Environmental Protection Agency September 16, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC); Interim Ad Hoc Nanotechnology Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-18580
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S. App. 2 (Public Law 92-463), EPA gives notice of an all day meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC) Interim Ad Hoc Nanotechnology Work Group. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues regarding a potential voluntary pilot program for nanoscale materials that are existing chemical substances and consideration of relevant issues related to nanoscale materials under the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 05-18565
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to adverse comments, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve Delaware's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The SIP revision pertains to the modifications to the ambient air quality standards for ozone and fine particulate matter. In the direct final rule published on July 18, 2005 (70 FR 41146), we stated that if we received adverse comments by August 17, 2005, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received adverse comments. EPA will address the comments received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on July 18, 2005 (70 FR 41166). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-18429
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-18428
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed concerns related to the synergistic effects of chemical dispersants with oil on water quality and organisms within the water column, spill modeling, and model limitations for the fate and effect of chemically dispersed oil.
Announcement of the Delegation of Partial Administrative Authority for Implementation of Federal Implementation Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation to the Nez Perce Tribe
Document Number: 05-18425
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces that on June 27, 2005, EPA Region 10 and the Nez Perce Tribe entered into a Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority to carry out certain day-to-day activities associated with administration of the Federal Implementation Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation (Nez Perce FIP). A note of this partial delegation is being added to the Nez Perce FIP.
Adequacy Status of the Nashville 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Update for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 05-18424
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) submitted in the Nashville (Middle Tennessee) 1-hour ozone maintenance plan update, dated August 10, 2005, by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that MVEBs submitted in state implementation plans (SIPs) cannot be used for transportation conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of EPA's finding, the Nashville area can use the MVEBs from the submitted Nashville 1-hour ozone maintenance plan update for future conformity determinations.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs; Lauli'i Cylinders Superfund Removal Site
Document Number: 05-18423
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Action (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Order on Consent (``AOC,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2005-0021) pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the Lauli'i Cylinders Removal Site (the ``Site''), located in Lauli'i, American Samoa. The respondent to the AOC is FCF Fisheries Co. LTD (``FCF''), which arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances at the Site for which EPA incurred response costs. Through the proposed AOC, FCF will reimburse the United States $20,000 of its response costs, which total approximately $130,000. The AOC provides FCF with a covenant not to sue and contribution protection for the costs and the removal action at the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed AOC. The Agency's response to any comments will be available for public inspection at EPA'S Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
State Program Requirements; Revision of the Approved National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program in North Dakota
Document Number: 05-18422
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 9, 2005, the Regional Administrator for Region 8 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved a revision to the existing North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program. With this revision, the State of North Dakota is now authorized to administer and enforce a pretreatment program where the State has jurisdiction. This program will be administered by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH), Division of Water Quality Department.
Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 05-18421
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fluoxastrobin, (1E)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4- pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)metha none O- methyloxime, and its Z isomer, (1Z)-[2-[[6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro- 4-pyrimydinyl]oxy]phenyl](5,6-dihydro-1,4,2-dioxazin-3-yl)met hanone O- methyloxime, in or on leaf petioles subgroup 4B; peanut; peanut, hay; peanut, refined oil; tomato, paste; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C. This regulation also establishes tolerances for the indirect or inadvertent combined residues of fluoxastrobin and its Z isomer, in or on alfalfa, forage; alfalfa, hay; cotton, gin byproducts; grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, group 16; grass, forage; grass, hay; and vegetable, foliage of legume, group 7. This regulation additionally establishes tolerances for the combined residues of fluoxastrobin, its Z isomer, and its phenoxy-hydroxypyrimidine metabolite, 6-(2-chlorophenoxy)-5-fluoro-4- pyrimidinol, expressed as fluoxastrobin, in or on cattle, fat; cattle, meat; cattle, meat byproducts; goat, fat; goat, meat; goat, meat byproducts; horse, fat; horse, meat; horse, meat byproducts; milk; milk, fat; sheep, fat; sheep, meat; and sheep, meat byproducts. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Connecticut Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 05-18014
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency