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

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)                            
  
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Ch. I

[FRL-6161-5 ]

October 1998 Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

_______________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the 
Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions to update the 
public about our:

 Regulations currently under development,

 Reviews of existing regulations, and

 Rulemakings completed or canceled since the last Agenda.

EPA believes that, if the people affected by rules participate in 
developing them, we will wind up with rules that are clearer, less 
burdensome, and more effective.

ADDRESSES TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING LIST: If you would like to 
receive copies of future Agendas, please send a note with your mailing 
address to one of the following:

 By Mail to USEPA/NCEPI at P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, Ohio 
45242,

 By Fax to (513) 489-8695, or

 By E-mail to [email protected].

There is no charge for the Agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We welcome your comments and 
suggestions. If you have general comments or questions about EPA's 
rulemaking process, please direct them to: Philip Schwartz (2136), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW., Washington, DC 
20460; phone: (202) 260-5493, fax: (202) 260-5478, e-mail: 
Schwartz.P[email protected].

    If you have questions or comments about a particular rule, 
please communicate directly with the agency contact listed for that 
rule.

    You can also get information on current EPA rulemakings from 
our Internet site on environmental regulations that we update every 
day. This site includes the text of proposed and final 
environmental rules issued by the EPA and by other agencies. It 
also includes an electronic version of this Agenda and EPA's 
regulatory plan published in part 2 of this issue of the Federal 
Register. The site is located at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/
rules.html and is part of EPA's large agencywide Internet site 
which we invite you to visit at http://www.epa.gov.

    We expect that the EPA net site will be an increasingly 
important means of communication between EPA and the public. We 
inaugurated this site about 4 years ago, and it has more than 
100,000 documents and files currently available on-line. The site 
receives more than 30 million requests monthly.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Rulemaking Process

    Congress has established a number of requirements that agencies 
must meet when they issue regulations. These requirements are 
designed to support the development of quality regulations and 
protect the rights of people affected by agencies' rules. These 
requirements are 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. An Internet 
site that contains information on Federal statutes is http://
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/.

    President Clinton also established requirements that executive 
agencies must meet when developing regulations. Of particular 
significance for EPA rulemakings are Executive Orders 12866 
(Regulatory Planning and Review), 12875 (Enhancing the 
Intergovernmental Partnership), 13045 (Children's Health 
Protection), and 13084 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian 
Tribal Governments). An Internet site that contains information on 
Executive orders is http://library.whitehouse.gov/.

    We encourage you to participate in the rulemaking process to 
make your views known and help us develop rules that:

 Protect human health,

 Preserve and enhance the environment, and

 Meet environmental goals without being unnecessarily 
burdensome.

You can do this by getting in touch with the contact person for a 
particular rule and asking them about what opportunities are available 
to participate in developing the rule. You also can comment on proposed 
rules that we publish in the Federal Register and post on our Internet 
site. We will consider your comments and address them before issuing a 
final rule. To be most effective, comments should contain information 
and data which support your position, and you should explain why we 
should incorporate your suggestion in the final rule.

    If you are interested in a particular rulemaking listed in the 
Agenda, contact the individual listed in the Agenda entry. Areas in 
which we are initiating regulatory action are listed in the 
Proposed Rules sections of this Agenda. Areas under consideration 
for regulatory action are listed in the Prerule sections.

    In addition to rules, we also have included in this Agenda some 
of our more important guidance documents. While these documents do 
not have the force and effect of law because they are not legally 
binding on EPA or outside parties, they will guide our thinking in 
major policy areas, and we also invite you to participate in 
developing these documents.

EPA's Regulatory Philosophy and Priorities

    EPA's efforts to develop a system that works better and costs 
less are focused on five areas: Greater public access to 
information, more regulatory flexibility to obtain better results, 
stronger partnerships with States and industries, more compliance 
assistance, and less paperwork and red tape. To learn more about 
what we are accomplishing in these areas, please refer to the 
``Statement of Regulatory Priorities'' contained in EPA's 
regulatory plan in part 2 of this issue of the Federal Register.

What Actions Are Included in the Agenda?

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

 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;

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Area Designations for Air Quality Planning Purposes.

 Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: 
Actions regarding pesticide tolerances and food additive regulations; 
decision documents defining and establishing registration standards; 
decision documents and termination decisions for the Rebuttable 
Presumption Against Registration process; and data call-in requests 
made under section 3(c)(2)(B).

 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 Office of Management and Budget has exempted most of these 
actions from the Executive Order 12866 review procedures. There is 
no legal significance to the omission of an item from the Agenda.

How the Agenda Is Organized and the Relationship Between the Regulatory 
Agenda and Regulatory Plan

    In accordance with E.O. 12866, we publish the EPA Agenda of 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions in April and October of each 
year as part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions. Also, in accordance with E.O. 12866, we 
publish the Regulatory Plan as part of the October Agenda. Entries 
in the Plan contain all of the information that is included in the 
Agenda entries, as well as some additional information on risks, 
costs, and benefits. Rules included in the Plan are the most 
significant rules that we expect to publish between October 1, 
1998, and September 30, 1999. The Agenda contains information on 
actions that are less significant than the rules that are covered 
in the Plan. The Agenda also includes a list of rules that we will 
publish after September 30, 1999.

    We have organized both the Agenda and the Plan:

 First, by the law that would authorize a particular 
regulation;

 Second, by the current stage of development (proposal, final, 
etc.); and

 Third, by the section number of the statute which requires or 
authorizes the rule.

    The following 13 sections deal with 12 laws that EPA 
administers and a thirteenth broader section called ``General'' 
that includes cross-cutting actions, such as general acquisition 
rules and rules authorized by multiple statutes:

1. General

2. The Clean Air Act (CAA)

3. The Atomic Energy Act (AEA)

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

5. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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

7. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

8. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

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

10. The Clean Water Act (CWA)

11. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

12. The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)

13. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)

    In each of these 13 sections there are up to five headings 
covering the following stages of rulemaking:

1. Prerulemakings--Prerulemaking actions are 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, requests for 
public comment on the need for regulatory action, or important 
preregulatory policy proposals. Finally, we also announce our intent to 
review certain existing regulations under section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act in this section of the Agenda.

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

3. Final Rules--This section includes rules that are within a year of 
final promulgation.

4. Long-Term Actions--This section includes prerulemakings, proposed, 
and final rules with expected publication dates beyond the next 12 
months.

5. Completed Actions--This section contains actions that have been 
promulgated and published in the Federal Register since publication of 
the April 1998 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 Regultory Flexibility Act section 610 reviews in this 
section of the Agenda.

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 haven't appeared in previous 
Agendas) are preceded by a bullet (````). The notation 
``Section 610 Review'' follows the title if we are reviewing the rule 
as part of our periodic review of existing rules under section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 610).

Priority: Entries are placed into one of five categories described 
below.

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

  Other Significant: A rulemaking that is not economically significant 
but is considered significant by the agency. This category includes 
rules that are an EPA priority and rules that EPA anticipates will be 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under E.O. 12866 
because they are likely to:

 create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;
 materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, 
user fees, or loan programs or the rights or obligations of recipients; 
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 raise novel legal or policy issues.

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

  Routine and Frequent: A rulemaking that is a specific case of a 
multiple recurring application of a regulatory program in the Code of 
Federal Regulations and that does not alter the body of the regulation.

  Informational/Administrative/Other: A rulemaking that is primarily 
informational or pertains to agency matters not central to 
accomplishing the agency's regulatory mandate but that the agency 
places in the Agenda to inform the public of the activity.

Also, if we believe that a rule may be ``major'' as defined in section 
804 of the congressional review provisions of the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) (5 U.S.C. 804; Pub.L. 104-
121) 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 will 
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 regulation 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 a rule development. The projections in the Agenda 
are our best estimates as of the date we submit the Agenda for 
publication. If a date appears in this section as 00/00/00, the date of 
the action is currently undetermined. ``Undetermined'' indicates we are 
very uncertain about the date of completion of the action we will take 
next. Dates in 2000 or later are printed in the same form as other 
dates, using the last two digits of the year.

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

Small Entities Affected: Indicates which small entities (businesses, 
governmental jurisdictions, or organizations), if any, may be affected 
by the rule.

Government Levels Affected: Indicates whether the rule is expected to 
affect levels of government and, if so, whether the governments are 
State, local, tribal, or Federal.

Unfunded Mandates: Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 
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 1 year by State, local, and tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector. If the section 202 threshold is 
expected to be exceeded, we note that in this section.

Reinventing Government: If an action is part of the President's 
Reinventing Government Initiative, we indicate it in this section.

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

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

RIN: The Regulatory Identifier Number is a code number that OMB uses to 
identify and track rulemakings.

Plan Entries

    The Plan, which includes a Statement of Regulatory Priorities 
and information about the most significant actions that we will 
publish between October 1, 1998, and September 30, 1999, is 
published in part 2 of today's Federal Register. Plan entries 
include all of the Agenda data fields described above, plus up to 
five other types of information: Statement of Need, Summary of the 
Legal Basis, Alternatives, Anticipated Costs and Benefits, and a 
discussion of Risks.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Considerations

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires that an agency 
prepare a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for any rule subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking requirements, unless the agency 
certifies that the rule will not have a ``significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities'' (i.e., small 
governments, small businesses, and small nonprofit organizations). 
A Regulatory Flexibility Analysis must, among other items specified 
in the RFA, identify the extent to which small entities will be 
subject to the rule's requirements and describe any significant 
alternatives to the rule which accomplish the objectives of 
applicable statutes and which minimize any significant economic 
impacts on small entities. We have listed in the first index at the 
end of the Agenda all rules under development that we expect will 
require a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis.

    In the ``Small Entities Affected'' section, we say whether we 
expect the action will have an impact on small entities that is 
less than a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. All of the actions so identified are listed in the second 
index at the end of the Agenda.

    Section 610 of the RFA requires that an agency review within 10 
years of promulgation those regulations that have or will have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. We undertake these reviews to decide whether we should 
continue the rule unchanged, amend it, or withdraw it. We encourage 
small entities to provide comments on the need to change these 
rules, as these comments will factor into the Agency's 
determination to continue or amend the rules. In the ``Prerule'' 
sections of this Agenda, we report on two ongoing and one new 610 
reviews. These entries have ``Section 610 Review'' after the title 
of the action. We also report on the status of nine previously 
initiated section 610 reviews in the ``Completed Actions'' sections 
of the Agenda. One rule previously identified as needing a 610 
review, Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles, upon closer 
inspection turned out not to require one.

Dated: September 4, 1998.

David Gardiner,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy.

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                                          General--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3374        SAN No. 4056   Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in
            Procurement Under Assistance Agreements...............................................    2020-AA39
3375        SAN No. 4180   Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information
            Act...................................................................................    2020-AA40
3376        SAN No. 3736   Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance
            Partnership (State) Grant Regulation (Reg Plan Seq. No. 98)...........................    2030-AA55
3377        SAN No. 4128   Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance
            Partnership (Tribal) Grant Rule (Reg Plan Seq. No. 99)................................    2030-AA56
3378        SAN No. 4184   Contracting by Negotiation.............................................    2030-AA59
3379        SAN No. 4186   EPAAR Coverage on Contractor Performance Evaluations...................    2030-AA61
3380        SAN No. 4187   EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training............................    2030-AA62
3381        SAN No. 4188   Service Contracting--Avoiding Improper Personal Services Relationships.    2030-AA63
3382        SAN No. 4191   Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort.........................    2030-AA64
3383        SAN No. 3580   Incorporation of Class Deviation Into EPAAR............................    2030-AA37
3384        SAN No. 3629   EPA Mentor-Protege Program.............................................    2030-AA40
3385        SAN No. 3876   Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts............................    2030-AA50
3386        SAN No. 3874   Revision of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for
            Environmental Programs................................................................    2030-AA51
3387        SAN No. 3817   Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32............................    2030-AA48
3388        SAN No. 3807   Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations
            Currently Under TSCA and FIFRA Into One Rule..........................................   2020-AA26
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                            General--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3389        SAN No. 4185   Electronic Funds Transfer..............................................    2030-AA57
3390        SAN No. 4183   Agency Protest Solicitation Notification...............................    2030-AA58
3391        SAN No. 3671   Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment..............................    2080-AA06
3392        SAN No. 2662   Amendments to Part 22 Consolidated Procedural Rules....................    2020-AA13
3393        SAN No. 3240   Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations.....................    2020-AA21
3394        SAN No. 3933   Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in
            Antarctica............................................................................    2020-AA34
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                                           General--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3395        SAN No. 2939   Regulations Governing Awards Under Section 113(f) of the Clean Air Act.    2020-AA31
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                                           General--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3396        SAN No. 4021   Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Educational Programs Receiving
            Federal Assistance....................................................................    2020-AA36
3397        SAN No. 4189   Quick-Closeout Procedures..............................................    2030-AA60
3398        SAN No. 3624   Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment...........................    2080-AA08
3399        SAN No. 3854   Value Engineering......................................................    2030-AA49
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                                       Clean Air Act (CAA)--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3400        SAN No. 3986   Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule...................................    2060-AH25
3401        SAN No. 4120   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling
            HCFC Production, Import and Export....................................................    2060-AH67
3402        SAN No. 4136   Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; New Residential
            Wood Heaters (Section 610 Review).....................................................    2060-AI05
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                                    Clean Air Act (CAA)--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3403        SAN No. 4159   Redefinition of Glycol Ethers Listed as HAPs Under the Clean Air Act,
            and Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA.................................................    2060-AI08
3404        SAN No. 4043   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From 2004 and Later Model Year
            Highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines.....................................................    2060-AI12
3405        SAN No. 4148   Conformity Pilot.......................................................    2060-AI14
3406        SAN No. 3263   Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures........    2060-AE20
3407        SAN No. 3262   Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements.............................    2060-AE22
3408        SAN No. 3380   NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater..    2060-AE94
3409        SAN No. 3407   Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for
            Various Media; Revisions..............................................................    2060-AF00
3410        SAN No. 3549   NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries - FCC Units, Reformers and Sulfur Plants..    2060-AF28
3411        SAN No. 3553   Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient
            Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations (Reg Plan Seq. No. 100)...    2060-AF34
3412        SAN No. 3516   Comprehensive Radiation Waste Management Regulation....................    2060-AF41
3413        SAN No. 3569   Federal Implementation Plan To Control Emissions From Two Power
            Stations Located on Navajo Nation Lands...............................................    2060-AF42
3414        SAN No. 3637   Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources
            Located on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation...........................................    2060-AF84
3415        SAN No. 3568   Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada
            (Reg Plan Seq. No. 101)...............................................................    2060-AG14
3416        SAN No. 3744   Amendment to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources;
            Monitoring Requirements (PS-1)........................................................    2060-AG22
3417        SAN No. 3748   Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical
            Manufacturing Industry (Reg Plan Seq. No. 102)........................................    2060-AG28
3418        SAN No. 3819   NSPS: Sewage Sludge Incinerators.......................................    2060-AG50
3419        SAN No. 3966   Storage Tank Rule Revisions............................................    2060-AH15
3420        SAN No. 3917   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading
            Provisions............................................................................    2060-AH31
3421        SAN No. 3910   Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures................................    2060-AH34
3422        SAN No. 3975   Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country........    2060-AH37
3423        SAN No. 3977   Revisions to Clarify the Permit Content Requirements for State
            Operating Permits.....................................................................    2060-AH46
3424        SAN No. 4046   Revisions to New Source Review (NSR) Regulations to Implement the New
            National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone..............................    2060-AH53
3425        SAN No. 4022   NESHAP: Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks.............    2060-AH55
3426        SAN No. 4067   Acid Rain Program: Determination on Section 75.7 (EPA Study of Bias
            Test) and Section 75.8 (Relative Accuracy and Availability Analysis)..................    2060-AH64
3427        SAN No. 4106   Final Rule To Amend the National Emission Standards for Magnetic Tape
            Manufacturing Operations..............................................................    2060-AH71
3428        SAN No. 4103   NESHAP: Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Synthetic Organic
            Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) & Other Processes Subject to the Negotiated
            Regulation for Equipment..............................................................    2060-AH81
3429        SAN No. 4119   Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for
            Predictive Emission Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources..........................    2060-AH84
3430        SAN No. 4096   Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone
            in the Eastern United States; Proposed Rules..........................................    2060-AH87
3431        SAN No. 4095   Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126
            Petitions for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport.........................    2060-AH88
3432        SAN No. 4082   Wet-formed Fiberglass Mat Production NESHAP............................    2060-AH89
3433        SAN No. 4003   Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A.........    2060-AH90

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3434        SAN No. 4073   Revisions to the Pollutant Standards Index and Significant Harm Level
            Programs for Ozone and Particulate Matter.............................................    2060-AH92
3435        SAN No. 4070   General Conformity Regulations; Revisions..............................    2060-AH93
3436        SAN No. 3893   Review of Operating Permits Issued by Indian Tribes....................    2060-AH98
3437        SAN No. 4077   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the 610
            Nonessential Products Ban.............................................................    2060-AH99
3438        SAN No. 3951   Control of Emissions From New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or
            Below 19 Kilowatts, Minor Amendments to the Phase I Emission Standards................    2060-AI02
3439        SAN No. 4129   Notice of Temporary Stay, Notice of Proposed Compliance Extension;
            Equivalency Determination-National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants:
            Halogenated Solvent...................................................................    2060-AI04
3440        SAN No. 4078   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Marine Diesel Engines at
            or above 37 Kilowatts.................................................................    2060-AI17
3441        SAN No. 4211   Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle, Light-Duty Truck, and Heavy-Duty Gasoline
            Vehicle Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Standards (Reg Plan Seq. No. 103)......    2060-AI23
3442        SAN No. 1002   NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Review and Implementation) (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            104)..................................................................................    2060-AA61
3443        SAN No. 3470   Revision of Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 51...............................    2060-AF01
3444        SAN No. 3228   NESHAP for the Manufacturing of Amino and Phenolic Resins (Polymers and
            Resins Group III).....................................................................    2060-AE36
3445        SAN No. 3078   NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry....................................    2060-AE77
3446        SAN No. 3378   NESHAP: Acrylic/Modacrylic Fibers Manufacturing........................    2060-AF06
3447        SAN No. 3465   NESHAP: Polycarbonates Production......................................    2060-AF09
3448        SAN No. 3377   NESHAP: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)..........................    2060-AF26
3449        SAN No. 3550   NESHAP: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast.............................    2060-AF30
3450        SAN No. 3551   Amendments to General Provisions Subpart A and B for 40 CFR 63.........    2060-AF31
3451        SAN No. 3821   NESHAP: Ethylene Processes.............................................    2060-AG53
3452        SAN No. 3829   Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and
            Delegation of Federal Authorities 112(l)..............................................    2060-AG60
3453        SAN No. 3651   NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG72
3454        SAN No. 3901   Generic MACT for Source Categories (Acrylic Modacrylic Fibers,
            Polycarbonates, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Acetal Resins).................................    2060-AG91
3455        SAN No. 3902   NESHAP: Semiconductor Production.......................................    2060-AG93
3456        SAN No. 3654   NESHAP: Hydrogen Fluoride Production...................................    2060-AG94
3457        SAN No. 2841   NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060-AH08
3458        SAN No. 3959   National Strategy for Urban Area Sources of Toxic Air Emissions........    2060-AH21
3459        SAN No. 3973   NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations..............    2060-AH42
3460        SAN No. 3939   NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins
            and Group IV Polymers and Resins......................................................    2060-AH47
3461        SAN No. 3479   Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for
            Determining Potential To Emit.........................................................    2060-AI01
3462        SAN No. 3979   Review of Federal Test Procedures for Emissions From Motor Vehicles;
            Test Procedure Adjustments to Fuel Economy and Emission Test Results..................    2060-AH38
3463        SAN No. 3091   Specification of Substantially Similar Definition for Diesel Fuels.....    2060-AD77
3464        SAN No. 3673   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales
            Restriction...........................................................................    2060-AG20
3465        SAN No. 3983   Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners: Standards for Equipment
            That Recovers and Recycles Refrigerants Other Than CFC-12 and HFC-134a................    2060-AH29
3466        SAN No. 3640   Supplemental Rule To Require Certain Products Made With HCFCs To Bear
            Warning Label.........................................................................   2060-AF93
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                      Clean Air Act (CAA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3467        SAN No. 4115   NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment..............................    2060-AH69
3468        SAN No. 3898   1998 Revision of Acid Rain Allowance Allocations.......................    2060-AG86
3469        SAN No. 3259   New Source Review (NSR) Reform (Reg Plan Seq. No. 126).................    2060-AE11
3470        SAN No. 3082   NESHAP: Ferroalloy Production..........................................    2060-AF29
3471        SAN No. 3573   Acid Rain Program: Deletion of Certain Units...........................    2060-AF46
3472        SAN No. 3412   Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70) (Reg Plan Seq. No. 127).........    2060-AF70
3473        SAN No. 2915   Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions - Addition of Methods
            203A, 203B, and 203C to Appendix M of Part 51.........................................    2060-AF83

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3474        SAN No. 3643   Sales Volume Limit Provisions for Small-Volume Manufacture
            Certification for Clean Fuel and Conventional Vehicle Conversions and Related
            Provisions............................................................................    2060-AF87
3475        SAN No. 3741   Service Information Availability.......................................    2060-AG13
3476        SAN No. 3743   Amendments to Part 60, Part 61, and Part 63 and Addition of Method 14A
            to Part 60............................................................................    2060-AG21
3477        SAN No. 3750   Regulation Review/Burden Reduction.....................................    2060-AG30
3478        SAN No. 3808   Acid Rain Program: Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Rule Revisions.    2060-AG46
3479        SAN No. 3835   Amendment to the User Fees for Radon Proficiency Programs Rule.........    2060-AG64
3480        SAN No. 3900   Addition of Method 207 to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 - Method for
            Measuring Isocyanates in Stationary Source Emissions..................................    2060-AG88
3481        SAN No. 3868   Federal Operating Permits Program in Indian Country....................    2060-AG90
3482        SAN No. 3913   Revision to the Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Compliance Procedure.......    2060-AH05
3483        SAN No. 3945   Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Certain States
            in the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) Region for Purposes of Reducing
            Regional Transport of Ozone...........................................................    2060-AH10
3484        SAN No. 3958   Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method 203)    2060-AH23
3485        SAN No. 4030   Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines
            Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards...............................    2060-AH52
3486        SAN No. 4052   Revisions to the Permits and Sulfur Dioxide Allowance System
            Regulations Under Title IV of the Clean Air Act.......................................    2060-AH60
3487        SAN No. 4126   NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations, Amendments............    2060-AH66
3488        SAN No. 4123   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source
            Category: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to the Promulgated Rule...............    2060-AH74
3489        SAN No. 4076   Supplemental Rulemaking for Certain States in the Ozone Transport
            Assessment Group Region for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone..........    2060-AH91
3490        SAN No. 4125   Electric Arc Furnace NSPS Amendment....................................    2060-AH95
3491        SAN No. 4108   NESHAP: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations; Final Rule--Settlement
            Agreement; and NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations for Technical
            Amendments............................................................................    2060-AH96
3492        SAN No. 4130   Acid Rain Program: Proposed Revision of Test Method 1, 2, and 2F for
            Measuring Volumetric Flow in Stacks...................................................    2060-AH97
3493        SAN No. 4165   Optional Certification Streamlining Procedures for LDVs, LDTs, and HDEs    2060-AI15
3494        SAN No. 3740   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments: Flexibility and Streamlining    2060-AI16
3495        SAN No. 3105   Amendments--Integrated NESHAP and Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper
            (Reg Plan Seq. No. 128)...............................................................    2060-AD03
3496        SAN No. 3461   NESHAP: Mineral Wool Production Industry...............................    2060-AE08
3497        SAN No. 3229   NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Transmission and
            Storage...............................................................................    2060-AE34
3498        SAN No. 3303   NESHAP: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE40
3499        SAN No. 3345   NESHAP: Steel Pickling, HC1 Process....................................    2060-AE41
3500        SAN No. 3304   NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production...............................    2060-AE44
3501        SAN No. 3340   NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting........................................    2060-AE46
3502        SAN No. 3123   NESHAP: Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Industry.........................    2060-AE75
3503        SAN No. 3079   NESHAP: Portland Cement Manufacturing..................................    2060-AE78
3504        SAN No. 3408   NESHAP: Polyether Polyols Production...................................    2060-AE81
3505        SAN No. 3450   NESHAP: Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (Production of
            Agricultural Chemicals)...............................................................    2060-AE84
3506        SAN No. 3338   NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production..........................    2060-AE86
3507        SAN No. 3467   NESHAP: Primary Lead Smelters..........................................    2060-AE97
3508        SAN No. 2547   NESHAP: Radon Emissions From Phosphogypsum Stacks......................    2060-AF04
3509        SAN No. 3836   NESHAP: Aerospace Technical Amendments.................................    2060-AG65
3510        SAN No. 4162   NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and NESHAP: Natural Gas
            Transmission and Storage , Amendments to Proposed Rule................................    2060-AI13
3511        SAN No. 2937   Field Citation Program.................................................    2020-AA32
3512        SAN No. 3604   Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline, Individual
            Baseline Fuel Adjustments.............................................................    2060-AG80
3513        SAN No. 3610   Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for
            Participation in the Pilot Program....................................................    2060-AG79
3514        SAN No. 3281   National VOC Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings.......    2060-AE35
3515        SAN No. 3351   VOC Regulation for Architectural Coatings (Reg Plan Seq. No. 129)......    2060-AE55
3516        SAN No. 3658   National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Reg Plan Seq.
            No. 130)..............................................................................    2060-AF62
3517        SAN No. 3828   Reduction of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions From Coatings
            Used in the Aerospace, Wood Furniture, and Shipbuilding Industries Under Clean Air Act
            Section 183(e)........................................................................    2060-AG59
3518        SAN No. 3645   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Highway Heavy-Duty Engines
            and Diesel Engines (Reg Plan Seq. No. 131)............................................    2060-AF76
3519        SAN No. 2665   Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations.......    2060-AI03

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3520        SAN No. 3843   Revision to the Covered Areas Provision for Reformulated Gasoline......    2060-AG77
3521        SAN No. 3842   Applicability of On-Highway Heavy-Duty Certified Engines for Use in
            Nonroad Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Equipment; Amendment..................................    2060-AG78
3522        SAN No. 3361   Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts (25 Horsepower)
            (Phase 2) (Reg Plan Seq. No. 132).....................................................    2060-AE29
3523        SAN No. 3352   NSPS: Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating
            Units--Revision.......................................................................    2060-AE56
3524        SAN No. 3556   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a
            Recycling Standard Under Section 608..................................................    2060-AF36
3525        SAN No. 3560   Refrigerant Recycling Rule Amendment To Include Substitute Refrigerants    2060-AF37
3526        SAN No. 3525   Update of the Substitutes List Under the Significant New Alternatives
            Policy (SNAP) Program.................................................................    2060-AG12
3527        SAN No. 3792   Technical Amendments to Hazardous Waste TSDF & Hazardous Waste
            Generators: Organic Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundments &
            Containers............................................................................   2060-AG44
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3528        SAN No. 4105   NESHAP: Carbon Black Production........................................    2060-AH68
3529        SAN No. 4110   Alumina Processing NESHAP..............................................    2060-AH70
3530        SAN No. 4154   Control of Emissions From Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines Rated Over 19
            kW....................................................................................    2060-AI11
3531        SAN No. 3341   NESHAP: Cyanide Chemical Manufacturing.................................    2060-AE45
3532        SAN No. 3346   NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel......................................    2060-AE48
3533        SAN No. 3649   Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings).........................    2060-AF72
3534        SAN No. 3820   NESHAP: Plywood and Particleboard Manufacturing........................    2060-AG52
3535        SAN No. 3922   Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits
            Program...............................................................................    2060-AG92
3536        SAN No. 3970   NESHAP: Miscellaneous Cellulose Production.............................    2060-AH11
3537        SAN No. 3969   NESHAP: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills................................    2060-AH13
3538        SAN No. 4045   Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which Fugitive
            Emissions Are Considered in Major Source Determinations...............................    2060-AH58
3539        SAN No. 4111   NESHAP: Fumed Silica Production........................................    2060-AH72
3540        SAN No. 4102   NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing...................................    2060-AH73
3541        SAN No. 4104   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the
            Hydrochloric Acid Production..........................................................    2060-AH75
3542        SAN No. 4116   NESHAP: Ammonium Sulphate Production (Caprolactam By-Product)..........    2060-AH77
3543        SAN No. 4107   NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes....................    2060-AH78
3544        SAN No. 4113   NESHAP: Clay Products Manufacturing....................................    2060-AH79
3545        SAN No. 4112   NESHAP: Hydrogen Chloride Production...................................    2060-AH80
3546        SAN No. 4114   NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride Production..................................    2060-AH82
3547        SAN No. 4098   NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production................................    2060-AH83
3548        SAN No. 3656   NESHAP/NSPS: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine..................    2060-AG63
3549        SAN No. 3657   NESHAP/NSPS: Combustion Turbine........................................    2060-AG67
3550        SAN No. 3343   NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries.............................    2060-AE43
3551        SAN No. 3326   NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production.......................    2060-AE79
3552        SAN No. 3452   NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Production and Processes........    2060-AE82
3553        SAN No. 3449   NESHAP: Chlorine Production............................................    2060-AE85
3554        SAN No. 3746   NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations.....................................    2060-AG26
3555        SAN No. 3747   NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG27
3556        SAN No. 3749   NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing.............................................    2060-AG29
3557        SAN No. 3754   Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology
            (MACT) Standard.......................................................................    2060-AG34
3558        SAN No. 3823   Large Appliance (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC Reductions................    2060-AG54
3559        SAN No. 3655   NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing.................................    2060-AG66
3560        SAN No. 3652   NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing.....................................    2060-AG68
3561        SAN No. 3837   NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process
            Heaters...............................................................................    2060-AG69
3562        SAN No. 3872   Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking - ICCR Project............    2060-AG84
3563        SAN No. 3899   NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing................................    2060-AG87
3564        SAN No. 3906   NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry...........................    2060-AG96
3565        SAN No. 3905   NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry..........................    2060-AG97

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3566        SAN No. 3909   NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing............................    2060-AG98
3567        SAN No. 3907   Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Manufacturing (Surface Coating) NESHAP/
            VOC Reductions........................................................................    2060-AG99
3568        SAN No. 3908   Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule.........................    2060-AH00
3569        SAN No. 3924   NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining.....................................    2060-AH03
3570        SAN No. 3968   NESHAP: Site Remediation...............................................    2060-AH12
3571        SAN No. 3967   NESHAP: Spandex Production.............................................    2060-AH14
3572        SAN No. 3964   NESHAP: Leather Tanning and Finishing Operations.......................    2060-AH17
3573        SAN No. 3962   NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black....................................    2060-AH19
3574        SAN No. 3903   NESHAP: Vegetable Oil Production.......................................    2060-AH22
3575        SAN No. 3972   NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing/Engine Test Facilities...............    2060-AH35
3576        SAN No. 3971   NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution....................................    2060-AH41
3577        SAN No. 3613   NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for
            Industrial and Commercial Waste Incinerators..........................................    2060-AF91
3578        SAN No. 3751   NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for
            Other Solid Waste Incinerators........................................................    2060-AG31
3579        SAN No. 3919   Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit
            Application Review Procedures for Non-Federal Class I Areas...........................    2060-AH01
3580        SAN No. 3824   Metal Furniture (Surface Coatings) NESHAP/VOC Reductions...............    2060-AG55
3581        SAN No. 3825   NESHAP/VOC Reductions Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface
            Coating)..............................................................................    2060-AG56
3582        SAN No. 3826   Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC Reductions..................    2060-AG57
3583        SAN No. 3827   Paper and Other Web Coating Reductions NESHAP/ VOC Rule................    2060-AG58
3584        SAN No. 3904   Wood Building Products (Surface Coating) NESHAP/VOC Reductions.........    2060-AH02
3585        SAN No. 3139   Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured
            Vehicles and Engines; Amendment.......................................................    2060-AD90
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                                     Clean Air Act (CAA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3586        SAN No. 4042   Clean Fuel Fleet Program; Rule Amendment...............................    2060-AH56
3587        SAN No. 4140   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Halon Recycling and Recovery
            Equipment Certification...............................................................    2060-AI07
3588        SAN No. 4151   Industrial Process Cooling Tower NESHAP Amendment......................    2060-AI10
3589        SAN No. 4038   Federal Implementation Plan for a Fifteen Percent Reduction in Volatile
            Organic Compounds in the District of Columbia.........................................    2060-AH51
3590        SAN No. 2961   Locomotive Emission Standards..........................................    2060-AD33
3591        SAN No. 3638   Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan.................    2060-AF85
3592        SAN No. 3598   Amendment of Enhanced Inspection/Maintenance Performance Standard......    2060-AG07
3593        SAN No. 3810   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Petition Criteria
            and Incorporation of Montreal Protocol Decisions......................................    2060-AG48
3594        SAN No. 3812   Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Scrap Metal from
            Nuclear Facilities....................................................................    2060-AG51
3595        SAN No. 3873   Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Compliance Certification Rulemaking.    2060-AG85
3596        SAN No. 3911   Tier II (Phase II) Study to Assess Further Reductions in Light-Duty
            Vehicles and Light-Duty Trucks Tailpipe Emission Standards............................    2060-AH04
3597        SAN No. 3912   Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles-- Proposed
            Changes to the Definition of Weight Limitations for Motorcycles.......................    2060-AH06
3598        SAN No. 3982   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Control of Methyl Bromide Emissions
            Through Use of Tarps..................................................................    2060-AH26
3599        SAN No. 3943   Revision of Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of
            Methyl Acetate........................................................................    2060-AH27
3600        SAN No. 3978   Revisions to Service Information Availability Requirements.............    2060-AH28
3601        SAN No. 3915   Control of Emissions: Technical Amendments for Non-Road Compression
            Ignition Engines......................................................................    2060-AH33
3602        SAN No. 3981   Revisions for Opting Into the Acid Rain Program........................    2060-AH36
3603        SAN No. 3984   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Manufacture of Halon Blends,
            Intentional Release of Halons, Technician Training and Disposal of Halon and Halon-
            Containing Equipment..................................................................    2060-AH44
3604        SAN No. 3916   Urban Bus Retrofit/Rebuild Program Regulations Amendment...............    2060-AH45
3605        SAN No. 4078   Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Marine Diesel Engines at
            or Above 37 Kilowatts.................................................................    2060-AH50
3606        SAN No. 4035   Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Interpretation of Methyl Bromide
            Labeling Requirements.................................................................    2060-AH54
3607        SAN No. 4032   Transportation Conformity for Transitional Ozone Areas.................    2060-AH59

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3608        SAN No. 4033   Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program Requirement - On-Board Diagnostic
            Checks; Amendment to the Final Rule...................................................    2060-AH62
3609        SAN No. 4127   Alternative Flare Specifications for Hydrogen Fueled Flares............    2060-AH94
3610        SAN No. 3168   NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries - Amendments to Final Rule................    2060-AI00
3611        SAN No. 4197   Lead Phasedown (Section 610 Review)....................................    2060-AI18
3612        SAN No. 4199   NSPS for Industrial Surface Coating: Metal Coils (Section 610 Review)..    2060-AI19
3613        SAN No. 4200   NSPS for Industrial Surface Coating: Metal Furniture (Section 610
            Review)...............................................................................    2060-AI20
3614        SAN No. 4198   NSPS for Industrial Surface Coating: Large Appliances (Section 610
            Review)...............................................................................    2060-AI21
3615        SAN No. 4137   Arizona FIP: Moderate Area PM-10 Plan for Phoenix......................    2060-AI22
3616        SAN No. 4150   Amendments to Municipal Solid Waste Landfills..........................    2060-AI09
3617        SAN No. 3451   NESHAP: Pharmaceuticals Production.....................................    2060-AE83
3618        SAN No. 3469   NESHAP: Manufacture of Tetrahydrobenzaldehyde..........................    2060-AE99
3619        SAN No. 3791   Revision of List of Categories of Sources and Schedule for Standards
            Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act................................................    2060-AG42
3620        SAN No. 2965   NESHAP: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations; Technical Corrections
            and Clarifications....................................................................    2060-AG95
3621        SAN No. 3960   Specific Pollutants: List of Categories Emitting Seven Specified
            Hazardous Air Pollutants..............................................................    2060-AH20
3622        SAN No. 3660   Open-Market Trading Guidance...........................................    2060-AF60
3623        SAN No. 3300   Revised Carbon Monoxide (CO) Standard for Class I and II Nonhandheld
            New Nonroad Phase I Small Spark-Ignited Engines.......................................    2060-AG81
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                                  Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3624        SAN No. 4054   Radiation Waste Management Regulation..................................    2060-AH63
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                                   Atomic Energy Act (AEA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3625        SAN No. 3602   Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water..........................    2060-AF39
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                   Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3626        SAN No. 4170   Pesticides; Procedures for Registration Review Program.................    2070-AD29
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                Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3627        SAN No. 4175   Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program (Reg Plan Seq. No. 105).......    2070-AD24
3628        SAN No. 4143   Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing Program (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            106)..................................................................................    2070-AD26
3629        SAN No. 3890   Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions..........................    2070-AD15
3630        SAN No. 3735   The 10-Acre Limitation for Pesticide Small-Scale Field Testing.........    2070-AC99
3631        SAN No. 3892   Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; Other Pesticide Regulatory Changes...    2070-AD14
3632        SAN No. 4026   Exemption of Certain Pesticide Substances From FIFRA Requirements......    2070-AD21
3633        SAN No. 4027   Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees..................................    2070-AD23
3634        SAN No. 2687   Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration (Revision)................    2070-AC12
3635        SAN No. 1640   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standards; Pesticide Hazard
            Communication.........................................................................    2070-AC34

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3636        SAN No. 4173   Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Registrations......................    2070-AD30
3637        SAN No. 2659   Pesticide Management and Disposal: Standards for Pesticide Containers
            and Containment.......................................................................   2070-AB95
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                  Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3638        SAN No. 3731   WPS; Pesticide Worker Protection Standard; Glove Amendment.............    2070-AC93
3639        SAN No. 2684   Regulation of Plant-Produced Pesticides Under FIFRA and FFDCA..........    2070-AC02
3640        SAN No. 3222   Ground Water and Pesticide Management Plan (Reg Plan Seq. No. 133).....    2070-AC46
3641        SAN No. 3432   Pesticide Management and Disposal......................................   2020-AA33
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                 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3642        SAN No. 2720   Policy or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored
            Pesticides With Cancelled or Suspended Registration...................................    2020-AA29
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                 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3643        SAN No. 2444   Pesticide Tolerances; Portion of Food Commodities To Be Analyzed for
            Pesticide Residues....................................................................    2070-AC45
3644        SAN No. 4025   Exemption of Certain Inert Ingredients From the Definition of Pesticide
            Chemical Residue Under FFDCA..........................................................    2070-AD20
3645        SAN No. 3135   Pesticide Flammability Labeling Requirements for Total Release Foggers.    2070-AC60
3646        SAN No. 2371   Restricted Use Criteria for Pesticides in Groundwater..................    2070-AB60
3647        SAN No. 3636   Pesticide Labeling Claims..............................................    2070-AC85
3648        SAN No. 2725   FIFRA Books and Records of Pesticide Production and Distribution
            (Revision)............................................................................    2020-AA28
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                            Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3649        SAN No. 4176   Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative (Reg Plan Seq. No. 107)..............    2070-AD25
3650        SAN No. 4174   TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement for Certain Oxygenated
            Fuel Additives........................................................................    2070-AD28
3651        SAN No. 2425   TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete Chemicals From
            the Toxic Release Inventory...........................................................    2070-AC00
3652        SAN No. 3148   Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions............................    2070-AC51
3653        SAN No. 3301   TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments (Reg Plan Seq. No. 108)..........    2070-AC61
3654        SAN No. 3244   Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and
            Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule..........................................    2070-AC64
3655        SAN No. 3508   Lead; TSCA Requirements for the Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris....    2070-AC72
3656        SAN No. 3243   Lead; Rulemakings Under TSCA Section 402, Lead-Based Paint Activities
            (Reg Plan Seq. No. 109)...............................................................    2070-AD06
3657        SAN No. 3990   Multi-Chemical Test Rule; High Production Volume Chemicals.............    2070-AD16
3658        SAN No. 3494   Test Rules; Generic Entry for Proposed Decisions.......................    2070-AB07
3659        SAN No. 2563   Test Rule; ATSDR Substances............................................    2070-AB79

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3660        SAN No. 2865   Multi-Chemical Test Rule; Children's Health............................    2070-AC27
3661        SAN No. 3882   Test Rule for Certain Metals...........................................    2070-AD10
3662        SAN No. 1923   Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals..................................    2070-AA58
3663        SAN No. 3894   TSCA Biotechnology Follow-Up Rules.....................................    2070-AD13
3664        SAN No. 3047   Asbestos; Amendments to the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools
            Rule, Model Accreditation Plan, and Worker Protection Rule (Reg Plan Seq. No. 110)....    2070-AC62
3665        SAN No. 2249   Asbestos Worker Protection Rule; Amendments............................    2070-AC66
3666        SAN No. 4179   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; Use Authorizations (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            111)..................................................................................    2070-AD27
3667        SAN No. 3557   Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation
            and Remodeling........................................................................    2070-AC83
3668        SAN No. 4172   Lead-Based Paint; Notification of Commencement of Abatement Activities.   2070-AD31
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                              Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3669        SAN No. 3243   Lead; TSCA Section 403; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead (Reg
            Plan Seq. No. 134)....................................................................    2070-AC63
3670        SAN No. 3480   Development of Guidance as Mandated by Executive Order 12873, Section
            503 on Environmentally Preferable Products............................................    2070-AC78
3671        SAN No. 3493   Test Rules; Generic Entry for Final Decisions..........................    2070-AB94
3672        SAN No. 3487   Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).............................    2070-AC76
3673        SAN No. 1976   Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances....................    2070-AA59
3674        SAN No. 3495   Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend
            Provisions of Section 5(e) Orders.....................................................    2070-AB27
3675        SAN No. 2150   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Exemptions From the Prohibitions
            against Manufacturing, Processing, and Distribution in Commerce.......................    2070-AB20
3676        SAN No. 3528   Refractory Ceramic Fibers; Significant New Use Rules on National
            Program Chemicals.....................................................................    2070-AC37
3677        SAN No. 3021   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Transformer Reclassification
            Rule..................................................................................    2070-AC39
3678        SAN No. 2178   TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules.............    2070-AB08
3679        SAN No. 1139   TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules...............    2070-AB11
3680        SAN No. 2779   Use of Acrylamide for Grouting.........................................    2070-AC17
3681        SAN No. 3118   TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification......................    2070-AC80
3682        SAN No. 3559   Notice of TSCA Section 4 Reimbursement Period and TSCA Section 12(b)
            Export Notification Period Sunset Dates for TSCA Section 4 Substances.................    2070-AC84
3683        SAN No. 3881   Lead-Based Paint; Fees for Accreditation and Certification Activities..   2070-AD11
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3684        SAN No. 3877   TRI; Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;
            Community Right-to-Know...............................................................    2070-AD08
3685        SAN No. 2245   Test Rules; Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures..........    2070-AB30
3686        SAN No. 3252   Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
            (TSCA) To Reduce Lead (Pb) Consumption and Use........................................    2070-AC21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                             Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3687        SAN No. 4202   Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal Amendments (Section 610
            Review)...............................................................................    2070-AD32
3688        SAN No. 4203   Asbestos Worker Protection Rule (Section 610 Review)...................    2070-AD33

