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

Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-6430
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for adverse impacts to water and air quality. In particular, acid generation from highly mineralized rock which has the potential to produce acid drainage impacting wetlands and aquatic life. Rating EC1.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6429
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Quality Management Subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-6428
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the 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 Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2006 from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1101 Slater Road Suite 200, Durham, North Carolina. 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. In order to insure copies of printed materials are available, members of the public wishing to attend this meeting are encouraged to contact Mr. Jeffrey Whitlow, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA (919) 541-5523, Fax (919) 685-3307 or by mail at U.S. EPA, Office of Quality Planning and Standards (Mail code C 301-04), 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 or by e-mail at: whitlow.jeff@epa.gov by noon Eastern Time on January 19, 2006. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Whitlow, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Inspection of Committee Documents: The subcommittee agenda and any documents prepared for the meeting will be sent to participants via e- mail prior to the start of 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 and can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/air/caaac. The Docket office can be reached by telephoning (202) 260-7548; FAX (202) 260-4400.
Missouri: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 06-4025
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Missouri has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because EPA believes this action is not controversial and does not expect comments that oppose it. Unless EPA receives written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Missouri's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect.
Missouri: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 06-4024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Missouri has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Missouri.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Revisions to the Tennessee Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program
Document Number: 06-4023
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Budget Trading Program (Trading Program) submitted October 27, 2003, and December 10, 2003, by the State of Tennessee. The first revision corrects a miscalculation in Tennessee's NOX trading budget for non-electric generating units (non- EGUs) resulting from the use of an incorrect control efficiency percentage for one of the Trading Program's non-EGU sourcesan Eastman Chemical Company boiler. The correction of this miscalculation results in a 147 tons per season (tps) increase in Tennessee's NOX trading budget for non-EGUsmaking its non-EGU trading budget 5,666 tps, instead of 5,519 tps, and increasing Tennessee's total State-wide NOX budget from 163,928 tpy to 164,075 tpy. Based on this correction, Tennessee's second revision reallocates trading allowances to Eastman Chemical Companyincreasing the NOX trading allowances from 416 tps to 549 tps for the Eastman Chemical Company boiler.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Revisions to the Tennessee Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program
Document Number: 06-4022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Budget Trading Program (Trading Program) submitted October 27, 2003, and December 10, 2003, by the State of Tennessee. The first revision corrects a miscalculation in Tennessee's NOX trading budget for non-electric generating units (non-EGUs) resulting from the use of an incorrect control efficiency percentage for one of the Trading Program's non-EGU sourcesan Eastman Chemical Company boiler. The correction of this miscalculation results in a 147 tons per season (tps) increase in Tennessee's NOX trading budget for non-EGUsmaking its non- EGU trading budget 5,666 tps, instead of 5,519 tps, and increasing Tennessee's total State-wide NOX budget from 163,928 tpy to 164,075 tpy. Based on this correction, Tennessee's second revision reallocates trading allowances to Eastman Chemical Companyincreasing the NOX trading allowances from 416 tps to 549 tps for the Eastman Chemical Company boiler. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views these as noncontroversial submittals and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all 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.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2006 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Document Number: 06-4021
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register of February 6, 2006, a final rule exempting methyl bromide production and import for 2006 critical uses. Specifically, EPA authorized uses that qualify for the 2006 critical use exemption, and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or made available from inventory for those uses in 2006. EPA's action was taken under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and reflects recent consensus Decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol) at the 16th and 17th Meetings of the Parties (MOPs) and the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties (ExMOP). This document corrects an error made in the calculation of critical use allowances (CUAs) described in that document.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; NOX
Document Number: 06-3996
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for five major sources and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Availability of “Award of Grants and Cooperative Agreements for the Special Projects and Programs Authorized by the Agency's FY 2006 Appropriations Act”
Document Number: 06-3296
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a memorandum entitled ``Award of Grants and Cooperative Agreements for the Special Projects and Programs Authorized by the Agency's Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Appropriations Act.'' This memorandum provides information and guidelines on how EPA will award and administer grants for the special projects and programs identified in the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) account of the Agency's FY 2006 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 109-54). The STAG account provides budget authority for funding identified water, wastewater and groundwater infrastructure projects, as well as budget authority for funding the United States-Mexico Border Program, and the Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program. Each grant recipient will receive a copy of this document from EPA.
