Environmental Protection Agency June 21, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of Site-Specific Regulations for University Laboratories XL Project
Document Number: E6-9754
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to extend the expiration date of the New England University Laboratories XL Project (Labs XL Project) rule that EPA previously promulgated under the eXcellence and Leadership program (Project XL), allowing laboratories at certain universities in Massachusetts and Vermont to follow certain alternative RCRA generator requirements. In this action, EPA is extending the expiration date from September 30, 2006 to a new date of April 15, 2009. EPA is making no further changes to the Labs XL Project regulations other than the change in expiration date.
Extension of Site-Specific Regulations for University Laboratories XL Project
Document Number: E6-9753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to extend the expiration date of the New England University Laboratories XL Project (Labs XL Project) rule that EPA previously promulgated under the eXcellence and Leadership program (Project XL), allowing laboratories at certain universities in Massachusetts and Vermont to follow certain alternative RCRA generator requirements. In this action, EPA proposes to extend the expiration date from September 30, 2006 to April 15, 2009.
EPA Board of Scientific Counselors; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E6-9752
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
2006 Tribal Pesticide and Special Projects; Request for Proposals
Document Number: E6-9751
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), in coordination with the EPA regional offices, is soliciting pesticide and special project proposals from eligible tribes, Alaska native villages, and intertribal consortia for fiscal year (FY) 2006 funding. Under this program, cooperative agreement awards will provide financial assistance to eligible tribal governments, Alaska native village governments, or intertribal consortia to carry out projects that assess or reduce risks to human health and the environment from pesticide exposure. The total amount of funding available for award in FY 2006 is expected to be approximately $400,000, with a maximum funding level of $50,000 per project.
Technical Amendments; Change of Address for the Office of Pesticide Programs
Document Number: E6-9750
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has relocated to new offices in Arlington, VA. OPP's official mailing address has not changed; however, the courier and in-person delivery address, the docket address, and the internal mail codes used by OPP have changed. EPA is revising references throughout its pesticide regulations to reflect these address changes.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Invitation to a Public Session on Web Site Development
Document Number: E6-9749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is inviting the public to register and attend a public session to provide feedback on the SAB Web site development.
MCPB and Salts Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-9657
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide MCPB (4-(2-methyl-4- chlorophenoxy) butyric acid, and opens a 30-day public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the MCPB Docket. MCPB is a phenoxy herbicide used for post-emergence weed control to protect pea crops from a variety of weeds including canadian thistle, common lambsquarters, pigweed, smartweed, sowthistle, and morning glory. The MCPB RED addresses the tolerance reassessment for all currently registered uses of MCPB. EPA has reviewed MCPB through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Propazine; Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-9470
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA'sTolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED) for the chlorinated triazine pesticide propazine, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide propazine through a modified, streamlined version of the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide tolerance reassessment and reregistration decisions. Through the tolerance reassessment program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and food safety standards. The Agency is concurrently issuing for public comment the Triazine Cumulative Risk Assessment; see EPA-HQ- OPP-2005-0481 in the Notices section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Simazine; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-9462
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the chlorinated triazine pesticide simazine, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. Simazine is a systemic herbicide that is usually applied to soil, absorbed through leaves and roots, and acts by inhibiting photosynthesis within the targeted plant. It is widely used as a selective herbicide to control most annual grasses and broadleaf weeds before they emerge or after removal of weed growth. EPA has reviewed simazine through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. The Agency is concurrently issuing for public comment the Triazine Cumulative Risk Assessment; see EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0481 in the Notice section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regional and National Regulations for Residues of Mefenoxam in or on Beans and Turnip Greens
Document Number: E6-9281
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of mefenoxam in or on beans (succulent shelled) and turnip greens.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on Thirty-Two Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: 06-5533
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit the following 32 existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the purpose of renewing the ICRs. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collections as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Triazine Cumulative Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-5456
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's cumulative risk assessment for the chlorinated triazine group of pesticides and opens a public comment period on this document and other support documents. As required by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), a cumulative risk assessment, which evaluates exposures based on a common mechanism of toxicity, was conducted to evaluate the risk from food, drinking water, and non-occupational exposure resulting from all registered uses of chlorinated triazine pesticides. The chlorinated triazine group includes the pesticides atrazine, simazine, and propazine, in addition to their three chlorinated degradates. Propazine, however, was not incorporated into the cumulative risk assessment because no dietary, drinking water, or residential human exposure to propazine is anticipated from any of the currently registered uses. The Agency is concurrently issuing for public comment the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for simazine and the Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED) for propazine. See EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0151 and EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0496 in the Notices section of this issue of the Federal Register. A memo finalizing the Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision for atrazine is being added to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2003-0367.