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3689        SAN No. 4204   Amendments to the Asbestos Containing Materials in Schools Rule
            (Section 610 Rule)....................................................................    2070-AD34
3690        SAN No. 4205   Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (Section 610 Review).................    2070-AD35
3691        SAN No. 3242   Lead-Based Paint; Disclosure Requirements at Renovation of Target
            Housing...............................................................................    2070-AC65
3692        SAN No. 2146   Regulatory Investigation of Formaldehyde...............................    2070-AB14
3693        SAN No. 2844   Regulatory Investigation of Dioxin in Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge.......    2070-AC05
3694        SAN No. 2878   PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal Amendments.............    2070-AD04
3695        SAN No. 3834   TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Model Reporting Rule
            Amendments............................................................................    2070-AD17
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3696        SAN No. 2847   TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements (Reg Plan Seq.
            No. 112)..............................................................................    2070-AC24
3697        SAN No. 3007   TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals (Reg Plan
            Seq. No. 113).........................................................................    2070-AC47
3698        SAN No. 3880   TRI; Reporting Threshold Amendment; Toxic Chemicals Release Reporting;
            Community Right-to-Know (Reg Plan Seq. No. 114).......................................    2070-AD09
3699        SAN No. 4015   TRI; Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            115)..................................................................................    2070-AD18
3700        SAN No. 4023   TRI; Addition of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to the Toxic
            Release Inventory (Reg Plan Seq. No. 116).............................................   2070-AD19
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                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3701        SAN No. 4163   Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Programs; Amendments to
            Hazardous Chemical Reporting Thresholds for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel at Retail Gas
            Stations..............................................................................    2050-AE58
3702        SAN No. 4029   Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs
            Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7): Amendment.................................    2050-AE46
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3703        SAN No. 3215   Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and
            Streamlining Rule.....................................................................    2050-AE17
3704        SAN No. 3994   Modification of the Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) List...........    2050-AE42
3705        SAN No. 3993   Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone Diisocyanate    2050-AE43
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                          Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3706        SAN No. 4017   Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Regulation Related to Low Level
            Mixed Waste; Proposed Modifications (Reg Plan Seq. No. 97)............................    2050-AE45
3707        SAN No. 4093   Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program.....................    2050-AE53
3708        SAN No. 4094   Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and
            Characteristic Wastes; ANPRM..........................................................    2050-AE54
3709        SAN No. 3886   Review of Toxicity Characteristic Level for Silver Under the Resource
            Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)......................................................    2050-AE37
3710        SAN No. 4084   RCRA Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Reduction; ANPRM...............    2050-AE50
3711        SAN No. 4090   RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining; ANPRM.................................    2050-AE55

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3712        SAN No. 3201   Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of
            Fossil Fuels..........................................................................   2050-AD91
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                       Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3713        SAN No. 4091   Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop
            Towels and Wipers.....................................................................    2050-AE51
3714        SAN No. 4092   Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to
            Hazardous Waste Regulations...........................................................    2050-AE52
3715        SAN No. 4028   Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities (Reg
            Plan Seq. No. 117)....................................................................    2050-AE44
3716        SAN No. 3147   Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation (Reg Plan Seq. No. 118)............    2050-AE21
3717        SAN No. 3989   Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods for
            Evaluating Solid Waste: Physical/Chemical Methods)....................................    2050-AE41
3718        SAN No. 2872   Modifications to the Definition of Solid Waste and Regulations of
            Hazardous Waste Recycling: General....................................................    2050-AD18
3719        SAN No. 3151   Chlorinated Aliphatics Listing Determination...........................    2050-AD85
3720        SAN No. 3066   Listing Determination of Wastes Generated During the Manufacture of
            Azo, Anthraquinone, and Triarylmethane Dyes and Pigments..............................    2050-AD80
3721        SAN No. 3545   Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products
            Containing Recovered Materials........................................................    2050-AE23
3722        SAN No. 3856   Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) (Reg Plan Seq. No. 119)...........   2050-AE34
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                         Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3723        SAN No. 3333   Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities (Reg Plan
            Seq. No. 135).........................................................................    2050-AE01
3724        SAN No. 3888   Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act;
            Codification of Waste Management Provisions...........................................    2050-AE39
3725        SAN No. 4088   Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs......................................    2050-AE47
3726        SAN No. 3042   Hazardous Waste Management System: Post-Closure Requirements...........    2050-AD55
3727        SAN No. 3134   Spent Solvents Listing Determination...................................    2050-AD84
3728        SAN No. 3237   Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste
            Program; Mercury-Containing Lamps.....................................................    2050-AD93
3729        SAN No. 2982   Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (Commonly Referred
            to as Hazardous Waste Identification Rule for Contaminated Media or HWIR-Media).......    2050-AE22
3730        SAN No. 2647   RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision).....................    2050-AC71
3731        SAN No. 2751   RCRA Subtitle D Solid Waste Facilities; State Permit Program--
            Determination of Adequacy (State Implementation Rule).................................   2050-AD03
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                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3732        SAN No. 3428   Hazardous Waste Management System: Slag Residues Derived From High
            Temperature Metals Recovery (HTMR) Treatment of KO61, KO62 and F0006 Wastes...........    2050-AE15
3733        SAN No. 3668   Hazardous Waste Identification; Recycled Used Oil Management Standards.    2050-AE28
3734        SAN No. 3805   Paint Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System:
            Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.........................................    2050-AE32

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3735        SAN No. 4083   Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical
            Industry Wastes; and CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities.    2050-AE49
3736        SAN No. 4158   Interim Emergency Rule Revising Land Disposal Restriction Treatment
            Standards for Aluminum Potliners--K088 Waste..........................................    2050-AE59
3737        SAN No. 3328   Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing
            of Hazardous Wastes...................................................................    2050-AE07
3738        SAN No. 3189   Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic
            Rule to Underground Storage Tanks, Contaminated Media, and Debris.....................    2050-AD69
3739        SAN No. 2390   Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous
            Waste Management Facilities...........................................................    2050-AB80
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                        Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3740        SAN No. 3050   Deletion of Saccharin From the List of Hazardous Wastes Under RCRA and
            the List of Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA.........................................    2050-AD45
3741        SAN No. 4134   Final Rule on Land Disposal Restrictions for First Third Scheduled
            Wastes (Section 610 Review)...........................................................    2050-AE56
3742        SAN No. 4139   Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and
            Operators of Underground Storage Tanks (Section 610 Review)...........................    2050-AE57
3743        SAN No. 3065   Listing Determination for Hazardous Wastes--Organobromines Chemical
            Industry..............................................................................    2050-AD79
3744        SAN No. 3064   Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste: Petroleum Refining
            Process Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; and CERCLA
            Hazardous Substance Designation.......................................................    2050-AD88
3745        SAN No. 3366   Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV: Treatment Standards for Metal
            Wastes and Mineral Processing wastes; Mineral Processing Secondary Materials and
            Bevill Exclusion Issues...............................................................    2050-AE05
3746        SAN No. 3433   Underground Storage Tanks Containing Hazardous Substances-- Financial
            Responsibility Requirements...........................................................    2050-AC15
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    Oil Pollution Act (OPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3747        SAN No. 2634   Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation: Revisions.........................    2050-AC62
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Oil Pollution Act (OPA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3748        SAN No. 3425   Facility Response Planning for Delegated Offshore Facilities...........    2050-AE18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


            Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3749        SAN No. 3885   Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and
            Implementation of Claims Against Superfund............................................    2050-AE38
3750        SAN No. 3806   Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform--40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M..    2050-AE33
3751        SAN No. 3423   Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates.........................    2050-AE12
3752        SAN No. 3439   National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites:
            Proposed and Final Rules..............................................................    2050-AD75
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             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3753        SAN No. 4075   Revocation of Caprolactam's Designation as a Hazardous Substance Under
            CERCLA................................................................................    2050-AE48
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3754        SAN No. 2394   Reporting Exemptions for Federally Permitted Releases of Hazardous
            Substances............................................................................    2050-AB82
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3755        SAN No. 3424   Reportable Quantity Adjustment for Radon-222...........................    2050-AE20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      Clean Water Act (CWA)--Prerule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3756        SAN No. 4133   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Ore Mining and Dressing Point
            Source Category, Gold Placer Mine Subcategory (Section 610 Review)....................    2040-AD13
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Clean Water Act (CWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3757        SAN No. 4145   Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Regulations Revisions..........    2040-AD22
3758        SAN No. 4086   Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Oil and Gas
            Extraction Point Source Category......................................................    2040-AD14
3759        SAN No. 2805   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment
            Industry..............................................................................    2040-AB78
3760        SAN No. 3767   Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 405
            through 471...........................................................................    2040-AC79
3761        SAN No. 3804   Streamlining 301(h) Waiver Renewal Requirements........................    2040-AC89
3762        SAN No. 3833   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturing
            Point Source Category.................................................................    2040-AC90
3763        SAN No. 3702   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace
            Metals Under the Clean Water Act......................................................    2040-AC75
3764        SAN No. 3444   Best Technology Available (BTA) for Cooling Water Intake Structures
            Under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (Reg Plan Seq. No. 120)...................    2040-AC34
3765        SAN No. 3234   Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form
            2C--Wastewater Discharge Information (Reg Plan Seq. No. 121)..........................    2040-AC26
3766        SAN No. 3663   Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New
            Sources of Pollution (Reg Plan Seq. No. 122)..........................................    2040-AC58
3767        SAN No. 3999   Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Compliance Reporting and Collection
            System Discharges.....................................................................    2040-AD02
3768        SAN No. 4051   Establishment of Electronic Reporting for NPDES Permittees.............    2040-AD11
3769        SAN No. 2804   Clean Water Act Definition of the Waters of the United States..........    2040-AB74
3770        SAN No. 4207   Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule --Phase
            Two...................................................................................    2040-AC53
3771        SAN No. 4047   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under
            the Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts..........................................   2040-AD08
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                                     Clean Water Act (CWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3772        SAN No. 4195   Water Quality Standards for Alabama....................................    2040-AD25
3773        SAN No. 4193   Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority
            Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance--Revision of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
            Criteria..............................................................................    2040-AD27
3774        SAN No. 3762   NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round II (Reg Plan Seq. No. 136)..............    2040-AC70
3775        SAN No. 4039   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
            Category; Incentives Amendment........................................................    2040-AD05
3776        SAN No. 3504   Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for the
            State of California...................................................................    2040-AC44
3777        SAN No. 3617   Guidelines Establishing Oil and Grease Test Procedures for the Analysis
            of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...............................................    2040-AC63
3778        SAN No. 3701   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cyanide
            Under the Clean Water Act.............................................................    2040-AC76
3779        SAN No. 3714   Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean
            Water Act Compliance Monitoring Under 40 CFR Part 136.................................    2040-AC92
3780        SAN No. 3713   Performance Based Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and Guidance for
            Test Procedures at 40 CFR Part 136....................................................    2040-AC93
3781        SAN No. 3155   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase
            One...................................................................................    2040-AC95
3782        SAN No. 4048   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act..    2040-AD07
3783        SAN No. 3209   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Industrial Laundries Point
            Source Category (Reg Plan Seq. No. 137)...............................................    2040-AB97
3784        SAN No. 3925   Uniform National Discharge Standards for Armed Forces Vessels - Phase I    2040-AC96
3785        SAN No. 2501   NPDES Wastewater Permit Application Forms and Regulatory Revisions for
            Municipal Discharges and Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal (Reg Plan Seq. No. 138)........    2040-AB39
3786        SAN No. 3785   NPDES Comprehensive Stormwater Phase II Regulations (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            139)..................................................................................    2040-AC82
3787        SAN No. 3288   Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment...................    2040-AC14
3788        SAN No. 3497   Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule--Phase
            One...................................................................................   2040-AC29
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                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3789        SAN No. 4153   Effluent Limitations, Guidelines, and Standards for the Feedlots Point
            Source Category, Swine and Poultry Subcategories, and NPDES Regulation for
            Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations................................................    2040-AD19
3790        SAN No. 4167   Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point
            Source Category, Dairy and Beef Cattle Subcategories..................................    2040-AD21
3791        SAN No. 4168   Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coal Mining
            Point Source Category.................................................................    2040-AD24
3792        SAN No. 3661   Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority
            Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance..................................................    2040-AC55
3793        SAN No. 3921   Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance for
            the Great Lakes System................................................................    2040-AC97
3794        SAN No. 2806   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery
            Category, Phases 1 and 2..............................................................    2040-AB79
3795        SAN No. 3204   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment
            Cleaning Category.....................................................................    2040-AB98
3796        SAN No. 3489   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills........................    2040-AC23
3797        SAN No. 4041   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Industrial Waste Combustors......    2040-AD03
3798        SAN No. 4050   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
            Category, Phase II....................................................................    2040-AD10
3799        SAN No. 4192   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
            Category; Monitoring Amendment........................................................    2040-AD23
3800        SAN No. 3662   Water Quality Standards Regulation--Revision...........................    2040-AC56
3801        SAN No. 3618   Guidelines Establishing Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test
            Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act...................    2040-AC54
3802        SAN No. 4049   Test Procedures for the Analysis of Co-Planar and Mono-Ortho-
            Substituted Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Under the Clean Water Act................    2040-AD09
3803        SAN No. 4089   Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of
            Miscellaneous Metals, Anions, and Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase
            Two...................................................................................    2040-AD12
3804        SAN No. 3786   NPDES Streamlining Rule--Round III.....................................    2040-AC84

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3805        SAN No. 3488   Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge (Round II)..........    2040-AC25
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                                    Clean Water Act (CWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3806        SAN No. 4124   1998 Effluent Guidelines Plan..........................................    2040-AD16
3807        SAN No. 1427   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
            Category..............................................................................    2040-AA13
3808        SAN No. 3995   Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pesticide Chemicals
            Manufacturing Amendment; Pretreatment Standards; New and Existing Sources.............    2040-AD01
3809        SAN No. 3700   Streamlining Revisions to the Water Quality Planning and Management
            Regulations...........................................................................    2040-AC65
3810        SAN No. 3788   Streamlining the State Sewage Sludge Management Regulations............    2040-AC87
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                               Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3811        SAN No. 4131   Drinking Water Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program..............    2040-AD15
3812        SAN No. 2281   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            123)..................................................................................    2040-AA94
3813        SAN No. 2340   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule (Reg
            Plan Seq. No. 124)....................................................................    2040-AA97
3814        SAN No. 4009   Public Water System Public Notification Regulation (Reg Plan Seq. No.
            125)..................................................................................   2040-AD06
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3815        SAN No. 4044   National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical
            Methods for Certain Pesticides and Microbial Contaminants.............................    2040-AD04
3816        SAN No. 2772   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage I Disinfectant/
            Disinfection By-Products Rule (Reg Plan Seq. No. 140).................................    2040-AB82
3817        SAN No. 3440   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper........    2040-AC27
3818        SAN No. 3563   Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations.............................    2040-AC41
3819        SAN No. 2304   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Interim Enhanced Surface
            Water Treatment Rule (Reg Plan Seq. No. 141)..........................................    2040-AC91
3820        SAN No. 2778   Management of Class V Injection Wells Under Part C of the Safe Drinking
            Water Act.............................................................................   2040-AB83
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in Part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3821        SAN No. 4146   Filter Backwash Recycling Regulation...................................    2040-AD17
3822        SAN No. 4147   Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule......................    2040-AD18
3823        SAN No. 4152   Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Regulations........................    2040-AD20
3824        SAN No. 2807   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic...................    2040-AB75
3825        SAN No. 3176   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate...................    2040-AC07
3826        SAN No. 3238   National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Aldicarb.................    2040-AC13
3827        SAN No. 3992   National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha,
            Beta and Photon Emitters..............................................................    2040-AC98
3828        SAN No. 3761   Streamlining Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements....................    2040-AC73
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                                Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3829        SAN No. 4040   Revision of Existing Variances and Exemptions Regulation To Comply With
            Requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act...........................................    2020-AA37
3830        SAN No. 3996   Revisions to State Primacy Requirements To Implement Federal Drinking
            Water Regulations.....................................................................    2040-AD00
3831        SAN No. 3726   National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytic
            Methods for Organic, Inorganic and Microbiological Contaminants and Pesticides........    2040-AC77
3832        SAN No. 3947   Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report Regulations..................    2040-AC99
3833        SAN No. 3936   Safe Drinking Water Public Water Supply System Program: Citizen
            Collection Action; Notice of Complaint Seeking Review of Penalty Order................    2020-AA35
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                     Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA)--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3834        SAN No. 2737   Revisions to Ocean Dumping Regulations for Dredged Material............    2040-AB62
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  Shore Protection Act (SPA)--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3835        SAN No. 2820   Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations......................    2040-AB85
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_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
General
_______________________________________________________________________

3374. UTILIZATION OF SMALL, MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN 
PROCUREMENT UNDER ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4056

Agency Contact: Mark Gordon, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 1230, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-8886
Fax: 202 401-1080
  
Rebecca Neer, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Small and 
Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 1230, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 280-4841

RIN: 2020-AA39

[[Page 62367]]

_______________________________________________________________________

3375.  REWRITING OF EPA REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE FREEDOM OF 
INFORMATION ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 552

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document sets forth proposed revisions to the Agency's 
regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA 
regulations have been streamlined and condensed, in accordance with the 
principles of the National Performance Review, with more ``user-
friendly'' language wherever possible. These revisions also reflect the 
principles established by President Clinton and Attorney General Reno 
in their FOIA Policy Memoranda of October 4, 1993. Additionally, the 
regulations have been updated to reflect developments in the case law 
and to include updated cost figures to be used in calculating and 
charging fees. These proposed revisions also contain new provisions 
implementing the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 
1996. These revisions will simplify and expedite responses to FOIA 
requests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4180

Agency Contact: John Heinz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2377, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5460
Fax: 202 260-0020
Email: [email protected]
  
Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2377
Phone: 202 260-5459

RIN: 2020-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________

3376. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (STATE) GRANT REGULATION

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 98 in Part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 2030-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________

3377. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35 SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF PERFORMANCE 
PARTNERSHIP (TRIBAL) GRANT RULE

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 99 in Part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 2030-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________

3378.  CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1503; 48 CFR 1515; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is being promulgated to redesignate EPAAR subparts 
and sections for structural conformance with the FAR part 15 rewrite as 
published on September 30, 1997, and EPA implemented on December 19, 
1997. The EPAAR is in substantive compliance, but requires extensive 
redesignation for structural conformance to the FAR. Also, EPAAR 1515 
is of critical importance to the effective and efficient accomplishment 
of EPA acquisitions. The substance of EPAAR 1515 was published 
previously for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4184

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4367
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2030-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________

3379.  EPAAR COVERAGE ON CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1509; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish a solicitation provision and 
contract clause in the EPA Acquisition Regulation to be used when 
evaluating contractor performance. The rule provides a uniform method 
for determining and recording the effectiveness of contractors in 
meeting contractual obligations. It also provides a systematic approach 
for identifying and maintaining records of contractors' performance 
histories. This rule will satisfy the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
requirements pertaining to the establishment of a past performance 
evaluation system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/16/98                    63 FR 49530
Final                           12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4186

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

RIN: 2030-AA61

[[Page 62368]]

_______________________________________________________________________

3380.  EPAAR COVERAGE ON LOCAL HIRING AND TRAINING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1526; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) 
to include part 1526, Other Socioeconomic Programs, and to revise part 
1552, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses. The purpose is to 
provide an incentive for prime contractors to utilize local hiring and 
provide training to local hires in specific geographical locations 
where contractual requirements will be performed and to support 
economic development in areas where underemployment is high and jobs 
are scarce.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4187

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

RIN: 2030-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________

3381.  SERVICE CONTRACTING--AVOIDING IMPROPER PERSONAL SERVICES 
RELATIONSHIPS

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is being promulgated to amend the EPAAR to 
highlight the proper relationship between the Government and its 
contractors in nonpersonal services contracts. The Agency recognizes 
that regardless of the express terms of its contracts, if a contract is 
administered improperly, an improper personal services relationship may 
be the result. Accordingly, the Agency will use this rule to state the 
manner in which nonpersonal services contracts must be administered to 
avoid creating an improper employer-employee relationship.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final                           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4188

Agency Contact: Louise Senzel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4367
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2030-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________

3382.  REVISION TO EPAAR 1552.211-73, LEVEL OF EFFORT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort, to 
define more concisely the services being acquired, and to more 
accurately reflect the relationship between services provided and fee 
payments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4191

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

RIN: 2030-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________

3383. INCORPORATION OF CLASS DEVIATION INTO EPAAR

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has approved a number of class deviations (e.g. 
changes to reporting requirements and monthly progress reports) to the 
EPAAR since its promulgation in April 1994. This proposed rule would 
incorporate most of the class deviations to the EPAAR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this 
action.
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

RIN: 2030-AA37

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_______________________________________________________________________

3384. EPA MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1544; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule will amend EPA's Acquisition Regulation 
(EPAAR) to establish a Mentor-Protege Program. Participating prime 
contractors serving as mentors will provide technical and managerial 
support to protege small disadvantaged business subcontractors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3629

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

RIN: 2030-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________

3385. INCREMENTALLY FUNDING FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486 (c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1532

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule will add subpart 1532.7, Contract Funding, 
to the Environmental Protection Agency's Acquisition Regulation 
(EPAAR). It also will revise part 1552 of the EPAAR to include a clause 
for incrementally funding fixed price contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3876

Agency Contact: Frances Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 260 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________

3386. REVISION OF EPA ACQUISITION REGULATIONS FOR QUALITY SYSTEMS FOR 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1546.2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is updating the quality assurance requirements in its 
Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR). The Agency relies on environmental 
measurement data in many of its activities, including regulatory 
development, the application of regulations (e.g., permitting, 
enforcement actions), and research programs. The Agency must be ensured 
that the data are of appropriate type and quality to support the 
proposed use (that data meet the needs for rulemaking, enforcement 
action, etc.). The extramural community has been using the existing 
EPAAR QA requirements since 1984 and recognizes the need to update 
these requirements to reflect the current understanding of quality 
systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. The agency has not yet determined whether there 
is a paperwork burden associated with this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3874

Agency Contact: Linda Avellar, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2475

RIN: 2030-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________

3387. IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES TO 40 CFR PART 32

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  EO 12549; EO 12689 and FASA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Periodically OMB amends the Governmentwide Common Rule for 
suspension and debarment of contractors and assistance participants who 
threaten the integrity of Federal programs because of criminal 
misconduct or poor performance. All agencies must issue changes to 
their individual codified versions to conform to the Common Rule. 
Recently, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Coordinating 
Committee prepared recommendations for comprehensive changes to the 
Common Rule to conform to changes made in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) as a result of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
Act (FASA). In addition, several other proposals to improve or change 
the rule were recommended by various agencies. In December, 1996, OMB 
declined to implement the changes at this time due to differences with 
some agencies about some changes unrelated to those occasioned by FASA.
Among other things, FASA replaced the small purchase threshold 
($25,000) with the simplified acquisition amount ($100,000). That 
change unintentionally exposed certain EPA programs to participation by 
contractors who may have been debarred for serious misconduct already. 
OMB has agreed to permit agencies to amend the coverage section of 
their individual agency rules to reduce or eliminate exposure to 
suspended or debarred persons.
EPA intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend 40 CFR

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32.110 to reduce EPA exposure to such consequences.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3817
This is an assistance-related statutory requirement. There is no 
paperwork burden associated with this action.

Agency Contact: Robert Meunier, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3901R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5399
Fax: 202 565-2469

RIN: 2030-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________

3388. CONSOLIDATION OF GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE STANDARDS (GLPS) 
REGULATIONS CURRENTLY UNDER TSCA AND FIFRA INTO ONE RULE

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 et seq; 15 USC 2601 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 160; 40 CFR 792

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On November 29, 1983, EPA published Good Laboratory Practice 
Standards (GLPS) regulations intended to help ensure data integrity for 
studies required to support marketing and research permits under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These rules were last amended on 
August 17, 1989. GLPS data integrity measures can be applied to a wide 
variety of scientific studies. Although the TSCA and FIFRA GLPS contain 
identical provisions, they were published as separate rules to account 
for statutory and program differences between TSCA and FIFRA, such as 
differences in records retention requirements. EPA believes it will be 
able to address the differences between TSCA and FIFRA, such as 
differences in records retention requirements. EPA believes it will be 
able to address the differences of those programs without duplicating 
the entire GLP standard in two places.
This action is intended to consolidate EPA's GLPS into one rule. 
Program-specific requirements will be addressed in either separate 
sections of the consolidated rule, or in separate rules as is 
determined appropriate. This action is not intended to change the 
requirements, applicability, or enforceability of GLPS with respect to 
any statute.
EPA has received comments from stakeholders regarding the 
understandability of many aspects of the GLPS, and over the years has 
issued numerous clarifications. EPA believes that some clarifications, 
if included directly in the rule, would make the rule easier to 
understand and enhance compliance. Therefore, EPA intends to include 
such clarifications where appropriate in this rulemaking. Finally, in 
the interest of maintaining consistency between EPA's and Food and Drug 
Administration's regulations, EPA will determine any modifications that 
have occurred to the FDA GLP rule and consider incorporation of such 
changes into the EPA rule. This action will serve to reduce the total 
regulatory text in the Code of Federal Regulations by an estimated 10 
pages, by consolidating 23 pages of text to approximately 13. In the 
process it will provide a generic GLP rule that may be used by other 
programs in the Agency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3807

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162
Fax: 202 564-0028

RIN: 2020-AA26
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
General
_______________________________________________________________________

3389.  ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1532.11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule complies with the revised Federal Acquisition 
Regulations (FAR) coverage regarding implementation of the Debt 
Collection Improvement Act. Because the revised FAR offers choices in 
implementation, each agency must communicate with its vendor community 
its choices. This rule will let our vendor community know that EPA will 
require the use of FAR Clause 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds 
Transfer (Non-CCR), as prescribed in FAR 32.1105(a)(2). Within the 
Clause, under (c) ``the payment office'' shall be inserted as the 
prescribed designated office. Further inserted shall be that the 
required EFT information shall be provided ``no later than 15 days 
prior to submission of the first request for payment.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4185

[[Page 62371]]

Agency Contact: Sheila Ames, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4354
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2030-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________

3390.  AGENCY PROTEST SOLICITATION NOTIFICATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  5 USC 301 Sec. 205(c); 63 Stat 390 as amended

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1533; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish a solicitation notice regarding 
Agency protests in the EPA Acquisition Regulation. All solicitations 
currently contain a notice on how to protest an acquisition to the 
Agency. This notification is to be published in the EPAAR, since it 
affects parties outside the Agency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4183

Agency Contact: Linda Avellar, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4356
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2030-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________

3391. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  Not applicable

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency will use these guidelines to evaluate suspect 
carcinogens in line with the policies and procedures established in the 
statutes administered by the EPA. These guidelines revise and replace 
EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment published at 51 FR 33992, 
September 24, 1986. These guidelines provide EPA staff and decision-
makers with the directions and perspectives necessary to develop and 
use risk assessments. The guidelines also provide the general public 
with basic information about the Agency's approaches to risk 
assessment.
To develop guidelines the Agency must find a balance between 
consistency and innovation. Consistent risk assessments provide 
consistent bases to support regulatory decision-making. On the other 
hand, innovation is necessary so the Agency will base its decisions on 
current scientific thinking. In balancing these and other science 
policies, the Agency relies on input from the general scientific 
community through established scientific peer review processes. The 
guidelines incorporate basic principles and science policies based on 
evaluation of the currently available information. The revisions place 
increased emphasis on the role of carcinogenic mechanisms in risk 
assessment and clearer explication of underlying assumptions in risk 
assessment.
These guidelines will have minimal to no impact on small businesses or 
State, local, and tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Reproposed Guidelines           04/23/96                    61 FR 17960
Implementation Policy           06/25/96                    61 FR 32799
Final Guidelines                06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3671

Agency Contact: William Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Research and Development, 8103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-3358

RIN: 2080-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________

3392. AMENDMENTS TO PART 22 CONSOLIDATED PROCEDURAL RULES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136l; 15 USC 2615(a); 15 USC 2647; 33 USC 
1319(g); 33 USC 1415(a); 33 USC 1418; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 7413(d)(1); 
42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7607(a); 42 USC 9609; 42 USC 11045; 42 USC 300g-
3(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency has proposed (February 25, 1998) amendments to the 
Consolidated Rules of Practice under 40 CFR part 22 which are the 
procedural rules used in administrative hearings and practice. These 
amendments will include technical corrections as well as substantive 
amendments. The proposed substantive amendments pertain to the handling 
and use of Confidential Business Information, burdens of proof, motion 
practice, cross appeals, and more.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/98                     63 FR 9465
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2662

Agency Contact: Scott Garrison, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2248A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4047

RIN: 2020-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________

3393. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

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

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Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, provide 
procedures for handling and disclosing information claimed as CBI. 
Although these regulations have succeeded in protecting business 
information, changes in Agency workload, practice, and statutory 
authority have outstripped the ability of these regulations to cut down 
on unnecessary procedures, expedite activities involving confidential 
business information, and simplify the regulations. In addition, EPA 
would consolidate confidentiality provisions from other parts of 40 
CFR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60446
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3240

Agency Contact: Alan Margolis, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2379, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5459

RIN: 2020-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________

3394. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN 
ANTARCTICA

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  16 USC 2401 et seq as amended, 16 USC 2403a; PL 104-
227

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 8

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 2, 1998, See additional information.

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to develop regulations for: (1) 
the environmental impact assessment of nongovernmental activities, 
including tourism, for which the United States is required to give 
advance notice under paragraph 5 of Article VII of the Antarctic Treaty 
and (2) coordination of the review of information regarding 
environmental impact assessment received by the United States from 
other parties under the Protocol on Environmental Protection. The 
Office of Federal Activities (OECA/OFA) will use the decisionmaking 
process of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to analyze the 
environmental setting; the types of nongovernmental activities, 
including tourism, to be addressed by the regulations; their potential 
for impact; and the alternatives available under rulemaking for 
environmental impact assessments for nongovernmental activities. An 
interim final rule, 40 CFR part 8, promulgated April 30, 1997, and on 
July 15, 1998 extended through the 2000-2001 austral summer, will be 
replaced by a final rule. The interim final rule was effective 
immediately so that the U.S. could ratify the Protocol and implement 
its obligations under the Protocol as soon as it entered into force. 
These rules are being developed in coordination with other Federal 
agencies with specific interests in and expertise with Antarctica 
including the Department of State, National Science Foundation, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, 
Marine Mammal Commission, Department of Justice, and the Council on 
Environmental Quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/30/97                    62 FR 23538
Extension of Effective Date 
Interim Rule                    04/15/98                    63 FR 18323
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3933
Legal Description: The Interim Final Rule, effective 7/14/98, through 
the year 2000-2001 austral summer.

Agency Contact: Joseph Montgomery, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: [email protected]
  
Katherine Biggs, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, 2252A
Phone: 202 564-7144
Fax: 202 564-0072
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2020-AA34
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
General
_______________________________________________________________________

3395. REGULATIONS GOVERNING AWARDS UNDER SECTION 113(F) OF THE CLEAN AIR 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 65

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/94                    59 FR 22795
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA31

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_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
General
_______________________________________________________________________

3396. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 
RECEIVING FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR F

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged into RIN 
1190-AA28 of the Dept. of 
Justice.                        08/25/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ann Goode
Phone: 202 260-4581

RIN: 2020-AA36
_______________________________________________________________________

3397.  QUICK-CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

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

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1542; 48 CFR 1552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will eliminate EPAAR coverage which duplicates FAR 
coverage; it will also make several administrative changes to EPAAR 
1552.209-71 (Organizational Conflicts of Interest), EPAAR 1552.216-74 
(Payment of Fee), and EPAAR 1552.211.70 (Reports of Work). The 
administrative changes involve adding an Alternate I to 1552.209-71, 
revising the OMB clearance expiration date to 1552.211-70, and revising 
the cite reference to 1552.212-70.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/03/98                    63 FR 46898

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is no 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4189

Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Administration and Resources Management, 3802R, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2030-AA60
_______________________________________________________________________

3398. GUIDELINES FOR NEUROTOXICITY RISK ASSESSMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Guidelines - Completed in 
February, 1998                  05/14/98                    63 FR 26926

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William Wood
Phone: 202 564-3358

RIN: 2080-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________

3399. VALUE ENGINEERING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  48 CFR 1548; 48 CFR 1552

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action.                 08/12/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.

Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2552

RIN: 2030-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Prerule Stage
Clean Air Act (CAA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3400. CONSOLIDATED EMISSION REPORTING RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)

CFR Citation:  12 CFR 120.2(d)(4); 40 CFR 51.321 to 51.323

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Three sections of the Clean Air Act and its amendments 
require State agencies to report emission estimates to EPA. Some of 
these sections contain obsolete wording, inconsistent instructions, and 
duplicate reporting requirements. This rule will consolidate the 
requirements into one area, eliminate obsolete wording, eliminate 
duplicate reporting requirements, and provide options for collecting 
and reporting data. There will be no impact on small businesses. State 
agencies will continue to report the same or reduced amounts of data to 
EPA. The rule will provide for flexibility in collecting and reporting 
data. There will be no affect on local agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/00/98
NPRM                            12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3986

Agency Contact: Steven Bromberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 514-0875
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH25
_______________________________________________________________________

3401. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR 
CONTROLLING HCFC PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND EXPORT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82.8

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will begin with development of an ANPRM which 
will outline a variety of options under which the Stratospheric 
Protection Division could develop and implement an allowance 
distribution system for HCFCs, and request comment on which options 
would be most appropriate. SPD currently oversees an allowance 
allocation system for the class I ozone-depleting substances. A class 
II allowance distribution system had not been required, because of the 
early estimates that the U.S. would not reach its HCFC production and 
consumption cap imposed by the Montreal Protocol in the near future. As 
people phase out of class I substances, the demand for HCFCs has 
increased, as has the production and importation to meet that demand. 
As a consequence, EPA is exploring potential options for an allowance 
distribution system that would ensure that the U.S. does not violate 
its HCFC cap under the Montreal Protocol.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/00/98
NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4120
Additional deadline: Montreal Protocol. The Protocol requires 
compliance with a formulary cap of all Parties' consumption of HCFCs.

Agency Contact: Ben DeAngelo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9295
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH67
_______________________________________________________________________

3402. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; NEW 
RESIDENTIAL WOOD HEATERS (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610; Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On February 26, 1988, EPA promulgated standards of 
performance limiting emissions of particulate matter (PM) from new 
residential wood heaters. Wood heaters were determined to cause, or 
contribute significantly to, air pollution which may reasonably be 
anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. EPA performed a 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for this rule and determined that it 
would have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
EPA is initiating a review of this rule under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act to determine if the rule should be continued 
without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to minimize adverse 
economic impacts on small entities. EPA will consider, and solicits 
comment on, the following factors: (1) the continued need for the rule; 
(2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule; 
(3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local 
government rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic 
conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule.
This rule is also being separately reviewed as part of a process to 
reduce unnecessary recordkeeping and reporting requirements. (See RIN 
2060-AG30)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Complete Review                 03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4136

Agency Contact: Richard Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI05
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Clean Air Act (CAA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3403.  REDEFINITION OF GLYCOL ETHERS LISTED AS HAPS UNDER THE 
CLEAN AIR ACT, AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq; 42 USC 9602; 33 USC 1321 and 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 (Revision); 40 CFR 302 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed action will redefine the glycol ethers category 
of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) regulated under the Clean Air Act 
and hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Emergency Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act. The new definition will omit specific 
compounds of high molecular weight used as surfactants by the soap and 
detergent industry. These compounds have low volatility, so only minor 
amounts are emitted during manufacture and use of soaps and detergents. 
The compounds also have low toxicity, so the small amounts that

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are released are extremely unlikely to cause any harm to health or the 
environment. The proposal will reduce the burden of environmental 
regulations on soap and detergent manufacturers, and will have no 
adverse environmental impact.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Sectors Affected:  325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4159
Development, implementation, and enforcement of emission standards by 
Federal and State government for the soap and detergent industry will 
be somewhat simplified by the omission of compounds of high molecular 
weight and low volatility.

Agency Contact: Dr. Roy L. Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5362
Fax: 919 541-5362
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI08
_______________________________________________________________________

3404.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM 2004 AND LATER 
MODEL YEAR HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINES

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7601; 42 USC 7521

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will focus on the emission standards and related 
requirements for control of air pollution from 2004 and later model 
year highway heavy-duty engines. It will include an assessment of the 
feasibility of the requirements for these engines promulgated in 1997 
plus further consideration of a number of issues left open in the rule 
including potential diesel fuel changes, diesel particulate control, 
and other initiatives to control emissions in use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4043

Agency Contact: Glenn W. Passavant, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4408
Email: [email protected]
  
Christopher Lieske, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4584
Fax: 313 741-7816
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI12
_______________________________________________________________________

3405.  CONFORMITY PILOT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7671g

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would approve the conformity procedures developed 
by an area that has been selected to participate in the transportation 
conformity pilot program. Because EPA may select up to six areas to 
participate in the pilot program, there may be six separate approval 
actions. These approval actions will be in the form of conformity SIP 
approvals.
The purpose and anticipated impact of the pilot program itself were 
discussed in the rulemaking that established the pilot program. See 
``Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment and Solicitation for 
Participation in the Conformity Pilot Program.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4148

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4842
Fax: 734 214-4531
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI14
_______________________________________________________________________

3406. PERFORMANCE WARRANTY AND INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action establishes a new short test procedure for use in 
I/M programs required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Vehicles 
that are tested and failed using this procedure and that meet 
eligibility requirements established by the act would be eligible for 
free warranty repair from the manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3263

Agency Contact: Eugene Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4456

RIN: 2060-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________

3407. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE RECALL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

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

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3262

Agency Contact: Eugene Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4456

RIN: 2060-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________

3408. NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY - 
WASTEWATER

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, August 31, 1994.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/12/94                    59 FR 46780
Supplemental NPRM (First)       10/11/95                    60 FR 52889
Supplemental NPRM (Second)      10/00/98
Final Action                    04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3380

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE94
_______________________________________________________________________

3409. METHOD 301: FIELD VALIDATION OF POLLUTION MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR 
VARIOUS MEDIA; REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq as amended by PL 101-549; 42 USC 
7410 et seq as amended by PL 101-549

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: After promulgation of Method 301, questions were raised about 
the statistical calculations and the procedure for determining the 
quality of the data. This rule will clarify those rule provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final                           01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3407

Agency Contact: Gary McAlister, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1062

RIN: 2060-AF00
_______________________________________________________________________

3410. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES - FCC UNITS, REFORMERS AND SULFUR 
PLANTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq as amended by PL 101-549 104 Stat. 
2399

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 requires 
EPA to develop national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants 
(NESHAPs). EPA promulgated NESHAP rules for petroleum refineries on 
August 18, 1995 (RIN 2060-AD94). This action covers three process vents 
not covered under RIN 2060-AD94. These are the catalyst regeneration 
vents from fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCU) and catalytic 
reformers and the tail gas vents from sulfur recovery plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries

Additional Information: SAN No. 3549

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF28
_______________________________________________________________________

3411. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM) NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS

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

RIN: 2060-AF34
_______________________________________________________________________

3412. COMPREHENSIVE RADIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATION

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 2011 to 2296; 5 USC app 1; 15 USC 2601 to 2671

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proper management (i.e., storage, treatment and disposal) 
of radioactive wastes depends on a number of factors. These include the 
type and quantity of waste, the availability of storage, treatment and 
disposal facilities, and the cost of management of these wastes. 
Another rulemaking, EPA's radiation site cleanup rule, will be 
concerned with the cleanup standards for sites contaminated with 
radioactivity. As contaminated sites are cleaned up, a tremendous 
quantity of radiation contaminated waste, including mixed waste, will 
be generated. The Agency intends that the comprehensive radiation waste 
management rule will promote consistent, protective, and

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cost-effective management of such wastes at Federal facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3516

Agency Contact: Albert Colli, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9300

RIN: 2060-AF41
_______________________________________________________________________

3413. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO CONTROL EMISSIONS FROM TWO POWER 
STATIONS LOCATED ON NAVAJO NATION LANDS

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 Navajo 
generating station and the Four Corners Plant, respectively. Where 
necessary, EPA's proposed emission standards modify the standards 
extracted from the States' regulatory programs to ensure comprehensive 
emission control and Federal consistency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3569

Agency Contact: Kenneth Bigos, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Region IX, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-1240

RIN: 2060-AF42
_______________________________________________________________________

3414. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FIP) TO CONTROL EMISSIONS FROM 
SOURCES LOCATED ON THE FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act, title I

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose Federal rulemaking for sources located on 
the Reservation to implement the intent of the Clean Air Act (CAA) 
title I program to bring about attainment of the PM-10 NAAQS both on 
and off the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3637

Agency Contact: Steve Body, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Region 10, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 553-0782

RIN: 2060-AF84
_______________________________________________________________________

3415. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, 
NEVADA

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

RIN: 2060-AG14
_______________________________________________________________________

3416. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES; 
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 407

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to clarify and update requirements for 
source owners and operators who must install and use continuous stack 
or duct opacity monitoring equipment. This action also proposes 
amendments regarding design and performance validation requirements for 
continuous opacity monitoring system (COMS) equipment in appendix B, 
PS-1. These amendments to subpart A and PS-1 will not change the 
affected facilities' applicable emission standards or requirement to 
monitor. The amendments will: (1) clarify owner and operator and 
monitor vender obligations, (2) reaffirm and update COMS design and 
performance requirements, and (3) provide EPA and affected facilities 
with equipment assurances for carrying out effective monitoring. The 
specifications shall apply to all COMS's installed or replaced after 
the date of promulgation. Following promulgation, a source owner, 
operator, or manufacturer will be subject to these performance 
specifications if installing a new COMS, relocating a COMS, replacing a 
COMS, recertifying a COMS that has undergone substantial refurbishing, 
or has been specifically required to recertify the COMS with these 
revisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/24/94                    59 FR 60585
Supplemental NPRM               10/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3744

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________

3417. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL 
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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

RIN: 2060-AG28
_______________________________________________________________________

3418. NSPS: SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATORS

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

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing

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Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7626

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Section 129 of the Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990, 
requires the Administrator to establish new source performance 
standards and emission guidelines for new and existing solid waste 
incineration units including units that incinerate municipal sewage 
sludge. The standards and guidelines are to specify numerical emission 
limitations for the following substances: particulate matter (total and 
fine), opacity (as appropriate), sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, 
oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, lead, cadmium, mercury, and 
dioxins and dibenzofurans. In addition, the standards and guidelines 
are to include requirements for emissions and parameter monitoring and 
provisions for operator training and certification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/14/97                     62 FR 1868
NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Sectors Affected:  22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities

Additional Information: SAN No. 3819

Agency Contact: Eugene Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Traingle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AG50
_______________________________________________________________________

3419. STORAGE TANK RULE REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60 (Revision); 40 CFR 61 (Revision); 40 CFR 63 
(Revision); 40 CFR 264 (Revision); 40 CFR 265 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to revise storage tank air 
regulations in several parts of title 40 of the CFR. Such revisions 
include rule corrections, the addition of test methods, and the 
elimination of some recordkeeping requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries; 32511 Petrochemical 
Manufacturing; 325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3966

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416

RIN: 2060-AH15
_______________________________________________________________________

3420. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT: CLARIFICATION OF TRADING 
PROVISIONS

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671 Clean Air Act sec 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                            05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3917

Agency Contact: Laura Voss, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4858
Fax: 734 214-4531
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH31
_______________________________________________________________________

3421. STREAMLINED EVAPORATIVE TEST PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521(m)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3910

Agency Contact: Lynn Sohacki, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4851

RIN: 2060-AH34

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3422. REVIEW OF MINOR NEW SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.165; 40 CFR 51.166; 40 CFR 52.10; 40 CFR 52.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Consistent with its trust responsibility to Indian tribes, 
EPA proposes to develop a permit program that would extend to Indian 
country some of the same protections that States afford their citizens 
through minor new source review and non-attainment major new source 
review programs. The proposed rule would require that stationary air 
sources located in Indian country obtain a permit prior to construction 
or undergoing modification, in certain cases. Permits would be required 
of minor sources that exceed a specified emissions threshold if they 
propose to construct or make a modification that will increase 
emissions from the source. The proposed rule would allow existing 
stationary sources to accept federally enforceable limits in order to 
be considered as minor sources for the applicability of other source 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    07/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3975

Agency Contact: Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH37
_______________________________________________________________________

3423. REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE PERMIT CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE 
OPERATING PERMITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  41 USC 7661 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70.6

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule will revise the permit content requirements 
for State operating permit programs to clarify EPA's existing 
regulations and policy that require all applicable requirements to be 
included in title V operating permits. This action will also require a 
few approved State programs that are inconsistent with this policy and 
that EPA did not identify as such during program approval actions to be 
revised. In addition, this action will take comment on allowing an 
exemption from permit content requirements for insignificant activities 
that are subject to certain applicable requirements that are found only 
in State Implementation Plans and will finalize such provisions if it 
is convinced by comments that such a policy is appropriate. The benefit 
of the proposed action is that it will clarify existing permit content 
requirements. There is no anticipated impact on small businesses as 
this rulemaking only clarifies existing requirements and takes comment 
on exemptions that may further streamline permits. Impact on State or 
local governments is limited to a small number of State programs where 
certain applicable requirements are exempt from permit content 
requirements in conflict with existing EPA requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3977

Agency Contact: Jeff Herring, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3195

RIN: 2060-AH46
_______________________________________________________________________

3424. REVISIONS TO NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE 
NEW NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) FOR OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.160 to 51.166; 40 CFR 52.21; 40 CFR 52.24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires that construction permit programs 
for new or modified major stationary sources of air pollution be 
established for areas not attaining the NAAQS. Regulations setting 
forth requirements for State and Federal permitting programs are found 
at 40 CFR 51.160-166 and 52.21 and 52.24, respectively.
The proposed regulations implement preconstruction permit requirements 
for new and modified major stationary sources locating in areas that do 
not meet the new, 8-hour NAAQS for ozone, but do meet the 1-hour ozone 
standard. The rules are intended to implement the major NSR provisions 
in a flexible, common sense, cost-effective, and non-burdensome manner 
by allowing States with these nonattainment areas to make minimal 
changes to their existing major preconstructed permit programs in their 
State implementation plans. The EPA will continue to work with other 
Federal agencies, State and local governments, small businesses, 
industry, and environmental and public health groups to develop the 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4046

Agency Contact: David Solomon, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5375

RIN: 2060-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________

3425. NESHAP: COKE OVENS: PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND BATTERY STACKS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

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Abstract: There are currently 25 active domestic coke plants, 20 of 
which are furnace coke plants and 5 of which are foundry coke plants. 
Coke oven batteries used to produce metallurgical coke at these plants 
emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as coke oven emissions and 
polycylic organic matter listed in section 112 of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA).
This action will establish a National Emission Standard for Hazardous 
Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for three specific operations associated with 
coke ovens, namely pushing, quenching, and battery stacks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final                           05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  324199 All Other Petroleum and Coal Products 
Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel Mills

Additional Information: SAN No. 4022

Agency Contact: Lula Melton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________

3426. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: DETERMINATION ON SECTION 75.7 (EPA STUDY OF 
BIAS TEST) AND SECTION 75.8 (RELATIVE ACCURACY AND AVAILABILITY 
ANALYSIS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 75 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 11, 1993, EPA promulgated the final core acid rain 
rules, including the Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) regulation at 
40 CFR part 75. Since the rule was promulgated, the 263 Phase I and 783 
Phase II utility units have already begun to comply with this 
regulation by installing and completing certification testing by the 
January 1, 1995 statutory deadline.
As part of the original acid rain rulemaking and subsequent settlements 
with industry and environment groups, the Agency agreed to undertake 
field studies and analyze performance data to determine if current bias 
test requirement should be tightened (environmental group request). The 
regulatory requirements that were originally at issue have been shown 
to be workable and effective and are now generally accepted as integral 
parts of the acid rain regulations. In particular, through the field 
tests and analysis of 3 years' worth of performance test data, the 
Agency is in a position to allay industry's concern that the bias test 
is arbitrary and environmentalists' concern that the relative accuracy 
test and availability trigger condition are insufficiently stringent.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Proposed 
Determinations                  05/21/98                    63 FR 28195
NPRM                            04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation

Additional Information: SAN No. 4067

Agency Contact: Elliot Lieberman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9136
Fax: 202 564-2141
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH64
_______________________________________________________________________

3427. FINAL RULE TO AMEND THE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR MAGNETIC 
TAPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.703(c)(4); 40 CFR 63.705

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA is amending the promulgated emission standards for 
Magnetic Tape Manufacturing to include an additional compliance option 
for facilities that choose to control their coatings operation to a 
hazardous air pollutant (HAP) reduction efficiency greater than 95% by 
weight. In the currently promulgated standard, compliance options are 
provided whereby a facility operator may choose to control HAP 
emissions from all coating operations by an overall HAP control 
efficiency of at least 97%, 98% or 98%, in lieu of controlling 10, 15, 
or 20 HAP solvent storage tanks, respectively. This amendment would 
provide a further option that a facility operator controlling the 
coating operations by one of those higher control efficiencies could 
choose to leave uncontrolled certain combinations of storage tanks and/
or pieces of mix preparation equipment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final                           12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4106

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Gail Lacy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Reserach Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH71

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3428. NESHAP: ORGANIC HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FROM THE SYNTHETIC 
ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY (SOCMI) & OTHER PROCESSES 
SUBJECT TO THE NEGOTIATED REGULATION FOR EQUIPMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.100 to 63.152

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The actions will amend the HON that was first promulgated on 
April 22, 1994, to clarify applicability of process vent requirements. 
The changes to the rule will clarify the EPA's intent regarding the 
meaning of the term process vent and address the way these provisions 
are to be implemented through the permit rule. The need for this action 
became apparent recently when it was learned that industry was 
interpreting the definition more narrowly than we intended, and thus, 
not identifying all process vents subject to the HON. These amendments 
will clarify the rule to ensure consistent interpretations of the term 
process vent while preserving the intended applicability of the 
requirements. These clarifications will not increase or lower or 
otherwise affect emissions or environmental protection. Additionally, 
the actions may clarify additional sections of the HON and correct any 
typographical errors noted. These actions may contain guidance as well 
as amended rule language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4103

Agency Contact: Jan Meyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5254
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH81
_______________________________________________________________________

3429. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST PROCEDURES 
FOR PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act section 111

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4119

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
  
William H. Lamason, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5374

RIN: 2060-AH84
_______________________________________________________________________

3430. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS TO REDUCE THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF 
OZONE IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES; PROPOSED RULES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 97; 40 CFR 98

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, See additional information.

Abstract: This action proposes to require emissions decreases in 22 
States and the District of Columbia. The intended effect is to reduce 
the transport of ozone (smog) pollution and one of its main precursors-
-emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx)--across State boundaries in the 
eastern half of the United States. The emission sources affected by 
this action are in the Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) Region.
On November 7, 1997, EPA proposed to find that the transport of ozone 
from certain States in the OTAG region (the 37 eastern most States and 
the District of Columbia) contribute significantly to nonattainment of 
the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), or interfere 
with maintenance of the NAAQS, in downwind States. Further, EPA 
proposed the appropriate levels of NOx emissions that each of the 
affected States will be required to achieve. That proposal allows 
States 12 months to develop, adopt, and submit revisions to their State 
implementation plans (SIPs) in response to the final rulemaking.
The Administrator is required to promulgate a Federal implementation 
plan (FIP) within 2 years of: (1) finding that a State has failed to 
make a required submittal or (2) finding that a submittal is not 
complete or (3) disapproving a SIP submittal. Although the Clean Air 
Act allows EPA up to 2 years after the finding to promulgate a FIP, EPA 
intends to expedite the FIP

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promulgation to help assure that the downwind States realize the air 
quality benefits of regional NOx reductions as soon as practicable. 
Therefore, EPA is proposing FIPs at the same time as final action is 
taken on the November 7, 1997, proposal. Furthermore, EPA intends to 
make a finding and promulgate a FIP immediately after the SIP submittal 
due date for each upwind State that fails to submit a SIP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4096

Agency Contact: Doug Grano, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3292
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________

3431. FINDINGS OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING ON SECTION 126 
PETITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING INTERSTATE OZONE TRANSPORT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7426

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

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, April 30, 1998, See additional information.

Abstract: In August 1997, eight northeastern States (Connecticut, 
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, 
Pennsylvania, and Vermont) submitted individual petitions to EPA under 
section 126 of the Clean Air Act. Each petition requests that EPA make 
a finding that certain major stationary sources in upwind States 
contribute significantly to ozone nonattainment problems in the 
petitioning State. The petitions target sources in the eastern half of 
the United States. If EPA grants the requested findings, EPA must 
establish Federal emission control requirements for the affected 
sources. Sources would have to comply with the emissions limits within 
three years from the finding. These sources may also subjected to 
State-adopted emission limitations and control schedules in response to 
a separate EPA rulemaking action on regional ozone transport that EPA 
proposed in October 1997. In this related action, EPA made a proposed 
finding that emissions from 22 eastern States and the District of 
Columbia significantly contribute to nonattainment problems in downwind 
States. EPA proposed that these States and DC must revise their State 
implementation plans to include provisions that will reduce State-wide 
nitrogen oxide emissions (an ozone precursor) to a specified level. 
Because this ozone transport rulemaking overlaps considerably with the 
section 126 petition process, EPA believes it is important to 
coordinate the two actions as much as possible. On December 17, 1997, 
EPA signed a memorandum of agreement with the eight petitioning States 
concerning the schedule for EPA action on the petitions. The agreement 
provides EPA with additional time beyond the statutory deadline for 
analyzing the technical merits of the petitions and carrying out the 
rulemaking process. The agreement is designed to ensure that EPA will 
take timely action on the petitions while recognizing that EPA is 
simultaneously examining ozone transport through a State-based process.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/30/98                    63 FR 24058
NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Additional Information: SAN No. 4095
Legal Deadline continued: Memorandum of Agreement: The section 126 
petitions request EPA to establish emission limitations and compliance 
schedules for groups of stationary sources that may also be subject to 
emissions limitations in State implementation plans submitted in 
response to an ozone transport rulemaking that EPA proposed in October 
1997. The Clean Air Act establishes deadlines for taking final action 
on section 126 petitions. However EPA has negotiated and signed a 
memorandum of agreement with the petitioning States on a schedule for 
taking action on the petitions which goes beyond the statutory 
timeframe. The memorandum of agreement is designed to ensure that EPA 
will take timely action on the petitions while recognizing that EPA is 
simultaneously examining regional ozone transport in a separate 
rulemaking. The memorandum of agreement requires EPA to meet the 
following schedule:
ANPRM: publish in Federal Register by April 30, 1998.
NPRM: publish in Federal Register by September 30, 1998.
Final action by April 30, 1999.
The petitioning States have sued EPA for missing the statutory deadline 
for action and they intend to submit to the court a proposed consent 
decree that incorporates the terms of the memorandum of agreement.

Agency Contact: Carla Oldham, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH88
_______________________________________________________________________

3432. WET-FORMED FIBERGLASS MAT PRODUCTION NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The CAA required the EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 
listed in section 112(b) of the CAA and to establish and meet dates for 
promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed categories of 
HAP emissions sources. The wet-formed fiberglass mat production 
industry is not included in

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the initial list of categories for standards development but 
information available to the Administrator suggests that the industry 
is a major source of HAP emissions and, as such, emission standards 
shall be developed for this industry. The standards are to be 
technology-based and are to require the maximum degree of reduction 
determined to be achievable by the Administrator. The EPA has 
determined that the wet-formed fiberglass mat production industry may 
be reasonably expected to emit one of the pollutants listed in section 
112(b) of the CAA. The purpose of this action is to include the 
industry in the source category list and to pursue a regulatory 
development program such that emission standards may be proposed and 
promulgated for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4082

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________

3433. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR 191, SUBPART A

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 191(A)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is a technical change to the dose methodology for 
subpart A, Environmental Standards for Management and Storage, of 40 
CFR 191, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the 
Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and 
Transuranic Radioactive Wastes. The current methodology is outdated. 
The new method, which would be employed as a result of this action, is 
consistent with recent radiation protection standards as well as 
Federal Guidance reports issued by EPA. No significant impacts from 
this action are anticipated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4003

Agency Contact: Ray Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 233-9198
Fax: 202 233-9629

RIN: 2060-AH90
_______________________________________________________________________

3434. REVISIONS TO THE POLLUTANT STANDARDS INDEX AND SIGNIFICANT HARM 
LEVEL PROGRAMS FOR OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will update the Pollutant Standards Index 
(PSI) and the Significant Harm Level (SHL) Programs to reflect 
revisions to the NAAQS for ozone and particulate matter. The PSI 
program is codified in section 58.50 and appendix G to part 58, and the 
SHL program is codified in sections 51.150 to 51.153 and appendix L to 
part 51, of the CFR. Also included in this regulatory package is the 
deletion of the last sentence in section 51.115(e) of the CFR.
Section 58.50 and appendix G to part 58 require that States report to 
the public an air quality index, the Pollutant Standards Index, which 
translates ambient concentrations of five of the criteria pollutants to 
a uniform, numerical index, ranging from 0 to 500. The scale of the PSI 
is based on human health effects information. Revisions will be made to 
the ambient concentrations which specify the breakpoints between the 
PSI categories (i.e., the good, moderate, unhealthful, very 
unhealthful, and hazardous categories) and associated example health 
advisories.
Sections 51.150-51.153 of the CFR require that States have contingency 
plans to prevent air pollution emergency episodes from reaching the 
significant harm level. Appendix L provides example guidance to the 
States on appropriate courses of action that should be taken at each 
stage of the episode (i.e., alert, warning and emergency) to ensure the 
SHL is not reached.
Section 51.115(e) reads: In developing an ozone control strategy for a 
particular area, background ozone concentrations and ozone transported 
into an area must be considered. States may assume that the ozone 
standard will be attained in the upwind areas. Because of the increase 
in knowledge about transport and because of action taken in the NOx 
State Implementation Plan (SIP) call, the second sentence of this 
section is now inconsistent with the current requirements for SIP 
development and needs to be removed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4073

Agency Contact: Susan Stone, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1146
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH92
_______________________________________________________________________

3435. GENERAL CONFORMITY REGULATIONS; REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671

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CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.850 to 860; 40 CFR 93.150 to 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, know as the General Conformity Regulations, to 
ensure that other Federal actions also conformed to the SIPs. Since 
1993, EPA has amended the transportation conformity rule three times in 
response to stakeholders' requests. The EPA is working on a separate 
revision to address transportation conformity in transitional areas 
which will be final by December 1998. 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                            04/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4070

Agency Contact: David H. Stonefield, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5350
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________

3436. REVIEW OF OPERATING PERMITS ISSUED BY INDIAN TRIBES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 70.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The current regulation that sets forth minimum standards for 
State operating permits programs does not require that citizens be 
allowed to appeal permit decisions made by tribal permitting 
authorities. The proposed rule would require that tribes allow for 
judicial review or that they develop alternative options for citizen 
recourse. The benefit of the proposed action is that citizens would be 
able to hold those responsible for issuing permits accountable for 
their actions. There is no anticipated impact on small businesses. 
Tribal governments that develop operating permits programs will need to 
provide citizens an opportunity to challenge permitting actions in 
order to obtain EPA approval of their permits programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3893

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH98
_______________________________________________________________________

3437. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION ON THE 610 
NONESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BAN

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(C)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would propose to extend the current class I and 
class II bans on the sale and distribution of nonessential uses of 
ozone-depleting substances where sufficient substitutes are already 
readily available. As part of the initial 1993 rulemaking, EPA banned 
the use of ozone-depleting substances in aerosols, pressurized 
dispensers, and foams where substitutes were available. Since that 
rulemaking was issued, the phaseout of production and consumption of 
class I substances has become effective and the Significant New 
Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program under section 612 has been 
promulgated. The phaseout of newly manufactured class I substances and 
the identification of new acceptable substitutes for both class I and 
class II applications provide compelling reasons to reconsider the 
initial decisions regarding both product-specific exemptions and the 
decision to limit the ban's effect on major sectors that traditionally 
used ozone-depleting substances. Most domestic manufacturers have 
already incorporated the non-ozone-depleting substances in their 
products. The continued availability and use of ozone-depleting 
substances in parts and products manufactured abroad, which are sold or 
incorporated into larger products that are then sold into interstate 
commerce in the United States, negatively affects the competitiveness 
of domestic manufacturers who use substitute substances in their 
production. Therefore, it is appropriate to reconsider the 
applicability of the class I ban to both specific products and product 
categories. Amending these requirements would limit the potential use 
of ozone-depleting substances in applications where substitutes are 
available and thus, further protect the stratospheric ozone layer.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Rule                      04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4077

Agency Contact: Cindy Newberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9729
Fax: 202 564-2096

RIN: 2060-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________

3438. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NEW NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR 
BELOW 19 KILOWATTS, MINOR AMENDMENTS TO THE PHASE I EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This direct final rule revises the existing new nonroad Phase 
1 small spark-ignited (SI) engine regulations. Although no adverse 
comments are anticipated, EPA will simultaneously propose this action.
Subsequent to the July 3, 1995, Federal Register publication of the 
Phase 1 small spark-ignited (SI) engine final rule, several 
typographical errors and incorrect figure references have been 
identified. In addition, corrections need to be made to a handful of 
minor test procedure issues. Representatives of the small SI engine 
industry have been requesting that EPA make these corrections to the 
final Phase 1 small SI engine rulemaking in order that they may certify 
their 1997 model year engines without making unnecessary alternative 
test procedure demonstrations. In addition, finalization of this Phase 
1 amendment package will decrease the complexity of the development of 
court-ordered Phase 2 regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  336399 All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3951

Agency Contact: Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264

RIN: 2060-AI02
_______________________________________________________________________

3439. NOTICE OF TEMPORARY STAY, NOTICE OF PROPOSED COMPLIANCE EXTENSION; 
EQUIVALENCY DETERMINATION-NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR 
POLLUTANTS: HALOGENATED SOLVENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Halogenated solvent cleaning emissions include: 1,1,1 
trichloroethane, perchloroethylene, methylene chloride, 
trichloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, and chloroform. This rule was 
promulgated on December 2, 1994 and codified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart 
T. This action will announce a temporary 3-month stay for good cause 
and a proposed compliance extension for continuous web cleaning 
machines. This action will also amend the final halogenated solvent 
cleaning NESHAP to include equivalency determinations for different 
control equipment for batch vapor cleaners to those required by the 
rule. These equivalency determinations have been requested by a 
halogenated solvent cleaning machine manufacturer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/29/93                    58 FR 62566
Final Rule                      12/02/94                    59 FR 61801
Correction Notice               12/30/94                    59 FR 67750
Correction Notice               06/05/95                    60 FR 29484
NPRM - Equivalency Determination05/05/98                    63 FR 24765
Notice - Temporary Stay         05/05/98                    63 FR 24749
NPRM - Equivalency 
Determination, Batch Cleaners   10/00/98
Final Rule - Compliance 
Extension                       10/00/98
NPRM - Equivalency 
Determination, Continuous Web 
Cleaners                        03/00/99
Final Rule - Equivalency 
Determination, Batch Cleaners   03/00/99
Final Rule - Equivalency 
Determination, Continuous Web 
Cleaners                        03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4129

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI04
_______________________________________________________________________

3440.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MARINE 
DIESEL ENGINES AT OR ABOVE 37 KILOWATTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7547(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, November 25, 1998, Consent Decree.
Final, Judicial, November 26, 1999, Consent Decree.

Abstract: The ANPRM notifies and invites comments from the public on 
EPA's plans to propose stringent standards for control of emissions of 
oxides of nitrogen, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter from diesel 
marine engines at or above 37 kilowatts. The ANPRM contains a broad 
outline of

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EPA's plans for defining a national emission control program for these 
engines, including engine categories to be covered, emission standard 
levels being considered, and potential compliance programs. Results of 
a Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Emission Study conducted by EPA indicated 
the need for regulation of categories or classes of new nonroad engines 
and vehicles that are significant contributors to ozone or CO in NAAQS 
nonattainment areas. Such a finding led to control of emissions from 
various nonroad sources. This action outlines a strategy to control 
emissions from one nonroad source: diesel marine engines. If the 
emission control program discussed in the ANPRM is implemented, EPA 
would expect to see NOx and PM reductions comparable to their land-
based counterparts on a per engine basis, for marine engines which are 
derivatives of land-based engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/22/98                    63 FR 28309
NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  336399 All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 
335312 Motor and Generator Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4078
This was previously listed as RIN 2060-AH65.

Agency Contact: Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
  
Paul Machiele, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4264

RIN: 2060-AI17
_______________________________________________________________________

3441.  TIER II LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK, AND HEAVY-
DUTY GASOLINE VEHICLE EMISSION STANDARDS AND GASOLINE SULFUR STANDARDS

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

RIN: 2060-AI23
_______________________________________________________________________

3442. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE (REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION)

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

RIN: 2060-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________

3443. REVISION OF APPENDIX W TO 40 CFR PART 51

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 110(a)(2); Clean 
Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 165(e); Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 
sec 172(a); Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 172(c); Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990 sec 301(a)(1); Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 
320

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes revisions to the Guideline on Air 
Quality Models, published as appendix W to 40 CFR part 51. Such models 
are used to predict ambient concentrations of pollutants for programs 
ranging from Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) to State 
Implementation Plans (SIPs) for controlling air pollution sources. 
Appendix W to 40 CFR part 51 fulfills a Clean Air Act mandate for EPA 
to specify models for air management purposes. This proposed rulemaking 
enhances appendix W with new and/or improved techniques.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3470

Agency Contact: Tom Coulter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0832

RIN: 2060-AF01
_______________________________________________________________________

3444. NESHAP FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF AMINO AND PHENOLIC RESINS 
(POLYMERS AND RESINS GROUP III)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the amended Clean Air Act requires development 
of emission standards for all major sources, and selected area sources, 
emitting any of the 188 hazardous air pollutants identified in section 
112(b) of the Act. Amino, and phenelic resins productions have been 
listed as categories of major sources based on documented emissions of 
phenol and/or formaldehyde. The purpose of the NESHAP for the 
Manufacturing of Amino and Phenolic Resins (Polymers and Resins Group 
III) project is to initiate the regulatory process for sources engaged 
in the production of amino, and phenolic resins, and to ultimately 
develop a NESHAP based on candidate Maximum Achievable Control 
Technology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3228

Agency Contact: John Schaefer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE36

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3445. NESHAP: SECONDARY ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Act requires EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) listed in section 112(b) of the Act, to promulgate a schedule 
establishing a date for the promulgation of emission standards for each 
of the listed categories of HAP emission sources, and develop emission 
standards for each source of HAPs such that the schedule is met. The 
standards are to be technology-based and are to require the maximum 
degree of emission reduction determined to be achievable by the 
Administrator. The Agency has determined that the secondary aluminum 
industry may reasonably be anticipated to emit several of the 189 HAPs 
listed in section 112(b) of the Act. As a consequence, the source 
category is included on the initial list of HAP emitting categories and 
is on the list of categories scheduled for standards promulgation 
within seven years of enactment of the Act. The purpose of this action 
is to pursue a regulatory development program that would help to ensure 
that emission standards may be proposed and promulgated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3078

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE77
_______________________________________________________________________

3446. NESHAP: ACRYLIC/MODACRYLIC FIBERS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112 (d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: This NESHAP will control hazardous air pollutant emissions 
from existing and new facilities that manufacture or produce as an 
interim process acrylic or modacrylic fibers. Principal pollutants 
identified are vinyl acetate and acrylonitrile. The majority of 
emissions occur during the polymerization reaction and spinning 
process. There are only three major sources in the United States that 
will be affected by this regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final                           05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3378

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
TDD: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF06
_______________________________________________________________________

3447. NESHAP: POLYCARBONATES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: This NESHAP will control hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions from the production of polycarbonate resins. This source 
category is being included in the General MACT Standard. The schedule 
below reflects the schedule of that rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3465

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF09
_______________________________________________________________________

3448. NESHAP: PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112(e)(5); Clean 
Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112(n)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.

Abstract: This rule will specify maximum achievable control technology 
for publicly owned treatment works (POTW), also known as sewage/
wastewater treatment plants, or water reclamation facilities. Hazardous 
air pollutant emissions from the headworks, primary and secondary 
treatment, solids handling, and other operations will be considered in 
developing the rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

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Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3377

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF26
_______________________________________________________________________

3449. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112 (d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, November 14, 2000.
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Section 112 of the Act requires major sources of hazardous 
air pollutants to achieve a maximum degree of emission reduction based 
on the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). This regulatory 
action will establish this level of control for both new and existing 
sources in the baker's yeast manufacturing industry. This industry is 
currently comprised of 11 sources of 5 different manufacturers located 
in 8 different states. The only known HAP emission from this source is 
acetaldehyde. It is produced as a by-product during the fermentation 
process. It is likely that regulatory options will set maximum emission 
limits of acetaldehyde, which will be achievable by improved process 
control to reduce formation of this by-product.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3550

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan

RIN: 2060-AF30
_______________________________________________________________________

3450. AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL PROVISIONS SUBPART A AND B FOR 40 CFR 63

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549; 42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.1; 40 CFR 63.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The General Provisions (subpart A) were promulgated on March 
16, 1994 (59 FR 12408). The General Provisions create the technical and 
administrative framework and establish general procedures and criteria 
for implementing MACT standards. On May 16, 1994, six litigants filed 
petitions for EPA to review certain provisions of the General 
Provisions. Subpart B, the procedures for implementing section 112(j), 
were promulgated on May 26, 1994. In June, 1994 litigants filed 
petitions for EPA to review the promulgated procedures. As a result of 
the litigation, it is anticipated that a number of technical and 
administrative amendments to subpart A and B will be proposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3551

Agency Contact: James Szykman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2452
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF31
_______________________________________________________________________

3451. NESHAP: ETHYLENE PROCESSES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Final, Statutory, November 20, 2000.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act requires development of 
emission standards for all major sources emitting any of the 188 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) identified in section 112(b) of the 
CAA. Ethylene Processes is listed as a category of major sources based 
on process knowledge emissions of benzene and butadiene. This action 
will explore alternatives controlling the release of HAPs from the 
following process areas located at ethylene process facilities: process 
streams, storage, equipment leaks and other fugitive sources, and 
wastewater operations. There are no anticipated impacts on small 
businesses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final                           06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Sectors Affected:  325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3821

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson,Jr., Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG53

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3452. REVISIONS TO THE REGULATION FOR APPROVAL OF STATE PROGRAMS AND 
DELEGATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES 112(L)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112(l)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(E)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Guidance in the form of rulemaking is being developed in 
accordance with the requirements of section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1990 for the approval of State air toxic programs and the 
delegation of Federal authorities to the States for the implementation 
and enforcement of section 112 emission standards and other 
requirements. This regulatory document will provide some flexibility to 
States in the following areas: minimum requirements for EPA approval of 
State air toxics regulations that are equivalent to or more stringent 
than the Federal standards and minimum requirements for EPA approval of 
State air toxics programs that are equivalent to or more stringent than 
the Federal program. Specific issues that will be addressed include: 
alternative work practice standards; alternative monitoring, 
recordkeeping, and reporting; alternative test method approval process; 
equivalency by permits; and mechanisms and requirements for approval of 
State air toxics programs. Additionally, the Partial Approval and 
Delegable Authorities rulemakings will be added to this rulemaking. The 
Partial Approval language will provide flexibility to States by 
allowing States to accept delegation of parts of standards. This will 
allow them to implement and enforce these provisions on a smaller 
scale. The delegable authorities rulemaking will clarify what 
authorities EPA has delegated to States when the part 63, subpart A, 
general provisions have been delegated. Due to a lack of clear 
guidance, the EPA Regions have not been consistent in the delegation of 
general provisions to States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3829

Agency Contact: Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5135
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG60
_______________________________________________________________________

3453. NESHAP: LIME MANUFACTURING

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 requires 
the EPA to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The standards are to be technology-
based and are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction 
determined to be achievable by the Administrator of the EPA. The EPA 
has determined that some lime manufacturing plants may be major sources 
for one or more HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation (emission 
standards) is being developed for the lime manufacturing industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3651

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AG72
_______________________________________________________________________

3454. GENERIC MACT FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (ACRYLIC MODACRYLIC FIBERS, 
POLYCARBONATES, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, AND ACETAL RESINS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Several of the source categories that are subject to MACT 
(maximum available control technology) standards contain only a few 
sources (e.g., less than five). For such source categories, EPA plans 
to develop the underlying information through its MACT Partnership 
Program and then allow the affected sources and states to develop the 
detailed MACT requirements. To do this, EPA needs to develop a generic 
MACT standard for these source categories. This reinvention to the MACT 
standards development process will allow for proper participation by 
all stakeholders. Given the relatively few affected sources caught by 
the generic standard, the overall cost and environmental effects of 
this action are expected to be small, nationally.
The MACT program addresses hazardous air pollutants. This action will 
only affect major sources of these HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3901

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

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Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG91
_______________________________________________________________________

3455. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This rule will either establish MACT (maximum available 
control technology) for semiconductor production facilities. There are 
currently 6 major sources that would be affected by the NESHAP. This 
action will result in little or no additional emission reduction but 
will establish a Federal MACT level for large facilities. It is 
anticipated that no major sources subject to the rule at time of 
promulgation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final Action                    09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3902

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________

3456. NESHAP: HYDROGEN FLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: This rule will establish maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) for hydrogen fluoride (HF) production facilities. The 
rule will affect one HF production facility, which is currently well-
controlled. This action will result in little or no additional emission 
reduction but will establish a Federal MACT level for this plant. The 
rule is being proposed as part of the so-called generic MACT rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3654

Agency Contact: Rick Colyer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG94
_______________________________________________________________________

3457. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7402 CAA 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Final standards under section 112(d) for chromium emissions 
from hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing 
tanks (40 CFR 63, subpart N) were promulgated on January 25, 1995. 
Since promulgation, the Agency has determined that a class of chromium 
electroplating operations were inadvertently excluded from regulation. 
Specifically, the final standards do not apply to sources engaged in 
continuous chromium electroplating of steel sheet used to make cans and 
other containers. It is the Agency's intent to regulate all facilities 
engaged in chromium electroplating. Therefore, the Agency plans to 
amend the chromium electroplating rule to extend its applicability to 
continuous chromium electroplating operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final                           06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2841

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________

3458. NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR URBAN AREA SOURCES OF TOXIC AIR EMISSIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(k) Clean Air Act sec 112(k); 42 USC 
7412(c)(3) Clean Air Act sec 112(c)(3)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.
Final, Judicial, August 31, 1998.

Abstract: Congress directed EPA in the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air 
Act to study the nature and magnitude of air toxic emissions, exposures 
and risks in U.S. cities. This was in response to growing evidence that 
an urban soup existed that was causing cancer and other effects, and 
which may not adequately be addressed by the MACT program on major 
sources. The 1990 Amendments call for EPA to appraise

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the sources and pollutants which contribute most to the urban soup 
phenomenon, and to publish a national strategy by 1995 that summarizes 
these findings and identifies actions to mitigate the problem. This 
strategy will contain (1) general and specific recommendations for 
additional research, (2) an accounting of actions and measures 
undertaken by the EPA and state and local agencies that reduce 
emissions of the hazardous substances of particular concern, and (3) a 
call for additional measures needed to complete sufficient mitigation 
of the problem. This action is not considered deregulatory. This action 
has no direct impacts on small businesses; however, as the strategy is 
subsequently implemented through later actions and specific rules, some 
small businesses may be regulated as a consequence of carrying out the 
regulatory recommendations in the strategy.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Announcement                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3959

Agency Contact: Laura McKelvey, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5497
Fax: 919 541-7690

RIN: 2060-AH21
_______________________________________________________________________

3459. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM FABRICATION OPERATIONS

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, section 
112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires development of emission 
standards for sources emitting any of the hazardous air pollutants HAP 
listed in section 112(b) of the CAA. Flexible Polyurethane Foam 
Fabrication Operations is listed as a category of major sources based 
on documented emissions of the following HAP: methylene chloride, 
trichlorethane, hydrogen cyanide, and hydrogen chloride. This source 
category covers emissions from various polyurethane foam bonding 
operations, including foam gluing and flame lamination. This action 
will explore alternatives for reducing HAP emissions from the following 
emission sources located at foam fabrication plants: process vents, raw 
material storage and transfer operations, and equipment leaks. 
Ultimately, a NESHAP for this source category will be developed based 
on Maximum Achievable Control Technology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99
Final                           09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing; 
326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3973

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________

3460. NESHAP: GROUP I POLYMERS AND RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND 
RESINS AND GROUP IV POLYMERS AND RESINS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.480 to 506 (Revision); 40 CFR 63.1310 to 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 ANPR, 
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. There are no impacts anticipated for small 
businesses or State/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/25/96                    61 FR 59849
NPRM                            10/00/98
Final                           07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3939

Agency Contact: Robert Rosensteel, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH47
_______________________________________________________________________

3461. AMENDMENTS TO PARTS 51, 52, 63, 70 AND 71 REGARDING THE PROVISIONS 
FOR DETERMINING POTENTIAL TO EMIT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

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CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to amend regulations already established 
to implement the new Federal air toxics program under section 112, 
including the General Provisions, the Federal operating permit program 
under title V, and the major source preconstruction programs under 
parts C and D of title I.
The proposed rule will address issues related to the determination of a 
stationary source's potential to emit in response to three court 
decisions.
This action resulted from splitting of RINs 2060-AC98 and 2060-AC63.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3479

Agency Contact: Karen Blanchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5503

RIN: 2060-AI01
_______________________________________________________________________

3462. REVIEW OF FEDERAL TEST PROCEDURES FOR EMISSIONS FROM MOTOR 
VEHICLES; TEST PROCEDURE ADJUSTMENTS TO FUEL ECONOMY AND EMISSION TEST 
RESULTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-549

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 600

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action considers potential adjustments to fuel economy 
and emission test results to compensate for test procedure changes 
previously adopted; it applies to light-duty vehicles and light-duty 
trucks. This aspect of the previous rulemaking (SAN-3323, RIN 2060-
AE27) was deferred.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3979

Agency Contact: R. W. Nash, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, VPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 743 214-4412

RIN: 2060-AH38
_______________________________________________________________________

3463. SPECIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR DEFINITION FOR DIESEL FUELS

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545 Clean Air Act sec 211(f)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing a definition of the term ``substantially 
similar,'' as used in section 211(f)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 
with respect to diesel fuel and fuel additives. The prohibitions of 
section 211(f)(1)(A) apply to fuels and fuel additives which are not 
substantially similar to fuels or additives used to certify vehicles to 
emissions standards. This definition will enable manufacturers to 
determine whether their diesel fuels and additives are covered by, or 
excluded from, the section 211(f)(1)(B) prohibitions. This definition 
will also reduce potential burdens on manufacturers and EPA for 
processing waivers for fuels and additives under 211(f)(4).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/30/91                    56 FR 24362
NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3091

Agency Contact: David Korotney, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4507

RIN: 2060-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________

3464. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608 
SALES RESTRICTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq Clean Air Act sec 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule will include the reconsideration of the sales 
restriction as it relates to split systems. The Agency was petitioned 
to reconsider the part of the sales restriction that included the sale 
of pre-charged split systems. It restricted such sales to certified 
technicians. Since then, EPA stayed that portion of the sales 
restriction in response to the petition. This rule will include the 
determination of the Agency related to the reconsideration. It 
addresses environmental problems of ozone depletion resulting from 
emissions of chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other 
ozone-depleting substances. Through restricting sales of certain pre-
charged items to persons certified as technicians, emissions to the 
atmosphere are decreased. The impact on small businesses and 
governments would be negligible, since persons can become certified if 
the EPA determination is a full restriction. Most businesses and 
governments will have at least one certified technician on board. This 
action has no impact on small business and State, local, and tribal 
governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673
This action is combined with RIN 2060-AG47, SAN 3809.

Agency Contact: Vera Au, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2093

RIN: 2060-AG20

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3465. SERVICING OF MOTOR VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONERS: STANDARDS FOR 
EQUIPMENT THAT RECOVERS AND RECYCLES REFRIGERANTS OTHER THAN CFC-12 AND 
HFC-134A

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7671

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(B) (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule serves to amend the regulations initially 
promulgated on July 14, 1992, under section 609 of the CAA. 
Specifically, this rule fulfills the statutory mandate set forth in 
section 609 requiring the Administrator to promulgate regulations for 
the proper recycling in motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs) of any 
refrigerants that substitute for CFC-12. Specifically, section 609 
requires EPA to establish standards for refrigerant recycling equipment 
and for the proper use of such equipment. This rule will provide 
flexibility for service technicians to meet section 609 requirements, 
because in addition to using equipment that recovers and recycles CFC-
12 and HFC-134a refrigerants, technicians will now be permitted to use 
equipment that recovers and recycles other substitute refrigerants 
listed as acceptable under EPA's SNAP program.
This rule will affect, although not adversely affect, those small 
entities such as independent repair shops, service station, truck fleet 
shops, collision repair shops, new car and truck dealers, car and truck 
rental shops, and radiator repair shops that choose to service vehicles 
that contain refrigerants other than CFC-12 or HFC-134a that are listed 
as acceptable under EPA's SNAP program. Specifically, it will allow 
them to use equipment to recycle these refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3983

Agency Contact: Christine Dibble, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9147
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH29
_______________________________________________________________________

3466. SUPPLEMENTAL RULE TO REQUIRE CERTAIN PRODUCTS MADE WITH HCFCS TO 
BEAR WARNING LABEL

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq Clean Air Act sec 611

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Friends of the Earth submitted and withdrew a petition to 
expand EPA's labeling requirements to include products containing or 
manufactured with HCFCs. EPA anticipates that Friends of the Earth will 
submit a revised petition later this year. We are bound by statute to 
respond by 180 days. If EPA grants the petition, the proposed 
rulemaking will be the response.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final Action                    08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3640

Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
TDD: 202 565-2906
Fax: 202 233-9665
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF93
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Clean Air Act (CAA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3467. NESHAP: CHROMIUM ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since the promulgation of the chromium electroplating NESHAP 
we have been informed of several sources that are experiencing 
difficulty in complying with the concentration limit for new sources 
even though they have installed and operate composite mesh pad scrubber 
technology similar or identical to that used as the basis for the MACT 
emission limit. These sources operate new state-of-the-art plating 
tanks not encountered during rule development which feature enclosing 
hoods that completely cover the surface of the plating tank. This 
covered tank design allows for effective capture and ventilation at 
substantially lower exhaust air flow rates than otherwise encountered 
with more conventional exterior hooding. Although these sources exceed 
the new source standard concentration limit of 0.015 mg/dscm, actual 
mass rate emissions are more than 50 percent lower than would otherwise 
be achieved with more conventional hooding and higher ventilation 
rates. The chromium electroplating standard will be amended to include 
this alternative type of control system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600

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Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________

3468. 1998 REVISION OF ACID RAIN ALLOWANCE ALLOCATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, June 1, 1998.

