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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)






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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

40 CFR Ch. I

FRL 8048-5

Spring 2006 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

 Rules 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 a single 
copy 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 Policymaking 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. One way we achieve this objective is through the 
development of regulations. In the United States, Congress passes 
laws and authorizes certain Government agencies, including EPA, to 
create and enforce regulations. EPA regulations cover a range of 
environmental and public health protection issues, from setting 
standards for clean water to establishing requirements for proper 
handling of toxic wastes to controlling air pollution from industry 
and other sources.

     To ensure that our regulatory decisions are scientifically 
sound, cost-effective, fair, and effective in achieving 
environmental goals, 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 
decisionmakers 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. We seek collaborative solutions to shared 
challenges. Research, testing, and adoption of new environmental 
protection methods are also a central tenet in environmental 
problemsolving. The integration of all of 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 the 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(FR). 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 
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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. However, there is no legal significance to the omission 
of an item from the Agenda and we generally do not include minor 
amendments or the following categories of actions:

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

 Under the Clean Air Act: Revisions to State Implementation 
Plans; Equivalent Methods for Ambient Air Quality Monitoring; Deletions 
from the New Source Performance Standards source categories list; 
Delegations of Authority to States; Area Designations for Air Quality 
Planning Purposes.

 Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: 
Registration-related decisions, actions affecting the status of 
currently registered pesticides and data call-ins.

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

 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.

    The Regulatory Plan, which is required by Executive Order 
(E.O.) 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. You can see EPA's 
current Regulatory Plan at our epa.gov/regagenda website.

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 crosscutting 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 March 2007.

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

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 (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 610).

    Priority: Entries are placed into one of five categories 
described below. OMB reviews all significant rules including both 
of the first two categories, ``economically significant'' and 
``other significant.''

Economically Significant: Under E.O. 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 
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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 not Significant, Routine and Frequent, or 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 E.O. 12866.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Indicates whether EPA 
has prepared or anticipates that it will be preparing a regulatory 
flexibility analysis under section 603 or 604 of the 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 E.O. 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: 
www.regulations.gov. Once there, follow the on-line instructions to 
access the docket and submit comments. A Docket identification (ID) 
number will assist in the search for materials. We include this 
number in the additional information section of many of the Agenda 
entries that have already been proposed.)

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

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

 1. Public Dockets

    When EPA publishes either an ANPRM or an NPRM in the Federal 
Register, the Agency may establish a docket to accumulate materials 
throughout the development process for that rulemaking. The docket 
serves as the repository for the collection of documents or 
information related to a particular Agency action or activity. EPA 
most commonly uses dockets for rulemaking actions, but dockets may 
also be used for Regulatory Flexibility Act section 610 reviews of 
rules with significant impacts on a substantial number of small 
entities and various non-rulemaking activities, such as Federal 
Register documents seeking public comments on draft guidance, 
policy statements, information collection requests under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, and other non-rule activities.

2. EPA Websites

    Some of the actions listed in the Agenda include a URL that 
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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 RFA

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 E.O. 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 listservers 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 Regulatory 
Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act), 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.

    Section 610 of the RFA 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). We are announcing the completion of one section 
610 review in this Agenda, 2050-AG26; Docket No. OAR-2005-0166; 
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management 
Programs Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r) (7). We have no 
section 610 reviews planned until 2008.

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: March 2, 2006.

 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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2890        SAN No. 4292 Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and        2020-AA42
            Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Regulations.........................
2891        SAN No. 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest......    2030-AA67
2892        SAN No. 4904 Security Requirements for Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential          2030-AA88
            Business Information Access for Contractors...........................................
2893        SAN No. 4903 Award Term Contracting...................................................    2030-AA89
2894        SAN No. 4931 Revise EPAAR 1552.211-79 To Include Accessibility Standards for Contract     2030-AA90
            Deliverables (508) and Other IT Requirements..........................................
2895        SAN No. 5063 Simplified Acquisition Financing.........................................    2030-AA92

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2896        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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                                            GENERAL--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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2897        SAN No. 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR.............................    2030-AA37
2898        SAN No. 5062 Implementation of Authority To Appoint Research Scientists...............    2030-AA91
2899        SAN No. 4964 Amendment of the Standards for Radioactive Waste Disposal in Yucca           2060-AN15
            Mountain, Nevada......................................................................
2900        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
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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2901        SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in           2020-AA39
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements...............................................
2902        SAN No. 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.......................    2025-AA02
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                                           GENERAL--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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2903        SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule (CROMERRR)..    2025-AA07
2904        SAN No. 4693 Privacy Act Regulations (Revised)........................................    2025-AA13
2905        SAN No. 4813 Miscellaneous Revisions to EPAAR Clauses.................................    2030-AA84
2906        SAN No. 5004 TSCA Compliance Monitoring Grant Regulation Amendment....................    2070-AJ24
2907        SAN No. 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment................................    2080-AA06
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                                       CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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2908        SAN No. 5022 Requirements for Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) Under the 8-Hour Ozone          2060-AN63
            Standard for Bump-Up Areas Designated Attainment for the 1-Hour Ozone Standard Prior
            to Revocation.........................................................................
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                                    CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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2909        SAN No. 4768 Amendment to Subparts H and I for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than      2060-AK81
            Radon From DOE Facilities.............................................................
2910        SAN No. 4255 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate         2060-AI44
            Matter................................................................................
2911        SAN No. 4531 Evaluation of Updated Test Procedures for the Certification of Gasoline      2060-AJ61
            Deposit Control Additives.............................................................
2912        SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions................................    2060-AH93
2913        SAN No. 3975 Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country................    2060-AH37

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2914        SAN No. 3958 Amendments to Standard of Performance for New Stationary Sources;            2060-AH23
            Monitoring Requirements (40 CFR Part 60, Appendix F, Procedure 3).....................
2915        SAN No. 4668 NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK22
2916        SAN No. 4782 Petition To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutant : 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl         2060-AK84
            Diisocyanate..........................................................................
2917        SAN No. 4659 NESHAP: Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AK14
2918        SAN No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Amendments........    2060-AI62
2919        SAN No. 4599 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AK26
            Depleting Substances: N-Propyl Bromide................................................
2920        SAN No. 4542 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana Sulfur    2008-AA00
            Dioxide (SO2) Area....................................................................
2921        SAN No. 4584 Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems...    2060-AJ86
2922        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......................................................................
2923        SAN No. 4793 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New          2060-AL75
            Source Review (NSR): Aggregation and Debottlenecking..................................
2924        SAN No. 4796 Section 126 Rule: Withdrawal of Findings for Sources in Michigan.........    2060-AL83
2925        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 & In-
            Use, Not-To-Exceed Emission Stnd. Testing.............................................
2926        SAN No. 4819 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Emergency Uses      2060-AL94
            of Methyl Bromide.....................................................................
2927        SAN No. 4830 Alternative Work Practice for Leak Detection and Repair..................    2060-AL98
2928        SAN No. 4861 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Paint Stripping...........................    2060-AM07
2929        SAN No. 4846 NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills--Amendments......................    2060-AM08
2930        SAN No. 4856 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amendments to the Section 608 Leak        2060-AM09
            Repair Regulations....................................................................
2931        SAN No. 4859 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Ethylene Oxide Hospital Sterilization.....    2060-AM14
2932        SAN No. 4848 NESHAP: Total Facility Low Risk Determination (TFLRD) for Residual Risk..    2060-AM22
2933        SAN No. 4853 Requirements for Transmix Processing and Blending Under the Reformulated     2060-AM27
            Gasoline and Gasoline Sulfur Rules....................................................
2934        SAN No. 4866 NESHAP: Site Remediation: Amendments.....................................    2060-AM30
2935        SAN No. 4881 Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Nitrogen Oxides..............    2060-AM33
2936        SAN No. 4882 Control of Emissions From Spark-Ignition Engines and Fuel Systems From       2060-AM34
            Marine Vessels and Small Equipment....................................................
2937        SAN No. 4879 Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants         2060-AM36
            (NESHAP) for Iron and Steel Foundries.................................................
2938        SAN No. 4885 Flexible Air Permit Rule.................................................    2060-AM45
2939        SAN No. 4905 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural      2060-AM47
            Coatings--Amendments..................................................................
2940        SAN No. 4899 Control of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Lubricity: Notice of Proposed        2060-AM48
            Rulemaking............................................................................
2941        SAN No. 4916 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Refrigerant Recycling; Certification      2060-AM49
            of Recovery and Recovery/Recycling Equipment Intended for Use With Substitute
            Refrigerants..........................................................................
2942        SAN No. 4906 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Clay Ceramics Industry....................    2060-AM53
2943        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..
2944        SAN No. 4901 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Modifications to the Technician           2060-AM55
            Certification Requirements Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.....................
2945        SAN No. 4889 NESHAP for Stainless and Nonstainless Steel Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)       2060-AM71
            Manufacturing.........................................................................
2946        SAN No. 4907 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution Stage I--Area Source Standards.............    2060-AM74
2947        SAN No. 4908 NESHAP: General Provisions--Amendments...................................    2060-AM75
2948        SAN No. 4915 Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignited Internal Combustion    2060-AM81
            Engines...............................................................................
2949        SAN No. 4926 NESHAP: Defense Land Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment.................    2060-AM84
2950        SAN No. 4927 NESHAP: Iron and Steel Foundries; Amendments.............................    2060-AM85
2951        SAN No. 4929 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing; Amendments.........................    2060-AM87
2952        SAN No. 4940 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Non-Attainment New         2060-AM91
            Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration of Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions...............
2953        SAN No. 4699.2 Implementing Periodic Monitoring in Federal and State Operating Permit     2060-AN00
            Programs..............................................................................
2954        SAN No. 4958 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating    2060-AN10
            of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks; Amendments......................................
2955        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.............................................................................

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2956        SAN No. 4962 Fuel Economy Labeling of Motor Vehicles: Revisions To Improve Calculation    2060-AN14
            of Fuel Economy Estimates.............................................................
2957        SAN No. 4969 Revisions to the Continuous Emissions Monitoring Rule for the Acid Rain      2060-AN16
            Program and the NOx Budget Trading Program............................................
2958        SAN No. 4978 NESHAP: Autobody Refinishing--Area Source Rule...........................    2060-AN21
2959        SAN No. 5008 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone...........    2060-AN24
2960        SAN No. 4794.2 Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source          2060-AN28
            Review, and New Source Performance Standards: Emissions Test for Electric Generating
            Units.................................................................................
2961        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....
2962        SAN No. 4988 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Polyvinyl          2060-AN33
            Chloride and Copolymers Production, Amendments........................................
2963        SAN No. 4866.1 NESHAP: Site Remediation Amendments--Response to Litigation............    2060-AN36
2964        SAN No. 4910.1 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution (Non-Gasoline); Amendments.........    2060-AN37
2965        SAN No. 5011 Federal Plan Requirements for Other Solid Waste Incineration Units           2060-AN43
            Constructed on or Before December 9, 2004.............................................
2966        SAN No. 5017 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Amending Requirements To Import Used      2060-AN48
            Ozone-Depleting Substances for Destruction in the U.S.................................
2967        SAN No. 5020 Action on Petition To List Diesel Exhaust as a Hazardous Air Pollutant...    2060-AN49
2968        SAN No. 5051 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: 2007 Critical Use Exemptions..........    2060-AN54
2969        SAN No. 5052 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Ban on the Import of Pre-Charged          2060-AN58
            Products..............................................................................
2970        SAN No. 4752.1 Transition to New or Revised Particulate Matter (PM) NAAQS)............    2060-AN59
2971        SAN No. 5042 PM2.5 De Minimis Emission Levels for General Conformity Applicability....    2060-AN60
2972        SAN No. 4890.1 NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing; Proposed Amendments....    2060-AN61
2973        SAN No. 5014 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines.    2060-AN62
2974        SAN No. 5025 Revisions to the Definition of Potential To Emit (PTE)...................    2060-AN65
2975        SAN No. 5029 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle       2060-AN68
            Engines: SAFETEA-LU HOV Facilities Rule...............................................
2976        SAN No. 5030 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol            2060-AN69
            Coatings..............................................................................
2977        SAN No. 5035 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): Equipment Leaks--Subparts VV &      2060-AN71
            GGG...................................................................................
2978        SAN No. 5043 Defect Reporting for On-Highway Motor Vehicles and Engines...............    2060-AN73
2979        SAN No. 5044 Interpretive Rulemaking To Clarify the Scope of Certain Monitoring           2060-AN74
            Requirements for Federal and State Operating Permits Programs.........................
2980        SAN No. 5045 Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--Exclusion of           2060-AN75
            Compounds.............................................................................
2981        SAN No. 5048 Renewable Fuels Standard Rule............................................    2060-AN76
2982        SAN No. 5055 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for                 2060-AN80
            Semiconductor Manufacturing: Amendments...............................................
2983        SAN No. 5056 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances    2060-AN81
            for Calendar Year 2007................................................................
2984        SAN No. 5057 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments To Implement Provisions            2060-AN82
            Contained in the 2005 Transportation Bill (SAFETEA-LU)................................
2985        SAN No. 5061 Revisions to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources,            2060-AN84
            National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, & NESHAP for Source Category
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                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2986        SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions--Addition of Methods 203A,      2060-AF83
            203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51...............................................
2987        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..................................
2988        SAN No. 4752 Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule..............................    2060-AK74
2989        SAN No. 3380 NSPS: SOCMI--Wastewater and Amendment to Appendix C of Part 63 and           2060-AE94
            Appendix J of Part 60.................................................................
2990        SAN No. 4161 Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods...........................    2060-AK61
2991        SAN No. 4310 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments.....................    2060-AI66
2992        SAN No. 4585 Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry NESHAP: Amendment To Implement        2060-AJ78
            Court Remand..........................................................................

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2993        SAN No. 4654 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization Facilities--Residual Risk           2060-AK09
            Standards.............................................................................
2994        SAN No. 4655 NESHAP: Gasoline Distribution (Stage I) Residual Risk and MACT Standards     2060-AK10
            Review................................................................................
2995        SAN No. 4660 NESHAP: Industrial Process Cooling Towers Residual Risk Standards........    2060-AK16
2996        SAN No. 4662 NESHAP: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities Residual Risk Standards    2060-AK18
2997        SAN No. 4669 NESHAP: Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations Residual Risk Standard....    2060-AK23
2998        SAN No. 4719 NESHAP: General Provisions; Amendments for Pollution Prevention              2060-AK54
            Alternative Compliance Requirements...................................................
2999        SAN No. 4689 Section 126 Rule Withdrawal Provision....................................    2060-AK41
3000        SAN No. 4604 Modification of the Anti-Dumping Baseline Date Cut-Off Limit for Data        2060-AJ82
            Used in Development of an Individual Baseline.........................................
3001        SAN No. 4748 Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources..................    2060-AK70
3002        SAN No. 5018 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs         2050-AG26
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7) (Section 610 Review).......................
3003        SAN No. 4421 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Regulations: Revisions....................    2060-AJ25
3004        SAN No. 4570 Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles and Engines: Alternative Low-   2060-AJ72
            Sulfur Highway Diesel Fuel Transition Program for Alaska..............................
3005        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....................................
3006        SAN No. 4706 Anti-Dumping Baseline Recalculation for Downstream Oxygenate Addition....    2060-AK69
3007        SAN No. 4804 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Various Minor Amendments to the           2060-AL90
            Regulations Implementing the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import
            and Export............................................................................
3008        SAN No. 4829 Five-Year Review of MACT Standards for Large MWC.........................    2060-AL97
3009        SAN No. 4875 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities--Area Source Rule......    2060-AM16
3010        SAN No. 4854 Amendments to Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements To     2060-AM21
            Address New 8-Hour Ozone Standard.....................................................
3011        SAN No. 4857 Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection Listing Under SNAP.............    2060-AM24
3012        SAN No. 4867 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Amendments..........................    2060-AM25
3013        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.....
3014        SAN No. 4891 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AM43
            Organic Chemical Manufacturing; Amendments............................................
3015        SAN No. 4900 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Import Petitioning Requirements for       2060-AM46
            Halon-1301 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Vessels........................................
3016        SAN No. 3259.2 Nonattainment Major New Source Review (NSR): Final Rules...............    2060-AM59
3017        SAN No. 4909 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel; Amendments............................    2060-AM76
3018        SAN No. 4910 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution--Amendments..........................    2060-AM77
3019        SAN No. 4914 Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal        2060-AM82
            Combustion Engines....................................................................
3020        SAN No. 4930 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Refiner and Importer Quality         2060-AM88
            Assurance Requirements for Downstream Oxygenate Blending..............................
3021        SAN No. 4934 Part 63 General Provisions--Response To Petition To Reconsider...........    2060-AM89
3022        SAN No. 4937 NESHAP for Refractory Products Manufacturing--Amendments.................    2060-AM90
3023        SAN No. 4794.1 Inclusion of Delaware and New Jersey in the Clean Air Interstate Rule..    2060-AM95
3024        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..................................................
3025        SAN No. 4757.1 Component Durability Procedures for New Light Duty Vehicles, Light Duty    2060-AN01
            Trucks & Heavy Duty Vehicles..........................................................
3026        SAN No. 4970 Small Municipal Waste Combustor New Source Performance Standards and         2060-AN17
            Emission Guidelines Amendments........................................................
3027        SAN No. 4951 Revisions to Air Emissions Reporting Requirements........................    2060-AN20
3028        Regional Haze Regulations; Revisions to Provisions Governing Alternative to Source-       2060-AN22
            Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Determinations.....................
3029        SAN No. 4625.4 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS: Reconsideration;               2060-AN26
            Overwhelming Transport Classification.................................................
3030        SAN No. 4986 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances    2060-AN29
            for Calendar Year 2006................................................................
3031        SAN No. 4987 Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boiler and Process Heater          2060-AN32
            NESHAP, Amendment.....................................................................
3032        SAN No. 5010 Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--          2060-AN34
            Exclusion of HFE-7300.................................................................
3033        SAN No. 4993 Optional Chassis Certification for Diesel Vehicles.......................    2060-AN39
3034        SAN No. 4998 Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events.......................    2060-AN40
3035        SAN No. 4571.2 CAMR 111 Reconsideration...............................................    2060-AN50

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3036        SAN No. 4571.3 Revision of 112(n) Finding Reconsideration.............................    2060-AN53
3037        SAN No. 4681.1 NSPS Combustion Turbines--Subpart GG: Amendments.......................    2060-AN55
3038        SAN No. 4794.3 Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and         2060-AN57
            Ozone (Clean Air Interstate Rule): Reconsideration....................................
3039        SAN No. 5027 Amendment to Tier 2 Vehicle Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur           2060-AN66
            Requirements: Exemption for US Territories............................................
3040        SAN No. 5034 Deterioration Factor Provisions for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine                 2060-AN70
            Certification and Part 86 Technical Amendments........................................
3041        SAN No. 5049 Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source Review,    2060-AN77
            and Title V: Treatment of Corn Milling Facilities Under the ``Major Emitting
            Facility'' Definition.................................................................
3042        SAN No. 5053 Technical Amendments to the Highway and Nonroad Diesel Regulations.......    2060-AN78
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3043        SAN No. 4315 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating            2009-AA00
            Station; Navajo Nation................................................................
3044        SAN No. 3569 Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating            2009-AA01
            Station; Four Corners Power Plant.....................................................
3045        SAN No. 4695 NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Residual Risk Standard....    2060-AK68
3046        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...................................................................
3047        SAN No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide........    2060-AI43
3048        SAN No. 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings)...........................    2060-AF72
3049        SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand)...............................    2060-AA61
3050        SAN No. 3939 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins-        2060-AH47
            Amendments............................................................................
3051        SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit               2060-AH01
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas...........................
3052        SAN No. 4653 NESHAP: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Residual Risk          2060-AK08
            Standards.............................................................................
3053        SAN No. 4657 NESHAP: Group II Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK13
3054        SAN No. 4661 NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Marine Tank Vessel Loading           2060-AK17
            Operations--Residual Risk Standard....................................................
3055        SAN No. 4665 NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting Residual Risk Standards..................    2060-AK19
3056        SAN No. 4666 NESHAP: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Surface Coating--Residual Risk          2060-AK20
            Standards.............................................................................
3057        SAN No. 4667 NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations--Residual Risk Standards.    2060-AK21
3058        SAN No. 4664 NESHAP: Printing and Publishing Industry--Residual Risk Standards........    2060-AK24
3059        SAN No. 4663 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries--Residual Risk Standards....................    2060-AK25
3060        SAN No. 4750 National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and             2060-AK72
            Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks--Residual Risk
            Standards.............................................................................
3061        SAN No. 4751 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary      2060-AK73
            Combustion Turbines- Petition To Delist...............................................
3062        SAN No. 4656 NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards.............    2060-AK12
3063        SAN No. 4658 NESHAP: Group IV Polymers and Resins--Residual Risk Standards............    2060-AK15
3064        SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.........    2060-AI03
3065        SAN No. 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading           2060-AH31
            Provisions............................................................................
3066        SAN No. 4348 Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities;          2060-AI97
            Amendment to the Final Rule...........................................................
3067        SAN No. 4722 California Gasoline Technical Correction.................................    2060-AK56
3068        SAN No. 4797 Lifting the Stay of the 8-Hour Portion of the Findings of Significant        2060-AL84
            Contribution and Rulemaking for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport (``NOx
            SIP Call'')...........................................................................
3069        SAN No. 4799 Consideration of Industry Petition To Remove the 2-piece Can Subcategory     2060-AL86
            From the Clean Air Act Hazardous Air Pollutant Source Category List...................
3070        SAN No. 4810 NESHAP: Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese           2060-AL93
            Residual Risk Standards...............................................................
3071        SAN No. 4825 Mineral Wool Production Residual Risk Standard...........................    2060-AL96
3072        SAN No. 4831 NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production: Residual Risk Standards    2060-AL99
3073        SAN No. 4832 NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production: Residual Risk Standards..............    2060-AM00

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3074        SAN No. 4871 Control of Emissions From New Locomotives and New Marine Diesel Engines      2060-AM06
            Less Than 30 Liters per Cylinder......................................................
3075        SAN No. 4873 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Glass Manufacturing Industry..............    2060-AM12
3076        SAN No. 4860 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Acrylic/Modacrylic Fiber (AMF) Production.    2060-AM13
3077        SAN No. 4851 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Restriction on the Sales of Pre-          2060-AM15
            Charged Split Systems.................................................................
3078        SAN No. 4847 NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production Residual Risk Standards...........    2060-AM18
3079        SAN No. 4874 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Industrial Inorganic Chemicals                2060-AM19
            Manufacturing.........................................................................
3080        SAN No. 4849 Petition To Delist a Hazardous Air Pollutant From Section 112 of the         2060-AM20
            Clean Air Act: Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)..........................................
3081        SAN No. 4865 Strategy for Addressing Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations.....    2060-AM26
3082        SAN No. 4886 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Plating and Polishing.....................    2060-AM37
3083        SAN No. 4884 Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants         2060-AM44
            (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers........................
3084        SAN No. 4676.3 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New        2060-AM62
            Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance, Repair and Replacement (RMRR); Maintenance
            and Repair Amendments.................................................................
3085        SAN No. 4699.1 Request for Comments on Potentially Inadequate Monitoring in Clean Air     2060-AM63
            Applicable Requirements and on Methods To Improve Such Monitoring.....................
3086        SAN No. 4887 Area Source NESHAP for Primary Nonferrous Metals--Zn, Cd, Be.............    2060-AM69
3087        SAN No. 4888 Area Source NESHAP for Secondary Nonferrous Metals.......................    2060-AM70
3088        SAN No. 4955 NESHAP: Plastic Parts and Products (Surface Coating)--Area Source Rule...    2060-AN08
3089        SAN No. 4959 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-         2060-AN11
            Depleting Substances in Foam Blowing..................................................
3090        SAN No. 5009 Advance Notice for Information on Determining the Emissions Reductions       2060-AN42
            Achieved From Limiting the VOC Content of Architectural Coatings......................
3091        SAN No. 5012 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing...........    2060-AN44
3092        SAN No. 5013 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Primary and Secondary Copper..............    2060-AN45
3093        SAN No. 5015 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Chemical Preparations Industry............    2060-AN46
3094        SAN No. 5016 NESHAP: Area Source Standards--Paint and Allied Products.................    2060-AN47
3095        SAN No. 5036 Petroleum Refineries--New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)--Subpart J.    2060-AN72
3096        SAN No. 5059 Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead............    2060-AN83
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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3097        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.......
3098        SAN No. 3470.1 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..................................................
3099        SAN No. 3751 NSPS and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators..........    2060-AG31
3100        SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16--Specifications and Test Procedures for         2060-AH84
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................
3101        SAN No. 4478 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Municipal Solid         2060-AJ41
            Waste Landfills: Amendment............................................................
3102        SAN No. 4313 Petitions To Delist Hazardous Air Pollutants: MEK........................    2060-AI72
3103        SAN No. 4713 NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants; Amendments.................    2060-AK50
3104        SAN No. 4383 Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions From the     2060-AI99
            District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey..............................
3105        SAN No. 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures..................................    2060-AH34
3106        SAN No. 4757 Emissions Durability Procedures for New Light-Duty Vehicles & Light-Duty     2060-AK76
            Trucks................................................................................
3107        SAN No. 4700 Selection of Sequence of Mandatory Sanctions To Be Applied Pursuant to       2060-AK46
            Section 502 of the Clean Air Act......................................................
3108        SAN No. 4697 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I          2060-AK45
            Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries..........................................
3109        SAN No. 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures..........    2060-AE20
3110        SAN No. 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements...............................    2060-AE22
3111        SAN No. 4631 Adoption of the Amended International NOx Standard for Aircraft Engines..    2060-AK01

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3112        SAN No. 4634 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Extension of California               2060-AK04
            Enforcement Exemptions for Reformulated Gasoline to California Phase 3 Gasoline.......
3113        SAN No. 4557.1 Amendments to the Requirements on Variability in the Composition of        2060-AK62
            Additives Certified Under the Gasoline Deposit Control Program........................
3114        SAN No. 4759 Revision to Policy on Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)........    2060-AK75
3115        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....................................................................
3116        SAN No. 4783 Voluntary Superior Monitoring............................................    2060-AK85
3117        SAN No. 4798 Deferral of Effective Date of Nonattainment Designations for 8-hour Ozone    2060-AL85
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Early Action Compact Areas.................
3118        SAN No. 4864 NESHAP: Surface Coating of Metal Cans--Technical Amendments..............    2060-AM28
3119        SAN No. 4868 Exemption of Certain Area Sources From Title V Operating Permit Programs.    2060-AM31
3120        SAN No. 4895 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel Test Methods..    2060-AM42
3121        SAN No. 4894 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of the Laboratory and           2060-AM56
            Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone Depleting Substances.............
3122        SAN No. 4890 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous      2060-AM72
            Coating Manufacturing; Amendment......................................................
3123        SAN No. 4911 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products; Amendments..................    2060-AM78
3124        SAN No. 4912 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Combustion            2060-AM79
            Turbines..............................................................................
3125        SAN No. 4913 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Electric Utility Steam           2060-AM80
            Generating Units and Industrial and Commercial Boilers................................
3126        SAN No. 4941 Amendments to Compliance Certification Requirements for State and Federal    2060-AM92
            Operating Permits Programs; Correction................................................
3127        SAN No. 4325.1 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing;                  2060-AM94
            Reconsideration.......................................................................
3128        SAN No. 3837.1 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process      2060-AM97
            Heaters; Reconsideration Notice.......................................................
3129        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..............
3130        SAN No. 4811.1 PM 2.5 & PM10 Hot-Spot Analyses in Transportation Conformity Rule          2060-AN02
            Amendments............................................................................
3131        SAN No. 4911.1 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products; List of Hazardous Air         2060-AN05
            Pollutants, Lesser Quantity Designations, Source Category List; Reconsideration; Final
            Rule..................................................................................
3132        SAN No. 4961 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of    2060-AN13
            Methyl Bromide for the 2005 Supplemental Request......................................
3133        SAN No. 4972 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2006 Critical Use Exemption Rule      2060-AN18
            From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide...................................................
3134        SAN No. 4625.1 Implementation Rule for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS--Phase 2....................    2060-AN23
3135        SAN No. 4994 Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators NSPS and EG:              2060-AN31
            Definitions...........................................................................
3136        SAN No. 4989 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Production--Amendments........................    2060-AN38
3137        SAN No. 5001 Revisions to Motor Vehicle Diesel Fuel Sulfur Transition Provisions......    2060-AN41
3138        SAN No. 5024 Renewable Fuel Standards Requirements for 2006...........................    2060-AN51
3139        Revision of 112 Finding Reconsideration...............................................    2060-AN52
3140        SAN No. 4433.1 Findings of Failure To Submit Required State Implementation Plans for      2060-AN56
            Phase II of the NOx SIP Call..........................................................
3141        SAN No. 5024 Renewable Fuel Standards Requirements for 2006...........................    2060-AN64
3142        SAN No. 5028 Amendments to the Tier 2 Motor Vehicle Emission Regulations..............    2060-AN67
3143        SAN No. 5026 Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Maine; NOx Exemption      2060-AN79
            Request for Northern Maine............................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3144        SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-        2060-AH63
            Activity Mixed Radioactive Waste......................................................
3145        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)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3146        SAN No. 4985 Pesticides; Determination of Status of Prions as Pests...................    2070-AJ26
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3147        SAN No. 4173 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Antimicrobials.........................    2070-AD30
3148        SAN No. 4602 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Based on Viral    2070-AD49
            Coat Protein Genes....................................................................
3149        SAN No. 5005 Pesticides: Data Requirements for Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs)..    2070-AJ27
3150        SAN No. 5031 Pesticides; Expansion of Crop Grouping Program...........................    2070-AJ28
3151        SAN No. 5050 Pesticide Agricultural Container Recycling Program.......................    2070-AJ29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3152        SAN No. 2687 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals.................    2070-AC12
3153        SAN No. 4175 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program.................................    2070-AD24
3154        SAN No. 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and    2070-AB95
            Containment...........................................................................
3155        SAN No. 3222 Groundwater and Pesticide Management Plan Rule...........................    2070-AC46
3156        SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for the Registration Review Program...............    2070-AD29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3157        SAN No. 4596 Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Products.....    2070-AD51
3158        SAN No. 4728 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Implementing the Screening     2070-AD61
            and Testing Phase.....................................................................
3159        SAN No. 4027 Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees....................................    2070-AJ23
3160        SAN No. 4611 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for Those Derived           2070-AD55
            Through Genetic Engineering From Sexually Compatible Plants...........................
3161        SAN No. 4612 Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs); Exemption for PIPs That Act by        2070-AD56
            Primarily Affecting the Plant.........................................................
3162        SAN No. 4618 Revision Of Procedural Rules for Hearings on Cancellations, Suspensions,     2020-AA44
            Changes in Classifications, and Denials of Pesticide Registrations....................
3163        SAN No. 3892 Pesticides; Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide            2070-AD14
            Products..............................................................................
3164        SAN No. 5007 Pesticides; Competency Standards for Occupational Users..................    2070-AJ20
3165        SAN No. 5006 Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions............    2070-AJ22
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3166        SAN No. 4610 Protections for Test Subjects in Human Research..........................    2070-AD57
3167        SAN No. 4216 Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions........................    2070-AD36
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                               TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3168        SAN No. 3493 Future Testing for Existing Chemicals (Overview Entry)...................    2070-AB94
3169        SAN No. 5058 Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program..................................    2070-AJ30
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3170        SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Amendments for Renovation, Repair and           2070-AC83
            Painting..............................................................................
3171        SAN No. 2150 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemptions From the Prohibitions           2070-AB20
            Against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.......................
3172        SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; Certain Chemicals on the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous         2070-AB79
            Substances............................................................................
3173        SAN No. 3990 Test Rule; Testing of Certain High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals.....    2070-AD16
3174        SAN No. 4983 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Mercury Switches in Motor Vehicles......    2070-AJ19
3175        SAN No. 4512 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Selected Flame Retardant Chemical           2070-AD48
            Substances for Use in Residential Upholstered Furniture...............................
3176        SAN No. 4878 TSCA Inventory Nomenclature for Enzymes and Proteins.....................    2070-AJ04
3177        SAN No. 2150.1 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Exemption Request From U.S. Maritime     2070-AJ05
            Administration (MARAD)................................................................
3178        SAN No. 4975 Effects of Transfers of Ownership on Obligations Under Section 5 of TSCA.    2070-AJ15
3179        SAN No. 4984 Clarification on Guidance for Activated Phosphors........................    2070-AJ21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3180        SAN No. 4635 Amendment to the Premanufacture Notification Exemptions; Revisions of        2070-AD58
            Exemptions for Polymers...............................................................
3181        SAN No. 3495 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Chemical-Specific SNURs To Extend           2070-AB27
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................
3182        SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules...............    2070-AB08
3183        SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules.................    2070-AB11
3184        SAN No. 4176 Voluntary High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Challenge Program........    2070-AD25
3185        SAN No. 4870 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Certain Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers      2070-AJ02
            (PBDEs)...............................................................................
3186        SAN No. 3493.1 Testing Agreement for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)....................    2070-AJ06
3187        SAN No. 3493.4 Testing Agreement for Diethanolamine...................................    2070-AJ09
3188        SAN No. 3493.5 Testing Agreement for Hydrogen Fluoride................................    2070-AJ10
3189        SAN No. 3493.7 Testing Agreement for Phthalic Anhydride...............................    2070-AJ11
3190        SAN No. 3493.6 Testing Agreement for Maleic Anhydride.................................    2070-AJ13
3191        SAN No. 3301.2 TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Rule; Electronic Reporting.............    2070-AJ25
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                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3192        SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions..............................    2070-AC51
3193        SAN No. 3252 Lead Fishing Sinkers; Response to Citizens Petition and Proposed Ban.....    2070-AC21
3194        SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Bridges and Structures; Training,               2070-AC64
            Accreditation, and Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule.......................
3195        SAN No. 4597 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal of PCBs; Implementation Issues    2070-AD52
3196        SAN No. 1976 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs); Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New           2070-AA59
            Chemical Substances...................................................................
3197        SAN No. 4876 Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP).................    2070-AC27
3198        SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)...............................    2070-AC76
3199        SAN No. 3882 Test Rule; Certain Metals................................................    2070-AD10
3200        SAN No. 4174 Testing Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives..................    2070-AD28

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3201        SAN No. 4395 Test Rule; Multiple Substance Rule for the Testing of Developmental and      2070-AD44
            Reproductive Toxicity.................................................................
3202        SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals....................................    2070-AA58
3203        SAN No. 3528 Significant New Use Rule (SNUR); Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCFs)........    2070-AC37
3204        SAN No. 4598 TSCA Policy Statement on Oversight of Transgenic Organisms (Including        2070-AD53
            Plants)...............................................................................
3205        SAN No. 4777 Lead-Based Paint; Amendments to the Requirements for Disclosure of Known     2070-AD64
            Lead-Based Paint or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Target Housing........................
3206        SAN No. 4858 Notification of Chemical Exports Under TSCA Section 12(b)................    2070-AJ01
3207        SAN No. 3493.2 Testing Agreement for Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 2).....................    2070-AJ07
3208        SAN No. 3493.3 Test Rule; Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs)..........................    2070-AJ08
3209        SAN No. 4974 Significant New Use Rule, Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates (PFAS)...............    2070-AJ18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3210        SAN No. 3301.1 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Revisions...................................    2070-AD63
3211        SAN No. 4942 Significant New Use Rule for Glycol Ethers...............................    2070-AJ12
3212        SAN No. 4953 Lead-Based Paint; Pre-Renovation Lead Education Rule; Amended Pamphlet...    2070-AJ14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3213        SAN No. 2425.4 TRI; Response to Petition To Delete Chromium, Antimony, and Titanate       2025-AA16
            From the Metal Compound Categories Listed on the Toxics Release Inventory.............
3214        SAN No. 5054 Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Isophorone Diisocyanate...............    2050-AG32
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3215        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...................................................
3216        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...........................................................................
3217        SAN No. 4896 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Burden Reduction Rule.................    2025-AA14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT--TO--KNOW ACT (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3218        SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and           2050-AE17
            Streamlining Rule.....................................................................
3219        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................................................................
3220        SAN No. 4616 Clarify TRI Reporting Obligations Under EPCRA Section 313 for the Metal      2025-AA11
            Mining Activities of Extraction and Beneficiation.....................................
3221        SAN No. 2425.1 TRI; Response to Petition To Add Diisononyl Phthalate to the Toxics        2025-AA17
            Release Inventory List of Toxic Chemicals.............................................
3222        SAN No. 2425.3 TRI; Response to Petition To Delete Acetonitrile From the Toxics           2025-AA19
            Release Inventory List of Toxic Chemicals.............................................
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                       RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3223        SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria--Leachate Recirculation on        2050-AE67
            Alternative Liners....................................................................
3224        SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated             2050-AE51
            Industrial Wipes......................................................................
3225        SAN No. 4651 Increase Metals Reclamation From F006 Waste Streams......................    2050-AE97
3226        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)..................................
3227        SAN No. 4920 Rulemaking To Streamline Laboratory Waste Management in Academic and         2050-AG18
            Research Laboratories.................................................................
3228        SAN No. 4828 RCRA Incentives for Performance Track Members............................    2090-AA34
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                         RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3229        SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products         2050-AE23
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................
3230        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.......................................................
3231        SAN No. 4092 Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to Hazardous Waste            2050-AE52
            Regulations...........................................................................
3232        SAN No. 4670 Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste...............................    2050-AE98
3233        SAN No. 5019 Criteria for Safe and Environmentally Protective Use of Granular Mine        2050-AG27
            Tailings..............................................................................
3234        SAN No. 4565 Project XL Site-Specific Rulemaking for the IBM Semiconductor                2090-AA29
            Manufacturing Facility in Hopewell Junction, New York.................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3235        SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD).....................................    2050-AE34
3236        SAN No. 4470 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes Generated by          2050-AE81
            Commercial Electric Power Producers...................................................
3237        SAN No. 4469 Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Wastes--Non-Power            2050-AE83
            Producers and Minefilling.............................................................
3238        SAN No. 4735 RCRA Smarter Waste Reporting.............................................    2050-AF01
3239        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.......
3240        SAN No. 4606 Revisions for Transboundary Shipments of Hazardous Waste for Recovery        2050-AE93
            Within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development......................
3241        SAN No. 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).......................    2050-AC71
3242        SAN No. 4778 Revisions of the Lead-Acid Battery Export Notification and Consent           2050-AF06
            Requirements..........................................................................
3243        SAN No. 4743 Land Disposal Restrictions: Macroencapsulation of Radioactive Lead           2050-AF12
            Solids; Definition of Macroencapsulation..............................................
3244        SAN No. 3147.1 Hazardous Waste Manifest Revisions - Standards and Procedures for          2050-AG20
            Electronic Manifests..................................................................
3245        SAN No. 4977 Expanding the Comparable Fuels Exclusion Under RCRA......................    2050-AG24
3246        SAN No. 5047 NESHAP for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors.......    2050-AG29
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3247        SAN No. 4084 RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative.........................................    2050-AE50
3248        SAN No. 3189 Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic      2050-AD69
            Rule to Petroleum Contaminated Media and Debris From Underground Storage Tanks........

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3249        SAN No. 4824 Hazardous Waste Generator Program Evaluation.............................    2050-AG25
3250        SAN No. 3333.1 NESHAP for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Amendments).....................    2050-AG30
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3251        SAN No. 2634.2 Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)      2050-AG16
            Rule, 40 CFR Part 112.................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3252        SAN No. 2634.3 Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure    2050-AG23
            (SPCC) Requirements--Amendments.......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3253        SAN No. 2634.4 SPCC - Extension of Compliance Dates...................................    2050-AG28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


            COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3254        SAN No. 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites: Proposed    2050-AD75
            and Final Rules.......................................................................
3255        SAN No. 4971 National Contingency Plan Revisions To Align With the National Response      2050-AG22
            Plan..................................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3256        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)....................................................
3257        SAN No. 4736 Administrative Reporting Exemption for Certain Air Releases of NOx.......    2050-AF02
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3258        SAN No. 4737 Correction of Errors and Adjustment of CERCLA Reportable Quantities......    2050-AF03
3259        SAN No. 4177 Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund        2050-AE62
            State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions........................................
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             COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3260        SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA Section    2050-AE63
            102(a)................................................................................
3261        SAN No. 4739 Standards and Practices for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries.........    2050-AF04
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3262        SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces--       2040-AD39
            Phase II..............................................................................
3263        SAN No. 4996 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Rule...............................    2040-AE80
3264        SAN No. 5040 Water Transfers Rule.....................................................    2040-AE86
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                                     CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3265        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......................
3266        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
3267        SAN No. 4690 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Requirements for      2040-AD87
            Peak Wet Weather Discharges From Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants Serving
            Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems Policy..............................................
3268        SAN No. 4950 Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. coli, Enterococci, Fecal              2040-AE68
            Coliforms, and Salmonella Under the Clean Water Act...................................
3269        SAN No. 4965 2006 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan....................................    2040-AE76
3270        SAN No. 4995 Rulemaking on Direct Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United       2040-AE79
            States in Compliance With FIFRA.......................................................
3271        SAN No. 4979 Amendments to NPDES Regulations for Storm Water Discharges From Oil/Gas      2040-AE81
            Exploration, Production, Processing, or Treatment Operations, or Transmission
            Facilities............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3272        SAN No. 4526 Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution             2050-AE87
            Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements.....................
3273        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)..................................................................................
3274        SAN No. 3702 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the Clean Water       2040-AC75
            Act...................................................................................
3275        SAN No. 3714 Test Procedures: Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures            2040-AC92
            Approved for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring....................................
3276        SAN No. 3713 Test Procedures: Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures      2040-AC93
            and Guidance for Clean Water Act Test Procedures......................................
3277        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............................
3278        SAN No. 3786 NPDES Applications Revisions.............................................    2040-AC84
3279        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.............................................
3280        SAN No. 4746 Regulations for Gray and Black Water Discharges From Cruise Ships            2040-AD89
            Operating in Certain Alaskan Waters...................................................
3281        SAN No. 4822 Effluent Guidelines and Standards: Recodification of Various Effluent        2040-AE61
            Guidelines............................................................................
3282        SAN No. 4948 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Airport Deicing            2040-AE69
            Operations............................................................................
3283        SAN No. 4949 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Drinking Water Supply      2040-AE74
            and Treatment.........................................................................
3284        SAN No. 4967 New/Revised Ambient Water Quality Criteria (AWQC) for Recreational Waters    2040-AE77

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3285        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3286        SAN No. 4947 Effluent Guidelines for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source        2040-AE78
            Category (Revision)...................................................................
3287        SAN No. 4996.1 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations--Compliance Dates...............    2040-AE85
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                               SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3288        SAN No. 4821 Drinking Water: Regulatory Determinations Regarding Contaminants on the      2040-AE60
            Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List......................................
3289        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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3290        SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule...........    2040-AA97
3291        SAN No. 4770 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation for Public Water Systems       2040-AD93
            Revisions.............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3292        SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon.......................    2040-AA94
3293        SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Aldicarb....................    2040-AC13
3294        SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWR): Methyl Tertiary       2040-AD54
            Butyl Ether (MTBE) and Technical Corrections to the NSDWR.............................
3295        SAN No. 4775 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Revisions to the Total          2040-AD94
            Coliform Monitoring and Analytical Requirements and Additional Distribution System
            Requirements..........................................................................
3296        SAN No. 4745 Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3..............................    2040-AD99
3297        SAN No. 4236 Underground Injection Control: Update of State Programs..................    2040-AD40
3298        SAN No. 4966 Drinking Water Regulations for Aircraft Public Water System..............    2040-AE84
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                                SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3299        SAN No. 4341 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface    2040-AD37
            Water Treatment Rule..................................................................
3300        SAN No. 4342 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage 2 Disinfection            2040-AD38
            Byproducts Rule.......................................................................
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                                  SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3301        SAN No. 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations........................    2040-AB85
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_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




2890. PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT 
AND ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ABROAD OF EPA 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                            12/00/06
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: 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

Jaime Loichinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance, 2252A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0276

RIN: 2020-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




2891. REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION REGULATION CONCERNING CONFLICT OF 
INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2892. 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

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Protection Manual. This rulemaking will implement the new TSCA CBI 
requirements into the three EPAAR clauses cited above.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, 
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
_______________________________________________________________________




2893. 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                            11/00/06
Final Action                    11/00/06

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4376
Email: chambers.ed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA89
_______________________________________________________________________




2894. REVISE EPAAR 1552.211-79 TO INCLUDE ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR 
CONTRACT DELIVERABLES (508) AND OTHER IT REQUIREMENTS

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

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, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4376
Email: chambers.ed@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________




2895.  SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION FINANCING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is implementing Agency guidance of a Federal Acquisition 
Regulation change allowing financing options for simplified 
acquisitions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5063;

Agency Contact: Susan Kantrowitz, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3102A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4317
Fax: 202 564-1887
Email: kantrowitz.susan@epa.gov

Tiffany Schermerhorn, Environmental Protection Agency, Administration 
and Resources Management, 3102A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9902
Fax: 202 564-1887
Email: schermerhorn.tiffany@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA92
_______________________________________________________________________




2896. 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 2701-2761; 42 USC 300(f) to 300(j)-26; 42 USC 
6901-6992(k)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered 
into a Final Project Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, Mexico 
that would modify the reporting requirements under the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA). The rule will allow the facility to submit regulatory reports 
and submit 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

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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                            11/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


General



_______________________________________________________________________




2897. 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             04/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2898.  IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTHORITY TO APPOINT RESEARCH 
SCIENTISTS.

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is an administrative provision in title II which 
authorizes the Administrator, after consultation with OPM, to make up 
to five appointments in any fiscal year from 2006 to 2011 for the 
Office of Research and Development only under the authority provided in 
42 U.S.C. 209.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5062;

Agency Contact: Susan Kantrowitz, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3102A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4317
Fax: 202 564-1887
Email: kantrowitz.susan@epa.gov

John T. Obrien, Environmental Protection Agency, Administration and 
Resources Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7876
Email: obrien.johnt@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA91
_______________________________________________________________________




2899. AMENDMENT OF THE STANDARDS FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL IN YUCCA 
MOUNTAIN, NEVADA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 102-486

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 197

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the standards for Yucca Mountain, 
Nevada (40 CFR Part 197). These standards were issued in 2001 and were 
partially remanded by a Federal court in 2004. These amendments will 
address the remanded portion of the standards, viz., the compliance 
period. Yucca Mountain is the site of a potential geologic repository 
for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. It is about 
100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, and straddles the boundaries 
of the Nevada Test Site, Bureau of Land Management land, and an Air 
Force bombing range. The site is being developed by the Department of 
Energy (DOE). The DOE will submit a license application to the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC). We (EPA) were given the authority to set 
Yucca Mountain-specific standards in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 
(EnPA). The EnPA also requires NRC to adopt our standards in its 
licensing regulations and use them as a basis to judge compliance of 
the repository's performance. The Agency issued final Yucca Mountain 
standards in 2001. In July 2004, the DC Circuit Court returned the 
standards to EPA for reconsideration of the regulatory time frame. The 
Court found that the 10,000-year compliance period violates our

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authorizing statute for Yucca Mountain regulation because it is not 
``based upon and consistent with'' scientific recommendations required 
from the National Academy of Sciences under the legislation. To address 
the Court's opinion, we must reassess the time frame in light of the 
National Academy's recommendation that compliance must be addressed at 
the time of peak dose, which may be as long as several hundred thousand 
years into the future.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/05                    70 FR 49014
Final Action                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4964;

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9198
Fax: 202 343-9198
Email: clark.ray@epa.gov

Raymond Lee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6608J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9463
Fax: 202 343-2503
Email: lee.raymond@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN15
_______________________________________________________________________




2900. 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                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4536; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/2001/October/Day-31/f27380.htm;

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
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


General



_______________________________________________________________________




2901. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/24/03                    68 FR 43824
Final Action                    04/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056;

Agency Contact: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




2902. 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
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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2903. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING (ER) AND RECORDKEEPING RULE 
(CROMERRR)

Priority: Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/31/01                    66 FR 46162
Final Action                    10/13/05                    70 FR 59848

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Evi Huffer
Phone: 202 566-1697
Fax: 202 260-9322
Email: huffer.evi@epamail.epa.gov

David Schwarz
Phone: 202 566-1704
Fax: 202 566-1684
Email: schwarz.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




2904. PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS (REVISED)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 16 (revised)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/14/04                    69 FR 55377
Final Action                    01/04/06                      71 FR 232

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Judy Hutt
Phone: 202 566-1668
Fax: 202 566-1639
Email: hutt.judy@epamail.epa.gov

Deborah Williams
Phone: 202 566-1659
Fax: 202 566-1648
Email: williams.deborah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________




2905. MISCELLANEOUS REVISIONS TO EPAAR CLAUSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             10/25/05                    70 FR 61567

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dan Humphries
Phone: 202 564-4377
Email: humphries.daniel@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA84
_______________________________________________________________________




2906.  TSCA COMPLIANCE MONITORING GRANT REGULATION 
AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: TSCA Section 28

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35.312

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is to revise the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA) Compliance Monitoring Grant Regulation, 40 CFR 35.312 by 
deleting the reference to a competitive process. This action will be 
filed as a direct final rule. The language in the regulation currently 
reads `` EPA will award TSCA compliance monitoring grant funds to 
States through a competitive process in accordance with the national 
program guidance.'' This regulation will be revised by deleting the 
phrase ``through a competitive process`` from the regulation. The 
action is necessary to reflect how TSCA compliance monitoring grants 
funding States with PCB and asbestos compliance monitoring programs are 
managed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/13/06                     71 FR 7414

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5004; EPA publication information: 
Final Action - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/2006/February/Day-
13/t1309.htm;

Agency Contact: Phyllis Flaherty, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4131
Fax: 202 564-0050
Email: flaherty.phyllis@epamail.epa.gov

Iliana Tamacas, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 281 983-2113
Fax: 281 983-2124
Email: tamacas.iliana@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ24
_______________________________________________________________________




2907. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Guidance published by EPA       04/07/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Wood
Phone: 202 564-3358
Email: wood.bill@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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2908.  REQUIREMENTS FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE (RFG) 
UNDER THE 8-HOUR OZONE STANDARD FOR BUMP-UP AREAS DESIGNATED ATTAINMENT 
FOR THE 1-HOUR OZONE STANDARD PRIOR TO REVOCATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) is gasoline blended to reduce 
emissions that cause ozone smog. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires 
certain areas to use RFG, depending on how serious the ozone problem 
is--i.e., how far it is from attaining the National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. In some cases, areas that previously had a 
less-serious ozone problem subsequently experience worse air quality, 
and in such cases the Clean Air Act requires them to be ``bumped up'' 
to a higher category, thereby requiring RFG use. One complication is 
that the Agency is now implementing the transition from the previous 
ozone standard, based on the amount of pollution measured over a 1-hour 
period, to the new ozone standard, based on an 8-hour period. This rule 
would set regulations for such cases. EPA is inviting comment on two 
options for such cases. Under the first option, an area would be 
required to use RFG at least until it is redesignated to attainment for 
the 8-hr NAAQS. This option would rely on an anti-backsliding approach 
that emphasizes that the area is still an ozone nonattainment area 
notwithstanding its redesignation to attainment of the 1-hour NAAQS. 
EPA would interpret the Act as requiring continued use of RFG in the 
proposal areas due to their continued status as ozone nonattainment 
areas under the 8-hour NAAQS. An area would remain an RFG area at least 
until it is redesignated to attainment for the 8-hour NAAQS. Under the 
second option, EPA would interpret CAA section 211(k)(10)(D) such that 
an area would no longer be considered an RFG area after redesignation 
to attainment for the 1-hour NAAQS, if the State requests removal of 
RFG and demonstrates that removal would not result in loss of emission 
reductions relied upon in the State attainment plan. This option would 
allow for removal of the RFG program for proposal areas during 
transition to the 8-hour NAAQS, unlike the approach adopted for other 
bump-up areas. This option would implement an antibacksliding approach 
with a trigger date (date of revocation of the 1-hour NAAQS) that is 
different from that otherwise used. EPA recently redesignated Atlanta 
to attainment of the 1-hour NAAQS , prior to revocation of the 1-hour 
NAAQS. Thus, Atlanta

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is the only bump-up area that would fall within the scope of this 
proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5022;

Agency Contact: Kurt Gustafson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9219
Fax: 202 343-2800
Email: gustafson.kurt@epa.gov

Leila Cook, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4820
Email: cook.leila@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN63
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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2909. 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/06

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: 202 343-9707
Fax: 202 343-9707
Email: shroff.behram@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK81
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2910. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR 
PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 20, 2005.
Final, Judicial, September 27, 2006.

Abstract: On July 18, 1997, the EPA published a final rule revising the 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter 
(PM) (62 FR 38652). While retaining the PM10 standard levels, new 
standards were added for fine particles (PM2.5) to provide increased 
protection against both health and environmental effects of PM. On the 
same day, a Presidential Memorandum (62 FR 38421) was published that, 
among other things, anticipated that EPA would complete the next review 
of the PM NAAQS by July 2002. The EPA's plans and schedule for the next 
periodic review of the PM NAAQS were published on October 23, 1997 (62 
FR 55201). Due to the unprecedented volume of new research, the 
completion of the Criteria Document has been extended. As a result the 
overall schedule for the review of the PM NAAQS has extended beyond the 
original target of July 2002. As with other NAAQS reviews, a rigorous 
assessment of relevant scientific information will be presented in a 
Criteria Document (CD) prepared by EPA's National Center for 
Environmental Assessment. The EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards will then prepare a Staff Paper (SP) for the Administrator 
which will evaluate the policy implications of the key studies and 
scientific information contained in the CD and additional technical 
analyses and identify critical elements that EPA staff believe should 
be considered in reviewing the standards. The CD and SP will be 
reviewed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the 
public, and both final documents will reflect the input received 
through these reviews. As the PM NAAQS review is completed, the 
Administrator's proposal to revise or reaffirm the PM NAAQS will be 
published with a request for public comment. Input received during the 
public comment period will be considered in the Administrator's final 
decision. On January 17, 2006, EPA proposed rules regarding the primary 
and secondary PM NAAQS (71 FR 2620) as well as proposed revisions to 
the ambient air monitoring regulations (71 FR 2710).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/17/06                     71 FR 2620

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NPRM Comment Period End         04/17/06
Final Action                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4255; ; EPA Docket information: OAR-
2001-0017

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

Agency Contact: Beth Hassett-Sipple, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, C539-01, Washington DC, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-4605
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: hassett-sipple.beth@epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
06, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: martin.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




2911. 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. This proposed action will not impact 
small businesses, or State, local, or tribal governments.

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: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4531;

Agency Contact: Jeff Herzog, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4227
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ61
_______________________________________________________________________




2912. GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070;

Agency Contact: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




2913. 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)

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

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5344
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: rao.raj@epamail.epa.gov

Jessica Montanez, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3407
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: sutton.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________




2914. AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (40 CFR PART 60, APPENDIX F, PROCEDURE 3)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________




2915. 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, consent decree.

