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

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Malathion; Revised Risk Assessments, Notice of Availability, and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: 05-18705
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised human health risk assessment and as well as the start of a 60-day comment period ecological risk assessment for the organophosphate pesticide malathion. A revised human health assessment on malathion was conducted to incorporate toxicity data which EPA received after 2000. Since no additional ecological data on malathion has been received after 2000, EPA's ecological risk characterization has remained unchanged. This notice also solicits information or data from stakeholders and interested parties to help refine the malathion risk assessment, and encourages parties to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the potential risks which have been identified. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for malathion through the full, 6-Phase public participation process, which in this case includes reissuing the revised risk assessment for an additional Phase 5 public comment period. The Agency uses this process 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Christian County, Kentucky Portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: 05-18960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 21, 2005, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request for parallel processing and on May 20, 2005, submitted a final request: To redesignate the Christian County, Kentucky portion of the Clarksville- Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and for EPA approval of a Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. The interstate Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two counties (i.e., Christian County, Kentucky and Montgomery County, Tennessee). EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Christian County, Kentucky portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. This proposed approval is based on EPA's determination that the Commonwealth of Kentucky has demonstrated that Christian County, Kentucky has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. On June 29, 2005, the State of Tennessee submitted a redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Montgomery, Tennessee portion of this area for EPA parallel processing. In this action, EPA is also providing information on the status of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the years 2004 and 2016 that are contained in the 12-year 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. EPA is proposing to approve such MVEBs. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is taking action to approve the redesignation request and maintenance plan without prior proposal. A detailed rationale for the redesignation and other actions is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rulemaking will be withdrawn and public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Christian County, Kentucky Portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: 05-18959
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 21, 2005, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division For Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request for parallel processing and on May 20, 2005, submitted a final request: To redesignate the Christian County, Kentucky portion of the Clarksville- Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and for EPA approval of a Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. The interstate Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two counties (i.e., Christian County, Kentucky and Montgomery County, Tennessee). EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Christian County, Kentucky portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. This approval is based on EPA's determination that the Commonwealth of Kentucky has demonstrated that Christian County, Kentucky has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. On June 29, 2005, the State of Tennessee submitted a redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Montgomery, Tennessee portion of this area for EPA parallel processing. In this action, EPA is also providing information on the status of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the years 2004 and 2016 that are contained in the 12-year 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. EPA is approving such MVEBs.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Illinois; Lyons Township PM-10 Redesignation and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-18958
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State of Illinois' request to redesignate to attainment the Lyons Township (McCook) area currently designated as nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM-10). We are also approving the Lyons Township maintenance plan, submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on August 2, 2005, as a revision to the PM-10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) for this area.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Illinois; Lake Calumet PM-10 Redesignation and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-18957
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State of Illinois' request to redesignate to attainment the Lake Calumet (Southeast Chicago) area currently designated as nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM-10). We are also approving the Lake Calumet maintenance plan, submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on August 2, 2005, and as supplemented on September 8, 2005, as a revision to the PM-10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) for this area.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Illinois; Lyons Township PM-10 Redesignation and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-18956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State of Illinois' request to redesignate to attainment the Lyons Township (McCook) area currently designated as nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM-10). We are also proposing to approve the Lyons Township maintenance plan, submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on August 2, 2005, as a revision to the PM-10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) for this area. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to 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 on this action should do so at this time.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; IL; Lake Calumet PM-10 Redesignation and Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 05-18955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State of Illinois' request to redesignate to attainment the Lake Calumet (Southeast Chicago) area currently designated as nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM-10). We are also proposing to approve the Lake Calumet maintenance plan, submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on August 2, 2005, and as supplemented on September 8, 2005, as a revision to the PM-10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) for this area. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal, because EPA views this as a noncontroversial revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If we do not receive any adverse comments in response to these direct final and proposed rules, we do not contemplate taking any further action in relation to this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will respond to 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 on this action should do so at this time.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming SAB Meeting To Review the EPA Region 6 Geographic Information System Screening Tool (GISST)
Document Number: 05-18954
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to review the EPA Region 6 Geographic Information System Screening Tool (GISST).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Tennessee; Redesignation of the Montgomery County, Tennessee Portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 05-18953
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 10, 2005, the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Air Pollution Control Division, submitted a final request: To redesignate the Montgomery County, Tennessee portion of the Clarksville- Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and to approve a Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Tennessee. The interstate Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two counties (i.e., Christian County, Kentucky and Montgomery County, Tennessee). EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Montgomery County, Tennessee portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Tennessee. This approval is based on EPA's determination that the State of Tennessee has demonstrated that Montgomery County, Tennessee has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. On March 21, 2005, the Commonwealth of Kentucky submitted a redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Christian County, Kentucky portion of this area for EPA parallel processing. In this action, EPA is also providing information on the status of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2016 that are contained in the 12-year 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Tennessee. EPA is approving such MVEBs.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Tennessee; Redesignation of the Montgomery County, Tennessee Portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 05-18952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 10, 2005, the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Air Pollution Control Division, submitted a final request: To redesignate the Montgomery County, Tennessee portion of the Clarksville- Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and to approve a Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Tennessee. The interstate Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is comprised of two counties (i.e., Christian County, Kentucky and Montgomery County, Tennessee). EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Montgomery County, Tennessee portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. Additionally, EPA is approving the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Tennessee. This approval is based on EPA's determination that the State of Tennessee has demonstrated that Montgomery County, Tennessee has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the entire Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. On March 21, 2005, the Commonwealth of Kentucky submitted a redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Christian County, Kentucky portion of this area for EPA parallel processing. In this action, EPA is also providing information on the status of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2016 that are contained in the 12-year 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Montgomery County, Tennessee. EPA is approving such MVEBs.
