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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E5-8127
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E5-8126
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: E5-8124
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2006 Special Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Proposed Settlement Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), P.M. Northwest Site, Swinomish Indian Reservation, Laconnor, WA
Document Number: E5-8123
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement to resolve claims against P.M. Northwest Inc., Shell Oil Company, and Texaco Inc. The proposed settlement concerns the federal government's past response costs at the PM Northwest Site, located on the Swinomish Indian Reservation, near Laconnor, Washington. The settlement requires the settling parties, PM Northwest Inc., Shell Oil Company, and Texaco Inc., to pay $170,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.
Metaldehyde Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E5-8041
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide metaldehyde, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for metaldehyde through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide Mancozeb in or on Food Commodities; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E5-8040
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 30, 2005, concerning the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of mancozeb in or on almond nuts and hulls; broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and peppers; and imported oranges/mandarins with a 30-day public comment period. This document is extending the comment period for 20 days, from December 30, 2005 to January 19, 2006.
Hexythiazox; Proposed Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E5-8037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to establish tolerances for combined residues of hexythiazox (trans-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-N-cyclohexyl-4- methyl-2-oxothiazolidine-3-carboxamide) and its metabolites containing the (4-chlorophenyl)-4-methyl-2-oxo-3- thiazolidine moiety (expressed as parent) in or on grape; citrus fruit, crop group 10 (CA, AZ, TX only); citrus, oil; citrus, dried pulp; fruit, pome, group 11; apple, wet pomace; and cattle, sheep, goat, and horse meat byproducts under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for the Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide Metiram in or on Food Commodities; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E5-8035
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 30, 2005, concerning the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of metiram: a mixture of 5.2 parts by weight of ammoniates of ethylenebis(dithiocarbamato) zinc with 1 part by weight ethylenebis (dithiocarbamic acid) bimolecular and trimolecular cyclic anhydrosulfides and disulfides, calculated as zinc ethylenebisdithiocarbamate in or on imported grapes and bananas with a 30-day public comment period. This document is extending the comment period for 20 days, from December 30, 2005 to January 19, 2006.
Ferbam Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E5-8034
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ferbam, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Ferbam Docket. Ferbam is registered for use as a fungicide on citrus, pome and stone fruits, cranberries, and tobacco. EPA has reviewed ferbam through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Erioglaucine and Tartrazine Aquashade; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E5-8033
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide Aquashade, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Aquashade docket. The dyes erioglaucine (Acid Blue 9 or FD&C Blue No. 1) and tartrazine (Acid Yellow 23 or FD&C Yellow No. 5), when combined, act as an aquatic algaecide/herbicide, commonly referred to by the trade name Aquashade. It can be used in natural or manmade ponds, lakes, fountains, fish farms, and fish hatcheries, and may be applied by both professional applicators and homeowners. EPA has reviewed Aquashade through a streamlined public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E5-8032
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from November 17, 2005 to December 7, 2005, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2006
Document Number: 05-24611
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to interpret and clarify the 2006 default standard applicable under the Renewable Fuel Program set forth in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Act requires that 2.78 volume percent of gasoline sold or dispensed to consumers in the U.S. in 2006 be renewable fuel if EPA does not promulgate comprehensive regulations to implement the Renewable Fuel Program by August 8, 2006. Given the short timeframe available and the need to provide certainty to the regulated community, the Agency is finalizing a limited set of regulations for the default standard for 2006 that will provide for collective compliance by refiners, blenders, and importers to meet the 2.78 volume percent requirement, with compliance determined by looking at the national pool of gasoline sold in 2006. The Agency will develop and promulgate the comprehensive program subsequent to this action.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements for 2006
Document Number: 05-24610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to interpret and clarify the 2006 default standard applicable under the Renewable Fuel Program set forth in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Act requires that 2.78 volume percent of gasoline sold or dispensed to consumers in the U.S. in 2006 be renewable fuel if EPA does not promulgate comprehensive regulations to implement the Renewable Fuel Program by August 8, 2006. Given the short timeframe available and the need to provide certainty to the regulated community, the Agency is proposing a limited set of regulations for the default standard for 2006 that will provide for collective compliance by refiners, blenders, and importers to meet the 2.78 volume percent requirement, with compliance determined by looking at the national pool of gasoline sold in 2006. The Agency will develop and promulgate the comprehensive program subsequent to this action.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)
Document Number: E5-8039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 14, 2005, at 70 FR 69210, EPA proposed amendments to the ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)'' and provided a 45-day public comment period. Written comments on the proposed rule amendments were to be submitted to the EPA on or before December 29, 2005. We have received requests asking for an extension of the public comment period. In consideration of these concerns, the EPA is extending the comment period by 21 days (until January 19, 2006).
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E5-8038
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Michigan
Document Number: E5-8036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove revisions to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were submitted to the EPA by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on April 3, 2003, May 28, 2003, September 17, 2004, October 25, 2004 and June 8, 2005. The following sections of Michigan's rules are affected: Part 3: Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsParticulate Matter; Part 4: Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsSulfur-bearing Compounds; Part 6: Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsExisting Sources of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Part 7: Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsNew Sources of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Part 9: Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsMiscellaneous; Part 10: Intermittent Testing and Sampling; and Part 11: Continuous Emission Monitoring. The revisions are primarily administrative changes and minor corrections.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Extension of Global Laboratory and Analytical Use Exemption for Essential Class I Ozone Depleting Substances
Document Number: 05-24612
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to extend the global laboratory and analytical use exemption for production and import of class I ozone- depleting substances from December 31, 2005, to December 31, 2007, consistent with recent actions by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The exemption allows persons in the United States to produce and import controlled substances for laboratory and analytical uses that have not been already identified by EPA as nonessential.
Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone (Clean Air Interstate Rule): Supplemental Notice of Reconsideration
Document Number: 05-24609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 12, 2005, EPA published in the Federal Register the final ``Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone'' (Clean Air Interstate Rule or CAIR). The CAIR requires certain upwind States to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and/or sulfur dioxide (SO2) that significantly contribute to nonattainment of, or interfere with maintenance by, downwind States with respect to the fine particle (PM2.5) and/or 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Subsequently, EPA received 11 petitions for reconsideration of the final rule. Through Federal Register notices dated August 24, 2005 and December 2, 2005, EPA previously initiated reconsideration processes on five specific issues in the CAIR and requested comment on those issues. In this notice, EPA is announcing its decision to reconsider one additional specific issue in the CAIR and is requesting comment on that issue. The specific issue addressed in today's notice relates to the potential impact of a recent D.C. Circuit Court decision, New York v. EPA, 413 F.3d 3 (D.C. Cir. 2005), on the analysis used in developing CAIR to identify highly cost-effective emission reductions. This court decision vacated the pollution control project (PCP) exclusion in the New Source Review (NSR) regulations (the exclusion allowed certain environmentally beneficial PCPs to be excluded from certain NSR requirements). The EPA is seeking comment only on the aspect of the CAIR specifically identified in this notice. We will not respond to comments addressing other provisions of the CAIR or any related rulemakings.
Draft Staff Paper for Ozone; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-24608
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing that the public comment period for this review is being extended to January 17, 2006.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries
Document Number: 05-24606
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes adjustments to allocations of Article 5 allowances that permit production of Class I ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) solely for export to developing countries to meet those countries' basic domestic needs. This action adjusts the baseline Article 5 allowances for companies for specific Class I controlled substances and establishes a schedule for reductions in the Article 5 allowances for these Class I controlled substances in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action also extends the allocation of Article 5 allowances for the manufacture of methyl bromide solely for export to developing countries beyond January 1, 2005, in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and the CAA.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of the Evansville Area To Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 05-24542
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the Evansville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (Evansville area) has attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Evansville area includes Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. EPA is approving a request from the State of Indiana, submitted on June 2, 2005, to redesignate the Evansville area from nonattainment to attainment for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA's approval of the redesignation request is based on the determination that the Evansville area and the State of Indiana have met the criteria for redesignation to attainment set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the Evansville area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. In conjunction with this approval, EPA is approving the State's plan for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Evansville area through 2015 as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA also finds as adequate and approves the 2015 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Evansville area contained in the Evansville area ozone maintenance plan.