Abstract: Title IV of the Clean Air Act directs the EPA to establish an 
acid rain program to reduce adverse effects of acidic deposition. The 
centerpiece of this control program is allocation of allowances, or 
authorizations to emit SO2, that are distributed by the Administrator 
in limited quantities to utility units and must be held by all affected 
units to cover their SO2 emissions. In 1993, EPA finalized the 
allowance allocations and provided, in the regulation, the methodology 
for revising the allocations in 1998 based on several statutory 
provisions. This rulemaking will implement that methodology, eliminate 
unaffected units, and eliminate unnecessary sections of regulation. 
This rulemaking will affect only utility units affected by the acid 
rain program requirements and does not affect small businesses or 
government entities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/07/98                      63 FR 714
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation; 221119 Other 
Electric Power Generation; 221121 Electric Bulk Power Transmission and 
Control; 221122 Electric Power Distribution

Additional Information: SAN No. 3898

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 565-2139

RIN: 2060-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________

3469. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) REFORM

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

RIN: 2060-AE11
_______________________________________________________________________

3470. NESHAP: FERROALLOY PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990, requires the EPA 
to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator of EPA. The EPA has determined that 
two plants in the ferroalloy production industry are major sources for 
one or more hazardous air pollutants. As a consequence, production 
facilities are among the HAP-emitting source categories selected for 
regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/04/98                    63 FR 41508
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3082

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AF29
_______________________________________________________________________

3471. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: DELETION OF CERTAIN UNITS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 73.10

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Acid Rain Program requires affected utility units to hold 
allowances sufficient to cover emissions of SO2, have an Acid Rain 
Permit under part 72, and meet appropriate monitoring requirements 
under part 75. Many affected units are listed in 40 CFR 73.10 tables 2 
and 3. In the process of implementing the Acid Rain Program, EPA has 
learned that several units listed in the tables should not be affected 
by the Acid Rain Program requirements. This action would delete 
specific named units from the tables.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68340
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation

Additional Information: SAN No. 3573
This rule is linked to Revision of Acid Rain Allowance Allocation Rule, 
RIN 2060-AG86.

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 565-2139
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF46
_______________________________________________________________________

3472. OPERATING PERMITS: REVISIONS (PART 70)

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

RIN: 2060-AF70

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3473. METHODS FOR MEASUREMENT OF VISIBLE EMISSIONS - ADDITION OF METHODS 
203A, 203B, AND 203C TO APPENDIX M OF PART 51

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401(b)(1); 42 USC 7410; 42 USC 7470 to 7479; 
42 USC 7501 to 7508; 42 USC 7601(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking adds Test Methods 203A, 203B, and 203C to 40 
CFR part 51, appendix M (entitled Example Test Methods for State 
Implementation Plans). These methods describe procedures for estimating 
the opacity of visible emissions. States have requested that EPA 
promulgate these methods so that they can use them in State 
Implementation Plans in enforcing visible emissions regulations from 
Stationary Sources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/22/93                    58 FR 61639
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2915

Agency Contact: Frederick Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Air and Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2707

RIN: 2060-AF83
_______________________________________________________________________

3474. SALES VOLUME LIMIT PROVISIONS FOR SMALL-VOLUME MANUFACTURE 
CERTIFICATION FOR CLEAN FUEL AND CONVENTIONAL VEHICLE CONVERSIONS AND 
RELATED PROVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 202; Clean Air Act sec 203; Clean 
Air Act sec 247; Clean Air Act sec 301(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 85; 40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will temporarily raise the 10,000 vehicle sales 
volume limit for vehicle converters seeking certification under the 
small-volume manufacturers provisions. In addition, this action will 
adopt provisions to provide flexibility in assigned deterioration 
factors for alternative fuel vehicles.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/03/96                      61 FR 140
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3643

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310

RIN: 2060-AF87
_______________________________________________________________________

3475. SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521(m)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will require manufacturers of automobiles to 
provide necessary information needed to make use of emission control 
diagnostic systems as well as that needed to make emission-related 
diagnosis and repairs by any person engaged in the repairing or 
servicing of motor vehicles or motor vehicle engines. This will allow 
independent service repair garages, individual owners, parts 
manufacturers, etc., to have access to emission control information to 
better service automobiles and ensure clean air compliance 
requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3741

Agency Contact: David Dickinson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9296
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG13
_______________________________________________________________________

3476. AMENDMENTS TO PART 60, PART 61, AND PART 63 AND ADDITION OF METHOD 
14A TO PART 60

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401; 42 USC 7410 to 7412; 42 USC 7414; 42 USC 
7416

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the emission test methods and 
performance specifications in appendices A and B of part 60, appendix B 
of part 61, and appendix A of part 63 by revising the method format to 
conform with Environmental Monitoring Management Council (EMMC) 
guidelines. Conformance to the guidelines will promote consistency 
among inter-program methods. In addition, minor technical and printing 
errors in the methods will be corrected. Similar errors in various 
subparts of part 60 will also be corrected. Performance specification 
15 is also being proposed in this rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/27/97                    62 FR 45369
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3743

Agency Contact: Foston Curtis, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AG21
_______________________________________________________________________

3477. REGULATION REVIEW/BURDEN REDUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or

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duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 407

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On March 16, 1995, President Clinton issued a report 
entitled, Reinventing Environmental Regulation, that identified 25 
initiatives to improve the current regulatory system. This action is 
part of the regulatory review process to reduce unnecessary 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Existing rules are being 
reviewed for excess and/or duplicative requirements. The Agency will 
publish a list of those regulations that will be revised or amended to 
reduce unnecessary recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/11/96                    61 FR 47840
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3750

Agency Contact: David Markwordt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG30
_______________________________________________________________________

3478. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING (CEM) RULE 
REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 75 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 11, 1993, EPA promulgated the final core acid rain 
rules, including the CEM regulation at 40 CFR part 75. Since the rule 
was promulgated, the 263 Phase I and 783 Phase II utility units have 
already begun to comply with this regulation by installing and 
completing certification testing by the January 1, 1995, statutory 
deadline.
As a result of on-going internal and external assessment of the Acid 
Rain Program monitoring and reporting requirements, EPA, State 
environmental agencies, and affected utilities have identified areas of 
the part 75 CEM regulations which would benefit from revision or 
clarification. Many of the suggested revisions will add increased 
flexibility to the utility industry in implementing and complying with 
the requirements of part 75. Other revisions will clarify existing 
provisions in an effort to make the regulation more understandable. 
Still other revisions will provide increased quality assurance of the 
Acid Rain Program CEM data. These issues include allowing reduced 
monitoring and reporting requirements for low emitting units, more 
effective and economical quality assurance requirements, greater 
flexibility for fuel sampling and fuel flowmeter testing procedures 
under appendix D, clarification of span/range equipment specifications, 
greater flexibility for monitoring controlled emissions, and greater 
flexibility for using backup monitors during malfunction of the primary 
monitor. This action is necessary because of the experience and 
additional information both EPA and industry have gained from 1993 to 
the present. Industry views this action as positive because it provides 
industry with more implementation flexibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/21/98                    63 FR 28032
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3808

Agency Contact: Monika Chandra, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9781
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG46
_______________________________________________________________________

3479. AMENDMENT TO THE USER FEES FOR RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAMS RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2661 to 2665

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 195; 40 CFR 700 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The User Fees for Radon Proficiency Programs Final Rule 
established fees in 1994 that EPA will collect annually to support its 
voluntary Radon Proficiency Programs. The rule requires individuals and 
organizations applying to or participating in the Radon Proficiency 
Program (RPP) to pay annual fees. The final rule states that EPA shall 
adjust the fees over the next year to a level that will ultimately be 
sufficient to recover the full annual costs of the program. Through 
this technical amendment, EPA will revise its fee schedule to collect a 
larger percentage of its annual (FY 97) operating costs. The annual 
fees will also reflect changes in the proficiency programs, 
participation, inflation, etc. In the calculation of the annual fees, 
the Agency will take into consideration the impact of the fourth year 
of fee collection on the radon industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  23511 Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning 
Contractors

Additional Information: SAN No. 3835

Agency Contact: James Long, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6604J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9433
Fax: 202 565-2038

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Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG64
_______________________________________________________________________

3480. 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                    12/00/98

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, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1062
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________

3481. FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS PROGRAM IN INDIAN COUNTRY

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7661a(d)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 71.4

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Recognizing its trust responsibilities to Indian tribes, EPA 
plans to exercise its regulatory authority to issue permits to sources 
of air pollution in Indian country where sources are not regulated by 
Indian tribes. The Federal operating permits program for stationary air 
sources should extend to all of Indian country, but the regulation that 
created the program inadvertently created a regulatory gap. A change in 
regulations is needed to assure that each major source in Indian 
country is subject to either a State, tribal, or Federal permit 
program.
The regulatory change would create a level playing field for industry. 
Also, the regulatory change would assure that EPA can regulate sources 
that create air pollution problems in Indian country or that are 
located in Indian country and generate air pollution problems for other 
areas.
There are no anticipated impacts on small businesses or State or local 
governments. The regulatory change would eliminate a burden on tribal 
governments. They would not need to demonstrate their jurisdiction over 
an area in order for EPA to administer a permit program for the area.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/21/97                    62 FR 13748
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3868

Agency Contact: Candace Carraway, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3189
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________

3482. REVISION TO THE LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE EMISSION COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this NPRM is to propose changes to the 
emissions compliance procedures for light-duty vehicles. These proposed 
changes will streamline the current process beginning with model year 
2000. These proposed changes will improve in-use emissions with a 
potential decrease in the net burden on auto manufacturers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/15/98                    63 FR 39653
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3913

Agency Contact: Linda Hormes, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4502

RIN: 2060-AH05
_______________________________________________________________________

3483. FINDING OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR CERTAIN 
STATES IN THE OZONE TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT GROUP (OTAG) REGION FOR 
PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)(D); 42 USC 7410(k)(5)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Ozone and ozone precursors are transported across the 
northeastern United States. The Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) 
was formed in 1995 to document the amount and extent of this transport 
and to develop control recommendations. The OTAG was a collaborative 
process conducted by the affected States. This action builds on the 
work of the OTAG. Controls are intended to reduce the

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ozone and ozone precursors ``blowing into'' the nonattainment areas and 
allow the impacted States to design local control programs that they 
can consider in their strategies. This action proposed to find that 22 
States and DC in the OTAG Region significantly contribute to 
nonattainment of the ozone NAAQS or interferes with maintenance of the 
NAAQS. EPA proposed appropriate levels of NOx emissions that each of 
the affected States will be required to achieve.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Intent                01/10/97                     62 FR 1422
NPRM                            10/10/97                    62 FR 60318
NPRM Supplemental               05/18/98                    63 FR 25902
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3945
Litigation on ozone nonattainment plans for serious and severe 
nonattainment areas. Sect. 126 petitions involved as are dates 
contained in Mary Nichols' Memorandum entitled ``Ozone Attainment 
Demonstrations'' 3/2/95.

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH10
_______________________________________________________________________

3484. ADDITION OF OPACITY METHOD TO APPENDIX M OF 40 CFR PART 51 (METHOD 
203)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/92                    57 FR 46114
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3958

Agency Contact: Solomon Ricks, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5242
Fax: 919 541-1039

RIN: 2060-AH23
_______________________________________________________________________

3485. EXPANDED DEFINITIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE-FUELED VEHICLES AND ENGINES 
MEETING LOW-EMISSION VEHICLE EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
Final Action                    07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4030

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, AAVP, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4310
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________

3486. REVISIONS TO THE PERMITS AND SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM 
REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE IV OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7651 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 72; 40 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking would amend certain provisions in the Permits 
and Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Rules under title IV of the Clean Air Act 
to improve the operation of the Allowance Tracking System and the 
allowance market. The revisions are proposed in light of the Agency's 
experience in implementing the acid rain rules (first promulgated in 
1993) and would result in a small extension of the allowance transfer 
deadline, allowing a limited number of allowances to be held for a unit 
outside the unit's account, and the deletion of one of the signature 
requirements on allowance transfer requests.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/98                    63 FR 41357
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  221122 Electric Power Distribution; 221121 Electric 
Bulk Power Transmission and Control

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Additional Information: SAN No. 4052

Agency Contact: Donna Deneen, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9089
Fax: 202 565-2141
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH60
_______________________________________________________________________

3487. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS, AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, June 18, 1998, Proposed amendments based on settlement 
agreements.
Final, Judicial, December 18, 1998, Final amendments based on 
settlement agreements.

Abstract: This action will amend the final Wood Furniture Manufacturing 
Operations NESHAP which was promulgated on December 7, 1995 (60 FR 
62930). This action will address litigation issues, as well as propose 
resolution to these issues as agreed with the litigants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/24/98                    63 FR 34336
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  337122 Nonupholstered Wood Household Furniture 
Manufacturing; 337121 Upholstered Household Furniture Manufacturing; 
337127 Institutional Furniture Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4126

Agency Contact: Paul Almodsvar, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH66
_______________________________________________________________________

3488. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR 
SOURCE CATEGORY: PULP AND PAPER PRODUCTION; AMENDMENTS TO THE 
PROMULGATED RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.440 to 63.459 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to clarify sections of the 
promulgated pulp and paper industry maximum achievable control 
technology (MACT) standards where commenters have indicated that the 
wording is confusing. This action will also correct any typographical 
errors noted. This action will contain guidance and amended rule 
language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Correction Notice               10/00/98
Direct Final Rule Amendment     10/00/98
Final Rule - Interpretations and 
Technical Amendment             10/00/98
Final Action - Interpretations 
and Technical Amendment         01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4123

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]
  
Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-
13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________

3489. SUPPLEMENTAL RULEMAKING FOR CERTAIN STATES IN THE OZONE TRANSPORT 
ASSESSMENT GROUP REGION FOR PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF 
OZONE

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7410(a)(2)(D); 42 USC 7410(k)(5)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51(G); 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52(A); 40 CFR 76; 40 CFR 
96

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 10, 1997, the Administrator signed a proposed rule 
making a finding of significant contribution and assigning Statewide 
NOx emission budgets to 22 States and the District of Columbia for 
purposes of reducing regional transport of ozone. The Agency has 
several follow-up items resulting from discussions with OMB and 
management within EPA that need to be proposed as part of the effort to 
reduce transport. This supplemental proposal includes the rule language 
for the NOx emission budgets, a model cap-and-trade rule, air quality 
analyses of the proposed emission budgets, emissions reporting 
requirements, a discussion of the interaction with the title IV NOx 
rule, and alternative approaches to the proposed emission budgets.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplemental NPRM               05/11/98                    63 FR 25902
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  336111 Automobile Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck 
and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 33612 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4076

Agency Contact: Kimber Scavo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3354
Fax: 919 541-0824

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Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH91
_______________________________________________________________________

3490. ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE NSPS AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Not yet determined

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NSPS currently requires monitoring of the furnace 
pressure by installing a pressure sensor in the furnace or in the duct 
connected to the furnace. Maintaining an operating pressure sensor 
under these conditions of extreme temperatures is difficult. The NSPS 
will be amended to allow daily observations of visible emissions from 
the shop in conjunction with monitoring of primary and secondary 
emission control system parameters, in lieu of monitoring internal 
furnace pressure. This amendment was recommended by the iron and steel 
common sense initiative.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4125

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH95
_______________________________________________________________________

3491. NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS; FINAL RULE--
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT; AND NESHAP FOR OFF-SITE WASTE AND RECOVERY 
OPERATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The actions will amend the Off-site Waste and Recovery 
Operations rule that was promulgated on July 1, 1996, based on the 
settlement agreement with the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the 
Hazardous Waste Management Association, and the Environmental 
Technology Council. The changes to the rule will clarify the EPA's 
intent and do not increase or lower or otherwise affect emissions or 
environmental protection. Additionally, the actions will clarify 
sections of the promulgated off-site waste and recovery operations 
regulation and correct any typographical errors noted. These actions 
will contain guidance and amended rule language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325412 Pharmaceutical 
Preparation Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4108

Agency Contact: Elaine Manning, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH96
_______________________________________________________________________

3492. ACID RAIN PROGRAM: PROPOSED REVISION OF TEST METHOD 1, 2, AND 2F 
FOR MEASURING VOLUMETRIC FLOW IN STACKS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 60, app A ``Test Methods 1 and 2''; 40 
CFR 75

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, December 31, 1998, Voluntary.

Abstract: EPA Test Methods are Agency-approved procedures used by test 
teams to accurately determine emissions from sources; e.g., power 
plants. The proposed revisions to Test Methods 1, 2, and 2F will 
improve the accuracy of the determination of volumetric flow 
measurements in utility stacks. These revisions will affect electric 
utilities and other sources covered by EPA's Acid Rain Program and 
possibly by other air quality control regulations; e.g., New Source 
Performance Standards, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and 
State emission limits. Currently, the Test Methods do not allow yaw or 
pitch angles or wall effects to be considered in calculating volumetric 
flow. In the Acid Rain Program and in other programs requiring 
reporting of mass emission rates, e.g., lbs SO2/hour, not allowing 
these parameters in the calculation of volumetric flow may cause 
overreporting of pollutant emissions in some situations. The Test 
Method revisions are also expected to help reduce such overreporting as 
well as the disparity between stack-measured power plant heat rate and 
combustion-calculated heat rate. Heat rate is important to power plants 
because it affects, e.g., electric rates, and limitations on plant 
operations in State permits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4130

Agency Contact: John Schakenbach, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9158
  
Elliot Lieberman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9136

RIN: 2060-AH97

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3493.  OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION STREAMLINING PROCEDURES FOR LDVS, 
LDTS, AND HDES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86; 40 CFR 88

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will ease the burden of certification for both 
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and after-market conversion 
entities that meet Clean-Fuel Vehicle requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/20/98                    63 FR 38767
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4165

Agency Contact: Clifford Tyree, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4310
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI15
_______________________________________________________________________

3494.  TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENTS: FLEXIBILITY 
AND STREAMLINING

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521(a); Clean Air Act sec 176(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 93

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 recognized that 
transportation planning and air quality planning must be coordinated 
towards achieving the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 
The transportation conformity rule was promulgated in November of 1993, 
in response to CAAA concerns. Conformity ensures that transportation 
planning does not (a) produce new air quality violations, (b) worsen 
existing violations, and (c) delay timely attainment of the NAAQS. This 
rulemaking is the third in a series of amendments to the original 
transportation conformity rule. This rulemaking will streamline the 
original rule to simplify the conformity process in response to 
conformity stakeholder concerns. Flexibility will be added for rural 
nonattainment areas. Difficulties associated with the build/no-build 
test and adding transportation projects to plans will be resolved, and 
non-Federal projects will have additional flexibility through these 
amendments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 36112
Final Action                    11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3740
This rule was previously listed as RIN 2060-AG16.

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4441

RIN: 2060-AI16
_______________________________________________________________________

3495. AMENDMENTS--INTEGRATED NESHAP AND EFFLUENT GUIDELINES: PULP AND 
PAPER

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

RIN: 2060-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________

3496. NESHAP: MINERAL WOOL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 4 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, requires the EPA to 
(1) publish an initial list of all categories of major and area sources 
of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in section 112(b) of the 
CAA, (2) promulgate a schedule establishing a date for the promulgation 
of emissions standards for each of the listed categories of HAPs 
emission sources, and (3) develop emission standards for each source of 
HAPs. These standards are to be technology-based and are to require the 
maximum degree of emission reduction determined to be achievable by the 
Administrator. The Agency has determined that the mineral wool 
production industry emits several of the 188 HAPs listed in section 
112(b) of the CAA. As a consequence, a regulatory development program 
is being pursued for the mineral wool production industry to promulgate 
emission standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/97                    62 FR 25370
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3461

Agency Contact: Mary Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5025
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE08
_______________________________________________________________________

3497. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NATURAL GAS 
TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to be emitted from oil

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and gas production, storage, and transmission facilities include 
benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers (collectively 
referred to as BTEX), along with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and n-hexane. 
Potential HAP emission sources are glycol dehydrator reboilers (stand-
alone and co-located); condensate storage vessels; and equipment leaks 
at natural gas processing plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6288
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3229

Agency Contact: Greg Nizich, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3078
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE34
_______________________________________________________________________

3498. NESHAP: PHOSPHORIC ACID MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Abstract: The CAAA required EPA to publish an initial list of all 
categories of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants 
(HAPs) listed in section 112(b) of the CAAA and to establish dates for 
the promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed 
categories of HAP emission sources and develop emission standards for 
each source of HAPs so that the schedule is met. The standards are to 
be technology-based and are to require the maximum degree of emission 
reduction determined to be achievable by the Administrator. The Agency 
has determined that the phosphoric acid manufacturing industry emits 
several of the 189 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the CAAA. The 
purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development program 
that would ensure that emission standards may be proposed and 
promulgated for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3303

Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE40
_______________________________________________________________________

3499. NESHAP: STEEL PICKLING, HC1 PROCESS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Hydrochloric acid (HC1) and chlorine are among the pollutants 
listed as hazardous air pollutants in section 112 of the Clean Air Act, 
as amended in November of 1990. Steel pickling processes that use HC1 
solution and HC1 regeneration processes have been identified by the EPA 
as potentially significant sources of HC1 and chlorine air emissions 
and, as such, a source category for which national emission standards 
may be warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/18/97                    62 FR 49052
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3345

Agency Contact: James Maysilles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Resarch Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________

3500. NESHAP: PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Abstract: EPA is required to publish an initial list of all categories 
of major and area sources of the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed 
in section 112(b) of the CAAA and, to establish dates for the 
promulgation of emission standards for each of the listed categories of 
HAP emission sources and develop emission standards for each source of 
HAPs so that the schedule is met. The standards are to be technology-
based and are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction 
determined to be achievable by the Administrator. The Agency has 
determined that the phosphate fertilizer production industry emits 
several of the 189 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the CAAA. The 
purpose of this action is to pursue a regulatory development program 
that would ensure that emission standards may be proposed and 
promulgated for this industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68430
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3304

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Agency Contact: David Painter, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________

3501. NESHAP: PRIMARY COPPER SMELTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The primary copper smelting industry is known to emit a 
number of the hazardous air pollutants listed in section 112 of the 
Clean Air Act. The industry is comprised of seven smelters located in 
four states. All have extensive control systems for oxides of sulfur 
and HAPs. However, fugitive emissions may cause several smelters to 
exceed major source levels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/20/98                    63 FR 19582
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3340

Agency Contact: Eugene Crumpler, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Verveart, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Reseach Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________

3502. NESHAP: WOOL FIBERGLASS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 4 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/31/97                    62 FR 15228
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32742 Gypsum and Gypsum Product Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3123

Agency Contact: William Neuffer, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE75
_______________________________________________________________________

3503. NESHAP: PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 1857 et seq; 44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO 
12866

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 requires 
the EPA to develop emission standards for each major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. The standards are to be technology-based and 
are to require the maximum degree of emission reduction determined to 
be achievable by the Administrator of EPA. The EPA has determined that 
most plants in the Portland cement manufacturing industry source 
category are major sources of hazardous air pollutants. A regulation 
(emission standards) is being developed for the Portland cement 
manufacturing industry. Cement kilns which burn RCRA hazardous waste 
are subject to a separate rule that has been proposed by the EPA Office 
of Solid Waste.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/24/98                    63 FR 14182
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  32731 Cement Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3079

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AE78

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3504. NESHAP: POLYETHER POLYOLS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the CAA requires development of emission 
standards for all major sources emitting any of the hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) identified in section 112(b) of the CAA. Polyether 
Polyol Production is listed as a category of major sources based on 
documented emissions of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide. This action 
will regulate the release of HAPs from the following process areas 
located at polyether polyol manufacturing facilities: process vents 
(e.g., reactors), storage, equipment leaks and other fugitive sources, 
and wastewater operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/04/97                    62 FR 46804
Correction Notice               10/20/97                    62 FR 54410
Final Action                    02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3408

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE81
_______________________________________________________________________

3505. NESHAP: PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION OF 
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: The following ten source categories (which are all pesticide 
active ingredients) are listed under the Production of Agricultural 
Chemicals (PAC) industry group: 1) 2,4-D Salts and Esters Production; 
2) 4-Chloro-2-Methylphenoxyacetic Acid Production; 3) 4, 6-Dinitro-o-
Cresol Production; 4) Captafol Production; 5) Captan Production; 6) 
Chloroneb Production; 7) Chlorothalonil Production; 8) Dacthal (tm) 
Production; 9) Sodium Pentachlorophenate Production; 10) Tordon (tm) 
Acid Production.
On November 10, 1997, the EPA proposed standards for all pesticide 
active ingredient producers including the 10 categories listed above. 
Any other pesticide active ingredient production plant which produces 
or uses any of the 188 listed hazardous air pollutants was also 
included. A variety of HAPs are emitted including, toluene, methyl 
chloride, methanol, chlorinated compounds, etc.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/10/97                    62 FR 60565
Final Rule                      03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3450

Agency Contact: Lalit Banker, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE84
_______________________________________________________________________

3506. NESHAP: FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Title III of the amended Clean Air Act (CAA) requires 
development of emission standards for all major sources, and selected 
area sources, emitting any of the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) 
identified in section 112(b) of the CAA. Flexible Polyurethane Foam 
Production is listed as a category of major sources based on documented 
emissions of methylene chloride and 2,4-toluene diisocyanate. This 
action will regulate the release of HAP from the following emission 
sources located at slabstock, rebond, and molded polyurethane foam 
production facilities: process vents, storage, equipment leaks and 
other fugitive sources, and transfer operations. This action, however, 
will not cover emissions from foam fabrication (i.e., gluing and flame 
lamination). In June 1996 the Agency added a separate source category 
to address HAP from fabrication operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/96                    61 FR 68406
Correction Notice               02/03/97                    62 FR 05074
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32615 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except 
Polystyrene) Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3338

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE86
_______________________________________________________________________

3507. NESHAP: PRIMARY LEAD SMELTERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997, Statutory Section 112 of the CAA.

Abstract: Primary lead smelters are a major source category of 
hazardous air pollutants. Potential emissions include compounds of 
lead, and other metallic HAPs as well as organic HAPs. Emission 
standards would establish maximum achievable control technology 
requirements for affected process units and fugitive dust sources. This 
industry is comprised of two companies which operate three smelters in 
two states.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/17/98                    63 FR 19200
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  331419 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous 
Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

Additional Information: SAN No. 3467

Agency Contact: Kevin Cavender, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
  
Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE97
_______________________________________________________________________

3508. NESHAP: RADON EMISSIONS FROM PHOSPHOGYPSUM STACKS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has granted a petition for reconsideration for the 
portion of the rule which regulates phosphogypsum for research and 
development uses. This regulatory proceeding would result in a final 
rule which may increase the limit and reduce the certification 
requirements for that use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/96                    61 FR 20775
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2547

Agency Contact: Martin Offutt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9766

RIN: 2060-AF04
_______________________________________________________________________

3509. NESHAP: AEROSPACE TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NESHAP for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities 
was promulgated in September of 1995. Afterwards, EPA discovered a few 
problems with the rule and needed to publish the Control Techniques 
Guideline (CTG) for this industry. This final rule (63 FR 15006) 
corrected these problems and announced the final CTG. An additional set 
of amendments was proposed (63 FR 15034) at the same time, which 
addressed issues with General Aviation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/29/96                    61 FR 55842
NPRM Technical Correction       03/27/98                    63 FR 15034
Final Action Control Techniques 
Guideline (CTG)                 03/27/98                    63 FR 15006
Final Action Technical 
Correction                      10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  336411 Aircraft Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3836

Agency Contact: Barbara Driscoll, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0164
Fax: 919 541-0942

RIN: 2060-AG65
_______________________________________________________________________

3510.  NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND NESHAP: 
NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE , AMENDMENTS TO PROPOSED RULE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 112

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1997.

Abstract: Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to be emitted from oil 
and gas production, storage, and transmission facilities include 
benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene isomers (collectively 
referred to as BTEX), along with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and n-hexane. 
Potential HAP emission sources are glycol dehydrator reboilers (stand-
alone and co-located); condensate storage vessels; and equipment leaks 
at natural gas processing plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/02/98                     63 FR 6288
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4162

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5397
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI13
_______________________________________________________________________

3511. FIELD CITATION PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7413(d) Clean Air Act sec 113(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act Amendments give EPA the authority to issue 
on-the-spot field citations for minor violations of the Clean Air Act, 
with penalties of up to $5,000 per day of violation. Section 113(d) of 
the Act requires the field citation program to be implemented through 
regulations which provide the informal hearing procedures. These 
hearing procedures are not required to be as rigorous as those imposed 
by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), but nevertheless must 
provide due process. Agency guidance providing appropriate penalties 
for specific minor violations will be prepared for EPA employees and 
made available to the regulated community. Training on the issuance of 
field citations will also be developed.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/03/94                    59 FR 22776
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2937

Agency Contact: Cary Secrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2242A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-8661

RIN: 2020-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________

3512. STANDARDS FOR REFORMULATED AND CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE, INDIVIDUAL 
BASELINE FUEL ADJUSTMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414 Clean Air Act sec 114; 42 USC 7545(c) 
Clean Air Act sec 211(c); 42 USC 7601 Clean Air Act sec 301

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish criteria by which a refiner could 
receive an adjustment to its baseline under certain circumstances. 
Baseline adjustments reduce the cost of compliance (primarily with the 
antidumping requirements of the reformulated gasoline program) for 
those refiners which would otherwise be extremely burdened.
Baseline adjustments under certain circumstances were provided for in 
the December 1993 final Reformulated Gasoline and Anti-Dumping rule. 
However, baseline adjustments are only allowed under certain narrowly 
defined circumstances; broad adjustments are beyond EPA's discretion. 
The circumstances for which baseline adjustments would be allowed under 
this rule are as follows: (1) production of JP-4 in 1990; (2) use of an 
extremely low-sulfur crude in 1990; and (3) having extremely low 
baseline values for sulfur and olefins. Refiners must meet specific 
criteria in order to order to qualify for one or more of these 
adjustments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/04/95                    60 FR 40009
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3604

Agency Contact: Christine Brunner, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4287

RIN: 2060-AG80
_______________________________________________________________________

3513. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT AND SOLICITATION FOR 
PARTICIPATION IN THE PILOT PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671, Clean Air Act sec 176

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. This action is 
part of an Agency effort to streamline the existing conformity 
regulation and offer flexibility in the conformity process. This action 
would amend the conformity regulation to allow EPA to create and 
implement a conformity pilot program.
The rule amendment would allow EPA to exempt up to six areas from 
certain requirements of the conformity rule. The main objective of the 
pilot program is to offer State and local air and transportation 
agencies the flexibility to identify the conformity procedures that 
work best for their area. This action will enable EPA to test out 
innovative methods of streamlining the conformity regulation's 
requirements while ensuring that Clean Air Act objectives are met. In 
addition to the rule amendment, this action also includes the pilot 
program's proposed eligibility and application requirements, selection 
criteria, and implementation procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/96                    61 FR 35994
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3610

Agency Contact: Meg Patulski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4842
Fax: 734 214-4531
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG79
_______________________________________________________________________

3514. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR AUTOMOBILE REFINISH COATINGS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 183(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, August 15, 1998.

Abstract: Section 183(e) requires EPA to study the emissions of 
volatile organic compounds (VOC) from consumer and commercial products, 
list those categories of products that account for at least 80 percent 
of the total VOC emissions from consumer and commercial products in 
areas classified as nonattainment for ozone, divide the list into four 
groups, and regulate one group every 2 years using best available 
controls (BAC). Based on the criteria described in the consumer and 
commercial product study (March 1995), and category listing (March 
1995), EPA has determined that VOC emissions from automobile refinish 
coatings should be regulated. Automobile refinish coatings can be 
generally classified as primers and

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topcoats, each consisting of several different types. The proposed rule 
divides automobile refinish coatings into 6 categories, and contains 
VOC content limits for each category. Automobile refinish coatings are 
used by body shops and by do-it-yourselfers. However, the proposed rule 
does not directly affect these small businesses. Rather, the rule would 
apply to coating manufacturers and importers, and would limit the VOC 
content of coatings that are produced for sale in the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/30/96                    61 FR 19005
Supplemental NPRM               12/30/97                    62 FR 67784
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3281

Agency Contact: Mark Morris, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5416
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE35
_______________________________________________________________________

3515. VOC REGULATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

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

RIN: 2060-AE55
_______________________________________________________________________

3516. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 130 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AF62
_______________________________________________________________________

3517. REDUCTION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) EMISSIONS FROM 
COATINGS USED IN THE AEROSPACE, WOOD FURNITURE, AND SHIPBUILDING 
INDUSTRIES UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION 183(E)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would result in the reduction of volatile organic 
compound (VOC) emissions from the coatings used by the Aerospace, Wood 
Furniture and Shipbuilding industries. The Agency will study the 
various VOC pollutants contained in these coatings and will evaluate 
pollution prevention and control techniques which can reduce these 
emissions; Control Techniques Guidelines can be issued in lieu of 
regulations if they are substantially as effective in reducing VOC 
emissions from the use of these coatings in ozone nonattainment areas. 
This rulemaking will be conducted in accordance with statutory 
requirements for VOC emission reduction under section 183(e) of the 
Clean Air Act. Data recently gathered for the development of National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for these 
industries will be used to maximize resources and avoid duplication of 
data gathering efforts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/97                    62 FR 44672
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3828

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
  
Trish Koman, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG59
_______________________________________________________________________

3518. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY 
ENGINES AND DIESEL ENGINES

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 131 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AF76
_______________________________________________________________________

3519. IMPORTATION OF NONCONFORMING VEHICLES; AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7522 Clean Air Act sec 203; 42 USC 7525 Clean 
Air Act sec 206; 42 USC 7541 Clean Air Act sec 207; 42 USC 7542 Clean 
Air Act sec 208; 42 USC 7601 Clean Air Act sec 301; 42 USC 7550 Clean 
Air Act sec 216

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 U.S. 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 longstanding EPA policy 
regarding the importation of owned vehicles that are proven to be 
identical to a vehicle certified for sale in the U.S., 2) establishing 
new emission standards applicable to imported nonconforming vehicles, 
3) clarifying the regulatory language that concerns exclusions and 
exemptions from meeting Federal emission requirements, and 4) providing 
several minor clarifications to the existing regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/24/94                    59 FR 13912
Supplemental NPRM               02/12/96                     61 FR 5840
Final Action                    11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2665

Agency Contact: Len Lazarus, Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, 6405J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9281

RIN: 2060-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________

3520. REVISION TO THE COVERED AREAS PROVISION FOR REFORMULATED GASOLINE

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545 Clean Air Act sec 211

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, EPA 
promulgated regulations to require a cleaner burning reformulated 
gasoline (RFG) in nine mandated areas of the country with the worst 
ozone air pollution problems. These areas are designated as covered 
areas (e.g., areas in which non-RFG (conventional gasoline) is 
prohibited from being sold or dispensed to the ultimate consumers of 
the gasoline).
The RFG regulations also include a provision which allows a State, upon 
petition by the Governor, to have other areas designated as 
nonattainment for ozone included as covered areas under the Federal RFG 
program (the opt-in provision).
This action will expand the opt-in provision to include areas that 
formerly were in nonattainment for ozone as well as areas presently in 
nonattainment for ozone. This action will give States the flexibility 
to use the RFG program in their maintenance plans and as contingency 
measures for those areas that have been redesignated to attainment 
status but are in need of ozone controls to maintain that status.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/26/97                    62 FR 25074
Final Rule                      10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3843

Agency Contact: Karen Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9674

RIN: 2060-AG77
_______________________________________________________________________

3521. APPLICABILITY OF ON-HIGHWAY HEAVY-DUTY CERTIFIED ENGINES FOR USE 
IN NONROAD HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT; AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7521; 42 USC 7522; 42 USC 7523; 42 USC 7524; 
42 USC 7525; 42 USC 7541; 42 USC 7542; 42 USC 7543; 42 USC 7547

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would consider an amendment to the existing 
regulations to allow the use of on-highway heavy-duty certified engines 
in nonroad heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. This will eliminate 
hardships caused by the imposition of nonroad heavy-duty rules on 
specialty vehicles and equipment that have historically elected to use 
cleaner on-highway heavy-duty engines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3842

Agency Contact: John Guy, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9276

RIN: 2060-AG78
_______________________________________________________________________

3522. NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19 KILOWATTS (25 
HORSEPOWER) (PHASE 2)

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 132 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2060-AE29
_______________________________________________________________________

3523. NSPS: NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED STEAM 
GENERATING UNITS--REVISION

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 sec 407(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.40

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, September 3, 1998, Deadlines may be revised.

Abstract: The current NSPS for electric utility and nonutility steam 
generating units were promulgated in 1979 and 1986, respectively. A 
major feature of the NSPS is NOx control through the use of low NOx 
burners or overfired air. Section 407 of the Clean Air Act requires the 
EPA to revise existing NSPS for NOx emissions from fossil-fuel fired 
steam generating units, including both electric utility and nonutility 
units. These revised standards are to reflect improvements in methods 
for the reduction of NOx emissions. The proposed revisions are based on 
the performance of selective catalytic reduction(SCR).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/97                    62 FR 36948
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

Additional Information: SAN No. 3352

Agency Contact: James Eddinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]
  
Doug Bell, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE56

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3524. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING A 
RECYCLING STANDARD UNDER SECTION 608

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq Clean Air Act sec 608

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the recordkeeping aspects of the 
technician certification program, clarify aspects of a sales 
restriction, and adopt an updated version of ARI standard 740. The rule 
will also clarify the distinction between major and non-major repairs 
and amend several definitions including small appliances. The rule also 
addresses the transfers of unreclaimed refrigerant between majority-
owned and majority-controlled subsidiaries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1                          02/29/96                     61 FR 7858
NPRM                            11/01/96                    61 FR 56493
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3556
Additional SANs 3895, 3896
This rule will be a reproposal. This rule will address a potential 
adoption of a more flexible method for cleaning refrigerants for 
refrigerant transferred between appliances with different ownership 
with a potential adoption of a 3rd party certification program for 
labs.

Agency Contact: Michael Forlini, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9475
Fax: 202 564-9665

RIN: 2060-AF36
_______________________________________________________________________

3525. REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE SUBSTITUTE 
REFRIGERANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  PL 101-54; 42 USC 7671(g) Clean Air Act sec 608; 42 
USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82(F)

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 15, 1995.

Abstract: This action would facilitate fulfillment of the statutory 
mandate to apply the venting prohibition to substitute refrigerants. 
The action would provide regulations covering recovery/recycling 
equipment, recovery/recycling practices, and applicable certifications 
that would be required to accomplish compliance with the venting 
prohibition. Requirements would parallel those of the current section 
608 regulations, expanding applicability, where appropriate, to 
substitute refrigerants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/11/98                    63 FR 32044
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3560

Agency Contact: Deborah Ottinger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9149
Fax: 202 565-2093

RIN: 2060-AF37
_______________________________________________________________________

3526. UPDATE OF THE SUBSTITUTES LIST UNDER THE SIGNIFICANT NEW 
ALTERNATIVES POLICY (SNAP) PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7414; 42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7671k Clean Air Act 
sec 612

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to identify 
alternatives to Class I and II ozone depleting substances and to 
publish lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes. Producers of 
substitutes must notify EPA at least 90 days before alternatives are 
introduced into interstate commerce. Unlike acceptable alternatives 
(see Notices), substitutes which are deemed by EPA to be unacceptable 
or acceptable subject to use restrictions must go through notice and 
comment rulemaking. Substitute lists are updated intermittently 
depending on the volume of notifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/16/92                     57 FR 1984
NPRM                            05/12/93                    58 FR 28094
Final Rule                      03/18/94                    59 FR 13044
Notice 1                        08/26/94                    59 FR 44240
NPRM 1                          09/26/94                    59 FR 49108
Notice 2                        01/13/95                     60 FR 3318
Final Rule                      06/13/95                    60 FR 31092
Notice 3                        07/28/95                    60 FR 38729
NPRM 2                          10/02/95                    60 FR 51383
Notice 4                        02/08/96                     61 FR 4736
Final Rule                      05/22/96                    61 FR 25585
NPRM 3                          05/22/96                    61 FR 25604
Notice 5                        09/05/96                    61 FR 47012
Final Rule                      10/16/96                    61 FR 54030
Notice 6                        03/10/97                    62 FR 10700
NPRM 4                          05/21/97                    62 FR 27874
Notice 7                        06/03/97                    62 FR 30275
NPRM                            02/03/98                     63 FR 5491
Notice 8                        02/24/98                     63 FR 9151
Notice 9                        05/22/98                    63 FR 28251
Final Rule                      10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3525
(Generic SAN)

Agency Contact: Melissa Payne, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9738
Fax: 202 565-2096

RIN: 2060-AG12
_______________________________________________________________________

3527. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO HAZARDOUS WASTE TSDF & HAZARDOUS WASTE 
GENERATORS: ORGANIC AIR EMISSION STANDARDS FOR TANKS, SURFACE 
IMPOUNDMENTS & CONTAINERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3002; Resource 
Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These standards were promulgated on December 6, 1994, and 
were effective on December 6, 1996.