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 05-18825
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has completed its reconsideration of certain regulatory definitions that determine the type of sources subject to EPA's new source performance standards (NSPS) and emission guidelines (EG) for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units under section 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). With this action, EPA is promulgating revised definitions for the terms ``solid waste,'' ``commercial or industrial waste,'' and ``commercial and industrial solid waste incineration unit.'' The final CISWI definitions of these terms promulgated today are consistent with EPA's February 2004 reconsideration proposal in that EPA will continue to identify CISWI units based on whether such units combust waste without energy recovery. However, the revised definitions promulgated today do not include certain regulatory language proposed in February 2004 to include units with only waste heat recovery in the CISWI source category. In a subsequent rulemaking action, EPA intends to propose additional regulatory language to address units with only waste heat recovery and assess the impacts of the inclusion of these units in the CISWI source category. As a result of our action today on the CISWI definitions, it is not necessary to make any corresponding revisions to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 05-18836
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Department of Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et.seg). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance; Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-18835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a notice of intent to partially delete the East Tailing Area of the Tar Lake Superfund Site (Site) located in Antrim County, Michigan, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent to partially delete. The East Tailing Area, as defined in the Remedial Investigation Report dated August 7, 2000, includes all soil, subsurface soil and groundwater associated with that part of the Tar Lake Superfund Site. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' Section of today's Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final notice of partial deletion of the East Tailing Area of the Tar Lake Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to partially delete because we view this as a non- controversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this partial deletion in the preamble to the direct final notice of partial deletion. If we receive no adverse comment(s) on the direct final notice of partial deletion, we will not take further action. If we receive timely adverse comment(s), we will withdraw the direct final notice of partial deletion and it will not take effect. We will, as appropriate, address all public comments in a subsequent final partial deletion notice based on adverse comments received on this notice of intent to partially delete. We will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to partially delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final notice of partial deletion which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-18834
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5 is publishing a notice of partial deletion of the East Tailing Area of the Tar Lake Superfund Site (Site), located in, Antrim County Michigan, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, in appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This notice of partial deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Remedial investigation results in the East Tailing Area of the Tar Lake Site have shown that no threat to public health or the environment exist and, therefore, the taking of remedial measures under CERCLA is not necessary at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Drug Testing for Contract Employees (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2183.02, OMB Control Number 2030-0044
Document Number: 05-18833
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on 09/30/2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjusting Allowances for Class I Substances for Export to Article 5 Countries
Document Number: 05-18832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today's action proposes adjustments to allocations of Article 5 allowances that permit production of Class I ozone depleting substances (ODSs) solely for export to developing countries to meet those countries' basic domestic needs. Today's action proposes adjustments to the baseline Article 5 allowances for companies for specific Class I controlled substances and establishes a schedule for reductions in the Article 5 allowances for these Class I controlled substances in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). Today's proposal also would extend the allocation of Article 5 allowances for the manufacture of methyl bromide solely for export to developing countries beyond January 1, 2005, in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and the CAA.
Inert Ingredients; Revocation of 34 Pesticide Tolerance Exemptions for 31 Chemicals
Document Number: 05-18831
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking 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). The 34 tolerance exemptions are considered ``reassessed'' for purposes of FFDCA's section 408(q).
Boscalid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 05-18830
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of boscalid, 3-pyridinecarboxamide, 2-chloro-N-(4'- chloro[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-yl) in or on tangerines. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on mandarin oranges and mandarin hybrids. ``Tangerines'' is the accepted regulatory term used for these crops and a tolerance on tangerines covers both mandarin oranges and mandarin hybrids. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of boscalid in this food commodity. The tolerance will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2008.
Lindane; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 05-18829
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking specific existing tolerances for the insecticide lindane because, following receipt of registrant requests, the Agency canceled their associated Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registrations in the United States.
Iprovalicarb; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 05-18828
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of Iprovalicarb in or on tomatoes. Bayer CropScience AG requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on Sixteen Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: 05-18827
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit the following sixteen existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the purpose of renewing the ICRs. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collections as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Background Checks for Contractor Employees (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2159.02, OMB Control Number 2030-0043
Document Number: 05-18826
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on 09/30/2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Reynoutria Sachalinensis Extract; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-18725
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide Reynoutria sachalinensis extract on all food commodities. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), on behalf of KHH Bioscience, 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 Reynoutria sachalinensis extract.
C8, C10, and C12 Straight-Chain Fatty Acid Monoesters of Glycerol and Propylene Glycol; Amendment to Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 05-18724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to amend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the C8, C10, and C12 straight- chain fatty acid monoesters of glycerol and propylene glycol on all food commodities when applied/used for both pre-harvest and post-harvest purposes. On June 23, 2004, EPA established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for these residues but did not expressly approve post-harvest uses in accordance with 40 CFR 180.1(i). Therefore, EPA is proposing this regulation, to amend the existing tolerance exemption to allow for post-harvest uses of C8, C10, and C12 straight-chain fatty acid monoesters of glycerol and propylene glycol in accordance with section 408(e) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Piperonyl Butoxide Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: 05-18708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the insecticide synergist piperonyl butoxide. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for piperonyl butoxide. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for piperonyl butoxide 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 begins Phase 5 of the 6-Phase public participation process.
MGK®
Document Number: 05-18707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the insecticide synergist N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (MGK[reg] 264). In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for MGK[reg] 264. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for MGK[reg] 264 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 begins phase 5 of the 6 phase process.
Ametryn Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: 05-18706
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ametryn. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the ametryn Docket. Ametryn is a triazine herbicide used on field corn, popcorn, pineapple, and sugarcane. EPA has reviewed ametryn 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.
Pyrethrins Revised Risk Assessments, Notice of Availability, and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: 05-18704
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the pesticide pyrethrins. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for pyrethins. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for pyrethrins 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 begins Phase 5 of the 6-Phase process.
Bacillus Thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 Proteins and the Genetic Material Necessary for Their Production in Corn; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 05-18582
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production in corn on corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop when applied/used as a plant-incorporated protectant. Mycogen Seeds c/o Dow AgroSciences 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 Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production in corn.
Cyhexatin; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 05-18581
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(e)(1), all existing tolerances for residues of the insecticide/acaricide cyhexatin because they do not meet requirements of FFDCA section 408(b)(2). EPA canceled food use registrations for cyhexatin in 1989. Currently, EPA determined that acute dietary risks from use of cyhexatin on commodities for which import tolerances exist exceed the Agency's level of concern. However, EPA also determined that if the only cyhexatin tolerance is for orange juice, there is a reasonable certainty that no harm to any population subgroup will result from exposure to cyhexatin treated oranges. Because manufacturers support a cyhexatin tolerance on orange juice for purposes of importation and the Agency has made a determination of safety for such a tolerance, EPA is establishing, concurrent with the revocation of the citrus fruit group tolerance, an individual time- limited tolerance on orange juice. The regulatory actions in this document contribute toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements of the FFDCA section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. By law, EPA is required by August 2006 to reassess the tolerances in existence on August 2, 1996. The regulatory actions in this document pertain to the revocation of 41 tolerances which count as tolerance reassessments toward the August, 2006 review deadline.
Aminopyridine, Ammonia, Chloropicrin, Diazinon, Dihydro-5-heptyl-2(3H)-furanone, Dihydro-5-pentyl-2(3H)-furanone, and Vinclozolin; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 05-18579
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking specific tolerances and tolerance exemptions for residues of the bird repellent 4-aminopyridine, fungicides ammonia and vinclozolin, and insecticides chloropicrin, diazinon, dihydro-5- heptyl-2(3H)-furanone, and dihydro-5-pentyl-2(3H)-furanone. EPA canceled food use registrations or deleted food uses from registrations following requests for voluntary cancellation or use deletion by the registrants, or non-payment of registration maintenance fees. The regulatory actions in this document contribute toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. By law, EPA is required by August 2006 to reassess the tolerances in existence on August 2, 1996. The regulatory actions in this document pertain to the revocation of 39 tolerances and tolerance exemptions of which 33 count as tolerance reassessments toward the August, 2006 review deadline.
Flutriafol; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 05-18420
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the Minnesota and South Dakota Departments of Agriculture to use the pesticide product flutriafol (Impact 125SC), (CAS No. 76674-21-0), on soybeans to control Asian soybean rust. The Applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Dynamac Corporation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 05-18419
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be tranferred to Dynamac Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Dynamac Corporation has been awarded multiple work assignments to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Dynamac Corporation to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Flusilazole; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 05-18418
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the Minnesota and South Dakota Departments of Agriculture to use the pesticide flusilazole (Punch 3.3EC), CAS No. 85509-19-9, and a flusilazole + famoxadone premix (Charisma 1.7 EC) on soybeans to control Asian soybean rust. The Applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Myclobutanil; Re-Establishment of a Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Document Number: 05-18417
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation re-establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of the fungicide myclobutanil and its metabolite in or on artichoke, globe at 1.0 parts per million (ppm) for an additional 21/89/21/13/23/85/83/8 year period. This tolerance will expire and is revoked on December 31, 2007. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on artichoke, globe. Section 408(l)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA under FIFRA section 18.
Metconazole; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 05-18350
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the Minnesota and South Dakota Departments of Agriculture to use the pesticide metconazole (Caramba 90SL), CAS No. 125116-23-6, and a metconazole + pyraclostrobin co-pack (Headline-Caramba co-pack) on soybeans to control Asian soybean rust. Initially, a metconazole + pyraclostrobin premix product (Operetta 180EC) was also included in this quarantine exemption request. Operetta 180EC was subsequently withdrawn as a section 18 candidate. The Applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; General and Registration Permit Programs
Document Number: 05-18722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Wisconsin on July 28, 2005. These revisions include General and Registration permit programs that provide for the issuance of general and registration permits as part of the State's construction permit and operation permit programs. In addition, these permit programs may include the regulation of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) which may be regulated under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (the Act). Thus, EPA is also proposing approval of Wisconsin's general and registration permit program under section 112(l) of the Act. These SIP revisions also contain changes to definitions related to Wisconsin's air permit program, as well as a minor technical change to provide correct references to the recently updated chapter NR 445, which was inadvertently omitted in the processing of that rule package. Additionally, these revisions clarify an existing construction permit exemption and operation permit exemption for certain grain storage and drying operations. This clarification is necessary to ensure that column dryers and rack dryers are included in the exemption criteria.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Delisting the Fish Tainting Beneficial Use Impairment in the Saginaw River/Bay Area of Concern, EPA ICR Number 2199.01
Document Number: 05-18721
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request for a new collection. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries (Renewal), ICR Number 1054.09, OMB Number 2060-0022
Document Number: 05-18720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Population-Based Pilot Study of Children's Environmental Health in Support of The National Children's Study, EPA ICR Number 2187.01
Document Number: 05-18711
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR-Media) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1755.04, OMB Control Number 2050-0161
Document Number: 05-18710
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Review Framework; EPA ICR Number 2185.01; Correction
Document Number: 05-18709
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of August 31, 2005, concerning request for comments on guidance requirements for state reporting (State Review Framework). The document contained incorrect dates and incorrect summary language.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Ozone Review Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: 05-18578
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA's draft Ozone Environmental Assessment Plan: Scope and Methods for Exposure, Risk and Benefits Assessment (August 2005).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Advisory Meeting of the Science Advisory Board; Regulatory Environmental Modeling (REM) Guidance Review Panel
Document Number: 05-18577
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Regulatory Environmental Modeling (REM) Guidance Review Panel will hold two public teleconferences to discuss its draft peer review report of the Agency's Draft Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models, dated November 2003 (referred to here also as the Draft Guidance), and the Models Knowledge Base related to modeling activity within the EPA.
Air Quality Management Subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-18576
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific, and enforcement policy issues. Open Meeting Notice: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Section 10(a)(2), notice is hereby given that the Air Quality Management subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19, 2005, from approximately 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 18, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 19 at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, California. Any member of the public who wishes to submit written or brief oral comments; or who wants further information concerning this meeting, should follow the procedures outlined in the section below titled ``Providing Oral or Written Comments at this Meeting.'' Seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The agenda for this meeting may be obtained by contacting Mr. Whitlow at the address noted in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Inspection of Committee Documents: The subcommittee agenda and any documents prepared for the meeting will be publicly available at the meeting. Thereafter, these documents, together with the meeting minutes, will be available by contacting the Office of Air and Radiation Docket and requesting information under docket OAR-2004-0075. The Docket office can be reached by telephoning 202-260-7548; FAX 202- 260-4400.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Correction
Document Number: 05-18427
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 13, 2005, EPA published a final rule approving revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). In the July 13, 2005, rule, EPA inadvertently included an incorrect state effective date for the Missouri statewide NOX rule. The purpose of this action is to correct the state effective date to August 30, 2003.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plan; MN
Document Number: 05-18426
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) requirements for Flint Hills Resources, L.P. (Flint Hills) of Dakota County, Minnesota. Flint Hills operates a petroleum refinery in Rosemont, Minnesota. The requested revision will allow the refinery to begin producing ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. This expansion will add five sources and will increase SO2 emissions. An analysis was conducted on the new sources. The analysis indicates that the air quality of Dakota County, Minnesota will remain in compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for SO2. Thus, the public health and welfare in Minnesota will be protected.
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).