to the list of substances. Deletions are 
based on EPA's review of the chemical toxicity, physical property, 
production/use quantity and accident history of currently listed 
substances and new information or erroneous data that impacts the basis 
of the chemical's listing. Other toxic and flammable chemicals are 
proposed to be added because they meet the criteria for listing a toxic 
or flammable substance. In addition, EPA proposes to revise the 
reporting threshold and toxic endpoints of several toxic substances 
based on updated toxicity information. Facilities (such as chemical 
manufacturers, processors, and users), with more than the threshold 
quantity of a listed substance in a process, are required to develop a 
Risk Management Program and submit a Risk Management Plan to EPA. The 
proposed changes to the list will ensure that facilities are properly 
managing risks of the most acutely toxic and flammable chemicals that 
could have an adverse impact on the facility and surrounding community 
in event of an accidental release.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4619.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-7987
Fax: 202 564-8444
Email: franklin.kathy@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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3204. 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                            01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4531.

Agency Contact: Jeff Herzog, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4227
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ61
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. 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 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 R 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 implementation       03/07/95                    60 FR 12492
Final NAAQS Review              05/22/96                    61 FR 25566
NPRM rev. NAAQS impl            01/02/97                      62 FR 210
Notice resp to remand           05/05/98                    63 FR 24782
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 1002.

Agency Contact: Dave 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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. 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                             To Be                       Determined

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

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Email: harmon.darrel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. PHASE I (FIP) TO REDUCE THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF OZONE IN THE 
EASTERN UNITED STATES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, January 25, 2003, EPA is required to 
promulgate FIPs by January 25 2003 unless EPA approves the State 
submitted plans.

Abstract: This action would promulgate Federal Implementation Plans 
(FIPs) which require nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions decreases. The 
intended effect is to reduce the transport of ozone (smog) pollution 
and one of its main precursors (NOx) across State boundaries in the 
eastern half of the United States. On October 27, 1998, EPA published a 
final rule (the NOx SIP Call) which allowed States 12 months to 
develop, adopt, and submit revisions to their State Implementation 
Plans (SIPs) to address the transport problem. The Administrator is 
required to promulgate a FIP within 2 years of: (1) finding that a 
State has failed to make a required submittal or (2) finding that a 
submittal is not complete or (3) disapproving a SIP submittal. On June 
22, 2000, the D.C. Court of Appeals assigned a new SIP submittal date 
of October 30, 2000. Eleven States (Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, 
Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, 
Michigan, and Ohio) and the District of Columbia had not submitted 
adequate SIPs, as announced in a findings rule published on December 
26, 2000. All of these States have since submitted approvable plans. 
(Note: The FIPs discussed here would apply to all elements of the NOx 
SIP call that were not remanded to EPA by the court on March 3, 2000. 
The portions of the SIP call that were remanded to EPA will be covered 
under Phase 2 SIPs, and if necessary, separate FIP actions 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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. NESHAP: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING AND REWORK FACILITIES RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 30, 2003, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart GG. The current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, 
is to assess residual risks from the same source category, and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4653.

Sectors Affected: 33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-09, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK08
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE FOR STERILIZATION FACILITIES - RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 6, 2002, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart O. This source category covers ethylene

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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. 
We have completed the risk assessment, received Work Group comments, 
and are planning to submit for internal peer review. The assessment 
results show cancer incidence less than 1.

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 4654.

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

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-B, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Chris Stoneman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
15, C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-0823
Email: stoneman.christopher@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK09
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. NESHAP: GROUP II POLYMERS AND RESINS - RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, March 8, 2003, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. This source category covers 
certain chemical process units used to manufacture products. The 
current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess 
residual risks from this same source category, and develop additional 
emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 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
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK13
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. NESHAP: NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR MARINE TANK VESSEL LOADING 
OPERATIONS - RESIDUAL RISK STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 19, 2003, Final Action.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart Y. This source category covers tanks or ships that contain 
gasoline, crude oil, or HAPs in bulk. The current action, required by 
section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from this same 
source category, and develop additional emission standards, as 
necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4661.

Sectors Affected: 483 Water Transportation

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C435-B, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK17
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. NESHAP: SECONDARY LEAD SMELTING RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 23, 2003, -.

Abstract: National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for secondary lead smelting were promulgated on June 23, 1995 
under Clean Air Act Section 112(d). The standards establish emission 
limitations and work practice standards for all new and existing 
secondary lead smelters that produce refined lead from lead scrap, 
mainly lead acid batteries. Clean Air Act Section 112(f) requires us to 
assess within 8 years of promulgation of a NESHAP the remaining risk to 
the public and to develop additional more stringent standards if such 
standards are needed to protect the public health with an ample margin 
of safety. This action is to examine the remaining risk from secondary 
lead smelters and to develop new risk based standards, if warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4665.

Sectors Affected: 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of 
Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5308

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

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK19
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. NESHAP: SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR SURFACE COATING -- RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 2003, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart II. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from the 
painting, welding, and sandblasting of ships under construction or 
repair at major sources. The current action, required by section 112(f) 
of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from this same source category, 
and develop additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an 
ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4666.

Sectors Affected: 336611 Ship Building and Repairing

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK20
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. NESHAP: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING - RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 2, 2002, -.

Abstract: This action is required by the CAA to assess residual risk 
and develop standards as necessary to provide an ample margin of 
safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/05
Final Action                    08/00/06

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, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK22
_______________________________________________________________________




3215. NESHAP: MAGNETIC TAPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARD

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 15, 2002, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety. The facilities covered by the 112(d) standard and under 
investigation in the project are Magnetic Tape coatings facilities that 
manufacture audio and video recording and computer information storage, 
and emit major source levels of air toxics. There are a total of six 
facilities manufacturing magnetic tape in the nation. Half of these are 
located in the State of Alabama. We have completed the risk assessment, 
received Work Group comments, and are preparing for internal peer 
review.

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, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK23
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY - RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 30, 2004, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart KK. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from many 
activities located at printing and publishing facilities -- primarily 
the printing process itself, plus affiliated equipment such as 
cleaning, ink and solvent mixing, chemical storage, and solvent 
recovery. The current action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is 
to assess residual

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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

RIN: 2060-AK24
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 31, 2003.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart CC. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from 
equipment at petroleum refineries, such as process vents, storage 
vessels, and valve leaks. The current action, required by section 
112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks from this same source 
category, and develop additional emission standards, as necessary, to 
provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4663.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0884
Fax: 919-541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK25
_______________________________________________________________________




3218. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CHROMIUM EMISSIONS FROM HARD AND 
DECORATIVE CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AND CHROMIUM ANODIZING TANKS - 
RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 25, 2003, -.

Abstract: A national emission standard for chromium emissions from hard 
and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks was 
previously promulgated under Section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. That 
standard set emission limits for chromium emissions from hard and 
decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks. The 
Clean Air Act Section 112(f) requires us to assess within 8 years of 
promulgation of a NESHAP the remaining risk to the public and to 
develop additional more stringent standards if such standards are 
needed to protect the public health with an ample margin of safety. 
This action is to examine the remaining risk from hard and decorative 
chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks and, if warranted, 
to develop new risk based standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4750.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK72
_______________________________________________________________________




3219. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS -- RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 6, 2004, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart U. This source category covers 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.

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Sectors Affected: 325212 Synthetic Rubber 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@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK12
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. NESHAP: HAZARDOUS ORGANIC NESHAP (HON) RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 22, 2003, -.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety. This rule will cover the major sources of air emissions 
within the synthetic organic chemical industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4659.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5416
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK14
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. NESHAP: GROUP IV POLYMERS AND RESINS--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 12, 2004.

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart JJJ. This source category covers chemical process units used to 
manufacture thermoplastic products from raw materials. The current 
action, required by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual 
risks from this same source category, and develop additional emission 
standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4658.

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@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK15
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS 
FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND NEW JERSEY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 14, 1999, The rulemaking 
includes action on 4 separate petitions. See Additional Information.

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:
________________________________________________________________________

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

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and Radiation, MD-15, 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. STREAMLINED EVAPORATIVE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521(m)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will streamline the test procedure used to 
establish compliance with evaporative emission requirements for light 
duty vehicles and trucks. The current test procedure requires both two 
and three day diurnal emission tests, as well as running-loss testing. 
The revisions will delete the three day requirement and add 
flexibilities for running-loss compliance. This will enable 
manufacturers to save significant resources without any decrease in 
environmental benefits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/00/05

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 49105
Phone: 734-214-4450
Email: good.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. CONTROL OF METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: ``Not Yet Determined''

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/24/00                    65 FR 16094
NPRM                            11/00/05

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: 202-343-9373
Fax: 202 565-2084
Email: bachman.joseph@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ00
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7661 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to litigation on the operating permits rule 
regulations, 40 CFR part 70, to provide more effective implementation 
of part 70, and to address comments provided in response to notices of 
proposed rulemaking, parts 70, 51 and 52 are being revised. The changes 
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
Supp NPRM                       08/31/95                    60 FR 45530
NPRM                            07/27/98                    63 FR 40053
Supp NPRM 3                      To Be                       Determined

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, C304-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Hitte, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-
04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF70

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3226. 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. 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 discussedabove. 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK46
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. 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                            12/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/06

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. 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                            11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3917.

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 49105
Phone: 734-214-4283
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. 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                             To Be                       Determined

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. 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 processof 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 Federal 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


Next Action Undetermined

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

[[Page 38239]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): CLEAN UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would revise the provisions for the clean 
unit test contained in the major New Source Review (NSR) requirements. 
This action proposes to revise the length of the clean unit designation 
period contained in the final NSR rules. The current rules allow for 
clean unit designation to be used for 10 years provided the source 
meets the requirements to maintain clean unit status. This proposed 
rule would recognize that the average life expectancy of control 
equipment is 15 years rather than the 10 years contained in the final 
rules. Permitting agencies and industry will benefit from this action 
by potentially reducing the number of future permit actions. As a 
result, this action reduces the compliance burden, including annual 
compliance costs, for all sources subject to the major NSR program 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/07
Final Action                     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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: santiago.juan@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C33903, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK42
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. 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, Settlement Agreement 
with American Chemistry Council in 8/2000 requires publication of NPRM 
``as expeditiously as practicable.''.

Abstract: A Direct Final Rule (DFRM) and parallel Notice of Proposed 
Rule (NPRM) was published on November 5, 2001 in response to a 
settlement agreement reached with the American Chemical Council (ACC) 
regarding their litigation on the Gasoline Deposit Control Additive 
Rule. This litigation pertained to the information that manufacturers 
must provide on additive composition at the time of certification. 
Adverse comments were received on two of the four amendments. A partial 
withdrawal notice was published on January 24, 2002 which withdrew the 
amendments on which we received adverse comments. In this action, we 
plan to finalize the provisions that were withdrawn. The provisions we 
plan to finalize are based on an ACC consensus position, which reduces 
the burden on manufacturers in demonstrating compliance with limits on 
the compositional variability of the deposit control additives, while 
maintaining the emissions control benefits of the gasoline deposit 
control program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action 1           11/05/01                    66 FR 55885
Final Action 2                  11/00/05

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, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. 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 Voluntary Superior Monitoring (VSM) project has been 
revised from a regulatory to non-regulatory effort. Initially, the VSM 
project was designed to provide incentives to industry to induce them 
to conduct better or ``superior'' emissions monitoring than what is 
required through regulation and permitting. We had planned to revise 
the Parts 60, 61, and 63 general provisions to allow sources an option 
to install and operate better emissions monitoring (than what is 
regulatorily required) in return for incentives. This approach was 
deemed unworkable, therefore we revised the goals of the VSM project to 
aim for identifying opportunities for better or superior monitoring in 
new rulemakings. Thus, the focus of VSM now is to work with OAQPS 
regulation writers to find rules that would benefit from voluntary 
upgrades of emissions monitoring. For example, we have inserted 
language in an upcoming rule that allows states to

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receive SIP credits for requiring sources to install better emissions 
monitors. This is a ``win-win'' situation. Sources install the superior 
monitors, find problems sooner, correct them quicker, and emit less 
pollutants. This measure can save sources money in maintenance of 
control devices while emitting less pollutants. Additionally, this 
measure is much less expensive, but just as effective, than other 
control measures.

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 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, C504-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: driscoll.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EN-
341W, D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5635
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK85
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. DEFERRAL OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONATTAINMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR 8-
HOUR OZONE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EARLY ACTION 
COMPACT AREAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 separateaction, 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                            12/16/03                    68 FR 70108


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN 4798. This action has been merged with SAN 
4839. All further action will be under SAN 4839. SAN 4798 is hereby 
withdrawn.

Agency Contact: David Cole, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, C539-02, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3236. CONSIDERATION OF INDUSTRY PETITION TO REMOVE THE 2-PIECE CAN 
SUBCATEGORY FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT SOURCE 
CATEGORY LIST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 CFR 63

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has received a petition to remove the 2-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 FR, 
allowing the opportunity for public comment. If the Agency denies the 
petition, a notice of denial will be published in the FR providing an 
explanation of the denial. 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 2 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4799.

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

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL86
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. NESHAP: FERROALLOYS PRODUCTION: FERROMANGANESE AND SILICOMANGANESE 
RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4810.

Agency Contact: Margaret Sieffert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 312-353-1151
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: sieffert.margaret@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C404-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5368
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL93
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. MINERAL WOOL PRODUCTION RESIDUAL RISK STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 Jue 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: fairchild.susan@epamail.epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL96
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. NESHAP FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTION: RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4831.

Agency Contact: Maria Noell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5607
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: noell.maria@epamail.epa.gov

Warren Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL99
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION: RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 21, 2010, Residual risk 
standards if necessary, otherwise, finding of no residual risk.

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
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Randy Waite, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C540-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5447
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: waite.randy@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM00
_______________________________________________________________________




3241.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PAINT STRIPPING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: This regulation is being pursued under the Clean Air Act, 
Section 112(k). Under section 112(k), EPA developed a national strategy 
to address air-toxic pollution from ``area'' sources, which are sources 
consisting of several smaller pollution sources grouped within one 
site. As part of that strategy, several area-source categories were 
listed for possible regulation. Paint stripping area sources was listed 
as one of those categories, and this rulemaking will address measures 
to control pollution from the paint-stripping category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4861.

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-09, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM07
_______________________________________________________________________




3242.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDMENTS 
TO THE SECTION 608 LEAK REPAIR REGULATIONS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82, subpart F

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will propose changes and amendments to the 
refrigerant leak repair regulations (40 CFR 82, subpart F) promulgated 
under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. The goal of the regulations is 
to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by promulgating regulations 
that reduce the use and emissions of ozone-depleting refrigerants to 
the lowest achievable level. This proposal will clarify the leak repair 
regulations by requiring that owners and operators of comfort cooling, 
commercial refrigeration, and industrial process refrigeration 
appliances that have ozone-depleting charges greater than 50 pounds 
calculate leak rates, verify all repairs, and document repair efforts. 
This rulemaking will provide further clarity by adding definitions and 
discussing compliance scenarios.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4856.

Agency Contact: Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washignton, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Nancy Smagin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9126
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: smagin.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM09
_______________________________________________________________________




3243.  NESHAP: ASPHALT PROCESSING AND ASPHALT ROOFING 
MANUFACTURING--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is a direct final amendment with an accompanying 
proposal to the national emission standards for hazardous air 
pollutants for asphalt processing and asphalt

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roofing manufacturing that will correct minor errors in that rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4855.

