Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The draft permit was proposed in the
1. Change the deadline to file eNOIs for continuous coverage from 90 days from the effective date of the permit to January 31, 2013;
2. Permit coverage and compliance start when an eNOI is filed;
3. Add characterization study for water-based drilling mud;
4. Allow discharges of hydrate control fluids without toxicity testing requirements for discharges containing methanol up to 20 bbl/event and ethylene glycol up to 200 bbl/event;
5. Change the toxicity re-testing criteria to include increase of critical dilution;
6. Add chlorine and bromine to the exclusion list of toxicity test for chemically treated miscellaneous discharges;
7. Delete the provision of “Alternative to Visual or Remote Inspection” but allow “other monitoring device” to be used for visual or remote inspection;
8. Exclude routine biocide treatment of cooling water intake structure velocity monitoring system from conditions established for chemically treated seawater;
9. Change the entrainment monitoring frequency from monthly to quarterly after the 24-month study period;
10. Change the first NetDMR reporting period end date from October 31, 2013, to December 31, 2013, and change the annual reporting period from October through September to January through December;
11. Allow paper DMR to be submitted within 60 days after the reporting period, if paper DMRs are required;
12. Allow electronic records to be used for inspection purposes; and
13. Allow biocides to be added to sump/drain systems.
State certification under section 401 of the CWA; consistency with the Texas Coastal Management Program; and compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Historic Preservation Act, and Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements are discussed in the Region's responses to comments.