Environmental Protection Agency January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Emission Standards for Consumer Products in the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Area
Document Number: E6-1210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision pertains to the emission standards for consumer products sold and used in the Northern Virginia volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions control area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; The Patclin Chemical Superfund Site, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY
Document Number: E6-1209
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Patclin Chemical Superfund Site located in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York (the ``Site'') with the following settling party: Mark Klein. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $350,000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund in reimbursement of EPA's past response costs with respect to the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) for past response costs. 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.
Notice of Two Open Meetings of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
Document Number: E6-1207
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold one full board meeting and one Roundtable on Sustainable Watershed Financing. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation and Agency priorities and to discuss progress with work products under EFAB's current strategic action agenda. Environmental financing topics expected to be discussed include: Financial assurance mechanisms, environmental management systems, loan guarantee programs, innovative environmental financing tools, sustainable watershed financing, the application of useful life financing to state revolving loan funds, and affordability of water and wastewater. The purpose of the Roundtable is to explore innovative sustainable financing tools and techniques for timely implementation of watershed plans. The Board will collect information, ideas, and recommendations from a group of expert panelists who will share their perspectives. Both meetings are open to the public, however; seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend either meeting must register in advance, no later than Monday, February 23, 2006.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under EPA's Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Program; Request for Comment on Renewal of Information Collection Activities
Document Number: E6-1206
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) EPA is seeking public comment on the following Information Collection Request (ICR): Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under EPA's Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Program (EPA ICR No. 2088.02; OMB Control No. 2070-0166). This ICR involves a collection activity that is currently approved and scheduled to expire on July 31, 2006. The information collected under this ICR relates to recordkeeping and reporting as part of a voluntary program to help hospitals enhance work place safety, reduce waste and waste disposal costs, and become better environmental stewards and neighbors. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the collection.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of Incinerators
Document Number: E6-1205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This revision pertains to amendments to the regulations for the control of incinerators. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: Z6-653
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding the CPS/Madison Superfund Site, Middlesex County, NJ
Document Number: E6-1108
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement to resolve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''). In accordance with section 122(h)(i)(1) of CERCLA, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the CPS/Madison Site (``the Site''). Section 122(h) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to consider, compromise and settle certain claims for costs incurred by the United States. Notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to comment. The administrative settlement is contained in the Administrative Order on Consent for Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (``RI/FS''), U.S. EPA Index No. CERCLA-02-2004-2027 (the ``Order''). The administrative settlement compromises $28,357.04 of EPA's past response costs incurred at the Site and provides that after Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp. (``Ciba'') performs the RI/FS for the Site pursuant to the Order, it may apply for a credit, up to a maximum amount of $250,000.00, for the incremental cost of analyzing groundwater samples for metals in addition to other contaminants. The credit can be applied toward EPA's unreimbused response costs at the Site, should EPA attempt to recover those costs from Ciba in the future. The credit applies only to any future claim made by EPA for unreimbursed costs incurred or to be incurred by EPA concerning the Site. EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway17th floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: (212) 637-3111.
Review of Chemical Proposals for Addition under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; Solicitation of Information for the Development of Risk Profiles
Document Number: E6-1107
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice solicits information relevant to the development of risk profiles pursuant to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Convention) for the following chemicals which are being reviewed for possible addition to the POPs Convention's Annexes A, B, and/or C as POPs: Hexabromobiphenyl (HBB) (CAS No. 36355- 01-8); pentabromodiphenyl ether (PBDE) (CAS No. 32534-81-9); chlordecone (CAS No. 143-50-0); lindane (CAS No. 58-89-9); and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). EPA is issuing this notice to alert interested and potentially affected persons of these proposals and the status of their review under the POPs Convention, and to encourage such persons to provide information relevant to the development of risk profiles under Article 8 and Annex E of the POPs Convention.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Rescheduled Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-1106
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The February 14 - 16, 2006, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) meeting to consider the Review of Worker Exposure Assessment Methods has been rescheduled.
Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Maintenance of Air Pollution Control Equipment for Existing Aluminum Plants
Document Number: 06-789
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is disapproving a State Implementation Plan revision submitted by the State of Montana on January 16, 2003. If approved, this revision would exempt existing aluminum plants from meeting emission requirements during scheduled maintenance. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 06-583
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference meeting of the chartered SAB to discuss a draft SAB report, EPA's Draft Risk Assessment of the Potential Human Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA): A Review by the PFOA Review Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Amendment of a Regulation for the Insecticide Imidacloprid and Its Metabolites in or on Oats and Rye Commodities
Document Number: E6-1044
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the amendment of a regulation for residues of the insecticide imidacloprid (1-[(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2- imidazolidinimine) and its metabolites containing the 6-chloropyridinyl moiety, all expressed as 1-[(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2- imidazolidinimine in or on oats and rye commodities.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-1043
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-1042
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed concerns about adverse impacts from sheep grazing to soils and vegetation. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Grain Elevators (Renewal), ICR Number 1130.08, OMB Number 2060-0082
Document Number: E6-1041
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
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 April 30, 2006. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico, Visibility
Document Number: 06-760
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision satisfies the New Source Review (NSR) and monitoring plan requirements for visibility, otherwise known as the ``Phase I, Part I Visibility SIP.'' In addition, this revision includes the implementation control strategies, integral vistas protection, and long term strategies, otherwise known as the ``Phase I, Part II Visibility SIP.'' Lastly, EPA is removing the SIP disapprovals associated Phase I, Parts I and II, and the resultant Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico, Visibility
Document Number: 06-759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision satisfies the New Source Review (NSR) and monitoring plan requirements for visibility, otherwise known as the ``Phase I, Part I Visibility SIP.;'' In addition, this revision includes the implementation control strategies, integral vistas protection, and long term strategies, otherwise known as the ``Phase I, Part II Visibility SIP.'' Lastly, EPA is proposing to remove the SIP disapprovals associated with Phase I, Parts I and II, and the resultant Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs).
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Amendment of a Regulation for the Fungicide Pyraclostrobin and Its Metabolite in or on Almond Hulls
Document Number: 06-758
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the amendment of a regulation for residues of the fungicide pyraclostrobin, carbamic acid, [2-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H- pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]methyl]phenyl]methoxy-, methyl ester and its metabolite methyl-N-[[[1-(4-chlorophenyl) pyrazol-3-yl]oxy]o-tolyl] carbamate (BF 500-3); expressed as parent compound in or on almond hulls.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Removal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 06-757
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the EPA is removing the November 25, 2005 (70 FR 70999), direct final rule approving revisions to Indiana's sulfur dioxide (SO2) state implementation plan (SIP) for sources located in Dearborn County. These revisions to the SIP include: Revising SO2 emission limits for existing sources, making minor corrections by removing obsolete rule language, and updating information for sources listed in the rule. In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by December 27, 2005, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. On December 2, 2005, EPA received a comment. EPA believes this comment is adverse and, therefore, EPA is removing the direct final rule. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on November 25, 2005 (70 FR 71071). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Sorbitol Octanoate; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 06-756
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical sorbitol octanoate on all food commodities when applied/used in accordance with label directions. AVA Chemical Ventures, L. L. C. 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 sorbitol octanoate.
Pesticides; Emergency Exemption Process Revisions
Document Number: 06-743
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action revises the regulations governing emergency exemptions that allow unregistered uses of pesticides to address emergency pest conditions for a limited time. One change provides applicants for certain repeat exemptions a simple way to re-certify that the emergency conditions that qualified for an exemption in a previous year continue to exist. Another change revises the criteria for determining when a potential emergency condition is expected to cause a significant economic loss and revises the data requirements for documenting the loss. These revisions streamline and improve the application and review process by reducing the burden to both applicants and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or ``the Agency''), allowing for potentially quicker decisions by the Agency, and providing for consistent and equitable determinations of ``significant economic loss`` as the basis for an emergency. This action also includes several minor revisions to the regulations. None of these various improvements compromise protections for human health and the environment.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement Agreement for the Bountiful/Woods Cross/5th South Pce Plume NPL Site, in Woods Cross, Davis County, UT
Document Number: E6-993
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of the proposed administrative settlement under section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), between EPA and W.S. Hatch Company and Jack B. Kelley, Inc. (``Settling Parties'') regarding the W.S. Hatch facility (the ``Facility''). The property which is the subject of this proposed Settlement Agreement is a parcel of land approximately three acres in size and is located at approximately 643 South and 800 West in Woods Cross, Davis County, Utah. The terms of the proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement, (the ``Settlement''), are intended to resolve the Settling Parties' liability at the Site for all response costs incurred and paid, or to be incurred and paid, by EPA in connection with the work performed at the Site as provided for in the Settlement. W.S. Hatch Company, a subsidiary of Jack B. Kelley, Inc., is the owner of a parcel of land which has been impacted by business operations at the Facility and is included within the defined boundaries of the Site. The proposed Settlement will resolve the Settling Parties' liability under section 107(a)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a)(1). EPA has performed an ability to pay analysis of Settling Parties' financial capacity. Under the terms of the proposed Settlement, W.S. Hatch Company agrees to pay $450,000, plus interest, to EPA over five installment payments, and Jack B. Kelley, Inc. agrees to pay the principal sum of $40,000 to EPA. In exchange, the Settling Parties will settle their liability for all response costs incurred and paid, or to be incurred and paid, at the Site in connection with the work performed at the Site as provided for in the Settlement. Opportunity for Comment: For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will consider all comments received on the Payment of Response Costs portion of the Settlement only (Section VI) 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 the EPA Superfund Record Center, 999 18th Street, 5th Floor, in Denver, Colorado.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review human health and environmental issues associated with the Event MIR604 Modified Cry3A Protein Bt CornPlant Incorporated Protectant. This product is intended to provide protection from western, northern, and Mexican corn rootworm larvae.