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5262
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM10
_______________________________________________________________________




3244.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--GLASS 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. The 
ESD is currently working on the section 112(k) area source strategy to 
address area source contributions of air toxic substances. With the 
finalization of the Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy in July of 
1999, the EPA introduced and outlined its ``risk based'' air toxics 
program, which includes both regulatory and non-regulatory programs and 
actions. The IntegratedUrban Air Toxics Strategy lists the goals of the 
EPA's air toxics program, which are as follows: (1) reduce the 
incidence of cancer attributable to exposure to hazardous air 
pollutants by 75% nationally; (2) reduce national non-cancer risks 
substantially; and (3) address risks which are disproportionately posed 
on specific sub-populations and geographic areas. In order to 
accomplish these goals, the EPA has integrated it's air toxics program 
into four components. The first component is source specific regulatory 
programs. This component includes the development of MACT standards 
under section 112(d), MACT or generally available control technology 
(GACT) standards112(k), residual risk standards under 112(f), and other 
standards to regulate emissions of air toxics from specific sources. 
The EPA will consider development of a NESHAP for glass manufacturing 
area sources under section 112(k). Section 112(k) requires the 
development of standards for area sources which account for 90% of 
theemissions in urban areas of the 33 urban hazardous air pollutants 
(HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy. These area 
source standards can require control levels which are equivalent to 
either MACT or GACT, as defined in section 112. The processes involved 
in glass manufacturing are known to emit arsenic and lead. In 1986, EPA 
promulgated the NESHAP for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass 
Manufacturing Plants. Since that time, EPA has re-evaluated both the 
carcinogenicit4/10/1998) and the oral RfD assessment (02/01/1993) for 
arsenic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4873.

Agency Contact: Susan Fairchild, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C-504-05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: fairchild.susan@epamail.epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM12
_______________________________________________________________________




3245.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--ACRYLIC/ 
MODACRYLIC FIBER (AMF) PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 15, 2005.
Final, Statutory, September 15, 2006.

Abstract: This regulation is being pursued under the Clean Air Act, 
section 112(k). Under section 112(k), EPA developed a national strategy 
to address air-toxic pollution from ``area'' sources, which are sources 
consisting of several small pollution sources grouped within one site. 
As part of that strategy, several area-source categories were listed 
for possible regulation. Acrylic/modacrylic fiber production sources 
was listed as one of those categories, and this rulemaking will address 
measures to control pollution from AMF facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4860. There is only one existing facility 
in the USA that will be subject to this rule. The facility is currently 
meeting the standards for major sources under 40 CFR 63 Subpart YY.

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C435-09, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM13
_______________________________________________________________________




3246.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--OIL AND NATURAL 
GAS PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.760 to 779

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: This regulation is being pursued under the Clean Air Act, 
Section 112(k). Under section 112(k),

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EPA developed a national strategy to address air-toxic pollution from 
``area'' sources, which are sources that emit hazardous air pollutants 
(HAP) below the major source level of 10 tons/year of a single HAP and 
25 tons/year of all HAP. As part of that strategy, several area-source 
categories were listed for regulation. Oil and Natural Gas (ONG) 
production sources was listed as one of those categories,and this 
rulemaking will address measures to control pollution from ONG 
facilities. Oil and natural gas production processes are known to emit 
benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene and xylene. In 1999, EPA promulgated 
the NESHAP for Oil and Natural Gas Production.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4875.

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM16
_______________________________________________________________________




3247.  NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.760 to 63.779

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 17, 2007.

Abstract: EPA promulgated technology-based emission standards for this 
source category in 1999 under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. 
These standards are codified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart HH. The current 
action, required by section 112(f) and d(6) 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; and to review the MACT standards promulgated in 
1999 for developments in practices, processes and control technologies 
and revise, as necessary, existing standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4847.

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM18
_______________________________________________________________________




3248.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--INDUSTRIAL 
INORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions from the industrial inorganic chemicals manufacturing 
industry. This source category was listed for regulation under the 
Urban Air Toxic Strategy to address HAP emissions from area sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4874.

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5262
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5596
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: crowder.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM19
_______________________________________________________________________




3249.  NESHAP: TOTAL FACILITY LOW RISK DETERMINATION 
(TFLRD) FOR RESIDUAL RISK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act requires that we assess 
residual risk remaining after MACT and develop additional emission 
standard, as necessary, to provide an ample margin of safety. Many 
facilities have numerous MACT standards that they are subject to. This 
action will provide a procedure for facilities to assess risk, and if a 
facility wide low risk determination can be shown, to avoid applicable 
residual risk standards. The evaluation will be made on a facility wide 
HAP emissions basis.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4848.

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0884
Fax: 919-541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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

RIN: 2060-AM22
_______________________________________________________________________




3250.  AREA SOURCE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (NESHAP) FOR IRON AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90% of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 urban 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air 
Toxics Strategy. These area source standards can require control levels 
which are equivalent to either maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT) or generally available control technology (GACT), as defined in 
section 112.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4879.

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1512
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: chin.conrad@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM36
_______________________________________________________________________




3251.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PLATING AND 
POLISHING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90% of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 urban 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air 
Toxics Strategy. These area source standards can require control levels 
which are equivalent to either maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT) or generally available control technology (GACT), as defined in 
section 112. The Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy lists plating and 
polishing as an area source category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4886.

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM37
_______________________________________________________________________




3252.  AREA SOURCE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (NESHAP) FOR INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND 
INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: C;lean Air Act sec112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for EPA's stationary source air toxics program. Section 
112(k) requires development of standards for area sources which account 
for 90 percent of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 urban 
hazardous pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air Toxics 
Strategy. These area source standards can require control levels which 
are equivalent to either maximum achievable control technology (MACT) 
or generally available control technology (GACT). The Integrated Air 
Toxics Strategy lists industrial boilers and commercial/institutional 
boilers as area source categories.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4884.

Agency Contact: Jim Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RobertJ Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM44
_______________________________________________________________________




3253.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUBSTITUTE 
REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF REFRIGERANT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.154(a)

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 38246]]

Abstract: This action will correct the final rule entitled ``Protection 
of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling; Substitute 
Refrigerants'' which was promulgated in the Federal Register on March 
12, 2004 (69 FR 11946). Specifically, EPA is amending the regulatory 
text for the definition of ``refrigerant'' at 40 CFR 82.152 and the 
prohibition against venting substitute refrigerants at 40 CFR 
82.154(a). These corrections reflect the preamble and intent of the 
March 12, 2004 rule that maintained the statutory venting prohibition 
while not otherwise regulating the sales or handling of substitute 
refrigerants that do not consist of an ozone-depleting substance (ODS), 
namely pure hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and perfluorocarbon (PFC) 
refrigerants. Failure to make this correction would result in the 
unintentional regulation of substances that do not damage the ozone 
layer. EPA has not been granted authority to promulgate such 
regulations under the CAA.

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 4917.

Agency Contact: Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washignton, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM51
_______________________________________________________________________




3254.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--CLAY CERAMICS 
INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112 or the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90 percent of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 
urban hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air 
Toxics Strategy. These area source standards can require control levels 
which are equivalent to either maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT) or generally available control technology (GACT), as defined in 
section 112.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/06
Final Action                    05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4906.

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM53
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3255. 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: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/09/04                    69 FR 18819

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez
Phone: 202-564-7913
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: rodriguez.vanessa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF09
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. PETITIONS TO DELIST SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM THE SOURCE CATEGORY 
LIST, DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO SECTION 112(C) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       05/18/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer
Phone: 919-541-2962
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ23
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)

[[Page 38247]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/11/04                    69 FR 26221

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Trina Vallion
Phone: 734-214-4449
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: vallion.trina@epamail.epa.gov

Dan Harrison
Phone: 734-214-4281
Email: harrison.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ62
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. NESHAP: COMBUSTION TURBINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/05/04                    69 FR 10512

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sims Roy
Phone: 919-541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: roy.sims@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG67
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. NESHAP: IRON AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/22/04                    69 FR 21905

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender
Phone: 919-541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: cavender.kevin@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/10/03                    68 FR 63852

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT (TIN-FREE STEEL)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       05/05/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
MISCELLANEOUS COATING MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/11/03                    68 FR 69164

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK59
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RESPONSE TO COURT DECISIONS ON THE NOX 
SIP CALL, NOX SIP CALL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS, AND SECTION 126 RULES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/21/04                    69 FR 21603

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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-AJ16

[[Page 38248]]

_______________________________________________________________________




3264. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES: VOLATILE 
ORGANIC LIQUID STORAGE VESSELS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/15/03                    68 FR 59328

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919-541-5416
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ53
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND MONITORING 
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICULATE MATTER AT STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/12/04                     69 FR 1785

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dan Bivins
Phone: 919-541-5244
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: bivins.dan@epamail.epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham
Phone: 919-541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ88
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. NESHAP: MERCURY CELL CHLOR-ALKALI PLANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/03                    68 FR 70904

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario
Phone: 919-541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5308
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________




3267. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/02/04                      69 FR 130

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Kim Teal
Phone: 919-541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: teal.kim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




3268. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/05/04                      69 FR 394

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joe Wood
Phone: 919-541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF METAL CANS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/13/03                    68 FR 64433

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/26/04                    69 FR 22601

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: Dave Salman
Phone: 919-541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/10/03                    68 FR 58615

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 38249]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/08/03                    68 FR 58172

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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

Martha Smith
Phone: 919-541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________




3273. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUIDS DISTRIBUTION (NON-GASOLINE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/03/04                     69 FR 5038

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Martha Smith
Phone: 919-541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/30/03                    68 FR 61768

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin
Phone: 919-541-1512
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: chin.conrad@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919-541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. CLARIFICATION TO EXISTING PART 63 NESHAP DELEGATIONS' PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/23/03                    68 FR 37334

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

Robin Segall
Phone: 919-541-0893
Fax: 919 541-0896
Email: segall.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ26
_______________________________________________________________________




3276. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES--AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart R

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/03                    68 FR 70960

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steve Shedd
Phone: 919-541-5397
Fax: 919 685-3195
Email: shedd.steve@epamail.epa.gov

Martha Smith
Phone: 919-541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ42
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. BENZENE WASTE OPERATIONS NESHAP; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/04/03                    68 FR 67932

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas
Phone: 919-541-0884
Fax: 919-541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ87
_______________________________________________________________________




3278. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/03                    68 FR 70949

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario
Phone: 919-541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5308
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919-541-2837

[[Page 38250]]

Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK38
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. NESHAP: PERCHLORETHYLENE DRY CLEANING FACILITIES (COMPLETION OF A 
SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 reportand 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 tomake 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.
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                    06/01/03
End Review                      10/01/03

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID 
WASTE INCINERATION UNITS CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 1999

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/03/03                    68 FR 57518

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: David Painter
Phone: 919-541-5515
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: painter.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ28
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/15/04                     69 FR 2398

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Glenn Passavant
Phone: 734-214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ90
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: BAN ON TRADE OF METHYL BROMIDE 
TO NON-PARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/25/03                    68 FR 43930

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Land
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Kate Choban
Phone: 202-343-9337
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: choban.kate@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK67
_______________________________________________________________________




3283. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING A 
RECYCLING STANDARD UNDER SECTION 608

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/24/03                    68 FR 43786
Final Action-Correction         09/18/03                    68 FR 54677

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julius Banks
Phone: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/12/04                    69 FR 11946
Final Action Effective          05/11/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julius Banks
Phone: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       05/14/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Julius Banks
Phone: 202-343-9870
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3286. COMPILATION OF SOURCE-SPECIFIC ALTERNATIVE METHODS BEING APPROVED 
FOR SOURCE-CATEGORY WIDE APPLICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 00 CFR NYD

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       05/21/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rima Howell
Phone: 919-541-0443
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: howell.rima@epamail.epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham
Phone: 919-541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ84
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES; ADDENDUM TO 
SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE TIER 2/GASOLINE SULFUR REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/12/02                    67 FR 40169

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Manners
Phone: 734-214-4873
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: manners.mary@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK63
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. AMENDMENT TO MARINE DIESEL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             09/19/03                    68 FR 54956

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Karl Simon
Phone: 202-564-1106
Email: simon.karl@epamail.epa.gov

Alan Stout
Phone: 734-214-4805
Fax: 734-214-4834
Email: stout.alan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL81

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3289. REVISIONS TO FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM FEE PAYMENT 
DEADLINES FOR CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 42 CFR 71.9(f)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 06/27/03                    68 FR 38197

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway
Phone: 919-541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: carraway.candace@epamail.epa.gov

David Wampler
Phone: 415-972-3975
Fax: 415-947-3579
Email: wampler.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL82
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. AMENDMENTS TO THE PHASE 2 REQUIREMENTS FOR SPARK-IGNITION NONROAD 
ENGINES LESS THAN 19 KILOWATTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/12/04                     69 FR 1836
Direct Final Rule               01/12/04                     69 FR 1824

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Philip Carlson
Phone: 734-214-4270
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: carlson.philip@epamail.epa.gov

Glenn Passavant
Phone: 734-214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL88
_______________________________________________________________________




3291. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2004

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/28/03                    68 FR 61382
Final Action                    01/28/04                     69 FR 4059

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Scott Monroe
Phone: 202-343-9712
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: monroe.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM01
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR ANDERSEN CORPORATION'S 
FACILITY IN BAYPORT, MINNESOTA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       03/12/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Barwick
Phone: 312-886-6620
Email: barwick.brian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2090-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3293. 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                           11/18/03                    68 FR 65120
NPRM                            01/00/05
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4054.

Agency Contact: Daniel Schultheisz, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9349
Fax: 202 343-2304
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3294. 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 finalizing several alternative provisions 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 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 51929
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4403.

Agency Contact: Ray Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4625
Fax: 202 343-2305
Email: lee.ray@epamail.epa.gov

Betsy Forinash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6602J, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9233
Email: forinash.betsy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3295. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR PART 190, SUBPART 
B AND 40 CFR 191, SUBPART A

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 190(B); 40 CFR 191(A)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to make a technical change to 
the dose methodology used in subpart A of 40 CFR 191, entitled 
Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Management and 
Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Waste and Transuranic Waste 
The current methodology is outdated. The dose methodology used in the 
rule published on September 19, 1985, was based on the target organ 
approach recommended by the International Commission on Radiological 
Protection (ICRP) in Report 2. Since that time science has 
progressed and a new methodology based on an effective dose equivalent 
approach is currently being recommended by the ICRP in Report 
26. This action would update the 40 CFR 191, subpart A dose 
limits published in 1985 from the target organ to the state-of-the-art 
effective dose equivalent system. There would be no change in the level 
of protection, just the scientific methodology for determining 
compliance with the levels of protection established in 1985.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05

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: 202-343-9198
Fax: 202 343-2065
Email: clark.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. APPROACHES TO AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL 
OF LOW-ACTIVITY RADIOACTIVE WASTE: REQUEST FOR COMMENT

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 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

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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 65120
ANPRM Comment Period Extended   03/12/04                    69 FR 11826


Next Action Undetermined

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: 202-343-9349
Fax: 202 343-2304
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL78
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3297. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) FY 2001 REPORT TO CONGRESS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 194

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              04/20/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee
Phone: 202-343-9463
Fax: 202 343-2305
Email: lee.raymond@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK39
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3298. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM (EDSP); CHEMICAL SELECTION 
APPROACH FOR INITIAL ROUND OF SCREENING

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA published a proposed policy statement in the Federal 
Register setting forth the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program on 
December 28, 1998. In that FR Notice, the Agency described the major 
elements of the Program EPA had developed to comply with the 
requirements of FFDCA section 408(p) as amended by FQPA. One of those 
elements is Priority Setting which was defined as the collection, 
evaluation, and analysis of relevant information to determine the 
general order in which chemical substances and mixtures will be 
subjected to screening and testing. Under this current action, EPA is 
developing a priority setting approach to be used by the Agency to 
identify the initial list of chemicals for which Tier 1 testing will be 
required. On December 30, 2002, EPA published in the Federal Register 
for public comment a proposed chemical selection approach for this 
initial list of chemicals. The public comment period on this proposed 
approach was extended to April 1, 2003 in a Federal Register notice 
dated February 26, 2003. Following consideration of comments on this 
proposed approach, EPA will issue a Federal Register notice setting 
forth its final approach. Although this action is not a rulemaking, the 
Agency has included it in the Regulatory Agenda to help inform the 
public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice: Proposed Approach       12/30/02                    67 FR 79611
Notice: Final Approach          01/00/05
Notice: Draft Initial List      02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4727. Split from RIN 2070-AD26.

