Environmental Protection Agency June 28, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-10105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 (EPA) announces its intent to delete portions of the Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) Site located in Meade and Pennington Counties, South Dakota, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this action. The NPL constitutes Appendix B to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR Part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The EPA has determined, with the concurrence of the State of South Dakota through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SDDENR) that for the parcels proposed for deletion, all appropriate actions under CERCLA have been implemented to protect human health, welfare and the environment and no further response action by responsible parties is appropriate. This partial deletion pertains to surface soil, unsaturated subsurface soil, surface water, and sediments at Operable Units 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, and excludes the ground water medium at these parcels. The ground water medium at the Ellsworth AFB Site (OU-11, Basewide Ground Water), and the soil medium (surface and unsaturated subsurface soils) at OU-1, Fire Protection Training Area, will remain on the NPL and response activities will continue for those OUs. Two additional areas not associated with an operable unit, the Gateway Lake Ash Study Area and the Pride Hangar Study Area, are currently under investigation and are also not part of this partial deletion.
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Other Solid Waste Incineration Units: Reconsideration
Document Number: E6-10095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 16, 2005, EPA published a final rule entitled, ``Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Other Solid Waste Incineration Units.'' Following that final action, the Administrator received a petition for reconsideration. In response to the petition, EPA is announcing its reconsideration of and requesting comment on whether sewage and sludge incinerators should be excluded from the other solid waste incineration units (OSWI) rules.
Myclobutanil; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E6-10093
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for legume vegetables (except soybeans) and foliage of legume vegetables (except soybeans) of myclobutanil in or on vegetable, legume (except soybeans) and vegetable, foliage of legume (except soybeans). This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on vegetable, legume (except soybeans) and vegetable, foliage of legume (except soybeans). This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of myclobutanil in this food commodity. These tolerances will expire and are revoked on June 30, 2009.
Phosphorous Acid; Proposed Amendment to Exemption From Tolerance
Document Number: E6-10031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to amend the existing tolerance exemption for residues of phosphorous acid and its ammonium, sodium, and potassium salts in or on all food commodities to allow for post- harvest application to stored potatoes at 35,600 ppm or less phosphorous acid.
Naptalam Sodium; Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-5862
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide naptalam sodium, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide naptalam sodium 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.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of Tolerances for Residues of Acetic Acid Ethenyl Ester, Polymer with 1-Ethenyl-2-Pyrrolidinone in or on Various Food Commodities; Correction
Document Number: 06-5859
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of May 31, 2006, concerning the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of tolerances for residues of poly (2-ethylhexyl acrylate/2-hydroxyethyl acrylate/N- (hydroxymethyl)-2-methylacrylamide/methacrylic acid/methyl methacrylate/styrene, ammonium salt in or on various food commodities. This document is being issued to correct the chemical name and the petitioner's name.
Phytophthora Palmivora (MWV) and Methyl Salicylate; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-5855
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide Phytophthora palmivora (MWV) and methyl salicylate, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Phytophthora palmivora MWV and methyl salicylate Docket. Phytophthora palmivora MWV is expected to control milk weed vine in citrus groves in certain counties of Florida. Methyl salicylate is a biochemical insect and animal repellent. EPA has reviewed Phytophthora palmivora MWV and methyl salicylate 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.
Ethephon; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-5854
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide ethephon, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed this pesticide ethephon 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.
Permethrin Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-5853
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide permethrin, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the permethrin Docket. Permethrin is part of the pyrethroid class of pesticides and was first registered in 1979. It is a broad spectrum, non-systemic, synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, and is registered for use on numerous food/feed crops, livestock and livestock housing, modes of transportation, structures, buildings, Public Health Mosquito abatement programs, numerous indoor and outdoor residential spaces, pets, and clothing. EPA has reviewed permethrin 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.
Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 06-5852
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department; State of California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; State of Nevada; Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Document Number: 06-5842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the 1990 Clean Air Act, EPA granted delegation of specific national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department on May 16, 2006, to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District on October 31, 2005, and to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection on May 9, 2006. EPA is proposing to revise the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the current delegation status of NESHAPs in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department; State of California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; State of Nevada; Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Document Number: 06-5841
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Several NESHAPs were delegated to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department on May 16, 2006, to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District on October 31, 2005, and to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection on May 9, 2006. The purpose of this action is to update the listing in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Formetanate Hydrochloride Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-5837
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for the N-methyl carbamate pesticide formetanate hydrochloride (formetanate HCl), and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the formetanate HCl Docket. Formetanate HCl, a miticide/insecticide, is used on orchard crops and alfalfa grown for seed. EPA has reviewed formetanate HCl 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.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 06-5674
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
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 request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and providing a public comment period.