Adequacy of Illinois Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-925
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is approving a modification to Illinois' approved municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program. The modification allows the State to issue research, development and demonstration (RD&D) permits to owners and operators of MSWLF units in accordance with its state law and regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E6-922
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
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. seq). 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.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Extension of an Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for the Residues of the Plant-Incorporated Protectant Modified Cry3A Protein and the Genetic Material for Its Production in Corn
Document Number: E6-916
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the extension of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the residues of the plant-incorporated protectant modified Cry3A protein (mCry3A) and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn.
Coppers Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E6-915
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for copper-containing pesticides, hereon referred to as coppers, and opens a public comment period on these documents. 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 coppers through a modified, 4-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.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of a Request to Amend and Extend the Application for 67979-EUP-4
Document Number: E6-914
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of a request to amend the application for 67979-EUP-4 from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. requesting an amendment to this experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant- incorporated protectant Event MIR604 modified Cry3A corn and a breeding stack of Event Bt11 Cry1Ab corn x Event MIR604 modified Cry3A corn. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Alabama; Redesignation of the Birmingham 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E6-907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 16, 2005, the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), submitted a request for parallel processing to redesignate the Birmingham 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (Birmingham area) to attainment for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); and for EPA approval of an Alabama draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan with a 2017 end year for the Birmingham area. The Birmingham area is composed of two counties, Jefferson and Shelby. EPA is proposing to approve the 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the Birmingham area. Additionally, EPA is parallel processing the redesignation request and draft 8-hour ozone maintenance plan SIP revision for the Birmingham area (a required component of any redesignation to attainment) and is proposing approval of this draft maintenance plan because EPA has determined that the draft plan complies with the requirements of Section 175A of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This proposed approval is based on EPA's determination that Alabama has demonstrated that the Birmingham area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the CAA, including the determination that the entire Birmingham area has attained the 8-hour ozone standard. 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 2017 that is contained in the 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Birmingham area. EPA is proposing to approve the 2017 MVEBs.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey Consumer Products Rule
Document Number: 06-703
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the New Jersey State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone concerning the control of volatile organic compounds. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Subchapter 24 ``Prevention of Air Pollution From Consumer Products'' of 7:27 of the New Jersey Administrative Codes, which are needed to meet the shortfall in emissions reduction identified by EPA in New Jersey's 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration SIP. The intended effect of this action is to approve a control strategy required by the Clean Air Act, which will result in emission reductions that will help achieve attainment of the national ambient air quality standard for ozone.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Christian County, KY, Portion of the Clarksville-Hopkinsville 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: 06-635
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a May 20, 2005, 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 a Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for Christian County, Kentucky. EPA is also providing information on the status of the Agency's 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 in this action. This final rule addresses comments made on EPA's proposed rulemaking previously published for this action.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for Residues of C9 Rich Aromatic Hydrocarbon Fluid (Aromatic 100 Fluid) in or on Food Commodities When Used as an Inert Ingredient in Pesticide Products
Document Number: 06-625
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C9 rich aromatic hydrocarbon fluid (Aromatic 100 Fluid) in or on food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of a Regulation for the Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: 06-580
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a regulation for residues of 2-propenoic, 2-methyl-, polymers with ethyl acrylate and polyethylene glycol methylacrylate C18-22 alkyl ethers in or on food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of a Regulation of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Food Commodities
Document Number: 06-579
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a regulation for residues of polybutylene (CAS Reg. No. 9003-28-5) in or on food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Pesticides: Minimal Risk Tolerance Exemptions
Document Number: 06-574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to reorganize certain existing tolerance exemptions. All of these chemical substances were reviewed as part of the tolerance reassessment process required under the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). As a result of that review, 13 chemical substances are now classified as ``minimal risk.'' The Agency intends to shift the existing tolerance exemptions for these chemicals to 40 CFR 180.950(e). The Agency is merely moving certain tolerance exemptions from one section of the CFR to another section: No tolerance exemptions are lost or added as a result of this action.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 44 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
Document Number: E6-813
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the final agency action on 44 TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Documents from the administrative record files for the final 44 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/ 6wq/artmdl.htm.
