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Hazardous Materials: Revisions to Hazardous Materials Grants Requirements (RRR)Proposed Rule2016-2441810/11/2016DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentPHMSA proposes to revise its regulations pertaining to the Hazardous Materials grants program to incorporate the Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Fed … PHMSA proposes to revise its regulations pertaining to the Hazardous Materials grants program to incorporate the Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and to implement new requirements set forth by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. PHMSA invites all interested persons to provide comments regarding these intended revisions.hazardous-materials-revisions-to-hazardous-materials-grants-requirements-rrrFR-Doc-2016-24418
Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water ActRule2016-2288209/26/2016ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyIn section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Congress authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to treat eligible federally recognized Indian tribes in a similar manner as a state for purposes of administering section 30 … In section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Congress authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to treat eligible federally recognized Indian tribes in a similar manner as a state for purposes of administering section 303 and certain other provisions of the CWA, and directed the agency to promulgate regulations effectuating this authorization. EPA has issued regulations establishing a process for federally recognized tribes to obtain treatment in a similar manner as states (TAS) for several provisions of the CWA; for example, 53 tribes have obtained TAS authority to issue water quality standards under CWA section 303(c). EPA has not yet promulgated regulations expressly establishing a process for tribes to obtain TAS authority to administer the water quality restoration provisions of CWA section 303(d), including issuing lists of impaired waters and developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), as states routinely do. EPA is now remedying this gap. By establishing regulatory procedures for eligible tribes to obtain TAS for the CWA Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program, this final rule enables eligible tribes to obtain authority to identify impaired waters on their reservations and to establish TMDLs, which serve as plans for attaining and maintaining applicable water quality standards (WQS). The rule is comparable to similar regulations that EPA issued in the 1990s for the CWA Section 303(c) WQS and CWA Section 402 and Section 404 Permitting Programs, and includes features designed to minimize paperwork and unnecessary reviews.treatment-of-indian-tribes-in-a-similar-manner-as-states-for-purposes-of-section-303d-of-the-cleanFR-Doc-2016-22882
Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water ActProposed Rule2016-0073601/19/2016ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyIn section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Congress authorized EPA to treat eligible federally recognized Indian tribes in a similar manner as states for purposes of administering section 303 and certain other provisions of the CW … In section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Congress authorized EPA to treat eligible federally recognized Indian tribes in a similar manner as states for purposes of administering section 303 and certain other provisions of the CWA, and directed the agency to promulgate regulations effectuating this authorization. EPA has issued regulations establishing a process for federally recognized tribes to obtain treatment in a similar manner as states (TAS) for several provisions of the CWA; 50 tribes, for example, have obtained TAS authority to issue water quality standards under CWA section 303(c). EPA, however, has not yet promulgated regulations expressly establishing a process for such tribes to obtain TAS authority to administer the water quality restoration provisions of CWA section 303(d), including issuing lists of impaired waters and developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) under CWA section 303(d), as states routinely do. EPA is now proposing to remedy this gap. By establishing regulatory procedures for eligible tribes to obtain TAS for the CWA Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program, the proposed rule would enable eligible tribes to obtain authority to identify impaired waters on their reservations and to establish TMDLs, which serve as plans for attaining and maintaining applicable water quality standards (WQS). The proposal is comparable to similar regulations that EPA issued in the 1990s for the CWA Section 303(c) WQS and CWA Section 402 and 404 Permitting Programs, and includes features designed to minimize paperwork and unnecessary reviews. EPA requests comments on all aspects of the proposed rule.treatment-of-indian-tribes-in-a-similar-manner-as-states-for-purposes-of-section-303d-of-the-cleanFR-Doc-2016-00736
Change of Address for Region 7; Technical CorrectionRule2013-1503906/25/2013ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 7 office. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the Agency's regulations.EPA is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 7 office. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the Agency's regulations.change-of-address-for-region-7-technical-correctionFR-Doc-2013-15039
Change of Address for Region 1; Technical CorrectionRule2011-2003508/11/2011ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 1 office. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the agency's regulations.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 1 office. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the agency's regulations.change-of-address-for-region-1-technical-correctionFR-Doc-2011-20035
Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for Superfund Response ActionsRule2010-2008608/13/2010ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis rule amends the regulation by allowing interim progress reports to be due in 60 days, instead of the current 30-day requirement, following the close of the quarterly and semi-annual reporting periods. In addition, this amendment a … This rule amends the regulation by allowing interim progress reports to be due in 60 days, instead of the current 30-day requirement, following the close of the quarterly and semi-annual reporting periods. In addition, this amendment allows the recipient of a Superfund State Contract (SSC) to request that EPA apply any overpayment of cost share to another site. The revisions affect States, Indian Tribes, intertribal consortia, and political subdivisions. The revisions will improve the administration and effectiveness of Superfund Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts.cooperative-agreements-and-superfund-state-contracts-for-superfund-response-actionsFR-Doc-2010-20086