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                            06/00/06
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: 919 541-1039
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: manning.elaine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK22
_______________________________________________________________________




2916. 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                            10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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
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
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK84
_______________________________________________________________________




2917. 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 15, 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                            06/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/07

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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK14
_______________________________________________________________________




2918. 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                            08/00/06
Final Action                    10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4309;

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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@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




2919. 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               07/00/06
Final Action                    03/00/07

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.; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OAR-2002-0064

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

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6

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
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2920. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) FOR THE BILLINGS/LAUREL, MONTANA 
SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2) AREA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The State of Montana submitted a sulfur dioxide (SO2) State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Billings/Laurel, Montana area. On 5/
2/02 and 5/22/03 we partially and limitedly approved and partially and 
limitedly disapproved Montana's SO2 SIP for Billings/Laurel. EPA 
intends to propose a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to cover those 
parts of the State's plan we disapproved. EPA's FIP will assure that 
the Billings/Laurel area will attain and maintain the SO2 NAAQS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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
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2921. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUOUS PARAMETER MONITORING 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(b)(5) et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart SS; 40 CFR 63.8; 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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/06

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, C330-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5365
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ86
_______________________________________________________________________




2922. 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 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                            10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4633;

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

Agency Contact: John Holley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9305
Fax: 202 233-9557
Email: holley.john@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK03
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2923. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NONATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): AGGREGATION AND DEBOTTLENECKING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules clarify when multiple activities at a single 
major stationary source must be considered together for the purposes of 
determining major new source review (NSR) applicability (aggregation). 
We are changing the way emissions from permitted emissions units 
upstream or downstream from those undergoing a physical change or 
change in the method of operation are considered when determining if a 
proposed project will result in a significant emissions increase 
(debottlenecking). The regulations for aggregation and debottlenecking 
are intended to improve implementation of the program by articulating 
principles for determining major NSR applicability that were previously 
addressed through guidance only.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4793;

Agency Contact: Dave Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C339-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Lisa Sutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C339-
03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3450
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sutton.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL75
_______________________________________________________________________




2924. 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, an 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                            07/00/06

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AL83
_______________________________________________________________________




2925. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR VEHICLES: ON-
BOARD DIAGNOSTIC REQUIREMENTS FOR HEAVY-DUTY ENGINES AND VEHICLES ABOVE 
14,000 POUNDS & IN-USE, NOT-TO-EXCEED EMISSION STND. TESTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, ASD, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4405
Email: sherwood.todd@epamail.epa.gov

Holly Pugliese, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4288
Email: pugliese.holly@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL92
_______________________________________________________________________




2926. 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 Part 82

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/06
Final Action                    02/00/07

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4819;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\mbr

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@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
_______________________________________________________________________




2927. ALTERNATIVE WORK PRACTICE FOR LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

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

Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, March 31, 2006, Thompson Report date.

Abstract: This rule would amend existing regulations controlling 
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, C439-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AL98
_______________________________________________________________________




2928. 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, 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM07
_______________________________________________________________________




2929. 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                            09/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4846;

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, RTP, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-2421
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM08
_______________________________________________________________________




2930. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: AMENDMENTS TO THE SECTION 608 
LEAK REPAIR REGULATIONS

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82, subpart F

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/06
Final Action                    05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4856;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6\608

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2931. 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.
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2006, Consent decree.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 2007, Consent decree.

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                            11/00/06
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, C439-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM14
_______________________________________________________________________




2932. NESHAP: TOTAL FACILITY LOW RISK DETERMINATION (TFLRD) FOR RESIDUAL 
RISK

Priority: Other Significant

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 and 
protect against adverse environmental effects. Many facilities have 
numerous MACT standards that they are subject to. This action would 
propose an alternative emissions standard whereby a facility able to 
make a facility-wide low-risk determination could meet this alternative 
standard instead of other applicable residual risk standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/06

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
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
_______________________________________________________________________




2933. REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSMIX PROCESSING AND BLENDING UNDER THE 
REFORMULATED GASOLINE AND GASOLINE SULFUR RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

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Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4853;

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

RIN: 2060-AM27
_______________________________________________________________________




2934. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION: AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

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 (i.e., from point of 
extraction to point of treatment -- as proposed in the original rule). 
We will also clarify that facilities with active remediations can use 
the 1 Mg HAP exemption if they qualify rather than limit it to new 
remediations. We will also clarify that facilities meeting equipment 
leak standards for part 61 or other part 63 standards are exempt from 
those similar provisions in 63 subpart GGGGG. Grammatical errors and 
incorrect section references will be corrected as well.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

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, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM30
_______________________________________________________________________




2935. 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 2 
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 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. The 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking provides further explanation 
and additional technical support for an option proposed under the NO2 
Increment Rulemaking (issued at 70 FR 59582 on October 12, 2005). This 
option would explain EPA's position and propose that any State subject 
to CAIR and opting into the EPA-administered regional cap and trade 
program under CAIR will satisfy the requirements under section 166 of 
the Act for prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) of air 
quality for NOx; thereby, enabling that State to request EPA approval 
to exempt sources from the NO2 increment analysis under the PSD 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/23/05                     70 FR 8880
Final Action                    10/12/05                    70 FR 59582
Supplemental NPRM               11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4881; EPA publication information: 
Final Action - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/October/Day-12/
a20110.htm; ; EPA Docket information: http://www.epa.gov/edocket OAR-
2004-0013

Agency Contact: Dan Deroeck, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, RTP, DC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5593
Email: deroeck.dan@epamail.epa.gov

Jessica Montanez, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3407
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: sutton.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM33
_______________________________________________________________________




2936. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AND FUEL SYSTEMS 
FROM MARINE VESSELS AND SMALL EQUIPMENT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521 to 7601(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4882;

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

RIN: 2060-AM34
_______________________________________________________________________




2937. 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 Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90 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. Both iron foundries and steel foundries were listed as 
high priority source categories via a toxicity-weighting analysis. 
Extensive data gathering and analyses were performed during the 
development of MACT standards for major iron and steel foundries. The 
database that was compiled is now being analyzed to determine if 
additional information gathering would be required. We intend to 
consider both MACT and GACT as control options for regulated emission 
sources. Several HAPs have been identified that may be present in air 
emissions in significant enough quantities to be of concern. The metal 
HAPs emitted from melting furnaces include cadmium, chromium, lead, 
manganese, and nickel. Aromatic organic HAPs produced by mold-and core-
making lines, melting furnaces, and pouring, cooling and shakeout (PCS) 
lines contain acetophenone, benzene, cumene, dibenzofurans, dioxins, 
naphthalene, phenol, pyrene, toluene, and xylene. The nonaromatic 
organic HAPs emitted are formaldehyde, methanol, and triethylamine. 
There are approximately 300 area source iron foundries in the U.S., 
with about 75 percent being small businesses. We estimate that 65 
percent of the area source iron foundries have production under 10,000 
tons per year. There are approximately 200 area source steel foundries 
in the U.S., with about 70 percent being small businesses. We estimate 
that 85 percent of the area source steel foundries have production 
under 10,000 tons per year. A preliminary analytical blue print was 
prepared in November 2004.

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 27709
Phone: 919 541-1512
Email: chin.conrad@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM36
_______________________________________________________________________




2938. 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

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4885;

Agency Contact: Michael A. Trutna, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5345
Fax: 919-541-4028
Email: trutna.mike@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM45
_______________________________________________________________________




2939. NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION STANDARDS FOR 
ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS -- AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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                            08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4905;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM47
_______________________________________________________________________




2940. 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                            09/00/06
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, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4937
Email: laroo.chris@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM48
_______________________________________________________________________




2941. 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

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substitutes for CFC and HCFC refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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. 4916;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6\608

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2942. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--CLAY CERAMICS INDUSTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4906;

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: schaefer.john@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM53
_______________________________________________________________________




2943. PROTECTION OF THE STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALTERNATIVES FOR THE MOTOR 
VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING SECTOR UNDER THE SIGNIFICANT NEW ALTERNATIVES 
POLICY (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

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                            04/00/06

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

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-AM54
_______________________________________________________________________




2944. 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 amendment to the regulation will provide specific requirements 
for programs applying to become certifying organizations, will specify 
reporting and recordkeeping requirements in order to enhance 
implementation of the program, and will define other administrative 
components of the program to improve accountability.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




2945. 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: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4889; ; EPA Docket information: OAR-
2004-0083

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 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM71
_______________________________________________________________________




2946. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION STAGE I -- AREA SOURCE STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

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

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 the 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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 685-3195
Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM74
_______________________________________________________________________




2947. 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 a 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                            05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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

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Email: colyer.rick@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM75
_______________________________________________________________________




2948. 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 Section 111

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May 23, 2006, court ordered deadline.
Final, Judicial, December 20, 2007, court ordered deadline.

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: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4915;

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

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-AM81
_______________________________________________________________________




2949. NESHAP: DEFENSE LAND SYSTEMS AND MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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                            01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4926;

Agency Contact: Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5580
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: teal.kim@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM84
_______________________________________________________________________




2950. NESHAP: IRON AND STEEL FOUNDRIES; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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                          08/00/06
Final Action 2                  04/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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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 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM85
_______________________________________________________________________




2951. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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 27709
Phone: 919 541-1512
Email: chin.conrad@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM87
_______________________________________________________________________




2952. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) AND NON-ATTAINMENT 
NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): RECONSIDERATION OF INCLUSION OF FUGITIVE 
EMISSIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title I

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Parts 51 and 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 11, 2003, EPA received a petition for reconsideration 
on behalf of Newmont USA Limited, and 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                            08/00/06
Final Action                    08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4940;

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-0503
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM91
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2953. IMPLEMENTING PERIODIC MONITORING IN FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING 
PERMIT PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70.6(c)(1); 40 CFR 71.6(c)(1); 40 CFR 64

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would revise the Compliance Assurance Monitoring 
rule (40 CFR part 64) to be implemented through the operating permits 
rule (40 CFR Parts 70 and 71) to define when periodic monitoring for 
monitoring stationary source compliance must be created, and to include 
specific criteria that periodic monitoring must meet. This rule 
satisfies our four-step strategy announced in the final Umbrella 
Monitoring Rule (published January 22, 2004) to address monitoring 
inadequacies. The four steps were: 1) to clarify the role of title V 
permits in monitoring [Umbrella Monitoring Rule]; 2) to provide 
guidance for improved monitoring in PM-Fine SIP's; 3) to take comment 
on correction of inadequate monitoring provisions in underlying rules; 
and 4) to provide guidance on periodic monitoring. We have completed 
the RIA data collection and most of the analyses, but have not yet 
completed the internal review. We are drafting RIA text with a goal of 
completion by January 2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4699.2; Split from RIN 2060-AK29.

Agency Contact: Peter Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

Robin Langdon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-4048

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Email: langdon.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN00
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2954. 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                            09/00/06

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

Elaine Mannnig, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C539-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN10
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2955. 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                            05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4960;

Agency Contact: Jan King, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, RTP, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




2956. FUEL ECONOMY LABELING OF MOTOR VEHICLES: REVISIONS TO IMPROVE 
CALCULATION OF FUEL ECONOMY ESTIMATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC. 2001 to 2003; 15 USC 2005 to 2006; 15 USC 2013

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 600

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1974 requires EPA 
to establish regulations that require auto manufacturers to display 
fuel economy estimates on a label for each new vehicle. EPA also has 
authority to prescribe the test procedures used to calculate these fuel 
economy estimates. These estimates allow consumers to compare the fuel 
economy of different vehicles. Current window stickers have two fuel 
economy estimates, ``City'' and ``Highway.'' While actual driving 
conditions will cause variations from the EPA estimates, consumers 
should expect to achieve fuel economy that is reasonably close to those 
estimates. Since EPA last revised the methods for measuring fuel 
economy (1985), many conditions have changed--speed limits are higher, 
congestion has increased, and more vehicles are equipped with power-
hungry accessories, like air conditioning. All of these factors will 
impact a vehicle's actual fuel economy. Some of these factors--
aggressive and high-speed driving and air conditioner use in 
particular--have been addressed in EPA emission test procedures. In the 
past few years, there has been a growing awareness by consumers 
indicating that they are experiencing lower actual fuel economy than 
the EPA estimates. EPA has examined of many factors that are not 
currently accounted for in our fuel economy estimates. EPA's initial 
analyses indicate that the fuel economy label estimates are 
overestimated, perhaps significantly for some vehicles. This action 
will provide consumers with more accurate and credible information 
regarding the comparative fuel economy of vehicles. This action will 
amend the way in which fuel economy estimates are calculated, primarily 
by incorporating the fuel economy results from additional vehicle tests 
performed today for emissions compliance purposes. It will also propose 
changes

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to how the fuel economy estimates and other related information are 
presented to consumers on the vehicle window sticker label. The changes 
in this action will not impact the Corporate Average Fuel Economy 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/01/06                     71 FR 5425
NPRM Comment Period End         04/03/06
Final Action                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4962; ; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OAR-2005-0169

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

Robin Moran, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, ASD, 
Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4781
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN14
_______________________________________________________________________




2957. 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 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                            05/00/06
Final Action                    06/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2958. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/07

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: 919 541-3470
Email: teal.kim@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN21

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2959. REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR OZONE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, July 18, 2002, CAA Amendments of 
1977.
NPRM, Judicial, March 28, 2007, Consent Decree.
Final, Judicial, December 19, 2007, Consent Decree.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 require EPA to review 
and, if necessary, revise national ambient air quality standards 
(NAAQS) periodically. On July 18, 1997, the EPA published a final rule 
revising the NAAQS for ozone. The primary and secondary NAAQS were 
strengthened to provide increased protection against both health and 
environmental effects of ozone. The EPA's work plan/schedule for the 
next review of the ozone Criteria Document was published on November 
2002. The first external review draft Criteria Document, a rigorous 
assessment of relevant scientific information, was released on January 
31, 2005. The EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards will 
prepare a Staff Paper for the Administrator, which will evaluate the 
policy implications of the key studies and scientific information 
contained in the Criteria Document and additional technical analyses, 
and identify critical elements that EPA staff believe should be 
considered in reviewing the standards. The Criteria Document and Staff 
Paper will be reviewed by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
and the public, and both final documents will reflect the input 
received through these reviews. As the ozone NAAQS review is completed, 
the Administrator's proposal to reaffirm or revise the ozone NAAQS will 
be published with a request for public comment. Input received during 
the public comment period will be considered in the Administrator's 
final decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          12/29/05                    70 FR 77155
NPRM                            03/00/07
Final Action                    12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5008;

Agency Contact: David McKee, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C 539-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5288
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
06, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: martin.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN24
_______________________________________________________________________




2960. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION, NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE 
REVIEW, AND NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: EMISSIONS TEST FOR 
ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act, title I parts C and D and sec 111(a)(4)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would create a revised emissions test for 
existing electric generating units (EGUs) that are subject to the 
regulations governing the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) 
and nonattainment major New Source Review (NSR) programs mandated by 
parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This revised 
emissions test would be available for EGUs that are also subject to the 
EPA-administered Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) NOx Annual Trading 
Program or the CAIR SO2 Trading Program. This emissions test could be 
extended to other CAIR and non-CAIR EGUs. For existing major stationary 
sources, the NSR base program emissions test is applied when the source 
proposes to modify an emissions unit such that the change is a physical 
change or change in the method of operation, and the test compares 
actual emissions to either potential emissions or projected actual 
emissions. Under this rulemaking's revised NSR emissions test (a 
maximum hourly test like that used in the NSPS program), we would 
compare the EGU's maximum hourly emissions (considering controls) 
before the change for the past 5 years to the maximum hourly emissions 
after the change. Other options for the revised emissions test include 
a maximum achieved hourly emissions test and an output based emissions 
test, such as lb/MWh.The supplemental notice will include proposed 
regulatory language for the three options. The supplemental notice will 
also include data, information, and analyses concerning the impacts of 
the proposed options.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/20/05                    70 FR 61081
Supplemental NPRM               06/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4794.2; Split from RIN 2060-AM95.

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

Agency Contact: Janet McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C339-03, RTP, NC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1450
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: mcdonald.janet@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN28
_______________________________________________________________________




2961. 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

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Abstract: Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to identify 
alternatives to Class I and II ozone-depleting substances and to 
publish lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes. Producers of 
substitutes must notify EPA at least 90 days before alternatives are 
introduced into interstate commerce. 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                            04/00/06
Final Action                    01/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2962. 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 would amend 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 
were vacated by the D.C. Circuit on June 18, 2004 in Mossville 
Environmental Action v. EPA, 370 F.3d 1232 (D.C.Cir. 2004). This action 
assures continuity of the parts of the standard that were upheld by the 
court, and addresses the component of these standards, regarding the 
use of vinyl chloride as a surrogate for all other HAP, that was not 
upheld by the court.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4988; ; EPA Docket information: 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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN33
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2963. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION AMENDMENTS--RESPONSE TO LITIGATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart GGGGG

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; Split from RIN 2060-AM30.; EPA 
Docket information: OAR-2002-0021

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN36
_______________________________________________________________________




2964. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION (NON-GASOLINE); AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act section 112

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2006.

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                            07/00/06

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN37
_______________________________________________________________________




2965. FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATION UNITS 
CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 9, 2004

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA Sections 129 and 111(d)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 62 (New)

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 16, 2007, Section 129(b)(3) 
of CAA - 2 Years after promulgation of underlying emission guidelines 
is deadline for this action.
Other, Statutory, December 16, 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. Final 
regulations for OSWI were published on December 16, 2005. In accordance 
with section 129, any State with affected sources must submit a State 
plan by 1 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 
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 December 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                            08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5011;

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5396
Email: lassiter.penny@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN43
_______________________________________________________________________




2966. 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 to 7671q

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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2967. ACTION ON PETITION TO LIST DIESEL EXHAUST AS A HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

[[Page 23271]]

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. After technical evaluation, the workgroup will 
recommend to grant or deny the petition. Our current negotiated court 
ordered deadlines are to propose to list or issue notification of 
denial by June 12, 2006 with final action by May 1, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5020; ; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OAR-2005-0489

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
Email: jenkins.scott@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN49
_______________________________________________________________________




2968.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: 2007 
CRITICAL USE EXEMPTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: sec 604 of the CAA

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will include the solicitation of comments on 
uses of methyl bromide which the Agency believes meet the criteria for 
the critical use exemption for the year 2007, and will allocate such 
exemptions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5051, FDMS Docket Number EPA-HQ-OAR-
2005-0538

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/ozone/mbr

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@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-AN54
_______________________________________________________________________




2969.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: BAN ON THE 
IMPORT OF PRE-CHARGED PRODUCTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is concerned with the environmental impacts that could 
result from the potential continued imports of HCFC pre-charged 
products after the phaseout of production and importation of bulk 
substances. Similar concerns resulted in the banning the imports of CFC 
pre-charged refrigeration products after the 1996 phaseout of 
production and import of bulk substances. Therefore, EPA intends to 
propose regulations banning the imports of HCFC pre-charged products 
under the provisions within title VI of CAAA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/07
Final Action                    01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5052;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6

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

RIN: 2060-AN58
_______________________________________________________________________




2970.  TRANSITION TO NEW OR REVISED PARTICULATE MATTER 
(PM) NAAQS)

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, January 31, 2006, The 12/20/05 PM 
NAAQS says we will issue this ANPR by the end of January 2006.

Abstract: In 1997, EPA promulgated revised National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM-2.5). EPA proposed 
revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particle 
pollution (NAAQS) on December 20, 2005. The purpose of the ANPR is to 
assure stakeholders that EPA is aware of and is considering the 
multiple issues associated with implementing any revised PM fine 
standards, and possible new PM coarse standards that may result from 
the December proposal. This ANPR should also provide an opportunity for 
the public to provide input on the best way to implement these actions. 
The ANPR will be followed with a proposal possibly by September 2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/09/06                     71 FR 6718
NPRM                            02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 23272]]

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4752.1; EPA publication information: 
ANPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2006/February/Day-09/
a1798.htm; Split from RIN 2060-AK74.

Agency Contact: Barbara Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3310
Fax: 919 541-1051
Email: driscoll.barbara@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN59
_______________________________________________________________________




2971.  PM2.5 DE MINIMIS EMISSION LEVELS FOR GENERAL 
CONFORMITY APPLICABILITY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: General Conformity (GC) requirements become effective for 
Federal actions in PM2.5 nonattainment areas with start actions dates 
after April 5, 2006. In the GC Regulations EPA set de minimis emission 
levels for criteria pollutants where Federal actions with emissions 
below the de minimis levels are presumed to conform to State 
Implementation Plans (or applicable emission budgets). Actions that are 
presumed to conform do not have to make conformity determinations. EPA 
anticipated publishing de minimis levels for the new PM2.5 standard in 
its revisions to the GC rule or in the PM2.5 Implementation Rule 
(whichever would be published earlier). These rules have not been 
promulgated yet and do not appear they will be finalized before GC 
requirements become effective in PM2.5 designated nonattainment areas 
in April 2006. At that time, Federal agencies will be in a position of 
having to perform applicability analysis without the benefit of 
published de minimis thresholds. This means all actions (unless 
currently listed as exempt) taken by a Federal agency in a PM2.5 
nonattainment area will need to do a conformity determination 
(including mitigation and offsets if needed) before they can start the 
action -- even those with zero or very low levels of emissions. To 
address this issue, we would like to propose and finalize a separate 
rulemaking on a faster track to set PM2.5 de minimis levels by April 
2006. The substance of this separate rulemaking has already undergone 
workgroup consideration and will undergo final agency review (FAR) as 
part of the proposal for General Conformity rule revisions. This 
separate rule would essentially pull the language from the GC revision 
that will be proposed soon.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5042;

Agency Contact: 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-AN60
_______________________________________________________________________




2972.  NESHAP FOR MISCELLANEOUS COATING MANUFACTURING; 
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The existing rule for this source category was published on 
December 11, 2003. These proposed amendments would further clarify 
applicability for coating manufacturing vs chemical manufacturing. The 
amendments would also propose extending the compliance date for certain 
coating manufacturing equipment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4890.1; Split from RIN 2060-AM72.

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

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN61
_______________________________________________________________________




2973.  NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--RECIPROCATING 
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: We are under a consent decree to propose area-source emission 
standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from stationary 
reciprocating internal combustion engines. This action will propose 
standards for stationary engines smaller than 500 horsepower located at 
major sources of HAP. In addition we intend to propose standards for 
stationary engines of all sizes located at area sources of HAP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5014;

Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

[[Page 23273]]

Phone: 919 541-5340
Email: pagan.jaime@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN62
_______________________________________________________________________




2974.  REVISIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF POTENTIAL TO 
EMIT (PTE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401, 7412, 7414, 7416, and 7601

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51, 52, 63, 70, 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA proposes to clarify the definition of 'potential to emit' 
(PTE) for several CAA programs that implement requirements for major 
sources. To that end, EPA proposes to revise the PTE definition, for 
several CAA programs to explain the types of limits that are effective 
in restricting a source's PTE regulated pollutants. EPA's requirement 
that PTE limits must be federally enforceable to be considered 
effective in restricting PTE is at issue as a result of three court 
decisions. EPA's proposal will address this requirement.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5025;

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

Michael Ling, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C304-
03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4729
Fax: 919 541-0804
Email: ling.michael@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN65
_______________________________________________________________________




2975.  CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MOTOR 
VEHICLES AND NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINES: SAFETEA-LU HOV FACILITIES RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 23 USC 1121

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 6, 2006, Language from 
Congress requires a final regulatory action by February 6, 2006.

Abstract: It is the sense of Congress to encourage the purchase and use 
of hybrid and other fuel efficient vehicles, which have been proven to 
minimize air emissions and decrease consumption of fossil fuels. This 
regulation establishes the criteria for certifying a vehicle as low 
emitting and energy-efficient. State HOV programs will reference this 
regulation in their request to Federal Highway Administration for 
exceptions to the 2-person minimum occupancy HOV requirement. These 
regulations are optional for states to implement and will sunset in 
2009.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5029;

Agency Contact: Julia Rege, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4614
Email: rege.julia@epamail.epa.gov

Tandi Bagian, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4901
Email: bagian.tandi@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN68
_______________________________________________________________________




2976.  NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION 
STANDARDS FOR AEROSOL COATINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7511b

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59 subpart E

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act, the EPA is 
required to list and schedule for regulation those categories of 
consumer or commercial products that account for at least 80 percent of 
volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, on a reactivity adjusted 
basis, in areas that violate the National Ambient Air Quality Standard 
for ozone. This rule is intended to meet that requirement for the 
aerosol spray paint category listed on March 23, 1995. This national 
regulation will establish a uniform reactivity-based standard for 
aerosol spray paints modeled after the California Air Resource Board 
(CARB) Regulation for Reducing the Ozone Formed from Aerosol Coating 
Product Emissions. EPA granted final approval of the revisions to the 
California State Implementation Plan containing this regulation on 
September 13, 2005. Although mass-based VOC reductions have been made 
in the aerosol coating category, this reactivity-based approach will 
achieve additional reductions in ozone formation where further mass-
based reductions have proven to be technologically infeasible. This 
national rule is projected to better control a product's contribution 
to ozone formation by encouraging reductions of higher reactivity VOCs, 
rather than treating all VOCs in a product alike through a mass-based 
approach.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/06
Final Action                    10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5030;

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

[[Page 23274]]

Email: moore.bruce@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN69
_______________________________________________________________________




2977.  NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS): 
EQUIPMENT LEAKS--SUBPARTS VV & GGG

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, October 31, 2006.
Final, Statutory, October 31, 2007.

Abstract: Section 111(b)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to 
review new source performance standards at least every 8 years. Under 
this project, we will review and, if appropriate, revise the new source 
performance standards for equipment leaks (subparts VV and GGG in part 
60). Equipment leaks are defined as leaks from valves, pumps, 
compressors, sampling connections, open-ended lines, and pressure 
relief valves at SOCMI sources (subpart VV) and oil refineries (subpart 
GGG). We will determine if actual emission reductions currently being 
achieved due to other programs are greater than the requirements in the 
current NSPS standards, and whether the current NSPS standards should 
be revised.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/06
Final Action                    10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5035;

Agency Contact: Karen Rackley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0634
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: rackley.karen@epa.gov

Ken Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
03, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 685-3200
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN71
_______________________________________________________________________




2978.  DEFECT REPORTING FOR ON-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLES 
AND ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA regulations require manufacturers to report defects of 
emissions-related equipment or emissions control systems of on-highway 
motor vehicles and heavy-duty engines. Under the current regulations a 
defect report is required when a manufacturer determines that the same 
defect has occurred in 25 or more vehicles or engines. This is an 
unreasonably small threshold for large engine families/test groups. 
This action would create new thresholds that would depend upon the size 
of the engine family/test group. It would also obligate manufacturers 
to conduct investigations under certain circumstances to determine if 
an emission-related defect is present. The investigations would be 
triggered by warranty information, parts shipments, and any other 
information which may be available to indicate need for an 
investigation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/07
Final Action                    01/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5043;

Agency Contact: Christine Mikolajczyk, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4403
Email: mikolajczyk.christine@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4851
Email: sohacki.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN73
_______________________________________________________________________




2979.  INTERPRETIVE RULEMAKING TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF 
CERTAIN MONITORING REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING PERMITS 
PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title V

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to request comments on a 
proposed interpretation of certain existing regulatory language 
relative to the need to address the sufficiency of existing monitoring 
requirements included in State and Federal operating permits programs 
developed under title V of the Clean Air Act (Act). Specifically, our 
proposed interpretation is that sections 70.6(c)(1) and 71.6(c)(1) of 
40 CFR parts 70 and 71 (previously referred to as the Umbrella 
Monitoring Rule) do not provide a basis for assessing the adequacy of 
or adding monitoring requirements to operating permits, independent of 
such monitoring required under existing Federal air pollution control 
rules and State implementation plan (SIP) rules (i.e., monitoring 
required under applicable requirements), including monitoring required 
under the part 64 (the compliance assurance monitoring or CAM, rule) 
where it applies, and such monitoring as may be required to fill gaps 
under the separate periodic monitoring requirements of the operating 
permits rules. We also formally withdraw a September 17, 2002, proposal 
to revise these paragraphs in parts 70 and 71.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5044;

Agency Contact: Peter Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

[[Page 23275]]

and Radiation, C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C330-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5365
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN74
_______________________________________________________________________




2980.  REVISION TO DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC 
COMPOUNDS--EXCLUSION OF COMPOUNDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is proposing to add four compounds (benzotrifluoride, 
dimethyl succinate, propylene carbonate, and dimethyl carbonate) to the 
list of negligibly reactive compounds in EPA's definition of VOC.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5045;

Agency Contact: William Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C539-02, Research Triangle Park, DC 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
Email: keating.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN75
_______________________________________________________________________




2981.  RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: PL 109-58

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.1101

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 6, 2006, The Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 requires that EPA promulgate RFS regulations by 08/06/2006.