Agency Contact: Mary Belefski, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8461
Fax: 202-564-8452
Email: belefski.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Gary Timm, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8474
Fax: 202 564-8482

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Email: timm.gary@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION RULE (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

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

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 OPP-2003-0115 at www.epa.gov/edocket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  08/21/92                    57 FR 38102
Begin Review                    05/27/03                    68 FR 30942
Comment Period End              12/22/03                    68 FR 73543
End Review                      12/00/04

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; 115 Support Activities for Agriculture and 
Forestry; 1131 Timber Tract Operations

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3300. 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 to the data requirements, 
covering different data disciplines and product types.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/04

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

[[Page 38256]]

Email: frane.jean@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. 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                            06/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTER SCREENING PROGRAM (EDSP); IMPLEMENTING THE 
SCREENING AND TESTING PHASE

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

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The screening and testing phase of the Endocrine Disruptor 
Screening Program (EDSP) potentially will encompass a broad range of 
types of chemicals, including pesticide chemicals, TSCA chemicals, 
chemicals that may be found in sources of drinking water, chemicals 
that may have an effect that is cumulative to the effect of a pesticide 
chemical, chemicals that are both pesticide chemicals and TSCA 
chemicals, and other chemicals that are combinations of these types of 
chemicals. EPA is developing the procedures and processes that the 
Agency will use when implementing the screening and testing phase of 
the EDSP. Specifically, depending on decisions that the Agency makes 
regarding implementation of the testing phase of the EDSP, the action 
will describe the authorities that EPA may invoke to require testing by 
the chemical manufacturers and pesticide registrants and, if necessary, 
establish the process that the Agency will use to require the testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Policy/NPRM                     06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4728. Split from RIN 2070-AD26. In August 
2000, the Agency submitted the required Status Report to Congress. In 
March 2002, the Agency submitted the requested status report to 
Congress on the Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation subcommittee 
under the National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and 
Technology.

Agency Contact: Jane--Scott Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8476
Fax: 202-564-8483
Email: smith.jane-scott@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8886
Fax: 202-564-4765
Email: nash.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD61
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3303. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR THE REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a (g); 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will establish procedures to implement section 
3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 
which provides for periodic review of pesticide registrations. The goal 
of these regulations is to review a pesticide's registration every 15 
years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/26/00                    65 FR 24586
NPRM                            02/00/05

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; 
32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other 
Agricultural Chemical 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. PESTICIDES; EMERGENCY EXEMPTION PROCESS REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136p; 7 USC 136w

[[Page 38257]]

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 166

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the 
Federal Register proposing several improvements to the pesticide 
emergency exemption process under section 18 of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Two of these 
potential improvements are currently being tested through a limited 
pilot, and are based on recommendations from the States which are the 
primary applicants for emergency exemptions. EPA has established 
regulations under section 18 of FIFRA which allow a Federal or State 
agency to apply for an emergency exemption to allow an unregistered use 
of a pesticide for a limited time when such use is necessary to 
alleviate an emergency condition.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice: Limited Pilot           04/24/03                    68 FR 20145
NPRM                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4216.

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703-308-9072
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: hogue.joe@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3305. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL; STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE 
CONTAINERS AND CONTAINMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(q) ``FIFRA sec 19''; 7 USC 136(a) ``FIFRA 
sec 3''; 7 USC 136(w) ``FIFRA sec 25''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 165

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991, -.

Abstract: FIFRA 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 original                   02/11/94                     59 FR 6712
Supp NPRM 1                     10/21/99                    64 FR 56918
Supp NPRM 2                     12/21/99                    64 FR 71368
Notice: Reopen Comment Period   06/00/04
Final Action                    01/00/06

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

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/containers.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. 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                    07/00/04

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC93

[[Page 38258]]

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3307. 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, The Final Rule is 
due 240 days after close of comment period.

Abstract: This regulation will specify antimicrobial registration 
reforms that will reduce to the extent possible the review time for 
antimicrobial pesticides. The regulation will clarify criteria for 
completeness of applications, and will specify or refer to a definition 
of the various classes of antimicrobial pesticide use patterns and the 
associated data and labeling requirements that would be consistent with 
the degree and type of risk presented by each class. In addition, the 
regulation will also include labeling standards for public health 
antimicrobial products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/17/99                    64 FR 50671
Notice                          11/16/99                    64 FR 62145
Final Original                  12/14/01                    66 FR 64759
Final Action                    12/00/04

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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3308. 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                            08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4596.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Candace Brassard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-305-6598
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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD51
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. 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. This rule would have adjusted the fee structure 
and fee amounts for tolerance actions. However, under the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act of2004, signed on January 23, 2004, EPA is 
prohibited from collecting any tolerances fees until September 30, 
2008. Accordingly, this rule will not be issued.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/09/99                    64 FR 31039
Supplemental NPRM               07/24/00                    65 FR 45569
Supplemental NPRM 2             08/31/00                    65 FR 52979
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD23

[[Page 38259]]

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3310. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a) to 346(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 3, 2006, See additional 
information.

Abstract: EPA will reassess pesticide 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/00/06

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% by August 3; 
1999; 66% by August 3; 2002; and 100% 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. 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 theFederal 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                    10/00/05

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 splitting 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: Melissa Kramer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7202M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8497
Fax: 202 564-8502
Email: kramer.melissa@epamail.epa.gov

Tom McClintock, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7202M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8488
Fax: 202-564-8502
Email: mcclintock.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD49
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. 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

[[Page 38260]]

FFDCA. Due to public interest and new scientific information, 
additional public comment on this proposal, originally published in 
1994, was requested in a recent Supplemental Proposal (66 FR 37855).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supp NPRM 1                     07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supp NPRM 2                     05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supp NPRM 3                     04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supp NPRM 4                     07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Supp NPRM 5                     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 
splitting 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-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. 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
Final FFDCA                      To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     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 splitting 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3314. ACCEPTABILITY OF RESEARCH USING HUMAN SUBJECTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 7 USC 136a; 7 USC 136w; 15 USC 2603; 21 USC 
346a; 42 USC 300v-1(b); 42 USC 7601; 33 USC 1361; 42 USC 9615; 42 USC 
11048; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 300j-9

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 26 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is evaluating its current policy with respect to the 
protection of human research subjects in testing not conducted or 
supported by the Federal government. Current EPA regulations in 40 CFR 
part 26 apply to research conducted or supported by the Agency or 
``otherwise subject to regulation.'' No action has been taken yet to 
give effect to the ``otherwise subject to regulation'' phrase. In 
addition, EPA has asked for and received the advice of the National 
Academy of Sciences (NAS) on several issues surrounding the 
acceptability and interpretation of third party studies involving 
deliberate dosing of human subjects for the purpose of defining or 
quantifying toxic endpoints. EPA will seek public comment on issues 
related to Agency use of human research data in its regulatory 
decisionmaking. EPA believes the process being initiated will serve two 
important Agency goals: ensuring the availability of sound and 
appropriate scientific data in its decisions, and protection of the 
rights andsafety of human research subjects. EPA may issue one or more 
documents, which may include policy statements, rulemaking or requests 
for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/07/03                    68 FR 24410
Notice/NPRM                      To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4610.

[[Page 38261]]

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: William Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703-305-1049
Fax: 703-308-4776
Email: jordan.william@epamail.epa.gov

John Carley, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-305-7019
Fax: 703-305-5060
Email: carley.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




3315. REVISION OF PROCEDURAL RULES FOR HEARINGS ON CANCELLATIONS, 
SUSPENSIONS, CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATIONS, AND DENIALS OF PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS

Priority: Economically Significant

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 provisionstailored 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                            10/00/05

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

Robert Perlis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2333A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5636
Fax: 202 564-5644
Email: perlis.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________




3316. 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: Arty 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@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________




3317. PESTICIDES; EXEMPTION OF MEDICAL DEVICES TREATED WITH 
ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 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

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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)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3318. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM (VCCEP)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq (TSCA)

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 six 
chemicals have been evaluated in the peer consultation process. 
Information on VCCEP and the chemical assessments submitted to date are 
available to the public at www.epa.gov/chemrtk/vccep1. 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 Announcing VCCEP & Pilot 12/26/00                    65 FR 81700
Notice of Public Review         12/00/04
Notice: Status of Pilot         01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4876.

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: 202 564-4765
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3319. 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 USC 2682; 15 USC 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 finalizeda 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 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

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OPPT-2003-0015 at www.epa.gov/edocket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Review Begin                    05/27/03                    68 FR 30942
Comment Period End              12/22/03                    68 FR 73543
Review End                      12/00/04

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, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0521
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD65
_______________________________________________________________________




3320.  NOTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL EXPORTS UNDER TSCA 
SECTION 12(B)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2611

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 707

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 12(b)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
states, in part, that any person who exports or intends to export to a 
foreign country a chemical substance or mixture for which submission of 
data is required under section 4 or 5(b), or for which a rule, action 
or order has been proposed or promulgated under section 5, 6, or 7, 
shall notify the EPA Administrator of such export or intent to export. 
The Administrator in turn will notify the government of the importing 
country of EPA's regulatory action with respect to the substance. 
Legislation is currently pending to address the implementation in the 
US of the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC), which 
itself includes export notification requirements. In order to address 
these concerns, and additional concerns expressed by other 
stakeholders, EPA intends to report to OMB in one year on the status of 
PIC implementation in the US. If the PIC agreement is in force in the 
US in August 2004, EPA will develop a plan of action for considering 
potential amendments to the 12(b) regulation. If the PIC Agreement is 
not yet in force in one year, EPA will take stock of the status of the 
PIC agreement in the US and, if appropriate, develop a plan of action 
for considering potential changes to the 12(b) regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Review Begin                    08/00/04
Review End                      08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4858.

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

Dave Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 913-551-7625
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________




3321.  LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; VOLUNTARY PROGRAM 
FOR RENOVATION AND REMODELING

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2682 ``TSCA 4 402''; PL 102-550 ``sec 
402(c)(3)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under section 402(c)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA) title IV, EPA conducted a study of the extent to which persons 
engaged in renovation and remodeling activities in target housing are 
exposed to lead in the conduct of such activities or disturb lead and 
create a lead-based paint hazard. EPA refers to the results of this 
study and consult with interested parties to determine which categories 
of renovation and remodeling activities require training and 
certification and which of the training and certification regulations 
originally developed for individuals performing lead-based paint 
abatement under section 402(a) of TSCA should be revised to apply them 
to the renovation and remodeling categories. If EPA determines that any 
category does not require certification, EPA must publish an 
explanation of the basis for that determination. As an alternative to 
the regulatory program, EPA is working with stakeholders to develop a 
voluntary program for renovations and remodeling activities. The 
voluntary program would partner the Agency and notional organizations 
together to promote an initiative which could provide incentives to 
participating contractors and property owners who incorporate lead safe 
work practices into their standard operating procedures. The Agency 
plans, in an ANPRM to be published in fall of 2004, to introduce the 
voluntary program, discuss its component parts, and review how it will 
be evaluated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Announcing 1st Pilot     09/00/04
Notice Announcing 2nd Pilot     05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3557.1. Split from RIN 2070-AC83.

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-0521
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 38264]]

Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________




3322.  TSCA INVENTORY NOMENCLATURE FOR ENZYMES AND 
PROTEINS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720.45

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice will alert interested parties that EPA is 
considering new procedures and regulations for naming enzymes and 
proteins when listing such substances on the Toxic Substances Control 
Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory (Inventory). More 
specifically, this notice outlines four identification elements that 
EPA currently believes are appropriate for use in developing unique 
TSCA Inventory nomenclature for proteinaceous enzymes. This notice also 
solicits public comment on several specific questions relating to this 
topic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4878.

Agency Contact: Jim 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@epamail.epa.gov

Henry Lau, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, TS-793, 7406M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8572
Email: lau.henry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3323. AMENDMENT TO THE PREMANUFACTURE NOTIFICATION EXEMPTIONS; REVISIONS 
OF EXEMPTIONS FOR POLYMERS

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                            10/00/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

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: Rebecca 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. 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 superfundsites, 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

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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                            12/00/04

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. TEST RULE; MULTIPLE SUBSTANCE RULE FOR THE TESTING OF 
DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''; 15 USC 2607(a) ``TSCA 8''; 15 
USC 2611 ``TSCA 12''; 15 USC 2625 ``TSCA 26''

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 (7) substances 
to conduct testing for developmental and/or reproductive toxicity. EPA 
is also proposing reporting rules for two of the seven substances. 
These rules would require the reporting of production volumes so it 
will be possible to determine when the testing program can be triggered 
for the two substances without causing a significant impact on 
revenues. This is a re-proposal of a test rule announced March 4, 1991 
(56 FR 9092).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM original                   03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
NPRM                            06/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3326. 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 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                            07/00/04

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. 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

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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-p- Aminophenol             06/00/04
NPRM-2-4                        12/00/04
Final-Heavy                     06/00/05
NPRM-2-Etho                     06/00/05
NPRM- Benzidine-amend           06/00/05
NPRM-Methylcyclo                06/00/05
NPRM-Certain                    09/00/05
NPRM-o-Tolodine                 09/00/05
Final- Benzidine-amend          06/00/06
Final-Chloranil                 12/00/06

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: 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

Jim 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); 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: Penta/Octa                10/00/04
NPRM: SFR                       12/00/04
Final Action: Penta/Octa        10/00/06
Final Action: SFR               12/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3329.  SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); 
PENTABROMODIPHENYLETHER AND OCTABROMODIPHENYLETHER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 ``TSCA section 5''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704, 707, 710, 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Pentabromodiphenyl ether and octabromodiphenyl ether are two 
members of the class of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl 
ethers, or PBDEs. There are commercial mixtures of PBDEs with different 
average amounts of bromination: penta-, octa-, and decaBDE. These 
chemicals are major components of commercial formulations often used as 
fire retardants in furniture foam (pentaBDE), plastics for TV cabinets, 
wire insulation, and backcoatings for draperies and upholstery 
(decaBDE), and plastics for personal computers (octaBDE). Environmental 
monitoring programs in Europe, Asia, North America, and the Arctic have 
detected several PBDEs in human breast milk, fish, aquatic birds, and 
elsewhere in the environment, with tetra- to hexabrominated BDEs being 
the most frequently detected. The exact mechanisms or pathways by which 
these PBDEs end up in the environment and humans would include releases 
from manufacturing or processing of the chemicals into products like 
plastics or textiles, aging and wear of the end consumer products, and 
direct exposure during use (e.g., from furniture). The limited toxicity 
test data that is currently available indicate the potential for 
adverse effects to humans and environmental organisms, especially for 
lower brominated mixtures, and existing hazard and exposure information 
on PBDEs is incomplete. These factors, taken together, raise concerns 
for long term potential adverse effects in people and wildlife over 
time if the lower brominated pentaBDE and octaBDE should continue to be 
produced, released, and built up in the environment. EPA believes that 
pentaBDE and octaBDE are manufactured and imported in the United States 
only by the Great Lakes Chemical Corporation. Great Lakes has committed 
to phase out these chemicals voluntarily by discontinuing their 
manufacture by the end of 2004. EPA believes that any manufacture or 
import of these chemicals occurring after Great Lakes' phase-out dates 
would increase the magnitude and duration of exposure to these 
chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4870.