State and Local Assistance; Technical CorrectionRuleE9-2154909/08/2009ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOn June 16, 2009, regulations to include State Response Programs and Tribal Response Programs under Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as among the Environmental Program … On June 16, 2009, regulations to include State Response Programs and Tribal Response Programs under Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as among the Environmental Program Grants eligible for inclusion in a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) were published. Those final rules included technical errors which this action corrects.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/08/E9-21549/state-and-local-assistance-technical-correctionFR-Doc-E9-21549
Inclusion of CERCLA Section 128(a) State Response Programs and Tribal Response ProgramsRuleE9-1411406/16/2009ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis final rule revises regulations to include State Response Programs and Tribal Response Programs under Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as among the Environme … This final rule revises regulations to include State Response Programs and Tribal Response Programs under Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as among the Environmental Program Grants eligible for inclusion in a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG). The rule also adds State Response Program and Tribal Response Program specific provisions.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/06/16/E9-14114/inclusion-of-cercla-section-128a-state-response-programs-and-tribal-response-programsFR-Doc-E9-14114
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA ActionsRuleE9-235302/04/2009ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA is issuing a direct final rule to make corrections to its rule entitled ``Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Effects Abroad of EPA Actions,'' which was published September 19, 2007. … EPA is issuing a direct final rule to make corrections to its rule entitled ``Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Effects Abroad of EPA Actions,'' which was published September 19, 2007. Since the final rule became effective on October 19, 2007, EPA has received inquiries about some minor inconsistencies and ambiguities in the final rule. This action involves four minor, technical corrections to the rule to address those issues. The first correction expands the definition of ``applicants'' to include those who request EPA approvals. The second change clarifies that a categorical exclusion includes vacant land. The third change corrects the text to indicate that the number of extraordinary circumstances is ten. The last change expands Subpart C to apply to EPA approvals as well as permits and assistance grants.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/02/04/E9-2353/procedures-for-implementing-the-national-environmental-policy-act-and-assessing-the-environmentalFR-Doc-E9-2353
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA ActionsProposed RuleE9-235002/04/2009ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA is proposing to correct its rule entitled ``Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Effects Abroad of EPA Actions,'' which was published September 19, 2007. Since the final rule became e … EPA is proposing to correct its rule entitled ``Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Effects Abroad of EPA Actions,'' which was published September 19, 2007. Since the final rule became effective on October 19, 2007, EPA has received inquiries about some minor inconsistencies and ambiguities in the final rule. This action involves four minor, technical corrections to the rule to address those issues. The first correction expands the definition of ``applicants'' to include those who request EPA approvals. The second change clarifies that a categorical exclusion includes vacant land. The third change corrects the text to indicate that the number of extraordinary circumstances is ten. The last change expands Subpart C to apply to EPA approvals as well as permits and assistance grants. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we have made these four changes as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/02/04/E9-2350/procedures-for-implementing-the-national-environmental-policy-act-and-assessing-the-environmentalFR-Doc-E9-2350
Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Financial Assistance AgreementsRuleE8-600303/26/2008ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis action will harmonize EPA's statutory Disadvantaged Business Enterprise procurement objectives with the United States Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 515 U.S. 200 (1995). In that case, the Supreme C … This action will harmonize EPA's statutory Disadvantaged Business Enterprise procurement objectives with the United States Supreme Court's decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 515 U.S. 200 (1995). In that case, the Supreme Court extended strict judicial scrutiny to federal programs that use racial or ethnic criteria as a basis for decision making. Remedying discrimination is recognized as a compelling government interest, and this rule is promulgated on the understanding that the statutory provisions authorizing its adoption were enacted for that remedial purpose. This rule sets forth a narrowly tailored EPA program to serve the compelling government interest of remedying past and current racial discrimination through agency-wide DBE procurement objectives. EPA intends to evaluate the propriety of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in 7 years through subsequent rulemaking. This rule also revises EPA's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) program and renames it EPA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. EPA is removing existing MBE/WBE specific provisions in regulations for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations; and uniform administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements to state and local governments, state and local assistance, and research and demonstration grants, and is consolidating and adding to these provisions in this new regulation. This rule affects only procurements under EPA financial assistance agreements. This rule does not apply to direct Federal procurement actions. If you are a recipient of an EPA financial assistance agreement or an entity receiving an identified loan under a financial assistance agreement capitalizing a revolving loan fund, this rule may affect you.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/03/26/E8-6003/participation-by-disadvantaged-business-enterprises-in-procurement-under-environmental-protectionFR-Doc-E8-6003
