NOVEMBER 14, 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
FR 83 56791-56797 40 CFR Part 355
Emergency Release Notification- Regulations on Reporting
Exemption for Air Emissions From Animal Waste at Farms; Emergency
Planning and Community Right- to- Know
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to amend the release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to add the reporting exemption for air emissions from animal waste at farms provided in section 103(e) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). In addition, EPA is proposing to add definitions of ‘‘animal waste’’ and ‘‘farm’’ to the EPCRA regulations to delineate the scope of this reporting exemption. This proposed rule making maintains consistency between the emergency release notification requirements of EPCRA and CERCLA in accordance with the statutory text, framework and legislative history of EPCRA, and is consistent with the Agency’s prior regulatory actions.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 14, 2018.