Agency Contact: Kenneth Moss, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-9232
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: moss.kenneth@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




3330.  POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); EXEMPTION 
REQUEST FROM U.S. MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (MARAD)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 ``TSCA 6(e)(3)(B)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) is responsible for 
disposing of surplus Navy non-combatant ships; many of these ships 
contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in electrical equipment, and 
are contaminated with more than 50 ppm PCBs in paint, gaskets and cable 
that cannot be easily removed. In 2003, MARAD exported 4 surplus ships 
to a shipyard in the United Kingdom, Able UK, for scrapping; however, 
the planned export of an additional 9 ships has been prevented by a 
temporary restraining order issued by the U.S. District Court for D.C. 
A hearing will be held in June to determine if the export of these 9 
vessels can proceed and the Able UK facility must reapply for various 
national and local permits before it can proceed with scrapping of any 
MARAD vessels. Following issuance of a letter of enforcement discretion 
in May 2003, MARAD has made plans to submit a petition for an export 
ban exemption under TSCA 6(e)(3)(B). EPA can grant these petitions 
through notice-and-comment rulemaking for a period of up to one year, 
provided it can make a finding of no unreasonable risk and good faith 
efforts to find substitutes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 2150.1. Split from RIN 2070-AB20.

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-AJ05
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3331. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES (SNURS); 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 3-4 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 Rule: 84-1056             12/00/04
Final Rule: 86-566              12/00/04

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: Jim 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@epamail.epa.gov

Rebecca 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. 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

[[Page 38268]]

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, EPAextends the controls to apply to others by 
designating manufacture, import or processing of the substances for 
uses without the specified controls as significant new uses. Under the 
Expedited Follow-Up Rule, which became effective on October 10, 1989 
(54 FR 31314), EPA routinely publishes batch SNURs containing routine 
section 5(e) and non-5(e) SNURs. However, certain activities, such as 
modifications, withdrawals, revocations, and SNURs upon which comments 
are received in the direct final publication process, are subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking and are listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1                          06/06/94                    59 FR 29255
NPRM 2                          12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
NPRM 3                          06/26/97                    62 FR 34421
NPRM 4                          09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final 1                         12/00/04
Final 2                         12/00/04
Final 3                         12/00/04
Final Action 4                  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: Jim 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@epamail.epa.gov

Rebecca 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. 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: Section 4 of TSCA gives EPA the authority to require chemical 
manufacturers and processors to test existing chemicals. Under Section 
4, EPA can by rule require testing after finding that (1) a chemical 
may present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the 
environment, and/or the chemical is produced in substantial quantities 
that could result in significant or substantial human or environmental 
exposure, (2) the available data to evaluate the chemical are 
inadequate, and (3) testingis needed to develop the needed data. The 
Chemical Testing Program in EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics (OPPT) also works with members of the U.S. chemical industry to 
develop needed data via TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreements 
(ECAs) and Voluntary Testing Agreements (VTAs). ECAs and VTAs are 
usually less resource intensive than formal TSCA rule-making and allow 
EPA to consider agreed-upon pollution prevention and other types of 
product stewardship initiatives by the chemical industry as a possible 
substitute for or adjunct to certain types of needed testing. EPA is 
considering whether to require testing on the chemicals listed below 
through rulemaking, or enforceable consent agreements (ECAs), or will 
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 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.)         12/00/04
Final Action-ECA (M.A.)         12/00/04
Final Action-ECA (P.A.)         12/00/04
Final Action-ECA (ArylP)        06/00/05
Final Action-ECA (DEA)          06/00/05
Supplemental NPRM (BFRs)        03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3493.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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

Dave R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. TEST RULE; TESTING OF CERTAIN HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2611 to 261212; 15 USC 2625 to 
2626

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 38269]]

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 number may 
be reduced based on new information on annual production volumes, 
worker exposure, and commitments to the HPV Challenge Program. The 
action is part of the Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative, which is 
described in The Regulatory Plan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81658
Final Action                    12/00/04

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: 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-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. 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-relateddata (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 51st ITC List             06/11/03                    68 FR 34832
Final 53rd ITC List             11/00/04
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

Joseph Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8886
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: nash.joseph@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(d) ``TSCA 8(d)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 716

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules require manufacturers, importers and processors 
to submit unpublished health and safety data on chemicals added to the 
requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act section 8(d) Health 
and Safety Data Reporting Rule (40 CFR part 716). These chemicals have 
been identified by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, other 
EPA offices, and other Federal agencies, as well as recommended for 
testing consideration by the Interagency Testing Committee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: 38th ITC List            10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final: 38th ITC List            12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final: 38th ITC List            01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final: 38th ITC List            01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final: 43, 47, 50 & 51st ITC 
Lists                           05/04/04                    69 FR 24517
Final: 54th ITC List            10/00/04

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


[[Page 38270]]


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.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________




3337.  TESTING AGREEMENT FOR PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID 
(PFOA)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: PFOA is a synthetic (manmade) chemical that does not occur 
naturally in the environment. EPA identified data gaps regarding the 
sources and exposure pathways of PFOA and is seeking additional data 
concerning the potential relationship between fluoropolymer and 
fluorotelomer based polymer chemicals and PFOA. EPA has invited 
interested parties to monitor or participate in negotiations for 
developing several industry sponsored testing programs concerning 
fluoropolymers and fluorotelomer based polymers which may metabolize or 
degrade to PFOA. These testing programs would be set in place 
preferably as publicly negotiated enforceable consent agreements (ECAs) 
under section 4 of theToxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) among EPA, 
industry, and interested parties under section 4 of TSCA, but may also 
be established as negotiated memoranda of understanding (MOUs) where 
circumstances preclude moving forward under ECAs. The goal of the PFOA 
ECA process is to better understand the sources andexposure pathways 
leading to the presence of PFOA in humans and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 3493.1. Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

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

Dave R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ06
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3338. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2646 ``TSCA 206''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 28, 1992, -.

Abstract: The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act 
(ASHARA) amended TSCA to require that EPA revise its asbestos model 
accreditation plan (MAP) to extend training and accreditation 
requirements to include persons performing certain asbestos-related 
work in public or commercial buildings, to increase the minimum number 
of training hours required for accreditation purposes and to effect 
other changes necessary to implement the amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Model Plan                      05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final Action            02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, 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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3339. 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.

[[Page 38271]]

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                    12/00/06

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: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0521
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE--BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES

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

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''; PL 102-550 ``sec 402''; PL 
102-550 ``sec 404''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 28, 1994.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
mandates EPA promulgate regulations governing lead-based paint (LBP) 
activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are 
properly trained, that LBP training programs are accredited, and that 
contractors engaged in such activities are certified. In addition, EPA 
must promulgate a Model State program which may be adopted by any State 
which seeks to administer and enforce a State Program. EPA promulgated 
regulations fortraining 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                            10/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/07

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: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. 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 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 initiated a joint rulemaking to address 
the disposal of these architectural components. The proposed rule 
developed disposal standards for these components under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) title IV, (the definition of abatement 
under TSCA title IV, section 401(1)(B), includes disposal). The TSCA 
proposal established appropriate disposal standards for LBP 
architectural components and identified recycling and incineration 
activities that would be controlled or prohibited. To minimize 
duplication of waste management requirements, EPA is developed 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. On July 31, 2000, the Office of Solid Waste 
clarified that any LBP waste generated from LBP abatements or 
renovation and remodeling activities in households, including single 
and multiple residences and hotels, qualifies for the household waste 
exemption from the RCRA hazardous waste requirements of Subtitle C. The 
primary purpose of these amendments was to create less expensive 
disposal options for LBP waste. The proposal also indicated that EPA 
had no plans to finalize the 1998 proposal as it pertained to the RCRA 
program. On June 18, 2003, OSW issued its final rule entitled 
``Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities.'' The 
final TSCA rule will address remaining issues affecting disposal, 
reuse, and transportation and containerization of LBP debris.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/18/98                    63 FR 70189
Comment Extension               02/12/99                     64 FR 7159

[[Page 38272]]

NPRM (OSW)                      10/23/01                    66 FR 53566
Final Action (OSW)              06/18/03                    68 FR 36487
Final Action                    10/00/05

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: Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

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-AC72
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3342. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; ABATEMENT AMENDMENTS FOR RENOVATION 
AND REMODELING

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2682 ``TSCA 402''; PL 102-550 ``sec 402(c)(3)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 28, 1996.

Abstract: In accordance with section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA), EPA may consider introducing regulatory 
requirements for renovation and remodeling contractors who work in 
target housing and child-occupied facilities where, as a result of 
their work, lead hazards are created. In anticipation of these 
requirements, the Agency is reviewing the existing training and 
certification requirements for abatement contractors codified at 40 CFR 
part 745, subpart L. The modifications to the abatement requirements 
will ensure compatibility between the existing requirements and any 
future renovation requirements. This is necessary because there is 
considerable overlap between the workforce and techniques associated 
with the two regulated activities. These revisions will also provide an 
opportunity for the Agency to address minor technical and procedural 
amendments that correct long-standing errors in the existing 
requirements or update them based on program experiences to date.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3557.

Sectors Affected: 23599 All Other Special Trade Contractors; 23551 
Carpentry Contractors; 53111 Lessors of Residential Buildings and 
Dwellings; 23322 Multifamily Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and 
Wall Covering Contractors; 531311 Residential Property Managers; 23321 
Single Family Housing Construction; 54138 Testing Laboratories

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-0521
Fax: 202 566-0469
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: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. 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.

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
NPRM: MARAD Petition            09/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/06

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

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. 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 and PCB Analytical Methods and Storage of 
Dedicated PCB Equipment. The action to authorize certain non-liquid PCB 
applications is also included in this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. 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
Supp NPRM                       12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supp NPRM 2                     04/21/98                    63 FR 19694
NPRM - Reproposal               06/00/06

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: Rich 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@epamail.epa.gov

Dave R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3346. 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

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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, 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
Phone: 202-564-8469
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR CERTAIN OXYGENATED FUEL ADDITIVES

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'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: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, 7405M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8171
Fax: 202 564-4765
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: 202-564-4765
Email: semeniuk.george@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); 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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3349. VOLUNTARY HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) CHEMICAL CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq (TSCA)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: One of the key components of the Chemical Right-to-Know 
(ChemRTK) Initiative is the HPV Challenge Program. The goal of this 
program is to ensure that a baseline set of health and environmental 
effects data on approximately 2,800 high production volume (HPV) 
chemicals is made available to EPA and the public. U.S. HPV chemicals 
are industrial chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the 
United States in volumes of 1 million pounds or more per year. U.S. 
Manufacturers and importers of HPV chemicals were invited to 
voluntarily sponsor chemicals in the HPV Challenge Program. Sponsorship 
entails the identification and initial assessment of the adequacy of 
existing information, the conduct of new testing only if adequate 
information does not exist, and making the new and existing test 
results available to the public. Any needed testing on the HPV 
chemicals in the HPV Challenge Program should be completed by 2004 with 
all data available to the public by 2005. The Agency intends to 
consider specific chemicals which are not voluntarily sponsored in the 
HPV Challenge Program as candidates for test rules under Section 4 of 
the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Although this Initiative is 
not a rulemaking, EPA has included it in the Regulatory Agenda to 
inform the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          12/26/00                    65 FR 81686
Notice: Initiative Complete     12/00/05

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: 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

Jim 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. 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 forcommercial 
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

Rebecca 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. 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. 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

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that apply to these transactions. Overall burden is not expected to 
increase significantly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/06
Final Action                    05/00/08

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

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD64
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3352. LEAD; NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT ABATEMENT 
ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/08/04                    69 FR 18495

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson
Phone: 202-566-0521
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: wilson.mike@epamail.epa.gov

Julie Simpson
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________




3353. TEST RULE; IN VITRO DERMAL ABSORPTION RATE TESTING OF CERTAIN 
CHEMICALS OF INTEREST TO THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH 
ADMINISTRATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/26/04                    69 FR 22402

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Catherine Roman
Phone: 202-564-8172
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: roman.catherine@epamail.epa.gov

Greg Schweer
Phone: 202-564-8469
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. TSCA SECTION 8(E) POLICY; NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/03/03                    68 FR 33129

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard Hefter
Phone: 202 564-7649
Fax: 202 564-7460
Email: hefter.richard@epa.gov

Terry O'Bryan
Phone: 202 564-7656
Fax: 202 564-7450
Email: obryan.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3355. 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                            05/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3356. 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                            08/00/04
Final Action                    08/00/05

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@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-AA12
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3357.  TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY REPORTING BURDEN 
REDUCTION RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11023 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The primary goal of this effort by EPA is to reduce burdens 
associated with TRI reporting while at the same time continuing to 
provide valuable information to the public consistent with the goals 
and statutory requirements of the TRI program. But at the same time 
ensures that Toxics

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Release Inventory (TRI) continues to provide communities with the same 
high level of significant chemical release and other waste management 
information.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN 4896.

Agency Contact: Cassandra Vail, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0753
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: vail.cassandra@epamail.epa.gov

Evangeline Cummings, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0621
Fax: 202-566-0706
Email: cummings.evangeline@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA14
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



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3358. 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) 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. The proposed rule was published on November 12, 
2003. EPA received nine comments, eight of those were from 
organizations which supported the delisting of phosmet. EPA is in the 
process of finalizing this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/12/03                    68 FR 64041
Final Action                    08/00/04

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
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3359. RULEMAKING TO CHANGE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI) REPORTING 
REQUIREMENTS FROM STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) CODES TO 
NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODES

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                    12/00/04

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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3360. 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
Supp 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. 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 5171); and Solvent RecoveryServices (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
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. 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.