Hazardous Materials Regulations: Minor Editorial Corrections and ClarificationsRuleE7-1913810/01/2007DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentThis final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor regulatory changes and, in response to requests for clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The intended effect … This final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor regulatory changes and, in response to requests for clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The intended effect of this rule is to enhance the accuracy and reduce misunderstandings of the regulations. The amendments contained in this rule are non-substantive changes that do not impose new requirements.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/10/01/E7-19138/hazardous-materials-regulations-minor-editorial-corrections-and-clarificationsFR-Doc-E7-19138
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA ActionsRuleE7-1805309/19/2007ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is amending its procedures for implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This also includes minor, technical amendments to the Agen … The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is amending its procedures for implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This also includes minor, technical amendments to the Agency's procedures for implementing Executive Order 12114, ``Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions.'' This rule amends EPA's NEPA implementing procedures by: consolidating and standardizing the procedural provisions and requirements of the Agency's environmental review process under NEPA; clarifying the general procedures associated with categorical exclusions, consolidating the categories of actions subject to categorical exclusion, and amending existing and adding new categorical exclusions; consolidating and amending existing and adding new extraordinary circumstances; consolidating and amending the listing of actions that generally require an environmental impact statement; clarifying the procedural requirements for consideration of applicable environmental review laws and executive orders; and incorporating other revisions consistent with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (CEQ Regulations).https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/09/19/E7-18053/procedures-for-implementing-the-national-environmental-policy-act-and-assessing-the-environmentalFR-Doc-E7-18053
Revising the Budget Period Limitation for Research Grants and Cooperative AgreementsRuleE7-1800009/12/2007ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA is taking direct final action on Revising the Budget Period Limitation for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements. This amendment will remove the budget period limitation for research and demonstration grants and cooperati … EPA is taking direct final action on Revising the Budget Period Limitation for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements. This amendment will remove the budget period limitation for research and demonstration grants and cooperative agreements. This change is administrative in nature. The current rule sets forth a maximum budget period of 24 months for all grants and cooperative agreements awarded for research and demonstration projects, which can be extended on a case-by-case basis. Extensions are often requested creating an administrative burden for the EPA. All research and demonstration grants will continue to adhere to the project period limitation of five years. This change will not adversely affect any current or future research or demonstration efforts.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/09/12/E7-18000/revising-the-budget-period-limitation-for-research-grants-and-cooperative-agreementsFR-Doc-E7-18000
Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for Superfund Response ActionsRuleE7-799005/02/2007ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis final rule amends the regulation for Superfund Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts. The revisions to the regulation: Incorporate EPA policy changes since 1990 that impact this regulation; reduce the burden placed … This final rule amends the regulation for Superfund Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts. The revisions to the regulation: Incorporate EPA policy changes since 1990 that impact this regulation; reduce the burden placed by this regulation on Cooperative Agreement recipients and parties to Superfund State Contracts; increase reliance on the Federal Government's uniform administrative requirements for grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and local governments, wherever possible; authorize procedures that required deviations, on multiple occasions, under the existing regulation; expressly authorize previous program initiatives that were proven successful on a pilot basis; provide additional regulatory flexibility without negatively impacting cost recovery actions; update cross-references to other regulations that have changed or been removed; and eliminate references to obsolete forms. The revisions affect States, Indian Tribes, intertribal consortia, and political subdivisions. The revisions will improve the administration and effectiveness of Superfund Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/05/02/E7-7990/cooperative-agreements-and-superfund-state-contracts-for-superfund-response-actionsFR-Doc-E7-7990
Environmental Protection Agency Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and SuspensionRuleE7-64101/19/2007ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a new regulation on nonprocurement debarment and suspension in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the final step of a four step process in streamlining … The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a new regulation on nonprocurement debarment and suspension in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the final step of a four step process in streamlining the government-wide nonprocurement suspension and debarment rules. The purpose of this government-wide initiative is to make the rule on nonprocurement suspension and debarment easier to find and use by the regulated community. The first step in this process was the update to the nonprocurement suspension and debarment common rule published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2003. The second step was the establishment of Title 2 in the Code of Federal Regulations on May 11, 2004. The third step was the publication of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidance on nonprocurement suspension and debarment as adoptable guidance of the new 2 CFR on August 31, 2005. This rule adopts OMB guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. The EPA is also removing a regulation containing the existing EPA implementation of the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. This regulatory action makes no substantive change in EPA policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/01/19/E7-641/environmental-protection-agency-implementation-of-omb-guidance-on-nonprocurement-debarment-andFR-Doc-E7-641
NPDES Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment FormulaProposed RuleE6-2254901/04/2007ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis document provides notice of a proposed rulemaking for public comment on EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula. With this notice … This document provides notice of a proposed rulemaking for public comment on EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula. With this notice, EPA proposes using its Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 authority to provide a financial incentive to States to utilize an adequate fee program when implementing an authorized NPDES permit program. EPA proposes to amend its existing CWA Section 106 grant allotment regulation to provide the Agency with the flexibility to allot separately a permit fee incentive amount. This action would not be effective prior to fiscal year 2008.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/01/04/E6-22549/npdes-permit-fee-incentive-for-clean-water-act-section-106-grants-allotment-formulaFR-Doc-E6-22549
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA ActionsProposed RuleE6-2140212/19/2006ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing amendments to its procedures for implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This proposed rule also includes minor, technica … The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing amendments to its procedures for implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This proposed rule also includes minor, technical amendments to the Agency's procedures for implementing Executive Order 12114, ``Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions.'' This proposed rule would amend EPA's NEPA implementing procedures by: consolidating and standardizing the procedural provisions and requirements of the Agency's environmental review process under NEPA; clarifying the general procedures associated with categorical exclusions, consolidating the categories of actions subject to categorical exclusion, amending existing and adding new categorical exclusions, and consolidating and amending existing and adding new extraordinary circumstances; consolidating and amending the listing of actions that generally require an environmental impact statement; clarifying the procedural requirements for consideration of applicable environmental review laws and executive orders; and incorporating other proposed revisions consistent with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (CEQ's Regulations).https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/12/19/E6-21402/procedures-for-implementing-the-national-environmental-policy-act-and-assessing-the-environmentalFR-Doc-E6-21402
Revision to Toxic Substances Compliance Monitoring Grants (TSCA Section 28) RegulationRule06-130902/13/2006ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis is an amendment to the grant regulations. EPA is amending regulations based on a determination that it is not practicable to award Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) compliance monitoring grant funds to States through a competiti … This is an amendment to the grant regulations. EPA is amending regulations based on a determination that it is not practicable to award Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) compliance monitoring grant funds to States through a competitive process. Instead, EPA will award these grants to States on an allotment basis. Section 28 of TSCA authorizes EPA to award grants to States for the establishment and operation of programs to prevent or eliminate unreasonable risks to health or the environment associated with chemical substances or mixtures within the States with respect to which EPA is unable or not likely to take action for their prevention or elimination.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/02/13/06-1309/revision-to-toxic-substances-compliance-monitoring-grants-tsca-section-28-regulationFR-Doc-06-1309
Allotment Formula for Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 Funds; AmendmentRule05-2468801/03/2006ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThis amendment to 40 CFR 35.162 will address a situation which occurred in EPA's FY 2006 CWA Section 106 appropriation process. The President's FY 2006 budget specifically requested an increase in Section 106 funding for enhanced mon … This amendment to 40 CFR 35.162 will address a situation which occurred in EPA's FY 2006 CWA Section 106 appropriation process. The President's FY 2006 budget specifically requested an increase in Section 106 funding for enhanced monitoring activities, particularly for statistically-valid assessments of water quality nationwide and for strengthening State and interstate monitoring programs. This action announces EPA's amendment of its CWA allocation regulation to provide the Agency with the flexibility to allot separately these funds that have been appropriated by Congress for Section 106 grants and targeted for monitoring. The amendment applies only to those portions of Section 106 funds which have been targeted in EPA's appropriations process for specific water pollution control elements.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/01/03/05-24688/allotment-formula-for-clean-water-act-cwa-section-106-funds-amendmentFR-Doc-05-24688
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