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Welcome to this edition of BLR's Regulatory Update, covering your state(s) and federal register activity posted to Enviro.BLR.com between November 12 and November 15, 2021.
Massachusetts

Water

Final Regulations

(11/15/2021) Massachusetts - Final Regulations - Water - General
Surface Water Quality Standards
Department of Environmental Protection/Division of Water Pollution Control - Updates toxic pollutant criteria for the protection of aquatic life and human health in accordance with recommendations published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; designates additional cold water streams, updates and clarifies certain site specific criteria, and makes the basin tables more clear and consistent. [314 CMR 4.00]

National

Air

Notices

(11/15/2021) National - Notices - Air - General
Request for Nominations of Candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Panel
The EPA's Science Advisory Board Staff Office has requested public nominations of scientific experts for the CASAC Ozone Panel.

Proposed Regulations

(11/15/2021) National - Proposed Regulations - Air - NSPS
40 CFR 60 - Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review; Proposed Rule


EHS Management

Final Regulations

(11/12/2021) National - Final Regulations - Recordkeeping
40 CFR 16 - Privacy Act Regulations for EPA-79
EPA has issued a direct final rule revising the Agency's Privacy Act regulations to exempt a new system of records, EPA-79, the NEIC Master Tracking System, from certain requirements of the Privacy Act.

Notices

(11/12/2021) National - Notices - Environment - General
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
EPA has given notice of its weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed November 1, 2021 through November 5, 2021 pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9.

Proposed Regulations

(11/12/2021) National - Proposed Regulations - Recordkeeping
40 CFR 16 - Privacy Act Regulations for EPA-79
EPA has proposed to revise the Agency's Privacy Act regulations to exempt a new system of records, EPA-79, the National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) Master Tracking System, from certain requirements of the Privacy Act.

Emergency Planning & Response

Notices

(11/15/2021) National - Notices - Community Right to Know
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revisions to an Existing Collection, Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Comment Request
The EPA has announced that it is planning to submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget: ``Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (Revision).'' This ICR is a revision to an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2024.

HazMat and Chemicals

Final Regulations

(11/15/2021) National - Final Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 180 - Methylorubrum populi Strain NLS0089; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation has established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Methylorubrum populi strain NLS0089 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices.

(11/15/2021) National - Final Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 180 - Pyriproxyfen; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation established tolerances for residues of pyriproxyfen, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on egg; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; and poultry, meat byproducts.

(11/15/2021) National - Final Regulations - Toxic Substances Control Act
40 CFR 9 and 721 - Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-10.B)
The EPA has issued significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

(11/12/2021) National - Final Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 180 - 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-propenamide, sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1) and sodium sulfite (1:1), Sodium Salt
EPA has issued a final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-propenamide, sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1) and sodium sulfite (1:1), sodium salt), when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation.

Notices

(11/15/2021) National - Notices - Pesticides
Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses
The EPA has announced an order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the EPA pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

(11/15/2021) National - Notices - Pesticides
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
The EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.

Waste

Final Regulations

(11/12/2021) National - Final Regulations - CERCLA/Superfund
40 CFR 302 - Change of Submissions for CERCLA Section 103 Continuous Release Reports to the Appropriate EPA Headquarters Office
EPA has issued a final rule issuing a technical amendment to modify the submission location for Continuous Release Reports.

Water

Notices

(11/12/2021) National - Notices - Drinking Water
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting--November 2021
EPA has given notice of a series of additional PFAS related virtual deliberation meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) Committee as a follow-up to meetings held September 29-30, 2021.

Proposed Regulations

(11/12/2021) National - Proposed Regulations - Drinking Water
40 CFR 141 - The National Drinking Water Advisory Council Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Revisions Working Group: Request for Nominations
EPA has requested that the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), a Federal Advisory Committee established under the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, provide the agency with advice and recommendations on key issues related to potential revisions to certain Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts (MDBP) rules.

New Hampshire

Air

Proposed Regulations

(11/12/2021) New Hampshire - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
Annual Limits on Intake and Derived Air Concentrations
Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Public Health Services/Radiological Health Secti - He-P 4090.01 specifies the annual limits on intake (ALI) and derived air concentrations (DAC) of radionuclides for occupational workers so that they are not exceeded, and the effluent concentrations for release into the environment are below the set limits to ensure the protection of the environment. He-P 4090.01 contains Table 4090.1 which lists the calculations of limits on intake of radionuclides for

Ohio

Air

Proposed Regulations

(11/12/2021) Ohio - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
Small Business Technical Assistance Program
Environmental Protection Agency - Amends rules regarding definitions and notices relating to rights and obligations. [OAC 3745-79-01, -03]

(11/12/2021) Ohio - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
Sulfur Dioxide Regulations
Environmental Protection Agency - Amends rules regarding Knox county, Lawrence county, Licking county, Logan county, Madison county, Marion county, Medina county, Meigs county, Mercer county, Monroe county, Morgan county, Morrow county, Noble county, Perry county, Pickaway county, Pike county, Portage county, Preble county, Putnam county, Richland county, Scioto county, Shelby county, Union county, Van Wert county, Vinton county, Warren county, Wood county, and Wyandot county emission limits. [OAC 3745-18

(11/12/2021) Ohio - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
Sulfur Dioxide Regulations
Environmental Protection Agency - Amends rules regarding Adams county, Ashland county, Auglaize county, Belmont county, Brown county, Carroll count, Champaign county, Clark county, Clermont county, Clinton county, Columbiana county, Coshocton county, Darke county, Delaware county, Fairfield county, Fayette county, Fulton county, Geauga county, Guernsey county, Hancock county, Hardin county, Harrison county, Henry county, Highland county, Hocking county, Holmes county, Huron county, and Jackson county emis

(11/12/2021) Ohio - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
Sulfur Dioxide Regulations
Environmental Protection Agency - Amends rules regarding Jefferson county, Lake county, Lorain county, Lucas county, Mahoning county, Miami county, Montgomery county, Ottawa county, Paulding county, Ross county, Sandusky county, Seneca county, Stark county, Summit county, Trumbull county, Tuscarawas county, Wayne county, and Williams county emission limits. [OAC 3745-18-47, -49, -53, -54, -56, -61, -63, -68, -69, -77, -78, -80, -82, -83, -84, -85, -91, -92]

(11/12/2021) Ohio - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
Sulfur Dioxide Regulations
Environmental Protection Agency - Amends rules regarding definitions and incorporation by reference, general countywide emission limits, compliance time schedules, measurement methods and procedures, ambient and meteorological monitoring requirements, general emission limit provisions, Allen county, Ashtabula county, Athens county, Butler county, Crawford county, Cuyahoga county, Defiance county, Erie county, Franklin county, Gallia county, Greene county, and Hamilton county emission limits. [OAC 3745-18-

Water

Proposed Regulations

(11/12/2021) Ohio - Proposed Regulations - Water - General
Water Quality Standards
Environmental Protection Agency - Amends rules regarding Scioto river drainage basin, Southeast Ohio tributaries drainage basin, and Great Miami river drainage basin. [OAC 3745-1-09, -16, -17, -21]