Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, 69470-69471 [2014-27635]

Download as PDF 69470 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices 2013, requesting that the EPA object to the proposed CAA title V operating permit for Gateway issued by the BAAQMD, identified as Major Facility Review Permit, Facility #B8143. The Petitioner alleged that the permit was not consistent with CAA title V requirements because the EPA failed to obtain incidental take authorization and take other actions under the Endangered Species Act for ‘‘listed species affected by’’ the facility. The BAAQMD issued a final title V permit for Gateway on October 30, 2013. On October 15, 2014, the EPA Administrator issued an Order denying the title V petition for Gateway. The Order explains EPA’s rationale for denying the petition. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0829; FRL–9919–22] Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [ER–FRL–9018–1] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20140330, Final EIS, BLM, OR, West Eugene Wetlands Resource Management Plan, review period ends: 12/22/2014, Contact: Panchita Paulete 541–683–6976. EIS No. 20140331, Draft EIS, FHWA, NY, NJ, Cross Harbor Freight Program, comment period ends: 02/27/2015, Contact: Jonathan McDade 518–431– 4127. Amended Notices EIS No. 20140198, Draft EIS, NMFS, WA, Two Joint State and Tribal Resource Management Plans for Puget Sound Salmon and Steelhead Hatchery Programs, comment period Jkt 235001 Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on December 11–12, 2014. In addition, EPA is also announcing meetings on December 10, 2014, of the following PPDC workgroups: The Work Group on Integrated Pest Management and the Work Group on Pollinator Protection. These meetings provide 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. DATES: Meeting: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, December 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. Work group meetings: On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, PPDC work group meetings are scheduled as follows: The Work Group on Integrated Pest Management, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the Work Group on Pollinator Protection, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 14P–0253 Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on or before December 2, 2014. Accommodations requests: To request accommodation of a disability, please SUMMARY: Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements. Filed 11/10/2014 Through 11/14/2014. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–27633 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FR Doc. 2014–27641 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Dated: November 18, 2014. Cliff Rader, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Dated: October 29, 2014. Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region IX. VerDate Sep<11>2014 ends: 01/23/2015, Contact: Steve Leider 360–753–4650. Revision to the FR Notice Published 10/03/2014; Extending the Comment Period from 11/24/2014 to 01/23/2015. EIS No. 20140278, Draft EIS, BLM, CA, Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), comment period ends: 02/23/2015, Contact: Vicki Campbell 916–978–4401. Revision to the FR Notice Published 09/26/2014; Extending the Comment Period from 01/09/2015 to 02/23/2015. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The PPDC meeting and both PPDC Work Group meetings will be held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA, in the lobbylevel Conference Center. EPA’s Potomac Yard South Bldg. is approximately 1 mile from the Crystal City Metro Station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–4775; email address: fehrenbach.margie@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you work in in agricultural settings or if you are concerned about implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA); the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA); and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental, consumer, and farm worker groups; pesticide users and growers; animal rights groups; pest consultants; State, local, and tribal governments; academia; public health organizations; and the public. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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–2014–0829, 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 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices 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. Background OPP is entrusted with responsibility to help ensure the safety of the American food supply, the education and protection from unreasonable risk of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by pesticides. The charter for EPA’s PPDC was established under FACA, Public Law 92–463 (5 U.S.C. Appendix), in September 1995, and has been renewed every 2 years since that time. PPDC’s charter was renewed October 25, 2013, for another 2-year period. The purpose of PPDC is to provide 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. It is determined that PPDC is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law. The following sectors are represented on the current PPDC: Environmental/public interest and animal rights groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide industry and trade associations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/tribal governments; the general public; academia; and public health organizations. Copies of the PPDC charter are filed with appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. How can I request to participate in this meeting? PPDC meetings are free, open to the public, and no advance registration required. Public comments may be made during the public comment session of each meeting or in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: November 13, 2014. Jack S. Housenger, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–27635 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [9919–45–OAR] Technical Research Workshop Supporting EPA and NHTSA Phase 2 Standards for MD/HD Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: EPA and NHTSA are sponsoring a technical workshop on December 10 and 11, 2014, at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. SwRI researchers will present technical work completed under the direction of EPA and NHTSA to assist in developing Phase 2 mediumand heavy-duty GHG and fuel efficiency standards. DATES: The workshop will be held at Southwest Research Institute December 10 and 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, Texas 78238, 210–684–5111. A complimentary shuttle will be provided to and from Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills, 11605 State Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78251, (210) 509–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houshun Zhang, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (734) 214–4214. zhang.houshun@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA and NHTSA are sponsoring a technical workshop on December 10 and 11, 2014, at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. SwRI researchers will present technical work completed under the direction of EPA and NHTSA to assist in developing Phase 2 mediumand heavy-duty GHG and fuel efficiency standards. This technical work includes testing conducted over-the-road and on heavyduty chassis dynamometers, powertrain test cells, and engine test cells. This work has been conducted to advance test procedure development and validate refinements that agencies have been considering for the greenhouse gas emissions model (GEM) used for heavyduty vehicle certification. Aerodynamic tractor testing via both coast-down and constant-speed test procedures will also be presented, in addition to results from recent heavy-duty engine and vehicle technology modeling. SwRI will also describe simulation studies to look at the potential fuel saving performance of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69471 numerous MD/HD engine and vehicle technologies. This workshop will not include discussion of policy considerations such as Phase 2 program stringency or program structure. Rather, this workshop is an opportunity for interested stakeholders and individuals to learn more about recent EPA and NHTSA sponsored technical research, to engage directly with the SwRI researchers who have been conducting this work, and to provide initial feedback on work conducted to date. All interested parties are welcome to attend. See http://epa.gov/otaq/climate/ regs-heavy-duty.htm for the agenda, schedule, and information regarding online registration. There is no registration fee. Dated: November 12, 2014. Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2014–27638 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0132] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 225 (Friday, November 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69470-69471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27635]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0829; FRL-9919-22]


Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA's 
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is announcing a public meeting of 
the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on December 11-12, 
2014. In addition, EPA is also announcing meetings on December 10, 
2014, of the following PPDC workgroups: The Work Group on Integrated 
Pest Management and the Work Group on Pollinator Protection. These 
meetings provide 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.

DATES: Meeting: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11, 
2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, December 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. 
to noon.
    Work group meetings: On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, PPDC work 
group meetings are scheduled as follows: The Work Group on Integrated 
Pest Management, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the Work Group on 
Pollinator Protection, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

14P-0253
    Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on or before December 2, 
2014.
    Accommodations requests: To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, 
preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much 
time as possible to process your request.

ADDRESSES: The PPDC meeting and both PPDC Work Group meetings will be 
held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA, in 
the lobby-level Conference Center.
    EPA's Potomac Yard South Bldg. is approximately 1 mile from the 
Crystal City Metro Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide 
Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-4775; 
email address: fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you work in in 
agricultural settings or if you are concerned about implementation of 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to 
both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act 
(FQPA); the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA); and the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA). Potentially affected entities may 
include, but are not limited to: Agricultural workers and farmers; 
pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental, consumer, and 
farm worker groups; pesticide users and growers; animal rights groups; 
pest consultants; State, local, and tribal governments; academia; 
public health organizations; and the public. If you have questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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-2014-0829, 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

[[Page 69471]]

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. Background

    OPP is entrusted with responsibility to help ensure the safety of 
the American food supply, the education and protection from 
unreasonable risk of those who apply or are exposed to pesticides 
occupationally or through use of products, and general protection of 
the environment and special ecosystems from potential risks posed by 
pesticides.
    The charter for EPA's PPDC was established under FACA, Public Law 
92-463 (5 U.S.C. Appendix), in September 1995, and has been renewed 
every 2 years since that time. PPDC's charter was renewed October 25, 
2013, for another 2-year period. The purpose of PPDC is to provide 
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. It is determined that PPDC is in the public interest 
in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by 
law. The following sectors are represented on the current PPDC: 
Environmental/public interest and animal rights groups; farm worker 
organizations; pesticide industry and trade associations; pesticide 
user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/tribal 
governments; the general public; academia; and public health 
organizations.
    Copies of the PPDC charter are filed with appropriate committees of 
Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    PPDC meetings are free, open to the public, and no advance 
registration required. Public comments may be made during the public 
comment session of each meeting or in writing to the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.

    Dated: November 13, 2014.
Jack S. Housenger,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-27635 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P