Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices August 22,2013

August 22,2013

NOTICES

Final Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria For Ammonia-Freshwater 2013 [FR DOC# 2013-20307] SUMMARY:
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the
availability of final national recommended ambient water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life from effects of
ammonia in freshwater (EPA 822-R-13-001). The final criteria incorporate the latest scientific knowledge on the toxicity of
ammonia to freshwater aquatic life. On December 30, 2009, EPA published draft national recommended water quality
criteria for ammonia and provided the public an opportunity to provide scientific views. Aquatic life criteria are developed
based on EPA’s Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms
and Their Uses (1985), (EPA/R- 85-100). EPA’s recommended section 304(a) water quality criteria provide guidance to
States and authorized Tribes in adopting water quality standards for protecting aquatic life and human health. EPA’s
recommended water quality criteria by themselves have no binding legal effect. These national recommended criteria for
ammonia in freshwater are intended to protect aquatic life and do not address human health toxicity data. The water
quality criteria for ammonia for the protection of saltwater organisms are not being updated at this time. EPA’s national
recommended final acute ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for protecting freshwater organisms from potential effects
of ammonia is 17 mg/L total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) and the final chronic AWQC for ammonia is 1.9 mg/L TAN at pH 7.0
and temperature 20 [deg]C.

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Gasoline
Distribution Facilities (Renewal) [FR DOC# 2013-20457] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted
an information collection request (ICR), “NESHAP for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart R)
(Renewal)” (EPA ICR No. 1659.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0325), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed
extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2013. Public comments were previously
requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 63813) on October 17, 2012, during a 60-day comment period. This notice
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated
burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline
Commingling Provisions (Renewal) [FR DOC# 2013-20458] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has
submitted an information collection request (ICR), Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions (Renewal) (EPA ICR No.
2228.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0587), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is
currently approved through August 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR
20102) on April 3, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not
conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid
OMB control number.

 

 

RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Disapproval of PM2.5 [FR DOC# 2013-20416]
SUMMARY: EPA published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 25, 2013, disapproving a Wisconsin State
Implementation Plan revision pertaining to permitting requirements relating to particulate matter of less than 2.5
micrometers (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). An error in the amendatory instruction is identified and corrected in this action.

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