Inclusion of Delaware and New Jersey in the Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: 06-2750
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In today's action, we are finalizing regulations to include Delaware and New Jersey in the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) for fine particles (PM2.5), based on our assessment that they contribute significantly to a downwind State's nonattainment. In the CAIR, we determined that upwind States that contribute 0.2 [mu]g/ m3 or more to a downwind PM2.5 nonattainment area are potentially deemed to be contributing significantly to nonattainment in the downwind State. The EPA proposed to augment the analytical approach used in the CAIR by supplementing the air quality step of the contribution analysis. Based on the results of this augmented analytical approach, we proposed that Delaware and New Jersey should be covered by the CAIR for annual sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) requirements and are finalizing the regulation to include these States in the CAIR for PM2.5.
Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone (Clean Air Interstate Rule): Reconsideration
Document Number: 06-2693
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 12, 2005, EPA published in the Federal Register the final ``Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone'' (Clean Air Interstate Rule or CAIR). The CAIR requires certain upwind States to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and/or sulfur dioxide (SO2) that significantly contribute to nonattainment of, or interfere with maintenance by, downwind States with respect to the fine particle and/ or 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Subsequently, EPA received 12 petitions for reconsideration of the final rule. On December 2, 2005, EPA published a notice of its decision to grant reconsideration of four issues raised in the petitions for reconsideration, and granted an additional opportunity for public comment. On December 29, 2005, EPA published a notice of its decision to grant reconsideration of an additional issue raised by a petition for reconsideration, and again granted an additional opportunity for public comment. In this notice, EPA is announcing its final decisions on the five specific issues addressed in the December 2005 notices.
Rulemaking on Section 126 Petition From North Carolina To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone; Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone; Revisions to the Clean Air Interstate Rule; Revisions to the Acid Rain Program
Document Number: 06-2692
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Today, EPA is taking actions to address the interstate transport of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) that contribute significantly to nonattainment and maintenance problems with respect to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and 8-hour ozone. As one part of today's action, EPA is providing its final response to a petition submitted to EPA by the State of North Carolina under section 126 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition requests that EPA find that SO2 and/or NOX emissions from electric generating units (EGUs) in 13 States are significantly contributing to PM2.5 and/or 8-hour ozone nonattainment and maintenance problems in North Carolina, and requested that EPA establish control requirements to prohibit such significant contribution. The EPA is denying the petition because, in today's action, EPA is promulgating Federal implementation plans (FIPs) for all jurisdictions covered by the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to address interstate transport. The FIPs will regulate EGUs in the affected States and achieve the emissions reductions requirements established by the CAIR until States have approved State implementation plans (SIPs) to achieve the reductions. As the control requirement for the FIPs, EPA is adopting the model trading rules that EPA provided in CAIR as a control option for States, with minor changes to account for Federal rather than State implementation. Today's action also revises CAIR SIP model trading rules in order to address the interaction between the EPA-administered CAIR FIP trading programs being promulgated today and the EPA-administered CAIR State trading programs that will be created by any State that elects to submit a SIP establishing such a trading program to meet the requirements of the CAIR. In addition, EPA is taking final action on our reconsideration of the definition of ``EGU'' as it relates to solid waste incinerators. Today's action also makes revisions to the Acid Rain Program in order to make the administrative appeals procedures, which currently apply to final determinations by the Administrator under the EPA- administered CAIR State trading programs, also apply to the EPA- administered trading programs under the FIP action. In addition, we are making certain minor revisions to the Acid Rain Program that will apply to all affected units.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; VOC and NOX
Document Number: E6-6366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for eight major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth) SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; NOX
Document Number: E6-6364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for seven sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and one source of nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth) SIP-approved generic RACT regulations. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Tribal 106 Grant Guidance
Document Number: E6-6363
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document provides notice of availability for public comment of the draft Guidance on Awards of Grants to Indian Tribes under Section 106 of the Clean Water Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Future Years. This draft Guidance provides the Environmental Protection Agency and Tribes with a consistent framework of procedures and guidelines for awarding and administering grants to federally recognized Tribes under the authority of Section 106 of the Clean Water Act. Specifically, the draft Guidance will assist Tribal water quality program managers, staff, and other Tribal environmental decision-makers in designing and implementing an effective and successful water quality program utilizing Section 106 funds. The draft 106 Tribal Guidance is for Tribal water quality programs at all levels of sophistication and development. For new programs, it explains how to successfully initiate and develop a water quality program. For Tribes with well-established programs, it contains information on expanding a water quality program. To meet the needs of Tribes at all levels of development, the draft Guidance presents the basic steps a Tribe would take to collect the information it will need to make effective decisions about its program, its goals, and its future direction. The final Guidance will take effect for grants issued by the Environmental Protection Agency's Regional offices in fiscal year 2007. A Notice of its Availability will be published in the Federal Register. This action affects all Tribal environmental programs that receive Section 106 Tribal grants.