[[Page 62410]]

The final standards control organic air emissions from hazardous waste 
TSDF and generator sites. These emissions have been shown to contribute 
greatly to ground-level ozone formation and to cancer incidence among 
exposed populations.
Following promulgation, the EPA identified certain provisions for which 
the intended emission reductions can be achieved with less burdensome 
standards. The EPA amended the final rule on 11/25/96 to include 
several revised provisions, including the following: certain fixed-roof 
tanks may be equipped with pressure relief devices that vent to the 
atmosphere; containers may be vented during loading and emptying 
operations; a facility may comply with the final rule using an 
implementation schedule in several different circumstances; and the 
frequency of monitoring for certain equipment shall be semiannual 
rather than annual. An additional amendment was promulgated 12/8/97 to 
clarify the intent and effect of a few amendment provisions which were 
not clear in the 11/25/96 amendment notice. EPA had been considering an 
additional amendment to show facilities to vent emissions from tank 
enclosures to non-combustion devices. After reviewing relevant 
information, EPA has decided to not add such a provision. EPA will 
publish an amendment to correct minor wording errors, in the early fall 
of 1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/95                    60 FR 41870
Technical Amendments            02/09/96                     61 FR 4903
Final                           11/25/96                    61 FR 59931
Technical Amendments            12/08/97                    62 FR 64636
Technical Amendment             10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3792

Agency Contact: Michele Aston, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2363
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
  
Susan Wyatt, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG44
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Clean Air Act (CAA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3528. NESHAP: CARBON BLACK PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________

3529. ALUMINA PROCESSING NESHAP

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________

3530.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES 
RATED OVER 19 KW

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 to 7671q

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 94

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001.

Abstract: Emissions from large spark-ignition engines are currently 
unregulated. EPA and CARB are cooperating in an effort to set emission 
standards for these engines to substantially reduce their contribution 
to the emission inventory.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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

Additional Information: SAN No. 4154

Agency Contact: Alan Stout, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: [email protected]
Don Kopinski, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, EPCD, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI11
_______________________________________________________________________

3531. NESHAP: CYANIDE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

[[Page 62411]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Keith Barnett
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________

3532. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON AND STEEL

Priority:  Economically Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________

3533. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24 (WATER-BASED COATINGS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell
Phone: 919 541-1064

RIN: 2060-AF72
_______________________________________________________________________

3534. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________

3535. REVISED PERMIT REVISION PROCEDURES FOR THE FEDERAL OPERATING 
PERMITS PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 71.1

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees
Phone: 919 541-5348
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AG92
_______________________________________________________________________

3536. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS CELLULOSE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William Schrock
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________

3537. NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Michele Laur
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH13
_______________________________________________________________________

3538. RULEMAKING TO MODIFY THE LIST OF SOURCE CATEGORIES FROM WHICH 
FUGITIVE EMISSIONS ARE CONSIDERED IN MAJOR SOURCE DETERMINATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/00
Final Action                    02/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Steve Hitte
Phone: 919 541-0886
Fax: 919 541-5509

RIN: 2060-AH58
_______________________________________________________________________

3539. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

[[Page 62412]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Rule                      05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH72
_______________________________________________________________________

3540. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE PROCESSING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
Final Rule                      03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Conrad Chin
Phone: 919 541-1512
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH73
_______________________________________________________________________

3541. NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR THE 
HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Joseph Wood
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH75
_______________________________________________________________________

3542. NESHAP: AMMONIUM SULPHATE PRODUCTION (CAPROLACTAM BY-PRODUCT)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final Rule                      05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH77
_______________________________________________________________________

3543. NESHAP: ASPHALT/COAL TAR APPLICATION ON METAL PIPES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/01
Final Action                    05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH78
_______________________________________________________________________

3544. NESHAP: CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH79
_______________________________________________________________________

3545. NESHAP: HYDROGEN CHLORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/00
Final Rule                      11/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Kenneth Durkee
Phone: 919 541-5425
Joseph Wood
Phone: 919 541-5446

RIN: 2060-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________

3546. NESHAP: POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson,Jr.
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH82
_______________________________________________________________________

3547. NESHAP: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/01
Final                           05/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

[[Page 62413]]

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: David Painter
Phone: 919 541-5515
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AH83
_______________________________________________________________________

3548. NESHAP/NSPS: RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Amanda Agnew
Phone: 919 541-5268
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________

3549. NESHAP/NSPS: COMBUSTION TURBINE

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

CFR Citation:  44 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sims Roy
Phone: 919 541-5263
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG67
_______________________________________________________________________

3550. NESHAP: IRON FOUNDRIES AND STEEL FOUNDRIES

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: James Maysilles
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE43
_______________________________________________________________________

3551. NESHAP: REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Madeleine Strum
Phone: 919 541-2383
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-4689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE79
_______________________________________________________________________

3552. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIC CHEMICAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSES

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE82
_______________________________________________________________________

3553. NESHAP: CHLORINE PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AE85
_______________________________________________________________________

3554. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING OPERATIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Steve Fruh
Phone: 919 541-2837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
Carolyn Wigington
Phone: 919 541-5376
Fax: 919 541-0072
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG26

[[Page 62414]]

_______________________________________________________________________

3555. NESHAP: BOAT MANUFACTURING

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Madeleine Strum
Phone: 919 541-2383
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG27
_______________________________________________________________________

3556. NESHAP: TIRE MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Tony Wayne
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG29
_______________________________________________________________________

3557. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY CLEANERS MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL 
TECHNOLOGY (MACT) STANDARD

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: James Szykman
Phone: 919 541-2452
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG34
_______________________________________________________________________

3558. LARGE APPLIANCE (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________

3559. NESHAP: ASPHALT ROOFING AND PROCESSING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/99
Interim Final Rule              10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Juan Santiago
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AG66
_______________________________________________________________________

3560. NESHAP: REFRACTORIES MANUFACTURING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AG68
_______________________________________________________________________

3561. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BOILERS AND 
PROCESS HEATERS

Priority:  Economically Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: James Eddinger
Phone: 919 541-5426
Fax: 919 541-5450
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568

RIN: 2060-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________

3562. INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION COORDINATED RULEMAKING - ICCR PROJECT

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

[[Page 62415]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Fred Porter
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG84
_______________________________________________________________________

3563. NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Zapata
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Jim Crowder
Phone: 919 541-5596

RIN: 2060-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________

3564. NESHAP: METAL CAN (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gail Lacy
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________

3565. NESHAP: METAL COIL (SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Gail Lacy
Phone: 919 541-5261
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG97
_______________________________________________________________________

3566. NESHAP: FABRIC PRINTING, COATING AND DYEING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Paul Almodsvar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________

3567. AUTOMOBILE AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURING (SURFACE COATING) 
NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

Priority:  Economically Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Dave Salman
Phone: 919 541-0859
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________

3568. OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING NATIONAL VOC RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
Final Action                    03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________

3569. NESHAP: PRIMARY MAGNESIUM REFINING

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: [email protected]
Al Vervaert
Phone: 919 541-5602

RIN: 2060-AH03
_______________________________________________________________________

3570. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

[[Page 62416]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Rule                      03/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Bob Lucas
Phone: 919 541-0884
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH12
_______________________________________________________________________

3571. NESHAP: SPANDEX PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Mary Kissell
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax: 919 541-0246
K.C. Hustvedt
Phone: 919 541-5395

RIN: 2060-AH14
_______________________________________________________________________

3572. NESHAP: LEATHER TANNING AND FINISHING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William Schrock
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________

3573. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF CARBON BLACK

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AH19
_______________________________________________________________________

3574. NESHAP: VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: James Durham
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
K.C. Hustvedt
Phone: 919 541-5395

RIN: 2060-AH22
_______________________________________________________________________

3575. NESHAP: ROCKET ENGINE TEST FIRING/ENGINE TEST FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: George F. Smith
Phone: 919 541-1549
Fax: 919 541-5450
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568

RIN: 2060-AH35
_______________________________________________________________________

3576. NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID DISTRIBUTION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd
Phone: 919 541-5397
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH41
_______________________________________________________________________

3577. NSPS: NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL WASTE INCINERATORS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM Comment Period End        12/28/94                    59 FR 66850
NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard Crume
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AF91
_______________________________________________________________________

3578. NSPS: NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 
OTHER SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

[[Page 62417]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/28/94                    59 FR 66850
NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Richard Crume
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: [email protected]
Doug Bell
Phone: 919 541-5568
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: bell [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________

3579. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY: PERMIT 
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR NON-FEDERAL CLASS I AREAS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR sec 51.166; 40 CFR sec 52.21

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/16/97                    62 FR 27158
NPRM                            10/00/99
Final Rule                      10/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David LaRoche
Phone: 202 260-7652
Fax: 202 260-8509
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________

3580. METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE COATINGS) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Mohamed Serageldin
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG55
_______________________________________________________________________

3581. NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS MISCELLANEOUS METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS 
(SURFACE COATING)

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/00
Final                           11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Bruce Moore
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________

3582. PLASTIC PARTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 59; 40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Ellen Ducey
Phone: 919 541-5408
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG57
_______________________________________________________________________

3583. PAPER AND OTHER WEB COATING REDUCTIONS NESHAP/ VOC RULE

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Daniel Brown
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4120

RIN: 2060-AG58
_______________________________________________________________________

3584. WOOD BUILDING PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING) NESHAP/VOC REDUCTIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH02

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_______________________________________________________________________

3585. LOCATION OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AUDITS OF FOREIGN MANUFACTURED 
VEHICLES AND ENGINES; AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86G (Revision); 40 CFR 86K (Revision)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard Gezelle
Phone: 202 564-9267

RIN: 2060-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Clean Air Act (CAA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3586. CLEAN FUEL FLEET PROGRAM; RULE AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 88

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    04/23/98                    63 FR 20103

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sally Newstead
Phone: 734 214-4474
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH56
_______________________________________________________________________

3587.  PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: HALON RECYCLING AND 
RECOVERY EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  40 CFR 82

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, The settlement agreement requires signature by 7/31/98.

Abstract: This action regards a potential need to, in the interest of 
reducing unnecessary emissions of halons (a group of Class I ozone 
depleting substances), require the certification of halon recycling and 
recovery equipment and allowing halon removal only through the use of 
certified equipment. This proposed action is in response to a lawsuit 
filed by the Sierra Club. In a consent decree between EPA and the 
Sierra Club (notice of which was published on September 17, 1996, in 
the Federal Register at 61 FR 48950) the Agency agreed to, among other 
things, by May 29, 1998 either (1) issue a proposed rule requiring the 
certification of recycling and recovery equipment for halons and 
allowing the removal of halons only through use of certified equipment; 
or (2) issue a direct final determination that no such rule is either 
necessary or appropriate under section 608(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act. 
If EPA issues a proposed rule under (1) or receives adverse comment on 
the direct final determination under (2), the Administrator shall take 
final action no later than January 29, 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Determination          08/11/98                    63 FR 42791
Direct Final Determination      08/11/98                    63 FR 42728

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4140

Agency Contact: Lisa Chang, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9742
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI07
_______________________________________________________________________

3588.  INDUSTRIAL PROCESS COOLING TOWER NESHAP AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63 (Revision)

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, June 13, 1998, Settlement Agreement.

Abstract: As the result of a settlement agreement with Libbey-Owens-
Ford Company, the Industrial Process Cooling Tower NESHAP is being 
amended to allow facilities to maintain records indicating chromium-
based water treatment chemicals are no longer used as an alternative 
means of demonstrating compliance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/23/98                    63 FR 39517

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries

Additional Information: SAN No. 4151

Agency Contact: Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289

RIN: 2060-AI10
_______________________________________________________________________

3589. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR A FIFTEEN PERCENT REDUCTION IN 
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - D.C. has issued 
final rules. Therefore no FIP is 
required                        08/24/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Sally Brooks
Phone: 215 814-2056

RIN: 2060-AH51

[[Page 62419]]

_______________________________________________________________________

3590. LOCOMOTIVE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 92

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/16/98                    63 FR 18977

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Charles Moulis
Phone: 734 214-4826

RIN: 2060-AD33
_______________________________________________________________________

3591. REVISION OF EPA'S RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further regulatory action.      08/25/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Craig Conklin
Phone: 202 564-9222

RIN: 2060-AF85
_______________________________________________________________________

3592. AMENDMENT OF ENHANCED INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE STANDARD

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51(s)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/10/98                     63 FR 6645

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eugene Tierney
Phone: 734 214-4456

RIN: 2060-AG07
_______________________________________________________________________

3593. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: RECONSIDERATION OF PETITION 
CRITERIA AND INCORPORATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/04/98                    63 FR 41625

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Land
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2093
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG48
_______________________________________________________________________

3594. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR SCRAP METAL FROM 
NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action on this rule.    08/25/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: John Karhnak
Phone: 202 564-9280
Fax: 202 565-2042
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG51
_______________________________________________________________________

3595. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION 
RULEMAKING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 194

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/18/98                    63 FR 27353

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Kruger
Phone: 202 564-9310

RIN: 2060-AG85
_______________________________________________________________________

3596. TIER II (PHASE II) STUDY TO ASSESS FURTHER REDUCTIONS IN LIGHT-
DUTY VEHICLES AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS TAILPIPE EMISSION STANDARDS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Merged Into RIN 
2060-AI23, SAN No. 4211.        10/20/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karl Simon
Phone: 202 260-3623
Fax: 202 260-6011

RIN: 2060-AH04
_______________________________________________________________________

3597. EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR 1978 AND LATER NEW MOTORCYCLES--PROPOSED 
CHANGES TO THE DEFINITION OF WEIGHT LIMITATIONS FOR MOTORCYCLES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/11/98                    63 FR 11847

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Hormes
Phone: 734 214-4502
Fax: 313 741-7869
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH06
_______________________________________________________________________

3598. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: CONTROL OF METHYL BROMIDE 
EMISSIONS THROUGH USE OF TARPS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

[[Page 62420]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final                    02/05/98                     63 FR 6008

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner
Phone: 202 564-9193
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH26
_______________________________________________________________________

3599. REVISION OF DEFINITION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - EXCLUSION 
OF METHYL ACETATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51.100(s)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/09/98                    63 FR 17331

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: William L. Johnson
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH27
_______________________________________________________________________

3600. REVISIONS TO SERVICE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 86

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action.                 08/04/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cheryl Adelman
Phone: 313 668-4434
Fax: 313 741-7869

RIN: 2060-AH28
_______________________________________________________________________

3601. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS: TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS FOR NON-ROAD 
COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 89

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AF76, SAN 
3645                            08/20/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gregory Orehowsky
Phone: 202 233-9292
Fax: 202 233-9596

RIN: 2060-AH33
_______________________________________________________________________

3602. REVISIONS FOR OPTING INTO THE ACID RAIN PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 74.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/16/98                    63 FR 18837

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kathy Barylski
Phone: 202 564-9074
Fax: 202 564-2139
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH36
_______________________________________________________________________

3603. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: MANUFACTURE OF HALON BLENDS, 
INTENTIONAL RELEASE OF HALONS, TECHNICIAN TRAINING AND DISPOSAL OF HALON 
AND HALON-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/05/98                    63 FR 11084

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lisa Chang
Phone: 202 564-9742
Fax: 202 565-2096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________

3604. URBAN BUS RETROFIT/REBUILD PROGRAM REGULATIONS AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 85 (O)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/26/98                    63 FR 14626

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Stricker
Phone: 202 564-9322

RIN: 2060-AH45
_______________________________________________________________________

3605. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW MARINE DIESEL 
ENGINES AT OR ABOVE 37 KILOWATTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 89

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RIN 2060-AF76       08/11/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Alan Stout
Phone: 313 741-7805
Fax: 313 741-7816
Paul Machiele
Phone: 313 668-4264

RIN: 2060-AH50
_______________________________________________________________________

3606. PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: INTERPRETATION OF METHYL 
BROMIDE LABELING REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 82

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Clarification         05/15/98                    63 FR 26983

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carol Weisner
Phone: 202 564-9193
Fax: 202 564-2096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH54
_______________________________________________________________________

3607. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY FOR TRANSITIONAL OZONE AREAS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 93

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action.                 08/04/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant
Phone: 313 668-4441
Fax: 313 668-4531
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH59
_______________________________________________________________________

3608. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) PROGRAM REQUIREMENT - ON-BOARD 
DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS; AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/27/98                    63 FR 24429

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick
Phone: 734 214-3928
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH62
_______________________________________________________________________

3609. ALTERNATIVE FLARE SPECIFICATIONS FOR HYDROGEN FUELED FLARES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60.18 (Revision); 40 CFR 63.11 (Revision

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/04/98                    63 FR 24436

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Robert Rosensteel
Phone: 919 541-5608

RIN: 2060-AH94
_______________________________________________________________________

3610. NESHAP: PETROLEUM REFINERIES - AMENDMENTS TO FINAL RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63.640; 40 CFR 63.641; 40 CFR 63.644; 40 CFR 
63.645; 40 CFR 63.648; 40 CFR 63.654

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/09/98                    63 FR 31358

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: James Durham
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AI00
_______________________________________________________________________

3611.  LEAD PHASEDOWN (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7545

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1996, as part of a program to reduce regulatory burden, 
EPA promulgated a final rule to reduce the recordkeeping and reporting 
burden of the Lead Phasedown rule (61 FR 3872, 2/2/96). Subsequently, 
in the April 25, 1997 issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 FR 22297), EPA 
announced the review of this rule under Section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether additional 
changes to that rule would further reduce impacts on small entities 
while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute authorizing the 
rule. No public comments were received, and EPA has not found 
additional changes that would benefit small entities beyond those 
announced in the 1995 rule cited above. EPA has also determined that 
this rule continues to be necessary to maintain the ban on lead in 
gasoline under the Clean Air Act. Therefore, EPA intends to continue 
the Lead Phasedown rule in its present form and with this notice, EPA 
hereby concludes its section 610 review of this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision to leave 
rule unchanged at this time.    08/28/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4197

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5585

RIN: 2060-AI18
_______________________________________________________________________

3612.  NSPS FOR INDUSTRIAL SURFACE COATING: METAL COILS (SECTION 
610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1996, as part of a program to reduce regulatory burden, 
EPA promulgated a final rule to reduce the recordkeeping and reporting 
burden of the Metal Coils rule (61 FR 47840, 9/11/96). Subsequently, in 
the April 25, 1997 issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 FR 22297), EPA 
announced the review of this rule under Section 610 of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether additional 
changes to that rule would further reduce impacts on small entities 
while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute authorizing the 
rule. No

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public comments were received, and EPA has not found additional changes 
that would benefit small entities beyond those announced in the 1996 
rule cited above. EPA has also determined that this rule continues to 
be necessary to reduce emissions of smog-causing volatile organic 
compounds as required by the Clean Air Act. Therefore, EPA intends to 
continue the Metal Coils rule in its present form and with this notice, 
EPA hereby concludes its section 610 review of this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision to leave 
rule unchanged at this time     08/28/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4199

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5585

RIN: 2060-AI19
_______________________________________________________________________

3613.  NSPS FOR INDUSTRIAL SURFACE COATING: METAL FURNITURE 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1996, as part of a program to reduce regulatory burden, 
EPA promulgated a final rule to reduce the recordkeeping and reporting 
burden of the Metal Furniture rule (61 FR 47840, 9/11/96). 
Subsequently, in the April 25, 1997 issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 
FR 22297), EPA announced the review of this rule under section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether 
additional changes to that rule would further reduce impacts on small 
entities while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute 
authorizing the rule. No public comments were received, and EPA has not 
found additional changes that would benefit small entities beyond those 
announced in the 1996 rule cited above. EPA has also determined that 
this rule continues to be necessary to reduce emissions of smog-causing 
volatile organic compounds as required by the Clean Air Act. Therefore 
EPA intends to continue the Metal Furniture rule in its present form, 
and with this notice EPA hereby concludes its section 610 review of 
this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged at This Time     08/28/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4200

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5585

RIN: 2060-AI20
_______________________________________________________________________

3614.  NSPS FOR INDUSTRIAL SURFACE COATING: LARGE APPLIANCES 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1996, as part of a program to reduce regulatory burden, 
EPA promulgated a final rule to reduce the recordkeeping and reporting 
burden of the Large Appliances rule (61 FR 47840, 9/11/96). 
Subsequently, in the April 25, 1997 issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 
FR 22297), EPA announced the review of this rule under section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether 
additional changes to that rule would further reduce impacts on small 
entities while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute 
authorizing the rule. No public comments were received, and EPA has not 
found additional changes that would benefit small entities beyond those 
announced in the 1996 rule cited above. EPA has also determined that 
this rule continues to be necessary to reduce emissions of smog-causing 
volatile organic compounds as required by the Clean Air Act. Therefore, 
EPA intends to continue the Large Appliances rule in its present form, 
and with this notice, EPA hereby concludes its section 610 review of 
this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged at This Time     08/28/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4198

Agency Contact: Thomas Eagles, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6103, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5585

RIN: 2060-AI21
_______________________________________________________________________

3615.  ARIZONA FIP: MODERATE AREA PM-10 PLAN FOR PHOENIX

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act sec 110(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 52.123; 40 CFR 52.124; 40 CFR 52.127; 40 CFR 
52.128

Legal Deadline:  NPRM, Judicial, March 20, 1998. Final, Judicial, July 
18, 1998.

Abstract: EPA promulgated a Federal implementation plan (FIP) to 
address the moderate area PM-10 requirements for the Phoenix PM-10 
nonattainment area. Specifically, for both the annual and 24-hour PM-10 
standards, EPA is promulgating a demonstration that reasonably 
available control measures (RACM) will be implemented as soon as 
possible, a demonstration that it is impracticable for the area to 
attain the standards by the statutory attainment deadline, and a 
demonstration that reasonable further progress (RFP) is being met.
As part of the FIP, EPA is promulgating a fugitive dust rule to control 
PM-10 emissions from vacant lots, unpaved parking lots, and unpaved 
roads, and is also promulgating an enforceable commitment to ensure 
that RACM for agricultural sources will be proposed by September 1999, 
finalized by April 2000, and implemented by June 2000.
In addition, EPA made its disapproval of the Arizona moderate area 
plan's RACM, RFP, and impracticability

[[Page 62423]]

demonstrations final, because those demonstrations do not adequately 
address the Act's moderate area PM-10 requirements.
EPA recently established a new standard for PM-2.5 and also revised the 
PM-10 standards; however, this action does not address those standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/01/98                    63 FR 15920
Final Action                    08/03/98                    63 FR 41325

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4137

Agency Contact: Doris Lo, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation
Phone: 415 744-1287

RIN: 2060-AI22
_______________________________________________________________________

3616.  AMENDMENTS TO MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7411 Clean Air Act sec 111

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 60

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to develop standards for 
regulating non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) emissions from new and 
modified municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills under Section 111(b). 
Section 111(d) requires States to develop emission standards for 
existing landfills based on EPA guidelines. The intended effect of the 
standards and guidelines is to require certain municipal solid waste 
landfills to control emissions to the level achievable by the best 
demonstrated system of continuous emission reduction, considering 
costs, nonair quality health, and environmental and energy impacts.
EPA has worked with landfill owners and operators, including local 
governments and private owners, to produce a regulation based on 
common-sense techniques, providing maximum flexibility for owners and 
operators, and achieving the desired emissions reductions in the most 
cost-effective way. The rule focuses on only the largest sources of 
emissions, thereby avoiding regulation of small landfills where 
controls would be inefficient and onerous. The rule also provides 
complete flexibility to design a control system based on the 
particular, site-specific conditions at each landfill.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/16/98                    63 FR 32783
Direct Final Rule               06/16/98                    63 FR 32743

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4150

Agency Contact: Martha Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421

RIN: 2060-AI09
_______________________________________________________________________

3617. NESHAP: PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTION

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(G)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/21/98                    63 FR 50280

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Randy McDonald
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE83
_______________________________________________________________________

3618. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF TETRAHYDROBENZALDEHYDE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(F); 40 CFR 63(G); 49 CFR 63(H)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/12/98                    63 FR 26078

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AE99
_______________________________________________________________________

3619. REVISION OF LIST OF CATEGORIES OF SOURCES AND SCHEDULE FOR 
STANDARDS UNDER SECTION 112 OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Revision - Second 
Notice                          02/12/98                    63 FR 07155

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax: 919 541-3470

RIN: 2060-AG42
_______________________________________________________________________

3620. NESHAP: WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS; TECHNICAL 
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 63(JJ)

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/09/97                    62 FR 31361

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Paul Almodovar
Phone: 919 541-0283
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]
Trish Koman
Phone: 919 541-4021
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AG95
_______________________________________________________________________

3621. SPECIFIC POLLUTANTS: LIST OF CATEGORIES EMITTING SEVEN SPECIFIED 
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

[[Page 62424]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/10/98                    63 FR 17338

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Laurel Driver
Phone: 919 541-2859
Fax: 919 541-7690

RIN: 2060-AH20
_______________________________________________________________________

3622. OPEN-MARKET TRADING GUIDANCE

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will eliminate existing text in the CFR.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Included in EPA's 
Incentive Program Guidance-Due 
in Spring                       08/07/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Nancy Mayer
Phone: 919 541-5390
Fax: 919 541-0839

RIN: 2060-AF60
_______________________________________________________________________

3623. REVISED CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) STANDARD FOR CLASS I AND II 
NONHANDHELD NEW NONROAD PHASE I SMALL SPARK-IGNITED ENGINES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 90

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/13/97                    62 FR 58300

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cheryl Caffrey
Phone: 734 214-4849

RIN: 2060-AG81
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Atomic Energy Act (AEA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3624. RADIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATION

Priority:  Other Significant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 193

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is directed to the disposal of low-activity 
radioactive wastes in disposal facilities that meet the design 
requirements for RCRA-C disposal cells. The wastes to be disposed of in 
these cells are intended to be mixed wastes, consisting of a chemically 
hazardous component and low levels of radioactivity. These wastes are 
anticipated to arise in the commercial sector from various sources. The 
rule is intended to increase disposal options for these wastes and 
offer a streamline regulatory process which melds hazardous chemical 
protection and radioactivity protection requirements while protecting 
public health and safety. The rule is permissive in the sense that the 
disposal method proposed is not a mandated disposal method, but rather 
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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4054

Agency Contact: Mary Kruger, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9310
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2060-AH63
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Atomic Energy Act (AEA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3625. PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDANCE FOR DRINKING WATER

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  41 CFR 351

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          04/00/00
Notice of Submission to FRPCC 
for Endorsement                 04/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Blue
Phone: 202 564-9488

RIN: 2060-AF39

[[Page 62425]]

_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Prerule Stage
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3626.  PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES FOR REGISTRATION REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a(g)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency is establishing procedures to implement section 
3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 
which provides for periodic review of pesticide registrations. The goal 
of these regulations is to review a pesticide's registration every 15 
years. However, pesticides cannot be canceled as a result of 
registration review. For cancellations, EPA must continue to follow the 
procedures specified in FIFRA section 6. EPA will use authority in 
FIFRA section 3(c)(2)(B) to require submission of data needed for 
registration review. FIFRA sections 3(c)(1), 3(c)(2)(B) and 3(c)(2)(D) 
will apply to data submission, compensation and exemption for data 
required for registration review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4170

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: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD29
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3627.  PESTICIDE TOLERANCE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

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

RIN: 2070-AD24
_______________________________________________________________________

3628.  ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR SCREENING AND TESTING PROGRAM

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

RIN: 2070-AD26
_______________________________________________________________________

3629. TOLERANCES FOR PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  21 USC 346a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 176

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, Statutory.
Final, Statutory, August 3, 1997.

Abstract: This regulation will set out policies and procedures under 
which EPA will establish food tolerances associated with the use of 
pesticides under emergency exemptions. Emergency exemptions are issued 
for temporary use of pesticides in States where emergency conditions 
exist. Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the 
Food Quality Protection Act, EPA must establish time-limited tolerances 
for such pesticides if the use is likely to result in residues in food. 
EPA expects to describe the procedures to be used, and the criteria for 
establishing tolerances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3890

Agency Contact: Robert Forrest, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-9376
Fax: 703 308-5433
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________

3630. THE 10-ACRE LIMITATION FOR PESTICIDE SMALL-SCALE FIELD TESTING

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136c

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 172

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will propose a modification to its pesticide experimental 
use permit (EUP) regulations that will permit field testing of new 
pesticides or existing pesticides for new uses on a greater number of 
acres without an experimental use permit. Currently such testing is 
limited to 10 acres cumulative total per pesticide under a presumption 
that this limited testing poses no adverse effects, and therefore does 
not warrant the Agency's oversight under the EUP program. This action 
would reduce burdens on pesticide producers who currently must obtain 
an experimental use permit for greater than 10 acres testing. Little 
impact would be expected on small businesses, because they rarely 
engage in pesticide field testing of new chemicals or new uses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3735

Agency Contact: Jim Tompkins, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5697
Fax: 703 308-1825

[[Page 62426]]

Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________

3631. ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE PRODUCTS; OTHER PESTICIDE REGULATORY 
CHANGES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a(h); 7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152; 40 CFR 156

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 1997.

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. EPA will evaluate 
the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of various registration process 
reforms, including registrant certification, and expansion of the 
current notification procedures. This regulation will also implement 
some general provisions of FIFRA pertaining to all pesticides, 
including labeling requirements and notification procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final                           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3892

Agency Contact: Jean Frane, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD14
_______________________________________________________________________

3632. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN PESTICIDE SUBSTANCES FROM FIFRA REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  FIFRA 25(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.25(g)(1)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would exempt from regulation under section 
25(b)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA) certain substances when used, sold or distributed as pesticide 
active ingredients. EPA believes regulation of these substances is not 
necessary to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, 
and these substances are not of a character necessary to be subject to 
FIFRA in order to carry out its purposes. Substances exempted are 
pesticides and would continue to be distributed and sold as pesticides 
after promulgation of a final rule. If exemptions are established, 
false claims and advertising would still be subject to jurisdiction of 
the Federal Trade Commission or could result in civil liabilities for 
the manufacturer and distributor. This proposal, and any subsequent 
final rule, would not establish or alter exemptions or tolerances for 
the listed substance under provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and 
Cosmetic Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4026

Agency Contact: Sheryl Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8265
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________

3633. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE PROCESSING FEES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  21 USC 346a

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 180.33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1996, the Food Quality Protection Act amended the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require EPA to charge tolerance fees 
that, in the aggregate, will cover all costs associated with processing 
tolerance actions, including filing a tolerance petition, and 
establishing, modifying, leaving in effect, or revoking a tolerance or 
tolerance exemption. Since 1983 (the last time a cost analysis was 
conducted), factors such as expanded data requirements, changes in risk 
assessment methods, improvements in data base management and tracking 
systems, and the increasing complexity of scientific review of 
petitions have resulted in costs substantially exceeding the fees 
currently charged. This proposed rule will adjust the fee structure and 
fee amounts for tolerance actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Rule                      06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4027

Agency Contact: Carol Peterson, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-6598
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________

3634. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDE REGISTRATION (REVISION)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or

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duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a to 136y

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 158

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will update the data requirements specifically necessary 
for the Agency to evaluate the registrability of pesticide products. 
The revisions will clarify all data requirements to reflect current 
practice. Procedural and explanatory sections of the current 
regulations will be amended to make them consistent with the revised 
data requirements and new use indexing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 40 CFR 158                 05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2687

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: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC12
_______________________________________________________________________

3635. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARDS; PESTICIDE HAZARD 
COMMUNICATION

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

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136w; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act sec 25

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1992, EPA proposed to require the provision of hazard 
information to agricultural workers covered by the Worker Protection 
Standard. The requirements as proposed were designed to be 
substantially equivalent to the Hazard Communication Standard 
promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 
Specific hazard information would be made available to agricultural 
workers and pesticide handlers concerning the pesticides to which they 
are exposed. EPA is reconsidering the specifics of the proposal. During 
1998, EPA plans to hold discussions on options with various 
stakeholders.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/21/92                    57 FR 38167
NPRM                            08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 1640

Agency Contact: Jeanne Heying, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-3240
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________

3636.  DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL REGISTRATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136a 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 
is required for EPA to evaluate the registrability of a pesticide 
product. The revisions will clarify all data requirements to reflect 
current practice. Procedural and explanatory sections of the current 
regulations will be amended to make them consistent with the revised 
data requirements and new use indexing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - 40 CFR 158, subpart W    02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4173

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.pau[email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD30
_______________________________________________________________________

3637. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL: STANDARDS FOR PESTICIDE 
CONTAINERS AND CONTAINMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136q FIFRA sec 19; 7 USC 136a FIFRA sec 3; 7 
USC 136w FIFRA sec 25

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 165; 40 CFR 156

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, December 24, 1991.

Abstract: The 1988 amendments to FIFRA section 19 significantly 
expanded and strengthened EPA's 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 - Container Design & 
Residue Removal & Bulk 
Containment                     02/11/94                     59 FR 6712
Supplemental NPRM               11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2659

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Agency Contact: Nancy Fitz, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 305-7385
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB95
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3638. WPS; PESTICIDE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD; GLOVE AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136w

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Since the issuance of the 1992 WPS and the January 1, 1995 
implementation, farmworker groups have expressed an interest in 
enhancing specific protection measures, while grower groups, the 
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and others 
have expressed an interest in addressing practical, operational 
concerns. The Agency received various requests and comments in the form 
of letters, petitions, and individual and public meetings to address 
the concerns with the WPS. As a result, there may be a need to make 
further changes of a minor nature to the WPS rule. EPA will take such 
actions as rules, policy statements or other documents as appropriate, 
and provide Regulatory Agenda entries when actions are planned.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/09/97                    62 FR 47544
Final                           12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3731

Agency Contact: John R. MacDonald, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7506C, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7370
Fax: 703 308-2962
Email: [email protected]mail.epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________

3639. REGULATION OF PLANT-PRODUCED PESTICIDES UNDER FIFRA AND FFDCA

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.20; 40 CFR 174

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Substances that plants produce to protect themselves against 
pests are pesticides under FIFRA. The Agency designates these 
substances, along with the genetic material necessary to produce them, 
plant-pesticides. This rulemaking will exempt several categories of 
plant-pesticides from FIFRA and FFDCA regulations; confirms that plants 
used as biological control agents are exempt from regulation under 
FIFRA, and establishes a new part in title 40 of the CFR, part 174, 
which consolidates regulations specific for plant-pesticides in one 
part of the CFR. The proposed consolidation is expected to benefit the 
public by providing greater focus, enhanced clarity and ease of use. 
These actions will reduce burden on both the regulated community and 
EPA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/23/94                    59 FR 60496
Supplemental NPRM               07/22/96                    61 FR 37891
Supplemental NPRM               05/16/97                    62 FR 27132
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2684

Agency Contact: Janet Andersen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7501W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 703 308-8712
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________

3640. GROUND WATER AND PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 133 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC46
_______________________________________________________________________

3641. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  7 USC 136 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 165

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action develops procedures for mandatory and voluntary 
recall actions under section 19(b) of FIFRA and would establish 
criteria for acceptable storage and disposal plans which registrants 
may submit to this Agency to become eligible for reimbursement of 
storage costs. This action establishes procedures for indemnification 
of owners of suspended and canceled pesticides for disposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/05/93                    58 FR 26856
Final                           12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3432

Agency Contact: David Stangel, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Enforcement and Compliance

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Assurance, 2225A, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-4162

RIN: 2020-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3642. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF STORED 
PESTICIDES WITH CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED REGISTRATION

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 168

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/91                    56 FR 13042
Final                           00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: David Stangel
Phone: 202 569-4162

RIN: 2020-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3643. PESTICIDE TOLERANCES; PORTION OF FOOD COMMODITIES TO BE ANALYZED 
FOR PESTICIDE RESIDUES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 180

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action at this time.    07/24/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jean Frane
Phone: 703 305-5944

RIN: 2070-AC45
_______________________________________________________________________

3644. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN INERT INGREDIENTS FROM THE DEFINITION OF 
PESTICIDE CHEMICAL RESIDUE UNDER FFDCA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 180

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/04/98                    63 FR 10718

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Robert Torla
Phone: 703 308-8098
Fax: 703 308-7026
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD20
_______________________________________________________________________

3645. PESTICIDE FLAMMABILITY LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR TOTAL RELEASE 
FOGGERS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 156.10

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/23/98                     63 FR 9078

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jim Downing
Phone: 703 308-9071
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC60
_______________________________________________________________________

3646. RESTRICTED USE CRITERIA FOR PESTICIDES IN GROUNDWATER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 152.170

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency Plans To 
Do This As a Nonregulatory 
Action.                         07/24/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Joe Hogue
Phone: 703 308-9072
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB60
_______________________________________________________________________

3647. PESTICIDE LABELING CLAIMS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 156.10

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No Further 
Regulatory Action Is Planned.   07/24/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Melissa Chun
Phone: 703 305-4027
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC85
_______________________________________________________________________

3648. FIFRA BOOKS AND RECORDS OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION 
(REVISION)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 169

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Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency plans no 
further action.                 08/25/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Steve Howie
Phone: 703 308-8383
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2020-AA28
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3649.  CHEMICAL RIGHT-TO-KNOW INITIATIVE

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

RIN: 2070-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________

3650.  TSCA SECTION 4 ENFORCEABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT FOR CERTAIN 
OXYGENATED FUEL ADDITIVES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603; 15 USC 2611; 15 USC 2625

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) alcohol is commonly found 
at concentrations above the current EPA draft lifetime health advisory 
for drinking water at many point source-gasoline release sites. MTBE is 
significantly more persistent than benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene and 
xylenes (BTEX) in the subsurface. Releases of fuel oxygenates occur 
during manufacture, distribution, storage, and use, particularly from 
point sources such as underground storage tanks, pipelines and 
refueling facilities. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) estimates that 
MTBE releases in the United States exceeded 3.3 million pounds in 1994. 
EPA has not established water quality criteria for fuel oxygenates for 
protection of freshwater or marine aquatic life. The American Petroleum 
Institute (API) has recently completed a search and evaluation of 
extant literature on the acute and chronic toxicity of oxygenates for 
aquatic organisms and has provided the results to EPA. From the data 
gaps identified through that effort, testing to fill critical needs is 
expected to be conducted within a year of the API submission. Current 
actions should provide an appropriate basis for later determining 
whether additional effects testing or research is needed.
Most of the testing and research on the toxicity of oxygenates has been 
concerned with the effects of inhaled MTBE in laboratory and human 
volunteers. Virtually no information exists on the effects of ingested 
oxygenates on humans, with the notable exception of the extensive 
database on the health effects of ingested alcohol. The lack of a more 
substantial health effects database has made it difficult to develop a 
final drinking water Health Advisory or derive an oral Reference Dose 
(RfD) for MTBE and other oxygenates. Further subchronic and chronic 
data are necessary to develop a final Health Advisory. This action, 
which would reflect a cooperative effort between EPA and Industry to 
develop a testing program, would serve as a mechanism to develop the 
needed data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice To Solicit Interested 
Parties                         10/00/98
Notice Announcing ECA           04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4174

Agency Contact: Charles M. Auer, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3749
Fax: 202 260-8168
Email: [email protected]
  
J. Michael Davies, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, MD-52, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 919 541-4162

RIN: 2070-AD28
_______________________________________________________________________

3651. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE CHEMICALS 
FROM THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013 EPCRA sec 313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, Agency must respond to the petition within 180 days 
of receipt.

Abstract: These actions grant or deny petitions received to add or 
delete chemicals from the list of toxic chemicals under section 313 of 
the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, EPCRA. The 
actions cover individual chemicals or groups of chemicals for which 
petitions have been received.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice -DBNPA (Request To 
Delete)                         10/27/95                    60 FR 54949
Response -Dioxin & Dioxin-Like 
Compounds (Furans & PCBs) (Req. 
To Add)                         05/07/97                    62 FR 24887
Notice of Denial -Phosphoric 
Acid (Request To Delete)        01/23/98                     63 FR 3566
Notice of Denial -Methyl Ethyl 
Ketone (MEK) (Request To Delete)03/30/98                    63 FR 15195
Response -Acetonitrile (Request 
to Delete)                      10/00/98
Response -Chromite Ore (Request 
To Delete)                      10/00/98
Response -Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 
(MIBK) (Request To Delete)      10/00/98
Final Response -DBNPA (Request 
To Delete)                      11/00/98

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Reponse -Di(2-ethylhexyl) 
Phthalate (DEHP) (Request To 
Delete)                         12/00/98
Response -Alloys--Chrominum & 
Nickel & and Copper Alloys (Req. 
To Modify)                      03/00/99
Final Response -Dioxin & Dioxin-
Like Compounds (Furans & 
PCBs)(Req. To Add)              09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2425
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).

Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3882
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC00
_______________________________________________________________________

3652. ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN REVISIONS

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

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2646

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 to extend training and accreditation requirements to 
include persons performing certain asbestos-related work in public and 
commercial buildings, to increase the minimum number of training hours 
required for accreditation purposes and to effect other changes 
necessary to implement the amendments. The upcoming notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) will improve harmony with the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration's regulations and provide clarifications.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/92                    57 FR 20438
Interim Final Rule              02/03/94                     59 FR 5236
NPRM                            06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3148

Agency Contact: Tony Baney, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC51
_______________________________________________________________________

3653. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE RULE AMENDMENTS

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

RIN: 2070-AC61
_______________________________________________________________________

3654. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES RULES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, AND 
CERTIFICATION RULE AND MODEL STATE PLAN RULE

Priority:  Economically Significant

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550 sec 402; PL 102-550 sec 404; 15 USC 2603 
TSCA title IV

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 to promulgate regulations governing lead-based paint 
activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are 
properly trained, that 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 1 (Residential)            09/02/94                    59 FR 45872
Final Action 1 (Residential)    08/29/96                    61 FR 45778
Interim Final Rule - Minor 
Amendment to Grant Provisions   08/04/98                    63 FR 41430
NPRM 2 (Buildings & Structures) 09/00/99
Final Action 2 (Buildings & 
Structures)                     09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3244

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC64
_______________________________________________________________________

3655. LEAD; TSCA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT 
DEBRIS

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

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2601 to 2671; 42 USC 6901 to 6992

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Currently, waste derived from lead-based paint (LBP) 
abatements is managed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA)

[[Page 62432]]

hazardous waste regulations. Other Federal agencies (Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human Services) 
and several States and advocacy groups have expressed concern that the 
costs associated with the disposal of large volume architectural 
components (e.g., doors and windows) may interfere with abatement 
activities. EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances 
and the Office of Solid Waste have initiated a joint rulemaking to 
address the disposal of these architectural components. This rulemaking 
would develop disposal standards for these components under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) title IV, (the definition of abatement 
under TSCA title IV, section 401(1)(B), includes disposal). The TSCA 
regulations would establish appropriate disposal standards for LBP 
architectural components and identify recycling and incineration 
activities that would be controlled or prohibited. To minimize 
duplication of waste management requirements, EPA is developing a 
companion RCRA rule to suspend temporarily hazardous waste management 
regulations applicable to lead-based paint debris which will be subject 
to the new TSCA standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3508
This SAN and RIN includes RCRA companion rule: Temporary Suspension of 
Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specified Lead-Based Paint Debris.

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC72
_______________________________________________________________________

3656. LEAD; RULEMAKINGS UNDER TSCA SECTION 402, LEAD-BASED PAINT 
ACTIVITIES

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

RIN: 2070-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________

3657. MULTI-CHEMICAL TEST RULE; HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME CHEMICALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action is related to Vice President Gore's challenge to 
industry on the eve of Earth Day, April 21, 1998, to come forward 
quickly with needed test data on high production volume (HPV) 
chemicals. This challenge encompasses approximately 3,000 chemicals 
which are manufactured (including imported) in the aggregate at more 
than 1 million pounds on an annual basis. The data needed on these 
chemicals are: acute toxicity, repeat dose toxicity, developmental and 
reproductive toxicity; mutagenicity; ecotoxicity and environmental 
fate. This rule will require testing and recordkeeping requirements for 
those chemicals for which industry does not voluntarily agree to 
provide testing in a timely manner. The action is part of the Chemical 
Right-to-Know Initiative, which is described in the Regulatory Plan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  32411 Petroleum Refineries

Additional Information: SAN No. 3990

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1830
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________

3658. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY FOR PROPOSED DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline:  NPRM, Statutory.
NPRM must be published within one year of ITC designation.

Abstract: EPA is proposing to require testing, or will obtain testing 
through negotiated enforceable consent agreements (ECAs) or publish a 
notice which provides the reasons for not doing so. These chemicals 
have been designated for priority testing consideration by the ITC, 
recommended for testing consideration (for which the 12-month statutory 
requirement does not apply), or they have been identified for testing 
consideration by other EPA program offices and through EPA review 
processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - ITC II Chemicals (ITC 
List 28)                        12/00/98
NPRM - OSHA Chemicals with 
Insuf. Skin Absorption Data (ITC 
List 32)                        12/00/98
NPRM - OSHA Chemicals with No 
Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 
31)                             12/00/98
NPRM - OSHA Chemicals with No 
Skin Absorption Data (ITC List 
35)                             12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3494
NPRM must be published within one year of ITC designation.

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB07

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3659. TEST RULE; ATSDR SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA 104(i); 15 
USC 2611

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 795 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 (benzene, chloroethane, methylene chloride, 
perchloroethylene, hydrogen cyanide, sodium cyanide, toluene, and 
trichloroethylene) to fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology 
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(i).
Under CERCLA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR) is to establish a list of priority hazardous substances found 
at superfund sites, develop toxicological profiles for the hazardous 
substances, identify priority data needs, and establish a research 
program obtaining the necessary data. This action is a component of 
ATSDR's research program.
Data from this action would provide specific information about the 
substances for the public and scientific 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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2563

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________

3660. MULTI-CHEMICAL TEST RULE; CHILDREN'S HEALTH

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A multi-chemical test rule will propose the testing of 
chemicals to which the general population, including children, have 
potentially high exposure. The chemical selection criteria will include 
high production volume, indoor air pollutant present in consumer 
products, presence with high frequency in consumer products, TRI 
chemical with annual release to environment of more than 1 million 
pounds, pesticide inert, unregulated drinking water contaminant, 
presence in breast milk, and nominations from other government 
agencies. The test battery will include acute and subchronic toxicity, 
developmental neurotoxicity, 2-generation reproductive toxicity, 
mutagenicity, oncogenicity, and pharmacokinetics. This Children's 
Health test rule will focus on chemicals with a high potential for 
exposure; future test rules may also consider chemicals with 
suggestive, but not fully characterized, evidence of toxicity. The 
purpose of this and future Children's Health test rules is to improve 
our understanding of the risks posed to children's health by chemicals 
to which they may be exposed in the home, school, and the environment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2865

Agency Contact: Catherine Roman, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8155
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________

3661. TEST RULE FOR CERTAIN METALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 15 USC 2611; 15 USC 2625; 42 USC 
9604(i) CERCLA

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 795 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 
certain metals (beryllium, chromium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and 
selenium) to fulfill data needs identified by the Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the National Toxicology 
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104(I).
Under CERCLA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR) is to establish a list of priority hazardous substances found 
at superfund sites, develop toxicological profiles for the hazardous 
substances, identify priority data needs, and establish a research 
program obtaining the necessary data. This action is a component of 
ATSDR's research program.
Data from this action would provide specific information about the 
substances for the public and scientific 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.
The metals listed here, including cadmium, are also hazardous air 
pollutants (HAPs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112. Data from 
this

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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                            09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3882

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________

3662. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON EXISTING CHEMICALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - 2 & 4-Pentanedione SNUR  09/27/89                    54 FR 39548
NPRM - Chloranil                05/12/93                    58 FR 27980
NPRM - Benzidine-Based Chemical 
Substances                      08/30/95                    60 FR 45119
Final Action - Benzidine-Based 
Chemical Substances             10/07/96                    61 FR 52287
NPRM - Certain Chemical 
Substances No Longer in 
Production SNUR                 10/00/98
NPRM - Heavy Metal-Based 
Pigments in Aerosol Spray Paints 
SNUR                            10/00/98
Final Action - Final Chloranil 
SNUR                            10/00/98
NPRM - Amendment to Benzidine-
Based Chemical Substances SNUR  12/00/98
NPRM - Flame-Retardant Chemicals12/00/98
NPRM - Methylcyclopentane SNUR  12/00/98
NPRM -o-Tolidine & o-
Dianisidine-Based Dyes 
(Benzidine Congener Dyes)       12/00/98
NPRM -p-Aminophenol & 
Bromochloro- methane 8(a) 
Chemical-Specific Rule          12/00/98
NPRM - 2 & 4-Pentanedione SNUR 
(Reproposal)                    05/00/99
NPRM - 2-Ethoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol & 2-
Methoxyethanol Acetate          05/00/99
Final Action - Amendment to 
Benzidine-Based Chemical 
Substances SNUR                 05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1923

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1864
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________

3663. TSCA BIOTECHNOLOGY FOLLOW-UP RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 TSCA 5(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 720; 40 CFR 725 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As a follow-up to the final Biotechnology rule under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA plans to address the following 
actions: 1) Intergeneric Scope of Oversight: OPPT currently defines new 
microorganisms which are subject to reporting under TSCA section 5 as 
those resulting from the deliberate combination of genetic material 
originally isolated from microorganisms classified in different 
taxonomic genera. Such microorganisms are referred to as intergeneric 
microorganisms. EPA indicated in its 1994 proposed biotechnology 
regulations that it may reconsider its interpretation of ``new'' 
microorganism in a later rulemaking, based on the more current state of 
scientific knowledge about the manner in which genetic material is 
exchanged among microorganisms in the environment. 2) TSCA Oversight of 
Transgenic Plants. Certain transgenic plants which express products or 
which are used for purposes subject to EPA jurisdiction under TSCA may 
be used for commercial purposes in the United States without oversight 
by EPA. Such uses include: plants used as intermediates to produce 
industrial grade oils; and plants used for phytoremediation (clean-up 
of contaminated soils). Section 5 of TSCA requires that new chemical 
substances be reviewed by the Agency prior to their introduction into 
commerce. In its proposed rule, 59 FR 45526 (September 1, 1994), EPA 
stated that it was reserving jurisdiction over certain transgenic 
plants and animals: ``Plants and animals could also be chemical 
substances under TSCA....EPA is reserving authority under TSCA to 
screen transgenic plants and animals in the future as needed,'' 59 FR 
45526, 45527 (September 1, 1994). This action will address whether EPA 
should exercise jurisdiction under TCSA over products produced by 
transgenic plants, and/or certain plants.

[[Page 62435]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Policy Statement (2) TSCA Plants 
Oversight Policy                01/00/99
NPRM (1) Intergeneric Scope of 
Oversight                       06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Sectors Affected:  212393 Other Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining; 
32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 3894

Agency Contact: David Giamporcaro, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6362
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________

3664. ASBESTOS; AMENDMENTS TO THE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN 
SCHOOLS RULE, MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN, AND WORKER PROTECTION RULE

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

RIN: 2070-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________

3665. ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE; AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 TSCA sec 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend the Asbestos Abatement Projects, 
Worker Protection Rule (WPR), by incorporating certain revisions to the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asbestos workplace 
standards issued since EPA's WPR was promulgated in 1987. The proposal 
would generally extend the coverage provided under the OSHA Asbestos 
Standard for Construction to State and local government employees who 
are not covered by OSHA or EPA-approved State plans. It would also 
extend coverage provided under OSHA's Asbestos Standard for general 
industry for brake and clutch repair to such employees, and would 
clarify that they include prisoners and students employed by the State 
and/or local government. EPA also proposes to delegate authority to 
grant or deny State exclusions under the WPR to EPA Regional 
Administrators and to add compliance and enforcement requirements for 
State exclusions. In addition, EPA is proposing to amend the Asbestos-
Containing Materials in Schools Rule by relocating certain worker 
protection provisions in the WPR. EPA plans to further update this rule 
to make it consistent with the most recent OSHA rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1)                        11/01/94                    59 FR 54746
NPRM (2)                        06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2249

Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC66
_______________________________________________________________________

3666.  PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL; USE AUTHORIZATIONS

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

RIN: 2070-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________

3667. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR 
RENOVATION AND REMODELING

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

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550 Sec 402(c)(3)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, October 31, 1996.

Abstract: Under section 402(c)(2) of TSCA title IV, EPA is currently 
conducting a study of the extent to which persons engaged in renovation 
and remodeling activities in target housing are exposed to lead in the 
conduct of such activities or disturb lead and create a lead-based 
paint hazard. EPA must use the results of this study and consult with 
interested parties to determine which categories of renovation and 
remodeling activities require training and certification. EPA must then 
revise the training and certification regulations originally developed 
for individuals performing lead-based paint abatement under section 
402(c)(a) of TSCA title IV to apply them to the renovation and 
remodeling categories. If EPA determines that any category does not 
require certification, EPA must publish an explanation of the basis for 
that determination.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/99
Final                           09/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3557

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC83

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3668.  LEAD-BASED PAINT; NOTIFICATION OF COMMENCEMENT OF 
ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550; 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 402 of TSCA directs EPA to establish regulations 
containing standards for performing lead-based paint activities, one of 
the standards EPA developed, codified at 40 CFR section 745.227 (e)(4) 
requires notification to EPA of the commencement of lead-based paint 
abatement activities in a residential dwelling or child-occupied 
facility or as a result of a Federal State, or local order.
This rule establishes requirements for the notification of commencement 
of lead-based paint abatement activities. These provisions include 
uniform procedures to notify the Agency of routine and emergency lead-
based paint abatement activities. The rule will also prohibit lead-
based paint abatement activities from starting on any date other than 
the one contained in the notification. This information is necessary to 
provide enforcement personnel with information for compliance 
activities and to prioritize inspections.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/98
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4172
This action has been split off from the action ``Fees for Accreditation 
and Certification of Lead-Based Paint Activities.'' (SAN 3881; 2070-
AD11).

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD31
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3669. LEAD; TSCA SECTION 403; IDENTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS LEVELS OF LEAD

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 134 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC63
_______________________________________________________________________

3670. DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDANCE AS MANDATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 12873, 
SECTION 503 ON ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PRODUCTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  EO 12873

CFR Citation:  None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As mandated by Executive Order 12873, OPPTS is developing 
guidance to direct Federal agencies in their procurement of 
Environmentally Preferable Products.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/29/95                    60 FR 50722
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Procurement: This is a procurement-related action for which there is a 
statutory requirement. There is no paperwork burden associated with 
this action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3480

Agency Contact: Eun-Sook Goidel, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7409, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3296
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC78
_______________________________________________________________________

3671. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY FOR FINAL DECISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA sec 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is requiring testing via rules, or will obtain testing 
through enforceable consent agreements (ECAs) or publish a notice which 
provides the reasons for not doing so for chemicals listed herein. 
These chemicals have been designated for priority testing consideration 
by the ITC or recommended for testing consideration (for which the 12-
month statutory requirement does not apply). The list also includes 
chemicals or categories of chemicals which have been identified for 
testing consideration by other Federal or other EPA offices through EPA 
review processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM - Aryl Phosphates (ITC 
List 2)                         12/29/83                    48 FR 57452
NPRM - Brominated Flame 
Retardants                      06/25/91                    56 FR 29140
NPRM - Aryl Phosphates (ITC List 
2)                              01/17/92                     57 FR 2138
Final Rule (ECA) - Aryl 
Phosphates (ITC List 2)         10/00/98
Final Rule (ECA) - DiBasic 
Esters (CPSC)                   10/00/98
Final Rule - ITC II Chemicals 
(ITC List 28)                   10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3493

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130

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Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB94
_______________________________________________________________________

3672. TEST RULE; HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPS)

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2603 TSCA 4; 42 USC 7412 CAA 112; 42 USC 7403 
CAA 103

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 789 to 795

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 a technology-based standard 
to major and area sources. Section 112 also sets forth a mechanism for 
revising and modifying the statutory list of 189 HAPs under section 
112(b), and requirements for an accidental release control program. 
These data will also be important for the right-to-know program given 
the large release of these chemicals to the atmosphere. In order to 
implement these and other programs and requirements under section 112, 
EPA must identify the health and environment effects of potential 
concern from exposure to HAPs, ascertain the minimum data needed to 
adequately characterize those health and environmental effects, and 
assess the risks posed by HAPs. In addition, under section 103(d), EPA 
is required to conduct a research program on the short- and long-term 
effects of air pollutants on human health, ascertain the minimum data 
needed to adequately characterize those health and environmental 
effects, and assess the risks posed by HAPs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/26/96                    61 FR 33178
Supplemental NPRM               12/24/97                    62 FR 67466
Supplemental NPRM               04/21/98                    63 FR 19694
Final                           03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3487

Agency Contact: Richard Leukroth, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0321
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________

3673. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON NON-5(E) NEW CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 TSCA sec 5

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA regulates the commercial development of new chemicals 
that have completed premanufacture notice (PMN) review, where 
activities described in the PMN did not present an unreasonable risk 
but uncontrolled manufacture, import, processing, 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 - Alkyl & Sulfonic Acid & 
Ammonium Salt (84-1056)         06/11/86                    51 FR 21199
NPRM - 1-Decanimine-N-Decyl-N-
Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566)         12/08/87                    52 FR 46496
NPRM - Diphenyl-2&4&6-
Trimethylbenzol Phosphine Oxide 
(87-586)                        02/02/88                     53 FR 2857
NPRM - Aluminum Cross-linked 
Sodium Carboxy- methylcellulose 06/11/93                    58 FR 32628
NPRM - Certain Chemical 
Substances (95-1584, 96-1674/75, 
and 97-267)                     08/13/97                    62 FR 43297
Final Action - Certain Chemical 
Substances (95-1584, 96-1674/75, 
and 97-267)                     10/00/98
Final Action - Alkyl & Sulfonic 
Acid & Ammonium Salt (84-1056)  02/00/99
Final Action - Aluminum Cross-
linked Sodium Carboxy- 
methylcellulose                 02/00/99
Final Action - Diphenyl-2&4&6-
Trimethylbenzol Phosphine Oxide 
(87-586)                        02/00/99
Final Action - 1-Decanimine-N-
Decyl-N-Methyl-N-Oxide (86-566) 02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1976

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________

3674. CHEMICAL-SPECIFIC SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES (SNURS) TO EXTEND 
PROVISIONS OF SECTION 5(E) ORDERS

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 TSCA sec 5

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 721

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: When the Agency determines that uncontrolled manufacture, 
import, processing, distribution, use or disposal of a premanufacture 
notification (PMN) substance may present an unreasonable risk, it may 
issue a section 5(e) consent order to limit these activities. However, 
such orders apply only to the PMN submitter. Once the new substance is

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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 - Batch SNUR: 84-660/-704 & 
84-105/-106/-107 & 85-433       05/27/93                    58 FR 30744
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 - Organotin Lithium 
Compound (93-1119)              06/07/95                    60 FR 30050
NPRM - Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297)                   06/26/97                    62 FR 34421
NPRM -Butanamide 2 2'-(3' 3-
dichloro)1 1'-biphenyl 4 4'-
diyl) bisazob                   06/26/97                    62 FR 34424
NPRM -Substituted Phenol (89-
1125 L91-87 P92-41 92-511 94-
1527 etc.)                      06/26/97                    62 FR 34427
Final - Organotin Lithium 
Compound (93-1119)              02/25/98                     63 FR 9449
Final - Alkenyl Ether of 
Alkanetriol Polymer (93-458)    12/00/98
Final - Aromatic Amino Ether 
(P90-1840)                      12/00/98
Final - Batch SNUR: 84-660/-704 
& 84-105/-106/-107 & 85-433     12/00/98
Final - Certain Chemical 
Substances (91-1299/95-1667 91-
1298 91-1297)                   12/00/98
Final -Butanamide 2 2'-(3' 3-
dichloro)1 1'-biphenyl 4 4'-
diyl) bisazob                   12/00/98
Final -Substituted Phenol (89-
1125 L91-87 P92-41 92-511 94-
1527 etc.)                      12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3495

Agency Contact: James Alwood, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________

3675. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROHIBITIONS 
AGAINST MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION IN COMMERCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6(e)(3)(B)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 6(e)(3)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
provides that the Administrator may grant, by rule, exemptions from the 
prohibitions against manufacturing, processing and distribution in 
commerce of PCBs upon finding that 1) no unreasonable risk to health or 
the environment will occur, and 2) good faith efforts have been made by 
the petitioner to develop a substitute for PCB which does not pose an 
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. In addition, 
the Interim Procedural Rules were amended to require certain 
petitioners to reapply for EPA approval to continue PCB activities 
previously approved by EPA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (1) - Group I              12/06/94                    59 FR 62875
NPRM (2) - Group II             06/00/99
Final Action - Group I          06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2150

Agency Contact: Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________

3676. REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS; SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULES ON NATIONAL 
PROGRAM CHEMICALS

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 8 to require reporting 
by the manufacturers, importers and/or processors of these chemicals. 
Proposed rules may be published on at least the chemicals listed on the 
timetable below.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM - Refractory Ceramic Fiber 03/21/94                    59 FR 13294
Final Action - Refractory 
Ceramic Fiber                   09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3528

Agency Contact: Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC37

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_______________________________________________________________________

3677. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) TRANSFORMER 
RECLASSIFICATION RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would relax the regulatory requirements for 
reclassifying PCB transformers to a lower regulatory status by 
modifying the current reclassification requirements of 50 degree 
centigrade temperature and 90-day testing. Results of a preliminary 
analysis indicate that many transformers never reach the required 
temperature, but still reduce PCB concentrations and that safety risks 
to employees and to the general public occur in mandating the continued 
adherence to the current regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/18/93                    58 FR 60970
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3021

Agency Contact: Tom Simons, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC39
_______________________________________________________________________

3678. TSCA SECTION 8(A) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION RULES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(a) TSCA sec 8(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 712

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules add chemicals to the list of chemicals and 
designated mixtures subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances 
Control Act section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule (40 
CFR part 712). These chemicals have been identified by the Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, other EPA offices, and other Federal 
agencies, as well as recommended for testing consideration by the 
Interagency Testing Committee. Manufacturers and importers are required 
to submit exposure-related data (EPA Form No. 7710-35) on the 
chemicals. These data will be used to monitor the levels of production, 
import and/or processing of these substances and the avenues of human 
and environmental exposure to these substances. These data will also 
support risk assessment and test rule decisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - 37th ITC List    02/28/96                     61 FR 7421
Final Action - 38th ITC List    10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final Action - 38th ITC List - 
Stay                            12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final Action - 38th ITC List - 
Stay/Technical Amendments       01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final Action - 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      10/00/98
Final Action - 39th ITC List    10/00/98
Final Action - 41st ITC List    10/00/98
Final Action - 42nd ITC List    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2178

Agency Contact: David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________

3679. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA REPORTING RULES

Priority:  Routine and Frequent

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(d) TSCA sec 8(d)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 716

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules require manufacturers, importers and processors 
to submit unpublished health and safety data on chemicals added to the 
requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act section 8(d) Health 
and Safety Data Reporting Rule (40 CFR part 716). These chemicals have 
been identified by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, other 
EPA offices, and other Federal agencies, as well as recommended for 
testing consideration by the Interagency Testing Committee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final - 38th ITC List           10/29/96                    61 FR 55871
Final - 38th ITC List - Stay    12/11/96                    61 FR 65186
Final - 38th ITC List - Stay/
Technical Amendment             01/07/98                      63 FR 684
Final - 38th ITC List - 
Revocation                      10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 1139

Agency Contact: David R. Williams, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________

3680. USE OF ACRYLAMIDE FOR GROUTING

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6; TSCA sec 8

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 764

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 2, 1991, EPA proposed a regulation of acrylamide 
and NMA grouts based on the unreasonable risk associated with their 
usage. EPA's rule would prohibit the manufacture, distribution in 
commerce, and use of acrylamide grout. In February 1996, EPA reopened 
the record for 30 days to take additional comments, specifically to 
seek data on the durability of acrylamide and NMA grouts. The Agency 
has reviewed the

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comments and expects to promulgate the final rule in fall 1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/02/91                    56 FR 49863
Notice Reopening Record for 
Comments on Durability of NMA   02/28/96                     61 FR 7454
Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2779

Agency Contact: Edward Brooks, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3754
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC17
_______________________________________________________________________

3681. TSCA SECTION 8(E) POLICY; NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607(e) TSCA sec 8(e)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The TSCA section 8(e) Notice of Clarification and 
Solicitation of Public Comment would amend certain aspects of the 1978 
TSCA section 8(e) Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy 
(1978 Policy Statement). The 1978 Policy Statement describes the types 
of information that EPA considers reportable under section 8(e), the 
substantial risk reporting provision of TSCA, and describes the 
procedures for reporting such information to EPA. This clarification 
effort derives from a review of the existing section 8(e) guidance done 
in the context of questions raised by companies considering 
participating in the section 8(e) Compliance Audit Program (CAP). As a 
result of this review, EPA determined that parts of the 1978 Policy 
Statement concerning the reportability of information on widespread and 
previously unsuspected distribution in environmental media and 
emergency incidents of environmental contamination needed some 
refinement. The subject Federal Register action solicited comment on 
refined reporting guidance concerning widespread and previously 
unsuspected distribution in environmental media and provides additional 
circumstances where information is not reportable because it is 
considered known to the Administrator. Finally, the notice solicited 
comments on changes to the section 8(e) reporting deadline and 
reaffirmed the standards for claims of confidentiality for information 
contained in a notice of substantial risk under section 8(e).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/13/93                    58 FR 37735
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118

Agency Contact: Richard Hefter, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7403, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-3470
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________

3682. NOTICE OF TSCA SECTION 4 REIMBURSEMENT PERIOD AND TSCA SECTION 
12(B) EXPORT NOTIFICATION PERIOD SUNSET DATES FOR TSCA SECTION 4 
SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 791; 40 CFR 799

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is developing a list of substances that are or have been 
subject to TSCA section 4 testing actions which required testing under 
rules or Enforceable Consent Orders. EPA will identify sunset, or 
termination dates that will identify: (1) the end of section 4 
reporting requirements (40 CFR 790); (2) the end of the reimbursement 
period under which persons subject to test rules are subject to an 
obligation to reimburse test sponsors (40 CFR 791); and (3) the end of 
the period during which export notification requirements under TSCA 
section 12(b) are triggered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3559

Agency Contact: Frank Kover, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________

3683. LEAD-BASED PAINT; FEES FOR ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION 
ACTIVITIES

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  PL 102-550; 15 USC 2603 TSCA 4

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745

Legal Deadline:
Other, Statutory, August 31, 1998, See additional information.

Abstract: This rule is mandated by section 402(a) of the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the purpose of implementing a fee 
schedule for lead-based paint activities that were addressed in the 
TSCA section 402 rule, 40 CFR part 745, Lead Requirements for Lead-
Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities, 
which published on August 28, 1996. The fee schedule will establish a 
framework for States to process applications for training providers of 
lead-based paint training courses and for certification of workers 
engaged in lead-based paint activities

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in the five disciplines delineated in the section 402 rule.
The fee rule in concert with the section 402 rule is intended to ensure 
that individuals conducting lead-based paint inspections, risk 
assessments, and abatement in target housing and child-occupied 
facilities are properly trained and certified and that training 
programs providing instruction in such activities are accredited. This 
rule is also intended to ensure that these activities are conducted 
according to reliable, effective, and safe work practice standards and 
to provide the availability of a trained and qualified workforce to 
identify and address lead-based paint hazards. By promoting the 
establishment of this workforce the Agency will help to ensure that 
individuals and firms conducting lead-based paint (LBP) activities in 
target housing and child-occupied facilities will do so in a way that 
safeguards the environment and protects the health of building 
occupants, especially children aged six years and younger.
Regarding the anticipated impact on small business, section 402(a) does 
not require or mandate the abatement of lead-based paint, nor require 
that any particular enterprise participate in the lead-based paint 
field. However, if firms choose to participate, compliance costs 
consist of two components that may impact small businesses: (1) 
accreditation and training costs for workers and supervisors, as well 
as certification fees that this rule will establish and (2) incremental 
costs of work practice standards for abatement procedures. The 
``Notification of Commencement of Lead-Based Paint Abatement 
Activities'' portion has been split off as a separate rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/02/98                    63 FR 46734
Direct Final Rule               09/02/98                    63 FR 46668
Withdraw Direct Final Rule      10/16/98                    63 FR 55547
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3881
Legal Deadlines continued: Applicants start submitting applications for 
which fee is required by statute. Need Fees schedule in place in order 
to enable applicants to comply.

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3402
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3684. TRI; DATA EXPANSION AMENDMENTS; TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING; 
COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

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

Legal Authority:  42 USC 11013 EPCRA; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 42 
USC 11076

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The original Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) required 
reporting from manufacturing facilities on the releases and other waste 
management activities including waste treatment and disposal methods. 
This requirement was imposed under the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 313(g). Information on waste 
management practices, including recycling, energy recovery, and source 
reduction activities, were added to TRI pursuant to the 1990 passage of 
the Pollution Prevention Act. EPA is currently considering whether 
additional data elements related to a mass balance/materials accounting 
program should be considered for incorporation into the TRI database. 
The additional data elements included for consideration include: 
quantity brought on site; quantity produced on site; quantity consumed 
on site; quantity contained in or as product; quantity stored on site 
as waste, and beginning and ending raw materials inventory. The issue 
of collecting mass balance/materials accounting information has been 
debated for over a decade. Congress, in enacting EPCRA, directed the 
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study this issue further. NAS 
recommended that the issue of adding materials accounting data merited 
further analysis. Because of competing priorities, this project is 
currently on-hold. No activities are planned for 1999.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/01/96                    61 FR 51322
NPRM                            12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3877
SECTORS AFFECTED: 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).

Agency Contact: Susan Hazen, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7408, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1024
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD08

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_______________________________________________________________________

3685. TEST RULES; NEGOTIATED CONSENT ORDER AND TEST RULE PROCEDURES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 790

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/17/85                    50 FR 20652
Interim Final Rule              06/30/86                    51 FR 23706
Interim Final Rule - Technical 
Modification                    09/01/89                    54 FR 36311
NPRM                            09/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frank Kover
Phone: 202 260-8130
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB30
_______________________________________________________________________

3686. LEAD; REGULATORY INVESTIGATION UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL 
ACT (TSCA) TO REDUCE LEAD (PB) CONSUMPTION AND USE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 721; 40 CFR 750; 40 CFR 745

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/13/91                    56 FR 22096
NPRM Proposed Ban of Fishing 
Sinkers                         03/09/94                    59 FR 11122
Final Action Fishing Sinkers    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC21
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3687.  POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) DISPOSAL AMENDMENTS 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605(e)TSCA sec 6(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the April 25, 1997, issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 FR 
22297), EPA announced the review of the requirements for 
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal (see RIN 2070-AD04) under 
section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public 
comment on whether additional changes to that rule would further reduce 
impacts on small entities while still accomplishing the objectives of 
the statute authorizing the rule. We did not receive any comments in 
response to this request. On June 29, 1998, (63 FR 35384) EPA issued 
the final PCB Disposal Amendments which are anticipated to provide 
significant cost savings to the regulated community including small 
entities. EPA has also determined that this rule continues to be 
necessary to provide options for the safe disposal of PCB and to 
protect human health and the environment from potential unreasonable 
risks associated with exposure to PCBs as required by the Toxic 
Substances Control Act. With this notice, EPA hereby concludes its 
section 610 review of this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      06/29/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4202

Agency Contact: Sandy Zavolta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7503W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2303

RIN: 2070-AD32
_______________________________________________________________________

3688.  ASBESTOS WORKER PROTECTION RULE (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2604 TSCA sec 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the April 25, 1997, issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 FR 
22297), EPA announced the review of the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule 
(see RIN 2070-AC66), the Amendments to the Asbestos Containing 
Materials in Schools Rule (see RIN 2070-AC62), and the Asbestos Model 
Accreditation Plan (see RIN 2070-AC51) under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether 
additional changes to these rules would further reduce impacts on small 
entities while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute 
authorizing the rule. We received a few comments on the rules and EPA 
intends to propose streamlining amendments for these actions. Each 
action is identified separately in the Regulatory Agency. EPA also 
determined that this rule continues to be necessary to protect human 
health and the environment from potential unreasonable risks associated 
with exposure to asbestos. With this notice, EPA hereby concludes its 
section 610 review of these rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      09/02/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4203

Agency Contact: Sandy Zavolta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7503W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2303

RIN: 2070-AD33

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_______________________________________________________________________

3689.  AMENDMENTS TO THE ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS IN 
SCHOOLS RULE (SECTION 610 RULE)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6; 15 USC 2607 TSCA sec8; 15 USC 
2647 TSCA sec 7

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the April 25, 1997, issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 FR 
22297), EPA announced the review of the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule 
(see RIN 2070-AC66), the Amendments to the Asbestos Containing 
Materials in Schools Rule (see RIN 2070-AC62), and the Asbestos Model 
Accreditation Plan (see RIN 2070-AC51) under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether 
additional changes to these rules would further reduce impacts on small 
entities while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute 
authorizing the rule. We received a few public comments on the rules 
and EPA intends to propose streamlining amendments for these actions. 
Each action is identified separately in the Regulatory Agency. EPA also 
determined that this rule continues to be necessary to protect human 
health and the environment from potential unreasonable risks associated 
with exposure to asbestos. With this notice, EPA hereby concludes its 
section 610 review of these rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      09/02/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4204

Agency Contact: Sandy Zavolta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7503W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2303

RIN: 2070-AD34
_______________________________________________________________________

3690.  ASBESTOS MODEL ACCREDITATION PLAN (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  15 USC 2646 TSCA sec 6

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 763

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the April 25, 1997, issue of the Regulatory Agenda (62 FR 
22297), EPA announced the review of the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule 
(see RIN 2070-AC66), the Amendments to the Asbestos Containing 
Materials in Schools Rule (see RIN 2070-AC62), and the Asbestos Model 
Accreditation Plan (see RIN 2070-AC51) under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, and solicited public comment on whether 
additional changes to these rules would further reduce impacts on small 
entities while still accomplishing the objectives of the statute 
authorizing the rule. We received a few comments on the rules and EPA 
intends to propose streamlining amendments for these actions. Each 
action is identified separately in the Regulatory Agency. EPA also 
determined that this rule continues to be necessary to protect human 
health and the environment from potential unreasonable risks associated 
with exposure to asbestos. With this notice, EPA hereby concludes its 
section 610 review of these rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review                      09/02/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4205

Agency Contact: Sandy Zavolta, Environmental Protection Agency, Office 
of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 7503W, Washington, DC 
20460
Phone: 202 260-2303

RIN: 2070-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________

3691. LEAD-BASED PAINT; DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AT RENOVATION OF TARGET 
HOUSING

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 745; 24 CFR 35

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/01/98                    63 FR 29908

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ellie Clark
Phone: 202 260-3402
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC65
_______________________________________________________________________

3692. REGULATORY INVESTIGATION OF FORMALDEHYDE

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 765

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further 
regulatory action.              08/14/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frank Kover
Phone: 202 260-2134
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AB14
_______________________________________________________________________

3693. REGULATORY INVESTIGATION OF DIOXIN IN PULP AND PAPER MILL SLUDGE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 744

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further 
regulatory action planned.      08/10/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Leczynski
Phone: 202 260-1864
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AC05
_______________________________________________________________________

3694. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) DISPOSAL AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 761

[[Page 62444]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - PCB Disposal 
Provisions                      06/29/98                    63 FR 35384

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Tony Baney
Phone: 202 260-3933
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________

3695. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA MODEL REPORTING RULE 
AMENDMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 716

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/01/98                    63 FR 15765

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Keith Cronin
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2070-AD17
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3696. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 112 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC24
_______________________________________________________________________

3697. TRI; CHEMICAL EXPANSION; FINALIZATION OF DEFERRED CHEMICALS

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 113 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AC47
_______________________________________________________________________

3698. TRI; REPORTING THRESHOLD AMENDMENT; TOXIC CHEMICALS RELEASE 
REPORTING; COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 114 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2070-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________

3699. TRI; REVIEW OF CHEMICALS ON THE ORIGINAL TRI LIST

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

RIN: 2070-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________

3700. TRI; ADDITION OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO THE 
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

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

RIN: 2070-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3701.  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW PROGRAMS; 
AMENDMENTS TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL REPORTING THRESHOLDS FOR GASOLINE AND 
DIESEL FUEL AT RETAIL GAS STATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  PL 99-499

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 370

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On June 8, 1998, EPA proposed a series of modifications to 
section 302 through 312 of EPCRA. These proposed modifications included 
raising the threshold for gasoline and diesel fuel at retail gas 
stations when stored entirely underground, and in compliance with 
Underground Storage Tank Regulation; raising the threshold under 
sections 311 and 312 for sand, gravel, rock salt and other chemicals 
that pose minimal risk and minimal hazards to the community; revising 
existing regulations to put them in a Plain English format; and 
providing other regulatory changes and draft guidance. However, in this 
rule, the Agency is finalizing only the new thresholds for gasoline and 
diesel fuel at retail gas stations when stored entirely underground, 
and in compliance with Underground Storage Tank Regulation. The other 
proposals will be finalized in a separate, later rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Final Rule                      12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4163

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7913
  

[[Page 62445]]

Meg Victor, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1379

RIN: 2050-AE58
_______________________________________________________________________

3702. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT 
PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT, SECTION 112(R)(7): AMENDMENT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412(r); 42 USC 7601(a)(1)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Clean Air Act section 112(r) required EPA to publish 
regulations focusing on the prevention of chemical accidents, building 
on the chemical safety work begun under the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). On June 20, 1996, EPA published 
the final rule for Risk Management Programs. An estimated 66,000 
facilities are subject to this regulation based on the quantity of 
regulated substances they have on-site. These facilities will be 
required to implement a Risk Management Program and submit a summary of 
the program (the risk management plan, or RMP) to a central location 
specified by EPA. The RMP data will assist State and local government 
entities responsible for chemical emergency preparedness and 
prevention. It will also be useful to environmental and community 
organizations and the public in understanding the chemical risks in 
their communities. EPA will use the RMP data to set priorities, target 
resources, and measure the success of the Risk Management Program in 
accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). In 
addition, EPA hopes the availability of this information will stimulate 
a dialogue between industry and the public to improve accident 
prevention and emergency response practices at the local level.
EPA proposed the following modifications to the RMP final rule: (1) 
clarify how Confidential Business Information (CBI) should be submitted 
to EPA; (2) add 4 required and 5 optional data elements to the previous 
requirements; and (3) replace Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 
codes with the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/17/98                    63 FR 19216
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4029

Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
  
John Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency 
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043

RIN: 2050-AE46
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3703. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: AMENDMENTS AND 
STREAMLINING RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355; 40 CFR 370

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/98                    63 FR 31268
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Vanessa Rodriguez
Phone: 202 260-7913
Meg Victor
Phone: 202 260-1379

RIN: 2050-AE17
_______________________________________________________________________

3704. MODIFICATION OF THE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE (EHS) LIST

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE42
_______________________________________________________________________

3705. MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY FOR ISOPHORONE 
DIISOCYANATE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 355

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Ferris
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE43

[[Page 62446]]

_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Prerule Stage
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3706. HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL REGULATION RELATED TO LOW 
LEVEL MIXED WASTE; PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 97 in Part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE45
_______________________________________________________________________

3707. REINVENTING THE LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program was established 
to minimize threats posed by the land disposal of untreated hazardous 
wastes. The program has been in place for a number of years and now 
regulates all but the most recently listed hazardous wastes. The Agency 
is now examining the LDR program, exploring past accomplishments, 
current issues, and future possibilities. The goals of the examination 
are to make the LDR program cheaper, smarter, cleaner, and more 
flexible. The Agency will develop an Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (ANPRM) to present initial thinking and the results of some 
activities taken as part of the ongoing LDR Reinvention Project so that 
the public will have an opportunity to comment. A proposed and final 
rule will follow.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/00/99
NPRM                            01/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 2122 Metal Ore Mining; 32411 Petroleum Refineries

Additional Information: SAN No. 4093

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462

RIN: 2050-AE53
_______________________________________________________________________

3708. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS; POTENTIAL REVISIONS FOR MERCURY LISTED 
AND CHARACTERISTIC WASTES; ANPRM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) will 
solicit data and comments on treatment data that the Agency has 
gathered on the treatment of mercury wastes. Some forms of mercury 
wastes are now required to be treated by either incineration or 
retorting. Both of these forms of treatment have the potential to emit 
mercury via air emissions. Also, some information suggests that certain 
waste types which are required to be retorted are not amenable to that 
form of treatment. There also is a shrinking demand for mercury, which 
brings up concerns about requiring recovery of mercury wastes. The data 
and information gathered by this ANPRM process are intended to be used 
to propose revised treatment standards for some forms of mercury 
hazardous wastes in a future rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  3353 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing; 325181 
Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and Coating 
Manufacturing; 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4094

Agency Contact: Mary Cunningham, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8466

RIN: 2050-AE54
_______________________________________________________________________

3709. REVIEW OF TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC LEVEL FOR SILVER UNDER THE 
RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action initiates a technical review of the possible 
risks associated with management of silver-bearing wastes, which is 
being conducted in response to petitions submitted to the Agency to 
delete the toxicity characteristic level for silver. EPA will address 
all potential pathways for risks from silver-bearing wastes, including 
possible ecological effects.
Silver is on the toxicity characteristic list because it was a 
regulated drinking water contaminant. In January 1991, the Agency 
deleted the primary drinking water maximum contaminant level (MCL) for 
silver because the Agency concluded that silver causes no adverse human 
health effects. The petitioners, users of silver materials and silver 
waste generators, petitioned the Agency to delete silver from the TC 
list on the basis of the Agency's conclusions regarding silver toxicity 
to humans in deleting the MCL.
The Agency believes that before a decision can be made to delete or 
modify the toxicity characteristic level for silver, a more complete 
assessment of risks posed by management of silver-bearing wastes must 
be conducted, including a review of possible ecological risks.
Pending the outcome of this review, the Agency may revise or delete the 
TC level for silver, if warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Initial Study Complete          06/30/97
Peer Review Expected Completion 
Date                            10/00/98
Final Study                     12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3886

Agency Contact: Jan Young, Environmental Protection Agency,

[[Page 62447]]

Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-1568

RIN: 2050-AE37
_______________________________________________________________________

3710. RCRA REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN REDUCTION; ANPRM

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  PL 104-13; 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 6949a; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To comply with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, EPA must reduce the information collection burden 
associated with the reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on 
the regulated community by the Agency's regulatory programs. 
Information Collection Requests (ICRs) approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget provide a measure of the reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements associated with a particular regulation. The 
Office of Solid Waste (OSW) is conducting a review of RCRA ICRs and 
developing options for reducing the associated burden. OSW will solicit 
comment on these ideas in either an Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking or a proposed rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/00/99
NPRM                            10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 324 
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal 
Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 334 Computer 
and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 562 Waste Management and 
Remediation Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4084

Agency Contact: Laurie Solomon, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8443
  
Robert Burchard, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8450

RIN: 2050-AE50
_______________________________________________________________________

3711. RCRA APPENDIX VIII STREAMLINING; ANPRM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 
6922; 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will propose to modify the list of chemicals 
found in Appendix VIII of 40 CFR part 261 by: (1) adding new chemicals 
which have been found to be toxic to humans and/or wildlife when they 
are managed in commerce, stockpiled, or discarded, and (2) deleting 
those chemicals for which the potential for exposure no longer exists, 
or for which analytical methods do not exist.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4090

Agency Contact: Dr. Monica A. Barron, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0483
Fax: 703 308-0509
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2050-AE55
_______________________________________________________________________

3712. REGULATORY DETERMINATION ON REMAINING WASTES FROM THE COMBUSTION 
OF FOSSIL FUELS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921(b)(3)(C); RCRA sec 3001(b)(3)(C)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, April 1, 1999, The Agency is seeking a 6 month 
extension to the legal deadline.

