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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)






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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL 7817-1

 Fall 2004 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.

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

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

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

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

3. What Actions Are Included in the Agenda and What is the Relationship 
between the Agenda and Regulatory Plan?

4. How Is the Agenda Organized?

5. What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

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

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

8. Acknowledging 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 is also a central 
tenet in environmental problem solving. The integration of all 
these elements via a well managed regulatory development process 
and a strong commitment to innovative solutions will ensure that we 
all benefit from significant environmental improvements that are 
fair, efficient, and protective. Our overall success is measured by 
our effectiveness in protecting human health and the environment.

    For a more expansive discussion of our regulatory philosophy 
and priorities please see our new Statement of Priorities in the FY 
2005 Regulatory Plan (epa.gov/regagenda)

    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 Policy Making Process?

    You can make your voice heard by getting in touch with the 
contact person provided in each Agenda entry. We urge you to 
participate as early in the process as possible. You may also 
participate by commenting on proposed rules that we publish in the 
Federal Register. To be most effective, comments should contain 
information and data that support your position, and you also 
should explain why we should incorporate your suggestion in the 
rule or non-regulatory action. 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 and What is the Relationship 
Between the Agenda and Regulatory Plan?

    EPA includes regulations and certain major policy documents in 
the Agenda.

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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; 
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.

    The Regulatory Plan, which is required by EO 12866, is 
published along with the fall edition of the Regulatory Agenda. The 
Plan includes a limited number of EPA actions, typically 20-45, 
which will be published during the current fiscal year and which 
are the centerpieces of our regulatory priorities. Plan entries 
include all of the information included in Agenda entries described 
in section E, below, as well as additional information about 
alternatives, the need for a federal solution, costs, benefits, and 
risks.

    EPA's and other agencies' Regulatory Plans are published 
together in Part 2 of the Federal Register on the same day that the 
Regulatory Agenda is published. To save money we do not include 
detailed information on actions that are included in the Plan in 
the Regulatory Agenda itself; rather, we cross-reference the Plan 
entries.

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 Act, requests for public comment on the need for 
regulatory action, or important preregulatory policy proposals.

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

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

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

5. Completed Action - This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the Spring 2004Agenda. 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 (RIN) which is 
assigned when an action first appears in the Agenda. The RIN has 
two parts: the first part corresponds to the lead sub-agency within 
EPA (e.g.2040 stands for the Office of Water, 2060 for the Office 
of Air and Radiation); the second part corresponds to the order in 
which actions were 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, 
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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.''

    Informational/Administrative/Other: An action that is primarily 
informational or pertains to an action outside the scope of EO 
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: An identification number that EPA uses to track 
rulemakings and other actions under development..

    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. (Note: to submit comments on 
proposals, you can go to our electronic docket which is at: 
epa.gov/edocket. Once there, to get into the edocket for a 
particular rule you will need the edocket identification number. We 
include this number in the additional information section of Agenda 
entries that have already been proposed.)

    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, 
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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

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 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:

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

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).

    EPA has established an official public docket for each of our 
610 Reviews. The official public docket is the collection of 
materials that is available for public viewing at the docket 
facility. An electronic version of the public docket is available 
through EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA 
Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket to 
submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the 
contents of the official public docket, and to access those 
documents in the public docket that are available electronically. 
Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the appropriate 
docket ID number.

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

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

1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as prescribed 
below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and 
an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your 
comment. Also include this contact information on the outside of any 
disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any

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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.

    iii. Federal eRulemaking Portal: : http://www.regulations.gov . 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

2. By Mail. Send your comments, identified by the appropriate Docket ID 
number, to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection 
Agency, Mailcode: 2822, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 
20460.

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

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

    Over the years you, the public, have submitted an enormous 
number of comments on our rulemakings. We have heard all and 
adopted many.

    Protecting human health and the environment which makes life 
possible is one of our most important quests. Thank you for joining 
in this endeavor.

Dated: October 12, 2004.

Jessica L. Furey,

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

                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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3021        SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations.................    2020-AA42
3022        SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest......    2030-AA67
3023        SAN No. 4904 Security Requirements for Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential          2030-AA88
            Business Information Access for Contractors...........................................
3024        SAN No. 4903 Award Term Contracting...................................................    2030-AA89
3025        SAN No. 4931 Accessibility Standards for Contract Deliverables (508)..................    2030-AA90
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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3026        SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR.............................    2030-AA37
3027        SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule (CROMERRR)      2025-AA07
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 141)................................................................
3028        SAN No. 4693 Privacy Act Regulations (Revised)........................................    2025-AA13
3029        SAN No. 4813 Miscellaneous Revisions to EPAAR Clauses.................................    2030-AA84
3030        SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment................................    2080-AA06
3031        SAN No. 4925 Technical Amendments to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human       2080-AA11
            Subjects..............................................................................
3032        SAN No. 4536 Project XL Site Specific Rulemaking for NASA White Sands Test Facility       2090-AA27
            Electronic Reporting in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Phases I and II)......................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                           GENERAL--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3033        SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in           2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements...............................................
3034        SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.......................    2025-AA02
3035        SAN No. 4902 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2003 Report to Congress............    2060-AM73
3036        SAN No. 4463 Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Pollutants Strategy.........    2070-AD45
3037        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--Completed Actions
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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3038        SAN No. 4747 Implementation of Authority To Appoint Research Scientists Under 42 USC..    2030-AA83
3039        SAN No. 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort...........................    2030-AA64
3040        SAN No. 4733 Background Investigations for Contractors Performing Services Onsite.....    2030-AA80
3041        SAN No. 4742 Continuation of Implementing the Empowerment Initiative..................    2030-AA81
3042        SAN No. 4814 On-Site and Off-Site Background Checks Performed by EPA and Contractors..    2030-AA85
3043        SAN No. 4812 Contract Bundling Requirements...........................................    2030-AA86
3044        SAN No. 4761 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) FY 2002 Report to Congress............    2060-AK79
3045        SAN No. 3538 Intent To Evaluate Whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Continues To      2060-AM60
            Comply With the 40 CFR Part 191 Disposal Regulations and the 40 CFR Part 194
            Compliance Criteria...................................................................
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                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3046        SAN No. 4759 Revision to Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)........    2060-AK75
3047        SAN No. 4699 Request for Comments on Potentially Inadequate Monitoring in Clean Air       2060-AM63
            Applicable Requirements and on Methods To Improve Such Monitoring.....................
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3048        SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide........    2060-AI43
3049        SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings)...........................    2060-AF72

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3050        SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions................................    2060-AH93
3051        SAN No. 3751 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators..........    2060-AG31
3052        SAN No. 3975 Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country................    2060-AH37
3053        SAN No. 4752 Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 118).......    2060-AK74
3054        SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for        2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................
3055        SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid         2060-AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment............................................................
3056        SAN No. 4310 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments.....................    2060-AI66
3057        SAN No. 4585 Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendment to Implement        2060-AJ78
            Court Remand..........................................................................
3058        SAN No. 4654 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization Facilities--Residual Risk           2060-AK09
            Standards.............................................................................
3059        SAN No. 4655 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution (Stage I) Residual Risk Standards..........    2060-AK10
3060        SAN No. 4660 NESHAP: Industrial Process Cooling Towers Residual Risk Standards........    2060-AK16
3061        SAN No. 4662 NESHAP: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities Residual Risk Standards    2060-AK18
3062        SAN No. 4669 NESHAP: Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standard....    2060-AK23
3063        SAN No. 4712 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Amendments........................    2060-AK49
3064        SAN No. 4750 National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and             2060-AK72
            Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks--Residual Risk
            Standards.............................................................................
3065        SAN No. 4782 Petition to Delist Hazardous Air Pollutant : 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl         2060-AK84
            Diisocyanate..........................................................................
3066        SAN No. 4659 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AK14
3067        SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed              2060-AI62
            Amendments............................................................................
3068        SAN No. 4748 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources..................    2060-AK70
3069        SAN No. 4697 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I          2060-AK45
            Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries..........................................
3070        SAN No. 4542 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana Sulfur    2008-AA00
            Dioxide (SO2) Area....................................................................
3071        SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements...............................    2060-AE22
3072        SAN No. 4421 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Regulations: Revisions....................    2060-AJ25
3073        SAN No. 4570 Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Engines: Alternative Low-   2060-AJ72
            Sulfur Highway Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska..............................
3074        SAN 4547. Modification of Authority to Grant Alternative Method Approvals.............    2060-AJ83
3075        SAN No. 4584 Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems...    2060-AJ86
3076        SAN No. 4621 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources: Default Baseline    2060-AJ97
            Revision..............................................................................
3077        SAN No. 4632 Modification of Anti-dumping Baselines for Gasoline Produced or Imported     2060-AK02
            for Use in Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Territories....................................
3078        SAN No. 4811 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments for New 8-Hour Ozone and PM2.5     2060-AL73
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards................................................
3079        SAN No. 4793 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AL75
            Source Review (NSR): Allowables Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL), Aggregation, and
            Debottlenecking (Reg Plan Seq No. 119)................................................
3080        SAN No. 4796 Section 126 Rule: Withdrawal of Findings for Sources in Michigan.........    2060-AL83
3081        SAN No. 4802 Amendments to Leather Finishing NESHAP...................................    2060-AL89
3082        SAN No. 4804 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Allowance System for Controlling HCFC     2060-AL90
            Production, Import and Export; Correction.............................................
3083        SAN No. 4808 Amendments to the NESHAP for Cellulose Products Manufacturing............    2060-AL91
3084        SAN No. 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.............................................
3085        SAN No. 4819 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Emergency Uses      2060-AL94
            of Methyl Bromide.....................................................................
3086        SAN No. 4829 5-Year Review of MACT Standards for Large MWC............................    2060-AL97
3087        SAN No. 4830 Alternative Work Practice for Leak Detection and Repair..................    2060-AL98
3088        SAN No. 4871 Control of Emissions From New Locomotives and New Marine Diesel Engines      2060-AM06
            Less Than 30 Liters per Cylinder......................................................
3089        SAN No. 4846 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills--Amendments......................    2060-AM08
3090        SAN No. 4856 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendments to the Section 608 Leak        2060-AM09
            Repair Regulations....................................................................
3091        SAN No. 4851 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Restriction on the Sales of Pre-          2060-AM15
            Charged Split Systems.................................................................
3092        SAN No. 4875 NESHAP: Area Source Standards -- Oil and Natural Gas Production..........    2060-AM16
3093        SAN No. 4849 Petition To Delist a Hazardous Air Pollutant From Section 112 of the         2060-AM20
            Clean Air Act: Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)..........................................
3094        SAN No. 4854 Amendments to Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements To     2060-AM21
            Address New 8-Hour Ozone Standard.....................................................

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3095        SAN No. 4848 NESHAP: Total Facility Low Risk Determination (TFLRD) for Residual Risk..    2060-AM22
3096        SAN No. 4867 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Amendments..........................    2060-AM25
3097        SAN No. 4865 Strategy for Addressing Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations.....    2060-AM26
3098        SAN No. 4853 Requirements for Transmix Processing and Blending Under the Reformulated     2060-AM27
            Gasoline and Gasoline Sulfur Rules....................................................
3099        SAN No. 4864 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans--Amendments........................    2060-AM28
3100        SAN No. 4866 NESHAP: Site Remediation: Amendments.....................................    2060-AM30
3101        SAN No. 4868 Proposal To Exempt Area Sources Subject to NESHAPs From Federal and State    2060-AM31
            Operating Permit Programs.............................................................
3102        SAN No. 4880 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle       2060-AM32
            Engines: Amendments to Evaporative Emissions Regulations and Technical Amendments.....
3103        SAN No. 4881 Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Nitrogen Oxides..............    2060-AM33
3104        SAN No. 4882 Control of Emissions From Spark-Ignition Engines and Fuel Systems From       2060-AM34
            Marine Vessels and Small Equipment....................................................
3105        SAN No. 4891 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AM43
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing; Amendments............................................
3106        SAN No. 4885 Flexible Air Permit Rule.................................................    2060-AM45
3107        SAN No. 4905 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural      2060-AM47
            Coatings--Amendments..................................................................
3108        SAN No. 4899 Control of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Lubricity........................    2060-AM48
3109        SAN No. 4916 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification      2060-AM49
            of Recovery and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended for Use With Substitute
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
3110        SAN No. 4893 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances    2060-AM50
            for Calendar Year 2005................................................................
3111        SAN No. 4901 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Modifications to the Technician           2060-AM55
            Certification Requirements Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.....................
3112        SAN No. 4894 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of the Laboratory and           2060-AM56
            Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone Depleting Substances.............
3113        SAN No. 4676 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AM62
            Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance, Repair and Replacement (RMRR); Maintenance
            and Repair Amendments.................................................................
3114        SAN No. 4599 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AM65
            Depleting Substances: N-Propyl Bromide (Coatings).....................................
3115        SAN No. 4889 Area Source NESHAP for Stainless and Nonstainless Steel Electric Arc         2060-AM71
            Furnace (EAF) Manufacturing...........................................................
3116        SAN No. 4908 NESHAP: General Provisions--Amendments...................................    2060-AM75
3117        SAN No. 4909 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel; Amendments............................    2060-AM76
3118        SAN No. 4911 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products--Amendments..................    2060-AM78
3119        SAN No. 4912 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Combustion            2060-AM79
            Turbines..............................................................................
3120        SAN No. 4913 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Electric Utility Steam           2060-AM80
            Generating Units and Industrial and Commercial Boilers................................
3121        SAN No. 4914 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Reciprocating Internal           2060-AM81
            Combustion Compression Ignition Engines...............................................
3122        SAN No. 4919 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks; Amendments...    2060-AM83
3123        SAN No. 4927 NESHAP: Iron and Steel Foundries; Amendments.............................    2060-AM85
3124        SAN No. 4929 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing; Amendments.........................    2060-AM87
3125        SAN No. 4934 Part 63 General Provisions--Response to Petition to Reconsider...........    2060-AM89
3126        SAN No. 4940 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Non-Attainment New         2060-AM91
            Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration of Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions...............
3127        SAN No. 4933 Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine          2060-AM93
            Particulate Matter and Ozone..........................................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3128        SAN No. 4315 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating            2009-AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation................................................................
3129        SAN No. 3569 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating            2009-AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant.....................................................

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3130        SAN No. 4768 Amendment to Subparts H and I for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than      2060-AK81
            Radon From DOE Facilities.............................................................
3131        SAN No. 3470 Revision to the Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W to 40 CFR        2060-AK60
            Part 51): Adoption of a Preferred General Purpose (Flat and Complex Terrain)
            Dispersion Model and Other Revisions..................................................
3132        SAN No. 4683 Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--          2060-AK37
            Exclusion of 4 Compounds..............................................................
3133        SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,      2060-AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51...............................................
3134        SAN No. 3900 Addition of Method 207 to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 Method for            2060-AG88
            Measuring Isocyanates in Stationary Source Emissions..................................
3135        SAN No. 4625 Clean Air Ozone Implementation Rule (Part 1 and Part 2) (Reg Plan Seq No.    2060-AJ99
            128)..................................................................................
3136        SAN No. 3380 NSPS: SOCMI--Wastewater and Amendment to Appendix C of Part 63 and           2060-AE94
            Appendix J of Part 60.................................................................
3137        SAN No. 3958 Amendments to Standard of Performance for New Stationary Sources;            2060-AH23
            Monitoring Requirements (40 CFR Part 60, Appendix F, Procedure 3).....................
3138        SAN No. 4555 Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment......................................    2060-AJ68
3139        SAN No. 4161 Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods...........................    2060-AK61
3140        SAN No. 4313 Petitions to Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants: MEK........................    2060-AI72
3141        SAN No. 4571 Clean Air Mercury Rule--Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (Reg Plan    2060-AJ65
            Seq No. 127)..........................................................................
3142        SAN No. 4620 National Emission Standards for Coke Oven Batteries--Residual Risk           2060-AJ96
            Standards.............................................................................
3143        SAN No. 4713 NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants; Amendments.................    2060-AK50
3144        SAN No. 4714 NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic         2060-AK51
            Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units; Amendments................................
3145        SAN No. 4719 NESHAP: General Provisions; Amendments for Pollution Prevention              2060-AK54
            Alternative Compliance Requirements...................................................
3146        SAN No. 4751 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary      2060-AK73
            Combustion Turbines--Petition to Delist...............................................
3147        SAN No. 4763 NESHAP: Ethylene Processes; Amendments...................................    2060-AK80
3148        SAN No. 4689 Section 126 Rule Withdrawal Provision....................................    2060-AK41
3149        SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures..................................    2060-AH34
3150        SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines Meeting     2060-AH52
            Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards.......................................
3151        SAN No. 4604 Modification of the Anti-Dumping Baseline Date Cut-Off Limit for Data        2060-AJ82
            Used in Development of an Individual Baseline.........................................
3152        SAN No. 4757 Emissions Durability Procedures for New Light-Duty Vehicles and Light-       2060-AK76
            Duty Trucks...........................................................................
3153        SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.........    2060-AI03
3154        SAN No. 4535 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of    2060-AJ63
            Methyl Bromide........................................................................
3155        SAN No. 4599 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AK26
            Depleting Substances: N-Propyl Bromide................................................
3156        SAN No. 4487 Federal Implementation Plans for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon and    2012-AA01
            Washington............................................................................
3157        SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to Exclude     2060-AI45
            Tertiary Butyl Acetate................................................................
3158        SAN No. 4450 Clean Air Visibility Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 126).........................    2060-AJ31
3159        SAN No. 4631 Adoption of the Amended International NOx Standard for Aircraft Engines..    2060-AK01
3160        SAN No. 4634 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Extension of California               2060-AK04
            Enforcement Exemptions for Reformulated Gasoline to California Phase 3 Gasoline.......
3161        SAN No. 4722 California Gasoline Technical Correction.................................    2060-AK56
3162        SAN No. 4557 Amendments to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of          2060-AK62
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program........................
3163        SAN No. 4706 Anti-Dumping Baseline Recalculation for Downstream Oxygenate Addition....    2060-AK69
3164        SAN No. 4758 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Standards and       2060-AK77
            Requirements for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline Including Butane Blenders and
            Attest Engagements....................................................................
3165        SAN No. 4794 Clean Air Interstate Rule Formerly Titled: Interstate Air Quality Rule...    2060-AL76
3166        SAN No. 4800 List of Hazardous Air Pollutants, Petition Process, Lesser Quantity          2060-AL87
            Designations, Source Category List: Petition to Delist Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether
3167        SAN No. 4840 Clean Air Fine Particle Designations.....................................    2060-AM04
3168        SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Substitute         2060-AM05
            Refrigerants; Leak Repair Requirements for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
            Equipment.............................................................................
3169        SAN No. 4855 NESHAP: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing--Amendments.    2060-AM10
3170        SAN No. 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..................
3171        SAN No. 4863 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites--Amendments........................    2060-AM23

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3172        SAN No. 4857 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AM24
            Depleting Substances--Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection.......................
3173        SAN No. 4883 Test Procedures for Highway and Nonroad Engines..........................    2060-AM35
3174        SAN No. 4895 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel Test Methods..    2060-AM42
3175        SAN No. 4900 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Import Petitioning Requirements for       2060-AM46
            Halon-1301 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Vessels........................................
3176        SAN No. 4917 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Substitute Refrigerant Recycling;         2060-AM51
            Amendment to the Definition of Refrigerant............................................
3177        SAN No. 4892 National Emission Standards for Pharmaceuticals Production; Amendments...    2060-AM52
3178        SAN No. 4918 Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Alternatives for the Mobile Air       2060-AM54
            Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program......
3179        SAN No. 4676 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AM58
            Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance, Repair and Replacement (RMRR) Equipment
            Replacement Provision (ERP); Reconsideration..........................................
3180        SAN No. 3259 Nonattainment Major New Source Review (NSR) (Reg Plan Seq No. 129).......    2060-AM59
3181        SAN No. 4890 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AM72
            Coating Manufacturing; Amendment......................................................
3182        SAN No. 4910 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution--Amendments..........................    2060-AM77
3183        SAN No. 4928 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Production Amendments.........................    2060-AM86
3184        SAN No. 4930 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Refiner and Importer Quality         2060-AM88
            Assurance Requirements for Downstream Oxygenate Blending..............................
3185        SAN No. 4937 NESHAP for Refractory Products Manufacturing--Amendments.................    2060-AM90
3186        SAN No. 4941 State and Federal Operating Permits Programs: Amendments to Compliance       2060-AM92
            Certification Requirements:Technical Correction.......................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3187        SAN No. 4695 NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Residual Risk Standard....    2060-AK68
3188        SAN No. 4607 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs         2050-AE95
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7); Availability of Information to the Public;
            Technical Amendment...................................................................
3189        SAN No. 4619 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs         2050-AE96
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(3); Revisions to the List of Substances.......
3190        SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate         2060-AI44
            Matter................................................................................
3191        SAN No. 4531 Evaluation of Updated Test Procedures for the Certification of Gasoline      2060-AJ61
            Deposit Control Additives.............................................................
3192        SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand)...............................    2060-AA61
3193        SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins-        2060-AH47
            Amendments............................................................................
3194        SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit               2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas...........................
3195        SAN No. 4096 Phase I (FIP) To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone in the Eastern       2060-AH87
            United States.........................................................................
3196        SAN No. 4653 NESHAP: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Residual Risk          2060-AK08
            Standards.............................................................................
3197        SAN No. 4657 NESHAP: Group II Polymers and Resins-- Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AK13
3198        SAN No. 4661 NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel Loading           2060-AK17
            Operations-- Residual Risk Standard...................................................
3199        SAN No. 4665 NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting Residual Risk Standards..................    2060-AK19
3200        SAN No. 4666 NESHAP: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Surface Coating--Residual Risk          2060-AK20
            Standards.............................................................................
3201        SAN No. 4667 NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations--Residual Risk Standards.    2060-AK21
3202        SAN No. 4668 NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK22
3203        SAN No. 4664 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry--Residual Risk Standards........    2060-AK24
3204        SAN No. 4663 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries--Residual Risk Standards....................    2060-AK25
3205        SAN No. 4656 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards.............    2060-AK12
3206        SAN No. 4658 NESHAP: Group IV Polymers and Resins-- Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AK15
3207        SAN 4383. Th Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From the     2060-AI99
            District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey..............................
3208        SAN No. 4393 Control of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)............................    2060-AJ00
3209        SAN No. 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70)...................................    2060-AF70

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3210        SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits         2060-AG92
            Program--Part 71......................................................................
3211        SAN No. 4700 Selection of Sequence of Mandatory Sanctions To Be Applied Pursuant to       2060-AK46
            Section 502 of the Clean Air Act......................................................
3212        SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures..........    2060-AE20
3213        SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading           2060-AH31
            Provisions............................................................................
3214        SAN No. 4348 Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;          2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule...........................................................
3215        SAN 4391. Rescinding Finding That Preexisting PM10 Standards Are No Longer Applicable     2060-AJ05
            in Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho...................................................
3216        SAN No. 4633 Performance-Based Measurement System For Fuels: Criteria For Self-           2060-AK03
            Qualifying Alternative Test Methods; Description of Optional Statistical Quality
            Control Measures......................................................................
3217        SAN No. 4691 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AK42
            Source Review (NSR): Clean Units......................................................
3218        SAN No. 4783 Voluntary Superior Monitoring............................................    2060-AK85
3219        SAN No. 4095 Section 126 Rule: Lifting the 8-Hour Stay................................    2060-AL79
3220        SAN No. 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).............................................................................
3221        SAN 4798. Th Deferral of Effective Date of Nonattainment Designations for 8-hour Ozone    2060-AL85
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas.................
3222        SAN No. 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...................
3223        SAN No. 4810 NESHAP: Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese           2060-AL93
            Residual Risk Standards...............................................................
3224        SAN No. 4825 Mineral Wool Production Residual Risk Standard...........................    2060-AL96
3225        SAN No. 4831 NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production: Residual Risk Standards    2060-AL99
3226        SAN No. 4832 NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production: Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AM00
3227        SAN No. 4861 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Paint Stripping...........................    2060-AM07
3228        SAN No. 4873 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Glass Manufacturing Industry..............    2060-AM12
3229        SAN No. 4860 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Acrylic/ Modacrylic Fiber (AMF) Production    2060-AM13
3230        SAN No. 4859 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Ethylene Oxide Hospital Sterilization.....    2060-AM14
3231        SAN No. 4847 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AM18
3232        SAN No. 4874 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Industrial Inorganic Chemicals                2060-AM19
            Manufacturing.........................................................................
3233        SAN No. 4879 Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants         2060-AM36
            (NESHAP) for Iron and Steel Foundries.................................................
3234        SAN No. 4886 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Plating and Polishing.....................    2060-AM37
3235        SAN No. 4884 Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants         2060-AM44
            (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers........................
3236        SAN No. 4906 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Clay Ceramics Industry....................    2060-AM53
3237        SAN No. 4887 Area Source NESHAP for Primary Nonferrous Metals--Zn, Cd, Be.............    2060-AM69
3238        SAN No. 4888 Area Source NESHAP for Secondary Nonferrous Metals.......................    2060-AM70
3239        SAN No. 4907 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Stage I--Area Source Standards.............    2060-AM74
3240        SAN No. 4915 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Reciprocating Internal           2060-AM82
            Combustion Spark Ignited Engines......................................................
3241        SAN No. 4926 NESHAP: Defense Land Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment.................    2060-AM84
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3242        SAN No. 3656 NESHAP: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine.........................    2060-AG63
3243        SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process         2060-AG69
            Heaters...............................................................................
3244        SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under      2060-AG12
            (SNAP) Program........................................................................
3245        SAN No. 4681 Revision of Combustion Turbines NSPS-- Part 60, Subpart GG...............    2060-AK35
3246        SAN No. 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products..............................    2060-AG52
3247        SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts and Products (Surface Coating) NESHAP......................    2060-AG57
3248        SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment................................    2060-AH69
3249        SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes......................    2060-AH78
3250        SAN No. 4672 NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil: Amendments.................    2060-AK32