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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
Response- Acetonitrile          02/00/05
Response-Chromium Antimony 
Titanate                        02/00/05
Final-DBNPA                     08/00/05
Final-Diisononyl phthalate      11/00/05
Response-19 Volatile corrosion 
inhibitor chemicals              To Be                       Determined
Response-Nitrogen tetroxide      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@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-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3363. 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: 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-AA06
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3364. 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 thePPA 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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

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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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3365. 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                            09/00/05
Final Action                    09/00/06

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3366. TRADE SECRECY CLAIMS FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-
TO-KNOW INFORMATION; AND TRADE SECRET DISCLOSURES TO HEALTH 
PROFESSIONALS; AMENDMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 350.16; 40 CFR 350.17; 40 CFR 350.27

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/03                    68 FR 64726
Direct Final                    11/14/03                    68 FR 64719

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob
Phone: 202-564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epamail.epa.gov

Larry Reisman
Phone: 202-566-0751
Fax: 202 564-0741
Email: reisman.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF1

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3367.  LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PHASE III: 
DECHARACTERIZED WASTEWATERS, CARBAMATE WASTES, AND SPENT POTLINERS 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 403

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In April 1996, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
promulgated regulations establishing land disposal restrictions (LDR) 
treatment standards for certain hazardous wastes (61 FR 15566 and 61 FR 
15660, April 8, 1996). EPA issued the LDR regulations under the 
Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act. They became effective on April 5, 1996. EPA did not 
perform a regulatory flexibility analysis for this rule because, at 
that time, no data on potentially affected small entities were 
available. Also, due to the statutory requirements of the LDR program, 
no legal avenues existed for the Agency to provide relief from the LDRs 
for small entities.
This gives notice that EPA will review the LDR regulations pursuant to 
section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 610). EPA solicits 
comments on the continued need for the rule; the complexity of the 
rule; the extent to which it overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with 
other Federal, State, orlocal government rules; and the degree to which 
technology, economic conditions, or other relevant factors have changed 
since the rule was promulgated. This rule is statutorily required. 
While EPA may be able to make amendments in accordance with comments 
received, the rule may not be rescinded. EPA also will welcome comments 
on any other aspect of the rule. In submitting comments, please 
reference Docket ID number RCRA-2004-0004, and follow the instructions 
provided in Unit G of the preambleto the Regulatory Agenda.
EPA continues to view this regulation as a vital component of efforts 
to protect human health and the environment. EPA intends to continue to 
require compliance with the regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/00/04
End Comment Period              07/00/04
End Review                      09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4898.

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG17
_______________________________________________________________________




3368.  LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PHASE II: UNIVERSAL 
TREATMENT STANDARDS, AND TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC WASTES AND NEWLY LISTED WASTES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In September 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
promulgated regulations establishing land disposal restrictions (LDR) 
treatment standards for certain hazardous wastes (59 FR 47982, 
September 19, 1994). EPA issued the LDR regulations under the Hazardous 
and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act. They became effective on December 19, 1994. EPA did not perform a 
regulatory flexibility analysis for this rule because, at that time, no 
data on potentially affected small entities were available. Also, due 
to the statutory requirements of the LDR program, no legal avenues 
existed for the Agency to provide relief from the LDR's for small 
entities.
This gives notice that EPA will review the LDR regulations pursuant to 
section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 610). EPA solicits 
comments on the continued need for the rule; the complexity of the 
rule; the extent to which it overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with 
other Federal, State, or local government rules; and the degree to 
which technology, economic conditions, or other relevant factors have 
changed since the rule was promulgated. This rule is statutorily 
required. While EPA may be able to make amendments in accordance with 
comments received, the rule may not be rescinded. EPA also will welcome 
comments on any other aspect of the rule. In submitting comments, 
please reference Docket ID number RCRA-2004-0003, and follow the 
instructions provided in Unit G of the preamble to the Regulatory 
Agenda.
EPA continues to view this regulation as a vital component of efforts 
to protect human health and the environment. EPA intends to continue to 
require compliance with the regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/00/04
End Comment Period              07/00/04
End Review                      09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4897.

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG19

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3369. 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 amending the Federal criteria for 
municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF) to allow leachate recirculation 
over alternative liner systems which meet the performance standard 
specified by the 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 
for determining the frequency of ground water monitoring for the 
detection monitoring program specified in this subpart. The additional 
factor for consideration concerns liner performance where there is some 
direct system for determining liner performance. However, the minimum 
monitoring frequency would still be no less than once a year as stated 
in the existing regulation.
The Federal role is to establish minimum protective criteria. This 
proposal would 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                            10/00/04

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: Craig Dufficy, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-9037
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: dufficy.craig@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
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3370. REVISIONS FOR TRANSBOUNDARY SHIPMENTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE FOR 
RECOVERY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND 
DEVELOPMENT

Priority: Other Significant

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 United States 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                            06/00/05
Direct Final                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 4606.

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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@epamail.epa.gov

Frank Mcalister, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8196
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mcalister.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE93
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3371. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (REVISION)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a) ``RCRA 2002(a)''; 42 USC 6924 ``RCRA 
3004''; 42 USC 6925 ``RCRA 3005''; 42 USC 6926 ``RCRA 3006''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 280; 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA's regulations require companies to provide financial 
assurance for environmental obligations, and allow companies that meet 
certain requirements to self insure their environmental obligations for 
closure, post-closure care and third party liability. EPA proposed a 
revised financial test because the revised test would be better at 
predicting which firms will enter bankruptcy and not be able to cover 
their financial assurance obligations at hazardous waste treatment, 
storage and disposal facilities. If such a firm were to enter 
bankruptcy, the government could incur the clean up liability.
EPA's regulations set the minimum national standards for state 
hazardous waste programs, and so a change in federal requirements would 
be necessary to ensure consistent improvements in the test. Without 
rulemaking, states would have the option of not adopting these changes, 
and so the improvement in the test would not be implemented in states 
that cannot have regulations that are more stringent than Federal 
standards.
The proposal considered several alternative financial tests, and the 
analysis supporting the original proposal found that the savings from 
the proposed alternative would be $19 million in public and private 
costs. If EPA promulgates a revised financial test, it may affect 
companies that treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Original                   07/01/91                    56 FR 30201
NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
NODA                            12/00/04
Final                           06/00/06

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
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3372. 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. This necessitates the 
segregation 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. 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                            10/00/04
Direct Final Rule               10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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Additional Information: SAN 4743. Action is of equivalent regulatory 
stringency. States and Tribes will not be required to adopt rule.

Agency Contact: Nicole Schindler, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0146
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: schindler.nicole@epamail.epa.gov

Hugh Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-306-0206
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: davis.hugh@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF12
_______________________________________________________________________




3373. RCRA INCENTIVES FOR PERFORMANCE TRACK MEMBERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 344 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 ofair 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                            09/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/05

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
Fax: 202-566-0966
Email: sachs.robert@.epa.gov

David Guest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1808T, Washington, DC 20460
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)



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3374. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 
USC 6927; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 267; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has proposed creating a new type of general permit, 
called a standardized permit, for facilities that generate waste and 
routinely manage the waste on-site in tanks, containers, and 
containment buildings. Under the standardized permit, facility owners 
and operators would certify compliance with generic design and 
operating conditions set on a national basis. The permitting agency 
would review the certifications submitted by the facility owners and 
operators. The permitting agency would alsobe able to impose additional 
site-specific terms and conditions for corrective action or other 
purposes, as called for by RCRA. Ensuring compliance with the 
standardized permit's terms and conditions would occur during 
inspection of the facility after the permit has been issued. The 
standardized permit should streamline the permit process by allowing 
facilities to obtain and modify permits more easily while maintaining 
the protectiveness currently existing in the individual RCRA permit 
process.EPA estimates that the potential average annual cost savings to 
eligible facilities from implementation of this rule will range from 
approximately $100 to $5,800 (i.e., 2 to 140 burden hours) per permit 
action, depending on such things as the type of permit and the type of 
storage equipment. The proposal raised issues for public comment on how 
all facilities receiving RCRA permits can satisfy RCRA corrective 
action requirements under appropriate alternative state cleanup 
programs and on financial assurance issues. The Agency is developing a 
final rule addressing this topic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/12/01                    66 FR 52192
Final Action                    02/00/05

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4028.

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 332813 
Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring; 32551 Paint 
and Coating Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural 
Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325211 Plastics 
Material and Resin Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and 
Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jeff Gaines, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8655
Fax: 703-308-8609
Email: gaines.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. 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                       12/10/03                    68 FR 68813
Final-CPG4-RMAN4                04/30/04                    69 FR 24028
Final CPG 5                     04/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. 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: The Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/
Chemical Methods (also known as SW-846) ensures the availability of 
established, validated methods for the measurements and monitoring 
needed for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program. 
EPA's process for releasing analytical methods through the SW-846 
methods compendium, which support the RCRA program, has been through 
publishing FR notices and taking public comment. SW-846 methods are 
widely used, but the majority of the methods are not required by any 
particular regulation. Therefore, EPA has proposed a streamlined 
process for releasing analytical methodologies to the public, while 
also promoting the Performance Base Measurement Approach in the Methods 
Innovation Proposed Rule (MIR). 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, EA 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.
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

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ability to characterize waste streams. We believe that the release of 
this MIR and Waste Sampling Guidance will be widely accepted by the 
regulated, scientific, and academic community because they provide 
state of the art approaches for determining hazardous waste and 
sampling characteristic techniques.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/30/02                    67 FR 66252
Final Action                    10/00/04

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3377. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922 ``RCRA 3002''; 42 USC 6923 ``RCRA 3003''; 
42 USC 6924 ``RCRA 3004''; 42 USC 6926 ``RCRA 3006''; PL 105-277; 
``Government Paperwork Elimination Act 17''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (Form 8700-22) is a 
multicopy form used to identify the quantity, composition, origin, 
routing, and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation. 
Waste handlers (e.g., generators and transporters) are required to use 
the manifest, and States may not require a different manifest in its 
place. However, the manifest has State blocks which allow States, at 
their option, to require the entry of additional specific information 
to serve their State's regulatory needs. Under the current regulations 
more than 20 states print the manifest form in accordance with the 
format specified in Federal regulations. However, the variability among 
State manifest programs associated with state optional blocks, 
different copy distribution schemes, and the manifest hierarchical 
acquisition scheme has drawn complaints from the regulated community. 
Variability among States' manifest programs and the manifest system's 
current reliance on paper result in significant paperwork and cost 
burden to waste handlers and States who choose to collect manifest 
information. The Agency intends to standardize further the manifest 
form elements, and to specify one format for the manifests that may be 
used in all States. In addition, the Agency intends to announce 
standard requirements for tracking rejected wastes, container residues, 
and international shipments of hazardous wastes. Finally, the Agency 
intends to pursue an optional approach that would use information 
technologies to conduct the manifest process electronically, thereby 
reducing paperwork burden, and improving the speed and accuracy of 
preparing, transmitting, and recordkeeping the manifest form. However, 
the Agency will bifurcate the manifest rule so that the form revisions 
may be expedited, while additional analysis on the e-manifest 
continues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/22/01                    66 FR 28240
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 3147. Because of significant issues 
identified during the public comment period on the electronic manifest 
part of the rule, this part of the rule has been separated from the 
form revisions part of the rule for purposes of publishing a final 
action. The form revisions part of the rule will be finalized first, 
while final action on the electronic manifest must await further 
stakeholder outreach and analysis.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 2211 Electric Power 
Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 2111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 326 
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 3221 Pulp, 
Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 482 Rail Transportation; 484 Truck 
Transportation; 5621 Waste Collection; 5622 Waste Treatment and 
Disposal; 483 Water Transportation

Agency Contact: Rich Lashier, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8796
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: lashier.rich@epamail.epa.gov

Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: groce.bryan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE BURDEN REDUCTION INITIATIVE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 6926; 42 USC 6927; 42 USC 
6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6935; 42 USC 6937; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 6939; 
42 USC 6944; 42 USC 6949(a); 42 USC 6974; PL 104-13

CFR Citation: 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 261.4; 40 CFR 268.7; 40 CFR 268.9

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to reduce the burden imposed by the RCRA reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements to help meet the Federal Governmentwide 
goal established by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
In June 1999, EPA published a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) in the 
Federal Register (64 FR 32859) to seek comment on a number of burden 
reduction ideas to eliminate duplicative and nonessential paperwork. 
After reviewing the comments received on the NODA, EPA proposed (67 FR 
2518, 1/17/02) to implement many of these

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ideas. EPA issued a notice (68 FR 61662; 10/29/03) seeking further 
input on a number of changes we proposed. EPA plans to finalize this 
burden reduction effort.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NODA 1                          06/18/99                    64 FR 32859
NPRM                            01/17/02                     67 FR 2518
NODA 2                          10/29/03                    68 FR 61662
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4084. Applicable SIC codes: Chemicals and 
Allied Products (28), Primary Metal Industries (33), Fabricated Metals 
(34), Industrial Machinery and Equipment (35), Electrical Equipment 
(36), Transportation Equipment (37), Other Manufacturing, 
Transportation and Utilities (40-49), Wholesale Trade (50-51), Services 
(70-89) and Other SIC Groups

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 334 Computer and 
Electronic Product Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 326 
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 562 Waste 
Management and Remediation Services

Agency Contact: Robert Burchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8450
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: burchard.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE50
_______________________________________________________________________




3379. LISTING DETERMINATION AND LDR FOR WASTES GENERATED DURING THE 
MANUFACTURE OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921 ``RCRA 3001''; 42 USC 9602 ``CERCLA 102''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 10, 2003, -.
Final, Judicial, February 15, 2005, -.

Abstract: This action is mandated by the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste 
Amendments and a consent decree (EDF v. Browner, Civil Action No. 89-
0598, D.D.C.). This action addresses the potential human health and 
environmental risks posed by wastes from the manufacture of dyes and 
pigments, and determines whether these wastes should be listed as 
hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) to control any potentially unacceptable risks. If listed under 
RCRA, these wastes would alsobe added to the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
On November 25, 2003, we proposed to list nonwastewaters from the 
production of dyes and/or pigments when those wastes contain mass 
loadings of any of eight specific organic constituents of concern above 
proposed listing levels on an annual basis. We proposed a contingency 
that would exempt these wastes if they are managed in landfills meeting 
appropriate design criteria (so long as a mass loadinglevel for 
toluene-2,4-diamine is not exceeded). This proposal will provide the 
benefit of protecting human health and the environment. At the same 
time, we are providing specific risk-reduction goals for industry, 
which, if met, will significantly reduce the regulatory burden 
associated with the listing determination. The estimated incremental 
compliance costs for the proposal to the dyes and/or pigments 
industries are in the range of $0.5 to $4.3 million per year, depending 
on total waste quantity manage, nonconditional mass loading levels, and 
the number of affected facilities. We expect impacts on small 
businesses to be minimal.
The current action is a re-proposal of prior actions. We proposed 
listing decisions for most of the targeted wastes in 1994, and several 
other wastes in 1999. The 1994 and 1999 proposals were incomplete 
because they did not contain information claimed to be confidential by 
industry (the data are subject to an injunction prohibiting their 
release). The current action does not rely on the contested data and 
replaces the 1994 and 1999 proposals. The re-proposal also identifies 
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- Dyes 2                    07/23/99                    64 FR 40192
NPRM3                           11/25/03                    68 FR 66164
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: 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

Robert Kayser, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-7304
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: kayser.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS) AND MERCURY-CONTAINING 
EQUIPMENT: CHANGES TO HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6923; 
42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will ultimately revise the existing Federal 
hazardous waste regulations to encourage recycling and better 
management of

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Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) by providing a conditional exclusion from the 
definition of solid waste for CRTs being recycled. A CRT is the display 
component of a television or computer monitor. A CRT is made largely of 
specialized glasses, some of which contain lead to protect the user 
from X-rays inside the CRT. Due to the lead, when they are disposed of 
or reclaimed, some CRTs are hazardous wastes under the Federal Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. This rule will also 
streamline RCRA requirements for managing mercury-containing equipment 
by adding such equipment to the universal waste rule. This rule is 
planned in response to a June 9, 1998 recommendation on CRT recycling 
from the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Council to the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA), and in response to a petition from the 
Utilities Solid Waste Activities Group regarding mercury-containing 
equipment. The goal of this action is to improve management and 
encourage recycling, thereby minimizing disposal of mercury, increasing 
resource recovery, and enhancing protection of human health and the 
environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/12/02                    67 FR 40507
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4092.

Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: goode.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. 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 261.3(a)(2)(iv)(

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 17234
Final Action                    03/00/05

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, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-7418
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: lauer.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 ``RCRA 3004''; 42 USC 6925 ``RCRA 3005''; 
42 USC 7412 ``CAA 112''; 42 USC 7414 ``CAA 114''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 2004, Consent decree for 
Phase 2 portion of rule.
Final, Judicial, June 15, 2005, Consent decree.

