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[EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0226; FRL-9961-02] HEADBenzobicyclon; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-08357
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of benzobicyclon in or on rice, grain. Gowan Company, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date for the 2008 Ozone Standard; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Washington, DC-MD-VA Area
Document Number: 2017-08356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Washington, DC-MD-VA marginal ozone nonattainment area (the Washington Area) has attained the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by the July 20, 2016 attainment date. This proposed determination is based on complete, certified, and quality assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the Washington Area for the 2013 through 2015 monitoring period. This proposed determination does not constitute a redesignation to attainment. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed Issuance of the NPDES General Permit for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category-Stripper Subcategory in Texas (TXG350000)
Document Number: 2017-08256
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 6 today proposes a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Stripper Subcategory which discharge into waters in Texas.
Draft NPDES General Permit for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas (TXG330000)
Document Number: 2017-08255
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 6 today proposes a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Coastal Subcategory in Texas which discharge into coastal waters in Texas.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 2017-08254
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on May 31, 2017. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www2.epa.gov/caaac/mobile-sources-technical-review-sub committee- mstrs-caaac. MSTRS listserv subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserv, send an email to mccubbin.courtney@epa.gov.
Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Arkansas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan; Partial Stay
Document Number: 2017-08253
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By a letter dated April 14, 2017, EPA announced the convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of certain requirements in the final rule promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the State of Arkansas addressing regional haze and interstate visibility transport under the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act, or CAA). The rule was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2016. The EPA is administratively staying for 90 days the effectiveness of the rule requirements that are under reconsideration. The EPA is adding language to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect this stay.
Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 NO2,
Document Number: 2017-08252
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from the State of Wyoming to demonstrate the State meets infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on March 12, 2008, lead (Pb) on October 15, 2008, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on January 22, 2010, sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on December 14, 2012. The EPA is also approving SIP revisions the State submitted regarding state boards.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for December 2016
Document Number: 2017-08250
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from December 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
Bacillus simplex strain BU288; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-08249
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus simplex strain BU288 when used as an inert ingredient (emulsifier) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus simplex strain BU288 when used in accordance with approved conditions.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for February 2017
Document Number: 2017-08246
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from January 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017.
Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category
Document Number: 2017-07811
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By a letter dated April 12, 2017, the Administrator announced the EPA decision to reconsider the final rule that amends the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the steam electric point source category under the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2015. These regulations have been challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Southwestern Electric Power Co., et al. v. EPA, No. 15-60821. The EPA is postponing these compliance dates pending judicial review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review
Document Number: 2017-08217
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review'' (EPA ICR No. 1230.32, OMB Control No. 2060-0003) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 64902) on September 21, 2016, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; General Permit To Limit Potential To Emit From Major Stationary Sources of Air Pollution
Document Number: 2017-08113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. The intended effect of this action is to approve into the Connecticut SIP the provisions of Connecticut's ``General Permit to Limit Potential to Emit from Major Stationary Sources of Air Pollution'' (GPLPE) as they apply to the restriction of emissions of criteria pollutants for which EPA has established national ambient air quality standards. Separately, we are also approving the provisions of the GPLPE as it applies to the restriction of emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The State issued the GPLPE on November 9, 2015. The permit imposes legally and practicably enforceable emissions limitations restricting eligible sources' potential to emit air pollutants. Such restrictions would generally allow eligible sources to avoid having to comply with reasonably available control technology (RACT) that would otherwise apply to major stationary sources, title V operating permit requirements, or other requirements that apply only to major stationary sources. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; General Permit To Limit Potential To Emit From Major Stationary Sources of Air Pollution
Document Number: 2017-08109
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision approves into the Connecticut SIP the provisions of Connecticut's ``General Permit to Limit Potential to Emit from Major Stationary Sources of Air Pollution'' (GPLPE) as they apply to the restriction of emissions of criteria pollutants for which EPA has established national ambient air quality standards. Separately, we are also approving the provisions of the GPLPE as it applies to the restriction of emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The State issued the GPLPE on November 9, 2015. The permit imposes legally and practicably enforceable emissions limitations restricting eligible sources' potential to emit air pollutants. Such restrictions would generally allow eligible sources to avoid having to comply with reasonably available control technology (RACT) that would otherwise apply to major stationary sources, title V operating permit requirements, or other requirements that apply only to major stationary sources. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-08105
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-07816
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of deltamethrin in or on orange; citrus, dried pulp; citrus, oil. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date for the 2008 Ozone Standard; Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-MD-DE Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2017-07826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-MD-DE marginal ozone nonattainment area (the Philadelphia Area) has attained the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by the July 20, 2016 attainment date. This proposed determination is based on complete, certified, and quality assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the Philadelphia Area for the 2013-2015 monitoring period. This proposed determination does not constitute a redesignation to attainment. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Major New Source Review
Document Number: 2017-07820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions amend Virginia's major source New Source Review (NSR) regulations to make them consistent with the federal program. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pyroxasulfone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-07819
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and K-I Chemical requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pyriofenone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-07818
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyriofenone in or on the caneberry subgroup (crop subgroup 13-07A), the bushberry subgroup (crop subgroup 13-07B), the small fruit vine climbing subgroup (crop subgroup 13-07D), the low growing berry subgroup except cranberry (crop subgroup 13-07G) and cucurbit vegetables (crop group 9). ISK Biosciences Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on May 3-4, 2017. This meeting provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: 2017-07813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold a public teleconference meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The meeting is open to the public.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: 2017-07812
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to develop a framework for its next report addressing how to best integrate citizen science work at EPA through effective collaboration and partnerships. In addition, the Assumable Waters Subcommittee under NACEPT will provide an overview of its draft recommendations on how the EPA can best clarify which waters a state or tribe assumes permitting responsibility under the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 program. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/nacept.
Bacillus Thuringiensis (mCry51Aa2) Protein in or on Cotton; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-07804
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis mCry51Aa2 protein in or on the food and feed commodities of cotton; cotton undelinted seed; cotton, gin byproducts; cotton, forage; cotton, hay; cotton, hulls; cotton, meal; and cotton, refined oil, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 524-108. Monsanto Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of mCry51Aa2 protein. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on February 28, 2019.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2017-07597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing revisions pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) addressing regional haze in the State of Montana. The EPA promulgated a FIP on September 18, 2012, in response to the State's decision in 2006 to not submit a regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP); we are proposing revisions to that FIP. The EPA is proposing revisions to the FIP's requirement for best available retrofit technology (BART) for the Trident cement kiln owned and operated by Oldcastle Materials Cement Holdings, Inc., (Oldcastle), located in Three Forks, Montana. In response to a request from Oldcastle, and in light of new information that was not available at the time we originally promulgated the FIP, we are proposing to revise the nitrogen oxides (NOX) emission limit for the Trident cement kiln. We are also proposing to correct errors we made in our FIP regarding the reasonable progress determination for the Blaine County #1 Compressor Station and the instructions for compliance determinations for particulate matter (PM) BART emission limits at electrical generating units (EGUs) and cement kilns. This action does not address the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's June 9, 2015 vacatur and remand of portions of the FIP regarding the Colstrip and Corette power plants; we will address the court's remand in a separate action.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-07592
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Release of the Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen
Document Number: 2017-07558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the final document titled Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (NO2 PA). Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is the component of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for which we have the greatest concern for public health. Accordingly, the current primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for NOX are in terms of NO2. The NO2 PA presents considerations and conclusions relevant for the EPA's review of the primary NO2 NAAQS. The primary NO2 NAAQS are set to protect the public health from exposures to NO2 in ambient air.
Evaluation of Existing Regulations
Document Number: 2017-07500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' EPA is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2017-07406
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to add new food uses on previously registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Chlorinated Phosphate Ester (CPE) Cluster; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
Document Number: 2017-07404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document provides the reasons for EPA's response to a petition it received under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA section 21 petition was received from Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Toxic-Free Future, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, BlueGreen Alliance, and Environmental Health Strategy Center on January 6, 2017. The petitioners requested that EPA issue an order under TSCA section 4, requiring that testing be conducted by manufacturers and processors of chlorinated phosphate esters (``CPE''). The CPE Cluster is composed of tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (``TCEP'') (CAS No. 115-96-8), 2-propanol, 1-chloro-, phosphate (``TCPP'') (CAS No. 13674-84-5), and 2-propanol, 1,3- dichloro-, phosphate (``TDCPP'') (CAS No. 13674-87-8). After careful consideration, EPA denied the TSCA section 21 petition for the reasons discussed in this document.
Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure Gasoline Volatility Standard for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties, Tennessee
Document Number: 2017-07399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from the state of Tennessee for EPA to relax the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standard applicable to gasoline introduced into commerce from June 1 to September 15 of each year for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties (hereinafter referred to as the Middle Tennessee Area or Area). Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend the regulations to allow the RVP standard for the Middle Tennessee Area to rise from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi for gasoline. EPA has preliminarily determined that this change to the federal RVP regulation is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-07134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.
