Modification to the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK, Permit No. AKG-31-5000 (Permit), 75104 [E8-29220]

Download as PDF 75104 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices C. FIFRA SAP Documents and Meeting Minutes EPA’s background paper, related supporting materials, charge/questions to the FIFRA SAP, FIFRA SAP composition (i.e., members and ad hoc members for this meeting), and the meeting agenda will be available by late January, 2009. In addition, the Agency may provide additional background documents as the materials become available. You may obtain electronic copies of these documents, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, at https:// www.regulations.gov and the FIFRA SAP homepage at https://www.epa.gov/ scipoly/sap. The FIFRA SAP will prepare meeting minutes summarizing its recommendations to the Agency approximately 90 days after the meeting. The meeting minutes will be posted on the FIFRA SAP website or may be obtained from the OPP Regulatory Public Docket at https:// www.regulations.gov. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 2, 2008. Frank Sanders, Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy. [FR Doc. E8–29222 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8749–9] Modification to the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK, Permit No. AKG–31–5000 (Permit) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final notice of modification to NPDES general permit. SUMMARY: On May 25, 2007, EPA issued the final Permit, with an effective date of July 2, 2007 (May 31, 2007, 72 FR 30377). On July 3, 2007, Union Oil Company of California and XTO Energy, Inc. (Petitioners) filed the Petition for Review, challenging three provisions of the Permit (the ‘‘contested terms’’), cited below. On the same date, Petitioners filed an Emergency Motion for Stay under Circuit Rule 27–3, requesting the Court stay the contested terms. EPA did not oppose the Emergency Stay and on VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 July 5, 2007, the Court issued an order granting Petitioners’ Emergency Motion for Stay. On August 21, 2008, EPA and Petitioners reached a settlement agreement. Under this agreement, EPA published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2008 (73 FR 62497) a proposal to modify the Permit’s contest terms by removing the third sentence of Condition II.A.10, the second sentence of Condition II.C.3, and the fourth sentence of Footnote 1 to Table 7–A, from the Permit. Intervenor Cook Inletkeeper did not object to the settlement agreement. The proposed Permit modification was issued to the public for a 30-day comment period, which ended on November 20, 2008. No substantive public comments were received. DATES: The Permit modification will become effective on December 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of the modified Permit and Fact Sheet are available on the EPA Region 10 Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/r10earth/ waterpermits.htm. Requests for copies may also be made to Audrey Washington at (206) 553–0523, or electronically at washington.audrey@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information can be obtained by visiting the EPA Region 10 Web site above or by contacting Hanh Shaw at shaw.hanh@epa.gov or (206) 553–0171. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866: The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this action from the review requirements of Executive Order 12866 pursuant to Section 6 of that order. Regulatory Flexibility Act: After review of the facts presented in the notice printed above, I hereby certify pursuant to the provision of 5 U.S.C. 553(b) that the Permit modification will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. Moreover, the Permit reduces a significant administrative burden on regulated resources. Signed this 2nd day of December, 2008. Michael F. Gearheard, Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, Region 10. [FR Doc. E8–29220 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0846; FRL–8391–8] Notice of Receipt of Request for Amendment to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendment by a registrant to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. DATES: The deletions are effective June 8, 2009, unless the Agency receives a written withdrawal request on or before June 8, 2009. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request postmarked no later than June 8, 2009. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant on or before June 8, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2008–0846, by one of the following methods: • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Facility’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Heyward, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–6422; e-mail address: heyward.adam@epa.gov. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-29220]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8749-9]


Modification to the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas 
Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal 
Waters in Cook Inlet, AK, Permit No. AKG-31-5000 (Permit)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final notice of modification to NPDES general permit.

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SUMMARY: On May 25, 2007, EPA issued the final Permit, with an 
effective date of July 2, 2007 (May 31, 2007, 72 FR 30377). On July 3, 
2007, Union Oil Company of California and XTO Energy, Inc. 
(Petitioners) filed the Petition for Review, challenging three 
provisions of the Permit (the ``contested terms''), cited below. On the 
same date, Petitioners filed an Emergency Motion for Stay under Circuit 
Rule 27-3, requesting the Court stay the contested terms. EPA did not 
oppose the Emergency Stay and on July 5, 2007, the Court issued an 
order granting Petitioners' Emergency Motion for Stay.
    On August 21, 2008, EPA and Petitioners reached a settlement 
agreement. Under this agreement, EPA published in the Federal Register 
on October 21, 2008 (73 FR 62497) a proposal to modify the Permit's 
contest terms by removing the third sentence of Condition II.A.10, the 
second sentence of Condition II.C.3, and the fourth sentence of 
Footnote 1 to Table 7-A, from the Permit. Intervenor Cook Inletkeeper 
did not object to the settlement agreement.
    The proposed Permit modification was issued to the public for a 30-
day comment period, which ended on November 20, 2008. No substantive 
public comments were received.

DATES: The Permit modification will become effective on December 24, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the modified Permit and Fact Sheet are available 
on the EPA Region 10 Web site at https://www.epa.gov/r10earth/
waterpermits.htm. Requests for copies may also be made to Audrey 
Washington at (206) 553-0523, or electronically at 
washington.audrey@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information can be obtained 
by visiting the EPA Region 10 Web site above or by contacting Hanh Shaw 
at shaw.hanh@epa.gov or (206) 553-0171.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866: The Office of 
Management and Budget has exempted this action from the review 
requirements of Executive Order 12866 pursuant to Section 6 of that 
order.
    Regulatory Flexibility Act: After review of the facts presented in 
the notice printed above, I hereby certify pursuant to the provision of 
5 U.S.C. 553(b) that the Permit modification will not have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. Moreover, 
the Permit reduces a significant administrative burden on regulated 
resources.

    Signed this 2nd day of December, 2008.
Michael F. Gearheard,
Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, Region 10.
[FR Doc. E8-29220 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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