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

Draft Air Quality Criteria for Lead
Document Number: E6-12216
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing a public comment period for revised Integrative Synthesis and Executive Summary chapters from the draft document titled, ``Air Quality Criteria for Lead; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA/600/R-05/144aB-bB). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing these draft chapters solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and for review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) via a teleconference meeting to be held on August 15, 2006 (time and phone number to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Proposed Approval of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project's Transuranic Waste Characterization Program at Idaho National Laboratory
Document Number: E6-12215
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``we'') is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments for 45 days on, the proposed approval of the radioactive, transuranic (``TRU'') waste characterization program implemented by the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (``AMWTP'') at Idaho National Laboratory (``INL''). This waste is intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (``WIPP'') in New Mexico. In accordance with the WIPP Compliance Criteria, EPA evaluated the AMWTP/INL's characterization of TRU debris and solid waste from AMWTP/INL during an inspection conducted March 27-March 31, 2006. Using the systems and processes developed as part of the Department of Energy's (``DOE's'') Carlsbad Field Office (``CBFO''), EPA verified whether DOE could adequately characterize TRU waste consistent with the Compliance Criteria. The results of EPA's evaluation of the AMWTP/INL program and the proposed approval are described in EPA's inspection report, which is available for review in the public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We will consider public comments received on or before the due date mentioned in DATES. This notice summarizes the waste characterization processes evaluated by EPA and EPA's proposed approval. As required by 40 CFR 194.8, at the end of a 45-day comment period, EPA will evaluate public comments received, finalize the report responding to the relevant public comments, and issue the final report and an approval letter to DOE's CBFO. Based on previous EPA inspections and approvals, AMWTP/INL is currently approved to dispose of debris and solid waste at WIPP. AMWTP/INL is permitted to continue waste characterization and disposal in accordance with prior site approvals while EPA establishes a baseline approval.
Notification of an Upcoming Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee-Closed Meeting
Document Number: E6-12214
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Science Advisory Board Staff Office, Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a closed meeting of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee to recommend to the Administrator the recipients of the Agency's 2006 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion
Document Number: 06-6587
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to codify a longstanding generator-specific delisting determination for brine purification muds (K071) generated by Olin Corporation (Olin) at its facility in Charleston, Tennessee. This rule will amend the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the delisting, which was granted by EPA in December 1981 and by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation in June 1983 after full notice and comment. The rule will not impose any new requirements on Olin or any other member of the regulated community.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 06-6572
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Internal Parcel of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Priorities List (RMA/NPL) Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). All areas originally proposed for deletion (71 FR 24627), except for a three-acre area which encompasses the Rail Yard Treatment System, are being deleted (see map). The Rail Yard Treatment System is excluded from the Internal Parcel due to a delay in developing the Interim Construction Completion Report. With the Rail Yard area excluded, the Internal Parcel consists of 7,396 acres (11.5 square miles) of the On-Post Operable Unit of RMA. 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), as amended. EPA and the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), have determined that the Internal Parcel of the RMA/NPL Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, no further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate. This partial deletion pertains to the surface media (soil, surface water, sediment), structures, and groundwater of the Internal Parcel of the On-Post OU of the RMA/NPL Site. The Internal Parcel includes groundwater that is east of E Street with the exception of a small area in the northwest corner of Section 6. The Rail Yard Treatment System and the rest of the On-Post OU, including groundwater below RMA that is west of E Street and the small area in the northwest corner of Section 6, as well as the Off-Post OU will remain on the NPL. This partial deletion of the Internal Parcel will not change Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which was previously amended in January 2003 (68 FR 2699) to reflect that a partial deletion of 1.5 square miles from the RMA/NPL Site had occurred.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-12140
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about adverse impacts to water quality from specific campsites, grazing, and trail use, and recommended implementation of protective measures described in Alternative 3 and the inclusion of a detailed monitoring and enforcement plan in the final EIS. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-12136
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Board of Scientific Counselors Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-August 2006
Document Number: E6-12113
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program; Cathode Ray Tubes
Document Number: 06-6490
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A cathode ray tube (CRT) is the glass video display component of an electronic device (usually a computer or television monitor). In this rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending its regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to streamline management requirements for recycling of used CRTs and glass removed from CRTs. The amendments exclude these materials from the RCRA definition of solid waste if certain conditions are met. This rule is intended to encourage recycling and reuse of used CRTs and CRT glass. EPA proposed this rule on June 12, 2002 (67 FR 40508).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)
Document Number: 06-6419
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for organic liquids distribution (non-gasoline) (OLD NESHAP), which EPA promulgated on February 3, 2004. After promulgation of the final OLD NESHAP, the Administrator received petitions for administrative reconsideration of the promulgated rule, and several petitions for judicial review of the final rule were filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On November 14, 2005, pursuant to a settlement agreement between some of the parties to the litigation, EPA published a notice of proposed amendments to address some of the concerns raised in the petitions and requested comments on the proposed amendments. In this action, EPA is promulgating those amendments, adding additional vapor balancing options, and making technical corrections to the final rule.
Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: E6-12053
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 12, 2006 (71 FR 33804), EPA proposed new source standards of performance for stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines. EPA also proposed national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions or that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower, and are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions. In this notice, we are announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for Residues of Sodium Chlorite/Chlorine Dioxide in or on Various Food and Feed Commodities; Correction
Document Number: E6-12052
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 7, 2006, announcing 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 [sic] in or on wheat/barley/ oats (grain, straw), and wheat (aspirated grain fractions) food and feed commodites. This document is being issued to correct the chemical name that was misrepresented in the document.
TSCA Section 21 Petition; Response to Citizen's Petition
Document Number: E6-12044
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 21, 2006, the Sierra Club petitioned EPA under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to take four actions under TSCA to mitigate risks from lead in toy jewelry. The petitioner requested that EPA: (1) Require TSCA section 8(d) health and safety data reporting; (2) submit a report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) under TSCA section 9; (3) issue a significant new use rule pursuant to TSCA section 5(a); and (4) issue quality control orders under TSCA section 6(b). Of the actions requested by the petitioner, TSCA section 21 applies only to the requests for actions under TSCA sections 6(b) and 8(d). For the reasons set forth in this notice, EPA has denied the petition to initiate rulemaking under these two sections.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-11811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Arctic Surplus Superfund Site (Site) located in Fairbanks, Alaska, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this notice of intent. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) OF 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Alaska, through the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-11809
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10, is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Arctic Surplus Site (Site), located in Fairbanks, Alaska, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Alaska, through the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed and, therefore, further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate.
National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities
Document Number: 06-6447
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating revised standards to limit emissions of perchloroethylene (PCE) from existing and new dry cleaning facilities. On September 22, 1993, EPA promulgated technology-based emission standards to control emissions of PCE from dry cleaning facilities. EPA has reviewed these standards and is promulgating revisions to take into account new developments in production practices, processes, and control technologies. In addition, EPA has evaluated the remaining risk to public health and the environment following implementation of the technology-based rule and is promulgating more stringent standards for major sources in order to protect public health with an ample margin of safety. The final standards are expected to provide further reductions of PCE beyond the 1993 national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP), based on application of equipment and work practice standards and, in certain situations, disallowing the use of PCE at dry cleaning facilities. In addition, EPA is taking this opportunity to make some technical corrections to the 1993 Dry Cleaning NESHAP.
2H-Azepin-2-one, 1-Ethenylhexahydro-, Homopolymer I; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-11953
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2H-azepin-2-one, 1-ethenylhexahydro-, homopolymer; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation BASF AG 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 2H-azepin-2-one, 1-ethenylhexahydro-, homopolymer.
Oxirane, Methyl-, Polymer with Oxirane, Monobutyl Ether; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-11952
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, monobutyl ether; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. BASF Corporation, 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 oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, monobutyl ether.
