Adequacy Status of Submitted State Implementation Plans (SIP) for Transportation Conformity Purposes: 5% Increment of Progress Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Dallas-Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
In this action, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the on-road motor vehicle emissions budgets contained in the Dallas- Fort Worth moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area 5% Increment of Progress SIP adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of our finding, the budgets from the submitted SIP revision must be used for future conformity determinations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments for the New PM2.5
EPA issued a final rule on May 6, 2005, (70 FR 24280) that adds the following transportation related PM2.5 precursors to the transportation conformity regulations: nitrogen oxides (NOX), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), sulfur oxides (SOX), and ammonia (NH3). The final rule specifies when each of these precursors must be considered in conformity determinations in PM2.5 nonattainment and maintenance areas before and after PM2.5 state air quality implementation plans (SIPs) are submitted. The preamble to the final rule contains two minor errors. This notice is intended to correct these errors. All other preamble and regulatory text printed in the May 6, 2005, final rule is correct. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is EPA's federal partner in implementing the transportation conformity regulation. We have consulted with DOT on the development of these corrections, and DOT concurs.
Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc.
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation was created by section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointments to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. The appointees are Holly Cannon, a principal of the law firm Bevedridge & Diamond; and Raymond J. Ban, Executive Vice President, meteorology Science and Strategy, The Weather Channel, Inc. These appointees will join the current Board members which include: Braden Allenby, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, AT&T. Richard Bartlett, (NEETF Chairman) Vice Chairman, Mary Kay Holding Corporation. Dorothy Jacobson, Consultant Karen Bates Kress, President, KBK Consulting, Inc. Dorothy McSweeny, (NEETF Vice Chair), Chair, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Honorable William Sessions, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that these new appointees not only have the highest degree of expertise and commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view relating to environmental education and training. These appointments shall be for two consecutive four year terms. For Further Information Contact: C. Michael Baker, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Education, Office of Public Affairs (1704A) U.S. EPA 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
Determination of Attainment by the Applicable Attainment Date for the Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard Within the Las Vegas Valley Nonattainment Area, Clark County, NV; Determination Regarding Applicability of Certain Clean Air Act Requirements
EPA is finding that the Las Vegas Valley nonattainment area in the State of Nevada has attained the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for carbon monoxide by the applicable December 31, 2000 attainment date. EPA is taking this action pursuant to its obligations under the Clean Air Act to determine whether nonattainment areas have attained the applicable standard by the applicable attainment date. As a consequence of this finding, we find that certain statutory requirements no longer apply to this area and that the State of Nevada will not be subject to the additional statutory requirements for carbon monoxide that would otherwise have applied.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2005 Annual 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.
Florida Petroleum Reprocessors Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Under section 122(g) (4) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency has offered a de minimis settlement at the Florida Petroleum Reprocessors Superfund Sire (Site) located in Davie, Florida. EPA will consider public comments until July 1, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed settlement should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicated the proposed settlement in inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlement are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. (404) 562- 8887. Batchelor.Paula@EPA.gov. Written or e-mail comments may be submitted to Paula V. Batchelor at the above address within 30 days of the date of publication.
3-Hexen-1-ol, (3Z)-; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of cis -3-hexen-1-ol also known as leaf alcohol or 3-hexen-1-ol, (3Z)- (CAS Reg. No. 928-96-1) when used as an inert ingredient - an odorant or alerting agent in certain pesticide formulations. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. 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 cis -3-hexen-1-ol.
Two Isopropylamine Salts of Alkyl C4
This regulation establishes two exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propanamine, compound with [alpha]-phosphono- [omega] -butoxypoly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) (2:1) and 2-propanamine, compounds with polyethylene glycol dihydrogen phosphate C8- 10- alkyl ether (2:1), referred to as 2 isopropylamine salts of alkyl C4 and alkyl C8- 10 ethoxyphosphate esters, when used as inert ingredients (emulsifier, solvent and cosolvent) in pesticide formulations applied only to growing crops. Rhodia, Inc, CN 7500, Cranbury, NJ 08512-7500, 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 these two chemicals.
Hexythiazox; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition (PP) proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
Furilazole; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition (PP) by Monsanto Company proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of 3-dichloroacetyl-5-(2-furanyl)-2,2- dimethyloxazolidine (furilazole) (safener) in or on the raw agricultural commodities sorghum grain, forage, stover, flour, and bran at 0.01 parts per million.
Tetraconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of tetraconazole 1-[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-3-(1,1,2,2- tetrafluoroethoxy) propyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole in or on soybean, poultry, and eggs. This action is in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on soybeans. This regulation establishes maximum permissible levels for residues of tetraconazole in these food commodities. The tolerances will expire and are revoked on December 31, 2009.
Nitrapyrin Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide nitrapyrin [2-chloro-6- (trichloromethyl)pyridine], and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the nitrapyrin Docket. Nitrapyrin is a nitrification inhibitor, and is used on corn, sorghum, and wheat. EPA has reviewed nitrapyrin 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.
Nominations to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for Comments
This notice provides the names, addresses, professional affiliations, and selected biographical data of persons nominated to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Panel was created on November 28, 1975, and made a statutory Panel by amendment to FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The Agency is, at this time, selecting one new member to serve on the panel as a result of a membership term that will expire this year. Public comment on the nominations is invited, as these comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered Panel member.
Inert Ingredients; Proposal to Revoke 34 Pesticide Tolerance Exemptions for 31 Chemicals
EPA is proposing to revoke 34 exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance that are associated with 31 inert ingredients because these substances are no longer contained in active Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) pesticide product registrations. These ingredients are subject to reassessment by August 2006 under section 408(q) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). Upon the issuance of the final rule revoking the tolerance exemptions, the 34 tolerance exemptions will be counted as ``reassessed'' for purposes of FFDCA's section 408(q).
EBDC Fungicides Mancozeb, Maneb, and Metiram; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel, Amend, or Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
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 requests by the registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations to terminate certain uses of products containing the pesticides mancozeb, maneb, and metiram. The requests would terminate mancozeb uses in or on residential lawns/turf, foliar application to cotton, and pineapple seed propagation treatment; maneb use on residential lawns/turf; and metiram use on roses. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.