National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-7995
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S. App.2 (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a 2-day meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to EPA regarding the overall policy and operations of the programs of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to New Source Review Rules; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E5-7993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for a document published on December 7, 2005 (70 FR 72744). In the December 7, 2005 document, EPA proposed to approve those revisions adopted by Colorado on April 16, 2004 to Regulation No. 3 (Stationary Source Permitting and Air Pollutant Emission Notice Requirements) that incorporate EPA's December 31, 2002 NSR Reforms. At the request of several commentors, EPA is extending the comment period through February 6, 2006.
Notice of an Initial Scoping Workshop on the Development of Regulations for Aircraft Public Water Systems
Document Number: E5-7992
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an initial workshop on the development of regulations for aircraft public water systems. This workshop will examine and discuss the various aspects of aircraft public water systems, including an overview of aircraft water systems and watering points, existing drinking water regulations for aircraft water systems, the scope of issues for proposing regulations tailored to aircraft water systems, as well as preliminary options for a proposed rulemaking. This is the first workshop in a series designed to gain perspectives from representatives from industry, government, public interest groups, and the general public. The EPA has been working with the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration to plan this event.
Imazaquin; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E5-7991
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide Imazaquin, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide imazaquin through a modified, streamlined version of the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide tolerance reassessment and reregistration decisions. Through the tolerance reassessment program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and food safety standards.
Xanthomonas Campestris pv. Vesicatoria and Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Tomato Specific Bacteriophages; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-24540
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the bacteriophages that specifically target the bacterial pathogens Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vesicatoria and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato present on tomatoes and peppers when applied/used as bacteriocides on tomatoes and peppers. Omnylytics submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato specific bacteriophages when applied/ used as bacteriocides on tomatoes and peppers.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama; Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program, Phase II
Document Number: 05-24474
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Alabama on February 23, 2005. The revision responds to the EPA's regulation entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' This revision satisfies EPA's rule that requires Alabama to submit NOX SIP Call Phase II revisions needed to achieve the necessary incremental reductions of NOX. The intended effect of this SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX in order to help attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The revision also corrects a typographical error and deletes an expired provision pertaining to open burning in Morgan County, Alabama in 2003.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama; Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program, Phase II
Document Number: 05-24473
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Alabama on February 23, 2005. The revision responds to the EPA's regulation entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' This revision satisfies EPA's rule that requires Alabama to submit NOX SIP Call Phase II revisions needed to achieve the necessary incremental reductions of NOX. The intended effect of this SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX in order to help attain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The revision also corrects a typographical error and deletes an expired provision from 2003, pertaining to open burning in Morgan County, Alabama. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a non-controversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Dichlormid; Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 05-24470
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends 40 CFR 180.469 by extending the expiration/revocation date of the time-limited tolerances for residues of acetamide, 2,2-dichloro-N,N-di-2-propenyl- (dichlormid) in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover), pop corn (grain, stover), and sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover) at 0.05 ppm. The current tolerances are set to expire on December 31, 2005. This rule extends the expiration/revocation date of these time-limited tolerances to December 31, 2008.