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the ``Act''), signed into law 
on August 8, 2005, requires EPA to promulgate regulations implementing 
the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) within one year of enactment. The 
RFS requires specific volumes of renewable fuel to be in gasoline sold 
in the U.S. starting with 4.0 billion gal/yr in 2006 up to 7.5 billion 
gal/yr in 2012. The Act provides that if EPA fails to promulgate 
regulations within one year, then a default value of 2.78% renewable 
fuel in gasoline will be in effect for 2006. We recently promulgated a 
rule ( ``Renewable Fuel Standards Requirements for 2006'', 70 FR 77325, 
12/30/05) to implement the default standard. The Agency must complete 
its obligation under the Act by promulgating a rule that implements the 
RFS for years 2007 and beyond. Such rule must establish how the 
renewable fuel standard is defined and calculated, what parties are 
liable, and how compliance with the standard is to be determined. In 
addition, the rule must establish a system by which renewable fuel 
credits can be generated, and traded/sold between parties. This 
statutory provision is subject to multiple interpretations of key 
terms. The ``Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2006'' that we 
promulgated on 12/30/05 interprets the default provision so that it can 
be implemented with certainty in the event EPA fails to promulgate the 
RFS within one year of enactment. It provides for refiners, importers 
and blenders to meet the 2.78% requirement collectively, rather than on 
an individual basis. Since our projections show that this value is 
highly likely to be met in 2006 under planned practices of the refining 
industry, we do not anticipate any impacts on the industry in general, 
nor any on small businesses. It will have no effect on State, local or 
tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 5048;

Agency Contact: Barry Garelick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 343-9028
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48104
Phone: 734 214-4507
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: korotney.david@epamail.epa.gov;

RIN: 2060-AN76
_______________________________________________________________________




2982.  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING: AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA title III

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The promulgated National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants for Semiconductor Manufacturing included process vent 
requirements for inorganic HAP streams or inorganic process HAP 
streams. However, a small minority of process vents in the industry 
contain emission streams that combine inorganic and organic HAPs. The 
purpose of this amendment is to add a definition for mixed stream 
process vents in order to clarify the rule requirements and avoid the 
confusion caused by the current rule. These amendments will not add 
additional burden or cost to the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5055;

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, C504-04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: schaefer.john@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN80
_______________________________________________________________________




2983.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOCATION 
OF ESSENTIAL USE ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: OAR is seeking to allocate essential use allowances for 
import and production of class I stratospheric ozone depleting 
substances for calendar 2007. Essential allowances enable a person to 
obtain newly produced or imported controlled class I ODS under the 
essential exemption to the regulatory phaseout of these chemical,which 
became effective on January 1, 1996. Essential uses include the 
manufacture of important medical devices such as asthma inhalers.

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. 5056;

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

Ross Brennan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9226
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: brennan.ross@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN81
_______________________________________________________________________




2984.  TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS TO 
IMPLEMENT PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE 2005 TRANSPORTATION BILL (SAFETEA-
LU)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7506

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93; 40 CFR 51.390

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, August 9, 2007, SAFETEA-LU requires 
that EPA revise the transportation conformity rule to address the 
statutory provisions.

Abstract: The transportation conformity rule ensures that 
transportation planning is consistent with a State's plan for achieving 
the air quality standards. These amendments to the rule are necessary 
as a result of the changes to the Clean Air Act's transportation 
conformity provisions as mandated by the recent transportation bill, 
SAFETEA-LU. SAFETEA-LU revised a number of aspects of the Clean Air 
Act's transportation conformity provisions including: 1)Providing an 
additional 6 months to re-determine conformity after new State 
implementation plan (SIP) motor vehicle emissions budgets are either 
found adequate, approved or promulgated; 2)changing the frequency 
requirements for transportation conformity determinations; 3)providing 
an option for reducing the time period covered by conformity 
determinations; 4)providing procedures for areas to use in substituting 
or adding transportation control measures (TCMs) to approved SIPs; 
5)adding a 1-year grace period for conformity lapses; and 
6)streamlining requirements for conformity SIPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/06
Final Action                    08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5057;

Agency Contact: Rudolph Kapichak, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4574
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: kapichak.rudolph@epamail.epa.gov

Laura Berry, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4858
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: berry.laura@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN82
_______________________________________________________________________




2985.  REVISIONS TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW 
STATIONARY SOURCES, NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS, & NESHAP FOR SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 60, 61, 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule will extend the time period required for 
source owners and operators to conduct initial performance tests in 
response to force majeures. A force majeure is defined as an event 
caused by circumstances beyond the control of the affected facility, 
its contractors, or any entity controlled by the affected facility that 
results in not meeting the regulatory requirement to conduct 
performance tests within the specified timeframe despite the affected 
facility's best efforts to fulfill the obligation. Examples of such 
events are acts of nature, acts of war or terrorism, or equipment 
failure or safety hazard beyond the control of the affected facilty.
We recognize that there may be circumstances beyond a source owner's or 
operator's control that could cause a performance test deadline to be 
missed and that we must provide a mechanism for consideration of these 
circumstances and granting of extensions where warranted. Under current 
rules, a source owner or operator who is unable to comply with testing 
requirements within the allotted timeframe due to a force majeure is 
regarded as being in violation and subject to enforcement action. As a 
matter of policy, EPA has exercised enforcement discretion to avoid 
finding

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such sources in violation. However, because these failures result in 
circumstances beyond the control of the source owner or operator, we 
believe that a more reasonable approach is to provide an opportunity to 
such owners and operators to make good faith demonstrations and obtain 
extensions of the performance testing deadline in appropriate 
circumstances.
EPA's plans to address this issue were noted in the final Clean Air 
Action National Stack Testing Guidance issued by EPA on September 30, 
2005. The following footnote was included in this guidance document. 
``The Agency believes that it has the authority under law to allow 
extensions and plans to conduct notice and comment rulemaking regarding 
appropriate circumstances in which an extension of initial performance 
test deadlines may be allowed by regulation.``

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5061;

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C304-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN84
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Air Act (CAA)



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2986. 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                    05/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




2987. ADDITION OF METHOD 207 TO APPENDIX M OF 40 CFR PART 51 METHOD FOR 
MEASURING ISOCYANATES IN STATIONARY SOURCE EMISSIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/08/97                    62 FR 64532
Final Action                    01/00/07

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, 
D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




2988. CLEAN AIR FINE PARTICLE IMPLEMENTATION RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1997, EPA promulgated National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM-2.5). EPA 
designations of 39 nonattainment areas for the PM2.5

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standards became effective on April 5, 2005. The Clean Air Fine 
Particle Implementation Rule, which was proposed in the Federal 
Register on November 1, 2005, includes requirements and guidance for 
State and local air pollution agencies to follow in developing State 
implementation plans (SIPs) designed to bring areas into attainment 
with the 1997 standards. These SIP development activities include 
technical analyses to identify effective strategies for reducing 
emissions contributing to PM-2.5 levels, and the adoption of 
regulations as needed in order to attain the standards. Estimates show 
that compliance with the standards will prevent thousands of premature 
deaths from heart and lung disease, tens of thousands of hospital 
admissions and emergency room visits, and millions of absences from 
school and work every year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/01/05                    70 FR 65984
Final Action                    11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4752;

Agency Contact: Rich Damberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5592
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: damberg.rich@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK74
_______________________________________________________________________




2989. 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 Appendi; 40 CFR 63 
- Appendix 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                    07/00/06

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-4516
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________




2990. UPDATE OF CONTINUOUS INSTRUMENTAL TEST METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

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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                    04/00/06

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 20460
Phone: 919 541-1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK61
_______________________________________________________________________




2991. 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             07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4310;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AI66
_______________________________________________________________________




2992. 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: Final, Judicial, July 26, 2006, Original settlement 
agreement -5/26/06, due to request for extension of public comments, 
litigants agreed to extend final-7/26/06.

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 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                            12/02/05                    70 FR 72330
NPRM 2                          01/09/06                     71 FR 1403
Final Action                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4585; ; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OAR-2002-0051

Sectors Affected: 32731 Cement Manufacturing

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

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ78
_______________________________________________________________________




2993. 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.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2006, Consent Decree.

Abstract: This source category covers ethylene oxide commercial 
sterilizers. Proposal published October 24, 2005. 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 assessment 
results show cancer incidence less than one. Some commenters have 
requested we make the current requirements more stringent. Court 
ordered promulgation signature 3/2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/24/05                    70 FR 61404
Final Action                    04/00/06

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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, C439-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK09
_______________________________________________________________________




2994. NESHAP: GASOLINE DISTRIBUTION (STAGE I) RESIDUAL RISK AND MACT 
STANDARDS REVIEW

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: In 1994, we promulgated technology-based standards for this 
source category under section 112(d) of the CAA. The facilities covered 
by the standards and under investigation in this action, include both 
bulk gasoline terminals and pipeline breakout stations that emit major 
source levels of air toxics. The current action, required by section 
112(f)(2) of the CAA, directs us to assess the risk remaining (residual 
risk) after the application of technology-based standards. Also, CAA 
section 112 (d)(6) requires us to review and revise the technology-
based standards as necessary by taking into account developments in 
practices, processes, and control technologies. On August 10, 2005, we 
proposed no further action to revise the technology-based standards. 
Our risk assessment found that the risk from these facilities now meets 
the level we generally consider acceptable. In our technology 
assessment, we did not find significant advancements in technology. 
This final rule is under a consent decree requiring Administrator 
signature by 3/31/06.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/10/05                    70 FR 46452
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4655; ; EPA Docket information: OAR-
2004-0019

Agency Contact: Steve Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 685-3195
Email: shedd.steve@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK10
_______________________________________________________________________




2995. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL PROCESS COOLING TOWERS RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, September 30, 2002.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 2006, court ordered deadline.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/24/05                    70 FR 61411
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK16
_______________________________________________________________________




2996. 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, July 13, 2006, c/o deadline (original 
date 4/28/06, but negotiated extension with litigants, due to request 
for ext. of public comment period).

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 28,000 
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

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facilities. EPA has agreed with litigants to a deadline of July 13, 
2006 for completion of this effort.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/21/05                    70 FR 75884
Notice: Extension of Public 
Comments Period                 02/06/06                     71 FR 6030
Final Action                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2940
Email: jones.rhea@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK18
_______________________________________________________________________




2997. NESHAP: MAGNETIC TAPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARD

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 15, 2002, -.
Final, Judicial, March 31, 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. 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                            10/24/05                    70 FR 61417
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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: 919 541-1039
Email: dail.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK23
_______________________________________________________________________




2998. 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                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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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-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK54
_______________________________________________________________________




2999. 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                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4689;

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK41
_______________________________________________________________________




3000. MODIFICATION OF THE ANTI-DUMPING BASELINE DATE CUT-OFF LIMIT FOR 
DATA USED IN DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL BASELINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4604;

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ82
_______________________________________________________________________




3001. CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM MOBILE SOURCES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 80; 40 CFR Part 86

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 28, 2006, Consent Decree.
Final, Judicial, February 9, 2007, Consent Decree.

Abstract: Motor vehicles are significant contributors to national 
emissions of several hazardous air pollutants. These pollutants are 
known or suspected to have serious health or environmental impacts. 
Reducing emissions of these pollutants will reduce risk to public 
health and welfare. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to periodically 
revise requirements to control emissions of

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these pollutants from mobile sources. EPA committed to this rulemaking 
in the preamble of the last rulemaking on this topic, promulgated on 
March 29, 2001. This rule will address the need for additional 
requirements, beyond those associated with existing programs and other 
forthcoming rules, to control hazardous air pollutants (``air toxics'') 
from motor vehicles, nonroad engines and vehicles, and their fuels. 
Previous mobile source programs for highway and nonroad sources and 
fuels have already reduced air toxics significantly and will provide 
substantial further reductions in coming years as new standards and 
programs are phased in. This mobile-source air toxics rule will provide 
an overview of these mobile source programs and associated toxics 
emissions reductions. The rule will then address potential changes to 
gasoline fuel parameters to reduce toxics such as benzene and the 
potential for additional vehicle controls. We are also considering 
portable fuel container controls due to their significant contribution 
to VOC emissions overall and the potential for exposure to evaporative 
benzene emissions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/29/06                   71 CFR 15803
Final Action                    02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4748;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AK70
_______________________________________________________________________




3002. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7) (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the October 2005 Regulatory Agenda, EPA stated that it 
would perform a review of the Accidental Release Prevention 
Requirements Rule per section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. No 
comments were received. EPA is now announcing the completion of that 
review. EPA has concluded that this rule should remain in effect 
without modification.
BACKGROUND: EPA promulgated the Accidental Release Prevention 
Requirements on June 20, 1996 (61 FR 31668); which apply to all 
stationary sources with process(es) that contain more than a threshold 
quantity of a regulated substance. Processes are divided into three 
categories: 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) 
regulations. 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 almost 
identical to elements of the OSHA standard. All other processes are 
subject to streamlined prevention requirements. All sources must 
prepare a risk management plan (RMP) based on the risk management 
programs established at the source. The sources submit the plan to EPA. 
The first submission of RMPs was due on June 20, 1999; with updates due 
on June 20, 2004. Some sources re-submitted their plans or revised 
their plans after the first submission. Approximately 15,000 sources 
are subject to the accidental release prevention regulations.
Based on the regulatory flexibility analysis for the 1993 proposal, EPA 
concluded that the rule would create a severe, adverse impact on small 
entities. In February 1995, EPA published a supplemental proposal to 
introduce a tiering approach for this regulation. By using the tiering 
approach and streamlining requirements for some of the regulated 
entities, the 1996 final rule resulted in significantly reduced impacts 
on small businesses. Entities with complex processes follow more 
rigorous requirements and those with simple processes follow 
streamlined requirements.
To further reduce the burden on covered facilities, including small 
business, EPA developed: (1) industry-specific guidance for small, non-
chemical sector businesses (i.e., water treatment facilities, ammonia 
refrigeration, propane retailers/distributors). These documents help 
facilities develop their risk management programs and RMPs; (2) an 
electronic program, RMP*Submit, to facilitate the submissions, which 
incorporated more user friendly features and help menus to assist 
facilities, particularly those small- and medium-sized facilities with 
less expertise; and (3) a web-based tool to facilitate the reporting of 
those administrative changes required by the regulation to be updated 
with more frequency.
EPA amended the regulations which further reduced burden on small 
entities. On March 13, 2000, EPA modified the regulations to conform to 
the fuels provisions of the Chemical Safety Information, Site Security 
and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act. The rule was revised to exclude 
flammable substances when used as a fuel or held for sale as a fuel at 
a retail facility. This reduced burden on many small- to medium-sized 
facilities, particularly farms. On April 9, 2004, EPA revised the 
regulations to remove the regulatory requirement for covered facilities 
to include in the executive summaries of their RMPs a brief description 
of the off-site consequence analysis for their facilities.
EPA has a Hotline; a Reporting Center public access number for 
questions on RMP*Submit and RMP web-based reporting tools; a web-site; 
and a frequently-asked-questions database.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Begin Review                    10/01/05
End Comment Period              01/02/06
End Review                      04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5018; ; EPA Docket information: OAR-
2005-0166

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
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: rodriguez.vanessa@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG26
_______________________________________________________________________




3003. 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: Other, Judicial, December 20, 2005, This is tied to SAN 
4255, PM NAAQS which is under c/o deadline for signature 12/20/05. The 
final is under judicial 9/27/06.
Final, Judicial, September 27, 2006, 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. At this time that 
we are proposing revisions to the PM monitoring program as part of the 
review of the PM NAAQS, we are also proposing revisions to the overall 
structure of the monitoring regulations that 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                            01/17/06                     71 FR 2710
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, D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4417
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: hanley.tim@epamail.epa.gov

Lewis Weinstock, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3661
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: weinstock.lewis@epamail.epa.gov; lewis weinstock/rtp/usepa/
us@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ25
_______________________________________________________________________




3004. CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM MOTOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: 
ALTERNATIVE LOW-SULFUR HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL TRANSITION PROGRAM FOR ALASKA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 69 and 80 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

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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                            10/13/05                    70 FR 59690
Final Action                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4570;

Sectors Affected: 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48104
Phone: 734 214-4507
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: korotney.david@epamail.epa.gov;

Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264
Email: machiele.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJ72
_______________________________________________________________________




3005. 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                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3006. 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             11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4706;

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AK69
_______________________________________________________________________




3007. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: VARIOUS MINOR AMENDMENTS TO THE 
REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING HCFC 
PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND EXPORT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: This direct final rule would amend the current regulations 
governing the production and trade of certain ozone-depleting 
substances to address technical issues concerning the export of 
previously imported material, trade with parties not part of the 
Montreal Protocol, and the exemption allowance petition process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4804;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6

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

Tom Land, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 6205J, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9185
Fax: 202 343-9226
Email: brennan, ross@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL90
_______________________________________________________________________




3008. FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF MACT STANDARDS FOR LARGE MWC

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

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                            12/19/05                    70 FR 75348
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3009. 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, consent decree.

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 
proposed 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
Final Action                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4875; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/July/Day-08/a13480.htm;

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM16
_______________________________________________________________________




3010. 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

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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                    03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4854; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/January/Day-06/a177.htm;

Agency Contact: Dave Sosnowski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4823
Email: sosnowski.dave@epamail.epa.gov

Joe Pedelty, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4410
Email: pedelty.joe@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM21
_______________________________________________________________________




3011. 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             04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4857; ; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OAR-2005-0087

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3012. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401et seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (revision)

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 17, 2006, Compliance date for 
rule is 4/17/2006.

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
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4867; ; EPA Docket information: OAR-
2002-0057

Agency Contact: Bill Maxwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 20460
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, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM25
_______________________________________________________________________




3013. 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

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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

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4880; EPA publication information: 
Direct Final Action w/NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/
December/Day-08/a23714.htm;

Agency Contact: Julia Rege, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4614
Email: rege.julia@epamail.epa.gov

Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4851
Email: sohacki.lynn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM32
_______________________________________________________________________




3014. 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: Final, Judicial, February 23, 2006, Settlement 
agreement published 10/26/05 signed by all parties agreed to a 2/23/06 
signature date.

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. The settlement agreement 
calls for two final rulemakings. The first is on the extension of the 
compliance date and the second, to follow within 4 months, is on the 
remaining issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/08/05                   70 CFR 73098
Final Compliance Date Extension 03/01/06                    71 FR 10439
Final Action                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4891; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/December/Day-08/a23666.htm;

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

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM43
_______________________________________________________________________




3015. 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 40 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 w/NPRM      04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4900;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

Ross Brennan, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9226
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: brennan.ross@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM46

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3016. NONATTAINMENT MAJOR NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR): FINAL RULES

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 an 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                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Agency Contact: Lisa Sutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3450
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sutton.lisa@epamail.epa.gov

Janet McDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-03, RTP, NC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1450
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: mcdonald.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM59
_______________________________________________________________________




3017. 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
Final Action                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4909; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/August/Day-30/a17193.htm;

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 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM76
_______________________________________________________________________




3018. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, July 10, 2006, Original settlement 
date-5/10/06 - due to request for extension of public comments, 
litigants agreed to extend final to 7/10/06.
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2006, settlement date.

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                            11/14/05                     70 FR69210
Final Action                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4910; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/November/Day-14/a22108.htm;

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

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM77
_______________________________________________________________________




3019. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR STATIONARY COMPRESSION IGNITION 
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 111

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.42

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 29, 2005, court ordered deadline.
Final, Judicial, June 28, 2006, court ordered deadline.

Abstract: This project is to develop New Source Performance Standards

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(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
Final Action                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4914;

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

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-AM82
_______________________________________________________________________




3020. 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             04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3021. PART 63 GENERAL PROVISIONS--RESPONSE TO PETITION TO RECONSIDER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, March 31, 2006, date given to court 
that EPA will complete reconsideration.

Abstract: This notice will respond 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/29/05                     70 FR43992
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. 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-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM89
_______________________________________________________________________




3022. NESHAP FOR REFRACTORY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 91-190, sec 203

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 30, 2006, Compliance Date.

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. OMB reviewed these 
amendments and suggested that EPA clarify that if a source chose to 
comply with the percent reduction limit, and then turned back the 
thermal oxidizers at the heated process after the organic HAP are 
driven from the refractory products, then that source may choose to 
comply with the concentration limit to show compliance with the rule 
during the time period that the exhaust stream from the heated process 
is uncontrolled. This clarification was made because under the rule, a 
source could choose to meet either the percent reduction limit or the 
concentration limit, but was not allowed to switch

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between one and the other. However, for the purposes of conserving 
energy after the control devices were not longer needed on a batch 
process, we agreed with the suggestions from OMB and made the 
clarification. We view the revisions as noncontroversial and anticipate 
no significant adverse comments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Inadvertent Error               02/13/06                     71 FR 7415
Direct Final Action             02/13/06                     71 FR 7494
Withdrawal of Direct Final 
Action                          04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4937; EPA publication information: 
Inadvertent Error - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2006/February/
Day-13/a1218.htm;

Agency Contact: Susan Fairchild, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C-504-05, RTP, 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-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM90
_______________________________________________________________________




3023. INCLUSION OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY IN THE CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE 
RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)

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

Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, March 15, 2006, Final must be signed 
by 3/15/06 to include DE & NJ in CAIR, the date EPA signs CAIR FIP, 
which includes requirements for DE & NJ.

Abstract: In the Clean Air Interstate rule (CAIR), EPA adopted a 
single-factor threshold of 0.20 mg/m3 contribution to PM2.5 
nonattainment as the air quality element of the definition of emissions 
that contribute significantly to nonattainment in another state. Upon 
further consideration, EPA believes that this may exclude some states 
that should be considered to make a significant contribution if their 
future emissions are not reduced below presently projected levels. On 
May 12, 2005, we proposed to supplement the contribution threshold 
adopted in the CAIR with a multi-factor weight of evidence test (70 FR 
25408). We published a notice of data availability on 6/28/05 (70 FR 
37068) to notify the public we had put additional information in the 
docket regarding the inclusion of Delaware and New Jersey. Application 
of the test indicates that New Jersey and Delaware should be included 
in the CAIR requirements. In this action, we are responding to comments 
received on the proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/12/05                    70 FR 25408
NODA                            06/28/05                    70 FR 37068
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4794.1; Split from RIN 2060-AL76.

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

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM95
_______________________________________________________________________




3024. 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

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, March 15, 2006, Rule must be signed by 
March 15, 2006 in accordance with a Consent Decree on the rulemaking 
schedule for the section 126 petition.

Abstract: This action includes two separate but related rulemakings to 
address interstate transport with respect to the 8-hour ozone and fine 
particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards. In 
one part, EPA is responding to a petition submitted to the Agency in 
March 2004, by the State of North Carolina pursuant to section 126 of 
the Clean Air Act. The petition requests that EPA make findings that 
emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from large 
electric generating units (EGUs) in 12 States are significantly 
contributing to PM2.5 nonattainment or maintenance problems in North 
Carolina and that NOx emissions from large EGUs in five States are 
significantly contributing to 8-hour ozone nonattainment or maintenance 
problems in North Carolina. NOx and SO2 are precursors to PM2.5 
pollution; NOx is also a precursor to ozone pollution. If EPA makes 
such findings, EPA is authorized to establish Federal emissions limits 
for the affected sources. The second part of this rulemaking is related 
to EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on March 10, 
2005, which addresses interstate transport of NOx and SO2. CAIR 
requires 28 States and the District of Columbia to revise their State 
Implementation Plans (SIPs) to reduce emissions of NOx and/or SOx. 
Controlling these emissions will assist the downwind areas in meeting 
the PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards. To 
act as a ``backstop'' for CAIR, EPA is also developing Federal 
Implementation Plans (FIPs) to address interstate transport. These FIPs 
are the second

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part of the two-part rulemaking we are discussing in this abstract. The 
FIPs would achieve the emissions reductions required under the CAIR if 
a State does not have an approved SIP to do so. In the FIP actions, EPA 
intends to propose Federal NOx and SO2 trading programs for electric 
generating units. The EPA is required to promulgate a FIP within 2 
years of: 1) finding that a State has failed to make the required SIP 
submittal, 2) finding that the submittal received does not satisfy the 
minimum SIP completeness criteria, or 3) disapproving a SIP in whole or 
in part. The EPA is required to promulgate the FIP unless EPA has 
approved, within the 2-year time period, a SIP that corrects the 
identified deficiency. In an action published on April 25, 2005, EPA 
notified States that they had failed to submit SIPs to address 
transport that were due in 2000, 3 years after EPA established the 8-
hour ozone and PM2.5 standards. This current rulemaking action is also 
proposing certain revisions to the CAIR and the Acid Rain Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/24/05                    70 FR 49708
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4956;

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C539-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM99
_______________________________________________________________________




3025. COMPONENT DURABILITY PROCEDURES FOR NEW LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES, LIGHT 
DUTY TRUCKS & HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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               01/17/06                     71 FR 2843
Final Action                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4757.1; EPA publication information: 
Supplemental NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2006/January/
Day-17/a073.htm; Split from RIN 2060-AK76.

Agency Contact: Linda Hormes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4502
Email: hormes.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN01
_______________________________________________________________________




3026. SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTOR NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 
AND EMISSION GUIDELINES AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA sections 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3027. 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                            01/03/06                       71 FR 69
Final Action                    01/00/07

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, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5372
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: kuykendal.bill@epa.gov

Doug Solomon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, D205-
01, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-4132
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: solomon.dougl@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN20
_______________________________________________________________________




3028. REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS; REVISIONS TO PROVISIONS GOVERNING 
ALTERNATIVE TO SOURCE-SPECIFIC BEST AVAILABLE RETROFIT TECHNOLOGY (BART) 
DETERMINATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410; 2 USC 7414; 42 USC 7421; 42 USC 7470-7479

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.308(e)(2); 40 CFR 51.309; 40 CFR 51 app Y (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA published the regional haze rule on July 1, 1999 (64 FR 
35714). On May 24, 2002, the D.C. Circuit Court vacated certain 
provisions of the regional haze rule related to best available retrofit 
technology (BART). The BART provisions at issue in that case were 
applicable on a source-by-source basis. The revisions to the haze rule 
to respond to that case are being finalized in the Clean Air Visibility 
Rule (CAVR) on June 15, 2005, under a consent decree. In a separate but 
related case, the D.C. Circuit vacated additional BART provisions in a 
decision issued on February 18, 2005. These provisions applied to BART 
in the context of optimal emissions trading programs. The program at 
issue in that case was the SO2 ``backstop'' emissions trading program 
developed by the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), but the 
decision also controls all similar programs developed in the future. To 
address this decision, we proposed revisions to the haze provisions 
governing trading programs on August 1, 2005 (70 FR 44154). The 
proposal addresses both the particular circumstances of the WRAP and 
general implications of the decision for other programs. We intend to 
finalize this proposal by November 8, 2005, as noted in the CAVR 
consent decree.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/01/05                    70 FR 44154
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. 4450-1. Split from RIN 2060-AJ31.

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN22
_______________________________________________________________________




3029. 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

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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                            03/27/06                    71 FR 15098
Final Action                    10/00/06

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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5666
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

Denise Gerth, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5550
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gerth.denise@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN26
_______________________________________________________________________




3030. 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 2006. 
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

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule w/ Comments   07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4986;

Agency Contact: Hodayah Finman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9246
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN29
_______________________________________________________________________




3031. 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 claimed 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. On October 
31, 2005, we granted the petition and proposed a limited number of 
amendments to the NESHAP. In response to the petition, we proposed an 
amendment allowing for consolidated testing of commonly vented boilers 
under the emission averaging provision. In addition, we proposed 
amendments and technical corrections to clarify some applicability and 
implementation issues.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/31/05                    70 FR 62264
Final Action                    08/00/06

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, RTP, NC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: eddinger.jim@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3032. 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

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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                            02/09/06                     71 FR 6729
NPRM Comment Period End         03/13/06
Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5010; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2006/February/Day-09/a1800.htm;

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3033. 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 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 are proposing 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 
CFR sec. 86.007-11. 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 Sec.  86.007-11. There are 
no environmental impacts. This represents a cost savings to the 
manufacturers of highway heavy duty diesel engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action wNPRM       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, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4387
Email: guerra.zuimdie@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN39
_______________________________________________________________________




3034. TREATMENT OF DATA INFLUENCED BY EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title I

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, March 1, 2006, SAFE-TEA requires EPA 
publish a NPRM in the FR NLT 3/1/06. Signature by 3/1 will be met but 
FR Pub date of 3/1 will not be met.

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                            03/10/06                    71 FR 12592
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, C-504-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0906

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3035.  CAMR 111 RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411; 42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7403; 42 USC 7426; 42 
USC 7601; 42 USC 7651

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

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 31, 2006, Commitment to court to 
finalize.

Abstract: On May 18, 2005, the EPA promulgated regulations under 
section 111 of the Clean Air Act regulating mercury emissions from new 
and existing coal-fired electric utility steam generating units. As a 
result of four petitions for administrative reconsideration, on October 
28, 2005, EPA opened the rule for reconsideration of several issues. 
The public comment period on the reconsideration closed on December 19. 
EPA expects to complete the reconsideration process by the end of May 
2006.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/28/05                    70 FR 62213
Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4571.2; Split from RIN 2060-AJ65.; EPA 
Docket information: OAR-2002-0056

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/utility/utiltoxpg.html

Agency Contact: 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

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

RIN: 2060-AN50
_______________________________________________________________________




3036.  REVISION OF 112(N) FINDING RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411; 42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7403; 42 USC 7426; 42 
USC 7601; 42 USC 7651

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

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 31, 2006, commitment to court to 
finalize.

Abstract: On March 29, 2005, EPA published a final rule entitled 
``Revision of December 2000 Regulatory Finding on the Emissions of 
Hazardous Air Pollutants From Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 
and the Removal of Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam 
Generating Units From the Section 112(c) List'' (Section 112(n) 
Revision Rule). (See 70 FR 15994.) Following that final action, the 
Administrator received two petitions for reconsideration. In response 
to those petitions, this action will reconsider certain aspects of the 
Section 112(n) Revision Rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/28/05                    70 FR 62200
Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4571.3; EPA publication information: 
NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/October/Day-28/
a21456.htm; Split from RIN 2060-AN50. Split from RIN 2060-AJ65.; EPA 
Docket information: OAR-2002-0056

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/utility/utiltoxpg.html

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN53
_______________________________________________________________________




3037.  NSPS COMBUSTION TURBINES--SUBPART GG: 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7211

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is the result of a settlement agreement with an 
industry group on amendments to the standards of performance for 
stationary gas turbines (subpart GG) that we published on July 8, 2004. 
We are going to promulgate a direct final rule to revise certain 
provisions to subpart GG to clarify that the amendments were not 
intended to impose new requirements for existing turbines. Owners and 
operators of existing and new turbines may use emissions monitoring 
that meets the pre-existing monitoring requirements of subpart GG.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      02/24/06                     71 FR 9504
Notice: Technical Corrections   04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 23297]]

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4681.1; Split from RIN 2060-AK35.

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN55
_______________________________________________________________________




3038.  RULE TO REDUCE INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF FINE 
PARTICULATE MATTER AND OZONE (CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE RULE): 
RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)

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

Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, March 15, 2006, Final must be signed 
by 3/15/06 so outstanding action on CAIR is completed by signature date 
of CAIR FIP.

Abstract: On May 12, 2005, EPA published in the Federal Register the 
final ``Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter 
and Ozone'' (Clean Air Interstate Rule or CAIR). The CAIR requires 
certain upwind States to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and/
or sulfur dioxide (SO2) that significantly contribute to nonattainment 
of, or interfere with maintenance by, downwind States with respect to 
the fine particle and/or 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality 
standards. Subsequently, EPA received 12 petitions for reconsideration 
of the final rule. This action will address five specific issues raised 
in the petitions. On December 2, 2005, EPA published in the Federal 
Register a notice announcing its decision to reconsider four specific 
issues in the CAIR and requesting comment on them. The four issues are: 
(1) claims regarding alleged inequities arising from the nethodology 
that States choosing to participate in the CAIR SO2 trading program 
would use to allocate sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions allowances to 
sources; (2) EPA's use of fuel adjustment factors (1.0 for coal, 0.6 
for oil, and 0.4 for gas) in establishing State nitrogen oxides (NOx) 
budgets; (3) certain inputs to the fine particle (PM2.5) modeling used 
to determine whether Minnesota should be included in the CAIR region 
for PM2.5; and (4) EPA's determination that Florida should be included 
in the CAIR region. On December 29, 2005, EPA published a supplemental 
notice granting reconsideration and seeking comment on an additional 
issue regarding the potential impact of a recent judicial opinion, New 
York v. EPA, 413 F.3d 3 (D.C. Cir. 2005). This decision vacated the 
pollution control project (PCP) exclusion in the New Source Review 
(NSR) regulations (the exclusion allowed for certain environmentally 
beneficial PCPs to be excluded from certain NSR requirements). The EPA 
did not propose any changes to CAIR in these two initial notices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reconsideration                 12/02/05                    70 FR 72268
Supplemental reconsideration    12/29/05                    70 FR 77101
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4794.3; EPA publication information: 
Supplemental reconsideration - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/
2005/December/Day-29/a24609.htm; Split from RIN 2060-AL76.

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

Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0102
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN57
_______________________________________________________________________




3039.  AMENDMENT TO TIER 2 VEHICLE EMISSION STANDARDS 
AND GASOLINE SULFUR REQUIREMENTS: EXEMPTION FOR US TERRITORIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAA 325(a)(1)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80(H)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would exempt the three Pacific Island Territories--
American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (CNMI) from the Tier-2 rule for vehicle emission and gasoline 
sulfur requirements. The Governor of American Samoa petitioned us for 
an exemption from the Tier-2 gasoline sulfur requirement because of the 
high cost, the potential for gasoline shortages, and minimal air 
quality benefits to American Samoa. The Governors of Guam and CNMI also 
want the exemption and enforcement discretion for similar reasons. The 
Far East market, primarily Singapore, supplies gasoline to the Pacifica 
Island Territories. The Tier-2 sulfur standard effectively requires the 
importation of special product runs, which would increase the cost and 
could jeopardize the security of the gasoline supply to the Pacific 
Island Territories. The air quality in American Samoa, Guam, and CNMI 
is generally pristine due to the wet climate, strong prevailing winds, 
and the remoteness. Exempting these Pacific Island Territories from the 
gasoline sulfur standard would have minimal, if any, impact on air 
quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5027;

Agency Contact: Alvaro Alvarado, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9473
Email: alvarado.alvaro@epa.gov

Leila Cook, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4820

[[Page 23298]]

Email: cook.leila@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN66
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3040.  DETERIORATION FACTOR PROVISIONS FOR HEAVY-DUTY 
DIESEL ENGINE CERTIFICATION AND PART 86 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86.004-28 and 86.007-11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the 2007 Heavy Duty Rule, which was signed December 21, 
2000, and published January 18, 2001 (66 FR 5002), EPA promulgated 
several new standards for heavy duty engines and vehicles beginning in 
model year 2007. On this rule, under Sec. 86.004-28, EPA specifies the 
use of an additive deterioration factor that applies exclusively to 
heavy-duty diesel engines that do not utilize aftertreatment devices 
and specifies the use of a multiplicative deterioration factor that 
applies exclusively to heavy-duty diesel engines that utilize 
aftertreatment devices. This limits the engine manufacturers' choice of 
deterioration factor according to the existence or not of an 
aftertreatment device. EPA believes that these heavy-duty diesel 
engines should have the same options of assigning deterioration factors 
as nonroad diesel engines certified under the Tier 4 rule (40 CFR 
Sec. 1039.240) where the choice of deterioration factor is independent 
of the aftertreatment device. Therefore, we are finalizing a change to 
40 CFR Sec. 86.004-28 that explicitly defines the deterioration factor 
provisions applicable for diesel engines that lets the engine 
manufacturers choose deterioration factors according to their best 
engineering judgment to account engine emissions within the total 
compliance limits defined under 40 CFR Sec.  86.007-11(c) for certified 
heavy-duty diesel engines. In this rulemaking we are also including 
some technical amendments to part 86 to correct typographical errors, 
revise references, and remove the old provisions. We are republishing 
sec. 86.007-11(a)(2)(v) to correct a typographical error in the 
equation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5034;

Agency Contact: David Guerrero, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, OAR, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5458
Email: guerrero.david@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AN70
_______________________________________________________________________




3041.  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION, 
NONATTAINMENT NEW SOURCE REVIEW, AND TITLE V: TREATMENT OF CORN MILLING 
FACILITIES UNDER THE ``MAJOR EMITTING FACILITY'' DEFINITION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51,40 CFR 52, 40 CFR 70, 40 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, February 28, 2006, DA committed a 2/
28/06 signature on NPRM to Senator Thune.

Abstract: Given widespread concerns about our Nation's fuel supply and 
Congress's recent recognition of the enormous role that domestically 
produced ethanol can play in reducing our dependence on foreign oil (by 
Congress's enactment of the renewable fuels standard in the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005), EPA will examine the treatment of ethanol 
production facilities under the New Source Review and title V operating 
permit programs. Specifically, a source emitting greater than the major 
source threshold may be subject to New Source Review, operating 
permits, and other regulations. A source in one of 27 listed source 
categories (including chemical process plants) has a major source 
threshold of 100 tons per year. Conversely, sources not in the one of 
the 27 listed source categories have a major source threshold of 250 
tons per year. EPA will determine through this rulemaking whether 
ethanol production facilities were originally intended to be in 
chemical process plants source category when these categories were 
developed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/09/06                    71 FR 12240
Final Action                    03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5049;

Agency Contact: Joanna Swanson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C304-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5282
Fax: 919 541-5509

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

RIN: 2060-AN77
_______________________________________________________________________




3042.  TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE HIGHWAY AND NONROAD 
DIESEL REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Direct Final Rule will amend and correct certain 
provisions of the Highway and Nonroad Diesel regulations, including the 
definition of a Credit Trading Area for Puerto Rico, correction to 
certain dates, the addition of provisions for biodiesel fuel, and 
revision of a sulfur testing adjustment factor.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5053;

[[Page 23299]]

Agency Contact: Tia Sutton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4018
Email: sutton.tia@epamail.epa.gov

Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264
Email: machiele.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN78
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3043. 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: Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4315; Formerly listed as RIN 2060-AI79

Agency Contact: Doug McDaniel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Regional Office San Francisco, AIR5, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 415 947-4106
Fax: 415 947-3579
Email: mcdaniel.doug@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2009-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




3044. SOURCE-SPECIFIC FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NAVAJO GENERATING 
STATION; FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposal                       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, 
Regional Office San Francisco, AIR5, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 415 947-4106
Fax: 415 947-3579
Email: mcdaniel.doug@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2009-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




3045. NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4695;

Sectors Affected: 56221 Waste Treatment and Disposal

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Ken Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
03, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 685-3200
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK68

[[Page 23300]]

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3046. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7); AVAILABILITY OF 
INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC; TECHNICAL AMENDMENT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: CAA 112(r)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68.210

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4607;

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE95
_______________________________________________________________________




3047. 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 5 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
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




3048. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/07
Final Action                    06/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3649;

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, D205-02, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sorrell.candace@epamail.epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
D243-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________




3049. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (RESPONSE TO REMAND)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409 CAA 109

[[Page 23301]]

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
Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3050. 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 leaks06/08/99                    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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________




3051. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7670 to 7479 CAA 160 to 169

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3052. 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

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK08
_______________________________________________________________________




3053. 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
Final Action                    12/00/09

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@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK13
_______________________________________________________________________




3054. 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.

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: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4661;

Sectors Affected: 483 Water Transportation

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C439-03, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: markwordt.david@epamail.epa.gov


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

RIN: 2060-AK17
_______________________________________________________________________




3055. 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

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: 919 541-1039
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK19
_______________________________________________________________________




3056. 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                            07/00/07
Final Action                    12/00/08

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

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK20
_______________________________________________________________________




3057. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS--RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4667;

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

Agency Contact: Lynn Dail, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C-539-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: dail.lynn@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK21
_______________________________________________________________________




3058. 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;

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK24
_______________________________________________________________________




3059. 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                            09/00/08
Final Action                    03/00/10

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, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK25
_______________________________________________________________________




3060. 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

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tanks and, if warranted, to develop new risk-based standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/07
Final Action                    11/00/08

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 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK72
_______________________________________________________________________




3061. 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                    06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4751;

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

Agency Contact: Kelly Rimer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2962
Fax: 919 541-1039
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
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK73
_______________________________________________________________________




3062. 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

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK12
_______________________________________________________________________




3063. NESHAP: GROUP IV POLYMERS AND RESINS--RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4658;

Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-04, 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,

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C504-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5335
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: dunkins.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK15
_______________________________________________________________________




3064. 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 Doyle, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6405J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 343-9258

RIN: 2060-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________




3065. 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                            11/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3066. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL 
FACILITIES; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority: Other Significant

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

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

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      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

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3067. CALIFORNIA GASOLINE TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.81(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule corrects final regulations which were published in 
the Federal Register on March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17230). The corrected 
regulatory provision restores the definition of California gasoline as 
used in the enforcement exemptions for California gasoline under the 
regulation of fuels and fuel additives.

Timetable:
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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, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287
Email: brunner.christine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK56
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3068. LIFTING THE STAY OF THE 8-HOUR PORTION OF THE FINDINGS OF 
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING 
INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT (``NOX SIP CALL'')

Priority: 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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4797;

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

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

RIN: 2060-AL84
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3069. CONSIDERATION OF INDUSTRY PETITION TO REMOVE THE 2-PIECE CAN 
SUBCATEGORY FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT SOURCE 
CATEGORY LIST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has received a petition to remove the 2-piece Can 
subcategory from the Metal Can Surface Coating source category, which 
is on the list of hazardous air pollutant source categories under 
Section 112(c) of the Clean Air Act. The Agency must review the 
petition and either grant or deny the petition within 12 months of the 
date the complete petition is received. If the Agency grants the 
petition, a notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the FR, 
allowing the opportunity for public comment. If the Agency denies the 
petition, a notice of denial will be published in the FR providing an 
explanation of the denial. The Can Manufacturers 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. Because of the delisting of the HAP ethylene glycol butyl 
ether, there are not expected to be any sources in the subcategory. 
Consequently, there would be no sources subject to standards under 
section 112(d) or (f) of the Clean Air Act. EPA has notified the 
petitioner that there appears to be no benefit to delisting the 
subcategory, and the petitioner has tentatively agreed. However, since 
EPA has not received a notification of withdrawal of the petition, EPA 
continues to consider this a long-term action.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4799;

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C404-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-5416
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
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL86
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3070. 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
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL93
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3071. 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: The Mineral Wool NESHAP (MACT rule) for the mineral wool 
production source category was promulgated on June 1, 1999. Section 
112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs us to assess the risk 
remaining (residual risk) after the application of control technology 
standards under section 112(d) (MACT). The EPA is to promulgate more 
stringent standards for a category or subcategory of sources subject to 
MACT standards under section 112(d) if promulgation of such standards 
is necessary to protect public health with an ample margin of safety or 
to prevent (taking into consideration various factors) adverse 
environmental effects. In particular, the CAA specifies the cancer risk 
of concern for setting more stringent standards. The CAA states that if 
the MACT standards do not reduce lifetime excess cancer risk to the 
individual most exposed to emissions. . . to less than one in one 
million, the Administrator shall promulgate standards under this 
subsection for such source categories. The standards to be promulgated 
under this subsection must provide an ample margin of safety to protect 
public health in accordance with this section (as in effect before the 
date of enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990), unless the 
Administrator determines that a more stringent standard is necessary to 
prevent, taking into consideration costs, energy, safety, and other 
relevant factors, an adverse environmental impact. Section 112(f)(2)(B) 
expressly preserves EPA's interpretation of an ample margin of safety 
developed in the 1989 benzene NESHAP final rule. EPA will review the 
mineral wool production MACT standard and conduct analyses to determine 
whether the residual risk warrants further regulation. The CAA requires 
that the residual risk rules be promulgated (if necessary) within 8 
years [nine for the 2-year bin standards] after the promulgation of the 
associated MACT standard.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/08

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, RTP, 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-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL96
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3072. NESHAP FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTION: RESIDUAL RISK 
STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA promulgated technology-based emission standards for this 
source category in 1998 under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. 
These standards are codified at 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart III. The 
current action, required by section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, is to 
assess residual risks that remain once that standard becomes effective, 
and develop additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an 
ample margin of safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4831;

[[Page 23309]]

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

RIN: 2060-AL99
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3073. 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                    02/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

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@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM00
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3074. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NEW LOCOMOTIVES AND NEW MARINE DIESEL 
ENGINES LESS THAN 30 LITERS PER CYLINDER

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7522 - 7621

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 92 and 94

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Emissions from locomotive and marine diesel engines 
contribute significantly to unhealthful levels of ambient particulate 
matter and ozone in many parts of the United States. These engines are 
highly mobile and are not easily controlled at a State or local level. 
EPA currently regulates the manufacturers of these engines when they 
are produced or remanufactured at a level similar to early 1990s on-
highway diesel trucks. This rulemaking will propose to set an 
additional tier of more stringent particulate matter and nitrogen 
oxides emission standards for new marine diesel engines below 30 liters 
per cylinder (Category 1 and Category 2 marine diesel engines) and new 
locomotive engines. The standards under consideration are expected to 
be based on the use of high-efficiency aftertreatment technologies like 
those that will be used to meet EPA's recent heavy-duty and nonroad 
diesel standards. These technologies, which could reduce emissions by 
90 percent, would be enabled by the availability and use of low sulfur 
diesel fuel.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/29/04                    69 FR 39276
NPRM                            05/00/07
Final Action                    05/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4871;

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

RIN: 2060-AM06
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3075. 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 percent 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 percent 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 its 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.

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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: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4873;

Agency Contact: Susan Fairchild, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C-504-05, RTP, 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-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM12
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3076. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS -- ACRYLIC/MODACRYLIC FIBER (AMF) 
PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC. 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 15, 2005.
Final, Statutory, September 15, 2006.

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

Ken Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
03, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 685-3200
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM13
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3077. 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;

URL For More Information:

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www.epa.gov\ozone\title6\608

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-0503
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM15
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3078. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.760-63.779

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 17, 2007.

Abstract: EPA promulgated technology-based emission standards for this 
source category in 1999 under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. 
These standards are codified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart HH. The current 
action, required by section 112(f) and d(6) of the Clean Air Act, is to 
assess residual risk that remains once that rule becomes effective, and 
develop additional emission standards, as necessary, to provide an 
ample margin of safety; and to review the MACT standards promulgated in 
1999 for developments in practices, processes and control technologies 
and revise, as necessary, existing standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4847;

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-3078
Email: nizich.greg@epamail.epa.gov

Kent Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-03, RTP , NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM18
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3079. 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-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM19
_______________________________________________________________________




3080. 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 a 2-generation 
reproductive effects study. That study is now complete. On October 17, 
2003, the ACC submitted an addendum to the 1997 petition which 
includes: the results of the 2-generation reproductive effects study, a 
presentation of the updated EPA IRIS file for MIBK, updated air 
dispersion modeling and an analysis of potential transformation 
products. Based on this new submission, the ACC requested that EPA 
reopen its review of the MIBK petition. EPA did reopen its review of 
the petition. However, since the last submittal by the petitioner, a 2-
year MIBK bioassay by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has been 
completed. A draft report of this study was reviewed by the NT Board of 
Scientific Counselors Technical Reports Review Subcommittee, which 
accepted unanimously the conclusions in the report that there is some 
evidence of carcinogenic activity of MIBK. EPA has notified the 
petitioner that further review of the petition will require that the 
petitioner submit information regarding the relevance of the NTP study 
and a risk characterization for the human risk of cancer from MIBK 
exposures, which would include the derivation of a cancer unit risk 
estimate. Given the significant time that will be necessary to prepare 
and submit this information, we are considering the MIBK petition 
review a long-term action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          07/19/04                    69 FR 42954
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

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
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
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM20

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3081. 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 is sought 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
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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM26
_______________________________________________________________________




3082. NESHAP: AREA SOURCE STANDARDS--PLATING AND POLISHING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90 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. The Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy lists plating and 
polishing as an area source category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4886;

Agency Contact: Donna Jones, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-C439-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5251
Email: jones.donnalee@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM37
_______________________________________________________________________




3083. AREA SOURCE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS (NESHAP) FOR INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL 
BOILERS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4884;

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

Robert J Wayland, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C439-01, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450

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Email: wayland.robertj@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM44
_______________________________________________________________________




3084. 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                             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. 4676.3; Split from RIN 2060-AK28

Agency Contact: Jabeen Akhtar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-0503
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: akhtar.jabeen@epamail.epa.gov

David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-03, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 919 541-5515
Email: painter.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM62
_______________________________________________________________________




3085. 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 part 60; 40 CFR part 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Meeting with new Division Director will be scheduled after 
office reorganization is complete. Next steps to be decided during that 
meeting.

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; 
Individual Document id in the EPA docket: http://www.epa.gov/edocket

Agency Contact: Barrett Parker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C330-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5365
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

Peter Westlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
C339-02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM63
_______________________________________________________________________




3086. 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 Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

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

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) outlines the statutory 
requirements for the EPA's stationary source air toxics program. 
Section 112(k) requires the development of standards for area sources 
which account for 90 percent of the emissions in urban areas of the 33 
urban hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in the Integrated Urban Air 
Toxics Strategy. These 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. One of 
these facilities will shut down in February 2006. 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: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4887;

Agency Contact: Karen Rackley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0634
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: rackley.karen@epa.gov


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Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM69
_______________________________________________________________________




3087. 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% of the 
emissions in urban areas of the 33 urban hazardous air pollutants (HAP) 
listed in the Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy. The secondary 
nonferrous metals source category includes establishments primarily 
engaged in recovering nonferrous metals and alloys from new and used 
scrap and dross or in producing alloys from purchased refined metals. 
This industry includes establishments engaged in both the recovery and 
alloying of precious metals. Plants engaged in the recovery of tin 
through secondary smelting and refining, as well as by chemical 
processes, are included in this industry. Secondary refining and 
smelting produces metals from scrap and process waste. Scrap is bits 
and pieces of metal parts, bars, turnings, sheets, and wire that are 
off-specification or worn-out but are capable of being recycled. Two 
metal recovery technologies are generally used to produce refined 
metals. Pyrometallurgical technologies are processes that use heat to 
separate desired metals from other less or undesirable materials, while 
hydrometallurgical technologies the desired metals are separated from 
undesirables using techniques that capitalize on differences between 
constituent solubilities and/or electrochemical properties while in 
aqueous solutions. The secondary 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: Undetermined

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: 919 541-1039
Email: rosario.iliam@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM70
_______________________________________________________________________




3088. NESHAP: PLASTIC PARTS AND PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)--AREA SOURCE 
RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 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 
miscellaneous parts and products comprised of metal and plastic 
substrates. 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/07

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: 919 541-3470
Email: teal.kim@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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN08
_______________________________________________________________________




3089. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: LISTING OF SUBSTITUTES FOR 
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES IN FOAM BLOWING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section 612

CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 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                            11/04/05                    70 FR 67120
Final Action                    04/00/07

[[Page 23315]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4959;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov\ozone\title6

Agency Contact: Suzanne Kocchi, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3090. ADVANCE NOTICE FOR INFORMATION ON DETERMINING THE EMISSIONS 
REDUCTIONS ACHIEVED FROM LIMITING THE VOC CONTENT OF ARCHITECTURAL 
COATINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CAAA section 110

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is 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
Comment Period Extended         10/13/05                    70 FR 59680
Second Comment Period Extended  12/20/05                    70 FR 75439
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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, Research 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, Research Triangle Park, NC 27705
Phone: 215 814-2104
Fax: 215 814-2124
Email: spink.marcia@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN42
_______________________________________________________________________




3091. 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

Small Entities Affected: 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 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN44
_______________________________________________________________________




3092. 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. There has only been one primary copper smelting facility 
identified in the U.S. that is not subject to the Primary Copper part 
63 MACT Standard. This source is a continuous process with well 
controlled emission points. There are currently no operating secondary 
copper smelters in the U.S.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5013;

[[Page 23316]]

Agency Contact: Karen Rackley, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0634
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: rackley.karen@epa.gov

Steve Fruh, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
02, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-2837
Email: fruh.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN45
_______________________________________________________________________




3093. 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;

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C504-05, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5427
Email: telander.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN46
_______________________________________________________________________




3094. 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, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5427
Email: telander.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

David Cozzie, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
04, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5356
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN47
_______________________________________________________________________




3095.  PETROLEUM REFINERIES--NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE 
STANDARDS (NSPS)--SUBPART J

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 28, 2007, Lawsuit by Sierra Club 
and Our Children's Earth Foundation.
Final, Judicial, April 28, 2008, Lawsuit by Sierra Club and Our 
Children's Earth Foundation.

Abstract: Section 111(b)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to 
review new source performance standards at least every 8 years. Under 
this project, we will review and , if appropriate, revise the new 
source performance standards for petroleum refineries (subpart J in 
part 60). We will determine if actual emission reductions currently 
being achieved due to other programs are greater than the requirements 
in the current NSPS standards, and whether the current standards should 
be revised.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/07
Final Action                    04/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5036;

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, C439-03, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: lucas.bob@epamail.epa.gov

Ken Hustvedt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C439-
03, RTP, NC 27709
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 685-3200
Email: hustvedt.ken@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN72
_______________________________________________________________________




3096.  REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY 
STANDARDS FOR LEAD

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC 7409

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 1, 2008, internal deadline to 
facilitate meeting court-ordered date for final rulemaking for the 
proposed rule is May 1, 2008.
Final, Judicial, September 1, 2008, court-ordered schedule.

Abstract: On October 5, 1978 the EPA promulgated primary and secondary 
NAAQS for lead under section 109 of the Act (43 FR 46258). Both primary 
and secondary standards were set at a level of 1.5 [micro]g/m\3\as a 
quarterly average (maximum arithmetic mean averaged over a calendar 
quarter). Subsequent to this initial standard-setting, the Clean Air 
Act requires that the standard be reviewed periodically. The last such 
review occurred during the period 1986-1990. For that review, an Air 
Quality Criteria Document (AQCD) was completed in 1986 with a 
supplement in 1990. Based on information contained in the AQCD, an EPA 
Staff Paper and Exposure Assessment were

[[Page 23317]]

prepared. Following the completion of these documents, the agency did 
not propose any revisions to the 1978 Pb NAAQS. The current review of 
the Pb air-quality criteria was initiated in November 2004 by EPA's 
National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) with a general call 
for information published in the Federal Register. In January 2005, 
NCEA released a work plan for the review and revision of the Pb AQCD. 
Workshops were held to provide author feedback on a developing draft of 
the AQCD in August 2005. The draft AQCD is was released December 1, 
2005. The EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards will prepare 
a Staff Paper for the Administrator, which will evaluate the policy 
implications of the key studies and scientific information contained in 
the AQCD and additional technical analyses, and identify critical 
elements that EPA staff believe should be considered in reviewing the 
standards. The AQCD and Staff Paper will be reviewed by the Clean Air 
Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public, and both final 
documents will reflect the input received through these reviews. As the 
lead NAAQS review is completed, the Administrator's proposal to 
reaffirm or revise the lead NAAQS will be published with a request for 
public comment. Input received during the public comment period will be 
considered in the Administrator's final decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/08
Final Action                    09/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5059;

Agency Contact: Ginger Tennant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, C504-06, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4072
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: tennant.ginger@epa.gov

Karen Martin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C504-
06, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5274
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: martin.karen@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN83
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Clean Air Act (CAA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3097. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68.130

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/22/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin
Phone: 202 564-7987
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: franklin.kathy@epamail.epa.gov

Sicy Jacob
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE96
_______________________________________________________________________




3098. 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

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/00                    65 FR 21505
Notice of Data Availability     09/08/03                    68 FR 52934
Final Action                    11/09/05                    70 FR 68218

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Tyler Fox
Phone: 919 541-5562
Email: fox.tyler@epamail.epa.gov

Mark Evangelista
Phone: 919 541-2803
Email: evangelista.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK60
_______________________________________________________________________




3099. NSPS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            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                    12/16/05                    70 FR 74870

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Brian Shrager
Phone: 919 541-7689
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: shrager.brian@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG31

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3100. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/08/05                    70 FR 45608
Final Action                    11/01/05                    70 FR 65873

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis
Phone: 919 541-1063
Email: curtis.foston@epamail.epa.gov

Conniesue Oldham
Phone: 919 541-7774
Email: oldham.conniesue@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________




3101. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES: MUNICIPAL 
SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS: AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       04/06/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Martha Smith
Phone: 919 541-2421
Email: smith.martha@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AJ41
_______________________________________________________________________




3102. PETITIONS TO DELIST HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: MEK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/05                    70 FR 75047

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 919 541-5416
Email: morris.mark@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Guinnup
Phone: 919 541-5368
Email: guinnup.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




3103. NESHAP FOR PRIMARY ALUMINUM REDUCTION PLANTS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/03                    68 FR 12645
Final Action                    11/02/05                    70 FR 66280

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

RIN: 2060-AK50
_______________________________________________________________________




3104. INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT: RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 PETITIONS 
FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND NEW JERSEY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 97

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/01/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




3105. STREAMLINED EVAPORATIVE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/01/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Good
Phone: 734 214-4450
Email: good.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH34
_______________________________________________________________________




3106. EMISSIONS DURABILITY PROCEDURES FOR NEW LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES & 
LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/04                    69 FR 17532
Direct Final/NPRM               01/17/06                     71 FR 2810

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Hormes
Phone: 734 214-4502
Email: hormes.linda@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK76
_______________________________________________________________________




3107. SELECTION OF SEQUENCE OF MANDATORY SANCTIONS TO BE APPLIED 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 502 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/03/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 23319]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees
Phone: 919 541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: voorhees.scott@epamail.epa.gov

Ray Vogel
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK46
_______________________________________________________________________




3108. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ADJUSTING ALLOWANCES FOR CLASS 
I SUBSTANCES FOR EXPORT TO ARTICLE 5 COUNTRIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/21/05                    70 FR 55480
Final Action                    12/29/05                    70 FR 77042

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

Ross Brennan
Phone: 202 343-9226
Fax: 202 565-2079
Email: brennan.ross@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK45
_______________________________________________________________________




3109. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       01/31/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Sosnowski
Phone: 734 214-4823
Fax: 734
Email: sosnowski.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




3110. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE RECALL REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       01/31/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Sosnowski
Phone: 734 214-4823
Fax: 734
Email: sosnowski.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________




3111. ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED INTERNATIONAL NOX STANDARD FOR AIRCRAFT 
ENGINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/30/03                    68 FR 56226
Final Action                    11/17/05                    70 FR 69664

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Bryan Manning
Phone: 734 214-4832
Email: manning.bryan@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK01
_______________________________________________________________________




3112. REGULATION OF FUEL AND FUEL ADDITIVES: EXTENSION OF CALIFORNIA 
ENFORCEMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE TO CALIFORNIA PHASE 3 
GASOLINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.81

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/11/04                    69 FR 48827
Final Action                    12/21/05                    70 FR 75914

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Anne--Marie Pastorkovich
Phone: 202 343-9623
Email: pastorkovich.anne-marie@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Kortum
Phone: 202 343-9022
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: kortum.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK04
_______________________________________________________________________




3113. AMENDMENTS TO THE REQUIREMENTS ON VARIABILITY IN THE COMPOSITION 
OF ADDITIVES CERTIFIED UNDER THE GASOLINE DEPOSIT CONTROL PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action 1           11/05/01                    66 FR 55885
Final Action 2                  11/14/05                    70 FR 69240

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff Herzog
Phone: 734 214-4227
Email: herzog.jeff@epamail.epa.gov

Andrea Medici
Phone: 202 564-5634
Email: medici.andrea@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK62
_______________________________________________________________________




3114. REVISION TO POLICY ON CONTROL OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100(s)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Interim Guidance      09/13/05                    70 FR 54047

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 23320]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

Terry Keating
Phone: 202 564-1174
Email: keating.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK75
_______________________________________________________________________




3115. 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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final (Partial)                 12/31/97                    62 FR 68196
Direct Final Action w/NPRM      12/15/05                    70 FR 74552

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marilyn Bennett
Phone: 202 343-9624
Fax: 202 343-2803
Email: bennett.marilyn@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK77
_______________________________________________________________________




3116. VOLUNTARY SUPERIOR MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/03/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: tom driscoll/rtp/usepa/us@epamail.epa.gov

Barrett Parker
Phone: 919 541-5365
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AK85
_______________________________________________________________________




3117. DEFERRAL OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONATTAINMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR 8-
HOUR OZONE NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EARLY ACTION 
COMPACT AREAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/16/03                    68 FR 70108
Final Action                    04/30/04                    69 FR 23858
Final Action 2                  08/29/05                    70 FR 50988

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

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

Barbara Driscoll
Phone: 919 541-3310
Fax: 919 541-1051
Email: driscoll.barbara@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AL85
_______________________________________________________________________




3118. NESHAP: SURFACE COATING OF METAL CANS -- TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      01/06/06                     71 FR 1378

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Elaine Manning
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: manning.elaine@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM28
_______________________________________________________________________




3119. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN AREA SOURCES FROM TITLE V OPERATING PERMIT 
PROGRAMS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 70, 40 CFR part 71, and 40 CFR pa

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/25/05                    70 FR 15250
Final Action                    12/19/05                    70 FR 75320

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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

Ray Vogel
Phone: 919 541-3153
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: vogel.ray@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM31
_______________________________________________________________________




3120. REGULATION OF FUEL AND FUEL ADDITIVES: GASOLINE AND DIESEL TEST 
METHODS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      04/03/06                    71 FR 16492

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joe Sopata
Phone: 202 343-9034
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: sopata.joe@epamail.epa.gov

Dave Kortum
Phone: 202 343-9022
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: kortum.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM42

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3121. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: EXTENSION OF THE LABORATORY AND 
ANALYTICAL USE EXEMPTION FOR ESSENTIAL CLASS I OZONE DEPLETING 
SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/05                    70 FR 25726
Final Action                    12/29/05                    70 FR 77048

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

RIN: 2060-AM56
_______________________________________________________________________




3122. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: 
MISCELLANEOUS COATING MANUFACTURING; AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            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                    12/21/05                    70 FR 75924

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@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM72
_______________________________________________________________________




3123. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS; AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With 2060-AN05, SAN 
4911.1                          02/01/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM78
_______________________________________________________________________




3124. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR STATIONARY COMBUSTION 
TURBINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/18/05                     70 FR 8314
Final Action                    02/24/06                     71 FR 9453

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christian Fellner
Phone: 919 541-4003
Email: fellner.christian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM79
_______________________________________________________________________




3125. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR ELECTRIC UTILITY STEAM 
GENERATING UNITS AND INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BOILERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/28/05                     70 FR 9706
Final Action                    02/27/06                     71 FR 9866

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Christian Fellner
Phone: 919 541-4003
Email: fellner.christian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AM80
_______________________________________________________________________




3126. AMENDMENTS TO COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE AND 
FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAMS; CORRECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/23/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Michael Ling
Phone: 919 541-4729
Fax: 919 541-0804
Email: ling.michael@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM92
_______________________________________________________________________




3127. NESHAP: BRICK AND STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING; 
RECONSIDERATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Reconsideration       04/22/05                    70 FR 21094
Final Action                    11/17/05                    70 FR 69655

[[Page 23322]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM94
_______________________________________________________________________




3128. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS; RECONSIDERATION NOTICE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reconsideration Notice          06/27/05                    70 FR 36907
Final Action                    12/28/05                    70 FR 76918

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

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

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

RIN: 2060-AM97
_______________________________________________________________________




3129. REVISION TO THE DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - REMOVAL 
OF VOC EXEMPTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA'S AEROSOL COATINGS REACTIVITY-BASED 
REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/07/05                     70 FR 1640
Final Action                    09/13/05                    70 FR 53930

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Stanley Tong
Phone: 415 947-4122
Fax: 415 947-3579
Email: tong.stanley@epamail.epa.gov

William L. Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AM98
_______________________________________________________________________




3130. PM 2.5 & PM10 HOT-SPOT ANALYSES IN TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 and 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/10/06                    71 FR 12468

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-AN02
_______________________________________________________________________




3131. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS; LIST OF HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS, LESSER QUANTITY DESIGNATIONS, SOURCE CATEGORY LIST; 
RECONSIDERATION; FINAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reconsideration Notice          07/29/05                    70 FR 44012
Final Action                    02/16/06                     71 FR 8342

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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

RIN: 2060-AN05
_______________________________________________________________________




3132. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS FOR EXEMPTING CRITICAL 
USES OF METHYL BROMIDE FOR THE 2005 SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/13/05                    70 FR 73604

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

RIN: 2060-AN13
_______________________________________________________________________




3133. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: THE 2006 CRITICAL USE EXEMPTION 
RULE FROM THE PHASEOUT OF METHYL BROMIDE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/27/05                    70 FR 62030
Final Action                    02/06/06                     71 FR 5985

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

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Email: finman.hodayah@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN18
_______________________________________________________________________




3134. IMPLEMENTATION RULE FOR 8-HOUR OZONE NAAQS--PHASE 2

Priority: Other Significant

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

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - Phase 2          11/29/05                    70 FR 71612

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-AN23
_______________________________________________________________________




3135. COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS NSPS AND EG: 
DEFINITIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/22/05                    70 FR 55568

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Shrager
Phone: 919 541-7689
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: shrager.brian@epamail.epa.gov

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

Related RIN: Related to 2060-AF91
RIN: 2060-AN31
_______________________________________________________________________




3136. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION - AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1500

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action             10/03/05                    70 FR 57513

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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
Fax: 919 541-3207
Email: cozzie.david@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN38
_______________________________________________________________________




3137. REVISIONS TO MOTOR VEHICLE DIESEL FUEL SULFUR TRANSITION 
PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      11/22/05                    70 FR 70498

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tad Wysor
Phone: 734 214-4332
Email: wysor.tad@epa.gov

Paul Machiele
Phone: 734 214-4264
Email: machiele.paul@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN41
_______________________________________________________________________




3138. RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS FOR 2006

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of RIN 2060-AN64, SAN 
5024                            03/09/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barry Garelick
Phone: 202 343-9028
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

David Korotney
Phone: 734 214-4507
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: korotney.david@epamail.epa.gov;

RIN: 2060-AN51
_______________________________________________________________________




3139.  REVISION OF 112 FINDING RECONSIDERATION

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Duplicate of RIN 2060-AN53, SAN 
4571.3                          03/09/06

RIN: 2060-AN52
_______________________________________________________________________




3140.  FINDINGS OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT REQUIRED STATE 
IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR PHASE II OF THE NOX SIP CALL

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is taking final action making findings, under the 
Clean Air Act (CAA), that Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and 
Virginia failed to make complete State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
submittals required under the CAA. Under the CAA and Phase II of EPA's 
nitrogen oxides (NOx) SIP Call regulations, these States were required 
to submit SIP measures providing for reductions in the emissions of 
NOx, an ozone precursor. Publication of this notice defines the start 
of a clock for EPA to develop a Federal implementation plan under 
section 110(c) of the Clean Air Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/08/06                     71 FR 6347

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4433.1; EPA publication information: 
Final Action - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2006/February/Day-
08/a1175.htm; Split from RIN 2060-AJ16.

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

Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, C539-
02, RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: oldham.carla@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN56
_______________________________________________________________________




3141.  RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS FOR 2006

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 109-58, sec 1501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the ``Act''), signed into law 
on August 8, 2005, requires EPA to promulgate regulations implementing 
the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) within 1 year of enactment. The RFS 
requires specific volumes of renewable fuel to be in gasoline sold in 
the U.S. starting with 4.0 billion gal/yr in 2006 up to 7.5 billion 
gal/yr in 2012. The Act provides that if EPA fails to promulgate 
regulations within one year, then a default value of 2.78 percent 
renewable fuel in gasoline will be in effect for 2006. This statutory 
provision is subject to multiple interpretations of key terms. The 
``Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2006'' that we are proposing 
will [provide the means to implement] interpret the default provision 
so that it can be implemented with certainty in the event EPA fails to 
promulgate the RFS within 1 year of enactment. It provides for 
refiners, importers and blenders to meet the 2.78 percent requirement 
collectively, rather than on an individual basis. Since our projections 
show that this value is highly likely to be met in 2006 under planned 
practices of the refining industry, we do not anticipate any impacts on 
the industry in general, nor any on small businesses. It will have no 
effect on State, local or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      12/30/05                    70 FR 77325

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5024; EPA publication information: 
Direct Final Action w/NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/
December/Day-30/a24611.htm;

Agency Contact: Barry Garelick, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 343-9028
Fax: 202 343-2802
Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 48104
Phone: 734 214-4507
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: korotney.david@epamail.epa.gov;

RIN: 2060-AN64
_______________________________________________________________________




3142.  AMENDMENTS TO THE TIER 2 MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title II

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86.1811

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action includes minor technical amendments to existing 
regulations that are consistent with our intention, under the original 
Tier 2 highway rule, to provide interim flexibilities for clean diesels 
in the passenger car market. The action will provide an alternative 
compliance option for a very limited set of NOx standards (high 
altitude and high speed/hard acceleration) and will maintain 
environmental neutrality via requirements for longer useful life and 
more stringent PM standards for vehicles using the option. The 
alternative compliance options will last for only 3 model years during 
which time advancements in diesel emissions control technologies can be 
further developed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action w/NPRM      03/30/06                    71 FR 16053

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5028;

Agency Contact: Todd Sherwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, ASD, Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4405
Email: sherwood.todd@epamail.epa.gov

Robin Moran, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, ASD, 
Washington, DC 48105
Phone: 734 214-4781
Email: moran.robin@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN67
_______________________________________________________________________




3143.  APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION 
PLANS; MAINE; NOX EXEMPTION REQUEST FOR NORTHERN MAINE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Clean Air Act

CFR Citation: 00 CFR 00

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the 1-hour ozone standard, EPA granted a NOx waiver in 
1995 to certain areas in northern Maine. These northern areas have 
always been in attainment for ozone, but had certain NOx obligations 
because Maine is in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR). A NOx waiver 
allows major sources of NOx to be exempt from the OTR New Source Review 
(NSR) and Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements. 
Under the 8-hour ozone implementation policy, Maine needs to reapply 
for a NOx waiver in these areas, or NSR and RACT will be applicable 
again in northern Maine. In order to be granted a waiver by EPA, Maine 
needs to demonstrate that emissions of NOx in these areas do not cause 
or contribute to ozone nonattainment anywhere in the OTR. Maine 
submitted its most recent NOx

[[Page 23325]]

waiver petition to EPA on March 28, 2005. The Administrator must 
approve all NOx waiver requests. This has not been delegated to the 
regions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/03/06                     71 FR 5791

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5026; EPA publication information: 
Final Action - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2006/February/Day-
03/a984.htm;

Agency Contact: Richard Burkhart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 617 918-1664
Email: burkhart.richard@epamail.epa.gov

Alease Wright, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7276
Email: wright.alease@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AN79
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Atomic Energy Act (AEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3144. 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                            06/00/07

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3145. 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                            08/00/07

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: 202 343-9198
Email: clark.ray@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH90

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_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3146.  PESTICIDES; DETERMINATION OF STATUS OF PRIONS 
AS PESTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Prions (proteinaceous infectious particles) are considered to 
be pests under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA). The Agency is considering whether to propose a rule to amend 
an existing regulation that lists what organisms are pests, in order to 
make clear that prions are pests, and that a product or mixture of 
substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate prions would 
be considered to be a pesticide subject to regulation under FIFRA. The 
Agency may issue an ANPRM to seek comment and foster discussion of this 
issue.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4985;

Agency Contact: Carlton Kempter, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7510C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5448
Fax: 703 305-6467
Email: kempter.carlton@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ26
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3147. PESTICIDES; DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 to 136y

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
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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________




3148. 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 protein genes 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 protein 
genes 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
Reproposal                      12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4602; This action is a continuation of 
the action described in RIN 2070-AC02. Since several pieces of that 
action are now finalized, the Agency is splitting this piece into a 
separate Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked separately.

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 32532 Pesticide and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 54171 Research and Development in 
the Physical Sciences and Engineering Sciences

[[Page 23327]]

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3149.  PESTICIDES: DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANT-
INCORPORATED PROTECTANTS (PIPS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a; 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA intends to propose codifying data requirements for the 
pesticide registration of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs). These 
data requirements are intended to provide EPA with data and other 
information necessary for the registration of PIPs. These requirements 
would improve the Agency's ability to make regulatory decisions about 
the human health and environmental effects of these products. By 
codifying data requirements specific to PIPs, the regulated community 
would have a better understanding of and could better prepare for the 
registration process. This proposed rule is one in a series of 
proposals to update and clarify pesticide data requirements. EPA has 
proposed data requirements for conventional pesticides (70 FR 12276; 
March 11, 2005) and is developing data requirements specific to 
antimicrobial, biochemical, and microbial pesticides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5005;

Agency Contact: Kristen Brush, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-0308
Email: brush.kristen@epa.gov

William Schneider, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7511C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8683
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: schneider.william@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ27
_______________________________________________________________________




3150.  PESTICIDES; EXPANSION OF CROP GROUPING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is revising the pesticide crop grouping regulations to 
create new crop groupings, add new subgroups, and expand existing crop 
groups by adding new commodities. EPA expects these revisions to 
promote greater use of crop grouping for tolerance-setting purposes and 
to facilitate the availability of pesticides for minor crop uses.

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. 5031;

Agency Contact: Rame Cromwell, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9068
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: cromwell.rame@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ28
_______________________________________________________________________




3151.  PESTICIDE AGRICULTURAL CONTAINER RECYCLING 
PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 to 136y

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 165

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose to require that large pesticide 
manufacturers of agricultural pesticides and specialty chemicals 
support (either manage and operate or contract with another 
organization) a container recycling program that meets the standards of 
the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The registrant's 
level of support for the program would be proportional to the quantity 
of disposable plastic containers he introduces into the marketplace. 
The proposed regulation will ensure the continued operation of an 
existing but endangered nationwide infrastructure for voluntary 
recycling of plastic pesticide containers. Recycling of pesticide 
containers will continue to be voluntary for farmers and dealers. The 
proposed regulation has the support of pesticide registrants, state 
regulators and agricultural retailers and dealers. The existing 
voluntary program, with an annual budget of less than $4 million, has 
successfully recycled over 80 million pounds of plastic pesticide 
containers over the past 12 years. The program is not self-sustainable 
and is in danger of collapse in spite of a nationwide infrastructure. 
This proposed rule would have minimal additional cost imposed on 
registrants (less than $5 million), would have no cost for small 
businesses. Companies meeting the SBA definition of <500 employees 
would be exempt. Companies would be required to obtain third-party 
certification and keep records of compliance. The rule would rely on a 
technical standard developed with broad stakeholder support by the 
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and 
approved by ANSI. The technical standard specifies management practices 
for effectiveness and safety in the handling, cleaning and recycling of 
used non-refillable, high density polyethylene containers up to 56

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gallons in size that originally held pesticides labeled for 
agriculture, forestry, professional specialty pesticides (for turf, 
ornamental, pest control, aquatic and terrestrial vegetation and other 
non-food/fiber applications) and structural pest control.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5050;

Agency Contact: Nancy Fitz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7385
Email: fitz.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

Jude Andreasen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9342
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: andreasen.jude@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ29
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3152. 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; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2005/March/Day-11/p4466.htm;

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC12
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3153. 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 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 percent 
by August 3, 1999; 66 percent by August 3, 2002; and 100 percent by 
August 3,

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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
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3154. 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                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2659; EPA publication information: 
Supplemental NPRM 2 - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1999/
October/Day-21/p27397.htm;

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, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7385
Email: fitz.nancy@epamail.epa.gov

Jude Andreasen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9342
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: andreasen.jude@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB95
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3155. 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: As proposed, this regulation would have established 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 intends to 
withdraw the proposed 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              06/00/06

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: Charles Evans, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7199
Email: evans.charles@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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC46

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3156. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR THE REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 7 USC 136a(g); 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 155

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will establish procedures to implement section 
3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 
which provides for periodic review of pesticide registrations. The goal 
of these regulations, which are required by FIFRA section 3(g), is to 
review a pesticide's registration every 15 years. The regulations will 
address the following procedural aspects of the program: establishing 
pesticide cases for registration review; establishing schedules; 
assembling information to be considered during the review; deciding on 
the scope and depth of the review; calling in data under FIFRA sec. 
3(c)(2)(B) that are needed to conduct the review; reviewing data and 
conducting risk assessments or benefit analyses, as needed; deciding 
whether a pesticide continues to meet the standard of registration in 
FIFRA; and public participation in the registration review process. If 
a pesticide does not meet the FIFRA standard, and cancellation is 
determined to be needed, the Agency will follow cancellation procedures 
in section 6 of FIFRA. This program will begin after the completion of 
tolerance reassessment in 2006 and before the completion of 
reregistration in 2008. Each pesticide will be reviewed every 15 years 
to assure that the it continues to meet the FIFRA standard for 
registration, including compliance with any new legislation, 
regulations or science policy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/26/00                    65 FR 24586
NPRM                            07/13/05                    70 FR 40251
Notice of Availability          08/17/05                    70 FR 48356
Final Action                    09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4170; EPA Docket information: OPP-2004-
0404

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

Agency Contact: Vivian Prunier, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9341
Fax: 703 308-5884
Email: prunier.vivian@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3157. 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

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                            03/08/06                    71 FR 12071


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD51
_______________________________________________________________________




3158. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR 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: Section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 
as amended by the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act, directs EPA to 
establish and implement a program whereby industry will be required to 
screen and test all pesticide chemicals to determine whether certain 
substances may have an effect in humans that is similar to an effect 
produced by a naturally occurring estrogen, or such other endocrine 
effect as the

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Administrator may designate. The requirements of Section 408(p) were 
implemented through the creation of the Endocrine Disruptor Screening 
Program (EDSP) in 1998. The EDSP has the following three components 
that are proceeding simultaneously: 1) Developing and validating 
assays; 2) setting chemical testing priorities; and 3) establishing 
408(p) testing orders and related data procedures. The Endocrine 
Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committee (a Federal Advisory 
Committee Act committee) is providing advice to the EDSP on assay 
development and validation. For chemical testing priorities, the 
approach to selecting the first 50-100 chemicals was finalized in a 
September 2005 Federal Register Notice (70 FR 56449) and EPA is 
implementing that approach. For establishing the testing orders and 
related data procedures, EPA intends to focus on the initial 50-100 
chemicals. The Agency intends to conduct a review of the data received 
from the screening of the initial group of chemicals to evaluate 
whether the program could be improved or optimized, and if so, how.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          12/00/07

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: William Wooge, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7201M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-8476
Fax: 202 564-8483
Email: wooge.william@epa.gov

Joe Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8886
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: nash.joseph@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD61
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3159. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180, 178

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; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1999/June/Day-09/p14477.htm;

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
http://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
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3160. 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 withdrawing this action from the 
regulatory agenda because it is an activity with a long term horizon; 
i.e., 10 years or longer. This activity will be reinitiated subsequent 
to: (1) The Agency implementing and gaining experience with procedures 
for exempting a class of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs), e.g. 
Plant Viral Coat Protein-PIPs, and (2) development of a larger 
scientific base of information. For this action, EPA was considering 
the addition of plant-incorporated protectants derived through genetic 
engineering from sexually compatible plants to its plant-incorporated 
protectants exemptions at 40 CFR 174. Substances which plants produce 
for protection against pests, and the genetic material necessary to 
produce them, are pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide 
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), if humans intend these substances to 
``prevent, repel or mitigate any pest.'' These substances are also 
``pesticide chemical residues'' under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Therefore, EPA is concurrently considering the 
exemption of plant-incorporated protectants derived through genetic 
engineering from sexually compatible plants from the requirement of a 
tolerance under section 408 of the FFDCA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM 1             07/22/96                    61 FR 37891

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Supplemental NPRM 2             05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Supplemental NPRM 3             04/23/99                    64 FR 19958
Supplemental NPRM 4             07/19/01                    66 FR 37855
Supplemental NPRM 5             08/20/01                    66 FR 43552
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4611; This action is a continuation of 
the action described in RIN 2070-AC02. Since several pieces of that 
action are now finalized, the Agency is splitting this piece into a 
separate Agenda entry so that it can continue to be tracked separately.

Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 32532 Pesticide and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 54171 Research and Development in 
the Physical Sciences and Engineering Sciences

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3161. 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 withdrawing this action from the 
regulatory agenda because it is an activity with a long term horizon; 
i.e., 10 years or longer. This activity will be reinitiated subsequent 
to: (1) The Agency implementing and gaining experience with procedures 
for exempting a class of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs), e.g. 
Plant Viral Coat Protein-PIPs, and (2) development of a larger 
scientific base of information. For this action, EPA was considering 
the addition of plant-incorporated protectants that act by primarily 
affecting the plant to its plant-incorporated protectants exemptions at 
40 CFR 174. Substances which plants produce for protection against 
pests, and the genetic material necessary to produce them, are 
pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA), if humans intend these substances to ``prevent, repel or 
mitigate any pest.''

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 splitting 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3162. REVISION OF PROCEDURAL RULES FOR HEARINGS ON CANCELLATIONS, 
SUSPENSIONS, CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATIONS, AND DENIALS OF PESTICIDE 
REGISTRATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 164 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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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
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3163. 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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3164. 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                            08/00/07

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@epamail.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
_______________________________________________________________________




3165. 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

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

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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                            08/00/07

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ22
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)



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3166. PROTECTIONS FOR TEST SUBJECTS IN HUMAN RESEARCH

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 26

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/07/03                    68 FR 24410
Notice                          02/08/05                     70 FR 6661
NPRM                            09/12/05                    70 FR 53838
Final Action                    02/06/06                     71 FR 6137

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Jordan
Phone: 703 305-1049
Fax: 703 308-4776
Email: jordan.william@epamail.epa.gov

John Carley
Phone: 703 305-7019
Fax: 703 308-4776
Email: carley.john@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




3167. PESTICIDES; EMERGENCY EXEMPTION PROCESS REVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 166

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice: Limited Pilot           04/24/03                    68 FR 20145
NPRM                            09/03/04                    69 FR 53866
Final Action                    01/27/06                     71 FR 4495

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue
Phone: 703 308-9072
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: hogue.joe@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD36
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                     Prerule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3168. 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 may be 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 rulemaking and allow EPA to consider agreed-upon pollution 
prevention and other types of product stewardship initiatives by the 
chemical industry as a possible substitute for or adjunct to certain 
types of needed testing. For chemicals that have been designated for 
priority testing consideration by the Interagency Testing Committee 
(ITC) the Agency

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice/ANPRM                    08/00/06

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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3169.  NANOSCALE MATERIALS STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Nanoscale materials are chemical substances containing 
structures in the scale of approximately 1 to 100 nanometers, and may 
have different molecular organizations and properties than the same 
chemical substances in a larger scale. Because such materials may have 
novel properties and present novel issues, evaluating and managing 
health and environmental risks of nanoscale materials poses a new 
challenge. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, EPA has the 
authority to require the development of data adequate for the 
assessment of chemical substances and mixtures from persons that 
manufacture or process them, and to prevent and eliminate unreasonable 
risk of injury to human health and environment from chemical substances 
and mixtures. The Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances 
is considering establishing a stewardship program to assemble existing 
data and information from manufacturers and processors of certain 
nanoscale materials. With this assembled material, EPA will take 
appropriate steps to protect human health and the environment from 
unreasonable risk from these substances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 5058;

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@epa.gov

Jim Willis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0104
Fax: 202 564-9490
Email: willis.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ30
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3170. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; AMENDMENTS FOR RENOVATION, REPAIR AND 
PAINTING

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 28, 1996.
NPRM, Statutory, December 30, 2005, Administration deadline.

Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency is developing a 
comprehensive program for the management of renovation, repair and 
painting activities involving lead-based paint hazards. The program 
will be comprised of a combination of approaches including an extensive 
education and outreach campaign for lead-safe work practices and 
training for industry, an outreach campaign designed to expand consumer 
awareness and create demand for the use of lead-safe work practices, 
and the proposal of regulatory requirements. On January 10, 2006, the 
EPA proposed regulatory requirements for renovation, repair and 
painting contractors involved in activities where, as a result of their 
work, lead hazards are created. [Modifications to the abatement 
requirements will also be considered to ensure compatibility between 
the existing requirements and any future renovation requirements.]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/10/06                     71 FR 1588

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NPRM: Extension of Comment 
Period                          04/06/06                    71 FR 17409

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/2006/January/Day-10/t071.htm; EPA 
Docket information: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2005-0049; Individual Document id in 
the EPA docket: www.regulations.gov

Sectors Affected: 23599 All Other Special Trade Contractors; 23551 
Carpentry Contractors; 53111 Lessors of Residential Buildings and 
Dwellings; 23322 Multifamily Housing Construction; 23521 Painting and 
Wall Covering Contractors; 531311 Residential Property Managers; 23321 
Single Family Housing Construction; 54138 Testing Laboratories

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/oppt/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 566-0521
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




3171. 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          10/00/06

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

Tom Simons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0517
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: simons.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________




3172. 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                            08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________




3173. TEST RULE; TESTING OF CERTAIN HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) 
CHEMICALS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is issuing test rules under section 4(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require testing and recordkeeping 
requirements for certain high production volume (HPV) chemicals (i.e., 
chemicals which are manufactured (including imported) in the aggregate 
at more than 1 million pounds on an annual basis) that have not been 
sponsored under the voluntary HPV Challenge Program. Although varied 
based on specific data needs for the particular chemical, the data 
generally collected under these rules may include: Acute toxicity, 
repeat dose toxicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, 
mutagenicity, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. The first rule 
proposed testing for 37 HPV chemicals with substantial worker exposure. 
The number of chemicals included in the first final rule may be reduced 
based on new information on annual production volumes, worker exposure, 
and commitments to the voluntary HPV Challenge Program. Subsequent test 
rules will require similar screening level testing for other 
unsponsored HPV Challenge Program chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81658
Final Action                    03/16/06                    71 FR 13709
NPRM2                           03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2005-0033

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum 
Refineries

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/opptintr/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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________




3174. 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                            04/00/06

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 Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0492
Email: wilson.nancy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




3175. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (SNUR); SELECTED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICAL 
SUBSTANCES FOR USE IN RESIDENTIAL UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA 5

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In support 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

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Substances Control Act (TSCA) covering certain flame retardant 
chemicals for use in RUF. The SNUR would require companies intending to 
import, manufacture or process 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                            07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4512; ; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2002-0074

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

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

RIN: 2070-AD48
_______________________________________________________________________




3176. 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                            12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4878; ; EPA Docket information: 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@epa.gov

Henry Lau, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7406M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8572
Email: lau.henry@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________




3177. 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 four surplus ships to 
a shipyard in the United Kingdom, Able UK, for scrapping; however, the 
planned export of an additional nine 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                            05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150.1; Split from RIN 2070-AB20.; EPA 
Docket information: OPPT-2004-0107

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, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0514
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ05

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3178. 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                            12/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3179. 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 phosphors 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 section 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                          11/00/06

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
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3180. 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

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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                            03/07/06                    71 FR 11485
Final Action                    12/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4635;

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral 
Product Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing

Agency Contact: 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 Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD58
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3181. 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@epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27
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3182. 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 AND 56th ITC Lists   04/00/06

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:

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3183. 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  04/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3184. VOLUNTARY HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME (HPV) CHEMICAL CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq. (TSCA)

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: One of the key components of the Chemical Right-to-Know 
(ChemRTK) Initiative is the HPV Challenge Program. The goal of this 
program is to ensure that a baseline set of health and environmental 
effects data on approximately 2,800 high production volume (HPV) 
chemicals is made available to EPA and the public. U.S. HPV chemicals 
are industrial chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the 
United States in volumes of 1 million pounds or more per year. U.S. 
Manufacturers and importers of HPV chemicals were invited to 
voluntarily sponsor chemicals in the HPV Challenge Program. Sponsorship 
entails the identification and initial assessment of the adequacy of 
existing information, the conduct of new testing only if adequate 
information does not exist, and making the new and existing test 
results available to the public. The Agency is considering specific 
chemicals which are not voluntarily sponsored in the HPV Challenge 
Program as candidates for rules under section 4 and 8 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

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

RIN: 2070-AD25
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3185. 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

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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, 
voluntarily phased 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/04                    69 FR 70404
Final Action                    04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4870; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/2004/December/Day-06/t26731.htm; 
EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-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

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

RIN: 2070-AJ02
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3186. 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                       06/00/06
Stewardship Program             12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493.1; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3187. 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 rulemaking and allow EPA to consider agreed-
upon pollution prevention and other types of product stewardship 
initiatives by the chemical industry as a possible substitute for or 
adjunct to certain types of needed testing. EPA proposed health effects 
testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of hazardous air 
pollutants (``HAPs''), including diethanolamine (61 FR 33178, June 26, 
1996) (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, December

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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 specified in the proposed HAPs section 4 test rule, 
as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and Consent Order    12/00/06

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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3188. 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 rulemaking and allow EPA to consider agreed-
upon pollution prevention and other types of product stewardship 
initiatives by the chemical industry as a possible substitute for or 
adjunct to certain types of needed testing. EPA proposed health effects 
testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of hazardous air 
pollutants (``HAPs''), including hydrogen fluoride (61 FR 33178, June 
26, 1996) (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, December 24, 1997 
(FRL-5742-2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as amended, EPA invited 
the submission of proposals for developing needed HAPs data via ECAs, 
including developing pharmacokinetics studies that would permit 
extrapolation from oral data to predict risk from inhalation exposure. 
In response to EPA's request for proposals for ECAs, the Hydrogen 
Fluoride (HF) Panel submitted a proposal for alternative testing 
involving PK studies for HF on November 27, 1996. EPA responded to this 
proposal by letter on June 26, 1997, indicating that this approach 
could offer sufficient merit to proceed with ECA negotiations. Under 
this action, EPA will continue negotiations to develop an ECA for 
health effects testing sufficient to meet the data needs specified in 
the proposed HAPs section 4 Test Rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and Consent Order    12/00/06

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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3189. 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,

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and (3) testing is necessary to develop the needed data. The Chemical 
Testing Program in EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics 
(OPPT) also works with members of the U.S. chemical industry to develop 
needed data via TSCA section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreements (ECAs) 
and Voluntary Testing Agreements (VTAs). ECAs and VTAs are usually less 
resource intensive than formal TSCA rulemaking and allow EPA to 
consider agreed-upon pollution prevention and other types of product 
stewardship initiatives by the chemical industry as a possible 
substitute for or adjunct to certain types of needed testing. EPA 
proposed health effects testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of 
hazardous air pollutants (``HAPs''), including phthalic anhydride (61 
FR 33178, June 26, 1996) (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, 
December 24, 1997 (FRL-5742-2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as 
amended, EPA invited the submission of proposals for developing needed 
HAPs data via ECAs, including developing pharmacokinetics studies that 
would permit extrapolation from oral data to predict risk from 
inhalation exposure. In response to EPA's request for proposals for 
ECAs, the Phthalic Anydride (PA) Panel submitted a proposal for 
alternative testing involving PK studies for PA on November 22, 1996. 
EPA responded to this proposal by letter on July 10, 1997, indicating 
that this approach could offer sufficient merit to proceed with ECA 
negotiations. Under this action, EPA will continue negotiations to 
develop an ECA for health effects testing sufficient to meet the data 
needs specified in the proposed HAPs section 4 Test Rule, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - ECA              12/00/06

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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3190. 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 rulemaking and allow EPA to consider agreed-
upon pollution prevention and other types of product stewardship 
initiatives by the chemical industry as a possible substitute for or 
adjunct to certain types of needed testing. EPA proposed health effects 
testing under TSCA section 4(a) for a number of hazardous air 
pollutants (``HAPs''), including maleic anhydride (61 FR 33178, June 
26, 1996) (FRL-4869-1), as amended by 62 FR 67466, December 24, 1997 
(FRL-5742-2). In the proposed HAPs test rule, as amended, EPA invited 
the submission of proposals for developing needed HAPs data via ECAs, 
including developing pharmacokinetics studies that would permit 
extrapolation from oral data to predict risk from inhalation exposure. 
In response to EPA's request for proposals for ECAs, the Maleic 
Anhydride (MA) Panel submitted a proposal for alternative testing 
involving PK studies for MA on November 8, 1996. EPA responded to 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final: ECA and Consent Order    12/00/06

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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3191.  TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE REPORTING RULE; 
ELECTRONIC REPORTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(a) TSCA 8(a)

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: With this action, the EPA will amend the TSCA Inventory 
Update Rule (IUR) to allow online electronic submissions though EPA's 
Central Data Exchange (CDX) system. Under the IUR, manufacturers and 
importers of certain chemicals on the TSCA Chemical Substances 
Inventory must report data to EPA on the manufacture, import, and use 
of these chemicals. Information on chemicals from calendar year 2005 
must be reported to EPA using Form U during the 2006 submission period. 
In 2006, industry will be able to submit the IUR Form U on-line through 
EPA's CDX. CDX has become a trusted and time-tested information 
exchange system used by over 45,000 registered participants. Responding 
to e-Government initiatives, and to simplify and improve the submission 
process for industry, EPA is currently developing the capability for 
IUR submitters to use EPA's CDX to upload their electronic IUR data 
securely and efficiently over the Web to EPA for processing. Of course, 
industry will continue to be able to submit Form U to the Agency either 
in hard copy or on CD-ROM.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Action; Using CDX  04/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301.2; Split from RIN 2070-AD63.; EPA 
Docket information: OPPT-2004-0106

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-AJ25
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



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3192. 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, Local, State, 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, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0514
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: baney.tony@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________




3193. 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

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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       10/00/07

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 Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________




3194. 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 LBP activities in target housing and child occupied 
facilities as well as training and certification of training programs 
for LBP activities 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                            01/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3195. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS); DISPOSAL OF PCBS; IMPLEMENTATION 
ISSUES

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

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605(e) 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, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4597;

Sectors Affected: 31-33 Manufacturing; 81 Other Services (except Public 
Administration); 54 Professional,

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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

David Hanneman, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0509
Fax: 202 566-0473
Email: hanneman.dave@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD52
_______________________________________________________________________




3196. 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 Carboxy methylcellulose  06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
Final: 84-1056                  12/00/07
Final: 86-566                   12/00/07
Final: Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxy methylcellulose  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@epa.gov

Rebecca Cool, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




3197. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S CHEMICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM (VCCEP)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2601 et seq (TSCA)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is a voluntary program to evaluate commercial chemicals 
to which children may have a high likelihood of exposure. Designed with 
extensive stakeholder participation, the purpose of this voluntary 
program is to obtain toxicity and exposure data needed to assess the 
risk of childhood exposure to commercial chemicals. EPA launched a 
pilot of this program on December 26, 2000. Manufacturers of 20 of the 
23 pilot chemicals have volunteered to sponsor their chemicals in tier 
1 in the pilot. A workshop was held in December 2001 to provide 
sponsors with additional guidance on the scope and content of the 
exposure assessments they will prepare. A peer consultation process is 
being used to evaluate the scientific merits of the hazard, exposure, 
and risk assessments submitted by sponsors. Assessments for nine 
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: Pilot Status             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: Ward Penberthy, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-3452
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: penberthy.ward@.epa.gov


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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3198. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3199. 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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




3200. TESTING AGREEMENT FOR CERTAIN OXYGENATED FUEL ADDITIVES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2625 TSCA 26

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CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), in the 
administration of section 211 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), has requested 
that OPPT use its TSCA section 4 testing authority to obtain health 
effects data on a number of Oxygenated Fuel Additives (OFAs). These 
data are needed by EPA and others to increase understanding of the 
toxicity of these substances individually and in comparison to each 
other as well as to other OFAs such as methyl t-butyl ether (MTBE). EPA 
will be soliciting interested parties to work on an Enforceable Consent 
Agreement (ECA) under TSCA section 4, through which responsible parties 
can agree to provide data to EPA. Although not currently a rulemaking, 
EPA is including this in the Regulatory Agenda to inform the public of 
this activity which will have a regulatory impact once an ECA 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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3201. 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 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 original                   03/04/91                     56 FR 9092
NPRM - Reproposal                To Be                       Determined

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD44
_______________________________________________________________________




3202. 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
Final: Heavy Metals             06/00/07
NPRM: Benzidine Congener Dyes   06/00/07
Supp. NPRM: 2,4-Pentanedione    06/00/07
Supp. NPRM: Benzidine Congener 
Dyes                            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,

[[Page 23350]]

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




3203. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3204. 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: No

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 Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9138
Email: cool.rebecca@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD53
_______________________________________________________________________




3205. LEAD-BASED PAINT; AMENDMENTS TO THE 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 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                            08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Businesses, Organizations

[[Page 23351]]

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, 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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3206. NOTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL EXPORTS UNDER TSCA SECTION 12(B)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 15 USC 2611

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 707

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 12(b)of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
states, in part, that any person who exports or intends to export to a 
foreign country a chemical substance or mixture for which submission of 
data is required under section 4 or 5(b), or for which a rule, action 
or order has been proposed or promulgated under section 5, 6, or 7, 
shall notify the EPA Administrator of such export or intent to export. 
The Administrator in turn will notify the Government of the importing 
country of EPA's regulatory action with respect to the substance. As 
part of OMB's Regulatory Reform of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector Report 
(2005), commenters expressed concern that the existing TSCA section 
12(b) regulations do not provide a low-level cut-off for the export 
notification requirements. To address that concern, EPA committed to 
OMB that it would consider potential changes to the TSCA section 12(b) 
regulation within the scope of existing statutory authority and issue a 
proposed amendment to address the concern expressed by January 2006. 
Legislation is currently pending to address the implementation in the 
US of the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC), which 
itself includes export notification requirements. After the comment 
period closes, EPA will determine next steps.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/09/06                     71 FR 6733
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4858; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/2006/February/Day-09/t1797.htm; 
EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2005-0058

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/opptintr/chemtest/12b.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@epa.gov

Dave Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, 
Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8179
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________




3207. 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

[[Page 23352]]

Toxic Substances, 7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8469
Fax: 202 564-4765
Email: schweer.greg@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3208. 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 five 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@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3209. 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 that 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 FAS 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 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                            03/10/06                    71 FR 12311
Final Action                    05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4974; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2005-0015

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ18

[[Page 23353]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3210. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/05                     70 FR 3658
Final Action                    12/19/05                    70 FR 75059

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Susan Sharkey
Phone: 202 564-8789
Fax: 202 564-8893
Email: sharkey.susan@epamail.epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD63
_______________________________________________________________________




3211. SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE FOR GLYCOL ETHERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 721 (amended)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/01/05                     70 FR 9902
Final Action                    11/29/05                    70 FR 71401

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Amy Breedlove
Phone: 202 564-9823
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: breedlove.amy@epa.gov

Jim Alwood
Phone: 202 564-8974
Fax: 202 564-4775
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ12
_______________________________________________________________________




3212. LEAD-BASED PAINT; PRE-RENOVATION LEAD EDUCATION RULE; AMENDED 
PAMPHLET

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745.83 (Revision); 40 CFR 745.8

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       01/10/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joshua Novikoff
Phone: 202 566-0502
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: novikoff.joshua@epamail.epa.gov

Julie Simpson
Phone: 202 566-1980
Fax: 202 566-0471
Email: simpson.julie@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AJ14
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3213. TRI; RESPONSE TO PETITION TO DELETE CHROMIUM, ANTIMONY, AND 
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                        10/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3214.  REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENT FOR ISOPHORONE 
DIISOCYANATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42 USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355

[[Page 23354]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is considering adjusting the reportable quantity (RQ) for 
Isophorone Diisocyanate (IPDI) under 40 CFR part 355. Reportable 
quantities for many of the Extremely Hazardous Substances were adjusted 
to their threshold planning quantities in a final rule on May 7, 1996 
(61 FR 20473). On September 8, 2003 (68 FR 52978), EPA modified the 
threshold planning quantity (TPQ) for IPDI (CAS No. 4098-71-9) to 500 
pounds. At that time, EPA inadvertently omitted to adjust the RQ for 
this substance. Therefore, EPA is now considering adjusting the RQ for 
IPDI to be 500 pounds. EPA is planning to publish a direct final rule 
concurrently with a proposed rule to the same effect. If the Agency 
receives any adverse comments on the direct final rule, it will publish 
a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register for the direct final rule 
and proceed with the rulemaking process on the basis of the concurrent 
proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/06
Direct Final Action             09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 5054; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2005-0522

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG32
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3215. 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                    04/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3216. 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                    03/00/07

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

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3217. TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY REPORTING BURDEN REDUCTION RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11023 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The primary goal of this effort by EPA is to reduce burdens 
associated with Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting while at the 
same time continuing to provide valuable information to the public 
consistent with the goals and statutory requirements of the TRI 
program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/04/05                    70 FR 57822
Final Action                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4896; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/2005/October/Day-04/f19710.htm;

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

Agency Contact: Kevin--E Donovan, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0676
Fax: 202 566-0741
Email: donovan.kevin-e@epamail.epa.gov

Cassandra Vail, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Environmental Information, 2844T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-0753
Fax: 202 566-0715
Email: vail.cassandra@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2025-AA14
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


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



_______________________________________________________________________




3218. 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
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 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov


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

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________




3219. 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                            05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: 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 20460
Phone: 202 564-8019
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: jacob.sicy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF08
_______________________________________________________________________




3220. CLARIFY TRI REPORTING OBLIGATIONS UNDER EPCRA SECTION 313 FOR THE 
METAL MINING ACTIVITIES OF EXTRACTION AND BENEFICIATION

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) currently requires 
reporting from metal mining facilities if they manufacture or process 
25,000 pounds or more of a listed chemical or otherwise use 10,000 
pounds or more of a listed chemical. These mining facilities engage in 
the removal of naturally occurring materials from the earth. EPA had 
considered naturally occurring materials to be manufactured by natural 
processes. A recent court order set aside EPA's interpretation of 
manufacture stating that naturally occurring ores can not be 
manufactured within the meaning of EPCRA section 313. EPA is 
considering clarifying how the definitions of manufacturing and 
processing under EPCRA section 313 apply to the mining sector processes 
of extraction and beneficiation. This action will not affect the coal 
extraction activities exemption.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/09
Final Action                    03/00/10

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3221. 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.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/05/00                    65 FR 53681
Notice of Data Availability     06/14/05                    70 FR 34437
Final Action                    02/00/09

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3222. 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 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                        05/00/07

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)               Proposed Rule Stage


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3223. REVISIONS TO SOLID WASTE LANDFILL CRITERIA--LEACHATE RECIRCULATION 
ON ALTERNATIVE LINERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 6949a

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA plans to propose a rule amending the Federal criteria for 
municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF) to allow leachate recirculation 
over alternative liner systems which meet the performance standard 
specified by the MSWLF criteria. The performance determination would be 
made by the state director of an approved MSWLF program. EPA also plans 
to propose a new section to the MSWLF criteria that will allow the 
alternative of clean closure of landfills rather than require the 
installation of a landfill cap. This would allow the solid waste in the 
MSWLF to be totally removed from the site and be properly disposed of 
at another site. Finally, EPA plans to propose an additional factor for 
determining the frequency of 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

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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                            01/00/07

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

Richard Kinch, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8214
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: kinch.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE67
_______________________________________________________________________




3224. 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     01/00/07
Final Action                    06/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
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

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/id/solvents/wipes.htm

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3225. INCREASE METALS RECLAMATION FROM F006 WASTE STREAMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6902; 42 USC 6921 to 6930; 42 USC 6938

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-1990s, 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                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4651; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2005-0012

Agency Contact: Jim OLeary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8827
Email: oleary.jim@epamail.epa.gov

Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7025

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Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: mooney.charlotte@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________




3226. 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                            09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4834; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2004-0019

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3227. 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                            06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4920; No legal deadline.; EPA Docket 
information: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0012

Sectors Affected: 6113 Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools; 
6112 Junior Colleges

Agency Contact: Patricia Mercer, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8408
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: mercer.patricia@epa.gov

Anna Tschursin, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8805
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: tschursin.anna@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG18
_______________________________________________________________________




3228. 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

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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                            05/00/06
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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3229. 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 2 years. EPA has proposed one new and one 
revised item designation in CPG5.
In addition, CPG Nylon Carpet was originally proposed with CPG IV, but, 
not included in the final designation because more information was 
needed. A Notice of Data Availability was issued asking for that 
information. EPA is now considering finalizing the CPG for Nylon Carpet 
separately from CPG IV and V.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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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
NODA on Nylon Carpet            07/16/03                    68 FR 42040
NPRM-CPG5                       12/10/03                    68 FR 68813
Final-CPG4-RMAN4                04/30/04                    69 FR 24028
Final CPG 5                     10/00/06
Final CPG for Nylon Carpet      10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545; EPA Docket information: For CPG V 
rule: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0005

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

Marlene Regelski-Reddoor, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7276
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: regelski-reddoor.marlene@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
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3230. 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                    04/00/07

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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: 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

Elaine Eby, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8449
Fax: 703 308-8605
Email: eby.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE78
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3231. 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 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                    05/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2004-0010

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
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3232. REVISIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6903 RCRA sec 1004

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 28, 2003 (68 FR 61558), EPA proposed revisions to 
the definition of solid waste for materials being reclaimed in a 
continuous process in the generating industry. This proposal was in 
part intended to respond to various court decisions about the extent of 
RCRA jurisdiction over secondary materials being recycled. In the same 
notice, the Agency also proposed criteria for determining whether or 
not hazardous secondary materials are recycled legitimately. EPA 
received numerous comments on the proposal. Based on comments received, 
EPA had conducted studies of recycling practices and the circumstances 
in which recycling of hazardous wastes caused environmental problems. 
We are developing a rule or rules which will address 
commenters'concerns regarding various aspects of the proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/28/03                    68 FR 61558
Action Taken                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4670; Listed in the 2005 OMB report, 
Regulatory Reform of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector. EPA and OMB have 
determined that this reform has potential merit and justifies further 
action.; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2002-0031

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

Tracy Atagi, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8672
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: atagi.tracy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE98
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3233. CRITERIA FOR SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY PROTECTIVE USE OF GRANULAR 
MINE TAILINGS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Public Law 109-59

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 278

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                            04/04/06                    71 FR 16729
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5019; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2006-0097

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Agency Contact: Stephen Hoffman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 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, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8214
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: kinch.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG27
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3234. 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                    01/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4565;

Agency Contact: Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of the Administrator, 1807, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-2184
Fax: 202 566-2200
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov

Andrew Baca, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the 
Administrator, 5301W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-6787
Fax: 703 308-0513
Email: baca.andrew@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2090-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



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3235. 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 3 to 5 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 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                    08/00/07

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@epamail.epa.gov


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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
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3236. 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 unaddressed. 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                            05/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4470; This rule may also impact 
Federal, State, local or tribal governments that own coal-burning 
commercial electric power generating facilities.

Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Agency Contact: Alexander Livnat, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7251
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: livnat.alexander@epamail.epa.gov

Steve Souders, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8431
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: souders.steve@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________




3237. 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 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

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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                            10/00/08

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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________




3238. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3239. 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. The 
direct final was withdrawn because there were adverse comments on the 
rule. Originally, rule was to be used as a model for electronic 
recycling nationwide by EPA Region 3 and the Mid-Atlantic States (DE, 
DC, MD, PA, VA, WV). However, the usefulness of this rule as a pilot 
project will likely be overtaken upon promulgation of 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 national rule is currently being reviewed 
within the Agency.

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 19130
Phone: 215 814-5463
Email: holman.marie@epamail.epa.gov

Sandra Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Office

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Philadelphia, 1807T, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 202 566-2184
Email: panetta.sandra@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2003-AA00
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3240. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. was actively involved in the negotiation of a 
legally-binding OECD multilateral agreement to create a more 
streamlined system. OECD Member countries are then obligated to 
transfer the terms of the multilateral agreement to their domestic 
regulations in order for the multilateral agreement to have legal 
authority. This regulation would be amended to comply with changes 
passed by the OECD Council. Existing waste lists may be restructured to 
comply with the new OECD waste lists. As such, previously existing 
waste lists may be renamed according to adopted OECD terminology. 
Shipments of small waste amounts destined for laboratory analysis may 
be exempted from filing certain paperwork requirements that are 
otherwise required. A certificate of recovery may be required upon 
final recovery of wastes and timeframes for recovery operations may be 
changed to reflect the decisions made by the OECD Council. This needs 
to have a Federal solution because international exports and imports 
are overseen at the Federal level due to the foreign powers authority 
clause. Many alternatives were considered by government and industry 
during the intensive negotiations on the legally binding multilateral 
agreement, with the U.S. having a great deal of influence over which 
alternatives were in the final agreement. The Agency plans to codify 
the streamlining provisions of the OECD multilateral agreement, 
regulating exporters and importers of waste recyclables. Exporters and 
importers of waste recyclables will need to implement the international 
uniform procedures of the OECD multilateral agreement, however these 
costs will be less than would be needed to deal with different national 
export and import systems. In addition, some common existing export and 
import procedures were streamlined so that the new procedures are even 
more efficient than was common in the past. The benefits are greater 
administrative efficiency for U.S. exporters and importers in the 
international recycling market, and a lower level of waste disposal in 
the U.S. since there is more efficient access to other recycling 
markets.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4606; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2005-0018

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3241. 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

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meantime?'' The Agency received a report from the Board in January, 
2006 and will evaluate the report 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 Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3242. 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                            09/00/07

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 22202
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
_______________________________________________________________________




3243. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS: 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: 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.
EPA is developing a proposed rule to remove this container prohibition 
because macroencapsulation technologies have evolved into suitable 
disposal nonleachable technologies. We believe these changes in 
disposal practices will promote more efficient cleanup of contaminated 
sites by removing a regulatory distinction between radioactive lead 
solids and other forms of hazardous debris, reduce worker exposures, 
and promote further advancement in new technologies for disposal. The 
use of containers are expected to be less costly than extrusion 
coatings and, therefore, this action would be cost neutral to cost 
beneficial to the Department of Energy and other generators of 
radioactive lead solids.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

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.

