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

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Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of Regulations for the Residues of Clethodim and Its Metabolites in or on Various Food Commodities
Document Number: E6-6013
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for the residues of clethodim (E)-()-2-[1-[[(3-chloro-2- propenyl)oxy]imino]propyl]-5-[2(ethylthio)propyl]-3-hydroxy-2 - cyclohexen-1-one and its metabolites containing the 2-cyclohexene-1-one moiety in or on flax seed, herbs (Subgroup 19A), asparagus, hops, leafy greens, including cilantro (Subgroup 4A), sesame seed, legume vegetables (Group 6), and safflower.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of Regulations for the Residues of Quinoxyfen in or on Various Food Commodities
Document Number: E6-6012
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for the residues of quinoxyfen (5,7-dichloro-4-(4-fluorophenoxy)quinoline in or on head/ leaf lettuce, melon (Subgroup 9A), bell/non-bell peppers, eggplant, and strawberry.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Exemption from the Requirement of Regulations for Residues of Ammonium Formate in or on All Food Commodities When Used as an Inert Ingredient in Pesticide Products
Document Number: E6-6011
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of regulations for residues of ammonium formate in or on all food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0261.15, OMB Control Number 2050-0028
Document Number: E6-6009
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Kraft Pulp Mills (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1055.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0021
Document Number: E6-6008
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E6-6006
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) response 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.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting; Correction of Docket Number
Document Number: E6-6005
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 17, 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announced a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to be held May 2-4, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., eastern time. However, the third day may not be needed. Please be advised the docket number for that notice was incorrect.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Environmental Technology Subcommittee
Document Number: E6-6004
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Environmental Technology Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Environmental Technology Subcommittee was formed to assist EPA in evaluating its current and potential role in the development and commercialization of environmental technologies by suggesting how to optimize existing EPA programs to facilitate the development of sustainable private sector technologies, and by suggesting alternative approaches to achieving these goals. The purpose of the meeting is to continue the Subcommittee's consideration of these issues. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal- nacept.htm.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-5957
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for the Residues of Thiabendazole in or on Dry Pea
Document Number: E6-5955
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for the residues of the fungicide thiabendazole, (2-(4-thiazolyl) benzimidazole) in or on dry pea.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-5953
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for the Combined Residues of Total Fluroxypyr in or on Garlic, Onion, and Shallot
Document Number: E6-5951
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for the combined residues of total fluroxypyr (fluroxypyr MHE and its metabolite fluroxypyr) in or on garlic and shallot (bulb), and onion (dry bulb).
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 06-3828
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is fully supportive of the construction and operation of Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoirs as a vital Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan component. However, EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality, and requested that the Final EIS include additional water quality documentation, modeling and monitoring.
Proposed Reissuance of the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK (AKG-31-5000)
Document Number: E6-5958
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In response to numerous requests from the oil and gas industry, local governments, community groups, and Tribes, EPA hereby extends the comment period for an additional 30 days, from May 1, 2006 to May 31, 2006.
Idaho: Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 06-3354
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), allows EPA to authorize State hazardous waste management programs if EPA finds that such programs are equivalent and consistent with the Federal program and provide adequate enforcement of compliance. Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 272 is used by EPA to codify its decision to authorize individual State programs and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that are subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities as authorized provisions of the State's program. This final rule revises the codification of the Idaho authorized program.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: General Provisions
Document Number: 06-3312
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action promulgates amendments to certain aspects of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) requirements affecting sources subject to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) in response to a July 29, 2003 petition to reconsider certain aspects of amendments to the NESHAP General Provisions published on May 30, 2003.
Mono- and bis-(1H, 1H, 2H, 2H- perfluoroalkyl) phosphates where the alkyl group is even numbered and in the C6-C12 range; Proposed Revocation of Pesticide Inert Ingredient Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-5883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to revoke, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(e)(1), the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the inert ingredient mono- and bis-(1H, 1H, 2H, 2H- perfluoroalkyl) phosphates where the alkyl group is even numbered and in the C6-C12 range under 40 CFR 180.920 because EPA cannot determine that it meets the safety requirements of FFDCA section 408(b)(2). The regulatory action proposed in this document contributes toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements under 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 that were in existence on August 2, 1996. The regulatory action proposed in this document pertains to the proposed revocation of 1 tolerance which would be counted as tolerance reassessment toward the August 2006 review deadline.
Alkylbenzene Sulfonates Risk Assessment and Preliminary Risk Reduction Options; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-5879
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment, preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for the pesticide alkylbenzene sulfonates which encompasses sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate; dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid; and benzenesulfonic acid, C10-C16 alkyl derivatives, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public also is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for alkylbenzene sulfonates through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. This is Phase 3 of the 4-Phase Process. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Wheat Bran; Proposed Revocation of the Inert Ingredient Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-5877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to revoke, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(e)(1), the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the inert ingredient ``wheat bran'' under 40 CFR 180.910. The regulatory action proposed in this document contributes toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements under 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 that were in existence on August 2, 1996. The regulatory action proposed in this document pertains to the proposed revocation of one tolerance which would be counted as a tolerance reassessment toward the August 2006 review deadline.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for a Certain Chemical from the Exemption from the Requirement of Regulations on All Food Commodities When Used as an Inert Ingredient in Pesticide Products
Document Number: E6-5875
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of regulations for residues of poly(acrylic acid/butyl acrylate/methacrylic acid/methyl acrylate/methyl methacrylate), salt with2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol in or on all food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Flufenoxuron in or on Various Food Commodities
Document Number: E6-5873
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of the insecticide flufenoxuron, 1-[4-(2-chloro-,,-trifluoro- p-tolyloxy)-2-fluorophenyl]-3-(2,6-difluorobenzoyl)urea] in or on apple, pear, orange, orange oil, grape, raisin, cattle (meat, meat by- products, fat), milk, and milk fat.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E6-5872
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Our Children's Earth Foundation and Sierra Club (collectively, ``plaintiffs'') in the U.S. District Court Northern District of CaliforniaOakland Division: Our Children's Earth Foundation, et al. v. EPA, No. C 0505184 (N.D. CA). On December 14, 2005, plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to review and, if necessary, revise the standards for emissions of hazardous air pollutants for petroleum refineries as required by section 112(d)(6) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA''), 42 U.S.C. 7412(d)(6). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, within 12 months, EPA must make a proposed determination whether or not to revise the standards for petroleum refineries, and within 24 months, EPA must make a final determination whether or not to revise the standards for petroleum refineries.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for the Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of Regulations for Residues of 6-Benzyladenine in or on Pear
Document Number: E6-5750
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of regulations for residues of 6-benzyladenine in or on pear.
Sodium Chlorate; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel, Amend or Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-5749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide sodium chlorate. The requests would terminate sodium chlorate use in or on residential use sites. The requests would not terminate the last sodium chlorate products registered for use in the U.S. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Chloroneb; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Terminate Certain Uses of Pesticide Registrations and Request for Label Amendments
Document Number: E6-5748
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request submitted by the registrant to voluntarily terminate certain uses of its chloroneb products and request label amendments. The request would terminate chloroneb use on residential lawns and turf, as well as on lawns and turf at parks and schools. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Temporary Docket Closure and Relocation of EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs
Document Number: E6-5744
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the temporary closure and relocation of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Docket. OPP is moving to One Potomac Yard, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The new OPP Docket facility will be located in Room S-4400. In order to prepare for the relocation to the new facility, the OPP Docket will be closed to the public on Friday, April 28 through Friday, May 5, 2006, and will reopen to the public on Monday, May 8, 2006. Once reopened for business at the new facility, the OPP Docket hours of operation will remain 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The OPP Docket telephone number will remain 703-305-5805. The mailing address will remain the same, except the mail code will become (7502P).
Ethylene Oxide (ETO) Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 06-3778
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of February 22, 2006, concerning the availability of revised risk assessments and the solicitation of risk reduction options for ethylene oxide. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from April 24, 2006, to May 19, 2006.
Review of Environmental Protection Agency Draft Guidance for Implementing Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments
Document Number: 06-3741
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on its draft Guidance, Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (``Guidance''). This draft Guidance addresses the provisions of Executive Order 13175 (``EO 13175'') and how EPA generally intends to implement EO 13175 in connection with relevant EPA activities. EPA is seeking public comment on this draft Guidance in order to provide EPA with a broad range of experiences and perspectives as the draft Guidance is finalized.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposed Rule No. 44
Document Number: 06-3667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add four new sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section. This rule also proposes to restore one site to the NPL and withdraws one site from proposal to the NPL.