Abstract: On September 30, 1999, EPA promulgated standards to control 
emissions of hazardous air pollutants from incinerators, cement kilns, 
and lightweight aggregate kilns that burn hazardous waste (referred to 
as the Phase I Rule). A number of parties, representing interests of 
both industry and the environmental community, sought judicial review 
of the rule. The Court ruled against EPA and vacated the Phase I rule. 
On October 19, 2001, EPA, together with all petitioners, filed a joint 
motion asking the Court to stay the issuance of its mandate to allow 
them time to develop interim standards. These stop-gap interim 
standards were promulgated on February 13 and 14, 2002. They replace 
the vacated standards temporarily, until revised replacement standards 
are promulgated by June 15, 2005. EPA will ultimately finalize the 
Phase I replacement standards. Also, EPA is developing emission 
standards for hazardous waste burning industrial, institutional, 
commercial boilers, process heaters, and hydrochloric acid production 
furnaces. These sources are referred to as Phase II Sources because the 
standards were originally scheduled to be promulgated after Phase I 
source

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standards were finalized; however, a separate consent decree now 
requires us to finish developing emission standards for the Phase II 
sources by the same date as those for Phase I (June 15, 2005). EPA has 
developed options for calculating the emission standards that are 
considered to be consistent with both the statutory requirements and 
the opinion of the Court. EPA has proposed emission standards and 
compliance provisions for both the Phase I and Phase II sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-CK                         04/19/96                    61 FR 17358
Final-Fasttrack                 06/19/98                    63 FR 33782
Final-CK                        09/30/99                    64 FR 52828
NODA                            07/27/00                    65 FR 39581
DF 1                            07/03/01                    66 FR 35087
NPRM-Phase1                     07/03/01                    66 FR 35126
Parallel Proposal               07/03/01                    66 FR 35124
Direct Final Action             10/15/01                    66 FR 52361
Final Compliance Exten.         12/06/01                    66 FR 63313
Interim Final Action            02/13/02                     67 FR 6792
Final HAP                       02/14/02                     67 FR 6968
NPRM-Phases 1&2                 04/20/04                    69 FR 21197
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3333. For information on the Phase I 
portion of this effort, see SAN 4418, RIN 2050-AE79.

Sectors Affected: 3335 -; 3343 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing; 
3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 3273 Cement and Concrete Product 
Manufacturing; 3271 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing; 3328 
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating and Allied Activities; 3342 
Communications Equipment Manufacturing; 3341 Computer and Peripheral 
Equipment Manufacturing; 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission 
and Distribution; 45431 Fuel Dealers; 3332 Industrial Machinery 
Manufacturing; 3274 Lime, Gypsum and Gypsum Product Manufacturing; 3327 
Machine Shops, Turned Product, and Screw, Nut and Bolt Manufacturing; 
3362 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing; 3361 Motor Vehicle 
Manufacturing; 3363 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 2123 Non-
Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying; 3259 Other Chemical Product 
Manufacturing; 3329 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 3339 
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing; 3279 Other Nonmetallic 
Mineral Product Manufacturing; 3255 Paint, Coating, Adhesive, and 
Sealant Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 3241 Petroleum and Coal Products 
Manufacturing; 4227 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Wholesalers; 3254 
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 3231 Printing and Related 
Support Activities; 5629 Remediation and Other Waste Management 
Services; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic 
Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing; 3344 Semiconductor and Other 
Electronic Component Manufacturing; 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 
5622 Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3383. PROJECT XL -- ORTHO-MCNEIL PILOT PROJECT ALLOWING ON-SITE 
TREATMENT OF LOW-LEVEL MIXED WASTES WITHOUT RCRA PERMIT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924(y); 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This site-specific rulemaking would allow Ortho-McNeil 
Pharmaceutical (OMP) to treat small volumes of low-level mixed 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                    06/00/04

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: 202 566-2218
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov

Donna Perla, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1802, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2177
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: perla.donna@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________




3384. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR THE IBM SEMICONDUCTOR 
MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924(y); 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.4(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

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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                    06/00/04

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: 202 566-2218
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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3385. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a) ``RCRA 2002(a)''; 42 USC 6921(a) ``RCRA 
3001(a)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 256; 40 CFR 259; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In December 1993, EPA submitted a Report to Congress with its 
findings on the nature and management practices associated with cement 
kiln dust (CKD). In 1995, EPA determined that some additional control 
of CKD was needed and published a regulatory determination (60 FR 7366, 
2/7/95). On August 20, 1999, EPA issued a proposed rule (64 FR 45632) 
outlining the Agency's preferred regulatory approach (i.e., an 
exemption from hazardous waste listing for properly managed CKD) and 
several optional approaches including requirements solely under RCRA 
subtitle D. On July 25, 2002, the Agency published a notice (67 FR 
48648) to announce the availability for public inspection and comment 
of recently acquired data on CKD.
The Agency is now considering an approach whereby it would finalize the 
proposed option of issuing the protective CKD management standards as 
described in the August 20, 1999 proposal as a RCRA subtitle D rule. 
The Agency would temporarily suspend its active consideration of the 
proposed listing of mismanaged CKD as a hazardous waste, and assess how 
CKD management practices and state regulatory programs evolve over the 
next three to five years. Based on this assessment, EPA will then 
proceed to either formally withdraw or promulgate the portion of the 
1999 proposal that classifies as a RCRA hazardous waste CKD that has 
been egregiously mismanaged.
EPA will be promoting pollution prevention, recycling, and safer 
disposal of CKD by considering finalization of protective management 
standards for this waste. The Agency believes that these management 
standards are a creative, affordable, and common sense approach that 
can protect human health and the environment without imposing 
unnecessary regulatory burdens on the cement kiln industry. These 
standards provide a new, tailored framework that safeguards ground 
water and limits risk from releases of dust to air.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Regulatory Determination        02/07/95                     60 FR 7366
NPRM                            08/20/99                    64 FR 45632
Notice - Extend Comment Period  10/28/99                    64 FR 58022
NODA 1                          07/25/02                    67 FR 48648
Notice-Extend Comment Period    11/08/02                    67 FR 68130
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 3856.

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Anthony Carrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0458
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: carrell.anthony@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Souders, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8431
Fax: 703-308-8686
Email: souders.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3386. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES GENERATED 
BY COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCERS

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by steam electric power generators, i.e., 
electric utilities and independent power producers. This action results 
from EPA's regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes 
(see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000), which concluded that waste management 
regulations underRCRA are appropriate for certain coal combustion 
wastes. The utility industry has made significant improvement in its 
waste management

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practices over recent years, and most state regulatory programs are 
similarly improving. However, public comment and other analyses have 
convinced the Agency that coal combustion wastes could pose significant 
risks to human health and the environment if they are not properly 
managed. There is sufficient evidence that adequate controls may not be 
in place. For example, 62 percent of existing utility impoundments do 
not have groundwater monitoring; thus, their impact on ground and 
surface waters cannot be evaluated in light of numerous damage cases 
identified by the Agency that involve management of these wastes. The 
intended benefits of this action will be to prevent contamination or 
damage to ground waters and surface waters, thereby avoiding risk to 
human health and the environment, including ecological risks. The 
Agency is currently analyzing the human health and eco risks, costs, 
and economic impact of this action as it develops the proposed 
regulation. The Agency has considered alternatives to this action, 
including regulating these wastes as hazardous wastes under subtitle C 
of RCRA, but has rejected this approach as discussed in the regulatory 
determination (see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000). EPA has also considered 
issuing guidance instead of regulations to industry and state and local 
governments to focus on these remaining waste management issues but 
concluded that there will probably continue to be some gaps in 
practices and controls and is concerned at the possibility that these 
will go undressed. The Agency also believes the timeframe for 
improvement of current practices is likely to be longer in the absence 
of federal regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4470. This rule may also impact federal, 
state, local or tribal governments that own coal-burning commercial 
electric power generating facilities.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Alexander Livnat, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-7251
Fax: 703-308-8686
Email: livnat.alexander@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Souders, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8431
Fax: 703-308-8686
Email: souders.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES--NON-POWER 
PRODUCERS AND MINEFILLING

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by non-utility combustors. Non-utility 
combustors are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities 
that burn coal in boilers to generate steam. The regulations will also 
apply to mine facilities where any coal combustion wastes are managed, 
(i.e., backfilled into mined areas). This action results from EPA's 
regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes (see 65 FR 
32214, May 22, 2000), in which the Agency concluded that coal 
combustion wastes could pose significant risks to human health and the 
environment if they are not properly managed. As described in the 
regulatory determination, there is sufficient evidence that adequate 
controls may not be in place. The intended benefits of this action will 
be to prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface 
waters, thereby avoiding risk to human health and the environment, 
including ecological risks. The Agency has completed information 
collection efforts and is currently analyzing this information. The 
Agency will also analyze the human health and eco risks, costs, and 
economic impact of this action as it develops the proposed regulations. 
The Agency has considered alternatives to this action, including 
regulating these wastes as hazardous wastes under subtitle C of RCRA, 
buthas 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                            10/00/07

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;

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336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bonnie Robinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8429
Fax: 703-308-8686
Email: robinson.bonnie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________




3388. 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                    06/00/06

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: Larry Gonzalez, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8605
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: gonzalez.larry@epamail.epa.gov

William Brandes, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8871
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: brandes.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3389. 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, State, Local, 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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3390. E-CYCLING PILOT PROJECT FOR REGION 3 STATES (ECOS); STREAMLINING 
RCRA REGULATIONS TO ENCOURAGE REUSE, RECYCLING, AND RECOVERY OF 
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924(y); 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.4(a)(24); 40 CFR 261.40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project is the result of an Environmental Council of 
States (ECOS) partnership agreement that EPA Region 3 entered into with 
the six state environmental agencies. As part of the partnership 
agreement, the Region agreed to prepare a regional rule and to expedite 
its promulgation by using the direct final rulemaking process. By using 
this innovative approach to have a regional e-Cycling Pilot Project, 
EPA Region 3 and the Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV) will 
be able to provide additional information about EPA's national proposed 
cathode ray tube (CRTs) exclusion from the definition of solid waste 
(e.g., CRTs are the video display components of televisions and 
computer monitors). The Regional e-Cycling Pilot Project could serve as 
a model for electronic recycling nationwide and the states believe that 
the recycling program will function effectively as a result of this 
regulatory flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/02                    67 FR 78761
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

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Additional Information: SAN 4701.

Agency Contact: Marie Holman, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional 
Office Philadelphia, 3EI00, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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
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3391. 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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3392. 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.
If finalized, this regulation would provide regulatory relief for two 
types of solvent-contaminated industrial wipes: (1) disposable wipes, 
which are disposed of in a landfill or by combustion after use, and (2) 
reusable wipes, which are laundered after use to remove the solvent and 
then are used again. 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, if finalized, 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
Final Action                    01/00/06

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: Katherine Blanton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-605-0761
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: blanton.katherine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
_______________________________________________________________________




3393. INCREASE METALS RECLAMATION FROM F006 WASTE STREAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Many metal finishers and other industrial sectors generate an 
electroplating sludge as part of their production process that is 
amenable to recycling; i.e., the sludge contains economically 
recoverable amounts of metals such as copper, nickel, zinc, etc. 
Currently, these sludges (F006) are listed hazardous wastes subject to 
RCRA regulations. Many generators continue to send these sludges for 
treatment and disposal when they could be recycled. Similarly, 
generators currently sending their sludges for recycling receive no 
economic benefit for this practice. Since the mid-1990's, EPA has been 
working with industry and the States to create incentives for safe 
recycling and has promulgated rules to foster this practice. However, 
EPA is interested in exploring whether further regulatory changes are 
warranted.
EPA is currently evaluating several options that would provide 
regulatory

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relief to generators and handlers of F006. All options would reduce 
regulatory costs to generators and handlers relative to the current 
RCRA Subtitle C regulatory program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4651.

Agency Contact: Jim O'Leary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epamail.epa.gov

James Michael, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8610
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: michael.james@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3394. REVISIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6903``RCRA Section 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. Primarily, in response 
to American Mining Congress v. EPA, 824 F. 2d 1177(D.C. Cir. 1987) 
(``AMC I'') and one of the most recent decisions, the Association of 
Battery Recyclers, v. EPA 208 F.3d 1047 (2000) (``ABR''), EPA has 
proposed to revise the definition of solid waste. We 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 process 
in the generating industry. The rule would also establish criteria for 
determining whether or not hazardous secondary materials are recycled 
legitimately.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/28/03                    68 FR 61558
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

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: 703 308-0514
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. 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                            10/00/05

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: 703 308-0514
Email: goode.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

Frank Mcalister, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8196
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mcalister.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3396. 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

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1006 et seq

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.31; 40 CFR 302.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Automobile manufacturers are adding aluminum or aluminized 
components to automobiles to reduce the weight of vehicles to increase 
fuel economy. When aluminum components are added to the automobile 
assembly process, the current federal regulations require that the 
wastewater treatment sludges generated from this conversion coating 
process be managed as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act. EPA intends to reduce burden on the regulated 
community by revising the current RCRA regulations that apply to the 
wastewater treatment sludges from the chemical conversion coating (zinc 
phosphating) of aluminum.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4834.

Agency Contact: James Michael, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8610
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: michael.james@epamail.epa.gov

GailAnn Cooper, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8419
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: cooper.gailann@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG15
_______________________________________________________________________




3397.  STREAMLINING LABORATORY WASTE MANAGEMENT IN 
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LABORATORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Laboratory Initiative is focusing on ways to make the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act a better fit for the laboratory 
setting and to improve reuse, recycling, and the overall management of 
chemicals in the laboratory settings. EPA recognizes the unique aspects 
of research and academic laboratories compared with large manufacturing 
processes. For example, research and academic laboratories generate 
small amounts of many different wastes while large manufacturing 
processes tend to generate large amounts of a few wastes. Our goal is 
to improve the program to better protect human health and the 
environment, through standards that are harmonious with the way 
laboratories operate. Our aim is to improve compliance, not by relaxing 
the standards, but by improving the fit through regulatory changes to 
part 262.34.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 4920. No legal deadline.