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3244. 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.
However, since the publication of the proposed rule in 2001, EPA has 
found that there is a fairly broad consensus in favor of the 
development of a national e-manifest system by EPA. EPA is now 
considering the option of developing a national system, but EPA's 
ability to pursue this option will depend on new funding being 
authorized or on new authority for EPA to collect user fees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/22/01                    66 FR 28240
Notice of Public Meeting        04/01/04                    69 FR 17145
Final Action                    06/00/07

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.; EPA 
Docket information: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2001-0032

Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 2211 Electric Power 
Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 332 Fabricated Metal Product 
Manufacturing; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 2111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 326 
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 3221 Pulp, 
Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 482 Rail Transportation; 484 Truck 
Transportation; 5621 Waste Collection; 56221 Waste Treatment and 
Disposal; 483 Water Transportation

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/gener/manifest/

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@epamail.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@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG20
_______________________________________________________________________




3245. EXPANDING THE COMPARABLE FUELS EXCLUSION UNDER RCRA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: RCRA 4004

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.38

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA currently excludes specific industrial wastes, also known 
as comparable fuels, from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA) when they are used for energy production and do not contain 
hazardous constituent levels that exceed those found in a typical 
benchmark fuel that facilities would otherwise use. Using such wastes 
as fuel saves energy by reducing the amount of hazardous waste that 
would otherwise be treated and disposed, promotes energy production 
from a domestic, renewable source, and reduces use of fossil fuels. 
With an interest in supplementing the nation's energy supplies and to 
ensure that energy sources are managed only to the degree necessary to 
protect human health and the environment, EPA, as part of the Resource 
Conservation Challenge, is examining the effectiveness of the current 
comparable fuel program and considering whether other industrial wastes 
could be safely used as fuel as well.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4977;

Agency Contact: Mary Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: jackson.mary@epa.gov

Hugh Davis, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 306-0206
Fax: 703 308-8433

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Email: davis.hugh@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG24
_______________________________________________________________________




3246.  NESHAP FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR 
HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42 USC 7412; 42 USC 7414

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112 of the CAA requires that EPA establish NESHAP for 
the control of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) for both new and existing 
major sources. The CAA requires the NESHAP to reflect the maximum 
degree of reduction in emissions of HAP that is achievable. This level 
of control is commonly referred to as MACT (for Maximum Achievable 
Control Technology). EPA published NESHAP for hazardous waste 
combustors on April 20, 2004, and we published the final rule on 
October 12, 2005. Following promulgation of the hazardous waste 
combustor final rule, the Administrator received four petitions for 
reconsideration pursuant to section 307(d)(7)(B) of the Clean Air Act 
from the Ash Grove Cement Company, the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition, 
the Coalition for Responsible Waste Incineration, and the Sierra Club. 
Under this section of the CAA, the Administrator is to initiate 
reconsideration proceedings if the petitioner can show that it was 
impracticable to raise an objection to a rule within the public comment 
period or that the grounds for the objection arose after the public 
comment period. Among these petitions for reconsideration, EPA is being 
asked to reconsider approximately twenty aspects of the final rule. 
This workgroup will engage in a rulemaking process to address those 
issues for which EPA decides to grant reconsideration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/23/06                    71 FR 14665
Administrative Stay             03/23/06                     71 R 14655
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 5047;

Agency Contact: Frank Behan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8476
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: behan.frank@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3247. RCRA BURDEN REDUCTION INITIATIVE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.38; 40 CFR 264.16; 40 CFR 264.52; 40 CFR 
264.56; 40 CFR 264.73; 40 CFR 264.98 et seq; 40 CFR 265.16; 40 CFR 
265.52; 40 CFR 265.56; 40 CFR 265.73; 40 CFR 265.98 et seq; 40 CFR 
266.103; 40 CFR 261.4; 40 CFR 268.7; 40 CFR 268.9

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/04/06                    71 FR 16862

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby
Phone: 703 308-8449
Fax: 703 308-8605
Email: eby.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE50
_______________________________________________________________________




3248. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO PETROLEUM CONTAMINATED MEDIA AND DEBRIS FROM 
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Suspended                       03/01/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng
Phone: 703 603-7166
Email: ng.sammy@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________




3249. HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR PROGRAM EVALUATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/22/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jim OLeary
Phone: 703 308-8827
Email: oleary.jim@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG25
_______________________________________________________________________




3250.  NESHAP FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTORS 
(AMENDMENTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 RCRA 3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA 3005; 42 USC 
7412 CAA 112; 42 USC 7414 CAA 114

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA issued a rule to clarify the NESHAP for hazardous waste 
combustors rule signed October 12, 2005. In the October 12, 2005 rule, 
EPA inadvertently included three new or

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revised bag leak detection system requirements for some hazardous waste 
combustors--incinerators, cement kilns, and lightweight aggregate 
kilns--among implementation requirements taking effect on December 12, 
2005, rather than the intended compliance date of three years after 
promulgation--October 14, 2008. The provisions establish more stringent 
requirements for these hazardous waste combustor sources which cannot 
readily be complied with on short notice and are inextricably tied to 
the revised emissions standards (which also take effect in 2008).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/19/05                    70 FR 75096
Direct Final Action             12/19/05                    70 FR 75042

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3333.1; EPA publication information: 
Direct Final Action - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2005/
December/Day-19/a24198.htm; Split from RIN 2050-AE01. For information 
on the Phase I portion of this effort, see SAN 4418, RIN 2050-AE79.; 
EPA Docket information: OAR-2004-0022

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

Agency Contact: Frank Behan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8476
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: behan.frank@epamail.epa.gov

Shiva Garg, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8459
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: garg.shiva@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG30
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3251. REVISIONS TO THE SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE 
(SPCC) RULE, 40 CFR PART 112

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose to amend 40 CFR part 112, which includes the 
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule promulgated 
under the authority of the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule may 
include a variety of issues associated with the July 2002 SPCC final 
rule. Specific decisions on the scope of the rulemaking will be 
determined after the final rule associated with the Notices of Data 
Availability has been completed and in relation to EPA guidance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice Clarifying Certain Issues05/25/04                    69 FR 29728
NPRM 1 yr Compliance Extension  06/17/04                    69 FR 34014
Final 18 months Compliance 
Extension                       08/11/04                    69 FR 48794
NODA re certain facilities      09/20/04                    69 FR 56184
NODA re oil-filled and process 
equipment                       09/20/04                    69 FR 56182
NPRM                            03/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634.2; Split from RIN 2050-AC62.

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-1968
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: fleischman.hugo@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3252. OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION; SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND 
COUNTERMEASURE (SPCC) REQUIREMENTS--AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On September 20, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA or the Agency) issued two Notices of Data Availability (NODAs) 
concerning certain facilities and oil-filled and process equipment. 
Based on its review of the information received from the NODAs, EPA 
proposed to amend the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure 
(SPCC) Plan requirements to reduce the regulatory burden for certain 
facilities by: providing an option that would allow owners/operators of 
facilities that store less than 10,000 gallons of oil and meet other 
qualifying criteria to self-certify their SPCC Plans, in lieu of review 
and certification by a Professional Engineer; providing an alternative 
to the secondary containment requirement, without requiring a 
determination of impracticability, for facilities that have certain 
types of oil-filled equipment; defining and providing an exemption for 
motive power containers; and exempting airport mobile refuelers from 
the specifically sized secondary

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containment requirements for bulk storage containers. In addition, the 
Agency also proposed to remove and reserve certain SPCC requirements 
for animal fats and vegetable oils and proposed a separate extension of 
the compliance dates for farms (see 70 FR 73524, December 12, 2005). In 
proposing these changes, EPA is significantly reducing the burden 
imposed on the regulated community in complying with the SPCC 
requirements, while maintaining protection of human health and the 
environment. EPA has also requested comments on the potential scope of 
future rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NODA re certain facilities      09/20/04                    69 FR 56184
NODA re oil-filled and process 
equipment                       09/20/04                    69 FR 56182
NPRM                            12/12/05                    70 FR 73524
Final Action                    11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634.3; Split from RIN 2050-AG16.

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

RIN: 2050-AG23
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Oil Pollution Act (OPA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3253.  SPCC--EXTENSION OF COMPLIANCE DATES

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is extending the dates by which facilities must prepare 
or amend Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC 
Plans), and implement those Plans. This action would allow the Agency 
time to promulgate revisions to the July 17, 2002 final SPCC rule 
before owners and operators are required to meet requirements of that 
rule related to preparing or amending, and implementing SPCC Plans. The 
compliance dates are being changed from February 17, 2006 to October 
31, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/12/05                    70 FR 73524
Final Action                    02/17/06                     71 FR 8462

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634.4; EPA publication information: 
NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/December/Day-12/
w23917.htm; Split from RIN 2050-AG23. Split from RIN 2050-AG16.; EPA 
Docket information: EPA-HQ-OPA-2005-0003

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

RIN: 2050-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3254. 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
Final Pools Prairie             09/17/99                    64 FR 50459
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

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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                        09/14/05                    70 FR 54286
NPRM 43                         09/14/05                    70 FR 54327
Final 40                        05/00/06
NPRM-44                         05/00/06
Final 41                        10/00/06
NPRM 45                         10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439; EPA Docket information: SFUND-
2005-0005

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: 703 603-8833
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: vanroden.victoria@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________




3255. 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                            12/00/06

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 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



_______________________________________________________________________




3256. 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

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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                    06/00/06

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3257. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN AIR RELEASES OF NOX

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302.6; 40 CFR 355.40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering administratively exempting from 
reporting requirements the releases of certain NOx emissions to air. 
This would eliminate reports from facilities emitting NOx where the 
Agency has determined that the releases pose little or no risk or to 
which a Federal response is infeasible or inappropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/04/05                    70 FR 57813
Final Action                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4736; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/2005/October/Day-04/f19872.htm;

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-AF02
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3258. CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND ADJUSTMENT OF CERCLA REPORTABLE 
QUANTITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602 to 9603

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is considering 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 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
_______________________________________________________________________




3259. REVISE 40 CFR PART 35 SUBPART O: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND 
SUPERFUND STATE CONTRACTS FOR SUPERFUND RESPONSE ACTIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9604(a)-(j)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35 subpart O

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 40 CFR part 35 subpart O prescribes requirements for 
administering cooperative agreements (CAs) awarded to States, Indian 
tribes, and political subdivisions to conduct remedial actions, non-
time-critical removal actions, pre-remedial activities, and other 
response activities authorized by the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(a)-(j). 
In addition, subpart O prescribes requirements for the Superfund State 
Contract that is necessary whenever EPA or a political subdivision is 
the lead agency for a CERCLA remedial action. Subpart O was promulgated 
on 6/5/1990, and became effective on 7/5/1990. Since then, the 
Superfund program has demonstrated several process improvements which 
are not authorized under the current regulation. For example, the 16 
Block Funding Reform pilots established during 1997-2000 generated at 
least 60 approved requests for deviations from subpart O and 40 CFR 
part 31. The planned revisions to subpart O will make it possible to 
use the process innovations tested in the pilot projects without having 
to obtain deviations. The revised rule will also update cross-
references to other regulations which have changed, and eliminate 
references to obsolete forms and regulations.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final                   06/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, 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: 703 603-8833
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: vanroden.victoria@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE62
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Completed Actions


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act



_______________________________________________________________________




3260. CRITERIA FOR THE DESIGNATION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA 
SECTION 102(A)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       02/23/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley
Phone: 202 564-1965
Fax: 202 564-2625
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




3261. STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR CONDUCTING ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRIES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 312

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/26/04                    69 FR 52542
Final Action                    11/01/05                    70 FR 66070

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Patricia Overmeyer
Phone: 202 566-2774
Fax: 202-566-2757
Email: overmeyer.patricia@epamail.epa.gov

Helen Keplinger
Phone: 202 564-4221
Fax: 202 229-3954
Email: keplinger.helen@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3262. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR VESSELS OF THE ARMED 
FORCES--PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1322; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 10, 2001, -.

Abstract: This action is Phase II of implementing regulations on 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
In 1996 the Clean Water Act was amended to create section 312(n), 
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces. 
Section 312(n) directs EPA and DOD to work together to provide Armed 
Forces vessels with a nationally uniform set of discharge standards, 
which preempt State discharge standards for these vessels. The purpose 
of the statute is to allow DOD to plan, design and build 
environmentally sound vessels, to encourage innovative pollution 
control technology, and to improve operational flexibility. EPA and DOD 
jointly promulgated Phase I of these regulations, 40 CFR part 1700, on 
May 10, 1999 (64 FR 25126). The Phase I rulemaking concluded that 25 
discharges from Armed Forces vessels would require control devices. 
Some of these discharges have the potential to introduce oil or other 
organics into receiving waters (such as bilge water); some have the 
potential to introduce copper or other metals (such as 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                            12/00/06
Final Action                    04/00/08

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4357;

URL For More Information:

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http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/rules/unds

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, 4504T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1276
Fax: 202 566-1546
Email: amson.jonathan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD39
_______________________________________________________________________




3263. CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 402, 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 122 and 40 CFR Part 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. This proposed rule would 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 would 
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                            06/00/06
Final Action                    06/00/07

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@epa.gov

Gregory Beatty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0724
Email: beatty.gregory@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE80
_______________________________________________________________________




3264.  WATER TRANSFERS RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking addresses the question of whether 
the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting 
program under section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is applicable to 
water control facilities that merely convey or connect navigable 
waters. For purposes of this proposed action, the term ``water 
transfer'' refers to any activity that conveys or connects navigable 
waters (as that term is defined in the CWA) without subjecting the 
water to intervening industrial, municipal, or commercial use. This 
proposed rulemaking focuses exclusively on water transfers and is not 
relevant to whether any other activity is subject to the CWA permitting 
requirement.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 5040;

Agency Contact: Jeremy Arling, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2218
Fax: 202 564-6384
Email: arling.jeremy@epa.gov

Ryan Albert, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0763
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: albert.ryan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                  Final Rule Stage


Clean Water Act (CWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3265. 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 122; 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

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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                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4540; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- www.epa.gov/fedrgst/EPA-WATER/2004/April/Day-06/w6427.html; 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).; EPA Docket 
information: OW-2003-0070

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/waterscience/methods/

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3266. 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

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 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
NODA                            11/25/05                    70 FR 71057
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; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/EPA-WATER/2004/November/Day-24; Split from RIN 
2040-AC34.EPA Docket information: OW-2004-0002

Sectors Affected: 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 61131 Colleges, Universities and Professional 
Schools; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 211111 
Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 22111 Electric Power 
Generation; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 311 Food 
Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 21 Mining; 211112 Natural 
Gas Liquid Extraction; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 
322 Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 22133 Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply; 313 Textile 
Mills; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 321 Wood Product 
Manufacturing

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/waterscience/316b/

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

Janet Goodwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303T, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1060
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: goodwin.janet@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD70

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3267. NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT 
REQUIREMENTS FOR PEAK WET WEATHER DISCHARGES FROM MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER 
TREATMENT PLANTS SERVING SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEMS POLICY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 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

________________________________________________________________________

1st Draft Policy                11/07/03                    68 FR 63042
2nd Draft Policy                12/22/05                    70 FR 76013
Final Policy                    10/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4690; EPA publication information: 2nd 
Draft Policy - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/December/Day-
22/w7696.htm; ; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OW-2005-0523

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: 202 564-0040
Fax: 202 564-0742
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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3268. 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 Section 136.3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the ``Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants'' under 40 
CFR Part 136 to approve several microbiological methods for monitoring 
wastewater and biosolids for use by testing laboratories. The rule 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. 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                    07/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4950; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/August/Day-16/w16195.htm; 
; EPA Docket information: OW-2004-0014

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/waterscience/methods

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
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3269. 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 preliminary plan, as required by Section 
304(m) of the Clean Water Act. This Federal Register notice presents 
EPA's 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 Plan will identify guidelines that may be revised or new 
guidelines that may be developed, and will provide a schedule for such 
rulemaking.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/29/05                    70 FR 51042
Final Plan                      09/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4965; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/August/Day-29/w17032.htm; ; EPA 
Docket information: OW-2004-0032

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/guide/plan.html

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3270. 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                    12/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4995; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/February/Day-01/w1868.htm;

Agency Contact: Virginia Garelick, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2316
Fax: 202 564-6384
Email: garelick.virginia@epa.gov

Allison Wiedeman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0901
Fax: 202 564-6384
Email: wiedeman.allison@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________




3271. AMENDMENTS TO NPDES REGULATIONS FOR STORM WATER DISCHARGES FROM 
OIL/GAS EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, OR TREATMENT OPERATIONS, OR 
TRANSMISSION FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 402(p)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.26

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 6, 2006, EPA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking in the Federal Register (71 FR 894) to codify in the 
Agency's regulations changes to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
resulting from the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This proposed action 
would modify National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
regulations to provide that certain storm water discharges from field 
activities, including construction, associated with oil and gas 
exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations, or 
transmission facilities would be exempt from National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System permit requirements. In this action, EPA 
would also encourage voluntary application of best management practices 
for oil and gas field activities and operations to minimize the 
discharge of pollutants in storm water runoff and protect water 
quality. After reviewing public comments on the proposed rulemaking, 
EPA will promulgate a final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/06/06                      71 FR 894
Final Action                    06/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4979; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2006/January/Day-06/w36.htm; ; 
EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OW-2002-0068

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)                 Long-Term Actions


Clean Water Act (CWA)



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3272. 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                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4526;

Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 325 Chemical 
Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing; 54 
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3273. 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

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/pulppaper/reg.html

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3274. 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 water quality standard. Because the methods currently approved 
under 40 CFR part 136 were designed to support primarily technology-
based permitting needs, and because these technology-based levels are 
as much as 280 times higher than water quality-based criteria for 
metals, EPA is pursuing approval of new test procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Federalism:  Undetermined

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Additional Information: SAN No. 3702;

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

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3275. 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 of advances that are occurring in analytical 
technology, and to allow the analyst to overcome sample matrix 
interferences, the analyst is permitted certain options to improve 
separations or lower the costs of measurements. These options include 
alternate extraction, concentration, cleanup procedures, and changes in 
columns and detectors. The methods further require the analyst to 
demonstrate that the method modifications will not adversely affect the 
quality of data by generating quality control results that meet the 
specifications contained in the method. Despite this stated 
flexibility, the Agency has found that many NPDES and pretreatment 
permitting authorities are not aware of this flexibility when issuing 
or enforcing NPDES and pretreatment permits. Therefore, this regulatory 
action will highlight the existing method flexibility and clarify EPA's 
position regarding its application. This action will also extend this 
flexibility to other methods currently approved under 40 CFR part 136. 
The purpose of extending this flexibility to other methods is to (1) 
increase consistency between methods, (2) provide for increased 
recognition of advances in analytical technology, and (3) reduce costs 
associated with analytical measurements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/methods

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

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




3276. 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; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/1997/March/Day-28/w7221.htm;

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

RIN: 2040-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




3277. 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 water quality standard. At present there is no EPA 
analytical method for determination of these PCBs at the levels of 
concern.

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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;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/methods

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

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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3278. 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                            04/00/08
Final Action                    04/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3786;

Agency Contact: Karen Metchis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0734
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: metchis.karen@epamail.epa.gov

Tom Laverty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-7974
Fax: 202 564-9544
Email: laverty.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




3279. 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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected:  Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, 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: Kevin Weiss, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0040
Fax: 202 564-0742
Email: weiss.kevin@epa.gov

Jennifer Malloy, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4203M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-6392
Fax: 202 564-6392
Email: malloy.jennifer@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________




3280. 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

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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                            12/00/07
Final Action                    12/00/08

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
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3281. 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, Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4822;

Agency Contact: Debra Nicoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1020
Fax: 202 566-1053
Email: nicoll.debra@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE61
_______________________________________________________________________




3282. 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. A 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 would not be subject to any potential effluent guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/07
Final Action                    09/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4948; EPA Docket information: OW-2004-
0038

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/airport

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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3283. 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                            12/00/07
Final Action                    09/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4949; EPA Docket information: OW-2004-
0035

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/dw/index.htm

Agency Contact: Tom Born, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 566-1001
Fax: 202 566-1054
Email: born.tom@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE74
_______________________________________________________________________




3284. NEW/REVISED AMBIENT WATER QUALITY CRITERIA (AWQC) FOR RECREATIONAL 
WATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: CWA 304(a)(9)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 5, 2005.

Abstract: The results of four fresh water (Great Lakes) epidemiology 
studies and companion rapid fecal indicator validation studies will be 
analyzed and evaluated whether to be used in establishing the criteria 
recommended for certain fresh waters designated for primary contact 
recreation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Draft Guidance                   To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

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
_______________________________________________________________________




3285. 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 (Rev) and 40 CFR 415 (Rev)

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 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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3286. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES FOR THE IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING POINT 
SOURCE CATEGORY (REVISION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 420

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/10/05                    70 FR 46459
Final Action                    12/13/05                    70 FR 73618

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Elwood Forsht
Phone: 202 566-1025
Email: forsht.elwood@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE78
_______________________________________________________________________




3287.  CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS--
COMPLIANCE DATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: CWA 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 402, 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122 and 40 CFR 412

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: While EPA is currently making revisions to the 2003 CAFO 
regulations in light of the 2005 Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 
Waterkeeper Alliance et al. v. EPA, 399 F.3d 486, this separate, 
expedited rule is necessary in order to: 1) ensure that permit 
application deadlines are subsequent to final rule revisions; and 2) 
make the permit application and the nutrient management plan (NMP) due 
dates coincidental in response to the Court's decision. Revisions to 
other portions of the 2003 CAFO regulations consistent with Court's 
decisions will appear in a notice of proposed rulemaking planned for 
publication and public comment in mid 2006. This final rule extends the 
deadlines established in the 2003 CAFO rule. The 2003 rule requires 
facilities newly defined as CAFOs, as of April 14, 2003, to seek permit 
coverage by February 13, 2006, and facilities that have become defined 
as CAFOs due to operational changes after April 14, 2003, to seek 
permit coverage by April 13, 2006. This rule extends those deadlines 
for newly defined CAFOs to July 31, 2007. EPA is also revising the 
deadline by which CAFOs are required to develop and implement nutrient 
management plans from December 21, 2006 to July 31, 2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/21/05                    70 FR 75771
Final Action                    02/10/06                     71 FR 6978

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4996.1; EPA publication information: 
NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/December/Day-21/
w24303.htm; Split from RIN 2040-AE80.; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-
OW-2005-0036

Agency Contact: George Utting, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0744
Email: utting.george@epa.gov

Gregory Beatty, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-0724
Email: beatty.gregory@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)               Proposed Rule Stage


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3288. 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: 00 CFR None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 6, 2008, SDWA requires 
regulatory determinations every 5 years. Last round was made in August 
2003.

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 
require EPA to publish a list of non-regulated contaminants every 5 
years, which may warrant regulation due to their health effects and 
their potential for occurrence in public water systems (PWSs). The 
first Contaminant Candidate List (CCL), was published in the Federal 
Register on March 2, 1998 (63 FR 10247). The second CCL 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              10/00/06
Final Notice                    10/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4821;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/safewater/ccl/index.html

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Agency Contact: Wynne Miller, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4887
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: miller.wynne@epa.gov

Thomas Carpenter, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4885
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: carpenter.thomas@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AE60
_______________________________________________________________________




3289. 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 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                            08/00/06
Final Action                    08/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4981;

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lcmr/implement.html

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)



_______________________________________________________________________




3290. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300 g-1SDWA 1412 (b)(8); 42 USC 300j-4 SDWA 
1445

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, August 11, 2006, Settlement 
agreement.

Abstract: EPA proposed a targeted risk-based regulatory strategy for 
all public water systems served by ground water in May of 2000. The 
proposed requirements provide a meaningful opportunity to reduce public 
health risk for a significant number of people served by ground water 
sources from the exposure to waterborne pathogens from fecal 
contamination. The proposed strategy addresses risks through a 
multiple-barrier approach that relies on five major components: 
periodic sanitary surveys of ground water systems requiring the 
evaluation of eight elements and the identification of significant 
deficiencies; hydrogeologic assessments to identify wells sensitive to 
fecal contamination; source water monitoring for systems drawing from 
sensitive wells without treatment or with other indications of risk; a 
requirement for correction of significant deficiencies and fecal 
contamination through the following actions: eliminate the source of 
contamination, correct the significant deficiency, provide an 
alternative source water, or provide a treatment which achieves at 
least 99.99 percent (4-log) inactivation or removal of viruses; and 
compliance monitoring to insure disinfection treatment is reliably 
operated where it is used. The final rule will establish a risk-based 
strategy as was described in the proposed (May 2000) rulemaking. 
However, the proposed design has been improved in the draft final rule 
to provide greater flexibility for states and systems implementing the 
rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/10/00                    65 FR 30194
Final Action                    08/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2340; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/safewater/gwr.html; Statutory deadline for final 
rule: Not later than the Administrator promulgates a Stage II 
rulemaking for disinfection byproducts (currently scheduled for July 
2005).

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Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/gwr.html

Agency Contact: Crystal Rodgers, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5275
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: rodgers.crystal@epamail.epa.gov

Tracy Bone, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5257
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: bone.tracy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




3291. 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 final 
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
Final Action                    11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4770; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/August/Day-22/w16385.htm; 
; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0001

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/ucmr/

Agency Contact: Dave Munch, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS 
140, Cincinatti, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569-7843
Email: munch.dave@epa.gov

Dan Hautman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, MS 140, 
Cincinatti, OH 45268
Phone: 513 569-7274
Email: hautman.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                 Long-Term Actions


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



_______________________________________________________________________




3292. 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

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: In 1999, EPA proposed regulations for radon which provide 
flexibility in how to manage the health risks from radon in drinking 
water. The proposal was based on the unique framework in the 1996 SDWA. 
The proposed regulation would provide for either a maximum contaminant 
level (MCL), or an alternative maximum contaminant level (AMCL) with a 
multimedia mitigation (MMM) program to address radon in indoor air. 
Under the proposal, public water systems in States that adopted 
qualifying MMM programs would be subject to the AMCL, while those in 
States that did not adopt such programs would be subject to the MCL.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM original                   07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Notice99                        02/26/99                     64 FR 9560
NPRM                            11/02/99                    64 FR 59246
Final Action                    01/00/09

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; EPA publication information: NPRM 
- http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/radon/proposal.html; EPA Docket information: 
EPA-HQ-OW-2003-0041

Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

URL For More Information:
http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/radon.html

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

Eric Burneson, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5250
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: burneson.eric@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




3293. 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,

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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
_______________________________________________________________________




3294. 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. Presently, the Water program is collecting 
and analyzing research information on occurrence, health effects, 
method sensitivity, and treatment effectiveness.

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@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD54
_______________________________________________________________________




3295. 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:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/08
Final Action                    12/00/10

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;

URL For More Information:
www.epa.gov/safewater/tcr/tcr.html

Agency Contact: Kenneth Rotert, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5280
Fax: 202 564-3767
Email: rotert.kenneth@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
_______________________________________________________________________




3296. DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT CANDIDATE LIST 3

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g-1(b)

CFR Citation: 00 CFR None

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, February 6, 2008, 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 5 years of contaminants that are 
known or anticipated to occur in public water

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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 
2007.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/07
Final Action                    08/00/09

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@epa.gov

Yvette Selby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5245
Fax: 202 564-3760
Email: selby-mohamadu.yvette@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD99
_______________________________________________________________________




3297. 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 is to allow EPA to incorporate by reference into the 
Code of Federal Regulations the State program authorities. Current 
citations to State regulations in 40 CFR part 147 are out of date for 
many States. This update is necessary to ensure that the CFR accurately 
reflects current approved State UIC programs and that elements of those 
programs are federally enforceable if necessary. EPA Regional Offices 
will be submitting State revision packages as they are completed. Part 
147 will then be updated in several stages. This is the first stage. 
This effort should have no impact on the regulated community because we 
will merely be incorporating by reference elements of already effective 
State programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4236;

Agency Contact: Denny Cruz, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606M, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3879
Fax: 202 564-3756
Email: cruz.denny@epa.gov

Marilyn Ginsberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4606M, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3881
Fax: 202 564-3756
Email: ginsberg.marilyn@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD40
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3298. 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