Environmental Protection Agency September 14, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ethylhexyl Glucopyranosides; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-18244
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes two exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-D-glucopyranoside, 2-ethylhexyl 6-O-[alpha]-D glucopyranosyl- and [alpha]-D- glucopyranoside, 2-ethylhexyl when used as inert ingredients in or on growing crops. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC 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 ethylhexyl glucopyranoside chemicals.
Pesticide Product; Registration Approval
Document Number: 05-18243
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product, Mycogen Brand B.t. moCry1F Insect Resistant Corn Seed and Florbac Slurry containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)7 and 3(c)5 respectively of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Carbofuran; Risk Assessment Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the carbamate pesticide carbofuran, and opens a public comment period on these documents. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for carbofuran through the full 6-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. This notice opens phase 3 of the 6-Phase process.
Alkyl (C10
Document Number: 05-18241
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes two exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of alkyl (C10- C16) polyglycosides also known as D-glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10-C16-alkyl glycosides when used as an inert ingredient in or on growing crops, when applied to raw agricultural commodities after harvest, or to animals. Cognis Corporation 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 D-glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10-C16-alkyl glycosides.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Science Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-18240
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB. The Board will (1) be briefed on strategic science issues facing EPA, (2) continue its planning for SAB activities, and (3) it may review and approve of one or more draft SAB Committee reports.
Omega Chemical Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: 05-18237
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Omega Chemical Site in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California with 171 de minimis settling parties. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(g) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g) and it requires the settling parties to pay $10,189,384 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposed Rule No. 43
Document Number: 05-18236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add five new sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites
Document Number: 05-18235
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds seven new sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council's Working Group on Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 05-18234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the first public meeting of the Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) on the Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule (WGPE). The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the WGPE members to begin discussions on the public education requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Ogden City Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-18233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On November 29, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates a revised maintenance plan for the Ogden carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The revised maintenance plan contains revised transportation conformity budgets for the years 2005 and 2021. In addition, the Governor submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-35, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part E, Weber County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County. In this action, EPA is approving the Ogden City CO revised maintenance plan, the revised transportation conformity budgets, the revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County, and the revisions to rules R307-110-12 and R307-110-35. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Ogden City Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: 05-18232
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah. On November 29, 2004, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-12, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part C, Carbon Monoxide,'' which incorporates a revised maintenance plan for the Ogden carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance area for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The revised maintenance plan contains revised transportation conformity budgets for the years 2005 and 2021. In addition, the Governor submitted revisions to Utah's Rule R307-110-35, ``Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Part E, Weber County,'' which incorporates a revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County. In this action, EPA is approving the Ogden City CO revised maintenance plan, the revised transportation conformity budgets, the revised vehicle inspection and maintenance program for Weber County, and the revisions to rules R307-110-12 and R307-110-35. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Opportunity to Obtain Information and Present Testimony on Proposed Public Health Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, NV; Notice of Public Hearings
Document Number: 05-18226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct public hearings to receive comments on its proposed amendments to the Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada in Amargosa Valley, NV; Las Vegas, NV; and Washington, DC. The amended proposed standards were published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2005. The 60-day public comment period closes on October 21, 2005.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Performance Measures Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-18008
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 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 September 26, 2005. An agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on EPA's website. The work group is developing advice and recommendations concerning performance management measures for EPA's pesticide program.