Agency Contact: Patricia Mercer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8408
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mercer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3398. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION PERMITS FOR MUNICIPAL 
SOLID WASTE LANDFILL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/22/04                    69 FR 13242

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick
Phone: 703-308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@epamail.epa.gov

Deborah Hanlon
Phone: 703-308-5824
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hanlon.deborah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE92
_______________________________________________________________________




3399. PROJECT XL SITE-SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 
MILLERSVILLE LANDFILL, SEVERN, MARYLAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       06/10/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

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

Sherri Walker
Phone: 202-566-2186
Fax: 202 566-2218
Email: walker.sherri@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA25

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3400.  REVISIONS TO THE SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND 
COUNTERMEASURES (SPCC) RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321 ``CWA sec 311(j)(l)(C)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency issued a ``Notice 
Concerning Certain Issues Pertaining to the July 2002 Spill Prevention, 
Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule'' to publish clarifications 
developed by the Agency during the course of settlement proceedings 
regarding the SPCC regulation. These clarifications to the SPCC 
regulation were the result of legal challenges to certain aspects of 
the July 17, 2002 final regulation.
EPA is issuing a proposed rule to extend by one year the compliance 
deadline for regulated facilities to amend (or in some cases, prepare) 
and implement their SPCC Plans. This extension will provide sufficient 
time for the regulated community to undertake the actions necessary to 
update (or prepare) their plans in accordance with recent 
clarifications EPA has made to certain provision of the SPCC 
regulations. The extension also avoids a potentially overwhelming 
number of individual extension requests. EPA will also issue a proposed 
rule extending by an additional two years the compliance deadline for 
certain groups of the regulated community. EPA is considering 
additional measures to ease the compliance burden of smaller 
facilities, and for oil-filled and motive power equipment.
EPA is considering a proposal to amend 40 CFR Part 112, which includes 
the SPCC rule promulgated under the authority of the Clean Water Act. 
The proposal may also include advanced notices of proposed rulemaking 
on secondary containment for small electrical equipment and on 
secondary containment requirements for loading racks. Part 112 includes 
requirements for SPCC Plans, and for Facility Response Plans (FRPs). 
The proposed rule includes changes stemming from the litigation over 
the SPCC rule, as well as other changes, that have not been fully 
defined. These may include potential differentiation of requirements 
for non-petroleum oils, and policy statements associated with the July 
2002 SPCC final rule. Among these are the following possible areas: 1) 
Applicability ofthe rule to motive power; 2) Secondary containment and 
consideration of costs; 3) Wastewater and the applicability of the rule 
to oil-water separators; 4) Loading/unloading areas vs. rack; 5) 
Wastewater exemption at production facilities; 6) Applicability of the 
rule to mobile/portable containers; 7) Applicability of the rule to 
various forms of piping; 8) Scope and definition of operational 
equipment vs. process vessels; 9) Distinction between the various 
secondary containment requirements; and 10) Integrity testing for small 
bulk containers. Specific decisions on the scope of the rulemaking will 
follow analysis of flexibility available under the July 2002 rule to 
support pending policy clarifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Settlement Terms      05/25/04                    69 FR 29728
1 yr Compliance Extension NPRM  06/00/04
2 year Compliance Extension 
Proposal                        07/00/04
1 yr Compliance Extension Final 08/00/04
2 Year Compliance Extension 
Final                           04/00/05
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 2634.2. Split from RIN 2050-AC62.

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-8769
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: fleischman.hugo@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




3401. 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 adds 19 sites             09/05/02                    67 FR 56757
NPRM 38                         09/05/02                    67 FR 56794
Final Action-                   10/24/02                    67 FR 65315
Final Action--                  04/30/03                    68 FR 23077
NPRM-                           04/30/03                    68 FR 23094
Final 35 (adds 12 sites)        09/29/03                    68 FR 55875
NPRM                            05/00/05

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,

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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: 202-564-0629
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: jeng.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________




3402. STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR CONDUCTING ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 312

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 11, 2004, Small Business 
Liability Protection Act section 223, CERCLA 101(35)(B)(2)(ii).

Abstract: The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields 
Revitalization Act (the ``Brownfields Amendments'') amended a number of 
provisions in CERCLA including section 101(35)(B) and includes, among 
other things, new provisions regarding CERCLA liability protections for 
certain landowners. As part of these provisions, the Brownfields 
Amendments require bona fide prospective purchasers, contiguous 
property owners, and innocent landowners to conduct ``all appropriate 
inquiries'' into prior ownership and use of the property at the time 
the party acquires the property. In the Brownfields Amendments, 
Congress directed EPA to promulgate regulations establishing standards 
and practices for conducting ``all appropriate inquiries.'' Section 101 
(35)(B)(iii) of CERCLA, as amended, includes criteria that EPA is 
required to address in setting these standards and practices. This 
regulation, when finalized, will establish the federal standards for 
conducting ``all appropriate inquiries,'' pursuant to the statute. 
Recipients of Brownfields Assessment Grants awarded under section 
104(k)(2)(B) of CERCLA also will be regulated by the final action. 
Purchasers of contaminated properties seeking any of the protections 
from CERCLA liability will be required to follow the promulgated 
procedures and standards. EPA developed the proposed federal standard 
for all appropriate inquiries under a negotiated rulemaking process. 
EPA established a FACA Committee charged with negotiating a federal 
standard in accordance with the statutory criteria.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4739. State, local and Tribal governments 
affected if they are grant recipients.

Agency Contact: Patricia Overmeyer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5105T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2774
Fax: 202-566-2757
Email: overmeyer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

Helen Keplinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 2272A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4221
Fax: 202 229-3954
Email: keplinger.helen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________




3403. 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 institutionalizethe 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                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4177.

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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

RIN: 2050-AE62
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



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3404. 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 listed carbamate waste streams and certain inorganic 
chemical manufacturing process waste 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 these carbamates and wastes. Most RQ adjustments are 
greater than one pound. Raising the RQs for these substances will 
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've proposed an RQ adjustment for the inorganic chemical 
manufacturing process waste (K178)(66 FR 58258, 11/20/01). The Agency 
received one comment for the carbamates RQ adjustment and one for the 
inorganics RQ adjustment. Neither comment wil delay promulgation of the 
final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/04/03                    68 FR 67916
Final Action                    10/00/04

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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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



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3405. 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 the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(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
_______________________________________________________________________




3406. 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

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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                            01/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3407. CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND ADJUSTMENT OF CERCLA REPORTABLE 
QUANTITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602-9603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering proposing corrections and other 
changes to 40 CFR 302.4, the Designation of Hazardous Substances. The 
proposal may include the correction of entries for individual 
substances, entries for F-and K- waste streams and entries in Appendix 
A of 40 CFR 302.4. Other aspects of the proposal may include additional 
substances as entries in Table 302.4, Appendix A to Section 302.4, and 
the table in Section 302.6(b)(iii); removal of other entries from these 
lists; and amendments to certain footnotes that explain entries in 
Table 302.4.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3408. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR INDIAN COUNTRY WATERS

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

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 considering preparing an advance notice of proposed 
rulemaking (ANPRM) for Federal water quality standards for waters in 
Indian country. EPA is currently reviewing detailed comments from 
fourteen tribes, two tribal organizations, four States, and two Federal 
agencies to the November 2003 staff draft ANPRM. A majority of tribal 
commenters indicated a need for more formal consultation with tribes on 
the potential rulemaking. EPA is considering how best to undertake 
government-to-government consultation with affected tribes before any 
rulemaking on Federal water quality standards for waters of Indian 
country.
Without applicable standards, the Clean Water Act's mechanisms for 
protecting water quality in Indian country are limited. 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                           08/00/04

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

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3409. 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). The Clean Water Act requires EPA to 
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 to EPA. This 
rulemaking will propose revisions to subpart J to clarify and change 
protocols for effectivenessand 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 (1) into or upon navigable 
waters, adjoining shorelines, the waters of the contiguous zone, or (2) 
which may affect natural resources belonging to or under the exclusive 
management authority of the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/05

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

David Evans, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-8885
Fax: 703-603-9116
Email: evans.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE87
_______________________________________________________________________




3410. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR VESSELS OF THE ARMED 
FORCES--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1322; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 10, 2001.

Abstract: This action is Phase II of implementing regulations for 
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 
(UNDS). Section 312(n) directs EPA and DOD to jointly develop a 
nationally uniform set of discharge standards for Armed Forces vessels, 
preempting existing and future State and local standards for these 
discharges. The purpose of the statute is to allow DOD to plan, design, 
and build environmentally sound vessels, to encourage the development 
and use of 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 because they have the potential to 
adversely impact the aquatic environment. Phase II will establish the 
performance standards for these 25 discharges. Due to the complicated 
task of developing standards for so many complex waste streams 
simultaneously, DOD and EPA modified the rulemaking approach to ensure 
that the benefits of the UNDS program accrue in a more timely manner. 
The modification consists of promulgating the Phase II discharges in 
groups or ``batches.'' The first batch, consisting of seven discharges, 
would be proposed in January of 2005. Once DOD implements the 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: Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1272
Fax: 202-566-1546
Email: giordano.steven@epamail.epa.gov

Brian Rappoli, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-9590
Fax: 202-564-1546
Email: rappoli.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD39
_______________________________________________________________________




3411. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 3

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 ``CWA 301''; 33 USC 1316 ``CWA 306''; 33 
USC 1326 ``CWA 316''; 33 USC 1361 ``CWA 501''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 1, 2004.
Final, Judicial, June 1, 2006.

Abstract: This rulemaking will affect existing facilities that use 
cooling water intake structures, and whose intake flow levels exceed a 
minimum threshold to be determined by EPA during this rulemaking. The 
rule will apply to existing facilities in the

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following industries 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; and 5) primary 
metals manufacturing facilities. EPA will also consider developing 
regulations for certain new offshore facilities not included in the 
Phase I rule, such as offshore and coastal 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 intakestructures 
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 occurs when fish and other 
aquatic life are traped against cooling water intake structures. 
Entrainment occurs when aquatic organisms, eggs and larvae are drawn 
into a cooling system and then pumped back out, resulting in 
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: Paul Shriner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1076
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: shriner.paul@epamail.epa.gov

Martha Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD70
_______________________________________________________________________




3412. 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 whether to develop a notice of rulemaking 
outlining 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), capacityassurance, 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05
Final Action                    04/00/07

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@epamail.epa.gov

Kevin DeBell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0040
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: debell.kevin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
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3413. POLICY REGARDING NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM 
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT DURING WET 
WEATHER CONDITIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.41(m)

Legal Deadline: None

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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. One engineering practice that some facilities 
use to protect biological treatment units from damage and to prevent 
overflows and backups elsewhere in the system is referred to as wet 
weather blending. Wet weather blending occurs during peak wet weather 
flow events when flows that exceed the capacity of the biological units 
are routed around the biological units and blended with effluent from 
the biological units prior to discharge. Regulatory agencies, sewage 
treatment plant operators, and representatives of environmental 
advocacy groups have expressed uncertainty about National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements addressing such 
situations. EPA requested public comment on a proposed policy published 
on November 7, 2003. EPA's intention is to develop a policy that will 
provide criteria for authorizing or approving blended discharges that 
meet permit limitations in NPDES permits. When implemented, EPA intends 
that the policy will ensure that NPDES requirements be applied in a 
nationally-consistent manner that improves the capacity, management, 
operation and maintenance of sewage treatment plants and collection 
systems and protects human health and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Policy                    11/07/03                    68 FR 63042
Final Policy                    08/00/04

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 Debell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0040
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: debell.kevin@epa.gov

Patrick Bradley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0729
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: bradley.patrick@pa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD87
_______________________________________________________________________




3414.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PATHOGENS AND 
PATHOGEN INDICATORS FOR COASTAL RECREATION WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131D

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The October 2000 Beaches Environmental and Coastal Health Act 
(BEACH Act) amended the Clean Water Act to require coastal and Great 
Lake States to adopt criteria: ``as protective of human health as'' 
EPA's criteria for pathogen and pathogen indicators for their coastal 
recreation waters by April 2004. The BEACH Act defines ``coastal 
recreation waters'' as marine coastal waters that are designated under 
section 303 (c) of the Clean Water Act by a State for swimming, 
bathing, surfing or similar water contact activities and the Great 
Lakes. The Act further requires EPA to promptly propose new or revised 
water quality criteria for coastal or Great Lake States that do not 
adopt criteria for pathogens or pathogen indicators ``as protective of 
human health as'' EPA's criteria.
This action announces the Agency's intent to set revised or new water 
quality standards for pathogens and pathogen indicators for states 
(with coastal recreation waters) that fail to adopt water quality 
criteria and standards for pathogens for which EPA has developed 
criteria. This action announces the Agency's intent to set revised or 
new water quality standards for pathogens and pathogen indicators for 
states (with coastal recreation waters) that fail to adopt water 
quality criteria and standards for pathogen indicators as protective of 
human health as EPA's 1986 bacteria criteria.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/04
Final Action                    09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN 4852.

Agency Contact: Richard Healy, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0405
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: healy.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE63
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3415. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND 
DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 ``CWA 301''; 33 USC 1314 ``CWA 304''; 33 
USC 1316 ``CWA 306''; 33 USC 1318 ``CWA 308''; 33 USC 1342 ``CWA 402''; 
33 USC 1361 ``CWA 501''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 450; 40 CFR 122

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May 15, 2002, -.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2004, -.

Abstract: In June, 2002, EPA proposed three options that relate to the 
discharge of pollutants from construction sites. The proposal included 
two options that work in conjunction with existing storm water 
regulations to continue support for state and local flexibility and 
land use

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decision-making. The proposal also included an option to rely solely on 
existing regulations and not establish additional regulatory 
requirements through effluent guidelines. The comment period closed in 
December, 2002. Final action is subject to a court-ordered deadline of 
3/31/2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/24/02                    67 FR 42644
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4280. For more information on the 
construction and development rule visit web site.

Sectors Affected: 233 Building, Developing and General Contracting; 234 
Heavy Construction

Agency Contact: Jesse Pritts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1038
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: pritts.jesse@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD42
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3416. 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.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2004.

Abstract: 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
Notice of Data Availability     12/29/03                    68 FR 75068
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@epamail.epa.gov

Marvin Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3417. 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, -.
Final, Judicial, February 26, 2004, -.

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                    07/00/04

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@epamail.epa.gov

Marvin Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD56
_______________________________________________________________________




3418. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PROGRAM PLAN FOR 2004/2005

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33USC 1314; 33 USC 1316

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 4, 2004, Final Plan.

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

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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 
identify 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                      12/31/03                    68 FR 75515
Final Action                    04/26/04                    69 FR 22472

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/plan.html

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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. TEST PROCEDURES: REVISIONS TO METHOD DETECTION AND QUANTITATION 
FOR THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2003, Settlement 
Agreement.
Final, Judicial, November 1, 2004, Settlement Agreement.

Abstract: EPA is to take final action on a reassessment of the Agency's 
procedures for determining the sensitivity of analytic test methods for 
aqueous samples. EPA may also 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 to facilitate regulation of pollutants at low levels (often 
levels that are lower than measurement capabilities will allow) and to 
address other potential approaches to detection and quantification, 
including concepts being introduced by outside organizations such as 
voluntary consensus standards bodies (VCSBs). The rulemaking would also 
re-evaluate the current MDL and quantification approaches and assess 
alternative approaches.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/12/03                    68 FR 11791
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4378.

Agency Contact: Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4656
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3420. 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; 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                            04/06/04                   69 CFR 18166
Final Action                    04/00/05

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

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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@epamail.epa.gov

Marion Kelly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1045
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: kelly.marion@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD71
_______________________________________________________________________




3421. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 2

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 ``CWA 301''; 33 USC 1316 ``CWA 306''; 33 
USC 1326 ``CWA 316''; 33 USC 1361 ``CWA 501''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2002, -.
Final, Judicial, February 16, 2004, -.

Abstract: This rulemaking affects large existing electricity generating 
facilities that employ cooling water intake structures. Section 316(b) 
of the Clean Water Act provides that any standard established pursuant 
to sections 301 or 306 of the Clean Water Act and applicable to a point 
source shall require that the location, design, construction, and 
capacity of cooling water intake structures reflect the best technology 
available for minimizing adverse environmental impact. A primary 
purpose of the rulemaking is to minimize any adverse environmental 
impact that may be associated with the impingement and entrainment of 
fish and other aquatic organisms by cooling water intake structures. 
Impingement refers to trapping fish and other aquatic life on intake 
screens or similar devices where they may be injured or killed. 
Entrainment occurs when smaller aquatic organisms, eggs, and larvae are 
drawn into a cooling system, and then pumped back out, often with 
significant injury or mortality due to heat, physical stress or 
exposure to chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/09/02                    67 FR 17122
NODA                            03/19/03                    68 FR 13522
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4474. Split from RIN 2040-AC34.