National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites
Document Number: 06-3666
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds six new sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Manifest System
Document Number: E6-5745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of additional information on the electronic manifest (e-manifest ) project. Specifically, subsequent to EPA's proposal to develop a nearly paperless electronic approach for implementing the manifest requirements, EPA's Office of Solid Waste held a two-day public meeting to discuss and obtain public input on a national e-manifest system. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss with stakeholders our rulemaking progress and to solicit their input and preferences on the development and implementation of the e-manifest project. EPA also presented material on alternative information technology (IT) approaches to the e-manifest, including a centralized approach under which EPA would host a web-based national system. As a result of these discussions and subsequent analysis of possible means to fund the development and operation of an e-manifest system, EPA now believes that a centralized, national e-manifest system is the preferred approach as we proceed with the rulemaking authorizing the use of electronic manifests. EPA will consider the data obtained from the public meeting and any new data from public comments received on this notice in making a final decision on whether to develop a national electronic manifest (e-manifest) system. Because the Agency expects to go final based on the comments it receives on this notice, as well as other comments received, any party interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Draft Questionnaire for the Chlorine and Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Point Source Categories; EPA ICR No. 2214.01, OMB Control No. 2006-OW-NEW
Document Number: E6-5742
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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. The information collection consists of a questionnaire for facilities that manufacture chlorine and/or certain chlorinated hydrocarbons. The questionnaire results will be used to support an effluent guidelines rulemaking effort.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Geographic Information System Screening Tool Review Panel
Document Number: E6-5687
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Geographic Information System Screening Tool Review Panel.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Louisiana
Document Number: 06-3637
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for certain sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). These regulations apply to certain NESHAPs promulgated by EPA, as amended through July 1, 2004. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is providing notice that it is taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to LDEQ.
Approval of the Clean Air Act Section 112(l) Program for Hazardous Air Pollutants and Delegation of Authority to the State of Louisiana
Document Number: 06-3636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has submitted a request for receiving delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources). The requests apply to certain NESHAPs promulgated by EPA, as adopted by LDEQ through July 1, 2004 (40 CFR part 63 standards). The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Indian Country. EPA is providing notice that proposes to approve the delegation of certain NESHAPs to LDEQ.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-3635
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of human subjects research.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-5589
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about wetland, water quality and groundwater impacts, and requested additional information on avoidance and mitigation of the above issues. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050546, ERP No. D-BLM-L67046-ID, Smoky Canyon Mine Panels F & G, Proposed Mine Expansion, Caribou County, ID. Summary: EPA has environmental objections to predicted exceedances of surface water quality standards from the proposed mine expansion, and recommends that additional modifications be made to the preferred alternative to remedy potential impacts and that further analysis of uncertainties be provided. Rating EO2. EIS No. 20060026, ERP No. D-AFS-L65501-AK, Whistle Stop Project, Provide Access to Backcountry Recreation Area on National Forest, System (NFS) Lands, on the Kenai Peninsula between Portage and Moose Pass, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-5574
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pesticide Product; Registration Approval
Document Number: E6-5573
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of applications to register the pesticide products, Avachem Sorbitol Manufacturing Use Product; Avachem Sorbitol Octanoate 90.0%; LockDownretro, containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for Residues of Penoxsulam in or on Fish and Shellfish
Document Number: E6-5507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
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 tolerancefor residues of penoxsulam in or on fish and shellfish resulting from its use as an aquatic herbicide.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for the Combined Residues of Lambda-Cyhalothrin and Its Epimer in or on Various Food Commodities
Document Number: E6-5506
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of a regulation for residues of lambda-cyhalothrin, (S)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl-(Z)-(1R,3R)-3-(2- chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropaneca rboxylate and (R)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl-(Z)-(1S,3S)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3 - trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate and the epimer of lambda-cyhalothrin, (S)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl-(Z)- (1S,3S)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2- dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate and (R)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl- (Z)-(1S,3S)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2- dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate in or on various food commodities.
Oregon: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E6-5328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Oregon has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Oregon's application, has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the state's changes.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 06-3593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission by the state of Missouri which revises the Construction Permits Required rule, and we are taking no action on the revisions made to the Emissions Banking and Trading rule. We propose to approve most of the revisions to the Construction Permits Required rule because the revisions incorporate, by reference, the Federal New Source Review reforms, published in the Federal Register on December 31, 2002. In a February 28, 2006, letter from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri requested EPA not act on certain rule references. Specifically, Missouri requested EPA not act on references to Clean Unit Exemptions, Pollution Control Projects, and the record keeping provisions for the actual-to-projected-actual emissions projections. Missouri requests no action on these provisions because of the June 24, 2005, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision, which vacated the Clean Unit Exemption and Pollution Control Project provisions and remanded back to EPA the recordkeeping provisions for the actual-to-projected-actual emissions projections standard for when a source must keep certain project related records.
Finding of Substantial Inadequacy of Implementation Plan; Call for Missouri State Implementation Plan Revision
Document Number: 06-3592
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing our December 19, 2005, proposed finding that the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead is substantially inadequate to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for lead within the city limits of Herculaneum, Missouri. Pursuant to our authority in the Clean Air Act to call for plan revisions, the SIP has been found inadequate to attain and maintain the NAAQS within this portion of Jefferson County, as evidenced by three quarters of monitored violations in 2005. These violations occurred despite implementation of all control measures contained in the SIP, including all contingency measures established to address violations. EPA received comments on this proposal and is responding to these comments in this rulemaking. This rulemaking requires Missouri to revise the SIP to meet all of the applicable requirements of section 110 and part D of Title I of the Clean Air Act with respect to lead in the nonattainment area. The state is required to submit revisions to the SIP within twelve months of this final rulemaking. The SIP is required to provide for attainment of the lead NAAQS in the Herculaneum nonattainment area as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than two years after issuance of this final rule. If the state fails to submit a revised SIP by the deadline, it will be subject to sanctions under the provisions of the Clean Air Act.
Cyfluthrin; Pesticide Tolerance Technical Correction
Document Number: 06-3550
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of September 13, 2005, concerning the establishment of pesticide tolerances for residues of the insecticide cyfluthrin in/on several agricultural commodities. This document is being issued to correct omissions concerning the entry for wheat milled by products, except flour.
Sodium Metasilicate; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 06-3549
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an amendment to an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium metasilicate on all food commodities when applied/used as an insecticide or fungicide to control or suppress leafhoppers and powdery mildew in accordance with approved label rates and good agricultural practice. A petition was submitted to EPA on behalf of Environmentally Safe Systems, Inc. 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 sodium metasilicate.
Washington: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 06-3547
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Washington's regulations, EPA identified a variety of State-initiated changes to Washington's hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA), for which the State had not previously sought authorization. We have reviewed Washington's changes to its program and have determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, therefore we are authorizing the State-initiated changes through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Washington's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect June 13, 2006. If we receive comments that oppose this action, EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect. EPA will then address public comments in a later final rule based on the proposed rule in today's Federal Register. If we receive comments that oppose only the authorization of a particular change to the State hazardous waste program, we will withdraw that part of today's rule. However, the authorization of program changes that are not opposed by any comments will become effective on the date specified above. A Federal Register withdrawal document will specify which part of the authorization will become effective and which part is being withdrawn. EPA may not provide further opportunity for comment. Any parties interested in commenting on this action must do so at this time. Today's document also makes corrections to the table included in the authorization Federal Register document for Washington published on October 12, 1999.
Washington: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 06-3546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Washington's regulations, EPA identified a variety of State-initiated changes to Washington's hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA) for which the State had not previously sought authorization. EPA proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the revisions by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we receive written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this authorization, EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing the immediate final rule before it takes effect. EPA will then address public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose only the authorization of a particular change to the State hazardous waste program, we will withdraw that part of the immediate final rule. However, the authorization of program changes that are not opposed by any comments will become effective on the date established in the immediate final rule. A Federal Register withdrawal document will specify which part of the authorization will become effective and which part is being withdrawn. EPA may not provide further opportunity for comment. Any parties interested in commenting on this action must do so at this time. EPA is also proposing to make corrections to the table included in the authorization Federal Register document for Washington published on October 12, 1999.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Refractory Products Manufacturing
Document Number: 06-3545
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because EPA received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for Refractory Products Manufacturing, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2006. We stated in the direct final rule amendments that if we received adverse comment by March 15, 2006, we would publish a timely notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register. We subsequently received adverse comment on the direct final rule amendments. We will address those comments in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal also published on February 13, 2006. As stated in the parallel proposal, we will not institute a second comment period on this action.
NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-5493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the comment period to the proposed rule entitled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors, published on March 23, 2006, is being extended until May 8, 2006. In the proposed rule, EPA is requesting comment on a revised new source particulate matter standard for cement kilns that burn hazardous waste. We are also requesting comment on corresponding changes to the new source particulate matter standards for incinerators and liquid fuel boilers that burn hazardous waste.