2-Propenoic Acid, 2-Methyl-, Polymer with Ethenylbenzene, 2-Ethylhexyl 2-Propenoate, 2-Hydroxyethyl 2-Propenoate, N-(Hydroxymethyl) -2-Methyl-2-Propenamide and Methyl 2-Methyl-2-Propenoate, Ammonium Salt; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-11951
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2- methyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, 2-hydroxyethyl 2- propenoate, N-(hydroxymethyl) -2-methyl-2-propenamide and methyl 2- methyl-2-propenoate, ammonium salt when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 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 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, 2-hydroxyethyl 2- propenoate, N-(hydroxymethyl) -2-methyl-2-propenamide and methyl 2- methyl-2-propenoate, ammonium salt.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Smart Growth and Active Aging National Recognition Program; EPA ICR No. 2221.01, OMB Control No. 2090-New
Document Number: E6-11945
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Epa-Hq-Oa-2006-0172; Frl-8203-7], 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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum Production, EPA ICR Number 1894.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0433 (Renewal)
Document Number: E6-11944
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
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 costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under EPA's Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Program; EPA ICR No. 2088.02, OMB No. 2070-0166
Document Number: E6-11943
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
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 July 31, 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.
Pyrethrins Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11913
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide pyrethrins, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the pyrethrins Docket. Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived from the flowers of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium. Pyrethrins are used in four general ways: Pre-harvest and post-harvest uses on many agricultural crops; direct and indirect treatments of livestock animals and premises; treatments of commercial and industrial facilities and storage areas where raw and processed food/feed commodities are stored or processed; and wide area mosquito abatement use. EPA has reviewed pyrethrins 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 Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment to Regulations for Residues of Diuron in or on Cactus, Prickly Pear; Spearmint, tops; Peppermint, tops, and Fish-Freshwater Finfish, Farm Raised
Document Number: E6-11831
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of diuron in or on cactus, prickly pear; spearmint, tops; peppermint, tops; and fish-freshwater finfish, farm raised.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Tetraconazole in or on Soybean and Poultry Commodities
Document Number: E6-11829
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of tetraconazole in or on soybean (aspirated grain fractions/refined oil/ seed) and poultry (eggs/fat/liver/meat/meat byproducts).
2-Propenoic, 2-Methyl-, Polymers with Ethyl Acrylate and Polyethylene Glycol Methylacrylate C18-22
Document Number: E6-11824
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic, 2-methyl-, polymers with ethyl acrylate and polyethylene glycol methylacrylate C18-22 alkyl ethers (CAS No. 888969-14-0) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. The Lubrizol Corporation 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 2-propenoic, 2-methyl-, polymers with ethyl acrylate and polyethylene glycol methylacrylate C18-22 alkyl ethers.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E6-11823
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Resmethrin Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11821
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide resmethrin, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the resmethrin docket. Resmethrin is a synthetic Type I pyrethroid insecticide registered for control of insects in residential, commercial and industrial settings, in animal living areas, and in food handling establishments. Resmethrin is also registered as a restricted use pesticide when used to control adult mosquitoes in the interest of public health. EPA has reviewed resmethrin 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 Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of 2-Propenoic Acid, Methyl Ester, Polymer with Ethenyl Acetate, Hydrolyzed, Sodium Salts in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-11808
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of 2-propenoic acid, methyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate, hydrolyzed, sodium salts in or on various commodities when use as an inert ingredient in pesticide products.
2-Propenoic Acid, 2-Methyl-, Polymer with Butyl 2-Propenoate, Methyl 2-Methyl-2-Propenoate, Methyl 2-Propenoate and 2-Propenoic Acid, Graft, Compound with 2-Amino-2-Methyl-1-Propanol; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-11807
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, methyl 2- propenoate and 2-propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-amino-2-methyl- 1-propanol when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 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 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2- propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, methyl 2-propenoate and 2- propenoic acid, graft, compound with 2-amino-2-methyl -1-propanol.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Pantoea agglomerans
Document Number: E6-11723
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the pesticide Pantoea agglomerans E325 in or on apples and pears.
Butene, Homopolymer; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E6-11720
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of butene, homopolymer when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Corporatation 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 a revision of an exemption (which has already been established) from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of butene, homopolymer.
Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11717
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide piperonyl butoxide, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the piperonyl butoxide Docket. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is a pesticide active ingredient that acts as a synergist. Synergists are chemicals which, while lacking pesticidal properties of their own, enhance the pesticidal properties of other active ingredients including pyrethrins and pyrethroids. PBO is used in four general ways: Preharvest and postharvest uses on many agricultural crops; direct and indirect treatments of livestock animals and premises; treatments of commercial and industrial facilities and storage areas where raw and processed food/feed commodities are stored or processed; and mosquito abatement areas. EPA has reviewed piperonyl butoxide 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.
N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide (MGK-264) Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11715
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (MGK-264), and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the MGK-264 Docket. MGK-264 is a pesticide active ingredient that acts as a synergist. Synergists are chemicals which, while lacking pesticidal properties of their own, enhance the pesticidal properties of other active ingredients including pyrethrins and pyrethroids. Commercial uses of MGK-264 include application to non-food plants, applications in food and non-food handling commercial and agricultural structures and outdoor premises, housing for veterinary and farm animals, and direct application to veterinary and non-food animals. Residentially, it is used to control insects both inside the home, as well as outside on gardens, lawns and ornamentals, patios, and other outdoor structures. No agricultural crop uses of MGK-264 are being supported, and MGK-264 is not used in wide area mosquito abatement programs. EPA has reviewed MGK-264 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.
Propanil; Notice of Availability of the Propanil Amendment to the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) and Completion of the Comment Period for the Propanil RED.
Document Number: E6-11714
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the amendment to the Propanil Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) and completion of the comment period for the propanil RED. The Agency has reviewed the public comments submitted and has responded to those that relate specifically to the propanil RED. As a result of its review of the public comments and review of additional data submitted by the Propanil Task Force, the Agency is amending the Propanil RED, where appropriate. EPA develops reregistration decisions pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment decisions under provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Through these programs, EPA ensures that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Temporary Relocation of the EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room
Document Number: 06-6510
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and its Public Reading Room in Washington, DC were damaged by flooding that occurred during the week of June 25, 2006. The Docket Center, including most services offered by the old Public Reading Room, continues to operate with temporary changes to its operations during the cleanup. On July 24, 2006, EPA formally reopened its EPA/DC Public Reading Room in a new location. This notice provides information regarding accessing the newly relocated EPA/DC Public Reading Room.
Environmental Protection Agency.
Document Number: E6-11822
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-25
Agency: Proposed Agreement for Settlement of Response Costs, Site Access, Institutionial Controls and Conditional Convenant Not to Sue for the Superior Waste Rock Superfund Site, Mineral County, Mt, Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of the proposed administrative settlement under section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and Mineral County Montana; the Town of Superior, Montana; and the Superior School District, Montana (collectively, ``Settling Parties''). The Settling Parties will consent to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into this Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. In return, the Settling Parties receive a Covenant Not to Sue from EPA. The EPA has incurred response costs totaling approximately $1,109,446.43 through February 28, 2006, and any additional Response Costs through the present date. EPA alleges that Settling Parties are Potentially Responsible Parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), and are jointly and severally liable for Response Costs incurred and to be incurred at or in connection with the Site. EPA has reviewed the financial information submitted by Settling Parties and based upon this information, EPA has determined that none of the three Settling Parties has the financial ability to pay for Response Costs incurred and to be incurred at the Site. The Settling Parties agree to provide EPA access at all reasonable times to the Site and to any other property owned or controlled by the Settling Parties for the purpose of conducting any response activity related to the Site. The Settling Parties shall refrain from using the Site, or such other property, in any manner that would interfere with or adversely affect the implementation, integrity, ongoing operations and maintenance of the containment cell or protectiveness of the Site response. Such restrictions are defined as Institutional Controls, and are part of the subject Agreement. The Settling Parties agree to fulfill all Notice and Recording requirements associated with the terms of the subject Agreement. The Settling Parties have executed and recorded certain Institutional Controls in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Mineral County, Montana and provided EPA with a certified copy of the original recorded Institutional Controls, showing the clerk's recording stamps. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement, EPA retains all of its access authorities and rights, including enforcement authorities related thereto, under CERCLA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and any other applicable statutes or regulations. EPA's covenant not to sue is conditioned upon the satisfactory performance by the Settling Parties of their obligations under this Agreement. This covenant not to sue is also conditioned upon the veracity and completeness of the Financial Information provided to EPA by the Settling Parties. The Settling Parties recognize that this Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that this Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Two New Reference Methods
Document Number: E6-11820
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, two new reference methods, one each for measuring concentrations of particulate matter as PM10 and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the ambient air.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Proposed Reissuance of General NPDES Permits (GPs) for Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Subject to Wasteload Allocations Under Selected Total Maximum Daily Loads (Permit Number IDG-13-0000), Cold Water Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Not Subject to Wasteload Allocations) (Permit Number IDG-13-1000), and Fish Processors Associated With Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Permit Number IDG-13-2000)
Document Number: E6-11815
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 19, 2006, EPA Region 10 proposed to reissue three general permits to cover aquaculture facilities and associated fish processors in Idaho. 71 FR 35269. In response to requests from the regulated community, EPA is extending the public comment period from August 3 to August 18, 2006.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting of the CASAC Ozone Review Panel
Document Number: E6-11709
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to conduct a peer review of the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information (second draft Ozone Staff Paper, July 2006) and three related draft technical support documents: Ozone Health Risk Assessment for Selected Urban Areas: Draft Report (second draft Ozone Health Risk Assessment, July 2006); Ozone Population Exposure Analysis for Selected Urban Areas: Draft Report (second draft Ozone Exposure Assessment, July 2006); and Draft Ozone Environmental Assessment: Exposure, Risk and Benefits Assessment (draft Ozone Environmental Assessment, July 2006).
Excello Plating Co. and Glen Harleman; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative Order on Consent
Document Number: E6-11707
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
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), the EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative order on consent (``AOC'') concerning the Excello Plating Co. facility located at 4057 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, California. Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g), provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the liability of Excello Plating Co. and Glen Harleman for EPA's response costs at the Excello Plating Co. facility. The settling parties will pay a $43,000 (forty-three thousand dollars) to EPA.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cashout Settlement; In the Matter of the American Lead Smelting and Refining Site-Johnson Control, Inc.
Document Number: E6-11705
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
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 and projected future response costs concerning the American Lead Smelting and Refining site in Indianapolis, Indiana with the following settling party: Johnson Control, Inc. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $159,750 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to section 107(a) of ``CERCLA,'' 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). The settlement, however, does not provide the settling party with contribution protection. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at Martindale Wright Public Library, 2435 North Sherman Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana and 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60625.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Contribution of Household Activities to the Health of Urban Ecosystems; EPA ICR No. 2223.01, OMB Control No. 2080-NEW
Document Number: E6-11703
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
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.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Proposed Rule
Document Number: E6-11702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On Wednesday, June 7, 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule entitled ``National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Proposed Rule.'' As initially published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2006, written comments on the proposed rulemaking were to be submitted to EPA on or before July 24, 2006 (a 45-day public comment period). Since publication, EPA has received several requests for additional time to submit comments. Therefore, the public comment period is being extended for 14 days and will now end on August 7, 2006.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E6-11615
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is publishing this action to provide the public with notice of the update to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) compilation. In particular, materials submitted by Tennessee that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Tennessee SIP are being updated to reflect EPA-approved revisions to Tennessee's SIP that have occurred since the last update. In this action EPA is also notifying the public of the correction of certain typographical errors.
Availability of Additional Information Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E6-11621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is providing notice that it has placed in the docket for the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0017) additional information relevant to the rulemaking. See 71 FR 2620 (Jan. 17, 2006) (proposing revisions to those standards). Specifically, this notice announces the availability of an EPA report, ``Provisional Assessment of Recent Studies on Health Effects of Particulate Matter Exposure'' (provisional assessment) (EPA/600/R-06/063), which presents EPA's survey and provisional assessment of studies relevant to assessing the health effects of PM that were published too recently to be included in the 2004 PM Air Quality Criteria Document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trade Secret Claims for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA Section 322) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1428.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0078
Document Number: E6-11611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
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; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks, EPA ICR Number 1995.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0521
Document Number: E6-11610
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
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. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food/Feed Crops and New Inert Ingredients, EPA ICR No. 0597.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0024
Document Number: E6-11609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
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 August 31, 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; Notification of Chemical Exports-TSCA Section 12(b); EPA ICR No. 0795.12, OMB No. 2070-0030
Document Number: E6-11608
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Notification of Chemical ExportsTSCA Section 12(b); EPA ICR No. 0795.12, OMB No. 2070-0030. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.