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution

Agency Contact: Debbi Hart, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-6379
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: hart.debbi@epamail.epa.gov

Martha Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD62
_______________________________________________________________________




3422. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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@epamail.epa.gov

Jan Pickrel, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-7904
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: pickrel.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. 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.

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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                    12/00/04

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3424. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS: RECODIFICATION OF VARIOUS 
EFFLUENT GUIDELINES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Clean Water Act 301; Clean Water Act 304; Clean Water 
Act 306; Clean Water Act 307; Clean Water Act 308; Clean Water Act 402; 
Clean Water Act 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 401 to 419

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Several years ago, OW 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             07/00/04

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, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1031
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: wise.hugh@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE61
_______________________________________________________________________




3425.  UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED 
FORCES VESSELS--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1322(n) ``CWA sec 312(n) ''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700 ``(New)''

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is Phase II of implementing regulations for 
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 
(UNDS). Section 312(n) directs EPA and DOD to jointly develop a 
nationally uniform set of discharge standards for Armed Forces vessels, 
preempting existing and future State and local standards for these 
discharges. The purpose of the statute is to allow DOD to plan, design, 
and build environmentally sound vessels, to encourage the development 
and use of 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 because they have the potential to 
adversely impact the aquatic environment. Phase II will establish the 
performance standards for these 25 discharges. Due to the complicated 
task of developing standards for so many complex waste streams 
simultaneously, DOD and EPA modified the rulemaking approach to ensure 
that the benefits of the UNDS program accrue in a more timely manner. 
The modification consists of promulgating the Phase II discharges in 
groups or ``batches.'' The first batch, consisting of seven discharges, 
would be proposed in January of 2005. 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 (Phase II Batch one)       01/00/05
Final Action (Phase II Batch 
one)                            09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

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Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN 3925.1. Split from RIN 2040-AC96.

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/rules/unds

Agency Contact: Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1272
Fax: 202-566-1546
Email: giordano.steven@epamail.epa.gov

Brian Rappoli, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-260-9590
Fax: 202-564-1546
Email: rappoli.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE64
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3426. 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 refers to this rulemaking as Pulp and Paper 
Phase III. EPA is considering the public comments on the proposed rule 
and the new data acquired since proposal. EPA will consider as part of 
its 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                     To Be                       Determined

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: Donald 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD49
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. 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 ``CWA 304''; 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 notensure that a particular water body 
would meet the State's designated water quality standard. Because the 
methods currently approved under 40 CFR part 136 were designed to 
support primarily technology-based permitting needs, and because these 
technology-based levels are as much as 280 times higher than water 
quality-based criteria for metals. EPA is pursuing approval of new test 
procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 3702.

Agency Contact: William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC75
_______________________________________________________________________




3428. TEST PROCEDURES: INCREASED METHOD FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST PROCEDURES 
APPROVED FOR CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314 ``CWA 304''; 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

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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@epamail.epa.gov

Marion Kelly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1045
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: kelly.marion@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3429. TEST PROCEDURES: PERFORMANCE-BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (PBMS) 
PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE FOR CLEAN WATER ACT TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314 ``CWA 304''; 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 ofa 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@epamail.epa.gov

Marion Kelly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1045
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: kelly.marion@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. 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; 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR parts 136 and 503 to approve EPA Method 1668 for the congener-
specific determination of co-planar and mono-ortho-substituted 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in effluent, ambient water, and 
sludge. This method is necessary for the implementation of water 
quality-based permits under the National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act. Water quality-based 
permits are necessary when technology-based controls do not ensure that 
a particular water body would meet the State's designated water quality 
standard. At present there is no EPA analytical method for 
determination of these PCBs at the levels of concern.

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@epamail.epa.gov

Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1005
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09

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3431. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE -- ROUND III

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 ``CWA 301''; 33 USC 1312 ``CWA 302''; 33 
USC 1314 ``CWA 304''; 33 USC 1316 ``CWA 306''; 33 USC 1318 ``CWA 308''; 
33 USC 1342 ``CWA 402''; 33 USC 1361 ``CWA 501''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to issue a rulemaking package to revise NPDES 
requirements in parts 122, 123, and 124 to eliminate redundant 
regulations, provide clarification, and remove or streamline 
unnecessary procedures. Revisions under consideration in this rule 
include adding additional permit modifications that can be considered 
minor modifications at 122.63, and changes to requirements concerning 
EPA's review of State permits. Other revisions may be considered as 
work on this rule progresses. This rulemaking is expected to affect 
entities which implement the NPDES program or are regulated by it. This 
includes small businesses and State, tribal and local governments. Most 
of these effects are expected to be deregulatory or streamlining in 
nature.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/06
Final Action                    08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 3786.

Agency Contact: HowardE Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-2051
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: rubin.howarde@epamail.epa.gov

Robert Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-9536
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: wood.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3432. WATERSHED RULE: TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313; 33 USC 1329; 33 USC 1342; 33 USC 1256

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 130

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends regulations governing the TMDL program to 
ensure that it is effective allowing for active participation by all 
stakeholders including local governments and communities. The 
amendments will address: the scope and content of the list of impaired 
waters required by section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, the scope and 
content of TMDLs, EPA's role in helping States establish 303(d) lists 
and TMDLs so that impaired waters are restored, and the framework for 
implementing TMDLs provided by State CPPs and watershed plans. EPA is 
also proposing revision to the NPDES permitting regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 4623.

Agency Contact: Christine Ruf, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4503T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1220
Fax: 202-260-2300
Email: ruf.christine@epamail.epa.gov

Francoise Brasier, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4503T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1214
Fax: 202 566-1333
Email: brasier.francoise@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD82
_______________________________________________________________________




3433. CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATION REVISIONS RE: USE AS 
MATCHING FUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1383(h)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35.3125(b)(1)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation would 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. From FY 1995 onward, 
Congress has authorized and appropriated funds for infrastructure 
construction grants in various Appropriations Acts. There are currently 
projects totaling over $4 billion dollars. 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. The prohibition on the use of 
CWSRF as a match for a Title II construction grant would continue.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action              To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD68
_______________________________________________________________________




3434. 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: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Title XIV: Certain Alaska Cruise Ship Operations (HR 4577) 
authorizes EPA to establish effluent standards for black and gray water 
from cruise ships into the waters of Alaska, the Alexander Archipelago, 
and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine Research Reserve. EPA 
will develop those standards based on the best available scientific 
information on the environmental effects of the regulated discharges 
and the availability of new technologies for wastewater treatment. The 
implementation of these regulations will reduce the environmental 
impacts of cruise ships operating in the waters of Alaska, the 
Alexander Archipelago, and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine 
Research Reserve.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06
Final Action                    06/00/08

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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3435. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 437

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/22/03                    68 FR 71014

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Elwood Forsht
Phone: 202-566-1025
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: forsht.elwood@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD95
_______________________________________________________________________




3436. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       05/01/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagner
Phone: 404 562-9267
Email: wagner.fritz@epa.gov

Jim Keating
Phone: 202-566-0383
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: keating.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




3437. ROUND 2 STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revisions)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/24/03                    68 FR 61083

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Alan Rubin
Phone: 202-566-1125
Fax: 202-566-1139
Email: rubin.alan@epamail.epa.gov

Robert Cantilli
Phone: 202-566-1091
Fax: 202 566-1140
Email: cantilli.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC25

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3438. MODIFICATION TO COMPETITIVE PROCESS USED BY EPA FOR WETLAND 
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35.613; 40 CFR 35.382

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/10/04                     69 FR 6284

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Connie Cahanap
Phone: 202 566-1382
Fax: 202 566-1349
Email: cahanap.concepcion@epa.gov

Donna An
Phone: 202-566-1384
Fax: 202 566-1349
Email: an.donna@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD83
_______________________________________________________________________




3439. SEWAGE SLUDGE ROUND I (COMPLETION OF A SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Section 405(d)``and (e) of the Clean Water Act''; 33 
USC 1345(d)``and (e) as amended''; 5 USC 610

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 19, 1993 (58 FR 9248), EPA promulgated Standards 
for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge for the three major sewage 
sludge management practices of land application, surface disposal, and 
incineration. The Part 503 Standards impose sewage sludge quality 
requirements on sewage sludge preparers and management practices on 
land appliers of sewage sludge. The Standards also have monitoring, 
recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. Small entities are subject 
to these standards. Small entities are defined as wastewater treatment 
plants that treat domestic sewage with wastewater flow capacities of 
less than one million gallons per day (MGD), septage pumpers and 
haulers, and sewage sludge preparers and treaters that process and 
subsequently use/dispose of less than 290 dry metric tons of sewage 
sludge per year. On August 4, 1999 (64 FR 42551) the Part 503 standards 
were amended. One of the amendments allowed the permitting authority, 
at their discretion, to reduce the frequency of monitoring requirements 
for all wastewater treatment plants including small entities. EPA 
performed a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis when the Standards were 
promulgated in 1993 which indicated that the Rule could have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. EPA then 
used this analysis to develop the rule in a way that mitigated small 
entity impact to the extent possible while still fulfilling the Clean 
Water Act's Section 405(d) mandate to protect public health and the 
environment with an adequate margin of safety. EPA initiated 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 would have 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. 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 resultingfrom this review will be noticed in future 
Regulatory Agendas.
In submitting comments, please reference Docket ID number OW-2003-0016, 
and follow the instructions provided in Unit G. of the preamble to the 
Spring Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  02/19/93                     58 FR 9248
Begin Review                    05/01/03
End Review                      05/20/04

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@epamail.epa.gov

Robert Cantilli, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, EN-336, 4304T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1091
Fax: 202 566-1140
Email: cantilli.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD96
_______________________________________________________________________




3440. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Strategy                  12/31/03                    68 FR 75531

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Cantilli
Phone: 202-566-1091
Fax: 202 566-1140
Email: cantilli.robert@epamail.epa.gov

Alan Rubin
Phone: 202-566-1125
Fax: 202-566-1139
Email: rubin.alan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE59

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3441. 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3442. 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, This statute (SDWA) 
requires EPA to publish a list. SDWA does not require a regulation.

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 by making 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: Dave Munch, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS 
140, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 513-569-7843
Fax: 513 569-7191
Email: munch.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Dan Hautman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS 140, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 513-569-7274
Fax: 513 569-7191
Email: hautman.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________




3443. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ANALYTICAL METHOD FOR 
URANIUM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Safe Drinking Water Act, sec. 1412; 42 U.S.C 300f; 42 
U.S.C. 300g-1; 42 U.S.C. 300j-4; 42 U.S.C. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/02/04                    69 FR 31068
NPRM Comment Period End         07/02/04
Direct Final Action             06/02/04                    69 FR 31008
Direct Final Rule Effective     08/31/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4826.

Agency Contact: Lisa Christ, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8354
Email: christ.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE62

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3444. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUNDWATER RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300 g-1``SDWA 1412 (b)(8)'';; 42 USC 300j-4 
``SDWA 1445''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, Not later than promulgation of the 
Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (currently scheduled for October 
2004).

Abstract: EPA has proposed a targeted risk-based regulatory strategy 
for all public water systems served by groundwater. The proposed 
requirements provide a meaningful opportunity to reduce public health 
risk for a significant number of people served by groundwater sources 
from the exposure to waterborne pathogens from fecal contamination. The 
proposed strategy addresses risks through a multiple-barrier approach 
that relies on five major components: periodic sanitary surveys of 
groundwater systems requiring the evaluation of eight elements and the 
identification of significant deficiencies; hydrogeologic assessments 
to identify wells sensitive to fecal contamination source water 
monitoring for systems drawing from sensitive wells without treatment 
or with other indications of risk; a requirement for correction of 
significant deficiencies and fecal contamination through the following 
actions: eliminate the source of contamination, correct the significant 
deficiency, provide an alternative sourcewater, or provide a treatment 
which achieves at least 99.99 percent (4-log) inactivation or removal 
of viruses, and compliance monitoring to insure disinfection treatment 
is reliably operated where it is used.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/10/00                    65 FR 30194
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 2340. Statutory deadline for final rule: 
After August 6, 1999, but not later than the Administrator promulgates 
a Stage II rulemaking for disinfection byproducts (currently scheduled 
for October 2004).

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Crystal Rodgers, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5275
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: rodgers.crystal@epamail.epa.gov

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-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3445. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: MINOR CORRECTIONS AND 
CLARIFICATION TO DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: SDWA 1412

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 have been added during 
the rule development process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/02/04                     69 FR 9781
Final Action                    07/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3446. 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, Publish radon 
health risk reduction and cost analysis.
NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999.
Final, Statutory, November 2, 2000.

Abstract: The Radon rule complies with the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA) requirement to reduce exposure to radon in homes. In 1999, EPA 
proposed regulations for radon which provide flexibility in how to 
manage the health risks from radon in drinking water. The proposal was 
based on the unique framework in the 1996 SDWA. The proposed regulation 
would provide for either a maximum contaminant level (MCL), or an 
alternative maximum contaminant level (AMCL) with a multimedia 
mitigation (MMM) program to address radon in indoor air. Under the 
proposal, public water systems in States that adopted qualifying MMM 
programs would be subject to the AMCL, while those in States that did 
not adopt such programs would be subject to the MCL. EPA proposed 
regulations for radon which provide flexibility in how to manage the 
health risks from radon in drinking water. The proposal was based on 
the unique framework in the 1996 SDWA. The proposed regulation would 
provide for either a maximum contaminant level (MCL), or an alternative 
maximum contaminant level (AMCL) with a multimedia mitigation (MMM) 
program to address radon in indoor air. Under

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the proposal, public water systems in States that adopted qualifying 
MMM programs would be subject to the AMCL, while those in States that 
did not adopt such programs would be subject to the MCL. Systems would 
also be able to develop a State approved MMM program in the absence of 
a State program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice                          02/26/99                     64 FR 9560
NPRM                            11/02/99                    64 FR 59246
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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: Rebeccak Allen, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4689
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: allen.rebeccak@epamail.epa.gov

Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4656
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

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3447. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 300g-1; 42 USC 300g-2; 42 USC 
300g-3; 42 USC 300g-4; 42 USC 300g-5; 42 USC 300g-6; 42 USC 300j-4; 42 
USC 300j-9; 42 USC 300j-11

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141 to 142; 40 CFR 9

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 
(LT2ESWTR) will control risk from microbial pathogens, specifically 
cryptosporidium, in drinking water. It is being developed 
simultaneously with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection 
Byproducts Rule (DBPR) which will address risk caused by the use of 
disinfectants in drinking water. This rule could affect all public 
water systems that use surface water as a source. Promulgating the 
LT2ESWTR and the Stage 2 DBPR as a paired rulemaking is necessary to 
ensure that adequate protection from microbial risk is maintained while 
EPA manages risk from disinfection byproducts. In developing the 
LT2ESWTR, EPA has analyzed a significant body of new survey data on 
microbial pathogens in source and finished waters, as well as data on 
parameters which could serve as indicators of microbial risk. This 
survey data, which was collected under the Information Collection Rule 
(ICR), Supplemental Surveys to the ICR, and additional research 
projects, has provided a substantially more comprehensive and complete 
picture of the occurrence of waterborne pathogens than was available 
previously. EPA has also used significant new data on the efficiency of 
treatment processes for the removal and inactivation of microorganisms, 
as well as new information on the pathogenicity of certain microbes, to 
determine effective regulatory requirements for controlling microbial 
risk. On March 30, 1999 EPA established a committee of stakeholders 
under the Federal Advisory Comm