Monoethanolamine; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-07130
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of monoethanolamine (CAS Reg. No. 141-43-5) when used as an inert ingredient (solvent) in pesticides applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest limited to a maximum concentration of 3.35% by weight in the pesticide formulation. Technology Sciences Group Inc., on behalf of Doosan Corporation, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of monoethanolamine when used in accordance with the approved concentrations.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Butte County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2017-07160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the necessary procedures to create emission reduction credits (ERCs) from the reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions due to the permanent curtailment of burning rice straw. We are proposing to approve a local rule that provides administrative procedures for creating ERCs consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Butte County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2017-07151
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the necessary procedures to create emission reduction credits (ERCs) from the reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions due to the permanent curtailment of burning rice straw. We are approving a local rule that provides administrative procedures for creating ERCs consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements.
Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-07148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule, ``Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water.'' In response to a stakeholder request, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days, from April 17, 2017, to May 17, 2017.
Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-07150
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hereby provides notice that the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) will host a public teleconference. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All times noted are Eastern Time and are approximate. The primary agenda items include: Deliberate on the draft Homeland Security Subcommittee report; finalize and approve the BOSC subcommittee reports for the Air, Climate and Energy, Chemical Safety for Sustainability, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, and Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Programs; and finalize and approve the cross-cutting research annual reports for Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Children's Environmental Health, and Nitrogen and Co-pollutants. There will be a public comment period at 1:25 p.m. For information on registering to participate on the call or to provide public comment, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Due to unforeseen administrative circumstances, EPA is announcing this meeting with less than fifteen calendar days' notice.
Notice of Availability of Final NPDES General Permits for Discharges From Potable Water Treatment Facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire: The Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit (PWTF GP)
Document Number: 2017-07149
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Region 1, is providing a notice of availability of the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits (GP) for discharges from potable water treatment facilities (PWTFs) to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. The final General Permits establish Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, effluent limitations, standard and special conditions, prohibitions, and best management practices (BMPs) for sites with discharges from potable water treatment facilities. These General Permits replace the previous PWTF GP that expired on October 2, 2014.
Air Plan Approval; CT; Decommissioning of Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems
Document Number: 2017-07147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. This revision includes regulatory amendments that require gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) to decommission their Stage II vapor recovery systems on or before July 1, 2015, and a demonstration that such removal is consistent with the Clean Air Act and EPA guidance. This revision also includes regulatory amendments that strengthen Connecticut's requirements for Stage I vapor recovery systems at GDFs. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of Connecticut's revised vapor recovery regulations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2017-07146
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses of pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Commonwealth of Virginia
Document Number: 2017-07145
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the Commonwealth of Virginia's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Alaska
Document Number: 2017-07142
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Alaska's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Iowa
Document Number: 2017-07141
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Iowa's request to revise its National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of South Carolina
Document Number: 2017-07140
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of South Carolina's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Montana
Document Number: 2017-07139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Montana's request to revise its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2017-07138
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations and to amend their product registrations to terminate uses. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled and uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey, 2011 Periodic Emission Inventory SIP for the Ozone Nonattainment and PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-07137
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The SIP revision consists of the following: 2011 calendar year ozone precursor emission inventories for volatile organic compounds, oxides of nitrogen and carbon monoxide for the Northern New Jersey-New York-Connecticut area classified as Moderate ozone nonattainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard, and Southern New Jersey-Philadelphia ozone nonattainment area classified as Marginal ozone nonattainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. In addition, the SIP revision also consists of the 2011 calendar year statewide periodic emissions inventory for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 microns (PM2.5) and the associated PM2.5 and/or Regional Haze precursors. The pollutants included in this inventory include volatile organic compounds, oxides of nitrogen, PM2.5, particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 microns, ammonia and sulfur dioxide. Emission inventories are needed to develop and assess new control strategies that the states may use in attainment demonstration SIPs for the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and PM2.5. The inventory may also serve as part of statewide inventories for purposes of regional modeling in ozone and Regional Haze transport areas. The inventory plays an important role in modeling demonstrations for areas classified as nonattainment for ozone, carbon monoxide and PM2.5.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2017-07136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Dinotefuran; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-07135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received specific exemption requests from the West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture to use the insecticide dinotefuran (CAS No. 165252-70-0) to treat pome and stone fruit orchards to control the brown marmorated stinkbug. The applicants propose a use which is supported by the Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) program, has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not been submitted to the Agency. Therefore, EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemptions.
Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and/or Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2017-07133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and/or amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products listed in Table 1 and 2 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 22, 2016 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel and/or amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the November 22, 2016 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and/or amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and/or amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.