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3251        SAN No. 4464 Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From New York and Connecticut            2060-AJ36
            Regarding Sources in Michigan; Revision of Definition of Applicable Requirement for
            Title V Operating Permit Programs.....................................................
3252        SAN No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court       2060-AI56
            Decision..............................................................................
3253        SAN No. 4675 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Nonroad Diesel Engines and        2060-AK27
            Fuel..................................................................................
3254        SAN No. 4682 Revisions to the Appeal Procedures and the Federal NOx Budget Trading        2060-AK36
            Program, Parts 78 and 97..............................................................
3255        SAN No. 4699 Revisions to Clarify the Scope of Certain Monitoring Requirements for        2060-AK29
            Federal and State Operating Permits Programs..........................................
3256        SAN No. 3560 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification      2060-AL77
            of Recovery and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended for Use With Substitute
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
3257        SAN No. 4820 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Quantity Allocation of Methyl Bromide     2060-AL95
            for Critical Use Exemptions After the Phaseout........................................
3258        SAN No. 4837 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter; Amendment     2060-AM02
            To Reflect Court Order Vacating Certain Rules.........................................
3259        SAN No. 4839 Clean Air Ozone Designations.............................................    2060-AM03
3260        SAN No. 4844 Addition of CO Emission Limit for Large MWC Using Fluid Bed Combustion       2060-AM11
            Technology (Section 129)..............................................................
3261        SAN No. 4862 NESHAP: Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles--        2060-AM29
            Amendments............................................................................
3262        SAN No. 4922 Fuels and Fuel Additives Registration Regulations (Section 610 Review)...    2060-AM38
3263        SAN No. 4921 Emission Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19     2060-AM39
            Kilowatts (Section 610 Review)........................................................
3264        SAN No. 4924 NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting (Section 610 Review).....................    2060-AM40
3265        SAN No. 4923 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries (Section 610 Review)........................    2060-AM41
3266        SAN No. 4676 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AM57
            Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance, Repair and Replacement (RMRR) Equipment
            Replacement Provision (ERP); Stay Notice..............................................
3267        SAN No. 4104 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Hydrochloric       2060-AM61
            Acid Production: Amendments...........................................................
3268        SAN No. 4839 Air Quality Designations and Classifications for the 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS;     2060-AM64
            Early Action Compact Areas with Deferred Effective Dates (Reinstatement of Chattanooga
            EAC)..................................................................................
3269        SAN No. 4839 Clean Air Ozone Designations: 5 Percent Reclassifications................    2060-AM66
3270        SAN No. 4839 Air Quality Designations and Classifications for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS; Las     2060-AM67
            Vegas, Nevada Nonattainment Area......................................................
3271        SAN No. 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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                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3272        SAN No. 4003 Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR Part 190, Subpart B and      2060-AH90
            40 CFR 191, Subpart A.................................................................
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                                   ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3273        SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-        2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste......................................................
3274        SAN 4054.1. Approaches to an Integrated Framework for Management and Disposal of Low-     2060-AL78
            Activity Radioactive Waste............................................................
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                                   ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3275        SAN No. 4403 Revision of the 40 CFR Part 194 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Compliance       2060-AJ07
            Criteria..............................................................................
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                   FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3276        SAN No. 4727 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Chemical Selection Approach    2070-AD59
            for Initial Round of Screening (Reg Plan Seq No. 115).................................
3277        SAN No. 4789 WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Rule (Section 610 Review)    2070-AD66
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                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3278        SAN 2687. Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals (Reg Plan Seq No.      2070-AC12
            120)..................................................................................
3279        SAN No. 4173 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Antimicrobials.........................    2070-AD30
3280        SAN No. 4610 Acceptability of Research Using Human Subjects (Reg Plan Seq No. 122)....    2070-AD57
3281        SAN No. 4618 Revision of Procedural Rules for Hearings on Cancellations, Suspensions,     2020-AA44
            Changes in Classifications, and Denials of Pesticide Registrations....................
3282        SAN 4170. Pesticides; Procedures for the Registration Review Program..................    2070-AD29
3283        SAN No. 4216 Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions (Reg Plan Seq No. 121).    2070-AD36
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3284        SAN No. 4596 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Products.....    2070-AD51
3285        SAN No. 4728 Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program (EDSP); Implementing the Screening     2070-AD61
            and Testing Phase.....................................................................
3286        SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program.................................    2070-AD24
3287        SAN No. 4602 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for those Based on Viral    2070-AD49
            Coat Proteins.........................................................................
3288        SAN No. 4611 Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Derived           2070-AD55
            Through Genetic Engineering From Sexually Compatible Plants...........................
3289        SAN No. 4612 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for PIPs That Act by        2070-AD56
            Primarily Affecting the Plant.........................................................
3290        SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and    2070-AB95
            Containment...........................................................................
3291        SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule...........................    2070-AC46
3292        SAN No. 3892 Pesticides; Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide            2070-AD14
            Products..............................................................................
3293        SAN No. 4609 Pesticides; Exemption of Medical Devices Treated With Antimicrobial          2070-AD54
            Pesticides............................................................................
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3294        SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees....................................    2070-AD23
3295        SAN No. 3731 WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS); Glove Amendment.........    2070-AC93
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                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3296        SAN No. 3493 Future Testing for Existing Chemicals (Generic Entry)....................    2070-AB94
3297        SAN No. 4788 Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and     2070-AD65
            Child-Occupied Facilities (Section 610 Review)........................................
3298        SAN 4858. Notification of Chemical Exports Under TSCA Section 12(b) (Reg Plan Seq No.     2070-AJ01
            116)..................................................................................
3299        SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Voluntary Program for Renovation and            2070-AJ03
            Remodeling (Reg Plan Seq No. 117).....................................................
3300        SAN No. 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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3301        SAN No. 4635 Amendment to the Premanufacture Notification Exemptions; Revisions of        2070-AD58
            Exemptions for Polymers...............................................................
3302        SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous         2070-AB79
            Substances............................................................................
3303        SAN No. 4876 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP).................    2070-AC27
3304        SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Revisions.....................................    2070-AD63
3305        SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals....................................    2070-AA58
3306        SAN No. 4512 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Selected Flame Retardant Chemical           2070-AD48
            Substances for Use in Residential Upholstered Furniture...............................
3307        SAN No. 4870 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Certain Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers      2070-AJ02
            (PBDEs)...............................................................................
3308        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemption Request From U.S. Maritime       2070-AJ05
            Administration (MARAD)................................................................
3309        SAN No. 4942 Significant New Use Rule for Glycol Ethers...............................    2070-AJ12
3310        Lead-Based Paint: Pre-Renovation Lead Education.......................................    2070-AJ14
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                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3311        SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris.................    2070-AC72
3312        SAN No. 1976 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs); Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New           2070-AA59
            Chemical Substances...................................................................
3313        SAN No. 3495 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend           2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................
3314        SAN No. 3990 Test Rule; Testing of Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals (Reg    2070-AD16
            Plan Seq No. 130).....................................................................
3315        SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules...............    2070-AB08
3316        SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules.................    2070-AB11
3317        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)......................    2070-AJ06
3318        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Diethanolamine.....................................    2070-AJ09
3319        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Hydrogen Fluoride..................................    2070-AJ10
3320        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Phthalic Anhydride.................................    2070-AJ11
3321        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Maleic Anhydride...................................    2070-AJ13
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3322        SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions..............................    2070-AC51
3323        SAN No. 3252 Lead Fishing Sinkers; Response to Citizens Petition and Proposed Ban.....    2070-AC21
3324        SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training, Accreditation, and Certification      2070-AC64
            Rule and Model State Plan Rule--Bridges and Structures................................
3325        SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Abatement Amendments for Renovation and         2070-AC83
            Remodeling............................................................................

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3326        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From the Prohibitions           2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.......................
3327        SAN No. 4597 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal of PCBs; Implementation Issues    2070-AD52
3328        SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)...............................    2070-AC76
3329        SAN No. 3882 Test Rule; Certain Metals................................................    2070-AD10
3330        SAN No. 4174 Testing Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives..................    2070-AD28
3331        SAN No. 4395 Test Rule; Multiple Substance Rule for the Testing of Developmental and      2070-AD44
            Reproductive Toxicity.................................................................
3332        SAN No. 3528 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCFs)........    2070-AC37
3333        SAN No. 4176 Voluntary High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Challenge Program........    2070-AD25
3334        SAN No. 4598 TSCA Policy Statement on Oversight of Transgenic Organisms (Including        2070-AD53
            Plants)...............................................................................
3335        SAN No. 4777 Lead; Amendments to Requirements for Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint    2070-AD64
            or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Target Housing.........................................
3336        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 2).......................    2070-AJ07
3337        SAN No. 3493 Test Rule; Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs)............................    2070-AJ08
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                EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3338        SAN No. 4753 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Modification to the      2050-AF08
            Threshold Planning Quantity Methodology for the Extremely Hazardous Substances That
            are Solids in Solution................................................................
3339        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify Chemical     2025-AA00
            Listings on the Toxic Release Inventory...............................................
3340        SAN No. 4692 Addition of Toxicity Equivalency (TEQ) Reporting and Quantity Data for       2025-AA12
            Individual Members of the Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds Category Under EPCRA,
            Section 313...........................................................................
3341        SAN No. 4896 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Burden Reduction Rule (Reg Plan Seq       2025-AA14
            No. 125)..............................................................................
3342        SAN 4938 TRI Reporting Forms Modification.............................................    2025-AA15
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3343        SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet From the Extremely     2050-AE42
            Hazardous Substances (EHS) List.......................................................
3344        SAN No. 4595 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Requirements From Standard           2025-AA10
            Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes to North American Industrial Classification
            System (NAICS) Codes..................................................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3345        SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and           2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule.....................................................................
3346        SAN No. 4015 TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List........................    2025-AA03
3347        SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal         2025-AA06
            Extraction Activities Exemption.......................................................
3348        SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements...................    2025-AA09
3349        SAN No. 4616 Clarify TRI Reporting Obligations Under EPCRA Section 313 for the Metal      2025-AA11
            Mining Activities of Extraction and Beneficiation.....................................
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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3350        SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation on        2050-AE67
            Alternative Liners....................................................................
3351        SAN No. 4651 Increase Metals Reclamation From F006 Waste Streams (Reg Plan Seq No.        2050-AE97
            123)..................................................................................
3352        SAN No. 4743 Land Disposal Restrictions: Determination of Equivalent Treatment for        2050-AF12
            Macroencapsulation of Radioactive Lead Solids; Definition of Macroencapsulation.......
3353        SAN No. 4834 Regulatory Amendments to the F019 Hazardous Waste Listing To Exclude         2050-AG15
            Wastewater Treatment Sludges From Chemical Conversion Coating Process (Zinc
            Phosphating) of Automobile Bodies of Aluminum (Reg Plan Seq No. 124)..................
3354        SAN No. 4828 RCRA Incentives for Performance Track Members............................    2090-AA34
3355        SAN No. 4944 Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Performance Track       2090-AA36
            Program; Direct Final Rule............................................................
3356        SAN No. 4944 Regulatory Incentives for the National Environmental Performance Track       2090-AA37
            Program; Direct Final Rule............................................................
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                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3357        SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities (Reg      2050-AE44
            Plan Seq No. 133).....................................................................
3358        SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products         2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................
3359        SAN No. 3989 Methods Innovation Rule..................................................    2050-AE41
3360        SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation (Reg Plan Seq No. 132)...............    2050-AE21
3361        SAN No. 4084 RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative (Reg Plan Seq No. 134)..................    2050-AE50
3362        SAN No. 3066 Loading-Based Listing of Non-Wastewaters from the Production of Selected     2050-AD80
            Organic Dyes, Pigments, and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Colorants........................
3363        SAN No. 4092 Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to Hazardous Waste            2050-AE52
            Regulations (Reg Plan Seq No. 135)....................................................
3364        SAN No. 4501 Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste Mixtures.    2050-AE84
3365        SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste          2050-AE01
            Combustors (Phase I Final Replacement Standards and Phase II) (Reg Plan Seq No. 131)..
3366        SAN No. 4092 Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste       2050-AG21
            Program: Mercury-Containing Equipment (Reg Plan Seq No. 136)..........................
3367        SAN No. 4439 Project XL--Ortho-McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On-Site Treatment of Low-    2090-AA14
            Level Mixed Wastes Without RCRA Permit................................................
3368        SAN No. 4565 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for the IBM Semiconductor                2090-AA29
            Manufacturing Facility in Hopewell Junction, New York.................................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3369        SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD).....................................    2050-AE34
3370        SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by          2050-AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers...................................................
3371        SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes--Non-Power            2050-AE83
            Producers and Minefilling.............................................................
3372        SAN No. 4411 Regulation of Hazardous Oil-Bearing Secondary Materials From Petroleum       2050-AE78
            Refining Industry and Other Hazardous Secondary Materials Processed in a Gasification
            System To Produce Synthesis Gas.......................................................
3373        SAN No. 4735 RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative, Phase 2................................    2050-AF01
3374        SAN No. 4701 E-Cycling Pilot Project for Region 3 States (ECOS); Streamlining RCRA        2003-AA00
            Regulations to Encourage Reuse, Recycling, and Recovery of Electronic Equipment.......
3375        SAN No. 3189 Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic      2050-AD69
            Rule to Petroleum Contaminated Media and Debris From Underground Storage Tanks........

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3376        SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated             2050-AE51
            Industrial Wipes......................................................................
3377        SAN No. 4670 Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste...............................    2050-AE98
3378        SAN No. 4606 Revisions for Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Waste for Recovery        2050-AE93
            Within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development......................
3379        SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).......................    2050-AC71
3380        SAN No. 4778 Revisions of the Lead-Acid Battery Export Notification and Consent           2050-AF06
            Requirements..........................................................................
3381        SAN No. 4920 Rulemaking To Streamline Laboratory Waste Management in Academic and         2050-AG18
            Research Laboratories.................................................................
3382        SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Revisions--Standards and Procedures for             2050-AG20
            Electronic Manifests..................................................................
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                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3383        SAN No. 4898 Land Disposal Restrictions Phase III: Decharacterized Wastewaters,           2050-AG17
            Carbamate Wastes, and Spent Potliners (Completion of a Section 610 Review)............
3384        SAN No. 4897 Land Disposal Restrictions Phase II: Universal Treatment Standards, and      2050-AG19
            Treatment Standards for Organic Toxicity Characteristic Wastes and Newly Listed Wastes
            (Completion of a Section 610 Review)..................................................
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                                   OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3385        SAN No. 2634 Revisions to 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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3386        SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites: Proposed    2050-AD75
            and Final Rules.......................................................................
3387        SAN No. 4737 Correction of Errors and Adjustment of CERCLA Reportable Quantities......    2050-AF03
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3388        SAN No. 3423 Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates and Carbamate-Related         2050-AE12
            Hazardous Waste Streams; Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Inorganic Chemical
            Manufacturing Process Waste (K178)....................................................
3389        SAN No. 4177 Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund        2050-AE62
            State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions........................................
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3390        SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA Section    2050-AE63
            102(a)................................................................................
3391        SAN No. 4736 Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOx.......    2050-AF02

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3392        SAN No. 4739 Standards and Practices for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries.........    2050-AF04
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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3393        SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces--       2040-AD39
            Phase II..............................................................................
3394        SAN No. 3999 NPDES Permit Requirements for Municipal Sanitary and Combined Sewer          2040-AD02
            Collection Systems, Municipal Satellite Collection Systems, Sanitary Sewer Overflows,
            and Peak Excess Flow Treatment Facilities.............................................
3395        SAN No. 4822 Effluent Guidelines and Standards: Recodification of Various Effluent        2040-AE61
            Guidelines............................................................................
3396        SAN No. 4932 Effluent Guidelines for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Point          2040-AE65
            Source Category.......................................................................
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                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3397        SAN No. 4540 Test Procedures: New and Updated Test Procedures for the Analysis of         2040-AD71
            Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act......................
3398        SAN No. 4543 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact From Cooling Water Intake            2040-AD70
            Structures at Existing Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, Phase 3
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 140)................................................................
3399        SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New       2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution..................................................................
3400        SAN No. 4690 Policy Regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit      2040-AD87
            Requirements for Municipal Wastewater Treatment During Wet Weather Conditions.........
3401        SAN No. 4852 Water Quality Standards for Pathogens and Pathogen Indicators for Coastal    2040-AE63
            Recreation Waters.....................................................................
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3402        SAN No. 4526 Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution             2050-AE87
            Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements.....................
3403        SAN No. 4370 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard        2040-AD49
            Point Source Category, Dissolving Kraft and Dissolving Sulfite Subcategories (Phase
            III)..................................................................................
3404        SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters........................    2040-AD46
3405        SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water       2040-AC75
            Act...................................................................................
3406        SAN No. 3714 Test Procedures: Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures            2040-AC92
            Approved for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring....................................
3407        SAN No. 3713 Test Procedures: Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures      2040-AC93
            and Guidance for Clean Water Act Test Procedures......................................
3408        SAN No. 4049 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Co-Planar and Mono-Ortho-Substituted     2040-AD09
            Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Under the Clean Water Act............................
3409        SAN No. 3786 NPDES Applications Revisions.............................................    2040-AC84
3410        SAN No. 4623 Watershed Rule: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Revisions........    2040-AD82
3411        SAN No. 4746 Gray and Black Water Discharges From Cruise Ships Operating in Certain       2040-AD89
            Alaskan Waters........................................................................
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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3412        SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development       2040-AD42
            Industry..............................................................................
3413        SAN No. 4406 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal        2040-AD55
            Production Industry...................................................................
3414        SAN No. 4407 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point    2040-AD56
            Source Category (Revisions)...........................................................
3415        SAN No. 4766 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2004................................    2040-AD92
3416        SAN No. 4378 Test Procedures: Revisions to Method Detection and Quantitation for the      2040-AD53
            Clean Water Act.......................................................................
3417        SAN No. 4474 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact From Cooling Water Intake            2040-AD62
            Structures at Existing Facilities Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, Phase 2
3418        SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment.....................    2040-AC14
3419        SAN No. 4493 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regulation Revisions Re: Use as Matching    2040-AD68
            Funds.................................................................................
3420        SAN No. 3925 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels--Phase II..    2040-AE64
3421        SAN No. 4945 Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to           2040-AE67
            Alaska, Arkansas, and Puerto Rico.....................................................
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3422        SAN No. 4770 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems       2040-AD93
            Revisions.............................................................................
3423        SAN No. 4821 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the      2040-AE60
            Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List......................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3424        SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Groundwater Rule (Reg Plan      2040-AA97
            Seq No. 137)..........................................................................
3425        SAN 4341. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface       2040-AD37
            Water Treatment Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 138)...........................................
3426        SAN 4342. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts    2040-AD38
            Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 139)...........................................................
3427        SAN No. 4703 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 2..............................    2060-AD86
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3428        SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.......................    2040-AA94
3429        SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb....................    2040-AC13
3430        SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary       2040-AD54
            Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR.............................
3431        SAN No. 4775 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Revisions to the Total          2040-AD94
            Coliform Monitoring and Analytical Requirements and Additional Distribution System
            Requirements..........................................................................
3432        SAN No. 4745 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3..............................    2040-AD99
3433        SAN No. 4236 Underground Injection Control: Update of State Programs..................    2040-AD40
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3434        SAN No. 4795 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Minor Corrections and           2040-AE58
            Clarification to Drinking Water Regulations...........................................
3435        SAN No. 4826 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Method for           2040-AE62
            Uranium...............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3436        SAN No. 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations........................    2040-AB85
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3021. PROPOSED REVISION TO EPA'S IMPLEMENTING NEPA REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 6

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05
Final Action                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4292;

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

Robert Hargrove, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, DEPP-SPMMP, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0000
Fax: 202-564-0070
Email: hargrove.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




3022. REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION REGULATION CONCERNING CONFLICT OF 
INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4319;

Sectors Affected: 5413 Architectural, Engineering and Related Services; 
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

[[Page 73806]]

Email: mcwhirter.cal@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________




3023. 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 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                            06/00/05
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3024. 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                            11/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3025.  ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CONTRACT 
DELIVERABLES (508)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301, sec 205(c); 41 USC 418(b)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1511; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the Environmental Protection Agency 
Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to require contractors to identify 
applicable accessibility standards in contract deliverables.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4931;

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-AA90
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3026. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3580;

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

[[Page 73807]]

Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3027. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING RULE 
(CROMERRR)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 141 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3028. 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                            09/14/04                    69 FR 55377
NPRM Comment Period End         10/14/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4693;

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

Deborah Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2822-T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1659
Fax: 202 566-1648
Email: williams.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3029. MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS TO EPAAR CLAUSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 63 Stat. 390 sec (c) 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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3030. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 9/86 EPA issued risk assessment guidelines relating to 
five areas: carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, chemical mixtures, 
developmental toxicants, and estimating exposures. EPA publishes, and 
periodically updates/revises, a series of guidelines whose purpose is 
to assist risk assessors in evaluating the risks of environmental 
hazards. The guidelines were developed to promote high technical 
quality and Agency-wide consistency in the human health risk assessment 
process. The Agency began revising the 1986 guidelines in light of 
significant scientific advances in our understanding of the processes 
of carcinogenesis and the modes of actions of disease at the cellular 
level. The revision of these guidelines is in keeping with the Agency's 
original intent when it issued the first risk assessment guidelines in 
1986. The guidelines were meant to be dynamic, flexible documents that 
would evolve to reflect the current state of the science and risk 
assessment practices. EPA released Draft Final Guidelines in March 2003 
for public comment, along with a new draft supplemental guidance 
document entitled, Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Cancer 
Susceptibility Resulting from Early-life Exposure to Carcinogens, to 
address early-life exposure issues. (Prior to the 2003 release, 
guidance on early life exposure issues was incorporated into the cancer 
guideline document. Early-life exposures issues were moved into a 
separate document anticipating that updates on the science will be 
necessary sooner then issues entailed in the draft final cancer 
guidelines.) The Supplemental Guidance document was peer reviewed by 
the SAB in May 2003. The final documents will be made available for 
review by the Science Policy Council and other governmental agencies 
prior to being submitted for Final Agency Closure. Revisions are being 
made to the documents based on comments received, balanced against 
input received during prior SAB reviews and prior public comment 
periods. The workgroups finalizing the Guidelines represent the major 
Program Offices and regional offices.

