Final Reissuance of General NPDES Permits (GP) for Alaskan Mechanical Placer Mining (Permit Number AKG-37-0000) and Alaskan Medium-Size Suction Dredging (Permit Number AKG-37-1000)
Two GPs regulating the activities of mechanical placer mining and suction dredge mining for gold placer mining operations in the state of Alaska expire on October 3, 2005. On April 21, 2005, EPA proposed to reissue these two GPs. There was a 45 day comment period. During the comment period, EPA received comments on the mechanical GP regarding coverage area prohibitions and metals limitations. The GP remains the same as the current GP. EPA received similar comments as those described above for the medium-size suction dredge GP as well as concern about Endangered Species and the interpretation of a Best Management Practice (BMP). The general permit contains new language on the possibility of requiring an individual permit in areas of concern for Endangered Species and a part of a BMP has been removed. A Response to Comments was prepared for each general permit. EPA has determined that each facility submitting a new Notice of Intent (NOI) prior to the expiration date of the current permit will be automatically covered by the re-issued GP.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
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 July 25, 2005 to August 12, 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.
Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA); Amendment to Terminate a Use
This notice announces EPA's cancellation order granting amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant(s) and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA), pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a September 8, 2004 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (69 FR 54278) from the CCA registrants to voluntarily amend their affected product registrations to terminate the use ``members out of water and not subject to salt water [or brackish water] splash, and not in soil use,'' as currently stated under American Wood Preservers' Association (AWPA) Standard C18 (Wood for Marine Construction). The registrants requested that these use terminations become effective December 31, 2004. For further information, please refer to the CCA guidance document at http:// www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/chemicals/ ccaawpajune.pdf. In the September 8, 2004 Notice, EPA indicated that it intended to issue a cancellation order implementing the amendments to terminate the use. All affected CCA registrants waived the 180-day comment period (i.e., any comment period in excess of 30 days). Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendments to terminate the uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the CCA products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this cancellation order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Terbacil; 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 proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.