[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                                  


  



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL 7971-7

Fall 2005 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

 Rule and major policymakings 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 decisionmaking 
process, please contact: Phil Schwartz (1803A), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20460; phone: (202) 564-6564; e-mail: schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:   

Table of Contents

A. What Are EPA's Regulatory Goals and What Key Principles, Statutes, 
and Executive Orders Inform Our Rule and Policymaking Process?

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

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

D. How Is the Agenda Organized?

E. What Information Is in Agenda Entries?

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

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

H. Thank You for Collaborating with Us

A. What Are EPA's Regulatory Goals and What Key Principles, Statutes, 
and Executive Orders Inform Our Rule and Policymaking Process?

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

     For a more expansive discussion of our regulatory philosophy 
and priorities please see our new Statement of Priorities in the FY 
2006 Regulatory Plan (www.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. 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. 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.

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 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.

To Find the Regulatory Plan:

    EPA's FY06 Regulatory Plan is located in part 2 of this issue 
of the Federal Register. Within a day or two of publication, on-
line versions will be located at http://www.epa.gov/REGAGENDA and 
at

http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/Fall2005/regplan/ENVIRONMENTAL--
PROTECTION--AGENCY--(EPA).html

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 2006.

5. Completed Action - This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the spring 2005 Agenda. It also includes actions that we are no longer 
considering. If an action appears in the completed section, it will not 
appear in future Agendas unless we decide to initiate action again, in 
which case it will appear as a new entry. EPA also announces the 
results of our Regulatory Flexibility Act section 610 reviews in this 
section of the Agenda.

     Third, by the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) that is 
assigned when an action first appears in the Agenda. The RIN has 
two parts: The first part corresponds to the lead subagency 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,

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``economically significant'' and ``other significant.''

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

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

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

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

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

Substantive, Nonsignificant: A rulemaking that has substantive impacts 
but is neither Significant, nor Routine and Frequent, nor 
Informational/ Administrative/Other.

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

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: http://docket.epa.gov/
edkpub/index.jsp. 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. EDOCKET, EPA's electronic public docket and 
comment system, will be replaced by an enhanced Federal-wide electronic 
docket management and comment system located at www.regulations.gov. 
When that occurs, you should be redirected to that site to access the 
docket and submit comments. Follow the on-line instructions to access 
this docket and submit comments.

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

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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.

2. EPA Websites

    Some of the actions listed in the Agenda include a URL that 
provides additional information.

3. Regulatory Agenda Databases and Search Engines

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

4. Agenda Indexes

    There are five indexes 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 index is not included in EPA's 
Agenda reprints for reasons of costs and because of the 
availability of the search engines described in no. 3, immediately 
above.

5. 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.htm. If you have e-mail without 
full Internet access, please send an e-mail to envsubset@epa.gov to 
request instructions for subscribing to the EPA Federal Register 
listservers.

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 Index 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 Index C for a list of the 
rules that may affect small entities, but which we do not expect 
will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
them.

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that 
an agency review, within 10 years of promulgation, each rule that 
has or will have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities (SISNOSE). There is one rule for which we 
are conducting a section 610 review this year, 2050-AG26; Docket 
No. OAR-2005-0166; Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk 
Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r) (7) 
(Section 610 Review). We undertake section 610 reviews to decide 
whether we should continue the rule unchanged, amend it, or 
withdraw it. We announce our forthcoming section 610 reviews in the 
``Prerule'' section of the Agenda. We encourage small entities to 
provide comments on the need to change this rule. We will consider 
all of your comments as we decide whether to continue, amend, or 
withdraw this rule. We particularly encourage comments by small 
entities about how this rule could be made clearer, more effective, 
or remove conflicting or overlapping requirements with other 
Federal or State regulations.

     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 as 
described below. 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 EPA's 
electronic public docket. 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 
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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. Although 
not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may 
still access any of the publicly available docket materials through 
the docket facility identified above. EPA intends to work towards 
providing electronic access to all of the publicly available docket 
materials through EPA's electronic public docket.

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

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

i. Agency Website. 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://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. Note 
that EPA Dockets will be replaced by an enhanced Federal-wide 
electronic docket management and comment system located at 
www.regulations.gov. When that occurs, you should be redirected to that 
site to access the docket and submit comments. Follow the on-line 
instructions to access the relevant docket and submit comments.

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 MS Word, 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: 28221, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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 Avenue 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. Thank You for Collaborating with Us

     Finally, we would like to thank those of you who choose to 
join with us in solving the complex issues involved in protecting 
human health and the environment. Collaborative efforts such as 
EPA's open rulemaking process are a proven tool for solving the 
environmental problems we face and the Regulatory Agenda is an 
important part of that process.

Dated: October 18, 2005.

 Louise P. Wise,

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

                                          GENERAL--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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3012        SAN No. 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations.................    2020-AA42

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3013        SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest......    2030-AA67
3014        SAN No. 4904 Security Requirements for Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential          2030-AA88
            Business Information Access for Contractors...........................................
3015        SAN No. 4903 Award Term Contracting...................................................    2030-AA89
3016        SAN No. 4931 Accessibility Standards for Contract Deliverables (508)..................    2030-AA90
3017        SAN No. 4964 Amendment of the Standards for Radioactive Waste Disposal in Yucca           2060-AN15
            Mountain, Nevada (Reg Plan Seq No. 108)...............................................
3018        SAN No. 4836 Project XL Site Specific Rulemaking for the NASA White Sands Test            2090-AA35
            Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Phases III-VI)....................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3019        SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR.............................    2030-AA37
3020        SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in           2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements...............................................
3021        SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule (CROMERRR)..    2025-AA07
3022        SAN No. 4693 Privacy Act Regulations (Revised)........................................    2025-AA13
3023        SAN No. 4813 Miscellaneous Revisions to EPAAR Clauses.................................    2030-AA84
3024        SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment................................    2080-AA06
3025        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-II)..........................
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                                           GENERAL--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3026        SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.......................    2025-AA02
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3027        SAN No. 4925 Technical Amendments to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human       2080-AA11
            Subjects..............................................................................
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                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3028        SAN No. 5018 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs         2050-AG26
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7) (Section 610 Review).......................
3029        SAN No. 4759 Revision to Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)........    2060-AK75
3030        SAN No. 4856 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendments to the Section 608 Leak        2060-AM09
            Repair Regulations....................................................................
3031        SAN No. 5009 Advance Notice for Information on Determining the Emissions Reductions       2060-AN42
            Achieved From Limiting the VOC Content of Architectural Coatings......................
3032        SAN No. 5020 Action on Petition To List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant...    2060-AN49
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3033        SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate         2060-AI44
            Matter (Reg Plan Seq No. 100).........................................................
3034        SAN No. 4531 Evaluation of Updated Test Procedures for the Certification of Gasoline      2060-AJ61
            Deposit Control Additives.............................................................
3035        SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings)...........................    2060-AF72
3036        SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions................................    2060-AH93
3037        SAN No. 3975 Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country................    2060-AH37
3038        SAN No. 4752 Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 102).......    2060-AK74
3039        SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16--Specifications and Test Procedures for         2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................
3040        SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid         2060-AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment............................................................
3041        SAN No. 4585 Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendment To Implement        2060-AJ78
            Court Remand..........................................................................
3042        SAN No. 4654 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization Facilities--Residual Risk           2060-AK09
            Standards.............................................................................
3043        SAN No. 4655 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution (Stage I) Residual Risk and MACT Standards     2060-AK10
            Review................................................................................
3044        SAN No. 4660 NESHAP: Industrial Process Cooling Towers Residual Risk Standards........    2060-AK16
3045        SAN No. 4662 NESHAP: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities Residual Risk Standards    2060-AK18
3046        SAN No. 4668 NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK22
3047        SAN No. 4669 NESHAP: Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standard....    2060-AK23
3048        SAN No. 4659 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AK14
3049        SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Amendments........    2060-AI62
3050        SAN No. 4748 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources (Reg Plan Seq No.    2060-AK70
            101)..................................................................................
3051        SAN No. 4599 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AK26
            Depleting Substances: N-Propyl Bromide................................................
3052        SAN No. 4697 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I          2060-AK45
            Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries..........................................
3053        SAN No. 4542 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana Sulfur    2008-AA00
            Dioxide (SO2) Area....................................................................
3054        SAN No. 4421 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Regulations: Revisions....................    2060-AJ25
3055        SAN No. 4570 Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Engines: Alternative Low-   2060-AJ72
            Sulfur Highway Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska..............................
3056        SAN No. 4584 Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems...    2060-AJ86
3057        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......................................................................
3058        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....................................................................
3059        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. 103)................................................
3060        SAN No. 4796 Section 126 Rule: Withdrawal of Findings for Sources in Michigan.........    2060-AL83
3061        SAN No. 4804 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Allowance System for Controlling HCFC     2060-AL90
            Production, Import and Export; Correction.............................................
3062        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.............................................
3063        SAN No. 4829 5-Year Review of MACT Standards for Large MWC............................    2060-AL97
3064        SAN No. 4830 Alternative Work Practice for Leak Detection and Repair..................    2060-AL98
3065        SAN No. 4871 Control of Emissions From New Locomotives and New Marine Diesel Engines      2060-AM06
            Less Than 30 Liters Per Cylinder (Reg Plan Seq No. 104)...............................
3066        SAN No. 4846 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills--Amendments......................    2060-AM08
3067        SAN No. 4859 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Ethylene Oxide Hospital Sterilization.....    2060-AM14
3068        SAN No. 4849 Petition To Delist a Hazardous Air Pollutant From Section 112 of the         2060-AM20
            Clean Air Act: Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)..........................................
3069        SAN No. 4848 NESHAP: Total Facility Low Risk Determination (TFLRD) for Residual Risk..    2060-AM22
3070        SAN No. 4867 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Amendments..........................    2060-AM25
3071        SAN No. 4853 Requirements for Transmix Processing and Blending Under the Reformulated     2060-AM27
            Gasoline and Gasoline Sulfur Rules....................................................
3072        SAN No. 4864 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans--Technical Amendments..............    2060-AM28
3073        SAN No. 4866 NESHAP: Site Remediation; Amendments.....................................    2060-AM30
3074        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.....

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3075        SAN No. 4882 Control of Emissions from Spark-Ignition Engines and Fuel Systems from       2060-AM34
            Marine Vessels and Small Equipment (Reg Plan Seq No. 105).............................
3076        SAN No. 4891 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AM43
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing; Amendments............................................
3077        SAN No. 4885 Flexible Air Permit Rule.................................................    2060-AM45
3078        SAN No. 4905 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural      2060-AM47
            Coatings--Amendments..................................................................
3079        SAN No. 4899 Control of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Lubricity: Notice of Proposed        2060-AM48
            Rulemaking............................................................................
3080        SAN No. 4916 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification      2060-AM49
            of Recovery and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended for Use With Substitute
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
3081        SAN No. 4918 Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Alternatives for the Motor Vehicle    2060-AM54
            Air Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program..
3082        SAN No. 4901 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Modifications to the Technician           2060-AM55
            Certification Requirements Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.....................
3083        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.................................................................
3084        SAN No. 4908 NESHAP: General Provisions--Amendments...................................    2060-AM75
3085        SAN No. 4909 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel; Amendments............................    2060-AM76
3086        SAN No. 4910 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution--Amendments..........................    2060-AM77
3087        SAN No. 4915 Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignited Internal Combustion    2060-AM81
            Engines...............................................................................
3088        SAN No. 4926 NESHAP: Defense Land Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment.................    2060-AM84
3089        SAN No. 4927 NESHAP: Iron and Steel Foundries; Amendments.............................    2060-AM85
3090        SAN No. 4940 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AM91
            Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration of Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions...............
3091        SAN No. 4941 Amendments to Compliance Certification Requirements for State and Federal    2060-AM92
            Operating Permits Programs; Correction................................................
3092        SAN No. 4699 Implementing Periodic Monitoring in Federal and State Operating Permit       2060-AN00
            Programs (Reg Plan Seq No. 106).......................................................
3093        SAN No. 4757 Component Durability Procedures for New Light Duty Vehicles, Light Duty      2060-AN01
            Trucks and Heavy Duty Vehicles........................................................
3094        SAN No. 4955 NESHAP: Plastic Parts and Products (Surface Coating)--Area Source Rule...    2060-AN08
3095        SAN No. 4958 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating    2060-AN10
            of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks; Amendments......................................
3096        SAN No. 4959 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AN11
            Depleting Substances in Foam Blowing..................................................
3097        SAN No. 4960 Response to Petition of Reconsideration for Findings of Significant          2060-AN12
            Contribution and Rulemaking for Georgia for Purposes of Reducing Ozone Interstate
            Transport.............................................................................
3098        SAN No. 4962 Fuel Economy Labeling of Motor Vehicles: Revisions to Improve Calculation    2060-AN14
            of Fuel Economy Estimates (Reg Plan Seq No. 107)......................................
3099        SAN No. 4969 Revisions to the Continuous Emissions Monitoring Rule for the Acid Rain      2060-AN16
            Program and the NOx Budget Trading Program............................................
3100        SAN No. 4972 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2006 Critical Use Exemption Rule      2060-AN18
            From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide...................................................
3101        SAN No. 4951 Revisions to Air Emissions Reporting Requirements........................    2060-AN20
3102        SAN No. 4978 NESHAP: Autobody Refinishing--Area Source Rule...........................    2060-AN21
3103        SAN No. 5008 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (Reg Plan     2060-AN24
            Seq No. 109)..........................................................................
3104        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS: Reconsideration; Overwhelming    2060-AN26
            Transport Classification..............................................................
3105        SAN No. 4794 Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source         2060-AN28
            Review: Alternative Applicability Test for Electric Generating Units (Reg Plan Seq No.
            110)..................................................................................
3106        SAN No. 4986 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances    2060-AN29
            for Calendar Year 2006................................................................
3107        SAN No. 4991 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to Listing of Carbon Dioxide     2060-AN30
            Total Flooding Fire Extinguishing Systems Restricting Use to Only Unoccupied Areas....
3108        SAN No. 4987 Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boiler and Process Heater          2060-AN32
            NESHAP, Amendment.....................................................................
3109        SAN No. 4988 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Polyvinyl          2060-AN33
            Chloride and Copolymers Production, Amendments........................................
3110        SAN No. 5010 Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--          2060-AN34
            Exclusion of HFE-7300.................................................................
3111        SAN No. 4910 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution (Non-Gasoline); Amendments...........    2060-AN37
3112        SAN No. 4989 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Production - Amendments.......................    2060-AN38
3113        SAN No. 4993 Optional Chassis Certification for Diesel Vehicles.......................    2060-AN39

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3114        SAN No. 4998 Air Quality Data Affected by Exceptional, Natural, and International         2060-AN40
            Events................................................................................
3115        SAN No. 5011 Federal Plan Requirements for Other Solid Waste Incineration Units           2060-AN43
            Constructed On or Before December 9, 2004.............................................
3116        SAN No. 5024 Renewable Fuel Standards Requirements for 2006 (Reg Plan Seq No. 111)....    2060-AN51
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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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3117        SAN No. 4768 Amendment to Subparts H and I for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than      2060-AK81
            Radon From DOE Facilities.............................................................
3118        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..................................................
3119        SAN No. 3751 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators..........    2060-AG31
3120        SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,      2060-AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51...............................................
3121        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..................................
3122        SAN No. 3380 NSPS: SOCMI--Wastewater and Amendment to Appendix C of Part 63 and           2060-AE94
            Appendix J of Part 60.................................................................
3123        SAN No. 3958 Amendments to Standard of Performance for New Stationary Sources;            2060-AH23
            Monitoring Requirements (40 CFR Part 60, Appendix F, Procedure 3).....................
3124        SAN No. 4161 Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods...........................    2060-AK61
3125        SAN No. 4310 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments.....................    2060-AI66
3126        SAN No. 4313 Petitions To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants: MEK........................    2060-AI72
3127        SAN No. 4713 NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants; Amendments.................    2060-AK50
3128        SAN No. 4719 NESHAP: General Provisions; Amendments for Pollution Prevention              2060-AK54
            Alternative Compliance Requirements...................................................
3129        SAN No. 4689 Section 126 Rule Withdrawal Provision....................................    2060-AK41
3130        SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures..................................    2060-AH34
3131        SAN No. 4604 Modification of the Anti-Dumping Baseline Date Cut-Off Limit for Data        2060-AJ82
            Used in Development of an Individual Baseline.........................................
3132        SAN No. 4757 Emissions Durability Procedures for New Light-Duty Vehicles and Light-       2060-AK76
            Duty Trucks...........................................................................
3133        SAN No. 4631 Adoption of the Amended International NOx Standard for Aircraft Engines..    2060-AK01
3134        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...................................
3135        SAN No. 4634 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Extension of California               2060-AK04
            Enforcement Exemptions for Reformulated Gasoline to California Phase 3 Gasoline.......
3136        SAN No. 4557 Amendments to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of          2060-AK62
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program........................
3137        SAN No. 4706 Anti-Dumping Baseline Recalculation for Downstream Oxygenate Addition....    2060-AK69
3138        SAN No. 4854 Amendments to Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements To     2060-AM21
            Address New 8-Hour Ozone Standard.....................................................
3139        SAN No. 4857 Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection Listing Under SNAP.............    2060-AM24
3140        SAN No. 4868 Exemption of Certain Area Sources From Federal and State Operating Permit    2060-AM31
            Programs..............................................................................
3141        SAN No. 4881 Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Nitrogen Oxides..............    2060-AM33
3142        SAN No. 4895 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel Test Methods..    2060-AM42
3143        SAN No. 4900 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Import Petitioning Requirements for       2060-AM46
            Halon-1301 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Vessels........................................
3144        SAN No. 4894 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of the Laboratory and           2060-AM56
            Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone Depleting Substances.............
3145        SAN No. 3259 Nonattainment Major New Source Review (NSR)..............................    2060-AM59
3146        SAN No. 4890 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AM72
            Coating Manufacturing; Amendment......................................................
3147        SAN No. 4911 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products; Amendments..................    2060-AM78
3148        SAN No. 4912 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Combustion            2060-AM79
            Turbines..............................................................................

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3149        SAN No. 4913 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Electric Utility Steam           2060-AM80
            Generating Units and Industrial and Commercial Boilers................................
3150        SAN No. 4914 Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal        2060-AM82
            Combustion Engines....................................................................
3151        SAN No. 4930 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Refiner and Importer Quality         2060-AM88
            Assurance Requirements for Downstream Oxygenate Blending..............................
3152        SAN No. 4934 Part 63 General Provisions--Response to Petition To Reconsider...........    2060-AM89
3153        SAN No. 4937 NESHAP for Refractory Products Manufacturing--Amendments.................    2060-AM90
3154        SAN No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing; Reconsideration    2060-AM94
3155        SAN No. 4794 Inclusion of Delaware and New Jersey in the Clean Air Interstate Rule        2060-AM95
            (Reg Plan Seq No. 119)................................................................
3156        SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process        2060-AM97
            Heaters; Reconsideration Notice.......................................................
3157        SAN No. 4943 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--Removal of VOC     2060-AM98
            Exemptions for California's Aerosol Coatings Reactivity-Based Regulation..............
3158        SAN No. 4956 Rule on Section 126 Petition from NC to Reduce Interstate Transport of       2060-AM99
            Fine PM and O3; FIPs to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine PM & O3; Revisions to CAIR
            Rule; Revisions to Acid Rain Program (Reg Plan Seq No. 120)...........................
3159        SAN No. 4811 PM 2.5 and PM 10 Hot-Spot Analyses in Transportation Conformity Rule         2060-AN02
            Amendments............................................................................
3160        SAN No. 4911 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products; List of Hazardous Air           2060-AN05
            Pollutants, Lesser Quantity Designations, Source Category List; Reconsideration.......
3161        SAN No. 4970 Small Municipal Waste Combustor New Source Performance Standards and         2060-AN17
            Emission Guidelines Amendments........................................................
3162        Regional Haze Regulations; Revisions to Provisions Governing Alternative to Source-       2060-AN22
            Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Determinations (Reg Plan Seq No.
            121)..................................................................................
3163        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS - Phase 2 (Reg Plan Seq No.       2060-AN23
            122)..................................................................................
3164        SAN No. 4994 Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators NSPS and EG:              2060-AN31
            Definitions...........................................................................
3165        SAN No. 5001 Revisions to Motor Vehicle Diesel Fuel Sulfur Transition Provisions......    2060-AN41
3166        SAN No. 5017 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amending Requirements To Import Used      2060-AN48
            Ozone-Depleting Substances for Destruction in the U.S.................................
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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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3167        SAN No. 4315 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating            2009-AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation................................................................
3168        SAN No. 3569 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating            2009-AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant.....................................................
3169        SAN No. 4695 NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Residual Risk Standard....    2060-AK68
3170        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...................................................................
3171        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.......
3172        SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide........    2060-AI43
3173        SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand)...............................    2060-AA61
3174        SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins--       2060-AH47
            Amendments............................................................................
3175        SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit               2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas...........................
3176        SAN No. 4653 NESHAP: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Residual Risk          2060-AK08
            Standards.............................................................................
3177        SAN No. 4657 NESHAP: Group II Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK13
3178        SAN No. 4661 NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel Loading           2060-AK17
            Operations--Residual Risk Standard....................................................
3179        SAN No. 4665 NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting Residual Risk Standards..................    2060-AK19
3180        SAN No. 4666 NESHAP: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Surface Coating--Residual Risk          2060-AK20
            Standards.............................................................................
3181        SAN No. 4667 NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations--Residual Risk Standards.    2060-AK21
3182        SAN No. 4664 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry--Residual Risk Standards........    2060-AK24
3183        SAN No. 4663 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries--Residual Risk Standards....................    2060-AK25

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3184        SAN No. 4750 National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and             2060-AK72
            Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks--Residual Risk
            Standards.............................................................................
3185        SAN No. 4751 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary      2060-AK73
            Combustion Turbines-Petition To Delist................................................
3186        SAN No. 4782 Petition To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutant : 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl         2060-AK84
            Diisocyanate..........................................................................
3187        SAN No. 4656 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards.............    2060-AK12
3188        SAN No. 4658 NESHAP: Group IV Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK15
3189        SAN 4383. Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From the        2060-AI99
            District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey..............................
3190        SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.........    2060-AI03
3191        SAN No. 4700 Selection of Sequence of Mandatory Sanctions To Be Applied Pursuant to       2060-AK46
            Section 502 of the Clean Air Act......................................................
3192        SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures..........    2060-AE20
3193        SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements...............................    2060-AE22
3194        SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading           2060-AH31
            Provisions............................................................................
3195        SAN No. 4348 Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;          2060-AI97
            Amendment.............................................................................
3196        SAN No. 4722 California Gasoline Technical Correction.................................    2060-AK56
3197        SAN No. 4783 Voluntary Superior Monitoring............................................    2060-AK85
3198        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'')...........................................................................
3199        SAN 4798. Deferral of Effective Date of Nonattainment Designations for 8-hour Ozone       2060-AL85
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas.................
3200        SAN No. 4799 Consideration of Industry Petition To Remove the two-piece Can               2060-AL86
            Subcategory From the Clean Air Act Hazardous Air Pollutant Source Category List.......
3201        SAN No. 4810 NESHAP: Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese           2060-AL93
            Residual Risk Standards...............................................................
3202        SAN No. 4819 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Emergency Uses      2060-AL94
            of Methyl Bromide.....................................................................
3203        SAN No. 4825 Mineral Wool Production Residual Risk Standard...........................    2060-AL96
3204        SAN No. 4831 NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production: Residual Risk Standards    2060-AL99
3205        SAN No. 4832 NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production: Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AM00
3206        SAN No. 4861 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Paint Stripping...........................    2060-AM07
3207        SAN No. 4873 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Glass Manufacturing Industry..............    2060-AM12
3208        SAN No. 4860 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Acrylic/ Modacrylic Fiber (AMF) Production    2060-AM13
3209        SAN No. 4851 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Restriction on the Sales of Pre-          2060-AM15
            Charged Split Systems.................................................................
3210        SAN No. 4875 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities--Area Source Rule......    2060-AM16
3211        SAN No. 4847 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AM18
3212        SAN No. 4874 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Industrial Inorganic Chemicals                2060-AM19
            Manufacturing.........................................................................
3213        SAN No. 4865 Strategy for Addressing Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations.....    2060-AM26
3214        SAN No. 4879 Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants         2060-AM36
            (NESHAP) for Iron and Steel Foundries.................................................
3215        SAN No. 4886 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Plating and Polishing.....................    2060-AM37
3216        SAN No. 4884 Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants         2060-AM44
            (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers........................
3217        SAN No. 4906 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Clay Ceramics Industry....................    2060-AM53
3218        SAN No. 4699 Request for Comments on Potentially Inadequate Monitoring in Clean Air       2060-AM63
            Applicable Requirements and on Methods To Improve Such Monitoring.....................
3219        SAN No. 4887 Area Source NESHAP for Primary Nonferrous Metals--Zn, Cd, Be.............    2060-AM69
3220        SAN No. 4888 Area Source NESHAP for Secondary Nonferrous Metals.......................    2060-AM70
3221        SAN No. 4889 NESHAP for Stainless and Nonstainless Steel Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)       2060-AM71
            Manufacturing.........................................................................
3222        SAN No. 4907 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Stage I--Area Source Standards.............    2060-AM74
3223        SAN No. 4929 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing; Amendments.........................    2060-AM87
3224        SAN No. 4866 NESHAP: Site Remediation Amendments--Response to Litigation..............    2060-AN36
3225        SAN No. 5012 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing...........    2060-AN44
3226        SAN No. 5013 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Primary and Secondary Copper..............    2060-AN45
3227        SAN No. 5015 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Chemical Preparations Industry............    2060-AN46
3228        SAN No. 5016 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Paint and Allied Products.................    2060-AN47
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3229        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS - Phase 1.....................    2060-AJ99
3230        SAN No. 4571 Clean Air Mercury Rule--Electric Utility Steam Generating Unit MACT......    2060-AJ65
3231        SAN No. 4763 NESHAP: Ethylene Processes; Amendments...................................    2060-AK80
3232        SAN No. 4391 Rescinding Finding That Preexisting PM10 Standards Are No Longer             2060-AJ05
            Applicable in Northern Ada County/Boise, Idaho........................................
3233        SAN No. 4450 Clean Air Visibility Rule................................................    2060-AJ31
3234        SAN No. 4621 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources: Default Baseline    2060-AJ97
            Revision..............................................................................
3235        SAN No. 4794 Clean Air Interstate Rule (Formerly Titled: Interstate Air Quality Rule).    2060-AL76
3236        SAN No. 4808 Amendments to the NESHAP for Cellulose Products Manufacturing............    2060-AL91
3237        SAN No. 4840 Clean Air Fine Particle Designations.....................................    2060-AM04
3238        SAN No. 4855 NESHAP: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing--Amendments.    2060-AM10
3239        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..................
3240        SAN No. 4863 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites--Amendments........................    2060-AM23
3241        SAN No. 4883 Test Procedures for Testing Highway and Nonroad Engines and Omnibus          2060-AM35
            Technical Amendments..................................................................
3242        SAN No. 4893 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances    2060-AM50
            for Calendar Year 2005................................................................
3243        SAN No. 4892 National Emission Standards for Pharmaceuticals Production; Amendments...    2060-AM52
3244        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..........................................
3245        SAN No. 4919 NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks; Amendments...    2060-AM83
3246        SAN No. 4933 Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine          2060-AM93
            Particulate Matter and Ozone..........................................................
3247        SAN No. 4811 Transportation Conformity Amendments for the New PM 2.5 NAAQS Standards      2060-AN03
            and PM 2.5 Precursors.................................................................
3248        SAN No. 4839 Extension of the Deferred Effective Date of Nonattainment Designations       2060-AN04
            for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS for Early Action Compact Areas.................................
3249        SAN No. 4952 Stay of the Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for          2060-AN06
            Georgia for Purposes of Reducing Ozone Interstate Transport...........................
3250        SAN No. 4954 Finding of Failure To Submit Section 110(a) SIP Requirements.............    2060-AN07
3251        SAN No. 4957 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AN09
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing--Amendments............................................
3252        SAN No. 4961 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of    2060-AN13
            Methyl Bromide for the 2005 Supplemental Request......................................
3253        SAN No. 4973 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Diesel Engines and Fuels;         2060-AN19
            Amendments to the Nonroad and Highway Diesel Fuel Regulations.........................
3254        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS: Reconsideration of NSR Anti-     2060-AN25
            Backsliding Provisions................................................................
3255        SAN No. 4625 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS; Final Identification of Ozone    2060-AN27
            Areas for Which the 1-Hour Standard Has Been Revoked and Technical Corrections to
            Phase 1 Rule..........................................................................
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                                  ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3256        SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-        2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste......................................................
3257        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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                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3258        SAN No. 4596 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Products.....    2070-AD51

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3259        SAN No. 4602 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Based on Viral    2070-AD49
            Coat Protein Genes....................................................................
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                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3260        SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program.................................    2070-AD24
3261        SAN No. 4610 Protections for Test Subjects in Human Research (Reg Plan Seq No. 126)...    2070-AD57
3262        SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and    2070-AB95
            Containment...........................................................................
3263        SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule...........................    2070-AC46
3264        SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for the Registration Review Program (Reg Plan Seq     2070-AD29
            No. 124)..............................................................................
3265        SAN No. 4216 Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions (Reg Plan Seq No. 125).    2070-AD36
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3266        SAN No. 2687 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals.................    2070-AC12
3267        SAN No. 4173 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Antimicrobials.........................    2070-AD30
3268        SAN No. 4728 Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program (EDSP); Implementing the Screening     2070-AD61
            and Testing Phase.....................................................................
3269        SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees....................................    2070-AJ23
3270        SAN No. 4611 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Derived           2070-AD55
            Through Genetic Engineering From Sexually Compatible Plants...........................
3271        SAN No. 4612 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for PIPs That Act by        2070-AD56
            Primarily Affecting the Plant.........................................................
3272        SAN No. 4618 Revision of Procedural Rules for Hearings on Cancellations, Suspensions,     2020-AA44
            Changes in Classifications, and Denials of Pesticide Registrations....................
3273        SAN No. 3892 Pesticides; Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide            2070-AD14
            Products..............................................................................
3274        SAN No. 5007 Pesticides; Competency Standards for Occupational Users..................    2070-AJ20
3275        SAN No. 5006 Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions............    2070-AJ22
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                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     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........................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3277        SAN No. 3493 Future Testing for Existing Chemicals (Overview Entry)...................    2070-AB94
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                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3278        SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Amendments for Renovation, Repair and           2070-AC83
            Painting (Reg Plan Seq No. 112).......................................................
3279        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From the Prohibitions           2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.......................
3280        SAN No. 4635 Amendment to the Premanufacture Notification Exemptions; Revisions of        2070-AD58
            Exemptions for Polymers...............................................................
3281        SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous         2070-AB79
            Substances............................................................................
3282        SAN No. 4983 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Mercury Switches in Motor Vehicles......    2070-AJ19
3283        SAN No. 4512 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Selected Flame Retardant Chemical           2070-AD48
            Substances for Use in Residential Upholstered Furniture...............................
3284        SAN No. 4858 Notification of Chemical Exports Under TSCA Section 12(b) (Reg Plan Seq      2070-AJ01
            No. 113)..............................................................................
3285        SAN No. 4878 TSCA Inventory Nomenclature for Enzymes and Proteins.....................    2070-AJ04
3286        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemption Request From U.S. Maritime       2070-AJ05
            Administration (MARAD)................................................................
3287        SAN No. 4953 Lead-Based Paint; Pre-Renovation Lead Education Rule.....................    2070-AJ14
3288        SAN No. 4975 Effects of Transfers of Ownership on Obligations Under Section 5 of TSCA.    2070-AJ15
3289        SAN No. 4974 Significant New Use Rule, Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates (PFAS)...............    2070-AJ18
3290        SAN No. 4984 Clarification on Guidance for Activated Phosphors........................    2070-AJ21
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                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3291        SAN No. 3252 Lead Fishing Sinkers; Response to Citizens Petition and Proposed Ban.....    2070-AC21
3292        SAN No. 3990 Test Rule; Testing of Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals (Reg    2070-AD16
            Plan Seq No. 123).....................................................................
3293        SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules...............    2070-AB08
3294        SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules.................    2070-AB11
3295        SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Revisions.....................................    2070-AD63
3296        SAN No. 4176 Voluntary High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Challenge Program........    2070-AD25
3297        SAN No. 4870 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Certain Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers      2070-AJ02
            (PBDEs)...............................................................................
3298        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)......................    2070-AJ06
3299        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Diethanolamine.....................................    2070-AJ09
3300        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Hydrogen Fluoride..................................    2070-AJ10
3301        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Phthalic Anhydride.................................    2070-AJ11
3302        SAN No. 4942 Significant New Use Rule for Glycol Ethers...............................    2070-AJ12
3303        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3304        SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions..............................    2070-AC51
3305        SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Bridges and Structures; Training,               2070-AC64
            Accreditation, and Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule.......................
3306        SAN No. 4597 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal of PCBs; Implementation Issues    2070-AD52
3307        SAN No. 1976 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs); Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New           2070-AA59
            Chemical Substances...................................................................
3308        SAN No. 3495 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend           2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................
3309        SAN No. 4876 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP).................    2070-AC27
3310        SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)...............................    2070-AC76
3311        SAN No. 3882 Test Rule; Certain Metals................................................    2070-AD10
3312        SAN No. 4174 Testing Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives..................    2070-AD28
3313        SAN No. 4395 Test Rule; Multiple Substance Rule for the Testing of Developmental and      2070-AD44
            Reproductive Toxicity.................................................................
3314        SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals....................................    2070-AA58

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3315        SAN No. 3528 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCFs)........    2070-AC37
3316        SAN No. 4598 TSCA Policy Statement on Oversight of Transgenic Organisms (Including        2070-AD53
            Plants)...............................................................................
3317        SAN No. 4777 Lead-Based Paint; Amendments to Requirements for Disclosure of Known Lead-   2070-AD64
            Based Paint or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Target Housing.............................
3318        SAN No. 3493 Testing Agreement for Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 2).......................    2070-AJ07
3319        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3320        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................................................................
3321        SAN No. 4896 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Burden Reduction Rule (Reg Plan Seq       2025-AA14
            No. 118)..............................................................................
3322        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Response to Petition To Delete Chromium, Antimony, Titanate From the    2025-AA16
            Metal Compound Categories Listed on the Toxics Release Inventory......................
3323        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Response to Petition To Delete Acetonitrile From the Toxics Release     2025-AA19
            Inventory List of Toxic Chemicals.....................................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3324        SAN No. 4595 Rulemaking To Change Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Requirements    2025-AA10
            From Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes to North American Industrial
            Classification System (NAICS) Codes...................................................
3325        SAN No. 4692 Addition of Toxicity Equivalency (TEQ) Reporting and Quantity Data for       2025-AA12
            Individual Members of the Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds Category Under EPCRA,
            Section 313...........................................................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3326        SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act: Amendments and           2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule.....................................................................
3327        SAN No. 4616 Clarify TRI Reporting Obligations Under EPCRA Section 313 for the Metal      2025-AA11
            Mining Activities of Extraction and Beneficiation.....................................
3328        SAN No. 2425 TRI; Response to Petition To Add Diisononyl Phthalate to the Toxics          2025-AA17
            Release Inventory List of Toxic Chemicals.............................................
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                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3329        SAN No. 4938 TRI Reporting Forms Modification Rule....................................    2025-AA15
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                          RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3330        SAN No. 4743 Land Disposal Restrictions: Determination of Equivalent Treatment for        2050-AF12
            Macroencapsulation of Radioactive Lead Solids; Definition of Macroencapsulation.......
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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3331        SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by          2050-AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers...................................................
3332        SAN No. 4651 Increase Metals Reclamation From F006 Waste Streams......................    2050-AE97
3333        SAN No. 4606 Revisions for Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Waste for Recovery        2050-AE93
            Within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development......................
3334        SAN No. 4834 Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of             2050-AG15
            Hazardous Waste (F019 Listing Amendment in Wastewater Treatment Sludges From Zinc
            Phosphating Processes in Automotive Assembly Plants)..................................
3335        SAN No. 4920 Rulemaking To Streamline Laboratory Waste Management in Academic and         2050-AG18
            Research Laboratories.................................................................
3336        SAN No. 4977 Expanding the Comparable Fuels Exclusion Under RCRA (Reg Plan Seq No.        2050-AG24
            117)..................................................................................
3337        SAN No. 5019 Criteria for Safe and Environmentally Protective Use of Granular Mine        2050-AG27
            Tailings..............................................................................
3338        SAN No. 4828 RCRA Incentives for Performance Track Members............................    2090-AA34
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                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3339        SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products         2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................
3340        SAN No. 4084 RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative (Reg Plan Seq No. 127)..................    2050-AE50
3341        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.......................................................
3342        SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated             2050-AE51
            Industrial Wipes......................................................................
3343        SAN No. 4092 Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to Hazardous Waste            2050-AE52
            Regulations...........................................................................
3344        SAN No. 4670 Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (Reg Plan Seq No. 128)........    2050-AE98
3345        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
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3346        SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD).....................................    2050-AE34
3347        SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes--Non-Power            2050-AE83
            Producers and Minefilling.............................................................
3348        SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation on        2050-AE67
            Alternative Liners....................................................................
3349        SAN No. 4735 RCRA Smarter Waste Reporting.............................................    2050-AF01
3350        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.......
3351        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........
3352        SAN No. 4824 Hazardous Waste Generator Program Evaluation.............................    2050-AG25
3353        SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).......................    2050-AC71

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3354        SAN No. 4778 Revisions of the Lead-Acid Battery Export Notification and Consent           2050-AF06
            Requirements..........................................................................
3355        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3356        SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities.......    2050-AE44
3357        SAN No. 3989 Methods Innovation Rule..................................................    2050-AE41
3358        SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation......................................    2050-AE21
3359        SAN No. 4501 Revision of Wastewater Treatment Exemptions for Hazardous Waste Mixtures.    2050-AE84
3360        SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste          2050-AE01
            Combustors (Phase I Final Replacement Standards and Phase II).........................
3361        SAN No. 4092 Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste       2050-AG21
            Program: Mercury-Containing Equipment.................................................
3362        SAN No. 4439 Project XL -- Ortho-McNeil Pilot Project Allowing On-Site Treatment of       2090-AA14
            Low-Level Mixed Wastes Without RCRA Permit............................................
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                                  OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3363        SAN No. 2634 Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)        2050-AG16
            Rule, 40 CFR Part 112 (Reg Plan Seq No. 115)..........................................
3364        SAN No. 2634 Regulatory Actions Associated with the Notices of Data Availability on       2050-AG23
            the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule, 40 CFR Part 112 (Reg
            Plan Seq No. 116).....................................................................
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            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3365        SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites: Proposed    2050-AD75
            and Final Rules.......................................................................
3366        SAN No. 4736 Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOx (Reg      2050-AF02
            Plan Seq No. 114).....................................................................
3367        SAN No. 4971 National Contingency Plan Revisions To Align With the National Response      2050-AG22
            Plan..................................................................................
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3368        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)....................................................
3369        SAN No. 4739 Standards and Practices for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries.........    2050-AF04
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3370        SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA Section    2050-AE63
            102(a)................................................................................
3371        SAN No. 4737 Correction of Errors and Adjustment of CERCLA Reportable Quantities......    2050-AF03
3372        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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                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3373        SAN No. 4526 Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution             2050-AE87
            Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements.....................
3374        SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces--       2040-AD39
            Phase II..............................................................................
3375        SAN No. 4746 Regulations for Gray and Black Water Discharges From Cruise Ships            2040-AD89
            Operating in Certain Alaskan Waters...................................................
3376        SAN No. 4965 2006 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan....................................    2040-AE76
3377        SAN No. 4996 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Rule...............................    2040-AE80
3378        SAN No. 4979 Oil and Gas Phase II Storm Water Permit Requirements.....................    2040-AE81
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3379        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......................
3380        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
3381        SAN No. 4950 Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. coli, Enterococci, Fecal              2040-AE68
            Coliforms, and Salmonella Under the Clean Water Act...................................
3382        SAN No. 4947 Effluent Guidelines for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source        2040-AE78
            Category (Revision)...................................................................
3383        SAN No. 4995 Rulemaking on Direct Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United       2040-AE79
            States in Compliance With FIFRA.......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3384        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)..................................................................................
3385        SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water       2040-AC75
            Act...................................................................................
3386        SAN No. 3714 Test Procedures: Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures            2040-AC92
            Approved for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring....................................
3387        SAN No. 3713 Test Procedures: Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures      2040-AC93
            and Guidance for Clean Water Act Test Procedures......................................
3388        SAN No. 4049 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Co-Planar and Mono-Ortho-Substituted     2040-AD09
            Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Under the Clean Water Act............................
3389        SAN No. 3786 NPDES Applications Revisions.............................................    2040-AC84
3390        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.............................................
3391        SAN No. 4690 Policy Regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit      2040-AD87
            Requirements for Municipal Wastewater Treatment During Wet Weather Conditions.........
3392        SAN No. 4822 Effluent Guidelines and Standards: Recodification of Various Effluent        2040-AE61
            Guidelines............................................................................
3393        SAN No. 4948 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Airport Deicing            2040-AE69
            Operations............................................................................
3394        SAN No. 4949 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Drinking Water Supply      2040-AE74
            and Treatment.........................................................................

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3395        SAN No. 4967 New/Revised Ambient Water Quality Criteria (AWQC) for Recreational Waters    2040-AE77
3396        SAN No. 4980 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Vinyl Chloride and     2040-AE82
            Chlor-Alkali Point Source Categories..................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3397        SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New       2040-AC58
            Sources of Pollution..................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3398        SAN No. 4770 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems       2040-AD93
            Revisions.............................................................................
3399        SAN No. 4821 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the      2040-AE60
            Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List......................................
3400        SAN No. 4981 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper: Short-      2040-AE83
            Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications..........................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3401        SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule (Reg Plan     2040-AA97
            Seq No. 129)..........................................................................
3402        SAN No. 4341 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface    2040-AD37
            Water Treatment Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 130)...........................................
3403        SAN No. 4342 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfection            2040-AD38
            Byproducts Rule (Reg Plan Seq No. 131)................................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3404        SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.......................    2040-AA94
3405        SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb....................    2040-AC13
3406        SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary       2040-AD54
            Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR.............................
3407        SAN No. 4775 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Revisions to the Total          2040-AD94
            Coliform Monitoring and Analytical Requirements and Additional Distribution System
            Requirements..........................................................................
3408        SAN No. 4745 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3..............................    2040-AD99
3409        SAN No. 4236 Underground Injection Control: Update of State Programs..................    2040-AD40
3410        SAN No. 4966 Drinking Water Regulations for Aircraft Public Water System..............    2040-AE84
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                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3411        SAN No. 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations........................    2040-AB85
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3012. 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-                           02/00/06
Final Action-                   08/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3013. 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-                           12/00/05
Final Action-                   03/00/06

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
Email: mcwhirter.cal@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________




3014. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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 NW., 
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3015. 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-                           11/00/05
Final Action-                   08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4903;

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

RIN: 2030-AA89
_______________________________________________________________________




3016. 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 (508) standards in contract deliverables.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/05
Final Action-                   03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4931

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

RIN: 2030-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________




3017. AMENDMENT OF THE STANDARDS FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL IN YUCCA 
MOUNTAIN, NEVADA

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 108 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AN15
_______________________________________________________________________




3018. 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) to 26; 42 
USC 6901 to 6992(k)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR NYD

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered 
into a Final Project Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New 
Mexico that would modify the reporting requirements under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA). The rule will allow the facility to submit regulatory reports 
and permit information electronically rather than on paper to the New 
Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Solid Waste Bureau, 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-                           02/00/06
Final Action-                   04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4836

Agency Contact: Adam Levitan, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1466
Fax: 202 566-2210
Email: levitan.adam@epamail.epa.gov

Gerald Filbin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2182
Fax: 202 566-2211
Email: filbin.gerald@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA35

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




3019. 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-            12/00/05

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
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________




3020. 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; 42 USC 9605(f); PL 
100-590; EO 12432; EO 12138; EO 11625

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

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

Jeanette Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 1230A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4100
Fax: 202 501-0756
Email: brown.jeanettel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2020-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




3021. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING RULE 
(CROMERRR)

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

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revisions or modifications to allow electronic reporting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/31/01                    66 FR 46162
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. 4270; Formerly listed as RIN 2020-AA41.

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2823T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1697
Fax: 202 260-9322
Email: huffer.evi@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




3022. 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
Final Action-                   12/00/05

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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




3023. MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS TO EPAAR CLAUSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            12/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3024. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not applicable

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 than 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

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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-                   10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3671

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

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




3025. PROJECT XL SITE SPECIFIC RULEMAKING FOR NASA WHITE SANDS TEST 
FACILITY ELECTRONIC REPORTING IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (PHASES I-II)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered 
into an XL (Excellence and Leadership) Final Project Agreement (FPA) 
with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) White 
Sands Test Facility (WSTF) in Las Cruces, NM to implement a project 
that would modify reporting requirements under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). The purpose 
of this NASA WSTF Electronic Reporting site-specific rule is to enable 
the NASA WSTF to electronically submit compliance reports and permit 
information to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in lieu of 
submitting paper reports. The rule will set forth guidelines to ensure 
that the information submitted by NASA WSTF to NMED is accurate by 
outlining procedures for data authentication, use of electronic 
signature and encryption processes. This rule will address Phases I and 
II of the project covering reporting 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-                   10/00/05

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: 202 566-2211
Email: filbin.gerald@epamail.epa.gov

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


General



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3026. 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@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Sierra, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2822-T, Washington, DC 20460

[[Page 65230]]

Phone: 202-566-1683
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: sierra.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA02
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


General



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3027. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL POLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF 
HUMAN SUBJECTS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 26

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Common Rule with 
HHS-                            06/23/05                    70 FR 36325

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Dennis Utterback
Phone: 202 564-6638
Fax: 202 565-2911
Email: utterback.dennis@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2080-AA11
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3028. [bull] ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7) (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency promulgated the Accidental Release Prevention 
Requirements on June 20, 1996 (61 FR 31668). The regulations apply to 
all stationary sources with processes that contain more than a 
threshold quantity of a regulated substance. Processes are divided into 
three categories based on the potential for offsite consequences 
associated with a worst-case accidental release; accident history; or 
compliance with the prevention requirements under OSHA's Process Safety 
Management (PSM). Processes that have no potential impact on the public 
in the case of an accidental release have minimal requirements. For 
other processes, sources must implement a risk management program that 
includes more detailed requirements for hazard assessment, prevention, 
and emergency response. Processes in industry categories with a history 
of accidental releases and processes already complying with OSHA's PSM 
are subject to prevention program requirements that are virtually 
identical to parallel elements of the OSHA standard. All other 
processes are subject to streamlined prevention requirements. All 
sources must prepare a risk management plan based on the risk 
management programs established at the source. The sources submit the 
plan to EPA. The first submission was on June 20, 1999. Some sources 
re-submitted their plans or revised their plans after the first 
submission. The second submission was due on June 20, 2004. There are 
approximately 15,000 sources subject to the accidental release 
prevention regulations. This new entry in the Regulatory Agenda 
announces that EPA will review this regulation pursuant to section 610 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 610). EPA solicits 
comments on the following factors: (1) The continued need for the rule; 
(2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule 
from the public since promulgation; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) 
the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with 
other Federal rule, and to the extent feasible, with State and local 
governmental rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been 
evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or 
other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule. In the 
Agency's view, there is a continued need for the rule because it calls 
on sources to reduce the probability and adverse consequences of 
accidental releases of substances that have the potential to cause 
immediate harm to public health and the environment, and stimulates 
dialogue between industry and the public to improve accident prevention 
and emergency response practices. The Agency has received few 
complaints about this rule from small businesses. The Agency has 
developed many guidance documents to help small entities comply with 
the rule. Efforts were made to minimize the burden and complexity of 
the rule by taking a tiered approach. In other words, entities with 
complex processes have to follow more rigorous requirements and those 
with simple processes follow only some of the requirements. EPA 
believes that there is no conflict or overlap between this rule and any 
other rule except for OSHA's PSM rule as indicated above. This is the 
first time the rule has been evaluated under the RFA section 610. EPA 
has established a public docket for this effort, Docket No. OAR-2005-
0166 at http://www.epa.gov/edocket.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review-                   10/00/05
End Comment Period-             01/00/06
End Review-                     04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5018;

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625

[[Page 65231]]

Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

Vanessa Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7913
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: rodriquez.vanessa@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG26
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3029. 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 
may 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). Alternatively, EPA may go directly to a proposed revision of 
policy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Guidance-                       10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4759;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK75
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3030. 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 U.S.C. 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

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          10/00/05
NPRM-                           04/00/06

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9870
Fax: 202 343-2338
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
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3031. [bull] ADVANCE NOTICE FOR INFORMATION ON DETERMINING THE EMISSIONS 
REDUCTIONS ACHIEVED FROM LIMITING THE VOC CONTENT OF ARCHITECTURAL 
COATINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAAA sec 110

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(ANPRM) to discuss and take comment on approaches for calculating 
emission reductions from the national architectural and Industrial 
maintenance (AIM) coating rule and other architectural rules. Review of 
the comments received could result in a rule or policy guidance on 
calculation methodology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          08/31/05                    70 FR 51694
ANPRM Comment Period End-       10/17/05
Notice                          10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 65232]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5009;

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

Marcia Spink, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
3AP20, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215 814-2104
Fax: 215 814-2124
Email: spink.marcia@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN42
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3032. [bull] ACTION ON PETITION TO LIST DIESEL EXHAUST AS A HAZARDOUS 
AIR POLLUTANT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 11, 2005.
NPRM, Judicial, June 12, 2006, Tentative deadline for proposal, under 
negotiation.
Final, Judicial, May 1, 2007, Tentative, under negotiation.

Abstract: EPA received a petition from Environmental Defense to list 
Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP). Upon initially 
reviewing the petition, we have decided the petition needs to be 
reviewed and evaluated by a Workgroup to make a final determination on 
how to proceed. Our initial review indicates that the petition meets 
the CAAA requirements for listing as a HAP, namely that (1) It is an 
air pollutant, and (2) emissions, ambient concentrations, 
bioaccumulation, or deposition of the substance must be known to cause 
or reasonably anticipated to cause adverse effects to human health or 
the environment. The petition is based primarily on human health 
effects, and relies heavily on the EPA's Health Assessment Document for 
Diesel Engine Exhaust (2002), which shows that exposure to diesel 
exhaust leads cancerous and non-cancerous effects. In addition, the 
National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) concludes that diesel exhaust is 
among the air pollutants that pose the greatest risk to human health 
and that the ambient concentration of diesel exhaust exceeds EPA's non-
cancer reference concentration in multiple urban areas across the U.S. 
This activity may be considered precedent-setting, as a pollutant has 
not been added to the HAP list to date.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5020;

Agency Contact: Anne Rea, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0053
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: rea.anne@epamail.epa.gov

Scott Jenkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C404-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1167
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: jenkins.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN49
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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3033. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 100 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AI44
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3034. 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-                           10/00/05
Final Action-                   08/00/06

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4227
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ61
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3035. 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

[[Page 65233]]

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sorrell.candace@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AF72
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3036. GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070;

Agency Contact: Dave Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5350
Fax: 919-541-0824
Email: stonefield.dave@epa.gov

Tom Coda, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-02, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3037
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: coda.tom@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH93
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3037. REVIEW OF NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 49

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) 
provisions, the EPA is proposing Federal regulations governing 
preconstruction permitting of minor stationary sources and major 
stationary sources of air pollution in nonattainment areas 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-                           01/00/06
Final Action-                   10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

Agency Contact: Raj Rao, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

[[Page 65234]]

Phone: 919 541-5344
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: rao.raj@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-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




3038. CLEAN AIR FINE PARTICLE IMPLEMENTATION RULE

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

RIN: 2060-AK74
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3039. 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-                           08/08/05                    70 FR 45608
NPRM Comment Period End-        10/07/05
Final Action-                   06/00/06

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3040. 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-              10/00/05
Final Action-                   10/00/06

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: 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ41
_______________________________________________________________________




3041. 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 Ass'n v. EPA. The Court remanded 
the three standards for which we established floors of no control 
(hydrogen chloride [HCl], total hydrocarbon [THC], and mercury [Hg]). 
The Court found that we committed

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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-                           10/00/05
Final Action-                   06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4585;

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ78
_______________________________________________________________________




3042. NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE FOR STERILIZATION FACILITIES--RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

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, completed Options 
Selection, completed Final Agency Review, and submitted the package to 
OMB on June 10, 2005. The assessment results show cancer incidence less 
than 1.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK09
_______________________________________________________________________




3043. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION (STAGE I) RESIDUAL RISK AND MACT 
STANDARDS REVIEW

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, March 31, 2006.

Abstract: On December 14, 1994, we promulgated National Emission 
Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Bulk Gasoline Terminals 
and Pipeline Breakout Stations) (59 FR 64318). The national emission 
standards limit and control hazardous air pollutants (HAP) that are 
known or suspected to cause cancer or have other serious health or 
environmental effects. Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) 
directs EPA to assess the risk remaining (residual risk) after the 
application of national emission standards controls. Also, CAA section 
112(d)(6) requires us to review and revise the national emission 
standards as necessary by taking into account developments in 
practices, processes, and control technologies. The proposal will 
announce a decision and request public comments on the residual risk 
assessment and technology review for the national emission standards. 
To meet a consent deadline, EPA must promulgate this decision by March 
31, 2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4655, EDocket No. OAR-2004-0019;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK10
_______________________________________________________________________




3044. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL PROCESS COOLING TOWERS RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

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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-                           10/00/05

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
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK16
_______________________________________________________________________




3045. NESHAP: PERCHLOROETHYLENE DRY CLEANING FACILITIES RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April 28, 2006, court ordered deadline 
for final rule.