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 No. 3671;

Agency Contact: William Wood, Environmental Protection Agency,

[[Page 73808]]

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

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3031. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4925;

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

RIN: 2080-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




3032. 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 U.S.C. 300f to 300J-26; 
Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 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 requirements under RCRA and the 
SDWA. A second and subsequent rule will address Phases III-VI of the 
project covering additional reporting requirements under the CWA and 
CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/31/01                    66 FR 55050
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4536;

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



_______________________________________________________________________




3033. UTILIZATION OF SMALL, MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN 
PROCUREMENT UNDER ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulation will codify revisions to the Agency's program 
for the utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises 
in procurements under assistance agreements (i.e., grants and 
cooperative agreements awarded by EPA as well as grants and cooperative 
agreements awarded by other agencies under interagency agreements with 
EPA). The revisions are necessary to ensure consistency with the 
Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 115 
S.Ct. 2097 (1995), and were identified as part of the Clinton 
Administration's review of affirmative action programs. They include: 
(1) Placing greater emphasis on requiring assistance agreement 
recipients to submit documentation supporting proposed fair share 
procurement objectives for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and 
Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) based on

[[Page 73809]]

the availability of qualified MBEs and WBEs in the relevant geographic 
market; (2) authorizing or requiring recipients and their prime 
contractors to take reasonable race/gender-conscious measures (e.g., 
bidding credits) in the event that race/gender-neutral efforts prove 
inadequate to meet fair share objectives; and (3) administering 
statutory MBE/WBE objectives as a national goal, allowing smaller or 
larger fair share objectives for particular grants or cooperative 
agreements based on the availability standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3034. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 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 No. 3240;

Agency Contact: Sara Hisel-McCoy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2822-T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1649
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2025-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________




3035.  WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) FY 2003 
REPORT TO CONGRESS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 102-529 sec 23(a)(2)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4902;

Agency Contact: Lisa Sharp, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9265
Fax: 202 343-2305
Email: sharp.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

Raymond Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6602J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9463

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Email: lee.raymond@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM73
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3036. 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 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         12/00/05
Notice: Final for HCB           12/00/05
Notice: Final for OCS           12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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3037. 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                             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)                 Completed Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3038. IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTHORITY TO APPOINT RESEARCH SCIENTISTS UNDER 
42 USC

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       11/04/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John O'Brien
Phone: 202 564-7876
Fax: 202 564-2904
Email: obrien.johnt@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA83
_______________________________________________________________________




3039. REVISION TO EPAAR 1552.211-73, LEVEL OF EFFORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       07/22/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski
Phone: 202-564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




3040. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS PERFORMING SERVICES 
ONSITE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/08/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer
Phone: 202-564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: schaffer.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA80
_______________________________________________________________________




3041. CONTINUATION OF IMPLEMENTING THE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/08/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jill Robbins
Phone: 202-566-1981
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: robbins.jill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA81
_______________________________________________________________________




3042. ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE BACKGROUND CHECKS PERFORMED BY EPA AND 
CONTRACTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1511; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/08/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Judy Davis
Phone: 202-564-4310
Email: davis.judy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA85
_______________________________________________________________________




3043. CONTRACT BUNDLING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1519; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       07/22/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Kantrowitz
Phone: 202-564-4317
Email: kantrowitz.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________




3044. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) FY 2002 REPORT TO CONGRESS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Report to Congress              06/04/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee
Phone: 202-343-9463
Email: lee.raymond@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK79
_______________________________________________________________________




3045.  INTENT TO EVALUATE WHETHER THE WASTE ISOLATION 
PILOT PLANT CONTINUES TO COMPLY WITH THE 40 CFR PART 191 DISPOSAL 
REGULATIONS AND THE 40 CFR PART 194 COMPLIANCE CRITERIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 102-579; Land Withdrawal Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 191; 40 CFR 194

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Compliance Application Guidance (previously titled Format 
and Content Guide) will be a guidance document for 40 CFR 194 
compliance criteria. These criteria are being developed pursuant to the 
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Land Withdrawal Act and EPA's 
radioactive waste disposal standards (40 CFR 191). The compliance 
criteria are proceeding separately in the regulatory process. These 
criteria include a number of requirements that will be used by EPA to 
determine if the Department of Energy's (DOE) application to open the 
WIPP complies with 40 CFR 191. The Format and Content Guide for 40 CFR 
194 will 1) provide more detailed information on the completeness 
requirements discussed in the criteria, and it will 2) be used by EPA 
to judge if DOE has submitted in its application the information 
required by 40 CFR 194. There may be overlap in this Format and Content 
Guide and RCRA information needs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          05/24/04                    69 FR 29646

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3538.1; Split from RIN 2060-AG09.

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9463
Email: lee.raymond@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM60
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3046. REVISION TO POLICY ON CONTROL OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100(s)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the proposal of revisions to its policy on 
control of volatile organic compounds (VOC), including the use of 
photochemical reactivity in controlling VOCs. As a first step, an ANPRM 
will be issued soliciting public comment on various policy options. 
Subsequent steps could range from taking no further action to 
publishing a policy statement in the Federal Register. The ANPRM is to 
announce that EPA is considering revision of its VOC policy which 
appeared in the July 8, 1977 Federal Register (42 FR 35314) under the 
title ``Recommended Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds.'' 
That policy statement gave a broad description about how EPA would 
approach VOC control. This policy also said that we would be exempting 
certain organic compounds from control in volatile organic compound 
regulations (to meet ozone ambient air quality limits) due to these 
compounds having very low ozone forming potential. A list of exempt 
compounds was later codified in the definition of VOC at 40 CFR 
51.100(s) which was adopted on February 3, 1992 (57 FR 3941) for use in 
State Implementation Plans. The ANPRM will ask for public comments on 
various approaches EPA may use in the future to take photochemical 
reactivity into account in controlling VOCs. The ANPRM could lead to a 
policy statement, such as the 1977 policy statement, which would give a 
broad outline of the new approach EPA would take in the future. This 
would not be a rulemaking, but the revised policy could lead to new 
rules being adopted still further in the future. (Any such rules would 
be separately noticed in the Regulatory Agenda.) For example, the ANPRM 
could eventually lead to a revision of the definition of VOC at 40 CFR 
51.100(s).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4759;

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539-02, 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: 202 564-1554
Email: keating.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK75
_______________________________________________________________________




3047.  REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON POTENTIALLY INADEQUATE 
MONITORING IN CLEAN AIR APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS AND ON METHODS TO 
IMPROVE SUCH MONITORING

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) is to ask 
for public comments to help us identify potentially inadequate 
monitoring in Federal and State air quality standards and rules with 
respect to the monitoring requirements of title V of the Clean Air Act. 
The ANPRM would also ask for comments on methods to improve such 
monitoring. Specifically, we are seeking stakeholder input to identify 
potentially inadequate monitoring in applicable requirements, including 
NSPS, NESHAP, and State SI rules. We are also seeking suggestions as to 
the best programmatic methods to improve such monitoring, perhaps by 
conducting rulemaking to revise the monitoring in the applicable 
requirements directly. In our final ``umbrella monitoring rule'' 
published January 22, 2004, EPA explained its interpretation of the 
umbrella monitoring provisions of the operating permit program rules 
(part 70/71). We explained that those provisions do not establish a 
separate basis for establishing monitoring that would be different from 
any monitoring that may be required under the ``periodic monitoring'' 
rules. In addition, we stated that to satisfy the umbrella monitoring 
rules, operating permits must contain all monitoring required by the 
periodic monitoring rules and all monitoring required by applicable 
requirements, such as monitoring required by NSPS, NESHAP, the 
compliance assurance monitoring rule, and SIP rules. Also in the 
umbrella monitoring rule, EPA announced a strategy for improving 
monitoring in applicable requirements, where necessary, through 
rulemaking or other programmatic means, rather than solely by improving 
monitoring in operating permits on a case-by-case basis using the part 
70 and part 71 rules. This strategy for improving monitoring is 
consistent with a legal settlement we entered into with UARG and other 
industry trade groups over EPA's title V monitoring policy. This ANPRM 
is an important part of that strategy.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4699.1; Split from RIN 2060-AK29

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM63
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3048. 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 No. 4266;

Agency Contact: Dave Mckee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Harvey Richmond, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5271
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: richmond.harvey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3049. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05
Final Action                    03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3649;

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________




3050. 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

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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                            12/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070;

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3051. 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 by the OSWI standards. Standards will be set for the 
following pollutants: particulate matter, opacity, sulfur dioxide, 
hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, lead cadmium, 
mercury, and dioxins and dibenzofurans.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Prop. Stds & Guidance           11/09/00                    65 FR 67357
Notice                          11/09/00                    65 FR 66850
NPRM                            12/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3751;

Agency Contact: Fred Porter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG31
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3052. REVIEW OF NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) 
provisions, the EPA is proposing Federal regulations governing 
preconstruction permitting of major and minor stationary sources of air 
pollution in Indian country. Pursuant to the tribal Air Rule, eligible 
Indian tribes may receive EPA authorization to develop and implement 
such programs. The Federal NSR permitting programs would be effective 
throughout Indian country and would be implemented by EPA if eligible 
Indian Tribes do not elect, or do not receive authorization, to manage 
such programs. The proposed Federal NSR rule would require sources in 
Indian country, with certain exceptions, to obtain a permit prior to 
construction if they are: (1) New minor sources, (2) existing minor 
sources undergoing modification, (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                    03/00/06

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 No. 3975;

Agency Contact: Raj Rao, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5344
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: rao.raj@epamail.epa.gov

Mark Sendzik, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C339-
03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5534
Email: sendzik.mark@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH37

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3053. CLEAN AIR FINE PARTICLE IMPLEMENTATION RULE

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

RIN: 2060-AK74
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3054. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4119;

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

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

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D205-02, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH84
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3055. 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               12/00/04
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4478;

Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: Jolynn Collins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5671
Fax: 919 685-3208
Email: collins.jolynn@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ41
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3056. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4310;

Agency Contact: Dave Salman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI66

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3057. 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. On December 15, 2000, a panel of the D.C. Circuit 
issued its opinion in National Lime Assn v. EPA. The Court remanded the 
three standards for which we established floors of no control (hydrogen 
chloride (HCl), total hydrocarbon (THC), and mercury (Hg)). The Court 
found that we committed error in not considering other means of 
control, in particular, control of HAPs in raw materials and in fossil 
fuels. The Court also remanded that we consider setting beyond-the-
floor standards for HAP metals, for which particulate matter (PM) is a 
surrogate. This action will consist of amendments to respond to the 
court remand.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4585;

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Joe Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5356
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ78
_______________________________________________________________________




3058. 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 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                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4654;

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

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK09
_______________________________________________________________________




3059. 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 air toxics. 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 No. 4655;

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

RIN: 2060-AK10
_______________________________________________________________________




3060. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL PROCESS COOLING TOWERS RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

[[Page 73817]]

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 No. 4660;

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK16
_______________________________________________________________________




3061. 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
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4662;

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

Agency Contact: Rhea Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2940
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: jones.rhea@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK18
_______________________________________________________________________




3062. 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                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4669;

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

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK23
_______________________________________________________________________




3063. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04
Direct Final Action             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4712;

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK49
_______________________________________________________________________




3064. 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                            08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4750;

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK72
_______________________________________________________________________




3065. PETITION TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT : 4,4'-METHYLENE 
DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires EPA to regulate 188 compounds that 
are listed as air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants. Air 
toxics are those pollutants known, or suspected, to cause cancer and 
other human health problems. The law allows EPA to consider petitions 
to modify the list, by adding or removing substances. Individuals 
seeking to remove a substance must demonstrate that there are adequate 
data to determine that emissions, outdoor concentrations, 
bioaccumulation, or atmospheric deposition of the substance may not 
reasonably be anticipated to damage human health or the environment. 
The Agency received a petition to remove 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl 
Diisocyanate (MDI) from the American Chemistry Council on December 26, 
2002. Once EPA receives a petition, it conducts two reviews: a 
completeness review, to determine whether there is sufficient 
information on which to base a decision; and a technical review, to 
evaluate the merits of the petition. The EPA also requests and 
considers information from the public. After a comprehensive technical 
review of both the petition and the information received from the 
public to determine whether the petition satisfies the requirements of 
the CAA, the review team is required to make a recommendation to the 
Administrator on whether to grant the petition. If the Administrator 
decides to grant a petition, a proposed rule is published in the 
Federal Register which proposes a modification of the HAP list and 
presents the reasoning for doing so. The proposed rule is open to 
public comment and public hearing and all additional substantive 
information received during the public's involvement is evaluated prior 
to the decision on the issuance of a final rule. However, if the 
Administrator decides to deny a petition, a notice setting forth an 
explanation of the reasons for denial is published instead. A notice of 
denial constitutes final Agency action of nationwide scope and 
applicability, and is subject to judicial review as provided in the 
CAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3066. 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

[[Page 73819]]

within the synthetic organic chemical industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4659;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK14
_______________________________________________________________________




3067. 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                            01/00/05
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4309;

Sectors Affected: 32599 All Other Chemical Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5460
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: moore.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: lassiter.penny@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3068. 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 No. 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4584
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: lieske.christopher@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK70
_______________________________________________________________________




3069. 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 U.S. companies 
for Class I ozone-depleting substances. In accordance with the Beijing 
Amendments of the Montreal Protocol, this action establishes Article 5 
allowances independently of total production allowances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK45
_______________________________________________________________________




3070. 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 and limitedly approved and partially and 
limitedly 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                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4542;

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Laurie Ostrand, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office Denver, 8P-AR, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-312-6437
Fax: 303 312-6064
Email: ostrand.laurie@epamail.epa.gov

Cynthia Cody, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office Denver, 
8P-AR, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-312-6228
Fax: 303 312-6064
Email: cody.cynthia@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2008-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3071. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE RECALL REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7511(a)(2)(b); 42 USC 7511(a)(2)(b)(2)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action specifies requirements for enhanced I/M programs 
to establish a program to ensure compliance with recall notices. This 
is pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/05
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262;

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

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3072. 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                            03/00/05
Final Action                    03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 919-541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: hanley.tim@epamail.epa.gov

Michael Papp, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C339-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2408
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: papp.michael@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ25
_______________________________________________________________________




3073. 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                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4570;

Sectors Affected: 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Richard Babst, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EN-340-F, 6406-J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9473
Fax: 202 343-2801
Email: babst.richard@epamail.epa.gov

Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6407, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: machiele.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ72
_______________________________________________________________________




3074. 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                            11/00/04

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ83
_______________________________________________________________________




3075. 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,

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few, if any, of those rules specify complete procedures for ensuring 
the quality of the data measured by CPMS. The proposed PS-17 
establishes procedures and other requirements that will ensure that 
those CPMS are properly selected, installed, and placed into operation. 
The proposed QA Procedure 4 specifies procedures that will ensure that 
those CPMS provide quality data on an ongoing basis. Both PS-17 and QA 
Procedure 4 will help to ensure compliance with emission limitations 
established under 40 CFR part 63. Procedure 1 of appendix F currently 
addresses QA procedures for continuous emission monitoring systems 
(CEMS) that measure a single pollutant. The proposed amendments to QA 
Procedure 1 broadens the procedure to address the unique requirements 
of CEMS that are used for monitoring multiple pollutants. Because 
several of the regulations promulgated under 40 CFR part 63 require 
multiple pollutant CEMS, these amendments are needed to ensure those 
CEMS are operated in a manner that ensures the quality of the emission 
data collected. This action is not expected to have any impacts on 
small entities or State, local, or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5635
Fax: 919 541-0516
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3076. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES: DEFAULT 
BASELINE REVISION

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.

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 No. 4621;

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3077. 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. 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                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4632;

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Agency Contact: Marilyn Bennett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9624
Fax: 202 343-2803
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK02
_______________________________________________________________________




3078. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS FOR NEW 8-HOUR OZONE AND 
PM2.5 NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671q

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
Final Action                    07/01/04                    69 FR 40004
Correction Notice               07/20/04                    69 FR 43325
Supplemental NPRM               11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4811; 2060-AI56 was merged into this 
action May 2004

Agency Contact: Rudolph Kapichak, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4574
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: kapichak.rudolph@epamail.epa.gov

Laura Berry, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4858
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: berry.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL73
_______________________________________________________________________




3079. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ALLOWABLES PLANTWIDE APPLICABILITY LIMIT (PAL), 
AGGREGATION, AND DEBOTTLENECKING

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

RIN: 2060-AL75
_______________________________________________________________________




3080. 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 since approved the 
Michigan NOx SIP. In this current action, EPA is proposing that the SIP 
meets the proposed Section 126 Rule withdrawal criteria, and therefore, 
EPA is proposing to withdraw the redundant Section 126 Rule for sources 
in Michigan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4796;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AL83
_______________________________________________________________________




3081. 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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL89
_______________________________________________________________________




3082. 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                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4804;

Agency Contact: Cindy Newberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9729
Fax: 202-343-2337
Email: newberg.cindy@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL90
_______________________________________________________________________




3083. 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                            02/00/05
Final Action                    02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4808;

Agency Contact: Bill 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@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL91
_______________________________________________________________________




3084. 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 of a settlement between EPA, ARB, and Engine Manufacturers.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4809;

Agency Contact: Todd Sherwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4405

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Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: sherwood.todd@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3085. 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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3086. 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                            04/00/05
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4829;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AL97
_______________________________________________________________________




3087. 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                            04/00/05
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4830;

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL98

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3088. 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. Pollutants 
to be regulated are primarily nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates. 
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. Applying these technologies could result in a 90 percent 
reduction in exhaust emissions. The standards will build on our 
existing locomotive and marine diesel engine emission control programs, 
and will likely be modeled on our highway and nonroad diesel programs. 
The advanced technologies we are considering would take advantage of 
the fact that low-sulfur fuel for these engines will already be 
available as a result of previous regulation in our nonroad program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/29/04                    69 FR 39276
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 No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3089. 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                            04/00/05
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4846;

Agency Contact: Jolynn Collins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5671
Fax: 919 685-3208
Email: collins.jolynn@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM08
_______________________________________________________________________




3090. 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

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 6205-
J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9126
Fax: 202 343-2337
Email: smagin.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM09
_______________________________________________________________________




3091. 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

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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                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3092. 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), 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                            07/00/05
Final Action                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4875;

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

RIN: 2060-AM16
_______________________________________________________________________




3093. 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-generation reproductive 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Receipt of a Complete 
Petition                        07/19/04                    69 FR 42954
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 No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3094. AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM 
REQUIREMENTS TO ADDRESS NEW 8-HOUR OZONE STANDARD

Priority: Other Significant

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 will potentially be required as part of EPA's implementation of 
the 8-hour ozone standard.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3095. 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                            09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM22
_______________________________________________________________________




3096. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et 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                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4867;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM25
_______________________________________________________________________




3097. 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                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4865;

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM26
_______________________________________________________________________




3098. REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSMIX PROCESSING AND BLENDING UNDER THE 
REFORMULATED GASOLINE AND GASOLINE SULFUR RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

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                            02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3099. 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. The EPA is issuing a final rule 
that removes ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) from the list of 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP). EGBE compromises most of the air 
emissions from the metal can surface coating industry. Removing EGBE 
from the HAP list significantly affects the emission limits, emissions 
reductions, and the number of sources affected by the final rule issued 
in November 13, 2004 (68 FR 64432). This action proposes amendments to 
the surface coating of metal cans final rule to reflect the removal of 
EGBE from the hazardous air pollutant list.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4864;

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM28
_______________________________________________________________________




3100. 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                            05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4866;

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

RIN: 2060-AM30
_______________________________________________________________________




3101. PROPOSAL TO EXEMPT AREA SOURCES SUBJECT TO NESHAPS FROM FEDERAL 
AND STATE OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 502

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70 and 71

Legal Deadline: None

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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 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

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4868;

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3102. 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 Rule               12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4851
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: sohacki.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM32
_______________________________________________________________________




3103. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION FOR NITROGEN OXIDES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

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 EPA on 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                            11/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4881;

Agency Contact: Dan Deroeck, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5593
Fax: 919 541-5509

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Email: deroeck.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM33
_______________________________________________________________________




3104. 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 (less 
than 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                            04/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3105. 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                            10/00/05
Final Action                    10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM43
_______________________________________________________________________




3106. FLEXIBLE AIR PERMIT RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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 
the past 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 performance and updating emission factors or parameter 
values without requiring the permit to be amended or re-opened; 
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

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adjust their processes as necessary to remain under an emissions cap.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3107. 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 after this review, we will 
determine if these amendments are necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM47
_______________________________________________________________________




3108. 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
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3109. 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. NOTE: Substitute-refrigerant 
issues had previously been addressed by another rulemaking effort which 
is now listed as ``withdrawn`` in the ''completed`` section of this 
Regulatory Agenda (SAN 3560.1). Further work on these issues will be 
performed under SAN 4916.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4916;

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, 6205-
J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9126
Fax: 202 343-2337
Email: smagin.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM49
_______________________________________________________________________




3110. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005

Priority: Other Significant

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

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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                            11/00/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3111. 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; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 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. This 
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                            07/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4901;

Agency Contact: Nancy Smagin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205-J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9126
Fax: 202 343-2337
Email: smagin.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM55
_______________________________________________________________________




3112. 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                            01/00/05
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3113.  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) 
AND NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR 
AND REPLACEMENT (RMRR); MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR AMENDMENTS

Priority: Economically 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: This rulemaking is a follow up to SAN 4676, which is a final 
rule that specifies categories of equipment replacement activities that 
would qualify as ``routine maintenance, repair, and replacement'' 
(RMRR) under the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) Program (40 
CFR parts 51 and 52). SAN 4676's final action -- referred to as the 
``equipment replacement provision'' (ERP) -- was promulgated in the 
Federal Register on 10/27/03 (68 FR 61248). This action, SAN 4676.3, 
would propose more detailed approaches for establishing a regulatory 
definition for maintenance and repair activities (that are not 
equipment replacements) that fall within the RMRR Exclusion from major 
NSR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4676.3; Split from RIN 2060-AK28

Agency Contact: Dave Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-2380
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM62
_______________________________________________________________________




3114.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF 
SUBSTITUTES FOR OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES: N-PROPYL BROMIDE (COATINGS)

Priority: Economically Significant

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 in connection with the manufacture and use of coatings. 
This will ensure that nPB is used in a manner that is safe and 
environmentally protective.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4599.1; Split from RIN 2060-AK26. Split 
from RIN 2060-AJ58. The previous ANPRM was under SAN No. 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

Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9079
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: birgfeld.erin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM65
_______________________________________________________________________




3115.  AREA SOURCE NESHAP FOR STAINLESS AND 
NONSTAINLESS STEEL ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE (EAF) MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

Abstract: There are approximately 93 small steel mills (minimills) that 
melt steel scrap in 142 electric arc furnaces (EAF). Minimills account 
for roughly half of US steel production (50 million tons per year). The 
scrap charged to the furnace is the source of HAP emissions. A major 
source of scrap is recycled automobiles, which may contain mercury 
switches, lead components, oil, grease, plastics, and other materials 
that can contribute to HAP emissions. Pollutants of interest for the 
EAF NESHAP are manganese, lead, chromium, nickel, and mercury.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4889;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM71
_______________________________________________________________________




3116.  NESHAP: GENERAL PROVISIONS--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed amendments would revise and codify EPA's policy 
on when a major source can become an area source, and thus become not 
subject to national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for major sources. EPA is reconsidering the policy, 
established in May 16, 1995 memorandum, which allows sources to attain 
area source status prior to the source's first substantive compliance 
date of an applicable NESHAP for major sources. No source would be 
subject to the requirements unless they voluntarily decided to 
implement them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4908;

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

Sally Shaver, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5572
Fax: 919-541-0072
Email: shaver.sally@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM75
_______________________________________________________________________




3117.  NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA promulgated National Emission Standards for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for integrated iron and steel facilities on May 
20,2003. The EPA was subsequently petitioned by industry and 
EarthJustice concerning several issues. The EPA has engaged in 
negotiations with both industry and EarthJustice concerning the issues 
and is issuing these amendments to address the concerns. The amendments 
clarify several sections of the rule and provide clearer and consistent 
directions on complying with the standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4909;

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM76
_______________________________________________________________________




3118.  NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment will make technical corrections, clarify 
intent, and propose changes to the testing requirements for risk 
assessments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4911;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM78
_______________________________________________________________________




3119.  NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR 
STATIONARY COMBUSTION TURBINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA 111

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 9, 2005, Must propose revision 
to NSPS.
Final, Judicial, February 9, 2006, Must promulgate final rule.

Abstract: Stationary combustion turbines emit varying amount of air 
pollutants. These emissions have effects on both human health and the 
environment. New source performance standards set the minimum level of 
control for criteria pollutants (maximum emission rate) for new 
emission sources. These standards help to assure that new sources of 
pollution do not release excessive amounts of pollution to the 
atmosphere. This action is necessary since the Clean Air Act requires 
these standards to be reviewed periodically. The Environmental 
Protection Agency intends to review and, if appropriate, revise the new 
source performance standards for combustion turbines. New combustion 
turbines will be affected by this action. This action will ensure that 
the standards properly account for presently economically available 
pollution prevention and pollution control technologies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4912;

Agency Contact: Christian Fellner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-4003
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fellner.christian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM79
_______________________________________________________________________




3120.  NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR 
ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM GENERATING UNITS AND INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL 
BOILERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA 111

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 9, 2005, Under consent with 
Sierra Club and Our Children's Earth Foundation must propose revision 
to the NSPS standards.
Final, Judicial, February 9, 2006, Under consent with Sierra Club and 
Our Children's Earth Foundation must promulgate revision to the NSPS 
standards.

Abstract: Electric utility steam generating units and industrial and 
commercial boilers emit varying amount of air pollutants. These 
emissions have effects on both human health and the environment. New 
source performance standards set the minimum level of control for 
criteria pollutants (maximum emission rate) for new emission sources. 
These standards help to assure that new sources of pollution do not 
release excessive amounts of pollution to the atmosphere. This action 
is necessary since the Clean Air Act requires these standards to be 
reviewed periodically. The Environmental Protection Agency intends to 
review and, if appropriate, revise the new source performance standards 
for electric utility steam generating units and industrial and

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commercial boilers. New utility steam generating units (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart Da) and industrial and commercial boilers (40 CFR part 60, 
subparts Db and Dc) will be affected by this action. This action will 
ensure that the standards properly account for presently economically 
available pollution prevention and pollution control technologies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4913;

Agency Contact: Christian Fellner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-4003
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: fellner.christian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM80
_______________________________________________________________________




3121.  NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR 
RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINES

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

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 111

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project is to develop New Source Performance Standards 
(NSPS) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion compression 
ignition (diesel) engines. These standards are being developed under 
section 111 of the CAA to require the application of the best system of 
emission reduction taking into account the cost of achieving emission 
reductions and environmental and energy impacts. The pollutants that 
will be addressed in this rulemaking are PM, NOx, SO2, and CO. The 
project is on a tight litigated schedule that has been agreed on in 
principle to propose by June 05 and to promulgate by June 06. 
Information gathering will begin in early April 04 and will result in 
the development of regulatory packages to propose and promulgate an 
NSPS standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4914;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM81
_______________________________________________________________________




3122.  NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND 
BATTERY STACKS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery 
Stacks on April 14, 2003. EPA was subsequently petitioned by industry 
concerning several technical issues. EPA has engaged in negotiations 
with industry concerning the resolution of these issues and has agreed 
to propose amendments to address them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04
Direct Final Action             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4919;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM83
_______________________________________________________________________




3123.  NESHAP: IRON AND STEEL FOUNDRIES; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA promulgated National Emission Standards for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for iron and steel foundries on April 22,2004. 
The EPA was subsequently petitioned by industry and EarthJustice 
concerning several issues. The EPA has engaged in negotiations with 
both industry and EarthJustice concerning the issues and is issuing 
these amendments to address the concerns. The amendments clarify 
several sections of the rule and provide clearer and consistent 
directions on complying with the standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4927;

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-2837

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

RIN: 2060-AM85
_______________________________________________________________________




3124.  NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING; 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Taconite Iron Ore Processing on October 30, 
2003 (68 FR 61867). EPA was subsequently petitioned by National 
Wildlife Federation (NWF) concerning several technical issues. EPA has 
engaged in negotiations with NWF concerning the issues and is issuing 
these amendments to address their concerns. The amendments clarify 
several sections of the rule and provide clearer and consistent 
directions on complying with the standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4929;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM87
_______________________________________________________________________




3125.  PART 63 GENERAL PROVISIONS--RESPONSE TO 
PETITION TO RECONSIDER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice will propose a response to the Natural Resource 
Defense Council's petition to reconsider certain aspects of the May 30, 
2003 amendments to the part 63 General Provisions. The primary issue is 
public access to startup, shutdown, and malfunction plans. At this 
point it is not known if there will be any regulatory revisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4934;

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

Sally Shaver, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5572
Fax: 919-541-0072
Email: shaver.sally@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM89
_______________________________________________________________________




3126.  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) 
AND NON-ATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): RECONSIDERATION OF INCLUSION 
OF FUGITIVE EMISSIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title I

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 and 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 11, 2003, EPA received a petition for reconsideration 
on behalf of Newmont USA Limited, dba Newmont Mining Corporation 
(Newmont) that stated that the December 31, 2002 (67 FR 80185) final 
rule included fugitive emissions for the purposes of determining 
whether a facility had undergone a major modification for the first 
time. The EPA is announcing reconsideration of this issue arising from 
our final rules of December 31, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4940;

Agency Contact: Pam Long, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-0641
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: long.pam@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM91
_______________________________________________________________________




3127.  FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS TO REDUCE 
INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AND OZONE

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 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes Federal implementation plans that may be 
needed if States fail to revise their State implementation plans to 
comply with the ``Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine 
Particulate Matter and Ozone (Clean Air Interstate Rule).'' The Clean 
Air Interstate Rule, which EPA proposed in January 2004, would 
establish statewide emissions reduction requirements for nitrogen 
oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) in order to eliminate the 
emissions that are significantly contributing to fine particulate 
matter (PM2.5) and 8-hour ozone nonattainment problems in

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downwind States. NOx and SO2 are precursors to PM2.5 pollution; NOx is 
also a precursor to ozone pollution. Controlling these emissions will 
assist the downwind areas in meeting the PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone 
national ambient air quality standards. In the FIP action, EPA intends 
to propose Federal NOx and SO2 trading programs for electric generating 
units. The EPA is required to promulgate a FIP within 2 years of: 1) 
finding that a State has failed to make the required SIP submittal, 2) 
finding that the submittal received does not satisfy the minimum SIP 
completeness criteria, or 3) disapproving a SIP in whole or in part. 
The EPA is required to promulgate the FIP unless EPA has approved, 
within the 2-year time period, a SIP that corrects the identified 
deficiency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4933;

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

Joe Paisie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5556
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: paisie.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM93
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3128. 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 No. 4315; Formerly listed as RIN 2060-AI79

Agency Contact: Doug McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office San Francisco, AIR5, San Francisco, CA 94105
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3129. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposal                      03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

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

Agency Contact: Doug McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office San Francisco, AIR5, San Francisco, CA 94105
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3130. 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

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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               05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3131. 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. In response to public 
comments received on the April 2000 proposal, we integrated the PRIME 
downwash algorithm and made other incidental modifications, creating 
AERMOD(02222). On September 8, 2003, we issued a Notice of Data 
Availability (NDA) to announce the AERMOD revisions, and to reveal new 
performance data. Public comments taken for 30 days have now been 
summarized and Agency responses are being developed that support the 
intended action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/00                    65 FR 21505
Notice of Data Availability     09/08/03                    68 FR 52934
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3470.1; Split from RIN 2060-AF01.

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D243-01, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3132. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4683;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Dave Sanders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-3356
Fax: 919 541-0824

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Email: sanders.dave@epamail.epa.gov

WilliamL 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3133. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3134. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3900;

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, D243-02, Washington, DC 20460
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3135. CLEAN AIR OZONE IMPLEMENTATION RULE (PART 1 AND PART 2)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 128 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AJ99
_______________________________________________________________________




3136. 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 app J; 40 CFR 63 - app 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 and proposed 
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

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effects and welfare (agricultural, ecosystem) effects have been 
attributed to concentrations of ozone commonly measured in the ambient 
air throughout the United States.

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 Amendment                  06/30/04                    69 FR 39383
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3380;

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Mary 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3137. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958;

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3138. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.270 to 60.276a

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4555;

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: cavender.kevin@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ68
_______________________________________________________________________




3139. UPDATE OF CONTINUOUS INSTRUMENTAL TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

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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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4161;

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

RIN: 2060-AK61
_______________________________________________________________________




3140. PETITIONS TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: MEK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4313;

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




3141. CLEAN AIR MERCURY RULE--ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM GENERATING UNITS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 127 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AJ65
_______________________________________________________________________




3142. 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.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2005, Consent Decree; still holding 
discussions re what day in March 2005 rule will need to be signed.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/04                    69 FR 48338
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3143. 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

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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                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4713;

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

RIN: 2060-AK50
_______________________________________________________________________




3144. 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 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             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK51
_______________________________________________________________________




3145. 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 strategy of first choice in reducing HAP 
emissions. We expect these amendments to result in no additional burden 
for sources and air pollution control agencies. This effort is the 
product of discussions with State and local air pollution control 
officials. There also are no significant policy issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4719;

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK54
_______________________________________________________________________




3146. 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 18327
NPRM-STAY                       04/07/04                    69 FR 18338
Final Action - STAY             08/18/04                     69 FR 5118
Final Action - Delisting        05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4751;

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

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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-AK73
_______________________________________________________________________




3147. 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               02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4763;

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK80
_______________________________________________________________________




3148. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4689;

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3149. 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 No. 3910;

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

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3150. 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;

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42 USC 7522; 42 USC 7524; 42 USC 7525; 42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7542; 42 USC 
7549; 42 USC 7550; 42 USC 7552

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3151. 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             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4604

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

RIN: 2060-AJ82
_______________________________________________________________________




3152. 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 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                    05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4757

Sectors Affected: 3361 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

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

RIN: 2060-AK76
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3153. 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

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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 No. 2665;

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

RIN: 2060-AI03
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3154. 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 is revising 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 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 uses from the 2005 phaseout of methyl bromide. In 
addition, the rule will limit the amount of methyl bromide available 
from inventories for critical uses. Because this is an exemption to the 
phaseout it confers a benefit on affected entities. The rule will 
allocate quantities of methyl bromide for critical use exemptions for 
2005 based on amounts of methyl bromide authorized by the Parties to 
the Montreal Protocol. This allocation of quantities was previously to 
be proposed in a separate action under SAN 4820, but the rulemakings 
were combined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/04                    69 FR 52366
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ63
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3155. 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-propyl bromide (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 the specific applications in 
which it may be used to those with low emissions and requiring exposure 
limits consistent with industry practices. This will ensure that nPB is 
used in a manner that is safe and environmentally protective. OSHA does 
not currently regulate nPB. EPA would revise our ruling to adopt 
whatever OSHA requires if OSHA later regulates the use of nPB. If 
finalized as proposed, this rule would be consistent with most existing 
industry practices and would impose little or no burden on industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/03/03                    68 FR 33284
NPRM Correction                 10/02/03                    68 FR 56809
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Sectors Affected: 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related 
Product Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment 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


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Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9079
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: birgfeld.erin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK26
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3156. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

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

Agency Contact: Debra Suzuki, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional 
Office Seattle, OAQ-107, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 206-553-0985
Fax: 206-553-0110
Email: suzuki.debra@epamail.epa.gov

Mahbubul Islam, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office 
Seattle, OAQ-107, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 206-553-6985
Fax: 206 553-0110
Email: islam.mahbubul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2012-AA01
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3157. REVISION TO THE DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) TO 
EXCLUDE TERTIARY BUTYL ACETATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100(s)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The definition of VOC is proposed to be revised to add 
tertiary butyl acetate to the list of negligibly reactive compounds. 
This is a deregulatory action that will remove tertiary butyl acetate 
from the necessity to be controlled as a VOC in SIPs for attaining the 
ozone standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/30/99                    64 FR 52731
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4254;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI45
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3158. CLEAN AIR VISIBILITY RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 126 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AJ31
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3159. 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                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

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and Radiation, 6407, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4832
Fax: 734 214-4018
Email: manning.bryan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK01
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3160. 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                            08/11/04                    69 FR 48827
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4634;

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Anne--Marie 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
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3161. 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             04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4722;

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK56
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3162. 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 
rulemaking (NPRM) were published on November 5, 2001, in response to a 
settlement agreement reached with the American Chemical Council (ACC) 
regarding their litigation on the Gasoline Deposit Control Additive 
Rule. This litigation pertained to the information that manufacturers 
must provide on additive composition at the time of certification. 
Adverse comments were received on two of the four amendments. A partial 
withdrawal notice was published on January 24, 2002, which withdrew the 
amendments on which we received adverse comments. In this action, we 
plan to finalize the provisions that were withdrawn. The provisions we 
plan to finalize are based on an ACC consensus position, which reduces 
the burden on manufacturers in demonstrating compliance with limits on 
the compositional variability of the deposit control additives, while 
maintaining the emissions control benefits of the gasoline deposit 
control program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action 1           11/05/01                    66 FR 55885
Final Action 2                  11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

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3163. 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             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4706;

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

RIN: 2060-AK69
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3164. REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: MODIFICATIONS TO STANDARDS 
AND REQUIREMENTS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE INCLUDING 
BUTANE BLENDERS AND ATTEST ENGAGEMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7454(c); 42 USC 7454(k); 42 USC 
7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Through the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Congress 
mandated that EPA promulgate regulations for reformulated and 
conventional gasoline. The purpose of this mandate was to reduce 
vehicle emissions of toxic and ozone-forming compounds. EPA published 
the regulations on February 16, 1994. On July 11, 1997, EPA published a 
proposed rule that included various minor adjustments to the 1994 rule. 
The emissions benefits achieved from the reformulated gasoline and 
conventional gasoline programs would not be reduced by the proposed 
changes. On December 31, 1997, EPA finalized many of the proposed 
changes. This rule would finalize certain other of the remaining 
changes that were not included in the December 31, 1997, final rule. 
These changes make minor adjustments to the structure of the 
reformulated gasoline and conventional gasoline programs, correct 
technical errors, and codify guidance previously issued by the Agency. 
This rule also makes several minor technical corrections to the 
reformulated gasoline rule which were not included in the 
aforementioned July 11, 1997 proposal, and makes minor technical 
corrections to the gasoline sulfur rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4758;

Sectors Affected: 42271 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 32411 
Petroleum Refineries

Agency Contact: Marilyn Bennett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9624
Fax: 202 343-2803
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK77
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3165. CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE RULE FORMERLY TITLED: INTERSTATE AIR QUALITY 
RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73; 40 CFR 74; 40 CFR 77; 40 
CFR 78; 40 CFR 96

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Many pollutant types and sources contribute to ambient levels 
of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone that exceed national air 
quality standards, and to regional haze that adversely affects 
visibility in Federal Class I areas. Some of these pollutants may 
originate tens or hundreds of miles from the areas where violations of 
the national ambient air quality standards are detected, from sources 
that are outside the jurisdiction of the State that is harmed. The 
Clean Air Act requires that a State take steps to prevent emissions 
from sources located within its boundaries from interfering with a 
downwind State's ability to meet air quality standards, or interfering 
with measures to protect visibility. EPA believes it is important to 
address interstate transport 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.

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Further, EPA will conduct updated transport 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 Clean Air Interstate 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               06/10/04                    69 FR 32683
Notice of Data Availability     08/06/04                    69 FR 47828
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4794;

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

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

Joe Paisie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5556
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: paisie.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL76
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3166. LIST OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS, PETITION PROCESS, LESSER 
QUANTITY DESIGNATIONS, SOURCE CATEGORY LIST: PETITION TO DELIST ETHYLENE 
GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER

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 No. 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
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3167. 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 in the affected area. Area 
designations of attainment/unclassifiable mean 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 can not make a determination for the area. 
States and tribes were requested to make their designation 
recommendations to EPA by February 2004. EPA reviewed the designation 
recommendations submitted by the States and tribes and made 
modifications as deemed appropriate. EPA is required by the CAA to 
notify States and tribes of any modifications that they intend to make 
to their recommendations no later than 120 days prior to promulgation 
of the designations. This time period is meant to provide States and 
tribes an opportunity to make a case for why

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EPA's modifications may be inappropriate. EPA notified States and 
tribes of the intended changes to their recommendations on June 29, 
2004. The final date for promulgating designations for PM-2.5 is 
November 17, 2004. The effective date of the designations will be 60 
days following the promulgation of the designations in the Federal 
Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3168. 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                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM05
_______________________________________________________________________




3169. 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 to the national 
emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for asphalt processing 
and asphalt roofing manufacturing that will correct minor errors in 
that rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4855;

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM10
_______________________________________________________________________




3170. 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                            06/21/04                   69 FR 634326
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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


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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3171. 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             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5356
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM23
_______________________________________________________________________




3172. 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 direct final rule updates the current SNAP list of 
acceptable alternatives for ozone-depleting substances in the fire 
suppression and explosion protection sector. The revisions to the SNAP 
lists will be done through a ``direct final'' rulemaking because we 
view them as non-controversial and anticipate no adverse comment. In 
this direct final rule, we are introducing new substitutes giving 
businesses and users additional flexibility in safely transitioning 
away from ozone-depleting halons in the fire protection sector. This 
action does not place any significant burden on users but provides new 
halon substitutes while continuing to protect human health and the 
environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3173. 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                            09/10/04                    69 FR 54846
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

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3174. 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). 
Except as specified below, the American Petroleum Institute (API) 
recently recommended these test method changes to the Agency. The 
Agency has evaluated these recommended test methods 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) 
update ASTM analytical test methods, ASTM D 2622, ASTM D 3120, ASTM D 
5453, ASTM D 1319 and ASTM D 4815 to their most recent ASTM version, 2) 
update the regulations to refer to analytical test method ASTM D 6920-
03 in our regulations, rather than ASTM D 6428-99, 3) change the 
designated test method for measuring sulfur in butane to ASTM D 6667-
01, and continuing to allow ASTM D 3246-96 as an alternative test 
method for measuring sulfur in butane until the Agency promulgates a 
performance-based test method approach, 4) upon petition to the Agency 
by X-Ray Optical Systems, Inc., allow an additional alternative test 
method for measuring sulfur in gasoline, ASTM D 7039-04, and 5) remove 
the September 1, 2004, sunset provisions for the alternative analytical 
test methods, ASTM D 1319, which measures aromatics in RFG and CG, and 
ASTM D 4815, which measures oxygenate content in RFG and CG. These 
alternative test methods will be continued to be allowed to be used 
until the Agency promulgates a performance-based test method approach 
for qualifying alternative analytical test methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3175. 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 Rule               03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3176. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANT 
RECYCLING; AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF REFRIGERANT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.154(a)

Legal Deadline: None

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

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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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9185
Fax: 202-565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM51
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. 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 Rule               02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM52
_______________________________________________________________________




3178. 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 Rule               12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4918;

Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9079
Fax: 202 343-2338
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3179.  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) 
AND NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR 
AND REPLACEMENT (RMRR) EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT PROVISION (ERP); 
RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Economically 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: This rulemaking is a follow up to SAN 4676, a final rule that 
specifies categories of equipment replacement activities that would 
qualify as ``routine maintenance, repair, and replacement'' (RMRR) 
under the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) Program (40 CFR parts 
51 and 52). SAN 4676's final action -- referred to as the ``equipment 
replacement provision'' (ERP) -- was promulgated in the Federal 
Register on 10/27/03. (The rule was subsequently stayed by the US Court 
of Appeals (DC Circuit) on 12/24/03; see SAN 4676.1, RIN 2060-AM57, 
elsewhere in this Regulatory Agenda.) EPA received petitions for 
reconsideration from a number of environmental and public interest 
groups and a group of states on several issues in the ERP. This action, 
SAN 4676.2, grants reconsideration of three issues contained in those 
petitions: our legal basis for the ERP, the 20 percent cost threshold 
for replacements under the ERP, and the modification made to the 
approach for SIPs to automatically update each time EPA revises the 
FIP. On August 2, EPA conducted a public hearing on the Reconsideration 
notice (published on 7/1/04). The comment period for the 
Reconsideration concluded on August 30 and the record for the public 
hearing closed on

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September 1. EPA received approximately 300 comments on the ERP 
Reconsideration during the comment period. About 75 percent of the 
comments are from citizens, 20 percent are from industry, and the 
remaining 5 percent are from either State/local agencies, environmental 
groups, or Federal agencies. EPA plans to finalize its reconsideration 
by December 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/01/04                    69 FR 40278
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4676.2; Split from RIN 2060-AK28

Agency Contact: Dave Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-2380
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM58
_______________________________________________________________________




3180.  NONATTAINMENT MAJOR NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 129 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AM59
_______________________________________________________________________




3181.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS: MISCELLANEOUS COATING MANUFACTURING; AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule was published on December 11, 2003. These 
minor amendments clarify the requirements for process vessels and 
include several technical corrections.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4890;

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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM72
_______________________________________________________________________




3182.  NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A direct final rulemaking will be written in which requests 
for reconsideration will be addressed. End users have always been 
covered by the rule. It has always been our intention to cover 
distribution of organic liquids wherever it might take place. This will 
be clarified in the direct final. Recordkeeping requirements will also 
be reduced. Typographical and cross-referencing errors will be 
corrected and control requirement oversights will be corrected.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4910;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM77
_______________________________________________________________________




3183.  NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1500

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
(NESHAP) was promulgated for the Secondary Aluminum Production industry 
on March 23, 2000 (65 FR 15710). Since promulgation, a number of minor 
errors have been discovered in the text of the rule. This action will 
correct those minor errors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4928;

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-AM86

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3184.  REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES: REFINER 
AND IMPORTER QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR DOWNSTREAM OXYGENATE 
BLENDING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the reformulated gasoline regulations 
to allow refiners and importers of ``reformulated gasoline blendstock 
for oxygenate blending,'' or RBOB, to use an alternative method of 
fulfilling the regulatory requirement to conduct quality assurance 
sampling and testing at downstream oxygenate blending facilities. This 
alternative method would consist of a comprehensive program of quality 
assurance sampling and testing calculated to achieve the same 
objectives as the current regulatory quality assurance requirement; 
ie., to ensure that all facilities that blend oxygenate with RBOB in a 
given reformulated gasoline area are blending the required amounts of 
oxygenate. The program would be carried out by an independent 
association funded by an industry consortium. The program would be 
conducted pursuant to a survey plan, approved by EPA. This action will 
not have any adverse environmental impact.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4930;

Agency Contact: Marilyn Bennett, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9624
Fax: 202 343-2803
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM88
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3185.  NESHAP FOR REFRACTORY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 91-190, sec 203

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for new and existing refractory products manufacturing 
facilities, were promulgated on April 16, 2003, under section 112(d) of 
the Clean Air Act (CAA). These amendments clarify the testing and 
monitoring requirements of the NESHAP, bring the NESHAP into 
consistency with recent changes to the General Provisions to part 63, 
and make certain technical corrections to the rule. We view the 
revisions as noncontroversial and anticipate no significant adverse 
comments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4937;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM90
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3186.  STATE AND FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS: 
AMENDMENTS TO COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70.6 (Correction); 40 CFR 71.6 (Correction)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The amendments to the compliance certification requirements 
for State and Federal operating permits were published in the Federal 
Register on June 27, 2003 (SAN 4671). The amendatory language of the 
final rules contained an editing error; a sentence was removed from the 
rules. This error could be misleading and needs to be clarified. 
Today's action corrects this error by inserting the missing sentence 
back into the rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4941;

Agency Contact: Grecia Castro, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD 304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-1351
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: castro.grecia@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM92

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3187. 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                            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4695;

Sectors Affected: 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK68
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3188. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7); AVAILABILITY OF 
INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC; TECHNICAL AMENDMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: CAA 112(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68.210

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and its 
implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 68 require certain stationary 
sources to report an Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA), including a 
worst-case release scenario, in a Risk Management Plan (RMP) that is to 
be made available to the public. In response to concerns that posting 
OCA information on the Internet might increase the risk of terrorist 
and other criminal activities, on August 5, 1999 the Chemical Safety 
Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act (CSISSFRRA) 
was enacted. The Act requires the President to promulgate regulations 
governing the distribution of the OCA sections of RMPs that, in the 
opinion of the President, would minimize the likelihood of accidental 
releases and the risk of terrorist and other criminal activities 
associated with posting this information. The President delegated his 
rulemaking authority to the Attorney General and the Administrator of 
EPA, who jointly promulgated the required regulations at 40 CFR part 
1400. The part 1400 regulations restrict the public's access to the OCA 
sections of RMPs in certain ways. As currently drafted, however, 
section 68.210(a) of part 68 States that RMPs are available to the 
public under CAA section 114, which makes information collected under 
the CAA, including RMPs in their entirety, available to the public, 
except for confidential business information. EPA is therefore revising 
40 CFR section 68.210(a) to reflect the August 2000 rulemaking. The 
revision will state that OCA data is made available to the public under 
the provisions of 40 CFR part 1400. This revision is not meant to 
regulate any new entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4607;

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE95
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3189. 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

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facility and surrounding community in event of an accidental release.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4619;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-7987
Fax: 202 564-8444
Email: franklin.kathy@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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3190. 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) to provide increased 
protection against both health and environmental effects of PM. On the 
same day, a Presidential Memorandum (62 FR 38421) was published that, 
among other things, anticipated that EPA would complete the next review 
of the PM NAAQS by July 2002. The EPA's plans and schedule for the next 
periodic review of the PM NAAQS were published on October 23, 1997 (62 
FR 55201). Due to the unprecedented volume of new research, the 
completion of the Criteria Document has been extended. As result the 
overall schedule for the review of the PM NAAQS has extended beyond the 
original target of July 2002. As with other NAAQS reviews, a rigorous 
assessment of relevant scientific information will be presented in a 
Criteria Document (CD) prepared by EPA's National Center for 
Environmental Assessment. The EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards will then prepare a Staff Paper (SP) for the Administrator 
which will evaluate the policy implications of the key studies and 
scientific information contained in the CD and additional technical 
analyses and identify critical elements that EPA staff believe should 
be considered in reviewing the standards. The CD and SP will be 
reviewed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the 
public, and both final documents will reflect the input received 
through these reviews. As the PM NAAQS review is completed, the 
Administrator's proposal to revise or reaffirm the PM NAAQS will be 
published with a request for public comment. Input received during the 
public comment period will be considered in the Administrator's final 
decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4255, EDocket No. OAR-2001-0017
http://docket.epa.gov/edkpub/do/EDKStaffCollectionDetailView
?objectId=0b0007d48006d9eb;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/pm/s--pm--index.html

Agency Contact: Mary Ross, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-01, Washington, DC 20460
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
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3191. 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 No. 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

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3192. 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 No. 1002;

Agency Contact: Dave Mckee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Susan Stone, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-1146
Email: stone.susan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AA61
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3193. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 4                          08/29/00                    65 FR 52319
NPRM 5                          03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3939;

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
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3194. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7670 to 7479 CAA 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

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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 No. 3919;

Agency Contact: Darrel Harmon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6101A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-7416
Fax: 202 501-1153
Email: harmon.darrel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH01
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3195. 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, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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3196. 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                            01/00/07
Final Action                    01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4653;

Sectors Affected: 33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK08
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. 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                            06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4657;

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK13
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. 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                            07/00/06
Final Action                    07/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4661;

Sectors Affected: 483 Water Transportation

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK17
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3199. 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                            01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4665;

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

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, RTP, 20460
Phone: 919-541-5308
Fax: 919-541-5450
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK19
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3200. 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.

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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                            01/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4666;

Sectors Affected: 336611 Ship Building and Repairing

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

RIN: 2060-AK20
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. 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                            05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4667;

Sectors Affected: 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 
337211 Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK21
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. 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: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The current action, required 
by section 112(f) of the CAA, is to assess residual risks and develop 
additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an ample margin 
of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4668;

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

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK22
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK24
_______________________________________________________________________




3204. 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                            07/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4663;

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

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

RIN: 2060-AK25
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart U. This source category covers 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                            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4656;

Sectors Affected: 325212 Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK12
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. 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                            07/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4658;

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5608

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Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK15
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. 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 and 
Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

David Cole, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. CONTROL OF METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering taking action to control the use of Methyl 
Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE), which is an organic compound that is 
primarily used as a fuel additive in gasoline. MTBE has been used to 
meet the oxygen requirement established by the Federal Reformulated 
Gasoline Program (RFG) established by the 1990 amendments to the Clean 
Air Act (CAA). Over 85 percent of reformulated gasoline contains MTBE. 
EPA is concerned that the widespread use of MTBE may have resulted in 
the contamination of groundwater and drinking water supplies, 
threatening their future use. While current detections levels are 
generally believed to be below levels that may cause public health 
concerns, low level MTBE contamination may render water unpotable due 
to offensive taste and odor. In November of 1998, EPA established a 
Blue Ribbon Panel to investigate air quality benefits and water quality 
concerns associated with oxygenates, including MTBE, in gasoline, and 
to provide independent advice and recommendations on ways to maintain 
air quality while protecting water quality. In September, 1999, the 
panel recommended that the use of MTBE be substantially reduced. EPA is 
now evaluating the Blue Ribbon Panel's recommendations, and has 
conducted a preliminary review of authorities available to address 
risks associated with MTBE. EPA issued an 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 No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM 2              To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hitte.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF70
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. 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, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3922;

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: voorhees.scott@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. SELECTION OF SEQUENCE OF MANDATORY SANCTIONS TO BE APPLIED 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 502 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4700;

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: voorhees.scott@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK46
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. 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 No. 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

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3213. 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

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917;

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-214-4238
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had oversight 
and policy development authority for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) 
programs since the passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 1970. The 1977 
amendments to the CAA mandated I/M for certain areas with long-term air 
quality problems and the 1990 amendments set forth standards for 
implementation of I/M programs. EPA used the statutory requirements of 
the Act, including I/M requirements for Federal facilities, to 
promulgate regulations which states would use in the development of 
their I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs). Those rule requirements 
effectively gave States certain authorities over the Federal 
government. The Department of Justice has now ruled that Federal 
sovereign immunity was not fully waived under the CAA for those 
requirements and EPA should amend its rule to remove the requirement 
that States include those elements in their SIPs. EPA is proposing to: 
(1) Amend the Federal facilities I/M requirements by removing that 
section; (2) correct existing I/M SIP approval actions which include 
these elements; (3) establish new Federal facilities I/M program 
requirements which Federal facilities in I/M program areas must meet in 
order to comply with the Act; and (4) designate for each State which 
section of the Act Federal agencies must comply with based on how that 
State promulgated its I/M regulations. These changes will have minimal 
to no impact on the States as no new requirements are being created. 
The States are under no obligation, legal or otherwise, to modify 
existing SIPs meeting the previously applicable requirements as a 
result of this action, nor will emissions reduction credit be affected. 
However, the changes will clarify for affected Federal facilities what 
they must do to meet the CAA requirements by establishing new 
regulations per those requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/05
Final Action                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4348;

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734-214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@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
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3215. RESCINDING FINDING THAT PREEXISTING PM10 STANDARDS ARE NO LONGER 
APPLICABLE IN NORTHERN ADA COUNTY/BOISE, IDAHO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA had previously taken action to revoke the PM-10 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Boise/Ada County 
area in anticipation that a revised PM-10 NAAQS would soon be in place. 
However, the DC Circuit court subsequently vacated the revised PM-10 
NAAQS, the effectiveness of which served as the underlying basis for 
EPA's decision to revoke the preexisting PM-10 NAAQS. Therefore, in 
order to protect public health in the Boise/Ada County area, EPA is 
proposing to reinstate the pre-existing PM-10 NAAQS. Without this 
action there would be no Federal PM-10 NAAQS applicable to this area. 
This action is tentatively subject to the terms of a settlement 
agreement that was signed by all parties in January 2001. A Federal 
Register notice of the proposed settlement requesting public comment 
was published January 30, 2001 in accordance with section 113(g) of the 
Act. No negative comments were received. EPA/DOJ signed the settlement 
agreement and the State is in the process of carrying out its 
obligations under the settlement agreement. The State submitted its 
maintenance plan for Boise on 9/27/2002. Under the settlement, EPA 
agreed to take final action on the State's submittal by 9/30/2003. On 
July 30, 2003 a Federal Register notice was

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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
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
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3216. PERFORMANCE-BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR FUELS: CRITERIA FOR SELF-
QUALIFYING ALTERNATIVE TEST METHODS; DESCRIPTION OF OPTIONAL STATISTICAL 
QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7545

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4633;

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. 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                    02/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4691;

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C33903, 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, 
C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK42

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3218. 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 nonregulatory 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 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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4783;

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

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5135
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: driscoll.tom@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK85
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3219. 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, 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 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4095.1; Split from RIN 2060-AH88.

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

RIN: 2060-AL79
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. 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: Other Significant

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 the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. 
Circuit) remanded the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. (American Trucking 
Associations, Inc. v. EPA, 175 F.3d 1027 on rehearing 195 F.3d 4 (D.C. 
Cir. 1999).) EPA stayed the 8-hour basis of the NOx SIP Call rule 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 to lift the 
stay of our findings

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in the NOx SIP Call contained in 40 CFR section 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                            01/00/06
Final Action                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
Email: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL84
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3221. 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 separate action, EPA will designate these areas 
``nonattainment'' by April 15, 2004; however, as long as Early Action 
Compact areas meet agreed-upon milestones, the impact of nonattainment 
designation for the 8-hour ozone standard will be deferred until 
September 30, 2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/16/03                    68 FR 70108


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AL85
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. 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 No. 4799;

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. 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, -.

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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 No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. 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 June 1, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4825; Legal: Legislative deadline for 
the residual risk rule is 8 years after promulgation of that source 
category's MACT rule.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AL96
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. 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                            08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL99

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3226. 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                            02/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C540-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5335
Fax: 919-541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM00
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PAINT STRIPPING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, December 15, 2005.
Final, Statutory, December 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 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                            01/00/06
Final Rule                      01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4861;

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM07
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. 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 15, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. The 
OAQPS 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 Integrated Urban 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 percent nationally; (2) reduce national non-cancer 
risks substantially; and (3) address risks which are disproportionately 
posed on specific subpopulations 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), generally available control technology (GACT) 
standards 112(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 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 MACT or GACT, as defined in section 112. The 
processes involved in glass manufacturing are known to emit arsenic, 
hydrochloric acid, hydrogen fluoride, lead, and mercury. In 1986, EPA 
promulgated the NESHAP for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Glass 
Manufacturing Plants. Since that time, EPA has re-evaluated both the 
carcinogenicity assessment (4/10/1998) and the oral RfD assessment (02/
01/1993) for arsenic. In reference to the regulations addressing area 
sources, section 112(c)(3) states, ``such regulations shall be 
promulgated not later than 10 years after such date of enactment'' 
(CAA).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4873;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM12
_______________________________________________________________________




3229. 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. Arylic/modacrylic fiber production sources was 
listed as one of those categories, and this rulemaking will address 
measures to control pollution from AMF facilities. One facility has 
been identified.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM13
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. 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                            01/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4859;

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-0837
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919-541-5497
Fax: 919-541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM14
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. 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                            07/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4847;

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

RIN: 2060-AM18
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. 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

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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                            01/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4874;

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5262
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM19
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. 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 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                            01/00/08
Final Action                    03/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4879;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM36
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PLATING AND POLISHING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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. The Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy lists plating and 
polishing as an area source category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4886;

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM37
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. 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: 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 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4884;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM44
_______________________________________________________________________




3236. 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 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 source 
categories 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 No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3237.  AREA SOURCE NESHAP FOR PRIMARY NONFERROUS 
METALS--ZN, CD, BE

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 percent of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 
urban hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air 
Toxics Strategy. These are 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                            04/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4887;

Agency Contact: Karen Rackley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, RTP, 20460
Phone: 919-541-0634
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: rackley.karen@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM69
_______________________________________________________________________




3238.  AREA SOURCE NESHAP FOR SECONDARY NONFERROUS 
METALS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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) 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. 
The secondary nonferrous metals source category includes establishments 
primarily engaged in recovering nonferrous metals and alloys from new 
and used scrap and dross or in producing alloys from purchased refined 
metals. This industry includes establishments engaged in both the 
recovery and alloying of precious metals. Plants engaged in the 
recovery of tin through secondary smelting and refining, as well as by 
chemical processes, are included in this industry. Secondary refining 
and smelting produces metals from scrap and process waste. Scrap is 
bits and pieces of metal parts, bars, turnings, sheets, and wire that 
are off-specification or worn-out but are capable of being recycled. 
Two metal recovery technologies are generally used to produce refined 
metals. Pyrometallurgical technologies are processes that use heat to 
separate desired metals from other less or undesirable materials, while 
hydrometallurgical technologies the desired metals are separated from 
undesirables using techniques that capitalize on differences between 
constituent solubilities and/or electrochemical properties while in 
aqueous solutions. The secondary

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nonferrous metals source category is listed to address some of the 
urban metal HAP's like lead and chromium compounds in addition to 
arsenic.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4888;

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, RTP, 20460
Phone: 919-541-5308
Fax: 919-541-5450
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM70
_______________________________________________________________________




3239.  NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION STAGE I--AREA 
SOURCE STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2006.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 2007.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) includes two provisions--sections 
112(c)(3) and 112(k)(3)(B)(ii)--that instruct us to identify and list 
source categories that contribute to the emissions of the 30 ``listed'' 
(or area source) Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP), and that are, or will 
be, subject to standards under section 112 of the CAA. EPA listed 
``Gasoline Distribution Stage I'' as a new area source category in the 
Integrated Urban Strategy for National Air Toxics Program (July 19, 
1999, 40 FR 38706). Further, we agreed under a 2003 consent agreement 
to propose a rule for this area source category on or before October 
31, 2006, and promulgate a final rule by December 20, 2007. No 
definitions are published for ``Gasoline Distribution Stage I'' area 
sources. However, Stage I is generally understood to include gasoline 
storage and transfer operations as gasoline is moved from the 
production refinery process units to and including the gasoline station 
storage tank. Stage II refers to vehicle refueling operation part of a 
gasoline station and is regulated under CAA sections 182(b)(3) and 
202(a)(6). These rules will cover area sources within this source 
category. Area sources emit or have a potential to emit less than 10 
tons per year of any single HAP or less than 25 tons per year of total 
HAP. The higher emitting sources (major sources) in this industry are 
already regulated (40 CFR 63, subpart R) under CAA section 112 national 
emission standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4907;

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 685-3195
Email: shedd.stev@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM74
_______________________________________________________________________




3240.  NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR 
RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION SPARK IGNITED ENGINES

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

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 111

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project is to develop New Source Performance Standards 
(NSPS) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion spark ignited 
engines. This includes two stroke lean burn (2SLB) engines, four stroke 
lean burn (4SLB) engines, and four stroke rich burn (4SRB) engines. 
These standards are being developed under section 111 of the CAA to 
require the application of the best system of emission reduction taking 
into account the cost of achieving emission reductions and 
environmental and energy impacts. The pollutants that will be addressed 
in this rulemaking are PM, NOx, SO2, and CO. The project is on a 
litigated schedule that has been agreed on in principal to propose by 
May 06 and to promulgate by December 07. Information gathering 
beginning in early April 04 will result in the development of 
regulatory packages to propose and promulgate an NSPS standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4915;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM82
_______________________________________________________________________




3241.  NESHAP: DEFENSE LAND SYSTEMS AND MISCELLANEOUS 
EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will control emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) from surface coating operations performed on-site at 
installations owned or operated by the Armed Forces of the United 
States (including the Coast Guard and the National Guard of any such 
state) or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the 
surface coating of military munitions manufactured by or for the Armed 
Forces of the United States (including the Coast Guard and the National 
Guard of any such state). Aerospace and shipbuilding surface coating 
operations at these installations

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were originally covered by the already-promulgated MACT standards for 
aerospace manufacturing and rework and shipbuilding and ship repair. 
However, other recently-promulgated surface coating MACT standards were 
also expected to address other surface coating operations at these 
installations (e.g., miscellaneous metal parts and products, plastic 
parts and products, etc.). Following proposal of these standards EPA 
received comments indicating that a separate standard for defense 
operations is a better approach. Accordingly, this rulemaking will 
address all surface coating activities at these installations which do 
not meet the applicability criteria of either the Aerospace 
Manufacturing and Rework or Shipbuilding and Ship Repair MACT 
standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4926;

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

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM84
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3242. NESHAP: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/15/04                    69 FR 33473

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: Sims Roy
Phone: 919-541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: roy.sims@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/13/04                    69 FR 55218

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

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

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

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: UPDATE OF THE SUBSTITUTES LIST 
UNDER (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82; 40 CFR 9

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 10 Foams (HCFC-
141b)                           09/30/04                    69 FR 58269

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Suzanne Kocchi
Phone: 202-343-9387
Fax: 202 343-2337
Email: kocchi.suzanne@epamail.epa.gov

Jeanne Briskin
Phone: 202-343-9135
Fax: 202-565-2093
Email: briskin.jeanne@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________




3245. REVISION OF COMBUSTION TURBINES NSPS-- PART 60, SUBPART GG

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Amendments         07/08/04                    69 FR 41345

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

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

Sims Roy
Phone: 919-541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: roy.sims@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK35
_______________________________________________________________________




3246. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/30/04                    69 FR 45944

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

[[Page 73877]]

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell
Phone: 919-541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: kissell.mary@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




3247. PLASTIC PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/19/04                    69 FR 20968

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Kim Teal
Phone: 919-541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: teal.kim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________




3248. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule Amendments           07/19/04                    69 FR 42885

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine
Phone: 919-541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




3249. NESHAP: ASPHALT/COAL TAR APPLICATION ON METAL PIPES

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: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Kim Teal
Phone: 919-541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: teal.kim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________




3250. NESHAP: SOLVENT EXTRACTION FOR VEGETABLE OIL: AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/01/04                    69 FR 53380
Direct Final Rule               09/01/04                    69 FR 53338

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK32
_______________________________________________________________________




3251. 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

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/03/04                    69 FR 31498

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ36
_______________________________________________________________________




3252. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS: RESPONSE TO MARCH 2, 1999, 
COURT DECISION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/01/04                    69 FR 40004

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Angela Spickard
Phone: 734-214-4238
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




3253. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NONROAD DIESEL ENGINES 
AND FUEL

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 89

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/29/04                    69 FR 38958

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Cleophas Jackson
Phone: 734-214-4824
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: jackson.cleophas@epamail.epa.gov


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William Charmley
Phone: 734-214-4466
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: charmley.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK27
_______________________________________________________________________




3254. REVISIONS TO THE APPEAL PROCEDURES AND THE FEDERAL NOX BUDGET 
TRADING PROGRAM, PARTS 78 AND 97

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 75 (Revision); 40 CFR 97 (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: None

Agency Contact: Dwight Alpern
Phone: 202-343-9151
Fax: 202-565-2141
Email: alpern.dwight@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK36
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF CERTAIN MONITORING REQUIREMENTS 
FOR FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/22/04                     69 FR 3202

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff Herring
Phone: 919-541-3195
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: herring.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK29
_______________________________________________________________________




3256. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; REFRIGERANT RECYCLING; 
CERTIFICATION OF RECOVERY AND RECOVERY/RECYCLING EQUIPMENT INTENDED FOR 
USE WITH SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/20/04

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-AL77
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: QUANTITY ALLOCATION OF METHYL 
BROMIDE FOR CRITICAL USE EXEMPTIONS AFTER THE PHASEOUT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged with SAN 4535            10/05/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marta Montoro
Phone: 202-343-9321
Fax: 202 343-2337
Email: montoro.marta@epamail.epa.gov

Hodayah Finman
Phone: 202-343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL95
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PARTICULATE MATTER; 
AMENDMENT TO REFLECT COURT ORDER VACATING CERTAIN RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50, 53, 58

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule Amendment     07/30/04                    69 FR 45592

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eric Ginsburg
Phone: 919-541-0877
Fax: 919 541-4511
Email: ginsburg.eric@epamail.epa.gov

Karen Martin
Phone: 919-541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM02
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. CLEAN AIR OZONE DESIGNATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            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

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

Sharon Reinders
Phone: 919-541-5284
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: reinders.sharon@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM03
_______________________________________________________________________




3260. ADDITION OF CO EMISSION LIMIT FOR LARGE MWC USING FLUID BED 
COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY (SECTION 129)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 and 62

[[Page 73879]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule Amendments    07/14/04                    69 FR 42117

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM11
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. NESHAP: PRINTING, COATING, AND DYEING OF FABRICS AND OTHER 
TEXTILES-- AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/04/04                    69 FR 47001

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919-541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: almodovar.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM29
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES REGISTRATION REGULATIONS (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 79

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    05/01/04                    69 FR 38183
End Review                      11/01/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM38
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. EMISSION STANDARDS FOR NEW NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR 
BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/28/04                    69 FR 38183
End Review                      11/01/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM39
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. NESHAP: SECONDARY LEAD SMELTING (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63, subpart X

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/28/04                    69 FR 38183
End Review                      11/01/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM40
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63, subpart CC

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/28/04                    69 FR 38184
End Review                      11/01/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles
Phone: 202 564-1952
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: eagles.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM41
_______________________________________________________________________




3266.  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) 
AND NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR 
AND REPLACEMENT (RMRR) EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT PROVISION (ERP); STAY 
NOTICE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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: This rulemaking is a follow up action to SAN 4676, which is a 
rule to specify categories of equipment replacement activities that 
would qualify as ``routine maintenance, repair, and replacement'' 
(RMRR) under the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) Program. SAN 
4676's final action -- referred to as the ``equipment replacement 
provision'' (ERP) -- was promulgated in the Federal Register on 10/27/
03 and was stayed by the US Court of Appeals (DC Circuit) on 12/24/03. 
This regulatory action (SAN 4676.1) reflects that court action in the 
Code of Federal Regulations and also sets out EPA's interpretation of 
the effect of the stay on the PSD Federal Implementation Plans in 
various state plans. In a separate action, EPA is reconsidering the 10/
27/03 rule in response to petitions -- see SAN 4676.2, RIN 2060-AM58, 
elsewhere in this Regulatory Agenda.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  12/24/03                    68 FR 74483
Final Action - ERP Stay         07/01/04                    69 FR 40274

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4676.1; Split from RIN 2060-AK28

Agency Contact: Dave Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-2380
Fax: 919 541-5509

[[Page 73880]]

Email: svendsgaard.dave@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM57
_______________________________________________________________________




3267.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION: AMENDMENTS

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of RIN 2060-AM25, SAN 
4867                            11/05/04

RIN: 2060-AM61
_______________________________________________________________________




3268.  AIR QUALITY DESIGNATIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS 
FOR THE 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS; EARLY ACTION COMPACT AREAS WITH DEFERRED 
EFFECTIVE DATES (REINSTATEMENT OF CHATTANOOGA EAC)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will reinstate the Chattanooga EAC after the area 
failed to meet all the requirements for the March 31, 2004, milestone 
and did not receive a deferred effective date of the 8-hour ozone 
NAAQS. This action, effective June 15, 2004, defers the nonattainment 
designations for Hamilton and Meigs Counties, TN, and Catoosa County, 
GA and reinstates the EAC for the Chattanooga TN-GA MSA by modifying 
the following Federal Register action published April 30, 2004, and 
effective June 15, 2004: Air Quality Designations and Classifications 
for the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Early 
Action Compact Areas With Deferred Effective Dates (69 FR 23857). The 
basis for this action is an updated modeling analysis that demonstrates 
attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS by December 31, 2007. In addition, 
in a letter dated May 27, 2004 from the mayor of Chattanooga to EPA, 
the area has fully committed to adopt and implement additional local 
measures on a schedule consistent with requirements for Early Action 
Compact (EAC) areas. These measures (vehicle inspection and maintenance 
and a seasonal open burning ban) are also included in the updated 
modeling analysis.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/18/04                    69 FR 34080

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4839.1; Split from RIN 2060-AM03. 
Promulgation of SAN 4839 will include the material formerly proposed as 
SAN 4798. SAN 4798 has been merged into SAN 4839.

Agency Contact: Dick Schutt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Atlanta, 20460
Phone: 404-562-9033
Email: schutt.dick@epamail.epa.gov

David Cole, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM64
_______________________________________________________________________




3269.  CLEAN AIR OZONE DESIGNATIONS: 5 PERCENT 
RECLASSIFICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 15, 2004, The CAA allows 90 
days for the Admin. to make reclassifications after the original 
classifications were made.

Abstract: According to section 181(a)(4) , an ozone nonattainment area 
may be reclassified to a different category, if the design value were 5 
percent greater or 5 percent less than the design value on which the 
designation/classification was made. Any requests for reclassification 
were to be submitted by July 15, 2004. The Administrator has 90 days to 
make reclassifications after the original classifications were made, 
i.e., September 15, 2004. Signature date by the Administrator is to be 
no later than September 15, 2004. As of July 15, 2004, the Agency had 
received requests to bump down from moderate to marginal for Cass 
County, Detroit, & Muskegon, MI; Greensboro, NC; Memphis, TN-AR; 
LaPorte, IN; and Richmond, VA A few other requests are expected. As of 
this update 8/6/04 in the interim, the Agency has received additional 
requests from Kent & Queen Anne's MD; Lancaster, PA. This rule was 
published on September 22, 2004 (69 FR 56697).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/22/04                    69 FR 56697

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4839.2; Split from RIN 2060-AM03. 
Promulgation of SAN 4839 will include the material formerly proposed as 
SAN 4798. SAN 4798 has been merged into SAN 4839.

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5246
Fax: 919-541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epamail.epa.gov

Sharon Reinders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5284
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: reinders.sharon@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM66
_______________________________________________________________________




3270.  AIR QUALITY DESIGNATIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS 
FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS; LAS VEGAS, NEVADA NONATTAINMENT AREA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 73881]]

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. inal 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 to attain 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. Chattanooga 
got EAC approval and deferral date of September 30, 2005. Clark Co., NV 
got deferred until September 13, 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action -- Deferral        06/18/04                    69 FR 34076
Final Action -- Boundaries      09/17/04                    69 FR 55956

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4839.3; Split from RIN 2060-AM03. 
Promulgation of SAN 4839 will include the material formerly proposed as 
SAN 4798. SAN 4798 has been merged into SAN 4839.

Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5246
Fax: 919-541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epamail.epa.gov

Sharon Reinders, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5284
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: reinders.sharon@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM67
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: SITE-
SPECIFIC REGULATION FOR PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA IN TOMAHAWK, 
WISCONSIN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/13/04                    69 FR 19733

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eileen Furey
Phone: 312-886-7950
Fax: 312-886-0747
Email: furey.eileen@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2090-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3272. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR PART 190, SUBPART 
B AND 40 CFR 191, SUBPART A

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2021 Atomic Energy Act of 1954; Reorganization 
Plan No. 3 of 1970; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 190(B); 40 CFR 191(A)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to make a technical change to 
the dose methodology used in subpart A of 40 CFR 191, entitled 
Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Management and 
Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Waste and Transuranic Waste. 
The current methodology is outdated. The dose methodology used in the 
rule published on September 19, 1985, was based on the target organ 
approach recommended by the International Commission on Radiological 
Protection (ICRP) in Report No. 2. Since that time science has 
progressed and a new methodology based on an effective dose equivalent 
approach is currently being recommended by the ICRP in Report 
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

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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 No. 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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3273. 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 was issued to solicit early public input 
on this issue.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/18/03                    68 FR 65120
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4054;

Agency Contact: Daniel Schultheisz, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-343-9349
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63
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3274. APPROACHES TO AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL 
OF LOW-ACTIVITY 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 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) will 
solicited public comment on voluntary approaches that would allow 
additional options for the disposal of low-activity mixed wastes. The 
wastes intended to be disposed of in these cells are Federally 
regulated mixed wastes, consisting of a chemically hazardous component 
and low levels of radioactivity. These wastes are anticipated to arise 
in the commercial sector from various sources, but may also be 
generated by Federal Government activities. The intention of this 
effort is to increase disposal options for these wastes and offer a 
streamlined regulatory process which melds hazardous chemical 
protection and radioactivity protection requirements while protecting 
public health and safety. It is envisioned that any rule that would be 
promulgated in this area would not mandate a disposal method, but 
rather permit an alternative to existing disposal methods. (See SAN 
4054 elsewhere in today's Regulatory Agenda.) In this ANPRM, public 
comment will be solicited on application of such a rule to other low-
activity radioactive wastes not currently regulated at the Federal 
level, and on possible nonregulatory 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: 202 565-2062
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL78

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



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3275. REVISION OF THE 40 CFR PART 194 WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT 
COMPLIANCE CRITERIA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 194.8(b)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/16/04                    69 FR 42571

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Raymond Lee
Phone: 202-343-9463
Email: lee.raymond@epamail.epa.gov

Betsy Forinash
Phone: 202-343-9233
Email: forinash.betsy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ07
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3276. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING PROGRAM (EDSP); CHEMICAL SELECTION 
APPROACH FOR INITIAL ROUND OF SCREENING

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

RIN: 2070-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD (WPS) RULE (SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 7 USC 135

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On August 21, 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
issued final revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) 
governing the protection of workers from agricultural pesticides. The 
revised regulations expanded 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. EPA has reviewed this regulation pursuant to section 
610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 610). The purpose of the 
review was 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 
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. See EPA Docket ID number OPP-
2003-0115 at www.epa.gov/edocket. The Agency received no comment on the 
action and has concluded that the rule needs no revisions to minimize 
impacts on small entities while still complying with FIFRA. As a 
separate matter, EPA will continue to review, and as necessary propose 
changes to the WPS to better attain the goal of farm worker safety.

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                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4789, EDocket No. OPP-2003-0115;

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3278. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR CONVENTIONAL CHEMICALS

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

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4173;

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul Parsons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703-308-9073
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: parsons.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. ACCEPTABILITY OF RESEARCH USING HUMAN SUBJECTS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 122 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. REVISION OF PROCEDURAL RULES FOR HEARINGS ON CANCELLATIONS, 
SUSPENSIONS, CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATIONS, AND DENIALS OF PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 164 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is preparing a comprehensive revision of the Rules of 
Practice governing the conduct of licensing adjudications under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The 
existing Rules of Practice were originally promulgated by EPA in 1973. 
In the subsequent 30 years, Congress has substantially amended FIFRA, 
creating a number of additional types of licensing adjudications which 
are not expressly provided for in the existing Rules of Practice. In 
order to include provisions tailored to these new types of proceedings, 
and to incorporate the standard practices which have evolved and the 
precedents which have been established since these rules were first 
promulgated, EPA intends to comprehensively revise the FIFRA Rules of 
Practice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR THE REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________




3283. PESTICIDES; EMERGENCY EXEMPTION PROCESS REVISIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 121 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD36

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3284. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL 
PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update the data requirements necessary to register a 
biochemical or microbial pesticide product. The revisions will codify 
data requirements to reflect current regulatory and scientific 
standards. The data requirements will cover all scientific disciplines 
for biochemical and microbial pesticides, including product chemistry 
and residue chemistry, toxicology and environmental fate and effects. 
The revision will not include plant incorporated protectants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4596;

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Candace Brassard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
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
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: frane.jean@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD51
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. 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                     12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo.htm

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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3286. 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 agenda 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 No. 4175; LEGAL DEADLINE CONT: EPA is 
required to complete reassessments on a phased schedule of: 33 percent 
by August 3; 1999; 66 percent by August 3; 2002; and 100 percent by 
August 3; 2006. The Agency will continue to assess pesticide tolerances 
throughout each year.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert McNally, Environmental Protection Agency,

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. PLANT INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS); EXEMPTION FOR THOSE BASED 
ON VIRAL COAT PROTEINS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the addition of plant-incorporated 
protectants based on viral coat proteins to its plant-incorporated 
protectants exemptions at 40 CFR 174. Substances which plants produce 
for protection against pests, and the genetic material necessary to 
produce them, are pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide 
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), if humans intend these substances to 
``prevent, repel or mitigate any pest.'' These substances are also 
``pesticide chemical residues'' under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Therefore, EPA is concurrently considering the 
exemption of plant-incorporated protectants based on viral coat 
proteins from the requirement of a tolerance under section 408 of the 
FFDCA. Due to public interest and new scientific information, 
additional public comment on this proposal, originally published in 
1994, was requested in a 2001 Supplemental Proposal (66 FR 37855).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supp NPRM 1                     07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supp NPRM 2                     05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supp NPRM-RCAN                  04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Final Resubmittal               07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Final Action                    02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. PLANT-INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS); EXEMPTION FOR THOSE DERIVED 
THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING FROM SEXUALLY COMPATIBLE PLANTS

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering the addition of plant-incorporated 
protectants derived through genetic engineering from sexually 
compatible plants to its plant-incorporated protectants exemptions at 
40 CFR 174. Substances which plants produce for protection against 
pests, and the genetic material necessary to produce them, are 
pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA), if humans intend these substances to ``prevent, repel or 
mitigate any pest.'' These substances are also ``pesticide chemical 
residues`` under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). 
Therefore, EPA is concurrently considering the exemption of plant-
incorporated protectants derived through genetic engineering from 
sexually compatible plants from the requirement of a tolerance under 
section 408 of the FFDCA. Due to public interest and new scientific 
information, additional public comment on this proposal, originally 
published in 1994, was requested in a Supplemental Proposal (66 FR 
37855).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM 1             07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM 2             05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supplemental NPRM 3             04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supplemental NPRM 4             07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Supplemental 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 No. 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

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Phone: 703-308-8712
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD55
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3289. 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 No. 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
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3290. 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: Partial Reopening of 
Comment Period                  06/30/04                    69 FR 39392
Notice: Extension of Comment 
Period                          08/13/04                    69 FR 00001
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2659, EDocket No. OPP-2004-0049;

Sectors Affected: 42291 Farm Supplies Wholesalers; 32532 Pesticide and 
Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 11511 Support Activities for 
Crop Production

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3291. 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

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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 No. 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

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. 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                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892;

Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 
Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

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




3293. 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 would exempt from the requirements of FIFRA 
medical devices treated with antimicrobial pesticides. This would be 
based on an EPA determination that these treated medical devices are 
adequately regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This action 
would eliminate dual regulation of these products by EPA and FDA. EPA 
would continue to regulate the antimicrobial pesticide used to treat 
the medical device.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4609;

Sectors Affected: 31499 All Other Textile Product Mills; 32619 Other 
Plastics Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Melba Morrow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7510C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703-308-2716
Fax: 703 308-8481
Email: morrow.melba@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3294. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       03/23/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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

RIN: 2070-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD (WPS); GLOVE AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 170

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/01/04                    69 FR 53341

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Don Eckerman
Phone: 703 305-5062
Fax: 703 305-2962
Email: eckerman.donald@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3296. FUTURE TESTING FOR EXISTING CHEMICALS (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) testing is 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 rulemaking 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. For 
chemicals that 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 Agency will consider whether to require testing of the 
chemical through rulemaking, ECA or VTA, or will publish a notice which 
provides the reasons for not doing so in the case of a particular 
chemical. The Agency may also consider test rules, ECAs or VTAs for 
chemicals or categories of chemicals which have been identified for 
testing consideration by other Federal or other EPA offices through EPA 
review processes. This regulatory agenda entry is considered a 
``generic entry'' because it is intended to alert the public that 
within the next 6 months the Agency may consider other chemicals for 
test rules, ECAs or VTAs that are not yet identified. A separate 
activity specific entry will be included in the regulatory agenda once 
the Agency decides to develop a test rule, ECA or VTA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice/ANPRM                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. LEAD; REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES IN TARGET 
HOUSING AND CHILD-OCCUPIED FACILITIES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: TSCA 402 and 404; 15 USC 2682; 15 USC 2684

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745 subpart L; 40 CFR 745 subpart Q

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In August, 1996, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
promulgated regulations under section 402 of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA) to ensure that individuals conducting lead-based 
paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities are 
properly trained and certified, that training programs providing 
instruction in such activities are accredited and that these activities 
are conducted according to reliable, effective and safe work practice 
standards. EPA also finalized a Federal regulation under section 404 of 
TSCA that allows States and Indian tribes to seek authorization to 
administer and enforce the regulations developed under section 402 for 
the training and certification of individuals conducting LBP activities 
and the accreditation of training programs for LBP activities in 1996 
(August 29, 1996, 61 FR 45778). EPA performed an analysis of the 
potential impacts on small entities and determined that this action is 
likely to have a modest adverse economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities. The TSCA section 404 regulations became effective 
August 29, 1998. The final rule then provided for an additional phase-
in period for the requirements for training program accreditation, 
individual and firm certification, and work practice standards. 
Regulations for accreditation of training programs became effective on 
March 1, 1999. Regulations for certification of individuals and firms

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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. No comments were 
received, and has concluded that the rule needs no revisions at this 
time to minimize impacts on small entities. EPA is continuing to 
evaluate the effectiveness of this rule and its economic impacts in the 
context of other lead-based paint program initiatives the Agency is 
considering. See, for example, elsewhere in this Regulatory Agenda the 
entry for RIN: 2070-AJ01, Lead-based Paint Activities; Voluntary 
Program for Renovation and Remodeling. See EPA Docket ID number OPPT-
2003-0015 at www.epa.gov/edocket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1                  08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Begin Review                    05/27/03                    68 FR 30942
Comment Period End              12/22/03                    68 FR 73543
End Review                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4788, EDocket No. OPPT-2003-0015;

Agency Contact: Cindy Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-0484
Fax: 202 566-0470
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: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD65
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. NOTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL EXPORTS UNDER TSCA SECTION 12(B)

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

RIN: 2070-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; VOLUNTARY PROGRAM FOR RENOVATION AND 
REMODELING

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

RIN: 2070-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________




3300. 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                           11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3301. 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 perfluoroalkyl 
sulfonate (PFAS), perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFAC), perfluoroalkly-
containing telomers, and other polymers containing perfluoroalkyl 
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

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qualify for exemption from TSCA section 5 reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. TEST RULE; CERTAIN CHEMICALS ON THE ATSDR PRIORITY LIST OF 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule under section 4(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers and processors of 
eight chemicals to fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology 
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(i). 
Under CERCLA, ATSDR is to establish a list of priority hazardous 
substances found at Superfund sites, develop toxicological profiles for 
the hazardous substances, identify priority data needs, and establish a 
research program obtaining the necessary data. This action is a 
component of ATSDR's research program. Data from this action would 
provide specific information about the substances for the public and 
scientific community. The information would be used in conducting 
comprehensive public health assessments of populations living near 
hazardous waste sites. Scientific data improves the quality of risk 
assessments used by EPA, other Federal agencies, and State and local 
governments. The risk assessments affect standards, guidelines, 
listing/delisting, and other decisions affecting public health and the 
environment. In addition, this action would require manufacturers and 
processors to develop data for these chemicals that will be used by EPA 
under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to evaluate residual risks from hazardous 
air pollutants (HAPs) on the list of HAPs in the CAA under section 
112(f), 42 USC 7412(f) and sections 112(d and e). Data from this action 
would also be used to support implementation of several provisions of 
section 112 of the CAA including, determining risks remaining after the 
application of technology based standards under section 112(d) of the 
CAA, estimating the risks associated with accidental releases, and 
determining whether or not substances should be removed (delisted) from 
section (b)(1) of the CAA list of HAPS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3303. 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: Status of Pilot         01/00/05
EPA's Data Needs Decision        To Be                       Determined
Peer Consultation Process        To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4876;

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3304. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 and the reporting frequency, clarify requirements for the ``low 
current interest'' partial exemption petitions, add chemicals to the 
petroleum process streams partial exemption, amend the list of 
commercial and consumer product use categories, separate reporting of 
manufacture and import production volume, restrict reporting of 
processing and use information to domestic activities only, adjust the 
definition for polymer, remove the requirement to determine 
confidentiality of production volume in ranges. These changes clarify 
the rule and reduce the burden associated with reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301.1; Split from RIN 2070-AC61.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/iur

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, 20460
Phone: 202-564-8786
Fax: 202 564-8893
Email: lee.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD63
_______________________________________________________________________




3305. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON EXISTING CHEMICALS

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA 5; 15 USC 2607 TSCA 8

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 710; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has established a program to monitor the commercial 
development of existing chemicals of concern and/or to gather 
information to support planned or ongoing risk assessments on such 
chemicals. As these chemicals are identified, EPA will initiate 
rulemakings under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 5 
and/or 8 to require reporting of appropriate needed information by the 
manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals. 
Individual proposed or final rules will be published on at least the 
chemicals listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-2-4 Original               09/27/89                    54 FR 39548
NPRM-Chloranil                  05/12/93                    58 FR 27980
NPRM-Heavy                      01/15/02                     67 FR 1937
NPRM-2-4                        06/00/05
NPRM- Benzidine-amend           06/00/05
NPRM-Certain                    09/00/05
NPRM-o-Tolodine                 09/00/05
 NPRM-p- Aminophenol            09/00/05
NPRM-Methylcyclo                12/00/05
 Final- Benzidine-amend         06/00/06
Final-Chloranil                 12/00/06
Final-Heavy                     06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923;

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-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. 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: Upon completion of the residential upholstered furniture 
(RUF) flammability standards under consideration by the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), EPA would propose a significant new 
use rule (SNUR) under section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA) covering certain flame retardant

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chemicals for use in RUF. The SNUR would require companies wanting to 
import or manufacture these chemicals for use as a flame retardant in 
RUF to submit a significant new use notice (SNUN) to the Agency at 
least 90 days prior to beginning those activities. The required notice 
will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate their use as flame 
retardant chemicals in RUF, and if necessary to prohibit or limit such 
activity before it occurs to prevent any unreasonable risk of injury to 
human health or the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4512;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 337121 
Upholstered Household Furniture Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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

Carolyn Grandson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: grandson.carolyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD48
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3307. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); CERTAIN POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL 
ETHERS (PBDES)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA section 5

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 710; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under 
section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) covering certain 
polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs). The SNUR would require companies 
wanting to import or manufacture these chemicals for the significant 
new uses described in the SNUR to submit a significant new use notice 
(SNUN) to the Agency at least 90 days prior to beginning those 
activities. The SNUN provides EPA the opportunity to evaluate the 
intended use, and, if necessary, prohibit or limit that use before it 
occurs. Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, the only United States 
manufacturer of pentaBDE and octaBDE, is voluntarily phasing out of 
these commercial products by the end of 2004. The chemical substances 
subject to this proposed rule are these commercial products, and other 
PBDE congeners that comprise these products. This proposed rule would 
require manufacturers and importers to notify EPA at least 90 days 
before commencing the manufacture or import of any one or more of these 
chemicals on or after January 1, 2005, for any use. Environmental 
monitoring programs detected several PBDEs in human breast milk, fish, 
aquatic birds, and elsewhere in the environment. The exact mechanisms 
or pathways by which these PBDEs end up in the environment and humans 
is not known, but 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 data that is currently 
available indicate the potential for adverse effects to humans and 
environmental organisms, but existing hazard and exposure information 
is incomplete. These factors, taken together, raise concerns for long 
term potential adverse effects in people and wildlife over time if 
these chemicals should continue to be produced, released, and built up 
in the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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3308. 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 > 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 October 2004 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. Although EPA issued a letter of enforcement 
discretion in May 2003, on July 29, 2004, MARAD submitted a partial 
petition for an export ban exemption under TSCA 6(e)(3) (B). Upon 
receipt of a completed petition, the Agency will conclude its review. 
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                            03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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Additional Information: SAN No. 2150.1, EDocket No. OPPT-2004-0107; 
Split from RIN 2070-AB20.

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

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
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3309.  SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE FOR GLYCOL ETHERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604, 2607, 2625

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721 (amended)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under 
section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which would 
require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing the 
manufacture, import or processing of 2-ethoxyethanol (2-EE) (CAS No. 
110-80-5), 2-ethoxyethanol acetate (2-EEA) (CAS No. 111-15-9), 2-
methoxyethanol (2-ME) (CAS No.109-86-4), or 2-methoxyethanol acetate 
(2-MEA) (CAS No.110-49-6) for use in a consumer product. EPA believes 
that this action is necessary because 2-EE, 2-EEA, 2-ME, and 2-MEA may 
be hazardous to human health and their use in a consumer product may 
result in significant human exposure. The required notice would provide 
EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended uses and associated 
activities, and if necessary, prohibit or limit those uses and 
activities before they occur. There are no anticipated impacts on small 
business.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4942, EDocket No. OPPT-2004-0111;

Agency Contact: Amy Breedlove, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-9823
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: breedlove.amy@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-AJ12
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3310.  LEAD-BASED PAINT: PRE-RENOVATION LEAD EDUCATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2686(b)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745.83

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to 
revise its regulations implementing section 406(b) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) to authorize the use of a new information 
pamphlet, ``Protect Your Family From Lead During Renovation & 
Remodeling.'' There is an increase in risk to lead-based paint 
poisoning during renovation activities, particularly to children under 
six years of age. To ensure greater public health and safety during 
renovation activities in target housing, EPA has developed a lucid 
information pamphlet for families. This new pamphlet gives information 
on lead-based paint hazards in a home, lead testing, how to select a 
contractor, what precautions to take during the renovation, and proper 
cleanup activities. EPA is also proposing to remove a portion of the 
regulation which provides sample acknowledgment and certification 
statements. In the interest of streamlining the regulatory text, the 
sample acknowledgment and certification statements will be removed and 
will be placed in a compliance guidance and on the EPA lead website, 
www.epa.gov/lead.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John D. Wilkins, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0477
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: wilkins.john@epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ14

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3311. 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.'' EPA 
plans to issue a new proposal that 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
NPRM (OSW)                      10/23/01                    66 FR 53566
Final Action (OSW)              06/18/03                    68 FR 36487
Final Action                    10/00/05
New NPRM                        06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508; See also RCRA companion rule: 
Temporary Suspension of Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specified 
Lead-Based Paint Debris (SAN 4263; RIN 2050-AE68)., NPRM-
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TRI/1998/December/Day-18/tri33326.htm

Sectors Affected: 233 Building, Developing and General Contracting; 
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

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

Agency Contact: Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

Cindy Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0484
Fax: 202 566-0470
Email: wheeler.cindy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC72
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3312. 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                           12/00/04
Final: 84-1056                  12/00/04
Final: 86-566                   12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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


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Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
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3313. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: When the Agency determines that uncontrolled manufacture, 
import, processing, distribution, use or disposal of a premanufacture 
notification (PMN) substance may present an unreasonable risk, it may 
issue a section 5(e) consent order to limit these activities. However, 
such orders apply only to the PMN submitter. Once the new substance is 
entered on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical inventory, 
others can manufacture, import or process the substance without 
controls. Therefore, EPA extends the controls to apply to others by 
designating manufacture, import or processing of the substances for 
uses without the specified controls as significant new uses. Under the 
Expedited Follow-Up Rule, which became effective on October 10, 1989 
(54 FR 31314), EPA routinely publishes batch SNURs containing routine 
section 5(e) and non-5(e) SNURs. However, certain activities, such as 
modifications, withdrawals, revocations, and SNURs upon which comments 
are received in the direct final publication process, are subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking and are listed below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM: Aromatic Amino Ether (P90-
1840)                           06/06/94                    59 FR 29255
NPRM: Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (930458)    12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
NPRM: Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667; 91-
1298; 91-1297)                  09/09/98                    63 FR 48157
Final: Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/00/04
Final: Aromatic Amino Ether 
(P90-1840)                      12/00/04
Final: Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667; 91-
1298; 91-1297)                  12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3495;

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, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
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3314. TEST RULE; TESTING OF CERTAIN HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

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

RIN: 2070-AD16
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3315. TSCA SECTION 8(A) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION RULES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(a) TSCA 8(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 712

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules add chemicals to the list of chemicals and 
designated mixtures subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (40 
CFR part 712). These chemicals have been identified by the Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, other EPA offices, and other Federal 
agencies, as well as recommended for testing consideration by the 
Interagency Testing Committee. Manufacturers and importers are required 
to submit exposure-related data (EPA Form No. 7710-35) on the 
chemicals. These data will be used to monitor the levels of production, 
import and/or processing of these substances and the avenues of human 
and environmental exposure to these substances. These data will also 
support risk assessment and test rule decisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final 37th ITC List             02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final 38th ITC List             10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final 38th ITC List-Stay        12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final 38th-Tech Stay            01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final 38th ITC-Rev              01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final 39th ITC List             01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final 41st ITC List             07/05/00                    65 FR 41371
Final 42nd ITC List             07/24/00                    65 FR 45535
Final 47th ITC List             07/26/01                    66 FR 38955
Final 51st ITC List             06/11/03                    68 FR 34832
Final 53rd ITC List             11/00/04
Final 54th ITC List             06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2178;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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

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3316. 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 - Stay     12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final: ITC List - Stay/ 
Technical Amentment             01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final: 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      01/11/00                     65 FR 1548
Final: 51st ITC List (Actions 
From Lists 43, 47, and 50)      05/04/04                    69 FR 24517
Final: 55th ITC List            06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1139;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

Agency Contact: Gerry Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-8086
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: brown.gerry@epamail.epa.gov

John Harris, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8156
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: harris.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB11
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3317. 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 the Toxic 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 and exposure 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 No. 3493.1; Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ06
_______________________________________________________________________




3318.  TESTING AGREEMENT FOR DIETHANOLAMINE

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 
and enters the environment in substantial quantities or there is or may 
be significant or substantial human exposure to the chemical, (2) the 
available data to evaluate the chemical are inadequate, and (3) testing 
is necessary 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 proposed health effects 
testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs), including diethanolamine (61 FR 33178, June 26, 1996 
(FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, December 24, 1997 (FRL-5742-
2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as amended, EPA invited the 
submission of proposals for

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developing needed HAPs data via ECAs, including developing 
pharmacokinetics studies that would permit extrapolation from oral data 
to predict risk from inhalation exposure. In response to EPA's request 
for proposals for ECAs, the Alkanolamines Panel submitted a proposal on 
November 25, 1996 for alternative testing involving PK studies. ORD/
NCEA performed a technical analysis of the proposal in November of 
1997. A public meeting was held on February 24, 1998. The Alkanolamines 
Panel of ACC has submitted two update letters, one in April 1999 and 
one in May of 2003. Under this action, EPA will continue negotiations 
to develop an ECA that will provide health effects testing sufficient 
to meet the data needs specified in the proposed HAPs Section 4 test 
rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - ECA              09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.4; Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ09
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3319.  TESTING AGREEMENT FOR HYDROGEN FLUORIDE

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 
and enters the environment in substantial quantities or there is or may 
be significant or substantial human exposure to the chemical, (2) the 
available data to evaluate the chemical are inadequate, and (3) testing 
is necessary 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 rulemaking 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 proposed health effects 
testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs), including hydrogen fluoride (61 FR 33178, June 26, 
1996 (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, December 24, 1997 (FRL-
5742-2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as amended, EPA invited the 
submission of proposals for developing needed HAPs data via ECAs, 
including developing pharmacokinetics studies that would permit 
extrapolation from oral data to predict risk from inhalation exposure. 
In response to EPA's request for proposals for ECAs, the Hydrogen 
Fluoride (HF) Panel submitted a proposal for alternative testing 
involving PK studies for HF on November 27, 1996. EPA responded to this 
proposal by letter on June 26, 1997, indicating that this approach 
could offer sufficient merit to proceed with ECA negotiations. Under 
this action, EPA will continue negotiations to develop an ECA for 
health effects testing sufficient to meet the data needs specified in 
the proposed HAPs Section 4 test rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - ECA              07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.5; Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ10
_______________________________________________________________________




3320.  TESTING AGREEMENT FOR PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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 
and enters the environment in substantial quantities or there is or may 
be significant or substantial human exposure to the chemical, (2) the 
available data to evaluate the chemical are inadequate, and (3) testing 
is necessary 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

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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 
proposed health effects testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of 
hazardous air pollutants (``HAPs''), including phthalic anhydride (61 
FR 33178, June 26, 1996 (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, 
December 24, 1997 (FRL-5742-2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as 
amended, EPA invited the submission of proposals for developing needed 
HAPs data via ECAs, including developing pharmacokinetics studies that 
would permit extrapolation from oral data to predict risk from 
inhalation exposure. In response to EPA's request for proposals for 
ECAs, the Phthalic Anydride (PA) Panel submitted a proposal for 
alternative testing involving PK studies for PA on November 22, 1996. 
EPA responded to this proposal by letter on July 10, 1997, indicating 
that this approach could offer sufficient merit to proceed with ECA 
negotiations. Under this action, EPA will continue negotiations to 
develop an ECA for health effects testing sufficient to meet the data 
needs specified in the proposed HAPs Section 4 test rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - ECA              07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.7; Split from RIN 2070-AB94

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ11
_______________________________________________________________________




3321.  TESTING AGREEMENT FOR MALEIC ANHYDRIDE

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 
and enters the environment in substantial quantities or there is or may 
be significant or substantial human exposure to the chemical, (2) the 
available data to evaluate the chemical are inadequate, and (3) testing 
is necessary 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 rulemaking 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 proposed health effects 
testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs), including maleic anhydride (61 FR 33178, June 26, 
1996 (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, December 24, 1997 (FRL-
5742-2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as amended, EPA invited the 
submission of proposals for developing needed HAPs data via ECAs, 
including developing pharmacokinetics studies that would permit 
extrapolation from oral data to predict risk from inhalation exposure. 
In response to EPA's request for proposals for ECAs, the Maleic 
Anhydride (MA) Panel submitted a proposal for alternative testing 
involving PK studies for MA on November 8, 1996. EPA responded to 
Panel's proposal by letter on July 10, 1997, indicating that this 
approach could offer sufficient merit to proceed with ECA negotiations. 
Under this action, EPA will continue negotiations to develop an ECA for 
health effects testing sufficient to meet the data needs specified in 
the proposed HAPs section 4 test rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - ECA              07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.6; Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ13

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3322. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2646 TSCA 206

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 28, 1992.

Abstract: The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act 
(ASHARA) amended TSCA to require that EPA revise its asbestos model 
accreditation plan (MAP) to extend training and accreditation 
requirements to include persons performing certain asbestos-related 
work in public or commercial buildings, to increase the minimum number 
of training hours required for accreditation purposes and to effect 
other changes necessary to implement the amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Model Plan                      05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final Rule              02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148;

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Robert Courtnage, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1081
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: courtnage.robert@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3323. LEAD FISHING SINKERS; RESPONSE TO CITIZENS PETITION AND PROPOSED 
BAN

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 TSCA 6

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 20, 1992, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), 
Federation of Fly Fishers, Trumpeter Swan Society, and North American 
Loon Fund petitioned EPA under section 21 of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act (TSCA), and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), to 
initiate rulemaking proceedings under section 6 of TSCA to require that 
the sale of lead fishing sinkers be accompanied by an appropriate label 
or notice warning that such products are toxic to wildlife. EPA granted 
the petition, however, the Agency believes that a labeling provision 
would not adequately address the risk of injury to waterfowl and other 
birds (waterbirds), from ingestion of lead fishing sinkers. In 
addition, EPA also believes that zinc fishing sinkers adversely affect 
waterbirds, and can cause mortality. Therefore, EPA has proposed a rule 
under section 6(a) of TSCA to prohibit the manufacturing, processing, 
and distribution in commerce in the United States, of certain smaller 
size fishing sinkers containing lead and zinc, and mixed with other 
substances, including those made of brass.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/13/91                    56 FR 22096
NPRM                            03/09/94                    59 FR 11122
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3252;

Agency Contact: Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3324. 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; PL 102-550 sec 402; PL 102-550 sec 404

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 28, 1994.

Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
mandates EPA promulgate regulations governing lead-based paint (LBP) 
activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are 
properly trained, that LBP training programs are accredited, and that 
contractors engaged in such activities are certified. In addition, EPA 
must promulgate a Model State program which may be adopted by any State 
which seeks to administer and enforce a State Program. EPA promulgated 
regulations for training and certification of training programs for LBP 
activities and child occupied facilities in 1996 (see 40 CFR 745). 
Regulations for LBP activities in public and commercial buildings and 
bridges and other structures are still under development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4376;

Sectors Affected: 23411 Highway and Street Construction; 611519 Other 
Technical and Trade Schools

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Agency Contact: Joel Wolf, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-564-2228
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: wolf.joel@epamail.epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. 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 4 402; 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                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC83
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3326. 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
Final Action                    12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150, EDocket No. OPPT-2001-0013;

Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and 
Distribution; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133 Telecommunications

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

Agency Contact: Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-0515
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: gimlin.peter@epamail.epa.gov

Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0514
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. 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

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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                            10/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

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

Agency Contact: Sara McGurk, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-0480
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: mcgurk.sara@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. 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 
environmental effects of potential concern from exposure to HAPs, 
ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately characterize those 
health and environmental effects, and assess the risks posed by HAPs. 
In addition, under section 103(d), EPA is required to conduct a 
research program on the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants 
on human health, ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately 
characterize those health and environmental effects, and assess the 
risks posed by HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM               12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supplemental NPRM 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 No. 3487;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3329. TEST RULE; CERTAIN METALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12; 15 USC 2625 
TSCA 26

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is coordinating an evaluation of the data needs for 
assessing potential adverse affects that exposures to metals pose for 
health and the environment with the Agencies efforts to develop a 
framework for assessing potential risks from exposures to metals. This 
activity is intended to lead to EPA proposing a test rule under section 
4(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). A test rule would 
require manufacturers and processors of certain metals (beryllium, 
chromium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and selenium) to fulfill data 
needs identified by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) and EPA 
pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and 
Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(I), the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 
112 and other statutes requiring risk assessments, health assessments, 
permits, standards, guidelines, listing/delisting, and other decisions 
affecting public health and the environment. Under CERCLA, 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

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section 112(d) of the CAA, estimating the risks associated with 
accidental releases, and determining whether or not substances should 
be removed from the CAA section (b)(1) list of HAPs (delisting).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3330. 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 Soliciting Participation 12/00/05
Notice ECA                      12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4174;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3331. 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 reproposal of a test rule announced March 4, 1991 
(56 FR 9092).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Original                   03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
NPRM - Reproposal               12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4395;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. 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

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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 Original                   03/21/94                    59 FR 13294
Final Action                    09/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3528;

Sectors Affected: 327999 All Other Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral 
Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert Courtnage, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1081
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: courtnage.robert@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. 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 No. 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

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/chemrtk/volchall.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. TSCA POLICY STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT OF TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS 
(INCLUDING PLANTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As a follow-up to the final Biotechnology Rule under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) EPA intends to address TSCA 
oversight of transgenic plants and other organisms. Recent information 
indicates that transgenic plants and other organisms are being 
developed for uses which appear to be subject to TSCA jurisdiction. For 
example, plants are being genetically modified to produce industrial 
grade, rather than food grade, oils. Many of these plants are subject 
to oversight by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture while being tested in the 
environment. Following APHIS approval of a petition for non-regulated 
status filed pursuant to APHIS' regulations implementing the Federal 
Plant Pest Act at 7 CFR part 340, however, these plants cease to be 
subject to regulation by USDA. Additionally, transgenic animals that 
are not under the jurisdiction of FDA appear to be subject to TSCA. 
Such animals may be genetically improved livestock for commercial 
purposes. The policy statement would address whether EPA should 
exercise jurisdiction under TSCA over such transgenic organisms prior 
to their commercial use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4598;

Agency Contact: Flora Chow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460

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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, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-9138
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: cool.rebecca@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. 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 that apply to these transactions. Overall burden is not 
expected to increase significantly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4777;

Sectors Affected: 92511 Administration of Housing Programs; 53111 
Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings; 53121 Offices of Real 
Estate Agents and Brokers; 522292 Real Estate Credit; 531311 
Residential Property Managers

Agency Contact: Cindy Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202-566-0484
Fax: 202 566-0470
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: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD64
_______________________________________________________________________




3336.  TESTING AGREEMENT FOR ARYL PHOSPHATES (ITC LIST 
2)

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: On January, 17, 1972 (57 FR 2138), EPA published a proposed 
TSCA Section 4 test rule covering a number of aryl phosphate base 
stocks. On March 30, 1993, EPA announced initiation of negotiations 
with the Aryl Phosphates Panel of the Chemical Manufacturers 
Association (now the American Chemistry Council or ACC) to develop a 
TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) for aryl phosphate 
base stocks as an alternative approach to testing under the proposed 
rule (58 FR 16669). On October 9, 1998, EPA sent letters to the Chief 
Executive Officers of companies, including those who were participating 
in the development of this ECA, to announce EPA's High Production 
Volume (HPV) Chemical Challenge Program. Consistent with the 
international OECD Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Program, EPA's 
HPV Challenge Program encourages US chemical producers and importers to 
voluntarily provide existing screening level data, or, if none exist, 
to develop such data on US HPV chemicals. Because some overlap of 
testing requirements in the HPV Challenge and this ECA initiative were 
identified, the industry committed to develop the screening level data 
for the HPV Challenge Program before continuing with further 
development of the ECA. In this way, results from the HPV Challenge 
program would feed back into consideration of needs for the ECA testing 
and, where possible, could avert some or all of the overlap testing 
requirements. After completion of the industry's commitments under the 
HPV Challenge Program, EPA will evaluate the need for any additional 
testing of the subject AP base stocks under an ECA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/29/83                    48 FR 57452
NPRM                            01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
Final Action - ECA               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.2; Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________




3337.  TEST RULE; BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (BFRS)

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: On June 25, 1991 (56 FR 29140), EPA issued a proposed TSCA 
Section 4 Test Rule for health and

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environmental effects and chemical fate testing of 5 brominated flame 
retardants. Since issuing that proposed rule, all of the subject 
chemical substances have been ``adopted'' under the international OECD 
HPV Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Program, EPA's voluntary US 
HPV Chemical Challenge Program, and/or EPA's Voluntary Children's 
Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP). Information obtained under these 
various data collection/development programs will be used to inform 
EPA's decision regarding the need to re-propose and ultimately finalize 
this TSCA Section 4 Test Rule for some or all of the subject chemicals 
and for which endpoints they should be tested.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.3; Split from RIN 2070-AB94.

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest

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: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ08
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3338. 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                            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4753;

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




3339. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE OR MODIFY 
CHEMICAL LISTINGS ON THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA 313

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is an ongoing action to cover all chemical petitions 
received by the TRI Program. These actions grant or deny petitions 
received to add or delete or modify chemicals on the list of toxic 
chemicals under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right to Know Act (EPCRA) that are subject to reporting under the Toxic 
Chemical Release Reporting Rule. The actions cover individual chemicals 
or groups of chemicals for which petitions have been received.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-DBNPA                    10/27/95                    60 FR 54949
NPRM-Diisononyl Phthalate       09/05/00                    65 FR 53681
Report-Alloys                   08/22/01                    66 FR 44107
 Response- Acetonitrile         05/00/05
Response-Chromium Antimony 
Titanate                        06/00/05
Final-Diisononyl Phthalate      12/00/05
Final-DBNPA                      To Be                       Determined

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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 No. 2425; Formerly listed as RIN 2070-AC00. 
Statutory deadline: Within 180 days of receipt the Agency must either 
initiate rulemaking or explain why not in the Federal Register. 
Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 plus the following 
industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 except SIC codes 
1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except SIC code 1241); 
Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial Hazardous 
Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and Allied Products-
Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants (SIC 
code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. 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                            01/00/05
Final Action                    11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY REPORTING BURDEN REDUCTION RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 125 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2025-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________




3342.  TRI REPORTING FORMS MODIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11023 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is simultaneously undertaking two rulemakings with the 
aim of reducing burden on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting 
community while maintaining the practical utility of TRI data 
consistent with the goals and statutory requirements of the TRI 
program. This Agency action is intended to propose and enact several 
relatively noncontroversial modifications to TRI's reporting forms 
(Form R and Form A).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN 4938

Agency Contact: Shelley Fudge, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0674
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: fudge.shelley@epa.gov

Kevin Donovan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0676
Fax: 202-566-0715
Email: donovan.kevin-e@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA15
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3343. 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                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. 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                    05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4595;

Sectors Affected: 212 Mining (except Oil and Gas); 221 Utilities; 562 
Waste Management and Remediation Services; 422 Wholesale Trade, 
Nondurable Goods

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/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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3345. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: AMENDMENTS AND 
STREAMLINING RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048; 42 USC 
11021; 42 USC 11022

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355; 40 CFR 370

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will address the remaining issues from the proposed 
rule of June 8, 1998. (Reporting thresholds for gasoline and diesel 
fuel at retail gas stations were included in a separate final rule; 64 
FR 7031, February 11, 1999.) This supplemental proposal will address 
reporting thresholds for chemicals that pose minimal risk. The final 
rule to the June 8, 1998 proposal and this supplemental proposal will 
address: reporting thresholds for rock salt, sand, gravel and other 
chemicals that pose minimal risk; plain language rewrite; and may 
consider reporting thresholds for facilities with some similarities to 
gas stations (motor pools, marinas, etc.) and guidance on approaches to 
State flexibility.
This supplemental rule, when finalized, will minimize burden for those 
facilities that are currently reporting chemicals that pose minimal 
risk under sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act. This rule, when finalized, may also reduce the 
number of facilities subject to these reporting requirements. The 
reporting requirements under sections 311 and 312 are intended to 
enhance communities' and emergency response officials' awareness of 
chemical hazards; to facilitate the development of State and local 
emergency response plans; and to aid communities and emergency response 
officials in preparing for and responding to emergencies safely and 
effectively. By proposing to provide relief from routine reporting of 
substances with minimal hazards and minimal risk, state and local 
officials can focus on chemicals that may pose more significant hazard 
or may present greater risks to the community.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Supplemental NPRM                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3215;

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

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8019
Fax: 202 564-8233
Email: jacob.sicy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE17
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3346. 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 No. 4015; Formerly listed as RIN 2070-AD18.
AFFECTED SECTORS: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 plus the 
following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 except 
SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except SIC 
code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial 
Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and Allied 
Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169) Petroleum Bulk Terminals and Plants 
(SIC code 5171); and Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. 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

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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 No. 4265;
Formerly listed as RIN 2070-AD39. By Statute and Regulation, this rule 
will affect SIC codes 20-39, 10 (except SIC codes 1011, 1081, 1094), 12 
(except SIC code 1241), 4911, 4931, 4939, 4953, 5169, 5171, and 7389.

Agency Contact: Marc Edmonds, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844-T, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 Pollution Prevention Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6607(b) of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) 
(Pub. L. 101-508) requires the addition of several data elements to the 
Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements as 
promulgated under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (Pub. L. 99-499). Section 313 of 
EPCRA requires owners or operators of certain facilities that 
manufacture, process, or otherwise use listed toxic chemicals to 
annually report their releases of these chemicals to each environmental 
medium. The PPA mandates that section 313 covered facilities also 
report on source reduction and recycling activities relating to the 
toxic chemicals beginning with the 1991 reporting year. Since 1991 
covered facilities have been providing this information to EPA in 
section 8, Source Reduction and Recycling Activities, of EPA Form R. On 
September 25, 1991 (56 FR 48475), EPA proposed regulations which would 
provide definitions and instructions for reporting the PPA data 
elements on the EPA Form R. In this action, EPA will amend certain 
aspects of the September 25, 1991, proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/25/91                    56 FR 48475
Notice of Receipt               03/31/99                    64 FR 15324
Response                         To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2847; Formerly listed as RIN 2070-AC24. 
Affected Sectors Include: Manufacturing industries in SIC codes 20-39 
plus the following industries and SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10 
except SIC codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except 
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes 4911, 4931, 4939); 
Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code 4953); Chemicals and 
Allied Products-Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum Bulk Terminals and 
Plants (SIC code 5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services (SIC code 7389).

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3349. 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                            12/00/06
Final Action                    04/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4616;

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

Agency Contact: Marc Edmonds, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Environmental Information, 2844-T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0758
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: edmonds.marc@epamail.epa.gov


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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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3350. 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 that will allow the 
alternative of clean closure of landfills rather than require the 
installation of a landfill cap. This 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 groundwater 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                            07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. INCREASE METALS RECLAMATION FROM F006 WASTE STREAMS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 123 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Data Availability     01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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


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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
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3353. REGULATORY AMENDMENTS TO THE F019 HAZARDOUS WASTE LISTING TO 
EXCLUDE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SLUDGES FROM CHEMICAL CONVERSION COATING 
PROCESS (ZINC PHOSPHATING) OF AUTOMOBILE BODIES OF ALUMINUM

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 124 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AG15
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. 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 of air toxics by 57 tons, emission of nitrogen oxides 
(NOx) by 152 tons, discharges to water of biochemical oxygen demand 
(BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and total suspended solids (TSS) 
by 1,227 tons, toxic discharges to water 5,543 tons, solid waste by 
150,000 tons, and hazardous waste by 692 tons.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4828;

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

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

RIN: 2090-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________




3355.  REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL 
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE TRACK PROGRAM; DIRECT FINAL RULE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262.34

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is taking direct final action to revise and correct 
certain provisions in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
program applicable only to members of the National Environmental 
Performance Track Program. The revisions concern the proposed rule 
published on August 13, 2002 (67 FR 52674), and the subsequent final 
rule published on April 22, 2004 (69 FR 21737). Both the proposal and 
the final rule contained an inconsistency between the preamble language 
and regulatory language. The final rule also inadvertently omitted 
three references to applicable regulatory provisions that were properly 
referenced in the proposed rule. The proposed and final rules cover 
provisions under both the Clean Air Act and RCRA. The direct final rule 
applies only to the RCRA provisions. The Clean Air Act provisions are 
unchanged.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04
Direct Final Action             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4944;

Agency Contact: Bob Sachs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2884
Fax: 202 566-0966
Email: sachs.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________




3356.  REGULATORY INCENTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL 
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE TRACK PROGRAM; DIRECT FINAL RULE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262.34

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is taking direct final action to revise and correct 
certain provisions in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
program applicable only to members of the National Environmental 
Performance Track Program. The revisions concern the proposed rule 
published on August 13, 2002 (67 FR 52674), and the subsequent final 
rule

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published on April 22, 2004 (69 FR 21737). Both the proposal and the 
final rule contained an inconsistency between the preamble language and 
regulatory language. The final rule also inadvertently omitted three 
references to applicable regulatory provisions that were properly 
referenced in the proposed rule. The proposed and final rules cover 
provisions under both the Clean Air Act and RCRA. The direct final rule 
applies only to the RCRA provisions. The Clean Air Act provisions are 
unchanged.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/04
Direct Final Action             11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4944;

Agency Contact: Bob Sachs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
the Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2884
Fax: 202 566-0966
Email: sachs.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3357. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

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

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. REVISIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINE FOR PROCUREMENT OF 
PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECOVERED MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a)

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 61 items under four Comprehensive Procurement 
Guidelines (CPG1, CPG2, CPG3 and CPG4). 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 has proposed one new and one 
revised item designation in CPG5.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-CPG1                       04/20/94                    59 FR 18892
Final CPG1                      05/01/95                    60 FR 21370
NPRM CPG2                       11/07/96                    61 FR 57748
Final CPG2                      11/13/97                    62 FR 60962
NPRM-CPG3                       08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
Final-CPG3-RMAN3                01/19/00                     65 FR 3069
NPRM CPG4                       08/28/01                    66 FR 45256
NPRM-CPG5                       12/10/03                    68 FR 68813
Final-CPG4-RMAN4                04/30/04                    69 FR 24028
Final CPG 5                     07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545, EDocket No. www.epa.gov/edocket;

Sectors Affected: 92119 All Other General Government; 92111 Executive 
Offices

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. 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 63; 40 CFR 171; 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

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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 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                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3989;

Agency Contact: Kim Kirkland, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0490
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: kirkland.kim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
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3360. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

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

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. RCRA BURDEN REDUCTION INITIATIVE

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

RIN: 2050-AE50
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. LOADING-BASED LISTING OF NON-WASTEWATERS FROM THE PRODUCTION OF 
SELECTED ORGANIC DYES, PIGMENTS, AND FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC COLORANTS

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 16, 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 alao be 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 loading level 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 No. 3066;

Sectors Affected: 325132 Organic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Robert Kayser, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703-308-7304
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: kayser.robert@epamail.epa.gov

Chichang Chen, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, OS-333, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0441
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: chen.chichang@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD80
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3363. RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS): CHANGES TO HAZARDOUS WASTE 
REGULATIONS

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

RIN: 2050-AE52
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3364. REVISION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE 
MIXTURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6924; 
42 USC 6926

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.3(a)(2)(iv)(A)-(G)(Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This 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 Sec 
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                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

Tracy Atagi, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5403W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8672
Email: atagi.tracy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS (PHASE I FINAL REPLACEMENT STANDARDS AND PHASE II)

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

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3366.  HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION 
OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM: MERCURY-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT

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

RIN: 2050-AG21
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3367. 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                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4439;

Agency Contact: Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2184
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov


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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-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________




3368. 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 presumption that these sludges 
can be safely recycled without regulatory oversight.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/06/01                    66 FR 30349
Supplemental NPRM               04/14/03                    68 FR 18042
Final Action                    05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4565;

Agency Contact: Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2184
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: panetta.sandra@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)



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3369. 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                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3856;

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Gwen DiPietro, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8285
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: dipietro.gwen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34

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3370. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES GENERATED 
BY COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCERS

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by steam electric power generators, i.e., 
electric utilities and independent power producers. This action results 
from EPA's regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes 
(see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000), which concluded that waste management 
regulations under RCRA are appropriate for certain coal combustion 
wastes. The utility industry has made significant improvement in its 
waste management practices over recent years, and most State regulatory 
programs are similarly improving. However, public comment and other 
analyses have convinced the Agency that coal combustion wastes could 
pose significant risks to human health and the environment if they are 
not properly managed. There is sufficient evidence that adequate 
controls may not be in place. For example, 62 percent of existing 
utility impoundments do not have groundwater monitoring; thus, their 
impact on ground and surface waters cannot be evaluated in light of 
numerous damage cases identified by the Agency that involve management 
of these wastes. The intended benefits of this action will be to 
prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface waters, 
thereby avoiding risk to human health and the 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                            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES--NON-POWER 
PRODUCERS AND MINEFILLING

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by non-utility combustors. Non-utility 
combustors are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities 
that burn coal in boilers to generate steam. The regulations will also 
apply to mine facilities where any coal combustion wastes are managed, 
(i.e., backfilled into mined areas). This action results from EPA's 
regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes (see 65 FR 
32214, May 22, 2000), in which the Agency concluded that coal 
combustion wastes could pose significant risks to human health and the 
environment if they are not properly managed. As described in the 
regulatory determination, there is sufficient evidence that adequate 
controls may not be in place. The intended benefits of this action will 
be to prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface 
waters, thereby avoiding risk to human health and the environment, 
including ecological risks. The Agency has completed information 
collection efforts and is currently analyzing this information. The 
Agency will also analyze the human health and eco risks, costs, and 
economic impact of this action as it develops the proposed regulations. 
The Agency has considered alternatives to this action, including 
regulating these wastes as hazardous wastes under subtitle C of RCRA, 
but has rejected this approach as discussed in the regulatory 
determination (see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000). EPA has also considered 
issuing guidance to industry and state and local governments to focus 
on the

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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 unaddressed. 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.
The schedule has been deferred by 18 months pending results of a 
National Academy of Sciences study of the health and environmental 
risks associated with placement of power plant coal combustion 
byproducts in coal mines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4469; This rule may also impact 
federal, state, local or tribal governments that own/operate coal-
burning facilities (excluding facilities that primarily generate 
electric power for sale) or coal mines that accept coal combustion 
wastes.

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 2121 Coal Mining; 22112 
Electric Power Transmission, Control and Distribution; 311 Food 
Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 62 
Health Care and Social Assistance; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 331 Primary 
Metal Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 336 Transportation Equipment 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/other/fossil/index.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. REGULATION OF HAZARDOUS OIL-BEARING SECONDARY MATERIALS FROM 
PETROLEUM REFINING INDUSTRY AND OTHER HAZARDOUS SECONDARY MATERIALS 
PROCESSED IN A GASIFICATION SYSTEM TO PRODUCE SYNTHESIS GAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 6926; 42 USC 6927; 42 USC 
6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6935; 42 USC 6937; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 6939; 
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 No. 4411; This is an extension of a 
previous notice that contained the following RIN 2050-AD88.

Agency Contact: Michael Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0126
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: wheeler.michaelm@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3373. 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; 40 CFR 268.9; 40 CFR 
270.16; 40 CFR 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 No. 4735;

Agency Contact: Robert Burchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8450
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: burchard.robert@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF01

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3374. 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--78763
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, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4701;

Agency Contact: Marie Holman, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional 
Office Philadelphia, 3EI00, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-814-5463
Fax: 215 814-2782
Email: holman.marie@epamail.epa.gov

Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office 
Philadelphia, 1807T, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 202-566-2184
Fax: 202 566-2218
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2003-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. 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                    12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3189;

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5401G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-7166
Fax: 703 603-0175
Email: ng.sammy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. 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                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 334 Computer and 
Electronic Product Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 333

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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

Teena Wooten, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8751
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: wooten.teena@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
_______________________________________________________________________




3377. 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 address 
materials undergoing reclamation. In the context of reclamation, we 
discuss options for how to identify materials that remain in use in a 
continuous process in the generating industry and thus are not solid 
wastes. In addition, we proposed 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                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3378. 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

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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                            04/00/06
Direct Final                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4606;

Agency Contact: Maximo Diaz, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-0439
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: diaz.maximo@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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3379. 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.
EPA has suspended work on this rulemaking because it has asked the 
Environmental Financial Advisory Board (a Federal advisory committee) 
to evaluate the financial test proposed in 1991 as one means of 
complying with the requirements for financial assurance for closure and 
post-closure under RCRA subtitle C. Specifically, EPA has asked the 
Board, ``Should EPA adopt the financial test proposed in 1991 for 
hazardous waste, or have advancements in financial analysis provided 
better potential tests in the meantime?'' The Agency will evaluate the 
report of the Board before deciding how to proceed with the 1991 
proposed rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Original                   07/01/91                    56 FR 30201
NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Final                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3380. 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

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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                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3381. RULEMAKING TO STREAMLINE 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 College and University Laboratory rulemaking is focusing 
on the 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 academic laboratories compared with 
large manufacturing processes. For example, 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 
academic laboratories operate. Our aim is to improve compliance, not by 
relaxing the standards, but by improving the fit through regulatory 
changes to 40 CFR 262.34.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4920; No legal deadline.

Agency Contact: Patricia Mercer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8408
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mercer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

Anna Tschursin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8805
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: tschursin.anna@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________




3382.  HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REVISIONS--STANDARDS 
AND PROCEDURES FOR ELECTRONIC MANIFESTS

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: This action is aimed at continuing the development of 
regulatory standards and procedures that will govern the initiation, 
signing, transmittal, and retention of hazardous waste manifests using 
electronic documents and systems. EPA proposed electronic manifest 
standards in May 2001, as part of a more general manifest revision 
action that also addressed standardizing the paper manifest form's data 
elements and procedures for its use across all states. The Manifest 
Form Revisions was decoupled from action on the electronic manifest, 
and the Final Form Revisions Rule is scheduled to be published in FY 
2005.
The May 2001 proposed rule included: (1) Electronic file formats for 
the manifest data elements; (2) electronic signature options; and (3) 
computer security controls aimed at ensuring data integrity and 
reliable systems. Subsequently in May 2004, a stakeholder meeting 
collected additional stakeholder views on the future direction of the 
electronic manifest. Based on the record developed for the proposed 
standards and the additional views from stakeholders at the May 2004 
meeting, EPA is considering final action on the proposed standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/22/01                    66 FR 28240
Notice of Public Meeting        04/01/04                    69 FR 17145
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3147.1; Split from RIN 2050-AE21.

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-AG20

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3383. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PHASE III: DECHARACTERIZED WASTEWATERS, 
CARBAMATE WASTES, AND SPENT POTLINERS (COMPLETION OF A SECTION 610 
REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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 
LDR's for small entities. In the June 28, 2004 Regulatory Agenda, we 
indicated that we would perform a review of this rule in accordance 
with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We are now 
announcing the completion of that review and our decisions based on 
that review. We received no comments on our analysis that was placed in 
the docket under Docket ID number RCRA-2004-0004. We have, therefore, 
concluded that this rule should remain in effect with no modification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/29/04                    69 FR 38282
End Review                      11/02/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3384. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PHASE II: UNIVERSAL TREATMENT 
STANDARDS, AND TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC 
WASTES AND NEWLY LISTED WASTES (COMPLETION OF A SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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. In the June 28, 2004 Regulatory Agenda, we indicated that we 
would perform a review of this rule in accordance with section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We are now announcing the completion of 
that review and our decisions based on that review. We received no 
comments on our analysis that was placed in the docket under Docket ID 
number RCRA-2004-0003. We have, therefore, concluded that this rule 
should remain in effect with no modification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    06/28/04                    69 FR 38282
End Review                      11/02/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3385. REVISIONS TO 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 issued a rule to extend the compliance deadline for regulated 
facilities to amend (or in some cases, prepare) and implement their 
SPCC Plans. This extension provides 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

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overwhelming number of individual extension requests. 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 of the 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/potable 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 Year Compliance Extension NPRM06/17/04                    69 FR 34014
18 Months Compliance Extension 
Final                           08/11/04                    69 FR 48794
NODA1                  09/20/04                    69 FR 56184
NODA2                  09/20/04                    69 FR 56182
NPRM                            02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3386. 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 40                         03/08/04                    69 FR 10646
Final                           07/23/04                    69 FR 43755
NPRM Vieques                    08/13/04                    69 FR 50115
NPRM 41                         09/23/04                    69 FR 56949
Final                           09/23/04                    69 FR 56949
NPRM                            04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439;

Agency Contact: Yolanda Singer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-8835
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: singer.yolanda@epamail.epa.gov

Terry Jeng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0629

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Email: jeng.terry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75
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3387. 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 No. 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)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



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3388. 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 proposed an RQ adjustment for the inorganic chemical 
manufacturing process waste (K178)(66 FR 58258, 11/20/01).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/04/03                    68 FR 67916
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423;

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3389. 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

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40 CFR part 31. These pilot projects offer considerable administrative 
relief to States, tribes, and EPA by reducing reporting requirements, 
broadening scope changes without amendment, increasing the ability to 
move monies within and among CAs, and relaxing application requirements 
regarding site-specific identification of cooperative agreement funds 
to certain activities, while maintaining site-specific drawdown 
requirements needed for cost recovery and Superfund accounting. Subpart 
O also needs to be conformed with part 31 (Uniform Administrative 
Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements).
EPA expects to institutionalize the combining of CA types, create more 
flexible reporting requirements, permit greater scope changes without 
amendment, provide more flexible money movement within and among CAs, 
and promote other policy advances in State/tribal/EPA interaction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4177;

Agency Contact: Kirby Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8506
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: biggs.kirby@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE62
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3390. 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 No. 4201;

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




3391. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN AIR RELEASES OF NOX

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302.6(c)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering proposing to administratively 
exempt from reporting requirements the releases of certain NOx 
emissions to air. This would eliminate reports from facilities emitting 
NOx where the Agency has determined that the releases pose little or no 
risk or to which a Federal response is infeasible or inappropriate. 
Requiring reports of such releases would serve little or no useful 
purpose and could, instead, impose a significant burden on the Federal 
response system and on the persons responsible for notifying the 
Federal government of the release.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4736;

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF02
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3392. 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

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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                            08/26/04                    69 FR 52542
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3393. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR VESSELS OF THE ARMED 
FORCES--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1322; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 10, 2001.

Abstract: This action is Phase II of implementing regulations on 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
In 1996 the Clean Water Act was amended to create section 312(n), 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
Section 312(n) directs EPA and DOD to work together to provide Armed 
Forces vessels with a nationally uniform set of discharge standards, 
which preempt State discharge standards for these vessels. The purpose 
of the statute is to allow DOD to plan, design and build 
environmentally sound vessels, to encourage innovative pollution 
control technology, and to improve operational flexibility. EPA and DOD 
jointly promulgated Phase I of these regulations, 40 CFR part 1700, on 
May 10, 1999 (64 FR 25126). The Phase I rulemaking concluded that 25 
discharges from Armed Forces vessels would require control devices. 
Some of these discharges have the potential to introduce oil or other 
organics into receiving waters (such as bilge water); some have the 
potential to introduce copper or other metals (such as fire main); and 
some have the potential to introduce nonindigenous invasive aquatic 
species (such as ballast water). Phase II will establish performance 
standards for control devices for these 25 discharges. The Phase II 
performance standards will be promulgated in five ``batches.'' Each 
batch will address several performance standards. Once DOD implements 
rules for achieving the standards set in Phase II, covered discharges 
from Armed Forces vessels will be required to meet these standards, and 
will not be subject to discharge standards established by States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4357;

Agency Contact: Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1272
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: giordano.steven@epamail.epa.gov

Brian Rappoli, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1548
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: rappoli.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD39
_______________________________________________________________________




3394. 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

[[Page 73928]]

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), capacity assurance, management, operation and 
maintenance requirements for municipal sanitary sewer collection 
systems; and a prohibition on SSOs. The Agency is also considering 
proposing a regulatory framework for applying NPDES permit conditions, 
including applicable standard permit conditions, to municipal satellite 
collection systems. Municipal satellite collection systems are sanitary 
sewers owned or operated by a municipality that conveys wastewater to a 
POTW operated by a different municipality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/05
Final Action                    10/00/07

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 No. 3999; Note: This rule was formerly 
known as ``Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Compliance Reporting and 
Collection System Discharges.''

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. 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; 40 CFR 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 
one point source category and the general definitions 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 some long-term savings in the annual cost of 
printing these regulations. The point source category which would be 
recodified by this action is Petroleum Refining (part 419). The 
revisions would also expand the list of general definitions in section 
401.11.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3396.  EFFLUENT GUIDELINES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION 
EQUIPMENT CLEANING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 33 
USC 1342; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 442.16

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On August 14, 2000, EPA published at 40 CFR 442 final 
effluent limitations and standards for the transportation equipment 
cleaning point source category. These guidelines apply to the discharge 
of wastewater from facilities that clean the interiors of various tank 
trucks, rail cars, barges and ocean/sea tankers. The final rule 
contained a typographical error. The rule used the word ``existing'' 
instead of ``new'' in defining pretreatment standards for new sources 
(PSNS) at 40 CFR 442.16. This action corrects this typographical error. 
There will be no changes to the pollutant limits. OW plans to issue the 
corrections as a direct final rule because we anticipate no adverse 
comments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
Direct Final Action             01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4932

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-AE65

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3397. 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. The proposal included 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 FR 18166
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4540; This action incorporates the 
following analytical methods that had previously been tracked 
independently: 1. RIN 2040-AC95, SAN 3155 - Test Procedures for the 
Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under 
the Clean Water Act, Phase One 2. RIN 2040-AD12, SAN 4089 - Test 
Procedures for the Analysis of Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and 
Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase Two, and 3. RIN 
2040-AD52, SAN 4377 - Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under 
the Clean Water Act (Method 245.7).

Agency Contact: William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3398. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 3

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 140 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD70
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3399. 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                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
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3400. 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

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

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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                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4690;

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

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

Agency Contact: Kevin Debell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0040
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: debell.kevin@epamail.epa.gov

Patrick Bradley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0729
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: bradley.patrick@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD87
_______________________________________________________________________




3401. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PATHOGENS AND PATHOGEN INDICATORS FOR 
COASTAL RECREATION WATERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313, CWA 303

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131D

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 8, 2004, 90 days after 7/9/04 
(303(c)(4)).

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. On July 9, 2004, EPA published a 
proposed rule establishing 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 is a final rule. 
Publication of the final rule rule is expected in November 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/04                    69 FR 41719
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 4852, EDocket No. OW-2004-0010;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/beaches/bacteria-rule-fs.htm

Agency Contact: Richard Healy, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0405
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: healy.richard@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3402. 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 effectiveness and toxicity testing. It will clarify EPA 
authority to remove products from the Product Schedule. These changes 
will help ensure protection of the environment when these products are 
used to clean up and mitigate oil spills (1) into or upon navigable 
waters, adjoining shorelines, the waters of the contiguous zone, or (2) 
which may affect natural resources

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belonging to or under the exclusive management authority of the United 
States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4526;

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 54 
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Agency Contact: William Nichols, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9918
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: nichols.nick@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE87
_______________________________________________________________________




3403. 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 effluent guidelines planning process under CWA section 304 (b) 
whether to proceed with the rulemaking or whether assistance to States 
will more appropriately address any concerns with discharges from these 
facilities.

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 No. 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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3404. 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 Advanced 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, and will be conducting 
further outreach, dialogue, and government-to-government consultation 
with tribes, and will be consulting with other stakeholders. 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                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

Shaja Brothers, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4305, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1480
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: brothers.shaja@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD46
_______________________________________________________________________




3405. 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 proposal would amend the Guidelines Establishing Test 
Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 CFR part 136 to 
approve new EPA methods for the determination of trace metals at EPA's 
water quality criteria levels. These methods are necessary for the 
implementation of water quality-based permits under the National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act. 
Water quality-based permits are necessary when technology-based 
controls do not ensure that a particular water body would meet the 
State's designated water quality standard. Because the methods 
currently approved under 40 CFR part 136 were designed to support 
primarily technology-based permitting

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needs, and because these technology-based levels are as much as 280 
times higher than water quality-based criteria for metals. EPA is 
pursuing approval of new test procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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

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-AC75
_______________________________________________________________________




3406. 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: EPA is considering preparation of a document that would 
highlight the flexibility already contained in the 600 and 1600 series 
of EPA Methods that are currently approved for Clean Water Act 
compliance monitoring under 40 CFR part 136, Guidelines Establishing 
Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants. These methods typically 
contain a statement that, in recognition of advances that are occurring 
in analytical technology, and to allow the analyst to overcome sample 
matrix interferences, the analyst is permitted certain options to 
improve separations or lower the costs of measurements. These options 
include alternate extraction, concentration, cleanup procedures, and 
changes in columns and detectors. The methods further require the 
analyst to demonstrate that the method modifications will not adversely 
affect the quality of data by generating quality control results that 
meet the specifications contained in the method. Despite this stated 
flexibility, the Agency has found that many NPDES and pretreatment 
permitting authorities are not aware of this flexibility when issuing 
or enforcing NPDES and pretreatment permits. Therefore, this regulatory 
action will highlight the existing method flexibility and clarify EPA's 
position regarding its application. This action will also extend this 
flexibility to other methods currently approved under 40 CFR part 136. 
The purpose of extending this flexibility to other methods is to (1) 
increase consistency between methods, (2) provide for increased 
recognition of advances in analytical technology, and (3) reduce costs 
associated with analytical measurements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3407. 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 action would establish 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 
also discuss the format, content, quality assurance/quality control, 
and data validation requirements for use of test methods. It would also 
describe EPA's planned steps to provide additional information through 
a clearinghouse, technical bulletins, and/or guidance documents geared 
towards clarifying technical and policy issues associated with the use 
of test methods approved for use in the program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/97                    62 FR 14975
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3408. 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

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Abstract: The proposal would 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 No. 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

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-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________




3409. NPDES APPLICATIONS REVISIONS

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 modifying and streamlining existing permit application 
requirements. 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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786;

Agency Contact: Pravin Rana, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-1909
Fax: 202 564-1909
Email: rana.pravin@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Laverty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, EN-336, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7974
Email: laverty.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3410. 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 No. 4623;

Agency Contact: Christine Ruf, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4503T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1220
Fax: 202 566-1333
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3411. GRAY AND BLACK WATER DISCHARGES FROM CRUISE SHIPS OPERATING IN 
CERTAIN ALASKAN WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-554, sec 1404 to 1407

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Title XIV: Certain Alaska Cruise Ship Operations (HR 4577) 
authorizes EPA to establish effluent standards for black and gray water 
from cruise ships into the waters of Alaska, the Alexander Archipelago, 
and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine Research Reserve. EPA 
will develop those standards based on the best available scientific 
information on the environmental effects of the regulated discharges 
and the availability of new technologies for wastewater treatment. The 
implementation of these regulations will reduce the environmental 
impacts

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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 No. 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: 202 566-1288
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: redford.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD89
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3412. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND 
DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 450; 40 CFR 122

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/26/04                    69 FR 22472

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jesse Pritts
Phone: 202-566-1038
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: pritts.jesse@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




3413. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CONCENTRATED AQUATIC 
ANIMAL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 451

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/23/04                    69 FR 51891

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Marta Jordan
Phone: 202-566-1049
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: jordan.marta@epamail.epa.gov

Marvin Rubin
Phone: 202-566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3414. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE MEAT AND POULTRY 
PRODUCTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISIONS)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 432 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/08/04                    69 FR 54475

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis
Phone: 202-564-0000
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: lewis.samantha@epamail.epa.gov

Marvin Rubin
Phone: 202-566-1050
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: rubin.marvin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD56
_______________________________________________________________________




3415. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PROGRAM PLAN FOR 2004

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Plan                      09/02/04                    69 FR 53705

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston
Phone: 202-566-1014
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: johnston.carey@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Wall
Phone: 202-566-1060
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: wall.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD92
_______________________________________________________________________




3416. TEST PROCEDURES: REVISIONS TO METHOD DETECTION AND QUANTITATION 
FOR THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       11/08/04                    69 FR 64707

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Richard Reding
Phone: 202 564-4656
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: reding.richard@epamail.epa.gov

Marion Kelly
Phone: 202-566-1045
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: kelly.marion@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD53

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3417. 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.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/09/04                    69 FR 47210

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Martha Segall
Phone: 202-566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Wall
Phone: 202-566-1060
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: wall.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD62
_______________________________________________________________________




3418. COMPARISON OF DREDGED MATERIAL TO REFERENCE SEDIMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 230

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       10/07/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John Goodin
Phone: 202-566-1373
Fax: 202 566-1375
Email: goodin.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________




3419. CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATION REVISIONS RE: USE AS 
MATCHING FUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35.3125(b)(1)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       11/15/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Gary Hudiburgh
Phone: 202-564-0626
Email: hudiburgh.gary@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD68
_______________________________________________________________________




3420. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED FORCES VESSELS--
PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700 (New)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/22/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Agency Contact: Steven Giordano
Phone: 202-566-1272
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: giordano.steven@epamail.epa.gov

Brian Rappoli
Phone: 202-566-1548
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: rappoli.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE64
_______________________________________________________________________




3421.  WITHDRAWAL OF CERTAIN FEDERAL WATER QUALITY 
CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALASKA, ARKANSAS, AND PUERTO RICO

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is publishing a rule to withdraw certain Federal Water 
Quality criteria applicable to Alaska, Arkansas, and Puerto Rico 
because each has developed its own State/U.S. territory standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/29/04                    69 FR 63079

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4945;

Agency Contact: Shaja Brothers, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1480
Fax: 202 566-0409
Email: brothers.shaja@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE67
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3422. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3423. DRINKING WATER: REGULATORY DETERMINATIONS REGARDING CONTAMINANTS 
ON THE SECOND DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g-1(b)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 6, 2006, The 1996 SDWA 
Amendments require EPA to publish the second regulatory determinations 
by August 2006.

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 
require EPA to publish a list of non-regulated contaminants every five 
years, which may warrant regulation due to their health effects and 
their potential for occurrence in public water systems (PWSs). The 
first Contaminant Candidate List (CCL), was published in the Federal 
Register on March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10247). The second CCL will be 
published in 2004. In addition to publishing the drinking water CCL, 
the SDWA also requires the Agency to select five or more contaminants 
from the second CCL and determine, by August 2006, whether to regulate 
these contaminants with a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation 
(NPDWR). In order to make a determination of whether to develop an 
NPDWR for a contaminant, the SDWA requires three statutory tests be 
met: (1) the contaminant may have an adverse effect on the health of 
persons; (2) the contaminant is known to occur or there is a 
substantial likelihood that the contaminant will occur in public water 
systems with a frequency and at levels of public health concern; and 
(3) in the sole judgment of the Administrator, regulation of the 
contaminant presents a meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction 
for persons served by public water systems. Using these three statutory 
tests to make regulatory decisions, there are three possible outcomes: 
(1) regulate the contaminant with an NPDWR; (2) develop guidance (e.g., 
Health or Consumer Advisory); or (3) determine no action is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Preliminary Notice              08/00/05
Final Notice                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4821;

Agency Contact: Wynne Miller, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4887
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: miller.wynne@epamail.epa.gov

Thomas Carpenter, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3760
Fax: 202 564-4885
Email: carpenter.thomas@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE60
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3424. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUNDWATER RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 137 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3425. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 138 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




3426. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE 2 DISINFECTION 
BYPRODUCTS RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 139 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




3427. DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST 2

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, February 6, 2003, Publication of 
list.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, 
requires the EPA to publish a list of contaminants which, at the time 
of publication, are not subject to any proposed or promulgated national 
primary drinking water regulations (NPDWRs), that are known or 
anticipated to occur in public water systems, and which may require 
regulations under SDWA (section 1412(b)(1)). SDWA, as amended, 
specifies that EPA must publish the first list of drinking water 
contaminants no later than 18 months after the date of enactment, i.e., 
by February, 1998 (henceforth referred to as the 1998 Contaminant 
Candidate List or the 1998 CCL), and every five years thereafter. The 
Federal Register notice informs interested parties of EPA's Final CCL 2 
as well as EPA's efforts to improve

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the containment selection process for future CCLs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Preliminary Notice              04/02/04                    69 FR 17406
Final Notice                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4703, EDocket No. OW-2003-0028;

URL For More Information:
epa.gov/safewater/ccl/cclfs.html

Agency Contact: Daniel Olson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5239
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: olson.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

Jitendra Saxena, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5243
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: saxena.jitendra@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AD86
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3428. 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. 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 Original                   07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice99                        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 No. 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: 202 564-3760
Email: reding.richard@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3429. 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 No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3430. NATIONAL SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS (NSDWR): METHYL 
TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE NSDWR

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 143 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is an automobile fuel 
additive, introduced in the late 1970s during lead phase-out as an 
octane enhancer. It has been used in increasing quantity in the 1990s 
to meet the requirement of the federal Reformulated Gasoline

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(RFG) and Oxyfuels programs required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 
1990. However, MTBE has been detected in ground water and drinking 
water in a number of states due to leaking underground storage tanks 
and leaking pipelines. Although most of these detections are at levels 
well below health concern, MTBE's distinctive turpentine-like taste and 
odor can be detected at low levels. EPA is required to make a 
regulatory determination for at least five unregulated contaminants by 
August 2006. Presently, the Water program is collecting and analyzing 
research information on occurrence, health effects, method sensitivity, 
and treatment effectiveness. A proposed regulatory determination, which 
will evaluate information on MTBE as well as a number of other 
contaminants, is anticipated for August 2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4404;

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Agency Contact: Irene Dooley, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4699
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: dooley.irene@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________




3431. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: REVISIONS TO THE 
TOTAL COLIFORM MONITORING AND ANALYTICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL 
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is revising the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), which was 
published in the July 18, 2003 Federal Register (68 FR 42907)(Notice of 
Intent to revise the TCR). EPA intends revisions to the TCR to maintain 
or provide for greater human health protection than under the existing 
TCR while improving system efficiency. A Federal Advisory Committee 
recommended that EPA, as part of the TCR 6-year review process, 
``initiate a process for addressing cross-connection control and 
backflow prevention requirements and consider additional distribution 
system requirements related to significant health risks.`` The original 
TCR, promulgated in 1989, protects human health by requiring microbial 
monitoring in drinking water distribution systems. The TCR does not 
include distribution system corrective or protective requirements to 
reduce contamination from coliforms and other contaminants. Since then, 
EPA has gained a better understanding of distribution system impacts on 
human health and, therefore, intends to strengthen the TCR by adding 
distribution system requirements. The process to do so involves a 
performance evaluation, development of issue papers on both 
distribution systems and total coliform, stakeholder meetings, and 
proposed and final rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4775;

Agency Contact: Kenneth Rotert, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5280
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: rotert.kenneth@epamail.epa.gov

Jennifer Mclain, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5248
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: mclain.jennifer@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD94
_______________________________________________________________________




3432. DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST 3

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g-1(b)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, February 6, 2008, The 1996 SDWA 
Amendments require EPA to publish the third list of candidate 
contaminants by February 2008. Not a rulemaking.

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as amended in 1996 
requires EPA to publish a list every five years of contaminants that 
are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems, and which 
may require regulation under the SDWA. The purpose of this action is to 
prepare and publish the third Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). In 
preparing the third list, EPA will evaluate the classification approach 
recommended by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research 
Council (NRC) and, as applicable, use the NRC approach to identify and 
narrow a very broad universe of potential contaminants into a smaller, 
more focused list for future CCLs. If we identify additional 
contaminants early in the evaluation process, we may consider those 
contaminants in the regulatory determinations for 2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-Preliminary Notice         02/00/07
Final Notice                    02/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4745;

Agency Contact: Thomas Carpenter, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3760
Fax: 202 564-4885
Email: carpenter.thomas@epamail.epa.gov

Yvette Selby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5245
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: selby-mohamadu.yvette@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD99

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3433. UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL: UPDATE OF STATE PROGRAMS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300h-1 SDWA 1422; 42 USC 300h-4 SDWA 1425

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 147 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA provides a place in part 147 of its UIC regulations where 
all the State UIC programs are summarized. Included in this 
summarization are all the authorities and regulations used by the 
States to implement the UIC program, as well as all other documents 
that are relevant to the program. The primary reason for this is to 
provide one place where all the UIC programs nationwide are presented. 
A second reason, more importantly, is to allow EPA to incorporate by 
reference into the Code of Federal Regulations the State program 
authorities. Current citations to State regulations in 40 CFR part 147 
are out of date for many States. This update is necessary to ensure 
that the CFR accurately reflects current approved State UIC programs 
and that elements of those programs are federally enforceable if 
necessary. EPA Regional Offices will be submitting State revision 
packages as they are completed. Part 147 will then be updated in 
several stages. This is the first stage. This effort should have no 
impact on the regulated community because we will merely be 
incorporating by reference elements of already effective State 
programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4236;

Agency Contact: Mario Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-3894
Fax: 202 564-3756
Email: salazar.mario@epamail.epa.gov

Bruce Kobelski, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4606M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-3888
Fax: 202 564-3756
Email: kobelski.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD40
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3434. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: MINOR CORRECTIONS AND 
CLARIFICATION TO DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 140 and 141

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/29/04                    69 FR 38850

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tracy Bone
Phone: 202-564-5257
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: bone.tracy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE58
_______________________________________________________________________




3435. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ANALYTICAL METHOD FOR 
URANIUM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.25

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/02/04                    69 FR 31068
Direct Final Action             06/02/04                    69 FR 31008
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule 08/25/04                    69 FR 52181
Final Action                    08/25/04                    69 FR 52176

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lisa Christ
Phone: 202-564-8354
Email: christ.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE62
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Shore Protection Act (SPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3436. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 2601 Shore Protection Act of 1988; PL 100-688 
sec 4103(b)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 237

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Shore Protection Act (SPA) and 
is designed to prevent the deposit of municipal and commercial waste 
into U.S. coastal waters. This rule establishes minimum waste handling 
practices for vessels and waste handling facilities involved in the 
transport of municipal or commercial wastes in the coastal waters of 
the United States. The rule may require certain vessels and waste 
handling facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. Local governments and businesses involved 
with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of these wastes 
would be affected by this rule. Currently no tribes are known to be 
involved in waste handling of this type; therefore none would be 
affected by this rule. With regard to small businesses, EPA has 
provided guidance on development of operation and maintenance manuals 
and encourages the use and documentation of existing industry practices 
that meet or exceed

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the EPA proposed minimum waste handling standards. All indications are 
that this regulation as proposed would have a minimal economic impact. 
This regulation will result in reduction of municipal and commercial 
wastes deposited in coastal waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/94                    59 FR 44798
Final Action                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820;

Agency Contact: Steven Giordano, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1272
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: giordano.steven@epamail.epa.gov

David Redford, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1288
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: redford.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB85
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