Environmental Protection Agency August 10, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 05-15841
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
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 June 21, 2005 to July 22, 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.
Order Denying Objections to Issuance of Tolerances
Document Number: 05-15840
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On four occasions in the first half of 2002, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and various other parties filed objections with EPA to final rules under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), (21 U.S.C. 346a), establishing pesticide tolerances for various pesticides. The objections apply to 14 pesticides and 112 separate pesticide tolerances. Although the objections raise numerous pesticide-specific issues, they all focus on the potential risks that the pesticides pose to farm children. This Order responds to NRDC's objections as to all of the challenged tolerances with the exception of the objections pertaining to the imidacloprid tolerance on blueberries which were previously denied. The objections to the other tolerances are denied for the reasons stated herein.
Protections for Test Subjects in Human Research; Notification to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services
Document Number: 05-15839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document notifies the public that the Administrator of EPA has forwarded to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services a draft proposed rule under sections 21 and 25(a) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The draft proposed rule will formalize and clarify EPA's policies on the use of intentional human exposure studies under FIFRA and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The proposed rule would establish stringent ethical protections for human subjects in certain types of research conducted or sponsored by entities other than the Federal government (i.e., ``third-parties''). These protections are consistent with requirements currently in place under the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (the ``Common Rule''), which has been adopted by 17 Federal agencies. The draft proposed rule is not available to the public until after it has been signed by EPA.
Pesticide Product; Registration Applications
Document Number: 05-15838
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
2-amino-4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-propyl-s-triazolo(1,5-alpha)pyrimidin-5-one (PP796); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-15837
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the established exemption from the requirement of a tolerance under 40 CFR 180.1065 for 2-amino-4,5- dihydro-6-methyl-4-propyl-s-triazolo(1,5-alpha)pyrimidin-5-on e, which is also known as ``PP796'', by increasing the amount that can be used to not more than 0.3 percent in formulation of paraquat dichloride. Syngenta Crop Protection submitted a pesticide petition ((PP) 5E6929) requesting this amendment.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Drinking Water Subcommittee Meeting-Fall 2005
Document Number: 05-15836
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Drinking Water Subcommittee.
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 05-15835
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category
Document Number: 05-15834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend certain provisions of the regulations establishing effluent limitations guidelines, pretreatment standards and new source performance standards for the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category. Prior to 2002, regulations applicable to the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category had authorized the establishment of limitations applicable to the total mass of a pollutant discharged from more than one outfall. The effect of such a ``water bubble'' was to allow a greater or lesser quantity of a particular pollutant to be discharged from any single outfall so long as the total quantity discharged from the combined outfalls did not exceed the allowed total mass limitation. In 2002, EPA revised the water bubble to prohibit establishment of alternative oil and grease effluent limitations. Based on consideration of new information and analysis, EPA proposes to reinstate the provision authorizing alternative oil and grease limitations with one exception. Today's notice also proposes to correct errors in the effective date of new source performance standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Texas Low-Emission Diesel Fuel Program
Document Number: 05-15830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the state of Texas. This revision makes changes to the Texas Low-Emission Diesel (TXLED) Fuel program. On April 6, 2005 EPA approved the compliance date change that was part of this submittal. None of the revisions being proposed for approval change the ultimate requirements regarding the reductions to be achieved. As a result and in accordance with section 110(l) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. section 7410(l), these revisions will not interfere with attainment, reasonable further progress or any other applicable requirement of the Clean Air Act.
National Emission Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Bulk Gasoline Terminals and Pipeline Breakout Stations)
Document Number: 05-15825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 14, 1994, we promulgated National Emission Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Bulk Gasoline Terminals and Pipeline Breakout Stations) (59 FR 64318). The national emission standards limit and control hazardous air pollutants (HAP) that are known or suspected to cause cancer or have other serious health or environmental effects. Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs EPA to assess the risk remaining (residual risk) after the application of national emission standards controls. Also, CAA section 112(d)(6) requires us to review and revise the national emission standards as necessary by taking into account developments in practices, processes, and control technologies. The proposal announces a decision and requests public comments on the residual risk assessment and technology review for the national emission standards. We are proposing no further action at this time to revise the national emission standards.
Fenpyroximate; Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition To Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
Document Number: 05-15738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cellulose Products Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-15735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for cellulose products manufacturing, which were issued on June 11, 2002, under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action proposes to improve implementation of the emission standards by revising the work practice standards, general and initial compliance requirements, definitions, and General Provisions applicability, as well as correcting typographical, formatting, and cross-referencing errors in the final rule. In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, we are issuing the amendments as a direct final rule, without prior proposal, because we view the revisions as noncontroversial and anticipate no adverse comments. We have explained our reasons for the revisions in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive any adverse comment on one or more distinct amendments in the direct final rule, we will publish a timely notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public which provisions will become effective and which provisions are being withdrawn due to adverse comment. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. If no adverse comments are received, no further action will be taken on the proposal, and the direct final rule will become effective as provided in that action. The regulatory text for the proposal is identical to that for the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register. For further supplementary information, see the direct final rule.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cellulose Products Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-15733
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for cellulose products manufacturing, which were issued on June 11, 2002, under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The amendments revise the work practice standards, general and initial compliance requirements, definitions, and General Provisions applicability, as well as correct typographical, formatting, and cross-referencing errors in the final rule. We are issuing the amendments as a direct final rule, without prior proposal, because we view the amendments as noncontroversial and anticipate no adverse comments. However, in the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register, we are publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to amend the NESHAP for cellulose products manufacturing if adverse comments are filed.
Topramezone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 05-15604
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of topramezone in or on field corn, pop corn, sweet corn, kidney, and liver. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: 05-15603
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 264-EUP-RUN from Bayer CropScience LP requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant incorporated-protectant Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. berliner Cry1Ab insecticidal protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in cotton plants. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Issuance of Experimental Use Permits
Document Number: 05-15602
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted experimental use permits (EUPs) to the following pesticide applicants. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Aminopyralid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 05-15523
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for free and conjugated residues of aminopyralid in or on grass and wheat commodities; and residues of aminopyralid in or meat; fat and meat byproducts, excluding kidney; of cattle, goat, and sheep, and milk. Dow AgroSciences, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).