Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for September 3,2013

September 3,2013

NOTICES

Notice of Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards [FR DOC# 2013-
21365] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a meeting of the Interagency
Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) on September 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The
purpose of ISCORS is to foster early resolution and coordination of regulatory issues associated with
radiation standards. Member agencies include: EPA; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and Departments
of Energy; Defense; Transportation; Homeland Security; Health and Human Services; and Labor’s
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Observer agencies include: the Office of Science and
Technology Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, as well as
state representatives from Arizona and Pennsylvania. ISCORS maintains several objectives: (1) Facilitate a
consensus on allowable levels of radiation risk to the public and workers; (2) promote consistent and
scientifically sound risk assessment and risk management approaches in setting and implementing
standards for occupational and public protection from ionizing radiation; (3) promote completeness and
coherence of Federal standards for radiation protection; and (4) identify interagency radiation protection
issues and coordinate their resolution. ISCORS meetings include presentations by Subcommittee Chairs
and discussions of current radiation protection issues. Committee meetings normally involve pre-decisional
intra-governmental discussions and, as such, are normally not open for observation by members of the
public or media. This particular ISCORS meeting is open to all interested members of the public. Time will be
reserved on the agenda for members of the public to provide comments.

SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting [FR DOC# 2013-21364] SUMMARY: The Association of
American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group
(SFIREG), Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on
September 16, 2013, and ending September 17, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the
meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.

 

 

PROPOSED RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Maintenance Plan Update for Lake
County, Indiana for Sulfur Dioxide [FR DOC# 2013-21277] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a
maintenance plan update for the Lake County, Indiana sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) maintenance area.
This plan update demonstrates that Lake County will maintain attainment of the 1971 SO<INF>2</INF>
national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) through 2025. This maintenance plan update satisfies section
175A of the Clean Air Act (Act), and is consistent with the September 26, 2005, approval of the State’s
redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Lake County, Indiana SO<INF>2</INF> area.

Virginia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions [FR DOC# 2013-
21371] SUMMARY: Virginia has applied to EPA for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste
program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final
authorization to Virginia. In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing
the revisions by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule
because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have
explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we receive
written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will
become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. However, if
we receive comments that oppose this action, or portions thereof, we will withdraw the relevant portions of
the immediate final rule, and they will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final
rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on
this action, you must do so at this time.

 
RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Maintenance Plan Update for Lake
County, Indiana for Sulfur Dioxide [FR DOC# 2013-21274] SUMMARY: EPA is approving a maintenance plan
update for the Lake County, Indiana sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) maintenance area. This plan update
demonstrates that Lake County will maintain attainment of the 1971 SO<INF>2</INF> national ambient air
quality standard (NAAQS) through 2025. This maintenance plan update satisfies section 175A of the Clean
Air Act (Act), and is consistent with the September 26, 2005, approval of the State’s redesignation request
and maintenance plan for the Lake County, Indiana SO<INF>2</INF> area.

Adequacy Status of the Submitted 2009, 2017 and 2025 PM2.5 [FR DOC# 2013-21266] SUMMARY: In this
action, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the motor vehicle emissions budgets for
PM<INF>2.5</INF> and NO<INF>X</INF> in the submitted maintenance plan for the New York portions of the
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT PM<INF>2.5</INF> nonattainment areas to be
adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The transportation conformity rule requires that the EPA
conduct a public process and make an affirmative decision on the adequacy of budgets before they can be
used by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in conformity determinations. As a result of our finding,
the new 2009, 2017 and 2025 PM<INF>2.5</INF> budgets are applicable to nine of the ten counties in the
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council planning area (excluding Putnam County) and Orange County
in the Orange County Transportation Council planning area and must be used for all future transportation
conformity determinations.

Virginia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions [FR DOC# 2013-
21378] SUMMARY: Virginia has applied to EPA for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste
program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these
revisions satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing Virginia’s
revisions through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the revisions without a
prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose
it. Unless we receive written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the
decision to authorize Virginia’s revisions to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive
comments that oppose this action we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing the
relevant portions of this rule, before they take effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section
of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize revisions to Virginia’s program that were the
subject of adverse comments.

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