Office of the Science Advisor; Office of Research and Development; Broad Agency Announcement for Conferences, Workshops, or Meetings
Document Number: E6-810
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) soliciting applications from eligible applicants for the planning, arranging, administering, and conducting of conferences, workshops, and/or meetings in the areas of EPA mission related issues connected to protecting, human health and safeguarding the natural environment; advancing the scientific and technical research that promotes environmental protection; exploring current and emerging issues of importance to environmental protection; and/or encouraging collaboration among the nation's best scientists and engineers in academia, business and nonprofit research institutes.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Oregon; Portland Carbon Monoxide Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 06-636
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes our approval of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on January 3, 2005. EPA is approving the State of Oregon's second 10-year carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for the Portland maintenance area. Specifically, EPA is approving the following: Oregon's demonstration that the Portland CO Attainment Area will maintain air quality standards for CO through the year 2017; a revised CO motor vehicle emissions budget for transportation conformity purposes using the MOBILE6.2 emissions model and latest growth and planning assumptions; and revised state implementation plan (SIP) control strategies and contingency measures.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; New Source Performance Standards for Montana; Final Rule
Document Number: 06-634
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on August 20, 2003, except for revisions to three rules that EPA will act on at a later date. The revisions modify definitions and references to federal regulations and other materials in the Administrative Rules of Montana. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 06-633
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on August 25, 2004. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana and correct internal references to state documents; correct references to, or update citations of, Federal documents; and make minor editorial changes. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; Proposed Rule
Document Number: 06-632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana on August 25, 2004. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana and correct internal references to state documents; correct references to, or update citations of, Federal documents; and make minor editorial changes. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision 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.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for Colorado; Long-Term Strategy of State Implementation Plan for Class I Visibility Protection
Document Number: 06-631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Governor of Colorado with a letter dated March 24, 2005. This revision updates the Long-Term Strategy of the Visibility SIP to establish strategies, activities, and monitoring plans that constitute reasonable progress toward the National visibility goal. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision 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.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for Colorado; Long-Term Strategy of State Implementation Plan for Class I Visibility Protection
Document Number: 06-630
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Governor of Colorado with a letter dated March 24, 2005. This revision updates the Long-Term Strategy of the Visibility SIP to establish strategies, activities, and monitoring plans that constitute reasonable progress toward the National visibility goal. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules; Delegation of Authority for New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 06-629
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving certain revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) as submitted by the Governor of North Dakota with a letter dated April 11, 2003. The revisions affect certain portions of air pollution control rules regarding permitting. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. EPA is also providing notice that on July 27, 2005, North Dakota was delegated authority to implement and enforce certain New Source Performance Standards, as of January 31, 2004.
Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules; Delegation of Authority for New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 06-628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take direct final action approving certain revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) as submitted by the Governor of North Dakota with a letter dated April 11, 2003. The revisions affect certain portions of air pollution control rules regarding permitting and prevention of significant deterioration. EPA is also providing notice that on July 27, 2005, North Dakota was delegated authority to implement and enforce certain New Source Performance Standards, as of January 31, 2004. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision 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.
Maine: Determination of Adequacy for the State Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program
Document Number: 06-627
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve the State of Maine's permit program for municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) and to approve the State's approach of not allowing conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) hazardous waste to be sent to non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units. Under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA), States may develop and implement permit programs for MSWLFs and for non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units that receive CESQG hazardous waste, and submit them for review and an adequacy determination by EPA. Today's approval documents EPA's determination that Maine's MSWLF permit program, and the manner in which the State addresses CESQG hazardous waste with respect to non-municipal, non- hazardous waste disposal units, are adequate to ensure compliance with federal requirements.
Maine: Proposed Determination of Adequacy for the State Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) Permitting Program
Document Number: 06-626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve the State of Maine's permit program for municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF's) and to approve the State's approach of not allowing conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) hazardous waste to be sent to non-municipal, non-hazardous waste disposal units. Elsewhere in today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing a direct final rule that determines the adequacy of the State of Maine's municipal solid waste permitting program without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we get relevant written comments which oppose this determination of adequacy during the comment period, the decision will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect and this separate document in this proposed rules section of the direct final Federal Register will serve as the proposal to determine the adequacy of the State Municipal Solid Waste Landfill permitting program.