OMB Approvals Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 06-3900
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this technical amendment amends the table that lists the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers issued under the PRA for Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Economy Compliance; Light Duty Vehicles, Light Duty Trucks, and Highway Motorcycles.
Reporting for the 2006 Inventory Update Rule (IUR) Information Collection; Notice of Public Workshop
Document Number: E6-6308
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is convening a public workshop to provide training for persons responsible for submitting information during the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) period. The workshop will focus on reporting requirements, case studies, the electronic IUR software, and submission of IUR information through the Internet. The IUR requirements were modified by amendments to 40 CFR part 710 promulgated on January 7, 2003 (68 FR 847) (FRL-6767-4) and December 19, 2005 (70 FR 75059) (FRL-7743-9). This workshop is open to the public.
2-Phenylphenol and Salts Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6307
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment(s), preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for the pesticide 2-phenylphenol (orthophenylphenol) and salts. This notice 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 orthophenylphenol and salts 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.
Chlorine Dioxide Draft Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6304
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for the pesticides chlorine dioxide, sodium chlorite and sodium chlorate (antimicrobial uses), 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 chlorine dioxide 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.
Sabadilla Alkaloids; Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6303
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide sabadilla alkaloids, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide sabadilla alkaloids through a modified, streamlined version of 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.
Napropamide and MCPA; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Amend to Terminate Uses of Napropamide and MCPA Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-6302
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
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 registrants to amend napropamide and MCPA registrations to terminate certain uses. The requests would terminate MCPA use on rice and grain sorghum as well as terminate napropamide uses on pistachio, walnut, grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, orange, tangerine, tangelo, apricot, cherry, peach, plum, prune, apple, pear, fig, avocado, pomegranate, artichoke, and olive. The requests would not terminate the last napropamide or MCPA products registered for use in the United States. 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.
Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride Risk Assessments and Preliminary Risk Reduction Options; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6301
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for the Group 1 Quat Cluster pesticide didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, 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 didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride 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.
2-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6300
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment, preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for the pesticide 2-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole (TCMTB), 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 TCMTB 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.
Alkyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride Risk Assessments and Preliminary Risk Reduction Options; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6299
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for the Group II Quat Clustr of structurally similar quaternary ammonium compounds known as alkyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC), 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 ADBAC 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.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Mesotrione in or on Various Food/Feed Commodities
Document Number: E6-6298
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of mesotrione in or on flax, millet, berry group, and cranberry commodities.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of AE 0172747 and Its Metabolite AE 1417268 in or on Various Food/Feed Commodities
Document Number: E6-6295
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of AE 0172747 and its metabolite AE 1417268 in or on various food and feed commodities.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of a Regulation for Residues of Metaldehyde in or on Various Food Commodities
Document Number: E6-6293
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of a regulation for residues of the molluscicide metaldehyde in or on various food commodities.