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. Approximately 27,000 
perchloroethylene (perc) dry cleaning facilities are in existence. 
Fifteen of these facilities are major sources (use > 2100 gallons of 
perc per year), subject to MACT requirements under the technology-based 
NESHAP requirements. The remaining facilities are area sources (use 
<2100 gallons of perc per year) subject to GACT requirements under the 
NESHAP. The peer reviewed risk assessment revealed risk from major 
source dry cleaning facilities in excess of 100 in a million, 
therefore, EPA is currently assessing options to reduce risk from these 
facilities. EPA has agreed with litigants to a deadline of April 28, 
2006 for completion of this effort.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK18
_______________________________________________________________________




3046. NESHAP: HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 2, 2002.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2006.

Abstract: The Halogenated Solvent Cleaning NESHAP limits emissions of 
HAP from solvent cleaning machines that use any of the following 
halogenated solvents: methylene chloride, perchloroethylene, 
trichloroethylene, 1,1,1, - trichloroethane, carbon tetrachloride, 
chloroform, or any combination of these solvents in a total 
concentration greater than 5 percent by weight. Each individual solvent 
cleaning machine is an affected source. The Halogenated Solvent 
Cleaning NESHAP was projected to reduce nationwide emissions of 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from halogenated solvent cleaning 
machines by 85,300 tons per year, or 63 percent of the 1991 baseline 
emissions of 140,525 tons/year. On December 3, 1999, the rule was 
amended by adding compliance options for continuous web cleaning 
machines. Continuous web cleaning machines are considered a subset of 
in-line cleaning machines and are defined as: ``a solvent cleaning 
machine in which parts such as film, coils, wire, and metal strips are 
cleaned at speeds typically in excess of 11 feet per minute. Parts are 
generally uncoiled, cleaned such that the same part is simultaneously 
entering and exiting the solvent application area of the solvent 
cleaning machine, and then recoiled or cut.`` This action is required 
by the CAA to assess residual risk and develop standards as necessary 
to provide an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/06
Final Action-                   01/00/07

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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

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Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK22
_______________________________________________________________________




3047. 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, Court ordered 
deadline for final rule.
Other, Judicial, March 31, 2006.

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. The magnetic tape coating 
process entails a mixture of magnetic (metal) particles, resins, and 
solvents applied to either a plastic film or paper. The HAP used in 
this industry include methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone 
(MIBK), toluene, toluene diisocyanate, ethylene glycol, methanol, 
xylenes, chromium, cobalt, ethylbenzene, and acetaldehyde. The most 
common HAP solvents are MEK (68 percent) and toluene (29 percent). The 
non-HAP solvents used in this industry include cyclohexanone, acetone, 
and isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The magnetic particles are combinations of 
iron, chrome, and cobalt. Particulate HAP emissions can result from 
handling of materials, cleaning of process equipment, and adding dry 
media to mix tanks during coating mix preparation. New processes for 
manufacturing magnetic tape products have been developed by at least 
one company in recent years. There are a total of six facilities 
manufacturing magnetic tape in the nation. Half of these are located in 
the State of Alabama. The residual risk analyses performed for this 
source category and the final determination to develop and promulgate 
additional standards for the source category is dependent on certain 
policy decisions. The EPA modeled each of the six facilities with 
magnetic tape manufacturing source category emission sources and found 
no facilities with a cancer risk at or above 1 in 1 million. The EPA 
also found the maximum noncancer risks from these facilities to be 
significantly below 0.2. The EPA believes that these six facilities 
constitute all of the emissions from this source category and that the 
assessment is likely to overestimate rather than underestimate risks. 
Therefore, EPA has determined that this source category currently 
presents an acceptable level of cancer and noncancer risks and provides 
an ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK23
_______________________________________________________________________




3048. NESHAP: HAZARDOUS ORGANIC NESHAP (HON) RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 22, 2003.
Final, Judicial, December 30, 2006, court ordered deadline for final 
rule.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/06
Final Action-                   12/00/06

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
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK14
_______________________________________________________________________




3049. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS; 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. There are no new categories being 
regulated nor are any limits being lowered. Several definitions are 
being updated to provide more clarity. The variance process is being 
streamlined. A correction is being made to the address for Region 3.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: moore.bruce@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




3050. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 101 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AK70
_______________________________________________________________________




3051. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF SUBSTITUTES FOR 
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES: N-PROPYL BROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/03/03                    68 FR 33283
NPRM Correction-                10/02/03                    68 FR 56809
Supplemental NPRM-              12/00/05
Final Action-                   12/00/06

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

Karen Thundiyil, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9464
Fax: 202 343-2342
Email: thundiyil.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK26
_______________________________________________________________________




3052. 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 Part 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-                           10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4697

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

2008--aa00 Ross Brennan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9226
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: brennan.ross@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK45
_______________________________________________________________________




3053. 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

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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-                           10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3054. 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: Final, Judicial, September 27, 2005, Relevant areas of 
the PM monitoring methods and network are tied to the consent decree 
for the PM NAAQS.
NPRM, Judicial, December 20, 2005, Relevant areas of the PM monitoring 
methods and network are tied to the consent decree for the PM NAAQS.

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-                           01/00/06
Final Action-                   10/00/06

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: hanley.tim@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ25
_______________________________________________________________________




3055. 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,

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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-                           10/00/05

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: David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6407, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4507
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: korotney.david@epamail.epa.gov

Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor , MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: machiele.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ72
_______________________________________________________________________




3056. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUOUS PARAMETER MONITORING 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/05

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, D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ86
_______________________________________________________________________




3057. 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-                           11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4633

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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
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3058. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Original-                  07/11/97                    62 FR 37338
Final (Partial)-                12/31/97                    62 FR 68196
NPRM-                           10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3059. 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. 103 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AL75
_______________________________________________________________________




3060. 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: EPA coordinated the Section 126 Rule with another rule known 
as the NOx State implementation plan (SIP) Call, because both rules 
address 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. In this current action, EPA is 
proposing that the Michigan Phase I SIP meets the proposed revised 
Section 126 Rule withdrawal criteria, and therefore, if EPA finalizes 
the withdrawal criteria as proposed, EPA would withdraw the Section 126 
Rule for sources in Michigan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3292
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: grano.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL83

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3061. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE; ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND EXPORT; CORRECTION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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-                           10/00/05

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, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9185
Fax: 202 565-2155
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL90
_______________________________________________________________________




3062. 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-                           11/00/05
Final Action-                   03/00/06

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4405
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: sherwood.todd@epamail.epa.gov

Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL92
_______________________________________________________________________




3063. 5-YEAR REVIEW OF MACT STANDARDS FOR LARGE MWC

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April 28, 2006.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/05
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, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5264
Fax: 919 541-5264
Email: stevenson.walt@epamail.epa.gov

Brian Shrager, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7689
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: shrager.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL97
_______________________________________________________________________




3064. ALTERNATIVE WORK PRACTICE FOR LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend existing regulations controlling

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emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP)under the Clean Air Act. These regulations are codified 
at 40 CFR Part 60, 61, 63, and 65. These regulations require periodic 
leak detection and repair (LDAR) of pumps, valves, and connectors. The 
current work practice requires each pump, valve, and connector to be 
individually monitored for leaks. Facilities have had LDAR programs in 
place for over 20 years and view them as burdensome because they are 
labor intensive. Newer image-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-                           04/00/06
Final Action-                   04/00/07

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL98
_______________________________________________________________________




3065. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NEW LOCOMOTIVES AND NEW MARINE DIESEL 
ENGINES LESS THAN 30 LITERS PER CYLINDER

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

RIN: 2060-AM06
_______________________________________________________________________




3066. 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-                           11/00/05
Final Action-                   10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4846;

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM08
_______________________________________________________________________




3067. 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 area 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: Federal, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4859

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

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM14
_______________________________________________________________________




3068. 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. That study is now complete. On

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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. Since the last submittal by the 
petitioner, a 2-year MIBK bioassay by the National Toxicology Program 
has been completed, but the results report has not been published. The 
schedule for the delisting petition is tied to a report on the results 
of the bioassay.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-                         07/19/04                    69 FR 42954
NPRM-                           08/00/06
Final Action-                   07/00/07

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM20
_______________________________________________________________________




3069. 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 
standards, 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-                           06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4848

Agency Contact: Scott Jenkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1167
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: jenkins.scott@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM22
_______________________________________________________________________




3070. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On April 17, 2003, EPA promulgated national emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the Hydrochloric 
Acid Production industry. Subsequent to promulgation, EPA received a 
number of concerns and issues from the industry related to technical 
corrections, definitions, and applicability matters. The EPA is 
amenable to making many of the suggested corrections but believes 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-                           08/24/05                    70 FR 49530
NPRM Comment Period End-        10/24/05
Final Action-                   05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4867, EDocket No. OAR-2002-0057

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, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM25
_______________________________________________________________________




3071. REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSMIX PROCESSING AND BLENDING UNDER THE 
REFORMULATED GASOLINE AND GASOLINE SULFUR RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7545 (c) and (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

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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-                           10/00/05

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 NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9037
Fax: 240 363-8260
Email: mckenna.chris@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM27
_______________________________________________________________________




3072. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF METAL CANS--TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for metal can surface coating operations located at major 
sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) were promulgated on 11/13/
2003 (68 FR 64432). The final standards implement section 112(d) of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring these operations to meet HAP emission 
standards reflecting the application of the maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT). The final rule will protect air quality and promote 
public health by reducing emissions of HAP from facilities in the metal 
can surface coating source category. This action would provide 
technical amendments and clarify monitoring provisions in the surface 
coating of metal cans final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/05

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM28
_______________________________________________________________________




3073. 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 will revise language in the final rule to correct 
errors or language that doesn't reflect our intent. Specifically, we 
will revise language specifying where the concentration for remediation 
material management units (RMMU) is measured from point of extraction 
to point of treatment as proposed in the original rule. We will also 
clarify that facilities with current site remediations can use the 1 Mg 
HAP exemption if they currently meet that level. We will also clarify 
that facilities meeting equipment leak standards for part 61 or other 
part 63 standards are exempt from those provisions in 63 subpart GGGGG. 
Some grammatical things and incorrect section references will be fixed 
too.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/06

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, C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM30
_______________________________________________________________________




3074. 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-                           10/00/05
Final Action-                   06/00/06

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4614
Fax: 734 214-4053

[[Page 65246]]

Email: rege.julia@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4851
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: sohacki.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM32
_______________________________________________________________________




3075. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AND FUEL SYSTEMS 
FROM MARINE VESSELS AND SMALL EQUIPMENT

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 105 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AM34
_______________________________________________________________________




3076. 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: A final rule for this source category 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-                           03/00/06
Final Action-                   10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM43
_______________________________________________________________________




3077. 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 field experiences. 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 
typically accomplished by authorizing a source to make certain types of 
changes (e.g., additional equipment and/or modifications to a source's 
method of operation, equipment, raw materials, emission factors, or 
monitoring parameters) without requiring further review and/or approval 
provided the source meets specific criteria outlined in its permit. 
While the chosen solution will depend on individual State permitting 
rules and requirements, such techniques typically include descriptions 
of changes or categories of changes authorized to occur under the 
approved permit terms, one or more emissions caps to safeguard NAAQS 
and/or to assure certain requirements are not applicable, procedures 
for testing pollution control device performance and updating emissions 
factors or parameter values without requiring the permit to be amended 
or re-opened, streamlining of redundant requirements by applying the 
most stringent applicable requirement, and provisions to encourage 
pollution prevention. Flexible permitting has the potential to benefit 
a wide variety of types of facilities that are regulated under the 
CAA'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; improved public understanding 
of a facility's activities over an extended period of time; increased 
certainty and flexibility to make changes in response to the market; 
and no less environmental protection (i.e., often more occurs from the 
use of emissions caps and the increased use of pollution prevention 
practices).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4885;

Agency Contact: Dave Dellarco, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, OEA-095, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553-4978
Fax: 206 553-0119
Email: dellarco.dave@epa.gov

Stacey Coburn, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6103A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2569
Fax: 202 564-1554
Email: coburn.stacey@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM45
_______________________________________________________________________




3078. NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

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-                           04/00/06

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

[[Page 65247]]

Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM47
_______________________________________________________________________




3079. CONTROL OF ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL LUBRICITY: NOTICE OF 
PROPOSED RULEMAKING

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-                           04/00/06
Final Action-                   04/00/07

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4937
Fax: 734 214-4055
Email: laroo.chris@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM48
_______________________________________________________________________




3080. 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: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the rule on refrigerant recycling 
equipment intended for use with Substitute Refrigerants. This amendment 
would clarify how the requirements of Clean Air Act Section 608 extend 
to refrigerant recovery and/or recycling equipment intended for use 
with substitutes for CFC and HCFC refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9870
Fax: 202 343-2338
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3081. PROTECTION OF THE STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALTERNATIVES FOR THE MOTOR 
VEHICLE 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 motor vehicle 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 motor 
vehicle 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4918

Agency Contact: Karen Thundiyil, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9464
Fax: 202 343-2342
Email: thundiyil.karen@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3082. 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. 
Today's

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/00/06
Final Action-                   03/00/07

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

Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9870
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM55
_______________________________________________________________________




3083. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT 
(RMRR); MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 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). The action summarized here, 
SAN 4676.3, when finalized, will establish a regulatory definition for 
maintenance and repair activities (that are not equipment replacements) 
that qualify for the RMRR Exclusion from Major NSR. We previously 
proposed options for this SAN in our RMRR proposal on 12/31/02 (67 FR 
80920). However, this action will propose and take comments on an 
additional approach.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/06
Final Action                    09/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4676.3; Split from RIN A2060. Split 
from RIN A2060. Split from RIN 2060-AK28

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3084. NESHAP: GENERAL PROVISIONS--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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-                           02/00/06

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM75
_______________________________________________________________________




3085. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, September 23, 2005, 113(g) notice 
established proposal deadline.

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-                           08/30/05                    70 FR 51306

[[Page 65249]]

NPRM Comment Period End-        10/31/05
Final Action-                   09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

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
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM76
_______________________________________________________________________




3086. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Two amendments 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 first amendment. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/05

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM77
_______________________________________________________________________




3087. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR STATIONARY SPARK IGNITED INTERNAL 
COMBUSTION ENGINES

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

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 111

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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 to propose by May 06 and to promulgate by December 
07. Information gathering began 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-                           06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

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
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
Email: pagan.jaime@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM81
_______________________________________________________________________




3088. 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 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-                           05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4926;

[[Page 65250]]

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@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM84
_______________________________________________________________________




3089. 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. 
EPA was subsequently petitioned by industry concerning several issues. 
EPA has engaged in negotiations with industry concerning these issues 
and is issuing these amendments to address the concerns. The amendments 
clarify several sections of the rule and provide clearer and more 
consistent directions on complying with the standards. The amendments 
are being promulgated in two groups, denoted by ``1'' and ``2'' in the 
schedule below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action 1-                 05/20/05                    70 FR 29400
NPRM 2-                         02/00/06
Final Action 2-                 12/00/06

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
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM85
_______________________________________________________________________




3090. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
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 their reconsideration of this issue arising 
from our final rules of December 31, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/06
Final Action-                   12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3091. AMENDMENTS TO COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE AND 
FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS; CORRECTION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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: 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
Direct Final Action-            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4941, EDocket No. OAR-2002-0062

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

Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD 
C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: santiago.juan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM92
_______________________________________________________________________




3092. IMPLEMENTING PERIODIC MONITORING IN FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING 
PERMIT PROGRAMS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 106 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AN00

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3093. COMPONENT DURABILITY PROCEDURES FOR NEW LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES, LIGHT 
DUTY TRUCKS AND HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES

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. During the 
comment period of the NPRM the Agency received a comment from the Afton 
Chemical Corporation (formally known as Ethyl Corporation) suggesting 
that EPA did not address the component durability portion of the new 
vehicle emission certification process and should establish a procedure 
for rulemaking requesting comment on whether our current component 
durability process is appropriate or if we should revise the process to 
include a limited amount of testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM-              11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4757.1; Split from RIN 2060-AK76.

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

RIN: 2060-AN01
_______________________________________________________________________




3094. NESHAP: PLASTIC PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)--AREA SOURCE 
RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards are being developed 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 or 25 tons/year of all HAP. As part of 
that strategy, several area-source categories were listed for 
regulation. Plastic parts and products was listed as one of those 
categories, and these standards will establish requirements to control 
pollution from facilities engaged in the surface coating of plastic 
parts and products. Plastic parts and products surface coating 
facilities are known to emit cadmium compounds, chromium compounds, 
lead compounds, manganese compounds, and nickel compounds. In 2004, EPA 
promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAP) for major sources engaged in the surface coating of plastic 
parts and products NESHAP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4955;

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@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN08
_______________________________________________________________________




3095. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: SURFACE 
COATING OF AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart IIII

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the final National Emission Standard 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the surface coating of automobiles and 
light-duty trucks. These amendments will clarify the interaction 
between this rule and the NESHAP for surface coating of plastic parts 
and products. These amendments also will improve the rule by clarifying 
specific provisions and correcting errors in the original printing of 
the final rule and announce the availability of a revised version of 
the Protocol for Determining the Daily Volatile Organic Compound 
Emission Rate of Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Topcoat Operations. 
The original final rule was published in the Federal Register on April 
26, 2004. (69 FR 22602). The rule affects the surface coating of 
automobile and light-duty truck bodies and body parts for use in new 
vehicles at facilities that are major sources of hazardous air 
pollutants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4958

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


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Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN10
_______________________________________________________________________




3096. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF SUBSTITUTES FOR 
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES IN FOAM BLOWING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 612

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is initiating this rulemaking in response to a DC Circuit 
action. In July 2004, the DC Circuit Court vacated a portion of an SNAP 
Final Rule published on July 22, 2002 (67 FR 47703). This rule responds 
to that vacature and would rule on the use of HCFC-22 and -142b as 
substitutes for HCFC-141b in foam blowing. This rule will address 
effects of stratospheric ozone depletion and health and environmental 
impacts of substitutes for ozone-depleting substances. The ultimate 
impact will be to reduce skin cancer, cataracts, and other adverse 
impacts of ozone depletion.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4959

Agency Contact: Suzanne Kocchi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9387
Email: kocchi.suzanne@epamail.epa.gov

Jeff Cohen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9005
Fax: 202 343-2363
Email: cohen.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN11
_______________________________________________________________________




3097. RESPONSE TO PETITION OF RECONSIDERATION FOR FINDINGS OF 
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR GEORGIA FOR PURPOSES OF 
REDUCING OZONE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title I

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 78; 40 CFR 97

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this action, EPA is responding to a petition for 
reconsideration of a final rule we issued under Section 110 of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) related to the interstate transport of nitrogen 
oxides (NOx). On April 21, 2004, EPA issued a final rule that required 
the State of Georgia to submit SIP revisions that prohibit specified 
amounts of NOx emissions-one of the precursors to ozone (smog) 
pollution-for the purposes of reducing NOx and ozone transport across 
state boundaries in the eastern half of the United States. 
Subsequently, the Georgia Coalition for Sound Environmental Policy 
(GCSEP) filed a petition for reconsideration requesting that EPA 
reconsider the inclusion of the state of Georgia in the rule and also 
requested a stay of the applicability of the requirements as to the 
state of Georgia. In response to that petition, EPA proposed to stay 
the effectiveness of the 2004 rule on 3/1/05 (70 FR 9897), and is 
undertaking the rulemaking described here to address the issues raised 
by the petitioners.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
Final Action-                   01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 4960

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

Winifred Okoye, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
2344A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5446
Email: okoye.winifred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN12
_______________________________________________________________________




3098. FUEL ECONOMY LABELING OF MOTOR VEHICLES: REVISIONS TO IMPROVE 
CALCULATION OF FUEL ECONOMY ESTIMATES

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 107 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AN14
_______________________________________________________________________




3099. REVISIONS TO THE CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITORING RULE FOR THE ACID 
RAIN PROGRAM AND THE NOX BUDGET TRADING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 75 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would modify the existing requirements for sources 
affected by the Acid Rain Program, and the NOx Budget Trading Program. 
The Acid Rain Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) rule would be 
revised to improve implementation by making improvements to the 
monitoring and reporting process that will benefit both EPA and the 
facilities affected by the rule. These amendments will have no 
environmental impacts, and are expected to reduce the ongoing costs and 
burden associated with reporting emissions under the current rule by 
instituting a revised reporting procedure that will reduce the 
redundancy that currently exists with the existing procedures. 
Specifically, as part of its reengineering efforts, EPA is replacing 
the existing record type dependant reporting format to an XML data 
reporting format that takes advantage of technological advances in data 
management. This fundamental change is expected to reduce the costs of 
programming data collection systems at the affected facilities and 
should provide EPA with the flexibility to better adapt its systems to 
unique data configurations, which are not currently easily (or 
properly) adaptable by the current reporting structure. EPA expects to 
reduce the cost and burden associated with resubmittals of data

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reports due to errors identified after the submittals are made. This 
action also attempts to clarify, simplify, and enhance certain sections 
in the CEM rule to make it easier for sources to understand and comply 
with the regulation. Examples include: providing a mechanism for a 
source to utilize the concept of long-term cold storage; clarifying 
that only one monitoring methodology should be specified at any time; 
and modifying the quality assurance timing requirements for ozone 
season only reporters. These amendments need to be finalized prior to 
the planned implementation date of January 1, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/05
Final Action-                   10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4969

Agency Contact: Matthew Boze, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9211
Fax: 202 343-9211
Email: boze.matthew@epamail.epa.gov

Beth Murray, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6204J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9211
Fax: 202 343-9211
Email: murray.beth@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN16
_______________________________________________________________________




3100. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: THE 2006 CRITICAL USE EXEMPTION 
RULE FROM THE PHASEOUT OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title VI

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: With this action, EPA would amend section 82.8 of 40 CFR Part 
82, Subpart A, entitled ``Grant of essential use allowances and 
critical use allowances'' for the chemical methyl bromide. Methyl 
bromide is an ozone-depleting substance. Specifically, the rule lists 
uses that qualify for the critical use exemption in 2006, and the 
amount of additional methyl bromide that may be produced or imported 
for those uses in 2006.

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. 4972

Agency Contact: Marta Montoro, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205 J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9321
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: montoro.marta@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN18
_______________________________________________________________________




3101. REVISIONS TO AIR EMISSIONS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51, subpart A

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action seeks to combine and consolidate air emission 
reporting requirements from three regulations. The three regulations 
are the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), the Consolidated Emissions 
Reporting Rule (CERR) and the NOX SIP Call. Each of these regulations 
has associated emissions reporting requirements. The purpose of this 
action is to resolve differences in the reporting requirements in the 
three regulations so that the regulated community will have a single 
location in the Code of Federal Regulations that details air emission 
reporting requirements. For example, the CERR and the NOX SIP Call use 
similar but not identical terminology to describe what data must be 
reported to EPA. The proposed rule would resolve these differences.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4951

Agency Contact: Bill Kuykendal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, D205-01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5372
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: kuykendal.bill@epa.gov

Phil Lorang, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, D205-
01, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5463
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: lorang.phil@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN20
_______________________________________________________________________




3102. NESHAP: AUTOBODY REFINISHING--AREA SOURCE RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards are being developed 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 or 25 tons/year of all HAP. As part of 
that strategy, several area-source categories were listed for 
regulation. Autobody Refinishing was listed as one of those categories, 
and these standards will establish requirements to control pollution 
from facilities engaged in autobody refinishing. Autobody refinishing 
facilities are known to emit benzene, cadmium compounds, chromium 
compounds, lead compounds, manganese compounds, and nickel compounds. 
In 2004, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air 
pollutants (NESHAP) for major sources engaged in the surface coating of 
assembled on-road vehicles as a subcategory of the plastic parts and 
products NESHAP.

[[Page 65254]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4978

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@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN21
_______________________________________________________________________




3103. [bull] REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
OZONE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 109 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AN24
_______________________________________________________________________




3104. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS: 
RECONSIDERATION; OVERWHELMING TRANSPORT CLASSIFICATION

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule was issued as a result of EPA's Reconsideration of 
the Phase 1 Rule to Implement the 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS as requested by 
EarthJustice. Specifically, this rule will address the Overwhelming 
Transport Classification. The Phase 1 Rule provided specific 
requirements for State and local air pollution control agencies and 
Tribes to prepare State implementation plans (SIPs) and Tribal 
Implementation Plans (TIPs) under the 8-hour national ambient air 
quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone, published by EPA on July 18, 1997. 
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to set ambient air quality 
standards and requires States to submit SIPs to implement those 
standards. The 1997 standards were challenged in court, but in February 
2001, the Supreme Court determined that EPA has authority to implement 
a revised ozone standard, but ruled that EPA must reconsider its 
implementation plan for moving from the 1-hour standard to the revised 
standard. The Supreme Court identified conflicts between different 
parts of the CAA related to implementation of a revised NAAQS, provided 
some direction to EPA for resolving the conflicts, and left it to EPA 
to develop a reasonable approach for implementation. Thus, the Phase 1 
Rule addressed the requirements of the CAA and the Supreme Court's 
ruling. .

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: Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4625.4; Split from RIN 2060-AJ99.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN26
_______________________________________________________________________




3105. [bull] PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW: ALTERNATIVE APPLICABILITY TEST FOR ELECTRIC 
GENERATING UNITS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 110 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AN28
_______________________________________________________________________




3106. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL 
USE ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2006

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.8(a)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
Final Action-                   01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4986

Agency Contact: Scott Monroe, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9712
Fax: 202 343-2363
Email: monroe.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN29

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3107. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: REVISION TO LISTING OF 
CARBON DIOXIDE TOTAL FLOODING FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS RESTRICTING USE 
TO ONLY UNOCCUPIED AREAS

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: Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to identify 
alternatives to Class I and II ozone-depleting substances and to 
publish lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes. Producers of 
substitutes must notify EPA at least 90 days before alternatives are 
introduced into interstate commerce. Substitutes which are deemed by 
EPA to be unacceptable or acceptable subject to use restrictions must 
go through notice and comment rulemaking. Substitute lists are updated 
intermittently depending on the volume of notifications. Independent of 
any petitions or notifications received, EPA may also initiate updates 
to the substitute lists based on new data on either additional 
substitutes or on characteristics of substitutes previously reviewed. 
Based on new information on the continued and growing use of carbon 
dioxide total flooding fire extinguishing systems, EPA is revising its 
listing of carbon dioxide as an acceptable total flooding substitute 
for ozone-depleting halons to acceptable subject to narrowed use 
limits. Use would be limited to unoccupied areas where personnel could 
not be exposed to lethal concentration of the agent. Recent changes to 
national fire protection industry standards reflect need to improve 
personnel safety requirements for carbon dioxide systems by limiting 
its applications. Carbon dioxide total flooding fire extinguishing 
systems are used in some industrial applications such as automobile 
paint rooms and in marine applications such as machinery spaces. 
Restricted use limits on carbon dioxide total flooding systems supports 
the use of substitutes that are not potentially lethal to personnel 
that could be exposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/06
Final Action-                   09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4991

Agency Contact: Bella Maranion, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9749
Fax: 202 343-2363
Email: maranion.bella@epa.gov

Jeff Cohen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9005
Fax: 202 343-2363
Email: cohen.jeff@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN30
_______________________________________________________________________




3108. [bull] INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILER AND 
PROCESS HEATER NESHAP, AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.7480

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On September 13, 2004, national emission standards for 
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial and 
institutional boilers, and process heaters were promulgated. Following 
promulgation, EPA received a petition for reconsideration filed by the 
General Electric Company. The petitioner claim that the proposal did 
not provide sufficient information on the emission averaging provision 
added in the final rule upon which to provide meaningful comment. The 
petitioner requests reconsideration or clarification that the rule 
allows for consolidated testing of commonly vented boilers. This 
rulemaking will address that petition.