Azinphos-methyl; Order to Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 05-24469
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the order to amend registrations to terminate certain uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant(s) and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide azinphos- methyl, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a September 30, 2002 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (67 FR 61337) (FRL-7199-6) from the azinphos-methyl registrants to amend their product registrations to terminate certain uses of azinphos-methyl from their product registrations. In the September 30, 2002 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the 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. The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice. Accordingly, EPA approved new labels without the uses in August 2003. Any distribution, sale, or use of the azinphos-methyl products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Maneb Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: 05-24468
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide maneb. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the maneb Docket. Maneb is registered for use on a wide variety of food/feed crops, including fruit and nut crops, vegetable crops, field and forage crops, grapes, field crop seeds, and others; ornamental plants in nurseries and greenhouses; and sod farms. Maneb is a member of the ethylene bisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) group of fungicides, which also includes the related active ingredients mancozeb and metiram. Maneb and the two other fungicides share the common metabolite/degradate ethylene thiourea (ETU), which has been considered in the maneb RED. EPA has reviewed maneb through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. As a part of this process, the Agency announced the availability of the EBDCs preliminary risk assessments and supporting documents for a 90-day comment period and requested risk reduction options under docket ID number OPP-2004-0078. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Pesticide Product; Registration Approval
Document Number: 05-24467
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval ofapplications to register the pesticide products, Dutch Trig[reg] and Heads Up Plant Protectant, containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA),as amended.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Performance Measures Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-24466
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92- 463), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Performance Measures Work Group on January 18 to 19, 2006. An agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on EPA's website (http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc). The work group is developing advice and recommendations concerning performance management measures for EPA's pesticide program.
Mancozeb Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: 05-24465
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide mancozeb. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents are also available in the mancozeb Docket. Mancozeb is a member of the ethylene bisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) group of fungicides, which also includes the related fungicides maneb and metiram. Mancozeb is used as a broad spectrum fungicide on a variety of agricultural crops, ornamentals, and turf. As a part of this process, the Agency announced the availability of the EBDCs preliminary risk assessments and supporting documents for a 90-day comment period and requested risk reduction options under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP;2004-0078. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Metiram Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: 05-24464
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide metiram. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the metiram Docket. Metiram is registered for use on apples, potatoes, and ornamental plants (leatherleaf ferns) in nurseries and greenhouses. Metiram is a member of the ethylene bisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) group of fungicides, which also includes the related active ingredients mancozeb and maneb. Metiram and the two other fungicides share the common metabolite/degradate ethylene thiourea (ETU), which has been considered in the metiram RED. EPA has reviewed metiram through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. As a part of this process, the Agency announced the availability of the EBDC's preliminary risk assessments and supporting documents for a 90-day comment period and requested risk reduction options under docket ID number OPP-2004-0078. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Dicamba Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-24409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the pesticide dicamba, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for dicamba through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Propargite; Modification and Closure of Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-24408
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the modification of certain provisions of the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide propargite. EPA conducted this reassessment of the propargite RED in response to public comments received. The commentors requested that the Agency make certain modifications in the restricted entry intervals, spray intervals, use rates, and spray buffers.
Cypermethrin Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: 05-24407
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the pyrethroid pesticide cypermethrin, and opens a 60 day public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a RED for cypermethrin through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Reconsideration
Document Number: 05-24299
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters which EPA promulgated on September 13, 2004. After promulgation of the final rule for boilers and process heaters, the Administrator received petitions for reconsideration of certain provisions in the final rule. On July 27, 2005, EPA published a notice of reconsideration and requested public comment on certain aspects of the health-based compliance alternatives, as outlined in 40 CFR 63.7507 and appendix A to the final rule (40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDDD). After evaluating public comment on the notice of reconsideration, we are retaining the health-based compliance alternatives in the final rule in substantially the same form. However, we are making a limited number of amendments to 40 CFR 63.7507 and appendix A to the final rule to improve and clarify the process for demonstrating eligibility to comply with the health-based compliance alternatives contained in the final rule.
Notice of Availability of a Petition for Exemption From EPCRA and CERCLA Reporting Requirements for Ammonia From Poultry Operations
Document Number: E5-7869
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of a Petition for Exemption from EPCRA and CERCLA Reporting Requirements for Ammonia from Poultry Operations that was submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency on August 5, 2005 by the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association as nonprofit member organizations that represent the majority of broiler and turkey producers across the country. This document is being made available so that the public will have the opportunity to provide relevant data regarding this petition. EPA, in accordance with its mission to protect human health and the environment, will consider the impacts of human health and the environment in its decision whether to grant or deny this petition.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E5-7853
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and the American Bottom Conservancy (collectively ``Plaintiffs''): Sierra Club, et al. v. Johnson, No. 05-C-4425 (N.D. IL). On August 2, 2005, plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that they had submitted a petition to EPA seeking an objection to a Clean Air Act Title V permit proposed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the Onyx Environmental Services' waste incinerator (``Onyx Incinerator'') in Sauget, Illinois, and that the Administrator failed to perform his nondiscretionary duty to respond to the petition within sixty days of the date it was filed. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA has agreed to respond to the petition by February 1, 2006, and the plaintiffs have agreed to dismiss their suit with prejudice. In addition, EPA has agreed to pay the plaintiffs a specified amount in settlement of the plaintiffs' claims for attorneys' fees in this matter.