Pronamide; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: E6-6288
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to use the pesticide pronamide (CAS No. 23950-58-5) to treat up to 8,000 acres of cranberries to control dodder. The applicant proposes a use which has been requested in 3 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. Due to the urgent nature of the emergency and the very narrow and extremely limited use being requested, EPA has eliminated the public comment period. Nonetheless, interested parties may still contact the Agency with comments about this notice and treatment program.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Critical Use Exemption Applications for the Years 2008 and 2009
Document Number: E6-6256
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is soliciting applications for the critical use exemption from the phaseout of methyl bromide for 2009 and beyond. In addition, those applicants who missed last year's deadline to apply for a critical use exemption for the year 2008 may file a supplemental application in response to the notice. This exemption is an annual exemption and all entities interested in obtaining a critical use exemption must provide EPA with technical and economic information to support a ``critical use'' claim, and must do so by the deadline specified in this notice even if they have previously applied for an exemption. This notice also invites interested parties to provide EPA with new data on the technical and economic feasibility of methyl bromide alternatives.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Environmental Economics Advisory Committee; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: E6-6255
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference for the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) to discuss its advisory activities.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of Two Public Teleconferences and a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee
Document Number: E6-6254
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences and a face-to-face meeting of the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee to provide advice on the Sustainability Research Strategy and the associated multi-year research plan, Science and Technology for Sustainability. Agendas and documents will be posted on the SAB Web site at: http:/ /www.epa.gov/sab prior to the teleconferences and face-to-face meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Trade Secret Claims for Community Right-To-Know and Emergency Planning (EPCRA Section 322); EPA ICR No. 1428.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0078
Document Number: E6-6253
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
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 to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2006. 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.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Exemption from the Requirement of Regulations for Residues of Poly(2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate/2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/N-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-Methylacrylamide/Methacrylic Acid/Methyl Methacrylate/ Styrene), Ammonium Salt in or on All Food Commodities When Used as an Inert Ingredient in Pesticide Products
Document Number: E6-6213
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
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 (2-ethylhexyl acrylate/ 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate/N-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylacrylamide/ methacrylic acid/methyl methacrylate/styrene), ammonium salt in or on all food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Endosulfan, Fenarimol, Imazalil, Oryzalin, Sodium Acifluorfen, Trifluralin, and Ziram; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-6207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the insecticide endosulfan, the fungicides fenarimol, imazalil, and ziram; and the herbicide trifluralin. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the insecticide endosulfan, the fungicides fenarimol, imazalil, and ziram; and the herbicides sodium acifluorfen and trifluralin. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the insecticide endosulfan, the fungicides fenarimol, imazalil, and ziram; and the herbicides oryzalin and trifluralin. The regulatory actions proposed in this document are part of the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the 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 that were in existence on August 2, 1996. No tolerance reassessments will be counted at the time of a final rule because tolerances in existence on August 2, 1996, that are associated with actions proposed herein were previously counted as reassessed at the time of the completed Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED), Report of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED), or Federal Register action.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Notice of Availability of EPA's Manifest Registry
Document Number: E6-6185
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA is accepting applications from organizations seeking to become registered printers and distributors of the new national Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E6-6101
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from March 27, 2006 to April 7, 2007, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 06-3899
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces its intent to delete the Internal Parcel, encompassing 7,399 acres of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Priorities List Site (RMA/NPL Site) On-Post Operable Unit (OU), from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this proposed action. The NPL constitutes Appendix B of 40 CFR Part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). EPA bases its proposal to delete the Internal Parcel of the RMA/NPL Site on the determination by EPA and the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), that all appropriate actions under CERCLA have been implemented to protect human health, welfare and the environment and that no further response action by responsible parties is appropriate. This partial deletion pertains to the surface media (soil, surface water, sediment) and structures within the Internal Parcel of the On- Post OU of the RMA/NPL Site as well as the groundwater below the Internal Parcel that is east of E Street, with the exception of a small area of contaminated groundwater located in the northwest corner of Section 6. The rest of the On-Post OU, including groundwater below RMA that is west of E Street, and the Off-Post OU will remain on the NPL and response activities will continue at those OUs.
Pantoea Agglomerans Strain C9-1; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 06-3856
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Pantoea agglomerans strain C9-1 on pears and apples when applied or used as a microbial pesticide. Nufarm, 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 Pantoea agglomerans strain C9-1.
Benzaldehyde, Captafol, Hexaconazole, Paraformaldehyde, Sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate, and Tetradifon; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 06-3853
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking specific tolerances and tolerance exemptions for residues of the insecticides paraformaldehyde and tetradifon; fungicides captafol, hexaconazole, and sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate; and bee repellent benzaldehyde. 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. Also, stakeholders have withdrawn their support for import tolerances for captafol and hexaconazole. 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 38 count as tolerance reassessments toward the August, 2006 review deadline.