Abstract: On December 1, 1992, the Agency determined that additional 
study of four large-volume wastes -- fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag 
and flue gas emission control wastes -- from the combustion of coal by 
electric utility power plants was not necessary. A Final Regulatory 
Determination on these wastes was signed on August 2, 1993 and 
published in the Federal Register on August 9, 1993. The Agency also 
determined that for the remaining fossil-fuel combustion wastes, 
additional data collection is necessary to make a Regulatory 
Determination on these wastes and a Final Regulatory Determination will 
be made by April 1, 1999. These remaining wastes include: (1) fly ash, 
bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas emission control wastes from the 
combustion of coal by electric utility power plants when such wastes 
are mixed with, co-disposed, co-treated, or otherwise co-managed with 
other wastes generated in conjunction with the combustion of coal or 
other fossil fuels, and (2) any other wastes subject to section 8002(n) 
of RCRA other than those subject to the August 1993 regulatory 
determination referenced above. The Agency is seeking a six-month 
extension to the legal deadline for the Phase II regulatory 
determination.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          02/12/93                     58 FR 8273
Regulatory Determination (Phase 
I Four Fossil Fuel Wastes)      08/09/93                    58 FR 42466
Regulatory Determination (Phase 
II Remaining Wastes)            04/00/99

[[Page 62448]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3201

Agency Contact: Dennis Ruddy, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8430

RIN: 2050-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3713. MODIFICATIONS TO RCRA RULES ASSOCIATED WITH SOLVENT-CONTAMINATED 
SHOP TOWELS AND WIPERS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would modify RCRA rules that impact the 
management of solvent-contaminated shop towels and wipers. Solvent 
contaminated shop towels and wipers are used throughout industry for 
equipment cleaning and other related facility operations. Many times 
the spent shop towels and wipers are a hazardous waste because the 
solvent used is either a characteristic or listed solvent. An 
examination of industry use and management practices reveals that many 
facilities may use only small amounts of solvent on their disposable 
wipers, and use small numbers of wipers daily -- suggesting that these 
materials, particularly if listed solvents are being used, may pose 
little or no risk to human health and the environment if disposed in 
municipal landfills. Similarly, situations exist where both disposable 
wipers and reusable shop towels are not being managed according to 
prescribed Federal and States rules and policies. Problems with this 
issue have persisted since the late 1980s.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Sectors Affected:  323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 325 
Chemical Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 
Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product 
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 441 Motor Vehicle and 
Parts Dealers; 811 Repair and Maintenance; 812 Personal and Laundry 
Services

Additional Information: SAN No. 4091

Agency Contact: Jim O'Leary, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8827
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2050-AE51
_______________________________________________________________________

3714. GLASS-TO-GLASS RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS): CHANGES TO 
HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 
6923; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will revise the existing Federal hazardous waste 
regulations to remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to glass-to-glass 
recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs). A CRT is the main 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. Glass-to-glass 
recycling involves the return of used CRT glass to manufacturing of new 
CRTs.
This action is planned in response to a June 9, 1998 recommendation on 
CRT recycling from the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) to the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CSI is a consensus-based process 
for developing cleaner, cheaper, smarter environmental improvements 
that includes representatives of: industry; environmental groups; 
community groups; environmental justice groups; labor; and, Federal, 
State, local, and tribal governments. The recommendation involves 
minimizing RCRA requirements for glass-to-glass recycling while 
retaining appropriate controls to ensure protection of human health and 
the environment. The goal of the recommendation is to facilitate an 
increase in glass-to-glass recycling, thereby minimizing disposal of 
lead, increasing resource recovery, and enhancing protection of human 
health and the environment. The recommendation was developed by the 
Workgroup on Overcoming Barriers to Pollution Prevention, Product 
Stewardship, and Recycling of the Computers and Electronics CSI 
Subcommittee. The Workgroup's process for developing the recommendation 
on CRT recycling included information gathering, analysis, and 
discussion to reach consensus. The Workgroup started evaluating CRT 
recycling in general, and then agreed to limit the first phase of the 
project to glass-to-glass recycling. Other recycling processes will be 
evaluated in subsequent phases.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  334411 Electron Tube Manufacturing

Additional Information: SAN No. 4092

Agency Contact: Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7025
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2050-AE52
_______________________________________________________________________

3715. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

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

RIN: 2050-AE44
_______________________________________________________________________

3716. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST REGULATION

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

RIN: 2050-AE21
_______________________________________________________________________

3717. REMOVAL OF REQUIREMENT TO USE SW-846 METHODS (TEST METHODS FOR 
EVALUATING SOLID WASTE: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL METHODS)

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will eliminate existing text in the CFR.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 
USC 6930; 42 USC 6934 to 6939; 42 USC 6974; 42 USC 9601(37); 42 USC 
9614(c)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 258; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The EPA Office of Solid Waste (OSW) has been actively working 
to break down the barriers that the environmental monitoring community 
faces when trying to use new monitoring techniques. As a first step, 
OSW has accelerated its review process for new methods by eliminating 
several unnecessary internal review steps, and by streamlining the 
internal approval process for each new method. However, there are 
currently 32 citations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) where the use of SW-846 methods is required. As a second step for 
speeding up the approval process, OSW plans to remove the requirements 
to use SW-846 methods for other than method defined parameters (i.e., 
where the method defines the regulations, such as the Toxicity 
Characteristic Leaching Procedure) from 40 CFR. This will likely lead 
to an even more streamlined approval process since SW-846 will then be 
able to be handled strictly as guidance and not need the regulatory 
process for approval. This additional streamlining will permit new, 
more cost-effective methods to attain public and regulatory authority 
acceptance in much less time, allowing required monitoring to be done 
more cheaply, faster and, in some cases, more accurately.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3989

Agency Contact: Barry Lesnik, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5307W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0476
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2050-AE41
_______________________________________________________________________

3718. MODIFICATIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE AND REGULATIONS OF 
HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING: GENERAL

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
1004; 42 USC 6921 to 6928; Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3001 
to 3008

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Recycling of hazardous waste is governed by the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. The 
portion of these regulations known as the Definition of Solid Waste 
specifies whether hazardous materials that are recycled are subject to 
RCRA regulatory jurisdiction or not. Other parts of the regulations set 
forth requirements for managing recycled hazardous waste. This 
regulatory action will revise the hazardous waste recycling regulations 
to respond partially to concerns that they are overly complex, 
difficult to understand, and that they pose a barrier to safe hazardous 
waste recycling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2872

Agency Contact: Charlotte Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7025

RIN: 2050-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________

3719. CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, July 31, 1999.
Final, Judicial, September 30, 2000.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential risks posed by wastes 
from the production of chlorinated aliphatics, and determines whether 
these wastes should be listed as hazardous wastes under RCRA to control 
any potentially unacceptable risks. Any wastes newly listed as 
hazardous also will be added to the CERCLA list of hazardous 
substances. This action will be implemented by EPA and States 
authorized under RCRA. Impacts on local governments

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are not expected, and small business impacts are undetermined.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3151

Agency Contact: Wanda Levine, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0438

RIN: 2050-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________

3720. LISTING DETERMINATION OF WASTES GENERATED DURING THE MANUFACTURE 
OF AZO, ANTHRAQUINONE, AND TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND PIGMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, November 1, 1998, Dyes I Notice of Data Availability.
NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 1999, Dyes II (deferred wastes). Deadline for 
Dyes II final rule is 03/31/00.
Final, Judicial, November 1, 1999, Dyes I.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential human health and 
environmental risks posed by wastes from the manufacture of dyes and 
pigments, and determines whether these wastes should be listed as 
hazardous wastes under RCRA to control any potentially unacceptable 
risks. If listed under RCRA, these wastes would also be added to the 
CERCLA list of hazardous substances. This action will be implemented by 
EPA and States authorized under RCRA. Impacts on local governments are 
not expected, and small business impacts are undetermined at this time. 
Three waste streams (filter aids, triarylmethane, and anthraquinone) 
are subject to separate deadlines for proposed and final action (Dyes 
II rulemaking). The deadlines are based on recent settlement 
discussions with plaintiffs in EDF v. Browner, Civil Action No. 89-0598 
D.D.C.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM Dyes I                     12/22/94                    59 FR 66072
Notice Dyes I (Notice of Data 
Availability)                   11/00/98
NPRM Dyes II (Deferred Wastes)  03/00/99
Final Action Dyes I             11/00/99
Final Action Dyes II (Deferred 
Wastes)                         03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3066

Agency Contact: Katharine Fredriksen, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8285

RIN: 2050-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________

3721. REVISIONS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDELINE FOR PROCUREMENT OF 
PRODUCTS CONTAINING RECOVERED MATERIALS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
6002(e)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: RCRA section 6002 requires EPA to issue guidelines which 
designate items that are or can be made with recovered materials and to 
recommend practices for government procurement of these materials. 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 those materials and, thereby, closes the 
recycling loop. On May 1, 1995, under the authority of RCRA and in 
compliance with Executive Order (E.O.) 12873, Federal Acquisition, 
Recycling, and Waste Prevention, EPA designated 19 items in a 
Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) (60 FR 21370). EPA also 
issued purchasing recommendations in a related Recovered Materials 
Advisory Notice (RMAN) (60 FR 21386). The E.O. requires EPA to update 
the CPG and issue RMANs annually. On November 13, 1997, EPA issued the 
first update to the CPG (CPG2), in which 12 additional items were 
designated; additional recommendations are discussed in RMAN II. The 
new actions would: (1) propose the second update to the CPG (CPG3), 
including recommendations in RMANs, and (2) propose the third update to 
the CPG (CPG4). In addition, EPA will issue a revision to the Paper 
Products RMAN to incorporate E.O. 12873 requirements to buy printing 
and writing grade papers with 30% post-consumer content starting 12/31/
98. EPA will also revise its RMAN I to include recommendations for 
purchasing recycled content carpet and plastic batt building 
insulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice -- Paper Products 
Recovered Materials Advisory 
Notice                          06/08/98                    63 FR 31214
Notice -- Recovered Materials 
Advisory Notice I Update        06/08/98                    63 FR 31217
NPRM (CPG3)                     08/26/98                    63 FR 45558
NPRM (CPG4)                     12/00/98
Final (CPG3)                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3545

Agency Contact: Terry Grist, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7257

RIN: 2050-AE23
_______________________________________________________________________

3722. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT KILN DUST (CKD)

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

RIN: 2050-AE34

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_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3723. REVISED STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTION FACILITIES

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 135 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2050-AE01
_______________________________________________________________________

3724. MERCURY-CONTAINING AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MANAGEMENT ACT; 
CODIFICATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 14303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rule is to codify into the Code of 
Federal Regulations certain provisions of the Mercury-Containing and 
Rechargeable Battery Management Act that impact the May 11, 1995 
Universal Waste Rule (60 FR 25492). The Act was signed by the President 
on May 13, 1996 and became immediately effective nationwide on the date 
of signature. Specifically, one provision of the law requires the 
collection, storage, and transportation of the following types of 
batteries be managed according to standards established in the 
Universal Waste rule: used rechargeable batteries, lead-acid batteries 
not covered by 40 CFR part 266 or the equivalent requirements of an 
approved state program, rechargeable alkaline batteries, certain 
mercury-containing batteries banned from domestic sale, and used 
consumer products containing rechargeable batteries that are not easily 
removable. The law prohibits State imposed requirements that are not 
identical to those found in the final Federal universal waste rule, but 
allows States to adopt and enforce identical standards and to implement 
and enforce collection, storage, and transport requirements identical 
to those included in the universal waste rule if the standards are 
approved by the EPA Administrator.
The costs of this action should be minimal to the regulated industry 
since the community regulated by the law -- battery manufacturers, 
industries that use batteries in their consumer products, and the 
retail industry -- all support the law. In addition, the regulated 
community has rechargeable battery recycling programs already in place 
and such recycling programs are in compliance with the labeling and 
management provisions of the law. Second, most States have state 
rechargeable battery recycling statutes in place but their recycling 
programs vary to some degree with respect to labeling and management 
requirements. Therefore, modifications to State statutes for 
rechargeable battery recycling will be necessary, but not costly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 3888

Agency Contact: Bryan Groce, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8750
Fax: 703 308-0522

RIN: 2050-AE39
_______________________________________________________________________

3725. RECYCLED USED OIL CONTAINING PCBS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9601(37); 42 USC 9614(c); 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 
6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 279

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule, published May 6, 1998, eliminates 
errors and clarifies ambiguities in the used oil management standards. 
Specifically, the rule clarifies (1) when used oil contaminated with 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is regulated under the used oil 
management standards and when it is not, (2) that the requirements 
applicable to releases of used oil apply in States that are not 
authorized for the RCRA base program, (3) that mixtures of 
conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) wastes and used 
oil are subject to the used oil management standards irrespective of 
how that mixture is to be recycled, and (4) that the initial marketer 
of used oil that meets the used oil fuel specification need only keep a 
record of a shipment of used oil to the facility to which the initial 
marketer delivers the used oil. This rule also amends three incorrect 
references to the pre-1992 used oil specifications in the provisions 
which address hazardous waste fuel produced from, or oil reclaimed 
from, oil bearing hazardous wastes from petroleum refining operations.
EPA received relevant adverse comments on three of the amendments 
included in the May 6, 1998 direct final rule: the amendments to 40 CFR 
261.5(j) (mixtures of conditionally exempt small quantity generator 
waste and used oil), 40 CFR 279.10(i) (applicability of the used oil 
management standards to used oil contaminated with polychlorinated 
biphenyls (PCBs)), and 40 CFR 279.74(b) (recordkeeping requirements for 
marketers of used oil that meets the used oil fuel specification). On 
July 14, 1998, the Agency removed these three amendments and reinstated 
the regulatory text that existed prior to the May 6, 1998 direct final 
rule. EPA will promulgate a final rule addressing the comments received 
and finalizing the three amendments, as appropriate.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/98                    63 FR 25006
Direct Final Rule               05/06/98                    63 FR 24963
Removal of Three Amendments     07/14/98                    63 FR 37780
Final Rule                      11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4088

Agency Contact: Tom Rinehart, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-4309

RIN: 2050-AE47
_______________________________________________________________________

3726. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: POST-CLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

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Legal Authority:  42 USC 6926 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3006; 42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 2002(a); 42 
USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004; 42 USC 6925 
Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3005

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 124

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the current RCRA regulations, a facility that needs 
post-closure care must obtain a permit. In many cases, the post-closure 
permit is an appropriate mechanism for the regulatory agency to use to 
address the environmental needs at the facility. In other cases, 
however, a permit may not be appropriate. And, in some cases, the 
facility's post-closure care needs may have already been addressed 
through other legal mechanisms, such as enforcement actions or 
Superfund actions. In these cases, subsequent issuance of a post-
closure permit would not provide any environmental benefit, although, 
under the current regulations, it is still required. This rule would 
remove the requirements to issue a permit to address post-closure care 
in all cases. A permit would remain an option, but EPA Regions and 
authorized States would be able to use other mechanisms as well, 
depending on the circumstances at the facility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/08/94                    59 FR 55778
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3042

Agency Contact: Barbara Foster, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7057

RIN: 2050-AD55
_______________________________________________________________________

3727. SPENT SOLVENTS LISTING DETERMINATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6921 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 102

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, October 31, 1998.

Abstract: This action addresses the potential human health and 
environmental risks posed by certain used solvents and wastes from 
their use, and determines whether or not these wastes should be listed 
as hazardous wastes under RCRA. If listed under RCRA these wastes would 
also be added to the CERCLA list of hazardous substances. The spent 
solvents currently under this listing determination are: cumene, 
phenol, isophorone, acetonitrile, fufural, epichlorohydrin, methyl 
chloride, ethylene dibromide, benzyl chloride, p-dichlorobenzene, 2-
methoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol, 2-ethoxyethanol acetate, and 
cyclohexanol. On August 14, 1996, the Agency proposed not to list these 
spent solvents.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/14/96                    61 FR 42318
Final                           10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3134

Agency Contact: Ron Josephson, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0442

RIN: 2050-AD84
_______________________________________________________________________

3728. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; MODIFICATION OF THE HAZARDOUS 
WASTE PROGRAM; MERCURY-CONTAINING LAMPS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912; 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 
42 USC 6923; 42 USC 6930; 42 USC 6938

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 273

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rulemaking addresses the management of spent 
mercury-containing lamps. The rulemaking is based on data which 
indicate that mercury-containing lamps may be safely managed outside of 
the full subtitle C requirements of the RCRA hazardous waste system, 
using a streamlined regulatory structure under RCRA. The rule would 
have positive impacts on small businesses and State, local and tribal 
governments interested in collecting and managing lamps.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/94                    59 FR 38288
Final                           11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3237

Agency Contact: Marilyn Goode, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8800

RIN: 2050-AD93
_______________________________________________________________________

3729. HAZARDOUS REMEDIATION WASTE MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS (COMMONLY 
REFERRED TO AS HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE FOR CONTAMINATED 
MEDIA OR HWIR-MEDIA)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6905 Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) 
sec 1006; 42 USC 6906 RCRA sec 1007; 42 USC 6912 RCRA sec 2002; 42 USC 
6912(a) RCRA sec 2002(a); 42 USC 6921 RCRA sec 3001; 42 USC 6922 RCRA 
sec 3002; 42 USC 6923 RCRA sec 3003; 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 3004; 42 USC 
6925 RCRA sec 3005; 42 USC 6926 RCRA sec 3006; 42 USC 6927 RCRA sec 
3007; 42 USC 6935 RCRA sec 3014; 42 USC 6936 RCRA sec 3015; 42 USC 6937 
RCRA sec 3016; 42 USC 6974 RCRA sec 7004

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency's goal for the HWIR-media proposal was to provide 
significant relief from administrative and substantive obstacles for 
the

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management of remediation wastes, so that states and EPA could base 
waste management decisions on actual site conditions and waste 
characteristics, according to their professional judgment instead of 
strict national requirements that are not uniformly appropriate at all 
cleanup sites. The Agency wanted to reduce the overlap between RCRA and 
the Clean Water Act (CWA) or Marine Protection, Research and 
Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) for dredging operations, and EPA was 
considering withdrawing the regulations for Corrective Action 
Management Units (CAMUs). Finally, an additional goal was to streamline 
state authorization.
The Agency has decided on the general framework for finalization of the 
HWIR-media rule. The Agency plans to promulgate only targeted elements 
of the proposal rather than go forward with a more comprehensive 
approach. EPA plans to complement the targeted elements by leaving the 
CAMU regulations in place, rather than withdrawing these regulations as 
proposed. Targeted elements EPA plans to include are: streamlined 
permitting for cleanup sites that would eliminate the requirements for 
facility-wide corrective action at cleanup-only sites; options for 
remediation piles that resolve issues raised in the public comments; 
and a RCRA exclusion for dredged materials managed under CWA or MPRSA 
permits. EPA is also planning to include streamlined procedures for 
state authorization of minor or routine RCRA rules. EPA is withdrawing 
the portions of the proposal which would have distinguished between 
lower- and higher-risk contaminated media and would have given 
regulatory agencies the flexibility to exempt lower-risk contaminated 
media from RCRA requirements. The Agency has finalized the alternative 
land disposal restriction treatment standards for hazardous 
contaminated soil as part of the Land Disposal Restrictions Phase IV 
rulemaking (63 FR 28556, May 26, 1998).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
NPRM Withdrawn                  10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
NPRM                            04/29/96                    61 FR 18780
Final                           10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2982

Agency Contact: Carolyn Hoskinson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8626

RIN: 2050-AE22
_______________________________________________________________________

3730. RCRA SUBTITLE C FINANCIAL TEST CRITERIA (REVISION)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6912(a) Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
2002(a); 42 USC 6924 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3004; 42 
USC 6925 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3005; 42 USC 6926 
Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 3006

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 280; 40 CFR 761

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The revised financial responsibility test is intended to 
improve the current test in predicting which firms will enter 
bankruptcy and not be able to cover their financial obligations for 
liability and closure costs of hazardous waste treatment, storage and 
disposal facilities. A bankrupt firm may be unable to afford the proper 
closure of a facility which would require the government to incur 
response costs at the facility. The rule would also qualify owners and 
operators of RCRA Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities which 
must currently use more expensive ways, such as surety bonds or letters 
of credit, of demonstrating financial assurance, to use the less 
expensive corporate financial responsibility test for more of their 
obligations. The combined savings from screening out riskier firms and 
making the test more available to viable firms would be approximately 
$19 million annually in public and private costs. These regulatory 
amendments would have no effect on local or tribal governments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/01/91                    56 FR 30201
NPRM                            10/12/94                    59 FR 51523
Notice of Data Availability     11/00/98
Final Action                    10/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 2647

Agency Contact: Dale Ruhter, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8192

RIN: 2050-AC71
_______________________________________________________________________

3731. RCRA SUBTITLE D SOLID WASTE FACILITIES; STATE PERMIT PROGRAM--
DETERMINATION OF ADEQUACY (STATE IMPLEMENTATION RULE)

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6945 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 
4005; 42 USC 6912 Resource Conservation Recovery Act sec 2002

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 239

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish criteria and procedures for EPA to 
use to determine whether State municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill 
permit programs and State permit programs relating to non-municipal, 
non-hazardous waste disposal units that receive conditionally exempt 
small quantity generator (CESQG) waste are adequate to ensure 
compliance with the Federal revised criteria in 40 CFR parts 258 and 
257, subpart B, respectively. While the Federal revised criteria apply 
to all MSW landfills and non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal 
units receiving CESQG waste, States with permit programs deemed 
adequate under this rule can provide some flexibility on certain 
requirements to owners and operators who meet the revised criteria's 
performance standards. In providing this flexibility, this action 
offers an opportunity to reduce the regulatory burden on State and 
local governments and on landfill owners and operators.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/96                     61 FR 2584
Final Action                    10/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 2751

Agency Contact: Karen Rudek, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-1682

RIN: 2050-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3732. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: SLAG RESIDUES DERIVED FROM HIGH 
TEMPERATURE METALS RECOVERY (HTMR) TREATMENT OF KO61, KO62 AND F0006 
WASTES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/29/94                    59 FR 67256
Final                           00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Narendra Chaudhari
Phone: 703 308-0454

RIN: 2050-AE15
_______________________________________________________________________

3733. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION; RECYCLED USED OIL MANAGEMENT 
STANDARDS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 279

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Tom Rinehart
Phone: 703 308-4309

RIN: 2050-AE28
_______________________________________________________________________

3734. PAINT MANUFACTURING WASTES LISTING: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT 
SYSTEM: IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Cate Jenkins
Phone: 703 308-0453
Fax: 703 308-0514

RIN: 2050-AE32
_______________________________________________________________________

3735. IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE; INORGANIC CHEMICAL 
INDUSTRY WASTES; AND CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE DESIGNATION AND 
REPORTABLE QUANTITIES

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 263; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 
268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Anthony Carrell
Phone: 703 308-0458
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: [email protected]
Max Diaz
Phone: 703 308-0439

RIN: 2050-AE49
_______________________________________________________________________

3736.  INTERIM EMERGENCY RULE REVISING LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTION 
TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR ALUMINUM POTLINERS--K088 WASTE

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 6924, RCRA 3004m

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271

Legal Deadline:  Final, Judicial, September 24, 1998.
Interim Final Rule

Abstract: EPA is promulgating treatment standards for spent potliners 
from primary aluminum reduction (EPA hazardous waste: K088) under its 
Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) program. The purpose of the LDR 
program, authorized by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA), is to minimize threats to human health and the environment due 
to land disposal of hazardous wastes. As a result of this rule, spent 
potliners will be prohibited from land disposal unless the wastes have 
been treated in compliance with the numerical standards contained in 
the rule. These treatment standards are necessary to minimize threats 
to human health and the environment from exposure to hazardous 
constituents which may potentially leach from landfills to groundwater.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/24/98                    63 FR 51254
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4158

Agency Contact: Elaine Eby, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5302W, Washington, DC 20460

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Phone: 703 308-8449

RIN: 2050-AE59
_______________________________________________________________________

3737. HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE (HWIR): IDENTIFICATION AND 
LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 
268

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/20/92                    57 FR 21450
NPRM Withdrawn                  10/30/92                    57 FR 49280
NPRM Reproposal                 12/21/95                    60 FR 66344
NPRM Reproposal                 10/00/99
Final                           04/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Tracy Atagi
Phone: 703 308-8672

RIN: 2050-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________

3738. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY 
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, CONTAMINATED MEDIA, 
AND DEBRIS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/93                     58 FR 8504
Final                           12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng
Phone: 703 603-9900

RIN: 2050-AD69
_______________________________________________________________________

3739. CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS (SWMUS) AT 
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 270

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/90                    55 FR 30798
Final Rule (Phase I)            02/16/93                     58 FR 8658
ANPRM                           05/01/96                    61 FR 19432
Final                           12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Hugh Davis
Phone: 703 308-8633

RIN: 2050-AB80
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3740. DELETION OF SACCHARIN FROM THE LIST OF HAZARDOUS WASTES UNDER RCRA 
AND THE LIST OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 302.4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No regulatory action 
is planned at this time.        08/18/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Wanda Levine
Phone: 703 308-0438

RIN: 2050-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________

3741. FINAL RULE ON LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS FOR FIRST THIRD SCHEDULED 
WASTES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
271

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged                  08/17/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick
Phone: 703 308-8771

RIN: 2050-AE56
_______________________________________________________________________

3742. TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND CORRECTIVE ACTION REQUIREMENTS FOR OWNERS 
AND OPERATORS OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 280

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

End Review - Decision To Leave 
Rule Unchanged at This Time     09/23/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sammy Ng
Phone: 703 603-9900

RIN: 2050-AE57

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_______________________________________________________________________

3743. LISTING DETERMINATION FOR HAZARDOUS WASTES--ORGANOBROMINES 
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 
302

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/04/98                    63 FR 24595

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Anthony Carrell
Phone: 703 308-0458

RIN: 2050-AD79
_______________________________________________________________________

3744. IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF HAZARDOUS WASTE: PETROLEUM REFINING 
PROCESS WASTES; LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY IDENTIFIED WASTES; 
AND CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE DESIGNATION

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
271; 40 CFR 302

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/06/98                    63 FR 42110

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Maximo Diaz, Jr.
Phone: 703 308-0439

RIN: 2050-AD88
_______________________________________________________________________

3745. LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS PHASE IV: TREATMENT STANDARDS FOR METAL 
WASTES AND MINERAL PROCESSING WASTES; MINERAL PROCESSING SECONDARY 
MATERIALS AND BEVILL EXCLUSION ISSUES

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 148; 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 
271

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action - (Mineral 
Processing and Characteristic 
Metal Wastes)                   05/26/98                    63 FR 28556

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick
Phone: 703 308-8462

RIN: 2050-AE05
_______________________________________________________________________

3746. UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS CONTAINING HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES--
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 280

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - The Agency does not 
plan any further action         08/21/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Barolo
Phone: 703 603-7141

RIN: 2050-AC15
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3747. OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION REGULATION: REVISIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1321 Clean Water Act sec 311(j)(l)(C)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 112

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Following a major inland oil spill with substantial 
environmental impacts (i.e., Ashland Oil in Floreffe, PA, in January 
1988), an interagency task force recommended steps to improve EPA's oil 
spill prevention program (40 CFR part 112). This program requires oil 
storage facilities to prevent and contain discharges that could reach 
waters of the United States. On October 22, 1991, the Agency proposed 
revisions to implement some of the task force recommendations and on 
February 17, 1993, the Agency proposed further clarifications and 
technical changes to the spill prevention regulations. This action 
supplements the 1991 and 1993 proposed revisions, and proposes to 
reduce burdens associated with the rule by reducing the recordkeeping 
provisions or exempting some facilities from some recordkeeping 
requirements. In proposing these burden reductions, EPA will consider 
available data on how factors, such as facility type, size, throughput, 
and location, may affect the threat of discharging oil to waters of the 
United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/22/91                    56 FR 54612
NPRM                            02/17/93                     58 FR 8824
Supplemental NPRM               12/02/97                    62 FR 63812
Final                           09/00/99

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2634

Agency Contact: Hugo Fleischman, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8769

RIN: 2050-AC62
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3748. FACILITY RESPONSE PLANNING FOR DELEGATED OFFSHORE FACILITIES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 112

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No further 
regulatory action is planned at 
this time.                      08/18/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dana Stalcup
Phone: 703 603-8735

RIN: 2050-AE18
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
_______________________________________________________________________

3749. STREAMLINING THE PREAUTHORIZATION MIXED FUNDING FOR APPLICATION 
AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLAIMS AGAINST SUPERFUND

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9601

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current regulations at 40 CFR part 307 provide for the 
preauthorization of claims against the Superfund in instances where the 
Agency makes a determination that mixed funding is appropriate. This 
process has been labeled by many stakeholders as overly burdensome. The 
Agency has reviewed the current process in order to identify areas in 
which burdens may be lessened and requirements may be streamlined. As a 
result, the Agency is considering a proposal to amend the current 
regulation to: streamline the application process by eliminating 
duplicative information requirements; minimize the requirements related 
to management, oversight, and reporting of the cleanup, by removing the 
requirement to be guided by the Federal Acquisition Requirements, and 
replacing the requirement of maximum free and open competition with a 
bright-line standard; allow claimants to provide independent 
certification of claims and supporting documentation; streamline the 
actual payment process by taking advantage of the electronic funds 
transfer process; ensure that cost recovery concerns are addressed by 
requiring claimants, within a settlement document, to reimburse the 
Fund for costs not recovered (only in the event cost recovery is 
initiated), due to claimants' failure to provide adequate documentary 
support or upon a determination that response costs expended (and 
claimed) were not reasonable or not incurred consistent with the NCP; 
and ensure proper accounting by requiring offsets for funds owed to the 
Agency by claimants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3885

Agency Contact: Seth Bruckner, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8766
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2050-AE38
_______________________________________________________________________

3750. GRANTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RULE REFORM--40 CFR PART 35 
SUBPART M

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9617(e) Superfund (CERCLA) sec 117

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed revisions to the Technical Assistance Grants 
(TAG) Rule are intended to simplify the application and administrative 
processes. The new TAG Rule would eliminate the requirement that budget 
periods may not exceed 3 years. Budget periods would be negotiated with 
TAG applicants so that they have flexibility to synchronize the period 
of time during which the recipient anticipates having a technical 
advisor involved with the schedule of work at a site. In addition, the 
new rule would eliminate the 20 percent ceiling for administrative 
costs of a grant so that recipients do not need to differentiate 
between programmatic and administrative cost. The Agency is also 
proposing to eliminate the distinction between sole and multiple 
applicants under the rule, since both must meet identical criteria. The 
requirement that the applicant demonstrate that there is an actual or 
potential health threat

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posed to group members by the site would also be deleted since EPA 
believes that there is a potential health threat at all Superfund 
sites. EPA also believes that all Superfund sites pose potential 
economic and recreational threats to adjacent communities, and that 
there is no need for the applicant to provide evidence of those 
threats. Furthermore, EPA may already have sufficient information from 
various sources concerning the potential health, economic, and 
recreational threats posed by Superfund sites. This proposed rule also 
includes a new provision that allows communities to receive cash 
advances of up to $5,000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3806

Agency Contact: Lois Gartner, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8889

RIN: 2050-AE33
_______________________________________________________________________

3751. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CARBAMATES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  PL 96-510 Sec 102(a); PL 99-499

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA has listed carbamate waste streams as hazardous wastes 
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA listed 
wastes, by statute, automatically become hazardous substances under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) and are assigned a one pound statutory reportable quantity 
(RQ) unless 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, in this 
action, will propose RQ adjustments for the carbamates. Most RQ 
adjustments are expected to be greater than one pound. Raising the RQs 
for these substances would decrease the burden on 1) the regulated 
community for complying with the reporting requirements under CERCLA 
and EPCRA; 2) Federal, State, and local authorities for program 
implementation; and 3) Federal, State, or local authorities, if they 
release hazardous substances at the RQ level or greater.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3423

Agency Contact: Frank Avvisato, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5202G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949

RIN: 2050-AE12
_______________________________________________________________________

3752. NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST FOR UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES: 
PROPOSED AND FINAL RULES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9605 Superfund (CERCLA) sec 105

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 300.425

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action proposes to 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

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM 24                         03/06/98                    63 FR 11340
Final 20                        03/06/98                    63 FR 11332
NPRM 25                         07/28/98                    63 FR 40247
Final 21                        07/28/98                    63 FR 40182
Final (Tex-Tin Corp.)           09/18/98                    63 FR 49855
NPRM 26                         09/29/98                    63 FR 51882
Final 22                        09/29/98                    63 FR 51848
NPRM 27                         01/00/99
Final 23                        01/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3439

Agency Contact: Terry Keidan, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8852

RIN: 2050-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
_______________________________________________________________________

3753. REVOCATION OF CAPROLACTAM'S DESIGNATION AS A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE 
UNDER CERCLA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 9602 et seq

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302.4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this rulemaking is to give notice that 
caprolactam is no longer a designated CERCLA hazardous substance. When 
the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112 listed caprolactam as a hazardous 
air pollutant, caprolactam became designated as a CERCLA hazardous 
substance under section 101(14) and 40 CFR 302.4(a). In response to a 
petition filed by Allied Signal, Inc., BASF Corporation, and DSM 
Chemicals North America, the Agency made a determination pursuant to 
CAA section 112(b)(3)(C) that there are adequate data

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on the health and environmental effects of caprolactam to determine 
that emissions, ambient concentrations, bioaccumulation, or deposition 
of the compound may not be reasonably anticipated to cause adverse 
human health or environmental effects. Caprolactam is no longer listed 
as a CAA section 112 hazardous air pollutant and also does not appear 
in any regulations designating as hazardous substances referred to in 
section 101(14) of CERCLA (exclusive of section 101(14)(B)). In this 
regulation, the Agency is revoking caprolactam's designation as a 
hazardous substance under CERCLA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4075

Agency Contact: Lynn M. Beasley, Environmental Protection Agency, Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, 5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AE48
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
_______________________________________________________________________

3754. REPORTING EXEMPTIONS FOR FEDERALLY PERMITTED RELEASES OF HAZARDOUS 
SUBSTANCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 117; 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 355

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/19/88                    53 FR 27268
Supplemental Notice             07/11/89                    54 FR 29306
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
_______________________________________________________________________

3755. REPORTABLE QUANTITY ADJUSTMENT FOR RADON-222

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 302

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - No regulatory action 
is planned at this time.        08/18/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley
Phone: 703 603-9086

RIN: 2050-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)               Prerule Stage
Clean Water Act (CWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3756. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE ORE MINING AND DRESSING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, GOLD PLACER MINE SUBCATEGORY (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority:  5 USC 610

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 440

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On May 24, 1988, EPA issued final effluent guidelines for the 
Gold Placer Mine Subcategory (40 CFR part 440)under the authority of 
sections 301; 304(b), (c), and (e); 306; 307; and 501 of the Clean 
Water Act. In the 1988 promulgation notice, EPA noted that the effluent 
limitations were economically achievable for facilities of all sizes. 
Due to the large number of small entities covered by the final rule and 
EPA's concern about the economic impact on the small facilities, the 
final rule included a request for comments concerning the impact on 
small mines. After evaluating all of the comments and data submitted 
during this comment period, the Agency reaffirmed the conclusions 
regarding economic achievability. In January 1989, EPA published a 
notice of the Agency's response to the comments and the Agency's 
conclusion not to modify the final rule.
This new action is a review of the final rule as required by section 
610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The purpose of the review is to 
determine whether the Placer Mine effluent guidelines should be 
continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded, to 
minimize economic impacts on small entities while still complying with 
the provisions of the Clean Water Act. In reviewing this final rule to 
minimize any significant economic impacts, EPA will consider the 
following factors: (1) the continued need for the rule; (2) the nature 
of complaints or comments received concerning the rule; (3) the 
complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule overlaps, 
duplicates or conflicts with other Federal, State, or local government 
rules; and (5) the degree to which technology, economic

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conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the 
rule. EPA invites public comment on the rule.
EPA continues to view the effluent guidelines for the Gold Placer Mine 
Subcategory as a necessary component of the comprehensive program to 
restore and maintain the quality of our Nation's waters. Unless and 
until the Agency modifies the rule, the discharges described in 40 CFR 
440.140 remain subject to the final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Complete Review                 03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected:  212221 Gold Ore Mining

Additional Information: SAN No. 4133

Agency Contact: Ron Kirby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7168
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD13
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Clean Water Act (CWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3757.  TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) PROGRAM REGULATIONS 
REVISIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 130.7

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Water will be proposing changes to the existing 
regulations for implementing the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) 
program under the Clean Water Act. The TMDL program is a key component 
of watershed management. It requires States to identify water quality-
limited segments still in need of TMDLs for these waters. EPA is 
required to approve or disapprove State lists and TMDLs, and to 
establish lists of waters and TMDLs when it disapproves the State 
action.
In 1996, EPA convened a Federal Advisory Committee to provide 
comprehensive recommendations for improving the TMDL program, with a 
particular emphasis on the following issues: listing waters needing 
TMDLs; criteria for EPA approval of TMDLs; State and Federal program 
oversight; and science and tools for TMDL development. On July 28, 1998 
the Committee submitted its recommendations to the EPA Administrator in 
the spring of 1998. EPA will carefully consider the Committee's 
recommendations and then propose changes to the existing TMDL program 
regulations. The ultimate purpose of these changes is to improve water 
quality by providing States with clear direction regarding listing of 
impaired waterbodies and the development of TMDLs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Rule                      11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4145

Agency Contact: Hazel Groman, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4305F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7074
Fax: 202 260-7024

RIN: 2040-AD22
_______________________________________________________________________

3758. REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE OIL AND GAS 
EXTRACTION POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 
33 USC 1318; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 435

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2000.

Abstract: This regulatory action will establish effluent limitations 
for the use of synthetic-based drilling fluids (SBF). Oil and Gas 
Extraction is covered by existing effluent guidelines at 40 CFR part 
435. However, the SBFs are a new technology not addressed in the 
guidelines, and applying the existing regulations which were developed 
for water-based and oil-based drilling fluids is not appropriate. The 
use of SBFs presents an opportunity for environmental gain. On a 
drilling performance basis, SBFs replace oil-based drilling fluids, but 
unlike oil-based drilling fluids, SBFs are free of aromatic hydrocarbon 
priority pollutants, exhibit greatly reduced toxicity, biodegrade 
relatively rapidly, and do not bioaccumulate. Compared to water-based 
drilling fluids, SBFs have reduced aquatic toxicity and lower discharge 
volumes resulting in lower toxic metals discharge. To realize the 
potential environmental gain, new guidelines specific to the SBFs are 
necessary to minimize the wastestream volume and control potential 
contaminants, toxicity, biodegradation, and bioaccumulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Sectors Affected:  211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

Additional Information: SAN No. 4086

Agency Contact: Joseph M. Daly, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7186
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD14

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_______________________________________________________________________

3759. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED WASTE 
TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 437

Legal Deadline:
Final, Judicial, August 15, 1999.

Abstract: Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) facilities receive 
hazardous and non-hazardous waste from off-site for treatment or 
recovery (excluding solvent recovery). EPA is developing effluent 
limitations based on Best Available Technology (BAT), Best Practicable 
Control Technology (BPT), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), 
Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources (PSES), and Pretreatment 
Standards for New Sources (PSNS). This rule was formerly titled Waste 
Treatment, Phase I.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/27/95                     60 FR 5464
Reproposal                      11/00/98
Final                           08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2805

Agency Contact: Jan Matuszko, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9126
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AB78
_______________________________________________________________________

3760. REFORMATTING OF EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 40 CFR PARTS 
405 THROUGH 471

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251; 33 USC 1313 Clean Water Act sec 101; 33 
USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 Clean Water Act sec 304; 
33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 1317 Clean Water Act sec 
307

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 405 to 471 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would reformat the existing Effluent 
Limitation Guidelines and Standards found in 40 CFR parts 405 through 
471 without making any changes to the requirements therein. The purpose 
of this action is to streamline the CFR and establish a format that is 
easier for Federal, State, and local regulators and the regulated 
community to read and understand. This action does not require State, 
local, or tribal governments or the regulated community to do anything 
beyond what is currently required. This rule, will, therefore, not 
impose any economic burden.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3767

Agency Contact: Hugh Wise, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7177
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC79
_______________________________________________________________________

3761. STREAMLINING 301(H) WAIVER RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 CWA sec 301; 33 USC

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 125(g)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing an amendment to the regulations contained in 
40 CFR part 125, subpart G. These regulations implement Section 301(h) 
of the Clean Water Act, 33 USC section 1311(h). Section 301(h) provides 
publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) discharging to marine waters an 
opportunity to obtain a modification of secondary treatment 
requirements if they demonstrate to EPA that they comply with a number 
of criteria aimed at protecting the marine environment. This proposal 
is designed to streamline the renewal process for POTWs with 301(h) 
modified permits. The action would eliminate unnecessary paperwork. It 
would specify that a completed application would not be required for 
renewals in cases where EPA already has the required information. 
Additional information would only be required as necessary to determine 
ongoing compliance with the 301(h) criteria. This regulation should 
reduce paperwork submissions from municipalities, which should save 
time and resources.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/99
Final                           02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3804

Agency Contact: John Lishmar, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1952
Fax: 202 260-9920

RIN: 2040-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________

3762. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURING 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

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

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1362 Clean Water Act sec 502

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 420

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1998.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2000, EPA plans to file an unopposed 
motion to extend these deadlines.

