Environmental Protection Agency June 7, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for the Import of Halon-1301 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Vessels
Document Number: E6-8831
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In response to adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2006 (71 FR 18219). This direct final rule sought to exempt importers of aircraft fire extinguishing vessels containing halon-1301 (``aircraft halon bottles'') from the import petition process in order to facilitate the routine hydrostatic testing of these bottles for environmental and safety purposes. In the direct final rule, the Agency indicated that should we receive adverse comment by May 11, 2006, we would publish a timely withdrawal notice in the Federal Register. We received adverse comment on the direct final rule from one commenter and we will address this comment in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal also published on April 11, 2006 (71 FR 18259). As stated in the parallel proposal, we will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-8830
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of pendimethalin, [N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6- dinitrobenzenamine], and its metabolite 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2- methyl-3,5-dinitrobenyzl alcohol in or on pistachio. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-8828
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on soybean aspirated grain fractions, soybean forage, soybean hay, soybean hulls, and soybean seed. Dow AgroSciences requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
p-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid, Glyphosate, Difenzoquat, and Hexazinone; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-8827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the plant growth regulator p-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and the herbicide hexazinone. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the plant growth regulator p-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and the herbicides glyphosate, difenzoquat, and hexazinone. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the herbicides difenzoquat and hexazinone. 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 FQPA Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED), or Federal Register action.
Inert Ingredient; Revocation of a Tolerance Exemption with Insufficient Data for Reassessment
Document Number: E6-8826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes under section 408(e)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to revoke the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of one inert ingredient because there are insufficient data to make the determination of safety required by FFDCA section 408(b)(2). The inert ingredient tolerance exemption under 40 CFR 180.920 is ``[alpha]-Alkyl (C10-C16)-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) mixture of dihydrogen phosphate and monohydrogen phosphate esters and the corresponding ammonium, calcium, magnesium, monoethanolamine, potassium, sodium, and zinc salts of the phosphate esters; the poly(oxyethylene) content averages 3-20 moles.'' The revocation action in this document contributes towards 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 in this document pertains to the revocation of one tolerance exemption which is counted as tolerance reassessment toward the August 2006 review deadline.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Rawleigh Building Site, Freeport, IL
Document Number: E6-8818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Rawleigh Building site in Freeport, Illinois with the following settling parties:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting-Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices; EPA ICR No. 1381.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0122
Document Number: E6-8815
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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 November 30, 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.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Proposed Rule
Document Number: E6-8814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing an amendment to its Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations to expressly exclude water transfers from regulation under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program. The proposed rule would define water transfers as an activity that conveys waters of the United States to another water of the United States without subjecting the water to intervening industrial, municipal, or commercial use. This proposed rule focuses exclusively on water transfers and is not relevant to whether any other activity is subject to the CWA permitting requirement.
Alternative Work Practice To Detect Leaks From Equipment
Document Number: E6-8813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the comment period on the proposed rule amendment for numerous EPA air pollution standards which require specific work practices for equipment leak detection and repair (LDAR), published on April 6, 2006 (70 FR 17401) is being extended until July 5, 2006.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: E6-8723
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions or denials were granted during the period January 1 through March 31, 2006 to control emergency pest outbreaks.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Exemption from Regulations for Residues of Ferric Citrate in or on Various Food Commodities When Used as an Inert Ingredient
Document Number: E6-8722
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from regulations for residues of ferric citrate in or on various food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Exemption from Regulations for Residues of Soybean Oil, Polyethoxylated in or on Various Food Commodities When Used as an Inert Ingredient
Document Number: E6-8721
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from regulations for residues of soybean oil, polyethoxylated (Trade Name Agnique SBO- 10) under 40 CFR 723.250(e) in or on various food commodities when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
Methyl Eugenol; Registration Approval
Document Number: E6-8719
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product FT-methyl eugenol containing an active ingredient not included in any previously 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 Sodium Chlorite/Sulfur Dioxide in or on Various Food and Feed Commodities
Document Number: E6-8718
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium chlorite/sulfur dioxide in or on wheat/barley/oats (grain, straw), and wheat (aspirated grain fractions) food and feed commodities.
Fenarimol; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-8659
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of fenarimol in or on filbert. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). Fenarimol was reassessed and approved by the Agency effective August 1, 2002. To view the Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED) and related supporting documents, please refer to docket number (EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0250-0001) at www.regulations.gov.
Rotenone; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Amend Rotenone Pesticide Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: E6-8658
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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 rotenone registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations to terminate certain uses. The requests would terminate all rotenone uses on livestock, residential and home owner use, domestic pet uses, and all other uses except for piscicide (fish kill) uses. 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 approval 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.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Kresoxim-methyl in or on Vegetable, Cucurbit, Group 9
Document Number: E6-8490
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of kresoxim-methyl in or on vegetable, cucurbit, group 9.