Bacillus Thuringiensis VIP3A Insect Control Protein and the Genetic Material Necessary for its Production in cotton; Extension of a Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 06-3852
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus Thuringiensis VIP3A Insect Control Protein in cotton when applied or used as a plant incorporated protectant. Syngenta Seeds, 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 extension to the existing temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus Thuringiensis VIP3A Insect Control Protein. The temporary tolerance exemption will expire on May 1, 2007. This regulation also removes 40 CFR 180.1247 Bacillus Thuringiensis VIP3A Insect Control Protein and establishes 40 CFR 174.452 Bacillus Thuringiensis VIP3A Insect Control Protein under Part 174Procedures and Requirements for Plant-incorporated protectants.
U.S. E.P.A's 2006 Clean Water Act Recognition Awards: Availability of Application and Nomination Information
Document Number: E6-6189
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice of Availability announces the availability of application and nomination information for the U.S. EPA's 2006 Clean Water Act (CWA) Recognition Awards. The awards recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. Recognition is made for projects or programs in the following categories: outstanding operations and maintenance (O & M) at wastewater treatment facilities; biosolids exemplary management; pretreatment program excellence; outstanding storm water management; and, combined sewer overflow (CSO) control program excellence. The awards are intended to educate the public about the contributions wastewater treatment facilities make to clean water; to encourage public support for municipal and industrial efforts in effective wastewater management, biosolids disposal and reuse, and wet weather pollution control; and, to recognize communities that use innovative practices to meet CWA permitting requirements.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of EPA's Decision To Add Bear Creek to Colorado's 2006 List of Water Quality-Limited Segments in Need of TMDLs
Document Number: E6-6159
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Region VIII of the EPA is hereby providing notice, and requesting public comment on EPA's decision to add Bear Creek (Segment COSPBE01a) to Colorado's list of water quality-limited segments in need of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d)(2). Section 303(d)(2) of the Clean Water Act requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which TMDLs must be prepared. On April 12, 2006, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Colorado's Section 303(d) list submittal for the 2006 listing cycle. Specifically, EPA approved Colorado's listing of 119 waters, associated pollutants, and associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Colorado's decision not to list one segment of Bear Creek. EPA evaluated all the existing and readily available data and information on the Bear Creek segment and concluded that the aquatic life use in the Bear Creek, which includes the fishery, is not being fully met. Based on this evaluation EPA has determined that the Bear Creek segment is not fully attaining the water quality standards established by the State of Colorado and should be included on the State's list of impaired waters. Therefore, through its partial disapproval of the State's list, EPA added Bear Creek segment COSPBE01a to the State's list. This addition to the State's list includes only a portion of segment COSPBE01a (i.e., Bear Creek from below Evergreen Reservoir to Harriman Ditch). EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its decision to add a portion of Bear Creek to Colorado's 2006 Section 303(d) list, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations. EPA will consider public comments in reaching its final decision to add a portion of Bear Creek segment COSPBE01a to the State's list.
Georgia: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 06-3851
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Georgia has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Georgia. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes 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 of the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which 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 action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment.
Georgia: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 06-3850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Georgia has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Georgia. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes 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 of the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which 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 action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference) of the CASAC Ozone Review Panel
Document Number: E6-6103
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
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 (Ozone Panel) to provide additional advice to the Agency concerning Chapter 8 (Integrative Synthesis) of the Final Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (EPA/600/R-05/004aF-cF, February 2006).
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Document Number: 06-3855
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA''), the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (``ME DEP'') submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce ``Chapter 125: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation'' in place of the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (``Dry Cleaning NESHAP'') as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and determined that it satisfies the requirements necessary for approval. Thus, EPA is hereby granting ME DEP the authority to implement and enforce its perchloroethylene dry cleaner regulation in place of the Dry Cleaning NESHAP for area sources. This approval makes the ME DEP rule federally enforceable. Major sources remain subject to the Federal Dry Cleaning NESHAP.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation, State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Document Number: 06-3854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's (ME DEP) request for approval to implement and enforce ``Chapter 125: Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaner Regulation'' in place of the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (``Dry Cleaning NESHAP'') as it applies to area sources. Approval of this request for partial rule substitution would make Chapter 125 federally enforceable and consolidate the compliance requirements for area source dry cleaners in Maine into one set of regulations. Major source dry cleaning facilities would remain subject to the Dry Cleaning NESHAP.
Recent Posting to the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Database System of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program
Document Number: 06-3808
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6023
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency