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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices Dated: August 13, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–19666 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Boulder Canyon Project—Post-2017 Resource Pool Correction In notice document 2014–18797 appearing on pages 46432–46434 in the issue of Friday, August 8, 2014, make the following correction: On page 46433, in the table, in the first column, in the fourth line of text, ‘‘Ann Electric Cooperative, Inc.’’ should read ‘‘Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc.’’. [FR Doc. C1–2014–18797 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–44–Region 3] Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative settlement agreement for recovery of past response costs (‘‘Proposed Agreement’’) associated with Allied Terminals Ammonium Nitrate Release Site, Chesapeake, Virginia was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve potential EPA claims under Section 107(a) of CERCLA, against Allied Terminals, Inc. (‘‘Settling Party’’). The Proposed Agreement would require Settling Party to reimburse EPA $186,000.00 for past response costs incurred by EPA for the Site. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. EPA’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: The Proposed Agreement and additional background information relating to the Proposed Agreement are available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. A copy of the Proposed Agreement may be obtained from Thomas A. 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[FR Doc. 2014–19745 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–43–ORD] Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Reference Method for PM10 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of designation of a new reference method for monitoring ambient air quality. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49307 Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new reference method for measuring concentrations of PM10 in the ambient air. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Vanderpool, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD–D205–03), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Email: Vanderpool.Robert@ epa.gov. SUMMARY: In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR Part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs), as set forth in 40 CFR Part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either reference methods or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby permitting their use under 40 CFR Part 58 by States and other agencies for determining compliance with the NAAQSs. The EPA hereby announces the designation of a new reference method for measuring pollutant concentrations of particulate matter as PM10 in the ambient air. This designation is made under the provisions of 40 CFR Part 53, as amended on August 31, 2011(76 FR 54326–54341). The new reference method for PM10 is a manual monitoring method based on a particular, commercially available PM10 sampler, as specified in appendix J 40 CFR part 50. The newly designated reference method is identified as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RFPS–0714–216, ‘‘Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur10 PM10 Low-Volume Air Particulate Sampler,’’ configured as a PM10 reference method, with firmware version 1.70 or later and a TE-PM10-D PM10 size-selective inlet, as specified in 40 CFR 50 Appendix L Figs. L–2 thru L–19, and operated for 24 sample periods at a flow rate of 16.67 L/min, using 47 mm PTFE membrane filter media, and in accordance with the Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur10 PM10 Low-Volume Air Particulate Sampler instruction manual and with the requirements and sample collection filters as specified in 40 CFR Part 50, Appendix J. The application for reference method determination for the PM10 method was received by the Office of Research and Development on May 28, 2014. This monitor is commercially available from the applicant, Tisch Environmental, E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49308 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices Inc., 145 S. Miami Avenue, Village of Cleves, OH 45002. Test monitors representative of this method have been tested in accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR Part 53, as amended on August 31, 2011. After reviewing the results of those tests and other information submitted in the application, EPA has determined, in accordance with Part 53, that this method should be designated as a reference method. The information in the application will be kept on file, either at EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711 or in an approved archive storage facility, and will be available for inspection (with advance notice) to the extent consistent with 40 CFR Part 2 (EPA’s regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act). As a designated reference method, this method is acceptable for use by states and other air monitoring agencies under the requirements of 40 CFR Part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance. For such purposes, the method must be used in strict accordance with the operation or instruction manual associated with the method and subject to any specifications and limitations (e.g., configuration or operational settings) specified in the applicable designated method description (see the identification of the method above). Use of the method also should be in general accordance with the guidance and recommendations of applicable sections of the ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume I,’’ EPA/ 600/R–94/038a and ‘‘Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume II, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program’’ EPA–454/B–08–003, December, 2008. Provisions concerning modification of such methods by users are specified under Section 2.8 (Modifications of Methods by Users) of Appendix C to 40 CFR Part 58. Consistent or repeated noncompliance should be reported to: Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD–E205–01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Designation of this new reference method is intended to assist the States in establishing and operating their air quality surveillance systems under 40 CFR Part 58. Questions concerning the commercial availability or technical aspects of the method should be directed to the applicant. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: August 12, 2014. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory. [FR Doc. 2014–19777 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0219; FRL–9914–15] Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice, pursuant the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), publishes a Notice of Intent to Suspend (NOITS) certain pesticide registrations issued by EPA. The NOITS was issued following the Agency’s issuance of a Data Call-In Notice (DCI), which required the registrant of the affected pesticide products containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrant’s failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registrations under FIFRA. DATES: The NOITS included in this Federal Register notice will become a final and effective suspension order automatically by operation of law 30 days after the date of the registrant’s receipt of the mailed NOITS or, if the mailed NOITS is returned to the EPA Administrator as undeliverable, if delivery is refused, or if the EPA Administrator otherwise is unable to accomplish delivery to the registrant after making reasonable efforts to do so, the NOITS becomes effective 30 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, unless, during that time, a timely and adequate request for a hearing is made by a person adversely affected by the NOITS, or the registrant has satisfied the EPA Administrator that the registrant has complied fully with the requirements that served as a basis for the NOITS.1 SUMMARY: 1 The NOITS was received by Repar Corporation on or before May 19, 2014, as evidenced by a USPS Return Receipt Card. Based on that receipt date, the 30-day deadline for Repar making a timely hearing request was June 18, 2014. The deadline passed PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Unit IV. explains what must be done to avoid suspension under this notice (i.e., how to request a hearing or how to comply fully with the requirements that served as a basis for the NOITS). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Khue Nguyen, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0248; email address: nguyen.khue@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2012–0219, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Registrant Issued Notice of Intent To Suspend, Active Ingredient, Products Affected, and Date Issued The registrant and products subject to this NOITS are listed in Table 1. A NOITS was sent to each registrant of the affected products via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), first class mail, return receipt requested. The NOITS was received by Repar Corporation on or before May 19, 2014, as evidenced by a USPS Return Receipt Card. Based on without Repar filing a hearing request in response to the NOITS. As a result, Repar’s affected product registrations were suspended by operation of law. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9915-43-ORD]


Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring 
Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Reference 
Method for PM10

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of designation of a new reference method for monitoring 
ambient air quality.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new 
reference method for measuring concentrations of PM10 in the 
ambient air.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Vanderpool, Human Exposure and 
Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD-D205-03), National Exposure Research 
Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. 
Email: Vanderpool.Robert@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR 
Part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the 
concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has 
established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs), as set 
forth in 40 CFR Part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet 
specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either 
reference methods or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby 
permitting their use under 40 CFR Part 58 by States and other agencies 
for determining compliance with the NAAQSs.
    The EPA hereby announces the designation of a new reference method 
for measuring pollutant concentrations of particulate matter as 
PM10 in the ambient air. This designation is made under the 
provisions of 40 CFR Part 53, as amended on August 31, 2011(76 FR 
54326-54341).
    The new reference method for PM10 is a manual monitoring 
method based on a particular, commercially available PM10 
sampler, as specified in appendix J 40 CFR part 50. The newly 
designated reference method is identified as follows:

    RFPS-0714-216, ``Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur10 
PM10 Low-Volume Air Particulate Sampler,'' configured as 
a PM10 reference method, with firmware version 1.70 or 
later and a TE-PM10-D PM10 size-selective 
inlet, as specified in 40 CFR 50 Appendix L Figs. L-2 thru L-19, and 
operated for 24 sample periods at a flow rate of 16.67 L/min, using 
47 mm PTFE membrane filter media, and in accordance with the Tisch 
Environmental Model TE-Wilbur10 PM10 Low-Volume Air 
Particulate Sampler instruction manual and with the requirements and 
sample collection filters as specified in 40 CFR Part 50, Appendix 
J.

    The application for reference method determination for the 
PM10 method was received by the Office of Research and 
Development on May 28, 2014. This monitor is commercially available 
from the applicant, Tisch Environmental,

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Inc., 145 S. Miami Avenue, Village of Cleves, OH 45002.
    Test monitors representative of this method have been tested in 
accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR Part 
53, as amended on August 31, 2011. After reviewing the results of those 
tests and other information submitted in the application, EPA has 
determined, in accordance with Part 53, that this method should be 
designated as a reference method. The information in the application 
will be kept on file, either at EPA's National Exposure Research 
Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711 or in an 
approved archive storage facility, and will be available for inspection 
(with advance notice) to the extent consistent with 40 CFR Part 2 
(EPA's regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act).
    As a designated reference method, this method is acceptable for use 
by states and other air monitoring agencies under the requirements of 
40 CFR Part 58, Ambient Air Quality Surveillance. For such purposes, 
the method must be used in strict accordance with the operation or 
instruction manual associated with the method and subject to any 
specifications and limitations (e.g., configuration or operational 
settings) specified in the applicable designated method description 
(see the identification of the method above).
    Use of the method also should be in general accordance with the 
guidance and recommendations of applicable sections of the ``Quality 
Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume I,'' 
EPA/600/R-94/038a and ``Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution 
Measurement Systems, Volume II, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring 
Program'' EPA-454/B-08-003, December, 2008. Provisions concerning 
modification of such methods by users are specified under Section 2.8 
(Modifications of Methods by Users) of Appendix C to 40 CFR Part 58.
    Consistent or repeated noncompliance should be reported to: 
Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD-E205-
01), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711.
    Designation of this new reference method is intended to assist the 
States in establishing and operating their air quality surveillance 
systems under 40 CFR Part 58. Questions concerning the commercial 
availability or technical aspects of the method should be directed to 
the applicant.

    Dated: August 12, 2014.
Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta,
Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory.
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