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Notification of a Teleconference of the Arsenic Review Panel
Document Number: E5-7850
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces an upcoming public teleconference of the SAB Arsenic Review Panel to discuss its draft report, Advisory on EPA's Assessments of Carcinogenic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Arsenic.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program, Phase II
Document Number: 05-24415
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Tennessee on May 6, 2005. The revision responds to the EPA's regulation entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the NOX SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' This revision satisfies EPA's rule that requires Tennessee to submit NOX SIP Call Phase II revisions needed to achieve the necessary incremental reductions of nitrogen oxides (NOX). The intended effect of this SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX in order to help attain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. Specifically, this revision addresses compliance plans for NOX emissions from stationary internal combustion engines.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program, Phase II
Document Number: 05-24414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Tennessee on May 6, 2005. The revision responds to the EPA's regulation entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the NOX SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' This revision satisfies EPA's rule that requires Tennessee to submit NOX SIP Call Phase II revisions needed to achieve the necessary incremental reductions of nitrogen oxides (NOX). The intended effect of this SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX in order to help attain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. Specifically, this revision addresses compliance plans for NOX emissions from stationary internal combustion engines. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a non-controversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Environmental Economics Research Strategy
Document Number: E5-7780
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is today announcing the availability of its Environmental Economics Research Strategy, EPA/600/R-04/195. The Environmental Economics Research Strategy identifies and prioritizes environmental economics and decision science research that will be conducted over the next several years to improve the scientific foundation for EPA's decision-making and policy initiatives.
Proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Industrial Activities-Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E5-7778
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 1, 2005 (70 FR 72116) EPA noticed the availability of the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Activities and requested comments on the draft by January 16, 2006. The purpose of this notice is to extend this comment period to February 16, 2006.
State Innovation Grant Program, Notice of Availability of Solicitation for Proposals for 2006 Awards
Document Number: E5-7775
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving notice of the availability of its solicitation for proposals for the 2006 grant program to support innovation by state environmental regulatory agenciesthe ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' The solicitation is available at the Agency's State Innovation Grant Web site: http://www.epa.gov/innovation/stategrants/ solicitation2006.pdf, or may be requested from the Agency by e-mail, telephone, or by mail. Only the principal environmental regulatory agency within each State (generally, where delegated authorities for Federal environmental regulations exist) is eligible to receive these grants.
A&H Sales Superfund Site,Tampa, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E5-7774
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for the reimbursement of past response costs with Finishmaster, Inc., concerning the A&H Sales Superfund Site located in Tampa, Florida.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E5-7772
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has environmental concerns about air quality, environmental justice, and the disposal of excavated waste material, and also requests that additional information describing the quality of the habitat that is to be impacted should be provided in the FEIS. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050442, ERP No. D-NOA-D81036-WV, Canaan Valley Institute Office Complex, Proposes to Construct: Offices, Classrooms, Laboratories, 250-Seat Auditorium, Parking Facilities, Outdoor Classrooms and Interpretive Areas, US Army COE Section 404 Permit, Southeast of the Towns of Davis and Thomas, Tucker County, WV Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050427, ERP No. DBFTA-L40210-WA, Central Link Light Rail Transit Project (Sound Transit) Construction and Operation of the North Link Light Rail Extension, from Downtown Seattle and Northgate, Updated Information on Refined Design Concepts, Funding, Right-of-Way and US Army COE Section 404 Permits, King County, WA Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E5-7771
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency