The proposed rule includes corrections to testing provisions that contain inaccuracies, updates to outdated procedures, and approved alternative procedures that provide testers enhanced flexibility.
The revisions will improve the quality of data but will not impose new substantive requirements on source owners or operators. Melton, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division (E143-02), EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 919-541-2910; fax: (919) 541-0516; email: [email protected](Federal Register; 26 January 2018 [Proposed Rules], pages 3636-3656).
Written comments must be received by 27 March 2018. A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Congressional Record; 23 January 2018 [Senate], page S467). (Federal Register, 18 January 2018 [Notices], pages 2667-2669).
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 16, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. A bill to require the delisting of Mexican gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 on a determination that the subspecies has been sufficiently recovered in the United States; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (Congressional Record, 4 January 2017 [Senate], page S46).
The streamlined universal waste regulations are expected to ease regulatory burdens on retail stores and others that discard hazardous waste aerosol cans; promote the collection and recycling of these cans; and encourage the development of municipal and commercial programs to reduce the quantity of these wastes going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors. POC is Tracy Atagi, Office of Land and Emergency Management (5304P), EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; tel: 703-308-8672; email: [email protected](Federal Register; 16 March 2018 [Proposed Rules], pages 11654-11667). Finally, the Agency is proposing an additional revision based on comments received since the date of the final CCR rule.
On 17 April 2015 the EPA promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. Written comments must be received on or before 30 April 2018. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the availability of their draft post-delisting monitoring (PDM) plan for the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla).
EPA will accept written comments and materials submitted to the docket on or before 12 March 2018.
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to direct permitting authorities to notify municipalities within 30 miles of a source of certain permit applications and proposed permits, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (Congressional Record; 8 February 2018 [House], page H1074).
A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to take certain actions related to pesticides that may affect pollinators, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture (Congressional Record; 14 February 2018 [House], page H1077).
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for technical assistance for small treatment works; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Congressional Record; 15 February 2018 [House], page H1211).
This proposal is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific data, which indicate that the species' status has improved such that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3-122, Honolulu, HI 96850 (Federal Register; 2 April 2018 [Proposed Rules], pages 13919-13942).
Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reclassify the Hawaiian goose (nene) (Branta (=Nesochen) sandvicensis) from endangered to threatened, and they are proposing a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to enhance conservation of the species through range expansion and management flexibility.