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. 4987

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@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN32
_______________________________________________________________________




3109. [bull] NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE AND COPOLYMERS PRODUCTION, AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4701 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.210 - 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action re-proposes the National Emission Standards for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Polyvinyl Chloride and 
Copolymers. These standards were proposed on December 8, 2000 (65 FR 
76958) and originally promulgated on July 10, 2002 (67 FR 45886) but 
are expected to be vacated. As of the date of the tiering application, 
the actual vacatur has not yet occurred. This action assures continuity 
of the parts of the standard that were upheld by the court in the event 
of expected vacatur, and precludes implications of CAA section 112(j) 
which is triggered when the EPA does not have a standard for a source 
category subject to 112(d) promulgated. This action also recognizes 
that one component of these standards, regarding the use of vinyl 
chloride as a surrogate for all other HAP, was not upheld by the court 
and warrants further study. This action also recognizes that these MACT 
standards are effective in the absence of this one component for the 
purposes of 112(j), and this component will be addressed in a separate 
subsequent rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
Final Action-                   02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4988, EDocket No. OAR-2002-0037

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@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN33
_______________________________________________________________________




3110. [bull] AIR QUALITY: REVISION TO DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC 
COMPOUNDS--EXCLUSION OF HFE-7300

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title I

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100(s)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a deregulatory action to exclude HFE-7300 from the 
list of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the basis that, as a 
precursor, this compound makes a negligible contribution to the 
formation of tropospheric ozone. This compound has potential for use as 
a refrigerant because it also is not a stratospheric ozone depleter. 
This action will remove the necessity to control HFE-7300 as a VOC in 
State Implementation Plans for attaining the ozone standard.

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: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5010

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN34
_______________________________________________________________________




3111. [bull] NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION (NON-GASOLINE); 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Amendment in response to Petition for Reconsideration of the 
final rule. It will address control of air emissions from wastewater at 
OLD facilities. The petitioner who requested that wastewater be 
controlled was the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory 
Council (PWSRCAC). The facility of concern for PWSRCAC is the Valdez 
Marine terminal operated by the Alyeska trans Alaska pipeline company. 
Their specific concern is the ballast water treatment facility. Both 
Alyeska and PWSRCAC have been testing at the Marine terminal to 
determine the functionality of the existing system. This amendment will 
also deal with wastewater emissions from tank draw downs and 
maintenance which occur at Valdez and other OLD facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4910.1; Split from RIN 2060-AM77.

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN37
_______________________________________________________________________




3112. [bull] NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION - AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1500

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This technical amendment will correct a punctuation error in 
the existing Secondary Aluminum NESHAP (40 CFR 63.1500).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05
Direct Final Action-            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4989;

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN38
_______________________________________________________________________




3113. [bull] OPTIONAL CHASSIS CERTIFICATION FOR DIESEL VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86.1863-07

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Prior to the heavy-duty 2007 rulemaking (HD 2007), we have 
required that crankcase emissions be controlled only on naturally 
aspirated diesel engines. We made an exception for turbocharged heavy-
duty diesel

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engines in the past because of concerns regarding fouling that could 
occur from diesel PM and engine oil, which are included in the 
crankcase emissions, when routing the crankcase blow-by into the 
turbocharger and aftercooler. However, this was an environmentally 
significant exception since most heavy-duty diesel trucks use 
turbocharged engines, and a single engine can emit over 100 pounds of 
NOx, NMHC, and PM from the crankcase over its lifetime. Therefore, 
given the availability of technologies to control crankcase emissions 
and the significant environmental benefit for eliminating those 
emissions, we set new requirements for crankcase emissions in the HD 
2007 rulemaking. Those provisions require that heavy-duty diesel 
engines either close the crankcase or account for any crankcase 
emissions within the total compliance limits of the tailpipe emissions 
standard. This requirement had the unintended consequence of confusing 
which crankcase provisions should apply to these heavy-duty diesel 
engines, those of Subpart S or the newly defined diesel provisions of. 
It was our intention that these vehicles meet the newly defined 
requirements of closed crankcase provisions just as other heavy-duty 
diesel engines must. Therefore, we are finalizing a change to the HD 
2007 that explicitly defines the crankcase provisions applicable for 
heavy-duty chassis certified diesel engines under 14,000 pounds as 
those provisions defined under CFR section 86.007-11. There is no 
environmental impact. This represents a cost savings to the 
manufacturers of highway heavy duty diesel engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4993;

Agency Contact: Zuimdie Guerra, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4387
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: guerra.zuimdie@epa.gov

Cleophas Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4824
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: jackson.cleophas@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN39
_______________________________________________________________________




3114. [bull] AIR QUALITY DATA AFFECTED BY EXCEPTIONAL, NATURAL, AND 
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title I

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation would codify EPA policy concerning how to 
address air quality data that has been identified as being affected by 
exceptional, natural, or international events. The rulemaking provides 
guidance to States, local, and tribal air quality agencies on how to 
address the air quality and public health impacts caused by these types 
of events. EPA is developing this rule to better address situations 
where data resulting from uncontrollable, natural, or exceptional 
events--for example forest fires, structural fires, high wind, volcanic 
or seismic activities--may require special consideration. In some 
cases, it may be appropriate to exclude data from such events from 
regulatory consideration because they could result in inappropriate air 
quality values being compared with the level of the affected air 
quality standard. In other cases it may be appropriate to retain the 
data for comparison with the level of the affected standard and then 
allow EPA time to formulate the appropriate regulatory response.

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, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4998

Agency Contact: Larry Wallace, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, C-504-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0906
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: wallace.larry@epa.gov

Eric Ginsburg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C-
304-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0877
Fax: 919 541-4511
Email: ginsburg.eric@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN40
_______________________________________________________________________




3115. [bull] FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER SOLID WASTE 
INCINERATION UNITS CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 9, 2004

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 129 and 111(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62 (New)

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 31, 2007, Section 129(b)(3) 
of CAA - 2 Years after promulgation of underlying emission guidelines 
is deadline for this action.
Other, Statutory, December 31, 2008, Section 129(e)(1) of CAA - 3 Years 
after promulgation of underlying emission guidelines is Hammer Date for 
Permit Applications.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 directed the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set emission guidelines under 
sections 111 and 129 for existing incinerators categorized as other 
solid waste incinerators (OSWI), a catch-all grouping for those classes 
of incinerators not directly named in the Act. Under court order, EPA 
published proposed regulations for OSWI on December 9, 2004 and is 
under a judicial requirement to establish final regulations for OSWI by 
November 30, 2005. In accordance with section 129, any State with 
affected sources must submit a State plan by one year after publication 
of the final rule describing how the State will implement the emission 
guidelines for existing CISWI. Section 129 also requires the 
Administrator to develop and implement a Federal plan for existing 
CISWI units located in any State which has not submitted an approvable 
plan within 2 years of promulgation of the emissions guidelines. In 
this OSWI Federal plan rulemaking, EPA becomes the implementing 
authority in those instances where the State or local

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agency has failed to submit a plan or a plan has not yet been approved. 
Therefore, consistent with section 129(b)(3) of the Act, this 
rulemaking would impose a Federal plan that applies to OSWI in any 
State, tribe or locale that has not submitted an approvable plan within 
the time allotted. This action makes no changes to the requirements in 
the November 2005 rule, and is intended to fulfill EPA's duty under 
section 129(b)(3) to promulgate a Federal plan as a gap-filling measure 
until the State fulfills its statutory obligations. When the State 
submits an approvable State Plan, the Federal plan will no longer apply 
to units in that State.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5011;

Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, E 143-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: painter.david@epa.gov

Karen Blanchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, E 
143-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5503
Fax: 919 541-2664
Email: blanchard.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN43
_______________________________________________________________________




3116. [bull] RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS FOR 2006

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 111 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AN51
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3117. AMENDMENT TO SUBPARTS H AND I FOR EMISSIONS OF RADIONUCLIDES OTHER 
THAN RADON FROM DOE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Subparts H and I of 40 CFR Part 61 establish standards under 
the Clean Air Act for emissions of radionuclides other than radon from 
Department of Energy (DOE) and other non-DOE federal facilities. Under 
subparts H and I, regulated entities currently determine compliance 
with the emission standards by utilizing the approved computer models 
CAP88 and AIRDOS-PC or any other procedures for which EPA has granted 
prior approval. Since promulgation of Subparts H and I, EPA has 
developed an additional model, GENII-NESHAPS, which is suitable for 
regulated entities to use to determine compliance, in addition to the 
currently-approved models mentioned above. The model was developed to 
incorporate the internal dosimetry models recommended by the 
International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the 
radiological risk estimating procedures of Federal Guidance Report 13 
into updated versions of existing environmental pathway analysis 
models. The model was developed under the direction of OAR's Office of 
Radiation and Indoor Air, in consultation with OAR's Office of Air 
Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). Also, GENII-NESHAPs has 
undergone Science Advisory Board (SAB) review. In this direct final 
rule, EPA is updating Subparts H and I to include GENII-NESHAPS as an 
approved compliance model.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4768

Agency Contact: Behram Shroff, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9773
Fax: 202 343-9707
Email: shroff.behram@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK81
_______________________________________________________________________




3118. 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

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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 have been 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-                   10/00/05

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: Tyler Fox, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, D243-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5562
Email: fox.tyler@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK60
_______________________________________________________________________




3119. 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 requires the EPA to 
promulgate New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new sources and 
Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sources for solid waste 
incinerators. On November 30, 2004, EPA proposed rules to reduce 
emissions from the category of incinerators known as ``other solid 
waste incinerators'' (OSWI). OSWI consists of two classes of 
incinerators: (1) Institutional waste incinerators and (2) very small 
municipal waste combustors. Institutional waste incinerators are 
located at institutions (e.g., public or private school; college or 
university; church or civic organization; fire or police department; 
town, city, county, State or Federal government; etc.) which burn waste 
generated at that institution. Very small municipal waste combustors 
are incinerators which burn less than 35 tons per day of municipal 
solid waste. Municipal solid waste is nonhazardous solid waste or 
refuse collected from residential, commercial, institutional, and 
industrial sources. Emission standards were proposed for the following 
nine air pollutants: particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen 
chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, lead, cadmium, mercury, and 
dioxins. Opacity limits were also proposed. EPA must promulgate 
standards by November 30, 2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-                         08/28/00                    65 FR 52058
Prop. Stds & Guidance-          11/09/00                    65 FR 67357
NPRM-                           12/09/04                    69 FR 71472
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3751

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: johnson.mary@epamail.epa.gov

Brian Shrager, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7689
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: shrager.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




3120. 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 61640
Final Action-                   10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3121. 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

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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-                   12/00/05

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




3122. 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 NSPS and app J; 40 CFR 63 - 
app C to part 63

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 synthetic organic chemical manufacturing 
industry plants. 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. On December 9, 1998, EPA 
published a supplement to the proposed rule that consisted of revised 
definitions, alternative test procedures, and clarifications of 
requirements, and that proposed to add appendix J to 40 CFR part 60. 
The final rule will encompass the clarifications and revisions to 
subpart YYY and appendix J that will reduce emissions of volatile 
organic compounds (VOC). VOC, when emitted into the ambient air, are 
precursors to the formation of tropospheric ozone. A wide variety of 
acute and chronic respiratory health effects and welfare (agricultural, 
ecosystem) effects have been attributed to concentrations of ozone 
commonly measured in the ambient air throughout the U.S. In conjunction 
with the rule development for the NSPS, amendments to appendix C to 
part 63 were proposed on June 30, 2004. On June 30, 2004, amendments to 
Appendix C to part 63 were proposed (69 FR 39383). See http://
www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/nsps/socww/socwwpg.html for more information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (NSPS)-                    09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supplemental NPRM 1-            10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supplemental NPRM 2-            12/09/98                    63 FR 67988
NPRM Amdmt-                     06/30/04                    69 FR 39383
Final Action-                   01/00/06

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: 919 685-3219
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




3123. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM1-                          10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Supplemental NPRM-              05/08/03                    68 FR 24692
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 65261]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3124. UPDATE OF CONTINUOUS INSTRUMENTAL TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/10/03                    68 FR 58838
Final Action-                   12/00/05

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK61
_______________________________________________________________________




3125. 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: Since publication of the final Printing and Publishing 
NESHAP, we have discovered several minor errors. This action will 
correct those errors and clarify some of the rule language. The main 
change will be to correct the instructions for determining HAP content 
of inks and other materials from formulation data. No substantive 
changes will be made to the stringency of the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4310

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

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




3126. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   01/00/06

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

[[Page 65262]]

Phone: 919 541-2962
Email: rimer.kelly@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3127. NESHAP FOR PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION PLANTS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/17/03                    68 FR 12645
Final Action-                   11/00/05

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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK50
_______________________________________________________________________




3128. 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; 40 CFR 63.18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are amending the part 63 General Provisions to 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 promulgating these 
amendments to encourage and promote pollution prevention, which is our 
strategy of first choice in reducing HAP emissions. We expect these 
amendments to result in no additional burden for sources and air 
pollution control agencies. This effort is the product of discussions 
with State and local air pollution control officials. There also are no 
significant policy issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/15/03                    68 FR 26249
Final Action-                   02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK54
_______________________________________________________________________




3129. 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. That 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. This action also proposes to 
withdraw the Section 126 Rule in States that meet the proposed revised 
criteria.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           04/04/03                    68 FR 16644
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4689

[[Page 65263]]

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3292
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: grano.doug@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK41
_______________________________________________________________________




3130. 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-              10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3131. 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-            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4604

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

Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
4206, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ82
_______________________________________________________________________




3132. 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-                   11/00/05

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4502
Fax: 734 214-4053

[[Page 65264]]

Email: hormes.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK76
_______________________________________________________________________




3133. ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED INTERNATIONAL NOX STANDARD FOR AIRCRAFT 
ENGINES

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           09/30/03                    68 FR 56226
Final Action-                   10/00/05

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 and 
Radiation, 6407, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4832
Fax: 734 214-4018
Email: manning.bryan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK01
_______________________________________________________________________




3134. 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-                           01/04/05                      70 FR 646
Final Action-                   11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4632

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

RIN: 2060-AK02
_______________________________________________________________________




3135. 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-                   11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 65265]]

Additional Information: SAN No. 4634

Sectors Affected: 32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3136. AMENDMENTS TO THE REQUIREMENTS ON VARIABILITY IN THE COMPOSITION 
OF ADDITIVES CERTIFIED UNDER THE GASOLINE DEPOSIT CONTROL PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 30, 2001, Settlement Agreement 
with American Chemistry Council in 8/2000 requires publication of NPRM 
``as expeditiously as practicable.''.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action 1-          11/05/01                    66 FR 55885
Final Action 2-                 10/00/05

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4227
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK62
_______________________________________________________________________




3137. ANTI-DUMPING BASELINE RECALCULATION FOR DOWNSTREAM OXYGENATE 
ADDITION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would allow a refiner who added oxygenate after 
sampling and just before shipment to exclude that oxygenate from its 
anti-dumping baseline determination. This exclusion of oxygenate is 
already allowed for a refinery's gasoline to which oxygenate was added 
outside of the refinery gate. This rule will have limited application, 
and could provide relief to small refiners.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            11/00/05

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, 4206, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK69
_______________________________________________________________________




3138. AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM 
REQUIREMENTS TO ADDRESS NEW 8-HOUR OZONE STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule amends 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/06/05                     70 FR 1314
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 65266]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4854;

Agency Contact: Dave Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4823
Fax: 734 214-4906
Email: sosnowski.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Pedelty, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4410
Email: pedelty.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM21
_______________________________________________________________________




3139. FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EXPLOSION PROTECTION LISTING UNDER SNAP

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 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 Action-            02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4857

Agency Contact: Bella Maranion, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9749
Fax: 202 343-2363
Email: maranion.bella@epa.gov

Karen Thundiyil, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9464
Fax: 202 343-2342
Email: thundiyil.karen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM24
_______________________________________________________________________




3140. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN AREA SOURCES FROM FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING 
PERMIT PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 502

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71; 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action implements 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. 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-                           03/25/05                    70 FR 15250
Final Action-                   11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4868, EDocket No. OAR-2004-0010;

Agency Contact: Jeff Herring, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-03, 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, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM31
_______________________________________________________________________




3141. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION FOR NITROGEN OXIDES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 14, 2005, Proposal signed 02/
14/2005: Published: 70 FR 8880, 02/23/2005. 60-day comment period, 
ending 04/25/2005.
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 2-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

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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-                           02/23/05                     70 FR 8880
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, EDocket No. http://www.epa.gov/
edocket, OAR-2004-0013;

Agency Contact: Dan Deroeck, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5593
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: deroeck.dan@epamail.epa.gov

Lisa Sutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C339-
03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3450
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: sutton.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM33
_______________________________________________________________________




3142. 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-            11/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3143. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: IMPORT PETITIONING REQUIREMENTS 
FOR HALON-1301 AIRCRAFT FIRE EXTINGUISHING VESSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            11/00/05

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4900;

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

Ross Brennan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9226
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: brennan.ross@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM46
_______________________________________________________________________




3144. 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-                           05/13/05                    70 FR 25726
NPRM Comment Period End-        07/12/05
Final Action-                   12/00/05

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: 202 343-2363
Email: monroe.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM56
_______________________________________________________________________




3145. NONATTAINMENT MAJOR NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51, app S

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will promulgate changes to regulations that 
govern NSR permitting of major stationary sources in nonattainment 
areas where there is no approved SIP. Appendix S of 40 CFR part 51 
contains the permitting program for major stationary sources in 
nonattainment areas in transition periods before approval of a SIP to 
implement part D of title I. This action will revise appendix S to 
conform it to the changes made to regulations at 40 CFR 51.165 for SIP 
programs for nonattainment major NSR (67 FR 80816; December 31, 2002). 
It will cover Baseline Emissions Determination, Actual-to- Future-
Actual Methodology, Plantwide Applicability Limitations. The action 
will also cover Clean Units and Pollution Control Projects to the 
extent they are covered in the NSR base program as affected by recent 
court decisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3259.2; Split from RIN 2060-AE11. See 
also SAN 4390

Agency Contact: Janet McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C339-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1450
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: mcdonald.janet@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-AM59
_______________________________________________________________________




3146. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/13/05                    70 FR 25684
Direct Final Action-            05/13/05                    70 FR 25676
Withdrawal Notice-              07/06/05                    70 FR 38780
Final Action-                   12/00/05

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
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM72
_______________________________________________________________________




3147. 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. Changes to the testing requirements would reduce costs of 
testing and address hard-to-test process units.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/29/05                    70 FR 43826
NPRM Comment Period End-        09/12/05
Final Action-                   09/00/06

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: 919 685-3219
Email: kissell.mary@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3148. 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-                           02/18/05                     70 FR 8314
Final Action-                   03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4912;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM79
_______________________________________________________________________




3149. 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 amendments 
to the NSPS standards.
Final, Judicial, February 9, 2006, Under consent with Sierra Club and 
Our Children's Earth Foundation must promulgate amendments 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 
amend the new source performance standards for electric utility steam 
generating units and industrial and 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-                           02/28/05                     70 FR 9706
Final Action-                   03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4913, EDocket No. OAR-2005-0031;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM80
_______________________________________________________________________




3150. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR STATIONARY COMPRESSION IGNITION 
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 111

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 29, 2005, court ordered deadline.
Final, Judicial, June 29, 2006, court ordered deadline.

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 to be promulgated by June 
2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/11/05                    70 FR 39870
NPRM Comment Period End-        09/09/05
Final Action-                   07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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
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
Email: pagan.jaime@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM82
_______________________________________________________________________




3151. 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 (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; 
i.e., 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-            11/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3152. 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-                           07/29/05                    70 FR 43992
NPRM Comment Period End-        09/12/05
Final Action-                   07/00/06

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM89
_______________________________________________________________________




3153. 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.

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We view the revisions as noncontroversial and anticipate no significant 
adverse comments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM90
_______________________________________________________________________




3154. NESHAP: BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING; 
RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On May 16, 2003, national emission standards for hazardous 
air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing sources at brick and 
structural clay products (BSCP) manufacturing facilities were 
promulgated (the final rule). Subsequently, the Administrator received 
a petition for reconsideration of the final rule. The petition was 
granted with respect to one issue arising from the final rule. The 
reconsideration issue involves the petitioner's claim that the MACT 
floors (and MACT standards based on the floors) at promulgation were 
set using a different control technology than the control technologies 
upon which the proposed standards were based and that EPA did not 
provide adequate opportunity for public comment on the revised MACT 
floors. Because the proposed MACT floors and standards were changed in 
response to comments received on the proposed rule, reconsideration 
provides an opportunity for public comment on the floors and standards 
reflected in the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Reconsideration-      04/22/05                    70 FR 21094
Final Action-                   11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4325.1; Split from RIN 2060-AJ91.

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

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: johnson.mary@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM94
_______________________________________________________________________




3155. INCLUSION OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY IN THE CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE 
RULE

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

RIN: 2060-AM95
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3156. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS; RECONSIDERATION NOTICE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On September 13, 2004, EPA promulgated national emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, 
commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters. The final 
rule (subpart DDDDD) contains health-based compliance alternatives 
based on authority under sections 112(d)(4) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). 
The methodology and criteria for affected sources to use in 
demonstrating that they are eligible for the compliance alternatives 
were promulgated in Appendix A to subpart DDDDD. Affected sources 
demonstrating that they are eligible for the health-based compliance 
alternatives are not required to demonstrate compliance with the 
hydrogen chloride (HCl) emission limit and/or may demonstrate 
compliance with the total selected metals (TSM) emission limit based on 
the sum of emissions for seven metals by excluding manganese emissions. 
Following promulgation of the final rule, the Natural Resources Defense 
Council (NRDC) and Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) filed a 
petition for reconsideration. The petition requested reconsideration of 
seven aspects of the final rule. With the exception of the petitioners' 
issue with adoption of numerous ``no control'' standards in subpart 
DDDDD, all of the petitioners' issues relate to the health-based 
compliance alternatives in the final rule. The petitioners stated that 
reconsideration of the issues is appropriate because the issues could 
not have been practicably raised during the public comment period. The 
petition for reconsideration also requested a stay of the effectiveness 
of the health-based compliance alternatives. In response to granting 
the petition, we are requesting comment on the approach used to 
demonstrate eligibility for the health-based compliance alternatives, 
as outlined in Appendix A of the final rule, and on an issue related to 
the inclusion of manganese in the health-based compliance alternative 
provisions. We are not requesting comments on any other provisions of 
the final rule. The petitioners also requested that we stay the 
effectiveness of the health-based compliance provisions of the final 
rule, pending reconsideration of those provisions. We are not granting 
that request.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reconsideration Notice-         06/27/05                    70 FR 36907
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 65272]]

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3837.1; Split from RIN 2060-AG69

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@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-AM97
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3157. REVISION TO THE DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS--REMOVAL 
OF VOC EXEMPTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA'S AEROSOL COATINGS REACTIVITY-BASED 
REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 110

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would revise EPA's definition of VOCs so that 
compounds which were previously identified as negligibly reactive and 
exempt from EPA's regulatory definitions of VOCs will count towards a 
product's reactivity-based VOC limit for the purpose of California's 
aerosol coating regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/07/05                     70 FR 1640
Final Action-                   10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4943, EDocket No. OAR-2003-0200;

Agency Contact: Stanley Tong, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, AIR4, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 947-4122
Fax: 415 947-3579
Email: tong.stanley@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM98
_______________________________________________________________________




3158. RULE ON SECTION 126 PETITION FROM NC TO REDUCE INTERSTATE 
TRANSPORT OF FINE PM AND O3; FIPS TO REDUCE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF FINE 
PM & O3; REVISIONS TO CAIR RULE; REVISIONS TO ACID RAIN PROGRAM

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

RIN: 2060-AM99
_______________________________________________________________________




3159. PM 2.5 AND PM 10 HOT-SPOT ANALYSES IN TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY 
RULE AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 and 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would promulgate a supplemental NPRM that was 
proposed under the SAN number 4811, which is an amendment to the 
existing transportation conformity rule. The transportation conformity 
rule ensures that transportation planning is consistent with a state's 
plans for achieving the air quality standards. The SAN 4811 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. The current 
action, SAN 4811.1, will promulgate the aforementioned SAN 4811 
supplemental NPRM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM-              12/13/04                    69 FR 72140
Final Action-                   04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4811.1; Split from RIN 2060-AL73. 2060-
AI56 was merged into this action May 2004

Agency Contact: Rudolph Kapichak, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4574
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: kapichak.rudolph@epamail.epa.gov

Laura Berry, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4858
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: berry.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN02
_______________________________________________________________________




3160. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS; LIST OF HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS, LESSER QUANTITY DESIGNATIONS, SOURCE CATEGORY LIST; 
RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice for reconsideration re-opens the comment period 
for the risk provisions and start-up, shutdown, and malfunction 
provisions. The notice is in response to a petition for reconsideration 
EPA received from NRDC and EIP. The notice references relevant portions 
of the final rule and preamble. The notice was published on 07/29/2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reconsideration Notice-         07/29/05                    70 FR 44012
Final Action-                   02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4911.1; Split from RIN 2060-AM78.

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 685-3219
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

[[Page 65273]]

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

RIN: 2060-AN05
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTOR NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 
AND EMISSION GUIDELINES AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 111 and 129

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 subparts AAAA and BBBB, 40 CFR 62 s

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the final (Dec. 2000) small municipal 
waste combustors (MWC) new source performance standards (NSPS), 
emission guidelines (EG), and Federal 111(d) plan. The small MWC rule 
regulates owners and operators of small MWC, which are MWC units with 
capacities between 35 tons per day (tpd) and 250 tpd. The amendments 
will not change the response (the types of emission controls that will 
be used) of the facilities to the rule, but will provide clarification 
and correction. Specifically, the amendments will include: (1) Fixing 
typographical errors created by the Office of the Federal Register; (2) 
approval of State operator training programs for MWC operators in the 
State of Minnesota (this was previously done for MWC operators in the 
States of Maryland and Connecticut); (3) addressing carbon monoxide 
(CO) emission limits during MWC malfunctions (this same provision was 
already added to large MWC standards in a previous rulemaking); (4) 
revising a CO limit for one type of MWC and a NOx limit for another 
type of MWC; and (5) removing one voluntary consensus standard, ASTM D-
6522, which is not an appropriate test method for this industry. These 
changes need to be made to address compliance issues for this rule 
prior to the December 6, 2005, compliance date.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4970;

Agency Contact: Brian Shrager, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7689
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: shrager.brian@epamail.epa.gov

Walt Stevenson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5264
Fax: 919 541-5264
Email: stevenson.walt@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN17
_______________________________________________________________________




3162. [bull] REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS; REVISIONS TO PROVISIONS 
GOVERNING ALTERNATIVE TO SOURCE-SPECIFIC BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT 
TECHNOLOGY (BART) DETERMINATIONS

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

RIN: 2060-AN22
_______________________________________________________________________




3163. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS - PHASE 2

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

RIN: 2060-AN23
_______________________________________________________________________




3164. [bull] COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS NSPS AND 
EG: DEFINITIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA sec 111 and 129

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 2060-AF-91

Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, September 14, 2005, Oral commitment to 
litigants to take final action on definitional issue.

Abstract: In response to the petition for reconsideration related to 
the definitions of ``solid waste'' and ``commercial and industrial 
solid waste'' in the promulgated NSPS and EG for commercial and 
industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units, EPA published a 
notice soliciting comments on the definitions on February 17, 2004 (69 
FR 7390). This action will present our decisions with regard to these 
definitions and the related definition of ``commercial and industrial 
solid waste incineration unit.'' These final definitions will be 
effective following a future action that will revise the CISWI NSPS and 
EG in response to the voluntary remand of the rules that was granted by 
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 
on September 6, 2001. This action is consistent with earlier agency 
actions on the related source category of Industrial Boilers and 
Process Heaters. This action will provide definitions that will be 
used, at the completion of a future action, to regulate owners and 
operators of CISWI Units. The rules will limit emissions of the 
following pollutants: particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen 
oxides, carbon monoxide, lead, mercury, cadmium, hydrogen chloride, and 
dioxin. The rules also will include requirements for siting of new 
sources, operator training, monitoring, and emissions testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4994;

Agency Contact: Brian Shrager, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7689
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: shrager.brian@epamail.epa.gov

Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: johnson.mary@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN31
_______________________________________________________________________




3165. [bull] REVISIONS TO MOTOR VEHICLE DIESEL FUEL SULFUR TRANSITION 
PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 65274]]

Abstract: The highway diesel fuel sulfur rule, issued in 2001, becomes 
effective in June of 2006. The fuel industry has raised concerns that 
the required nationwide transition from higher sulfur to ultra-low 
sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel may require a limited amount of additional 
time. This action will provide 45 additional days for the transition to 
be completed while ensuring that ULSD will be available exclusively 
when new diesel engines are introduced.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5001;

Agency Contact: Tad Wysor, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4332
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: wysor.tad@epa.gov

Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor , MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: machiele.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN41
_______________________________________________________________________




3166. [bull] PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDING REQUIREMENTS TO 
IMPORT USED OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES FOR DESTRUCTION IN THE U.S.

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will streamline the process for importing 
used ozone-depleting substances for destruction in the U.S. This will 
further reduce the amount of substances that could otherwise harm the 
ozone layer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action-            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5017;

Agency Contact: Kirsten Cappel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9556
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: cappel.kirsten@epamail.epa.gov

Julius Banks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9870
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: banks.julius@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN48
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3167. 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-                      To Be                       Determined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3168. 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. 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 -                     To Be                       Determined

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,

[[Page 65275]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3169. 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-                           04/00/07
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4695;

Sectors Affected: 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK68
_______________________________________________________________________




3170. 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 20004
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE95
_______________________________________________________________________




3171. 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

[[Page 65276]]

because they meet the criteria for listing a toxic or flammable 
substance. In addition, EPA proposes to revise the reporting threshold 
and toxic endpoints of several toxic substances based on updated 
toxicity information. Facilities (such as chemical manufacturers, 
processors, and users), with more than the threshold quantity of a 
listed substance in a process, are required to develop a Risk 
Management Program and submit a Risk Management Plan to EPA. The 
proposed changes to the list will ensure that facilities are properly 
managing risks of the most acutely toxic and flammable chemicals that 
could have an adverse impact on the facility and surrounding community 
in event of an accidental release.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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: 202 564-2625
Email: franklin.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE96
_______________________________________________________________________




3172. 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-                           01/00/08
Final Action-                   11/00/08

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3173. 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov


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

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




3174. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND 
RESINS--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: During the development of the National Emission Standard for 
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for elastomers (Group I polymers and 
resins) and thermoplastics (Group IV polymers and resins) (RINs 2060-
AD56 and 2060-AE37), many of the provisions contained in the Hazardous 
Organic NESHAP (HON) were referenced directly by these polymers and 
resins regulations due to similarities in processes, emission 
characteristics, and control technologies. On January 17, 1997, the EPA 
promulgated changes to the HON to remove ambiguity, to clearly convey 
EPA intent, and to make the rule easier to understand and implement in 
response to industry petitions. It is necessary to make parallel 
changes to the polymers and resins NESHAP; otherwise inconsistencies 
will exist for NESHAPs regulating similar source categories. An ANPRM 
was published in the Federal Register on 11/25/96 (61 FR 59849), to 
explain the nature of changes planned. Subsequently, six litigants have 
petitioned for review of the elastomers and thermoplastics regulations. 
Four companies have petitioned EPA to reconsider specific provisions in 
the thermoplastics regulation. Revisions will be proposed to parallel 
HON changes and to resolve petitioners' issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          11/25/96                    61 FR 59849
Direct Final-pet jud rev-       03/09/99                    64 FR 11536
NPRM-pet jud rev-               03/09/99                    64 FR 11555
Direct Final-comp ext-          05/07/99                    64 FR 24511
Direct Final-pet rec equip 
leaks-                          06/08/99                    64 FR 30406
NPRM 2-                         06/08/99                    64 FR 30453
NPRM 3-                         06/08/99                    64 FR 30456
Direct Final-stay notice-       06/30/99                    64 FR 35023
NPRM-stay notice-               06/30/99                    64 FR 35107
Direct Final00-                 08/29/00                    65 FR 52319
NPRM00-                         08/29/00                    65 FR 52392
Direct Final 4-                 10/26/00                    65 FR 64161
Final Action01-                 02/23/01                    66 FR 11233
Direct Final Comp.-             02/26/01                    66 FR 11543
NPRM Compliance01-              02/26/01                     66 FR 1550
Final 1-                        07/16/01                    66 FR 36924
Final 2-                        08/06/01                    66 FR 40903
NPRM-                           10/00/07

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3175. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7670-7479 ``CAA 160-169''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act's prevention of significant 
deterioration (PSD) program, a State or tribe may redesignate their 
lands as class I areas to provide enhanced protection for their air 
quality resources. This rule will clarify the PSD permit review 
procedures for new and modified major stationary sources near these 
non-Federal class I areas. EPA seeks to develop clarifying PSD permit 
application procedures that are effective, efficient, and equitable.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          05/16/97                    62 FR 27158
NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3176. 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-                           12/00/07
Final Action-                   12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4653;

Sectors Affected: 33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing

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Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK08
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. 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-                           12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4657;

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK13
_______________________________________________________________________




3178. 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-                           01/00/08
Final Action-                   01/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK17
_______________________________________________________________________




3179. 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-                           01/00/08
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK19

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3180. NESHAP: SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR SURFACE COATING--RESIDUAL 
RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: EPA developed technology-based standards for this source 
category under section 112(d) of the CAA, codified in 40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart II. This source category covers air-toxic emissions from the 
painting (and associated cleaning), welding, and sandblasting of ships 
under construction or repair at major sources. Shipbuilding and ship 
repair operations means any building, repair, repainting, converting, 
or alteration of ships. A ``ship'' any marine or freshwater vessel used 
for military or commercial operations, including self-propelled 
vessels, and navigational aids (buoys). The term shipyard applies to 
any facility that performs construction or repair of ships, or self 
identifies its SIC Codes as 3731 (and National Security SIC Code), with 
no regard to physical location or type of operation. A 1987 study 
showed that 14 out of 590 establishments (2.4 percent) accounted for 
about 66 percent of the industry value shipments. We estimate that 
there are 52 potential major source facilities today. 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. We 
completed a preliminary assessment ``Residual Risk (RR) Test'' using 
readily available information from 10 representative, high emitting, 
facilities in December 2002. A relatively simple health protective 
analysis was performed to assess the emission's potential to produce 
chronic cancer and non-cancer risks and acute non-cancer risks to 
humans via the inhalation pathway. The results of the RR test showed 
that we ``do not'' have sufficient data to remove the shipbuilding 
source category from consideration for a residual risk rule. Seven out 
of the 10 modeled shipyards either had cancer risk > 1.00 E-6 or 
chronic hazard index (HI) = 0.2. The results were presented to the Work 
Group, EPA management, and the appropriate stakeholders.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/06
Final Action-                   12/00/07

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK20
_______________________________________________________________________




3181. 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
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4667;

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

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: dail.lynn@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK21
_______________________________________________________________________




3182. NESHAP: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/00/07
Final Action-                   07/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4664;

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK24
_______________________________________________________________________




3183. 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-                           07/00/07
Final Action-                   07/00/08

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK25
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. 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-                           03/00/07
Final Action-                   05/00/08

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
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK72
_______________________________________________________________________




3185. 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: None

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 51184
Final Action - Delisting-       06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4751;

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK73
_______________________________________________________________________




3186. 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

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Complete Petition-    05/26/05                    70 FR 30407
NPRM-                           11/00/06

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1167
Fax: 919 541-0840
Email: jenkins.scott@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK84
_______________________________________________________________________




3187. 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-                           10/00/07
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4656;

Sectors Affected: 325212 Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK12
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. 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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/07
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4658;

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK15
_______________________________________________________________________




3189. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS 
FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND NEW JERSEY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 97

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. IMPORTATION OF NONCONFORMING VEHICLES; AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/24/94                    59 FR 13912
Final Action-                   05/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3191. 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

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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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: voorhees.scott@epamail.epa.gov

Ray Vogel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-03, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK46
_______________________________________________________________________




3192. 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-                           12/00/06
Final Action-                   01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3263;

Agency Contact: David Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-214-4823
Email: sosnowski.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. 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-                           10/00/06
Final Action-                   05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262;

Agency Contact: David Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-214-4823
Email: sosnowski.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3194. 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
Email: spickard.angela@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________




3195. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT

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

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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-                           12/00/06
Final Action-                   12/00/07

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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-5592
Email: schneeberg.sara@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________




3196. CALIFORNIA GASOLINE TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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-            10/00/07

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, 4206, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK56
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. VOLUNTARY SUPERIOR MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 to 61; 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Voluntary Superior Monitoring (VSM) project has been 
revised from a regulatory to non-regulatory effort. Initially, the VSM 
project was designed to provide incentives to industry to induce them 
to conduct better or ``superior'' emissions monitoring than what is 
required through regulation and permitting. We had planned to revise 
the parts 60, 61, and 63 general provisions to allow sources an option 
to install and operate better emissions monitoring (than what is 
regulatorily required) in return for incentives. This approach was 
deemed unworkable; therefore we revised the goals of the VSM project to 
aim for identifying opportunities for better or superior monitoring in 
new rulemakings. Thus, the focus of VSM now is to work with EPA 
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

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and Radiation, D205-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-0516
Email: driscoll.tom@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK85
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. 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 in the NOx SIP Call contained in 40 CFR sec 
51.121(a)(2), related to the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality 
standards (NAAQS). This action does not create any new requirements; it 
merely reinstitutes a requirement of the NOx SIP Call that had 
previously been stayed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4797;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AL84
_______________________________________________________________________




3199. 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
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

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@epa.gov

Valerie Broadwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3310
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: broadwell.valerie@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL85
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. CONSIDERATION OF INDUSTRY PETITION TO REMOVE THE TWO-PIECE CAN 
SUBCATEGORY FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT SOURCE 
CATEGORY LIST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4799;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AL86
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. NESHAP: FERROALLOYS PRODUCTION: FERROMANGANESE AND SILICOMANGANESE 
RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: EPA previously promulgated 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 remaining after the 112(d) 
standards take effect, 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, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312 353-1151
Email: sieffert.margaret@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AL93
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. 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-                           10/00/06
Final Action-                   01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4819;

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

Marta Montoro, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205 
J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9321
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: montoro.marta@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL94
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. 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

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(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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL96
_______________________________________________________________________




3204. 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
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4831;

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

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL99
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. 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
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

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
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM00
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. 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 urban 
areas. 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,

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and this rulemaking will address measures to control pollution from the 
paint-stripping category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/07
Final Rule-                     01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4861;

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM07
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--GLASS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: The Clean Air Act (42 USC 7401 to 7626)

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. This 
component includes the development of maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) standards and generally available control technology 
(GACT) standards under section 112(d), the area source program 
developed under section 112(k), residual risk standards under 112(f), 
and other standards to regulate emissions of air toxics from specific 
sources. The section 112(k) area source strategy addresses 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. 
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. 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% nationally; (2) reduce national non-cancer risks 
substantially; and (3) address risks which are disproportionately posed 
on specific sub-populations and geographic areas. In order to 
accomplish these goals, the EPA has integrated it's air toxics program 
into four components. The first component is source specific regulatory 
programs. 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 include raw material storage, 
handling and mixing, high temperature (usually furnace) melting, 
forming, coating, and other processes specific to particular products. 
The hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emitted from glass manufacturing 
includes lead, arsenic, mercury, cobalt, nickel, chromium, hydrogen 
fluoride, hydrochloric acid, glycol ethers, methyl ethyl ketone, 
xylene, 1,2,4-trimethyl benzene, n-butyl alcohol, toluene, methyl 
isobutyl ketone, m-xylene, 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane, methanol, 
selenium, styrene, sec-butyl alcohol, manganese, antimony, barium, 
chlorine, phenol and formaldehyde. 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). Approximately 150 facilities 
currently operate in the US producing containers, flat glass, 
industrial glass fiber and specialty glass. The specialty glass 
subcategory includes lighting, lead crystal, art glass, opthalmic 
lenses, tableware, optical glass fiber, and technical glass components 
and products. Two small businesses exist in the source category, both 
of which manufacture containers. It is unknown at this time whether 
these facilities will be affected by the rule (i.e., whether they use 
toxic raw materials in the furnace or coatings processes). Glass 
manufacturers use toxic raw materials in the furnace or in coating 
operations to impart specific properties to the final product. About 
1500 tons per year of HAP are released into the ambient air by glass 
manufacturing plants. Toxic emission sources include raw material 
storage, furnace and melting operations and coating processes. Air 
pollution control devices are generally available for toxic emission 
points within the glass manufacturing industry. It is anticipated at 
this time that glass manufacturers not using toxics would not be 
subject to the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4873;

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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM12
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. 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),

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EPA developed a national strategy to address air-toxic pollution from 
``area'' sources, which are sources consisting of several small 
pollution sources grouped within one site. As part of that strategy, 
several area-source categories were listed for possible regulation. 
Acrylic/Modacrylic fiber production sources was listed as one of those 
categories, and this rulemaking will address measures to control 
pollution from AMF facilities. 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epamail.epa.gov

Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: mckelvey.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM13
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RESTRICTION ON THE SALES OF 
PRE-CHARGED SPLIT SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3210. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION FACILITIES--AREA SOURCE 
RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.760 to 779

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000.
NPRM, Judicial, June 30, 2005.
Final, Judicial, December 21, 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 
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. 
A supplemental proposal was published in the FR on July 8, 2005. We are 
now proposing two options - that the control requirements apply in all 
locations or to just facilities in Urban 1 and Urban 2 counties. The 
control requirements only apply to triethylene glycol dehydration 
units.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/08/05                    70 FR 39441
NPRM Comment Period End-        09/06/05
Final Action-                   01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4875;

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM16
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. 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

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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, C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM18
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--INDUSTRIAL INORGANIC CHEMICALS 
MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions from the industrial inorganic chemicals manufacturing 
industry. This source category was listed for regulation under the 
Urban Air Toxic Strategy to address HAP emissions from area sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           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

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM19
_______________________________________________________________________




3213. 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-                           05/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4865;

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@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C504-04, Research Triangle Park , NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM26
_______________________________________________________________________




3214. AREA SOURCE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS (NESHAP) FOR IRON AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90% of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 urban 
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air 
Toxics Strategy. These area source standards can require control levels 
which are equivalent to either maximum achievable control technology 
(MACT) or generally available control technology (GACT), as defined in 
section 112.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/07
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


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Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM36
_______________________________________________________________________




3215. 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-                           10/00/06

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
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM37
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. 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% of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 urban hazardous 
pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy. 
These area source standards can require control levels which are 
equivalent to either maximum achievable control technology (MACT) or 
generally available control technology (GACT). The Integrated Air 
Toxics Strategy lists industrial boilers and commercial/institutional 
boilers as area source categories.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           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@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM44
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--CLAY CERAMICS INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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-                           12/00/06
Final Action-                   12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4906;

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM53
_______________________________________________________________________




3218. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON POTENTIALLY INADEQUATE MONITORING IN CLEAN 
AIR APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS AND ON METHODS TO IMPROVE SUCH MONITORING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 61

[[Page 65292]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We continue to review and organize comments. Once completed, 
we will determine what, if any, additional action may be required, as 
well as the method for providing that action (policy vs. rule). The 
target date for a proposal, if needed, has been shifted to March 2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          02/16/05                     70 FR 7905
60 day extension to public 
comment period 1-               04/15/05                    70 FR 19914
NPRM-                           05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

Peter Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Email: westlin.peter@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM63
_______________________________________________________________________




3219. 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 fro 90% 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. There are 2 primary zinc smelters in the U.S. which 
process zinc sulfide ore concentrates to produce metallic zinc or zinc 
oxide. Currently, only one company produces primary cadmium as a by-
product of smelting and refining zinc metal from sulfide ore. There are 
currently no producers of primary beryllium in the U.S. Pollutants of 
interest for the Primary Nonferrous Metals -Zn, Cd, Be Area Source 
NESHAP are cadmium, lead, and nickel.

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM69
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. 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 Toxis 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 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-                           12/00/07

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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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: 919 541-3207

[[Page 65293]]

Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM70
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. NESHAP FOR STAINLESS AND NONSTAINLESS STEEL ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE 
(EAF) MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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-                           11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4889, EDocket No. OAR-2004-0083;

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 685-3219
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM71
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. 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
Final Action-                   01/00/08

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3223. 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, 
including the alleged failure for EPA to establish emission standards 
for mercury and asbestos. EPA has decided to voluntarily remand both 
the mercury and asbestos sections of the rule. The motions for both 
remands were granted by the United States Court of Appeals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM87
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. [bull] NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION AMENDMENTS--RESPONSE TO LITIGATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart GGGGG

[[Page 65294]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Site Remediation regulation was promulgated on October 8, 
2003. We were challenged by the Sierra Club on several provisions in 
the rule. We anticipate that settlement negotiations will result in 
certain revisions to the rule's requirements. The revisions could 
remove an exemption for certain sources thereby increasing the 
compliance costs of the final rule by up to $7.7 million.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4866.1, EDocket No. OAR-2002-0021; 
Split from RIN 2060-AM30.

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: nizich.greg@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN36
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. [bull] NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--LEAD ACID BATTERY 
MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112(k)(3) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to 
prepare a comprehensive strategy to control emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) from area sources in urban areas. The strategy must 
identify at least 30 HAPs that, as the result of emissions from area 
sources, present the greatest threat to public health in urban areas. 
The strategy must also identify the source categories that emit the 
listed urban HAPs. EPA must subject to regulation those listed source 
categories such that 90 percent of the aggregate emissions of the urban 
HAPs are subjected to standards. The strategy was published on July 19, 
1999 and listed Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing as one of the area 
source categories emitting at least one of the urban HAPs. As such, EPA 
is required to subject the Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing source 
category to regulations issued under Section 112(d). This rulemaking 
will satisfy this mandate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5012;

Agency Contact: Bob Schell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4116
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: schell.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN44
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. [bull] NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COPPER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112(k)(3) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to 
prepare a comprehensive strategy to control emissions of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) from area sources in urban areas. The strategy must 
identify at least 30 HAPs that, as the result of emissions from area 
sources, present the greatest threat to public health in urban areas. 
The strategy must also identify the source categories that emit the 
listed urban HAPs. EPA must subject to regulation those listed source 
categories such that 90 percent of the aggregate emissions of the urban 
HAPs are subjected to standards. The strategy was published on July 19, 
1999, and listed Primary and Secondary Copper Smelters as area source 
categories emitting at least one of the urban HAPs. As such, EPA is 
required to subject Primary and Secondary Copper Smelters to 
regulations issued under Section 112(d). This rulemaking will satisfy 
this mandate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5013;

Agency Contact: Karen Rackley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN45
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. [bull] NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--CHEMICAL PREPARATIONS 
INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions from area sources in the chemical preparations industry. This 
source category was listed for regulation under EPA's Urban Air Toxic 
Strategy to address HAP emissions from area sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5015;

[[Page 65295]]

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Washington, DC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Email: telander.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN46
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. [bull] NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PAINT AND ALLIED PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions from area sources in the Paint and Allied Products industry. 
This source category was listed for regulation under EPA's Urban Air 
Toxic Strategy to address HAP emissions from area sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5016;

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Washington, DC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Email: telander.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN47
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3229. IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS - PHASE 1

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Phase 1-         04/30/04                    69 FR 23951
Final Rule - Notice of 
Reconsideration; Section 185 
fees and Timing for Determining 
Applicable Requi                05/26/05                    70 FR 30592

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

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

Denise Gerth
Phone: 919 541-5550
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gerth.denise@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ99
_______________________________________________________________________




3230. CLEAN AIR MERCURY RULE--ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM GENERATING UNIT 
MACT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 75

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/30/04                     69 FR 4754
Supplemental NPRM-              03/16/04                    69 FR 12298
Notice, Reopen Comment Period-  05/05/04                    69 FR 25052
NODA-                           12/01/04                    69 FR 69864
Final Action-                   05/18/05                    70 FR 28606
Notice -                        08/30/05                    70 FR 51266

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AJ65
_______________________________________________________________________




3231. NESHAP: ETHYLENE PROCESSES; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subparts XX and YY

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule-              04/13/05                    70 FR 19266

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK80
_______________________________________________________________________




3232. RESCINDING FINDING THAT PREEXISTING PM10 STANDARDS ARE NO LONGER 
APPLICABLE IN NORTHERN ADA COUNTY/BOISE, IDAHO

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

[[Page 65296]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/22/00                    65 FR 80776
NPRM                            07/30/03                    68 FR 44715
Final Action                    10/27/03                    68 FR 61106

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: Gary Blais
Phone: 919 541-3223
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: blais.gary@epamail.epa.gov

Geoffrey Wilcox
Phone: 202 564-5601
Email: wilcox.geoffrey@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ05
_______________________________________________________________________




3233. CLEAN AIR VISIBILITY RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.308(e)(1); 40 CFR 51 app Y (New)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/20/01                    66 FR 38108
Supplemental NPRM-              05/05/04                    69 FR 25184
Final Action-                   07/06/05                    70 FR 39104

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Todd Hawes
Phone: 919 541-5591
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: hawes.todd@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ31
_______________________________________________________________________




3234. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES: DEFAULT 
BASELINE REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/06/05                    70 FR 58330

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner
Phone: 734 214-4287
Fax: 734 214-4051
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

Paul Cort
Phone: 415 972-3921
Fax: 415 972-3570
Email: cort.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ97
_______________________________________________________________________




3235. CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE RULE (FORMERLY TITLED: INTERSTATE AIR QUALITY 
RULE)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/10/04                    69 FR 32684
Notice-                         08/06/04                    69 FR 47828
Final Action-                   05/12/05                    70 FR 25162

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.

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

Joe Paisie
Phone: 919 541-5556
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: paisie.joe@epa.gcv

RIN: 2060-AL76
_______________________________________________________________________




3236. AMENDMENTS TO THE NESHAP FOR CELLULOSE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-                         06/24/05                     70 FR36523
NPRM-                           08/10/05                    70 FR 46701
Direct Final Rule-              08/10/05                    70 FR 46683

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bill Schrock
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

Robin Dunkins
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL91
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. CLEAN AIR FINE PARTICLE DESIGNATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   01/05/05                      70 FR 944
Final Correction-               04/14/05                    70 FR 19844

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Larry Wallace
Phone: 919 541-0906
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: wallace.larry@epa.gov

Rich Damberg
Phone: 919 541-5592
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: damberg.rich@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM04
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. NESHAP: ASPHALT PROCESSING AND ASPHALT ROOFING MANUFACTURING--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/17/05                    70 FR 28366
Direct Final Rule-              05/17/05                    70 FR 28360

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 65297]]

Government Levels Affected: None

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

David Cozzie
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM10
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES: IN-USE, NOT-TO-
EXCEED EMISSION STANDARD TESTING FOR HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINES AND 
VEHICLES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 1065

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/10/04                    69 FR 32804
Final Action-                   06/14/05                    70 FR 34594

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rich Wilcox
Phone: 734 214-4390
Email: wilcox.rich@epamail.epa.gov

Rick Gezelle
Phone: 202 343-9267
Email: gezelle.rick@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM17
_______________________________________________________________________




3240. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.5780 to 63.5935 (revisions)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/25/05                    70 FR 50114
Direct Final Rule-              08/25/05                    70 FR 50118

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

David Cozzie
Phone: 919 541-5356
Email: cozzie.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM23
_______________________________________________________________________




3241. TEST PROCEDURES FOR TESTING HIGHWAY AND NONROAD ENGINES AND 
OMNIBUS TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1065

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           09/10/04                    69 FR 54846
Final Action-                   07/13/05                    70 FR 40420

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Glenn Passavant
Phone: 734 214-4408
Email: passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM35
_______________________________________________________________________




3242. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL USE 
ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.4(n)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/22/04                    69 FR 76655
Supplemental NPRM-              02/23/05                     70 FR 8753
Final Action-                   08/24/05                    70 FR 49836

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov; hodayah finman/dc/usepa/
us@epamail.epa.gov

Marta Montoro
Phone: 202 343-9321
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: montoro.marta@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM50
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION; 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/13/05                    70 FR 25671
Direct Final Rule-              05/13/05                    70 FR 25666

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Robin Dunkins
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM52
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT 
(RMRR) EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT PROVISION (ERP); RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/01/04                    69 FR 40278
Final Action-                   06/10/05                    70 FR 33838

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM58

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3245. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND BATTERY STACKS; 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/13/04                    69 FR 60837
Direct Final Rule-              10/13/04                    69 FR 60813
Direct Final Rule Partial 
Withdrawal-                     01/10/05                     70 FR 1670
Final Action-                   08/02/05                    70 FR 44285

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bob Schell
Phone: 919 541-4116
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: schell.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM83
_______________________________________________________________________




3246. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS TO REDUCE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF 
FINE PARTICULATE MATTER AND OZONE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn-                      09/12/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Joe Paisie
Phone: 919 541-5556
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: paisie.joe@epa.gcv

RIN: 2060-AM93
_______________________________________________________________________




3247. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS FOR THE NEW PM 2.5 NAAQS 
STANDARDS AND PM 2.5 PRECURSORS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 and 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule-              05/06/05                    70 FR 24280
Notice-                         06/01/05                    70 FR 31354

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Rudolph Kapichak
Phone: 734 214-4574
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: kapichak.rudolph@epamail.epa.gov

Laura Berry
Phone: 734 214-4858
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: berry.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN03
_______________________________________________________________________




3248. EXTENSION OF THE DEFERRED EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONATTAINMENT 
DESIGNATIONS FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS FOR EARLY ACTION COMPACT AREAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/08/05                    70 FR 33409
Final Action-                   08/29/05                    70 FR 50988

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Barbara Driscoll
Phone: 919 541-1051
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: driscoll.barbara@epa.gov

David Cole
Phone: 919 541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN04
_______________________________________________________________________




3249. STAY OF THE FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING 
FOR GEORGIA FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING OZONE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 78; 40 CFR 97

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action (stay)-            08/31/05                    70 FR 51591

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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

Winifred Okoye
Phone: 202 564-5446
Email: okoye.winifred@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN06
_______________________________________________________________________




3250. FINDING OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT SECTION 110(A) SIP REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule-              04/25/05                    70 FR 21147

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Larry Wallace
Phone: 919 541-0906
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: wallace.larry@epa.gov

Joe Paisie
Phone: 919 541-5556
Fax: 919 541-5489
Email: paisie.joe@epa.gcv

RIN: 2060-AN07
_______________________________________________________________________




3251. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/01/05                    70 FR 38554
Direct Final Rule Partial 
Withdrawal                      08/30/05                    70 FR 51269

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Robin Dunkins
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN09
_______________________________________________________________________




3252. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING CRITICAL 
USES OF METHYL BROMIDE FOR THE 2005 SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/30/05                    70 FR 51317
Direct Final Rule-              08/30/05                    70 FR 51270

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Marta Montoro
Phone: 202 343-9321
Fax: 202 343-2338
Email: montoro.marta@epamail.epa.gov

Hodayah Finman
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov; hodayah finman/dc/usepa/
us@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN13
_______________________________________________________________________




3253. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM DIESEL ENGINES AND 
FUELS; AMENDMENTS TO THE NONROAD AND HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/15/05                    70 FR 40949
Direct Final Rule-              07/15/05                    70 FR 40889

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tia Sutton
Phone: 734 214-4018
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: sutton.tia@epamail.epa.gov

Paul Machiele
Phone: 734 214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: machiele.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN19
_______________________________________________________________________




3254. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS: RECONSIDERATION 
OF NSR ANTI-BACKSLIDING PROVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule was issued as a result of EPA's Reconsideration of 
the Phase 1 Rule to Implement the 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS as requested by 
EarthJustice. Specifically, this rule addressed the NSR anti-
backsliding requirements from the Phase 1 Rule. The Phase 1 Rule 
provided specific requirements for State and local air pollution 
control agencies and Tribes to prepare State implementation plans 
(SIPs) and Tribal Implementation Plans (TIPs) under the 8-hour national 
ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone, published by EPA on 
July 18, 1997. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to set ambient air 
quality standards and requires States to submit SIPs to implement those 
standards. The 1997 standards were challenged in court, but in February 
2001, the Supreme Court determined that EPA has authority to implement 
a revised ozone standard, but ruled that EPA must reconsider its 
implementation plan for moving from the 1-hour standard to the revised 
standard. The Supreme Court identified conflicts between different 
parts of the CAA related to implementation of a revised NAAQS, provided 
some direction to EPA for resolving the conflicts, and left it to EPA 
to develop a reasonable approach for implementation. Thus, the Phase 1 
Rule addressed the requirements of the CAA and the Supreme Court's 
ruling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Notice of Reconsideration 
of NSR Anti-Backsliding 
Provisions-                     04/04/05                    70 FR 17018
NPRM Comment Period End         05/04/05
Final Action-                   07/08/05                    70 FR 39413

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4625.3; Split from RIN 2060-AJ99.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN25
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS; FINAL 
IDENTIFICATION OF OZONE AREAS FOR WHICH THE 1-HOUR STANDARD HAS BEEN 
REVOKED AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO PHASE 1 RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule codifies the revocation of the 1-hour standard for 
those areas with effective 8-hour ozone designations (1-hour ozone 
NAAQS was revoked on June 15, 2005 for all areas of the country except 
for 14 Early

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Action Compact Areas). It identifies in 40 CFR part 81, subpart C the 
boundaries of 1-hour ozone areas and their designations and 
classifications that were in place as of the effective date of 
designation of the area for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS (effective date of 
8-hour designations and classifications was June 15, 2004 for most 
areas of the country). Technical correction to Phase 1 rule: It 
eliminates subpart E of part 81 reserved in the Phase 1 rule for 
identification of the above 1-hour areas, since such are readily 
identified in this rule in subpart C.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   08/03/05                    70 FR 44470

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4625.5; Split from RIN 2060-AJ99.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN27
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3256. 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
NPRM-                           07/00/06

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: 202 343-2304
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH63
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR PART 190, SUBPART 
B, AND 40 CFR 191, SUBPART A

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to make a technical change to 
the dose methodology used in subpart A of 40 CFR 191, entitled 
Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Management and 
Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Waste and Transuranic Waste. 
The current methodology is outdated. The dose methodology used in the 
rule published on September 19, 1985, was based on the target organ 
approach recommended by the International Commission on Radiological 
Protection (ICRP) in Report 2. Since that time science has 
progressed and a new methodology based on an effective dose equivalent 
approach is currently being recommended by the ICRP in Report 
26. This action would update the 40 CFR 191, subpart A dose 
limits published in 1985 from the target organ to the state-of-the-art 
effective dose equivalent system. There would be no change in the level 
of protection, just the scientific methodology for determining 
compliance with the levels of protection established in 1985.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3258. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL 
PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 to 136y

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

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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-                           04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4596;

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/data.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. PLANT INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS); EXEMPTION FOR THOSE BASED 
ON VIRAL COAT PROTEIN GENES

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
Other/Supplemental NPRM 1       07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Other/Supplemental NPRM 2       05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Other/Supplemental NPRM 3       04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Other/Supplemental NPRM 4       07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Reproposal                      09/00/06
Final Action                    12/00/07

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 spliting this piece into a 
separate Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked separately.

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/pips/index.htm

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@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD49
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3260. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a) to (q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 3, 2006, 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) of 1996, requires 
that EPA conduct this reassessment on a phased 10-year schedule. Based 
on its reassessment, EPA will take the appropriate regulatory action(s) 
to modify or revoke tolerances. Since such actions are issued on a 
chemical-by-chemical basis and are exempt from inclusion in the 
Regulatory Agenda, this Regulatory Agenda entry does not list the 
individual actions that are likely to

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occur under this program. Instead, this entry is intended to note the 
statutory mandate for completing the reassessment by August 2006. 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% by 
August 3; 1999; 66% by August 3; 2002; and 100% by August 3; 2006. The 
Agency will continue to assess pesticide tolerances throughout each 
year.

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/tolerances.htm

Agency Contact: Robert McNally, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8085
Fax: 703 308-8041
Email: mcnally.robert@epamail.epa.gov

Joseph Nevola, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8037
Email: nevola.joseph@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. PROTECTIONS FOR TEST SUBJECTS IN HUMAN RESEARCH

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

RIN: 2070-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




3262. 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
Supplemental NPRM 1-            10/21/99                    64 FR 56918
Supplemental 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 50114
Final Action-                   05/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. GROUNDWATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN RULE

Priority: Other 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 were reconsidered to determine whether the program could 
address water quality issues rather than ground-water only, and to 
determine the best partnership approach to implementation. During this 
period, the risk level associated with the named pesticides was 
reexamined and reduced. Moreover, since the proposal in 1996, many 
States have adopted the original concept and framework of Pesticide 
Management Plans and these programs are operational today. This 
experience and growth in knowledge has exceeded the requirements and 
specifications of the original proposal. Accordingly, EPA will withdraw 
the proposed Pesticide Management Plan rule in the near future.

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
Notice: Withdrawal-             10/00/05

[[Page 65303]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3264. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR THE REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 124 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________




3265. PESTICIDES; EMERGENCY EXEMPTION PROCESS REVISIONS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 125 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3266. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR CONVENTIONAL CHEMICALS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 to 136y

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is revising its data requirements for the registration of 
conventional pesticide products. In this action, the Agency is revising 
data requirements that pertain to product chemistry, toxicology, 
residue chemistry, applicator exposure, post-application exposure, 
nontarget terrestrial and aquatic organisms, nontarget plant 
protection, and environmental fate. When promulgated, the data 
requirements will reflect current scientific knowledge and 
understanding. These revisions will improve the Agency's ability to 
make regulatory decisions about the human health and environmental 
effects of pesticide products to better protect wildlife, the 
environment, and people, including sensitive subpopulations. Coupled 
with revision of data requirements, EPA is reformatting the 
requirements and revising its general procedures and policies 
associated with data submission. By codifying existing data 
requirements which are currently applied on a case-by-case basis, the 
pesticide industry, along with other partners in the regulated 
community, would attain a better understanding and could better prepare 
for the pesticide registration process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/11/05                    70 FR 12277
Notice of Public Meeting-       04/01/05                    70 FR 16785
NPRM: Extension of comment 
period-                         06/08/05                    70 FR 33414
Final Action-                   03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2687, EDocket No. OPP-2004-0387;

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/data.htm

Agency Contact: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9069
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: au.vera@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-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________




3267. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 to 136(y)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update and revise its pesticide data requirements 
for antimicrobial products. The data requirements specify the data that 
are required for EPA to evaluate the registrability of a pesticide 
product. The revisions will also clarify the data requirements for all 
antimicrobials to reflect current practice.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4173;

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/data.htm

Agency Contact: Paul Parsons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460

[[Page 65304]]

Phone: 703 308-9073
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: parsons.paul@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-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________




3268. 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-                    12/00/06

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:
http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/index.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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3269. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 408(m) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
requires EPA to charge tolerance fees that, in the aggregate, will 
cover all costs associated with processing tolerance actions, including 
filing a tolerance petition, and establishing, modifying, leaving in 
effect, or revoking a tolerance or tolerance exemption. EPA developed a 
final rule that would have adjusted the fee structure and fee amounts 
for tolerance actions. A final rule completed OMB review on December 
31, 2003, but has not been issued because the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act of 2004, signed on January 23, 2004, prohibits EPA 
from collecting any tolerances fees until September 30, 2008. This 
prohibition was expanded in 2005 to include a prohibition on using 
Federal funding to perform any work on a final tolerance fee 
rulemaking. As such, no rulemaking activities are currently planned.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/09/99                    64 FR 31039
Supplemental NPRM               07/24/00                    65 FR 45569
Supplemental NPRM 2             08/31/00                    65 FR 52979
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4027;

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/fees/index.htm

Agency Contact: Lin Moos, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-0605
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: moos.lin@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ23
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. 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

[[Page 65305]]

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 2001 Supplemental 
Proposal (66 FR 37855).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM 1-            07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM 2-            05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
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 spliting this piece into a 
separate Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked separately.

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/pips/index.htm

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Milewski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7202M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8492
Fax: 202 564-8501
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epamail.epa.gov

Janet Andersen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7511C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8712
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: andersen.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. 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 (PIPs) 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 2001 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
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
Final Action (FFDCA)-            To Be                       Determined
Final Action (FIFRA)-            To Be                       Determined
NPRM (FFDCA)-                    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 spliting this piece into a 
separate Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked.

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/pips/index.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3272. REVISION OF PROCEDURAL RULES FOR HEARINGS ON CANCELLATIONS, 
SUSPENSIONS, CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATIONS, AND DENIALS OF PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 164 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

[[Page 65306]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/06
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3273. 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 Action 1-                 12/14/01                    66 FR 64759
Final Action 2-                  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; 
32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32561 Soap and Cleaning Compound 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/regpolicy.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. [bull] PESTICIDES; COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR OCCUPATIONAL USERS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136; 7 USC 136i; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 171; 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 152

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is proposing change to Federal regulations guiding 
the certified pesticide applicator program (40 CFR 171). Change is 
sought to strengthen the regulations so that they may better protect 
pesticide applicators and the public from harm due to pesticide 
exposure. Changes would include having occupational users of pesticides 
demonstrate competency by meeting minimum competency requirements; 
ensuring that those who train on pesticide safety are competent; and 
requiring additional competency determinations of those who use the 
most toxic pesticides in a manner that could result in significant 
exposure to the public. The need for change arose from EPA discussions 
with key stakeholders. EPA has been in extensive discussions with 
stakeholders since 1997 when the Certification and Training Assessment 
Group (CTAG) was established. CTAG is a forum used by regulatory and 
academic stakeholders to discuss the current state of, and the need for 
improvements in, the national certified pesticide applicator program. 
Throughout these extensive interactions with stakeholders, EPA has 
learned of the need for changes to the regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5007;

Agency Contact: Jeanne Kasai, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-3240
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: kasai.jeanne@epa.gov

Donald Eckerman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5062
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: eckerman.donald@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ20
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. [bull] PESTICIDES; AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD 
REVISIONS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136; 7 USC 136w

[[Page 65307]]

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is developing a proposal to revise the Federal 
regulations guiding agricultural worker protection (40 CFR 170). The 
changes under consideration are expected to help agricultural workers 
protect themselves from potential hazards resulting from their 
potential exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues. EPA is 
proposing to make minor adjustments to improve and clarify current 
requirements and facilitate enforcement. Other changes sought are to 
establish a right-to-know Hazard Communication program and make 
improvements to pesticide safety training. The need for change arose 
from EPA discussions with key stakeholders beginning in 1996 and 
continuing through 2004. EPA held nine public meetings throughout the 
country during which the public submitted written and verbal comments 
on issues of their concern. In 2000 through 2004, EPA held meetings 
where invited stakeholders identified their issues and concerns with 
the regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5006;

Agency Contact: Don Eckerman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5062
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: eckerman.donald@epa.gov

Jeanne Kasai, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-3240
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: kasai.jeanne@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ22
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




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

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice: Final Approach-         09/27/05                    70 FR 56449

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Belefski
Phone: 202 564-8461
Fax: 202 564-8452
Email: belefski.mary@epa.gov

Gary Timm
Phone: 202 564-8474
Fax: 202 564-8482
Email: timm.gary@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD59
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3277. FUTURE TESTING FOR EXISTING CHEMICALS (OVERVIEW 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 and enters the environment 
in substantial quantities or there is or maybe significant or 
substantial human exposure to the chemical, (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 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. 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

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Agency decides to develop a test rule, ECA or VTA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice/ANPRM-                   03/00/06

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3278. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; AMENDMENTS FOR RENOVATION, REPAIR AND 
PAINTING

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 112 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. 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: New DOD Petition-         12/00/05
Final Action: DOD Petition-     12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150;

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. 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: In September 2005, EPA proposed an amendment to the Polymer 
Exemption Rule, which provides an exemption from the premanufacture 
notification (PMN) requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA). The proposed amendment would exclude from eligibility polymers 
containing as an integral part of their composition, except as 
impurities, certain perfluoroalkyl moieties consisting of a CF3- or 
longer chain length. This proposed exclusion includes polymers that 
contain any one or more of the following: perfluoroalkyl sulfonates 
(PFAS); perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFAC); fluorotelomers; or 
perfluoroalkyl moieties that are covalently bound to either a carbon or 
sulfur atom where the carbon or sulfur atom is an integral part of the 
polymer molecule. If finalized as proposed, any person who intends to 
manufacture (or import) any of these polymers not already on the TSCA 
Inventory would have to complete the TSCA premanufacture review process 
prior to commencing the manufacture or import of such polymers. EPA 
believes this proposed change to the current regulation is necessary 
because, based on recent information, EPA can no longer conclude that 
these polymers ``will not present an unreasonable risk to human health 
or the environment,'' which is the determination necessary to support 
an exemption under TSCA, such as the Polymer Exemption Rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/05

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

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Agency Contact: Geraldine Hilton, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8986
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: hilton.geraldine@epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




3281. TEST RULE; CERTAIN CHEMICALS ON THE ATSDR PRIORITY LIST OF 
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. [bull] SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); MERCURY SWITCHES IN MOTOR 
VEHICLES

Priority: Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721

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) for mercury 
used in convenience light switches, anti-lock braking system (ABS) 
sensors, and active ride control sensors in motor vehicles. This action 
would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process 
mercury for these uses, including when mercury is imported or processed 
as part of an article, to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing 
such activity. The required notice would provide EPA with the 
opportunity to evaluate the use of mercury in these switches, and, if 
necessary, to prohibit or limit such activity before it occurs to 
prevent unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment.

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. 4983;

Sectors Affected: 335931 Current-Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing; 
3363 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0498
Fax: 202 566-0469
Email: clark.ellie@epamail.epa.gov

Nancy Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0492
Email: wilson.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




3283. 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

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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 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                            10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. NOTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL EXPORTS UNDER TSCA SECTION 12(B)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 113 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. 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: In an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) issued in 
November 2004, EPA announced and sought comment on whether it should 
establish new procedures and regulations for naming enzymes and 
proteins when listing such substances on the Toxic Substances Control 
Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory). The ANPRM 
outlined four identification elements that EPA currently believes are 
appropriate for use in developing unique TSCA Inventory nomenclature 
for proteinaceous enzymes. The Agency also solicited public comment on 
several specific questions relating to this topic. EPA is currently 
evaluating the comments received and is developing a proposed 
rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          11/15/04                    69 FR 65565
NPRM-                           06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4878, EDocket No. OPPT-2003-0058;

Agency Contact: Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3286. 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 had been prevented by a 
temporary restraining order issued by the U.S. District Court for D.C.. 
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-                           11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3287. LEAD-BASED PAINT; PRE-RENOVATION LEAD EDUCATION RULE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2686(b)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745.83 (Revision); 40 CFR 745.8

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 require the use of a new lead hazard 
information pamphlet, ``Protect Your Family From Lead During Renovation 
& Remodeling'' (R&R Pamphlet). In housing containing lead-based paint, 
there is an increased risk of lead poisoning during renovation 
activities, particularly to children under six years of age. To better 
inform families about the risk and to encourage greater public health 
and safety during renovation activities, EPA has developed a 
renovation-specific 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.

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. 4953;

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

Agency Contact: Joshua Novikoff, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, 
Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0502
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: novikoff.joshua@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AJ14
_______________________________________________________________________




3288. EFFECTS OF TRANSFERS OF OWNERSHIP ON OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 5 
OF TSCA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Companies frequently transfer ownership or other rights with 
respect to a chemical substance to a different company or person. These 
transfers may have regulatory implications because of the transferor's 
earlier submittal under the Toxic Substances Control Act (the Act) of a 
premanufacture notice, a significant new use notice or an exemption 
notice to EPA for the chemical substance. Either prior to or after 
commencing the manufacture of the chemical substance, the company may 
want to transfer the right to manufacture the chemical substance to a 
new company as part of a merger, corporate reorganization or other 
business transaction. The Act can be interpreted as requiring the 
transferee of a right to manufacture to submit a new premanufacture 
notice to the Agency, because the transferee is a new person. However, 
the Agency has not always required the transferee to submit a new 
notice and has allowed the transferee to manufacture the chemical 
substance under the original company's authorization. Because there are 
no rules or formal guidance concerning the procedure for transferring 
rights to manufacture, this issue has not been addressed in a clear and 
consistent manner. Furthermore, it is not clear if a transferee of a 
right to manufacture is liable under the Act to the same extent as the 
transferor. Therefore, to clarify these issues, EPA proposes to adopt a 
rule to accomplish several purposes: (1) To provide a clear procedural 
mechanism to facilitate the transfer of rights to manufacture to new 
persons; (2) to require the transferee to specifically assume all of 
the legal obligations associated with the transferred right to 
manufacture; and (3) to provide notice to the Agency of a proposed 
transfer of a right to manufacture, thereby allowing the Agency to 
engage in more meaningful compliance monitoring.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4975;

Agency Contact: James Vinch, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-1256
Fax: 202 564-1256
Email: vinch.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ15
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE, PERFLUOROALKYL SULFONATES (PFAS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604; 15 USC 2607; 15 USC 2625

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721.9582 (Amended)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend a significant new use rule (SNUR) 
under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 
certain perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFAS) substances which were not 
addressed by the previous PFAS SNURs (67 FR 11008, March 11, 2002; 67 
FR 72854, December 9, 2002), codified at 40 CFR 721.9582. EPA is 
proposing to amend the PFAS SNUR at 40 CFR 721.9582 by adding a new 
Table 3 containing all PFAS chemicals currently on the TSCA Inventory 
but not already subject to the PFAS SNUR. This proposed rule would 
require manufacturers, including importers, to notify EPA at least 90 
days before commencing the manufacture or import of these chemical 
substances for the significant new uses described in this document 
after January 1, 2007. EPA believes that this action is necessary 
because the PFAS component of these chemical

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substances may be hazardous to human health and the environment. The 
required notice will provide EPA the opportunity to evaluate intended 
significant new uses and associated activities before they occur and, 
if necessary, to prohibit or limit those activities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4974;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems/cnosnurs.htm

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@epa.gov

Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ18
_______________________________________________________________________




3290. [bull] CLARIFICATION ON GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVATED PHOSPHORS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is developing guidance to clarify the chemical 
identification of activated phosphors for purposes of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA 
Inventory). Specifically, the Agency is developing guidance to clarify 
that an activated phosphor not currently listed on the TSCA Inventory 
is considered a new chemical under TSCA. Prior to initiating the 
manufacture or import of a new chemical, TSCA sec. 5 requires a company 
to submit a premanufacture notice (PMN) to EPA. Apparently this has not 
been clear and several firms have initiated the manufacture of 
activated phosphor materials that are not listed on the TSCA Inventory 
without having submitted the required PMN. EPA intends to seek public 
comment on draft guidance in this area to ensure that the necessary 
clarity is provided.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice-                         11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4984;

Agency Contact: David Schutz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-9262
Fax: 202 564-9262
Email: schutz.david@epa.gov

Linda Gerber, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9262
Fax: 202 564-9262
Email: gerber.linda@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ21
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3291. 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. EPA intends to publish a 
notice withdrawing the proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          05/13/91                    56 FR 22096
NPRM-                           03/09/94                    59 FR 11122
Notice: Withdrwal of NPRM-      10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3252;

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

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0486
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: cantor.doreen@epa.gov

Julie Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic

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Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3292. TEST RULE; TESTING OF CERTAIN HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 123 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final 51st ITC List-            06/11/03                    68 FR 34832
Final 53rd ITC List-            12/07/04                    69 FR 70552
Final 55th ITC List-            10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. 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 chemical manufacturers, importers and 
processors to submit unpublished health and safety data on chemicals 
added to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 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 (ITC). The 
Regulatory Agenda identifies the most recent rules and any anticipated 
rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: 51st ITC List (has 
actions from lists 43, 47, and 
50)-                            05/04/04                    69 FR 24517
Final: 55th and 56th ITC Lists- 10/00/05

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. 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. In addition, 
the Agency will amend the IUR to allow electronic submissions though 
EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/26/05                     70 FR 3658

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Direct Final Action; Using CDX- 11/00/05
Final Rule-                     11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301.1, EDocket No. OPPT-2004-0106;

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

RIN: 2070-AD63
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. VOLUNTARY HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) CHEMICAL CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq (TSCA)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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-    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4176; See also items identified under 
the following RINs 2070-AD09; 2070-AD38; RIN 2070-AD16; RIN 2070-AC27.

Sectors Affected: 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: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); CERTAIN POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL 
ETHERS (PBDES)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 ``TSCA sec 5''

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA proposed 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

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produced, released, and built up in the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/06/04                    69 FR 70404
Final Action-                   10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4870, EDocket No. OPPT-2004-0085;

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@epa.gov

Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




3298. 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 (man-made) 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

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and CO for 
Fluoropolymer Chemicals 
Incineration-                   07/08/05                    70 FR 39630
Final: ECA and CO for 
Fluorotelomer- based Polymer 
Chemicals Incineration-         07/08/05                    70 FR 39624
Notice; Measurement of PFOA 
Generated from Thermal 
Degradation of Fluoropolymer 
Chemicals-                      03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.1, EDocket No. OPPT-2003-0012;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/oppt/pfoa/index.htm

Agency Contact: Greg Schweer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8469
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: schweer.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Dave R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ06
_______________________________________________________________________




3299. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR DIETHANOLAMINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

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 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 three update 
letters, one in April 1999, one in May of 2003 and one in January of 
2005. Under this action, EPA will continue negotiations to develop an 
ECA that will provide health effects testing sufficient to meet the 
data needs

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specified in the proposed HAPs Section 4 test rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and Consent Order-   09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.4;

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ09
_______________________________________________________________________




3300. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR HYDROGEN FLUORIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

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 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: ECA and Consent Order-   09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.5;

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ10
_______________________________________________________________________




3301. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

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 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

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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-             09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.7;

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ11
_______________________________________________________________________




3302. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE FOR GLYCOL ETHERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604; 15 USC 2607; 15 USC 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-                           03/01/05                     70 FR 9902
Final Action-                   11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems/cnosnurs.htm

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@epa.gov

Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ12
_______________________________________________________________________




3303. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR MALEIC ANHYDRIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

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 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 the 
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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and Consent Order-   09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.6;

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ13
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3304. 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. On February 3, 
1994, EPA issued an interim final rule to revise the asbestos MAP to 
clarify the types of persons who must be accredited to work with 
asbestos in schools and public or commercial buildings; to increase the 
minimum number of hours of training for asbestos abatement workers and 
contractor/supervisors, including additional hours of hands-on health 
and safety training; and to effect a variety of other necessary changes 
as mandated by section 15(a)(3) of the ASHARA. This interim final rule 
satisfied the statutory deadline. EPA will continue to consider 
finalizing the MAP rule and/ or promulgating regulatory revisions to 
sunset current EPA MAP accreditations granted to training providers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Model Plan-                     05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final Action-           02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
Final Action-                   05/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148;

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/

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
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3305. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES; TRAINING, 
ACCREDITATION, AND CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE

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 2682, 2684; 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-                           07/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4376;

Sectors Affected: 23411 Highway and Street Construction; 611519 Other 
Technical and Trade Schools

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

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

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

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________




3306. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); DISPOSAL OF PCBS; IMPLEMENTATION 
ISSUES

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607 ``TSCA 6''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed regulation will clarify and expand on 
implementation issues that have arisen as a result of the publication 
of the 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments (63 FR 35384). Topics will include 
but not be limited to, Use Authorizations, Public Participation 
Process, Appeals Process, Natural Gas Pipelines, Testing and Analysis, 
Manifesting of PCB Waste, Publication Process for Validated Alternate 
Decontamination Solvents and PCB Analytical Methods and Storage of 
Dedicated PCB Equipment. The action to authorize certain non-liquid PCB 
applications is also included in this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4597;

Sectors Affected: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3307. 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: Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose- 06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
Final: 84-1056-                 12/00/07
Final: 86-566-                  12/00/07
Final: Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose- 12/00/07

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems/cnosnurs.htm

Agency Contact: Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59

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3308. 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 (93-458)-   12/19/94                    59 FR 65289
NPRM: Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297)-                  06/26/97                    62 FR 34421
Final: Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)-   12/00/06
Final: Aromatic Amino Ether 
(P90-1840)-                     12/00/06
Final: Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297)-                  12/00/06

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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/newchems/cnosnurs.htm

Agency Contact: Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________




3309. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM (VCCEP)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq (TSCA)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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 eight 
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: Initiation of 
Stakeholder Process & Public 
Meeting-                        08/26/99                    64 FR 46673
Notice: Stakeholder Involvement 
Process & Public Meeting-       03/29/00                    65 FR 16590
Notice Announcing VCCEP & Pilot-12/26/00                    65 FR 81700
Notice: Status of Pilot-        12/00/06
Peer Consultation Process-       To Be                       Determined
Pilot Program Activites-         To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4876;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/chemrtk/vccep

Agency Contact: Linda Gerber, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-9262
Fax: 202 564-9262
Email: gerber.linda@epa.gov

Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8172
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: roman.catherine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC27

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3310. TEST RULE; HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing health effects testing under TSCA section 4 
in support of programs and activities required under section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act (CAA), governing Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Section 
112 of the CAA directs EPA to determine the risk to health and the 
environment remaining after application of technology-based emissions 
standards to major and area sources. Section 112 also sets forth a 
mechanism for revising and modifying the statutory list of 189 HAPs 
under section 112(b), and requirements for an accidental release 
control program. These data will also be important for the right-to-
know program given the large release of these chemicals to the 
atmosphere. In order to implement these and other programs and 
requirements under section 112, EPA must identify the health and 
environment effects of potential concern from exposure to HAPs, 
ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately characterize those 
health and environmental effects, and assess the risks posed by HAPs. 
In addition, under section 103(d), EPA is required to conduct a 
research program on the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants 
on human health, ascertain the minimum data needed to adequately 
characterize those health and environmental effects, and assess the 
risks posed by HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM-              12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supplemental NPRM 2-            04/21/98                    63 FR 19694
NPRM - Reproposal-              10/00/07

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________




3311. TEST RULE; CERTAIN METALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''; 15 USC 2625 ``TSCA 26''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790-799

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 Agency's 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) and EPA pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(I) and 
the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112. Under CERCLA, ATSDR is to 
establish a list of priority hazardous substances found at superfund 
sites, develop toxicological profiles for the hazardous substances, 
identify priority data needs, and establish a research program 
obtaining the necessary data. This action is a component of ATSDR's 
research program. Data from this action would provide specific 
information about the substances for the public and scientific 
communities. Data from this action would also be used to implement 
several provisions of section 112 of the CAA, including determining 
risks remaining after the application of technology based on standards 
under section 112(d) of the CAA, estimating the risks associated with 
accidental releases, and determining whether or not substances should 
be removed from the CAA section (b)(1) list of HAPs (delisting).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3312. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR CERTAIN OXYGENATED FUEL ADDITIVES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''; 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

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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 or other testing action is 
proposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and Consent Order-    To Be                       Determined
Notice Soliciting Participation- To Be                       Determined

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: 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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3313. 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 2625 TSCA 26

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799; 40 CFR 704

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On March 4, 1991, EPA issued a proposed TSCA Section 4 Test 
Rule to require testing of 12 chemicals for developmental and/or 
reproductive effects. Since issuing that proposed rule, 11 of the 
subject chemical substances have been sponsored under the international 
OECD HPV Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Program, EPA's voluntary 
HPV Chemical Challenge Program, and/or the International Council of 
Chemical Associations (ICCA). Information botained 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 original-                  03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
NPRM - Reproposal-              12/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3314. 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 monitors the commercial development of existing chemicals 
of concern and/or gathers 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-Pentanedione-         09/27/89                    54 FR 39548
NPRM: Chloranil-                05/12/93                    58 FR 27980
NPRM: Heavy Metals-             01/15/02                     67 FR 1937
Final: Chloranil-               12/00/06
NPRM: Benzidine Congener Dyes-  12/00/06
Supp. NPRM: Benzidine Congener 
Dyes-                           12/00/06
Final: Heavy Metals-            06/00/07
Supp. NPRM: 2,4-Pentanedione-   06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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

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Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3315. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS (RCFS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 ``TSCA 5''; 15 USC 2605 ``TSCA 6''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has instituted a program to monitor the commercial 
development of existing chemicals of concern and/or to gather 
information to support risk assessments on such chemicals. As these 
chemicals are identified, EPA will initiate rulemakings under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 5 and/or 6 to require reporting 
by the manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/21/94                    59 FR 13294
Final Action-                   09/00/08

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3316. 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, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4598;

Agency Contact: Flora Chow, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8983
Fax: 202 564-9062
Email: chow.flora@epamail.epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3317. LEAD-BASED PAINT; AMENDMENTS TO REQUIREMENTS FOR DISCLOSURE OF 
KNOWN LEAD-BASED PAINT OR LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS IN TARGET HOUSING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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-                           02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

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

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

Agency Contact: John 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

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

RIN: 2070-AD64
_______________________________________________________________________




3318. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR ARYL PHOSPHATES (ITC LIST 2)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

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: ECA and Consent Order-    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.2;

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________




3319. TEST RULE; BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (BFRS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 ``TSCA 4''

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 environmental effects and chemical 
fate testing of 5 brominated flame retardants. Since issuing that 
proposed rule, all of the subject chemical substances have been 
sponsored 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

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.3;

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 R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ08

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3320. 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 the 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 
that would revise the TPQ for solids in solution and seek comment on an 
alternative approach. EPA is pursuing this proposal in part based on 
industry's request to revisit the TPQ rationale for the chemical 
paraquat dichloride (handled as a solid in aqueous solution). If the 
TPQ for solids in solution is raised, it would 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 
intends to evaluate various experimental data for accidental air 
releases of solutions containing solid chemicals when developing 
revised TPQs. EPA would also seek public comment on the appropriateness 
of considering aerosol size as a factor for potential off-site exposure 
to communities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/00/06

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: 202 564-2625
Email: franklin.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF08
_______________________________________________________________________




3321. TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY REPORTING BURDEN REDUCTION RULE

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

RIN: 2025-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________




3322. TRI; RESPONSE TO PETITION TO DELETE CHROMIUM, ANTIMONY, TITANATE 
FROM THE METAL COMPOUND CATEGORIES LISTED ON THE TOXICS 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 action will respond to a petition received by EPA to 
delete chromium, antimony, titanate from the list of toxic chemicals 
reportable under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right to Know Act (EPCRA). EPA will respond to the petition by either 
granting or denying the petition. If EPA grants the petition a notice 
of proposed rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register, if 
EPA denies the petition a notice of petition denial will be published. 
Chromium, antimony, titanate is reportable under the chromium and 
antimony compound categories, the deletion of this chemical would 
eliminate all the reporting requirements under the Toxic Chemical 
Release Reporting Rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Response-                       12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425.4; Split from RIN 2025-AA00. 
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

Ben Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0816
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: smith.ben@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA16
_______________________________________________________________________




3323. TRI; RESPONSE TO PETITION TO DELETE ACETONITRILE FROM THE TOXICS 
RELEASE INVENTORY LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

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 action will respond to a petition received by EPA to 
delete acetonitrile from the list of toxic chemicals reportable under 
section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act 
(EPCRA). EPA will respond to the petition by either granting or denying 
the petition. If EPA grants the petition a notice of proposed 
rulemaking will

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be published in the Federal Register, if EPA denies the petition a 
notice of petition denial will be published. The deletion of this 
chemical would eliminate all the reporting requirements under the Toxic 
Chemical Release Reporting Rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Response-                       02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425.3; Split from RIN 2025-AA00. 
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

Ben Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0816
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: smith.ben@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA19
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3324. RULEMAKING TO CHANGE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI) REPORTING 
REQUIREMENTS FROM STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) CODES TO 
NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a Federal 
Register Notice of final decision (62 FR 68) to adopt the North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for the United States. 
This rulemaking initiates the conversion from TRI Reporting using 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes to TRI Reporting using 
NAICS codes. The TRI Program will convert to NAICS without producing 
any changes in the facilities that are now subject to TRI reporting. 
Therefore, there should be no increased burden resulting from this 
action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/21/03                    68 FR 13872
Final Action-                   11/00/05

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

Ben Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0816
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: smith.ben@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________




3325. 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-                           03/07/05                    70 FR 10919
Final Action-                   01/00/06

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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

Ben Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0816
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: smith.ben@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA12
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3326. 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
Final-                           To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3215;

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

Vanessa Rodriquez, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7913
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3327. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/00/07
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, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0758
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: edmonds.marc@epamail.epa.gov

Ben Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0816
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: smith.ben@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




3328. TRI; RESPONSE TO PETITION TO ADD DIISONONYL PHTHALATE TO THE 
TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

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 action will respond to a petition received by EPA to add 
diisononyl phthalate to the list of toxic chemicals reportable under 
section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act 
(EPCRA). EPA will respond to the petition by either granting or denying 
the petition. If EPA grants the petition a notice of proposed 
rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register, if EPA denies the 
petition a notice of petition denial will be published. The addition of 
this chemical would make it subject to all the reporting requirements 
under the Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           09/05/00                    65 FR 53681
Notice of Data Availability-    06/14/05                    70 FR 34437
Final Action-                   12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425.1; Split from RIN 2025-AA00. 
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

Ben Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-0816
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: smith.ben@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA17
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


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



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3329. TRI REPORTING FORMS MODIFICATION RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/12/05                    70 FR 39931

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Shelley Fudge
Phone: 202-566-0674
Fax: 202-566-0741
Email: fudge.shelley@epamail.epa.gov

Kevin Donovan
Phone: 202-566-0676
Fax: 202-566-0715
Email: donovan.kevin-e@epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA15

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3330. 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-    03/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4743; Action is of equivalent 
regulatory stringency. States and Tribes will not be required to adopt.

Agency Contact: Juan Parra, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0478
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: parra.juan@epa.gov

Hugh Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 306-0206
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: davis.hugh@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF12
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3331. 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: Undetermined

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-                           08/00/06

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

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3332. INCREASE METALS RECLAMATION FROM F006 WASTE STREAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Many metal finishers and other industrial sectors generate an 
electroplating sludge as part of their production process that is 
amenable to recycling; i.e., the sludge contains economically 
recoverable amounts of metals such as copper, nickel, zinc, etc. These 
sludges (F006) are listed hazardous wastes subject to RCRA regulations. 
Many generators continue to send these sludges for treatment and 
disposal when they could be recycled. Similarly, generators currently 
sending their sludges for recycling receive no economic benefit for 
this practice. Since the mid-1990's, EPA has been working with industry 
and the States to create incentives for safe recycling and has 
promulgated rules to foster this practice. EPA is currently evaluating 
several options that would provide regulatory relief to generators and 
handlers of F006. All options would reduce regulatory costs to 
generators and handlers relative to the current RCRA Subtitle C 
regulatory program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4651;

Agency Contact: Jim OLeary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epamail.epa.gov

Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7025
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mooney.charlotte@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3333. 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); 40 CFR 262.58; 40 CFR 
264.12(a)(2); 40 CFR 265.12(a)(2)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering changing the existing regulation 40 
CFR 262 subpart H, which regulates transboundary movement of hazardous 
waste within all countries that are members of the Organization for 
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This is in response to the 
fact that there is now approximately $30-40 billion in annual trade 
among developed countries in waste recyclables, with the United States 
having a positive trade balance. Because each of the developed 
countries (the 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 different national export and import systems. In 
addition, some common existing export and import procedures were 
streamlined so that the new procedures are even more efficient than was 
common in the past. The benefits are greater administrative efficiency 
for United States 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-                           09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4606;

[[Page 65331]]

Agency Contact: Marc Thomas, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0023
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: thomas.marc@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE93
_______________________________________________________________________




3334. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF 
HAZARDOUS WASTE (F019 LISTING AMENDMENT IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT SLUDGES 
FROM ZINC PHOSPHATING PROCESSES IN AUTOMOTIVE ASSEMBLY PLANTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3001

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.31; 40 CFR 302.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Automobile manufacturers are adding aluminum or aluminized 
components to automobiles to reduce the weight of vehicles to increase 
fuel economy. When aluminum components are added to the automobile 
assembly process, the current Federal regulations require that the 
wastewater treatment sludges generated from this conversion coating 
process be managed as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act. EPA intends to reduce burden on the regulated 
community by revising the current RCRA regulations that apply to the 
wastewater treatment sludges from the chemical conversion coating (zinc 
phosphating) of aluminum.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4834;

Agency Contact: James Michael, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8610
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: michael.james@epa.gov

Gail Cooper, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8419
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: cooper.gailann@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG15
_______________________________________________________________________




3335. RULEMAKING TO STREAMLINE LABORATORY WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ACADEMIC 
AND RESEARCH LABORATORIES

Priority: Other Significant

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-                           04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4920; No legal deadline.

Sectors Affected: 6112 Junior Colleges; 6113 Colleges, Universities and 
Professional Schools

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@epa.gov

Anna Tschursin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8805
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: tschursin.anna@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________




3336. EXPANDING THE COMPARABLE FUELS EXCLUSION UNDER RCRA

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

RIN: 2050-AG24
_______________________________________________________________________




3337. [bull] CRITERIA FOR SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY PROTECTIVE USE OF 
GRANULAR MINE TAILINGS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Public Law 109-59

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 6, 2006, The 2005 
Transportation Equity Act requires the Agency to establish criteria 
within 180 days of enactment.

Abstract: The 2005 Transportation Equity Act requires EPA to establish 
criteria for the safe and environmentally protective use of granular 
mine tailings (chat) from the Tar Creek, Oklahoma Mining District in 
cement and concrete products and in transportation construction 
projects.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/05
Final Action-                   02/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5019;

[[Page 65332]]

Agency Contact: Stephen Hoffman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, OS-323, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8413
Fax: 703 605-0595
Email: hoffman.stephen@epa.gov

Richard Kinch, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8214
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: kinch.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________




3338. 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 about 300 members in Performance Track. In this 
action, EPA plans to propose a streamlined process for permit 
modifications, performance based standards for tanks, new capabilities 
for standardized permits, 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 3.1 million MMBTUs; water use by 
775 million gallons; hazardous materials use by 17,996 tons; solid 
waste by 176,126 tons; hazardous waste by 6,558 tons; emissions of 
greenhouse gases by 40,193 tons; emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 
2,152 tons; emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) by 13,621 tons; and toxic 
discharges to water by 6,834 tons. Members also increased their use of 
reused and recycled materials by 13,760 tons and preserved or restored 
4,485 acres of habitat.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           01/00/06
Final Action-                   03/00/07

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, 1807T, 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, 1807T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2872
TDD Phone: 202 566-2872
Fax: 202 566-2985
Email: guest.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3339. 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-                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545, www.epa.gov/edocket;

[[Page 65333]]

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0199
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: nogas.sue@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
_______________________________________________________________________




3340. RCRA BURDEN REDUCTION INITIATIVE

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

RIN: 2050-AE50
_______________________________________________________________________




3341. 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-                   08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4411; This is an extension of a 
previous notice that contained the following RIN 2050-AD88.

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries

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@epa.gov

Larry Gonzalez, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8605
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: gonzalez.larry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3342. 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 sub-sectors, 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
Notice of Data Availability-    08/00/06
Final Action-                   08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091, EDocket No. RCRA-2003-0004;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 334 Computer and 
Electronic Product Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 441 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers; 812 
Personal and Laundry Services; 323 Printing and Related Support 
Activities; 811 Repair and Maintenance; 336 Transportation Equipment 
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE51
_______________________________________________________________________




3343. RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS): CHANGES TO HAZARDOUS WASTE 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6923; 
42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will ultimately revise the existing Federal 
hazardous waste regulations to encourage recycling and better 
management of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) by providing

[[Page 65334]]

a conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for CRTs 
being recycled. A CRT is the display component of a television or 
computer monitor. A CRT is made largely of specialized glasses, some of 
which contain lead to protect the user from X-rays inside the CRT. Due 
to the lead, when they are disposed of or reclaimed, some CRTs are 
hazardous wastes under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA) regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           06/12/02                    67 FR 40508
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092, EDocket No. RCRA-2004-0010 (CRTs) 
RCRA-2004-0012 (Mercury devices);

Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: goode.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE52
_______________________________________________________________________




3344. REVISIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE

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

RIN: 2050-AE98
_______________________________________________________________________




3345. 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-                   01/00/06

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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3346. 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 industry. These standards provide a 
new, tailored framework that

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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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3856;

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jana Englander, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8711
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: englander.jana@epa.gov

Steve Souders, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8431
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: souders.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________




3347. 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: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3); 42 USC 6944

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is for the development of non-hazardous waste 
regulations under subtitle D of the RCRA statute. The regulations will 
apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal 
combustion wastes generated by non-utility combustors. Non-utility 
combustors are commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities 
that burn coal in boilers to generate steam. The regulations will also 
apply to mine facilities where any coal combustion wastes are managed, 
(i.e., backfilled into mined areas). This action results from EPA's 
regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes (see 65 FR 
32214, May 22, 2000), in which the Agency concluded that coal 
combustion wastes could pose significant risks to human health and the 
environment if they are not properly managed. As described in the 
regulatory determination, there is sufficient evidence that adequate 
controls may not be in place. The intended benefits of this action will 
be to prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface 
waters, thereby avoiding risk to human health and the environment, 
including ecological risks. The Agency has completed information 
collection efforts and is currently analyzing this information. The 
Agency will also analyze the human health and eco risks, costs, and 
economic impact of this action as it develops the proposed regulations. 
The Agency has considered alternatives to this action, including 
regulating these wastes as hazardous wastes under subtitle C of RCRA, 
but has rejected this approach as discussed in the regulatory 
determination (see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000). EPA has also considered 
issuing guidance to industry and state and local governments to focus 
on the waste management issues but concluded that there will probably 
continue to be some gaps in practices and controls and is concerned at 
the possibility that these will go 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 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, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________




3348. 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

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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 ground 
water monitoring for the detection monitoring program specified in this 
subpart. The additional factor for consideration concerns liner 
performance where there is some direct system for determining liner 
performance. However, the minimum monitoring frequency would still be 
no less than once a year as stated in the existing regulation. The 
Federal role is to establish minimum protective criteria. This proposal 
would allow additional flexibility for facility managers of municipal 
landfills to achieve compliance with the criteria. By providing 
additional flexibility this proposal will reduce potential costs while 
providing alternative means of environmental protection.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NODA-                           04/06/00                    65 FR 18014
NPRM-                           12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4230;

Sectors Affected: 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services

Agency Contact: 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@epa.gov

Deborah Hanlon, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-5824
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hanlon.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE67
_______________________________________________________________________




3349. RCRA SMARTER WASTE REPORTING

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: Peggy Vyas, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-5477
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: vyas.peggy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________




3350. E-CYCLING PILOT PROJECT FOR REGION 3 STATES (ECOS); STREAMLINING 
RCRA REGULATIONS TO ENCOURAGE REUSE, RECYCLING, AND RECOVERY OF 
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6924(y); 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.4(a)(24); 40 CFR 261.40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This project is the result of an Environmental Council of 
States (ECOS) partnership agreement that EPA Region 3 entered into with 
the six State environmental agencies. As part of the partnership 
agreement, the Region agreed to prepare a regional rule and to expedite 
its promulgation by using the direct final rulemaking process. By using 
this innovative approach to have a regional e-Cycling Pilot Project, 
EPA Region 3 and the Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV) will 
be able to provide additional information about EPA's national proposed 
cathode ray tube (CRTs) exclusion from the definition of solid waste 
(e.g., CRTs are the video display components of televisions and 
computer monitors). The Regional e-Cycling Pilot Project could serve as 
a model for electronic recycling nationwide and the states believe that 
the recycling program will function effectively as a result of this 
regulatory flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/26/02                    67 FR 78761
Direct Final-                   12/26/02                    67 FR 78718
Direct Final Withdrawn-         02/24/03                     68 FR 8553
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN 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


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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3351. 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-                   12/00/10

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3352. HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR PROGRAM EVALUATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6921-6930; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is in the process of evaluating comments associated with 
the effectiveness and efficiency of RCRA's hazardous waste generator 
regulatory program. These comments were submitted in response to an 
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comment on a 
series of questions associated with the current program, as well as on 
a series of questions associated with the current program, as well as 
identifying areas for improvement. Once these comments have been 
evaluated, EPA will develop a program strategy, subject to resource 
availability, that strives to improve both the efficiency and 
effectiveness of the RCRA hazardous waste generator regulatory program. 
As part of this strategy future milestones will be identified.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          04/22/04                    69 FR 21801
NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4824;

Agency Contact: Jim OLeary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: oleary.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG25
_______________________________________________________________________




3353. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (REVISION)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 6926

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

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AC71
_______________________________________________________________________




3354. REVISIONS OF THE LEAD-ACID BATTERY EXPORT NOTIFICATION AND CONSENT 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR subpart G 266.80 (a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Currently, generators, transporters and facilities that 
reclaim but do not store spent lead-acid batteries are exempt from 
hazardous waste management requirements, as specified in 40 CFR Part 
266 subpart G. Spent lead-acid batteries destined for export/
reclamation are not, therefore, subject to RCRA manifesting or export 
notification and consent requirements specified in 40 CFR Part 262. 
Allowing the export of spent lead-acid batteries without prior notice 
and consent of the receiving country is not consistent with widely-
accepted international practices. Similarly, the exemption contrasts 
with more recent Universal Waste requirements in 40 CFR Part 262, which 
require export notice and consent for comparable waste streams. The 
purpose of this regulation is to modify the spent lead-acid battery 
exemption to require appropriate notice and consent for those batteries 
intended for export.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4778;

Agency Contact: Kiana Sarraf, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8489
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: sarraf.kiana@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________




3355. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REVISIONS--STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR 
ELECTRONIC MANIFESTS

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6926; PL 
105-277

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 was published on March 4, 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-                   04/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3147.1; Split from RIN 2050-AE21.

Sectors Affected: 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 
331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 482 Rail Transportation; 483 Water Transportation; 484 
Truck Transportation; 2111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 2122 Metal Ore 
Mining; 2211 Electric Power Generation,

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Transmission and Distribution; 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 
5621 Waste Collection; 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Rich Lashier, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8796
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: lashier.rich@epa.gov

Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703-308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: groce.bryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3356. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 267; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   09/08/05                    70 FR 53420

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Jeff Gaines
Phone: 703 308-8655
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: gaines.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________




3357. METHODS INNOVATION RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/30/02                    67 FR 66252
Final Action-                   06/14/05                    70 FR 34538
Correction Notice-              08/01/05                    70 FR 44150

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Kim Kirkland
Phone: 703 308-0490
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: kirkland.kim@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________




3358. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 271

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/22/01                    66 FR 28240
Final Action-                   03/04/05                    70 FR 10776
Final Action- Corrections-      06/16/05                    70 FR 35034

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Rich Lashier
Phone: 703-308-8796
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: lashier.rich@epa.gov

Bryan Groce
Phone: 703-308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: groce.bryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________




3359. REVISION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE 
MIXTURES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.3(a)(2)(iv)(A)-(G)(Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   10/04/05                    70 FR 57769

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Lisa Lauer
Phone: 703 308-7418
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: lauer.lisa@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________




3360. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR HAZARDOUS 
WASTE COMBUSTORS (PHASE I FINAL REPLACEMENT STANDARDS AND PHASE II)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   10/12/05                    70 FR 59402

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Michael Galbraith
Phone: 703 605-0567
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: galbraith.michael@epamail.epa.gov

Frank Behan
Phone: 703 308-8476
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: behan.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________




3361. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION OF THE HAZARDOUS 
WASTE PROGRAM: MERCURY-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 273

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   08/05/05                    70 FR 45508

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Katherine Blanton
Phone: 703 605-0761
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: blanton.katherine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________




3362. PROJECT XL -- ORTHO-MCNEIL PILOT PROJECT ALLOWING ON-SITE 
TREATMENT OF LOW-LEVEL MIXED WASTES WITHOUT RCRA PERMIT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/24/01                    66 FR 38395
Final Action-                   06/27/05                    70 FR 36850

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sandra Panetta
Phone: 202-566-2184
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov

Gerald Filbin
Phone: 202 566-2182
Fax: 202 566-2211
Email: filbin.gerald@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



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3363. REVISIONS TO THE SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE 
(SPCC) RULE, 40 CFR PART 112

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

RIN: 2050-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




3364. REGULATORY ACTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOTICES OF DATA 
AVAILABILITY ON THE SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE (SPCC) 
RULE, 40 CFR PART 112

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

RIN: 2050-AG23
_______________________________________________________________________




3365. NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST FOR UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES: 
PROPOSED AND FINAL RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9605

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 1-                         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 36-                       07/23/04                    69 FR 43755
NPRM-Vieques-                   08/13/04                    69 FR 50115
Final 37-                       09/23/04                    69 FR 56949
NPRM 41-                        09/23/04                    69 FR 56970
Final - Vieques-                02/11/05                     70 FR 7184
Final 38-                       04/27/05                    70 FR 21644
NPRM 42-                        04/27/05                    70 FR 21718
Final 39-                       11/00/05
NPRM 43-                        11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439;

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

Agency Contact: Terry Jeng, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8852
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: jeng.terry@epa.gov

Victoria Roden, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 603-8833
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: vanroden.victoria@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75

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3366. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN AIR RELEASES OF NOX

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 114 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AF02
_______________________________________________________________________




3367. NATIONAL CONTINGENCY PLAN REVISIONS TO ALIGN WITH THE NATIONAL 
RESPONSE PLAN

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 300

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this regulation is to revise the National 
Contingency Plan (NCP) to align it with the National Response Plan 
(NRP), as required by the Department of Homeland Security. The purpose 
of the NCP is to provide the organizational structure and procedures 
for preparing for and responding to discharges of oil and releases of 
hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants. (see 40 CFR 300.1). 
The purpose of the NRP is to provide a common organizational structure 
and procedures for Federal departments and agencies to provide 
emergency and disaster assistance to State, tribal, and local 
governments for incidents of national significance. The NRP was 
developed by the Department of Homeland Security, in close consultation 
with federal (including EPA), state, Tribal, local governments, first 
responder organizations, private sector preparedness and relief groups. 
Alignment of the NCP with the NRP will facilitate smooth integration of 
emergency response activities under the NCP with the NRP when both 
plans are activated. The NRP does not alter the existing authorities of 
Federal departments and agencies, but rather, establishes the 
coordinating structures, processes, and protocols required to integrate 
the authorities of various agencies into an all-hazard approach to 
incident management. EPA is making another minor revision to the NCP. 
The descriptions of Federal agency capabilities are being updated, and 
modifications are being made, where appropriate to reflect the new 
Department of Homeland Security organization.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           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. 4971;

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1965
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

Jean Schumann, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1977
Fax: 202 564-2620
Email: schumann.jean@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3368. 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). The comment period for the proposed rule closed February 2, 
2004. EPA is in the process of addressing the few comments received and 
going forward with the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/04/03                    68 FR 67916
Final Action-                   12/00/05

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, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1965
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________




3369. STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR CONDUCTING ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 et seq

[[Page 65342]]

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 312

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 11, 2004, Small Business 
Liability Protection Act section 223, CERCLA 101(35)(B)(2)(ii).

Abstract: The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields 
Revitalization Act (the ``Brownfields Amendments'') amended a number of 
provisions in CERCLA including section 101(35)(B) and includes, among 
other things, new provisions regarding CERCLA liability protections for 
certain landowners. As part of these provisions, the Brownfields 
Amendments require bona fide prospective purchasers, contiguous 
property owners, and innocent landowners to conduct ``all appropriate 
inquiries'' into prior ownership and use of the property at the time 
the party acquires the property. In the Brownfields Amendments, 
Congress directed EPA to promulgate regulations establishing standards 
and practices for conducting ``all appropriate inquiries.'' Section 101 
(35)(B)(iii) of CERCLA, as amended, includes criteria that EPA is 
required to address in setting these standards and practices. This 
regulation, when finalized, will establish the federal standards for 
conducting ``all appropriate inquiries,'' pursuant to the statute. 
Recipients of Brownfields Assessment Grants awarded under section 
104(k)(2)(B) of CERCLA also will be regulated by the final action. 
Purchasers of contaminated properties seeking any of the protections 
from CERCLA liability will be required to follow the promulgated 
procedures and standards. EPA developed the proposed Federal standard 
for all appropriate inquiries under a negotiated rulemaking process. 
EPA published a proposed rule based upon the Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee's consensus-based regulatory language on August 26, 2004. The 
public comment period for the proposal ended November 30, 2004.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/26/04                    69 FR 52542
Final Action-                   10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, 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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3370. 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, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1965
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




3371. 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 a proposal for 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.

[[Page 65343]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4737;

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1965
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF03
_______________________________________________________________________




3372. 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-led, 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 close-out 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 15 years and these need to be reflected in subpart O. The 
six categories of CAs presently used in subpart O need greater 
flexibility to accommodate the new types of CAs that have developed. 
For example, the number of Block Funding Reform pilots, begun in 1997, 
to consolidate several of the cooperative agreements offered in subpart 
O, has grown to about 16 for fiscal year 2000, and have generated at 
least 60 approved deviation requests from subpart O and 40 CFR part 31. 
These pilot projects offer considerable administrative relief to 
States, tribes, and EPA by reducing reporting requirements, broadening 
scope changes without amendment, increasing the ability to move monies 
within and among CAs, and relaxing application requirements regarding 
site-specific identification of cooperative agreement funds to certain 
activities, while maintaining site-specific drawdown requirements 
needed for cost recovery and Superfund accounting. Subpart O also needs 
to be conformed with part 31 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements). EPA expects to institutionalize the 
combining of CA types, create more flexible reporting requirements, 
permit greater scope changes without amendment, provide more flexible 
money movement within and among CAs, and promote other policy advances 
in State/tribal/EPA interaction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final-                  12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4177;

Agency Contact: Angelo Carasea, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8828
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: carasea.angelo@epa.gov

Victoria Roden, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 603-8833
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: vanroden.victoria@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE62
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3373. 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 belonging to or under the exclusive 
management authority of the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4526;

[[Page 65344]]

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 54 
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

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

Agency Contact: William Nichols, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1970
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: nichols.nick@epa.gov

Leigh DeHaven, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1974
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: dehaven.leigh@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE87
_______________________________________________________________________




3374. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR VESSELS OF THE ARMED 
FORCES--PHASE II

Priority: Other Significant

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 hull coating 
leachate); 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-                           06/00/06
Final Action-                   10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: SAN No. 4357;

Agency Contact: Brian Rappoli, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1548
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: rappoli.brian@epa.gov

Jonathan Amson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4504F, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1276
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: amson.jonathan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD39
_______________________________________________________________________




3375. REGULATIONS FOR GRAY AND BLACK WATER DISCHARGES FROM CRUISE SHIPS 
OPERATING IN CERTAIN ALASKAN WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-554, sec 1404 to 1407

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Title XIV: Certain Alaska Cruise Ship Operations (HR 4577) 
authorizes EPA to establish effluent standards for black and gray water 
from cruise ships into the waters of Alaska, the Alexander Archipelago, 
and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine Research Reserve. EPA 
will develop those standards based on the best available scientific 
information on the environmental effects of the regulated discharges 
and the availability of new technologies for wastewater treatment. The 
implementation of these regulations will reduce the environmental 
impacts of cruise ships operating in the waters of Alaska, the 
Alexander Archipelago, and the Kachemak Bay National Marine Estuarine 
Research Reserve.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           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
_______________________________________________________________________




3376. 2006 EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PROGRAM PLAN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 301, 304, 306, 307

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 2, 2006.

Abstract: EPA publishes a final Effluent Guidelines Plan every other 
year after taking comment on a

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preliminary plan, as required by Section 304(m) of the Clean Water Act. 
This Federal Register notice presents EPA's preliminary Effluent 
Guidelines Program Plan for 2006. This notice also discusses EPA's 
annual review of effluent limitations guidelines and standards 
undertaken pursuant to sections 304(b), 304(g), and 307(b). EPA's 2006 
final Effluent Guidelines Program Plan will identify guidelines that 
may be revised or new guidelines that may be developed, and will 
provide a schedule for such rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposal-                       08/29/05                    70 FR 51042
Comment Period End-             10/28/05
Final Plan-                     09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4965, EDocket No. OW-2004-0032;

Agency Contact: Carey Johnston, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1014
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: johnston.carey@epa.gov

Janet Goodwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1060
Email: goodwin.janet@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE76
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3377. [bull] CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 402, 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122 and 40 CFR 412

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking is in response to the Second Circuit's 
February 28, 2005, decision in Waterkeeper Alliance vs. EPA, which 
vacated provisions in the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) 
rule found at 40 CFR 412. Two vacatures from the case affect the 1) 
duty that all CAFOs need to apply for an NPDES permit, and 2) 
provisions that nutrient management plans (NMPs) need only be kept on-
site. In accordance with the court's decision, this proposed rule will 
remove the duty to apply for all CAFOs and replace it with a 
requirement for CAFOs to apply for a permit if they discharge or 
propose to discharge. The proposed rule also will establish a process 
to address the court's concerns that the information within NMPs be 
available for public comment, reviewed by the permit authority, and 
incorporated into the permit. It is EPA's intention to make only those 
changes necessary to address the issues raised by the court.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/00/06
Final Action-                   03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4996;

Agency Contact: George Utting, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0744
Email: utting.george@epamail.epa.gov

Gregory Beatty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0724
Email: beatty.gregory@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE80
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3378. [bull] OIL AND GAS PHASE II STORM WATER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 402(p)(11)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On Monday, August 8, President Bush signed into law The 
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R. 6, ``the Energy Bill''). Section 323 of 
the legislation modifies section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act to define the term ``oil and gas exploration, production, 
processing, or treatment operations, or transmission facilities'' to 
mean ``all field activities or transmission facilities, including 
activities necessary to prepare a site for drilling and for the 
movement and placement of drilling equipment, whether or not such field 
activities or operations may be considered to be construction 
activities.`` EPA interprets this statutory language change as 
excluding all construction activities associated with oil and gas 
exploration and production operations from NPDES storm water permit 
requirements. Reflecting the changes in the new law, EPA expects to 
propose modifications to its current regulations governing construction 
site storm water discharges for oil and gas activities regulated by the 
Phase I and Phase II storm water rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/05
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4979;

Agency Contact: Jeff Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0652
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov

Deborah Nagle, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1185
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: nagle.deborah@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE81

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3379. 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 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, 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, International Standard 
Methods, and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists-
International.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           04/06/04                    69 FR 18166
NODA-                           02/16/05                     70 FR 7909
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, 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: Meghan Hessenauer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1040
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: hessenauer.meghan@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
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3380. MINIMIZING ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES AT EXISTING FACILITIES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE 3

Priority: Other Significant

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

Legal Authority: CWA 101, 304, 308, 401, 402, 510

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 1, 2004.
Final, Judicial, June 1, 2006.

Abstract: This rulemaking will affect existing facilities that use 
cooling water intake structures, and whose intake flow levels exceed a 
minimum threshold to be determined by EPA during this rulemaking. The 
rule would address existing facilities in the following industries if 
they meet the specified threshold levels: Pulp and paper manufacturing 
facilities; chemicals and allied products manufacturing facilities; 
petroleum and coal products manufacturing facilities; primary metals 
manufacturing facilities: and any other existing facility not already 
subject to Phase 2 regulations. EPA will also consider developing 
regulations for certain new offshore facilities not included in the 
Phase I rule, such as offshore and coastal oil and gas extraction 
facilities. Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act provides that any 
standard established pursuant to sections 301 or 306 of the Clean Water 
Act and applicable to a point source shall require that the location, 
design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures 
reflect the best technology available for minimizing adverse 
environmental impact. A primary purpose of this action is to minimize 
the impingement and entrainment of fish and other aquatic organisms by 
cooling water intake structures. Impingement occurs when fish and other 
aquatic life are trapped against cooling water intake structures. 
Entrainment occurs when aquatic organisms, eggs and larvae are drawn 
into a cooling system and then pumped back out, resulting in 
significant injury or mortality to the entrained organisms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           11/24/04                    69 FR 68444
Final Action-                   06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4543; Split from RIN 2040-AC34.

Sectors Affected: 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 61131 Colleges, Universities and Professional 
Schools; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 211111 
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 22111 Electric Power 
Generation; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 311 Food 
Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 21 Mining; 211112 Natural 
Gas Liquid Extraction; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 
322 Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 22133 Steam and Air-Conditioning

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Supply; 313 Textile Mills; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 
321 Wood Product Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Paul Shriner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303 T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1076
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: shriner.paul@epa.gov

Martha Segall, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1041
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: segall.martha@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD70
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3381. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF E. COLI, ENTEROCOCCI, FECAL 
COLIFORMS, AND SALMONELLA UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq; 33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1345; 33 
USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR sec 136.3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the 
``Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of 
Pollutants'' under 40 CFR Part 136 to approve several microbiological 
methods for monitoring wastewater and biosolids for use by testing 
laboratories. The proposal will include several analytical methods for 
monitoring E. coli and Enterococci in wastewater and several analytical 
methods for monitoring fecal coliforms and salmonella in biosolids. 
This proposed regulations would approve test procedures to be available 
for use by testing laboratories. Test procedures in part 136 must be 
used in implementing the NPDES program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/16/05                    70 FR 48256
Final Action-                   06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4950;

Agency Contact: Robin Oshiro, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1075
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: oshiro.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE68
_______________________________________________________________________




3382. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES FOR THE IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT 
SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 301; CWA 304; CWA 306; CWA 308; CWA 402; CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In October 2002, EPA promulgated revisions to the Iron and 
Steel Manufacturing Effluent Guidelines rule (40 CFR 420) which, among 
other things, prohibited establishing alternative limits for oil and 
grease under the ``water bubble.'' The October 2002 revisions did not 
fully reflect the fact that some facilities already had permits that 
allowed ``water bubble'' oil and grease limitations. The October 2002 
revisions also contained incorrect construction dates for determining 
when the new source standards apply. This action will amend the final 
rule to restore the option of establishing alternative limitations for 
oil and grease under certain circumstances and to correct the new 
source construction dates. All other pollutant limitations and 
requirements from the October 2002 final rule will remain unchanged. 
This action will not change the cost or impact estimates associated 
with the October 2002 final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/10/05                    70 FR 46459
NPRM Comment Period End         09/09/05
Final Action-                   12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4947;

Sectors Affected: 3311 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy 
Manufacturing; 3312 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel

Agency Contact: Elwood Forsht, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1025
Email: forsht.elwood@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE78
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3383. [bull] RULEMAKING ON DIRECT APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES TO WATERS OF 
THE UNITED STATES IN COMPLIANCE WITH FIFRA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect State, local or tribal 
governments.

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is working to codify its February 1, 2005, proposed 
rulemaking and interpretive statement entitled ``Application of 
Pesticides to Waters of the United States in Compliance with FIFRA.'' 
The proposed rulemaking and interpretive statement proposed to revise 
the NPDES permit program regulations to incorporate the substance of 
the interpretive statement, which clarifies when pesticides are applied 
to waters of the United States in compliance with FIFRA, an NPDES 
permit is not required in two circumstances: (1) The application of 
pesticides directly to waters of the United States in order to control 
pests. Examples of such applications include applications to control 
mosquito larvae, aquatic weeds or other pests that are present in the 
waters of the United States; (2) The application of pesticides to 
control pests that are present over waters of the United States, 
including near such waters, that results in a portion of the pesticides 
being deposited to waters of the United States; for example, when 
insecticides are aerially applied to a forest canopy where waters of 
the United States may be present below the canopy or when pesticides 
are applied over, including near, water for control of adult mosquitoes 
or other pests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           02/01/05                     70 FR 5093
Final Action-                   01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4995;

Agency Contact: Connie Roberts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2756
Fax: 202 564-6384
Email: roberts.connie@epa.gov

Allison Wiedeman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0901
Fax: 202 564-6384
Email: wiedeman.allison@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE79
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3384. 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 review 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
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3385. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TRACE METALS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 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
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3702;

Agency Contact: William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2237
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC75
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3386. TEST PROCEDURES: INCREASED METHOD FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST PROCEDURES 
APPROVED FOR CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314 ``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 some 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

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of advances that are occurring in analytical technology, and to allow 
the analyst to overcome sample matrix interferences, the analyst is 
permitted certain options to improve separations or lower the costs of 
measurements. These options include alternate extraction, 
concentration, cleanup procedures, and changes in columns and 
detectors. The methods further require the analyst to demonstrate that 
the method modifications will not adversely affect the quality of data 
by generating quality control results that meet the specifications 
contained in the method. Despite this stated flexibility, the Agency 
has found that many NPDES and pretreatment permitting authorities are 
not aware of this flexibility when issuing or enforcing NPDES and 
pretreatment permits. Therefore, this regulatory action will highlight 
the existing method flexibility and clarify EPA's position regarding 
its application. This action will also extend this flexibility to other 
methods currently approved under 40 CFR part 136. The purpose of 
extending this flexibility to other methods is to (1) increase 
consistency between methods, (2) provide for increased recognition of 
advances in analytical technology, and (3) reduce costs associated with 
analytical measurements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714;

Agency Contact: Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2237
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3387. TEST PROCEDURES: PERFORMANCE-BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (PBMS) 
PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE FOR CLEAN WATER ACT TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1361(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 
technical bulletins, and/or guidance documents geared towards 
clarifying technical and policy issues associated with the use of test 
methods approved for use in the program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/28/97                    62 FR 14975
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713;

Agency Contact: Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2237
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

William Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1061
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: telliard.william@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC93
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3388. 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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Richard Reding, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-2237
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: reding.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD09

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3389. 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 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-                           04/00/07
Final Action-                   04/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786;

Agency Contact: Pravin Rana, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-1909
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: rana.pravin@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Laverty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, EN-336, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-7974
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: laverty.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3390. NPDES PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL SANITARY AND COMBINED 
SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEMS, MUNICIPAL SATELLITE COLLECTION SYSTEMS, 
SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS, AND PEAK EXCESS FLOW TREATMENT FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311``CWA 301''; 33 USC 1314``CWA 304''; 33 USC 
1318``CWA 308''; 33 USC 1342``CWA 402''; 33 USC 1361``CWA 501(a)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.38; 40 CFR 122.41; 40 CFR 122.42

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering whether to develop a notice of rulemaking 
outlining a broad-based regulatory framework for sanitary sewer 
collection systems under the NPDES program. The Agency is considering 
proposing standard permit conditions for inclusion in permits for 
publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and municipal sanitary sewer 
collection systems. The standard requirements would address reporting, 
public notification, and recordkeeping requirements for sanitary sewer 
overflows (SSOs), 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-                           09/00/07
Final Action-                    To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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: Jennifer Molloy, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0742
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: molloy.jennifer@epa.gov

Kevin Weiss, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0742
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: weiss.kevin@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
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3391. POLICY REGARDING NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM 
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT DURING WET 
WEATHER CONDITIONS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311, 1318, 1342, 1361

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 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

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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. Based on a 
review of all the information received, EPA has no intention of 
finalizing the blending policy as proposed in November 2003. EPA will 
continue to review policy and regulatory options to manage this issue 
and look forward to working with Congress, communities and citizens on 
effective and efficient approaches that protect communities and ensure 
compliance with the Clean Water Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Policy-                   11/07/03                    68 FR 63042
Final Policy -                   To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4690;

Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

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

Agency Contact: Kevin Weiss, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0742
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: weiss.kevin@epa.gov

Mohammed Billah, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0729
Fax: 202 564-0717
Email: billah.mohammed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD87
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3392. 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-                            To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4822;

Agency Contact: Debra Nicoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, 4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-566-1020
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: nicoll.debra@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE61
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3393. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR AIRPORT DEICING 
OPERATIONS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: CWA 301; CWA 304; CWA 306; CWA 307; CWA 308; CWA 402; 
CWA 501

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In EPA's 2004 Effluent Guidelines Plan, we announced that we 
would begin development of a regulation to control the pollutants 
discharged from airport deicing operations. Based on preliminary study 
and on public comments, discharges from deicing operations have the 
potential to cause fish kills, algae blooms, and contamination to 
surface or ground waters. The likely source of pollutants is aircraft 
deicing fluid (ADF) that is not properly recaptured, re-used or treated 
before discharge. Deicing agents typically contain glycols and 
additives. There is great disparity among airports in terms of 
wastewater treatment and also in terms of discharge permits. Based on 
preliminary estimates, airports annually discharge approximately 21 
million gallons of ADF. Early estimates of potential reductions from 
treatment technology and from pollution prevention practices indicate 
that those discharges could be lowered to 4 million gallons. Effluent 
guidelines for these operations would apply only to wastewaters that 
are considered point source discharges. Discharges that are non-point 
sources (e.g., ADF shedding from the airplane after it leaves the 
airport) would not be subject to any potential effluent guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           10/00/06
Final Action-                   09/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4948, EDocket No. OW-2004-0038;

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1026
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: strassler.eric@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE69

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3394. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR DRINKING WATER 
SUPPLY AND TREATMENT

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: CWA 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 402, 501

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In EPA's 2004 Effluent Guidelines Plan, we announced that we 
would begin development of a regulation to control the pollutants 
discharged from drinking water treatment plants. Based on preliminary 
study and on public comments, discharges from drinking water facilities 
have the potential to discharge significant quantities of conventional 
and toxic pollutants, including metals, chlorine, and salts. Some of 
the sources of these pollutants are treatment sludges and reverse 
osmosis reject wastewaters. The preliminary data is not conclusive, and 
additional study and analysis of treatability is necessary to determine 
whether pollutant reductions are technologically feasible and 
economically achievable. The early steps of regulatory development, 
especially gathering additional discharge data, will be critical to 
better-informed decisions on how to proceed. EPA is preparing to 
conduct a study of a representative sample of the industry, along with 
wastewater sampling of facilities representing different size 
categories and treatment technologies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           04/00/07
Final Action-                   09/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4949, EDocket No. OW-2004-0035;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/dw/index.htm

Agency Contact: Tom Born, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1001
Fax: 202 566-1054
Email: born.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Nick Bouwes, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1002
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: bouwes.nick@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE74
_______________________________________________________________________




3395. NEW/REVISED AMBIENT WATER QUALITY CRITERIA (AWQC) FOR RECREATIONAL 
WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 5, 2005.

Abstract: Under the BEACHES Amendments to the Clean Water Act the USEPA 
is required to provide new or revised AWQC for recreational waters by 
October 5, 2005. A number of activities, also required under the 
BEACHES Amendments, are in progress or completed. These provide 
improved approaches for beach water quality monitoring and health 
assessments, including: Better understanding of the temporal and 
spatial aspects of water quality determinations at beach water sites; 
application of rapid (<2hr) molecular methods to determine bacterial 
(fecal indicator) water quality; epidemiological assessments to better 
understand the relationship of bacterial indicator occurrence to rates 
of acute gastrointestinal disease for persons who swim in designated 
recreational waters. Additional studies are being conducted to better 
express, numerically, the relationship of the indicators to disease 
incidence both for single sample determinations of water quality at the 
beach at any given time and for long term determinations of general 
water quality to characterize the water quality's attainment of the 
designated recreational use. Additional efforts are being conducted to 
prepare ``Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for 
the Protection of Human Health'' specific to the development of these 
and other microbiological criteria. The results of four fresh water 
(Great Lakes) epidemiology studies and companion rapid fecal indicator 
validation studies will be analyzed using the above human health 
methodology to establish the criteria. Draft criteria will be peer 
reviewed both internal and external to the USEPA prior to FAR and OMB 
review and approval.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Guidance-                  To Be                       Determined
Final Guidance-                  To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4967;

Agency Contact: Stephen Schaub, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1126
Fax: 202 566-1126
Email: stephen.schaub@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE77
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3396. [bull] EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE VINYL 
CHLORIDE AND CHLOR-ALKALI POINT SOURCE CATEGORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1311 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 414 (Revision) ; 40 CFR 415 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering possible revision of the existing effluent 
guidelines and standards for vinyl chloride manufacturing and chlor-
alkali manufacturing. Currently, wastewater discharges from vinyl 
chloride manufacturing are subject to the Organic Chemicals, Plastics, 
and Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) Point Source Category (40 CFR part 414), 
and wastewater discharges from chlor-alkali manufacturing are subject 
to the Inorganic Chemicals Point Source Category (40 CFR part 415). 
Based on preliminary study, discharges from vinyl chloride and chlor-
alkali manufacturing might contain significant quantities of toxic 
pollutants, including dioxin, and in the 2004 Effluent Guidelines 
Program Plan, EPA identified these two industrial sectors as candidates 
for possible regulatory revision. In a 2004 study (see section 6 of 
http://www.epa.gov/ost/guide/304m/tsd.pdf), EPA found that vinyl 
chloride and chlor-alkali manufacturing are

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often located at the same site. The background study includes an 
industrial profile, a listing of the targeted facilities, information 
on the manufacturing processes, information on dioxin generation, and 
limited information on ways to reduce toxic dioxin discharges. 
Preliminary estimates of the scope of the rulemaking are for 50 to 60 
facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           03/00/08
Final Action-                   03/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4980;

Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303 T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1058
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

Paul Shriner, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303 T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1076
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: shriner.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE82
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3397. STREAMLINING THE GENERAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING AND 
NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 403

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action-                   10/14/05                    70 FR 60134

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Greg Schaner
Phone: 202-564-0721
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: schaner.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Jan Pickrel
Phone: 202-564-7904
Fax: 202 564-6431
Email: pickrel.jan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3398. 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: Final, Statutory, August 6, 2004, 5 years after UCMR 1.

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 analyses to permit a second 
round of monitoring,and to approve the analytical methods needed to 
perform this monitoring.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           08/22/05                    70 FR 49093
NPRM Comment Period End-        10/21/05
Final Action-                   06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4770;

Agency Contact: Dave Munch, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS 
140, Cincinatti, OH 45268
Phone: 513-569-7843
Fax: 513 569-7191
Email: munch.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Dan Hautman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS 140, 
Cincinatti, OH 45268
Phone: 513-569-7274
Fax: 513 569-7191
Email: hautman.dan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD93
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3399. 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

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systems (PWSs). The first Contaminant Candidate List (CCL), was 
published in the Federal Register on March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10247). The 
second CCL was published on February 22, 2005 (70 FR 9017). 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 
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-             02/00/06
Final Notice-                   10/00/06

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, 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: 202-564-4885
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: carpenter.thomas@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE60
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3400. [bull] NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS FOR LEAD AND 
COPPER: SHORT-TERM REGULATORY REVISIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: SDWA: 42 USC sec 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141, 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is minor as it makes minor additions and 
clarifications to an existing regulation. EPA undertook several 
activities in 2004 to determine whether a national problem exists 
related to elevated drinking water lead levels comparable to that in 
the District of Columbia. This evaluation, while it did not reveal a 
national problem comparable to D.C., highlighted areas for improvement 
and clarification to the existing lead and copper rule and associated 
guidance materials. Several short-term actions will be initiated in 
2005 and completed during the 2005-2006 time frame. EPA also identified 
several regulatory changes that will be considered as part of 
identifying more comprehensive changes to the rule. These 
considerations are longer-term as they require additional data 
collection, research, analysis, and stakeholder involvement to support 
decisions. These longer-term regulatory changes will be examined by a 
separate workgroup under an additional regulatory action. This action 
addresses the regulatory revisions to be completed in the 2005-2006 
time frame. Regulatory changes to be addressed include clarifications 
about sample collection; clarifications to definitions for monitoring 
and compliance periods; modifications regarding public water system 
notification to their State of treatment changes 60 days prior to the 
change; revisions to language related to criteria for reduced 
monitoring; revisions to language regarding consideration of lead 
service line replacement for compliance purposes; revisions to language 
related to flushing guidance; and additional requirements for consumer 
notification of lead monitoring results.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4981;

Agency Contact: Jeffrey Kempic, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4880
Email: kempic.jeffrey@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3401. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AA97
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3402. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 130 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




3403. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE 2 DISINFECTION 
BYPRODUCTS RULE

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 131 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD38

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



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3404. 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. Systems would 
also be able to develop a State approved MMM program in the absence of 
a State program. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM-                          09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM original-                  07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice 99-                      02/26/99                     64 FR 9560
NPRM-                           11/02/99                    64 FR 59246
Final Action-                   12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, 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. 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

Ann Codrington, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-4688
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: codrington.ann@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA94
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3405. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ALDICARB

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

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
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3406. 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 (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 Drinking Water: Regulatory 
Determination on the Second Contaminants Candidate List.

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

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3407. 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 1989. On July 18, 2003, EPA published a Federal Register 
(68FR42907) 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, 
stakeholders meetings, and proposed and final rules.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           07/00/07
Final Action-                   10/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

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
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3408. 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: 202-564-4885
Fax: 202 564-3760
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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3409. 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.

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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: Bruce Kobelski, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-3888
Fax: 202 564-3756
Email: kobelski.bruce@epa.gov

Denny Cruz, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4606M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-3879
Fax: 202 564-3756
Email: cruz.denny@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD40
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3410. [bull] DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS FOR AIRCRAFT PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The action is to tailor drinking water rule requirements to 
the unique characteristics of aircraft to ensure that the water 
passengers drink while on an airplane is safe. This action is necessary 
because aircraft public water systems are very different from 
traditional public water systems. Aircraft fly to multiple destinations 
throughout the course of any given day and may board water from 
different sources along the way. Depending on the quality of the water 
that is boarded from these multiple sources and the care used to board 
the water, contamination could be introduced. This increases the 
vulnerability of the aircraft's water system to contamination when 
compared to a typical public water system. In the United States water 
loaded aboard passenger aircraft comes from public water systems. The 
water provided by public water systems that are regulated by state and 
federal authorities is among the safest in the world; however, a 
significant percentage of passenger aircraft travel includes 
international destinations. These aircraft may board water from foreign 
sources which are not subject to EPA drinking water standards. 
Therefore, this action also will address the boarding of foreign water 
by U.S. aircraft.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM-                           12/00/06
Final Action-                   12/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4966;

Agency Contact: Rick Naylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3847
Fax: 202 564-3847
Email: naylor.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE84
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3411. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 2601 ``Shore Protection Act of 1988''; PL 100-
688 ``4103(b)''

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 237

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Shore Protection Act (SPA) and 
is designed to prevent the deposit of municipal and commercial waste 
into U.S. Coastal Waters. This rule establishes minimum waste handling 
practices for vessels and waste handling facilities involved in the 
transport of municipal or commercial wastes in the coastal waters of 
the United States. The rule may require certain vessels and waste 
handling facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. Local governments and businesses involved 
with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of these wastes 
would be affected by this rule. Currently no tribes are known to be 
involved in waste handling of this type; therefore none would be 
affected by this rule. 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 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-                   08/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820;

Agency Contact: 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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