vvEPA
United States
Environmental Protection
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Office Of Policy, Economics,
And Innovation
(2136 A)
EPA230-Z-00-001 V
Reprinted —Federal Register
April 2000
              Environmental Protection Agency
              April 2000 Agenda Of
              Regulatory And
              Deregulatory Actions
         EPA believes that if the people affected by rules
     take part in developing them, we will produce rules that
      are clearer, less burdensome, and more effective   .

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April 2000 Agenda  of Regulatory and Deregulatory
                           Actions
              We must inform and involve those who
              must live with the decisions we make -
                the communities, the industries, the
                     people of this country.
                           Administrator
                          Carol M. Browner
                         United States
                Environmental Protection  Agency

           Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation
                          April 2000
                                        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                                        Region 5, Library (PL-12J)
                                        77 West Jackson Boulevard, 12th Floor
                                        CMcagoJL  60604-3590

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY

40 CFR Ch. I
FRL-6549-2

April 2000 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:
• 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 take part in developing
them, we will produce rules that are
clearer, less burdensome, and more
effective.
TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA MAILING
LIST: If you would like to receive copies
of future Agendas, please contact Janice
Gray-Ndunguru (2136), 1200
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington,
DC 20460; or
gray-ndunguru.janice@epa.gov; or by
phone at (202) 564-6572. There is no
charge for the Agenda.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We
welcome your comments and
suggestions. If you have questions or
comments about a particular rule, please
get in touch with the agency contact
listed for that rule. If you have general
comments or questions about the EPA's
mlemaking process, please direct them
to: Philip Schwartz (2136),
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington,
DC 20460; phone: (202) 564-6564; e-
mail: schwartz.philip@epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Table of Contents
   The Rulemaking Process
   EPA's Regulatory Philosophy and
     Priorities
   What Actions Are Included in the
     Agenda?
   How Is the Agenda Organized?
   What Information Is in Agenda Entries?
   Impacts on Small Entities
   Accessing Federal Register Documents
     via the Internet and via Email
                     The Rulemaking Process
                       Congress has created a number of
                     requirements that agencies must meet
                     when they issue regulations. These
                     requirements are designed to support
                     the creation 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. You can find
                     information on many of these statutes at
                     http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/.
                       President Clinton has also ordered
                     that we meet a number of requirements
                     when we issue regulations. Of particular
                     significance for EPA rulemakings are
                     Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory
                     Planning and Review), 13045
                     (Children's Health Protection), 13084
                     (Consultation and Coordination with
                     Indian Tribal Governments), and 13132
                     (Federalism). You can find information
                     on these and other Executive orders at
                     http://library.whitehouse.gov/.
                       We encourage you to take part in the
                     rulemaking process to make your views
                     known and help us craft rules that:
                     • Protect human health,
                     • Preserve and enhance the
                       environment, and
                     • Meet environmental goals without
                       being unnecessarily burdensome.
                       In addition to contacting the expert
                     responsible for developing a particular
                     rule, you also can comment on proposed
                     rules that we publish in the Federal
                     Register. Once we have proposed a rule,
                     we will consider your comments and
                     address them before issuing a final rule.
                     To be most effective, comments should
                     contain information and data that
                     support your position, and you  should
                     also explain why we should incorporate
                     your suggestion in the final rule. You
                     can be particularly helpful and
                     persuasive if you provide  examples to
                     illustrate your concerns and offer
                     specific alternatives.
                       The Agenda also includes some of our
                     more  important guidance  documents.
                     While these documents are not  legally
                     binding on EPA or outside parties, they
                     will guide our thinking in major policy
                     areas. We invite you to take part 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, tribes, 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 (64 FR 64023; and
online at
http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ciirdemo/
ua/AgendaOctoberl 999/web	pages/
priority/pfile-14.html).
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;
  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 Special Review
  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.

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  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 Is the Agenda Organized?
  In accordance with Executive Order
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.
  We have organized the Agenda:
• 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 14 sections deal with
13 laws that EPA administers and a
fourteenth broader section called
"General" that includes cross-cutting
actions, such as rules authorized by
multiple statutes and general
acquisition rules:
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-KnowAct
  (EPCRA)
7. Chemical Safety Information, Site
  Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief
  Act
8. The Resource Conservation and
  Recovery Act (RCRA)
9. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
10. The Comprehensive Environmental
  Response, Compensation, and
  Liability Act Superfund (CERCLA)
11. The Clean Water Act (CWA)
12. The Safe Drinking Water Act
  (SDWA)
13. The Marine Protection, Research,
  and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)
14. The Shore Protection Act (SPA)
  In each of these 14 sections, there are
up to 5 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, announcement of
  reviews of existing regulations
  required by section 610 of the
  Regulatory Flexibility Act, requests
  for public comment on the need for
  regulatory action, or important
  preregulatory policy proposals.
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 rulemakings for which the
  next scheduled regulatory action is
  after March 2001.
5. Completed Actions—This section
  contains actions that have been
  promulgated and published  in the
  Federal Register since publication of
  the November 1999 Agenda. It also
  includes actions that we are  no longer
  considering. If an action appears in
  the completed section, it will not
  appear in future Agendas unless we
  decide to initiate action again, in
  which case it will appear as  a new
  entry. EPA also announces the results
  of our Regulatory Flexibility Act
  section 610 reviews in this section of
  the Agenda.
What Information Is in Agenda Entries?
  Agenda entries include  the following
information, where applicable:
Sequence Number: This indicates where
the entry appears in the Agenda.
Title: Titles for new entries (those that
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.
  OMB reviews all economically
  significant rules under Executive
  Order 12866.

  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 Executive Order 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; or
  • 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 the congressional
review provisions of the Small Business
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
(SBREFA) (5 U.S.C.  801; Public Law.
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
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Rulemaking, a Final Action, or some
other action.
Abstract: A brief description of the
problem the regulation will address; the
need for a Federal solution; to the extent
available, the alternatives that the
agency is considering to address the
problem; and the potential advantages
and disadvantages of the action.
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. For some entries, the
timetable indicates that the date of the
next action  is "to be determined."
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Indicates whether EPA has
prepared or anticipates that it will be
preparing a regulatory flexibility
analysis under section 603 or 604 of the
Regulatory Flexibility Act. Generally,
such an analysis is required for
proposed or final rules that EPA
believes may have a significant
economic impact on a substantial
number of small entities.
Small Entities Affected: Indicates
whether we expect the rule to have any
effect on small entities.
Government Levels Affected: Indicates
whether we expect the rule to have any
effect on levels of government and, if so,
whether the governments are  State,
local, tribal, or Federal.
Federalism  Implications: Indicates
whether the action is expected to have
substantial  direct effects on the States,
on the relationship between the national
government and the States, or on the
distribution of power and
responsibilities among the various
levels of government.
Unfunded Mandates: Section 202 of the
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
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 we expect to exceed the section 202
threshold, 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 used by OMB to identify and track
                     rulemakings.
                     Impacts on Small Entities
                     Rules Under Development Expected To
                     Have Some Impact on Small Entities,
                     but Not a Significant Impact on a
                     Substantial Number
                       In the "Small Entities Affected"
                     section, we indicate whether we expect
                     an action will have an impact on small
                     businesses, governments, or nonprofit
                     organizations, but one which is less
                     than a significant impact on a
                     substantial number. In the second index
                     at the end of the Agenda, we list all
                     actions that we believe will not have a
                     significant impact on a substantial
                     number of small entities but which will
                     have some impact on small entities.
                     Regulatory Flexibility Act
                     Considerations: Rules Expected To Have
                     a Significant Impact on a Substantial
                     Number of Small Entities
                       The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)
                     as amended by the Small Business
                     Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
                     (SBREFA) requires that we pay
                     particular attention to the impact of
                     regulations on small entities (i.e., small
                     businesses, small governmental
                     jurisdictions, and small nonprofit
                     organizations). The RFA/SBREFA
                     applies  to rules we are now developing
                     and requires us to:
                     1. Convene a Small Business Advocacy
                       Review (SBAR) Panel prior to
                       proposing any rule with the potential
                       to impose a significant economic
                       impact on a substantial number of
                       small entities (RFA section 609).
                       SBREFA also established the  EPA's
                       Small Business Advocacy Chair who
                       chairs each SBAR Panel. A SBAR
                       Panel has four members: The Chair,
                       the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the
                       Small Business Administration, the
                       Administrator of the Office of
                       Information  and Regulatory Affairs
                       within the Office of Management and
                       Budget, and a senior manager from
                       the EPA program office responsible
                       for the subject rule. In the case of
                       rules  requiring a SBAR Panel, the
                       Agency's small entity outreach prior
                       to the convening of a Panel
  culminates in the development of a
  summary document that contains
  information on the potential impact of
  a proposed rule on small entities, and
  particularly on the issues referenced
  in RFA section 609. This summary
  then serves as the basis for convening
  the Panel. The Panel then conducts its
  review, carries out its own small
  entity outreach, and prepares a final
  report based on the comments from
  the small entity representatives and
  the Panel's deliberations. The Panel's
  final report is provided to the EPA
  Administrator and is made a part of
  the rulemaking record. Rules listed in
  the first appendix at the end of the
  Agenda may require Small Business
  Advocacy Review Panels.
2. At the proposed and final rule stages
  of rule development, the Agency must
  prepare a regulatory flexibility
  analysis for any rule subject to notice
  and comment rulemaking
  requirements (RFA sections 603 and
  604), unless the Administrator
  certifies that the rule will not have a
  "significant economic impact on a
  substantial number of small entities"
  (RFA section 605). 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 that
  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 may require a
  regulatory flexibility analysis.
3. RFA section 610 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 announce our forthcoming 610
  reviews in the "Prerule" section of the
  Agenda. We encourage small entities
  to provide comments on the need to
  change these rules. We will consider
  all of your comments as we decide
  whether to continue, amend, or
  withdraw these rules. We particularly
  encourage comments by small entities
  about how rules could be made
  clearer, more effective, or remove

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  conflicting or overlapping
  requirements with other Federal or
  State regulations. Please direct your
  comments to the contact person listed
  in the Agenda entry. If you have
  general questions about our 610
  review program or suggestions for
  other rules we should review under
  section 610, please contact Philip
  Schwartz (2136), Environmental
  Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW.,
  Washington, DC 20460; fax: (202) 260-
  5478,  e-mail:
  schwartz.philip@epa.gov.

Accessing Federal Register Documents
via the Internet and via Email

  Like many organizations in the public
and private sector, EPA is harnessing
the power of the Internet to meet the
needs of those we serve. The EPA Web
site offers more than 100,000 files
online.

  In February 2000, we significantly
upgraded the security of EPA Internet
computer systems. As a result, we are
not currently updating information as
often as usual for some Agency Web
sites.
  You may subscribe for e-mail about
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  Several Web sites allow access to the
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• The Government Printing Office site
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  including the Unified Agenda and the
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  This site is the official source for the
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  provides public access via telnet,
  Internet, and dial-up connection and
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  http://www.access.gpo.gov/
  su_docs/aces/aaces002 .html.

  GENERAL—Proposed Rule Stage
• EPA's site
  (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/) has
  environmental rules issued by EPA
  and other Federal agencies dating
  back to October 1994 and lets you
  search by date, page citation or
  keyword. It includes links to the
  Regulatory Information Service Center
  and Government Printing Office sites.
• The Regulatory Information Service
  Center of the General Services
  Administration maintains a site to
  help users who want to find
  information about Federal, State, and
  local regulations at
  http://www.reginfo.gov/. This site
  includes all agencies' regulatory
  agendas and regulatory plans going
  back to October 1995.

  In the Additional Information section
of many of the entries in this Agenda we
include the Internet address for
documents that we have already
published as part of the rulemaking.

  The April 2000 EPA Agenda follows.

Dated: March 24, 2000.
Richard T. Farrell,
Associate Administrator, Office of Policy and
Reinvention.
Sequence
Number
3107
3108
3109
3110
3111
3112
3113
3114
3115
3116
3117
3118
3119
3120
3121
3122
3123
3124

Title
SAN No. 4056 Utilization of Small, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in Procurement Under Assistance
Agreements . 	
SAN No 4191 Revision to EPAAR 1552.211-73, Level of Effort 	
SAN No 4226 Incorporating Informal Clauses (EP) Into the EPAAR 	
SAN No 4319 Revisions to Acquisition Regulation Concerning Conflict of Interest
SAN No 3629 EPA Mentor-Protege Program
SAN No 3876 Incrementally Funding Fixed Price Contracts 	
SAN No 3874 Deletion of EPA Acquisition Regulations for Quality Systems for Environmental Programs 	
SAN No 3817 Implementation of Changes to 40 CFR Part 32
SAN No 3240 Public Information and Confidentiality Regulations
SAN No 4180 Rewriting of EPA Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information Act 	
SAN No. 4270 Cross-Media Electronic Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule 	
SAN No 4292 Proposed Revision to EPA's Implementing NEPA Regulations
SAN No 4351 Warrants for On-Scene Coordinators
SAN No 4396 Business Ownership Representation
SAN No 4397 Contractor Diversity Clause
SAN No 4398 Display of EPA Office of Inspector General Hotline Poster
SAN No 4400 Administrative Corrections to EPAAR 1515 Contracting By Negotiation
SAN No 41 75 Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment Program

Regulation
Identification
Number
2020-AA39
2030-AA64
2030-AA66
2030-AA67
2030-AA40
2030-AA50
2030-AA51
2030-AA48
2020-AA21
2020-AA40
2020-AA41
2020-AA42
2030- AA68
2030- AA69
2030- AA70
2030-AA71
2030-AA73
2070-AD24


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                                       GENERAL—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3125
3126
3127
3128
3129
3130
3131
3132
3133
3134
3135
3136

Title
SAN No. 3736 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance Partnership (State) Grant Reg-
ulation 	
SAN No. 4128 Revision to 40 CFR 35 Subpart A and Promulgation of Performance Partnership (Tribal) Grant
Rule 	 	
SAN No 4187 EPAAR Coverage on Local Hiring and Training
SAN No 3580 Incorporation of Class Deviations Into EPAAR 	
SAN No. 3807 Consolidation of Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) Regulations Currently Under TSCA
and FIFRA Into One Rule 	
SAN No 3933 Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica
SAN No 4185 Electronic Funds Transfer 	 	 	 	 	 	 .. .
SAN No 4399 Ratification and Debarment/Suspension Procedures 	
SAN No 4401 Revision to Award Fee Clauses, 1552 216-70 and 1552 216-75 	
SAN No 3890 Tolerances for Pesticide Emergency Exemptions 	
SAN No 4027 Pesticides' Tolerance Processing Fees
SAN No 3671 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2030-AA55
2030-AA56
2030-AA62
2030-AA37
2020-AA26
2020-AA34
2030-AA57
2030- AA72
2030- AA74
2070-AD15
2070-AD23
2080- AA06

                                      GENERAL—Completed Actions
Sequence
Number
3137
Title
SAN No. 4386 Codification to Revision of OMB Circular A-110: Public Access to Data Produced Under an Award
Regulation
Identification
Number
2030-AA75
                                   CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Prerule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                        Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3138
SAN No. 4393 Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether; Advanced Notice of Intent To Initiate Rulemaking Under the Toxic Sub-
 stances Control Act To Eliminate or Limit the Use of MTBE as a Fuel Additive 	
                                                                                                 2060-AJOO
                               CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Proposed Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3139
3140
3141
3142
3143
3144
3145
3146
3147
3148
3149
3150
3151
3152
3153
3154
3155
3156
Title
SAN No 3263 Performance Warranty and Inspection/Maintenance Test Procedures
SAN No 3262 Inspection/Maintenance Recall Requirements 	
SAN No. 3407 Method 301: Field Validation of Pollution Measurement Methods for Various Media; Revisions 	
SAN No 3412 Operating Permits: Revisions (Part 70) 	
SAN No 3649 Amendments to Method 24 (Water-Based Coatings) .. 	 	 	 	
SAN No 3741 Service Information Availability . .
SAN No 3819 NSPS" Sewage Sludge Incinerators 	 	 	
SAN No 3820 NESHAP: Plywood and Composite Wood Products 	
SAN No 3970 NESHAP' Miscellaneous Cellulose Production 	
SAN No 3969 NESHAP- Municipal Solid Waste Landfills . 	
SAN No 3986 Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule 	
SAN No 3917 Transportation Conformity Rule Amendment: Clarification of Trading Provisions 	
SAN No 3910 Streamlined Evaporative Test Procedures
SAN No 4046 Federal Major New Source Review (NSR) Program for Nonattainment Areas 	
SAN No 4022 NESHAP- Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks 	
SAN No. 4120 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import &
Export .. . 	
SAN No 41 1 1 NESHAP- Fumed Silica Production 	 	 	
SAN No. 4114 NESHAP: Polwinvl Chloride and CoPolvmers Production 	
Regulation
Identification
Number
2060-AE20
2060-AE22
2060-AFOO
2060-AF70
2060-AF72
2060- AG 13
2060-AG50
2060-AG52
2060-AH11
2060-AH13
2060-AH25
2060-AH31
2060-AH34
2060-AH53
2060-AH55
2060-AH67
2060-AH72
2060-AH82

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                             CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Proposed Rule Stage (Continued)
Sequence
 Number
Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3157      SAN No. 4119 Performance Specification 16 - Specifications and Test Procedures for Predictive Emission Moni-
             toring Systems in Stationary Sources 	   2060-AH84
  3158      SAN No. 4082 NESHAP: Wet-formed Fiberglass Mat Production 	   2060-AH89
  3159      SAN No. 4003 Technical Change to Dose Methodology for 40 CFR 191, Subpart A 	   2060-AH90
  3160      SAN No. 4333 Decision on a Petition from the Territory of American Samoa to be Exempted from the Gasoline
             Anti-dumping Regulations	   2060-AI60
  3161      SAN No. 1002 NAAQS: Sulfur Dioxide (Response to Remand)	   2060-AA61
  3162      SAN No. 3470 Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of State Implementation Plans (Guideline
             on Air Quality Models) 	   2060-AF01
  3163      SAN No. 3656 NESHAP/NSPS: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine 	   2060-AG63
  3164      SAN No. 3657 NESHAP: Combustion Turbine 	   2060-AG67
  3165      SAN No. 3343 NESHAP: Iron Foundries and Steel Foundries 	   2060-AE43
  3166      SAN No. 3346 NESHAP: Integrated Iron and Steel 	   2060-AE48
  3167      SAN No. 3326 NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production 	   2060-AE79
  3168      SAN No. 3452 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical  Production and Miscellaneous Coating Production	   2060-AE82
  3169      SAN No. 3449 NESHAP: Chlorine Production 	   2060-AE85
  3170      SAN No. 3551  Amendments to General Provisions Subparts A and B for 40 CFR 63 	   2060-AF31
  3171      SAN No. 3747 NESHAP: Boat Manufacturing	   2060-AG27
  3172      SAN No. 3749 NESHAP: Tire Manufacturing	   2060-AG29
  3173      SAN No. 3823 NESHAP: Large Appliance (Surface Coating) 	   2060-AG54
  3174      SAN No. 3825 NESHAP: Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (Surface Coating) 	   2060-AG56
  3175      SAN No. 3827 Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP	   2060-AG58
  3176      SAN No. 3655 NESHAP: Asphalt Roofing and Processing  	   2060-AG66
  3177      SAN No. 3837 NESHAP: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers 	   2060-AG69
  3178      SAN No. 3902 NESHAP: Semiconductor Production	   2060-AG93
  3179      SAN No. 3905 NESHAP: Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Industry 	   2060-AG97
  3180      SAN No. 3907 NESHAP: Automobile and Light-Duly Truck  Manufacturing (Surface Coating) 	   2060-AG99
  3181      SAN No. 3908 Offset Lithographic Printing National VOC Rule  	   2060-AHOO
  3182      SAN No. 3924 NESHAP: Primary Magnesium Refining  	   2060-AH03
  3183      SAN No. 2841  NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment	   2060-AH08
  3184      SAN No. 3968 NESHAP: Site Remediation 	   2060-AH12
  3185      SAN No. 3964 NESHAP: Leather Tanning and Finishing Operations 	   2060-AH17
  3186      SAN No. 3903 NESHAP: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production  	   2060-AH22
  3187      SAN No. 3972 NESHAP: Rocket Engine Test Firing 	   2060-AH35
  3188      SAN No. 3971 NESHAP: Organic Liquid Distribution  	   2060-AH41
  3189      SAN No. 3973 NESHAP: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations 	   2060-AH42
  3190      SAN No. 3479 Amendments to Parts 51, 52, 63, 70 and 71 Regarding the Provisions for Determining Potential To
             Emit	   2060-AI01
  3191      SAN No. 4218 NESHAP: Process Heaters 	   2060-AI35
  3192      SAN No. 3751  NSPS: New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incin-
             erators 	   2060-AG31
  3193      SAN No. 3919 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality: Permit Application Review Procedures for
             Non-Federal Class I  Areas 	   2060-AH01
  3194      SAN No. 3824 Metal  Furniture (Surface Coatings) NESHAP 	   2060-AG55
  3195      SAN No. 3826 Plastic Parts (Surface Coating) NESHAP  	   2060-AG57
  3196      SAN No. 3139 Location of Selective Enforcement Audits of Foreign Manufactured Vehicles and Engines; Amend-
             ment 	   2060-AD90
  3197      SAN No. 3979 Review of Federal Test Procedures  for Emissions  From  Motor Vehicles; Test Procedure Adjust-
             ments to Fuel Economy and Emission Test Results  	   2060-AH38
  3198      SAN No. 3673 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration of Section 608 Sales Restriction 	   2060-AG20
  3199      SAN No. 4271 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Additional Steps to conform US Methyl Bromide Program to Ob-
             ligations under the Montreal Protocol and Recent Changes to the CAA 	   2060-AI41
  3200      SAN No. 4385 Amendments to Vehicle Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements Implementing the Onboard
             Diagnostic Check; Proposed Amendment to the Final Rule	   2060-AJ03
  3201      SAN No. 4105 NESHAP: Generic MACT for Carbon Black,  Ethylene, Cyanide and Spandex 	   2060-AH68
  3202      SAN No. 4115 NESHAP: Chromium Electroplating Amendment	   2060-AH69
  3203      SAN No. 4154 Control of Emissions From Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines Rated Over 19 kW and New Land-
             Based Recreational Spark-Ignition Engines	   2060-AM1

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                              CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Proposed Rule Stage  (Continued)
Sequence
 Number
                                              Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3204      SAN  No.  4251  Control of  Emissions of  Air Pollution from New  Compression-Ignition and  Spark-Ignition Rec-
             reational Marine Engines 	    2060-AI36
  3205      SAN  No.  4252  Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Manufacture of Halon Blends, Intentional Release of Halon,
             Technical Training and Disposal of Halon and Halon-Containing Equipment - Amendment	    2060-AI40
  3206      SAN  No. 4253 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Quarantine and Preshipment Methyl Bro-
             mide Used in the United States and Baseline Adjustments  	    2060-AI42
  3207      SAN  No. 4266 Review National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide	    2060-AI43
  3208      SAN  No. 4284 Revision of Schedule for Standards Under section 112 of the Clean Air Act 	    2060-AI52
  3209      SAN  No. 4285 Control of Emissions of Hazardous Pollutants from Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Fuels	    2060-AI55
  3210      SAN  No. 4340 Transportation Conformity Amendments: Response to March 2, 1999, Court Decision 	    2060-AI56
  3211      SAN  No. 4309 National VOC Emission Standards for Consumer Products; Proposed Amendments 	    2060-AI62
  3212      SAN  No. 4316 NESHAP for Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Operations-Monitoring Amendments	    2060-AI64
  3213      SAN  No. 4310 NESHAP for the Printing and Publishing Industry; Amendments 	    2060-AI66
  3214      SAN  No. 4325 NESHAP: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing 	    2060-AI67
  3215      SAN  No. 4355 Heavy-Duty Engine Emission Standards and  Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control Requirements 	    2060-AI69
  3216      SAN  No. 4313 Petitions to Delist  Hazardous Air Pollutants (e.g., MEK, EGBE, Methanol, and  MIBK) from Section
             112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act  	    2060-AI72
  3217      SAN  No. 4144 NESHAP: Engine Test Facilities 	    2060-AI74
  3218      SAN  No. 4346 NESHAP: Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing 	    2060-AI75
  3219      SAN  No. 4354 National Emission  Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories - Pharmaceuticals
             Production; Proposed Amendments	    2060-AI78
  3220      SAN  No. 4273 Proposed Rule to  Amend Subpart H, 40 CFR Part 61 for Emissions of Radionuclides  Other Than
             Radon from DOE Facilities	    2060-AI90
  3221      SAN  No. 4304 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone - Corrections Notice  	    2060-AI95
  3222      SAN  No. 4306 Development of Reference Method for the  Determination of Source Emissions of Filterable Fine
             Particulate Matter as PM2.5 	    2060-AI96
  3223      SAN  No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements for Federal Facilities; Amendment to the Final Rule    2060-AI97
  3224      SAN  No. 4358 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline Adjustment 	    2060-AI98
  3225      SAN  No. 4380 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Industry	    2060-AJ02
  3226      SAN  No. 4402 NESHAP: Oil & Natural Gas Production & Natural Gas Transmission & Storage; Amendments 	    2060-AJ08
  3227      SAN  No.  4417  Removal of Aluminum Die Casting and Aluminum Foundries  From the  Secondary Aluminum
             NESHAP and Applicability Stay for These Industries 	    2060-AJ11
  3228      SAN  No. 4390 New Source  Review Sector-Based Approach	    2060-AJ14
                                      CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                              Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3229
  3230

  3231
  3232

  3233

  3234

  3235
  3236
  3237

  3238
  3239

  3240
SAN No. 3259 New Source Review (NSR) Reform 	
SAN No. 3380 NSPS: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry - Wastewater (FINAL) & Amend, to
 Appendix C of Part 63 & Appendix J of Part 60 	
SAN No. 3549 NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries—FCC Units, Reformers and Sulfur Plants	
SAN No. 3569 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating Station; Four Corners Power
 Plant	
SAN No. 2915 Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions—Addition of Methods 203A, 203B, and 203C to
 Appendix M of Part 51  	
SAN No. 3637 Federal  Implementation Plan (FIP) To Control Emissions From Sources Located on the Fort Hall
 Indian Reservation	
SAN No. 3568 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada 	
SAN No. 3743 Amendments for Testing and Monitoring Provisions to Part 60, Part 61, and Part 63 	
SAN No. 3744 Amendment to Standards of Performance for New  Stationary Sources; Monitoring Requirements
 (PS-1)	
SAN No. 3748 Consolidated Federal Air Rule for the Synthetic Organic Chemical  Manufacturing Industry	
SAN No. 3900 Addition of  Method 207 to Appendix M of 40 CFR  Part 51 Method for Measuring Isocyanates in
 Stationary Source Emissions	
SAN No. 3958 Addition of Opacity Method to Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 (Method 203)	
2060-AE11

2060-AE94
2060-AF28

2060-AF42

2060-AF83

2060-AF84
2060-AG14
2060-AG21

2060-AG22
2060-AG28

2060-AG88
2060-AH23

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                                 CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Final Rule Stage (Continued)
Sequence
 Number
Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3241      SAN No. 4030 Expanded Definitions for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles and Engines Meeting Low-Emission Vehicle
             Exhaust Emission Standards	   2060-AH52
  3242      SAN No. 4123 NESHAP: for Source Category: Pulp and Paper Production; Amendments to the Promulgated Rule    2060-AH74
  3243      SAN No.  4103 NESHAP: Organic Hazardous Air  Pollutants From  the  Synthetic Organic Chemical  Industry
             (SOCMI) & Other Processes Subject to the Negotiated Regulation for Equipment Leaks	   2060-AH81
  3244      SAN No. 4077 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Reconsideration on the 610 Nonessential Products Ban	   2060-AH99
  3245      SAN No. 4165 Optional Certification Streamlining Procedures for LDVs, LDTs, and HDEs	    2060-AI15
  3246      SAN No. 4254 Revision to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to Exclude Tertiary Butyl Acetate  ...    2060-AI45
  3247      SAN No. 4295 Additional Flexibility Amendments to Inspection Maintenance Program Requirements; Amendments
             to the Final Rule 	    2060-AI61
  3248      SAN No. 3304 NESHAP: Phosphate Fertilizers Production	   2060-AE44
  3249      SAN No. 3340 NESHAP: Primary Copper Smelting 	   2060-AE46
  3250      SAN No. 3078 NESHAP: Secondary Aluminum Industry	   2060-AE77
  3251      SAN No. 3550 NESHAP: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast 	   2060-AF30
  3252      SAN No. 3829  Revisions to the Regulation for Approval of State Programs and Delegation of Federal Authorities
             112(1) 	   2060-AG60
  3253      SAN No. 3939  NESHAP: Group I Polymers and Resins and Group IV Polymers and Resins and Group IV Poly-
             mers and Resins	   2060-AH47
  3254      SAN No. 4162  NESHAP: Oil and Natural Gas Production and NESHAP: Natural Gas Transmission and Storage,
             Amendments	    2060-AI13
  3255      SAN No. 3613 New Source Performance Standards and  Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid
             Waste Incineration Units	   2060-AF91
  3256      SAN No. 4352 Transportation Conformity Amendment: Deletion of Grace Period  	    2060-AI76
  3257      SAN No. 2665 Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; Amendments to Regulations	    2060-AI03
  3258      SAN No. 3361 Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts (25 Horsepower) (Phase 2)	   2060-AE29
  3259      SAN No. 3556 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Rule Regarding a Recycling Standard Under Sec-
             tion 608 	   2060-AF36
  3260      SAN No. 3560  Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Refrigerant Recycling Rule Amendment To Include Substitute
             Refrigerants 	   2060-AF37
  3261      SAN No. 3525 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update of the Substitutes List Under the Significant New Alter-
             natives Policy (SNAP) Program 	   2060-AG12
  3262      SAN No. 4159 Redefinition of Glycol Ethers Listed as HAPs Under the Clean Air Act, and Hazardous Substances
             Under CERCLA 	   2060-AI08
  3263      SAN No. 4043 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution  From 2004 and Later  Model  Year Heavy-Duty Highway En-
             gines and Vehicles; Revision of Light-Duty Truck Definition 	   2060-AI12
  3264      SAN No.  4219  Hospital/Medical/Infectious  Waste  Incinerators—Federal  Plan (Federal  Plan  for   existing
             Hospital/Medical/lnfectious Waste Incinerators)	   2060-AI25
  3265      SAN No. 4240 NESHAP: Chemical Recovery  Combustion Sources  at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite and  Stand Alone
             Semichemical Pulp Mills 	   2060-AI34
  3266      SAN No. 4243 Standards and Guidelines for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units 	   2060-AI51
  3267      SAN No. 4286 National Emission Standards for Benzene Emissions from Coke By-Product Recovery Plants (Part
             61, subpart L)  	   2060-AI65
  3268      SAN No. 4282 Technical  Amendment to the Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Certain States
             for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone (The NOx SIP Call rule) 	   2060-AI71
  3269      SAN No. 4318 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of 2000 Essential-Use  Allowances  	   2060-A173
  3270      SAN No. 4353 Amendments to the Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities NESHAP for the Hap and Voc
             Content Limits  for Primer Operations and Stay of Compliance	   2060-AI77
  3271      SAN No. 4315 Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating Station; Navajo Nation  	   2060-AI79
  3272      SAN No. 4276 Revision to NOx SIP Call Emission Budgets for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island 	   2060-AI80
  3273      SAN No. 4275  Amendment to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Halogenated  Solvent
             Cleaning 	   2060-AI91
  3274      SAN No. 4299 Revision to Method 24 for Electrical Insulating Varnishes	   2060-AI94
  3275      SAN No. 4387 Amendments to State and Federal Operating Permits Programs,  Part 70 and Part 71, Compliance
             Certification Requirements 	   2060-AJ04
  3276      SAN No. 4384 Direct Final Amendments to the Polyether Polyols NESHAP	    2060-AJ10
  3277      SAN No. 4388 Extending  Operating Permits Program  Interim Approval Expiration Dates  	   2060-AJ12
  3278      SAN No. 4379 Electric Arc Furnace  NSPS Amendment	    2060-AJ13

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                                CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Final Rule Stage (Continued)
Sequence
 Number
                                             Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3279
SAN No. 4410 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone Allocation of Essential-Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2000:
 Laboratory Essential Use Exemptions 	
                                                                                                              2060-AJ15
                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
 Number
                                             Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3280      SAN  No. 3553  Implementation of  Ozone and Paniculate Matter (PM) National  Ambient Air Quality  Standards
             (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations	   2060-AF34
  3281      SAN No. 3922 Revised Permit Revision Procedures for the Federal Operating Permits Program 	   2060-AG92
  3282      SAN No. 3975 Review of Minor New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country	   2060-AH37
  3283      SAN No. 4045 Rulemaking To Modify the List of Source Categories From Which  Fugitive Emissions Are Consid-
             ered in Major Source Determinations	   2060-AH58
  3284      SAN No. 4102 NESHAP: Taconite Iron Ore Processing	   2060-AH73
  3285      SAN No. 4104 NESHAP: Hydrochloric Acid Production Industry 	   2060-AH75
  3286      SAN No. 4116 NESHAP: Ammonium Sulphate Production (Caprolactam By-Product)  	   2060-AH77
  3287      SAN No. 4107 NESHAP: Asphalt/Coal Tar Application on Metal Pipes	   2060-AH78
  3288      SAN No. 4113 NESHAP: Clay Processing Minerals 	   2060-AH79
  3289      SAN No. 4112 NESHAP: Hydrogen Chloride Production  	   2060-AH80
  3290      SAN No. 4098 NESHAP: Uranium Hexafluoride Production	   2060-AH83
  3291      SAN No. 4096 Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone in the Eastern
             United States 	   2060-AH87
  3292      SAN No. 4070 General Conformity Regulations; Revisions	   2060-AH93
  3293      SAN No. 4247 Revisions to Air Pollution Emergency Episode Requirements (Subpart H, 40 CFR Part 51)	   2060-AI47
  3294      SAN No. 3638 Revision of EPA's Radiological Emergency Response Plan 	   2060-AI49
  3295      SAN No. 3746 NESHAP: Paint Stripping Operations	   2060-AG26
  3296      SAN No. 3754 Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaners Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standard 	   2060-AG34
  3297      SAN No. 3652 NESHAP: Refractories Manufacturing	   2060-AG68
  3298      SAN No. 3651 NESHAP: Lime Manufacturing 	   2060-AG72
  3299      SAN No. 3899 NESHAP: Friction Products Manufacturing 	   2060-AG87
  3300      SAN No. 3906 NESHAP: Metal Can (Surface Coating) Industry	   2060-AG96
  3301      SAN No. 3909 NESHAP: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing  	   2060-AG98
  3302      SAN No. 3962 NESHAP: Manufacture of Carbon Black 	   2060-AH19
  3303      SAN No. 2937 Field Citation Program 	   2020-AA32
  3304      SAN No. 3904 NESHAP: Wood Building Products  (Surface Coating)	   2060-AH02
  3305      SAN No. 4245 Consumer and Commercial Products: Flexible Package Printing Materials: Determination on Con-
             trol Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulation 	   2060-AI31
  3306      SAN No. 4110 NESHAP: Alumina Processing 	   2060-AH70
  3307      SAN No. 4222 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations  	   2060-AI37
  3308      SAN No. 4255 Review of the  National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter 	   2060-AI44
  3309      SAN No. 3626 Protection of  Stratospheric Ozone: Amendment to Transshipment Provision  in Final Rule Accel-
             erating the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances 	   2060-AI46
  3310      SAN No. 4274 Identification of Additional  Ozone  Areas Attaining the 1-Hour Standard and to Which the 1-Hour
             Standard is No  Longer Applicable (7 areas) 	   2060-AI57
  3311      SAN No. 4343 NESHAP: Ceramics	   2060-AI68
  3312      SAN No. 4383 Interstate Ozone Transport: Rulemaking  on Section  126 Petitions From the  District of  Columbia,
             Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey 	   2060-AI99
  3313      SAN No. 4391 Rescinding the Finding That the Pre-existing PM10 Standards Are No Longer Applicable in North-
             ern Ada County/Boise, Idaho 	   2060-AJ05
  3314      SAN No. 4413 NESHAP: Aluminum Die Casting and Aluminum Foundries 	   2060-AJ09

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                                     CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)—Completed Actions
Sequence
 Number
                                              Title
 Regulation
 Identification
  Number
   3315     SAN No. 4095 Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions for Purposes of Re-
             ducing Interstate Ozone Transport	   2060-AH88
   3316     SAN No. 4108 NESHAP: Off-Site  Waste and Recovery Operations;  Final Rule—Settlement Agreement;  and
             NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations; Technical Amendments 	   2060-AH96
   3317     SAN No. 4078 Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From New Marine Diesel Engines At or Above 37 Kilowatts ....   2060-AI17
   3318     SAN No. 4211 Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle and Light-Duty Truck Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Standards    2060-AI23
   3319     SAN No. 3228 NESHAP: Manufacturing of Amino/Phenolic Resins (previously known as Polymers & Resins Group
             III) 	   2060-AE36
   3320     SAN No. 3341 NESHAP: Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing	   2060-AE45
   3321      SAN No. 3377 NESHAP: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)-Amendments 	   2060-AF26
   3322     SAN No. 3821 NESHAP: Ethylene Processes 	   2060-AG53
   3323     SAN No. 3967 NESHAP: Spandex Production 	   2060-AH14
   3324     SAN No. 4328 List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release Prevention; Petition to Delist
             Vinyl Acetate	   2050-AE70
   3325     SAN No. 4291 List of Regulated  Substances and  Thresholds for Accidental Release Prevention;  Proposed
             Amendment; Flammable Hydrocarbon Fuel Exemption 	   2050-AE72
   3326     SAN No. 4244 Amendment to Regulations Governing Equivalent Emission Limitations by Permit	   2060-AI28
   3327     SAN No. 4066 Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills that Commenced Construction Prior
             to 5/30/91 and Have Not Been Modified or Reconstructed Since 5/30/91  	   2060-AI50
   3328     SAN No. 4289 Process Wastewater Provisions of the Generic MACT 	   2060-AI53
   3329     SAN No. 4335 Revisions to Promulgation of Federal  Implementation Plan for Arizona  - Maricopa Nonattainment
             Area PM-10 Test Methods  	   2060-AI54
   3330     SAN No. 4272 Area Source Title V Operating Permit Deferrals  	   2060-AI58
   3331      SAN No.  4287 National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standard  for Architectural  Coatings;  Proposed
             Amendments	   2060-AI63
   3332     SAN No. 4356 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Reformulated Gasoline Program to the  Kan-
             sas City, KS Former Ozone Nonattainment Area 	   2060-AI70
   3333     SAN No. 4273 Proposed Rule to Amend Subpart H, 40 CFR Part 61 for Emissions of  Radionuclides Other Than
             Radon from DOE Facilities	   2060-AI81
   3334     SAN No. 4299 Revision to Method 24 for Electrical Insulating Varnishes	   2060-AI85
   3335     SAN No. 4304 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone - Corrections Notice 	   2060-AI86
   3336      SAN No. 4306 Development of Reference Method for the Determination of Source  Emissions of Filterable Fine
             Paniculate Matter as  PM2.5 	   2060-AI87
   3337     SAN No. 4348 Inspection Maintenance Program  Requirements for Federal Facilities; Amendment to the Final Rule    2060-AI88
   3338      SAN No. 4358 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline Adjustment  	   2060-AI89
   3339      SAN No. 4339 Amendments to the NESHAP: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning 	   2060-AJ01
                                ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)—Proposed Rule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                              Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3340

  3341
SAN No. 4054 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for the Disposal of Low-Activity Mixed Radioactive
 Waste	
SAN No. 4403 Revision of the 40 CFR Part 194 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Compliance Criteria  	
2060-AH63
2060-AJ07
                                 ATOMIC ENERGY ACT (AEA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
 Number
                                             Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3342
SAN No. 3602 Protective Action Guidance for Drinking Water,
                                                                                                              2060-AF39

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          FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)—Prerule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                   Title
 Regulation
Identification
 Number
  3343
SAN No. 4170 Pesticides; Procedures for Registration Review Program 	  2070-AD29
       FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)—Proposed Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3344
3345
3346
3347

Title
SAN No 2687 Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration (Revision) 	
SAN No 4173 Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Registrations' Product Chemistry Requirements 	
SAN No. 4143 Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program 	
SAN No 4216 Regulatory Review of Pesticide Emergency Exemption Regulations 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2070- AC 12
2070-AD30
2070-AD26
2070-AD36

         FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3348
3349
3350
3351
3352
3353
3354

Title
SAN No 3731 WPS' Pesticide Worker Protection Standard' Glove Amendment 	
SAN No 2684 Exemptions for Plant Pesticides Regulated Under FIFRA and FFDCA 	
SAN No 3222 Ground Water and Pesticide Management Plan . 	
SAN No 3432 Pesticide Management and Disposal 	
SAN No 2659 Pesticide Management and Disposal* Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment
SAN No. 3892 Registration Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products; and Other Pesticide Regulatory
Changes ... 	
SAN No 4347 Registration of Granular Fertilizer-Pesticide Combination Products 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2070- AC93
2070-AC02
2070-AC46
2020-AA33
2070-AB95
2070- AD 14
2070-AD40

        FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
Number
3355
Title
SAN No. 2720 Policy
pended Registration
or Procedures for Notification to the Agency of Stored Pesticides With Cancelled or Sus-

Regulation
Identification
Number
2020-AA29
FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)— Completed Actions
Sequence
Number
3356
Title
SAN No. 4260 Status
of Pesticide-Treated Seeds under FIFRA 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2070-AD37
                     TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)—Prerule Stage
Sequence
Number
3357
TWR


SAN No
SAN No

Title
4176 Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative . 	
4174 TSCA Section 4 Enforceable Consent Agreement for Certain Oxygenated Fuel Additives

Regulation
Identification
Number
2070-AD25
2070-AD28


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Sequence
Number
3359
3360
3361
3362
3363
3364
3365
3366
3367
3368
3369
3370


TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)— Proposed Rule Stage
Title
SAN No 4015 TRI' Review of Chemicals on the Original TRI List
SAN No. 4376 Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and Certification Rule and Model State
Plan Rule — Building and Structures Section 402(a) ... ...
SAN No. 3990 Multi-Chemical Test Rule; High Production Volume Chemicals 	
SAN No. 3494 Test Rules' Generic Entry for Proposed Decisions 	 	
SAN No. 2245 Test Rules' Negotiated Consent Order and Test Rule Procedures 	
SAN No. 2563 Test Rule; ATSDR Substances 	
SAN No. 3882 Test Rule for Certain Metals 	
SAN No. 1923 Follow-Up Rules on Existing Chemicals 	
SAN No. 3894 TSCA Biotechnology Follow-Up Rules 	
SAN No. 2249 Asbestos Worker Protection Rule Amendments 	
SAN No. 3557 Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation and Remodeling Section
402(c)(3) 	
SAN No. 4172 Lead; Notification Requirements for Lead-based Paint Abatement Activities and Training



Regulation
Identification
Number
2070-AD18
2070-AC64
2070-AD1 6
2070-AB07
2070-AB30
2070-AB79
2070-AD10
2070-AA58
2070-AD13
2070-AC66
2070-AC83
2070-AD31

     TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3371
3372
3373
3374
3375
3376
3377
3378
3379
3380
3381
3382
3383
3384
3385
3386

Title
SAN No. 3301 TSCA Inventory Update Rule Amendments 	
SAN No. 3243 Lead; TSCA Section 403; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead 	
SAN No. 3493 Test Rules; Generic Entry for Final Decisions 	
SAN No. 3487 Test Rule; Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) 	
SAN No. 4425 Test Rule; OSHA Chemicals Dermal Testing 	
SAN No. 1976 Follow-Up Rules on Non-5(e) New Chemical Substances 	
SAN No. 3495 Chemical-Specific Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) To Extend Provisions of Section 5(e) Or-
ders 	
SAN No. 2150 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Exemptions From the Prohibitions Against Manufacturing, Proc-
essing, and Distribution in Commerce 	
SAN No. 3528 Refractory Ceramic Fibers; Significant New Use Rules on National Program Chemicals
SAN No. 3021 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Reclassification of PCB and PCB Electrical Equipment
Rule 	
SAN No. 3148 Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Revisions 	
SAN No. 2178 TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rules 	
SAN No. 1139 TSCA Section 8(d) Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules 	
SAN No. 2779 Acrylamide; Prohibition on Manufacture, Importation, Distribution and Use of Acrylamide for Grout-
ing 	
SAN No. 31 18 TSCA Section 8(e) Policy; Notice of Clarification 	
SAN No. 3559 Notice of TSCA Section 4 Reimbursement Period and TSCA Section 12(b) Export Notification Pe-
riod Sunset Dates for TSCA Section 4 Substances 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2070-AC61
2070-AC63
2070-AB94
2070-AC76
2070-AD42
2070-AA59
2070-AB27
2070-AB20
2070-AC37
2070-AC39
2070-AC51
2070-AB08
2070-AB1 1
2070- AC 17
2070-AC80
2070-AC84

    TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
Number
3387
3388
3389
3390

Title
SAN No. 3508 Lead; Management and Disposal of Lead-Based Paint Debris Section 402(a) 	
SAN No. 2865 Voluntary Children's Chemical Safety Testing Program 	
SAN No. 3252 Lead; Regulatory Investigation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) To Reduce Lead
(Pb) Consumption and Use 	
SAN No. 4179 PCBs; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; Use Authorizations 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2070-AC72
2070-AC27
2070-AC21
2070-AD27


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                      TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)—Completed Actions
Sequence
 Number
                                   Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3391      SAN No. 3243 Lead; Overview of Rulemakings Under TSCA Section 402, Lead-Based Paint Activities for the Reg-
           ulatory Plan 	   2070-AD06


     EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)—Proposed Rule Stage


                                                                                                   iffiffiK,
                                                                                                     Number

  3392      SAN No. 2847 TRI; Pollution Prevention Act Information Requirements	   2070-AC24
  3393      SAN No. 4265 TRI; Revisions to the Otherwise Use Activity Exemptions and the Coal Extraction Activities Exemp-
           tion 	   2070-AD39


        EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)—Final Rule Stage


S^ue.ncre                                            Title                                            ldeerrtlflcaticn
 Number                                                                                              Number

  3394      SAN No. 2425 TRI; Responses to Petitions Received To Add or Delete or Modify Chemical Listings on the Toxic
           Release Inventory	   2070-ACOO
  3395      SAN No. 4259 TRI; Lowering of EPCRA Section 313 Reporting Thresholds for Lead and Lead Compounds 	   2070-AD38


       EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW  ACT (EPCRA)—Long-Term Actions

_                                                                                                   Regulation
Sequence                                            T|t,e                                            Identification
 Number                                                                                              Number

  3396      SAN No. 3007 TRI; Chemical Expansion; Finalization of Deferred Chemicals  	   2070-AC47
  3397      SAN No. 3877 TRI; Data Expansion Amendments; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Community Right-to-Know    2070-AD08
  3398      SAN No. 4023 TRI; Addition of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production to the Toxic Release Inventory	   2070-AD19
  3399      SAN No. 3215 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and Streamlining Rule 	   2050-AE17
  3400      SAN No. 3994 Response to a Petition Requesting Deletion of Phosmet from  the Extremely Hazardous Substances
           (EHSs)List	   2050-AE42
  3401      SAN No. 3993 Modification of Threshold Planning Quantity for Isophorone Diisocyanate 	   2050-AE43
  3402      SAN No. 4392 TRI: APA Petition-EPCRA 313 Definition of "Overburden" as it relates to the mining industry	   2070-AD41


       EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT (EPCRA)—Completed Actions

„                                                                                                   Regulation
Sequence                                            Ti,ie                                            Identification
 Number                                                                                              Number

  3403      SAN No. 3880 TRI; Reporting Threshold Amendment for Certain Persistent and Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals
           (PBTs) 	   2070-AD09

CHEMICAL SAFETY INFORMATION, SITE SECURITY AND FUELS REGULATORY RELIEF ACT—Proposed Rule
                                                    Stage

_                                                                                                   Regulation
 Mqueunce                                            Title                                            Identification
 Number                                                                                              Number

  3404      SAN No. 4345 Accidental Release Prevention Requirements; Risk  Management Programs Under the Clean Air
           Act Section 112(r)(7); Distribution of Off-Site Consequences Analysis Information	   2050-AE80

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                                                       Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3405
SAN No. 4302 Amendments to the List of Regulated Substances and Thresholds for Accidental Release Preven-
 tion; Flammable Substances Used as Fuel or Held for Sale as Fuel at Retail Facilities	
                                                                                                          2050-AE74
                  RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)—Prerule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3406
  3407
  3408
SAN No. 3201 Regulatory Determination on Remaining Wastes From the Combustion of Fossil Fuels
SAN No. 4093 Reinventing the Land Disposal Restrictions Program	
SAN No. 4350 Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Section 610 Review)  	
 2050-AD91
 2050-AE53
 2050-AE75
              RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)—Proposed Rule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3409     SAN No. 3805 Paint  Manufacturing Wastes Listing: Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and
            Listing of Hazardous Waste 	   2050-AE32
  3410     SAN No. 3888 Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act; Codification of Waste Manage-
            ment Provisions 	   2050-AE39
  3411     SAN No. 3989 Removal of Requirement To Use SW-846 Methods (Test Methods  for Evaluating Solid Waste:
            Physical/Chemical Methods) 	   2050-AE41
  3412     SAN No. 4028 Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities 	   2050-AE44
  3413     SAN No. 4083 Listing of Hazardous Waste; Inorganic Chemical Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly List-
            ed Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substances Reportable Quantities 	   2050-AE49
  3414     SAN No. 4084 Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Project  	   2050-AE50
  3415     SAN No. 4090 RCRA Appendix VIII Streamlining	   2050-AE55
  3416     SAN No. 3066 Listing Determination of Wastes  Generated During the Manufacture of Azo, Anthraquinone, and Tri-
            arylmethane Dyes and Pigments 	   2050-AD80
  3417     SAN No. 3545 Revisions to the Comprehensive Guideline for Procurement of Products Containing Recovered Ma-
            terials 	   2050-AE23
  3418     SAN No. 3333 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors-Phase II
            Covering Boilers and Certain Industrial Furnaces 	   2050-AE01
  3419     SAN No. 3328 Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Identification and Listing of Hazardous Wastes	   2050-AE07
  3420     SAN No. 3147 Hazardous Waste Manifest Regulation 	   2050-AE21
  3421     SAN No. 4091 Modifications to RCRA Rules Associated With Solvent-Contaminated Shop Towels and Wipes  	   2050-AE51
  3422     SAN No. 4092 Glass-to-Glass Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Changes to Hazardous Waste Regula-
            tions 	   2050-AE52
  3423     SAN No. 4094 Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for Mercury Listed and Characteristic Wastes 	   2050-AE54
  3424     SAN No. 4233 Land Disposal Restrictions; Treatment Standards for Spent Potliners from  Primary Aluminum Re-
            duction (K088) and Regulatory Classification of K088 Vitrification Units 	   2050-AE65
  3425     SAN No. 4230 Revisions to Solid Waste Landfill Criteria—Leachate Recirculation 	   2050-AE67
  3426     SAN No. 4208 Proposed Regulatory Amendments on Recycling of Hazardous Wastes in Fertilizers 	   2050-AE69
  3427     SAN No. 4419 Proposed Amendments to the Corrective Action Management Unit Rule	   2050-AE77
  3428     SAN No.  4418 NESHAPS: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors-Phase  I
            Clarification and Proposed Changes	   2050-AE79
                 RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3429
  3430
SAN No. 3856 Management of Cement Kiln Dust (CKD)
SAN No. 4088 Recycled Used Oil Containing PCBs 	
2050-AE34
2050-AE47

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Sequence
Number
3431
3432
3433

Title
SAN No 2647 RCRA Subtitle C Financial Test Criteria (Revision) 	
SAN No. 3151 Listing Determination for Wastewaters and Wastewater Treatment Sludges from Chlorinated
Aliphatics Productions; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Waste 	
SAN No. 4360 Alternative Land Disposal Restrictions Treatment Standards for Contaminated Soils, Deferral of
RGB's as an Underlying Hazardous Constituent in Soil 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2050-AC71
2050-AD85
2050-AE76

           RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
Number
3434
3435
3436
3437
3438
3439
3440

Title
SAN No. 3428 Hazardous Waste Management System: Slag Residues Derived From High Temperature Metals
Recovery (HTMR) Treatment of KO61 KO62 and F006 Wastes
SAN No 3668 Hazardous Waste Identification' Recycled Used Oil Management Standards
SAN No 4017 Storage Treatment Transportation and Disposal of Mixed Waste
SAN No. 3189 Final Determination of the Applicability of the Toxicity Characteristic Rule to Petroleum Contami-
nated Media and Debris from Underground Storage Tanks 	
SAN No. 2390 Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at Hazardous Waste Management
Facilities 	
SAN No 4263 Temporary Suspension of Toxicity Characteristic Rule for Specific Lead-Based Paint Debris 	
SAN No. 441 1 Notice of Data Availability Regulation of Gasification Devices Processing Hazardous Waste at Pe-
troleum Refineries ... ...

Regulation
Identification
Number
2050-AE15
2050-AE28
2050-AE45
2050-AD69
2050-AB80
2050-AE68
2050-AE78

           RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)—Completed Actions
Sequence
Number
3441
3442
3443
Title
SAN No. 3886 Review of Toxicity Characteristic Level for Silver Under
(RCRA) 	
SAN No. 4178 180-Day Accumulation Time Under RCRA for Generators
from the Metal Finishing Industry
SAN No. 4229 Revisions to Guidelines for the
Solid Waste 	

Storage and Collection of

the Resource Conservation Recovery Act
of F006 Waste Water Treatment Sludges
Residential, Commercial, and Institutional

Regulation
Identification
Number
2050-AE37
2050-AE60
2050-AE66
                         OIL POLLUTION ACT (OPA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3444
3445

Title
SAN No 2634 Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation' Revisions 	
SAN No. 4217 Facility Response Plan Regulation for Certain Non-Transportation-Related Facilities that Handle,
Store or Transport Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2050-AC62
2050-AE64

  COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT—Proposed Rule
                                        Stage
Sequence
Number
3446
3447
3448

Title
SAN No 3423 Reportable Quantity Adjustments for Carbamates 	
SAN No 3439 National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites' Proposed and Final Rules
SAN No. 4177 Revise 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for
Superfund Response Actions 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2050-AE12
2050-AD75
2050-AE62


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Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3449
SAN No. 3806 Grants for Technical Assistance Rule Reform—40 CFR Part 35 Subpart M
 2050-AE33
 COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3450
  3451

  3452
SAN No. 2394 Reporting Exemptions for Federally Permitted Releases of Hazardous Substances 	
SAN No. 3885 Streamlining the Preauthorization Mixed Funding for Application and Implementation of Claims
 Against Superfund 	
SAN No. 4201 Criteria for the Designation of Hazardous Substances under CERCLA Section 102(a) 	
 2050-AB82

 2050-AE38
 2050-AE63
                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)—Prerule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3453
SAN No. 4364 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fi-
 bers Category (Section 610 Review)	
                                                                                                           2040-AD45
                                CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)—Proposed Rule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                            Title
 Regulation
Identification
  Number
  3454     SAN No. 2806 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery Category, Phases 1 and 2   2040-AB79
  3455     SAN No. 3833 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category	   2040-AC90
  3456     SAN No. 4153 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point Source Category, Swine and Poultry Sub-
            categories, and NPDES Regulation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations	   2040-AD19
  3457     SAN No. 4167 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Feedlots Point Source Category, Dairy and
            Beef Cattle Subcategories	   2040-AD21
  3458     SAN No. 4168 Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Coal Mining Point Source Category	   2040-AD24
  3459     SAN No. 4280 Effluent Guidelines for the Construction and Development Industry 	   2040-AD42
  3460     SAN No. 4368 2000 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 	   2040-AD47
  3461     SAN No. 3662 Water Quality Standards Regulation — Revision 	   2040-AC56
  3462     SAN No. 4264 Water Quality Standards for Alabama—Phase II	   2040-AD35
  3463     SAN No. 4344 Water Quality Standards for Indian Country Waters	   2040-AD46
  3464     SAN No. 4047 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Under the Safe Drinking Water
            and Clean Water Acts 	   2040-AD08
  3465     SAN No. 4214 Test Procedures for the Analysis of E. Coli and Enterococci Under the Clean Water Act 	   2040-AD34
  3466     SAN No. 4378 Revisions to Method Detection and Quantification for Use Under the Clean Water Act and Safe
            Drinking Water Act	   2040-AD53
  3467     SAN No. 4357 Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces - Phase II 	   2040-AD39
  3468     SAN No. 3444 Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impact from  Cooling  Water Intake Structures Under Section
            316(b) of the Clean Water Act 	   2040-AC34
  3469     SAN No. 3786 NPDES Streamlining Rule — Round III 	   2040-AC84
  3470     SAN No. 3999 Revisions to NPDES Requirements for Municipal Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems 	   2040-AD02
  3471     SAN No. 4051  Establishment of Electronic Reporting for NPDES Permittees 	   2040-AD11
  3472     SAN No. 4332 Recognition Awards Under the Clean Water Act	   2040-AD44
  3473     SAN No. 2804 Clean Water Act Definition of the Waters of the United States 	   2040-AB74
  3474     SAN No. 4261  Further Revisions to Clean Water Act Definition of  Discharge of Dredged Material	   2040-AD41
  3475     SAN No. 4375 Revision to Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition  of "Fill Material 	   2040-AD51

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                                    CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)— Final Rule Stage
Sequence
 Number
                                                          Title
                                                                                                                Regulation
                                                                                                               Identification
                                                                                                                 Number
  3476
  3477
  3478
  3479

  3480

  3481
  3482
  3483

  3484
  3485

  3486

  3487
  3488
  3489
  3490
  3491
  3492
            SAN No. 2805 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment Industry	
            SAN No. 3204 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Category 	
            SAN No. 3767 Reformatting of Effluent Guidelines and Standards in 40 CFR Parts 401 through 471 	
            SAN No. 4086 Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and  Standards for Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids in the Oil and
             Gas Extraction Point Source Category 	
            SAN No. 4192  Effluent Guidelines  and  Standards for the Bleached  Papergrade Kraft Subcategory of the Pulp,
             Paper, and Paperboard Category; Certification in Lieu of Monitoring for Chloroform	
            SAN No. 3504 Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants for the State of California 	
            SAN No. 4195 Water Quality Standards for Alabama—Phase I	
            SAN No. 4235 Amend the Final Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System to Prohibit Mixing Zones for
             Bioaccumulative Chemicals of Concern	
            SAN No. 4234 EPA Review and Approval of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards 	
            SAN No. 3713 Performance Based  Measurement System (PBMS) Procedures and Guidance for Clean Water Act
             Test Procedures  	
            SAN No. 3155  Guidelines  Establishing Test Procedures  for the Analysis of  Miscellaneous  Metals, Anions, and
             Volatile Organics Under the Clean Water Act, Phase One 	
            SAN No. 4409 Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Methods Update 	
            SAN No. 3663 Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for  Existing and New Sources of Pollution 	
            SAN No. 3762 NPDES Streamlining Rule — Round II 	
            SAN No. 4145 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program Regulations Revisions  	
            SAN No. 4294 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) - NPDES and WQS Regulations Revisions 	
            SAN No. 3288 Comparison of Dredged Material to Reference Sediment 	
                                                                                                                2040-AB78
                                                                                                                2040-AB98
                                                                                                                2040-AC79

                                                                                                                2040-AD14

                                                                                                                2040-AD23
                                                                                                                2040-AC44
                                                                                                                2040-AD25

                                                                                                                2040-AD32
                                                                                                                2040-AD33

                                                                                                                2040-AC93

                                                                                                                2040-AC95
                                                                                                                2040-AD59
                                                                                                                2040-AC58
                                                                                                                2040-AC70
                                                                                                                2040-AD22
                                                                                                                2040-AD36
                                                                                                                2040-AC14
                                   CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
 Number
                                                          Title
                                                                                                                 Regulation
                                                                                                                Identification
                                                                                                                  Number
  3493      SAN No. 4050 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Category, Phase II 	   2040-AD10
  3494      SAN No. 4370 Effluent Limitations and Guidelines for the  Dissolving Kraft and Dissolving Sulfite Subcategories of
             the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Point Source Category (Phase III)	   2040-AD49
  3495      SAN No. 4406 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Aquaculture Industry  	   2040-AD55
  3496      SAN No. 4407 Revisions to Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Meat Products Point Source Category	   2040-AD56
  3497      SAN No. 4408  Effluent Guidelines  and Standards for the Industrial Container and Drum Cleaning Point Source
             Category	   2040-AD57
  3498      SAN No. 3661  Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants; States'
             Compliance 	   2040-AC55
  3499      SAN No. 3921 Selenium Criterion Maximum Concentration for Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes Sys-
             tem 	   2040-AC97
  3500      SAN No. 3618  Guidelines Establishing Whole Effluent Toxicity West Coast Test  Procedures for the Analysis of
             Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act 	   2040-AC54
  3501      SAN No. 3702 Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Trace Metals Under the  Clean Water
             Act	   2040-AC75
  3502      SAN No. 3714 Increased Method Flexibility for Test Procedures Approved for Clean Water Act Compliance Moni-
             toring  	   2040-AC92
  3503      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
  3504      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
  3505      SAN No. 4377 Test Procedures for the Analysis of Mercury Under the Clean Water Act (Method 245.7)  	   2040-AD52
  3506      SAN No. 3234  Revision of NPDES Industrial Permit Application Requirements and Form 2C—Wastewater Dis-
             charge Information 	   2040-AC26
            SAN No. 3488 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge (Round II)  	   2040-AC25
            SAN No. 4207 Amendments to Round I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal Rule —Phase Two 	   2040-AC53

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Sequence
Number
3509
3510
3511
3512
3513

Title
SAN No. 3489 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Landfills 	
SAN No. 4041 Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Commercial Hazardous Waste Combustors (formerly titled
Industrial Waste Combustors) 	
SAN No. 4193 Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants; States'
Compliance — Revision of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Criteria .
SAN No. 3701 Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Cyanide Under the Clean Water Act ....
SAN No. 3785 NPDES Comprehensive Storm Water Phase II Regulations . ..

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AC23
2040-AD03
2040- A D27
2040-AC76
2040-AC82

                    SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)—Proposed Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3514
3515
3516
3517
3518
3519
3520
3521

Title
SAN No. 4212 Use of Screening Procedures for Compliance Monitoring of Drinking Water Contaminants
SAN No. 4373 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule - List 2
SAN No. 2340 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations' Ground Water Rule
SAN No. 2807 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic and Clarifications to New Source Contami-
nant Monitoring 	
SAN No. 4147 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment and Filter Backwash Rule 	
SAN No. 4341 Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 	
SAN No. 4342 Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule 	
SAN No. 4404 National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation for Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AD31
2040-AD58
2040-AA97
2040-AB75
2040-AD18
2040-AD37
2040-AD38
2040-AD54

                      SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3522
3523
3524
3525
3526
3527
3528

Title
SAN No. 2281 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radon 	
SAN No. 3563 Reformatting of Drinking Water Regulations 	
SAN No. 3992 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha, Beta and Photon Emitters
SAN No. 4281 Revision to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Dis-
infectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) 	
SAN No. 4009 Public Water System Public Notification Regulation 	
SAN No. 4236 Update of State Underground Injection Control Programs
SAN No. 4152 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Regulations 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AA94
2040-AC41
2040-AC98
2040-AD43
2040-AD06
2040-AD40
2040-AD20

                     SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)—Long-Term Actions
Sequence
Number
3529
3530
3531

Title
SAN No. 3176 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Sulfate 	
SAN No. 3238 National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Aldicarb 	
SAN No. 4369 Regulated Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Reporting 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AC07
2040- AC 13
2040-AD48

                     SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)—Completed Actions
Sequence
Number
3532
3533
3534
Title
SAN No. 4044 National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations: Analytical Methods for Chemical and
Microbiological Contaminants and Revisions to Laboratory Certification
SAN No. 4374 Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule - Perchlorate and Acetochlor Methods 	
SAN No. 2778 Revisions to the Underground Injection Control Requlations for Class V Injection Wells
Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AD04
2040-AD50
2040-AB83

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                    SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SDWA)—Completed Actions  (Continued)
Sequence
Number
3535
3536

Title
SAN No 3440 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations' Lead and Copper 	
SAN No 3761 Streamlining Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements .

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AC27
2040-AC73

          MARINE PROTECTION RESEARCH AND SANCTUARY ACT (MPRSA)—Completed Actions
Sequence
Number
3537

Title
SAN No 2737 Revisions to Ocean Dumping Regulations for Dredged Material 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AB62

                             SHORE PROTECTION ACT (SPA)—Final Rule Stage
Sequence
Number
3538

Title
SAN No 2820 Shore Protection Act, Section 4103(b) Regulations 	

Regulation
Identification
Number
2040-AB85

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
General
                                                                      Proposed Rule Stage
3107. UTILIZATION OF SMALL,
MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS
ENTERPRISES IN PROCUREMENT
UNDER ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 9605(f); PL
100-590; EO 12432; EO 12138; EO
11625; PL 101-549 sec 1001; PL 101-
507; PL 102-389
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
                     Final Action
09/00/00
12/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions,
                     Organizations
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4056
                     Agency Contact: Mark Gordon,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                   Office of Enforcement and Compliance
                   Assurance, 1230, Washington, DC
                   20460
                   Phone: 202 260-8886
                   Fax: 202 401-1080

                   Rebecca Neer, Environmental
                   Protection Agency, Office of
                   Enforcement and Compliance
                   Assurance, 1230, Washington, DC
                   20460
                   Phone: 202 280-4841
                   RIN: 2020-AA39
3108. 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
                   Final Action
                 07/00/00
                 12/00/00

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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: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA64


3109. INCORPORATING INFORMAL
CLAUSES (EP) INTO THE EPAAR
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: 5 USC 301 Sec 205(c);
63 Stat 390, as amended
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rule is being
promulgated to amend the EPAAR to
incorporate Environmental Protection
(EP) clauses into the EPAAR. There are
a large number of EP clause0 being
used by contracting officers. This
promulgation will capture those EP
clauses that have not been submitted
for public comment. Most of the EP
clauses are used in contracts on a case-
by-case basis. The contractor concurs
with use of such clauses.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date    FR Cite
NPRM             05/00/00
Final Action         07/00/00
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. The agency has
not yet determined whether there is a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4226
Agency Contact: Paul Schaffer,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4366
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: schaffer.paul@epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA66


3110. REVISIONS TO ACQUISITION
REGULATION CONCERNING
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Priority: Substantive,  Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The purpose of this rule is
to revise the Agency's conflict of
interest (COI) acquisition regulations.
The specific revisions involve more
stringent requirements for submission
of relevant information from Agency
contractors and  potential contractors
regarding their relationships with
parent companies, affiliates,
subsidiaries, and sister companies.
Current Agency  regulations do not
require the submission of this level of
information. Receipt and evaluation of
this information is critical in order for
the Agency to decide  whether or not
COI situations exist and how they are
to be handled. This revised rule will
also codify several COI clauses that
have been developed  since the issuance
of the previous rule in 1994.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
06/00/00
09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
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. 4319
Sectors Affected: 5413 Architectural,
Engineering and Related Services; 5416
Management, Scientific and Technical
Consulting Services; 54162
Environmental Consulting Services;
5417 Scientific Research and
Development Services; 562 Waste
Management and Remediation Services
                    Agency Contact: Cal McWhirter,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Administration and Resources
                    Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
                    20460
                    Phone: 202 564-4379
                    Fax: 202 565-2552
                    Email: mcwhirter.cal@epa.gov

                    Bruce M. Bakaysa, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Administration and
                    Resources Management, 3802R,
                    Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 564-4373
                    Fax: 202 565-2552
                    Email: bakaysa.bruce@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2030-AA67


                    3111. 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             05/00/00
Final Action         08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
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
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov
RIN:  2030-AA40


3112. INCREMENTALLY FUNDING
FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect the private sector under PL 104-
4.

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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
Final Action
 06/00/00
 08/00/00
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. 3876
Agency Contact: Frances Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov
RIN:  2030-AA50

3113. DELETION OF EPA
ACQUISITION REGULATIONS FOR
QUALITY SYSTEMS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(cJ
CFR  Citation: 48 CFR 1546.2
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is deleting the quality
assurance requirements in its
Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR)
because the Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR) contains coverage on
this subject.
Timetable:
Action
  Date
FR Cite
NPRM            06/00/00
Final Rule          08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: 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. 3874
          Agency Contact: Linda Avellar,
          Environmental Protection Agency,
          Administration and Resources
          Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
          20460
          Phone: 202 564-4356
          Fax: 202 565-2475
          Email: avellar.linda@epamail.epa.gov
          RIN: 2030-AA51
3114. 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
Government-wide 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 that 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
                                                          32.110 to reduce EPA exposure to such
                                                          consequences.
                                                          Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Action
Date
07/00/00
1 1/00/00
FR Cite

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
3115. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND
CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2005; 15 USC
2601 et seq; 21 USC 346; 33 USC 1251
et seq; 33 USC 1414; 42 USC 11001
et seq; 42 USC 300(f) et seq; 42 USC
4912; 42 USC 6901 et seq; 42 USC 7401
et seq; 42 USC 9601 et seq; 5 USC 552;
7 USC 136 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 2; 40 CFR 57;
40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123; 40 CFR 145;
40 CFR 233; 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 270;
40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 281; 40 CFR 350;
40 CFR 403; 40 CFR 85; 40 CFR 86
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA regulations at 40 CFR
part 2, subpart B, provide procedures
for handling and disclosing information
claimed as confidential business
information (CBI). Although the current
regulations have succeeded in
protecting CBI, changes in Agency
workload, practice, and statutory
authority have made it difficult to
handle CBI activities as expeditiously
as desired. EPA is examining its CBI
regulations to determine what changes
are  needed to make the regulations as
efficient and effective as possible.
Provision 40 CFR 2.205(c), which
automatically protects CBI
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is being examined individually and as
part of the CBI regulations as a whole.
Timetable:	
Action              Date     FR Cite
NPRM/CBIRegs     11/23/94 59 FR 60446
  Proposal to revise
  EPA's CBI
  regulations as a
  whole
Final/CBI Substant.    08/00/00
  Final rule to
  eliminate special
  treatment of
  substantiations
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected:  Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3240
Agency Contact: Alan Margolis,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2822, Washington,  DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-5438
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email:  margolis.alan@epa.gov

Rebecca Moser, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2822, Washington,  DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-6780
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email:  moser.rebecca@epa.gov
RIN: 2020-AA21

3116. 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 proposes
revisions to EPA's regulations  under
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The FOIA regulations have been
streamlined and written in plain
English wherever possible. These
revisions reflect the principles
established by President Clinton and
Attorney General Reno in their FOIA
Policy  Memoranda of October  4, 1993.
They also reflect developments in the
case law and include updated  cost
figures for calculating and charging
fees. In addition, the proposed
revisions include 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
                  04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4180
Agency Contact: Jeralene Green,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2822, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-1050
Fax: 202 260-8550
Email: green.jeralene@epa.gov
RIN: 2020-AA40


3117. CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC
REPORTING (ER) AND
RECORDKEEPING 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: PL 104-13; PL 105-277
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Cross-Media Electronic
Reporting (ER) and Recordkeeping Rule
will provide a uniform legal framework
for paperless ER, including electronic
signature/certification, across EPA's
environmental compliance programs.
The rule will both remove current legal
requirements for paper that create
obstacles to ER and provide for
mechanisms to assure the legal validity
and authenticity of electronic
documents and associated electronic
signatures, whether transmitted as
reports or maintained as records. This
rule is important because the legal and
electronic signature issues remain the
chief obstacle to implementation of ER,
and affect the overall enforceability of
environmental programs both federally
and under state
delegation/authorization. Also, the
Government Paperwork Elimination Act
of 1998 requirements and the
Administrator's Reinventing
Environmental Information (REI) Action
Plan goal of universal ER availability
by 2003 can only be met if this
rulemaking has active participation by
the AA-ships and moves on a fast track.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
                           FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
09/00/00
10/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 4270
Agency Contact: Evi Buffer,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2823, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-8791
Fax: 202 401-0182
Email: huffer.evi@epa.gov

David Schwarz, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2823, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-2710
Fax: 202 401-0182
Email: schwarz.david@epa.gov
RIN: 2020-AA41
3118. PROPOSED REVISION TO EPA'S
IMPLEMENTING NEPA REGULATIONS
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321
CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 6
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The proposed revision is
necessary to clarify and update EPA's
National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) regulation. The revision would
clarify Agency responsibilities for:
Congressionally funded special
appropriation projects and EPA funded
grant programs. The revision would
clarify public involvement procedures
and organization responsibilities. The
proposal would revise the list of
actions which are categorically
excluded from analyses. The revision
is also needed to incorporate a number
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cutting requirements into the NEPA
process.
Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 04/00/00
 10/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4292
Agency Contact: Joseph Montgomery,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-7157
Fax: 202 564-0070
Email: montgomery.joseph@epa.gov

Marguerite Duffy, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-7148
RIN: 2020-AA42

3119. WARRANTS FOR ON-SCENE
COORDINATORS
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) is amending
the EPA Acquisition Regulations
(EPAAR)  to include a  clause concerning
the issuance of warrants for on-scene
coordinators. The intent is to allow
program officials with remedial type
requirements to receive on-scene
coordinator warrants so that they can
issue letter contracts.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 05/00/00
 08/00/00
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. 4351

Agency Contact: Frances Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA68
                     3120. • BUSINESS OWNERSHIP
                     REPRESENTATION

                     Priority: Info./Admin./Other

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

                     CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

                     Legal Deadline: None

                     Abstract: A new EPAAR clause will be
                     developed to report the ownership
                     category of offerers. This clause would
                     be similar to the FAR clause at 52.219-
                     1 (ALT II). The information obtained
                     will be used to provide outreach
                     initiatives for future awards to those
                     ownership categories that lack EPA
                     awards.

                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Rule
                 05/00/00
                 03/00/01
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. 4396

Agency Contact: Frances Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA69
3121. • CONTRACTOR DIVERSITY
CLAUSE
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: 63 Stat 390as
amended; 5 USC 301 Sec 205(c)
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The EPAAR will be revised
to include a diversity clause for EPA
contractors. The clause will require
EPA contractors to submit a plan that
explains its approach to promoting
diversity in the performance of EPA
contracts.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Rule
                  06/00/00
                  02/00/01
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 a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4397
Agency Contact: Frances Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4368
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA70

3122. • DISPLAY OF EPA OFFICE OF
INSPECTOR GENERAL HOTLINE
POSTER
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: 5 USC 301 205(c); 63
Stat 390 as amended
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rule adds a clause to
the EPAAR requiring contractors, with
EPA contracts over a certain dollar
threshold, to display the EPA Office of
Inspector General Hotline poster in
contractor work areas.  This will enable
contractor employees to report
suspected improper conduct occurring
under EPA contracts.

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                                                                      Proposed Rule Stage
Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
 NPRM
 Final Rule
04/00/00
06/00/00
 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. 4398
 Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Administration and Resources
 Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-4369
 Fax: 202 565-2551
 Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov
 RIN: 2030-AA71
3123. • ADMINISTRATIVE
CORRECTIONS TO EPAAR 1515,
CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 205(c) 63
Stat 390 as amended
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Administrative corrections
will be made to EPAAR 1515 for
clarification purposes.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
NPRM
Final Rule
05/00/00
07/00/00
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. 4400

 Agency Contact: Leigh Pomponio,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Administration and Resources
 Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-4364
 Fax: 202 565-2475
 Email:
 pomponio.leigh@epamial.epa.gov

 RIN: 2030-AA73
3124. PESTICIDE TOLERANCE
REASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)(q)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 180; 40 CFR 185;
40 CFR 186

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory,
August 3, 2002, See additional
information.

Abstract: EPA will reassess pesticide
tolerances and exemptions for raw and
processed foods established prior to
August 3, 1996, to determine whether
they meet the reasonable certainty of
no harm standard of the Federal Food,
Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
FFDCA sec. 408(q), as amended by the
Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).
FQPA requires that EPA conduct this
reassessment on a phased 10-year
schedule. Based on its reassessment,
EPA will take a series of regulatory
actions to modify or revoke tolerances.
                                                         Timetable:
Action
                                                                                              Date
FR Cite
NPRM Modification or 04/00/00
  revocation of
  tolerances for
  numerous
  pesticides
Final Action         09/00/00
  Modification or
  revocation of
  tolerances for
  numerous
  pesticides
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4175
LEGAL DEADLINE CONT: EPA is
required to complete reassessments on
a phased schedule of: 33% by August
3; 1999; 66% by August 3; 2002; and
100% by August 3; 2006. The Agency
will continue to access pesticide
tolerances throughout year.
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and
Other Agricultural Chemical
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Joseph Nevola,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7508C, Washington,
DC  20460
Phone: 703 308-8037
Email: nevola.joseph@epa.gov

Robert McNally, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7508C, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 703 308-8085
Fax: 703 308-8041
Email: mcnally.robert@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD24
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
General
                                                                           Final Rule Stage
3125. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35
SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION OF
PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP
(STATE) GRANT REGULATION

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 104-134; PL 105-
                    65
                    CFR Citation:  40 CFR 35
                    Legal Deadline: None
                    Abstract: This proposed regulation: (1)
                    updates, clarifies, and streamlines
                    requirements governing environmental
                                     program grants; (2] establishes
                                     requirements for the new Performance
                                     Partnership Grant  (PPG) program; and
                                     (3) establishes requirements for grant
                                     programs that began after the original
                                     rule was published. (A regulation
                                     governing environmental program
                                     grants to Indian tribes and tribal
                                     consortia is published elsewhere in this
                                     issue of the Federal Register.)

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Timetable:
Action
                  Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
                 07/23/99  64 FR 63731
                 05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions, Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3736
Agency Contact: Scott McMoran,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3903R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-5376
RIN: 2030-AA55


3126. REVISION TO 40 CFR 35
SUBPART A AND PROMULGATION  OF
PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP
(TRIBAL) GRANT 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: PL 104-134; PL 105-
65
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 35
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This proposed regulation
will: (1) update, clarify, and streamline
requirements governing environmental
program grants (2) establish
requirements for the new Performance
Partnership Grant (PPG) program; and
(3) establish requirements for grant
programs that were developed after the
original rule was published. (EPA is
also issuing a regulation governing
environmental program grants to State
and Interstate agencies.)
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                 07/23/99 64 FR 63732
                 05/00/00
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required:  No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions, Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4128
Agency Contact: Michelle McClendon,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3903R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-5357
Fax: 202 565-2470
Email: mcclendon.michelle@epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA56


3127. EPAAR COVERAGE ON LOCAL
HIRING AND TRAINING
Priority: Other Significant
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. This incentive will support
economic development in areas where
EPA contracts are performed.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                             Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                           12/09/98 63 FR 67845
                           06/00/00
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: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA62
3128. INCORPORATION OF CLASS
DEVIATIONS INTO EPAAR
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(c)
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1537; 48 CFR
1552
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Agency has approved a
number of class deviations (e.g. changes
to reporting requirements and monthly
progress reports) to the EPAAR since
its promulgation in April 1994. This
proposed rule would incorporate most
of the class deviations to the EPAAR.
Timetable:
                                                                         Action
                                                                  Date     FR Cite
NPRM             03/16/00 65 FR 14405
Final Action         07/00/00
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
Email: smith.frances@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA37
3129. 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:  15 USC 2601 et seq;
7 USC 136 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 160; 40 CFR 792
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On November 29, 1983, EPA
published Good Laboratory Practice

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 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
 Final Action
01/22/99 64 FR 3456
05/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Federalism: Undetermined
 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
 3130. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
 ASSESSMENT OF
 NONGOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN
 ANTARCTICA
 Priority: Other Significant
 Legal Authority: 16 USC 2401 et seq,
 as amended; 16 USC 2403(a); 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
                    Extend Effectve Date
                      Interim Rule
                    Final Action
                            04/30/97 62 FR 23538
                            04/15/98 63 FR 18352

                            01/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                    Organizations
                    Government Levels Affected: None
                    Federalism: Undetermined
                    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: 202 564-0070
                    Email: montgomery.joseph@epa.gov

                    Katherine Biggs, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Office of
                    Enforcement and Compliance
                    Assurance, 2252A, Washington, DC
                    20460
                    Phone: 202 564-7144
                    Fax: 202 564-0072
                    Email: biggs.katherine@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2020-AA34


                    3131. ELECTRONIC  FUNDS
                    TRANSFER
                    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: 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
Final Action
 07/00/00
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
Agency Contact: Calvin McWhirter,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4379
Fax: 202 565-2552
Email: mcwhirter.calvin@epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA57


3132. • RATIFICATION AND
DEBARMENT/SUSPENSION
PROCEDURES
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal  Authority: 5 USC 205(c); 63 Stat
390 as amended
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal  Deadline: None
Abstract: This rule updates internal
Agency procedures for taking
                     administrative actions under the
                     Government-wide rule for suspension
                     and debarment of contractors.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date     FR Cite
Direct Final Rule      07/00/00
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. 4399
Agency Contact: Larry Wyborski,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4369
Fax: 202 565-2551
Email: wyborski.larry@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA72


3133. •  REVISION TO AWARD FEE
CLAUSES, 1552.216-70 AND 1552.216-
75
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: 5 USC 301 Sec 205(c);
63 Stat 390as amended
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The EPAAR clause at
1552.216-70 will be revised to conform
to Federal Acquisition Circular 97-15
concerning disputes arising under
Government contracts. In addition, an
administrative change will be made to
EPAAR  1552.216-75 to correct the date
of the clause.
Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                     Direct Final Rule     04/00/00
                     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.  4401
Agency Contact: Jean Rellins,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3802R, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-4434
Fax: 202 565-2475
Email: rellins.jean@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2030-AA74


3134. TOLERANCES FOR PESTICIDE
EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 176
Legal Deadline: 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 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
                                                          Final Action
                  06/03/99 64 FR 29823
                  09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3890
Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production;
112 Animal Production; 9241
Administration of Environmental
Quality Programs
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: peterson.carol@epa.gov

Jean Frane, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides

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and Toxic Substances, 7506C,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD15


3135. PESTICIDES; TOLERANCE
PROCESSING FEES
Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 21 USC 346(a)
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 rule will adjust
the fee structure and fee amounts for
tolerance actions.
Timetable:
Action
Date
                            FR Cite
NPRM             06/09/99  64 FR 31039
Final Action         01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4027
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and
Other Agricultural Chemical
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Jean Frane,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-5944
Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

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: peterson.carol@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD23


3136. GUIDELINES FOR CARCINOGEN
RISK ASSESSMENT
Priority: Info./Admin./Other
Legal Authority: Not applicable
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Agency will use these
guidelines to evaluate  suspect
carcinogens in line with the policies
and procedures established in the
statutes administered by the EPA.
These guidelines revise and replace
EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk
Assessment published at 51 FR 33992,
September 24, 1986. These guidelines
provide EPA staff and  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         04/23/96  61 FR 17960
  Guidelines
Implementation Policy 06/25/96  61 FR 32799
Final Guidelines      10/00/00

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
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
General
                                                                        Completed Actions
3137. • CODIFICATION TO REVISION
OF OMB CIRCULAR A-110: PUBLIC
ACCESS TO DATA PRODUCED
UNDER AN AWARD

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 30 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory,
January 17, 2000, OMB requires
                   codification to interim final rule by
                   January 17 2000.

                   Abstract: In November 1999, OMB
                   provided EPA with a draft notice which
                   revises our current codification of OMB
                   Circular A-110 to reflect the final
                   revision OMB issued on September 30,
                   1999 and published in the Federal
                   Register on October 8, 1999. OMB
                   requested that we codify the revision
                   to Circular A-110 by January 17, 2000.
                                      Congress included a two-sentence
                                      provision in the Office of Management
                                      and Budget's (OMB) appropriation for
                                      fiscal year 1999, contained in Public
                                      Law 105-277, directing OMB to amend
                                      Circular A-110 "to require Federal
                                      awarding agencies to ensure that all
                                      data produced under an award will be
                                      made available to the public through
                                      the procedures established under the
                                      Freedom of Information Act." The

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provision also provides for a reasonable
fee to cover the costs incurred in
responding to a request. In directing
OMB to revise Circular A-110, Congress
entrusted OMB with the authority to
resolve statutory ambiguities, the
obligation to address implementation
issues the statute did not address, and
the discretion to balance the need for
public access to research data with
protections of the research process.
EPA is publishing an interim final rule
to codify OMB Circular A-110,
"Uniform Administrative Requirements
for Grants and Agreements with
Institutions of Higher Education,
Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit
Organizations." The Agency's interim
final rule incorporates  the provisions of
OMB Circular A-110 regarding the
                     availability of data produced under an
                     award through the Freedom of
                     Information Act into the Agency's
                     grants administration regulation at 40
                     Code of Federal Regulations Part 30.  It
                     also applies to such entities if they are
                     recipients of subawards from States,
                     local and Indian Tribal governments
                     administering programs under EPA
                     awards.
                     Timetable:
                     Action             Date     FR Cite
                     Interim Final Rule    03/16/00  65 FR 14417
                     Regulatory Flexibility  Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected:  No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4386

Agency Contact: Bruce Feldman,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Administration and Resources
Management, 3903R,  Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-5308
Fax: 202 565-2470
Email: feldman.bruce@epa.gov

Alexandria Mincey, Environmental
Protection Agency, Administration and
Resources Management, 3903R
Phone: 202 564-5371
Fax: 202 565-2470
Email: mincey.alexandria@epa.gov

RIN: 2030-AA75
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Clean Air Act (CAA)
                                                                                Prerule Stage
3138. • METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL
ETHER; ADVANCED NOTICE OF
INTENT TO INITIATE RULEMAKING
UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES
CONTROL ACT TO ELIMINATE OR
LIMIT THE USE OF MTBE AS A FUEL
ADDITIVE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
Major status under 5 USC 801 is
undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is considering taking
action to control the use of Methyl
Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE), which is
an organic compound that is primarily
used as a fuel additive in gasoline.
MTBE has been  used to meet the
oxygen requirement established by the
Federal Reformulated Gasoline Program
(RFC) established by the 1990
amendments to the Clean Air Act
(CAA).  Over 85 percent of reformulated
gasoline contains MTBE. EPA is
concerned that the widespread use of
MTBE may have resulted in the
                     contamination of groundwater and
                     drinking water supplies, threatening
                     their future use. While current
                     detections levels are generally believed
                     to be below levels that may cause
                     public health concerns, low level
                     MTBE contamination may render water
                     unpotable due to offensive taste and
                     odor. In November of 1998, EPA
                     established a Blue Ribbon Panel to
                     investigate air quality benefits and
                     water quality concerns associated with
                     oxygenates, including MTBE, in
                     gasoline, and to provide independent
                     advice and recommendations on ways
                     to maintain air quality while protecting
                     water quality. In September, 1999, the
                     panel recommended that the use of
                     MTBE be substantially reduced. EPA is
                     now evaluating the Blue Ribbon Panel's
                     recommendations, and has conducted  a
                     preliminary review of authorities
                     available to address risks associated
                     with MTBE. EPA intends to issue an
                     Advance Notice of Proposed
                     Rulemaking to inform the public of this
                     preliminary inquiry, and to solicit
                     public comment on possible regulatory
                     action.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
FR Cite
ANPRM
                  04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Organizations,
Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined

Federalism: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4393

Agency Contact: Karen Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9674
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: smith.karen@epa.gov

Bob Perils, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, 2333A
Phone: 202 564-5636
Email: perlis.robert@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AJOO

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                                                                      Proposed Rule  Stage
3139. 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
Final Action
06/00/00
01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3263
Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax:  734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE20

3140. INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE
RECALL  REQUIREMENTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7511(a)(2)(b);
42 USC 7511(a)(2)(b)(2)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action specifies
requirements for enhanced I/M
programs to establish a program to
ensure compliance with recall notices.
This is pursuant to the Clean Air Act
Amendments of 1990.
Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
08/00/00
01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
          Government Levels Affected: Federal
          Additional Information: SAN No. 3262
          Agency Contact: Buddy Polovick,
          Environmental Protection Agency, Air
          and Radiation, Washington, DC 20460
          Phone: 734 214-4928
          Fax: 734 214-4052
          Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov
          RIN: 2060-AE22


          3141. METHOD 301: FIELD
          VALIDATION OF POLLUTION
          MEASUREMENT METHODS FOR
          VARIOUS MEDIA; REVISIONS
          Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
          Legal Authority:  42 USC 7401  et seq;
          PL 101-549; 42 USC 7410 et seq
          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
                    Final Action
                           06/00/00
                           09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: None
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
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: mcalister.gary@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AFOO


3142. OPERATING PERMITS:
REVISIONS (PART 70)
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 7661 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 70;
40 CFR 51
                                                         Legal Deadline: None
                                                         Abstract: In response to litigation on
                                                         the operating permits rule regulations,
                                                         40 CFR Part 70, to provide more
                                                         effective implementation of part 70,
                                                         and to address comments provided in
                                                         response to notices of proposed
                                                         rulemaking, parts 70, 51 and 52 are
                                                         being revised. The changes streamline
                                                         the procedures for revising stationary-
                                                         source operating permits issued by
                                                         State and local permitting authorities
                                                         under title V of the Clean Air Act.
                                                         Timetable:
                                                         Action
                                                                            Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Supplemental NPRM
                                       Part 71
                                     Supplemental NPRM
                                       Part 70
                                     Direct Final Interim
                                       Approval Extension
                                     NPRM Interim
                                       Approval Extension
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                  08/29/94 59 FR 44460
                  04/27/95 60 FR 20804

                  08/31/95 60 FR 45530

                  07/27/98 63 FR 40054

                  07/27/98 63 FR 40053

                  09/00/00
                  09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3412
Agency Contact: Ray Vogel,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-12, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3153
RIN: 2060-AF70
3143. AMENDMENTS TO METHOD 24
(WATER-BASED COATINGS)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The determination of volatile
organic compounds (VOCs) content of
a surface coating by reference Method
24 involves determination of its water
content and calculation of its  VOC
content as the difference of the two
measurements (volatile content minus
water content). Method  24 is inherently
less precise for water-based coatings
than it is for solvent-based coatings and
the imprecision increases as water
content increases. This action will
amend Method 24 by adding a direct
measurement procedure for measuring
VOC content of water-based coatings.
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precision of Method 24 for water-based
coatings.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM             08/00/00
Final Action         08/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3649
Agency Contact: Candace Sorrell,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-19, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1064
Email: sorrell.candace@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF72


3144. SERVICE INFORMATION
AVAILABILITY
Priority: Other Significant
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
NPRM             06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3741
Agency Contact: Holly Pugliese,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG13
3145. NSPS: SEWAGE SLUDGE
INCINERATORS
Priority: Other Significant. 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: 42 USC 7401-7626
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The Agency has decided not
to regulate sewage sludge incinerators
as a category under Section 129 of the
Clean Air Act.  Section 129(a)(l)
requires the Agency  to establish
standards under Section  129 for each
category of "solid waste incineration
units." "Solid waste incineration unit"
is defined as a "distinct operating unit
of any facility which combusts any
solid waste material  from commercial
or industrial establishments or the
general public  (including single and
multiple residences, hotels, or motels)."
The Agency believes that sewage sludge
generated by publicly-owned  treatment
works (POTWs) and  combusted in SSIs
is "solid waste." However, this sludge
is from a municipal source, and not
from "commercial or industrial
establishments or the general  public."
Therefore, SSis that combust this
sludge are not  "solid waste incineration
units" and section 129 does not apply
to them. Virtually all of the SSis that
would be candidates for regulation
combust sludge from POTWs, and thus
are not covered under Section 129.
Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                                       01/14/97 62 FR 1868
                                       04/00/00
ANPRM
Delisting Notice
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State,
Local
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG50


3146. NESHAP: PLYWOOD AND
COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(d)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This project is to develop
national emission standards for
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by
establishing maximum achievable
control technology (MACT) for facilities
manufacturing wood panels and
engineered wood products. MACT
standards are under development to
reduce the release of hazardous air
pollutants (HAP) from all  industries to
protect the public health and
environment. Emissions of HAP from
this industry have been associated
with, but are not limited to, the drying
of wood and binders. The scope of the
affected source category has not been
determined; however, this rule is
anticipated to apply to the manufacture
of products involving wood and some
kind of binder or bonding agent. This
project may include, but is not limited
to, facilities that manufacture
waferboard, hardboard fiber board
(MDF), oriented strandboard (OSB),
medium density fiberboard,
particleboard, strawboard, hardwood
and softwood plywood, glue-laminated
lumber, laminated veneer lumber, and
engineered wood products. The source
category may also include lumber
drying kilns at sawmills which are
located on the same site as a facility
that manufactures any of the wood
products mentioned above. The project
may also include some  coatings
operations. The name of the source
category was formerly Plywood and
Particleboard MACT.
                                                           Action
Additional Information: SAN No. 3819   Timetable:
Sectors Affected: 22132 Sewage
Treatment Facilities
Agency Contact: Al Vervaert,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                           NPRM
                                                           Final Action
                  10/00/00
                  12/00/01
                                                           Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                           Required: Undetermined
                                                           Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3820
Sectors Affected: 32121 Veneer,
Plywood, and Engineered Wood
Product Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax:  919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

Mary Tom Kissell, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-4516
Fax:  919 541-0246
Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG52


3147. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS
CELLULOSE PRODUCTION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This project is to develop
national emission standards for
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) by
establishing maximum achievable
control technology (MACT) for facilities
manufacturing cellulose ether,
carboxymethyl cellulose ether, methyl
cellulose ether, cellulose food casing,
cellulosic sponges, producing rayon,
and producing cellophane. MACT
standards are under development to
reduce the release of hazardous air
pollutants (HAP) from all industries to
protect the public health and
environment. Emissions of HAP from
this industry have been associated
with, but are not limited to,  product
washing operations, material storage
tanks, and film drying. The scope of
the rule has not been determined.
Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
04/00/00
04/00/01
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    Local, State
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3970
                    Project combined with SAN 3963
                    Sectors Affected: 325221 Cellulosic
                    Organic Fiber Manufacturing; 326113
                    Unsupported Plastics Film and Sheet
                    (except Packaging) Manufacturing
                    Agency Contact: Bill Schrock,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5032
                    Fax: 919 541-3470
                    Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

                    Penny Lassiter, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
                    MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
                    27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5396
                    Fax: 919 541-3470
                    Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AH11


                    3148. NESHAP: MUNICIPAL SOLID
                    WASTE LANDFILLS
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                    Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                    November 15, 2000.
                    Abstract:  This project is to develop
                    national emission standards for
                    hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by
                    establishing  maximum achievable
                    control technology (MACT) for
                    municipal solid waste landfills. MACT
                    standards  are under development to
                    reduce the release of HAP from all
                    industries to protect the public health
                    and environment. The scope of the rule
                    has not been determined. This project
                    is now scheduled to start in fiscal year
                    1998. The initial stage of this project
                    is to gather preliminary information on
                    landfills to establish a presumptive
                    MACT. That work will be followed by
                    development of a regulatory package to
                    propose and promulgate a MACT
                    standard.
                    Timetable:
                                      Action
                                       Date
                                      FR Cite
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
          NPRM             06/00/00
          Final Action         10/00/01
          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
          Required: No
          Small Entities Affected: Governmental
          Jurisdictions
                                                Government Levels Affected: Tribal,
                                                State, Local
                                                Federalism: Undetermined
                                                Additional Information: SAN No. 3969
                                                Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste
                                                Landfill
                                                Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt,
                                                Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                                and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                                                Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                                Phone: 919 541-5395
                                                Fax: 919 541-0246
                                                Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

                                                Michele Laur, Environmental Protection
                                                Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                                                Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                                Phone: 919 541-5256
                                                Fax: 919 541-0246
                                                Email: laur.michele@epa.gov
                                                RIN: 2060-AH13


                                                3149. 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: Final, Statutory, June
                                                30, 2000.
                                                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 effect on local
                                                agencies.
                                                Timetable:
                                                Action
                   Date
FR Cite
NPRM             04/00/00
Final Action         11/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3986

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Agency Contact: William B.
Kuykendal, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-14,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5372
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: kuykendal.bill@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH25
3150. TRANSPORTATION
CONFORMITY RULE AMENDMENT:
CLARIFICATION OF TRADING
PROVISIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 7671
CAA 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            02/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
Local
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: voss.laura@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH31


3151. STREAMLINED EVAPORATIVE
TEST PROCEDURES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7521(m)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86 (Revision)
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: This action will streamline
                     the test procedure used to establish
                     compliance with evaporative emission
                     requirements for light duty vehicles
                     and trucks. The  current test procedure
                     requires both two and three day diurnal
                     emission tests, as well as running-loss
                     testing. The revisions will delete the
                     three day requirement and add
                     flexibilities for running-loss
                     compliance. This will enable
                     manufacturers to save significant
                     resources without any decrease in
                     environmental benefits.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                             Date
                                                FR Cite
NPRM             09/00/00
Final Action         03/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3910
Agency Contact: David Goodi,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann  Arbor, MI
48105
Phone: 734 214-4480
RIN: 2060-AH34


3152. FEDERAL MAJOR NEW
SOURCE REVIEW (NSR) PROGRAM
FOR NONATTAINMENT AREAS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR
51.165; 40 CFR 52.10; 40 CFR 52.24
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Clean Air Act (Act)  (title
I, part D) requires that construction
permit programs for new or modified
major stationary sources of air pollution
be established for areas not attaining
the NAAQS. This action will add
Federal rules at 40 CFR 52.10 for
permitting the construction of new or
modified major stationary sources  in
certain nonattainment areas where
State, local, or tribal rules in whole or
in part are not in place that meet the
statutory permitting requirements.
These rules will basically incorporate
the requirements for State
nonattainment NSR permit programs,
codified at 40 CFR 51.165(a), with
supplemental provisions added to  make
explicit the permit requirements of
                                                section 173 of the Act and certain long-
                                                standing policies regarding
                                                nonattainment NSR permitting. This
                                                action will also change 40 CFR 52.24
                                                to specify that the requirements of 40
                                                CFR 52.10 govern any permits issued
                                                in certain nonattainment areas where
                                                acceptable nonattainment NSR rules are
                                                not in place. Changes to 40 CFR part
                                                124 will specify that the permit
                                                processing, public participation, and
                                                permit appeal requirements that
                                                otherwise apply to Federal PSD
                                                permitting will also apply, in most
                                                cases, to Federal nonattainment NSR
                                                permitting under 40 CFR 52.10.
                                                Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                                                             Date    FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                                                                 04/00/00
                                                                 09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4046
Agency Contact: David Svendsgaard,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-12, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2380
Fax:  919 541-5509
Email: svendsgaard.dave@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH53


3153. NESHAP: COKE OVENS:
PUSHING, QUENCHING, AND
BATTERY STACKS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
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 polycyclic 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

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operations associated with coke ovens,
namely pushing, quenching, and
battery stacks.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Action
Date
09/00/00
To Be
FR Cite
Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4022
Sectors Affected: 324199 All Other
Petroleum and Coal Products
Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel
Mills
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: melton.lula@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AH55


3154. PROTECTION OF
STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
ALLOWANCE SYSTEM FOR
CONTROLLING  HCFC PRODUCTION,
IMPORT & EXPORT
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 82.6(h); 40 CFR
82.5(h); 40 CFR 82.8
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Stratospheric Protection
Division currently oversees an
allowance allocation system for the
class I ozone-depleting substances. An
allowance allocation system for class II
ozone-depleting  substances or
hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) had
not been established prior to 1998
because consumption  figures had
hovered around 80% of the cap
imposed by the Montreal Protocol in
1992. The HCFC consumption figures
for 1998 indicate that the US is within
92%  of the cap. Since the US is in
danger of violating this cap if high
HCFC consumption rates continue into
1999, the system for allocating
allowances must be in place as soon
as possible in order to control HCFC
consumption for all four quarters of
2000.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
ANPRM
NPRM
04/04/99 64 FR 16373
05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
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.
The ANPRM is available on the Internet
at:
Agency Contact: Vera Au,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-2216
Fax: 202 565-2093

Sue Stendebach, Environmental
Protection Agency,. Air and Radiation,
6205 J, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
RIN: 2060-AH67
3155. NESHAP: FUMED SILICA
PRODUCTION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
Section 112; EO 12866
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Fumed silica is produced at
four facilities is three states. There is
no NSPS for the source category. Based
on preliminary results of a screening
study, the source category emits
chlorine, HC1, and chlorinated organics.
Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
02/00/01
02/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4111
          Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other
          Basic Inorganic Chemical
          Manufacturing
          Agency Contact: Jeff Telander,
          Environmental Protection Agency, Air
          and Radiation, MD-13, Research
          Triangle Park, NC 27711
          Phone: 919 541-5427
          Fax: 919 541-5600
          Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

          Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
          Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
          Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
          Phone: 919 541-5596
          Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
          RIN: 2060-AH72
                    3156. NESHAP: POLYVINYL
                    CHLORIDE AND COPOLYMERS
                    PRODUCTION
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                    Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
                    November 15, 2000.
                    Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act
                    Amendments of 1990 requires 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 plants
                    may be major sources for one or more
                    HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation
                    (emission standards)  is being developed
                    for the polyvinyl chloride industry, to
                    be promulgated by November 15, 2000.
                    Timetable:
                    Action
                             Date    FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                            05/00/00
                            01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 4114
Agency Contact: Warren Johnsonjr.,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov

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Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH82


3157. PERFORMANCE
SPECIFICATION 16 - SPECIFICATIONS
AND TEST PROCEDURES FOR
PREDICTIVE EMISSION MONITORING
SYSTEMS IN STATIONARY SOURCES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7411 CAA
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            09/00/00
Final Action        09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected:  State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4119
Sectors Affected: 333618 Other Engine
Equipment Manufacturing; 336399 All
Other Motor Vehicle Parts
Manufacturing; 333611 Turbine and
Turbine Generator Set Unit
Manufacturing; 33241 Power Boiler and
Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
Agency Contact: William H. Lamason,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-19, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374

Foston Curtis, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
RIN: 2060-AH84


3158. NESHAP: WET-FORMED
FIBERGLASS MAT PRODUCTION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412
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
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            04/00/00
                     Final Action        04/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                     Government Levels Affected: State,
                     Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4082
Agency Contact: Jim Crowder,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Juan Santiago, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13,  Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-1084
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH89


3159. TECHNICAL CHANGE TO DOSE
METHODOLOGY FOR 40 CFR 191,
SUBPART A
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 2021 Atomic
Energy Act of 1954; Reorganization
Plan No. 3 of 1970; Nuclear Waste
Policy Act of 1982
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 190(B); 40 CFR
191 (A)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: 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
                                                          Final Action
                  04/00/00
                  03/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4003
Agency Contact: Ray Clark,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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                                                  Proposed Rule Stage
and Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9198
Fax: 202 565-2065
RIN: 2060-AH90


3160. DECISION ON A PETITION
FROM THE TERRITORY OF
AMERICAN SAMOA TO BE
EXEMPTED FROM THE GASOLINE
ANTI-DUMPING REGULATIONS.
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7625-l(a)(l)
CAAA
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.90 to 80.130
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA will decide whether to
grant American  Samoa's petition to be
exempted from meeting the regulations
at 40 CFR 80 that require all
conventional gasoline sold in the U.S.
to not be more polluting than it was
in 1990—called the "gasoline anti-
dumping regulations." These
regulations were promulgated to
prevent gasoline refiners and
distributors from "dumping" pollutants
into conventional gasoline that are
prohibited in the manufacture of
reformulated gasoline.  American Samoa
(and other U.S. territories) are allowed
under Clean Air Act (CAA) section
325(a) to petition the Administrator for
exemption from certain CAA
requirements if such compliance is not
feasible or is unreasonable due to
unique geographical, meteorological, or
economic factors of such territory, or
other local factors deemed significant.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
                           FR Cite
NPRM             06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4333
Agency Contact: Marilyn W. McCall,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9029
Fax: 202 564-2085
Email: mccall.mwinstead@epa.gov

Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-9035

RIN: 2060-AI60
                    Action
                                       Date
                                                                                                      FR Cite
3161. NAAQS: SULFUR DIOXIDE
(RESPONSE TO REMAND)
Priority: Economically Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409 CAA sec
109
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.4; 40 CFR
50.5
Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial,
December 31, 2000.
Abstract: On November 15, 1994, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
proposed not to revise the existing 24-
hour and annual primary standards.
The EPA sought public comment on the
need to adopt additional regulatory
measures to address the health risk to
asthmatic individuals posed by short-
term peak sulfur dioxide exposure.
On March 7, 1995, EPA proposed
implementation strategies for reducing
short-term high concentrations of sulfur
dioxide emissions in the ambient air.
On May 22,1996, EPA published its
final decision not to revise the primary
sulfur dioxide NAAQS. The notice
stated that EPA would shortly propose
a new implementation strategy to assist
States in addressing short-term peaks  of
sulfur dioxide. The new
implementation strategy - the
Intervention Level Program - was
proposed on January 2, 1997. In July
1996, the American Lung Association
and the Environmental Defense Fund
petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the D.C. Circuit for a judicial review
of EPA's  decision not to establish a
new 5-minute NAAQS. On January 30,
1998, the court found that EPA did not
adequately explain its decision and
remanded the case so EPA could
explain its rationale more fully. EPA
published a schedule for responding to
the remand  in the May 5, 1998 Federal
Register. The schedule calls for a final
response to  the remand by December
2000. Any final action on the
intervention level program would occur
no sooner than December 2000.
Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM NAAQS
  Review
NPRM NAAQS
  Implementation
  (Part 51)
11/15/94  59 FR 58958

03/07/95  60 FR 12492
                                                       05/22/96 61 FR 25566
                                                       01/02/97 62FR210
                    Final Rule NAAQS
                     Review
                    NPRM Revised
                     NAAQS
                     Implementation
                     (Part 51)
                    Notice Schedule for   05/05/98 63 FR 24782
                     Response to
                     NAAQS Remand
                    NPRM Response to   05/00/00
                     NAAQS Remand
                    Final Action Response 12/00/00
                     to NAAQS Remand
                    Final Action NAAQS   01/00/01
                     Implementation
                     (Part 51)
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 1002
                    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: stone.susan@epa.gov

                    Gary Blais (Implementation),
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-15, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone:  919 541-3223
                    Email: blais.gary@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AA61
3162. REQUIREMENTS FOR
PREPARATION, ADOPTION, AND
SUBMITTAL OF STATE
IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
(GUIDELINE ON AIR QUALITY
MODELS)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410 CAAA
sec 110(a)(2); CAAA sec 165(e); CAAA
sec 172(a); CAAA sec 172(c); 42 USC
7601 CAAA  sec 301(a)(l); CAAA 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
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                                                                       Proposed Rule  Stage
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:
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 04/00/00
 09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
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


3163. NESHAP/NSPS:
RECIPROCATING INTERNAL
COMBUSTION ENGINE
Priority: Other Significant. Major under
5 USC 801.
Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAA sec
112; PL 101-549
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The stationary reciprocating
internal combustion engine cource
category is listed as a major source of
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under
section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
A major source is one which emits
more than 10 tons/yr  of one HAP or
more than 25 tons/yr  of a combination
of 189 HAPs. The EPA will gather
information on HAP emissions from
internal combustion engines and
determine the appropriate maximum
achievable control technology (MACT)
to reduce HAP emissions,  if any. The
EPA will also gather information for
NOx, SO2, CO, and PM and decide
whether standards are required to
reduce these emissions. The EPA will
use information that has already been
developed, if possible, by gathering
information by working with State/local
agencies, vendors, manufacturers of
internal combustion engines, owners
and operators of internal combustion
engines, and environmentalists. Some
small businesses that use internal
combustion engines may be directly
impacted as well as a few small
government entities who produce their
own power. The number of small
entities that would be affected is not
known at this time.
Timetable:
Action              Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
09/00/00
11/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required:  Undetermined
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions
                     Government Levels Affected: State,
                     Local, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3656
                     Agency Contact: Sims Roy,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5263
                     Fax: 919 541-5450
                     Email: roy.sims@epa.gov

                     Robert J. Wayland, Environmental
                     Protection  Agency, Air and Radiation,
                     MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
                     27711
                     Phone: 919 541-1045
                     Fax: 919 541-5450
                     Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AG63

                     3164. NESHAP:  COMBUSTION
                     TURBINE
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
                     112
                     CFR Citation: 44 CFR 63
                     Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
                     November 15, 2000.
                     Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
                     Abstract: The combustion turbine
                     source category  is listed as a major
                     source of hazardous air pollutants
                     (HAPs) under section 112  of the Clean
                     Air Act (CAA). A major source is one
                     which emits more than 10 tons/yr of
                     one HAP or more than 25  tons/yr of
                     a combination of 189 HAPs.
                     Combustion turbines also emit NOx,
                     SO2, CO, and PM. Combustion turbines
                     are already regulated for NOx and SO2
                     emissions  under section 111 of the
CAA. The EPA will gather information
on HAP emissions from combustion
turbines and determine the appropriate
maximum achievable control
technology (MACT) to reduce HAP
emissions, if any. The EPA will also
gather information to revise the 1979
NSPS for NOx and SO2 and decide
whether CO and PM standards are
required for combustion turbines. The
EPA information that has already been
developed will be used if possible and
additional information will be gathered
by working with State/local agencies,
vendors, manufacturers of combustion
turbines, owners and operators of
combustion turbines, and
environmentalists. The number of small
entities that would be affected is not
known at this time.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                                     09/00/00
                                     09/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: Undetermined
                                     Government Levels Affected:
                                     Undetermined
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3657
                                     Agency Contact: Sims Roy,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                     Phone: 919 541-5263
                                     Fax: 919 541-5450
                                     Email: roy.sims@epa.gov

                                     Robert J. Wayland, Environmental
                                     Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
                                     MD-13,  Research Triangle Park, NC
                                     27711
                                     Phone: 919 541-1045
                                     Fax: 919 541-5450
                                     Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov
                                     RIN: 2060-AG67


                                     3165. NESHAP: IRON FOUNDRIES
                                     AND STEEL FOUNDRIES
                                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
                                     Major status under 5 USC 801 is
                                     undetermined.
                                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                                     Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                                     November 15, 2000, See additional
                                     information.
                                     Abstract:  Iron foundries and steel
                                     foundries  have been identified by the
                                     EPA as  potentially significant sources

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of air emissions of manganese
compounds, lead compounds, and
other substances that are among the
pollutants listed as hazardous air
pollutants in section 112 of the Clean
Air Act, as amended in November of
1990. As such, these industries may be
source categories for which national
emission standards may be warranted.
Timetable:
Action              Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
09/00/00
09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3343
EPA is required to promulgate
standards for all of the source
categories listed in accordance with
section 112(e) by November 15, 2000.
Agency Contact: Jim Maysilles,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3265
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: maysilles.jim@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE43
3166. NESHAP: INTEGRATED IRON
AND STEEL
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
sec 112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as
amended November  1990, requires the
EPA to regulate categories of major and
area sources of hazardous air pollutants
(HAP). The EPA has determined that
integrated iron and steel mills emit
several of the 188 HAP listed
(including compounds of chromium,
lead, manganese, toluene, and
polycyclic organic matter) in quantities
sufficient to designate them as major
sources. As a consequence, integrated
iron and steel facilities are among the
                    HAP-emitting source categories selected
                    for regulation.

                    Timetable:
                                     Timetable:
                    Action
                                       Date
                                               FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Rule
                  09/00/00
                  09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3346

Agency Contact: Al Vervaert,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5289
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AE48


3167.  NESHAP: REINFORCED
PLASTIC COMPOSITES PRODUCTION

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: Project is to develop a
NESHAP for the source category which
involves the manufacture of composite
products involving thermoset resins
and re-enforcements. Some of the
specific products in the source category
are tubs/showers, auto/truck parts,
appliances, furniture, piping,
construction materials, sporting goods
using  such materials, and intermediate
compounds such as bulk molding
compound and sheet molding
compounds. The most common HAP in
the resins used is styrene, which is
present in polyester and vinylester
resins as a monomer. Styrene is listed
as a candidate urban area source HAP.
So is methylene chloride, which is
sometimes used for cleaning, and
xylenes, which may appear in some
mold release formulas. All HAP, except
for methylene chloride, are also VOC's.
                                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                         NPRM
                                                         Final Action
                                                       06/00/00
                                                       06/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3326
Agency Contact: Keith Barnett,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5605
Fax:  919 541-3470
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax:  919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE79

3168. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS
ORGANIC CHEMICAL PRODUCTION
AND MISCELLANEOUS COATING
PRODUCTION
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412  CAAA
sec 112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This regulation will cover
organic chemical manufacturing
processes not covered by the HON or
other MACT standards. The regulation
will control process vents (continuous
and batch, including mixing
operations), equipment leaks, storage
tanks, wastewater, solvent recovery,
and heat exchange systems.
Timetable:
                                                         Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                         NPRM             07/00/00
                                                         Final Action         07/00/01
                                                         Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                         Required: Undetermined
                                                         Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                                                         Government Levels Affected: None
                                                         Additional Information: SAN No. 3452
                                                         Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical
                                                         Manufacturing

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                                                                        Proposed Rule Stage
Agency Contact: Randy McDonald,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5402
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE82


3169. NESHAP: CHLORINE
PRODUCTION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
sec 112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The chlorine production
source category includes facilities
engaged in the production of chlorine
and sodium hydroxide (caustic) by one
of the following electrolytic processes:
diaphragm cell, membrane  cell, and
mercury cell. Hazardous air pollutants
emitted include chlorine, hydrogen
chloride, and mercury. None of the
facilities are major sources  on their
own. However, several are  co-located
with major sources (e.g., pulp and
paper plants, polymer plants, synthetic
organic chemical plants, etc.).
Emissions of chlorine and hydrogen
chloride are very minor and the Agency
is evaluating whether regulation of
these HAPs is warranted. Relative to
mercury, which is among five
pollutants listed for regulation under
section 112(c)(6) due to their persistent
and bioaccumulative effects, the
Agency intends to subject to regulation
under section 112(d)(2) all  mercury cell
facilities regardless of major source
status.
Timetable:
Action
   Date
                            FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 08/00/00
 08/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3449
                     Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5308
                     Fax: 919 541-5600
                     Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov

                     Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5602
                     Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AE85
                     3170. AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL
                     PROVISIONS SUBPARTS A AND B
                     FOR 40 CFR 63
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
                     112; PL 101-549
                     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
                     Final Action
                  09/00/00
                  09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3551
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: colyer.rick@epa.gov

                                      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@epa.gov
                                      RIN: 2060-AF31


                                      3171. NESHAP: BOAT
                                      MANUFACTURING
                                      Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                      Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                                      CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                                      Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                                      November 15, 2000.
                                      Abstract: This action  will result in the
                                      reduction of hazardous air pollutants
                                      emitted by the boat manufacturing
                                      industry. This rule will affect the
                                      manufacture of fiberglass and
                                      aluminum boats.  The  most  abundant
                                      pollutant emitted by this industry is
                                      styrene, which is listed as a hazardous
                                      air pollutant in the 1990 Clean Air Act.
                                      The Agency will  study the various
                                      hazardous air pollutants emitted by the
                                      industry and will evaluate pollution
                                      prevention and abatement techniques
                                      which can reduce emissions from these
                                      pollutants.
                                      Timetable:
                                      Action
                                                         Date     FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  04/00/00
                  04/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State,
Local, Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3747
Sectors Affected: 336611 Ship
Building and  Repairing; 336612 Boat
Building
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: morris.mark@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711

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                                                                       Proposed Rule Stage
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG27


3172. NESHAP: TIRE
MANUFACTURING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This is a 10-year MACT
covering the HAP emissions from the
manufacturing of Rubber tires. The
emission sources associated with the
rubber compound mixing (banbury);
extruding; calendaring; building; curing
and finishing are covered in this
MACT. Forty one facilities have been
initially identified. This includes
approximately 35 facilities of at least
10 tpy and 26 facilities of at least 25
tpy. Emissions are primarily associated
with rubber processing and the use of
HAP bearing solvent and cements.
Several facilities have eliminated
through substitution much of the HAP
bearing solvent and cements. However,
evaluation of the MACT and separation
of the rubber processing emissions from
HAP bearing solvents and cement will
reduce the number of affected facilities
to about 30. In addition, the tire cord
coating operations will also be
included. Typically these facilities are
separate non-colocated operations. The
major pollutant associated with tire
cord is formaldehyde. There are
approximately 12 affected major
facilities
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
07/00/00
08/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State,
Local
Procurement: This is a procurement-
related action for which there is a
statutory requirement. There is a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3749
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: wayne.tony@epa.gov

                    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@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AG29


                    3173. NESHAP: LARGE APPLIANCE
                    (SURFACE COATING)
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                    Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                    November 15, 2000.
                    Abstract: This regulation will apply to
                    surface coating of large  appliance
                    products and parts. This regulation will
                    reduce nationwide emissions of HAPs
                    from surface coating of  large
                    appliances, a measure required by
                    section 112 of the Clean Air Act.
                    Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  08/00/00
                  08/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State,
Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3823
Sectors Affected: 333298 All Other
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing;
335228 Other Major Household
Appliance Manufacturing; 336391
Motor Vehicle Air-Conditioning
Manufacturing; 333415 Air-
Conditioning and Warm Air Heating
Equipment and Commercial and
Industrial Refrigeration Equipment
Manufacturing; 333319 Other
Commercial and  Service Industry
Machinery Manufacturing; 335222
Household Refrigerator and Home
Freezer Manufacturing; 335221
Household Cooking Appliance
Manufacturing; 335224 Household
Laundry Equipment Manufacturing;
335212 Household Vacuum Cleaner
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-2379
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: serageldin.mohamed@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG54


3174. NESHAP: MISCELLANEOUS
METAL PARTS AND PRODUCTS
(SURFACE COATING)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
Major status under 5 USC 801 is
undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This regulation will control
emissions of hazardous air pollutants
(HAPs) from operations that apply
surface coatings to metal parts and
products. Although this rule would
cover a wide  variety of coating
operations, it would not apply to
specific coating operations for which
regulations have been developed (e.g.,
plastic parts coating, can coating,  large
appliance coating, etc.). This regulation
is required under  section 112 of the
Clean Air Act of 1990.
Timetable:
                                                          Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                  02/00/01
                  02/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3825
Agency Contact: Bruce Moore,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5460
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711

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EPA—Clean Air Act (CAA)
                                                                       Proposed Rule  Stage
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
BIN: 2060-AG56


3175. PAPER AND OTHER WEB
COATING NESHAP
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
Major status under 5 USC 801 is
undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63; 40 CFR 59
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This action would result in
the reduction of hazardous air
pollutants (HAPs) emitted by the paper
and other web coating industries. The
Agency will study the various HAP and
VOC pollutants emitted by the industry
and will evaluate pollution prevention
and control techniques which can
reduce these  emissions. There are likely
to be small businesses in the paper and
other web coating industry, but at this
time it is not known how many  of these
small businesses will be subject  to
these rules.
Timetable:
Action
  Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 06/00/00
 06/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3827
Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Daniel Brown, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG58

3176. NESHAP:  ASPHALT ROOFING
AND PROCESSING
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
sec 112
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

                     Abstract: The CAA required 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
                     emissions standards for each of the
                     listed categories of HAP emissions
                     sources.  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 asphalt  roofing and
                     processing industry may be  reasonably
                     anticipated to emit one of the
                     pollutants listed in section 112(b) of the
                     CAA. As a consequence, the source
                     category is included on the  initial list
                     of HAP-emitting categories scheduled
                     for standards promulgation within ten
                     years of enactment of the CAA
                     Amendments of 1990. The purpose of
                     this action is to pursue a regulatory
                     development program such that
                     emission standards may be proposed
                     and promulgated according  to  the
                     mandated schedule.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Interim Final
Date
02/00/01
02/00/02
FR Cite

                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: Undetermined

                     Government Levels Affected: State,
                     Local, Tribal

                     Federalism: Undetermined

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3655

                     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: santiago.juan@epa.gov

                     Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5596
                     Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2060-AG66
3177. NESHAP: INDUSTRIAL,
COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL
BOILERS

Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

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

Timetable:
                                                                          Action
                                                                             Date
                           FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                  11/00/00
                  11/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 3837

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: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

William Maxwell, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG69

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                                                                       Proposed  Rule Stage
 3178. NESHAP: SEMICONDUCTOR
 PRODUCTION
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
 November 15, 2000.
 Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
 Abstract: This rule will establish a
 MACT (maximum available control
 technology) for semiconductor
 production facilities. There are
 currently 3 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.
 EPA is evaluating whether there will
 continue to be major sources  in this
 category before proceeding with rule
 development.
 Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
12/00/00
01/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Local,
State, Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3902
Agency Contact: 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@epa.gov

Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wfayne.tony@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG93


3179. NESHAP: METAL COIL
(SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40  CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November  15, 2000.
Abstract: This action will result in the
reduction of hazardous air pollutants
emitted by the metal coil surface
                    coating industry. The Agency will
                    study what pollutants are emitted and
                    evaluate the control techniques,
                    including pollution prevention, that are
                    used to reduce these emissions. The
                    Agency will also determine what, if
                    any, impact the rule would have  on
                    small businesses.
                    Timetable:
                                      Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  04/00/00
                  03/00/01
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: State
 Procurement:  This is a procurement-
 related action for which there is a
 statutory requirement. There is a
 paperwork burden associated with this
 action.
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3905
 Agency Contact: Rhea Jones,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-2940
 Fax: 919 541-5689
 Email: jones.rhea@epa.gov

 Dianne Byrne,  Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5342
 Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AG97

 3180. NESHAP: AUTOMOBILE AND
 LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK
 MANUFACTURING (SURFACE
 COATING)
 Priority: Economically Significant.
 Major under 5 USC 801.
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: This  action will result in the
reduction of hazardous air pollutants
 (HAPs) emitted from the coatings used
by the automobile and light-duty truck
manufacturing  industry. The Agency
will study the HAP emitted by the
industry and will evaluate pollution
prevention and other control
techniques which can reduce these
emissions.
                                      Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  02/00/01
                  02/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State,
Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3907
Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Dave Salman, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, (MD-13),
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0859
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG99


3181. OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC
PRINTING NATIONAL VOC RULE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action will result in the
reduction of volatile organic compound
(VOC) emissions from offset
lithographic printing.
Timetable:
                                                         Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                         NPRM             03/00/01
                                                         Final Action         03/00/02
                                                         Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                         Required: Undetermined
                                                         Government Levels Affected: State
                                                         Additional Information: SAN No. 3908
                                                         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: brown.dan@epa.gov

                                                         Dianne Byrne, Environmental
                                                         Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
                                                         MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
                                                         27711
                                                         Phone: 919 541-5342
                                                         Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
                                                         RIN: 2060-AHOO

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3182. NESHAP: PRIMARY
MAGNESIUM REFINING
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air
Act (Act), as amended November 1990,
requires the EPA to regulate categories
of major and area sources of hazardous
air pollutants (HAPs) listed in section
112(b). The EPA has determined that
sources that manufacture primary
magnesium may reasonably be
anticipated to emit several of the 189
HAPs listed (including chlorine and
hydrochloric acid) in quantities
sufficient to designate them as a major
source. As a consequence, primary
magnesium refining is among the HAP
emitting source categories selected for
regulation and is in the group of
categories for which final rules are
scheduled to be promulgated by
November 15, 2000 (58 FR 63941,
December 3, 1993).
Timetable:
Action
                   Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 03/00/01
 03/00/02
                     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:
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3924
Agency Contact: Iliam Rosario,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5308
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: rosario.iliam@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH03


3183. NESHAP: CHROMIUM
ELECTROPLATING AMENDMENT
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC  7412 CAA 112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM             12/00/00
Final Action          06/00/01
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
Fax:  919 541-5600
Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH08


3184. NESHAP: SITE REMEDIATION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq;
PL 101-549 104 Stat. 2399
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Final, Statutory, November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This rule will specify
maximum achievable control
technology for site remediation.
                                     Hazardous air pollutant emissions from
                                     spills of organic liquids, the excavation,
                                     transportation, and treatment of
                                     contaminated soils and groundwater,
                                     and other operations will be considered
                                     in developing the rule.
                                     Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                  01/00/01
                  03/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3968
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: nizich.greg@epa.gov

Martha Smith, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13,  Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH12

3185. NESHAP: LEATHER TANNING
AND FINISHING OPERATIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000, The Clean Air Act
requires promulgation by 11/15/00.
Abstract: Title III of the Clean Air Act
requires EPA to develop air emission
standards for facilities that emit any of
the 189 hazardous air pollutants. This
action will develop a MACT standard
for sources involved in leather tanning
and finishing operations. Facilities
involved in these operations release
over 1.7 million pounds of hazardous
air pollutants per year. Regulation of
these facilities will result in a reduction
of the emissions of hazardous air
pollutants, several of which are highly
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Timetable:
Action
                   Date
                            FR Cite
NPRM             04/00/00
Final Action         04/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3964
Sectors Affected: 31611 Leather and
Hide Tanning and Finishing
Agency Contact: Bill Schrock,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5032
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH17


3186. NESHAP: SOLVENT
EXTRACTION FOR VEGETABLE OIL
PRODUCTION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This action develcps National
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air
Pollutants (NESHAP) for vegetable oil
production facilities as authorized
under section 112(d) of the Clean Air
Act (Act). The action is based on the
determination that vegetable oil
production plants emit organic
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed
in section 112(b) of the  Act. On July
16, 1992, EPA listed vegetable oil
production as a source for which
NESHAP are to be promulgated. On
December 3, 1993, EPA published a
schedule for promulgating NESHAP for
vegetable oil production plants by
November 15, 2000. NESHAP
developed under section 112(d) apply
to both new and existing facilities.
NESHAP for existing facilities are to be
based on the average emission
limitation achieved by the best
performing 12 percent of existing
sources.
Timetable:
Action
Date
                            FR Cite
NPRM             04/00/00
Final Action         03/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism: Undetermined
Procurement: This is a procurement-
related action for which there is a
statutory requirement. There  is a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No.  3903
Sectors Affected: 311222 Soybean
Processing; 311223 Other Oilseed
Processing; 311225 Fats and Oils
Refining and Blending;  311225 Fats and
Oils Refining and Blending
Agency Contact: James Durham,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5672
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: durharn.jim@epa.gov

K.C. Hustvedt, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13,  Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH22


3187.  NESHAP: ROCKET  ENGINE
TEST FIRING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: As required by section 112(c)
of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental
Protection Agency has developed  a list
of categories of sources  of hazardous
air pollutants (HAP's). The HAP's are
listed in section 112(b) of the Clean Air
Act. The Rocket Engine Test Firing
source category and the Engine Test
Facilities source category are included
on EPA's list of sources of HAP's. The
Rocket Engine Test Firing source
category includes facilities engaged in
test firing of rocket engines using solid
or liquid propellents. The Engine Test
Facilities source category includes any
facility engaged in the testing of
stationary or mobile engines, including
turbines and reciprocating engines.
Timetable:
Action              Date     FR Cite
                   NPRM
                   Final Action
                  02/00/01
                  05/00/02
                   Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                   Required: Undetermined
                   Government Levels Affected: Federal
                   Procurement: This is a procurement-
                   related action for which there is a
                   statutory requirement. There is a
                   paperwork burden associated with this
                   action.
                   Additional Information: SAN No.  3972
                   Agency Contact: Fred Porter,
                   Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                   and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                   Triangle Park, NC 27711
                   Phone: 919 541-5251
                   Fax: 919 541-5450
                   Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

                   Robert J. Wayland, Environmental
                   Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
                   MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
                   27711
                   Phone: 919 541-1045
                   Fax: 919 541-5450
                   Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov
                   RIN: 2060-AH35


                   3188.  NESHAP: ORGANIC LIQUID
                   DISTRIBUTION
                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                   Legal  Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                   CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                   Legal  Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
                   November 15, 2000.
                   Abstract: This project is to develop
                   national emission standards for
                   hazardous air pollutants by establishing
                   maximum achievable control
                   technology (MACT) for facilities
                   distributing organic liquids. MACT
                   standards are under development  to
                   reduce the release of hazardous air
                   pollutants (HAPs) from all industries to
                   protect the public health and
                   environment. The EPA has not
                   determined the scope of this project.
                   However, this project should  include
                   but is  not limited to those activities
                   associated with the storage and
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than gasoline at sites that serve as
distribution points from which organic
liquids may be obtained for further use
and processing.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date    FR Cite
NPRM             09/00/00
Final Action         10/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3971
Agency Contact: Martha Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH41


3189.  NESHAP:  FLEXIBLE
POLYURETHANE FOAM
FABRICATION OPERATIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
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. By
                     mid-1999, these facilities had to be in
                     compliance with the revised, lower
                     OSHA permissible exposure limits for
                     methylene chloride, which is the
                     predominant HAP. Most, if not all
                     facilities have responded by replacing
                     methylene chloride with a non-HAP.
                     Most, if not all of these facilities may
                     no longer be major sources of HAP
                     emissions.  If there are still major
                     sources in the source category, a
                     NESHAP for this source category will
                     be developed based on Maximum
                     Achievable Control Technology.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
 Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
03/00/01
05/00/02
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                     Government Levels Affected: Local,
                     State, Federal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3973
                     Sectors Affected: 326299 All Other
                     Rubber Product Manufacturing; 326199
                     All Other Plastics Product
                     Manufacturing
                     Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5396
                     Fax: 919 541-3470
                     Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov

                     Maria Noell, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5607
                     Fax: 919 541-3470
                     Email: noell.maria@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AH42
                     3190. 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
                     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             12/00/00
Final Action         06/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3479
Agency Contact: Carol Holmes,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, OECA (2242A),
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8709

Lynn Hutchinson, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-12, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5795
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: hutchinson.lynn@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI01

3191. NESHAP: PROCESS HEATERS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
Major status under 5 USC 801 is
undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The Clean Air Act, as
amended in  1990, requires EPA to
develop emission standards for sources
of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
Process heaters is among the potential
source categories to be regulated under
section 112 of the CAA. Emissions of
HAPs will be addressed by this
rulemaking for both new and existing
sources. The standards for the NESHAP
are  to be technology-based and are to
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control technology (MACT) as
described in section 112 of the CAA.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
02/00/01
05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4218
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: eddinger.jim@epa.gov

Bill Maxwell, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5430
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: maxwell.bill@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI35


3192. NSPS: NEW SOURCE
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND
EMISSION GUIDELINES FO.1 OTHER
SOLID WASTE INCINERATORS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7509 CAA sec
129
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract:  Section 129 of the Clean Air
Act of 1990 requires the Agency to
promulgate New Source Performance
Standards (NSPS) and Emission
Guidelines (EG) for solid waste
incinerators. Section 129 specifically
required the Administrator to publish
a schedule for regulating Other Solid
Waste Incinerators (OSWTJ. A notice in
the Federal Register was published  on
November 2, 1993 that announced that
the Administrator would promulgate
OSWI standards by November 15, 2000.
The notice also listed what classes of
incinerators would be covered by the
OSWI standards. Because it is believed
that these  OSWI emit significant
amounts of air pollution that cause
public health and environmental
problems,  the Administrator intends to
promulgate the NSPS and EG for OSWI
in accordance with section 129.
Standards will be set for the following
pollutants: particulate matter, opacity,
sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride,
oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide,
lead cadmium, mercury, and dioxins
and dibenzofurans.
Timetable:
                                                         Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                    ANPRM           12/28/94 59 FR 66850
                    NPRM            11/00/00
                    Final Action         11/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required:  No
                    Small Entities Affected: Governmental
                    Jurisdictions
                    Government Levels Affected: State
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3751
                    Agency Contact: Fred Porter,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5251
                    Fax: 919 541-5450
                    Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

                    Richard Grume, Environmental
                    Protection  Agency, Air and Radiation,
                    MD-13, Research  Triangle Park, NC
                    27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5294
                    Fax: 919 541-5450
                    Email: crume.rick@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AG31

                    3193. PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT
                    DETERIORATION OF AIR QUALITY:
                    PERMIT APPLICATION REVIEW
                    PROCEDURES FOR  NON-FEDERAL
                    CLASS I AREAS
                    Priority: Other Significant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 7670 to 7479
                    CAA sec 160-169
                    CFR Citation: 40  CFR 51.166; 40 CFR
                    52.21
                    Legal Deadline: None
                    Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act's
                    prevention of significant deterioration
                    (PSD) program, a  State or tribe may
                    redesignate their lands as class I areas
                    to provide  enhanced  protection for
                    their air quality resources. This rule
                    will clarify the PSD permit review
                    procedures for new and modified major
                    stationary sources near these non-
                    Federal class I areas.  EPA seeks to
                    develop clarifying PSD permit
                    application procedures that are
                    effective, efficient, and equitable.
                                                         Action
                             Date
                           FR Cite
          ANPRM
          NPRM
          Final Action
                  05/16/97 62 FR 27158
                  10/00/00
                  10/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3919
Agency Contact: David LaRoche,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6102, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-7652
Fax:  202 260-8509
Email: laroche.david@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AH01


3194. METAL FURNITURE (SURFACE
COATINGS) NESHAP
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This regulation will apply to
surface coating of metal furniture
products and parts. This regulation will
reduce nationwide emissions of HAPs
from surface coating of metal furniture
products and parts, which is required
under section 112 of the Clean Air Act.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                             Date    FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                            08/00/00
                            08/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: No
                                     Government Levels Affected: State,
                                     Tribal
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3824
                                     Sectors Affected: 337124 Metal
                                     Household Furniture Manufacturing;
                                     33636 Motor Vehicle Fabric Accessories
                                     and Seat Manufacturing; 337215
                                     Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and
                                     Locker Manufacturing; 337127
                                     Institutional Furniture Manufacturing;
                                     332116 Metal Stamping; 332612 Wire
                                     Spring Manufacturing;  337215
                                     Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and
                                     Locker Manufacturing
                                     Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5342
 Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

 Mohamed Serageldin, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
 27711
 Phone: 919 541-2379
 Fax: 919 541-5689
 Email: serageldin.mohamed@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AG55
 3195. PLASTIC PARTS (SURFACE
 COATING) NESHAP
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
 Major status under 5 USC 801 is
 undetermined.
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
 November 15, 2000.
 Abstract: This action would address
 the hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
 emissions from the coating of plastic
 parts. Pollution prevention approaches
 will be considered. Specific sectors of
 the plastic parts industry to be
 included in this action have not yet
 been determined.
 Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
02/00/01
02/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Procurement: This is a procurement-
related action for which there is a
statutory requirement. There is a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information:  SAN No. 3826
Agency Contact: Kim Teal,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5580
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: teal.kim@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
 Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AG57


 3196. LOCATION OF SELECTIVE
 ENFORCEMENT AUDITS OF FOREIGN
 MANUFACTURED VEHICLES AND
 ENGINES; AMENDMENT
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7525 CAA sec
 206(b)
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 86G (Revision);
 40 CFR 86K (Revision)
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: This action would consider
 an amendment to the existing
 regulations to include ports of entry as
 a location for EPA selection of foreign
 produced vehicles and engines for SEA
 emissions testing at laboratories in the
 U.S. While the regulations do not
 specify EPA authority to conduct such
 port selections, the increased flexibility
 provided by port selections warrants
 amending the regulations. Presently,
 EPA must travel overseas to conduct
 SEA audits of foreign manufactured
 vehicles and engines, even though most
 manufacturers now have access to
 laboratory facilities in the U.S. The
 benefits include a reduction in Agency
 cost since fewer overseas trips would
 be necessary. Also, EPA would be able
 to conduct more audits of foreign
 manufactured vehicles and engines.
 Separate from the provisions proposed
 in this NPRM for amendments to allow
 port selection for SEAs,  EPA is also
 proposing to make two other
 amendments to 40 CFR part 86. The
 first would amend current Selective
 Enforcement Auditing regulations to
 change the minimum annual limit of
 Selective Enforcement Audits per
 manufacturer to two (2)  per year.
 Currently, the minimum annual limit
 is one audit per manufacturer. Under
 the proposed amendments EPA would
 be able to perform a second audit on
 those manufacturers that might
 otherwise be limited to one audit.
 The second additional proposed
 amendment to part 86 would delete
 from subparts A and E references to
the Agency representation in certain
types of administrative hearings. The
two provisions state that the Office of
General Counsel will represent the
Agency in administrative procedures
governing hearings on certification for
light-duty vehicles, light-duty trucks,
heavy-duty engines and  motorcycles.
                                                          The Agency is proposing to delete these
                                                          two provisions in order to be consistent
                                                          with other hearing procedures in part
                                                          86.

                                                          Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                                                            Date
                                                                                     FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                                           12/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No

 Small Entities Affected: No

 Government Levels Affected: None

 Additional Information: SAN No. 3139

 Agency Contact: Richard Gezelle,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6403J, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9267

 RIN: 2060-AD90


 3197. 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 600; 40 CFR 86

 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
                                                         Final Action
                  05/00/00
                  04/00/01
                                                         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, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
                                                         Phone: 743 214-4412
                                                         RIN: 2060-AH38

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                                                                      Proposed  Rule Stage
 3198. PROTECTION OF
 STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
 RECONSIDERATION OF SECTION 608
 SALES RESTRICTION

 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671(g) CAA
 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
Final Action
05/00/00
01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3673

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

RIN: 2060-AG20
                    3199. PROTECTION OF
                    STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
                    ADDITIONAL STEPS TO CONFORM
                    US METHYL BROMIDE PROGRAM TO
                    OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE
                    MONTREAL PROTOCOL AND RECENT
                    CHANGES TO THE CAA
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82
                    Legal Deadline: None
                    Abstract: This rulemaking will propose
                    remaining phaseout steps for methyl
                    bromide, adjust phaseout data, and
                    establish additional exemptions.
                    Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  06/00/00
                  12/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4271
 Agency Contact: Tom Land,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9185
 Fax: 202 565-2095
 Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AI41


 3200. • AMENDMENTS TO VEHICLE
 INSPECTION MAINTENANCE
 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
 IMPLEMENTING THE ONBOARD
 DIAGNOSTIC CHECK;  PROPOSED
 AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL RULE
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 85
 Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April
 30, 2000, States must begin OBD check
by 1/1/01 and need time to address
changes.
Abstract: This action proposes
substantive and minor revisions to the
Motor Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance
(I/M) requirements to provide
additional  flexibility to state I/M
programs by allowing such programs to
replace traditional I/M tests on model
year 1996 and newer vehicles with a
check of the onboard diagnostic (OBD)
system. Additionally, the proposed
amendments would: Revise and
simplify the failure  criteria for the OBD
                                      check; address State Implementation
                                      Plan (SIP) credit modeling for the OBD
                                      check; and allow for limited
                                      exemptions from some OBD check
                                      failure and/or rejection criteria for
                                      certain model years.
                                      Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                                     NPRM Amendments   05/00/00
                                       to Vehicle I/M
                                       Program
                                       Requirements for
                                       OBD Checks
                                     Final Rule          12/00/00
                                       Amendments to
                                       Vehicle I/M Program
                                       Requirements for
                                       OBD Checks
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: State
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4385
 Agency Contact: Ed Gardetto,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation
 Phone: 734 214-4322
 Fax: 734 214-4906
 Email: gardetto.edward@epa.gov

 David Sosnowski, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 RSPD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 Phone: 734 214-4823
 Fax: 734 214-4052
 Email: sosnowski.david@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AJ03


 3201. NESHAP: GENERIC MACT FOR
 CARBON BLACK, ETHYLENE,
 CYANIDE AND SPANDEX
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
 November 15, 2000.
 Abstract: Several of the source
 categories that are subject to MACT
 (maximum achievable control
 technology) standards contain only a
 few sources (e.g., fewer than five). For
 such categories, EPA plans to  develop
a generic MACT standard for these
source categories. 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.

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                                                                        Proposed  Rule Stage
Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 04/00/00
 04/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 4105
Sectors Affected: 325182 Carbon Black
Manufacturing; 325188 All Other Basic
Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
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: schaefer.john@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax:  919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AH68


3202. 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:
                                                          Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date
                           FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                 05/00/00
                 11/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No

                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses

                     Government Levels Affected: State

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4115

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

                     Agency Contact: Al Vervaert,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5602
                     Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

                     Phil Mulrine, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5289
                     Fax: 919 541-5600
                     Email: mulrine.phil@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2060-AH69
                     3203. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM
                     NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES
                     RATED OVER 19 KW AND NEW LAND-
                     BASED RECREATIONAL SPARK-
                     IGNITION ENGINES

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

                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to
                     7671 (q)

                     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 California Air
                     Resources Board (CARB) are
                     cooperating in an effort to set emission
                     standards for these engines to
                     substantially reduce their contribution
                     to the emission inventory.
                                                                           Action
                                                                             Date     FR Cite
Proposed Finding
NPRM
Final Action
02/08/99 64 FR 6008
09/00/00
09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4154
Sectors Affected: 333924 Industrial
Truck, Tractor, Trailer and Stacker
Machinery Manufacturing; 335312
Motor and Generator Manufacturing;
42183 Industrial Machinery and
Equipment Wholesalers
Agency Contact: Don Kopinski,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax:  734 214-4781
Email: kopinski.don@epa.gov

Alan Stout, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, EPCD, Ann
Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4805
Fax:  734 214-4816
Email: stout.alan@epamail.epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AI11
                                     3204. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF
                                     AIR POLLUTION FROM NEW
                                     COMPRESSION-IGNITION AND
                                     SPARK-IGNITION RECREATIONAL
                                     MARINE ENGINES
                                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7547(a)
                                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 94
                                     Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, October
                                     31, 2000.
                                     NPRM, Judicial, November 23, 1999.
                                     Abstract: This proposed rulemaking
                                     will establish numerical emission limits
                                     for compression-ignition and spark-
                                     ignition engines used on marine
                                     recreational vessels. This action will
                                     complete EPA's emission control
                                     program for marine engines
                                     (commercial engines and spark-ignition
                                     outboard and personal watercraft
                                     engines are covered in separate rules).
                                     Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                  11/00/00
                  11/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: Yes

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                                                  Proposed Rule Stage
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4251
Agency Contact: Holly Pugliese,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4288
Fax: 734 214-4053
Email: pugliese.holly@epa.gov

Jean Marie Revelt, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI36

3205. PROTECTION OF
STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
MANUFACTURE OF HALON BLENDS,
INTENTIONAL RELEASE OF HALON,
TECHNICAL TRAINING AND
DISPOSAL OF HALON AND HALON-
CONTAINING EQUIPMENT -
AMENDMENT
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42  USC
7601; 42 USC 7671 to 7671(q)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.250 to 82.270
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA promulgated a final rule
(63 FR 11084, March 5, 1998)
concerning  numerous aspects of the
handling and processing of halons, a
group of gaseous or easily vaporized
hydrocarbons that  are used  in a wide
range of fire and explosion protection
applications. Halons are Class I ozone-
depleting substances regulated under
Title VI  of the Clean Air Act (Act).
Following publication of this rule,
members of the regulated community
and other stakeholders requested
clarifications to two technical
provisions of this rule, and  other,
editorial, clarifications. The two
technical clarifications relate to (1)
EPA's requirements regarding the
efficiency of equipment used during
halon recovery and recycling activities,
and (2) EPA's requirements  regarding
technician training. SPD therefore will
consider adding substantive or editorial
clarifications, and/or additional
preamble discussion, to address these
issues. These changes  are expected to
be fully consistent  with the  original
scope and intent of the March 5, 1998
regulation. By providing greater clarity
and specificity to the requirements as
requested by members of the regulated
community and other stakeholders,
EPA will better ensure achievement of
the environmental objectives of this
action.
Timetable:
Action
  Date
FR Cite
 NPRM
 Final Action
05/00/00
01/00/01
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4252
 Agency Contact: Lisa Chang,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9742
 Fax: 202 565-2096
 Email: chang.lisa@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AI40


 3206. PROTECTION OF
 STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: PROCESS
 FOR EXEMPTING QUARANTINE AND
 PRESHIPMENT METHYL BROMIDE
 USED IN THE UNITED STATES AND
 BASELINE ADJUSTMENTS
 Priority: Other Significant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671 to
 7671(q); 42 USC 7414
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.13
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: The Montreal Protocol
 exempts quarantine and preshipment
 from the methyl bromide production
 and import baseline; therefore,  a
 regulation must be promulgated to
 allow for the exemption in EPA's
 current allowance system.
 Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
04/00/00
09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4253
Agency Contact: Tom Land,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9185
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: land.tom@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI42
3207. REVIEW NATIONAL AMBIENT
AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR
CARBON MONOXIDE
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title I
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50
Legal Deadline: Final,  Statutory, May
31, 2001, Clean Air Act requires
reviews every five years.
Abstract: Review of the national
ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)
for carbon monoxide (CO) every 5 years
is  mandated by the Clean Air Act. This
review assesses the available scientific
data about the health and
environmental  effects of CO and
translates the science into terms that
can be used in  making
recommendations about whether or
how the standards should be changed.
The last review of the CO NAAQS was
completed in 1994 with a final decision
that revisions were not appropriate at
that time.
Timetable:
                    Action
                             Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                           08/00/00
                           05/00/01
          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
          Required: No
          Small Entities Affected: No
          Government Levels Affected:
          Undetermined
          Federalism: Undetermined
          Additional Information: SAN No. 4266
          Agency Contact: David McKee,
          Environmental Protection Agency, Air
          and Radiation, MD-15, Research
          Triangle Park, NC 27711
          Phone: 919 541-5288
          Fax: 919 541-0237
          Email: mckee.dave@epa.gov

          Harvey Richmond, Environmental
          Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
          MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC
          27711
          Phone: 919 541-5271
          Fax: 919 541-0237
          Email: richmond.harvey@epa.gov
          RIN: 2060-AI43


          3208. REVISION OF SCHEDULE FOR
          STANDARDS UNDER SECTION  112 OF
          THE CLEAN AIR ACT
          Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
          Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 Clean
          Air Act sec 112

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                                                                       Proposed Rule Stage
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air
Act requires the EPA to publish a list
of major and area source categories
which emit one or more of the
hazardous air pollutants listed in
section 112. An initial list of source
categories was finalized in July 1992,
and contained 174 categories. Section
112 further requires the Agency to
prioritize the listed categories such that
standards are promulgated for 40
source categories within 2 years of
enactment,  25% of all initially listed
categories within 4 years, 50% within
7 years, and 100% within 10 years. The
schedule for the promulgation of
emissions standards was published in
December 1993. This action revises the
list of source categories and the
corresponding schedule for emission
standards. This is in accordance with
the statute, which requires the Agency
to periodically amend the list in
response to public comment or new
information, and no less often than
every eight years. The list and the
schedule were last updated on
November 18, 1999.

Timetable:
Action
   Date
                           FR Cite
Notice
Notice
 11/18/99 64 FR 63025
 06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4284

Agency Contact: Maria Noell,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5607
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: noell.maria@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI52
                     3209. CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF
                     HAZARDOUS POLLUTANTS FROM
                     MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTOR
                     VEHICLE FUELS
                     Priority: Other Significant. Major under
                     5 USC 801.
                     Legal Authority: PL 101-549 sec
                     202(1X2)
                     CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
                     Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July
                     14, 2000, Civil Action No.  95-1747
                     Sierra Club v. Carol M. Browner.
                     Final, Judicial, July 28, 2000, Civil
                     Action No. 95-1745 Sierra  Club v. Carol
                     M. Browner.
                     Abstract: This action will: (1) describe
                     the hazardous air pollutants emitted
                     from motor vehicles and motor vehicle
                     fuels; (2) discuss the Agency's existing
                     and planned  emission control programs
                     to reduce emissions of these pollutants;
                     and (3) explore the need for additional
                     controls. Any additional control
                     programs will be undertaken and tiered
                     separately from this action.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Rule
                 07/00/00
                 12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4285
Agency Contact: Jean Marie Revelt,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4822
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: revelt.jean-marie@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI55


3210. TRANSPORTATION
CONFORMITY AMENDMENTS:
RESPONSE TO MARCH 2, 1999,
COURT DECISION
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401-7671q
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires
EPA to promulgate rules that establish
the criteria and procedures for
determining whether highway and
transit plans, programs, and  projects
conform to state air quality plans.
                                     "Conformity" means that the
                                     transportation actions will not cause or
                                     worsen violations of air quality
                                     standards or delay timely attainment of
                                     the standards. The original conformity
                                     rule was finalized on November 24,
                                     1993, and most recently amended on
                                     August 15, 1997. On March 2, 1999,
                                     the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned
                                     certain provisions of the 1997
                                     conformity amendments. This
                                     rulemaking will amend the conformity
                                     rule in compliance with the court
                                     decision. The rulemaking will formalize
                                     the May 14, 1999 EPA guidance and
                                     the June 18, 1999 DOT guidance that
                                     was issued to guide action  on this issue
                                     until a rulemaking could be issued.
                                     Specifically, the rulemaking will clarify
                                     the types of projects that can be
                                     implemented in the absence of a
                                     conforming transportation plan. It will
                                     also explain EPA's process for
                                     reviewing newly submitted air quality
                                     plans and when those submissions can
                                     be used for conformity purposes.
                                     Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                                        Date
                           FR Cite
NPRM             05/00/00
Final Rule           12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4340
Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI
48105
Phone: 734 214-4441
Fax:  734 214-4052
Email:
sargeant.kathryn@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI56


3211. NATIONAL VOC EMISSION
STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER
PRODUCTS; PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Amendments to the
consumer products rule are being
proposed to clarify and correct the rule.

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Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
09/00/00
09/00/01
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local, Tribal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4309
 Agency Contact: Bruce Moore,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5460
 Fax: 919 541-5689
 Email: moore.bruce@epa.gov

 Dianne Byrne, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5342
 Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AI62


 3212. NESHAP FOR ETHYLENE OXIDE
 COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION
 OPERATIONS-MONITORING
 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 7412 CAA sec
 112
 CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: The proposed amendments
 will correct technical problems
 associated with both the compliance
 testing and monitoring requirements.
 Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM            12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4316
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: markwordt.david@epa.gov

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@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI64


3213. NESHAP FOR THE PRINTING
AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY;
AMENDMENTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final,  Statutory,
November 15, 1994.
Abstract: The amendments will clarify
the rule and ensure it reflects the EPA's
intent.
Timetable:
                    Action
                             Date
                           FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                            04/00/00
                            09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 4310
Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Dave Salman, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, (MD-13),
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0859
Email: salman.dave@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI66
                   3214. NESHAP: BRICK AND
                   STRUCTURAL CLAY PRODUCTS
                   MANUFACTURING
                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                   Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                   CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: The brick and structural clay
 products manufacturing source category
 primarily includes facilities that
 manufacture structural brick from clay,
 shale, or a combination of the two.
 Other structural clay products  that are
 included in the source category include
 clay pipe, adobe brick, chimney pipe,
 flue liners, drain titles, roofing tiles,
 and sewer tiles. The manufacture of
 brick and structural clay products
 involves mining, grinding, screening
 and blending of the raw materials
 followed by forming, cutting or
 shaping, drying, firing, cooling, storage,
 and shipping of the final product.
 Timetable:
                                                         Action
                                                                  Date    FR Cite
                                                         NPRM
                                                         Final Action
                                                                 02/00/01
                                                                 02/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4325
Split from RIN 2060-AH79.
Sectors Affected: 327121 Brick and
Structural Clay Tile Manufacturing;
327122 Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile
Manufacturing; 327124 Clay Refractory
Manufacturing; 327123 Other Structural
Clay Product Manufacturing
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: johnson.mary@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI67
                                               3215. HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE
                                               EMISSION STANDARDS AND DIESEL
                                               FUEL SULFUR CONTROL
                                               REQUIREMENTS
                                               Priority: Economically Significant.
                                               Major under 5 USC 801.
                                               Unfunded Mandates: This action may
                                               affect the private sector under PL 104-
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                                                                         Proposed  Rule Stage
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rulemaking would set
new quality requirements for fuel used
in diesel engines and tighten heavy
duty NOx and PM engine standards.
Improving the quality of diesel fuel will
enable advanced technologies for diesel
emission control. A key approach taken
in developing the "Tier II" standards
(Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle and Light-
Duty Truck Emission Standards and
Gasoline Sulfur Standards — see RIN
2060-AI23) was "fuel-neutrality" —
applying standards equally to diesel-
and gasoline- powered vehicles.
Reducing sulfur levels in on highway
diesel fuel will help facilitate
development of diesel-powered
vehicles that meet these standards. Low
sulfur diesel fuel is needed so that
advanced technology for diesel engines
will  be available to meet new more
stringent standards. There aie also
additional air quality benefits such as
particulate matter and sulfate
reductions associated with reducing
sulfur levels in diesel fuel.

Timetable:
Action
ANPRM
NPRM
Final Action
Date
06/16/99
04/00/00
12/00/00
FR Cite
64 FR 32209
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4355
This rule incorporates the work done
on Control of Diesel Fuel Quality, RIN
2060-AI32, SAN 4268 which is listed
as Withdrawn in the Completed  section
of this Agenda.
Agency Contact: Don Kopinski,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4229
Fax: 734 214-4781
Email: kopinski.don@epa.gov

Paul Machele, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734 214-4264
Fax: 734 214-4050
Email: machiele.paul@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI69
                     3216. PETITIONS TO DELIST
                     HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (E.G.,
                     MEK, EGBE, METHANOL, AND MIBK)
                     FROM SECTION 112(B)(1) OF THE
                     CLEAN AIR ACT
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section
                     CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: The Agency has received 4
                     petitions to remove certain pollutants
                     (i.e., methanol, methyl ethyl ketone,
                     ethylene glycol butyl ether, and methyl
                     isobutyl ketone) from the list of
                     hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under
                     Section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act.
                     The Agency must review the petitions
                     and either grant or deny the petition
                     within 18 months of the date the
                     complete petition was received. If the
                     Agency grants a petition, a notice of
                     proposed rulemaking will be published
                     in the Federal Register, allowing the
                     opportunity for public comment. If the
                     Agency denies a petition, a notice of
                     denial will be published in the Federal
                     Register providing an explanation for
                     such denial. If the Agency grants a
                     petition and ultimately removes the
                     pollutant from the HAP list then
                     sources emitting such pollutants would
                     not be required to meet MACT
                     emissions standards for the pollutant.
                     If on the other hand, the Agency denies
                     the petition, then MACT standards
                     would be issued as currently planned
                     under  Section 112(c) and 112(d) of the
                     Clean Air Act for sources emitting such
                     pollutants.  Depending on the 4
                     individual determinations, the Agency
                     will issue separate notices for each.
                     Timetable:
                     Action               Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
04/00/00
07/00/02
                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                      Required: Undetermined
                      Government Levels Affected:
                      Undetermined
                      Additional Information: SAN No. 4313
                      Agency Contact: Dave Guinnup,
                      Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                      and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                      Triangle Park, NC 27711
                      Phone: 919 541-5368
                      Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

                      Chuck French, Environmental
                      Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
                    MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
                    27711
                    Phone: 919 541-0467
                    Email: french.chuck@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AI72

                    3217. NESHAP: ENGINE TEST
                    FACILITIES
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                    Legal Deadline: None
                    Abstract: As required by section 112(c)
                    of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental
                    Protection Agency has developed a list
                    of categories of sources of hazardous
                    air pollutants (HAP's). The HAP's are
                    listed in section 112(b)  of the Clean Air
                    Act. The Engine Test Facilities source
                    category are included on EPA's list of
                    sources of HAP's. The Engine Test
                    Facilities source  category includes any
                    facility engaged in the testing of
                    stationary or mobile engines, including
                    turbines and reciprocating engines.
                    Aircraft engine testing consists of
                    facilities which perform testing on
                    uninstalled aircraft engines. Non-
                    aerospace engine test facilities consists
                    of facilities which perform testing on
                    uninstalled engines such as automotive
                    engines, stationary turbines, 1C engines,
                    and diesel engines.
                    Timetable:
                                                                            Action
                                                                                               Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  02/00/01
                  05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Procurement: This is a procurement-
related action for which there is a
statutory requirement. There is a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4144
Split from RIN 2060-AH35
Agency Contact: Fred Porter,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epa.gov

Robert J. Wayland, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air  and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711

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Phone: 919 541-1045
Fax: 919 541-5450
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov
BIN: 2060-AI74


3218. NESHAP: LIGHTWEIGHT
AGGREGATE MANUFACTURING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: EPA is required under
Section  112 of the Clean Air Act to
develop maximum achievable control
technology (MACT) standards for
various  industrial source categories.
The lightweight aggregate
manufacturing industry is currently
part of the clay products MACT source
category. However, EPA is developing
a separate  MACT standard for
lightweight aggregate in anticipation
that the  current clay products source
category will be broken down into 4
separate source categories, including
lightweight aggregate. The lightweight
aggregate source category will be
proposed at the time the MACT
standard is proposed. Lightweight
aggregate kilns that burn hazardous
waste are subject to the hazardous
waste combustor MACT standard.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
01/00/01
01/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Local,
Federal, State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4346
Split from RIN 2060-AH79
Sectors Affected: 327121 Brick and
Structural Clay Tile Manufacturing;
327122 Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile
Manufacturing; 327123 Other Structural
Clay Product Manufacturing; 327124
Clay Refractory Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Joe Wood,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
                    Email: wood.joe@epa.gov

                    Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
                    Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                    Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5596
                    Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AI75
3219. NATIONAL EMISSION
STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR
POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE
CATEGORIES - PHARMACEUTICALS
PRODUCTION; PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 63
Legal Deadline:  None
Abstract: The final rule was
promulgated on September 21,  1998.
On November 20, 1998, a petition to
review  the final rule was filed by the
Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers Association with the
Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit. This action proposes
amendments to the rule per the
settlement agreement. The amendments
include several clarifications, changes
to key definitions, changes to the
alternative standard requirements, and
changes in the administrative
requirements. There are no anticipated
incremental impacts due to these
amendments, in  fact, the impacts of the
rule have been reduced due to the
streamlining of the monitoring,
reporting and recordkeeping
requirements.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                 04/00/00
                 10/00/00
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Government Levels Affected: None
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4354
                    Sectors Affected: 325411 Medicinal
                    and Botanical Manufacturing; 325412
                    Pharmaceutical Preparation
                    Manufacturing
                    Agency Contact: Randy McDonald,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5402
                    Fax: 919 541-3470
                    Email: mcdonald.randy@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI78


3220. PROPOSED RULE TO AMEND
SUBPART H, 40 CFR PART 61 FOR
EMISSIONS OF RADIONUCLIDES
OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE
FACILITIES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
112(g) or (q); PL 95-95
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61.93(a); 40 CFR
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Subparts H and I of 40 CFR
Part 61 establish limits, under the
Clean Air Act, for radionuclide
emissions (other than radon) from
Department of Energy (DOE) and other
non-DOE federal facilities. These
Subparts require emission sampling,
monitoring, and calculations to identify
compliance with the standard. The
current air sampling methodology
required by the standards is embodied
in ANSI-N13. 1-1969, a consensus
guidance document that is incorporated
by reference in EPA's standards. That
guidance has recently been updated (in
1999), and contains new technical
recommendations  (that differ from the
1969 version) for obtaining
representative air samples. EPA is
updating Subparts Hand I to
incorporate the new sampling guidance,
ANSI-N13. 1-1999, and require its use
for new facilities and for  those
undergoing significant changes to
ventilation systems. Existing facilities
will be allowed to continue sampling
in accordance with the current
requirements.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date
                                                                FR Cite
                                     NPRM            05/00/00
                                     Final Action         05/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: No
                                     Government Levels Affected: Federal
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4273
                                     Agency Contact: Robin Anderson,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9385
Fax: 202 565-2065
Email: anderson.robin@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI90


3221. NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR
QUALITY STANDARD FOR OZONE -
CORRECTIONS NOTICE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7409; 42 USC
7601(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.9 (a)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action corrects the Code
of Federal Regulations to include an
alternative pollutant-monitoring
method that was inadvertently left out
when the National Ambient Air Quality
Standards for Ozone were revised in
1979. This amendment will assure that
States have the flexibility in choice of
monitoring methods that was originally
intended.
Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
Notice
 04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4304
Agency Contact: Nash Gerald,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-14, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5652
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: gerald.nash@epa.gov

Brenda Millar, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-14, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-4036
Fax: 919 541-1903
Email: millar.brenda@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI95


3222. DEVELOPMENT OF REFERENCE
METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION
OF SOURCE EMISSIONS OF
FILTERABLE FINE PARTICULATE
MATTER AS PM2.5
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 App M
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Under this action, EPA is
initiating the publication of a reference
test method that can be used to
quantify that portion of particulate
matter emissions that are solid at stack
conditions and are equal to or less than
2.5 uM in aerodynamic diameter. This
test method is to be used in
conjunction with existing and future
reference methods which are designed
to quantify condensable particulate and
particulate precursors. Condensable
particulate is that portion of particulate
matter emissions that are gaseous at
stack conditions but which quickly
condense to a solid form when released
to the atmosphere. Particulate
precursors are gaseous compounds
which become solids as  a result of
chemical reactions in the atmosphere.
This test method supports the amended
National Ambient Air Quality Standard
(NAAQS) for particulate matter which
was promulgated on July 18, 1997. The
NAAQS was revised by adding new
standards for particulate of 2.5 uM
aerodynamic diameter. An important
foundation element of State efforts to
attain the NAAQS will be the
development of reliable inventories of
baseline particulate and particulate
precursor emissions. The emission
inventories developed should be based
upon credible source tests of individual
facilities or emission factors developed
from credible source tests. At the
present time there is no reference test
method available for quantifying the
filterable particulate matter of 2.5 uM
aerodynamic diameter from emission
sources.
Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM             05/00/00  .
                     Final Action         02/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4306
                     Sectors Affected: 21231 Stone Mining
                     and Quarrying; 221112  Fossil Fuel
                     Electric Power Generation; 3212
                     Veneer, Plywood and Engineered Wood
                     Product Manufacturing; 32411
                     Petroleum Refineries; 3251 Basic
                     Chemical Manufacturing; 327
                     Nonmetallic Mineral Product
Manufacturing; 3311 Iron and Steel
Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing;
3313 Alumina and Aluminum
Production and Processing; 3314
Nonferrous Metal  (except Aluminum)
Production and Processing; 3315
Foundries
Agency Contact: Ronald E. Myers,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-19, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5407
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: myers.ron@epa.gov

Tom Logan, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-19,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2580
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: logan.tom@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI96


3223. INSPECTION MAINTENANCE
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR
FEDERAL FACILITIES; AMENDMENT
TO THE FINAL RULE
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq;
23 USC 101
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 (revision); 40
CFR 93 (new)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has had
oversight and policy development
authority for Inspection and
Maintenance (I/M) programs since the
passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in
1970. The 1977 amendments to  the
CAA mandated I/M for certain areas
with long-term air quality problems and
the 1990 amendments set forth
standards for implementation of I/M
programs. EPA used the statutory
requirements of the Act, including I/M
requirements for Federal facilities, to
promulgate regulations which states
would use in the development of their
I/M State Implementation Plans (SIPs).
Those rule requirements effectively
gave states certain authorities over the
Federal government. The Department of
Justice  has now ruled that Federal
sovereign immunity was not fully
waived under the  CAA for those
requirements and EPA should amend
its rule to remove  the requirement that
states include those elements in their
SIPs. EPA is proposing to: 1) Amend
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by removing that section. 2) Correct
existing I/M SIP approval actions
which include these elements. 3)
Establish new Federal facilities I/M
program requirements which Federal
Facilities in I/M program areas must
meet in order to comply with the Act.
4) Designate for each state which
section of the Act Federal agencies
must comply with based on how that
state promulgated its I/M regulations.
These changes will have minimal to no
impact on the states as no new
requirements are being created. The
states are under no obligation, legal or
otherwise, to modify existing SIPs
meeting the previously applicable
requirements as a result of this action,
nor will emissions reduction credit be
affected. However, the changes will
clarify for affected Federal facilities
what they must do to meet the CAA
requirements by establishing new
regulations per those requirements.
Timetable:
Action
Date
FR Cite
NPRM             08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4348
Agency Contact: Sara Schneeberg,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation
Phone: 202 564-5592

Buddy Polovick, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 734 214-4928
Fax: 734 214-4052
Email: polovick.buddy@epa.gov
RIN:2060-AI97


3224. REGULATION OF FUELS AND
FUEL ADDITIVES: REFORMULATED
GASOLINE ADJUSTMENT
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80.45
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The proposed regulation
would allow CO reductions (associated
with oxygen in the gasoline above 2.0
wt %] to be used to offset increases
in VOC emissions. The change would
allow gasoline that has ethanol as an
                   oxygenate to have a slightly higher Reid
                   Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would
                   alleviate some cost burdens for
                   complying with Phase II of the RFC
                   program. The change would therefore
                   address the concern of the ethanol
                   industry that such gasoline would
                   otherwise be locked out of the market.
                   Timetable:
                                                Timetable:
                   Action
                             Date     FR Cite
                   NPRM
                            04/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected:
 Undetermined
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4358
 Agency Contact: Barry Garelick,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6406J, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9028
 Fax: 202 565-2075
 Email: garelick.barry@epa.gov

 Lori Stewart, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Air and Radiation, 6406J,
 Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9035
 RIN: 2060-AI98


 3225. • NESHAP: TACONITE IRON
 ORE PROCESSING INDUSTRY
 Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA 112
 CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
 Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
 November 15, 2000.
 Abstract: The taconite iron ore
 processing source category is comprised
 of nine facilities operating in the
 United States. Seven facilities are
 located in Minnesota and two are
 located in Michigan. The expected
 sources of HAP emissions for this
 source category include: fossil fuel
 combustion sources, and possibly the
handling and transfer of mined ore
containing naturally occurring
inorganic compounds. Anticipated HAP
emissions released from these sources
primarily include: formaldehyde,
manganese, nickel,  arsenic, and
chromium. The quantities of HAP
released are expected to exceed major
source levels.
                                                Action
                                                         Date
                            FR Cite
                                                NPRM
                                                Final Rule
                                                        03/00/01
                                                        03/00/02
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4380
 There are nine taconite processing
 facilities in the U.S.; seven are located
 in Minnesota and two are located in
 Michigan. The MACT standard for this
 industry group will be shared between
 EPA and the State of Minnesota. State
 regulations currently in place include
 both air emissions limitations and
 prohibition of effluent discharge to
 Great Lakes waters, and both air and
 water monitoring requirements. Other
 existing Federal regulations may be
 affected under RCRA and TSCA.
 Agency Contact: Al Vervaert,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5602
 Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

 Conrad Chin, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
 Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-1512
 Fax: 919 541-5600
 Email: chin.conrad@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AJ02

 3226. • NESHAP: OIL & NATURAL
 GAS PRODUCTION & NATURAL GAS
 TRANSMISSION & STORAGE;
 AMENDMENTS
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR  63 (Revision)
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: The rule amendments are
 needed to clarify agency intent. Some
 areas requiring revision are:
 applicability determination procedures,
 definitions, and recordkeeping and
reporting requirements. No impacts are
anticipated as a result  of the
amendments on small  businesses and
state/local/tribal governments.
Timetable:
                                                        Action
                                                                           Date
                                                                           FR Cite
                                                        NPRM
                                                        Final Action
                                                                 08/00/00
                                                                 04/00/01

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Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4402
Sectors Affected: 211111 Crude
Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction;
211112 Natural Gas Liquid Extraction;
48621 Pipeline Transportation of
Natural Gas; 22121  Natural Gas
Distribution
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: nizich.greg@epa.gov

Martha Smith, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-2421
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: smith.martha@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AJ08


3227. • REMOVAL OF ALUMINUM DIE
CASTING AND ALUMINUM
FOUNDRIES FROM THE SECONDARY
ALUMINUM NESHAP AND
APPLICABILITY STAY FOR THESE
INDUSTRIES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority:  Not Yet Determined
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline:  None
Abstract: Under the final Secondary
Aluminum Production NESHAP, the
EPA has based its MACT standard for
aluminum die casting and aluminum
foundries, as well as its assessment of
the economic impacts on small
businesses in these  industries, on
information on representative facility
practices provided to EPA by these
industries to date. However,  affected
facilities in these industries have
                     expressed concern that the information
                     and assumptions upon which EPA has
                     relied may be incomplete or may not
                     adequately represent the processes and
                     emissions at such facilities.
                     Accordingly, in this action, EPA will
                     issue a proposed rule to remove the
                     aluminum die casting  and aluminum
                     foundry industries from the present
                     secondary aluminum standard and to
                     stay the applicability of the present
                     standard to these industries while EPA
                     reevaluates the MACT requirements
                     applicable to such facilities. The EPA
                     will also initiate a formal process to
                     collect further information from the
                     facilities in these industries on the
                     activities in which they engage and the
                     potential of these  activities to
                     contribute to HAP emissions. After
                     evaluating this information, EPA will
                     make a new determination concerning
                     MACT requirements for both major
                     facilities and area sources in these
                     industries.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
 Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
06/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: None
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4417
                     Sectors Affected: 331521 Aluminum
                     Die-Castings; 331524 Aluminum
                     Foundries
                     Agency Contact: Juan E. Santiago,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                     Triangle Park,  NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-1084
                     Fax: 919 541-5600
                     Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

                     Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5596
                     Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AJll
3228. • NEW SOURCE REVIEW
SECTOR-BASED APPROACH

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 767iq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The New Source Review
(NSR) Program is the principal means
by which EPA assures that new
pollution sources install reasonably
effective air pollution controls before
they are allowed to begin operation.
EPA is currently involved in a
comprehensive rulemaking ("NSR
Reform", SAN 3259), intended to
streamline the NSR program and reduce
its administrative burden. This new
rulemaking is an outgrowth of that
reform effort, and will provide
industries with the flexibility to focus
more on existing pollution sources,
with the goal of achieving as good or
better environmental  results than could
be achieved focusing  strictly on new
sources.

Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Rule
                  04/00/00
                  03/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required:  No

                    Small Entities Affected: No

                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal

                    Federalism: Undetermined

                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4390

                    Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-12, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone; 919 541-0102
                    TDD Phone: 010 541-5602
                    Fax: 919 541-5509
                    Email: kaufrnan.kathy@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2060-AJ14

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Clean Air Act  (CAA)
                                                        Final Rule Stage
3229. NEW SOURCE REVIEW (NSR)
REFORM
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: CAA as amended, title
I
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.160 to 51.166;
40 CFR 52.21; 40 CFR 52.24
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action is to revise the
CAA new source review (NSR)
regulations, which govern the
preconstruction air quality review and
permitting programs that are
implemented by States and the Federal
Government for new and modified
major stationary sources of air
pollution. This rulemaking will
deregulate, that is, exclude from major
NSR program requirements those
activities of sources that, with respect
to air pollution, have little
environmental impact. The rulemaking
will encourage pollution control and
pollution prevention projects at existing
sources. Control technology
requirements will be clarified with
respect to when and how they apply
to sources that are covered. The action
seeks to more clearly define  the
appropriate roles and requirements of
sources, permitting authorities and
Federal land managers and EPA in the
protection of air-quality-related values
in Federal Class I areas (i.e., certain
national parks and wilderness areas)
under the NSR regulations. State, local,
and tribal permitting agencies will be
given more flexibility to implement
program requirements in a manner that
meets their specific air quality
management needs. Consequently, the
rulemaking decreases the number of
activities that are subject to NSR
requirements and also expedites the
permitting process for those  sources
that are subject to NSR. This action is
designed to reduce the regulatory
burden over  all industries without
respect to commercial size or capacity;
therefore, it should have no  detrimental
impact on small businesses.  Finally,
this action also addresses several
pending petitions for judicial review
and administrative action pertaining to
NSR applicability requirements and
control technology review
requirements. Regulations that will be
affected are State implementation plan
requirements for review of new sources
and modifications to existing sources
(40 CFR 51.160-166), the Federal
prevention of significant deterioration
program (40 CFR 52.21), and Federal
restriction on new source construction
(40 CFR 52.24).
Timetable:
Action              Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
                  07/23/96  61 FR 38249
                  07/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3259
Agency Contact: Dennis Grumpier,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-12, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0871
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: crumpler.dennis@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE11

3230.  NSPS: SYNTHETIC ORGANIC
CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY - WASTEWATER (FINAL) &
AMEND. TO APPENDIX C OF PART 63
& APPENDIX J OF PART 60
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: CAAA
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rule will develop a new
source performance standard to control
air emissions of volatile organic
compounds from wastewater treatment
operations of the synthetic chemical
manufacturing industry.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                  09/12/94 59 FR 46780
                  10/11/95 60 FR 52889
                  12/09/98 63 FR 67988
NPRM
SuppNPRM-1st
Supp NPRM-2nd
  Appendix J to Part
  60
Final Action         09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3380
Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical
Manufacturing
           Agency Contact: Mary Kissell,
           Environmental Protection Agency, Air
           and Radiation, MD-13, Research
           Triangle Park, NC 27711
           Phone: 919 541-4516
           Fax: 919 541-0246
           Email: kissell.mary@epa.gov

           Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental
           Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
           MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
           27711
           Phone: 919 541-5395
           Fax: 919 541-0246
           Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov
           RIN: 2060-AE94

           3231. NESHAP: PETROLEUM
           REFINERIES—FCC UNITS,
           REFORMERS AND SULFUR PLANTS
           Priority: Other Significant
           Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq;
           PL 101-549 104 Stat. 2399
           CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
           Legal Deadline:  Final, Statutory,
           November 15, 2000.
           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
                                      Final Action
                            09/11/98  63 FR 48889
                            09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3549
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries
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: lucas.bob@epa.gov

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EPA—Clean Air Act (CAA)
                                                                          Final Rule Stage
Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax:  919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF28


3232. SOURCE SPECIFIC FEDERAL
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR
NAVAJO GENERATING STATION;
FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1740
CFR Citation: 40  CFR 60
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA proposes to federalize
standards from the Arizona and New
Mexico State Implementation Plans
(SIPS) applicable  to the Four Corners
Plant, respectively. Where necessary,
EPA's proposed emission standards
modify the standards extracted from the
States' regulatory programs to ensure
comprehensive emission control and
Federal consistency.
Timetable:
                    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
Final Action
  09/08/99 64 FR 48731
  09/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3569
 Agency Contact: Douglas McDaniel,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, Region09, San
 Francisco, CA 94105-3901
 Phone: 415 744-1246

 Colleen McKaughan, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
 Phone: 520 498-0118
 RIN: 2060-AF42


 3233. 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)(l);  42
 USC 7410; 42 USC 7470 to 7479; 42
 USC 7501 to  7508; 42 USC 7601(a)
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51
                     Action
                  Date    FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                 11/22/93 58 FR 61639
                 01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 2915
Agency Contact: Peter Westlin,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-19, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF83


3234. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION
PLAN (FIP)  TO CONTROL  EMISSIONS
FROM SOURCES LOCATED ON THE
FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: CAA, 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 1 program
to bring about attainment of the PM-
10 NAAQS  both on and off the Fort
Hall Indian Reservation.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
NPRM
NPRM
Final Action
Date
02/12/99
01/24/00
01/27/00
07/00/00
FR Cite
64 FR 7307
65 FR 3680
65 FR 4465
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3637
Agency Contact: Steve Body,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, RegionlO, Seattle, WA
98101
Phone: 206 553-0782
RIN: 2060-AF84


3235. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION
PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR
YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: Energy Policy Act sec
801
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 197
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
August 1,1996.
Abstract: This rulemaking is in
response to section 801 of the Energy
Policy Act of 1992 which directs the
Administrator to promulgate public
health and safety standards for
protection of the public from releases
from radioactive materials stored or
disposed of in the repository at the
Yucca Mountain site. The only
regulated entity is the U.S. Department
of Energy.
Timetable:
                                                                         Action
                                                                                            Date
                                                                                                    FR Cite
                                                         NPRM
                                                         Final Action
                  08/27/99 64 FR 46976
                  06/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3568
 Agency Contact: Ray Clark,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9198
 Fax: 202 565-2065
 RIN: 2060-AG14


 3236. AMENDMENTS FOR TESTING
 AND MONITORING  PROVISIONS TO
 PART 60, PART 61, AND PART 63
 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

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EPA—Clean Air  Act (CAA)
                                                                           Final Rule Stage
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
Final Action
08/27/97  62 FR 45369
04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3743
Agency Contact: Bill Lamason,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-19, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

Foston Curtis, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-1063
RIN: 2060-AG21

3237. AMENDMENT TO STANDARDS
OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW
STATIONARY SOURCES;
MONITORING REQUIREMENTS (PS-1)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: CAA sec 111
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 vendor
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, re-certifying a COMS that has
undergone substantial refurbishing, or
has been specifically required to re-
certify the COMS with  these revisions.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM            11/24/94 59 FR 60585
                    Supplemental NPRM  09/23/98 63 FR 50824
                    Final Action         05/00/00
                    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
                    Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AG22


                    3238. CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR
                    RULE FOR THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC
                    CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING
                    INDUSTRY
                    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 et seq
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 65; 40 CFR 60;
                    40 CFR 61; 40 CFR 63
                    Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Over the past 25 years, EPA
has issued a series of national air
regulations, many of which affect the
same facility. Some facilities are now
subject to five or six national rules,
sometimes affecting the same emission
points. Each rule has emission control
requirements as well as monitoring,
recordkeeping, and reporting
requirements.
These requirements may be duplicative
or overlapping.
All existing Federal air rules applicable
to an industry sector will be reviewed
to determine whether their provisions
can be consolidated into a single new
rule. Affected industries, State agencies,
and other stakeholders will be
consulted to identify duplicative
provisions. The chemical industry and
State representatives have agreed to
work on a pilot project with EPA's  air
programs to explore this approach.  If
the approach is successful with the
chemical industry, it may be expanded
to air rules for other industry sectors.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                                                       10/28/98 63 FR 57748
                                                       06/00/00
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3748
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: colyer.rick@epa.gov

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@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG28


3239.  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

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EPA—Clean Air Act (CAA)
                                                                                             Final  Rule Stage
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:
                                     Timetable:
                                     Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                  12/08/97 62 FR 64532
                  01/00/01
NPRM
Final Action
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: mcalister.gary@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG88

3240. 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 insti umental
test method which can be used in
determining, on a continuous basis,
compliance with stationary source
opacity emission limitations.
                                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                 10/07/92 57 FR 46114
                 01/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: No
                                     Government Levels Affected: State,
                                     Local, Tribal
                                     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
                                     Email: ricks.solomon@epa.gov
                                     RIN: 2060-AH23
3241. 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 88; 40 CFR 86

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.
Action
Date
FR Cite
          NPRM
          Final Action
                  07/20/98 63 FR 38767
                  04/00/00
          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: tyree.clifford@epa.gov
          RIN: 2060-AH52


          3242. NESHAP: 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
          or changes are needed. This action will
          also correct any typographical errors
          noted. This action will contain
          guidance and amended rule language.
          Timetable:
                                                                           Action
                             Date
                                                                                                      FR Cite
                                                                           Final Rule          09/16/98 63 FR 49455
                                                                            Interpretations and
                                                                            technical
                                                                            amendment
                                                                           Direct Final Rule     12/28/98 63 FR 71385
                                                                            Amendment
                                                                           NPRM Amendment   12/28/98 63 FR 71408
                                                                           Final Action        04/12/99 64 FR 17555
                                                                            Interpretations and
                                                                            technical
                                                                            amendment
                                                                           NPRM Proposed rule  01/25/00 65 FR 3907
                                                                            amendments and
                                                                            notice of public
                                                                            hearing
                                                                           Final Action        01/00/01
                                                                           Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                                           Required: No
                                                                           Small Entities Affected: No
                                                                           Government Levels Affected: None

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                                                        Final Rule Stage
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4123   Timetable:
 Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper,
 and Paperboard Mills

 Agency Contact: Stephen Shedd,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5397
 Fax: 919 541-0246
 Email: shedd.steve@epa.gov

 Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5395
 Fax: 919 541-0246
 Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

 RIN: 2060-AH74


 3243. NESHAP: ORGANIC
 HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS
 FROM THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC
 CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (SOCMI) &
 OTHER PROCESSES SUBJECT TO
 THE NEGOTIATED REGULATION FOR
 EQUIPMENT LEAKS

 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.
                                      Action
                   Date     FR Cite
 NPRM             01/20/00  65 FR 3169
 Final Action         09/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4103
 Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5342
 Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

 Jan Meyer, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
 Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5254
 Fax: 919 541-5689
 Email: meyer.jan@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AH81


 3244. PROTECTION OF
 STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
 RECONSIDERATION ON THE 610
 NONESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BAN
 Priority: Other Significant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42 USC
 7601; 42 USC 7671-767l(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.
 Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
 NPRM
 Final Action
06/14/99  64 FR 21772
08/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 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: 202 565-2095
 Email: newberg.cindy@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AH99


 3245. 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.

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                                                                             Final  Rule  Stage
Timetable:
Action
  Date
FR Cite
NPRM             07/20/98 63 FR 38767
Final Action         04/00/00
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, AAVP, Ann Arbor, MI
48105
Phone: 734 214-4310
Email: tyree.clifford@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI15

3246. REVISION TO THE DEFINITION
OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND
(VOC) TO EXCLUDE TERTIARY BUTYL
ACETATE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Title I
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.100(s)
Legal Deadline:  None
Abstract: The definition of VOC is
proposed to be revised to add tertiary
butyl acetate to the list of negligibly
reactive compounds. This is  a
deregulatory action that will remove
tertiary butyl acetate from the necessity
to  be controlled as a VOC in SIPs for
attaining the ozone standard. This is
not expected to have a significant
impact on small businesses or local
governments.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM             09/30/99 64 FR 52731
Final Action         04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected:  None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4254
Agency Contact: Diane McConkey,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 7426GG, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 564-5588
Fax: 202 564-5603
Email: mcconkey.diane@epa.gov

William L. Johnson, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5245
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: johnson.williaml@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI45

3247. ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY
AMENDMENTS TO INSPECTION
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS; AMENDMENTS TO
THE FINAL RULE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority:  23 USC 101; 42 USC
7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 51
Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory,
August 13, 1999, Must be published by
8/13/99 to avoid  application of 2:1
offset sanctions in Louisiana.
Abstract: The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has had
oversight and policy development
responsibility for Inspection and
Maintenance programs since the
passage of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in
1970. The 1977 amendments to the
CAA mandated I/M for certain areas
with long-term air quality problems and
the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air
Act set forth standards for
implementation of the I/M programs.
EPA is proposing several minor
substantive amendments and revisions
to the I/M requirements  published on
November 5, 1992 (40 CFR  part 51,
subpart S. EPA believes  these
amendments and revisions  are
necessary to bring existing rule up-to-
date with current technological
developments, policy decisions and
statutory requirements, also providing
states additional  flexibility  to tailor
their Inspection and Maintenance
programs to meet future needs. Among
these future needs are: The need to
accommodate an aging fleet that is
rapidly turning over to newer, cleaner,
and more durable vehicle technologies;
the desire to maximize program
efficiency and customer convenience by
capitalizing on newer vehicle testing
options such as on-board diagnostic
(OBD) system testing; and the need to
assess the role of I/M programs in areas
that will attain the one-hour National
Ambient Air Quality Standards
(NAAQS) and begin to look at how to
attain, or maintain, the new, eight-hour
NAAQS. These amendments are
authorized by the CAA provisions that
EPA's guidance for such programs be
"from time to time revised" and are
also in response to the 1995 National
Highway System Designation Act's I/M
provisions. It is important to note that
this action will not increase the
existing burden on states; the proposed
changes represent an opportunity for
states to take advantage of additional
options and flexibilities. Furthermore,
states are under no obligation, legal or
otherwise, to modify existing plans
meeting the previously applicable
requirements as a result of this action.
Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                                                   Date
                            FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                                                                  08/06/99 64 FR 55195
                                                                  06/00/00
                                                          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                          Required: No
                                                          Small Entities Affected: No
                                                          Government Levels Affected: None
                                                          Additional Information: SAN No. 4295
                                                          Agency Contact: David Sosnowski,
                                                          Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                                          and Radiation, RSPD, Ann Arbor, MI
                                                          48105
                                                          Phone: 734 214-4823
                                                          Fax: 734 214-4052
                                                          Email: sosnowski.david@epa.gov
                                                          RIN: 2060-AI61
                                                3248. NESHAP: PHOSPHATE
                                                FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION
                                                Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                                Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
                                                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

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                  05/00/00
development program that would
ensure that emission standards may be
proposed and promulgated for this
industry.
Timetable:
Action              Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3304
Agency Contact: Ken Durkee,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: durkee.ken@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE44


3249.  NESHAP: PRIMARY COPPER
SMELTING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAAA
sec 112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
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
Final Action
                  04/20/98 63 FR 19582
                  08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3340
Agency Contact: Eugene Grumpier,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-0881
Fax:  919 541-5600
Email: crumpler.eugene@epa.gov

Al Verveart, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AE46
3250. NESHAP: SECONDARY
ALUMINUM INDUSTRY
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial,
December 15, 1999.
Abstract: The Clean Air 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
publish 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 188
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 promulgated.
Emission standards for this category
were proposed on February 11, 1999.
Timetable:
                                      Action
                                                         Date
                           FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  02/11/99 64 FR 6946
                  04/00/00
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Local,
Tribal, State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3078
Sectors Affected: 331314 Secondary
Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum
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: santiago.juan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AE77


3251. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF
NUTRITIONAL YEAST
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
                                                                            CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                                                                            Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                                                                            November 15, 2000.
                                                                            Abstract: Section 112 of the Clean Air
                                                                            Act requires major sources of hazardous
                                                                            air pollutants to achieve 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 nutritional yeast
                                                                            manufacturing industry. This industry
                                                                            is currently comprised of 10 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. The proposed regulatory
                                                                            options 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
                                                                            Final Action
                                                                                              10/10/98 63 FR 55812
                                                                                              12/00/00
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required: No
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State

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                                                                             Final  Rule  Stage
Procurement: This is a procurement-
related action for which there is a
statutory requirement. There is  a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3550
Sectors Affected: 311999 All Other
Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing
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: markwordt.david@epa.gov

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@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF30


3252. 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: 42 USC 7412 CAA Sec
112(1)
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(1) 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.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
01/12/99  64 FR 1880
05/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: Governmental
                     Jurisdictions
                     Government  Levels Affected: State,
                     Local, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3829
                     Agency Contact: Kathy Kaufman,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-12, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-0102
                     TDD Phone: 010 541-5602
                     Fax: 919 541-5509
                     Email: kaufman.kathy@epa.gov

                     Tom Driscoll, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-12,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5135
                     Fax: 919 541-5509
                     Email: driscoll.tom@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AG60


                     3253. 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 63.506
                     (Revision); 40 CFR 63.1310 to 63.1335
                     (Revision)
                     Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: During the development of
the National Emission Standard for
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for
elastomers (Group I polymers and
resins) and thermoplastics (Group IV
polymers and resins) (RINs 2060-AD56
and 2060-AE37), many of the
provisions contained in the Hazardous
Organic NESHAP (HON) were
referenced directly by these polymers
and resins regulations due to
similarities in processes, emission
characteristics, and control
technologies. On January 17, 1997, the
EPA promulgated changes to the HON
to remove ambiguity, to clearly convey
EPA intent, and to make the rule  easier
to understand and implement in
response to industry petitions. It is
necessary to make parallel changes to
the polymers and resins NESHAP;
otherwise inconsistencies will exist for
NESHAPs regulating similar source
categories. An ANPRM was published
in the Federal Register on 11/25/96 (61
FR 59849), to explain the nature of
changes planned.
Subsequently, six litigants have
petitioned for review of the elastomers
and thermoplastics regulations. Four
companies have petitioned EPA to
reconsider specific provisions in the
thermoplastics regulation. Revisions
will be proposed to parallel HON
changes and to resolve petitioners'
issues. There are no impacts
anticipated for small businesses or
State/local/tribal governments.
Timetable:
                    Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                    ANPRM
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  11/25/96
                  03/09/99
                  04/00/00
61 FR 59849
64 FR 11559
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: None
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3939
                    Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics
                    Material and Resin Manufacturing
                    Agency Contact: Penny Lassiter,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5396
                    Fax: 919 541-3470
                    Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov

                    Bob Rosensteel, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,

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MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH47


3254. NESHAP: OIL AND NATURAL
GAS PRODUCTION AND NESHAP:
NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION AND
STORAGE, AMENDMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Legal Deadline: None

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. The original
NESHAP rule for these sources was
promulgated on June 17, 1999, at 64
FR 32609. This action will amend that
rule.

Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
Final Amendment
                  06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4162
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: nizich.greg@epa.gov

Kent C. Hustvedt, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI13
3255. NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE
STANDARDS AND EMISSION
GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL AND
INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE
INCINERATION UNITS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: CAA sec 129
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
November 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, November 15, 2000.
Abstract: Section 129 of the Clean Air
Act Amendments requires the Agency
to finalize New Source Performance
Standards (NSPS) and Emission
Guidelines (EG) for Commercial and
Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators
(CISWIs). Negotiations have been
completed with the litigants to grant an
extension to the Agency. The Agency
has agreed to propose standards by
November 1999, and promulgate
standards by November 2000.
Timetable:	
Action              Date    FR Cite
                  11/15/99 64 FR 67092
                  11/00/00
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required:  No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3613
Agency Contact: Richard Grume,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5294
Fax:  919 541-5450
Email: crume.rick@epa.gov

Fred Porter, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5251
Fax:  919 541-5450
Email: porter.fred@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF91

3256. TRANSPORTATION
CONFORMITY AMENDMENT:
DELETION OF GRACE PERIOD
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 to 767lq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 93.102(d)
Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial,
December  31, 1999.
Abstract: This action would delete a
provision of the transportation
conformity rule that was overturned by
the U.S. Court of Appeals. In 1995, EPA
amended the conformity rule so that
new nonattainment areas would have
a one-year grace period before
transportation conformity began
applying. In 1997, the court overturned
this grace period. This action would
formally delete the provision from the
transportation conformity rule in
compliance with the court ruling. In
addition, this action will discuss some
issues that we raised in a Petition for
Reconsideration of the original
transportation conformity rule
(finalized November 24, 1993). This
action would not change the conformity
rule in response to these issues. EPA
is required by court settlement to
finalize this action by December  31,
1999. EPA entered into settlement in
1998 in response to litigation by  the
Environmental Defense Fund. This
action will have no practical impact for
areas that are subject  to conformity,
because the provision that will be
deleted was overturned—and therefore
has not been implemented—since 1997.
Transportation conformity is a Clean
Air Act requirement for transportation
plans, programs, and  projects to
conform to state air quality plans.
Conformity to a state  air quality plan
means  that transportation activities will
not produce new air quality violations,
worsen existing violations,  or delay
timely  attainment of the national
ambient air quality standards.

Timetable:
                                      Action
                                                         Date
                                                                 FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  11/30/99 64 FR 66832
                  04/00/00
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required: No

                                      Small Entities Affected: No

                                      Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                      State, Local, Tribal

                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 4352

                                      Agency Contact: Kathryn Sargeant,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                      and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI
                                      48105
                                      Phone: 734 214-4441
                                      Fax: 734 214-4052
                                      Email:
                                      sargeant.kathryn@epamail.epa.gov

                                      RIN:  2060-AI76

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 EPA—Clean Air Act  (CAA)
                                                                             Final  Rule  Stage
3257. IMPORTATION OF
NONCONFORMING VEHICLES;
AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the
regulations in 40 CFR part 85, subpart
P to allow entry into the 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 long-
standing 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         12/00/00

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

RIN: 2060-AI03
                     3258. NONROAD SPARK-IGNITION
                     ENGINES AT OR BELOW 19
                     KILOWATTS (25 HORSEPOWER)
                     (PHASE 2)
                     Priority: Economically Significant.
                     Major under 5 USC 801.
                     Unfunded Mandates: This action may
                     affect the private sector under PL 104-
                     4.
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7547, CAA
                     sec 213
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 90
                     Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, March
                     l, 2000.
                     Abstract: This action will establish the
                     second phase of emissions standards
                     for new nonroad spark-ignition engines
                     at or below 19 kilowatts (25
                     horsepower), as required by section
                     213(a)(3) of the Clean Air Act, as
                     amended. The Environmental
                     Protection Agency (EPA) had been
                     developing the second phase of small-
                     engine regulations through a negotiated
                     rulemaking, with representation by
                     engine manufacturers, equipment
                     manufacturers, emissions control
                     manufacturers, equipment dealers,
                     environment and public health
                     interests, and State air programs. The
                     negotiations came to an end on
                     February 16, 1996 with no consensus
                     reached. EPA will now develop the
                     rulemaking through other means. EPA
                     will now develop the rulemaking
                     through other means.
                     The affected engines are used in lawn,
                     garden, and utility equipment, such as
                     lawnmowers, string trimmers, chain
                     saws, and small pumps and generators.
                     The first phase was established July 3,
                     1995 (60 FR 34582), effective for the
                     1997 model year, and was very similar
                     to the tier 1 small-engine regulations
                     developed by California for the same
                     engines. Regulated pollutants are
                     hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and
                     oxides of nitrogen.
                     Timetable:
                    Action
                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                                      03/27/97  62 FR 14740
                                      01/27/98  63 FR 3950
ANPRM
NPRM Hand-held
  engines
NPRM Non-hand-held 01/27/98 63 FR 3950
  engines
Final Action Non-    03/30/99 64 FR 15207
  hand-held engines
Final Action Hand-held 04/00/00
  engines
Regulatory  Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
                                      Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                                      Government Levels Affected: None
                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 3361
                                      Agency Contact: Phil Carlson,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                      and Radiation, NFEVL, Ann Arbor, MI
                                      48105
                                      Phone: 734 241-4270
                                      RIN: 2060-AE29


                                      3259. PROTECTION OF
                                      STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
                                      SUPPLEMENTAL RULE REGARDING
                                      A RECYCLING STANDARD  UNDER
                                      SECTION 608
                                      Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                      Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                                      CAA 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
                                      NPRM1
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  02/29/96
                  11/01/96
                  06/00/00
61 FR 7858
61 FR 56493
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3556
Additional SANs 3895, 3896. 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

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EPA—Clean  Air  Act (CAA)
                                                                         Final Rule  Stage
Email: forlini.michael@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF36


3260. PROTECTION OF
STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
REFRIGERANT RECYCLING RULE
AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE
SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq;
42 USC 7671{g) CAA sec 608
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82(F)
Legal Deadline: None
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        09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3560
Agency Contact: Julius Banks,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9870
Fax: 202 565-2095
Email: banks.julius@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AF37


3261. PROTECTION OF
STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: 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 7671(k) CAA sec 612
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82; 40 CFR 9
                  Legal Deadline: None
                  Abstract: Section 612 of the Clean Air
                  Act requires EPA to identify
                  alternatives to Class I and II ozone
                  depleting substances and to publish
                  lists of acceptable and unacceptable
                  substitutes. Producers of substitutes
                  must notify EPA at least 90 days before
                  alternatives are introduced  into
                  interstate commerce. Unlike acceptable
                  alternatives (see Notices), substitutes
                  which are deemed by EPA to be
                  unacceptable or acceptable  subject to
                  use restrictions must go through notice
                  and comment rulemaking. Substitute
                  lists are updated intermittently
                  depending on the volume of
                  notifications.
Timetable:
Action
ANPRM
NPRM
Final Rule
Notice 1
NPRM1
Notice 2
Final Rule 1
Notice 3
NPRM 2
Notice 4
Final Rule 2
NPRM 3
Notice 5
Final Rule 3
NPRM 4
Notice 6
Notice 7
NPRM 5
Notice 8
Notice 9
Interim Final Rule 7
Interim Final Rule 8
Final Rule 5
NPRM 6
Notice 10
Final Rule 6
ANPRM 9
Notice 1 1
NPRM 9
Final Rule 9
NPRM 10
Date FR Cite
01/16/92 57 FR 1984
05/12/93 58 FR 28094
03/18/94 59 FR 13044
08/26/94 59 FR 44240
09/26/94 59 FR 491 08
01/13/95 60 FR 3318
06/13/95 60 FR 31 092
07/28/95 60 FR 38729
10/02/95 60 FR 51 383
02/08/96 61 FR 4736
05/22/96 61 FR 25585
05/22/96 61 FR 25604
09/05/96 61 FR 470 12
10/16/96 61 FR 54030
05/21/97 62 FR 27874
03/10/97 62 FR 10700
06/03/97 62 FR 30275
02/03/98 63 FR 5491
02/24/98 63 FR 91 51
05/22/98 63 FR 28251
01/26/99 64 FR 3861
01/26/99 64 FR 3865
04/28/99 64 FR 22981
02/18/99 64 FR 8038
06/08/99 64 FR 30410
04/00/00
02/18/99 64 FR 8043
12/06/99 64 FR 68039
05/00/00
01/00/01
06/00/00
                  Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                  Required: No
                  Small Entities Affected: No
                  Government Levels Affected: None
                  Additional Information: SAN No. 3525
                  (Generic SAN)
                  Agency Contact: Kelly Davis,
                  Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                  and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
                  20460
                                               Phone: 202 564-2303
                                               Fax: 202 565-2096
                                               RIN: 2060-AG12
3262. REDEFINITION OF GLYCOL
ETHERS LISTED AS HAPS UNDER
THE CLEAN AIR ACT, AND
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES UNDER
CERCLA
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321; 33 USC
1361; 42 USC 7401 et seq; 42 USC
9602; 42 USC 9603; 42 USC  9604
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
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
                                                       Final Action
                                                                01/12/99 64 FR 1780
                                                                05/00/00
                                               Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                               Required: No
                                               Small Entities Affected: No
                                               Government Levels Affected: State,
                                               Local
                                               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.
                                               Sectors Affected: 325611 Soap and
                                               Other Detergent Manufacturing

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Federal Register/Vol. 65, No. 79/Monday,  April 24, 2000/Unified Agenda
EPA—Clean Air  Act (CAA)
                                                                            Final Rule  Stage
Agency Contact: Dr. Roy L. Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5362
Fax: 919 541-0237
Email: smith.roy@epa.gov

Dave Guinnup, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5368
Email: guinnup.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI08


3263.  CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF
AIR POLLUTION FROM 2004 AND
LATER MODEL YEAR HEAVY-DUTY
HIGHWAY ENGINES AND VEHICLES;
REVISION OF LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK
DEFINITION

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
Final Action
 10/29/99 64 FR 58472
 05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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:
passavant.glenn@epamail.epa.gov
Christopher Lieske, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
EPCD, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 313 668-4584
Fax: 313 741-7816
Email:
lieske.christopher@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI12


3264. HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/
INFECTIOUS WASTE
INCINERATORS—FEDERAL PLAN
(FEDERAL PLAN FOR EXISTING
HOSPITAL/MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS
WASTE INCINERATORS)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7601 CAA sec
301(a)(d); 42 USC 7411 CAA sec 111;
42 USC 7509 CAA sec 129
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60.27
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
September 30, 1999, CAA Section
129(b)(3).
Abstract: The Clean Air Act
Amendments of 1990 directed the
Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA)
to set emission guidelines for existing
incinerators combusting hospital waste,
medical waste, and infectious waste
under sections 111 and 129. On
9/15/97, the EPA promulgated emission
guidelines for
Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste
Incinerators (HMIWI) under the
authority of section lll(d) and section
129 of the Clean Air Act (see 62 FR
48348). This action is a follow-on
activity to the 1997 HMIWI rulemaking
which applies to existing HMIWI.  In
accordance with section 129, States
with affected sources must submit a
State Plan by 9/15/98 describing how
the State will implement the emission
guidelines for existing HMIWI.  In this
proposed HMIWI Federal Plan
rulemaking, EPA becomes the
implementing authority in those
instances where the State or local
agency  has failed to submit a plan or
a plan has not yet been approved.
Therefore, consistent with section
129(b)(3) of the Act, EPA is proposing
a plan that applies to HMIWI in any
State, tribe or locale that has not
submitted an approvable plan within
the time allotted. This action makes no
changes to the requirements in  the 1997
rule, and is intended to fulfill EPA's
duty under section 129(b)(3) to
promulgate a Federal Plan as a  gap-
filling measure until the State fulfills
its statutory obligations. When the State
                                                          submits an approvable State Plan, the
                                                          Federal Plan will no longer apply to
                                                          units in that State.
                                                          Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                                                             Date     FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                                                                 07/06/99  64 FR 36425
                                                                 04/00/00
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 a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information: SAN No. 4219
Agency Contact: Lalit Banker,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-12, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5420
Fax: 919  541-2664
Email: banker.lalit@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI25


3265.  NESHAP: CHEMICAL
RECOVERY COMBUSTION SOURCES
AT KRAFT, SODA,  SULFITE AND
STAND ALONE SEMICHEMICAL PULP
MILLS
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7601 CAAA
sec 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304;
33 USC 1316 CWA  sec 306-308; 33
USC 1317; 42 USC 7412 CAAA sec 112;
42 USC 7414 CAAA sec 114;  33 USC
1318;  33 USC 1311  CWA sec  301; 33
USC 1361 CWA sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430; 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA)
Amendments of 1990 direct the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to set  National Emission Standards for
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for
new and  existing sources under section
112 and to base these standards on
maximum achievable control
technology (MACT). The  Clean Water
Act (CWA) directs EPA to develop
effluent guidelines for certain categories
and classes of point sources. These
guidelines are used for setting
discharge limits for specific facilities
that discharge to surface waters or
municipal sewage treatment systems.

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                                                                                     23499
EPA—Clean Air Act (CAA)
                                                                          Final Rule Stage
On April 15, 1998, the EPA
promulgated an integrated regulation
for the pulp and paper industry that
includes both effluent guidelines and
air emission standards to control the
release of pollutants to both the water
and the air. At the same time, the EPA
proposed MACT standards for the
chemical recovery combustion sources.
The regulations were developed jointly
to provide greater protection to human
health and the environment, to promote
the concept of pollution prevention,
and to enable the industry to more
effectively plan compliance via a
multimedia approach. Next steps will
be to issue final standards for chemical
recovery combustion sources.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Rule
04/15/98  63 FR 18753
12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4240
(Air), SAN No. 2712 (Water), SAN No.
4050 (Water Phase II),
ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTACT: Jeff
Telander (NESHAP Phase II -
Combustion Sources)
ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTACT:
Elaine Manning (NESHAP Phase III -
Nonchemical and other Pulp and Paper
Mills)
See also RIN 2040-AB53
Agency Contact: Jeff Telander,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI34
3266. STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
FOR SMALL MUNICIPAL WASTE
COMBUSTION UNITS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7509 CAA sec
129
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Clean Air Act
Amendments of 1990 direct the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to set standards of performance and
emission guidelines for new and
existing municipal waste combustors
under Sections 111 and 129; to base
these standards and guidelines on
maximum achievable control
technology; and to include emission
limits for particulate matter, sulfur
dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of
nitrogen, carbon monoxide, mercury,
lead, cadmium, and dioxins and
dibenzofurans. The standards for large
municipal waste combustors were
adopted in 1995. This rule would
establish standards for small MWC
units.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                 08/30/99 64 FR 47233
                 03/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: Governmental
                    Jurisdictions
                    Government Levels Affected: State,
                    Local
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4243
                    Agency Contact: Walt Stevenson,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5264
                    Email: stevenson.walt@epa.gov

                    Robert J. Wayland, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
                    MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
                    27711
                    Phone: 919 541-1045
                    Fax: 919 541-5450
                    Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AI51
                    3267. NATIONAL EMISSION
                    STANDARDS FOR BENZENE
                    EMISSIONS FROM COKE BY-
                    PRODUCT RECOVERY PLANTS (PART
                    61.SUBPARTL)
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: Clean Air Act Section
                    112
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 61
                    Legal Deadline: None
                                                         Abstract: Coke by-product plants are
                                                         designed to separate and recover coal
                                                         tar derivatives (by-products) that evolve
                                                         from coal during the coking process of
                                                         a coke oven battery. We plan to remove
                                                         this source category from the list
                                                         pursuant to our discretion under
                                                         112(c)(4) previously regulated
                                                         categories.
                                                         Timetable:
                                                        Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                                                         Final Action
                  05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4286
Agency Contact: Al Vervaert,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Lula Melton, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2910
Fax:  919 541-5600
Email: melton.lula@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AI65


3268. TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO
THE  FINDING OF SIGNIFICANT
CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING
FOR CERTAIN STATES FOR
PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL
TRANSPORT OF OZONE (THE NOX
SIP CALL RULE)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)(2)(D);
42 USC 7410(k)(5)
CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 51 (Revision)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rule will amend the
final  NOx SIP call rule promulgated on
October 27, 1998. That rule set NOx
emission budgets for a number of
eastern and midwestern states in order
to reduce overall NOx emissions that
contribute to smog in the eastern half
of the country. This amendment is a
technical adjustment to some of the
emission budgets promulgated in that
rule.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                                          Final Tech. Amend.   04/00/00

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                                                                            Final Rule  Stage
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4282
Federal, State and local governments
are affected by the final NOx SIP call.
However, this technical amendment
will not affect those governments in
and of itself.
Legal Deadline: Statutory Other — EPA
is under active litigation for  the SIP
call. In addition, the SIPs submittal due
date of 9/30/99 was stayed until further
order by the court. The States still need
the revised budgets for planning &
public hearing purposes.
Agency Contact: Jan King,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, Research Triangle Park,
NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5665
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: king.jan@epa.gov

Greg Stella, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3649
Fax: 919 541-0684
Email: stella.greg@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI71
3269. PROTECTION OF
STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
ALLOCATION OF 2000 ESSENTIAL-
USE ALLOWANCES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 767l-7671(q);
42 USC 7601; 42 USC 7414
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
January 1, 2000, Publish allocations for
year 2000 in Federal Register.
Abstract: This proposed rule will set
essential-use allowances for 2000 under
the Montreal Protocol on Substances
that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol).
Essential-use allowances permit a
person to obtain controlled ozone-
depleting substances, such as
chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), as an
exemption to the January 1, 1996
regulatory phaseout of production and
import. Essential-use allowances are
allocated to a person for exempted
production  or importation of a specific
quantity of a controlled substance
solely for the designated essential
purpose.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
11/02/99  64 FR 59141
04/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Government Levels Affected: None
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4318
                     Sectors Affected: 927 Space Research
                     and Technology; 325412
                     Pharmaceutical Preparation
                     Manufacturing
                     Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
                     20460
                     Phone: 202 564-9079
                     Fax: 202 565-2095
                     Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AI73
                     3270. AMENDMENTS TO THE
                     AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING AND
                     REWORK FACILITIES NESHAP FOR
                     THE HAP AND VOC CONTENT LIMITS
                     FOR PRIMER OPERATIONS AND
                     STAY OF COMPLIANCE.
                     Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.745(c)(l)-(2)
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: This rule was promulgated
                     on September 1, 1995 with an initial
                     compliance date of September 1, 1998.
                     EPA granted compliance extensions;
                     however these extensions will expire
                     September 1, 1999. This proposal
                     would stay the compliance date of the
                     substantive and associated compliance
                     assurance requirements for the organic
                     HAP content and VOC content levels
                     for primer applications operations. This
                     proposed stay would remain in effect
                     until the date we amend the rule, at
                     which point we would publish new
                     compliance dates for these
                     requirements. Based on recent
                     information submitted to the us by one
                     of the commercial aircraft
                     manufacturers, expressing significant
                     technical concerns about the ability to
                     achieve the primer coating content
                     standard for commercial exterior
                     primers,  we are proposing amendments
                     to the Aerospace National Emissions
                     Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
                     (NESHAP) that will change the organic
                     HAP and VOC level content standard
                    related to the use of commercial
                    exterior primers.
                    Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                                     01/24/00 65 FR 3642
                                     06/00/00
NPRM Amendment
Final Rule
  Amendment
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4353
Sectors Affected: 336411 Aircraft
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, RTF, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

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@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI77


3271. SOURCE  SPECIFIC FEDERAL
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR
NAVAJO GENERATING STATION;
NAVAJO NATION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 123
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA proposes to federalize
standards from the Arizona and New
Mexico State Implementation Plans
(SIPS) applicable to the Navajo
generating station. Where necessary,
EPA's proposed emission standards
modify the standards extracted from the
States' regulatory programs to ensure
comprehensive emission control and
Federal consistency.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Notice
Final Action
Date
09/08/99
01/26/00
09/00/00
FR Cite
64 FR 48725
65 FR 4244
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No

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 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4315
 Agency Contact: Colleen McKaughan,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation
 Phone: 520 498-0118

 Douglas McDaniel, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 RegionOQ, San Francisco, CA 94105-
 3901
 Phone: 415 744-1246
 RIN: 2060-AI79


 3272. REVISION TO NOX SIP CALL
 EMISSION BUDGETS  FOR
 CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS
 AND RHODE ISLAND
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 74lo(k)(5); 42
 USC 7410(a)(2)(D)
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR  51
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract:  On October 27,  1998, EPA
 published a final rule (the "OTAG SIP
 Call") 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
 and its precursor, NOx. Subsequent to
 the promulgation of the SIP call, EPA
 and the States of Connecticut,
 Massachusetts and  Rhode Island signed
 a memorandum of understanding that
 obligated EPA to propose to redistribute
 the budgets assigned to the three States
 in a different way. This action carries
 out that obligation. This redistribution
 will not lead to an increase in the
 overall budget for the three States.
 Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
Direct Final Action
  Direct Final Rule
Withdraw Dir. Final
Final Action
09/15/99  64 FR 49987

11/01/99  64 FR 58792
04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4276
Agency Contact: Kevin Culligan,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6204J, Washington, DC
20460
 Phone: 202 564-9172
 Email: culligan.kevin@epa.gov

 Kathryn Petrillo, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 6204J, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9093
 Fax: 202 565-2141
 Email: petrillo.kathryn@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AI80


 3273. AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL
 EMISSION STANDARDS FOR
 HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS:
 HALOGENATED SOLVENT CLEANING
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.468(j)
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: This amendment to the
 halogenated solvent cleaning NESHAP
 would permanently exempt batch cold
 solvent cleaning machines that use
 halogenated solvent from the Part 71
 Federal operating permit program and
 would defer Part 71 operating permit
 requirements until December 9, 1999
 for all other non-major halogenated
 solvent cleaning machines. States are
 already authorized to exempt/defer
 such sources from their Part 70
 operating permit requirements. Without
 this amendment, non-major
 halogenated cleaning machines would
 have to obtain a Part 71 Federal
 operating permit in areas that do not
 have Part 70 programs in place. For
 example, EPA believes that numerous
 sources located in Indian country
 would need  to submit permit
 applications by March 2000 and obtain
 title V permits, absent this rulemaking.
 This amendment is an administrative
 action and would have no impact on
 the enforcement and implementation of
 the NESHAP itself.  There are no
 compliance costs associated with this
 action. This  action relieves sources of
regulatory requirements under the title
 V program.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Direct Final Rule
Dir Final Withdrawn
Final Rule
Date
07/13/99
07/13/99
10/18/99
06/00/00
FR Cite
64 FR 37734
64 FR 37683
64 FR 561 73
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: None
                                                          Additional Information: SAN No. 4275

                                                          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
                                                          Email: carraway.candace@epa.gov

                                                          RIN: 2060-AI91


                                                          3274. REVISION TO METHOD 24 FOR
                                                          ELECTRICAL INSULATING
                                                          VARNISHES

                                                          Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

                                                          CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)

                                                          Legal Deadline: None

                                                          Abstract: The purpose of this action is
                                                          to revise Method 24 to allow the use
                                                          of American Society for Testing and
                                                          Materials' Method D6053-96 to measure
                                                          the volatile organic content of electrical
                                                          insulating varnishes. Method 24 as
                                                          currently written is not applicable to
                                                          these types of coatings. This action will
                                                          ensure consistency in testing these
                                                          coatings for determining compliance
                                                          with current regulations. We do not
                                                          anticipate any impact on small business
                                                          or State/local/Tribal governments.

                                                          Timetable:
                                                         Action
                                                                  Date
                            FR Cite
                                                         Direct Final Rule
                                                                 06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4299

Agency Contact: Bill Lamason,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-19, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5374
Fax: 919 541-1039

Candace B. Sorrell, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-1064
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: sorrell.candace@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI94

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3275. • AMENDMENTS TO STATE
AND FEDERAL OPERATING PERMITS
PROGRAMS, PART 70 AND PART 71,
COMPLIANCE  CERTIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414a; 42
USC 7661-7661f
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71
(Revisions)
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June
30,  2000.
Abstract: Action is in response to the
October 29, 1999, United States Circuit
Court of Appeals decision to remand
to EPA part of the  October 22,  1997,
Compliance Assurance Monitoring
rulemaking that included revisions to
parts 70 and 71 compliance
certification requirements. The Court
ruled that  the compliance certification
must address whether the affected
facility has been in continuous or
intermittent compliance.
Timetable:
Action
   Date     FR Cite
Final Action 40 CFR   09/00/00
  70 and 71
  (Revisions)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4387
Agency Contact: Barrett Parker,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, EN-341W, MD-19
Phone: 919 541-5635
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epa.gov

Peter Westlin, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-1058
Fax: 919 541-1039
Email: westlin.peter@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AJ04


3276. •  DIRECT FINAL AMENDMENTS
TO THE POLYETHER POLYOLS
NESHAP
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.1420 to 1439
(Revision)
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: This direct final notice
                     applies to the NESHAP for Polyether
                     Polyols Production issued as a final
                     rule on June 1,1999. This action will
                     correct cross referencing errors; clarify
                     storage vessel monitoring requirements,
                     batch process vent performance testing
                     conditions; make minor revisions;
                     correct printing errors in equations; and
                     reorganize reporting requirements to
                     make them clearer. The notice will also
                     add the control number assigned by
                     OMB  under the Paperwork Reduction
                     Act for collection of information
                     required by this regulation. There will
                     be no cost or other impacts resulting
                     from this action since it only corrects
                     or clarifies the rule.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date    FR Cite
Direct Final Rule      04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 4384
Sectors Affected: 325199 All Other
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Bob Rosensteel,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5608
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: rosensteel.bob@epa.gov

Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AJ10


3277. • EXTENDING OPERATING
PERMITS PROGRAM INTERIM
APPROVAL EXPIRATION DATES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 70
(Revision)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action extends until
June 1, 2002 all State and local
operating permits program interim
approvals. Currently all interim
approvals expire on June 1, 2000.
Revisions to correct deficiencies in
State operating permits program that
resulted in their being granted interim
approval are due 6 months prior to the
interim approval expiration date.
Program revisions are, therefore, due by
December 1, 1999. Permitting
authorities have expressed concern over
the resource burden of preparing and
submitting a program revision
addressing interim approval
deficiencies and then revising their
program again to address the upcoming
revisions to the part 70 operating
permits regulations. They have
requested the option of combining both
program revisions into one submittal,
thereby going through the regulatory
revision or legislative process only
once. The EPA recognizes that this
would reduce the resources required to
prepare program revisions and that the
savings in resources could be spent in
the early stages of permit  issuance. The
provision for allowing States to
combine their program revisions was
included in the August 31, 1995 notice
which proposed revisions to  part 70.
Due to delays in promulgating the part
70 revisions, the Agency has previously
extended interim approvals so they
would not expire before the part 70
revisions promulgation date.  Expiration
of these interim approvals prior to the
part 70 revisions would deny those
permitting authorities the opportunity
to combine program revisions. It now
appears that the part  70 revisions will
not be promulgated until December
2001. In that all interim approvals will
expire before that date, the extension
of interim approvals until June 1, 2002
is necessary.
Timetable:
                                                           Action
                    Date     FR Cite
                                                           NPRM
                                                           Direct Final Rule
                                                           WithVDirect Final
                                                           Final Action
                  02/14/00 65 FR 7333
                  02/14/00 65 FR 7290
                  04/00/00
                  05/00/00
                                                           Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                           Required: No
                                                           Small Entities Affected: No
                                                           Government Levels Affected: State,
                                                           Local
                                                           Additional Information: SAN No. 4388
                                                           Agency Contact: Roger Powell,
                                                           Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                                           and Radiation, MD-12, Research
                                                           Triangle Park, NC 27711

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 Phone: 919 541-5331
 Fax: 919 541-5509
 Email: powell.roger@eap.gov
 RIN: 2060-AJ12


 3278. • ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE
 NSPS AMENDMENT
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 (Revision)
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: The EPA is reviewing the
 continuous opacity monitoring
 requirements in the 40 CFR 60 Subparts
 AA and AAa based on a request made
 by the affected industry. The existing
 rules set an opacity limit from the
 electric arc furnace stack of 3 percent.
 Facilities with negative pressure
 baghouses are also required to install
 and operate a continuous opacity
 monitoring system (COM3) for the
 purpose of excess emissions reporting.
 The industry has commented that the
 potential error in COM3 readings
 (which EPA estimates at 4 percent
 opacity) leads to frequent false excess
 emissions records (periods when the
 COM reads greater than 3 percent when
 actual opacity is less than 3 percent).
 The industry has requested that the
 EPA review the COMS requirements
 considering the potential error of the
 COMS,  and how this information might
 be used by the EPA and citizens groups
 under the recent Credible Evidence
 Rule promulgated by the EPA. The EPA
 is reviewing the COMS requirements
 and may revise or clarify the existing
 NSPS requirements. The revisions, if
 needed, are not expected to have any
 environmental or economic impacts.
 Timetable:
 Action             Date     FR  Cite
 Direct Final Rule     06/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local, Tribal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4379
 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: cavender.kevin@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AJ13


 3279. • PROTECTION OF
 STRATOSPHERIC OZONE
 ALLOCATION OF ESSENTIAL-USE
 ALLOWANCES FOR CALENDAR YEAR
 2000: LABORATORY ESSENTIAL USE
 EXEMPTIONS
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414; 42  USC
 7601; 42 USC 7671-767l(q)
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract:  This rule will set essential-
 use allowances for 2000 under the
 Montreal Protocol on Substances that
 Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol).
 Essential-use allowances permit a
 person to obtain controlled ozone-
 depleting substances, such as
 chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), as an
 exemption to the January 1, 1996
 regulatory phaseout of production and
 import. Essential-use allowances are
 allocated to a person for exempted
 production or importation of a specific
 quantity of a controlled substance
 solely for the designated essential
 purpose.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Interim Final Rule
Final Rule
Date FR Cite
11/02/99 64 FR 59141
01/06/00 65FR716
04/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4410
 Split from RIN 2060-AI73.
 Sectors Affected: 325412
 Pharmaceutical Preparation
 Manufacturing; 927 Space Research and
 Technology
 Agency Contact: Erin Birgfeld,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6205J, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 564-9079
 Fax: 202 565-2095
 Email: birgfeld.erin@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AJ15
 ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
 Clean Air Act (CAA)
                                                     Long-Term Actions
3280. IMPLEMENTATION OF OZONE
AND PARTICULATE MATTER (PM)
NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY
STANDARDS (NAAQS) AND
REGIONAL HAZE REGULATIONS
Priority: Other Significant. Major under
5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect the private sector under PL 104-
4.
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act, title I
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50; 40 CFR 51;
40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 81
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On July 18, 1997, EPA issued
new, updated air quality standards for
ozone (62 FR 38856) and particulate
matter (PM) (62 FR 38652). Pursuant
to President Clinton's implementation
strategy as outlined in a July 16, 1997
memorandum to EPA Administrator
Carol Browner, EPA had been
developing guidance and rules for
sensibly and cost-effectively meeting
the new standards. For ozone, the
implementation plan will emphasize a
regional, State-sponsored approach that
addresses the long-distance transport of
ozone. On October 27, 1998, EPA
published a final rule (sometimes
referred  to as the NOx SIP Call) to
require broad regional emissions
reductions of NOx gases which
contribute to the formation of ozone (63
FR 57356, October 27, 1998). On
November 17, 1998, EPA made
available for comment proposed
implementation guidance on
implementing the revised ozone and
PM NAAQS and regional haze program.
On May 14, 1999, however, the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
issued an opinion concerning the
revised ozone and particulate matter
NAAQS (American  Trucking Assoc.,
Inc. et al. v. USEPA, No. 97-1440 (May
14, 1999)) in which the Court stated,
among other things, that the revised 8-
hour ozone standard "cannot be
enforced." The Court also vacated the
revised PM10 NAAQS and remanded
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EPA requested a rehearing of the case
before the Court on three issues,
including enforcement of the 8-hour
standard. Until the appeals process is
exhausted, EPA does not intend to
issue final guidance  for implementation
of the standards affected by the Court's
decision. In final rules promulgated on
June 5, 1998 (63 FR  31013), July 22,
1998 (63 FR 39432),  and June 9, 1999
(64 FR 30911), EPA  identified areas
that have air quality meeting the 1-hour
ozone standard and  revoked that
standard for those areas.

Timetable:
Action
   Date
FR Cite
ANPRM            12/13/96  61 FR 65764
Notice Proposed      12/13/96  61 FR 65752
  Policy
NPRM Regional Haze  07/31/97  62 FR 41138
Notice Review       10/23/97  62 FR 55201
  Schedule for PM2.5
  Standard
NPRM NOx Regional  11/07/97  62 FR 60318
  Strategy SIP Call
Supplemental NPRM  05/11/98  63 FR 25902
  NOx SIP Call
  Supplemental
  NPRM
Final Rule NOx
  Regional Strategy
  SIP Call
Final Rule Areas
  meeting 1-hour
  ozone standard
Final Rule Additional
  areas meeting 1-
  hour ozone
  standard
Draft Guidance       11/17/98  63 FR 65593
  Implementation
  Planning
Final Rule Additional   06/09/99  64 FR 30911
  Areas Meeting 1 -
  Hour Ozone
  NAAQS: 96-98 Data
Final Rule Regional    07/01/99  64 FR 35713
  Haze
Final Guidance On      To Be  Determined
  hold pending court
  action.
 10/27/98 63 FR 57356


 06/05/98 63 FR 31013


 07/22/98 63 FR 39432
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3553

Agency Contact: John Silvasi,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-15, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5666
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov
Denise Gerth, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5550
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gerth.denise@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AF34


3281.  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.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 766l(a)(d)(3)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR  71.7

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed regulatory
change would streamline permit
revisions procedures for stationary air
sources that are subject to the Federal
operating permits program.

The Agency does not anticipate any
significant impact on small businesses
and State/local/tribal governments.

Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date
                                                 FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                            04/00/02
                            04/00/03
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No

                     Small Entities Affected: No

                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3922

                     Agency Contact: Scott Voorhees,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-12, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5348
                     Fax: 919 541-5509
                     Email: voorhees.scott@epa.gov

                     Steve Hitte,  Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-12,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-0886
                     Fax: 919 541-5509
                     Email: hitte.steve@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2060-AG92
3282. REVIEW OF MINOR NEW
SOURCES AND MODIFICATIONS IN
INDIAN COUNTRY

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract:  As required by the Clean Air
Act's New Source Review (NSR)
provisions, the EPA is proposing
Federal regulations governing
preconstruction permitting of minor
and major stationary sources of air
pollution in Indian country. Pursuant
to the Tribal Air Rule, eligible Indian
Tribes may receive EPA authorization
to develop and implement such
programs. The Federal NSR permitting
programs would be effective throughout
Indian country and would be
implemented by EPA if eligible Indian
Tribes do  not elect, or do not receive
authorization, to manage such
programs. The proposed Federal minor
NSR rule would require sources in
Indian country, with certain exceptions,
to obtain a permit prior to construction
if they are: (1) new minor sources, (2)
existing minor sources undergoing
modification, or (3) existing major
sources undergoing minor modification.
The proposed rule also would allow
new or existing stationary sources to
accept enforceable limits on their
production capacity or hours of
operation  in order to be considered
minor sources and avoid being subject
to other Clean Air Act requirements
such as the title V operating permit
program. The proposed Federal major
NSR rule would require sources in
nonattainment areas in Indian country
to obtain a permit prior to construction
if they are: (l) new major sources, or
(2) existing major sources undergoing
major modification. These rules would
not impose any mandates on Tribal
governments to implement NSR
permitting programs. Tribal
governments may be affected, however,
insofar as they own or operate sources
that must obtain a permit from the EPA
under the final Federal permitting
program regulations.

Timetable:
                                                 Action
                                                          Date
                            FR Cite
                                                 NPRM
                                                 Final Action
                                                        08/00/01
                                                        07/00/02

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                                                     Long-Term Actions
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3975
Agency Contact: Michele Dubow,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-12, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3803
Fax:  919 541-5509
Email: dubow.michele@epa.gov

Sara Terry, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-11,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-7576
Fax:  919 541-7925
Email: terry.sara@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH37

3283. RULEMAKING TO  MODIFY THE
LIST OF SOURCE CATEGORIES
FROM WHICH FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
ARE CONSIDERED IN MAJOR
SOURCE DETERMINATIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
Major status under  5 USC 801 is
undetermined.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7602 CAA sec
302(j)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51; 40 CFR 52;
40 CFR 70; 40 CFR 71
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rulemaking will modify
the list of source categories for which
fugitive emissions are to  be considered
in major source determinations under
the New Source Review (Prevention of
Significant Deterioration and
Nonattainment New Source Review)
and title V programs. As provided by
section 302(j) of the Act, EPA adopted
rules on August 7, 1980 that require,
for specific source categories, the
inclusion of fugitive emissions when
determining if a stationary source is a
major source. In its 1980 rulemaking,
EPA identified one such  specific source
category as those stationary source
categories being regulated, as of August
7, 1980, under sections 111 or 112 of
the Clean Air Act. Moreover, EPA
indicated that at the time of any future
rulemaking proposing to regulate
additional categories of sources under
sections 111 or 112, the EPA would
conduct a parallel rulemaking under
section 302(j) to determine whether
fugitive emissions from sources within
these source categories needed to be
considered in determining whether the
sources were major stationary sources.
EPA did not conduct these parallel
rulemakings as intended and is now
conducting a rulemaking pursuant to
section 302(j) to address the source
categories which became subject to
section 111 and 112 standards after
August 7, 1980.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
06/00/01
06/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4045
Agency Contact: Joanna Swanson,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-12, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5282
Fax: 919 541-5509
Email: swanson.joanna@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH58


3284. NESHAP: TACONITE IRON ORE
PROCESSING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA
112; PL 91-190 sec 203
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The taconite iron ore
processing source category is comprised
of nine facilities operating in the
United States. Seven facilities are
located in Minnesota and two are
located in Michigan. The expected
sources of HAP emissions for this
source category include: fossil fuel
combustion sources, and possibly the
handling and transfer of mined ore
containing naturally occurring
inorganic compounds. Anticipated HAP
emissions released from these sources
primarily include: formaldehyde,
manganese, nickel, arsenic, and
chromium. The quantities of HAP
released are expected to exceed major
source levels.
Timetable: Next Action Undetermined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4102
There are nine taconite processing
facilities in the U.S.; seven are located
in Minnesota and two are located in
Michigan. The MACT standard for this
industry group will be shared between
EPA and the State of Minnesota. State
regulations  currently in place include
both air emissions limitations and
prohibition of effluent discharge to
Great Lakes waters, and both air and
water monitoring requirements. Other
existing Federal regulations may be
affected under RCRA and TSCA.
Sectors Affected: 21221 Iron Ore
Mining
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: chin.conrad@epa.gov

Al Vervaert, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH73

3285. NESHAP: HYDROCHLORIC ACID
PRODUCTION INDUSTRY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority:  42  USC 1857 et seq;
44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605; EO
12291; EO 12866
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000, Clean Air Act.
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
hydrochloric acid plants may be major
sources for one or more HAPs. As a
consequence, a regulation (emission
standards) will be developed for the
hydrochloric acid production industry.

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                                                                          Long-Term Actions
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 05/00/01
 05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4104
Sectors Affected: 325199 All Other
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
325181 Alkalies and Chlorine
Manufacturing; 325188 All Other Basic
Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing;
325211 Plastics Material and Resin
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Jim Crowder,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH75
3286. NESHAP: AMMONIUM
SULPHATE PRODUCTION
(CAPROLACTAM BY-PRODUCT)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This project is to develop
national emissions standards for
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by
establishing emissions limitations for
hazardous air pollutants (HAP] which
can be  emitted by the three known
sources in this category. The emissions
limitations are to be based upon the
application of the maximum achievable
control technology (MACT). The
purpose of the NESHAP is to reduce
emissions of HAP to protect public
health and the environment. The
project is scheduled to begin in the fall
of 1997. The initial stage of this project
is to gather information on the industry
processes, emissions of HAP and
available emissions control
technologies.  That work will be
followed by the development, proposal
and promulgation of NESHAP.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4116

Sectors Affected: 325311 Nitrogenous
Fertilizer Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Jeff Telander,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH77
                     3287. NESHAP: ASPHALT/COAL TAR
                     APPLICATION ON METAL PIPES

                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq

                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

                     Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA), as
                     amended in 1990, requires the EPA to
                     (1) publish an initial list of all
                     categories of major and area sources of
                     the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
                     listed in section 112(b) of the CAA, (2)
                     promulgate a schedule establishing a
                     date for the promulgation of emission
                     standards for each of the listed
                     categories of HAPs emission sources,
                     and (3) develop emission standards for
                     each source of HAPs. These standards
                     are to be technology-based and are to
                     require the maximum degree of
                     emission reduction determined to  be
                     achievable by the Administrator. The
                     Agency has determined that the
                     application of asphalt or coal tar to
                     metal pipes may reasonably be
                     anticipated to emit several of the 189
                     HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the
                     CAA. As a consequence,  a regulatory
                     development program is being pursued
                     for the  asphalt/coal tar application on
                     metal pipes industry to promulgate
                     emission standards.
                                                          Timetable:
                                                          Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
05/00/01
05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4107
Sectors Affected: 332812 Metal
Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and
Silverware), and Allied Services to
Manufacturers
Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5435
Fax:  919 541-5600
Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov

Jim Crowder,  Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN:  2060-AH78


3288. NESHAP: CLAY PROCESSING
MINERALS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Clean Air Act (CAA), as
amended in 1990, requires the EPA to
(1) publish an initial list of all
categories of major and area sources of
the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
listed in section 112(b)  of the CAA, (2)
promulgate a  schedule establishing a
date  for the promulgation of emission
standards for  each of the listed
categories of HAPs emission sources,
and (3) develop emission standards for
each source of HAPs. These standards
are to be technology-based and are to
require the maximum degree of
emission reduction determined to be
achievable by the Administrator. The
Agency has determined that the clay
products 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 clay
products manufacturing industry to
promulgate emission standards.

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Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Action
Date
05/00/01
05/00/02
FR Cite

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional information: SAN No. 4113
Sectors Affected: 327121 Brick and
Structural Clay Tile Manufacturing;
327122 Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile
Manufacturing; 327123 Other Structural
Clay Product Manufacturing; 327124
Clay Refractory Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Jeff Telander,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5427
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: telander.jeff@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH79


3289. NESHAP: HYDROGEN
CHLORIDE PRODUCTION
Priority:  Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857
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 ha7ardous 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 plants
may be major sources for one or more
HAPs. As a consequence, a regulation
(emission standards) is being developed
for the hydrogen chloride industry, to
be promulgated by November 15, 2000.
Timetable: Next Action Undetermined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government  Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4112
Sectors Affected: 325181 Alkalies and
Chlorine Manufacturing; 325188 All
Other Basic Inorganic Chemical
Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic
Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
325211 Plastics Material and Resin
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Kenneth Durkee,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5425

Joseph Wood, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5446
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: wood.joe@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH80
3290. NESHAP: URANIUM
HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This project will develop
national emissions standards for
hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) by
establishing emissions limitations for
hazardous air pollutants (HAP) which
can be emitted by the two known
sources in this category. The emissions
limitations are to be based upon the
application of the maximum achievable
control technology (MACT).  The
purpose of the NESHAP is to reduce
emissions of HAP to protect public
health and the environment. The
project will begin in 2000. Initially,
information on the industry  processes
and emissions of HAP will be analyzed
to identify available emissions control
technologies.  That work will be
followed by the development, proposal
and promulgation of NESHAP.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
FR Cite
 NPRM             05/00/01
 Final Action         05/00/02
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4098
          Sectors Affected: 331419 Primary
          Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous
          Metal (except Copper and Aluminum)

          Agency Contact: Bill Neuffer,
          Environmental Protection Agency, Air
          and Radiation, MD-13, Research
          Triangle Park, NC 27711
          Phone: 919 541-5435
          Fax: 919 541-5600
          Email: neuffer.bill@epa.gov

          Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
          Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
          Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
          Phone: 919 541-5596
          Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

          RIN: 2060-AH83
3291. FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION
PLANS (FIPS) TO REDUCE THE
REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF OZONE
IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES

Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.

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

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410

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

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would
promulgate Federal Implementation
Plans (FIPs) which require nitrogen
oxides (NOx) 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 — NOx —
across State boundaries in the eastern
half of the United States. On October
27, 1998, EPA published a final rule
(NOx SIP Call) which allowed States
12 months to develop, adopt, and
submit revisions to their State
Implementation Plans (SIPs) to address
the transport problem. The
Administrator is required to promulgate
a FIP within 2  years of: (1) finding that
a State has failed to make a required
submittal or (2) finding that a submittal
is not complete or (3) disapproving a
SIP submittal. On May 25, 1999, the
12 month NOx SIP Call deadline was
indefinitely stayed by the Court of
Appeals for the District of Columbia
Circuit. EPA is currently considering
the implications of this court decision.

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                                                                          Long-Term  Actions
 Timetable:
 Action
                    Date     FR Cite
 NPRM             10/21/98 63 FR 56393
 Final Action On hold     To Be Determined
  pending court action
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: Yes
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
 Governmental Jurisdictions
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 Local, Tribal
 Federalism: Undetermined
 Procurement: This is a procurement-
 related action for which there is a
 statutory requirement. There is a
 paperwork burden associated with this
 action.
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4096
 Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel
 Electric Power Generation; 325311
 Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing;
 32731 Cement Manufacturing; 331111
 Iron and Steel Mills
 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: grano.doug@epamail.epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AH87


 3292. GENERAL CONFORMITY
 REGULATIONS; 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 7401-7671
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51.850 to 51.860;
40 CFR 93.150 to 93.160
 Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Section 176(c) of the Clean
Air Act prohibits Federal entities from
taking actions which do not conform
to the State implementation plan (SIP)
for the attainment and maintenance of
the national ambient air quality
standards (NAAQS). In November 1993,
EPA promulgated two sets of
regulations to implement section
176(c). First, on November 24, EPA
promulgated the Transportation
Conformity Regulations to establish the
                     criteria and procedures for determining
                     that transportation plans, programs, and
                     projects which are funded under title
                     23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Act
                     conform with the SIP. Then, on
                     November 30, EPA promulgated
                     regulations, known as the General
                     Conformity Regulations, to ensure that
                     other Federal actions also conformed to
                     the SIPs. 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
                    Final Action
 To Be Determined
 To Be Determined
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4070
                    Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                    and Radiation, MD-15, Research
                    Triangle Park, NC 27711
                    Phone: 919 541-5246
                    Fax: 919 541-0824
                    Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AH93


                    3293. REVISIONS TO AIR POLLUTION
                    EMERGENCY EPISODE
                    REQUIREMENTS (SUBPART H, 40
                    CFR PART 51)
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410(a)(2)(G);
                    42 USC 7603
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51 Appendix L;
40 CFR 51.150 to 51.153
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: 40 CFR part 51.150-51.153
require  States  to have contingency
plans to prevent air pollution levels
from reaching the significant harm level
(SHL) for CO,  O3, SO2, NOx, and PM.
Appendix L provides example guidance
to the States on appropriate courses of
action to take at each episode stage
(i.e., alert, warning, and emergency) to
ensure the SHL is not reached. These
requirements were  developed in the
1970's, based on the NAAQS from that
era. Since that time, ambient air quality
levels have decreased nationwide.
Today, many areas/sources that no
longer need  episode plans must still
develop them. This rule would update
and simplify the criteria used to
determine which areas would require
episode plans. Areas with no more than
one exceedance of the Alert level over
the past 5 years would not need to
develop emergency episode plans.
Sources with the potential to cause
exceedances of the SHL due to a
process/control equipment malfunction
would need  to develop source
contingency plans to prevent (and to
respond to) such malfunctions.
Appendix L  would also be revised to
reflect the revised program
requirements. The result will be a
sensible, credible program replacing an
outdated program.
Timetable:
                   Action
                              Date     FR Cite
                   NPRM
                   Final Action
                              To Be Determined
                              To Be Determined
                   Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                   Required: No
                   Small Entities Affected: No
                   Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                   State, Local, Tribal
                   Additional Information: SAN No. 4247
                   Agency Contact: Ted Creekmore,
                   Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                   and Radiation, MD-15, Research
                   Triangle Park, NC 27711
                   Phone: 919 541-5699
                   Fax; 919 541-0824
                   Email: creekmore.ted@epa.gov

                   John Silvasi, Environmental Protection
                   Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15,
                   Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                   Phone: 919 541-5666
                   Fax: 919 541-0824

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 Email: silvasi.john@epa.gov

 RIN: 2060-AI47
 3294. REVISION OF ERA'S
 RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY
 RESPONSE PLAN

 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

 Legal Authority: EO 12777; PL 96-295
 Sec 304

 CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

 Legal Deadline: None

 Abstract: The U.S. Environmental
 Protection Agency (EPA) Radiological
 Emergency Response Plan (RERP)
 establishes a framework for timely,
 coordinated EPA action to protect
 public health and safety and the
 environment in response to a peacetime
 radiological incident. The original EPA
 RERP was approved in 1986. This new
 revision updates  authorities,
 responsibilities, capabilities, and
 procedures for implementing effective
 radiological emergency response
 actions by EPA Offices. The RERP
 presents the EPA organizational
 structure and concept of operations for
 responding to radiological incidents as
 a participant in a Federal multi-agency
 response using the Federal Radiological
 Emergency Response Plan (FRERP) and
 the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and
 the National Oil and Hazardous
 Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
 (NCP). This revision incorporates recent
 changes to the FRERP and NCP, and
 many other policy updates. In  short,
 this revision ensures that EPA
 maintains a comprehensive strategy to
 provide organized, effective assistance
 to State and local governments in the
 event of a radiological emergency.

 Timetable:  Next Action Undetermined

 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No

 Small Entities Affected: No

 Government Levels Affected:  None

 Additional Information: SAN No. 3638

 Was previously listed in the Regulatory
 Agenda as RIN 2060-AF85.

 Agency Contact: Craig Conklin,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC
 20460
Phone: 202  564-9222

RIN: 2060-AI49
 3295. NESHAP: PAINT STRIPPING
 OPERATIONS
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
 Major status under 5 USC 801 is
 undetermined.
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
 112
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
 November 15, 2000.
 Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires
 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 Act and to
 establish and meet dates for
 promulgation of emission standards for
 each of the listed categories of HAP
 emission sources. 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 EPA has
 determined that paint stripping
 operations emit at least one of the
 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the
 Act, specifically methylene chloride. As
 a result, the source category is included
 on the initial  list of HAP-emitting
 categories scheduled for promulgation
 within 10 years of enactment of the
 Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
 The purpose of this  action is to begin
 a regulatory development program such
 that any emission standards may be
 promulgated according to the mandated
 schedule. It is unknown now whether
 this action will impact small
 businesses.
 Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
05/00/01
05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3746
Agency Contact: Jaime Pagan,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, RTF, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5340
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: pagan.jaime@epa.gov

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@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AG26


 3296. PETROLEUM SOLVENT DRY
 CLEANERS MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE
 CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (MACT)
 STANDARD
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
 Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
 November 15, 2000.
 Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires
 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 Clean Air Act
 Amendments and to establish and meet
 dates for promulgation of emission
 standards for each of the listed
 categories of HAP emission sources.
 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 EPA has
 determined that the petroleum solvent
 dry cleaning industry emits several
 HAPs listed in section 112(b) of the
 Act; these HAPs are: chlorobenzene,
 cumene, ethyl benzene, polycyclic
 organic matter, toluene, and xylene. As
 a result, the source category is included
 on the initial list of HAP-emitting
 categories scheduled for promulgation
 within 10 years of enactment of the
 Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
 The purpose of this action is to begin
 a regulatory development program such
 that any emission standards may be
 promulgated according to the mandated
 schedule. It is anticipated that this
 action will impact small business, but
the extent of that impact has not yet
been determined.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  05/00/01
                  05/00/02
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3754
                    Agency Contact: Susan Wyatt,
                    Environmental Protection Agency, Air

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and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

Tony Wayne, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5439
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wayne.tony@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG34


3297. NESHAP: REFRACTORIES
MANUFACTURING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority:  42 USC 7412 CAA sec
112

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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

Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires
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 Act and to
establish and meet dates for
promulgation  of emission standards for
each of the listed categories of HAP
emission sources. 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 refractory
manufacturing source category is
included on the initial list of HAP-
emitting categories scheduled for
promulgation within ten years of
enactment of the Clean Air Act
Amendments  of 1990.  Testing
conducted and information obtained to
date indicate 22 major sources exist in
this source category and will be
affected by this rulemaking. The EPA
has determined that the refractory
manufacturing industry emits HAPs
including  chromium, ethylene glycol,
phenol, methanol, hydrochloric acid,
formaldehyde, polycyclic organic
matter (POM) and hydrogen fluoride;
eight of the 189 HAPs  listed in section
112 of the Act. Impacts on small
businesses and on State/local/tribal
governments will be assessed.

Timetable:
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: Undetermined
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                     Government Levels Affected: None
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3652
                     Agency Contact: Susan Zapata,
                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5167
                     Fax: 919 541-5600
                     Email: zapata.susan@epa.gov

                     Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                     Phone: 919 541-5596
                     Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2060-AG68
                     3298. NESHAP: LIME
                     MANUFACTURING
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
                     Major status under 5 USC 801 is
                     undetermined.
                     Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq;
                     44 USC 350 et seq; 5 USC 605
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                     Legal Deadline: Final,  Statutory,
                     November 15, 2000.
                     Abstract: Section  112 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
                     Final Action
                 05/00/01
                 05/00/02
Action
                   Date
                            FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 05/00/01
 05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3651
Sectors Affected: 32741 Lime
Manufacturing
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: wood.joe@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG72


3299.  NESHAP: FRICTION PRODUCTS
MANUFACTURING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
Major status under 5 USC 801 is
undetermined.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
112; PL 91-190 sec 203
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: The friction products
manufacturing source category includes
any facility that manufactures or
remanufactures friction products such
as brakes, brake pads,  disk pads, and
clutch pads, including facilities that
use non-asbestiform mineral fibers and
asbestos replacement material.
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are
emitted from solvents  contained in the
adhesives used to bond the friction
material to the automobile part. During
1998, the Agency collected current
information from owners/operators
regarding business size, quantities of
pollutants, processes, air pollution
control devices, and workplace
practices in  the industry. Some of the
HAPs reported include phenol, toluene,
methyl chloroform, chlorobenzene,  o-
cresol, formaldehyde, n-hexane,
hydrogen cyanide, methanol, methylene
chloride, methylisobutyl carbon, 1,1,1-
trichloroethane, trichloroethylene,
chloroethylether, ethylbenzene,
xylenes, and methylethylketone.
Owners/operators reported that these
particular HAPs are emitted during
heated processes such as curing,
bonding, and debonding processes.  It is
expected that substantial reductions in
these emissions can be achieved at the
floor levels of controls under section
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any needed new information to be
developed by EPA and the industry, the
Agency plans to propose and
promulgate a maximum achievable
control technology (MACT) standard for
existing sources and new sources.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
05/00/01
05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3899
Agency Contact: Al Vervaert,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5602
Email: vervaert.al@epa.gov

Kevin Cavender, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-2364
Fax:  919 541-5600
Email: cavender.kevin@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG87


3300. NESHAP: METAL CAN
(SURFACE COATING) INDUSTRY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This action will result in the
reduction of hazardous air pollutants
emitted by the metal can industry. The
Agency will study what pollutants are
emitted and evaluate the control
techniques, including pollution
prevention, that are used to reduce
these emissions. The Agency will also
determine what, if any, impact the rule
would have on small businesses.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
         FR Cite
NPRM             05/00/01
Final Action         05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3906
 Agency Contact: Paul A. Almodovar,
 Environmental Protection Agency, Air
 and Radiation, MD-13, Research
 Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-0283
 Fax: 919 541-5689
 Email: almodovar.paul@epa.gov

 Dianne Byrne, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
 MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
 27711
 Phone: 919 541-5342
 Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AG96
                    3301. NESHAP: FABRIC PRINTING,
                    COATING AND DYEING
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                    Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                    November 15, 2000.
                    Abstract: This action will result in the
                    reduction of hazardous air pollutants
                    (HAP) emitted from fabric printing,
                    coating, and dyeing.  The Agency will
                    identify and study the types and
                    sources of HAP emissions from these
                    processes, and evaluate pollution
                    prevention and other control
                    techniques which can reduce  these
                    emissions.
                    Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  04/00/01
                  04/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3909
Agency Contact: Vinson Hellwig,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-2317
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: hellwig.vinson@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AG98
 3302. NESHAP: MANUFACTURE OF
 CARBON BLACK

 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

 Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA sec
 112

 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 YY

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

 Abstract: The purpose of this
 regulatory action is to develop a
 Maximum Achievable Control
 Technology Standard for the
 manufacture of carbon black. This
 standard will meet the Clean Air Act
 Amendments of 1990 requirement to
 regulate sources of hazardous air
 pollutants. Three hazardous air
 pollutants identified in the 1990 Clean
 Air Act Amendments are emitted by
 the carbon black process. These are
 carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and
 hydrogen cyanide.

 Carbon black is a product used
 primarily in the manufacture of
 automobile tires. There are
 approximately 22 carbon black facilities
 located in the nation. Of these it is
 currently estimated there are 20 major
 sources that will be subject to this
 regulation. This rule is not expected to
 have impacts on small business.

 Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No

 Small Entities Affected:  No

 Government Levels Affected: State

 Additional Information:  SAN No. 3962

 Sectors Affected: 325182 Carbon Black
 Manufacturing

 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: schaefer.john@epa.gov

 Penny Lassiter, Environmental
Protection Agency,  Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
 27711
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919  541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov

 RIN: 2060-AH19

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3303. FIELD CITATION PROGRAM
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7413(d] CAA
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.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 05/03/94 59 FR 22776
   To Be Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 2937
Agency Contact: Gary Secrest,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance, 2242A, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-8661
RIN: 2020-AA32


3304. NESHAP: WOOD BUILDING
PRODUCTS (SURFACE COATING)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: This action will result in the
reduction of hazardous air pollutants
(HAP) emitted by the wood building
product surface coating industry. The
                     Agency will study the various HAP
                     emitted by the industry and evaluate
                     pollution prevention and control
                     techniques which can reduce these
                     emissions.
                     Timetable:
                     Action              Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                 04/00/01
                 04/00/02
                                     put forward EPA's proposed
                                     determination under section
                                     183(e)(3)(C).
                                     Timetable:
                                     Action
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 a
paperwork burden associated with this
action.
Additional Information:  SAN No. 3904
Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov

Luis Lluberas, Environmental
Protection Agency,  Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park,  NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-2659
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: lluberas.luis@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH02
                     3305. CONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL
                     PRODUCTS: FLEXIBLE PACKAGE
                     PRINTING MATERIALS:
                     DETERMINATION ON CONTROL
                     TECHNIQUES GUIDELINES IN LIEU OF
                     REGULATION
                     Priority: Other Significant
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
                     CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: In accordance with Section
                     183(e) of the Clean Air Act, EPA
                     identified flexible package printing
                     materials as a category of consumer and
                     commercial products  prioritized for
                     regulation to reduce VOC emissions in
                     ozone nonattainment  areas. Section
                     183(e)(3)(C) gives EPA the authority to
                     issue CTG in lieu of regulation if the
                     Administrator determines that CTG are
                     substantially as effective as regulation
                     in reducing VOC emissions in ozone
                     nonattainment areas. This action will
                   Date    FR Cite
Final Action Final     04/00/02
  Determination/CTG
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4245
Agency Contact: Dan Brown,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5305
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: brown.dan@epa.gov

Dianne Byrne, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI31


3306. NESHAP: ALUMINA
PROCESSING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1857 et seq;
44 USC 350 et seq; EO 12866; 5 USC
605
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
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
emissions standards for each of the
listed categories of HAP emissions
sources. 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 alumina processing
industry may be reasonably expected to
emit one of the pollutants listed in
section 112(b) of the CAA. As a
consequence, the source category is
included on the initial list of HAP
emitting categories scheduled for
standards promulgation within 10 years
of enactment of the CAA Amendments
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to pursue a regulatory development
program such that emissions standards
may be proposed and promulgated for
this industry.
Timetable:
                    Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
05/00/01
05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4110
Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other
Basic Inorganic Chemical
Manufacturing
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: santiago.juan@epa.gov

Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH70


3307. NESHAP: ETHYLENE OXIDE
COMMERCIAL STERILIZATION AND
FUMIGATION OPERATIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412 CAA
Section 112
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action suspended the
NESHAP for ethylene oxide commercial
sterilization and fumigation operation
requirements for chamber  exhaust and
aeration room vents. The suspension
allows affected sources subject to
eithylene oxide NESHAP to defer
compliance with the NESHAP
requirements for chamber  exhaust until
December  6, 2001 and aeration room
vents until December 6, 2000. This
suspension does not affect the
requirement for sources subject to the
ethylene oxide NESHAP to comply
with provisions for sterilizer vents.
This action does not change the
standards or the intent of the NESHAP
promulgated in 1994.
                    Action
                             Date
                           FR Cite
Interim Final Rule
  Suspension of rule
Interim Final Rule
  Extended
  suspension of rule
Final Action
                                      12/04/98 63 FR 66990
                                                       12/03/99 64 FR 67789
                              To Be Determined
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4222
                    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: markwordt.david@epa.gov

                    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@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AI37


                    3308.  REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL
                    AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
                    FOR PARTICULATE MATTER
                    Priority: Economically Significant
                    Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
                    Legal  Authority: 42 USC 7408; 42 USC
                    7409
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50
                    Legal  Deadline:  Final,  Statutory, July
                    1, 2002, Standards review to be
                    completed.
                    Abstract: On July 18, 1997, the EPA
                    published a final rule revising the
                    national ambient air quality standards
                    (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM)
                    (62 FR 38652). While retaining the
                    PM10 standard levels, new standards
                    were added for fine particles (PM2.5)
                    to provide increased protection against
                    both health and environmental effects
                    of PM. On the same day, a Presidential
                    Memorandum (62 FR 38421,  July 16,
                    1997) was published that, among other
                    things, directed EPA to complete the
                    next review of the PM NAAQS by July
                    2002. The EPA's plans and schedule for
                    the next periodic review of the PM
                    NAAQS were published on October 23,
                    1997 (62 FR 55201). As with  other
NAAQS reviews, a rigorous assessment
of relevant scientific information will
be presented in a Criteria Document
(CD), and the preparation of this
document is currently under way by
the EPA's  National Center for
Environmental Assessment. The EPA's
Office of Air Quality Planning and
Standards will also prepare a Staff
Paper (SP) for the Administrator which
will evaluate the policy implications of
the key studies and scientific
information contained in the CD and
additional technical analyses and
identify critical elements that EPA staff
believe should be considered in
reviewing the standards. The SP and
CD will be reviewed by the Clean Air
Scientific Advisory Committee
(CASAC) and the public; both will
reflect the input received through these
reviews. As the PM NAAQS review is
completed, the Administrator's
proposal to revise or reaffirm the PM
NAAQS will be published with a
request for public comment. Input
received during the public  comment
period will be reflected in the
Administrator's final decision which
will be published in July 2002.

Timetable:
                                               Action
                                                        Date     FR Cite
                                               NPRM
                                               Final Action
                                                       08/00/01
                                                       07/00/02
                                                Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                Required: No

                                                Small Entities Affected: No

                                                Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                                State, Local, Tribal

                                                Federalism: Undetermined

                                                Additional Information: SAN No. 4255

                                                Agency Contact: Mary A. Ross,
                                                Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                                and Radiation, MD-15, Research
                                                Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                                Phone: 919 541-5170
                                                Fax: 919 541-0237
                                                Email: ross.mary@epamail.epa.gov

                                                Karen Martin, Environmental Protection
                                                Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                                                Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                                Phone: 919 541-5274
                                                Fax: 919 541-0877
                                                Email: martin.karen@epamail.epa.gov

                                                RIN: 2060-AI44

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                                                                         Long-Term Actions
3309. PROTECTION OF
STRATOSPHERIC OZONE:
AMENDMENT TO TRANSSHIPMENT
PROVISION IN FINAL RULE
ACCELERATING THE PHASEOUT OF
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority:  Clean Air Act Title VI
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82

Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Amends current rule to
require those transshipping goods  with
ozone-depleting substances through the
U.S. to notify EPA of the specifics of
the transshipment.
Timetable:
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
Action
  Date    FR Cite
NPRM Reproposal   05/10/95 60 FR 25010
Supplemental NPRM  06/00/01
Final Action        06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3626
Agency Contact: Sue Stendebach,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6205 ), Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9117
RIN: 2060-AI46
3310. IDENTIFICATION OF
ADDITIONAL OZONE AREAS
ATTAINING THE 1-HOUR STANDARD
AND TO WHICH THE 1-HOUR
STANDARD IS NO LONGER
APPLICABLE (7 AREAS)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 81 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA proposes to identify
several additional ozone areas where
the 1-hour standard is no longer
applicable. This proposed action is
based upon analysis  of quality-assured,
ambient air quality monitoring data
showing no violations of the 1-hour
ozone standard. Determinations for this
notice were based upon  the most recent
data available, i.e., 1996-1998. The EPA
has previously taken final action
regarding the applicability of the 1-hour
standard for other areas  on June 5, 1998
and July 22, 1998.
NPRM             06/09/99 64 FR 30937
Final Action Actual     To Be Determined
  Publication Date On
  Hold
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4274
Agency Contact: Annie Nikbakht,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-15, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5246
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: nikbakht.annie@epa.gov

Barry Gilbert, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5238
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: gilbert.barry@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI57


3311. NESHAP: CERAMICS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Legal Deadline: Final,  Statutory,
November 15, 2000.
Abstract: Ceramics are defined as a
class of inorganic, nonmetallic solids
that are subject to high temperature in
manufacture and/or use. The most
common ceramics are composed of
oxides, carbides, and nitrides.
Sillicides, borides, phosphides,
tellurides, and selenides also comprise
ceramics. Ceramic processing generally
involves high temperatures, and the
resulting materials are heat resistant.
The general classifications of traditional
ceramics are pottery, whiteware,
earthenware, stoneware, chinaware,
porcelain tile and sanitary ware. The
hazardous air pollutants emitted from
ceramics production include hydrogen
fluoride and hydrochloric acid.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                 05/00/01
                 05/00/02
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4343
Split from RIN 2060-AH79
Sectors Affected: 327121 Brick and
Structural Clay Tile Manufacturing;
327122 Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile
Manufacturing; 327123 Other Structural
Clay Product Manufacturing; 327124
Clay Refractory Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Jim Crowder,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-13, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-5596
Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov

Susan Zapata, Environmental
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
MD-13, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5167
Fax: 919 541-5600
Email: zapata.susan@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI68


3312. • INTERSTATE OZONE
TRANSPORT: RULEMAKING ON
SECTION 126 PETITIONS FROM THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND NEW
JERSEY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect the private sector under PL 104-
4.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7426
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52;  40 CFR 97
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
December 14, 1999, See Additional
Information.
Abstract: In April through July 1999,
3 Northeastern States (New Jersey,
Maryland, and Delaware) and the
District of Columbia submitted
individual petitions to EPA in
accordance with section 126 of the
Clean Air Act (CAA). Each petition
specifically requests that EPA make a
finding that nitrogen oxides  (NOx)
emissions from certain stationary
sources in other States significantly
contribute to ozone nonattainment and
maintenance problems with  respect to
the 1-hour and 8-hour ozone standards
in the petitioning State. If EPA makes
such a finding of significant
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 establish Federal emissions limits for
 the sources. The petitions rely on the
 analyses from EPA's NOx SIP call. The
 sources targeted by the petitions are
 large electricity generating units and
 large non-electricity generating units, as
 defined in EPA's NOx SIP  call. The
 CAA requires EPA to take final action
 on the petitions within 60  days of
 receipt, but may extend the deadline
 for up  to 6 additional months to allow
 for public process. The EPA took
 rulemaking action on similar petitions
 from 8 other Northeastern States that
 were submitted in 1997.
 Timetable:
Action
Date    FR Cite
NPRM               To Be  Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 4383
There is a different statutory deadline
associated with each petition based on
the date of receipt by EPA: New Jersey
- 12/14/99, Maryland - 01/01/00,
Delaware - 02/10/00, District of
Columbia  - 03/07/00
Agency Contact: Carla Oldham,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, MD-15, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epa.gov

David Cole, Environmental Protection
Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-15,
MD-15, Research Triangle Park, NC
27711
Phone: 919 541-5565
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: cole.david@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI99


3313. • RESCINDING THE FINDING
THAT THE PRE-EXISTING PM10
STANDARDS ARE NO LONGER
APPLICABLE IN NORTHERN ADA
COUNTY/BOISE, IDAHO
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority. 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50.6(d); 40 CFR
52.676; 40 CFR 81.313
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The EPA had previously
taken action to revoke the PM-10
national ambient air quality standards
(NAAQS) for the Boise/Ada County
area in anticipation that a revised PM-
10 NAAQS would soon be in place.
However, the DC Circuit court
subsequently vacated the revised PM-
10 NAAQS, the effectiveness of which
served as the underlying basis for
EPA's decision to revoke the pre-
existing PM-10 NAAQS. Therefore, in
order to protect public health in the
Boise/Ada County area, EPA is
proposing to reinstate the pre-existing
PM-10 NAAQS. Without this action
there would be no Federal PM-10
NAAQS applicable to this area.
Timetable:
Action              Date     FR  Cite
                   NPRM
                   Final Rule
                   To Be Determined
                   To Be Determined
                   Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                   Required: No
                   Small Entities Affected: Governmental
                   Jurisdictions
                   Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                   State, Local
                   Additional Information: SAN No. 4391
                   Agency Contact: Gary Blais,
                   Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                   and Radiation, MD-15, Washington, DC
                   20460
                   Phone: 919 541-3223
                   Fax: 919 541-5489
                   Email: blais.gary@epa.gov

                   Mike Prosper, Environmental Protection
                   Agency, Air and Radiation
                   Phone: 202 564-5589
                   Email: prosper.michael@epa.gov
                   RIN: 2060-AJ05


                   3314. • NESHAP: ALUMINUM DIE
                   CASTING AND ALUMINUM
                   FOUNDRIES
                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                   Legal Authority: CAA Section 112
                   CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
                   Legal Deadline: None
                   Abstract: The completed Secondary
                   Aluminum Production NESHAP
                   included some aluminum die casting
                   facilities and aluminum foundries
                  under its applicability. EPA has based
its MACT standard for aluminum die
casting and aluminum foundries, as
well as its assessment of the economic
impacts on small businesses in these
industries, on information on
representative facility practices
provided to EPA by these industries to
date. However, affected facilities in
these industries have expressed
concern that the information and
assumptions upon which EPA has
relied may be incomplete or may not
adequately represent  the processes and
emissions at such facilities. Therefore,
EPA will initiate a formal process to
collect further information from the
facilities in these industries on the
activities in which they engage and the
potential of these activities to
contribute to HAP emissions. After
evaluating this information, EPA will
make a new determination concerning
MACT requirements for both major
facilities and area sources in these
industries. EPA expects to adopt any
alternative MACT standard applicable
to these industries, and to take final
action to remove the aluminum die
casting and aluminum foundry
industries from the current standard,
within two years.

Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                  03/00/02
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: Undetermined

                                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses

                                     Government Levels Affected: None
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4413

                                     Sectors Affected: 331521 Aluminum
                                     Die-Castings; 331524 Aluminum
                                     Foundries

                                     Agency Contact: Juan E. Santiago,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                     and Radiation, MD-13, Research
                                     Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                     Phone: 919 541-1084
                                     Fax:  919 541-5600
                                     Email: santiago.juan@epa.gov

                                     Jim Crowder, Environmental Protection
                                     Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
                                     Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
                                     Phone: 919 541-5596
                                     Email: crowder.jim@epa.gov
                                     RIN:  2060-AJ09

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Clean  Air Act (CAA)
                                                                       Completed Actions
3315. 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.
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52; 40 CFR 75;
40 CFR 97
Completed:
Reason
                  Date
          FR Cite
Final Stay
  Amendments
Final Rule
 01/13/00 65 FR 2039

 01/18/00 65 FR 2674
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
Local
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel
Electric Power Generation
Agency Contact: Carla Oldham
Phone: 919 541-3347
Fax: 919 541-0824
Email: oldham.carla@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH88


3316. NESHAP: OFF-SITE WASTE AND
RECOVERY OPERATIONS; FINAL
RULE—SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT;
AND NESHAP FOR OFF-SITE WASTE
AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS;
TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Completed:
Reason
                  Date
                          FR Cite
Direct Final Rule     07/20/99 64 FR 38950
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government  Levels Affected: State,
Local
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325412 Pharmaceutical
Preparation Manufacturing; 32731
Cement Manufacturing; 562112
Hazardous Waste Collection
Agency Contact: Kent C. Hustvedt
Phone: 919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov
Elaine Manning
Phone: 919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH96
                    3317. 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
Final Action         12/29/99 64 FR 73299
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Sectors Affected: 336399 All Other
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing;
335312 Motor and Generator
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Alan Stout
Phone: 734 214-4805
Fax: 734 214-4816
Email: stout.alan@epamail.epa.gov
Paul Machiele
Phone: 313 668-4264
RIN: 2060-AI17


3318. TIER II LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE
AND LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK EMISSION
STANDARDS AND GASOLINE
SULFUR STANDARDS
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major  under 5 USC 801.
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80; 40 CFR 86
(Revision)
Completed:
                    Reason
                                      Date
                          FR Cite
                    Final Action        02/10/00 65 FR 6698
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Yes
                    Government Levels Affected: None
                    Agency Contact: Tad Wysor
                    Phone: 734 214-4332
                    Fax: 734 214-4816
                    Email: wysor.tad@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2060-AI23

                    3319. NESHAP: MANUFACTURING OF
                    AMINO/PHENOLIC RESINS
                    (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS POLYMERS
                    & RESINS GROUP III)
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                    Completed:
                    Reason
                  Date
                                              FR Cite
                    Final Action        01/20/00 65 FR 3275
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics
Material and Resin Manufacturing
Agency Contact: John Schaefer
Phone: 919 541-0296
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: schaefer.john@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AE36


3320. NESHAP: CYANIDE CHEMICALS
MANUFACTURING
Priority: Other Significant
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Completed:
                                                       Reason
                            Date
                          FR Cite
          Merged With RIN     03/31/00
           2060-AH68 (SAN
           4105)
          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
          Required: No
          Government Levels Affected: Federal,
          State, Local
          Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other
          Basic Inorganic Chemical
          Manufacturing
          Agency Contact: Keith Barnett
          Phone: 919 541-5605
          Fax: 919 541-3470
          Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov
          Penny Lassiter
          Phone: 919 541-5396
          Fax: 919 541-3470
          Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov
          RIN: 2060-AE45


          3321. NESHAP: PUBLICLY OWNED
          TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)-
          AMENDMENTS
          Priority: Other Significant
          CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
          Completed:
                                    Reason
                            Date
                          FR Cite
          Final Action         10/26/99 64 FR 57572
          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
          Required: No
          Government Levels Affected: Local
          Agency Contact: Bob Lucas
          Phone: 919 541-0884
          Fax: 919 541-0246
          Email: lucas.bob@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2060-AF26


3322. NESHAP: ETHYLENE
PROCESSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
Reason
 Date
FR Cite
Merged With RIN
  2060-AH68 (SAN
  4105)
03/31/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local

Agency Contact: Warren Johnson, Jr.
Phone: 919 541-5124
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: johnson.warren@epa.gov
Penny Lassiter
Phone: 919 541-5396
Fax: 919 541-3470
Email: lasster.penny@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AG53


3323. NESHAP: SPANDEX
PRODUCTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

Completed:
Reason
 Date
FR Cite
Merged With RIN     03/31/00
  2060-AH68 (SAN
  4105)

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Federalism: Undetermined

Agency Contact: K.C. Hustvedt
Phone:  919 541-5395
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: hustvedt.ken@epa.gov
Elaine Manningl
Phone:  919 541-5499
Fax: 919 541-0246
Email: manning.elaine@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AH14
                   3324. LIST OF REGULATED
                   SUBSTANCES AND THRESHOLDS
                   FOR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
                   PREVENTION; PETITION TO DELIST
                   VINYL ACETATE

                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

                   CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 68

                   Completed:
                   Reason
                            Date
                          FR Cite
Withdrawn Petitioner  11/05/99
  withdrew petition
  without prejudice.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Sectors Affected: 325188 All Other
Basic Inorganic Chemical
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin
Phone: 202 260-2250
Fax: 202 260-0927
Sicy Jacob
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927

RIN: 2050-AE70
                   3325. LIST OF REGULATED
                   SUBSTANCES AND THRESHOLDS
                   FOR ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
                   PREVENTION; PROPOSED
                   AMENDMENT; FLAMMABLE
                   HYDROCARBON FUEL EXEMPTION

                   Priority: Other Significant

                   CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68 (Revision]

                   Completed:
                                    Reason
                                     Date
                                    FR Cite
                   Merged With RIN
                     2050-AE74
                          02/29/00
                   Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                   Required: No

                   Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                   State, Local, Tribal

                   Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production;
                   722 Foodservices and Drinking Places;
                   112 Animal Production

                   Agency Contact: Sicy Jacob
                   Phone: 202 260-7249
                   Fax: 202 260-0927
                   John Ferris
                   Phone: 202 260-4043
                   Fax: 202 260-0927

                   RIN: 2050-AE72
                                              3326. AMENDMENT TO REGULATIONS
                                              GOVERNING EQUIVALENT EMISSION
                                              LIMITATIONS BY PERMIT
                                              Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                              CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                                              Completed:
                                              Reason
                                                      Date
                          FR Cite
                                              Final Rule
                                                     05/14/99 64 FR 26311
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Agency Contact: Jim Szykman
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: szykman.jim@epa.gov
David Markwordt
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI28


3327. FEDERAL PLAN
REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL
SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS THAT
COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION PRIOR
TO 5/30/91 AND HAVE NOT BEEN
MODIFIED OR RECONSTRUCTED
SINCE 5/30/91
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62.14350 (New)
Completed:
                                              Reason
                                                      Date
                          FR Cite
                                    Final Action         11/08/99 64 FR 60689
                                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                    Required: No
                                    Government Levels Affected: None
                                    Agency Contact: Mary Ann Warner
                                    Phone: 919 541-1192
                                    Fax: 919 541-2664
                                    Email: warner.maryann@epa.gov
                                    RIN: 2060-AI50


                                    3328. PROCESS WASTEWATER
                                    PROVISIONS OF THE GENERIC MACT
                                    Priority: Other Significant
                                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
                                    Completed:
                                             Reason
                                                                Date
                                                              FR Cite
                                             Final Action        11/22/99 64 FR 63695
                                             Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                             Required: No
                                             Government Levels Affected: None

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                                                                     Completed Actions
Agency Contact: David Markwordt
Phone: 919 541-0837
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: markwordt.david@epa.gov
Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI53
3329. REVISIONS TO PROMULGATION
OF FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION
PLAN FOR ARIZONA - MARICOPA
NONATTAINMENT AREA PM-10 TEST
METHODS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 52.128; 40 CFR
52.123;  40 CFR 52.124; 40 CFR 52.127

Completed:
Reason
  Date     FR Cite
Final Action
 12/21/99 64 FR 71304
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karen Irwin
Phone: 415 744-1903

RIN: 2060-AI54
3330. AREA SOURCE TITLE V
OPERATING PERMIT DEFERRALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63.340; 40 CFR
63.360; 40 CFR 63.468; 40 CFR 63.541;
40 CFR 63.320

Completed:
Reason
                  Date
          FR Cite
Final Action
 12/14/99 64 FR 69637
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State

Agency Contact: Susan Wyatt
Phone: 919 541-5674
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: wyatt.susan@epa.gov
Rick Colyer
Phone: 919 541-5262
Fax: 919 541-0942
Email: colyer.rick@epa.gov

RIN: 2060-AI58
                   3331. NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC
                   COMPOUND EMISSION STANDARD
                   FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS;
                   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                   CFR Citation: 40 CFR 59 (Revision)
                   Completed:
                   Reason
                 Date
FR Cite
Withdrawn No further 03/13/00
  action is planned.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Agency Contact: Dianne Byrne
Phone: 919 541-5342
Email: byrne.dianne@epa.gov
Linda Herring
Phone: 919 541-5358
Fax: 919 541-5689
Email: herring.linda@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI63


3332. REGULATION OF FUELS AND
FUEL ADDITIVES: EXTENSION OF
REFORMULATED GASOLINE
PROGRAM TO THE KANSAS CITY, KS
FORMER OZONE NONATTAINMENT
AREA
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Completed:
                   Reason
                                     Date
                         FR Cite
Withdrawn - No further 02/24/00
  action is planned
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Agency Contact: Karen Smith
Phone: 202 564-9674
Fax: 202 565-2085
Email: smith.karen@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AI70


3333. PROPOSED RULE TO AMEND
SUBPART H, 40 CFR PART 61 FOR
EMISSIONS OF RADIONUCLIDES
OTHER THAN RADON FROM DOE
FACILITIES
Timetable:
                   Action
                  Date
FR Cite
                   Duplicate of RIN 2060- 02/15/00
                     AI90, SAN 4273

                   RIN: 2060-AI81
                                   3334. REVISION TO METHOD 24 FOR
                                   ELECTRICAL INSULATING
                                   VARNISHES
                                   Timetable:
                                   Action
                           Date
                         FR Cite
                                   Duplicate of RIN 2060- 02/15/00
                                    AI94, SAN 4299
                                   RIN: 2060-AI85
                                                      3335. NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR
                                                      QUALITY STANDARD FOR OZONE -
                                                      CORRECTIONS NOTICE
                                                      Timetable:
                                                      Action
                           Date
                         FR Cite
                                                      Duplicate of RIN 2060- 03/17/00
                                                       AI95
                                                      RIN: 2060-AI86
         3336. DEVELOPMENT OF REFERENCE
         METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION
         OF SOURCE EMISSIONS OF
         FILTERABLE FINE PARTICULATE
         MATTER AS PM2.5
         Timetable:
                                                      Action
                           Date
                         FR Cite
                                                      Duplicate of RIN 2060- 03/17/00
                                                       AI96
                                                      RIN: 2060-AI87
         3337. INSPECTION MAINTENANCE
         PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR
         FEDERAL FACILITIES; AMENDMENT
         TO THE FINAL RULE
         Timetable:
                                                      Action
                           Date
                         FR Cite
                                                      Duplicate of RIN 2060- 03/17/00
                                                       AI97
                                                      RIN: 2060-AI88
         3338. REGULATION OF FUELS AND
         FUEL ADDITIVES: REFORMULATED
         GASOLINE ADJUSTMENT
         Timetable:
                                                      Action
                           Date
                         FR Cite
                                                      Duplicate of RIN 2060- 03/17/00
                                                       AI98
                                                      RIN: 2060-AI89
3339. • AMENDMENTS TO THE
NESHAP: HALOGENATED SOLVENT
CLEANING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63

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                                                      Completed Actions
 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
 Direct Final Rule
12/03/99 64 FR 67793
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No

 Small Entities Affected: Businesses

 Government Levels Affected: None

 Additional Information: SAN No. 4339

 Split from RIN 2060-AI04.
 Sectors Affected: 332 Fabricated Metal
 Product Manufacturing
 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: almodovar.paul@epa.gov

 Trish Koman, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Air and Radiation, MD-13,
 Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
 Phone: 919 541-4120
 Fax: 919 541-5689
 Email: koman.trish@epa.gov
 RIN: 2060-AJ01
 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
 Atomic Energy Act (AEA)
                                                   Proposed Rule Stage
3340. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION
PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR THE
DISPOSAL OF LOW-ACTIVITY MIXED
RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

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

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 193

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This voluntary action will
allow low-activity mixed radioactive
wastes to be disposed in facilities that
meet the design requirements for
RCRA-C disposal cells. The wastes
intended to be disposed of in these
cells are 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 streamlined
regulatory process which melds
hazardous chemical protection and
radioactivity protection requirements
while protecting public health and
safety. The rule does not mandate a
disposal method, but  rather permits 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             12/00/00
Final Action         12/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4054
Agency Contact: Dan Schultheisz,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 564-9300
Fax: 202 565-2062
Email: schultheisz.daniel@epa.gov
RIN: 2060-AH63


3341. •  REVISION OF THE 40 CFR
PART 194 WASTE ISOLATION PILOT
PLANT COMPLIANCE CRITERIA
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: PL 102-579; PL 104-
201; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land
Withdrawal Act of 1992; 106 Stat. 4777
as amended by the 1996 LWA
Amendments
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 194.8(b)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rule would change some
of the language in Section 194.8(b) of
the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
Compliance Criteria without deleting
any of the  requirements  for the
Department of Energy's (DOE)
compliance. Section 194.8(b) explains
the process by which EPA inspects and
approves waste characterization
processes at DOE transuranic waste
sites that send waste to the WIPP. The
194.8(b) process involves a public
comment period.
Most of the language in Section
194.8(b) will be left intact. The most
significant change would eliminate a
statement that EPA will follow the
194.8(b) notice-and-comment process
each time a previously-approved site
seeks to send a different "waste
stream" to the WIPP. Other changes
would correct certain terminology and
clarify the important elements of our
inspections.  This rule would eliminate
the ambiguity of the current language
and replace it with: (1) a site can ship
waste once EPA has approved it using
a notice-and-comment process; (2) EPA
will perform follow-up inspections
under a separate authority that does not
call for public comment; and (3) EPA
can disallow shipment if an initial or
follow-up inspection reveals significant
compliance issues.
The main purpose of this revision is
to eliminate EPA's obligation to
approve DOE sites on a  waste stream
by waste stream basis. Our
understanding of DOE's operations has
improved considerably since 194.8(b)
went final in May 1998. We now
recognize that approving sites by waste
stream, using a comment period, is
unnecessarily time-consuming for EPA
staff, confusing for DOE, and generates
almost no public comment. In  addition,
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                                                                      Proposed Rule  Stage
expensive and provide little additional
regulatory confidence. This rule will
save money and will greatly improve
the effectiveness of our interactions
with DOE.
Timetable:
Action
  Date
                           FR Cite
NPRM
 06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4403
Agency Contact: Scott Monroe,
Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                                         and Radiation, 6608J, Washington, DC
                                                         20460
                                                         Phone: 202 564-9712
                                                         Fax: 202 565-2062
                                                         Email: monroe.scott@epa.gov

                                                         RIN: 2060-AJ07
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY  (EPA)
Atomic Energy Act (AEA)
                                                                         Long-Term  Actions
3342. PROTECTIVE ACTION
GUIDANCE FOR DRINKING WATER
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 2021(h) AEA
of 1954 sec 274(h); Reorganization Plan
No. 3 of 1970; PL 96-295 sec 304; EO
12241
CFR Citation: 41 CFR 351
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action will result in
Federal protective action guidance
(PAG) for State and local officials to
use in the event of a nuclear accident
to protect the general public from the
adverse health effects associated with
the  ingestion of drinking water that is
contaminated with radioactive material.
As soon as the draft guidance is
developed it will be submitted to the
                    PAG Subcommittee of the Federal
                    Radiological Preparedness Coordinating
                    Committee (FRPCC) for review and
                    comment. Members of the PAG
                    subcommittee include representatives
                    from DOE, DOD, FEMA, NRC, HHS,
                    USD A, DOT, and the  Conference of
                    Radiation Control Program Directors
                    (CRCPD). When a consensus among the
                    representatives is reached, the guidance
                    is recommended to the full FRPCC for
                    endorsement. After that endorsement is
                    obtained a notice of the availability of
                    a revised EPA 400-R-92-001, Manual of
                    Protective Action Guides and Protective
                    Actions for Nuclear Incidents will be
                    published in the Federal Register. This
                    action is temporarily delayed until the
                    FDA's revised PAGs for Food can be
                    evaluated.
                                     Timetable:
                                     Action
                             Date
                           FR Cite
                                     Notice Submission to  04/00/01
                                      FRPCC for
                                      Endorsement
                                     Notice of Availability   05/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: No
                                     Government Levels Affected: None
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3602
                                     Agency Contact: Charles Blue,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency, Air
                                     and Radiation, 6602J, Washington, DC
                                     20460
                                     Phone: 202 564-9488
                                     RIN: 2060-AF39
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  (EPA)
Federal Insecticide,  Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
                                                                               Prerule Stage
3343. PESTICIDES; PROCEDURES
FOR REGISTRATION REVIEW
PROGRAM
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a)(g); 7
USC 136(w)
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.
                    Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                     ANPRM
                     NPRM
                 04/00/00
                 04/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: Undetermined
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4170
                     Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic
                     Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
                     32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural
                     Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 Paint
                     and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap
                     and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Vivian Prunier,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9341
Fax:  703 308-5884
Email: prunier.vivian@epa.gov

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

RIN: 2070-AD29

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                                                                      Proposed Rule Stage
 3344. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR
 PESTICIDE REGISTRATION
 (REVISION)

 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

 Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(a) to 136(y)

 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.
 EPA intends to accomplish this
 revision through a  series of proposals,
 covering different data disciplines and
 product types.

 Timetable:
 Action
Date     FR Cite
 NPRM(1)           09/00/00
  Environmental Fate,
  Ecological Effects
  and Efficacy
  portions
 NPRM(2) Toxicology,  09/00/00
  Exposure and
  Residue Chemistry
  portions

 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: Undetermined

 Small Entities Affected: Businesses

 Government Levels Affected: Federal

 Additional Information: SAN No. 2687

 Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and
 Other Agricultural Chemical
 Manufacturing

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

 Melissa Chun, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Office of
 Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
 Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC
 20460
Phone: 703 305-4027
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: chun.melissa@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC12
                   3345. DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR
                   ANTIMICROBIAL REGISTRATIONS;
                   PRODUCT CHEMISTRY
                   REQUIREMENTS
                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                   Legal Authority: 7 USC I36a, 136c,
                   136w
                   CFR Citation: 40 CFR 158
                   Legal Deadline: None
                   Abstract: EPA will update and revise
                   its pesticide data requirements for
                   antimicrobial products. The data
                   requirements specify the data that are
                   required for EPA to evaluate the
                   registrability of a pesticide product.
                   The revisions will clarify all
                   antimicrobial data requirements to
                   reflect current practice.
                   Timetable:
                   Action              Date    FR Cite
                   NPRM
                                    06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4173
Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic
Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural
Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 Paint
and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap
and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Paul Parsons,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9073
Fax: 703 305-5884
Email: parsons.paul@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD30
                  3346. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR
                  SCREENING PROGRAM
                  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                  Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA;
                  21 USC 346(a) FFDCA; 42 USC
                  300(a)(17) SDWA;  7 USC 136 FIFRA
                  CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
                  Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
                  August 3, 1998, EDSP must be
                  Developed.
                  Final, Statutory, August 3, 1999,
                  Agency must Implement.
                  Other, Statutory, August 3, 2000,
                  Agency must report to Congress on
                  EDSP.  .
                                      Abstract: This final policy statement
                                      will set forth EPA's Endocrine
                                      Disrupter Screening Program. EPA
                                      published a proposed policy statement
                                      setting forth the Screening Program on
                                      December 28, 1998. In the final policy
                                      statement, EPA will describe the
                                      screens and tests that it will require
                                      as part of the Program. It also will
                                      describe the universe of chemicals that
                                      will be included in the program, the
                                      priority setting mechanism that used to
                                      determine the order in which those
                                      chemicals will be tested, and certain
                                      issues related to implementing the
                                      Program. The major actions in 2000 and
                                      2001 will be the standardization and
                                      validation of assays in the screening
                                      battery and the completion of the
                                      priority setting system.
                                      Timetable:
                                                        Action
                                                                           Date     FR Cite
 Notice Outline of     08/11/98 63 FR 42852
  Screening Program
 Notice Proposed     12/28/98 63 FR 71542
  Screening Program
  & Request for
  Comment
 NPRM Proposed     06/00/00
  Procedural Rule
 Notice Final Screening 12/00/01
  Program
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4143
 Agency Contact: Anthony
 Maciorowski, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
 and Toxic Substances, 7201,
 Washington, DC  20460
 Phone: 202 260-3573
 Fax: 202  401-1282
 Email: maciorowski.anthony@epa.gov

 Gary Timm, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
 and Toxic Substances, 7201,
 Washington, DC  20460
 Phone: 202 260-3573
 Fax: 202  401-1282
 Email: timm.gary@epa.gov
 RIN: 2070-AD26


 3347. REGULATORY REVIEW OF
 PESTICIDE EMERGENCY EXEMPTION
 REGULATIONS
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Reinventing Government: This
rulemaking is part of the Reinventing
Government effort. It will revise text in

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the CFR to reduce burden or
duplication, or streamline
requirements.
Legal Authority: 7 USC 136(p)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 166
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA will propose revisions
to its regulations on emergency
exemptions under section 18 of the
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and
Rodenticide Act. Emergency
exemptions allow temporary use of a
pesticide not in accordance with
registration requirements when
emergency conditions exist. In the 1995
Presidential Reinvention Initiative, EPA
identified a number of issues and
options for change, which have been
refined through informal discussions
with States, user groups, and other
stakeholders. EPA is considering
                     revisions in four areas: 1) Options for
                     increased authority for States to
                     administer certain aspects of the
                     exemption process, or increased use by
                     EPA of multi-year exemptions, or some
                     combination of these; 2) the use of
                     emergency exemptions to address
                     pesticide resistance; 3) the possibility
                     of granting of exemptions based upon
                     reduced risk considerations; and 4)
                     definitions of emergency situation and
                     significant economic loss, which affect
                     whether an exemption may be granted.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                  Date
FR Cite
                     NPRM            11/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4216

Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration
of Environmental Quality Programs

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

Robert Forrest, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7505C, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 703 308-9376

RIN: 2070-AD36
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Federal  Insecticide, Fungicide, and  Rodenticide  Act (FIFRA)
                                                                             Final  Rule Stage
3348. 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 136(w)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 170
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This final  rule would create
greater flexibility in  requirements of the
1992 Worker Protection Standard
related to the use of gloves by workers
and applicators.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 09/09/97 62 FR 47544
 10/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3731
 Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production;
 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery and
 Floriculture Production; 1131 Timber
                     Tract Operations; 115 Support
                     Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

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

                     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: macdonald.john@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2070-AC93
3349. EXEMPTIONS FOR PLANT
PESTICIDES REGULATED UNDER
FIFRA AND FFDCA

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: 21 USC 346(a) et seq;
7 USC 136 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 if
          humans intend to use them to destroy,
          prevent, repel or mitigate any pest. 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

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Action
                   Date     FR Cite
Supplemental NPRM  04/23/99 64 FR 19958
  Request for
  Comment on
  Alternate Name
Final Action         09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: 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: andersen.janet@epa.gov

Elizabeth Milewski, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7201, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3573
Fax: 202 260-0949
Email: milewski.elizabeth@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC02
3350. GROUND WATER AND
PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 7 USC 136fa) FIFRA
sec 3; 7 USC 136(w)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152,170
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This regulation would
establish Pesticide Management Plans
(PMPs) as a new regulatory requirement
for certain pesticides. Unless a State or
tribal authority has an EPA-approved
Plan specifying risk-reduction
measures, use of the chemical would
be prohibited. The rule would also
specify procedures and deadlines for
development, approval and
modification of plans by States and
tribal authorities.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
NPRM
Notice Notice of
  Availability
  regarding
  Metolachlor
Final Action
06/26/96 61 FR 33259
02/23/00 65 FR 8925
                  08/00/00
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Tribal
                     Federalism: This action may have
                     federalism implications as defined in
                     EO 13132.
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3222
                     Sectors Affected: 9241 Administration
                     of Environmental Quality Programs
                     Agency Contact: Jean Frane,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                     Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington,
                     DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 305-5944
                     Email: frane.jean@epa.gov

                     Arthur-Jean B. Williams, Environmental
                     Protection Agency, Office of
                     Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
                     Substances, 7506C, Washington, DC
                     20460
                     Phone: 703 305-5239
                     Fax: 703 308-3259
                     Email: williams.arty@epa.gov
                     RIN:  2070-AC46


                     3351. 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
                                      Final Action
                                      05/05/93  58 FR 26856
                                      05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3432
                                      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-AA33

                                      3352. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT AND
                                      DISPOSAL: STANDARDS FOR
                                      PESTICIDE CONTAINERS AND
                                      CONTAINMENT
                                      Priority: Other Significant
                                      Legal Authority: 7  USC 136(q) FIFRA
                                      sec 19; 7 USC 136(a) FIFRA sec 3; 7
                                      USC 136(w) FIFRA sec 25
                                      CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156; 40 CFR 165
                                      Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
                                      December 24, 1991.
                                      Abstract: FIFRA sec. 19 gives EPA
                                      authority to regulate the management
                                      of pesticides and their containers,
                                      including storage, transportation and
                                      disposal. As proposed, this rule would
                                      establish standards for removal of
                                      pesticides from containers and for
                                      rinsing containers;  facilitate the safe
                                      use, reh'11, 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    02/11/94 59 FR 6712
  Design & Residue
  Removal & Bulk
  Containment)
Supplemental NPRM  10/21/99 64 FR 56918
Supplemental NPRM  12/21/99 64 FR 71368
  Extension of
  Comment Period
Supplemental NPRM  02/24/00 65 FR 9234
  Extension of
  Comment Period
Final Rule          03/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 2659
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and
Other Agricultural Chemical
Manufacturing; 11511 Support
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                                                                            Final Rule Stage
Agency Contact: Jude Andreasen,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-9342
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: andreasen.jude@epa.gov

Nancy Fitz, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7506C,
Washington,  DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7385
Fax: 703 308-3259
Email: fitz.nancy@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AB95


3353.  REGISTRATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR
ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE
PRODUCTS; AND OTHER PESTICIDE
REGULATORY CHANGES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority:  7 USC 136(a)(h); 7
USC 136(w)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152; 40 CFR 156
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
September 14, 2000, The Final Rule is
due 240 days after close of comment
period.
Abstract: This regulation will specify
antimicrobial registration reforms that
will reduce to the extent possible the
review time for antimicrobial
pesticides. The regulation will clarify
criteria for completeness of
applications, and will specify or refer
to a definition of the various classes
of antimicrobial pesticide use patterns
and the associated data and labeling
requirements that would be consistent
with the degree and type of risk
presented by each class. EPA will
evaluate the  feasibility and cost-
effectiveness of various registration
                     process reforms, including registrant
                     certification, and expansion of the
                     current notification procedures. The
                     regulation will also include labeling
                     standards for public health
                     antimicrobial products. This regulation
                     will also implement some general
                     provisions of FIFRA pertaining to all
                     pesticides, including labeling
                     requirements.
                     Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Rule
Date FR Cite
09/17/99 64 FR 50671
09/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3892
                     Sectors Affected: 32519 Other Basic
                     Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
                     32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing; 32532
                     Pesticide and Other Agricultural
                     Chemical Manufacturing; 32551 Paint
                     and Coating Manufacturing; 32561 Soap
                     and Cleaning Compound
                     Manufacturing; 42269 Other Chemical
                     and Allied Products Wholesalers; 42291
                     Farm Supplies Wholesalers
                     Agency Contact: Jean M. Frane,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                     Toxic Substances, 7506C, Washington,
                     DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 305-5944
                     Email: frane.jean@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2070-AD14
                     3354. REGISTRATION OF GRANULAR
                     FERTILIZER-PESTICIDE
                     COMBINATION PRODUCTS
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority:  7 USC 136
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.43

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule will allow the
registration of multiple products
consisting of granular pesticide-
fertilizer combinations under a single
registration. The result of this
regulatory change will be to streamline
the registration process for such
products, reduce paperwork burdens
and costs for producers of pesticide-
fertilizer combination products.

Timetable:
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
Final Action Direct
  final rule
05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4347

Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and
Other Agricultural Chemical
Manufacturing

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

Dan Kenny, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7505C,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 305-7546
Email: kenny.dan@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD40
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY  (EPA)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
                                                                          Long-Term  Actions
3355. POLICY OR PROCEDURES FOR
NOTIFICATION TO THE AGENCY OF
STORED PESTICIDES WITH
CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED
REGISTRATION
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 7 USC 136 FIFRA sec
6
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 168
                     Legal Deadline: None

                     Abstract: This policy will clarify the
                     requirements of section 6(g) of the
                     Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
                     Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The policy
                     will provide procedures for certain
                     persons who possess canceled or
                     suspended pesticides to notify the EPA
                     and State and local officials of (1) such
possessions; (2) the quantity possessed;
and (3) the place the pesticide is stored.

Timetable:
 Action
  Date
                            FR Cite
 NPRM
 Final Action
03/28/91 56 FR 13042
  To Be Determined
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 2720
                   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-AA29
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Federal  Insecticide, Fungicide,  and Rodenticide Act  (FIFRA)
                                                                        Completed Actions
3356. STATUS OF PESTICIDE-
TREATED SEEDS UNDER FIFRA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.25
                    Completed:
                    Reason
                                      Date
                                              FR Cite
                    Withdrawn The      02/22/00
                     Agency plans no
                     further action.
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Government Levels Affected: None
                                     Sectors Affected: ill Crop Production;
                                     11511 Support Activities for Crop
                                     Production

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

                                     RIN: 2070-AD37
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Toxic Substances  Control Act (TSCA)
                                                                              Prerule Stage
3357. CHEMICAL RIGHT-TO-KNOW
INITIATIVE
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 4 TSCA; 15
USC 8 TSCA; 42 USC 313 TRI; 7 USC
136 FIFRA
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 700 et seq
Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial,
December 31, 1999, Final Actions must
be completed by 12/31/99.
Abstract: The Chemical RTK Initiative
was announced by the Vice President
on EPA's Earth Day 1998 in response
to the finding that many  commercial
chemicals have very little publicly
available toxicity information on which
to make sound judgments about
potential risks. There are three key
components to this initiative, each of
which is being implemented by EPA.
These are: collecting and making public
screening level toxicity data for 2,800
commercial chemicals; additional
health effects testing for chemicals to
which children are substantially
exposed; and the listing and lowering
of thresholds for persistent,
bioaccumulative, toxic chemicals
reported to TRI. This Initiative will
involve several separate activities, with
any regulatory related actions included
as separate entries in the Regulatory
Agenda.
Timetable:
                    Action
                                      Date
                                               FR Cite
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
ANPRM
04/00/00
Initiative Completed   06/00/05
  HPV Data to be
  received by
  06/2005.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4176
This Initiative includes the following
Regulatory Agenda activities: TRI's
Reporting Threshold Rule (SAN 3880;
RIN 2070-AD09); Test Rule; Multi-
Chemicals Test Rule for High
Production Volume Chemicals (SAN
3990; RIN 2070-AD16); Children's
Health Test Initiative (SAN 2865; RIN
2070-AC27).
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Mary Dominiak,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7768
Fax:  202 260-1096
Email: dominiak.mary@epa.gov

Barbara  Leczynski, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7405, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3945
Fax: 202 260-1096
Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD25


3358.  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 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Methyl tertiary butyl ether
(MTBE) 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)

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recently completed a search and
evaluation of extant literature on acute
and chronic toxicity of oxygenates for
aquatic organisms and 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 on 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 an
                     adequate 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, would be a
                     cooperative effort between EPA and
                     Industry to conduct a testing program,
                     to develop the needed data.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                     Notice Solicit
                       Interested Parties
                     Notice EGA
                 07/00/00
                  12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
          Additional Information: SAN No. 4174

          Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
          Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
          Agency Contact: George Semeniuk,
          Environmental Protection Agency,
          Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
          Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
          DC 20460
          Phone: 202 260-2134
          Fax: 202 401-3672
          Email: semeniuk.george@epa.gov

          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: auer.charles@epa.gov

          RIN: 2070-AD28
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Toxic  Substances  Control Act  (TSCA)
                                                                        Proposed Rule  Stage
3359. TRI; REVIEW OF CHEMICALS
ON THE ORIGINAL TRI LIST

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 1101 et seq

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: When TRI was established by
Congress in 1986, the statutory
language placed 309 chemicals and 20
categories of chemicals on the TRI list;
that is referred to as the original TRI
list. The chemicals  on the original list
were taken  from two existing lists of
toxic substances: the Maryland
Chemical Inventory Report List of
Toxic or Hazardous Substances, and the
New Jersey Environmental Hazardous
Substances list. This action constitutes
the first systematic review of toxicology
and environmental  data for all the
chemicals on the original TRI list to
determine whether data for those
chemicals conform with the statutory
criteria for listing of chemicals on TRI.
Chemicals for which data do not meet
the statutory criteria will be delisted.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Rule
                  12/00/00
                  12/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No

                     Small Entities Affected: No

                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4015

                     AFFECTED SECTORS: Manufacturing
                     industries in SIC codes 20-39 plus the
                     following industries and SIC codes:
                     Metal Mining (SIC code 10 except SIC
                     codes 1011, 1081, and 1094); Coal
                     Mining (SIC code 12 except SIC code
                     1241); Electric Utilities (SIC codes
                     4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial
                     Hazardous Waste Treatment  (SIC code
                     4953); Chemicals and Allied Products-
                     Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum
                     Bulk Terminals and Plants (SIC code
                     5171); and Solvent  Recovery Services
                     (SIC code 7389).

                     Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman,
                     Environmental Protection  Agency,
                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                     Toxic Substances, 2844
                     Phone: 202 260-3882
                     Fax: 202 401-8142
                     Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
Maria Doa, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax:  202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov
RIN:  2070-AD18

3360. LEAD-BASED PAINT ACTIVITIES
RULES; TRAINING, ACCREDITATION,
AND CERTIFICATION RULE AND
MODEL STATE PLAN RULE-
BUILDING AND STRUCTURES
SECTION 402(A)
Priority: Other Significant
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect State, local or tribal governments.
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
Title IV; PL 102-550 sec 402; PL 102-
550 sec 404
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April
28, 1994.
Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based
Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
mandates EPA promulgate regulations
governing lead-based paint (LBP)
activities to ensure that individuals
engaged in such activities are properly
trained, that LBP training programs are
accredited, and that contractors
engaged in such activities are certified.
In addition, EPA must promulgate  a

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Model State program which may be
adopted by any State which seeks to
administer and enforce a State Program.
EPA promulgated regulations for
training and certification of training
programs for LBP activities and child
occupied facilities in 1996. Regulations
for LBP activities in public and
commercial buildings and bridges and
other structures are still under
development.

Timetable:
Action
Date    FR Cite
NPRM 1 (Residential)  09/02/94 59 FR 45872
Final Action 1        08/29/96 61 FR 45778
  (Residential)
Int Final Rule Minor   08/04/98 63 FR 41430
  Amendment to
  Grant Provisions
NPRM 2 (Buildings &  02/00/01
  Structures)
Final Action 2        12/00/01
  (Buildings &
  Structures)

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4376

See discussion of related rules in Reg.
Plan entry (RIN 2070-AD06).

Sectors Affected: 23411 Highway and
Street Construction; 611519 Other
Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1777
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: cantor.doreen@epa.gov

Mark Henshall, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-5089
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC64
3361. MULTI-CHEMICAL TEST RULE;
HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME
CHEMICALS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603; 15 USC
2611-12; 15 USC 2625-26
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 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 2,800
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
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. Industry has volunteered to
conduct needed testing on about 1,100
of these HPV chemicals. The first rule
will propose testing for unsponsored
HPV chemicals with substantial worker
exposure. Future rules will encompass
the remaining chemicals.
Timetable:
                   Action
                                      Date     FR Cite
                   NPRM            04/00/00
                   Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                   Required: No
                   Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                   Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                   State, Local, Tribal
                   Additional Information: SAN No. 3990
                   See also the Regulatory Plan entry
                   entitled Chemical Right-to-Know
                   Initiative (RIN 2070-AD25; SAN 4176).
                   Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
                   Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
                   Agency Contact: Keith Cronin,
                   Environmental Protection Agency,
                   Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                   Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
                   DC 20460
                   Phone: 202 260-8157
                   Fax: 202 401-3672
                   Email: cronin.keith@epa.gov
Frank Kover, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7405,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:  202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD16


3362. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY
FOR PROPOSED DECISIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 700 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is proposing to require
testing via rule, or will obtain testing
through negotiated enforceable consent
agreements (EGAs) 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        06/00/00
  Chemicals (ITC List
  28)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3494
NPRM must be published within one
year of ITC designation.
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Keith Cronin,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: cronin.keith@epa.gov

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7405,
Washington, DC 20460

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                                                                       Proposed Rule Stage
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB07
3363. 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.
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790; 40 CFR 791;
40 CFR 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action will amend the
testing consent order and test rule
development process to increase
efficiency. The consent order process
was adopted by the Agency in June
1986. Based on experience to date, the
Agency needs to make changes in the
process to reduce the resources
required for consent order negotiation.
This rule would propose appropriate
procedural changes. Obsolete
provisions will be eliminated for test
rule development activities.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule
  (Technical
  Modification)
NPRM
 05/17/85  50 FR 20652
 06/30/86  51 FR 23706
 09/01/89  54 FR 36311
 12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 2245
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical
Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum
Refineries
Agency Contact: Frank Kover,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov
                     David R. Williams, Environmental
                     Protection Agency, Office of
                     Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
                     Substances, 7405, Washington, DC
                     20460
                     Phone: 202 260-3468
                     Fax: 202 401-3672
                     Email: williams.daver@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2070-AB30
3364. TEST RULE; ATSDR
SUBSTANCES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
4; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA 104(i); 15
USC 2611 TSCA 12
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule
under section 4(a) of the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA)
requiring manufacturers and processors
of certain chemicals to fulfill data
needs identified by the Agency for
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
(ATSDR), the National Toxicology
Program (NTP), and EPA pursuant to
the  Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability
Act (CERCLA) section 104(i).
Under CERCLA, ATSDR is to establish
a list of priority hazardous substances
found at superfund sites, develop
toxicological profiles for the hazardous
substances, identify priority  data needs,
and establish a research program
obtaining the necessary  data. This
action is a component of ATSDR's
research program.
Data from this action would provide
specific information about the
substances for the public and scientific
community. The information would be
used in conducting comprehensive
public health assessments of
populations living near hazardous
waste sites.  Scientific data improves the
quality of risk assessments used by
EPA, other Federal agencies, and State
and local governments. The risk
assessments affect standards,
guidelines, listing/delisting, and other
decisions affecting public health and
the  environment.
Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
          Small Entities Affected: Businesses
          Government Levels Affected: Federal,
          State, Local, Tribal
          Additional Information: SAN No. 2563
          Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
          Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
          Agency Contact: Robert Jones,
          Environmental Protection Agency,
          Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
          Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
          DC 20460
          Phone: 202 260-8150
          Fax:  202 401-3672
          Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

          Frank Kover, Environmental Protection
          Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
          and Toxic Substances, 7405,
          Washington, DC 20460
          Phone: 202 260-8130
          Fax:  202 401-3672
          Email: kover.frank@epa.gov
          RIN:  2070-AB79


          3365. TEST RULE FOR CERTAIN
          METALS
          Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
          Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
          4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12; 15 USC 2625
          TSCA 26; 42 USC 9604(i) CERCLA
                     NPRM
                  09/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is proposing a test rule
under section 4(a) of the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA)
requiring manufacturers and processors
of certain metals to fill 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(1). Under
CERCLA, ATSDR is to establish a list
of priority hazardous substances found
at superfund sites, develop
toxicological profiles for the hazardous
substances, identify priority data needs,
and establish a research program
obtaining the necessary data. This
action is a component of ATSDR's
research program. Data  from this action
would provide specific  information
about the substances for the public and
scientific community. The information
would be used in conducting
comprehensive public health
assessments of populations living near

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 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 are also
 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under
 the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112.
 Data from this action would also be
 used to implement several provisions
 of section 112 of the CAA, including
 determining risks remaining after the
 application of technology based on
 standards under section  112(d) of the
 CAA, estimating the risks associated
 with accidental releases, and
 determining whether or not substances
 should be removed from the CAA
 section  (b)(l) list of HAPs (delisting).
 Timetable:
Action
Date
FR Cite
NPRM             12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3882
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical
Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum
Refineries
Agency Contact: Robert Jones,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention,  Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8150
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: jones.robert@epa.gov

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7405,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD10


3366. FOLLOW-UP RULES ON
EXISTING CHEMICALS
Priority: Routine and Frequent
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2604 TSCA
5; 15 USC 2607 TSCA 8
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40  CFR 721;
40 CFR 707; 40b CFR 710
                   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
                   Action
                              Date
                            FR Cite
NPRM 2,4-
  Pentanedione
  SNUR
NPRM Chloranil
NPRM Benzidine-
  based Chemical
  Substances
Final Action
  Benzidine-based
  Chemical
  Substances
NPRM Flame
  Retardant
  Chemicals
NPRM Amendment to
  Benzidine-based
  Chemical
  Substances SNUR
NPRM Heavy Metal-
  Based Pigments in
  Aerosol Spray
  Paints SNUR
NPRMo-Tolidine&o-
  Dianisidine-based
  Dyes (Benzidine
  Congener Dyes)
NPRM 2,4-
  Pentanedione
  SNUR (Reproposal)
NPRM 2-
  Ethoxyethanol & 2-
  Methoxyethanol &
  2-Methoxyethanol
  Acetate
NPRM
  Methylcyclopentane
  SNUR
NPRM p-Aminophenol
  & Bromochloro-
  methane 8(a)
  Chemical Specific
  Rule
Final Action
  Amendment to
  Benzidine-based
  Chemical
  Substances SNUR
09/27/89 54 FR 39548


05/12/93 58 FR 27980
08/30/95 60 FR 45119


10/07/96 61 FR 52287



12/00/00


12/00/00



12/00/00



12/00/00



12/00/00


05/00/01




05/00/01


05/00/01




06/00/01
 Final Action Final     06/00/01
  Chloranil SNUR
 NPRM Certain       10/00/01
  Chemical
  Substances No
  Longer in
  Production SNUR
 Regulatory  Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Governmental
 Jurisdictions, Businesses
 Government Levels Affected: Federal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 1923
 Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
 Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
 Agency Contact: Mary Dominiak,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
 Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
 DC 20460
 Phone:  202  260-7768
 Fax: 202 260-1096
 Email: dominiak.mary@epa.gov

 Barbara Leczynski, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Office of
 Prevention,  Pesticides and Toxic
 Substances,  7405, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202  260-3945
 Fax: 202 260-1096
 Email: leczynski.barbara@epa.gov
 RIN: 2070-AA58


 3367. TSCA BIOTECHNOLOGY
 FOLLOW-UP RULES
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
 Major status under 5 USC 801 is
 undetermined.
 Unfunded Mandates: 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 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  two actions. (1)
Intergeneric  Scope of Oversight: OPPT
currently defines new microorganisms

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                                                                        Proposed Rule Stage
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 (cleanup 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.
Timetable:
Action
  Date
FR Cite
PolicyStatemenl 2     12/00/00
  TSCA Plants
  Oversight Policy
NPRM(1) Intergeneric 12/00/00
  Scope of Oversight
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3894
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and
Coal Products Manufacturing; 325
Chemical Manufacturing
                     Agency Contact: Flora Chow,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                     Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
                     DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-3725
                     Fax: 202 260-0118
                     Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

                     Jim Alwood, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
                     and Toxic  Substances, 7405,
                     Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-1857
                     Fax: 202 260-0118
                     Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2070-AD13
3368. 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 2605 TSCA
sec 6; 15 USC 2607 TSCA sec 15; 15
USC 2614 TSCA sec 15; 15 USC 2615
TSCA sec 16
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 that
were made to the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration  (OSHA)
asbestos workplace standards issued
since EPA's WPR was promulgated in
1987 to the extent that the OSHA
revisions are consistent with applicable
EPA statutes. 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. 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 relating to
schools, which are currently contained
in that rule, to the WPR.
                                                Timetable:
                                                Action
                                                                   Date     FR Cite
                                                                  11/01/94  59 FR 54746
                                                                  05/00/00
NPRM(1)
NPRM (2)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 2249
Also please see entry for 2070-AC62
Sectors Affected: 92311
Administration of Education Programs;
92312 Administration of Public Health
Programs; 92411 Air and Water
Resource and Solid Waste Management;
92111 Executive Offices
Agency Contact: Tony Baney,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-1537
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC66


3369. LEAD-BASED PAINT
ACTIVITIES; TRAINING AND
CERTIFICATION FOR RENOVATION
AND REMODELING SECTION 402(C)(3)
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
Title IV; 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 conducted a study
of the extent to which persons engaged
in renovation and remodeling activities
in target housing are exposed to lead
in the conduct of such activities or
disturb lead and create a lead-based
paint hazard. EPA must use the results
of this study and consult with

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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
Final Action
10/00/00
12/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Tribal,
Local, Federal, State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3557
Sectors Affected: 54138 Testing
Laboratories; 531311 Residential
Property Managers; 23321 Single
Family Housing Construction; 23322
Multifamily Housing Construction;
23521 Painting and Wall Covering
Contractors; 23551 Carpentry
Contractors; 23599 All Other Special
Trade Contractors; 53111 Lessors  of
Residential Buildings and Dwellings
Agency Contact: Mark Henshall,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5089
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov

Mike Wilson, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7404,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC83


3370. LEAD; NOTIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD-BASED
PAINT ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES AND
TRAINING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2682 TSCA
402; 15  USC 2687 TSCA 407; PL 102-
550
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is issuing this rule
under the authority of Section 407 of
the Toxic Substances Control Act
(TSCA)  to establish notification
procedures  for lead abatement
professionals (certified under 40 CFR
745.226) conducting lead-based paint
activities, and training programs
(accredited  under 40 CFR 225)
providing lead-based paint activities
courses. Specifically, this rule seeks to
establish procedures to notify the
Agency  prior to commencement of
lead-based paint abatement activities as
required by 40 CFR 745.227(e)(4). In
addition, this rule seeks to  establish
provisions which would require
training programs accredited under 40
CFR 745.225 to notify the Agency
under the following conditions: 1) prior
to providing lead-based paint activities,
training , and 2) following completion
of lead-based paint activities courses.
These notification requirements are
necessary to provide EPA compliance
monitoring  and enforcement personnel
with information necessary to track
compliance activity and to prioritize
                                                          inspections. This rule supports 40 CFR
                                                          part 745, subpart L to ensure that lead
                                                          abatement professionals who inspect,
                                                          assess and remove lead-based paint,
                                                          dust or soil are well qualified, trained,
                                                          and certified to conduct these activities.

                                                          Timetable:
                                                          Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                  04/00/00
                  06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 4172

This action has been split off from the
action entitled Fees for Accreditation
and Certification of Lead-Based Paint
Activities (SAN 3881; 2070-ADll).

Sectors Affected: 611519 Other
Technical and Trade Schools

Agency Contact: Mike Wilson,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax:  202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov

Mark Henshall, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-5089
Fax:  202 260-0770
Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov

RIN:  2070-AD31
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION  AGENCY (EPA)
Toxic Substances  Control Act (TSCA)
                                                                            Final Rule Stage
3371. TSCA INVENTORY UPDATE
RULE AMENDMENTS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607(a) TSCA
8(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action would amend the
current Toxic Substances Control Act
                    (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR) to
                    require chemical manufacturers to
                    report to EPA data on exposure-related
                    information and the industrial and
                    consumer end uses of chemicals they
                    produce or import. Currently, EPA
                    requires chemical manufacturers to
                    report the names of the chemicals they
                    produce, as well as the locations of
                    manufacturing facilities and the
                    quantities produced. About 3,000
                                      facilities reported data on about 9,000
                                      unique chemicals during the last
                                      reporting cycle under the IUR. Data
                                      obtained would be used by EPA and
                                      others to: better understand the
                                      potential for chemical exposures;
                                      screen the chemicals now in commerce
                                      and identify those of highest concern;
                                      establish priorities and goals for their
                                      chemical assessment, risk management
                                      and prevention programs, and monitor

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the programs' progress; encourage
pollution prevention by identifying
potentially safer substitute chemicals
for uses of potential concern; and
enhance the effectiveness of chemical
risk communication efforts.
Additionally, EPA will consider other
amendments to the IUR. These include
removing the inorganic chemicals
exemption; providing the information
to better assess and manage risks of
inorganic chemicals; improving the
linkages  of IUR data to other data
sources to enhance the data's
usefulness; and altering the confidential
business information (CBI) claim
procedures to reduce the frequency of
CBI claims, allowing the public greater
access to relevant information on toxic
chemicals. EPA has held meetings with
representatives of the chemical
industry, environmental groups,
environmental justice leaders, labor
groups, State governments and other
Federal agencies to ensure public
involvement in the TSCA Inventory
Update Rule Amendments Project.

Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Notice Comment
  Extension
Final Rule
 08/26/99 64 FR 46771
 10/22/99 64 FR 56998

 12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3301

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

Agency Contact: Robert Lee,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7406, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0676
Fax:  202 260-1661
Email: lee.robert@epa.gov

Susan Krueger, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7406, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-1713
Fax:  202 260-1661
Email: krueger.susan@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC61
3372. LEAD; TSCA SECTION 403;
IDENTIFICATION OF DANGEROUS
LEVELS OF LEAD
Priority: Economically Significant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2683
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745
Legal Deadline:  NPRM, Judicial, May
26, 1998, Consent Decree.
Final, Judicial, December 22, 2000.
Abstract: The Residential Lead-Based
Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
(Title X) amended TSCA by adding a
new Title IV. TSCA section 403
requires EPA to promulgate regulations
that identify lead-based paint hazards,
lead-contaminated dust and lead-
contaminated soil for the purposes of
TSCA Title IV as well as for the entire
Title X. EPA developed an interim
guidance document in July 1994, to
provide public and private decision-
makers with guidance on identifying
and prioritizing lead-based paint
hazards for control. This interim
guidance, which was  subsequently
published in 1995 (60 FR 47248,
9/11/95), will continue to serve as
EPA's official policy until the final
TSCA section 403 rule is promulgated.
Timetable:
Action
Date    FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Notice Comment
                       Period Extended to
                       10/01/98
                     Notice Comment
                       Period Extended to
                       11/30/98
                     NPRM Correction
                     Notice Reopens
                       Comment Period to
                       03/01/99
                     Final Action
                  06/03/98 63 FR 30301
                  07/22/98 63 FR 39262
                  10/01/98 63 FR 52662
                  12/18/98 63 FR 70087
                  01/14/99 64 FR 2460
                  12/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions,
                     Organizations
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3243
                     Agency Contact: Mark Henshall,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                     Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
                     DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-5089
                     Fax: 202 260-0770
                     Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov
                                                           Jonathan Jacobson, Environmental
                                                           Protection Agency, Office of
                                                           Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
                                                           Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
                                                           20460
                                                           Phone: 202 260-3779
                                                           Fax: 202 260-0770
                                                           Email: jacobson.jonathan@epa.gov
                                                           RIN: 2070-AC63
3373. TEST RULES; GENERIC ENTRY
FOR FINAL DECISIONS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is requiring testing via
rules, or will obtain testing through
enforceable consent agreements  (EGAs)
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
                                                        12/29/83 48 FR 57452
                                     01/17/92  57 FR 2138
ANPRMAryl
  Phosphates (ITC
  List 2)
NPRMAryl
  Phosphates (ITC
  List 2)
Final Action-EGA Aryl  09/00/00
  Phosphates (ITC
  List 2)
NPRM Brominated   06/25/91 56 FR 29140
  Flame Retardants
Final Action-EGA     08/05/99 64 FR 42692
  Di Basic Esters
  (CPSC)
Final Action ITC      12/00/00
  Chemicals (ITC List
  28)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3493
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing

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                                                        Final  Rule  Stage
Agency Contact: David R. Williams,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Fax:  202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7405.
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax:  202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AB94


3374. 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;  15 USC 2611 TSCA 12
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is proposing health
effects testing under TSCA section 4 in
support of programs and activities
required under section 112 of the Clean
Air Act (CAA), governing Hazardous
Air Pollutants (HAPs). Section 112  of
the CAA directs EPA  to determine the
risk to health and the environment
remaining after application of
technology-based emissions  standards
to  major and area sources. Saction 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 Action         01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3487
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical
Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum
Refineries
Agency Contact: David R. Williams,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

Richard Leukroth, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7405, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-0321
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: leukroth.rich@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC76
3375. • TEST RULE; OSHA
CHEMICALS DERMAL TESTING
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2603 TSCA
4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 700 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is proposing to require
manufacturers (which is defined by
statute to include importers) and
processors of 47 chemical substances of
interest to the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) to
conduct testing for in vitro dermal
absorption rate testing. These
chemicals, and others, were designated
for in vitro dermal absorption rate
testing in the 31st, 32nd, and 35th
Reports of the TSCA section 4(e)
Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) to
the EPA. Each of the chemical
substances included in this proposed
rule is produced in an amount equal
to or greater than one million pounds
per year. In addition, each of the
chemicals in this proposed rule was
identified in the National Occupational
Exposure Survey (NOES) has having a
total potential worker exposure of
greater than 1,000 workers. OSHA has
indicated that it needs quantitative
measures of dermal absorption rate in
order to evaluate the potential hazard
of these chemicals to workers.
Timetable:	
Action              Date     FR Cite
NPRM OSHA        06/09/99  64 FR 31074
  Chemical Dermal
  Testing (ITC List 31,
  32 & 35)
Final Action OSHA    06/00/00
  Chemical Dermal
  Testing
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4425
Please note that this entry was
previously identified under RIN 2070-
AB07. TSCA requires EPA to publish
the NPRM within one year of ITC
designation.
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Frank Kover,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

Keith Cronin, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7405,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8157
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: cronin.keith@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD42
3376. 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
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                                                                              Final Rule Stage
have completed premanufacture notice
(PMNJ review. In a PMN review, the
Agency assesses whether or not a
chemical's manufacture, import,
process, distribution, use, or disposal
outside the activities described in the
PMN may present an unreasonable risk.
EPA will issue Significant New Use
Rules (SNURs) requiring 90-day
notification to EPA from any
manufacturer, importer, or processor
who would engage in activities that are
designated as significant new uses.
Under the Expedited Follow-up Rule
(EFUR) which became effective on
October 12, 1989, EPA will identify
such new chemicals and publish them
in a batch SNUR 3-4 times per year.
Chemicals that were subject to a
proposed SNUR before the effective
date of the EFUR or do not qualify
under the EFUR, may be regulated
individually by notice and comment
rulemaking and are listed below.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM Alkyl & Sulfonic 06/11/86  51 FR21199
  Acid & Ammonium
  Salt (84-1056)
NPRM1-Decanimine- 12/08/87  52 FR 46496
  N-Decyl-N-Methyl-
  N-Oxide (86-566)
NPRM Aluminum     06/11/93  58 FR 32628
  Cross-linked
  Sodium
  Carboxymethyl-
  cellulose
Final Action Alkyl &    10/00/00
  Sulfonic Acid &
  Ammonium Salt (84-
  1056)
Final Action 1-       10/00/00
  Decanimine-N-
  Decyl-N-Methyl-N-
  Oxide (86-566)
Final Action Aluminum 10/00/00
  Cross-linked
  Sodium
  Carboxymethyl-
  cellulose
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional  Information: SAN No. 1976
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and
Coal Products Manufacturing; 325
Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Flora Chow,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention,  Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-3725
                     Fax: 202 260-0118
                     Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

                     James Alwood, Environmental
                     Protection Agency, Office of
                     Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
                     Substances, 7405, Washington, DC
                     20460
                     Phone: 202 260-1857
                     Fax: 202 260-0118
                     Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2070-AA59
                     3377. 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
                     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
                      Action
 Date     FR Cite
                    Final Action Batch
                      SNUR: 84-660/-704
                      &84-105/-106/-107
                      & 85-433
                    NPRM Aromatic
                      Amino Ether (P90-
                      1840)
                    Final Action Aromatic
                      Amino Ether (P90-
                      1840)
                    NPRM Alkenyi Ether
                      of Alkanetriol
                      Polymer (93-458)
                    Final Action Alkenyi
                      Ether of Alkanetriol
                      Polymer (93-458)
                    NPRM Certain
                      Chemical
                      Substances (91-
                      1299/95-166791-
                      129891-1297
                    Final Action Certain
                      Chemical
                      Substances (91-
                      1299/95-166791-
                      129891-1297
                    NPRM Certain
                      Chemical
                      Substances
                    Final Action Certain
                      Chemical
                      Substances
                    Direct Final Rule
                      Certain Chemical
                      Substances
                  08/00/00



                  06/06/94 59 FR 29255


                  06/00/00


                  12/19/94 59 FR 65289


                  06/00/00


                  06/26/97 62 FR 34421




                  06/00/00




                  09/09/98 63 FR 48157


                  06/00/00


                  01/05/00 65FR354
                      NPRM Batch SNUR:
                       84-660/-704 & 84-
                       105/-106/-107&85-
                       433
05/27/93 58 FR 30744
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3495

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

Agency Contact: Flora Chow,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3725
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: chow.flora@epa.gov

James Alwood, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances,  7405, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-1857
Fax: 202 260-0118
Email: alwood.jim@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AB27

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3378. 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
                  12/06/94 59 FR 62875
                  02/00/01
                  09/00/01
NPRM(1)Groupl
Final Action Group I
NPRM(2)Groupll
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 2150
Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas
Extraction; 2211 Electric Power
Generation, Transmission and
Distribution; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133
Telecommunications; 6113 Colleges,
Universities and Professional Schools;
622 Hospitals; 921 Executive,
Legislative, Public Finance and General
Government
Agency Contact: Tony Baney,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

Peter Gimlin,  Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7404,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3972
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AB20


3379. REFRACTORY CERAMIC
FIBERS; SIGNIFICANT NEW USE
RULES ON NATIONAL PROGRAM
CHEMICALS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 TSCA
6; 15 USC 2604 TSCA  5
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704; 40 CFR 721
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA has instituted a program
to monitor the commercial
development of existing chemicals of
concern and/or to gather information to
support risk assessments on such
chemicals. As these chemicals are
identified, EPA will initiate
rulemakings under the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections
5 and/or 6 to require reporting by the
manufacturers, importers and/or
processors of these chemicals. Proposed
rules may be published on at least the
chemicals listed on the timetable
below.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM Refractory     03/21/94  59 FR 13294
                                       Ceramic Fiber
                                     Final Action Refractory 03/00/01
                                       Ceramic Fiber
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                                     Government Levels Affected: None
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3528
                                     Sectors Affected: 327999 All Other
                                     Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral
                                     Product Manufacturing
                                     Agency Contact: Cindy Fraleigh,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                                     Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
                                     DC 20460
                                     Phone: 202 260-1537
                                     Fax: 202 260-1724
                                     Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov

                                     Peter Gimlin, Environmental Protection
                                     Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
                                     and Toxic Substances, 7404,
                                     Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3972
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: gimlin.peter@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC37


3380. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED
BIPHENYLS (PCBS)
RECLASSIFICATION OF PCB AND
PCB ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 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 and
other electrical equipment 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 during operation, but
retrofitting still successfully reduces
PCB concentration. Safety risks  to
employees and to the general public
occur in mandating the continued
adherence to the current regulations.
EPA may also address the
reclassification of voltage regulators.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                                                        Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                  11/18/93 58 FR 60970
                  07/00/00
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                                     Governmental Jurisdictions
                                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                     State
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3021
                                     Sectors Affected: 622 Hospitals; 921
                                     Executive, Legislative, Public Finance
                                     and General Government; 6113
                                     Colleges, Universities and Professional
                                     Schools; 211 Oil and Gas Extraction;
                                     2211 Electric Power Generation,
                                     Transmission and Distribution; 31-33
                                     Manufacturing; 5133
                                     Telecommunications

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                                                                             Final Rule Stage
 Agency Contact: Tony Baney,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
 Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
 DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-3933
 Fax: 202 260-1724
 Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

 Tom Simons, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
 and Toxic Substances, 7404,
 Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-3991
 Fax: 202 260-1724
 Email: simons.tom@epa.gov
 RIN: 2070-AC39


 3381. ASBESTOS MODEL
 ACCREDITATION PLAN 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: 15 USC 2646 TSCA
 sec 206

 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 763

 Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
 November 28, 1992.

 Abstract: The Asbestos School Hazard
 Abatement Reauthorization Act
 (ASMARA) amended TSCA to require
 that EPA revise  its asbestos model
 accreditation plan (MAP) to extend
 training and accreditation  requirements
 to include persons performing certain
 asbestos-related work in public or
 commercial buildings, to increase the
 minimum number of training hours
 required for accreditation purposes and
 to effect other changes necessary to
 implement the amendments. The
upcoming notice of proposed
rulemaking (NPRM) will improve
 harmony of the existing interim final
MAP with the Occupational Safety and
 Health Administration's regulations to
the extent consistent with  applicable
EPA statutes, and provide  clarifications.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
Model Plan
Interim Final Rule
Final Action
05/13/92 57 FR 20438
02/03/94 59 FR 5236
05/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
 Governmental Jurisdictions
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local, Tribal
 Federalism: Undetermined
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3148
 See related entry 2070-AC62.
 Sectors Affected: 611519 Other
 Technical and Trade Schools
 Agency Contact: Tony Baney,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
 Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
 DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-3933
 Fax: 202 260-1724
 Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

 Cindy Fraleigh, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Office of
 Prevention, Pesticides  and Toxic
 Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 260-1537
 Fax: 202 260-1724
 Email: fraleigh.cindy@epa.gov
 RIN: 2070-AC51


 3382. 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
                                                                            02/28/96 61 FR 7421

                                                                            10/29/96 61 FR 55871

                                                                            12/11/96 61 FR65186

                                                                            01/07/98 63FR684


                                                                            01/11/00 65 FR 1548

                                                                            01/11/00

                                                                            04/00/00

                                                                            04/00/00
 Final Action 37th ITC
  List
 Final Action 38th ITC
  List
 Final Action 38th ITC
  List - Stay
 Final Action 38th ITC
  List - Stay/Technical
  Amendments
 Final Action 38th ITC
  List - Revocation
 Final Action 39th ITC
  List
 Final Action 41 st ITC
  List
 Final Action 42nd ITC
  List
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 2178
 Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
 Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
 Agency Contact: John R. Harris,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
 Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
 DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-8154
 Fax: 202 401-3672
 Email: harris.john@epa.gov

 Paul Campanella, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Office of
 Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
 Substances, 7405, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 260-3948
 Fax: 202 401-3672
 Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov
 RIN: 2070-AB08


 3383. TSCA SECTION 8(D) HEALTH
 AND SAFETY  DATA REPORTING
 RULES
 Priority: Routine and Frequent
 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(d)  TSCA
sec 8(d)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR  716
Legal Deadline: None

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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
                  10/29/96 61 FR 55871
                  12/11/96 61 FR65186

                  01/07/98 63FR684
                  01/11/00 65 FR 1548
Final 38th ITC List
Final 38th ITC List -
  Stay
Final 38th ITC List -
  Stay/Technical
  Amendment
Final Action 38th ITC
  List - Revocation
Fi nal Action 39th, 41 st 07/00/00
  and 42nd ITC List
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 1139
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: John Hams,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8154
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: harris.john@epa.gov

Paul Campanella, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7405, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3948
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: campanella.paul@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-ABll


3384. ACRYLAMIDE; PROHIBITION ON
MANUFACTURE, IMPORTATION,
DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF
ACRYLAMIDE FOR GROUTING
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority:  15 USC 2607 TSCA
sec 8; 15 USC 2605 TSCA sec 6
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
comments and expects to promulgate
the final rule in the Spring of 2000.

Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Notice Reopening
  Record for
  Comments on
  Durability of NMA
Final Action
10/02/91  56 FR 49863
02/28/96  61 FR 7454
                                                       06/00/00
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required:  No

                                      Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                                      Governmental Jurisdictions

                                      Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                      State, Local, Tribal

                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 2779

                                      Sectors Affected: 23491 Water, Sewer,
                                      and Pipeline Construction; 32519 Other
                                      Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
                                      32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical
                                      Manufacturing; 32519 Other Basic
                                      Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
                                      22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities;
                                      23491 Water, Sewer, and Pipeline
                                      Construction

                                      Agency Contact: Charles Auer,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency,
                                      Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                                      Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
                                      DC 20460
                                      Phone: 202 260-3749
                                      Fax: 202 260-8168
                                      Email: auer.charles@epa.gov

                                      John Bowser, Environmental Protection
                                      Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
                                      and Toxic Substances, 7405,
                                      Washington, DC 20460
                                      Phone:  202 260-1771
                                      Fax: 202 260-1096
                                      Email: bowser.john@epa.gov

                                      RIN: 2070-AC17
 3385. 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
                                     Final Action
                                      07/13/93 58 FR 37735
                                      09/00/00
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 3118

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Terry O'Bryan,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7403, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3483
Fax: 202 260-1216
Email: obryan.terry@epa.gov

Richard Hefter, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7403, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3470
Fax: 202 260-1216
Email: hefter.richard@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC80
                     3386. 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
                     4; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 799; 40 CFR 791;
                     40 CFR 707; 40 CFR 790
                     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
09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 3559

Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing

Agency Contact: David R. Williams,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3468
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: williams.daver@epa.gov

Frank Kover, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 7405,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8130
Fax: 202 401-3672
Email: kover.frank@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AC84
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Toxic  Substances Control Act (TSCA)
                                                                         Long-Term Actions
3387. LEAD; MANAGEMENT AND
DISPOSAL OF LEAD-BASED PAINT
DEBRIS SECTION 402(A)
Priority: Other Significant
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)
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 TSCA Proposal 12/18/98 63 FR 70189
Comment Extension   02/12/99 64 FR 7158
  Extension of
  Comment Period
Comment Extension   02/12/99 64 FR 7159
  Extension of
  Comment Period
Final Action         08/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
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.

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                                                                   23539
EPA—Toxic Substances Control Act  (TSCA)
                                                     Long-Term  Actions
Sectors Affected: 562111 Solid Waste
Collection; 233 Building, Developing
and General Contracting; 23321 Single
Family Housing Construction; 23332
Commercial and Institutional Building
Construction; 23521 Painting and Wall
Covering Contractors; 23542 Drywall,
Plastering, Acoustical and Insulation
Contractors; 23511 Plumbing, Heating
and Air-Conditioning Contractors;
23594 Wrecking and Demolition
Contractors; 23592 Glass and Glazing
Contractors; 54138 Testing Laboratories
Agency Contact: Mark Henshall,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5089
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov

Dave Topping, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-7737
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: topping.dave@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC72


3388. VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S
CHEMICAL SAFETY TESTING
PROGRAM
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2625 TSCA
26; 15 USC 2611 TSCA 12; 15 USC
2603 TSCA 4
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 790 to 799
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA will hold public
meetings to involve stakeholders in the
design and development of a voluntary
program to test commercial chemicals
to which children may have a high
likelihood of exposure. The purpose of
the voluntary testing program is to
obtain toxicity data needed to assess
the risk  of childhood  exposure to
commercial chemicals. The information
which is developed in the course of
the stakeholder involvement process
towards developing a voluntary testing
program may also be considered in the
development of a test rule. If an
adequate voluntary children's chemical
safety testing program fails to emerge
from the stakeholder involvement
process, EPA will proceed with
development of a test rule under
section 4 of the Toxic Substances
Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of
any future children's health initiatives
or test rules, is to improve our
understanding of the risks posed to
children's health by chemicals to which
they may be exposed to in the home,
school, and the environment.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
Notice Initiation of
  Stakeholder
  Process- Notice of
  Public Meetings
Notice Soliciation of
  Participation for
  Testing Program
NPRM
08/26/99  64 FR 46673
08/00/00
09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 2865
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Catherine Roman,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-8155
Fax:  202 401-3672
Email: roman.catherine@epa.gov

Ward Penberthy, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7405, 7405, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3749
Fax:  202 401-3672
Email: penberthy.ward@epa.gov
RIN:  2070-AC27


3389. LEAD; REGULATORY
INVESTIGATION UNDER THE TOXIC
SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)
TO REDUCE LEAD (PB)
CONSUMPTION AND USE
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2605 TSCA
6
CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 745
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action initiates a
regulatory investigation under the
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
section 6 to determine if uses of lead
(Pb) present an unreasonable risk to
human health and the environment.
The investigation will involve
examination of the potential sources of
human or other exposure to lead
throughout the life cycle. Based on
information gathered EPA may propose
TSCA section 6(a) rules to control
existing or new uses of Pb which pose
an unreasonable risk to human health
or the environment,  and  to explore the
desirability and feasibility of
discouraging overall consumption of Pb
in general. Currently, EPA has ongoing
regulatory investigation on one specific
use of lead: fishing sinkers. EPA is
exploring a combination of approaches
to address human health and wildlife
exposure to lead fishing sinkers
including voluntary  initiatives and
education campaigns. EPA is
developing materials to explain the
dangers of lead through misuse and
improper handling of lead sinkers. EPA
is working with States to generally
distribute such materials and to include
information on lead  hazards to human
health and wildlife in State fishing
guidelines booklets.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                    ANPRM            05/13/91 56 FR 22096
                    NPRM Proposed Ban  03/09/94 59 FR 11122
                      of Fishing Sinkers
                    Final Action Fishing    12/00/01
                      Sinkers
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Undetermined
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3252
                    Agency Contact: Doreen Cantor,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                    Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
                    DC  20460
                    Phone: 202  260-1777
                    Fax: 202 260-0770
                    Email: cantor.doreen@epa.gov

                    Mark Henshall, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Office of
                    Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
                    Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
                    20460
                    Phone: 202  260-5089
                    Fax: 202 260-0770
                    Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2070-AC21

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Federal Register/Vol.  65, No.  79/Monday, April 24, 2000/Unified Agenda
EPA—Toxic Substances  Control Act (TSCA)
                                                                        Long-Term Actions
3390. PCBS; POLYCHLORINATED
BIPHENYL; USE AUTHORIZATIONS
Priority: Other Significant. 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 2605(e) TSCA
sec 6(e)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The notice of proposed
rulemaking that was published on
December 6, 1994,  covered the
manufacture (including import),
processing, distribution in commerce,
export use, disposal,  and marking of
PCBs. On June 29,  1998, EPA issued
a final rule involving the disposal
related provisions.  Other provisions,
e.g., certain use authorizations and
import provisions,  were to be addressed
                    in separate actions. This rulemaking
                    addresses a use authorization for
                    certain non-liquid PCS applications,
                    which although currently in use have
                    never been authorized under the PCS
                    regulations at 40 CFR part 761.

                    Timetable:
                    Action
                  Date
                                               FR Cite
                                     06/10/91 56 FR 26738
                                     12/06/94 59 FR 62788
                                     06/29/98 63 FR 35384

                                     12/10/99 64 FR 69358
ANPRM
NPRM
Final Action 1 PCB
  Disposal Provisions
NPRM Notice of Data
  Availability,
  Reopening of
  Comment Period
Final Action 2 Use    01/00/02
  Authorizations
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4179

Sectors Affected: 211 Oil and Gas
Extraction; 31-33 Manufacturing; 5133
Telecommunications; 622 Hospitals;
6113 Colleges, Universities and
Professional Schools; 921 Executive,
Legislative, Public Finance and General
Government

Agency Contact: Tony Baney,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 7404, Washington,
DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-3933
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: baney.tony@epa.gov

Peggy Reynolds, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 7404, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3965
Fax: 202 260-1724
Email: reynolds.peggy@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD27
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY (EPA)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
                                                                         Completed Actions
3391. LEAD; OVERVIEW OF
RULEMAKINGS UNDER TSCA
SECTION 402, LEAD-BASED PAINT
ACTIVITIES FOR THE REGULATORY
PLAN

Priority: Economically Significant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745
                     Completed:
                     Reason
                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                    Withdrawn This was   03/01/00
                      an overview RIN.
                      Each action now
                      listed separately.
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
Agency Contact: Mike Wilson
Phone: 202 260-4664
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: wilson.mike@epa.gov
Mark  Henshall
Phone: 202 260-5089
Fax: 202 260-0770
Email: henshall.mark@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD06
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  (EPA)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
                                                                      Proposed Rule  Stage
3392. TRI; POLLUTION PREVENTION
ACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: 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: 42 USC 11013
Pollution Prevention Act
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

                     Legal Deadline: None

                     Abstract: Section 6607(b) of the
                     Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA)
                     (Pub. L. 101-508) requires the addition
                     of several data elements to the Toxic
                     Chemical Release Inventory (TRI)
                     reporting requirements as promulgated
                     under section 313 of the Emergency
                     Planning and Community Right-to-
                     Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (Pub. L.
                     99-499).  Section 313 of EPCRA requires
                     owners or operators of certain facilities
                                     that manufacture, process, or otherwise
                                     use listed toxic chemicals to annually
                                     report their releases of these chemicals
                                     to each environmental medium. The
                                     PPA mandates that section 313 covered
                                     facilities also report on source
                                     reduction and recycling activities
                                     relating to the toxic chemicals
                                     beginning with the 1991 reporting year.
                                     Since  1991 covered facilities have been
                                     providing this information to EPA in
                                     section 8, Source Reduction and
                                     Recycling Activities, of EPA Form R.
                                     On September 25, 1991 (56 FR 48475),

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                                                                                                        23541
 EPA—Emergency  Planning and Community Right-to-Know  Act (EPCRA)
                                                                                        Proposed  Rule Stage
 EPA proposed regulations which would
 provide definitions and instructions for
 reporting the PPA data elements on the
 EPA Form R. In this action, EPA will
 amend certain aspects of the September
 25, 1991, proposed rule.
 Timetable:
 Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                  09/25/91 56 FR 48475
                  03/31/99 64 FR 15324
NPRM
Notice of Receipt
  Combustion for
  Energy Recovery
  (Request To Modify)
Supplemental NPRM  12/00/00
Response          03/00/01
  Combustion for
  Energy Recovery
  (Request To Modify)
Final Action         06/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 2847
Affected Sectors Include:
Manufacturing industries in SIC codes
20-39 plus the following industries and
SIC codes: Metal Mining (SIC code 10
except  SIC codes 1011, 1081, and
1094); Coal Mining (SIC code 12 except
SIC code 1241); Electric Utilities (SIC
codes 4911, 4931, 4939); Commercial
Hazardous Waste Treatment (SIC code
4953); Chemicals and Allied Products-
Wholesale (SIC code 5169); Petroleum
Bulk Terminals and Plants (SIC code
5171); and, Solvent Recovery Services
(SIC code 7389).
Agency Contact: Sara Hisel McCoy,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-7937
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

Maria Doa, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC24
                                      3393. TRI; REVISIONS TO THE
                                      OTHERWISE USE ACTIVITY
                                      EXEMPTIONS AND THE COAL
                                      EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES EXEMPTION
                                      Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
                                      Major status under 5 USC 801 is
                                      undetermined.
                                      Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
                                      Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq
                                      CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372
                                      Legal Deadline: None
                                      Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory
                                      (TRI) requires reporting from facilities
                                      which manufacture or process at least
                                      25,000 pounds of a listed chemical, or
                                      otherwise use 10,000 pounds of a listed
                                      chemical. In determining amounts of
                                      listed chemicals that are manufactured,
                                      processed or otherwise used, facilities
                                      may be  entitled to consider specific
                                      exemptions from reporting. EPA is
                                      presently reviewing a group of these
                                      exemptions. The  categories of
                                      exemptions presently being
                                      reconsidered by EPA are the structural
                                      component exemption, the routine
                                      janitorial and facility grounds
                                      maintenance exemption, the personal
use exemption, the motor vehicle
maintenance exemption, and the intake
water/air exemption. Also known as the
otherwise use exemptions because they
are limited to otherwise use activities,
these exemptions are expressly
provided for at 40 CFR 372.38(c). EPA
is also considering changes to the coal
mining extraction activities exemption
provided for at 40 CFR 372.38(g).
Timetable:
                                                                           Action
                                                                  Date    FR Cite
                                                                           NPRM
                                                                           Final Action
                                                                 12/00/00
                                                                 12/00/01
                                               Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                               Required: Undetermined
                                               Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                                               Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                               State
                                               Additional Information: SAN No. 4265
                                               By Statute and Regulation, this rule
                                               will affect SIC codes 20-39, 10 (except
                                               SIC codes 1011, 1081, 1094), 12 (except
                                               SIC code 1241),  4911, 4931, 4939, 4953,
                                               5169,  5171, and 7389.
                                               Agency Contact: Maria Doa,
                                               Environmental Protection Agency,
                                               Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                                               Toxic  Substances, 2844
                                               Phone: 202 260-9592
                                               Fax: 202 401-8142
                                               Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

                                               Lawrence A. Reisman, Environmental
                                               Protection Agency, Office of
                                               Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
                                               Substances, 2844
                                               Phone: 202  260-2301
                                               Fax: 202 401-8142
                                               Email: reisman.larry@epa.gov
                                               RIN: 2070-AD39
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act  (EPCRA)
                                                                                            Final Rule Stage
3394. TRI; RESPONSES TO PETITIONS
RECEIVED TO ADD OR DELETE OR
MODIFY CHEMICAL LISTINGS ON THE
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
Priority: Routine and Frequent. 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: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA
                                     313

                                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372

                                     Legal Deadline: None
                                     Abstract: These actions grant or deny
                                     petitions received to add or delete or
                                     modify chemicals on the list of toxic
                                     chemicals under section 313 of the
                                     Emergency Planning and Community
                                     Right to Know Act (EPCRA) that are
                                     subject to reporting under the Toxic
                                     Chemical Release Reporting Rule. The
                                               actions cover individual chemicals or
                                               groups of chemicals for which petitions
                                               have been received.

                                               Timetable:
                                               Action
                                                                  Date
                                                                FR Cite
                                               Notice DBNPA       10/27/95 60 FR 54949
                                                (Request to Delete)
                                               Proposed Rule Dioxin 05/07/97 62 FR 24887
                                                & Dioxin-like
                                                Compounds
                                                (Furans & PCBs)
                                                (Req. to Add)

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Federal Register/Vol.  65,  No. 79/Monday, April 24,  2000/Unified Agenda
EPA—Emergency Planning  and  Community  Right-to-Know  Act (EPCRA)
                                                                              Final Rule Stage
Action
  Date
                            FR Cite
                  01/23/98


                  03/30/98
         63 FR 3566


         63 FR 15195
                  01/05/99  64FR688
                  02/23/99

                  02/23/99
         64 FR 8774

         64 FR 8775
Notice of Denial
  Phosphoric Acid
  (Request to Delete)
Notice of Denial
  Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  (MEK) (Request to
  Delete)
Amendments to
  Proposed Rule
  Dioxin & Dioxin-like
  Compounds
  (Furans & PCBs)
  (Req. to Add)
NPRM Chromite Ore
  (Request to Delete)
NPRM Chromite Ore
  from Transvaal Reg.
  ofS.A.
Notice of Denial
  Methyl Isobutyl
  Ketone (MIBK)
  (Request to Delete)
Notice of Denial
  Acetonitrile
  (Request to Delete)
Final Response Dioxin
  & Dioxin-like
  Compounds
  (Furans & PCBs)
  (Req. to Add)
Response Alloys-
  Chrominum & Nickel
  & and Copper Alloys
  (Req  to Modify)
Response Chromium,
  Antimony, Titanite
  Petition
Final Action Chromite
  ore from Transvaal
Final Response
  DBNPA (Request to
  Delete)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
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
                  02/23/99 64 FR 8769



                  03/05/99 64 FR 10597


                  10/29/99 64 FR 58666




                  04/00/00



                  06/00/00


                  06/00/00

                  11/00/00
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, 2844
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

Maria Doa, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-ACOO


3395. TRI; LOWERING OF EPCRA
SECTION 313 REPORTING
THRESHOLDS FOR LEAD AND LEAD
COMPOUNDS
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372
Legal Deadline:  None
Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory
(TRI) currently requires reporting from
facilities which manufacture or process
at least 25,000 pounds of a listed
chemical, or otherwise use 10,000
pounds of a listed chemical. These
thresholds were  initially established
under the Emergency Planning and
community Right-To-Know Act
(EPCRA) section 313(f)(l). Section
313(f)(2) of EPCRA gives the
Administrator the power to establish a
threshold amount for a toxic chemical
different from the amount established
by paragraph (1), and  that such altered
thresholds may be based  on classes of
chemicals. EPA is considering lowering
the thresholds for certain persistent
bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals
and has issued a proposed rule that sets
out the criteria EPA intends to use for
determining if a chemical is persistent
and bioaccumulative under EPCRA
section 313. EPA is currently
conducting analysis to determine if
lead  and lead compounds meet the
proposed criteria for persistence and
bioaccumulation and whether the
EPCRA section 313 reporting thresholds
should be lowered. EPA is also
evaluating the environmental fate of
lead.

Timetable:
                                                                            Action
                                                                               Date
                            FR Cite
                                                            NPRM
                                                            Notice Extension of
                                                             Comment Period to
                                                             11/01/99
                                                            Notice Extension of
                                                             Comment Period to
                                                             12/16/99
                                                            Final Action
                  08/03/99 64 FR 42222
                  09/21/99 64 FR 51093
                  10/29/99 64 FR 58370
                  10/00/00
                                                            Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                            Required: No

                                                            Small Entities Affected: Businesses

                                                            Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                                            State

                                                            Additional Information: SAN No. 4259

                                                            By Statute and Regulation, this rule
                                                            will affect SIC codes 20-39, 10 (except
                                                            SIC codes 1011, 1081, 1094), 12 (except
                                                            SIC code 1241), 4911, 4931, 4939, 4953,
                                                            5169, 5171, and 7389.

                                                            Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman,
                                                            Environmental Protection Agency,
                                                            Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                                                            Toxic Substances, 2844
                                                            Phone: 202 260-3882
                                                            Fax:  202 401-8142
                                                            Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

                                                            Maria Doa, Environmental Protection
                                                            Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
                                                            and Toxic Substances, 2844
                                                            Phone: 202 260-9592
                                                            Fax:  202 401-8142
                                                            Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

                                                            RIN:  2070-AD38

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
                                                                        Long-Term Actions
3396. TRI; CHEMICAL EXPANSION;
FINALIZATION OF DEFERRED
CHEMICALS
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA
313; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 42
USC 11076
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On November 30, 1994, EPA
added 286 chemicals and chemical
categories to the EPCRA section 313
list, including 39 chemicals as part of
two delineated categories. Each
chemical and chemical category was
found to meet the statutory criteria
described in EPCRA section
313(d)(2)(A)-(C). At this time, EPA
deferred final action on 40 chemicals
and one chemical category until a later
date. These were deferred because the
comments received on them raised
difficult technical or policy issues
which required additional time to
address. EPA chose not to delay final
action on the 286 chemicals and
chemical categories because of the
additional time needed to address the
issues surrounding the smaller group of
40 chemicals and one chemical
category; rather, EPA believed it to be
in the spirit of community right-to-
know to proceed with the final
rulemaking of the additional chemicals
and chemical categories.
Timetable:
Action
Date     FR Cite
NPRM            01/12/94 59 FR 1788
Final Finalizes Listing 11/30/94 59 FR 61432
  of 286 Chemicals
  and Chemical
  Categories
Supplemental NPRM 12/00/01
  Deferred Chemicals
Final Action Deferred 12/00/02
  Chemicals
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3007
Includes SIC codes: 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).
Sectors Affected: 42269 Other
Chemical and Allied Products
Wholesalers
Agency Contact: Maria Doa,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic
Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-3882
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AC47


3397. TRI; DATA EXPANSION
AMENDMENTS; TOXIC CHEMICAL
RELEASE REPORTING; COMMUNITY
RIGHT-TO-KNOW
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA;
42 USC 11023; 42 USC 11048; 42 USC
11076;42 USC 13106
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 2000.

                                                        Timetable:
                                                        Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                                        NPRM
                                                        NPRM
                  10/01/96 61 FR51322
                  12/00/03
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State

Federalism: Undetermined

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: Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Environmental Protection  Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-7937
Fax: 202  401-8142
Email: hisel-mccoy.sara@epa.gov

Maria Doa, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202  401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

RIN: 2070-AD08

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EPA—Emergency  Planning  and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
                                                                         Long-Term  Actions
3398. TRI; ADDITION OF OIL AND GAS
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO
THE TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 11013 EPCRA
313; 42 USC 11023; 42 USC 1108; 42
USC 11076
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The original Toxics Release
Inventory (TRI) required reporting from
facilities in  Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC) codes 20-39. These
SIC codes cover facilities whose
primary economic activity  was
classified as manufacturing. This
requirement was specified  under the
Emergency Planning and Community
Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA1 section
313(b)(l)(A). EPCRA section
313(b)(l)(B) and (b)(2) provide the
Administrator with the authority to add
or delete SIC codes and the discretion
to add particular facilities based on a
broad set of factors. The  Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has recently
expanded this original list  of covered
industries. EPA began additional
analyses to  determine whether facilities
which perform exploration and
production  of oil and gas should also
be added to the list of facilities covered
under EPCRA section 313.  Facilities
recently added include certain electric
generating facilities, waste management
facilities, metal and coal mining,
hazardous waste treatment facilities,
solvent recyclers, and wholesale
distributors of chemicals and petroleum
products.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
ANPRM           09/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4023
Program is implemented at the Federal
level. States are designated as co-
recipients of the information, but are
not required to manage the information
in any particular manner.
Sectors Affected:  211111  Crude
Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Agency Contact: Tim Crawford,
Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
                     Toxic Substances, 2844
                     Phone: 202 260-1715
                     Fax: 202 401-8142
                     Email: crawford.tim@epa.gov

                     Maria J. Doa, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
                     and Toxic Substances, 2844,
                     Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-9592
                     Fax: 202 401-8142
                     Email: doa.maria@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2070-AD19


                     3399. 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.
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42
                     USC 11004;  42 USC 11048; 42 USC
                     11021;42 USC 11022
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355; 40 CFR 370
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: This rule will address the
                     remaining issues from the proposed
                     rule of June  8, 1998. (Reporting
                     thresholds for gasoline and diesel fuel
                     at retail gas stations were included in
                     a separate final rule; 64 FR 7031,
                     February 11, 1999.) This rule will
                     include: reporting thresholds for rock
                     salt, sand, gravel and other chemicals
                     that pose minimal risk; plain language
                     rewrite; and may consider reporting
                     thresholds for facilities with some
                     similarities to gas stations (motor pools,
                     marinas, etc.) and guidance on
                     approaches to State flexibility.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                                      06/08/98  63 FR 31268
                                      08/00/01
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3215
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
                                    Fax: 202 260-0927
                                    RIN: 2050-AE17


                                    3400. RESPONSE TO A PETITION
                                    REQUESTING DELETION OF
                                    PHOSMET FROM THE EXTREMELY
                                    HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (EHSS)
                                    LIST
                                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                    Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42
                                    USC 11004; 42 USC 11048
                                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355
                                    Legal Deadline: None
                                    Abstract: EPA has received a petition
                                    to remove Phosmet from the extremely
                                    hazardous substance (EHS) list under
                                    the Emergency Planning and
                                    Community Right-to-Know Act
                                    (EPCRA). This rulemaking will address
                                    the petitioner's claims.
                                    Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
NPRM              To Be Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3994
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
Fax: 202 260-0927
RIN: 2050-AE42


3401. MODIFICATION OF THRESHOLD
PLANNING QUANTITY FOR
ISOPHORONE DIISOCYANATE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 11002; 42
USC 11004; 42 USC 11048

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EPA—Emergency Planning and  Community Right-to-Know  Act (EPCRA)
                                                                      Long-Term Actions
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 355
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On October 12, 1994 (59 FR
51816), EPA proposed to modify the
listing of several chemicals r>n the
extremely hazardous substances (EHS)
list under the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act. One
petitioner requested the removal of
isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). EPA
rejected the petitioner's request.
However, in  the review of the petition,
EPA noticed that there was an error in
the setting of the threshold planning
quantity (TPQ) for IPDI, and proposed
to correct the error in the October 12,
1994 notice of proposed rulemaking.
The other modifications to the EHS list
were made final on May 7, 1996;
however, the TPQ for IPDI was not
included in that final rule. This rule
will finalize  the TPQ for IPDI.
Timetable:
Action
Date
FR Cite
Final Action          To Be Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3993
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical
Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Kathy Franklin,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2250
                  Fax: 202 260-0927
                  RIN: 2050-AE43
3402. • TRI: APA PETITION-EPCRA
313 DEFINITION OF "OVERBURDEN"
AS IT RELATES TO THE MINING
INDUSTRY.
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 11001 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The regulatory definition  for
EPCRA section 313 defines
"overburden" to mean any
unconsolidated material that overlies a
deposit of useful material or ores. It
does not include any portion of ore  or
waste rock. "Overburden" generally
lacks any recoverable materials and
contains only trace amounts of EPCRA
section 313 chemicals. Under section
313,  all activities related to
"overburden" are exempt from
threshold determinations and release
and other waste management
calculations because "overburden"
contains TRI chemicals in negligible
amounts and reporting is unlikely to
provide the public with  valuable
information. On December 22, 1998, the
National Mining Association (NMA)
petitioned EPA, pursuant to the
Administrative Procedures Act (APA)
to change the current EPCRA 313
definition of "overburden" to include
both  consolidated material and
unconsolidated material. By making
such a change, consolidated material
that overlies an ore deposit would be
                                               eligible for the "overburden"
                                               exemption (i.e., "overburden" generally
                                               lacks any recoverable minerals and
                                               contains only trace amounts of EPCRA
                                               section 313 chemicals). NMA asserts
                                               that EPA's definition of "overburden"
                                               is inconsistent with that of industry.
                                               NMA considers "overburden" to be all
                                               material, both consolidated and
                                               unconsolidated, that overlies an ore
                                               deposit of useful material and must be
                                               removed to allow access to ore deposit.
                                               Timetable:
                                                       Action
                                                                 Date
                           FR Cite
                                                       NPRM
                                                       Final Rule
                                                                06/00/01
                                                                06/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: SAN No. 4392

Agency Contact: Maria Doa,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and
Toxic Substances, 2844
Phone: 202 260-9592
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

Peter South, Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances,  2844,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5997
Fax: 202 401-8142
Email: south.peter@epa.gov
RIN: 2070-AD41
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
                                                                      Completed Actions
3403. TRI; REPORTING THRESHOLD
AMENDMENT FOR CERTAIN
PERSISTENT AND
BIOACCUMULATIVE TOXIC
CHEMICALS (PBTS)

Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372
                  Completed:
                  Reason
                                    Date
                                    FR Cite
                  Final Action         10/29/99  64 FR 58370
                  Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                  Required: No
                  Government Levels Affected: State,
                  Federal
                  Sectors Affected: 42269 Other
                  Chemical and Allied Products
                  Wholesalers
                                     Agency Contact: Daniel R. Bushman
                                     Phone: 202 260-3882
                                     Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov
                                     Maria Doa
                                     Phone: 202 260-9592
                                     Fax: 202 401-8142
                                     Email: doa.maria@epa.gov

                                     RIN: 2070-AD09

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act
                                                                      Proposed  Rule Stage
3404. • ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER
THE CLEAN AIR ACT SECTION
112(R)(7); DISTRIBUTION OF OFF-SITE
CONSEQUENCES ANALYSIS
INFORMATION
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: PL 106-40
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
August 5, 2000, See Description in
Additional Information.
Abstract: Section 112(r)(7) of the Clean
Air Act Amendments of 1990, and the
regulations promulgated under that
section, require certain stationary
sources to report an Off-site
Consequence Analysis (including a
worst-case release scenario) in a Risk
Management Plan that is available to
the public. On August 5, 1999 the
President signed the Chemical Safety
Information, Site Security and Fuels
Regulatory Relief Act. Section 3 (a) of
the Act requires the President to assess
                    the increased risk of terrorist and other
                    criminal activities associated with
                    posting off-site consequence analysis
                    information on the Internet and the
                    incentives created by public disclosure
                    of this information for reduction in the
                    risk of accidental releases. Based on
                    this assessment, the President is
                    required to promulgate regulations
                    governing the distribution of off-site
                    consequence analysis information that,
                    in the opinion of the President,
                    minimizes the likelihood of accidental
                    releases and the risk of terrorist and
                    other criminal activities associated with
                    posting this information. The President
                    delegated the authority to the Attorney
                    General and the Administrator of EPA
                    to promulgate regulations, based on the
                    assessments, governing the distribution
                    of off-site consequence analysis
                    information.

                    Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date
         FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Rule
04/00/00
07/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions, Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4345
Final rule one year  after date of
enactment of the legislation (08/05/99)
or lose FOIA exemption for Off-site
consequence analysis.
Agency Contact: John Ferris,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4043
Fax: 202 260-0927

Sicy Jacob, Environmental Protection
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency
Response, 5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7249
Fax: 202 260-0927
RIN: 2050-AE80
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  (EPA)
Chemical Safety Information,  Site Security and Fuels  Regulatory Relief Act
                                                                           Final Rule Stage
3405. AMENDMENTS TO THE LIST OF
REGULATED SUBSTANCES AND
THRESHOLDS FOR ACCIDENTAL
RELEASE PREVENTION; FLAMMABLE
SUBSTANCES USED AS FUEL OR
HELD FOR SALE AS FUEL AT RETAIL
FACILITIES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: PL 106-40
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 68
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On August 5, 1999 the
President signed the Chemical Safety
Information, Site Security and Fuels
Regulatory Relief Act (Public Law 106-
40). This Act, among other things,
prohibits EPA from regulating
                     flammable substances under Clean Air
                     Act (CAA) Section 112(r) when those
                     substances are used as fuel or held for
                     retail sale as fuel. This rulemaking will
                     conform the existing rules
                     implementing CAA Section 112(r) to
                     the portions of Public Law 106-40
                     related to flammable fuels.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date
          FR Cite
                     Final Action         04/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4302

Agency Contact: James Belke,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5104, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7314
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: belke.james@epa.gov

Breeda Reilly, Environmental
Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
Emergency Response, 5104,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0716
Fax: 202 260-0927
Email: reilly.breeda@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE74
 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
                                                                               Prerule Stage
 3406. REGULATORY DETERMINATION  CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
 ON REMAINING WASTES FROM THE
 COMBUSTION OF FOSSIL FUELS
 Priority: Other Significant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 692l(b)(3)(C)
 RCRA sec 3001(b)(3)(C)
                     Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, April
                     10, 2000, Regulatory Determination for
                     Phase II Remaining Waste.
                    Other, Statutory, October 1, 1999,
                    Regulatory Determination for Phase II
                    Remaining Waste.

                    Abstract: On December 1, 1992, the
                    Agency determined that additional
                    study of four large-volume wastes —

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 EPA—Resource Conservation and Recovery Act  (RCRA)
                                                                                Prerule  Stage
 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. A Final  Regulatory
 Determination is due per court order
 by April 10, 2000.  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.

 Timetable:
Action
                    Date
          FR Cite
 Notice of Availability
 Regulatory
  Determination
  (Phase I Four Fossil
  Fuel Wastes)
 Notice of Availability
 Notice Response to
  Extension Request
 Notice Request for
  Comments-
  Extension
 Reg Determination
  (Phase II Remaining
  Wastes)
02/12/93 58 FR 8273
08/09/93 58 FR 42466
04/28/99 64 FR 22820
06/10/99 64 FR 31170

09/20/99 64 FR 50788
04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: ruddy.dennis@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD91
 3407. 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
                    NPRM
                  04/00/00
                  04/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4093
Sectors Affected: 2122 Metal Ore
Mining; 32411 Petroleum Refineries;
325 Chemical Manufacturing; 331
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Josh Lewis,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7877
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: lewis.josh@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE53
 3408. CRITERIA FOR MUNICIPAL
 SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS (SECTION
 610 REVIEW)
 Priority: Info./Admin./Other
 Legal Authority: 5 USC 610
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: The Agency promulgated the
 Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria;
 Final Rule on October 9, 1991 (56 FR
 50978). These Criteria established new
 national minimum standards for
 municipal solid waste landfills
 (MSWLFs). The rule provides
 considerable flexibility for all MSWLFs
 and contains a special exemption from
 the criteria's design and groundwater
 monitoring requirements for owners
 and operators of certain small MSWLF
 units. Small MSWLFs are defined as
 units that dispose of less than twenty
 (20) tons of municipal solid waste
 daily.
 The small landfill exemption in Part
 258 was originally invalidated by the
 United States Court of Appeals for the
 District of Columbia Circuit. However,
 in enacting the Land Disposal Program
 Flexibility  Act of 1996 (LDPFA),
 Congress gave the statutory mandate for
 the exemption. The LDPFA reinstated
 the exemption from groundwater
 monitoring for qualifying small
 MSWLFs and EPA codified this
 requirement on September 25, 1996 (61
 FR 50410). The LDPFA also directed
 the Agency to provide additional
 flexibility to small MSWLFs in the form
 of the minimum frequency of daily
 cover, the minimum frequency of
 monitoring for methane in landfill gas,
 and the infiltration barriers in the final
 cover. These requirements were
 codified on July 29, 1997 (62 FR
 40708).
 EPA delayed the effective date for
 compliance with the Financial
 Assurance requirements of the MSWLF
 rules until April  10, 1998 by a series
 of regulatory actions. The delayed
 effective date allowed EPA to codify
 the provisions from the LDPFA and to
 finalize new options for Financial
 Assurance tailored for local
 governments (61  FR 60328, November
 27,  1996) and for Corporate Owners
 and Operators (63 FR 17706, April 10,
 1998).
This new entry in the regulatory agenda
announces that EPA will review the
Part 258 regulations pursuant to section

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EPA—Resource Conservation and Recovery  Act (RCRA)
                                                                               Prerule Stage
610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5
USC 610). EPA solicits comments on
the following factors; (1) the continued
need for the rule, (2) the nature of
complaints or comments received
concerning the rule from the public
since promulgation; (3) the complexity
of the rule; (4) the extent to which the
rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts
with other Federal rules, and, to the
extent feasible, with State and local
governmental rules; and (5) the length
of time since the rule has been
evaluated or the degree to which
technology, economic conditions, or
other factors have changed in the area
affected by the rule.

It is the Agency's view that there is
a continued need for the rule; however,
the Agency welcomes suggestions for
reducing any unnecessary burden on
small entities resulting from these
rules. As detailed above, the Agency
has made continuing efforts to
minimize the burden on the owners
and operators of small MSWLFs.

Timetable:
Action
Begin Review
End Comment Time
End Review
Date FR Cite
11/22/99 64 FR 651 24
04/00/00
10/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected:
                     Undetermined
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4350
                     ADDRESSES: Commenters must send
                     an original and two copies of their
                     comments referencing docket number
                     F-1999-MLFN-FFFFF to : RCRA Docket
                     Information Center, Office of Solid
                     Waste (5305G), U.S. Environmental
                     Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building
                     (EPA,HQ), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
                     NW., Washington, DC 20460. Hand
                     deliveries of comments should be made
                     to the Arlington, VA, address listed
                     below. Comments may also be
                     submitted electronically to: rcra-
                     docket@epa.gov. Comments in
                     electronic format should also be
                     identified by the docket number F-
                     1999-MLFN-FFFFF. All electronic
                     comments must be submitted as an
                     ASCII file avoiding the use of special
                     characters and any form of encryption.
                     Commenters should not submit
                     electronically any confidential business
                     information (CBI). An original and two
                     copies of CBI must be submitted under
                     separate cover to: RCRA CBI Document
                     Control Officer, Office of Solid Waste
                     (5305W), U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania
                     Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
                     Public comments will be available for
                     viewing  in the RCRA Information
                     Center (RIC), located at Crystal Gateway
                     I, First Floor, 1235 Jefferson Davis
                     Highway, Arlington, VA. The RIC is
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday, excluding federal
holidays. To review docket materials,
it is recommended that the public make
an appointment by calling 703-603-
9230. The public may copy a maximum
of 100 pages from any regulatory docket
at no charge. Additional copies cost
$0.15/page. For information on
accessing paper and/or electronic
copies of the document, see the
Supplementary Information section.

For Further Information Contact: For
general information, contact the RCRA
Hotline at 800 424-9346 or TDD 800
553-7672 (hearing impaired). In the
Washington, DC, metropolitan area, call
703 412-9810  or TDD 703 412-3323.

For information on specific aspects of
this notice, contact Dwight Hlustick.
(See Agency Contact below.)

Supplementary Information: The fact
sheet is available in electronic format
on the Internet at

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-
hw/muncpl/landfill.htm.

Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8647
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: hlustick.dwight@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE75
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Resource  Conservation and  Recovery Act (RCRA)
                                                                       Proposed  Rule Stage
3409. 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.
Reinventing Government: This
mlemaking 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; 33 USC
1361; 42 USC 6905; 42 USC 6912(a);
42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC
6926; 42 USC 6938; 42 USC 9602; 42
USC 9603; 42 USC 9604
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 271;
40 CFR 302
                     Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
                     January 26, 2001.
                     NPRM, Statutory, February 8, 1986.
                     Final, Judicial, March 30, 2002.
                     Abstract: This action addresses the
                     potential risks posed by wastes from
                     the production of paints, and
                     determines whether these wastes
                     should be listed as hazardous under
                     RCRA to control any potentially
                     unacceptable risks. Any new wastes
                     listed as hazardous will 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. Specific wastes to be
                     addressed are water/caustic cleaning
                     wastes, solvent cleaning wastes,
emission control dusts/sludges,
wastewater treatment sludges, and off-
spec product.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Action
Date
01/00/01
03/00/02
FR Cite

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3805
Agency Contact: David Carver,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8603

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                                                                     Proposed Rule Stage
 Fax: 703 308-0514
 Email: carver.david@epa.gov
 BIN: 2050-AE32


 3410. 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
 (40 CFR Part 273). 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 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.
Timetable:
Action
Date
                           FR Cite
Direct Final Rule      12/00/00
NPRM             12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State,  Local
Federalism: Undetermined
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
 Email: groce.bryan@epa.gov
 RIN: 2050-AE39


 3411. 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;  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: EPA 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, EPA 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, EPA 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
                  06/00/00
                                                        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                        Required: No

                                                        Small Entities Affected: No

                                                        Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                                        State, Local, Tribal

                                                        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: lesnik.barry@epa.gov

                                                        RIN: 2050-AE41
3412. STANDARDIZED PERMIT FOR
RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE
MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

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; 42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925; 42
USC 6927; 42 USC 6939; 42 USC 6974

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 267;
40 CFR 270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract:  This rulemaking will allow
a type of general permit, called a
standardized permit, for facilities that
generate waste and routinely manage
the waste  on-site in tanks, containers,
and containment buildings. Under the
standardized permit, facility owners
and operators would certify compliance
with generic design and operating
conditions set on a national basis. The
permitting agency would review the
certifications submitted by the facility
owners or operators. The permitting
agency would also be able to impose
additional site-specific terms and
conditions for corrective action or other
purposes,  as called for by RCRA.
Ensuring compliance with the
standardized permit's terms and
conditions would occur during
inspection of the facility after the
permit has been issued.

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EPA—Resource Conservation  and  Recovery Act  (RCRA)
                                                                       Proposed  Rule Stage
Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
NPRM
 09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: State,
Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4028
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum
Refineries; 3251 Basic Chemical
Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic
Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic
Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing;
325211 Plastics Material and Resin
Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and
Other Agricultural Chemical
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and
Coating Manufacturing; 332813
Electroplating, Plating, Polishing,
Anodizing and Coloring
Agency Contact: Vernon Myers,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8660
Fax: 703 308-8609
Email: myers.vernon@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE44
3413. LISTING OF HAZARDOUS
WASTE; INORGANIC CHEMICAL
WASTES; LAND DISPOSAL
RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY LISTED
WASTES; CERCLA HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES REPORTABLE
QUANTITIES
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801  is undetermined.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 to
6992(k)
CFR Citation: 40  CFR 261; 40 CFR 263;
40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 268;
40 CFR 271; 40 CFR 302
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
August 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, October 31, 2001.
Abstract: EPA, under an Environmental
Defense Fund consent decree, will
amend, if necessary, the regulations for
hazardous waste management under the
Resource Conservation and Recovery
Act (RCRA) to reduce hazards to
human health and the environment
from inorganic chemical industry
wastes. The wastes covered under this
listing  document  include: sodium
dichromate production wastes, wastes
from the dry process for manufacturing
phosphoric acid, phosphorus
trichloride production wastes,
phosphorus pentasulfide production
wastes, wastes from the production of
sodium phosphate from  wet process
phosphoric acid, sodium chlorate
production wastes, antimony oxide
production wastes, cadmium pigments
production wastes, barium carbonate
production wastes, potassium
dichromate production wastes, phenyl
mercuric acetate production wastes,
boric acid production wastes, inorganic
hydrogen cyanide production wastes,
and titanium dioxide production wastes
(except for chloride process waste
solids). This action is proposed under
the authority of sections 3001 (e)(2) of
RCRA which directs EPA to make a
hazardous waste listing determination
for inorganic chemical wastes. After a
study of the waste streams of the above
chemical industry processes, including
characterization of the wastes generated
and a risk assessment evaluating
plausible mismanagement scenarios,
EPA will propose which of the above
wastes, if any, should be listed as a
hazardous waste under 40 CFR part
261. Land Disposal Restrictions will be
added for newly listed wastes. Newly
listed wastes will be given CERCLA
Hazardous Substance Designation;
Reportable Quantities will be
developed.

Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                 08/00/00
                 10/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: Undetermined

                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4083

                     Sectors Affected: 32518 Other Basic
                     Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing;
                     325131 Inorganic Dye and Pigment
                     Manufacturing; 325312 Phosphatic
                     Fertilizer Manufacturing; 31611 Leather
                     and Hide Tanning and Finishing; 313
                     Textile Mills; 325611 Soap and Other
                     Detergent Manufacturing

                     Agency Contact: Larry Denyer,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                     5304W, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 308-8770
                     Fax: 703 308-0522
                     Email: denyer.larry@epa.gov
Gwen DiPietro, Environmental
Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
Emergency Response, 5304W,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8285
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: dipietro.gwen@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE49


3414. OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE
BURDEN REDUCTION PROJECT
Priority: Other Significant
Reinventing Government: This
rulemaking is part of the Reinventing
Government effort. It will eliminate
existing text in the CFR.
Legal Authority:  42 USC 6907; 42 USC
6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 USC
6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6935; 42
USC 6937 to 6939; 42 USC 6944; 42
USC 6949(a); 42 USC 6974; PL 104-13
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 00
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA plans to reduce the
burden imposed by the RCRA reporting
and recordkeeping requirements to help
meet the Federal government-wide goal
established by the Paperwork
Reduction Act (PRA). The information
collection burden for the regulations
EPA implements under RCRA in 1995
(the PRA baseline)  was 12,600,000
hours. To meet EPA's PRA 2001 goal
(a 40% reduction), EPA needs to
eliminate five million hours to reach
a figure 7.5 million hours.
In June 1999, EPA published a Notice
of Data Availability (NODA) in the
Federal Register (64 FR 32859) to seek
comment on a number of burden
reduction ideas. After reviewing the
comments received on the NODA, EPA
is drafting a  proposed rulemaking to
implement many of these ideas. The
proposals  are designed to eliminate
duplicative and non-essential
paperwork.
The main ideas being considered for
the proposed rulemaking are: (1)
allowing  electronic reporting for all
RCRA-required notices and reports; (2)
allowing all  RCRA-required records to
be kept electronically; (3) eliminating
or modifying one-third of the 334
RCRA-required notices and reports that
are sent by the regulated community
to states and EPA; (4) eliminating the
RCRA emergency response training
requirements that overlap with the
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 Administration requirements,
 eliminating the need for facilities to
 record personnel descriptions, and
 reducing to three years the retention
 time for personnel records; (5) changing
 the owner/operator inspection
 frequency of hazardous waste tanks to
 weekly, thus making the inspection
 frequency consistent with containers
 and containment buildings; (6)
 providing states and EPA with the
 opportunity to lengthen owner/operator
 self-inspection frequencies on a case-by
 case-basis (through the permitting
 process); (7) eliminating the Land
 Disposal Restrictions generator waste
 determinations, recycler notifications
 and certifications, hazardous debris
 notifications and characteristic waste
 determinations, and streamlining the
 characteristic waste notification
 procedures; and (8) modifying the
 groundwater monitoring requirements
 for hazardous waste facilities.
 Timetable:
 Action
                    Date     FR Cite
 Notice
 NPRM
06/18/99 64 FR 32859
12/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local, Tribal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4084
 Applicable SIC codes: Chemicals and
 Allied Products (28), Primary Metal
 Industries (33), Fabricated Metals (34),
 Industrial Machinery and Equipment
 (35), Electrical Equipment (36),
 Transportation Equipment (37), Other
 Manufacturing, Transportation and
 Utilities (40-49), Wholesale Trade (50-
 51), Services (70-89) and Other SIC
 Groups
 Sectors Affected: 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
 Agency Contact: Robert Burchard,
Environmental Protection Agency,
 Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
 5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8450
Fax: 703 308-7905
                     Email: burchard.robert@epa.gov

                     Laurie Solomon, Environmental
                     Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
                     Emergency Response, 5302W,
                     Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 308-8443
                     Fax: 703 308-8433
                     Email: solomon.laurie@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2050-AE50
 3415. RCRA APPENDIX VIII
 STREAMLINING

 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) rearranging the Appendix into
 groups of chemicals according to their
 frequency of expected occurrence in
 wastes; (2) clarifying ambiguous entries
 currently on the Appendix such as
those marked not otherwise specified;
 and (3) deleting those chemicals for
which the risk from potential exposure
is considered to be minimal.

Timetable:
                    Action
                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                    NPRM
                                     09/00/00
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No

                    Small Entities Affected: No

                    Government Levels Affected: None

                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4090

                    Agency Contact: Dr. Monica A.  Barren,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                    5307W, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 703 308-0483
                    Fax: 703 308-0509
                    Email: barron.monica@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2050-AE55
 3416. LISTING DETERMINATION OF
 WASTES GENERATED DURING THE
 MANUFACTURE OF AZO,
 ANTHRAQUINONE, AND
 TRIARYLMETHANE DYES AND
 PIGMENTS
 Priority: Other Significant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921 RCRA
 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, January
 28, 2000, Dyes I and II final rules due
 13 months after NOD As are signed.
 NPRM, Judicial, June 30, 1999, Dyes II
 (deferred wastes) NPRM: met deadline.
 Other, Judicial, Dyes I and II. NODAs
 due by 06/12/2000 or  67 days after
 injunction is lifted from McGruder
 case.
 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 there may be
 some small business impacts. EPA
 proposed listing decisions for most
 wastes in 1994 (Dyes-I), and deferred
 decisions on several others. Two
 deferred waste streams (filter aids and
 triarylmethane sludges) are subject to
 separate deadlines for proposed and
 final action (Dyes II rulemaking). The
 Dyes II NPRM was published on July
 23, 1999. The rules proposed in 1994
 and 1999 were incomplete because they
 did not contain information  claimed to
 be confidential by industry. Therefore,
 a Notice of Data Availability (NODA)
 for each proposal will be necessary,
 when EPA is able to release an
 adequate record. 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
                                     NPRM Dyes II
                                       (deferred wastes)
                  12/22/94 59 FR 66072
                  07/23/99 64 FR 40192

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                                                                        Proposed  Rule Stage
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
Notice Dyes I Notice of 06/00/00
  Data Availability.
  See judicial
  deadlines.
Notice Dyes II Notice  06/00/00
  of Data Availability.
  See judicial
  deadlines.
Final Action Dyes I.      To Be Determined
  See judicial
  deadline.
Final Action Dyes II      To Be Determined
  (deferred wastes).
  See judicial
  deadline.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3066
Sectors Affected: 325132 Organic Dye
and Pigment Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Sue Slotnick,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8462
Fax: 703  308-0514
Email: slotnick.sue@epa.gov

Narendra Chaudhari, Environmental
Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
Emergency Response, 5304W,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: chaudhari.narendra@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AD80

3417. 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  69l2(a) RCRA
sec 6002(e)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 247
 Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: RCRA section 6002 and E.O.
 13101 require EPA to prepare
                     guidelines in the Federal Register
                     which designate items that are or can
                     be made with recovered materials and
                     to issue recommendations for
                     government procurement of these
                     items. Once designated, procuring
                     agencies are required to purchase these
                     items with the highest percentage of
                     recovered materials practicable.
                     Government procurement of EPA-
                     designated items containing  recovered
                     materials fosters markets for recovered
                     materials and, thereby, closes the
                     recycling loop. To date, EPA has
                     designated 55 items under three
                     Comprehensive Procurement
                     Guidelines (CPGl, CPG2 and CPG3).
                     EPA has also  issued a Recovered
                     Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN)
                     with each CPG which provides
                     recommendations  on buying the
                     designated items. The E.O. requires
                     EPA to update the CPG every two
                     years. The new actions would (1)
                     propose to designate new items in
                     CPG4 and (2) issue final item
                     designations in CPG4.
                     Timetable:	
                     Action              Date    FR Cite
                     Notice--Paper       06/08/98  63 FR 31214
                       Products Recovered
                       Materials Advisory
                       Notice
                     Notice--Recovered   06/08/98  63 FR 31217
                       Materials Advisory
                       Notice I Update
                     NPRM(CPG3and    08/26/98  63 FR 45558
                       RMAN 3)
                     Notice of Availability of 01/19/00  65 FR 3082
                       Final Document
                     Final Action (CPG3   01/19/00  65 FR 3069
                       and RMAN 3)
                     NPRM (CPG4 and    06/00/00
                       RMAN 4)
                     Final Action (CPG4   12/00/00
                       and RMAN 4)
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small  Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3545
                     Sectors Affected: 92111 Executive
                     Offices; 92119 All Other General
                     Government
                     Agency Contact:  Terry Grist,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                     5306W, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 308-7257
                     Fax: 703 308-8686
Email: grist.terry@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE23
3418. NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR
HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTORS-
PHASE II COVERING BOILERS AND
CERTAIN INDUSTRIAL FURNACES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 RCRA
sec 3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA sec 3005;
42 USC 7412 CAA  sec 112; 42 USC
7414 CAA sec  114
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63;
40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265;
40 CFR 266; 40 CFR 270
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
January 31, 2001, Settlement agreement
for boilers and other industrial
furnaces.
Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act
(CAA), EPA is required to establish
National Emission  Standards for
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
for most hazardous waste combustors
(HWCs) (i.e., boilers and some types of
smelting furnaces). In addition, under
the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA is required
to establish standards for all HWCs as
necessary to ensure protection of
human health  and  the environment.
EPA is concerned that its current RCRA
standards for HWCs may not be
adequately protective given that the
standards do not take into account
indirect pathways  of exposure and that
there have been advances both in risk
assessment and control technologies
since promulgation of the current
standards. The Agency is in the process
of developing  a proposal to address
boilers and possibly other industrial
furnaces, which combust hazardous
wastes.

Timetable:
 Action
                    Date
FR Cite
 NPRM Cement Kilns & 04/19/96 61 FR 17358
   Lightweight
   Aggregate Kilns &
   Incinerators
 Final Action MACT    06/19/98 63 FR 33782
   Fasttrack
 Final Action Cement   09/30/99 64 FR 52828
   Kilns & LWAKs &
   Incinerators (Final-
   Phase I)
 NPRM Boilers & Other 01/00/01
   Industrial Furnaces
   (Phase II)

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                                                   Proposed Rule Stage
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3333
For information on the Phase I portion
of this effort, see SAN 4418.
Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE01


3419. 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.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a) RCRA
sec 2002(a); 42 USC 6921 RCRA sec
3001; 42 USC 6922 RCRA sec  3002; 42
USC 6922 RCRA sec 3004; 42 USC
6926 RCRA sec 3006
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261
Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April
30, 2001.
Other, Judicial, October 31, 1999,
Reproposal.
Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend
its regulations governing solid wastes
that are designated  as hazardous,
because they have been mixed with or
derived-from listed hazardous wastes.
Specifically, under  this action, the
Agency is  proposing to retain the
mixture and derived-from rules
promulgated under the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
These rules are currently in effect on
an emergency basis and this rulemaking
action formally proposes their
retention.
The Agency is also  proposing two
revisions to the mixture and derived-
from rules. The first is an exemption
for wastes  and their residuals listed
solely for the ignitability, corrosively,
and/or reactivity characteristics. The
second, which EPA is proposing in a
separate notice, is a conditional
exemption from the mixture and
derived from rules for mixed wastes
(that is, wastes that are both hazardous
and radioactive).
Because this action is deregulatory, it
is not expected to have adverse impacts
on small business. This action will be
implemented by EPA and authorized
States.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
NPRM Withdrawn
NPRM Reproposal
NPRM Reproposal
Notice of Data
  Availability
Final Action
05/20/92 57 FR 21450
10/30/92 57 FR 49280
12/21/95 60 FR 66344
11/19/99 64 FR 63381
06/00/00

05/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3328
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical
Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal
Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary
Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated
Metal Product Manufacturing; 333
Machinery Manufacturing; 334
Computer and Electronic Product
Manufacturing; 335 Electrical
Equipment, Appliance and Component
Manufacturing; 336 Transportation
Equipment Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Adam Klinger,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-3267
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email:  klinger.adam@epa.gov

Tracy Atagi, Environmental Protection
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency
Response, 5304W, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 703 308-8672
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email:  atagi.tracy@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE07

3420. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST
REGULATION
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 6922 RCRA
sec 3002; 42 USC 6923 RCRA sec 3003;
42 USC 6926 RCRA sec 3006
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262; 40 CFR 263;
40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 271;
40 CFR 260
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Uniform Hazardous
Waste Manifest (Form 8700-22) is a
multi-copy form used to identify the
quantity, composition, origin, routing,
and destination of hazardous waste
during its transportation. The manifest
system's reliance on paper results in
significant paperwork and cost burden
to waste handlers and States who
choose to collect manifest information.
The Agency intends to pursue an
optional approach to redesign the
manifest system so that it utilizes
automated technologies to increase
access to manifest related information,
and to facilitate the manifest process,
including the form's preparation,
transmission, and recordkeeping,
thereby lessening the total burden on
waste handlers and States that choose
to collect manifests. In addition, the
Agency intends to standardize further
the manifest form itself, by eliminating
several optional data fields, and by
specifying one  format that may be used
in all states.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                    NPRM
                  08/00/00
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: State,
                    Federal
                    Federalism: Undetermined
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3147
                    Sectors Affected: 2111 Oil and Gas
                    Extraction; 2122 Metal Ore Mining;
                    2211 Electric Power Generation,
                    Transmission and Distribution; 3221
                    Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 323
                    Printing and Related Support Activities;
                    325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326
                    Plastics and Rubber Products
                    Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal
                    Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal
                    Product Manufacturing; 482 Rail
                    Transportation; 483 Water
                    Transportation; 484 Truck
                    Transportation; 5621 Waste Collection;
                    5622 Waste Treatment and Disposal
                    Agency Contact: Rich Lashier,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,

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                                                                       Proposed  Rule Stage
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8796
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: lashier.rich@epamail.epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE21


3421. MODIFICATIONS TO RCRA
RULES ASSOCIATED WITH SOLVENT-
CONTAMINATED SHOP TOWELS AND
WIPES
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
Legal Deadline:  None
Abstract: This action would modify
RCRA rules that impact the
management of solvent-contaminated
shop towels and wipes. Solvent-
contaminated shop towels and wipes
are used throughout industry for
equipment cleaning and other related
facility operations. The spent shop
towels and wipes can be hazardous
wastes when 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
wipes, and use small numbers of wipes
daily — suggesting that these materials
may sometimes pose little or no risk
to human health and the environment
if disposed in municipal landfills.
Similarly, situations exist where both
disposable wipes 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             09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected:  State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4091
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
                     Agency Contact: Jim O'Leary,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                     5304W, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 308-8827
                     Fax: 703 308-0514
                     Email: oleary.jim@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2050-AE51
                     3422. GLASS-TO-GLASS RECYCLING
                     OF CATHODE RAY TUBES (CRTS):
                     CHANGES TO HAZARDOUS WASTE
                     REGULATIONS
                     Priority: Other Significant
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 6912(a); 42
                     USC 6921; 42 USC 6922; 42 USC 6923;
                     42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6925
                     CFR Citation: 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) Council 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.
Timetable:	
Action              Date    FR Cite
NPRM
07/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4092
Sectors Affected: 334411 Electron
Tube Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Javier Garcia,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-2628
Fax; 703 308-0522
Email: garcia.javiera®.epa.gov

Marilyn Goode, Environmental
Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
Emergency Response, 5304W,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone; 703 308-8800
Fax: 703 308-0522
Email: goode.marilyn@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE52


3423. LAND DISPOSAL
RESTRICTIONS; POTENTIAL
REVISIONS FOR MERCURY LISTED
AND CHARACTERISTIC WASTES
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:  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.
Information on mercury treatment
alternatives, especially stabilization,
has been requested. There also is a
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brings up concerns about requiring
recovery of mercury wastes.
EPA addressed these issues in an
Advance Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (ANPRM)  which solicited
data and comments on treatment data
that the Agency has gathered on the
treatment of mercury wastes. The data
and information gathered by this
ANPRM process provide the bases of
the proposed revised treatment
standards for some forms of mercury
hazardous wastes.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
ANPRM
NPRM
05/28/99  64 FR 28949
01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4094
Sectors Affected: 325181 Alkalies and
Chlorine Manufacturing; 3353 Electrical
Equipment Manufacturing; 3254
Pharmaceutical and Medicine
Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and
Coating Manufacturing
Agency Contact: Mary Cunningham,
Environmental Protection  Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5302W, Washington, DC 20^60
Phone: 703 308-8453
Fax: 703 308-8466
Email:  cunningham.mary@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE54

3424. LAND DISPOSAL
RESTRICTIONS; TREATMENT
STANDARDS FOR SPENT POTLINERS
FROM  PRIMARY ALUMINUM
REDUCTION (K088) AND
REGULATORY CLASSIFICATION OF
K088 VITRIFICATION UNITS
Priority: Other Significant
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC
6912(a); 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6924
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: K088 wastes contain, among
other hazardous constituents of
concern, significant amounts of cyanide
and fluoride. Unless the fluoride is
immobilized or recovered  and the
cyanide is destroyed there ii significant
potential to contaminate surface water
and groundwater. Treatment standards
based on the best demonstrated
available technology (vitrification) are
necessary to substantially diminish the
toxicity of the waste and the likelihood
of the constituents migrating.
On September 21, 1998, the Agency
promulgated interim treatment
standards for spent potliners from
primary aluminum  reduction (EPA
hazardous waste K088). In this rule, the
Agency committed to establishing final
treatment standards within the next
two years. The Agency needs to gather
data, review treatment technologies and
develop treatment standards for
cyanide and fluoride based on this new
analysis. In addition, the Agency must
evaluate alternative treatment
technologies for the thermal  destruction
of K088. In particular, the Agency will
assess the effectiveness of vitrification
on K088 waste. Vitrification  treatment
enables K088 to be treated while
generating a product from the vitrified
K088. EPA, however, needs to
determine what  control technologies
are appropriate for the vitrification
units.
Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                 04/00/00
                 04/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Federalism: Undetermined
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4233
                    Sectors Affected: 3334 Ventilation,
                    Heating, Air-Conditioning and
                    Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
                    Manufacturing
                    Agency Contact: Elaine Eby,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                    5302W, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 703 308-8449
                    Fax: 703 308-8433
                    Email: eby.elaine@epa.gov

                    John Austin, Environmental Protection
                    Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency
                    Response, 5302W, Washington, DC
                    20460
                    Phone: 703 308-0436
                    Fax: 703 308-8433
                    Email: austin.john@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2050-AE65
3425. REVISIONS TO SOLID WASTE
LANDFILL CRITERIA—LEACHATE
RECIRCULATION
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907; 42 USC
6912; 42 USC 6944; 42 USC 6949
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 258

Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is requesting data and
information on the performance of
alternative liner designs compared to
the performance of composite liners
when leachate is being re-circulated.
Further, in recent years, bioreactor
landfills have gained recognition as a
possible innovation in solid waste
management. The bioreactor landfill is
generally defined as a landfill operated
to transform and stabilize the readily
and moderately decomposable organic
constituents of the waste stream by
purposeful control to enhance
microbiological processes. Bioreactor
landfills often employ liquid addition
including leachate recirculation,
alternative cover designs, and state-of-
the-art landfill gas collection systems.
In this notice EPA is also requesting
data and information on the design and
performance of bioreactor landfills.
Timetable:
                                                         Action
                                                        Date
                           FR Cite
                                     Notice
                                     NPRM
                  04/00/00
                  02/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: Undetermined
                                     Government Levels Affected: None
                                     Federalism: Undetermined
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4230
                                     Sectors Affected: 562 Waste
                                     Management and Remediation Services
                                     Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                                     Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                                     5306W, Washington, DC 20460
                                     Phone: 703 308-8647
                                     Fax: 703 308-8686
                                     Email:  hlustick.dwight@epa.gov

                                     Deborah Hanlon, Environmental
                                     Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
                                     Emergency Response, 5306W,
                                     Washington, DC 20460
                                     Phone: 703 308-5824
                                     Fax: 703 308-8686
                                     Email:  hanlon.deborah@epa.gov
                                     RIN: 2050-AE67

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                                                                       Proposed  Rule Stage
3426. PROPOSED REGULATORY
AMENDMENTS ON RECYCLING OF
HAZARDOUS WASTES IN
FERTILIZERS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1006 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266;
40 CFR 268; 40 CFR 271
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rulemaking is intended
to revise the current RCRA regulations
that apply to recycling of hazardous
wastes in the manufacture of zinc
fertilizers. Specifically, it is intended to
establish a more consistent application
of these recycling requirements to zinc
fertilizer products, to establish a set of
standards for contaminants in RCRA-
regulated zinc fertilizers that are more
appropriated to fertilizers and are
protective of human health and the
environment, and to specify more
appropriate, protective requirements for
management of zinc-bearing hazardous
secondary materials prior to recycling.
These regulatory revisions are expected
to directly affect companies that
manufacture zinc fertilizers from
hazardous secondary materials, and is
likely to benefit such manufacturers
that are small businesses by removing
certain regulatory disincentives to
legitimate recycling activities.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 11/00/00
 05/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4208
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and
Other Agricultural Chemical
Manufacturing; 32531 Fertilizer
Manufacturing; 331111 Iron and Steel
Mills; 331419 Primary Smelting and
Refining of Nonferrous Metal (except
Copper and Aluminum); 331492
Secondary Smelting, Refining, and
Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except
Copper and Aluminum); 562112
Hazardous Waste Collection
Agency Contact: Dave Fagan,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5301W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone:  703 308-0603
Fax: 703 308-0513
Email: fagan.david@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE69


3427. •  PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO
THE CORRECTIVE ACTION
MANAGEMENT UNIT RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6901 et.seq.

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 260; 40 CFR 264;
40 CFR  271

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
August 7, 2000.
Final, Judicial, October 8, 2001.

Abstract: EPA will propose
amendments to the existing RCRA
Corrective Action Management Unit
(CAMU) Regulation (at 40 CFR
264.552). CAMUs are used for
managing remediation wastes, and for
implementing corrective action or
cleanup at a facility. CAMUs can
promote cleanups by allowing a
broader  range of cleanup activities than
are allowed under  the other hazardous
waste management regulations. The
proposed amendments will add  more
detail to the treatment and technical
standards for management of cleanup
wastes in CAMUs.

Timetable:
3428. • NESHAPS: STANDARDS FOR
HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR
HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTORS-
PHASE I CLARIFICATION AND
PROPOSED CHANGES
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 RCRA
sec 3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA sec 3005;
42 USC 7412 CAA sec 112; 42 USC
7414 CAA sec 114
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60; 40 CFR 63;
40 CFR 260; 40  CFR 264; 40 CFR 265;
40 CFR 266; 40  CFR 270
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act
(CAA), EPA is required to establish
National Emission Standards for
Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
for most hazardous waste combustors
(HWCs) (i.e., incinerators, cement kilns,
boilers, and some types of smelting
furnaces). In addition, under the
Resource Conservation and Recovery
Act (RCRA), EPA is required to
establish standards for all HWCs as
necessary to ensure protection of
human health and the environment.
Consequently, the Agency established
in the Phase I rule new emissions
standards for cement kilns, lightweight
aggregate kilns, and incinerators under
CAA authority on September 30, 1999
(64 FR 52828). Following promulgation,
issues were raised by the regulated
community through informal comments
and through litigation. In response, this
proposed rule will propose changes and
clarify the final Phase I rule.
                                     Action
                                                        Date
                                               FR Cite    Timetable:
                    NPRM
                                      08/00/00
                                                         Action
                                                        Date     FR Cite
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Undetermined

                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

                    Government Levels Affected:
                    Undetermined

                    Federalism: Undetermined

                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4419

                    Agency Contact: Hugh Davis,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                    5303W, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 703 308-8633
                    Fax: 703 308-8617
                    Email:  davis.hugh@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2050-AE77
                                     NPRM Cement Kilns & 04/19/96 61 FR 17358
                                       Lightweight
                                       Aggregate Kilns &
                                       Incinerators
                                     Final Action MACT    06/19/98 63 FR 33782
                                       Fasttrack
                                     Final Action Cement   09/30/99 64 FR 52828
                                       Kilns & LWAKs &
                                       Incinerators (Final-
                                       Phase I)
                                     NPRM Phase I       12/00/00
                                       Clarifications and
                                       Proposed Changes
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Government Levels Affected: None
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4418
                                     Split from RIN 2050-AE01. The Agency
                                     will develop a Technical
                                     Implementation Guidance on Phase I;
                                     estimated completion date 1/2001.

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                                                  Proposed Rule Stage
Agency Contact: Rhonda Minnick,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5302W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8771
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: minnick.rhonda@epa.gov

Peggy Vyas, Environmental Protection
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency
Response, 5302W, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 703 308-5477
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: vyas.peggy@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE79
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery  Act (RCRA)
                                                        Final  Rule Stage
3429. MANAGEMENT OF CEMENT
KILN DUST (CKD)
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) RCRA
sec 2002(a); 42 USC  6921(a) RCRA sec
3001(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 259;  40 CFR 261;
40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 266
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: CKD is a high volume
material by-product of the cement
manufacturing process. While it
contains potentially  hazardous
constituents such as lead, cadmium and
chromium, it has been exempted since
November 1980 from hazardous waste
regulation under RCRA  Subtitle C by
the Bevill Amendment, which modified
Section 3001 of RCRA to exempt
certain special wastes until further
studies could be completed and any
applicable regulations were
promulgated. In December  1993, EPA
submitted a Report to Congress with its
findings on the nature and  management
practices associated with CKD. This
was followed in January 1995 by an
EPA regulatory determination
published in the Federal Register (60
FR 7366, 2/7/95], which concluded that
additional control of CKD is warranted.
In the regulatory determination EPA
committed to develop additional
tailored regulations under RCRA
Subtitle C and, if necessary, the Clean
Air Act. As part of its regulatory
development effort, the  Office  of Solid
Waste within EPA's  Office  of Solid
Waste and Emergency Response has
initiated further studies and has held
informal discussions with stakeholders
interested in regulations under RCRA
Subtitle C for the management of CKD.
The regulations will be tailored to
protect human health and the
environment while limiting burden on
the regulated community.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
                           FR Cite
NPRM             08/20/99 64 FR 45631
Final Action         02/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3856
Agency Contact: Patricia Cohn,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5306W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8675
Fax: 703 308-8686
Email:  cohn.patricia@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE34


3430. RECYCLED USED OIL
CONTAINING PCBS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC
6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 USC
6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC  6974; 42
USC 9601; 42 USC 9614(c)
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
Direct Final Rule     05/06/98  63 FR 24963
NPRM             05/06/98  63 FR 25006
Removal (removal of 3 07/14/98  63 FR 37780
  amendments)
Final Action         05/00/00
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

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                                                                            Final Rule Stage
Phone: 703 308-4309
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: rinehart.tom@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE47


3431. 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) RCRA
sec 2002(a); 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec
3004; 42 USC 6925 RCRA sec 3005; 42
USC 6926 RCRA 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
NPRM
NPRM
Notice of Data
Availability
Final Action
Date
07/01/91
10/12/94
06/00/00
03/00/01
FR Cite
56 FR 30201
59 FR 51 523
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 2647

                     Sectors Affected: 323110 Commercial
                     Lithographic Printing; 323114 Quick
                     Printing; 325131 Inorganic Dye and
                     Pigment Manufacturing; 325188 All
                     Other Basic Inorganic Chemical
                     Manufacturing; 325998 All Other
                     Miscellaneous Chemical Product
                     Manufacturing; 331311 Alumina
                     Refining; 325211 Plastics Material and
                     Resin Manufacturing; 32551 Paint and
                     Coating Manufacturing; 32511
                     Petrochemical Manufacturing; 32512
                     Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 325188
                     All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical
                     Manufacturing; 325193 Ethyl Alcohol
                     Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic
                     Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
                     325998 All Other Miscellaneous
                     Chemical Product Manufacturing;
                     311942 Spice and Extract
                     Manufacturing; 32411 Petroleum
                     Refineries; 332813 Electroplating,
                     Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and
                     Coloring;  33271 Machine Shops;
                     332991 Ball and Roller Bearing
                     Manufacturing; 333319 Other
                     Commercial and Service Industry
                     Machinery Manufacturing; 333999 All
                     Other General Purpose Machinery
                     Manufacturing; 336399 All Other Motor
                     Vehicle Parts Manufacturing; 334
                     Computer and Electronic Product
                     Manufacturing; 336 Transportation
                     Equipment Manufacturing; 48422
                     Specialized Freight (except Used
                     Goods) Trucking, Local; 56211 Waste
                     Collection; 22111 Electric Power
                     Generation; 22112 Electric Power
                     Transmission, Control and Distribution;
                     22132 Sewage Treatment Facilities;
                     56292 Materials Recovery Facilities

                     Agency Contact: Dale Ruhter,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                     5303W, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 308-8192
                     Fax: 703 308-8638
                     Email:  ruhter.dale@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2050-AC71
3432. LISTING DETERMINATION FOR
WASTEWATERS AND WASTEWATER
TREATMENT SLUDGES FROM
CHLORINATED ALIPHATICS
PRODUCTIONS; LAND DISPOSAL
RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWLY
IDENTIFIED WASTE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921 RCRA
sec 3001; 42 USC 9602 Superfund
(CERCLA) sec 102

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 261;
40 CFR 264; 40 CFR 265; 40 CFR 268;
40 CFR 271

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. Land Disposal Restrictions will
be added for any wastes newly listed
as hazardous; and 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 are not expected.

Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
08/25/99  64 FR 46475
10/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State

Additional Information: SAN No. 3151

Sectors Affected: 32511 Petrochemical
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: Ross Elliott,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8748
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email: elliott.ross@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AD85

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3433. ALTERNATIVE LAND DISPOSAL
RESTRICTIONS TREATMENT
STANDARDS FOR CONTAMINATED
SOILS, DEFERRAL OF PCB'S AS AN
UNDERLYING HAZARDOUS
CONSTITUENT IN SOIL
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 (G)(4)(M)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 268
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA proposed to temporarily
defer applicability of a portion of the
rule applying Land Disposal
Restrictions under the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
to underlying hazardous constituents in
soils contaminated with certain
hazardous constituent. Specifically,
EPA proposed to temporarily defer the
requirement that polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) be considered an
underlying hazardous constituent when
present in soils which either exhibit the
Toxicity Characteristic for metals, or
contain a hazardous waste that is listed
due to metal content.

Timetable:
Action
                   Date
          FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
02/16/00  65 FR 7809
06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State,
Federal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4360

Agency Contact: Ernie Brown,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8608
Fax:  703 308-8638
Email: brown.ernie@epa.gov

RIN:  2050-AE76
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Resource  Conservation and Recovery Act  (RCRA)
                                                     Long-Term  Actions
3434. HAZARDOUS WASTE
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: SLAG
RESIDUES DERIVED FROM HIGH
TEMPERATURE METALS RECOVERY
(HTMR) TREATMENT OF KO61, KO62
AND F006 WASTES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905 RCRA
sec 2002; 42 USC 6921; 42 USC 6922;
42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC
6938; 42 USC 6912(a) RCRA sec
2002(a); 42 USC 6922 RCRA sec 3002;
42 USC 6924 RCRA sec 3004

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 266

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: EPA assessed the potential
risks to human health and the
environment from the use of slag
residues (slags) resulting from high
temperature metals recovery (HTMR)
treatment of specified hazardous wastes
(i.e., electric arc furnace dust, steel
finishing pickle liquor, and
electroplating sludges). This assessment
was used as a basis for the proposed
rule to  reclassify these slags as
nonhazardous when they meet certain
exclusion levels and are managed and
used in a certain manner. EPA needs
to reevaluate the proposed rule due to
significant issues raised by public
commenters.  There is currently no
deadline for final action on the
proposed rule.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Action
Date
12/29/94
To Be
FR Cite
59 FR 67256
Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3428
Sectors Affected: 56292 Materials
Recovery Facilities
Agency Contact: Narendra Chaudhari,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0454
Fax: 703 308-0514
Email:  chaudhari.narendra@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE15

3435. HAZARDOUS WASTE
IDENTIFICATION; RECYCLED USED
OIL MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905; 42 USC
6912(a); 42 USC 6921 to 6927; 42 USC
6930; 42 USC 6934; 42 USC 6974; 42
USC 9601; 42 USC 9614(c)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 279
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is reviewing whether the
provision of the used oil management
standards which governs mixtures of
recycled used oil and characteristic
hazardous waste, 40 CFR 279.10(b)(2)
(the used oil mixture rule), is consistent
with the United States Court of Appeals
for the  District of Columbia Circuit's
decision in Chemical Waste
Management, Inc. v. EPA. The decision,
which concerned a challenge to
                    portions of EPA's land disposal
                    restrictions, held that EPA could not
                    authorize certain wastes exhibiting the
                    hazardous characteristics of ignitability,
                    reactivity, or corrosivity to be diluted
                    to eliminate the characteristic and then
                    be land-disposed unless the hazardous
                    constituents in the waste were
                    adequately treated to minimize threats
                    to human health and the environment.
                    The used oil mixture rule provides that
                    a mixture of hazardous waste and used
                    oil destined for recycling, if the mixture
                    is hazardous solely because  it exhibits
                    a hazardous waste characteristic, is
                    regulated under the used oil
                    management standards. Under the used
                    oil mixture rule, such a decharacterized
                    mixture, therefore, is not subject to the
                    hazardous waste regulations, including
                    those relating to land disposal
                    restrictions. Further analysis is
                    necessary to determine whether
                    mixtures of used oil destined for
                    recycling and characteristic  hazardous
                    wastes differ significantly from other
                    mixtures containing characteristic
                    wastes in terms of potential  threat to
                    human health and the  environment.
                    Timetable:
                    Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                    NPRM               To Be Determined
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                    Government Levels Affected: State
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3668
                    Agency Contact: Mike Svizzero,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,

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EPA—Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
                                                                          Long-Term  Actions
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5304W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-0046
Fax: 703 308-8638
Email: svizzero.michael@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE28
3436. STORAGE, TREATMENT,
TRANSPORTATION, AND DISPOSAL
OF MIXED WASTE
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 6922;
42 USC 6924; 42 USC 6926
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261.4; 40 CFR
262.34

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April
30, 2001.
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 1999.
Abstract: The focus of the final rule
will be to provide flexibility under
RCRA Subtitle C to generators of
eligible mixed waste. We will be
finalizing a proposal for a conditional
exemption from the definition of
hazardous waste applicable to: low-
level mixed waste (LLMW)  for storage;
and LLMW or Naturally Occurring
and/or Accelerator-produced
Radioactive Material (NARM) for
transportation and disposal. The rule is
expected to reduce dual regulation for
generators in the management and
disposal of their wastes. This flexibility
will enable  generators of LLMW who
are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) to claim an
exemption for storing and treating these
wastes in tanks or containers (using
solidification, neutralization, or other
stabilization processes) without a RCRA
permit. This rule will also provide
flexibility for the manifesting,
transportation and disposal of eligible
mixed waste. Waste meeting the
conditions will be exempted from
certain RCRA Subtitle C hazardous
waste requirements and managed as
radioactive waste in accordance with
NRC regulations.
Timetable:
                     Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                            11/19/99 64 FR 63463
                            04/00/01
Action
  Date
FR Cite
ANPRM
 03/01/99 64 FR 10063
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4017 •
                     SIC Codes: Nuclear Electric Power
                     Generation (4911); Federal Facilities
                     (9431) and (9511); Mixed Waste
                     Treatment, Storage and Disposal
                     Facilities (4953); Commercial Low
                     Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
                     Facilities (4953); Universities (8221);
                     Medical Facilities (8071);
                     Pharmaceutical Companies (2834);
                     Research Laboratories (8731, 8734)
                     Sectors Affected: 3254 Pharmaceutical
                     and Medicine Manufacturing; 562
                     Waste Management and Remediation
                     Services; 562219 Other Nonhazardous
                     Waste Treatment and Disposal; 61131
                     Colleges, Universities and Professional
                     Schools; 6215 Medical and Diagnostic
                     Laboratories; 622 Hospitals; 92 Public
                     Administration; 8112 Electronic and
                     Precision Equipment Repair and
                     Maintenance
                     Agency Contact: Grace Ordaz,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Solid Waste  and Emergency Response,
                     5304W, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 308-1130
                     Fax: 703 605-0744
                     Email: ordaz.grace@epa.gov

                     Nancy Hunt, Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency
                     Response, 5303W, Washington, DC
                     20460
                     Phone: 703 308-8762
                     Fax: 703 308-8638
                     Email: hunt.nancy@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2050-AE45
3437. FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE
APPLICABILITY OF THE TOXICITY
CHARACTERISTIC RULE TO
PETROLEUM CONTAMINATED MEDIA
AND DEBRIS FROM UNDERGROUND
STORAGE TANKS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6921 RCRA
sec 3001
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261
Legal Deadline: None
                                      Abstract: In the final hazardous waste
                                      Toxicity Characteristic (TC) rule
                                      published in June 1990, EPA decided
                                      to temporarily defer application of the
                                      TC rule to petroleum-contaminated
                                      media and debris, such as soils and
                                      groundwater, that result from
                                      underground storage tank (UST)
                                      corrective actions. This rule is part of
                                      the Agency's commitment to make a
                                      final determination regarding the UST
                                      temporary deferral. The temporary
                                      deferral was, in part, based on the
                                      Agency's concern that without such a
                                      deferral, UST cleanup procedures
                                      would be adversely affected, resulting
                                      in delays in remedial action and
                                      increases in remediation costs. Since
                                      this action is deregulatory, there are no
                                      adverse effects on small businesses, or
                                      on State, local, or tribal governments.
                                      Timetable:
                                      Action              Date    FR Cite
                                               NPRM
                                               Final Action
                                                       02/12/93 58 FR 8504
                                                       12/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3189
Agency Contact: Sammy Ng,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5401G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9900
Fax: 202 260-9163
Email: ng.sammy@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AD69


3438. 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.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6924 RCRA
sec 3004(u); 42 USC 6924 RCRA sec
3004(v)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 264;  40 CFR 270
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Past and present waste
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                                                     Long-Term Actions
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
treatment, storage or disposal facilities
have resulted in releases of hazardous
constituents from some waste
management units. These releases may
cause contamination of soils,
groundwater, surface water, and air.
This regulation provides a framework
for investigating and remediating
releases at RCRA facilities as necessary
to protect human health and the
environment.
The Agency has issued the corrective
action regulations in several phases. A
proposal for corrective action at RCRA
facilities was issued in July 1990. In
February 1993, regulations concerning
Corrective Action Management Units
(CAMU) and Temporary Units were
issued. An advance notice of proposed
rulemaking (ANPRM) was published on
May 1, 1996. A partial withdrawal was
published on October 7, 1999.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
Final Rule (Phase 1)
ANPRM
Notice Published
Partial Withdrawal
of Proposed
Rulemaking.
Final Action
Date
07/27/90
02/16/93
05/01/96
1 0/07/99
To Be
FR Cite
55 FR 30798
58 FR 8658
61 FR 19432
64 FR 54604
Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 2390
Agency Contact: Barbara Foster,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5303W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-7057
Fax: 703 308-8638
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                                                                       Long-Term Actions
exemption from the definition of solid
waste for synthesis fuels produced from
hazardous waste (63 FR 33791). The
notice being developed (Notice of Data
Availability Regulation of Gasification
Devices Processing Hazardous Waste at
Petroleum Refineries) will seek
comment on the additional data that
have been received on gasification.

Timetable:
Action
  Date    FR Cite
NPRM            11/20/95 60 FR 57747
Interim Notice of Data  04/08/97 62 FR 16747
  Availability
                    Action
                                      Date    FR Cite
Notice of Data       07/15/98 63 FR 38139
  Availability and
  Request for
  Comment
Final Action         08/06/98 63 FR 42110
Final Rule Technical   10/09/98 63 FR 54356
  Amendments
Notice Notice of Data  12/00/01
  Availability
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4411
                  Split from RIN 2050-AD88.

                  Agency Contact: Lawrence Gonzalez,
                  Environmental Protection Agency,
                  Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                  5302W, Washington, DC 20460
                  Phone: 703 308-8468
                  Fax: 703 308-8433
                  Email: gonzalez.lawrence@epa.gov

                  David Hockey, Environmental
                  Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
                  Emergency Response, OS-301,
                  Washington, DC 20460
                  Phone: 202 260-7596

                  RIN: 2050-AE78
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
                                                                        Completed Actions
3441. REVIEW OF TOXICITY
CHARACTERISTIC LEVEL FOR
SILVER UNDER THE RESOURCE
CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT
(RCRA)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 261; 40 CFR 268

Completed:
Reason
                  Date
          FR Cite
Final Study Complete  06/30/99

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jan Young
Phone: 703 308-1568
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: young.jan@epa.gov
Ingrid Rosencrantz
Phone: 703 605-0709
Fax: 703 308-0511
Email: rosencrantz.ingrid@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE37
                    3442. 180-DAY ACCUMULATION TIME
                    UNDER RCRA FOR GENERATORS OF
                    F006 WASTE WATER TREATMENT
                    SLUDGES FROM THE METAL
                    FINISHING INDUSTRY

                    Priority: Other Significant

                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 262

                    Completed:
Reason
Date
                                                              FR Cite
                    Final Action
                 03/08/00 65 FR 12378
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No

                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State

                    Agency Contact: Katherine Blanton
                    Phone: 703 605-0761
                    Fax: 703 308-0514
                    Email: blanton.katherine@epa.gov
                    Kristina Meson
                    Phone: 703 308-8488
                    Fax: 703 308-0514
                    Email: meson.kristina@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2050-AE60
                                    3443. REVISIONS TO GUIDELINES
                                    FOR THE STORAGE AND
                                    COLLECTION OF RESIDENTIAL,
                                    COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL
                                    SOLID WASTE
                                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 243
                                    Completed:
                                                                        Reason
                                                                                           Date
                                                                                   FR Cite
                                                                        NPRM
                                                                        Direct Final Rule
                                                                         12/17/99 64 FR 70666
                                                                         12/17/99 64 FR 70602
                                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                    Required: No
                                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                    State, Local, Tribal
                                    Sectors Affected: 562 Waste
                                    Management and Remediation Services
                                    Agency Contact: Dwight Hlustick
                                    Phone: 703 308-8647
                                    Fax:  703 308-8686
                                    Email: hlustick.dwight@epa.gov
                                    Deborah Hanlon
                                    Phone: 703 308-5824
                                    Fax:  703 308-8686
                                    Email: hanlon.deborah@epa.gov
                                    RIN:  2050-AE66
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
                                                                          Final  Rule Stage
3444. 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 CWA sec
                                    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,

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                                                       Final Rule Stage
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. On December 2,
1997, EPA supplemented the 1991 and
1993 proposed revisions with a
proposal to reduce burdens associated
with the oil spill prevention program
by reducing the recordkeeping
provisions or exempting some facilities
from some recordkeeping requirements.
This rule will take final action on the
1991, 1993, and 1997 proposals.
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 Action         10/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
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
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: fleischman.hugo@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AC62


3445. FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN
REGULATION FOR CERTAIN NON-
TRANSPORTATION-RELATED
FACILITIES THAT HANDLE, STORE,
OR TRANSPORT VEGETABLE OILS
AND ANIMAL FATS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321; 33 USC
1361; 33 USC 2720; EO 12777 (October
18 1991); PL 105-276
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 112 (Revision)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This regulation would modify
the existing regulations as they apply
to facilities that handle, store, or
transport vegetable oils and animal fats.
The Facility Response Plan (FRP) rule
applies only to high-risk facilities that
transfer large volumes of oil over water
or store 1 million gallons or more of
oil and meet additional criteria.
Because worst-case discharges from
these facilities could cause substantial
harm to the environment, facility
owners and operators are required to
prepare and implement response plans.
The rule applies to a small number of
vegetable oil/animal fat facilities (an
estimated 50 to  100, based on
information provided by industry). The
current rule already provides greater
flexibility to vegetable oil/animal fat
facilities in the development of these
plans than what is required for
petroleum facilities. The EPA FY1999
Appropriation (P.L. 105-276) directs the
Agency to issue regulations amending
40 CFR Part 112 (Oil Pollution
Prevention) to comply with the
requirements  of the Edible Oil
Regulatory Reform Act (EORRA).
EORRA requires agencies to
differentiate between vegetable oils and
animal fats and other classes of oils,
based on properties and effects, in
issuing regulations.
Timetable:
Action
ANPRM
NPRM
Final Action
Date FR Cite
04/08/99 64 FR 17227
04/08/99
04/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4217
Sectors Affected: 311222 Soybean
Processing; 311223 Other Oilseed
Processing; 311225 Fats and Oils
Refining and Blending; 311613
Rendering and Meat By-product
Processing; 311711 Seafood Canning;
311712 Fresh and Frozen Seafood
Processing
Agency Contact: Barbara Davis,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5203G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8823
Fax: 703 603-9116
Email: davis.barbara@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AE64
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Comprehensive Environmental  Response, Compensation and  Liability  Act
                                                   Proposed Rule Stage
3446. 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: 42 USC 11004; 42
USC 9602(a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302; 40 CFR 355

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.

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Timetable:
                                     Action
                                       Date
                                     FR Cite
Action
  Date
FR Cite
NPRM            06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 3423
Agency Contact: Frank Avvisato,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-8949
Fax:  703 603-9100
Email: avvisato.frank@epa.gov

Lynn Beasley, Environmental
Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
Emergency Response, 5204G,
Washington,  DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086
Fax:  703 603-9014
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov
RIN:  2050-AE12
3447. 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 will revise the
sites included on the National Priorities
List (NPL) of uncontrolled waste sites
in the National Contingency Plan
(NCP). CERCLA requires that the
Agency revise the NPL at least
annually. Periodic revisions will allow
EPA to include sites on the  NPL with
known or threatened hazardous
substance releases and to delete sites
that have been cleaned up.
Timetable:
NPRM 28
NPRM (Almeda)
Final Action 24
NPRM 29
Final Action 25
NPRM 30
Final Action
NPRM 31
Final Action 26
NPRM
Final Action
NPRM
Final Action
NPRM
Final Action
04/23/99 64 FR 19968
05/10/99 64 FR 24990
05/10/99 64 FR 24949
07/22/99 64 FR 39886
07/22/99 64 FR 39878
10/22/99 64 FR 56992
10/22/99 64 FR 56966
02/04/00 65 FR 5468
02/04/00 65 FR 5435
05/00/00
05/00/00
07/00/00
07/00/00
10/00/00
10/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3439
                     Agency Contact: Yolanda Singer,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                     5204G, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 703 603-8835
                     Fax: 703 603-9100
                     Email: singer.yolanda@epa.gov

                     Terry Keidan,  Environmental Protection
                     Agency, Solid  Waste and Emergency
                     Response, 5204G, Washington, DC
                     20460
                     Phone: 703 603-8852
                     Fax: 703 603-9104
                     Email: keidan.terry@epa.gov
                     RIN:  2050-AD75

                     3448. REVISE  40 CFR PART 35
                     SUBPART O: COOPERATIVE
                     AGREEMENTS AND SUPERFUND
                     STATE CONTRACTS FOR
                     SUPERFUND RESPONSE ACTIONS
                     Priority: Other Significant
                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 to 9675
                     CFR  Citation:  40 CFR 35 Subpart O
Action
  Date     FR Cite    Legal Deadline: None
NPRM 24          03/06/98 63 FR 11340
Final Action 20      03/06/98 63 FR 11332
NPRM 25          07/28/98 63 FR 40247
Final Action 21      07/28/98 63 FR 40182
Final Action (Tex-Tm  09/18/98 63 FR 49855
  Corp)
NPRM 26          09/29/98 63 FR 51882
Final Action 22      09/29/98 63 FR 51848
NPRM 27          01/19/99 64 FR 2950
Final Action 23      01/19/99 64 FR 2942
NPRM (Midnight Mine) 02/16/99 64 FR 7564
                     Abstract: 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart O
                     is the Superfund Administrative
                     Regulation that governs awarding of
                     Superfund cooperative agreements
                     (CAs) to States, Indian Tribes, and
                     Territiories of the United States.
                     Subpart O covers State-lead, site-
                     specific cooperative agreements for
                     non-time-critical removal, preremedial,
                     remedial, and enforcement actions, and
                     site-specific management assistance for
federal-lead projects. Also covered by
Subpart O are non-site-specific Core
Program and Voluntary Cleanup
Program State infrastructure
development, as well as Brownfields
pilots, and Brownfields assessments.
The requirements for Superfund State
Contracts, financial administration,
property, procurement, reporting,
recordkeeping, and closeout are
provided in Subpart O.
Subpart O was promulgated 6/5/1990,
and became effective on 7/5/1990.
Many changes in the Superfund
program have occurred over the past
almost ten years and these need to be
reflected in Subpart O. The six
categories of CAs presently used in
Subpart O need greater flexibility to
accommodate the new types of CAs
that have developed. For example, the
number of Block Funding Reform
pilots, begun in 1997, to consolidate
several of the cooperative agreements
offered in Subpart O, has grown to
about 16 for Fiscal Year 1998, and have
generated at least 60 approved
deviation requests from Subpart O and
40 CFR Part 31. These pilot projects
offer considerable administrative relief
to States, Tribes, and EPA by reducing
reporting requirements, broadening
scope changes without amendment,
increasing the ability to move monies
within and among CAs, and relaxing
application requirements regarding site-
specific identification of cooperative
agreement funds to certain activities,
while maintaining site-specific
drawdown requirements needed for
cost recovery and Superfund
accounting. Further policy
developments have recently
recommended exploring the feasibility
of offering grants to States to
implement parts of the Superfund
program, but the grant cannot be
implemented unless Subpart O is
revised. Subpart O also needs to be
conformed with PArt 31 (Uniform
Administrative Requirements for Grants
and Cooperative Agreements)
promulgated shortly after the
promulgation of Subpart  O. Differences
between these two companion
regulations were not institutionalized at
that time.
EPA expects to examine the feasibility
of grant authority, institutionalize the
combining of CA types, create more
flexible reporting requirements, permit
greater scope changes without
amendment, provide more flexible
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CAs, and other advances in
State/Tribal/EPA interaction.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
FR Cite
NPRM             09/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: State,
Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
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. 4177
Agency Contact: Kirby Biggs,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5204W, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 308-8506
Fax: 703 308-8433
Email: biggs.kirby@epa.gov

Dave Evans, Environmental Protection
Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency
Response,  5204G, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 703 603-8885
Fax: 703 603-9100
Email: evans.dave@epa.gov

RIN: 2050-AE62
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
                                                                 Final Rule Stage
3449. 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 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
          proposed 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
          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. The
          proposed rule also included a new
          provision that if finalized would allow
          communities to receive cash advances
          of up to $5,000.
                                     Timetable:
                                     Action
                   Date     FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                 08/24/99 64 FR 46233
                 06/00/00
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No

                                     Small Entities Affected: No
                                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                     State, Local, Tribal

                                     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
                                     Fax: 703 603-9100
                                     Email: gartner.lois@epa.gov

                                     Suzanne Wells, Environmental
                                     Protection Agency, Solid Waste and
                                     Emergency Response, 5204G,
                                     Washington, DC 20460
                                     Phone: 703 603-8863
                                     Fax: 703 603-9100
                                     Email: wells.suzanne@epa.gov

                                     RIN: 2050-AE33
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Comprehensive  Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability  Act
                                                              Long-Term  Actions
3450. REPORTING EXEMPTIONS FOR
FEDERALLY PERMITTED RELEASES
OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321; 33 USC
1361; 42 USC 9602; 42 USC 11004

CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 117; 40 CFR 302;
40 CFR 355
          Legal Deadline: None

          Abstract: This action would clarify the
          definition of federally permitted release
          under the Comprehensive
          Environmental Response,
          Compensation, and Liability Act
          (CERCLA). Federally permitted releases
          of hazardous substances are exempt
          from CERCLA reporting and liability,
                                    and from reporting under section 304
                                    of the Emergency Planning and
                                    Community Right-to-Know Act.

                                    See "Additional Information" below for
                                    information on Interim Guidance.

                                    Timetable:
                                    Action
                                                       Date
                                                               FR Cite
                                                                         NPRM
                                                                                           07/19/88 53 FR 27268

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Action
                   Date     FR Cite
Supplemental Notice
Notice Interim Guide:
  CERCLA
  101(10)(H)FPR
  Def/Certain Air
  Emiss.
Notice of Public
  Meeting &
  Extension of
  Comment Period
Final Action
 07/11/89  54 FR 29306
 12/21/99  64 FR 71614
 02/02/00  65 FR 4966
   To Be  Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 2394
The interim guidance discusses EPA's
interpretation of the Federally
Permitted Release (FPR) exemption as
it applies to certain air emissions,
responds to industry questions, and
solicits public comments on the issues
discussed in the interim guidance.
Public meeting held on 2/24/2000 and
comment period extended until
3/10/2000. (See 65 FR 4966).
Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
5204G, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 703 603-9086
Fax: 703 603-9104
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov
RIN: 2050-AB82
3451. STREAMLINING THE
PREAUTHORIZATION MIXED
FUNDING FOR APPLICATION AND
IMPLEMENTATION OF CLAIMS
AGAINST SUPERFUND
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Reinventing Government: This
mlemaking 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 National Contingency Plan
and ensure proper accounting by
requiring offsets for funds owed to the
Agency by claimants.

Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date
                           FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     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: bruckner.seth@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2050-AE38
3452. CRITERIA FOR THE
DESIGNATION OF HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES UNDER CERCLA
SECTION 102(A)
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 9602
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302.4
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action will address the
development of evaluation criteria for
the designation of substances as
hazardous under CERCLA. It is
necessary to develop  evaluation criteria
because the Agency has the authority
under CERCLA 102(a) to designate
substances as hazardous; however, the
Agency does not have criteria to do so.
To date the only substances designated
as CERCLA hazardous substances are as
a result of their appearance on other
Acts' lists  defined under CERCLA
101(14). Using CERCLA designation
criteria the Agency may establish
CERCLA hazardous substances
independently from other Acts, in the
interest of public health and the
environment.
The purpose of this action is to have
well thought-out criteria for designating
hazardous substances that may be
applied to individual substances for
evaluation and decision as to whether
or not the substance should be
appropriately designated a CERCLA
102(a)  hazardous substance. The
Agency already has the authority to
designate substances  as hazardous; in
this action, criteria will be developed
to implement that authority.
Timetable:
                                        To Be Determined   Action
                                                         Date     FR Cite
                                      ANPRM           11/00/01
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required: No
                                      Small Entities Affected: No
                                      Government Levels Affected: None
                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 4201
                                      Agency Contact: Lynn Beasley,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency,
                                      Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
                                      5204G, Washington, DC 20460
                                      Phone: 703 603-9086
                                      Fax: 703 603-9104
                                      Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov
                                      RIN: 2050-AE63

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ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
                                                           Prerule Stage
3453. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR
THE ORGANIC CHEMICALS,
PLASTICS AND SYNTHETIC FIBERS
CATEGORY (SECTION 610 REVIEW)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 5 USC 610
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 414
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: In November 1987, EPA
established effluent limitations
guidelines and standards for the
Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and
Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) industrial
category (52 FR 42522, November 5,
1987), under the authority of sections
301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 402, and 501
of the Clean Water Act. In 1993, EPA
issued amendments to the final rule (58
FR 36872, July 9, 1993) to respond  to
the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals'
remand decisions on the OCPSF
regulation. The 1993 amendments
resulted in little change to the number
or extent of small business impacts.
The 1987 final rule incorporated
special provisions (i.e., less stringent
regulations) to minimize the economic
impact for a subset of small plants,  and
the 1993 amendments maintained those
provisions. EPA conducted a regulatory
flexibility analysis for the final rule and
concluded (for the 1987 rulemaking
and again for the 1993 amendments)
that the effluent limitations are
economically achievable for the
industry as a whole, although some
small businesses would experience a
significant economic impact. The
analysis estimated impacts in terms of
plant and product line closures and
profit and sales impacts. As reported
in the 1993 amendments, EPA
projected the following small business
impacts: for direct dischargers, EPA
projected significant impacts for 77
percent of the small plants; for indirect
dischargers, EPA projected significant
impacts for 63  percent of the small
plants.
EPA is reviewing the 1987 OCPSF
regulation pursuant to section 610 of
the Regulatory  Flexibility Act (5 USC
610).  The purpose of this review is to
determine whether the OCPSF 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. EPA has already
solicited comment on the continued
need for the rule; the complexity of the
rule; the extent to which it overlaps,
duplicates,  or conflicts with other
Federal, State,  or local government
                   rules; and the degree to which
                   technology, economic conditions, or
                   other relevant factors have changed
                   since the rule was promulgated.
                   EPA continues to view the effluent
                   limitations for the OCPSF category as
                   a necessary component of the
                   comprehensive program to restore and
                   maintain the quality of our Nation's
                   waters. EPA intends to continue to
                   require compliance  with the regulation.
                   Until and unless the Agency modifies
                   the rule, the discharges described in 40
                   CFR 414.11 remain  subject to the final
                   rule.
                   Timetable:
                   Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                   Begin Review
                   End Review
                  11/22/99 64 FR 65140
                  10/00/00
                   Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                   Required: No
                   Government Levels Affected: None
                   Additional Information: SAN No. 4364
                   Agency Contact: Frank Hund,
                   Environmental Protection Agency,
                   Water, 4303,  Washington, DC 20460
                   Phone: 202 260-7182
                   Fax: 202 260-7185
                   Email: hund.frank@epa.gov
                   RIN: 2040-AD45
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
                                                   Proposed Rule Stage
3454. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS FOR THE METAL
PRODUCTS AND MACHINERY
CATEGORY, PHASES 1 AND 2
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect the private sector under PL 104-
4.

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317
CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec
308; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1361 CWA sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 438

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial,
December 31, 2002.
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Abstract: EPA is developing effluent
limitations guidelines for facilities that
generate wastewater while processing
metal parts; metal products; and
machinery, including manufacture,
assembly, rebuilding, repair, and
maintenance. A proposed rule in 1995
covered seven industrial groups:
aircraft, aerospace, hardware, ordnance,
stationary industrial equipment, mobile
industrial equipment, and electronic
equipment. EPA has consolidated this
rulemaking with a second phase, and
coverage will include additional
industrial groups such as: bus and
truck, household  equipment,
instruments,  motor vehicles, office
machines, precious metals and jewelry,
railroads, job shops,  printed circuit
boards, and ships and boats. The
deadlines and timetable apply to the
consolidated Phase 1 and 2 rulemaking.

Timetable:
                   Action
                   Date    FR Cite
Action
Date    FR Cite
NPRM (Phase 1)     05/30/95 60 FR 28210
NPRM (Consolidated  10/00/00
  Phase 1 and 2)
Final Action         12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2806

Sectors Affected: 332 Fabricated Metal
Product Manufacturing; 333 Machinery
Manufacturing; 334 Computer and
Electronic Product Manufacturing; 335
Electrical Equipment, Appliance and
Component Manufacturing; 336
Transportation Equipment
Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and
Related Product Manufacturing; 339
Miscellaneous Manufacturing

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EPA—Clean Water Act (CWA)
                                                                                      Proposed  Rule Stage
Agency Contact: Shari Barash,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone:  202 260-7130
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: barash.shari@epa.gov

Mike Ebner, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC
20460
Phone:  202 260-5397
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: ebner.michael@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AB79


3455. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS  FOR IRON AND STEEL
MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE
CATEGORY
Priority. Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317
CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec
308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1362 CWA sec 502
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 420
Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April
30, 2002.
NPRM, Judicial, October 31, 2000.
Abstract: EPA will propose
amendments to the effluent limitations
guidelines and standards regulations 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.
Timetable:
Action
                  Date
                           FR Cite
                 10/00/00
                 04/00/02
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3833
Sectors Affected: 331111 Iron and
Steel Mills; 3312 Steel Product
Manufacturing from Purchased Steel;
3328 Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating
and Allied Activities; 324199 All Other
Petroleum and Coal Products
Manufacturing

Agency Contact: George Jett,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone:  202 260-7151
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jett.george@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC90


3456. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS FOR THE FEEDLOTS
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY, SWINE
AND POULTRY SUBCATEGORIES,
AND NPDES REGULATION FOR
CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING
OPERATIONS

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1318
CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec
501; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1317 CWA sec 307

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 412; 40 CFR
122.23

Legal Deadline:  NPRM, Judicial,
December 15, 2000, Effluent Guideline.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2002,
Effluent Guideline.

Abstract: Feedlot operations are
covered by existing effluent guidelines
at 40 CFR 412 and concentrated  animal
feeding operations (CAFOs) are covered
by regulations at 40 CFR 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
                                                                         Final Action
                  12/00/00
                  12/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4153
EPA plans to publish this rule in
conjunction with SAN 4167.
Sectors Affected: 11221 Hog and Pig
Farming; 11292 Horse and Other
Equine Production; 11239 Other
Poultry Production; 112112 Cattle
Feedlots; 11232 Broilers and Other
Meat Type Chicken Production;  11231
Chicken Egg Production; 11212 Dairy
Cattle and Milk Production; 11241
Sheep Farming; 11233 Turkey
Production
Agency Contact: Jan Goodwin,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7152
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: goodwin.janet@epa.gov

Karen Metchis, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4203,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7069
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: metchis.karen@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD19

3457. EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR
THE FEEDLOTS POINT SOURCE
CATEGORY, DAIRY AND BEEF
CATTLE SUBCATEGORIES
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317
CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec
308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1361 CWA sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 412
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
December 15, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2002.
Abstract: Feedlot operations are
covered by existing effluent guidelines

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                                                                       Proposed Rule  Stage
at 40 CFR 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 some regions of the country.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
12/00/00
12/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4167
EPA plans to publish this rule in
conjunction with SAN 4153.
Sectors Affected: 112112 Cattle
Feedlots; 11212 Dairy Cattle and Milk
Production
Agency Contact: Ron Jordan,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7115
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: jordan.ronald@epa.gov

Paul Shriner, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3163
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: shriner.paul@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD21
3458. REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR
THE COAL MINING POINT SOURCE
CATEGORY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317
CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec
308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1361 CWA sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 434
Legal  Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March
31,  2000.
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 Alkaline 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             04/00/00
                    Final Action         12/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4168
                    Sectors Affected: 21211 Coal Mining
                    Agency Contact: Joe Vitalis,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-7172
                    Fax: 202 260-7185
                    Email: vitalis.joseph@epa.gov

                    John Tinger, Environmental Protection
                    Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC
                    20460
                    Phone: 202 260-4992
                    Fax: 202 260-7185
                    Email: tinger.john@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2040-AD24


                    3459. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES FOR
                    THE CONSTRUCTION AND
                    DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
                    Major status under 5 USC 801 is
                    undetermined.
                    Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC
1316 CWA 306; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
December 31, 2000.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2002.

Abstract: The effluent guidelines will
apply to construction activities
associated with new development, as
well as to those associated with re-
development activities. The regulations
will address storm water runoff from
construction sites during the active
phase of construction, as well as post-
construction runoff. Construction
activity is a major source of sediment
and other pollutants discharged to the
nation's waters. Industries potentially
affected by this rulemaking include
land developers, home builders,
builders of commercial and industrial
property, and other private and public
sector construction site owners and
operators. EPA will develop design
criteria for erosion and sediment
controls and storm water best
management practices (BMPs). These
requirements will be implemented in
NPDES storm water permits issued to
construction site owners and operators.

Timetable:
                                      Action
                              Date
                            FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                            12/00/00
                            12/00/02
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required:  Undetermined

                                      Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                                      Governmental Jurisdictions

                                      Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                      State, Local, Tribal

                                      Federalism: Undetermined

                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 4280

                                      Legal Deadlines: EPA is pursuing
                                      extensions to the Consent Decree
                                      deadlines.

                                      Sectors Affected: 23 Construction

                                      Agency Contact: Eric Strassler,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency,
                                      Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                                      Phone: 202 260-7150
                                      Fax: 202 260-7185
                                      Email: strassler.eric@epa.gov

                                      RIN: 2040-AD42

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EPA—Clean Water  Act (CWA)
                                                                        Proposed Rule Stage
3460. • 2000 EFFLUENT GUIDELINES
PROGRAM PLAN
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(m) CWA
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
August 28, 2000.
Abstract: The Effluent Guidelines Plan
is published biennially as required by
the Clean Water Act and a consent
decree (NRDC et al v. Browner, 89-2980
(D.D.C.)). The Plan discusses the status
of ongoing rulemakings, development
of additional rules, and preliminary
studies. The Plan sets forth EPA's
rationale for the selection of particular
industries as candidates for new or
revised effluent guidelines.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
Proposed Plan
Final Plan
 05/00/00
 08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4368
Agency Contact: Wendy D. Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7184
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: smith.wendy@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD47


3461.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
REGULATION — REVISION
Priority: Other Significant.  Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: 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: 33 USC 1313 CWA sec
303(c)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Water quality standards set
by States and Indian tribes  establish the
water quality goals for surface waters
of the U.S. and the means by which
attainment of these goals will be
measured and assured. They are the
foundation for protecting water quality
and related public health and welfare
and the ecological health of the nation's
waters. The Federal water quality
standards regulation at 40 CFR Part 131
governs the development, review and
revision of water quality standards
under section 303(c) of the Clean Water
Act by States and Indian Tribes, and
the review and approval of water
quality standards by EPA. Based upon
the Federal, State, Tribal and local
experience gained in the program over
the last 20 years, EPA's  proposed
revisions to 40 CFR 131 are intended
to strengthen the water quality
standards regulation thus enhancing
water quality management on a
watershed basis, and focusing Federal,
State and Tribal resources on the areas
of greatest concern. Program areas
identified for revision include mixing
zone policies and procedures.
Timetable:	
Action              Date     FR  Cite
                     ANPRM
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                  07/07/98 63 FR 36741
                  09/00/00
                  10/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: Undetermined
                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
                     Federalism: Undetermined
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3662
                     Agency Contact: Susan Gilbertson,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Water, 4305, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-1188
                     Email: gilbertson.sue@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2040-AC56


                     3462. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
                     FOR ALABAMA—PHASE II
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313  CWA
                     303
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     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. EPA is
                                                           developing a proposed federal
                                                           rulemaking to determine the
                                                           appropriate use designations for five
                                                           waterbodies in Alabama subject to
                                                           outstanding EPA  disapprovals.
                                                           Timetable:
                                                           Action
                   Date
FR Cite
NPRM             12/00/00
Final Action         06/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4264
Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, Region IV, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

Jim Keating, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4305, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3845
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: keating.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD35


3463.  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
FOR INDIAN COUNTRY WATERS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC  1251 et seq
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is considering whether
to promulgate a national rule
containing core federal water quality
standards (WQS) to support tailored,
site-specific decisions for all Indian
country waters that do not have EPA-
approved Tribal standards. EPA is
contemplating this rule as a first step
towards ensuring that the core Clean
Water Act (CWA) framework for
protecting water quality is in place for
all such waters. The core federal water
quality standards would establish: use

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EPA—Clean Water Act (CWA)
                                                             Proposed  Rule Stage
designations consistent with CWA
section 101(a) goals and other
provisions of the CWA; narrative water
quality criteria for protecting the
designated uses; and an antidegradation
policy designed to protect water
quality. Such standards would provide
a basis for EPA (in consultation with
a Tribe) to affect pollution discharges
occurring upstream from Tribal waters;
provide a legally enforceable basis for
including water quality based
limitations or conditions in permits or
certifications for discharges within
Indian country; and provide the basis
for EPA to establish Total Maximum
Daily Loads  (TMDLs) for Indian
country waters. A federal promulgation
would not prevent Tribes from
developing their own standards.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
FR Cite
NPRM             07/00/00
Final Action         10/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4344
Agency Contact: Fred Leutner,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4305, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1542
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: leutner.fred@epa.gov

Joanne Dea, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4305, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-0180
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: dea.joanne@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD46

3464. 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 1314(h) CWA
304(h); 33 USC 1361 CWA 501(a); 42
USC 300(f] SDWA 1412; 42 USC
300(g)(l) SDWA 1413; 42 USC  300(g)(2)
SDWA 1414; 42 USC 300(g)(3)  SDWA
1415; 42 USC 300(g)(4) SDWA  1416; 42
USC 300(g)(5) SDWA 1445; 42  USC
300(j)(4) SDWA 1450; 42 USC 300(j)(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
Part 136 and the analytical methods
under 40 CFR Part 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.
Timetable:
          Action
                   Date     FR Cite
          NPRM
          Final Action
                 09/00/00
                 09/00/01
          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
          Required: No
          Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
          Governmental Jurisdictions,
          Organizations
          Government Levels Affected: Federal,
          State, Local, Tribal
          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: telliard.william@epa.gov

          Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental
          Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
          Washington, DC 20460
          Phone: 202 260-1639
          Fax: 202 206-7185
          Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov
          RIN: 2040-AD08
          3465. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
          ANALYSIS OF E. COLI AND
          ENTEROCOCCI UNDER THE CLEAN
          WATER ACT
          Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
          Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(h) CWA
          304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 501(a)
          CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3
          Legal Deadline: None
                                                Abstract: This regulatory action would
                                                propose to amend the Guidelines
                                                Establishing Test Procedures for the
                                                Analysis of Pollutants under 40 CFR
                                                Part 136 to approve microbiological
                                                methods for monitoring ambient water.
                                                Ambient water contamination is
                                                determined by the presence of bacterial
                                                indicators. In 1986,  EPA issued a
                                                revision to its bacteriological ambient
                                                water quality criteria recommendations
                                                to include new indicator bacteria, E.coli
                                                and enterococci. To support the
                                                ambient water quality criteria for
                                                bacteria, EPA is planning to promulgate
                                                several analytical methods for
                                                monitoring E.coli and enterococci in
                                                ambient water. This proposed
                                                regulation would approve test
                                                procedures to be available for use by
                                                testing laboratories.
                                                Timetable:
                                                                           Action
                                                                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
04/00/00
09/00/01
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No
                                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                                     Governmental Jurisdictions,
                                     Organizations
                                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                     State, Local, Tribal
                                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4214
                                     Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
                                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                                     Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                                     Phone: 202 260-7134
                                     Fax: 202 260-7185
                                     Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

                                     Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental
                                     Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
                                     Washington, DC 20460
                                     Phone: 202 260-1639
                                     Fax: 202 206-7185
                                     Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov
                                     RIN: 2040-AD34


                                     3466. • REVISIONS TO METHOD
                                     DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION
                                     FOR USE UNDER THE CLEAN WATER
                                     ACT AND SAFE DRINKING WATER
                                     ACT
                                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                     Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq;
                                     33 USC 1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a); PL
                                     92-500 76 Stat. 816; PL 95-217 91 Stat.
                                     1567; PL 100-4 100 Stat.  7
                                     CFR Citation:  40 CFR 136(b)

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                                                                        Proposed Rule  Stage
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This regulatory action would
propose to amend the "Guidelines
Establishing Test Procedures for the
Analysis of Pollutants" under 40 CFR
Part 136 to approve revisions to the
detection and quantification procedures
currently used by EPA for those
analytes regulated in the wastewater
program as  authorized under the Clean
Water Act (CWA) and in the drinking
water program under the Safe Drinking
Water Act (SOW A). The current method
detection limit (MDL) procedure is set
forth at 40 CFR part 136, Appendix B.
EPA's Office of Water has  not
promulgated a procedure for
quantification but it uses the minimum
level of quantitation (ML)  in its
wastewater program and the practical
quantitation level (PQL) in its drinking
water program. The ML is defined in
analytical methods and is  generally set
at 3.18 times the MDL. The PQL is
generally set at five to ten times the
MDL. The Office of Water has been
working to revise and refine these
concepts in response to  the need to
regulate pollutants at low  levels (often
levels that are lower than  measurement
capabilities will allow) and to address
other potential approaches to detection
and quantification, including concepts
being introduced by outside
organizations such as voluntary
consensus standards bodies (VCSBs).
The rulemaking would also address
criticisms to the current MDL and
quantification approaches which have
been raised by outside organizations.
Additionally, EPA will consider
whether other approaches from VCSBs
are acceptable for EPA's regulatory
needs.
Timetable:
Action
   Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 03/00/01
 03/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4378
Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov
                     Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental
                     Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
                     Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-1639
                     Fax: 202 206-7185
                     Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2040-AD53
3467. UNIFORM NATIONAL
DISCHARGE STANDARDS FOR
VESSELS OF THE ARMED FORCES -
PHASE II

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1322; 33 USC
1361

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1700

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May
10, 2001.

Abstract: This action is phase II of
implementing regulations on Uniform
National Discharge Standards for
Vessels of the Armed Forces. In 1996
the Clean Water Act was amended to
create section 312(n), "Uniform
National Discharge Standards for
Vessels of the Armed Forces." Section
312(n) directs EPA and DOD to  work
together to provide Armed Forces
vessels with a nationally uniform set
of discharge standards, which preempt
State discharge standards for these
vessels. The purpose of the statute is
to allow DOD to plan, design and build
environmentally sound vessels, to
encourage innovative pollution  control
technology, and to improve operational
flexibility. EPA and DOD jointly
promulgated Phase I of these
regulations, 40 CFR part  1700, on May
10, 1999 (64 FR 25126). The Phase I
rulemaking concluded that 25
discharges from Armed Forces vessels
would require control devices. Some of
these discharges have the potential to
introduce oil or other organics into
receiving waters (such as bilge water);
some have the potential to introduce
copper or other metals (such as fire
main); and some have the potential to
introduce nonindigenous invasive
aquatic species (such as ballast  water).
Phase II will establish performance
standards for control devices for these
25 discharges. Once DOD implements
rules for achieving the standards set in
phase II, covered discharges from
Armed Forces vessels will be required
to meet these standards,  and will not
be subject to discharge standards
established by States.
                                                Timetable:
                                                Action
                                                         Date
                            FR Cite
                                                NPRM
                                                Final Action
                                                       03/00/01
                                                       01/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4357
Agency Contact: Gregory Stapleton,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-0141
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: stapleton.gregory@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD39


3468.  MINIMIZING ADVERSE
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM
COOLING WATER INTAKE
STRUCTURES UNDER SECTION
316(B) OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect  State, local or tribal governments
and the private sector.
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33
USC 1326 CWA sec 316; 33 USC 1361
CWA  sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 125 (New); 40
CFR 401 (Revised)
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July
20, 2001, For existing facilities.
Final, Judicial, August 13, 2001, For
existing facilities.
NPRM, Judicial, July 20, 2000, For new
facility.
Final, Judicial, August 13, 2001, For
new facility.
Abstract: EPA is currently developing
regulations for proposal under section
316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
This regulation will apply to the intake
of water and not the discharge. Section
316(b) provides that any standard
established pursuant to sections 301 or
306 of the Clean Water Act and
applicable to a point source shall
require that the location, design,
construction, and capacity of cooling
water intake structures reflect the best
technology available (BTA) for
minimizing adverse environmental
impact. A primary purpose of section
316(b) is to minimize the impingement
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                                                                      Proposed  Rule Stage
 aquatic organisms by cooling water
 intake structures. Impingement refers to
 the trapping of fish and other aquatic
 life in cooling water intake screens.
 Entrainment occurs when aquatic
 organisms, eggs and larvae are sucked
 into the cooling system, through the
 heat exchanger, and then pumped back
 out.

 Timetable:
 Action
Date
                            FR Cite
 NPRM New Facilities  07/00/00
 NPRM Existing      07/00/01
   Facilities
 Final Action New     08/00/01
   Facilities
 Final Action Existing  08/00/01
   Facilities

 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: Undetermined

 Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
 Governmental Jurisdictions

 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local

 Federalism: Undetermined

 Additional Information: SAN No. 3444

 The Court is Devaluating the deadline
 for the final rules.

 Sectors Affected: 322121 Paper (except
 Newsprint) Mills; 32213 Paperboard
 Mills; 32411 Petroleum Refineries;
 325311 Nitrogenous Fertilizer
 Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic
 Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
 331111 Iron and Steel Mills; 331221
 Cold-Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing;
 331222 Steel Wire Drawing; 33121 Iron
 and Steel Pipes and Tubes
 Manufacturing from Purchased Steel;
 331315 Aluminum Sheet, Plate and
 Foil Manufacturing; 331521 Aluminum
 Die-Castings; 331524 Aluminum
 Foundries; 331525 Copper Foundries

 Agency Contact: Deborah Nagle,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-2656
 Fax: 202 260-1460
 Email: nagle.deborah@epa.gov

J. T. Morgan, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4203, Washington, DC
 20460
Phone: 202  260-6015
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: morgan.james@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC34
 3469. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE —
 ROUND III
 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 1342 CWA sec
 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 33
 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1311
 CWA sec 301; 33 USC 1312 CWA sec
 302; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
 USC 1316 CWA sec 306
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123;
 40 CFR 124
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: On February 21, 1995,
 President Clinton issued a directive
 requesting that Federal agencies review
 their regulatory programs to eliminate
 any obsolete, ineffective, or unduly
 burdensome regulations. In response to
 that directive, EPA plans to issue
 several rulemaking packages to revise
 NPDES requirements in parts 122, 123,
 and 124 to  eliminate redundant
 regulations, provide clarification, and
 remove or streamline unnecessary
 procedures. Revisions under
 consideration in this rule include
 adding additional permit modifications
 that can be considered minor
 modifications at 122.63, and changes to
 requirements  concerning EPA's review
 of State permits. Other revisions may
 be considered as work on this rule
 progresses.  This rulemaking is expected
 to affect entities which implement the
 NPDES program or are regulated by it.
 This includes small businesses and
 State, tribal and local governments.
 Most of these effects are expected to
be deregulatory or streamlining in
 nature.
Timetable:
                  Action
                                     Date
                           FR Cite
                  NPRM
                  Final Action
                  02/00/01
                  02/00/02
                  Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                  Required: Undetermined
                  Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                  Governmental Jurisdictions
                  Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                  State, Local, Tribal
                  Federalism: Undetermined
                  Additional Information: SAN No. 3786
 Agency Contact: Howard Rubin,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-2051
 Fax: 202 260-1460
 Email: rubin.howarde@epa.gov

 Thomas Charlton, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Water, 4203,
 Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-6960
 Fax: 202 260-1460
 Email: charlton.tom@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AC84


 3470.  REVISIONS TO NPDES
 REQUIREMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL
 SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION
 SYSTEMS
 Priority: Economically Significant.
 Major  under 5 USC 801.

 Unfunded Mandates:  This action may
 affect State, local  or tribal governments.
 Legal  Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
 301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1342
 CWA sec 402; 33  USC 1361 CWA sec
 501 (a)

 CFR Citation: 40  CFR 122.41; 40 CFR
 122.42
 Legal  Deadline: None
 Abstract: Under a Presidential directive
 dated May 29, 1999, EPA is to develop
 within one year, a national regulation
 to prevent sanitary sewer overflows
 from contaminating our Nation's
 beaches and jeopardizing the health of
 our Nation's families.  In response, EPA
 is developing a notice of proposed
 rulemaking that would propose a
 broad-based revaluation framework for
 sanitary sewer collection systems under
 the NPDES program. The Agency is
 proposing standard permit conditions
 for inclusion in permits for publicly
 owned treatment works (POTWs) and
 municipal sanitary sewer collection
 systems. The standard requirements
 address reporting  requirements for
 SSOs, recordkeeping and capacity
 assurance, management, operation and
 maintenance requirements for
 municipal sanitary sewer collection
 systems; public notice requirements for
 SSOs; and a prohibition on SSOs.
Timetable:
                                     Action
                                                         Date
                           FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Final Action
                  05/00/00
                  05/00/01

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EPA—Clean Water Act (CWA)
                                                                        Proposed Rule Stage
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Governmental
Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: This action may have
federalism implications as defined in
EO 13132.
Additional Information: SAN No. 3999
Note: This rule was formerly known as
"Revisions to NPDES Requirements for
Compliance Reporting  and Collection
System Discharges."
Agency Contact: George Utting,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9530
Fax:  202 260-1460
Email: utting.george@epa.gov

Sharie Centilla, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4203,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6052
Fax:  202 260-1040
Email: centilla.sharie@epa.gov
RIN:  2040-AD02


3471. ESTABLISHMENT OF
ELECTRONIC REPORTING FOR
NPDES  PERMITTEES
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA
301;  33  USC 1314 CWA 304(i);  33 USC
1318 CWA 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA
402;  33  USC 1361 CWA 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.22; 40 CFR
122.41(k); 40 CFR 122.41(j);  40  CFR
122.41(1); 40 CFR 122.63; 40 CFR
403.12g
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.
                     The rule will not require electronic
                     reporting.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
 Date
FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
04/00/00
02/00/01
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: No
                     Small Entities Affected: No
                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal
                     Additional Information: SAN No. 4051
                     Agency Contact: Brian Frazer,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-0101
                     Fax: 202 260-1460
                     Email: frazer.brian@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2040-ADll


                     3472. RECOGNITION AWARDS UNDER
                     THE CLEAN WATER ACT
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: CWA 501(e)
                     CFR Citation: Not Yet  Determined
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: The Environmental
                     Protection Agency (EPA) is formalizing
                     the eligibility requirements,
                     nominations process, application
                     provisions and selection criteria for the
                     annual Clean Water Act (CWA) Awards
                     known as the National Wastewater
                     Management Excellence Awards
                     Program. Section 50l(e) of  the CWA
                     authorizes the Administrator, on behalf
                     of the U.S. Government to recognize
                     outstanding technological achievements
                     or innovative processes, methods or
                     devices in waste treatment  and
                     pollution abatement programs. The rule
                     would establish regulations under
                     which the recognition  may be applied
                     for and granted. Though the Agency
                     has been making presentations for
                     several years, this action would
                     minimize the number of inquiries
                     concerning the awards program's
                     winners and their qualifications. The
                     program currently includes awards for
                     Operations and Maintenance, Beneficial
                     Use of Biosolids, Storm Water
                     Management, Pretreatment, and
Combined Sewer Overflow Controls.
Awards for other programs may be
added later. EPA is formalizing the
CWA awards program using a direct
final rulemaking because the Agency
does not expect adverse comments.
Unless the Agency receives comments
requiring a response during the public
comment period associated with an
identical companion proposed rule
published elsewhere in the Federal
Register on the same date, the
formalized eligibility requirements,
nominations process, application
provisions and selection criteria will
become effective without further notice.
Timetable:
                    Action
                              Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM companion of  05/00/00
                      Direct Final Rule
                    Direct Final Rule     05/00/00
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: No
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4332
                    Note: This rule was formerly known as
                    National Wastewater Management
                    Excellence Awards Program.
                    Agency Contact: Maria Campbell,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4204, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-5815
                    Email: campbell.maria@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2040-AD44


                    3473. CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION
                    OF THE WATERS OF THE UNITED
                    STATES
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361 CWA sec
                    501; 33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502
                    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 328.3(a); 40 CFR
                    232.2
                    Legal Deadline:  None
                    Abstract: This action involves joint
                    rulemaking by EPA and the Department
                    of the Army to amend the regulatory
                    definition of waters of the United
                    States. The proposal would clarify the
                    basis for asserting Clean Water Act
                    (CWA) jurisdiction over isolated intra-
                    state waters and wetlands. The existing
                    regulations contain language asserting
                    jurisdiction over isolated intra-state
                    waters, but that regulatory provision
                    has been the subject of litigation.

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                                                                        Proposed  Rule  Stage
Revision of the regulatory language is
necessary to address the court's
decision, improve regulatory clarity,
and provide more specificity regarding
CWA jurisdiction over intra-state
isolated waters and wetlands. The
rulemaking would apply to entities
(e.g., industrial, commercial,
governmental) that discharge
pollutants, including dredged or fill
material, to isolated  intra-state surface
waters or wetlands. Significant impacts
on small entities or state/local/tribal
governments are not anticipated, as the
proposed regulatory revisions would be
consistent with current Agency practice
and policy in carrying out CWA
mandates.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
04/00/00
08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 2804
Agency Contact: John Lishman,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4502F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

John Goodin,  Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4502F, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-9910
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AB74

3474.  FURTHER REVISIONS TO
CLEAN WATER ACT DEFINITION OF
DISCHARGE OF DREDGED MATERIAL
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 323.2(d); 40 CFR
232.2
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This action involves joint
rulemaking by EPA and the Department
                    of the Army to clarify the regulatory
                    definition of discharge of dredged
                    material under the Clean Water Act
                    Section 404. This action is being taken
                    in follow-up to a final rule that was
                    promulgated in May 1999 to comply
                    with a court decision. The May 1999
                    rule clarified that incidental fallback is
                    not regulated under the definition of
                    discharge  of dredged material. Further
                    clarification of the definition of
                    discharge  of dredged material is now
                    being undertaken in order to help
                    ensure that the waters of the U.S.,
                    including  wetlands, continue to receive
                    the protection they need and to help
                    reduce ambiguity for the regulated
                    community and ensure consistent
                    application of the regulatory definition.
                    Timetable:
                                      Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                                      04/00/00
                                      08/00/00
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                    Governmental Jurisdictions
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4261
                    Agency Contact: John Lishman,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4502F,  Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-9180
                    Fax: 202 260-7546
                    Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

                    John Goodin, Environmental Protection
                    Agency, Water, 4502F, Washington, DC
                    20460
                    Phone: 202 260-9910
                    Fax: 202 260-7546
                    Email: goodin.john@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2040-AD41


                    3475. • REVISION TO CLEAN WATER
                    ACT REGULATORY DEFINITION OF
                    "FILL MATERIAL
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344
                    CFR Citation:  33 CFR 323.2(e); 40 CFR
                    232.2
                    Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Section 404 of the Clean
Water Act requires a permit from the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
for discharges of dredged or fill
material to navigable waters of the
United States. The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and Corps'
regulations implementing section 404
currently contain differing definitions
of the term "fill material." In particular,
the Corps regulations define fill
material as being used "for the primary
purpose of replacing an aquatic area
with dry land or changing the bottom
elevation of a waterbody.  In contrast,
EPA's definition of fill material looks
to whether the effect is to replace
waters of the United States with dry
land or change the bottom elevation of
waterbodies, and does not contain a
"primary purpose" test as  found in the
Corps regulations. In order to clarify
what constitutes "fill material" for
purposes of section 404 and provide
improved regulatory certainty, the
Corps and EPA are considering notice
and comment rulemaking to achieve
greater consistency between the two
agencies' definitions of "fill material."

Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
04/00/00
08/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State

Additional Information: SAN No. 4375

Agency Contact: John Lishman,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4502F,  Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9180
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: lishman.john@epa.gov

John Goodin, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4502F, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-9910
Fax: 202 260-7546
Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AD51

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY (EPA)
Clean  Water Act (CWA)
                                                                                           Final Rule Stage
3476. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS FOR THE CENTRALIZED
WASTE TREATMENT INDUSTRY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC
1316 CWA 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA
307; 33 USC 1318 CWA 308; 33 USC
1342 CWA 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40  CFR 437

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, August
31, 2000.

Abstract: Centralized Waste Treatment
facilities receive hazardous and non-
hazardous waste from off-site for
treatment or recovery operations
(excluding solvent recovery). EPA is
developing technology-based effluent
limitations and pretreatment standards
to control the discharge of pollutants
from these facilities. This rule was
formerly titled Waste Treatment, Phase
I.

Timetable:
Action
                   Date
                           FR Cite
                 01/27/95 60 FR 5464
                 09/16/96 61 FR 48805
NPRM
Notice of Data
  Availability
NPRM Reproposal    01/13/99  64 FR 2279
Final Action         08/00/00

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local

Additional Information: SAN No. 2805

Sectors Affected: 562219 Other
Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and
Disposal

Agency Contact: Jan Matuszko,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone; 202 260-9126
Fax:  202 260-7185
Email: matuszko.jan@epa.gov

Tim  Connor, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington,  DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3164
Fax:  202 260-7185
Email: connor.timothy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AB78
                                    3477. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
                                    STANDARDS FOR THE
                                    TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT
                                    CLEANING CATEGORY
                                    Priority: Other Significant
                                    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
                                    301; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33
                                    USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1361
                                    CWA sec 501; 33 USC 1316 CWA sec
                                    306
                                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 442
                                    Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May
                                    15, 1998.
                                    Final, Judicial, June 15, 2000.
                                    Abstract: EPA is developing effluent
                                    limitation guidelines and pretreatment
                                    standards for transportation equipment
                                    cleaning facilities, which clean the
                                    interiors of tank trucks, rail tank cars,
                                    intermodal tank containers, ocean/sea
                                    tankers and tank barges.
                                    Timetable:
                                     Action
                  Date    FR Cite
                                     NPRM
                                     Notice of Data
                                      Availability
                                     Final Action
                 06/25/98 63 FR 34685
                 07/20/99 64 FR 38863

                 06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local
Additional Information: SAN No. 3204
Sectors Affected: 562998 All Other
Miscellaneous Waste Management
Services
Agency Contact: John Tinger,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AB98


3478. REFORMATTING OF EFFLUENT
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 40
CFR PARTS 401 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 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316  CWA  sec 306; 33 USC 1317
                                    CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec
                                    308; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 502; 33
                                    USC 1342 CWA sec 402
                                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 405 to 471
                                    (Revision)
                                    Legal Deadline: None
                                    Abstract: This regulatory action will
                                    recodify the existing Effluent
                                    Limitations and Standards in 40 CFR
                                    parts 401 through 471, without making
                                    any changes in the requirements
                                    therein. The purpose of this action is
                                    to enable the  Federal, State, and local
                                    regulators and the regulated community
                                    to more easily read, understand and
                                    implement the regulations.
                                    Timetable:
                                    Action
                   Date
FR Cite
Direct Final Rule     11/00/00
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: wise.hugh@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC79


3479. REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR
SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING FLUIDS
IN THE OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION
POINT SOURCE CATEGORY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317
CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec
308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1361 CWA sec 501
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).
Although oil and gas  extraction is
covered by existing effluent guidelines,
the SBFs are a new technology not
addressed in the guidelines,  and
applying the existing regulations which
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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
                 02/03/99 64 FR 5487
                 12/00/00
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4086
Sectors Affected: 21111 Oil and Gas
Extraction
Agency Contact: Carey Johnston,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7186
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: johnston.carey@epa.gov

Ron Kirby, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-7168
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: kirby.ronald@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD14


3480.  EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS FOR THE BLEACHED
PAPERGRADE KRAFT
SUBCATEGORY OF THE PULP,
PAPER, AND PAPERBOARD
CATEGORY; CERTIFICATION IN LIEU
OF MONITORING FOR CHLOROFORM
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal  Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304;  33
USC 1316 CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1317
CWA sec 307; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec
                                      402; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec 308; 33
                                      USC 1361 CWA sec 501
                                      CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430
                                      Legal Deadline: None
                                      Abstract: This action is a follow-on to
                                      the already-promulgated Pulp and
                                      Paper Cluster Rules covering the
                                      Bleached Papergrade Kraft Subcategory
                                      (Subpart B). EPA is considering
                                      allowing Subpart B mills to certify
                                      process changes (specifically,
                                      elimination of elemental chlorine and
                                      hypochlorite) and operating conditions
                                      in lieu of minimum monitoring to
                                      demonstrate compliance with the
                                      effluent limitations for chloroform.
                                      Timetable:
                                      Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  04/15/98  63 FR 18796
                  07/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4192
 Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper,
 and Paperboard Mills
 Agency Contact: Troy Swackhammer,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-7128
 Fax: 202 260-7185
 Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AD23


 3481. 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 3 04 (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         04/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3504
 Agency Contact: William Morrow,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4305, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-3657
 Fax: 202 260-9830
 Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

 Matt Mitchell, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Water, Region IX,
 San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
 Phone: 415 744-2007
 Fax: 415 744-1873
 Email: mitchell.matthew@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AC44


 3482. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
 FOR ALABAMA—PHASE I
 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
 the 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
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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
                  03/05/98 63 FR 10799
                  07/00/00
NPRM
Final Action
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4195
Agency Contact: Fritz Wagener,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, Region IV, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404 562-9267

Jim Keating, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4305, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-3845
Fax: 202 260-9830
Email: keating.jim@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD25


3483. AMEND THE FINAL WATER
QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT
LAKES  SYSTEM TO PROHIBIT MIXING
ZONES  FOR BIOACCUMULATIVE
CHEMICALS OF CONCERN
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1268 CWA
118
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 132
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is promulgating an
amendment to the final Water Quality
Guidance for the Great Lakes System
(Guidance) to prohibit mixing zones for
bioaccumulative chemicals of concern
(BCCs) in the Great Lakes System,
subject to a limited exception for
existing discharges. For existing
discharges, the regulation, if
promulgated as proposed, would
prohibit mixing zones for BCCs after 10
years from the publication date of the
final rule. New discharges of BCCs
would be subject to the mixing zone
prohibition immediately  upon
commencing discharge. EPA had
promulgated this mixing  zone provision
on March 23, 1995, as part of the Water
Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes
System required by section 118(c)(2) of
the Clean Water Act. The provision  was
vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit in
the case of American Iron & Steel
Institute v. EPA, 115 F.3d 979 (D.C.  Cir.
1997), and was remanded to the
Agency for further consideration. This
action reflects EPA's reconsideration of
the factual record in response to that
remand.
Timetable:
                                      Action
                   Date    FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Action
                  10/04/99 64 FR 53632
                  09/00/00
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required: No
                                      Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                                      Governmental Jurisdictions
                                      Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                      State, Local, Tribal
                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 4235
                                      Agency Contact: Mark Morris,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency,
                                      Water, 4301, Washington, DC 20460
                                      Phone: 202 260-0312
                                      Fax: 202 260-5394
                                      Email: morris.markl@epa.gov
                                      RIN:  2040-AD32


                                      3484. EPA REVIEW AND APPROVAL
                                      OF STATE AND TRIBAL WATER
                                      QUALITY STANDARDS
                                      Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                                      Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq
                                      CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 131.21(c)
                                      Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, March
                                      30, 2000, Settlement Agreement.
                                      Abstract: EPA's water quality standards
                                      (WQS) regulation currently provides
that State and Tribal WQS are in effect
once adopted by the State or authorized
Tribe and remain in effect, even if EPA
disapproves them, until the State or
Tribe revises them or EPA promulgates
a federal rule to supersede the State
or Tribal WQS. EPA's regulation is
based on its longstanding interpretation
of the CWA. In July, 1997, the U.S.
District Court for the Western District
of Washington held that the clear
meaning of section 303(c)(3) of the
CWA was that State water quality
standards do not go into effect under
the CWA until approved by EPA
(Alaska Clean Water Alliance v. Clark;
No. C96-1762R).  Because EPA's existing
regulation remains in effect, and the
court has issued  no injunction against
applying it, EPA's interim policy is to
continue to follow our regulation
(except in Alaska) until the  regulation
is changed. EPA's proposed rule would:
1) Delete 131.21(c) and replace it with
new language which explains that
standards do not become the applicable
WQS for CWA purposes until approved
by EPA, and that previously approved
standards remain the CWA standards
until EPA approves State or Tribal
revisions or promulgates replacement
WQS; and,  2) Provide that the new rule
would only apply to WQS adopted after
the effective date of the final rule.
EPA's proposed rule will only address
administrative aspects of the WQS
approval process. This proposed rule
will not speak to any of the substantive
program issues currently being
addressed in the WQS Advance Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking (63 FR 36741).
Likewise, this proposed rule will not
overlap with any of the TMDL program
issues being addressed in the TMDL
rulemaking.
Timetable:
                                      Action
                    Date
FR Cite
                                      NPRM             07/09/99 64 FR 37072
                                      Final Action         04/00/00
                                      Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                      Required: No
                                      Small Entities Affected: No
                                      Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                      State, Tribal
                                      Federalism: Undetermined
                                      Additional Information: SAN No. 4234
                                      Agency Contact: William Morrow,
                                      Environmental Protection Agency,
                                      Water, 4305, Washington, DC 20460
                                      Phone: 202 260-3657
                                      Fax:  202 260-9830

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 Email: morrow.william@epa.gov

 Cathy Winer, Environmental Protection
 Agency, Water, 2355, Washington, DC
 20460
 Phone: 202 260-7719
 Fax: 202 260-7702
 Email: winer.cathy@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AD33


 3485. PERFORMANCE BASED
 MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (PBMS)
 PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE FOR
 CLEAN WATER ACT TEST
 PROCEDURES
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(h) CWA
 304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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 use in Clean Water Act compliance
 monitoring under 40 CFR part 136,
 Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures
 for the Analysis of Pollutants. The new
 procedures would include guidance
 concerning the format, content, quality
 assurance/quality control, and data
 validation requirements for use of test
 methods. This regulatory action would
 also describe  increased program
 guidance in the form 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
Final Action
03/28/97 62 FR 14975
02/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
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: telliard.william@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC93
                    3486. 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 13l4(h) CWA
                    304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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 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 regulation would 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
                    Final Action
                  10/18/95 60 FR 53988
                  06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
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: telliard.william@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC95


3487. • CLEAN WATER ACT AND
SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT
METHODS UPDATE
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq;
33 USC  1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a); PL
92-500 76 Stat. 816; PL 95-217 91 Stat.
1567; PL 100-4 100 Stat. 7; 42 USC 300
g-1; 42 USC 300f(l)(A); 42 USC
300f(l)(D); 42 USC 300J-4; 42 USC 300j-
9(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR part 136; 40 CFR
part 141; 40 CFR part 143
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This regulatory action would
amend the "Guidelines Establishing
Test Procedures for the Analysis of
Pollutants" under 40 CFR Part 136,
National Primary Drinking Water
Regulations under 40 CFR Part 141, and
National Secondary Drinking Water
Regulations under 40 CFR Part 143 to
approve updated versions of analytical
test procedures (methods) from
voluntary consensus standards bodies
and other organizations. These methods
are used to comply with monitoring
requirements in the wastewater and
drinking water programs, as authorized
under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and
the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
This regulation would approve updated
versions of methods for determination
of chemical, radiological, and
microbiological pollutants in
wastewater and drinking water.  The
updates are to methods from voluntary
consensus standards bodies (the
American Society for Testing and
Materials and Standard Methods) and
from the U.S. Geological Survey and
the Department of Energy. Previously
approved versions of the methods being
updated remain approved. Because the
changes should be noncontroversial,
the amendments are being done
through a direct final rule. A
companion proposed rule will be
published in case there are substantive
adverse comments.
Timetable:
                                                                          Action
                                                                            Date
                                                                                                     FR Cite
                                                         Direct Final Rule
                 04/00/00
                                                         Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                         Required: No
                                                         Small Entities Affected: No

                                                         Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                                         State, Local, Tribal

                                                         Additional Information: SAN No. 4409
                                                         Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
                                                         Environmental Protection Agency,
                                                         Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                                                         Phone: 202 260-7134
                                                         Fax: 202 260-7185
                                                         Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

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Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1639
Fax: 202 206-7185
Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD59


3488.  STREAMLINING THE GENERAL
PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS FOR
EXISTING AND NEW SOURCES OF
POLLUTION
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 1314 CWA sec
304; 33 USC 1317 CWA sec 307; 33
USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33 USC 1361
CWA  sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 403
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The National Pretreatment
Program was established in 1972. The
Office of Water is exploring ways to
reduce federally mandated activities
under the program that don't result in
benefits to the environment and to
improve program efficiencies. For
example, this rule will consider
appropriate exclusions or variable
requirements for numerous smaller
facilities that contribute insignificant
amounts of pollutants.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date     FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 07/22/99 64 FR 39564
 01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3663
Agency Contact: Jeff Smith,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-5586
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: smith.jeff@epa.gov

Patrick Bradley, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4203,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6963
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: bradley.patrick@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC58


3489. NPDES STREAMLINING RULE —
ROUND II
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 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33
USC 1312 CWA sec 302; 33 USC 1316
CWA sec 306; 33 USC 1318 CWA sec
308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec 402; 33
USC 1361 CWA sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123;
40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 125; 40 CFR 22;
40 CFR 117; 40 CFR 125; 40 CFR 144;
40 CFR 270; 40 CFR 271
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On February 21, 1995,
President Clinton issued a directive
requesting that Federal agencies review
their regulatory programs to eliminate
any obsolete, ineffective, or unduly
burdensome regulations. In response to
that directive, the Office of Wastewater
Management plans to issue a
comprehensive rulemaking package
revising certain NPDES  requirements in
parts 122,  123  and 124 to eliminate
redundant regulations, provide
clarification, and remove or streamline
unnecessary procedures which do not
provide any environmental benefits.
Some of these revisions include: 1)
consolidating regulatory definitions; 2j
removal of part 124, subpart F, non-
adversary panel hearings; 3) possible
removal of storm water  group
application requirements; 4)
streamlining permit termination
procedures;  and 5) removing part 124
evidentiary hearing procedures.
This rulemaking is expected to affect
entities who operate the NPDES
program or who are regulated by it.
This includes small businesses and
State and local governments. Most of
these effects are expected to be
deregulatory or streamlining in nature.
Timetable:
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3762
Agency Contact: Howard Rubin,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2051
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: rubin.howarde@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC70


3490. TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD
(TMDL)  PROGRAM REGULATIONS
REVISIONS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 33  USC 1313
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 130.7
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is proposing changes to
the Total Maximum  Daily Load (TMDL)
regulations for implementing State,
Territorial, authorized Tribal
(collectively referred to as "States"),
and EPA responsibilities under Section
303(d) of the Clean Water Act. The
purpose of Section 303(d) is to identify
remaining sources of pollution, after
technology-based controls have been
required, and to allocate pollutant
reductions at a level that will ensure
attainment and maintenance of water
quality standards. These allocations are
contained in a TMDL, which is the
maximum amount of a pollutant that
a waterbody can absorb and still meet
water quality standards. The proposed
revisions provide States with clear,
consistent, and balanced direction for
listing waters and developing TMDLs,
resulting in restoration of waterbodies
not meeting water quality standards.
Timetable:
                                                           Action
                    Date
FR Cite
                     Action
                                        Date
                            FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                  12/11/96  61 FR 65268
                  04/00/00
NPRM             08/23/99 64 FR 46011
Final Action         06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4145

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Agency Contact: James Pendergast,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4503F, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-9549
Fax: 202 260-7024

Tim Icke, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4503F, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-2640
Fax: 202 260-7024
RIN: 2040-AD22


3491. TOTAL MAXIMUM DAlLY LOAD
(TMDL) - NPDES AND WQS
REGULATIONS REVISIONS
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA sec
301; 33 USC 1313 CWA sec 303; 33
USC 1314 CWA sec 304; 33 USC 1318
CWA sec 308; 33 USC 1342 CWA sec
402; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122;  40 CFR 123;
40 CFR 124; 40 CFR 131
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: On August 12, 1999,
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Administrator Carol Browner signed
proposed revisions to the Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
regulations (40 CFR Part 130) for
implementing state, territorial,
authorized tribal, and EPA
responsibilities under Section 303(d) of
the Clean Water Act. Administrator
Browner also signed proposed revisions
to the National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES)  and Water
Quality Standards regulations to
facilitate implementation of TMDLs and
to improve water quality in impaired
waters before TMDLs are established.
The Federal Advisory Committee
(FACA) on the Total Maximum Daily
Load Program recommended a number
of ways to improve the effectiveness
and efficiency of EPA, State, Territorial
and Tribal programs under  section
303(d) of the CWA. These
recommendations address many of the
TMDL program's complex technical
and policy issues, and include
recommendations on several new
policy and program directions some of
which are included in the proposed
revisions to the NPDES and water
quality standards regulations. These
proposed revisions are aimed at
achieving reasonable further progress
toward attainment of water quality
standards in impaired waterbodies
pending TMDL establishment and
providing reasonable assurance that
TMDLs, once completed, will be
adequately implemented. EPA may
also, in the future, promulgate federal
water quality standards for states,
pursuant to section 303(c)(2)(B), to
ensure consistent, nationwide
application of the new requirements in
the period between listing and TMDL
establishment. Federal implementation
through NPDES permits, in the absence
of State, Territorial, or Tribal
implementation, will ensure that the
clean-up plans will work.
Timetable:
Action
 Date
FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
08/23/99  64 FR 46012
06/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4294
Agency Contact: Kim Kramer,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7933
Fax: 202 260-9544
RIN: 2040-AD36


3492. COMPARISON OF DREDGED
MATERIAL TO REFERENCE
SEDIMENT
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344 CWA 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)(l) 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
                    Final Action
                            01/04/95 60FR419
                            06/00/00
                    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
                    Fax: 202 260-7546
                    Email: goodin.john@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2040-AC14

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY  (EPA)
Clean  Water Act (CWA)
                                                                         Long-Term Actions
3493. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS FOR THE PULP, PAPER,
AND PAPERBOARD CATEGORY,
PHASE II

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

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311 CWA
301; 33 USC 1314 CWA 304; 33 USC
1316 CWA 306; 33 USC 1317 CWA
307; 33 USC 1318 CWA 308; 33 USC
1318 CWA 402; 33 USC 1361 CWA 501

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430

Legal  Deadline:  None

Abstract: EPA will consider revising
the technology-based effluent
limitations guidelines and  standards for
8 of the 12 subcategories for this
industrial category: Unbleached Kraft;
Semi-Chemical; Mechanical Pulp; Non-
Wood Chemical  Pulp; Secondary Fiber
Deink; Secondary Fiber Non-Deink;
Fine and Lightweight Papers from
Purchased Pulp; and Tissue, Filter,
Non-Woven, and Paperboard from
Purchased Pulp. EPA proposed
guidelines and standards for these
subcategories as part of the Pulp and
Paper Rules (also known as the Cluster
Rules) in December 1993. The Agency
intends to develop these revised
effluent limitations in close
coordination with the Office of Air
Quality Planning and Standards.

Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 12/17/93 58 FR 66078
 12/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local

Federalism: Undetermined

Additional Information: SAN No. 4050

Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper,
and Paperboard Mills

Agency Contact: J. Troy
Swackhammer, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7128
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-ADlO
                     3494. • EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS AND
                     GUIDELINES FOR THE DISSOLVING
                     KRAFT AND DISSOLVING SULFITE
                     SUBCATEGORIES OF THE PULP,
                     PAPER, AND PAPERBOARD POINT
                     SOURCE CATEGORY (PHASE III)
                     Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                     Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC
                     1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 33
                     USC 1318; 33 USC 1342; 33 USC 1361
                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 430.10 to 430.18;
                     40 CFR 430.40 to 430.48
                     Legal Deadline: None
                     Abstract: On December 17, 1993, EPA
                     proposed revised effluent limitations,
                     guidelines and standards and best
                     management practices regulations for
                     the Dissolving Kraft and Dissolving
                     Sulfite Subcategories of the Pulp,
                     Paper, and Paperboard Point Source
                     Category (40 CFR Part 430). This action,
                     which OW refers to as Phase III of the
                     Cluster Rules, will respond to
                     comments and reflect new data. There
                     are five domestic mills in these two
                     subcategories. The final rule is
                     anticipated to set limits for absorbable
                     organic halides (AOX), chemical
                     oxygen demand (COD), chloroform,
                     dioxin, furan, and 12 specific
                     chlorinated phenolics.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
                  Date     FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     NODA
                     Final Action
                 12/17/93
                 10/00/00
                 07/00/01
58 FR 66078
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 4370
Sectors Affected: 3221 Pulp, Paper,
and Paperboard Mills
Agency Contact: J. Troy
Swackhammer, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7128
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: swackhammer.j-troy@epa.gov

Mark Perez, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-2275
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: perez.mark@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD49
3495. • EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR
THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: CWA Section 301;
CWA Section 304; CWA Section 306;
CWA Section 307; CWA Section 308;
CWA Section 318; CWA Section 402;
CWA Section 501
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June
30, 2002.
Final, Judicial, June 30, 2004.
Abstract: EPA is focusing new efforts
to help reduce nutrient loadings from
commercial agricultural and industrial
operations nationwide. Currently, there
are no federal technology-based
standards for aquaculture. This  action
is a new effort to develop pollutant
controls in the form of nationally
applicable discharge standards (known
as effluent limitations guidelines and
standards) for commercial and public
aquaculture operations.
In assessments of surface water  quality,
states most frequently cite siltation,
nutrients, and pathogens as the  major
cause of water quality impairment.
With the growth of the aquaculture
industry, and the inconsistent state
regulatory oversight, EPA will examine
available technologies for the control of
pollutants, primarily nutrients from
aquaculture operations.
Timetable:
                                                                          Action
                                                                            Date     FR Cite
            NPRM
            Final Action
                  06/00/02
                  06/00/04
                                                          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                                          Required: Undetermined
                                                          Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                                                          Government Levels Affected:
                                                          Undetermined
                                                          Additional Information: SAN No. 4406
                                                          Sectors Affected: 112511 Finfish
                                                          Farming and Fish Hatcheries; 112512
                                                          Shellfish Farming
                                                          Agency Contact: Marta E. Jordan,
                                                          Environmental Protection Agency,
                                                          Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                                                          Phone:  202 260-0817
                                                          Fax: 202 260-7185
                                                          Email: jordan.marta@epa.gov

                                                          Michael Clipper, Environmental
                                                          Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
                                                          Washington, DC 20460

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                                                                         Long-Term Actions
Phone: 202 260-1278
RIN: 2040-AD55
3496. • REVISIONS TO EFFLUENT
GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR
THE MEAT PRODUCTS POINT
SOURCE CATEGORY
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1311; 33 USC
1314; 33 USC 1316; 33 USC 1317; 33
USC 1318; 33 USC 1361
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 432 (Revision)
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
December 31, 2001.
Final, Judicial, December 31, 2003.
Abstract: The Agency is revising
effluent limitations guidelines  and
standards for the Meat Products Point
Source Category. The current
regulations, at 40 CFR 432, are more
than 20 years old and are limited to
a few conventional pollutants.  Recent
concerns  about nutrient discharges
from these facilities might be resolved
by additional effluent limitations. In
particular, the current regulations do
not address ammonia nitrogen  for red
meat slaughterhouses/packinghouses
(Subparts A-D). Nutrients are a
significant remaining water quality
problem for impaired streams.
Revisions to the current regulations
will also include effluent limitations for
poultry processing, which is not
currently covered by any effluent
guideline.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date    FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
12/00/01
12/00/03
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected:
Undetermined
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 4407
Sectors Affected: 311611 Animal
(except Poultry) Slaughtering; 311612
Meat Processed from Carcasses; 311613
Rendering and Meat By-product
Processing; 311615 Poultry Processing
Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7149
                    Fax: 202 260-7185
                    Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2040-AD56


                    3497. • EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
                    STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL
                    CONTAINER AND DRUM CLEANING
                    POINT SOURCE CATEGORY.

                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

                    Legal Authority: 30 USC 1311  et seq

                    CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

                    Legal Deadline: None
                    Abstract: Industrial facilities that clean
                    out 55 gallon drums and other
                    industrial sized containers are  not
                    currently subject to nationally
                    applicable wastewater treatment
                    standards. Many types of toxic and
                    hazardous materials, including
                    pesticides, solvents, and petrochemical
                    products are transported in bulk via
                    drums and containers. Most of these
                    containers have a residue, or heel,
                    present in the containers before they
                    are cleaned. The accumulation of
                    residue from large numbers of  drums
                    and containers may result in the
                    discharge of pollutants to the nations
                    waterways.

                    This regulation will cover those
                    facilities that clean out drums and
                    industrial sized containers as a
                    business, and will generally not cover
                    industrial facilities that  clean out their
                    own drums and containers used on site.

                    Timetable:
                                      Action
                                       Date
                                               FR Cite
                                      NPRM
                                      Final Rule
                                     01/00/02
                                     01/00/04
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Undetermined

                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses
                    Government Levels Affected:
                    Undetermined

                    Federalism: Undetermined

                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4408

                    Sectors Affected: 562998 All Other
                    Miscellaneous Waste Management
                    Services

                    Agency Contact: James Covington,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4303,  Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-5132
                    Fax: 202 260-7185
                    Email: covington.james@epa.gov
John Tinger, Environmental Protection
Agency, Water, 4303, Washington, DC
20460
Phone: 202 260-4992
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: tinger.john@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD57


3498. 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.
Legal Authority: 33  USC 1313 CWA sec
303
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: EPA is revising its rule
promulgated on December 22, 1992,
(National Toxics Rule or NTR) that
established water quality criteria for 14
States that had failed to fully comply
with section 303(2)(B) of the Clean
Water Act. The NTR promulgated total
recoverable metals criteria for 11 of
these 14 States.  In May  1995, EPA
amended the materials criteria to reflect
EPA's new policy to use dissolved
metals criteria because they more
accurately reflect the bioavailable
fraction of waterborne metals for
aquatic life. The interim final rule was
deregulatory in nature, but is not
expected to impact the health of
aquatic life in the water column. EPA
expects the rule to result in less
stringent permit limits and therefore a
potential cost savings in wastewater
treatment for dischargers of metals  in
the covered States. This action makes
the interim final rule final and is also
deregulatory in nature.
Timetable:
Action
 Date     FR Cite
Interim Final
Final Action
05/04/95  60 FR 22229
04/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State
Additional Information: SAN No. 3661

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EPA—Clean Water Act  (CWA)
                                                                         Long-Term Actions
Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202  260-2787
Fax: 202 260-6098
Email: roberts.cindy@epa.gov

RIN: 2040-AC55
3499. SELENIUM CRITERION
MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION FOR
WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR
THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1268 CWA sec
118
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 132

Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This rulemaking would
establish a new acute aquatic life
criterion for selenium in the final Water
Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes
System (the Guidance) that was
published on March 23, 1995 (60 FR
15366). The proposed new criterion
takes into account data showing that
selenium's two most prevalent
oxidation states, selenite and selenate,
present differing potentials for aquatic
toxicity, as well as new  data indicating
that all forms of selenium are additive.
The new approach produces a different
selenium acute criterion (also called the
Criterion Maximum Concentration, or
CMC) depending upon the relative
proportions of selenite, selenate, and
other forms of selenium that are
present. This effort is on hold until a
larger effort to amend the national
water quality criteria guidance for
selenium is complete. Once ihat effort
is completed EPA will reevaluate the
need for this action to amend the final
Water Quality Guidance for the Great
Lakes System and take appropriate
action.
Timetable:
Action
NPRM
NPRM
Final Action
Date
11/14/96
12/16/96
06/00/01
FR Cite
61 FR 58444
61 FR 66007
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Tribal
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3921
                     Agency Contact: Mark Morris,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Water, 4301, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-0312
                     Fax: 202 260-5394
                     Email: morris.markl@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2040-AC97
                     3500. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING
                     WHOLE EFFLUENT TOXICITY WEST
                     COAST TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
                     ANALYSIS OF POLLUTANTS UNDER
                     THE CLEAN WATER ACT

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

                     Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

                     Legal Authority: 33 USC 1313 CWA
                     303; 33 USC 1314(h) CWA 304(h); 33
                     USC 1314(a)(8) CWA 304(a)(8); 33 USC
                     1361  CWA 501

                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

                     Legal Deadline: None

                     Abstract: This rule would  amend 40
                     CFR part 136, by adding test
                     procedures to measure chronic  whole
                     effluent toxicity using species
                     indigenous to West Coast marine waters
                     for the analysis of pollutants under the
                     Clean Water Act. State, local and  tribal
                     governments and small businesses on
                     the West Coast are already using
                     variations of these methods in NPDES
                     permits.

                     Timetable:
                     Action
                                        Date
          FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
01/00/02
01/00/03
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required:  Undetermined

                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions,
                     Organizations

                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                     State, Local, Tribal

                     Federalism: Undetermined

                     Additional Information: SAN No. 3618

                     Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-7134
                     Fax: 202 260-7185
                     Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2040-AC54
                   3501. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING
                   TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
                   ANALYSIS OF TRACE METALS
                   UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT
                   Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
                   Major status under 5 USC 801 is
                   undetermined.
                   Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
                   Legal Authority: 33 USC 1314(hJ CWA
                   304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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
                   part 136 to approve new EPA methods
                   for the determination of trace metals at
                   EPA's water quality criteria levels.
                   These methods are necessary for the
                   implementation of water quality-based
                   permits under the National Pollutant
                   Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
                   of the Clean Water Act. Water quality-
                   based permits are necessary when
                   technology-based controls  do not 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 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
NPRM
Final Action
Date
08/00/01
08/00/02
FR Cite

                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Undetermined
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                    Governmental Jurisdictions,
                    Organizations
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Federalism: Undetermined
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 3702
                    Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-7134
                    Fax:  202 260-7185
                    Email: telliard.william@epa.gov
                    RIN:  2040-AC75

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                                                               Long-Term  Actions
3502. INCREASED METHOD
FLEXIBILITY FOR TEST
PROCEDURES APPROVED FOR
CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE
MONITORING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC I3l4(h) CWA
304 (h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 501 (a)

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulatory action would
highlight the flexibility already
contained in the 600 and 1600 series
of EPA Methods that are currently
approved for Clean Water Act
compliance monitoring under 40 CFR
part 136, Guidelines Establishing Test
Procedures for the Analysis of
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
                  05/00/01
          Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
          Governmental Jurisdictions,
          Organizations
          Government Levels Affected: Federal,
          State, Local, Tribal
          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: telliard.william@epa.gov
          RIN:  2040-AC92


          3503. TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
          ANALYSIS OF CO-PLANAR AND
          MONO-ORTHO-SUBSTITUTED
          POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
          (PCBS) UNDER THE CLEAN WATER
          ACT
          Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant.
          Major status under 5 USC 801 is
          undetermined.
          Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
          Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq
          CWA 304(h); 33 USC 1314(h) CWA
          501(a); 33 USC 1361(a)
          CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503; 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
          parts 136 and 503 to approve EPA
          Method 1668 for the congener-specific
          determination of co-planar and mono-
          ortho-substituted polychlorinated
          biphenyls (PCBs) in effluent ambient
          water and sludge. This method is
          necessary for the implementation of
          water quality-based permits under the
          National Pollutant Discharge
          Elimination System (NPDES) of the
          Clean Water Act. Water quality-based
          permits are necessary when technology-
          based controls do not allow a particular
          water body to meet the State's
          designated water quality standard. At
          present there is no EPA analytical
          method for determination of these
          PCBs, therefore, approval of a new EPA
          test procedure is necessary.
          Timetable:
                                      Action
                                                        Date
                                     FR Cite
          NPRM
          Final Action
06/00/02
06/00/03
                    Small Entities Affected: Organizations,
                    Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions
                    Government Levels Affected: State,
                    Local, Tribal, Federal
                    Federalism: Undetermined
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4049
                    Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-7134
                    Fax: 202 260-7185
                    Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

                    Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental
                    Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
                    Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-1639
                    Fax: 202 206-7185
                    Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2040-AD09


                    3504. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING
                    TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
                    ANALYSIS OF MISCELLANEOUS
                    METALS, ANIONS, AND VOLATILE
                    ORGANICS UNDER THE CLEAN
                    WATER ACT,  PHASE TWO
                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
                    Legal Authority: 33 USC I3l4(h) CWA
                    304(h); 33 USC 1361(a) CWA 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 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 regulation would approve
                    test procedures to be used in measuring
                    this group of compounds under the
                    NPDES unless the Regional
                    Administrator approves an alternative
                    procedure. This rulemaking would
                    constitute the second of two segments
                    of rulemaking initially proposed as one
                    action.
                    Timetable:
                                                                           Action
                                                                  Date
                                               FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
10/18/95  60 FR 53988
06/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
          Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
          Required: Undetermined
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No

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                                                                          Long-Term  Actions
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4089
Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7134
Fax: 202 260-7185
Email: telliard.william@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD12


3505. • TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
ANALYSIS OF MERCURY UNDER THE
CLEAN WATER ACT (METHOD 245.7)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq;
33 USC  1314(h); 33 USC 1361(a); PL
92-500 76 Stat. 816; PL 95-217 91 Stat.
1567; PL 100-4 100 Stat. 7
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136.3(IB)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: This regulatory action would
propose to amend the "Guidelines
Establishing Test Procedures for the
Analysis of Pollutants" under 40 CFR
Part 136 to approve a new analytical
test procedure (method) for the
determination of mercury in the
wastewater program as authorized
under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This
new test procedure is capable of
measuring mercury at low parts-per-
trillion (ppt; ng/L) concentrations and
would be an alternative to the recently
promulgated Method 1631, which also
determines mercury at low ppt
concentrations.
Method  245.7 uses similar technology
to Method 1631 (cold vapor atomic
fluorescence spectrometry), but it does
not require the use of a gold trap.
Laboratories claim that Method 245.7
is a less burdensome and more cost-
effective method than Method 1631.
Timetable:
Action
                   Date
           FR Cite
NPRM
Final Action
 09/00/01
 09/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 4377
                     Agency Contact: William A. Telliard,
                     Environmental Protection Agency,
                     Water, 4303, Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-7134
                     Fax: 202 260-7185
                     Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

                     Maria Gomez-Taylor, Environmental
                     Protection Agency, Water, 4303,
                     Washington, DC 20460
                     Phone: 202 260-1639
                     Fax: 202 206-7185
                     Email: gomez-taylor.maria@epa.gov
                     RIN: 2040-AD52
3506. REVISION OF NPDES
INDUSTRIAL PERMIT APPLICATION
REQUIREMENTS AND FORM 2C—
WASTEWATER DISCHARGE
INFORMATION
Priority: Other Significant. Major status
under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Unfunded Mandates: 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: 33 USC 1342 CWA sec
402
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.21(e)
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: All existing manufacturing,
commercial, mining, and silvicultural
operations requiring a National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES) permit must submit an
application in order to obtain a permit.
The existing industrial application form
has not been revised since 1984 and
needs to be updated to reflect statutory
and related regulatory changes in the
NPDES and water quality standards
program.  The purpose of this action
would be to revise and consolidate
existing application forms and
requirements for industries, and to
streamline the permit application
process for these facilities. The Agency
seeks to establish a unified process that
minimizes the need for additional
information from applicants while
providing permit writers the necessary
information, including toxics data, to
ensure that permits adequately address
concerns  of permittees and
environmental protection. The Agency
will seek to allow the use of existing
data to the extent possible and to  avoid
unnecessary reporting. The Agency is
                                      also considering how to utilize
                                      electronic data submission. Although
                                      these forms will increase the burden on
                                      permittees not already required to
                                      provide these data, many other
                                      permittees are already required to
                                      submit the data. The Agency is
                                      reviewing ways to minimize the need
                                      for information from small dischargers,
                                      including tribal facilities. EPA will also
                                      seek to minimize and reduce the
                                      burden on States through
                                      improvements to the application forms.
                                      Timetable:
                                                          Action
                                                         Date     FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                    To Be  Determined
                    To Be  Determined
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Local,
Tribal, Federal, State
Federalism: Undetermined
Additional Information: SAN No. 3234
Agency Contact: Jeff Lape,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4203, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-6057
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: lape.jeff@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC26


3507.  STANDARDS FOR THE USE OR
DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE SLUDGE
(ROUND II)
Priority: Other Significant
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1345 CWA sec
405; 33 USC 1361(a) CWA sec 501(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revisions)
Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial,
December 15, 1999.
Final, Judicial, December 15, 2001.
Abstract: Section 405 of the Clean
Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to
develop and publish regulations
providing guidelines for the use and
disposal of sewage  sludge. The rules,
among other things, are to identify uses
for sewage sludge, including disposal,
and concentrations of pollutants which
interfere with such use  or disposal. The
statute requires EPA to  develop the
regulations in two phases and
periodically revise  existing regulations.
In November 1992, EPA promulgated
regulations (58 FR 9247) for the first
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consent decree to propose and
promulgate sewage sludge regulations
for a second round of pollutants before
the end of 2001. EPA currently is
considering only dioxins,
dibenzofurans and coplanar-PCBs for
regulation in the second round
regulations. These regulations will
establish requirements for sewage
sludge when  the sewage sludge is
applied to the land, placed on surface
disposal sites, or fired in a sewage
sludge incinerator. The regulation may
impact Federal,  State, and local
governments. The impact on small
entities, including small businesses, is
undetermined at this time.

Timetable:	
Action              Date     FR  Cite
NPRM
Final Action
12/23/99  64 FR 72045
12/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Additional Information: SAN No. 3488
Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone:  202 260-7589
Fax: 202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AC25


3508. AMENDMENTS TO ROUND I
FINAL SEWAGE SLUDGE USE OR
DISPOSAL RULE —PHASE TWO
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Reinventing Government: This
mlemaking 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 1345 CWA sec
405; 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501(a)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 503 (Revision)
Legal Deadline:  None
Abstract: EPA is amending the Round
I Final Sewage Sludge Use or Disposal
Regulation in two phases. Phase Two
will address issues presented by
judicial remand of specific
requirements in the final Round 1 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
                                                        Final Action
                 12/00/01
                 12/00/02
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: SAN No. 4207

Agency Contact: Alan B. Rubin,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4304, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-7589
Fax:  202 260-1036
Email: rubin.alan@epa.gov

RIN:  2040-AC53
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY (EPA)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
                                                                        Completed Actions
3509. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
STANDARDS FOR LANDFILLS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 40 CFR 445

Completed:
Reason
                  Date     FR Cite
Final Action
01/19/00  65 FR 3008
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local

Sectors Affected: 562211 Hazardous
Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562212
Solid Waste Landfill

Agency Contact: Mike Ebner
Phone: 202 260-5397
Fax:  202 260-7185
Email: ebner.michael@epa.gov

RIN:  2040-AC23
                    3510. EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND
                    STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL
                    HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTORS
                    (FORMERLY TITLED INDUSTRIAL
                    WASTE COMBUSTORS)

                    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 444

                    Completed:
                                     Reason
                    Final Action
                 01/27/00 65 FR 4360
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No

                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local

                    Sectors Affected: 562211 Hazardous
                    Waste Treatment and Disposal

                    Agency Contact: Samantha Lewis
                    Phone: 202 260-7149
                    Fax: 202 260-7185
                    Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

                    RIN: 2040-AD03
                                    3511. WATER QUALITY STANDARDS;
                                    ESTABLISHMENT OF NUMERIC
                                    CRITERIA FOR PRIORITY TOXIC
                                    POLLUTANTS; STATES' COMPLIANCE
                                    — REVISION OF POLYCHLORINATED
                                    BIPHENYLS (PCBS) CRITERIA

                                    Priority: Other Significant

                                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131
                                      Date     FR Cite    Completed:
                                                        Reason
                                                       Date
                           FR Cite
                                     Final Action
                 11/09/99 64 FR 61181
                                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                                     Required: No

                                     Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                                     State

                                     Agency Contact: Cindy Roberts
                                     Phone: 202 260-2787
                                     Fax: 202 260-6098
                                     Email: roberts.cindy@epa.gov

                                     RIN: 2040-AD27

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                                                                          Completed  Actions
3512. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING
TEST PROCEDURES FOR THE
ANALYSIS OF CYANIDE UNDER THE
CLEAN WATER ACT
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136
Completed:
Reason
  Date
                           FR Cite
Final Action         12/30/99 64 FR 73414
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Government Levels Affected:  Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
                     Agency Contact: William A. Telliard
                     Phone: 202 260-7134
                     Fax: 202 260-7185
                     Email: telliard.william@epa.gov

                     RIN: 2040-AC76
3513. NPDES COMPREHENSIVE
STORM WATER PHASE II
REGULATIONS

Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
                                     Completed:
                                     Reason
                                                        Date
                                                                 FR Cite
                                     Final Action
                  12/08/99 64 FR 68722
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Wendy Bell
Phone: 202 260-9534
Fax: 202 260-1460
Email: bell.wendy@epa.gov
                    CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122; 40 CFR 123    RIN: 2040-AC82
ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
                                                                       Proposed Rule Stage
3514. USE OF SCREENING
PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE
MONITORING OF DRINKING WATER
CONTAMINANTS
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) SDWA
1401; 42 USC 300(g)(l) SDWA 1412; 42
USC 300(j)(4) SDWA 1445
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 143
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The 1996 Safe Drinking
Water Act (SDWA) Amendments
require EPA to review new analytical
methods that may be used for regulated
contaminants screening or analysis,
including screening methods.  After this
review, EPA may approve such
methods that are deemed more accurate
or cost-effective than established
reference methods for use in
compliance monitoring or the
monitoring of unregulated
contaminants. In this regulatory  effort,
EPA proposes to integrate the  use of
screening methods in the overall
scheme of drinking water compliance
monitoring. Efforts will be made to
keep the proposal consistent with the
Office of Water plan for Performance
Based Methods (PBMS).  EPA will
identify regulated contaminates, types
of monitoring and specific areas within
each monitoring framework which are
amenable to the use of screening
methods. A logical application of
screening procedures would be in a
tiered monitoring mode where Tier 1
(screening phase) would identify the
principal problem areas while Tier 2
would use sampling and analysis to
more carefully identify and quantify
                    specific contaminants. EPA would
                    identify specific screening methods
                    which are available for use based on
                    their performance characteristics,
                    tolerance to sample interferences,
                    validation for drinking water analysis
                    and correlation of results with
                    traditional instrumental methods. The
                    use of screening methods is expected
                    to make drinking water compliance
                    monitoring cheaper and faster, and
                    provide flexibility to the Public Water
                    Systems in the choice of analytical
                    methods. Laboratory acceptance limits
                    and other method performance
                    requirements that were specified under
                    previous rules will not be changed in
                    this rule making. This proposal would
                    only add new analytical methods
                    and/or analytical approaches and
                    would not withdraw or modify
                    previously approved methods.
                    Timetable:
                    Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM             11/00/00
                    Final Action         11/00/01
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: No
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                    Governmental Jurisdictions,
                    Organizations
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 4212
                    Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
                    and Irrigation Systems
                    Agency Contact: Dr. Jitendra Saxena,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-9579
                                     Fax: 202 260-3762
                                     Email: saxena-jitendra@epa.gov

                                     Dr. Richard Reding, Environmental
                                     Protection Agency, Water, U.S. EPA
                                     Facilities, Cincinnati, OH 45268
                                     Phone: 513 569-7961
                                     Email: reding.richard@epa.gov
                                     RIN: 2040-AD31


                                     3515. • UNREGULATED
                                     CONTAMINANT MONITORING RULE -
                                     LIST 2
                                     Priority: Substantive,  Nonsignificant
                                     Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f; 42 USC
                                     300g-l to 300g-6; 42 USC 300J-4; 42
                                     USC 300J-9; 42 USC 300J-11
                                     CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141.40
                                     Legal Deadline: None
                                     Abstract: The Office of Water will
                                     revise the National Primary Drinking
                                     Water Regulations for Unregulated
                                     Contaminant Monitoring to require
                                     monitoring for List 2 contaminants for
                                     which analytical methods and sampling
                                     locations must be specified.
                                     Promulgation of these methods and
                                     sampling locations will allow the
                                     unregulated contaminants on List 2 of
                                     the Unregulated Contaminant
                                     Monitoring Regulation (1999) List to be
                                     monitored beginning January 2001,
                                     along with monitoring for List 1
                                     contaminants. Monitoring will be
                                     conducted at approximately 300
                                     randomly selected public water
                                     systems, quarterly for one year
                                     beginning in 2001. Contaminants on
                                     List 2 include: 1,2-diphenylhydrazine;
                                     2-methyl-phenol; 2,4-dichlorophenol;
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 trichlorophenol; Alachlor ESA;
 Diazinon; Disulfoton; Diuron; Fonofos;
 Linuron; Polonium-210; Prometon;
 Terbufos; RDX; and Aeromonas (a
 microbiological contaminant). Methods
 are currently being developed for these
 contaminants. If a method is not ready
 at the time this rule is promulgated,
 the contaminant may be monitored at
 a later date when its method is
 available.
 Timetable:
 Action
 Date     FR Cite
 NPRM
 Final Action
04/00/00
12/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: No
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
 Governmental Jurisdictions,
 Organizations
 Government Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local, Tribal
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4373
 Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
 and Irrigation Systems
 Agency Contact: Charles Job,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-7084
 Fax: 202 260-3762
 Email: job.charles@epa.gov

 Rachel Sakata, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Water, 4607,
 Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-2527
 Fax: 202 260-3762
 Email: sakata.rachel@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AD58
3516. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING
WATER REGULATIONS: GROUND
WATER RULE
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect the private sector under PL 104-
4.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f] SDWA
sec 1412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May
31, 2002.
Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act
as amended in 1996 directs EPA to
promulgate regulations requiring
disinfection as necessary for ground
water systems. The intention is to
develop a protective public health
approach which assures a baseline of
protection for all consumers of ground
water and sets in place an  increasingly
targeted strategy to identify high risk
or high priority systems that require
greater scrutiny or further action.
Development and implementation of
the rule will involve local, tribal, State
and Federal governments. The structure
of the rule is a series of barriers to
microbial contamination. The multiple-
barrier approach relies upon four major
components: 1) periodic onsite
inspections of ground water systems
requiring the evaluation of eight key
areas and the identification of
significant deficiencies; 2)  source water
monitoring for systems drawing from
sensitive aquifers without treatment or
with other indications of risk; 3) a
requirement for correction  of significant
deficiencies; and 4) a requirement for
treatment where contamination or
significant deficiencies are not or
cannot be corrected, and alternative
sources of drinking water are not
available. EPA  believes that the
combination of these elements strikes
an appropriate  regulatory balance
which tailors the intensity  or burden
of protective measures and follow-up
action to the risk being addressed.
Timetable:
                                                          Phone: 202 260-2954
                                                          RIN: 2040-AA97
                    Action
                                       Date     FR Cite
                    NPRM
                    Final Action
                  04/00/00
                  11/00/00
                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Yes
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                    Governmental Jurisdictions,
                    Organizations
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Federalism: This action may have
                    federalism implications as defined in
                    EO 13132.
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 2340
                    Statutory deadline for final: After
                    August 6,1999 but before May 31, 2002.
                    Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
                    and Irrigation Systems
                    Agency Contact: Eric Burneson,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone:  202 260-1445

                    Tracy Bone, Environmental Protection
                    Agency, Water, 4607, Washington, DC
                    20460
 3517. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING
 WATER REGULATIONS: ARSENIC
 AND CLARIFICATIONS TO NEW
 SOURCE CONTAMINANT
 MONITORING
 Priority: Economically Significant.
 Major under 5 USC 801.
 Unfunded Mandates: This action  may
 affect State, local or tribal governments
 and the private sector.
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f) SDWA
 sec 1412
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141(Revision); 40
 CFR 142 (Revision)
 Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory,
 January 1, 2000.
 Final, Statutory, January 1,  2001.
 Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act
 (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 require
 EPA to develop a plan and research
 health risks of low levels of arsenic.
 In addition, EPA must propose a
 revised  drinking water regulation  for
 arsenic by January 1, 2000,  and issue
 a final rule by January 1, 2001.
 Currently the drinking water standard
 for arsenic is 0.05 mg/L or 50 ug/L.
 A March 1999 National Academy  of
 Sciences report urged EPA to lower the
 drinking water standard, because
 inorganic arsenic causes bladder, lung
 and  other internal cancers in humans.
 The  report recommended additional
 studies to characterize heath effects at
 low  doses for cancers, cardiovascular
 disease, diabetes, reproductive effects,
 and  children.
 EPA generally sets the enforceable
 maximum contaminant level (MCL) as
 close to the health-based maximum
 contaminant  level goal (MCLG) as
 feasible, considering treatment efficacy
 and costs, but may set an alternative
 level depending on the balance of costs
 and benefits in certain cases. EPA  must
 list affordable technologies or treatment
 techniques that achieve compliance
 with the MCL for three categories  of
 small systems considering the quality
 of the source water. Furthermore,
 alternatives to central treatment, such
 as point-of-use and point-of-entry
 devices, can be considered for small
 systems  that maintain control over
 operation and maintenance. With the
proposal, EPA must ask for comment
on the costs of compliance and health
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proposed MCL and any alternatives
considered.
In addition, in this proposal EPA is
clarifying compliance monitoring after
exceedances and specifying that States
will specify the time period and
sampling frequency for new public
water systems and new water sources.
These clarifications apply to inorganic,
volatile organic, and synthetic organic
contaminants.
Timetable:
Action
  Date     FR Cite
Plan Arsenic         12/24/96  61 FR 67800
  Research Topics for
  Funding
NPRM             04/00/00
Final Action         01/00/01
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: Yes
Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
Governmental Jurisdictions,
Organizations
Government Levels Affected: Federal,
State, Local, Tribal
Federalism: This action may have
federalism implications as defined in
EO 13132.
Additional Information: SAN No. 2807
Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
and Irrigation Systems
Agency Contact: Irene Dooley,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202  260-9531
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: dooley.irene@epa.gov
RIN:  2040-AB75


3518. LONG TERM 1 ENHANCED
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT AND
FILTER  BACKWASH RULE
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect State, local or tribal governments.
Legal Authority: SDWA 1412(b)(l4);
SDWA 1412(b)(2)(C)
CFR  Citation: 40 CFR 9 (Revision); 40
CFR 141; 40 CFR 142 (Revision)
Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory,
August 30, 2000, Filter Backwash Rule
Provisions.
Final, Statutory, November 30, 2000,
Long-Term 1 Rule Provisions.
Abstract: The purposes of the Long
Term 1 Filter  Backwash rule (LTlFBR)
are to: 1) improve control of microbial
pathogens in drinking water, including
Cryptosporidium, for PWSs serving
fewer than 10,000 people; 2)  prevent
increases in  microbial risk while PWSs
serving fewer than 10,000 people
control for disinfection byproducts,
and; 3) require certain public water
systems (PWSs) to institute changes to
the return of recycle flows within the
treatment process to reduce the effects
of recycle on compromising microbial
control. The rule responds to the
statutory requirement to establish a
Long Term Final Enhanced Surface
Water Treatment Rule (LTESWTR)
affecting PWSs that serve under 10,000
people. It also addresses the statutory
requirement to promulgate a regulation
which governs the recycle of filter
backwash within the treatment process
of public utilities.

The proposed LTlFBR will contain 5
key provisions for systems serving
fewer than 10,000 people: 1) a 2-log
Cryptosporidium removal requirement;
2) strengthened combined filter effluent
turbidity performance standards and
new individual filter turbidity
provisions; 3) disinfection benchmark
provisions to assure continued
microbial protection; 4) inclusion of
Cryptosporidium in the definition of
ground water under the direct influence
of surface water (GWUDI)  and in the
watershed control requirements for
unfiltered public water systems; and 5)
requirements for covers on new
finished water reservoirs. The proposed
LTlFBR will contain three key
provisions for all systems: 1)  a
provision requiring recycle flows be
introduced at the head of the plant; 2)
a requirement for plants meeting
criteria to perform a one-time self
assessment of their recycle practice and
consult with their primacy Agency to
address and  correct high risk recycle
operations; and 3) a requirement for
direct filtration plants to provide
information to the State on their
current recycle practice.

Timetable:
                     Action
                   Date
FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
                  04/00/00
                  11/00/00
                     Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                     Required: Yes

                     Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                     Governmental Jurisdictions,
                     Organizations
           Government Levels Affected: Federal,
           State, Local, Tribal
           Federalism: This action may have
           federalism implications as defined in
           EO 13132.
           Additional Information: SAN No. 4147
           The Filter Backwash Recycling
           Regulations, previously listed
           separately in the Regulatory Agenda
           (RIN 2040-AD17) has been merged into
           this rule.
           Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
           and Irrigation Systems
           Agency Contact: Jeffery Robichaud,
           Environmental Protection Agency,
           Water, 4607,  Washington, DC 20460
           Phone: 202 260-2568
           Fax: 202 410-6135
           Email: robichaud.jeffery@epa.gov

           Steve Potts, Environmental  Protection
           Agency, Water, Washington, DC 20460
           Phone: 202 260-5015
           Fax: 202 410-6135
           Email: potts.steve@epa.gov
           RIN: 2040-AD18
3519. LONG TERM 2 ENHANCED
SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect State, local or tribal governments
and the private sector.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g-l; 42
USC 300g-2; 42 USC 300g-3; 42 USC
300g-4; 42 USC 300g-5; 42 USC 300g-
6; 42 USC 300J-4; 42 USC 300J-9; 42
USC 300J-11; SDWA 1412(b); 42 USC
300f; 40 USC 300g-l(b)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141 to 142; 40
CFR 9
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: The Long Term 2 Enhanced
Surface Water Treatment Rule
(LT2ESWTR) will control risk from
microbial pathogens in drinking water.
It is being developed simultaneously
with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and
Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR)
which will address risk caused by the
use of disinfectants in drinking water.
This rule could affect all public water
systems that use  surface water as a
source. Promulgating the LT2ESWTR
and the Stage 2 DBPR as a paired
rulemaking is necessary to ensure that
adequate protection from microbial risk
is maintained while EPA manages risk

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 from disinfection byproducts. EPA is
 required to promulgate the Stage 2
 DBPR by May, 2002, under the 1996
 Safe Drinking Water Act amendments.
 In developing the LT2ESWTR, EPA will
 analyze a significant body of new
 survey data on microbial pathogens in
 source and finished waters, as well as
 data on parameters which could serve
 as indicators of microbial risk. This
 survey data, which was collected under
 the  Information Collection Rule (ICR),
 Supplemental Surveys to the ICR, and
 additional research projects, will
 provide a substantially more
 comprehensive and complete  picture of
 the  occurrence of waterborne  pathogens
 than was available previously. EPA will
 also use significant new data on the
 efficiency of treatment processes for the
 removal and inactivation of
 microorganisms, as well as new
 information on the toxicity of certain
 pathogens, to determine effective
 regulatory requirements for controlling
 microbial risk. On March 30, 1999 EPA
 established a committee of stakeholders
 under the Federal Advisory Committee
 Act  (FACA) to assist  in the
 development of these rules. The FACA
 committee is scheduled to make
 recommendations on rule options to
 EPA in June, 2000.
 Timetable:
 Action
                   Date     FR Cite
 NPRM
 Final Action
02/00/01
05/00/02
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: Yes
 Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
 Governmental Jurisdictions,
 Organizations
 Government  Levels Affected: Federal,
 State, Local, Tribal
 Federalism: This action may have
 federalism implications as defined in
 EO 13132.
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4341
 Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
 and Irrigation Systems
 Agency Contact: Thomas Grubbs,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-7270
 Fax: 202 401-6135
 Email: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov

Dan Schmelling, Environmental
Protection Agency, Water, 4607,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-1439
 Fax: 202 401-6135
 Email: schmelling.dan@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AD37


 3520. STAGE 2
 DISINFECTANTS/DISINFECTION
 BYPRODUCTS RULE
 Priority: Economically Significant.
 Major under 5 USC 801.
 Unfunded Mandates: This action may
 affect State, local or tribal governments
 and the private sector.
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 300g-4; 42
 USC 300g-5; 42 USC 300g-6; 42 USC
 300J-4; 42 USC 300J-9; 42 USC 300j-
 11; 40 USC  300g-l(b); SDWA 1412(b);
 42 USC 300f; 42 USC 300g-2; 42 USC
 300g-3
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 9; 40 CFR 141
 to 142
 Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May
 2002, SDWA 1412(bK2)(A) imposes
 date for final rule promulgation.
 Abstract: The 1996 Safe Drinking
 Water Act Amendments require EPA to
 promulgate a Stage 2
 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts
 Rule (Stage 2 DBPR) by May, 2002. EPA
 plans to propose this rule in February,
 2001. The Regulation, along with a
 Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water
 Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) that will
 be promulgated simultaneously, is
 intended to expand existing public
 health protections and address
 concerns about risk trade-offs between
 pathogens and disinfection byproducts.
 This rule could affect all public water
 systems that add a disinfectant to the
 drinking water during any part of the
 treatment process although the  impacts
 may be limited to community water
 systems (CWSs) and non-transient non-
 community water systems (NTNCWSs).
 Promulgating the LT2ESWTR and the
 Stage 2 DBPR as a paired rulemaking
 is necessary  to ensure that adequate
 protection from microbial risk is
 maintained while EPA manages risk
 from disinfection byproducts. In
 developing the Stage 2 DBPR, EPA will
 analyze a significant body of new
 survey data on source water quality
 parameters, treatment data and
 disinfection byproduct occurrence. This
 survey data,  which was collected under
the Information Collection Rule (ICR),
 Supplemental Surveys to the ICR, and
additional research projects, will
provide a substantially more
comprehensive and complete picture of
                                                          the occurrence of DBFs and
                                                          microbiological pathogens than was
                                                          available previously. EPA will also use
                                                          new information on the health effects
                                                          of exposure to DBFs to determine
                                                          effective regulatory requirements for
                                                          controlling risk. On March  30, 1999
                                                          EPA established a committee of
                                                          stakeholders under the Federal
                                                          Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to
                                                          assist in the development of these
                                                          rules. The FACA committee is
                                                          scheduled to make recommendations
                                                          on rule options  to EPA in June, 2000.
                                                          Timetable:
                                                          Action
                    Date     FR Cite
                                                          NPRM
                                                          Final Action
                   02/00/01
                   05/00/02
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required: Yes
 Small Entities Affected: Governmental
 Jurisdictions, Organizations, Businesses
 Government Levels Affected: Local,
 Tribal, State, Federal
 Federalism: This action may have
 federalism implications as defined in
 EO 13132.
 Additional Information: SAN No. 4342
 Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
 and Irrigation Systems
 Agency Contact: Thomas Grubbs,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-7270
 Fax: 202 401-6135
 Email: grubbs.thomas@epa.gov

 Jennifer McLain, Environmental
 Protection Agency, Water, 4607,
 Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-0431
 Fax: 202 401-6135
 Email: mclain.jennifer@epa.gov
 RIN: 2040-AD38


 3521. • NATIONAL SECONDARY
 DRINKING WATER REGULATION FOR
 METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER
 (MTBE)
 Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
 Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq
 CFR Citation: 40 CFR 143 (Revision)
 Legal Deadline: None
 Abstract: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
 (MTBE) is an automobile fuel additive,
 introduced in the late 1970s during
lead phase-out as an octane enhancer.
It has been used in increasing quantity

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                                                                        Proposed  Rule Stage
in the 1990s to meet the requirements
of the federal Reformulated Gasoline
(RFC) and Oxyfuels programs required
by the Clean Air Act Amendments of
1990. However, MTBE has been
detected in ground water and drinking
water in a number of States due to
leaking underground storage tanks and
leaking pipelines. Although most of
these detections are at levela well
below health concern, MTBE's
distinctive turpentine-like taste and
odor can be detected at low levels. This
provides a challenge to water suppliers,
because contaminated drinking water
can be unacceptable to the public. In
                     this action, EPA is proposing a
                     secondary standard for MTBE, which
                     will provide control levels for taste and
                     odor acceptability and maintain
                     drinking water quality.
                     EPA is developing a secondary
                     standard based on taste and odor
                     because we currently do not have
                     enough information to meet SDWA's
                     requirements for promulgating a
                     primary health-based standard.
                     Timetable:
                     Action
 Date
FR Cite
                     NPRM
                     Final Action
05/00/00
12/00/00
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Required: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Additional Information: SAN No. 4404
Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
and Irrigation Systems
Agency Contact: Rachel Sakata,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202 260-2527
Fax: 202 260-3762
Email: sakata.rachel@epa.gov
RIN: 2040-AD54
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Safe  Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
                                                                             Final  Rule Stage
3522. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING
WATER REGULATIONS: RADON
Priority: Economically Significant.
Major under 5 USC 801.
Unfunded Mandates: This action may
affect State, local or tribal governments.
Legal Authority: 42 USC 300(f] SDWA
sec 1412
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141; 40 CFR 142
Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory,
February 6, 1999, Publish radon health
risk reduction and cost analysis.
NPRM, Statutory, August 6, 1999.
Final, Statutory, August 6, 2000.
Abstract: EPA proposed new
regulations for radon in drinking water
which will provide states flexibility in
how to manage the health risks from
radon, in both drinking water and in
indoor air. States would be able to
focus their efforts on the highest radon
risks to the public - in indoor air -
while reducing the highest risks from
radon in drinking water. Breathing
indoor radon in homes is the primary
public health risk from radon,
contributing to about 20,000 lung
cancer deaths each year in the United
States, according to a landmark report
this year by the National Academy of
Sciences. That makes radon in indoor
air the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States. Based on
a second NAS report, EPA estimates
that radon in drinking water causes
about 168 cancer deaths per year, of
which about 89 percent are lung cancer
from breathing radon released from
water. The remaining 11 percent of the
                     risk is for stomach cancer from
                     drinking radon-containing water.

                     The proposal is based on the unique
                     framework outlined in the 1996 Safe
                     Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The
                     proposed new regulation will provide
                     two options to states and water systems
                     for reducing public health risks from
                     radon. Under the first option, states can
                     choose to develop enhanced state
                     programs to address the health risks
                     from indoor radon while water systems
                     reduce radon levels in drinking water
                     to the higher, alternative maximum
                     contaminant level MCL of 4,000 pCi/L
                     (picoCuries per liter, a standard unit of
                     radiation) or lower, ensuring protection
                     from the highest risks from  radon in
                     drinking water. EPA is encouraging the
                     states to adopt this approach as the
                     most cost-effective way to achieve the
                     greatest radon risk reduction.  If a state
                     does not elect this option, the second
                     option would require water systems in
                     that state to either reduce radon in
                     drinking water levels to the MCL of 300
                     pCi/L, or to develop a local indoor
                     radon program and reduce levels in
                     drinking water to 4000 pCi/L. Those
                     systems initially at the MCL or lower
                     will not need to treat their water for
                     radon.
Timetable:
Action
ANPRM
NPRM-old
Notice
NPRM
Final Action
Date
09/30/86
07/18/91
02/26/99
1 1/02/99
08/00/00
FR Cite
51 FR 34836
56 FR 33050
64 FR 9560
64 FR 59245

                    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
                    Required: Yes
                    Small Entities Affected: Businesses,
                    Governmental Jurisdictions
                    Government Levels Affected: Federal,
                    State, Local, Tribal
                    Federalism: This action may have
                    federalism implications as defined in
                    EO 13132.
                    Additional Information: SAN No. 2281
                    Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
                    and Irrigation Systems
                    Agency Contact: Sylvia Malm,
                    Environmental Protection Agency,
                    Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
                    Phone: 202 260-0417
                    Fax:  202 260-3762
                    Email: malm.sylvia@epa.gov
                    RIN: 2040-AA94


                    3523. 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 300(f) SDWA
                    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

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 change any of the regulatory
 requirements. The rule assists 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      10/00/00
 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
 Required:  No
 Small Entities Affected: No
 Government Levels Affected: None
 Additional Information: SAN No. 3563
 Sectors Affected: 22131 Water Supply
 and Irrigation Systems
 Agency Contact: Evelyn Washington,
 Environmental Protection Agency,
 Water, 4607, Washington, DC 20460
 Phone: 202 260-3029
 Fax: 202 260-3762
 Email: washington.evelyn@epa.gov