Abstract: EPA will propose amendments to the effluent limitations

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guidelines for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category 
to reflect significant industry changes related to consolidation and 
modernization within the U.S. steelmaking industry as well as advances 
in manufacturing technologies, in process pollution prevention, water 
conservation practices, and end-of-pipe wastewater treatment. EPA is 
negotiating an extension to the judicial deadline for this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final                           12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3833

Agency Contact: George Jett, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7151
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________

3763. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TRACE 
METALS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR 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 CWA. 
Water quality-based permits are necessary when technology-based 
controls do not allow a particular water body to meet the State's 
designated water quality standard. Because the methods currently 
approved under 40 CFR 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, approval of new EPA test procedures is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3702

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC75
_______________________________________________________________________

3764. BEST TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE (BTA) FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE 
STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION 316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

RIN: 2040-AC34
_______________________________________________________________________

3765. REVISION OF NPDES INDUSTRIAL PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND 
FORM 2C--WASTEWATER DISCHARGE INFORMATION

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

RIN: 2040-AC26
_______________________________________________________________________

3766. STREAMLINING THE GENERAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING AND 
NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

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

RIN: 2040-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________

3767. REVISIONS TO NPDES REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE REPORTING AND 
COLLECTION SYSTEM DISCHARGES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1318 
Clean Water Act sec 308; 33 USC 1342 Clean Water Act sec 402; 33 USC 
1361 Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.41

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing revisions to the NPDES regulations. The 
proposed revisions would clarify how standard noncompliance reporting 
requirements and prohibition/defense provisions in NPDES permits apply 
to discharges from sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection systems 
owned and operated by municipal entities. These proposed revisions 
respond to recommendations made by a FACA Subcommittee (under the Urban 
Wet Weather Federal Advisory Committee) that was convened by U.S. EPA 
to provide recommendations for improving NPDES program implementation 
efforts which address sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and sanitary 
sewer operation, management, and maintenance. The proposed revisions 
would address combined sewers as well as separate sanitary sewers in 
order to avoid confusion among the regulatory community. Failures in 
sewer collection systems can result in discharges of wastewater 
containing raw sewage to surface waters. Pathogens and other pollutants 
in these discharges can create significant health and environmental 
risks. The SSO FACA Subcommittee identified inconsistent application of 
several key NPDES provisions to SSOs as a major implementation problem. 
There is substantial agreement among the SSO FACA Subcommittee that EPA 
should modify the NPDES regulations to clarify how noncompliance 
reporting and prohibition/defense provisions apply to dischargers to 
waters of the U.S. from a sanitary sewer collection system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 62463]]

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3999

Agency Contact: Sharie Centilla, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6052
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD02
_______________________________________________________________________

3768. ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTRONIC REPORTING FOR NPDES PERMITTEES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  CWA 301; CWA 304(i); CWA 308; CWA 402; CWA 501

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122.22; 40 CFR 122.41(k); 40 CFR 122.41(j); 40 
CFR 122.41(l); 40 CFR 122.63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is proposing changes to its NPDES regulations to allow 
reports and other information to be submitted electronically. When EPA 
promulgated the current NPDES regulations, the Agency did not 
anticipate the need or technologies for electronic reporting. 
Consequently, the current regulations do not specifically address use 
of electronic reporting technologies. The proposed rule would establish 
criteria for electronic reporting and a specific process and conditions 
for electronic reporting of discharge monitoring reports (DMR) to EPA 
that are intended to achieve reliable and secure electronic reporting 
in the NPDES program. The proposal addresses electronic signature, 
certification, and record keeping requirements that permittees would 
follow when submitting forms to EPA electronically.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4051

Agency Contact: Robin Danesi, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2991
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________

3769. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1361; 33 USC 1362; Clean Water Act sec 501; 
Clean Water Act sec 502

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 232

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This joint action by EPA and Department of Army (Army) likely 
will address two aspects of the regulatory definition of waters of the 
United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). First, the proposal 
would clarify CWA jurisdiction over isolated waters and wetlands, the 
use, degradation, or destruction of which would or could affect 
interstate commerce. This would include addressing the issues raised 
with regard to such waters by the May 1998 decision of the United 
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in U.S. v. Wilson, 133 
F.3d 251. Second, the proposal would clarify what specific categories 
of artificial waters created out of dry land are generally not 
considered to be waters of the United States and, therefore, not 
subject to permit requirements. The proposal would appropriately 
reflect existing agency guidance interpreting the regulatory definition 
of waters of the United States as is currently applied to CWA 
regulatory programs. The purpose of this action is to update and 
clarify regulatory definitions in light of existing guidance and 
program developments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/99
Final                           05/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 2804

Agency Contact: John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910

RIN: 2040-AB74
_______________________________________________________________________

3770. AMENDMENTS TO ROUND I FINAL SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE --
PHASE TWO

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 Clean Water Act sec 101; 33 USC 1345 
Clean Water Act sec 405

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or 
Disposal Regulation in two phases (i.e., Phase One and Phase Two). 
Phase Two will address issues presented by judicial remand of specific 
requirements in the final rule (part 503) and requests for 
reconsideration and will modify certain technical requirements. The 
proposed changes will impact Federal, State, local and tribal 
governments, as well as small businesses and small governmental 
jurisdictions. EPA expects that these changes will increase flexibility 
and thus reduce the regulatory burden.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/99
Final Action                    03/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4207

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589

RIN: 2040-AC53
_______________________________________________________________________

3771. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM AND GIARDIA 
UNDER THE SAFE DRINKING WATER AND CLEAN WATER ACTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 
USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a);

[[Page 62464]]

33 USC 1361 SDWA1401; 42 USC 300f SDWA sec 1412; 42 USC 300g-1 SDWA sec 
1413; 42 USC 300g-2 SDWA sec 1414; 42 USC 300g-3 SDWA sec 1415; 42 USC 
300g-4 SDWA sec 1416; 42 USC 300g-5 SDWA sec 1445; 42 USC 300j-4 SDWA 
sec 1450; 42 USC 300j-9

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 141

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would propose to amend the Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 
CFR 136 and the analytical methods under 40 CFR 141 to approve EPA 
Method 1622 for the detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in ambient 
waters and finished drinking water by filtration of a 10-L sample in 
laboratory, separation of target organisms from other debris using 
immunomagnetic separation, and detection of the organisms using 
immunofluorescence assay and differential interference contrast 
microscopy and confirmation examination of the organisms using vital 
dye stains. This method would be used by public water systems to 
collect occurrence and treatment data to characterize Cryptosporidium 
and Giardia in drinking water articulated in a National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulation. EPA expects that EPA Method 1622 would 
increase recovery and would provide better precision than the method 
included in an earlier EPA rulemaking that collected occurrence data on 
these contaminants, thus providing for more reliable data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Action                    12/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4047

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD08
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Clean Water Act (CWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3772.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALABAMA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313; CWA 303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, June 3, 1998, EPA is required to promulgate rule 90 
days after proposal.

Abstract: Under the CWA, States have primary authority in developing 
water quality standards for waters within their jurisdiction. EPA 
maintains oversight authority in that States must submit their water 
quality standards to EPA for review and approval or disapproval. If a 
State's water quality standards are not consistent with the 
requirements of the CWA and its supporting regulations, and are 
subsequently disapproved by EPA, the State must revise the disapproved 
water quality standards. If the State does not revise the disapproved 
water quality standards, the CWA authorizes the EPA Administrator to 
promulgate Federal water quality standards to supersede those 
disapproved provisions in the water quality standards.
On March 5, 1998, EPA proposed water quality standards applicable to 
nine stream segments to replace those provisions in Alabama's water 
quality standards that were disapproved in 1986 and in 1991. 
Specifically, EPA proposed use designations consistent with those 
specified in section 101(a) of the CWA to replace the State's assigned 
Agricultural and Industrial Water Supply use. The effect of the 
proposed standards is to replace the State-adopted water quality 
criteria, which protect only for fish survival, with water quality 
criteria based on protection of propagation of fish, aquatic life, and 
wildlife.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/05/98                    63 FR 10799
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4195

Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

RIN: 2040-AD25
_______________________________________________________________________

3773.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC 
CRITERIA FOR PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE--REVISION OF 
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) CRITERIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline:
Other, Judicial, September 27, 1999, Settlement Agreement for 
publication of final rule.

Abstract: EPA is revising the rule promulgated on December 22, 1992, 
(National Toxics Rule or NTR) that established water quality criteria 
for twelve States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that 
has not adopted sufficient chemical-specific numeric criteria for toxic 
pollutants necessary to comply with the Clean Water Act. Among the 
criteria promulgated in the NTR were human health criteria for 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). EPA has proposed and taken comments 
on revisions to the human health criteria for PCBs in the NTR, based on 
the Agency's reassessment of the cancer potency of PCBs.

[[Page 62465]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/02/98                    63 FR 16182
Final Action                    09/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4193

Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2787

RIN: 2040-AD27
_______________________________________________________________________

3774. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE--ROUND II

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 136 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AC70
_______________________________________________________________________

3775. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; INCENTIVES AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501; 33 
USC 1318 Clean Water Act sec 308

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment would require those mills that choose to 
enroll in the Voluntary Advanced Technology Incentives Program in 40 
CFR 430.24(b) to submit a plan (called a Milestone Plan) specifying 
research, construction, and other activities leading to achievement of 
the advanced technology effluent limits, with accompanying dates for 
achieving these milestones.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18795
Final Action                    11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4039

Agency Contact: Donald Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD05
_______________________________________________________________________

3776. ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS 
FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1313 CWA 303

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, November 3, 1997, EPA is required to promulgate 90 
days after proposal.

Abstract: Several municipal entities and one industry in California 
sued the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in 
State court over whether the SWRCB's water quality control plans for 
inland surface waters and enclosed bays and estuaries were adopted in 
compliance with authorizing State law. The court issued its final 
decision in March 1994; the Court agreed with the plaintiffs and found 
that the plans could not remain in effect. The SWRCB was ordered to 
rescind its plans which contain the State's numeric criteria for 
priority toxic pollutants. In the absence of State criteria, the Clean 
Water Act requires the Administrator to promulgate water quality 
criteria for priority toxic pollutants where EPA has issued section 
304(a) criteria guidance when the discharge of such pollutants could 
reasonably be expected to interfere with the State's designated uses.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/05/97                    62 FR 42160
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3504

Agency Contact: Matt Mitchell, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
Region IX, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415 744-2007

RIN: 2040-AC44
_______________________________________________________________________

3777. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING OIL AND GREASE TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE 
ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will amend the Guidelines establishing Test 
Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under section 304(h) of the 
Clean Water Act to replace existing gravimetric test procedures for the 
conventional pollutants, Oil and Grease (40 CFR 401.16) with EPA Method 
1664 consistent with the Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) phaseout requirements 
of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Method 1664 uses normal hexane 
(n-hexane) as the extraction solvent in place of 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2, 
2-trifluoroethane (CFC-113; Freon-113), which is used in current 40 CFR 
136 approved methods for the determination of oil and grease. Presently 
approved methods are EPA Method 413.1 in Methods for Chemical Analysis 
of Water and Wastes (EPA-600/4-79-020) and Method 5520B in Standard 
Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/96                     61 FR 1730
Notice of Data Availability     10/02/97                    62 FR 51621
Final Action                    11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3617

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC63

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3778. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
CYANIDE UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

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 new procedures for the analysis of cyanide 
under the Clean Water Act.
``Cyanides'' is a toxic pollutant as defined in the Clean Water Act 
section 307 and ``total cyanide'' is a priority pollutant listed at 40 
CFR part 423, appendix A. The term total cyanide refers to all forms of 
cyanide, including those forms that are readily bioavailable such as 
free and weakly bound cyanide and those forms that are less 
bioavailable because the cyanide is strongly bound to a metal ion. EPA 
Method 335.1, Cyanides Amenable to Chlorination (CATC), is currently 
approved for the measurement of free and weakly complexed forms of 
cyanides. EPA Methods 335.2 and 335.3 are currently approved for 
measurement of total cyanides.
EPA Methods 335.1 and 335.3 call for hour-long distillation, 
chlorination requiring an hour, and two separate aliquots of a given 
sample distilled and analyzed independently to determine the CATC 
levels. In order to improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of cyanide 
measurements, EPA proposed new test procedures for the determination of 
cyanides.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/07/98                    63 FR 36809
Final Action                    05/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3701

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC76
_______________________________________________________________________

3779. INCREASED METHOD FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST PROCEDURES APPROVED FOR 
CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE MONITORING UNDER 40 CFR PART 136

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would highlight the flexibility 
already contained in the 600 and 1600 series of EPA Methods that are 
currently approved for Clean Water Act compliance monitoring under 40 
CFR part 136, ``Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the 
Analysis of Pollutants.'' These methods typically contain a statement 
that ``In recognition of advances that are occurring in analytical 
technology, and to allow the analyst to overcome sample matrix 
interferences, the analyst is permitted certain options to improve 
separations or lower the costs of measurements. These options include 
alternate extraction, concentration, cleanup procedures, and changes in 
columns and detectors ....'' The methods further require the analyst to 
demonstrate that the method modifications will not adversely affect the 
quality of data by generating quality control results that meet the 
specifications contained in the method. Despite this stated 
flexibility, the Agency has found that many NPDES and pretreatment 
permitting authorities are not aware of this flexibility when issuing 
or enforcing NPDES and pretreatment permits. Therefore, this regulatory 
action will highlight the existing method flexibility and clarify EPA's 
position regarding its application. This action will also extend this 
flexibility to other methods currently approved under 40 CFR part 136. 
The purpose of extending this flexibility to other methods is to (1) 
increase consistency between methods, (2) provide for increased 
recognition of advances in analytical technology, and (3) reduce costs 
associated with analytical measurements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3714

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________

3780. PERFORMANCE BASED MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (PBMS) PROCEDURES AND 
GUIDANCE FOR TEST PROCEDURES AT 40 CFR PART 136

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will establish the use of performance- 
based measurement procedures and guidance for incorporation of third 
party-developed test methods for use in Clean Water Act compliance 
monitoring under 40 CFR part 136, Guidelines Establishing Test 
Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants. The new procedures would 
include guidance concerning the format, content, QA/QC, and data 
validation requirements for methods submitted for consideration. This 
regulatory action would also describe increased program guidance in the 
form of a clearinghouse, technical bulletins, and/or guidance documents 
geared towards clarifying technical and policy issues associated with 
the use of test methods approved for use in the program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/28/97                    62 FR 14975
Final Action                    12/00/98

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3713

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________

3781. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE ONE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 304(h); 33 USC 
1361(a) Clean Water Act sec 501(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action will amend the Guidelines Establishing 
Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants under 40 CFR 136 to 
approve new procedures for the analysis of miscellaneous metals, 
anions, and volatile organics under the Clean Water Act (CWA). These 
methods are used for implementing water quality based permits under the 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the CWA. 
This action will not have a significant economic impact on State, 
local, or tribal governments, or small businesses. This regulation will 
approve test procedures to be used in measuring this group of compounds 
under the NPDES Program unless the Regional Administrator approves an 
alternative procedure. EPA plans to segment the rulemaking into two 
phases to accommodate different amounts of data for the long list of 
compounds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/18/95                    60 FR 53988
Final Action                    11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3155

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC95
_______________________________________________________________________

3782. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE CLEAN WATER 
ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 et seq Clean Water Act sec 304 (h); 33 
USC 1314(h) Clean Water Act sec 501 (a); 33 USC 1361(a)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, February 18, 1999, Judicial settlement Agreement in 
NDRC v EPA- No. 92-1415 (D.C. Cir.).

Abstract: This regulatory action would amend the ``Guidelines 
Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants'' under 40 
CFR 136 to approve EPA Method 1631 for the determination of mercury at 
EPA's recommended water quality criteria levels. 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 allow a particular water body to meet 
the State's designated water quality standard. Because the methods 
currently approved under 40 CFR part 136 were designed primarily to 
support technology-based permitting needs, and because these 
technology-based levels are as much as two orders of magnitude higher 
than water quality-based criteria for metals, approval of new EPA test 
procedures is necessary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/98                    63 FR 28867
Final Action                    03/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4048

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]
  
Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.m[email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD07
_______________________________________________________________________

3783. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRIES 
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 137 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AB97
_______________________________________________________________________

3784. UNIFORM NATIONAL DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR ARMED FORCES VESSELS - 
PHASE I

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Water Act sec 312(n) as amended

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 139

Legal Deadline:
Final, Statutory, February 10, 1998.

Abstract: Section 312 of the CWA, as amended by the 1996 Defense 
Authorization Act, requires EPA and the Department of Defense, in 
consultation with other Federal agencies and affected States, to 
develop Uniform National Discharge Standards (UNDS) for discharges from 
armed forces vessels. These regulations will enable the Navy to design 
vessels to one protective uniform standard, instead of attempting to 
conform to diverse State standards. Promulgation of uniform standards 
may result in innovative waste management technologies that can be 
transferred to the private sector. The first phase of the legislation 
requires promulgation of joint regulations that specify which 
discharges require regulation, which

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entail the use of marine pollution control devices, as well as those 
which will not require regulation. Marine pollution control devices may 
be a piece of equipment designed to control a particular waste stream, 
or a management practice that would reduce the impacts of a discharge. 
The Navy and EPA will determine the nature and environmental effects of 
vessel discharges, as well as the practicability of installing marine 
pollution control devices for those discharges that require regulation. 
This regulation applies only to vessels of the armed forces, and 
therefore will have no impact on small businesses. State governments 
will be involved in the rulemaking process as this rule may impact 
State standards, if any exist, by taking precedence over those 
standards for vessels of the armed forces. The uniform national 
standards proposed by this action will regulate those liquid vessel 
discharges that would have adverse impacts on the marine environment. 
If there is new information that suggests the standard should be 
changed, a State may submit a petition for review to EPA and DoD 
concerning any standard promulgated under this action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/25/98                    63 FR 45297
Final Action                    04/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3925

Agency Contact: Elizabeth Beiring, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8484

RIN: 2040-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________

3785. NPDES WASTEWATER PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS AND REGULATORY REVISIONS 
FOR MUNICIPAL DISCHARGES AND SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 138 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AB39
_______________________________________________________________________

3786. NPDES COMPREHENSIVE STORMWATER PHASE II REGULATIONS

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 139 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AC82
_______________________________________________________________________

3787. COMPARISON OF DREDGED MATERIAL TO REFERENCE SEDIMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1344 Clean Water Act sec 404

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 230

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would revise the testing provisions of the Clean 
Water Act section 404(b)(1) Guidelines to provide for comparisons 
between dredged material proposed for discharge and reference sediment. 
Reference sediment would be defined as sediment that reflects 
conditions at the disposal site had no dredged material disposal ever 
occurred there. Because the disposal site itself is currently used as 
the point of comparison, this action would make a technical improvement 
in assessing cumulative impacts and help make dredged material testing 
under section 404 more consistent with that conducted for ocean 
disposal, which currently employs a reference sediment approach. This 
action is not expected to have a significant impact on state, local, or 
tribal governments or small business, as the action will be limited to 
Corps projects and permit applications for which dredged material 
testing is necessary, and because the effect of the action will be 
limited to changing the location of an otherwise collected sample.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/04/95                      60 FR 419
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3288

Agency Contact: John Goodin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9910

RIN: 2040-AC14
_______________________________________________________________________

3788. AMENDMENTS TO ROUND I FINAL SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR DISPOSAL RULE--
PHASE ONE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1251 Clean Water Act sec 101; 33 USC 1345 
Clean Water Act sec 405

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA is amending the Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or 
Disposal Regulation in two phases (i.e., Phase One and Phase Two). 
Phase I will respond to minor comments received on the Final Sewage 
Sludge Use or Disposal Round I Rule (part 503), correct some 
publication errors, and include some technical amendments. This action 
will modify the existing regulation to make the requirements for sewage 
sludge incinerators self-implementing and provide the regulated 
community flexibility in meeting other Part 503 requirements. The 
changes should not have any adverse impact on State, local, or tribal 
government or small businesses because no additional requirements are 
being imposed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/25/95                    60 FR 54771
Final Action                    11/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3497

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589

RIN: 2040-AC29

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_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Clean Water Act (CWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3789.  EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND STANDARDS FOR THE 
FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, SWINE AND POULTRY SUBCATEGORIES, AND 
NPDES REGULATION FOR CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 
33 USC 1318; 33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 412; 40 CFR 122.23

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1999, Effluent Guideline.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001, Effluent Guideline.

Abstract: Feedlot operations are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 412 and concentrated animal feeding 
operations (CAFOs) are covered by regulations at 40 CFR part 122.23. 
This action will revise the existing regulations for two of the 
effluent guidelines subcategories to address swine and poultry 
operations and the NPDES regulation for concentrated animal feeding 
operations. The existing regulations, which require the largest 
confined animal feeding operations to achieve zero discharge of wastes 
to surface waters except for certain storm related discharges, have not 
been sufficient to resolve water quality impairment from feedlot 
operations. Swine and poultry operations have been identified as 
substantial contributors of nutrients in surface waters that have 
severe anoxia (low levels of dissolved oxygen) and problem algae 
blooms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  11221 Hog and Pig Farming; 11232 Broilers and Other 
Meat Type Chicken Production; 11231 Chicken Egg Production; 112112 
Cattle Feedlots

Additional Information: SAN No. 4153

Agency Contact: Jan Goodwin, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7152
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]
Roberta Parry, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4303, 
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2879
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD19
_______________________________________________________________________

3790.  EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE 
FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, DAIRY AND BEEF CATTLE SUBCATEGORIES

Priority:  Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1211; 33 USC 1214; 33 USC 1317; 33 USC 1318; 
33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 412

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2002.

Abstract: Feedlot operations are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 412. This new regulatory action will revise 
the existing regulations for two of the subcategories--dairy and beef 
cattle operations. The existing regulations, which require the largest 
confined animal feeding operations to achieve zero discharge of wastes 
to surface waters except for certain storm related discharges, have not 
been sufficient to resolve water quality impairment from feedlot 
operations. Beef and dairy cattle operations represent a large segment 
of the feedlot industry and have been identified as substantial 
contributors of nutrients in surface waters that have severe anoxia 
(low levels of dissolved oxygen) and affect drinking water sources in 
the western and central regions of the country.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/00
Final Action                    12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4167

Agency Contact: Ron Jordan, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7115
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD21
_______________________________________________________________________

3791.  REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE 
COAL MINING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311; 33 USC 1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 
33 USC 1361

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 434

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, December 31, 1999.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2001.

Abstract: Coal mining discharges are covered by existing effluent 
guidelines at 40 CFR part 434. This new regulatory action will revise 
the existing regulations to address two new subcategories: coal 
remining and Western coal mining. The existing regulations do not cover 
remining operations, which, when appropriately planned and regulated, 
will improve effluent quality from abandoned mine lands while 
reclaiming them and prevent disturbance of unexploited lands. Advances 
in treatment technologies and Best Management Practices pertinent to 
coal mines in the arid West show promise of being more protective of 
water quality.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4168

Agency Contact: Joe Vitalis, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7172
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD24

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_______________________________________________________________________

3792. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC CRITERIA FOR 
PRIORITY TOXIC POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final                   05/04/95                    60 FR 22229
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts
Phone: 202 260-2787

RIN: 2040-AC55
_______________________________________________________________________

3793. SELENIUM CRITERION MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION FOR WATER QUALITY 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 132

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/96                    61 FR 58444
NPRM                            12/16/96                    61 FR 66007
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Mark Morris
Phone: 202 260-0312

RIN: 2040-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________

3794. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE METAL PRODUCTS AND 
MACHINERY CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2

Priority:  Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 438

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (Phase 1)                  05/30/95                    60 FR 28210
NPRM (Consolidated Phase 1 and 
2)                              10/00/00
Final                           12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Steven Geil
Phone: 202 260-9817
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AB79
_______________________________________________________________________

3795. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 
CLEANING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 442

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/25/98                    63 FR 34685
Final Action                    06/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: John Tinger
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AB98
_______________________________________________________________________

3796. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR LANDFILLS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 445

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6425
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Mike Ebner
Phone: 202 260-5397
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC23
_______________________________________________________________________

3797. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL WASTE COMBUSTORS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 444

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/06/98                     63 FR 6391
Final Action                    11/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Samantha Hopkins
Phone: 202 260-7149
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD03
_______________________________________________________________________

3798. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, AND 
PAPERBOARD CATEGORY, PHASE II

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/17/93                    58 FR 66078
Final Action                    02/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: J. Troy Swackhammer
Phone: 202 260-7128
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________

3799.  EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER, 
AND PAPERBOARD CATEGORY; MONITORING AMENDMENT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 1311 Clean Water Act sec 301; 33 USC 1314 
Clean Water Act sec 304; 33 USC 1316 Clean Water Act sec 306; 33 USC 
1317 Clean

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Water Act sec 307; 33 USC 1361 Clean Water Act sec 501; 33 USC 1318 
Clean Water Act sec 308

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This amendment would provide for a certification in lieu of 
monitoring for one pollutant, chloroform, for mills using certain 
processes, which are specified. Basically, this amendment would apply 
to elemental chlorine-free mills, allowing them to submit a 
certification based on process changes and operational controls to 
demonstrate compliance with the chloroform limitation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/15/98                    63 FR 18796
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4192

Agency Contact: Donald Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7189
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD23
_______________________________________________________________________

3800. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS REGULATION--REVISION

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 131

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/07/98                    63 FR 36741
NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Robert Wood
Phone: 202 260-9536

RIN: 2040-AC56
_______________________________________________________________________

3801. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING WHOLE EFFLUENT TOXICITY WEST COAST TEST 
PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC54
_______________________________________________________________________

3802. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CO-PLANAR AND MONO-ORTHO-
SUBSTITUTED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136; 40 CFR 503

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]
Maria Gomez-Taylor
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD09
_______________________________________________________________________

3803. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 
MISCELLANEOUS METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN 
WATER ACT, PHASE TWO

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/18/95                    60 FR 53988
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD12
_______________________________________________________________________

3804. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE--ROUND III

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 124

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Thomas Charlton
Phone: 202 260-6960
Fax: 202 260-1460

RIN: 2040-AC84

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_______________________________________________________________________

3805. STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE (ROUND II)

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 503

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/99
Final Action                    12/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin
Phone: 202 260-7589

RIN: 2040-AC25
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Clean Water Act (CWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3806. 1998 EFFLUENT GUIDELINES PLAN

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/04/98                    63 FR 47285

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Eric Strassler
Phone: 202 260-7150
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD16
_______________________________________________________________________

3807. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL 
MANUFACTURING CATEGORY

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 439

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/21/98                    63 FR 50387

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Frank Hund
Phone: 202 260-7182
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AA13
_______________________________________________________________________

3808. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE PESTICIDE CHEMICALS 
MANUFACTURING AMENDMENT; PRETREATMENT STANDARDS; NEW AND EXISTING 
SOURCES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 455

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               07/22/98                    63 FR 39439

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Shari Zuskin
Phone: 202 260-7130
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD01
_______________________________________________________________________

3809. STREAMLINING REVISIONS TO THE WATER QUALITY PLANNING AND 
MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 130

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn - Superseded by RIN 
2040-AD22, SAN No. 4145.        08/25/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Amy Josin
Phone: 202 260-7058

RIN: 2040-AC65
_______________________________________________________________________

3810. STREAMLINING THE STATE SEWAGE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 501

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/24/98                    63 FR 45113

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Wendy Bell
Phone: 202 260-9534

RIN: 2040-AC87

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_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)         Proposed Rule Stage
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3811. DRINKING WATER UNREGULATED CONTAMINANT MONITORING PROGRAM

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  43 USC 300(f) et seq; PL 104-182

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141.35(a) to (d); 40 CFR 141.40(a) to (n)

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999, See Additional Information.

Abstract: The Unregulated Contaminant Regulation is required by the 
Safe Drinking Water Act as amended in 1996. Under these amendments EPA 
is required to publish a list of not more than 30 unregulated 
contaminants which public water supply systems are to monitor to 
determine, on a national basis, the location, concentration and related 
information regarding the occurrence of these contaminants and their 
potential for migrating to sources of public drinking water. The 
Amendments further require EPA to issue regulations which establish 
criteria for listing contaminants and for carrying out the Unregulated 
Contaminant Monitoring Program.
The results of the unregulated contaminant monitoring data are to be 
used by the Agency in determining which contaminants pose the greatest 
risks to human health and, if necessary, in setting priorities for 
their regulation. Conversely, contaminants that potentially pose risk 
to human health but are not found in drinking water supplies may be 
removed from consideration for regulation under the Safe Drinking Water 
Act.
The requirement to monitor for unregulated contaminants was first 
established by the 1986 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. 
Under the 1986 Amendments, the Agency required by regulation as many as 
48 contaminants to be monitored. In addition, only public water systems 
serving 500 persons or fewer were exempt from monitoring provided that 
they made their facilities available for the States to monitor. 
Furthermore, repeat monitoring was required every 5 years.
The 1996 Amendments reduce the burden upon public water systems in 
several ways. First, the Amendments limit the number of contaminants 
that can be on the unregulated contaminant monitoring list to 30 or 
fewer. Second, instead of requiring all systems to monitor for 
unregulated contaminants, the amendments require that only a 
representative sample of systems serving 10,000 persons monitor. The 
SDWA Amendments authorize the States to develop the representative 
sample monitoring plans. Finally, the SDWA Amendments authorize EPA to 
pay for the reasonable cost of sample analysis for the small public 
water systems if funds are appropriated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/98
Final Rule                      08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Sectors Affected:  22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Additional Information: SAN No. 4131
Legal Description: Statutory deadline for list of 30 or fewer 
unregulated contaminants to be issued.

Agency Contact: Charles Job, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7084
Fax: 202 260-3762
  
Yvette Selby, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, 
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4050
Fax: 202 260-3762

RIN: 2040-AD15
_______________________________________________________________________

3812. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADON

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 123 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________

3813. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND WATER RULE

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 124 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________

3814. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM PUBLIC NOTIFICATION REGULATION

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 125 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AD06
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3815. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR CERTAIN PESTICIDES AND MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300f Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1401; 42 USC 
300g-1 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In promulgating National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, 
EPA includes analytical methods for determination of regulated drinking 
water contaminants. EPA approved methods include EPA methods, Standard 
Methods (methods evaluated and recommended for use by the America 
Public Health Association (APHA)), American Society for Testing and 
Materials (ASTM) Methods, United States Geological Survey (USGS) 
Methods and others. Periodically, the Agency updates and revises 
methods to incorporate newer technologies. Standard setting 
organizations such as APHA, ASTM, and USGS also routinely revise and 
update methods.
In this regulatory effort, EPA proposes to approve new methods or newer 
versions of existing methods for total coliforms, E. coli, and acid 
herbicides. At the same time, the Agency will

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withdraw approval of selected outdated methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/31/98                    63 FR 41133
Final Action                    08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4044
This regulation was split from RIN 2040-AC77, SAN 3726.

Agency Contact: Jeanne Campbell, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4603, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7770

RIN: 2040-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________

3816. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: STAGE I DISINFECTANT/
DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS RULE

Regulatory Plan:  This entry is Seq. No. 140 in Part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.

RIN: 2040-AB82
_______________________________________________________________________

3817. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS FOR LEAD AND COPPER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-1 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA will promulgate revisions to the National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper published June 7, 1991. 
The basic lead and copper regulations will remain intact; however, EPA 
will promulgate minor revisions to refine specific requirements and 
improve implementation of the rule. Some of these revisions are 
deregulatory in nature, in that they will lessen monitoring 
requirements for public water systems which have consistently shown 
very low levels of lead and copper at the tap. EPA also plans to 
promulgate changes that will provide many community water systems more 
flexibility in the delivery of lead public education requirements, and 
allow States to invalidate inappropriate samples. Other revisions would 
promote consistent national implementation by clarifying the monitoring 
requirements that apply in different circumstances. Finally, EPA plans 
to respond to a remand in American Water Works Association v. EPA, 40 
F.3D 1266 (DC Circuit 1994), on portions of the Lead and Copper 
regulation by promulgating a revised definition of control as it 
applies to lead service line replacement and to address the current 
exemption of transient non-community water systems from coverage under 
the rule. Nationally, EPA estimates the changes will not affect the 
cost or benefits of the Lead and Copper Rule significantly. State 
governments may experience a minor increase in costs as a result of 
these revisions. Many local and tribal governments and small businesses 
that operate public water systems should experience a small decrease in 
annual costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/12/96                    61 FR 16348
NOA                             04/22/98                    63 FR 20038
NOA                             08/18/98                    63 FR 44214
Final Action                    12/00/98

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3440

Agency Contact: Judy Lebowich, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7595

RIN: 2040-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________

3818. REFORMATTING OF DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority:  Info./Admin./Other

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300g-1 Safe Drinking Water Act sec 1412

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule reformats the current drinking water regulations to 
make them easier to understand and follow. This rule is not intended to 
change any of the regulatory requirements. The rule affects State, 
local and tribal governments in that it makes the rules easier to 
implement and thus facilitates their jobs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               06/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3563

Agency Contact: Carl Kessler, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4603, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3995

RIN: 2040-AC41
_______________________________________________________________________

3819. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: INTERIM ENHANCED 
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

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

RIN: 2040-AC91
_______________________________________________________________________

3820. MANAGEMENT OF CLASS V INJECTION WELLS UNDER PART C OF THE SAFE 
DRINKING WATER ACT

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300h Safe Drinking Water Act 1421 to 1425

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 144; 40 CFR 145; 40 CFR 146

Legal Deadline:
NPRM, Judicial, July 18, 1998.
Final, Statutory, August 30, 1999.

Abstract: The EPA proposed changes to the Class V Underground Injection 
Control (UIC) regulations that would add new requirements for three 
categories of Class V wells that pose a high risk when located in 
ground water-based source water protection areas being delineated by 
States under the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). 
EPA proposed these new requirements to

[[Page 62475]]

address three categories of wells that it has identified as posing a 
high risk of ground water contamination based on available information. 
Class V wells that would be impacted by the proposed regulation include 
motor vehicle waste disposal wells, industrial waste disposal wells, 
and cesspools in ground water-based source water protection areas. 
Targeting the requirements to those wells will achieve substantial 
protection of underground sources of drinking water.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/28/95                    60 FR 44652
Reproposal                      07/29/98                    63 FR 40585
Final                           08/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 2778

Agency Contact: Robin Delehanty, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Water, 4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1993

RIN: 2040-AB83
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3821.  FILTER BACKWASH RECYCLING REGULATION

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Safe Drinking Water Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulation will control the recycle, or reintroduction, 
of filter backwash and other waste water streams into the influent 
(untreated source waters entering the treatment plant) of public 
utilities. The regulation is required by the 1996 amendments to the 
Safe Drinking Water Act. The regulation is necessary to protect against 
outbreaks of waterborne microbial disease that can occur during normal 
treatment plant operation, operational upsets, or times of poor source 
water quality. The regulation will provide another barrier to prevent 
occurrence of microbial pathogens in finished drinking water supplies.
Systems of all sizes, including package plants, will be covered by the 
regulation. Conventional, direct, and in-line filtration plants, as 
well as absorption clarification plants, will be covered by the final 
rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4146

Agency Contact: William Hamele, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2584

RIN: 2040-AD17
_______________________________________________________________________

3822.  LONG TERM 1 ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Safe Drinking Water Act

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 
require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National 
Primary Drinking Water Regulations for contaminants that may have an 
adverse public health effect and that present a meaningful opportunity 
for health risk reduction. The Agency's goal in the Long Term 1 
Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) is to reduce the risk 
from microbial contaminants in public surface water systems that serve 
10,000 people or less. In order to accomplish this, the rule will focus 
on turbidity reduction through filtration optimization, and continued 
microbial protection through the disinfection benchmark (i.e. a 
measurement of current Giardia inactivation). In November 1998, EPA 
will promulgate an Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 
(IESWTR) , which focuses on these same public health goals and is 
applicable to public surface water systems serving greater than 10,000 
people. Also, like the IESWTR, the LT1ESWTR will reflect the 
fundamental principle that new standards for control of disinfection 
byproducts (i.e. compliance with the Stage 1 DBP rule) must not result 
in significant increases in microbial risk.
To develop the LT1ESWTR, EPA will use the template of the Interim 
Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) as a starting point. EPA 
will then determine if the unit costs and principles for reduction in 
turbidity used to develop the IESWTR will be appropriate for the 
LT1ESWTR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4147

Agency Contact: Valerie Blank, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8376
Email: [email protected]
Steve Potts, Environmental Protection Agency, Water
Phone: 202 260-5015
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD18
_______________________________________________________________________

3823.  DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 300 et seq SDWA 1452 (g)(3)

CFR Citation:  Not yet determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 (Pub. 
L. 104-182) authorize a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to 
assist public water systems in financing the costs of infrastructure 
needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements and to 
further the public health objectives of the Act. Section 1452(a)(1) 
authorizes the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) to award capitalization grants to States, which in turn 
provide low cost loans

[[Page 62476]]

and other types of assistance to eligible systems. A State determines 
the portion of the funds from the capitalization grant to conduct set-
aside activities and the remaining grant monies are deposited into the 
project Fund to finance infrastructure projects.
Each State has considerable flexibility, with minimum Federal 
requirements imposed, to determine the design of its DWSRF program and 
to direct funding toward its most pressing compliance and public health 
needs. This regulation is intended to codify the DWSRF Final Guidelines 
published in February, 1997 which explain: what States must do to 
receive a DWSRF capitalization grant; what States may do with Federal 
capitalization grant funds; what States may do with funds the law 
intends for activities other than project construction (set-asides); 
and the roles of both the States and EPA in managing and administering 
the program.
The DWSRF program helps to ensure that the nation's drinking water 
supplies remain safe and affordable, that drinking water systems that 
receive funding are properly operated and maintained, and that 
permanent institutions exist in each State to provide financial support 
for drinking water needs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              11/00/99
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4152

Agency Contact: Kimberley Roy, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4606, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2794
Fax: 202 260-4656
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AD20
_______________________________________________________________________

3824. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC

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

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Plan Arsenic Study              12/24/96                    61 FR 67800
NPRM                            01/00/00
Final Action                    01/00/01

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Irene Dooley
Phone: 202 260-9531
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AB75
_______________________________________________________________________

3825. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: SULFATE

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/20/94                    59 FR 65578
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: James Taft
Phone: 202 260-5519

RIN: 2040-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________

3826. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER STANDARDS FOR ALDICARB

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00
Final Action                    00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: James Taft
Phone: 202 260-5519

RIN: 2040-AC13
_______________________________________________________________________

3827. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: RADIUM, URANIUM, 
ALPHA, BETA AND PHOTON EMITTERS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/30/86                    51 FR 34836
NPRM                            07/18/91                    56 FR 33050
Final Action                    11/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Huber
Phone: 202 260-9566

RIN: 2040-AC98
_______________________________________________________________________

3828. STREAMLINING DRINKING WATER MONITORING REQUIREMENTS

Priority:  Other Significant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/03/97                    62 FR 36099
Noticeof Review                 07/30/98                    63 FR 40709
NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Ed Thomas
Phone: 202 260-0910
Fax: 202 260-4656

RIN: 2040-AC73

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Completed Actions
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3829. REVISION OF EXISTING VARIANCES AND EXEMPTIONS REGULATION TO COMPLY 
WITH REQUIREMENTS OF THE SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/14/98                    63 FR 43833

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Andrew J. Hudock
Phone: 202 564-6032
Fax: 202 564-0024

RIN: 2020-AA37
_______________________________________________________________________

3830. REVISIONS TO STATE PRIMACY REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT FEDERAL 
DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 142.10; 40 CFR 142.11; 40 CFR 142.12; 40 CFR 
141.2; 40 CFR 142.2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/28/98                    63 FR 23362

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jennifer Melch
Phone: 202 260-7035
Fax: 202 260-0732

RIN: 2040-AD00
_______________________________________________________________________

3831. NATIONAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: 
ANALYTIC METHODS FOR ORGANIC, INORGANIC AND MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS 
AND PESTICIDES

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               09/03/98                    63 FR 47097

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Jitendra Saxena
Phone: 202 260-9579

RIN: 2040-AC77
_______________________________________________________________________

3832. DRINKING WATER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT REGULATIONS

Priority:  Other Significant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142.10; 40 CFR 142.16; 40 CFR 142.72; 
40 CFR 142.78

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/19/98                    63 FR 44512

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Francoise Brasier
Phone: 202 260-5668
Fax: 202 260-0732
Email: [email protected]

RIN: 2040-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________

3833. SAFE DRINKING WATER PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM PROGRAM: CITIZEN 
COLLECTION ACTION; NOTICE OF COMPLAINT SEEKING REVIEW OF PENALTY ORDER

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 135

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               09/08/98                    63 FR 48075

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: David Drelich
Phone: 202 564-2949

RIN: 2020-AA35
_______________________________________________________________________
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)           Long-Term Actions
Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3834. REVISIONS TO OCEAN DUMPING REGULATIONS FOR DREDGED MATERIAL

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

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing 
Government effort. It will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or 
duplication, or streamline requirements.

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 225; 40 CFR 227; 40 CFR 228

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            00/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: David Redford
Phone: 202 260-9179

RIN: 2040-AB62

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)            Final Rule Stage
Shore Protection Act (SPA)
_______________________________________________________________________

3835. SHORE PROTECTION ACT, SECTION 4103(B) REGULATIONS

Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  33 USC 2601 Shore Protection Act of 1988; PL 100-688 
sec 4103(b)

CFR Citation:  40 CFR 237

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Shore Protection Act (SPA) and 
is designed to prevent the deposit of municipal and commercial waste 
into U.S. Coastal Waters. This rule establishes minimum waste handling 
practices for vessels and waste handling facilities involved in the 
transport of municipal or commercial wastes in the coastal waters of 
the U.S. The rule may require certain vessels and waste handling 
facilities to develop an operation and maintenance manual that 
identifies procedures to prevent, report, and clean up deposits of 
waste into coastal waters. State and local governments and businesses 
involved with the vessel transportation and shore side handling of 
these wastes would be affected by this rule.
Currently no tribes are known to be involved in waste handling of this 
type; therefore none would be affected by this rule. In regards to 
small businesses, EPA has provided guidance on development of operation 
and maintenance manuals and encourages the use and documentation of 
existing industry practices that meet or exceed the EPA proposed 
minimum waste handling standards. All indications are that this 
regulation as proposed would have a minimal economic impact. This 
regulation will result in reduction of municipal and commercial wastes 
deposited in coastal waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/30/94                    59 FR 44798
Final                           02/00/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2820

Agency Contact: Deborah Lebow, Environmental Protection Agency, Water, 
4504F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6419

RIN: 2040-AB85
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