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

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Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide
Document Number: 06-8054
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide'' (EPA/635/R-06/003). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and for review by the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) via a meeting to be held later in 2006 (time and place to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Approaches for the Application of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment
Document Number: 06-8053
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a final report titled, ``Approaches for the Application of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment'' (EPA/600/R-05/043F), prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD).
P&W Electric Superfund Site; Yorkville, Gibson County, Tennessee; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 06-8052
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the P&W Electric Superfund Site located in Yorkville, Gibson County, Tennessee.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 06-8051
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about increased fugitive dust emissions, and suggested a mitigation strategy of moving the coal hopper, conveyor and coal loading area closer to the proposed project area. Also, EPA requested that the final EIS discuss the range of mercury concentrations found in Black Butte coal and compare this concentration with other coal mined in Wyoming and the United States. Rating EC2.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 06-7966
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 1 is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Army Materials Technology Laboratory Superfund Site (Site), located in Watertown, Massachusetts, 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). EPA is publishing this direct final notice of deletion with the concurrence of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP), because EPA determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLAother than operation and maintenance and five-year reviewshave been completed and further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA is not appropriate.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 06-7965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 1 announces its intent to delete the Army Materials Technology Laboratory Superfund Site (Site) located in Watertown, Massachusetts, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this proposed action. 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLAother than operation and maintenance and five-year reviewshave been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Army Materials Technology Laboratory Superfund Site without prior notice of intent to delete because we view this as a non-controversial revision and anticipate no adverse comment(s). EPA has explained our reasons for this deletion in the preamble to the direct final deletion. If EPA receives no adverse comment(s) on this notice of intent to delete or the direct final notice of deletion, EPA will not take further action on this notice of intent to delete. If EPA receives adverse comment(s), EPA will withdraw the direct final notice of deletion and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final deletion notice based on this notice of intent to delete as appropriate. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this notice of intent to delete. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final notice of deletion located in the Rules section of this Federal Register.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of Acetamiprid in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 06-7961
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or amendment of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems
Document Number: 06-7960
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems.'' PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice would, once final, provide guidance to the registrants concerning EPA-registered sanitizer, disinfectant and other antimicrobial products whose labels bear general directions for use on or incorporation within hard, non-porous or porous surfaces, but which are not specifically registered for treatment of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems (HVAC&R).
2-(Thiocyanomethylthio) benzothiazole; Alkylbenzene Sulfonates; Orthophenylphenol; Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Chlorite Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-7959
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides 2-(Thiocyanomethylthio) benzothiazole (TCMTB); Alkylbenzene Sulfonates (ABS); Orthophenylphenol (OPP); Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Chlorite and opens a public comment period on these documents. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the TCMTB; ABS; OPP; Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Chlorite Dockets. TCMTB is used in industrial premises and residential and public access areas as a materials preservative; a wood preservative for antisapstain control, and a microbiocide/microbiostat and bacteriocide/bacteriostat in industrial processes and water systems. In an agricultural setting, TCMTB is used as a fungicide applied as a seed treatment. The alkylbenzene sulfonates are used as food-contact sanitizers in food processing plants and eating establishments; and as disinfectants and sanitizers for agricultural, commercial, institutional, industrial, and public access use sites. OPP is used in applications to hard surfaces, agricultural premises and equipment, air deodorization, commercial and institutional premises, medical premises, residential and public access premises, and materials preservatives and as a fungicide on citrus and pears. Chlorine dioxide and sodium chlorite are used to control bacteria, fungi, and algal slimes; applied as a materials preservative and as a disinfectant in commercial, residential and agricultural settings. EPA has reviewed TCMTB; ABS; OPP; Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Chlorite 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.
Exposure Modeling Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-7958
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Exposure Modeling Work Group (EMWG) will hold a 1-day meeting on October 3, 2006. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides the tentative agenda topics.
Fenbuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 06-7957
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fenbuconazole, [alpha]-(2-(4-chlorophenyl)-ethyl)-[alpha]-phenyl-3- (1H-1,2,4-triazole)-1-propanenitrile, and its metabolites RH-9129, cis- 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-dihydro-3-phenyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-yl methyl)-2- 3H-furanone, and RH-9130, trans-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-dihydro-3-phenyl-3- (1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3H-furanone, in or on almond; almond, hulls; apple; apple wet pomace; banana; beet, sugar, dried pulp; beet, sugar, molasses; beet, sugar, roots; beet, sugar, tops; bushberry subgroup 13B; cattle, meat byproducts; citrus, dried pulp; citrus, oil; cranberry; fruit, citrus, group 10; fruit, stone, group 12; goat, meat byproducts; grain, aspirated fractions; grape; horse, meat byproducts; peanut; pecan; sheep, meat byproducts; wheat, forage; wheat, grain; wheat, hay; and wheat, straw. EPA is also deleting several existing tolerances that are no longer needed as a result of this action. Dow AgroSciences requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Fenamidone; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Document Number: 06-7956
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of fenamidone in or on carrots. 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 carrots. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fenamidone in this food commodity. The tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Utah; Revised Definitions of Volatile Organic Compounds and Clearing Index; Proposed Rule
Document Number: 06-7955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on November 11 and November 23, 2005. The revisions are to the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) rule R307-101-2 and (1) incorporate by reference the Federal definition of ``Volatile Organic Compounds'' (VOC), and (2) update the definition of ``Clearing Index''. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' 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 this as noncontroversial SIP revisions and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Utah; Revised Definitions of Volatile Organic Compounds and Clearing Index; Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 06-7954
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on November 11 and November 23, 2005. The revisions are to the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) rule R307-101-2 and (1) incorporate by reference the federal definition of ``Volatile Organic Compounds'' (VOC), and (2) update the definition of ``Clearing Index''. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable these revised definitions to the Utah SIP. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Renewable Fuel Standard Program
Document Number: 06-7887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, as amended by Section 1501 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to promulgate regulations implementing a renewable fuel program. The statute specifies the total volume of renewable fuel that needs to be used in each year, with the total volume increasing over time. In this context, it is expected to simultaneously reduce dependence on foreign sources of petroleum, increase domestic sources of energy, and help us make progress in moving beyond a petroleum-based economy. The increased use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel is also expected to have the added benefit of providing an expanded market for agricultural products such as corn and soybeans, expanding economic benefits for our nation's agricultural sector. Based on our analysis, there is also reason to believe that the expanded use of renewable fuels will provide reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and some air toxics emissions, such as benzene, from the transportation sector, while other emissions may increase. This action proposes regulations designed to ensure that refiners, blenders, and importers of gasoline will use enough renewable fuel each year so that this total volume requirement is met. Our proposal describes the standard that will apply to these parties and the renewable fuels that qualify for compliance. The regulations would also establish a trading program that would be a critical aspect of the overall program, allowing renewable fuels to be used where they are most economical while providing a flexible means for obligated parties to comply with the standard.
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: Z6-15200
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-8057
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The goals of this meeting are to discuss and clarify the scope and potential application of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to pesticide products that are registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); to examine key issues raised in public comments on the Office of Pesticide Programs' (OPP's) GHS White Paper; to gain a better understanding of stakeholder concerns and explore ways to address them; and to assess potential paths forward to maximize benefits and minimize the costs. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes in the Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
Document Number: 06-7967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under mandate from the Clean Air Act to review and approve alternatives to ozone-depleting substances, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to expand and amend the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODS) through the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. Substitutes addressed in this proposal are for the motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) end-use within the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. The proposed substitutes are non ozone-depleting gases and consequently do not contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion.
Methods for Measurement of Visible Emissions
Document Number: 06-7907
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes Methods 203A, 203B, and 203C for determining visible emissions using data reduction procedures that are more appropriate for State Implementation Plan (SIP) rules than Method 9, the method currently used. This action was requested by the States and is needed for the special data reduction requirements in their rules. The intended effect is to provide States with an expanded array of data reduction procedures for determining compliance with their SIP opacity regulations. In addition, this action amends various testing provisions in the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to correct inadvertent errors and amend a testing provision.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Budgets in Submitted State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Maine; Maintenance Plan Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Portland Maine 8-Hour Ozone Area, and the Hancock, Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties Maine 8-Hour Ozone Area
Document Number: E6-15599
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the 2016 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the August 3, 2006 Maine State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The submittal included MOBILE6.2 motor vehicle emissions budgets for 2016 for the Portland Maine 8-Hour Ozone Area, and the Hancock, Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties (Midcoast) Maine 8-Hour Ozone Area. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that budgets in submitted SIPs cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of our finding, the Portland Maine 8-hour ozone area and the Midcoast Maine 8-hour ozone area can use the MOBILE6.2 motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted plan for future conformity determinations.
Metrafenone; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-15475
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of metrafenone, (3-bromo-6-methoxy-2-methylphenyl)(2,3,4-trimethoxy-6- methylphenyl)methanone, in or on imported grape at 0.6 parts per million (ppm), with no U.S. registration. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Chlorpropham, Linuron, Pebulate, Asulam, and Thiophanate-methyl; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-15471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the herbicides linuron and pebulate and the fungicide thiophanate-methyl. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the herbicides chlorpropham, linuron, asulam and the fungicide thiophanate-methyl. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the herbicides chlorpropham, linuron, asulam, and the fungicide thiophanate-methyl. The regulatory actions proposed in this document are part of the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations; Technical Correction
Document Number: E6-15461
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 1, 2006, EPA issued a Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments by Registrants to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. The September 1 Notice inadvertently included a request to delete both cotton and pome fruit from EPA Registration 264-805, Thiacloprid Technical, and EPA Registration 264-806, Calypso 4 Flowable Insecticide. The Notice should have listed a request to delete only cotton from these registrations.
Dithianon; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-15460
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of dithianon, (5,10-dihydro-5,10-dioxonaphtho(2,3-b)-1,4-dithiin-2,3- dicarbonitrile in or on imported fruit, pome, group 11, and hop, dried cones. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Pantoea Agglomerans Strain E325; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8005
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Pantoea agglomerans strain E325 on apples and pears when applied/used as a microbial pesticide. Northwest Agricultural Products 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 E325.
Etofenprox; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 06-8004
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of etofenprox (2-[ethoxyphenyl]-2-methylpropyl-3-phenoxy benzyl ether) in or on rice grain and rice straw. This action is associated with an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on rice. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of etofenprox in these food commodities. The tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2009.
Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles; Second Amendment to the Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur Regulations
Document Number: 06-7809
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action amends the credit generation provisions of the Geographic Phase-in Area (GPA) gasoline sulfur program to yield the correct number of credits for refineries and importers that produce GPA gasoline and eliminate the generation of windfall credits by refineries or importers that have gasoline sulfur baselines below 150 ppm sulfur. In June 2002, we published a Direct Final Rule (DFR) and concurrent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend certain provisions of the gasoline sulfur program concerning Geographic Phase-in Area (GPA) gasoline. Specifically, we replaced the variable standard for GPA gasoline with a flat standard of 150 parts per million (ppm) sulfur for the duration of the GPA program. To prevent the generation of windfall credits by refineries or importers that had gasoline sulfur baselines below 150 ppm sulfur, we also amended the program's credit generation provisions. As stated in the preamble to the Direct Final Rule, we believed that the amendment would result in an equivalent number of credits generated during the amended GPA program as compared to the original program described under the Tier 2 final rule. Despite our intent for the revised calculations to yield the equivalent number of credits, the amended credit provisions were incorrect as pointed out by an adverse comment received on the DFR. Based on this adverse comment, we issued a partial withdrawal notice on August 26, 2002, to withdraw the amendments to the credit provisions and reinstate the provisions that were previously in effect. However, we also stated that we would address the adverse comments in a subsequent final action, this action, based on the concurrent NPRM.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 06-7804
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a pesticide chemical in or on various commodities.
Notification of Closure of the EPA Headquarters Library
Document Number: 06-7803
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Headquarters Library will close its doors to walk-in patrons and visitors on October 1, 2006. This notice provides information regarding how members of the public can access EPA documents held in the Headquarters Repository Library collection and in electronic format.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Prairie State Generating Company
Document Number: E6-15538
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on August 24, 2006, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the EPA denied a petition for review of a Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit issued to Prairie State Generating Company by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Onyx Environmental Services
Document Number: E6-15537
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition asking EPA to object to a Clean Air Act (Act) title V operating permit proposed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Specifically, the Administrator has partially granted and partially denied the petition submitted by the Sierra Club and American Bottom Conservancy to object to the proposed operating permit for Onyx Environmental Services. EPA originally responded to the petition in an order dated February 1, 2006. However, EPA has become aware of a factual error in the February 1, 2006, order. To correct that error, on August 9, 2006, the Administrator signed an order amending the February 1, 2006, order by striking out the section entitled ``VI. Monitoring'', and replacing it with the language as described below. The remainder of the February 1, 2006, order remains undisturbed and in effect. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Act, a petitioner may seek in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit judicial review of those portions of the petition which EPA denied. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date a notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E6-15535
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA announces the deletion of the Cedartown Industries, Inc. Site in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL constitutes Appendix B of 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 of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. EPA and the State of Georgia have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, no further remedial measures pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-15338
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA, Region 7, is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Site, located near Waverly, Nebraska, from the 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 the EPA with the concurrence of the state of Nebraska through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality because the EPA has determined that responsible parties or other persons have implemented all appropriate response actions required and, therefore, no further remedial action pursuant to CERCLA are appropriate.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E6-15337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA, Region 7, is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Site located near Waverly, Nebraska, from the 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 in Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Nebraska through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Temporary Changes to the EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room
Document Number: 06-7781
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) Public Reading Room in Washington, DC will be temporarily inaccessible to the public due to construction starting on September 22, 2006. This notice provides information regarding submitting comments and accessing affected dockets during this period.
Preliminary Assessment Information Reporting Rule and Health and Safety Data Reporting Rule; Revision of Effective Dates
Document Number: E6-15358
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document is revising the effective date of two rules published in the Federal Register of August 16, 2006: The Preliminary Assessment Information Reporting Rule (PAIR) and the Health and Safety Data Reporting Rule because of the relocation of the dockets for these two rules. Structural damage to the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) caused by flooding in June 2006 necessitated the relocation of the EPA/DC. Although the EPA/DC is continuing operations, the relocation of EPA/DC and resumption of normal operations has taken place during the period that withdrawal requests for removal of chemicals from these two rules would be arriving; therefore, EPA has decided that the effective dates for these two rules will be revised to ensure that all requests that were submitted to EPA by August 30, 2006, for withdrawal of chemicals listed in these two rules have been accounted for and addressed.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-15344
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-15343
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about surface and ground water impacts, protected beneficial uses and non-targeted flora and fauna. Additionally, EPA recommended that the final EIS address how meeting goals and endpoints will be evaluated and how monitoring will be conducted. Rating EC2.
National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-15339
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S. App.2 (Public Law 92-463), EPA gives notice of a 2-day meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC). The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to EPA regarding the overall policy and operations of the programs of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).
Notice of Disclosure of Confidential Business Information Obtained Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act to EPA Contractor GRB Environmental Services, Inc.
Document Number: E6-15336
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized GRB Environmental Services Inc. of New York, New York, for access to Information which has been submitted to EPA under the environmental statues administered by the Agency. Some of this information may be claimed or determined to be confidential business information (CBI).
Approaches To Estimating the Waterborne Disease Outbreak Burden in the United States: Uses and Limitations of the Waterborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System; External Review Draft
Document Number: E6-15335
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, Approaches To Estimating the Waterborne Disease Outbreak Burden in the United States: Uses and Limitations of the Waterborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (EPA/600/R-06/069). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the Huntington, WV Portion of the Huntington-Ashland 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E6-15334
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the Huntington, West Virginia (Huntington) portion of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY area be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the State submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Huntington that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 12 years, until 2018. Concurrently, EPA is approving the maintenance plan as meeting the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) 175A(b) with respect to the 1-hour ozone maintenance plan update. EPA is also approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the 8-hour maintenance plan for Huntington for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request and the maintenance plan revision to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Endosulfan, Fenarimol, Imazalil, Oryzalin, Sodium Acifluorfen, Trifluralin, and Ziram; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-15258
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the insecticide endosulfan; the fungicides fenarimol, imazalil, and ziram; and the herbicide trifluralin. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the insecticide endosulfan, the fungicides fenarimol and imazalil, and the herbicides sodium acifluorfen and trifluralin. EPA is not modifying tolerances for ziram. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the insecticide endosulfan, the fungicides fenarimol and imazalil, and the herbicides oryzalin and trifluralin. The regulatory actions in this document are part of the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report From the June 27-30, 2006 HSRB Meeting; Correction of EPA Contact Telephone Number
Document Number: E6-15255
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 5, 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announced a public teleconference of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to be held September 26, 2006 from 1-4 p.m., eastern time. Please be advised that the contact telephone number for the DFO was incorrect.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; Comment Requests; Information Requirements for Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles; EPA ICR No. 0010.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0095; Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part Certification Program, EPA ICR No. 116.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0060; and Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees, EPA ICR 2080.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0545
Document Number: E6-15253
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
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 three existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These ICRs are scheduled to expire on March 31, 2007. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; RadNet (Previously Known as ERAMS); EPA ICR No. 0877.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0015
Document Number: E6-15250
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
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 February 28, 2007. 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.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Debottlenecking, Aggregation, and Project Netting
Document Number: E6-15248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes revisions to the regulations governing the major NSR programs mandated by parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These proposed changes reflect EPA's consideration of the Agency's 2002 Report to the President and its associated recommendations as well as discussions with various stakeholders including representatives of environmental groups, State and local governments, and industry. We propose to change how emissions from emissions units upstream or downstream from the unit(s) undergoing a physical change or change in the method of operation are included in the calculation of an emissions increase for the project. Also, these proposed changes would clarify and codify our policy of when emissions increases from multiple projects are to be aggregated together to determine NSR applicability. Finally, we are clarifying how emissions decreases from a project may be included in the calculation to determine if a significant emissions increase will result from a project. We intend the proposed rules to improve implementation of the program by articulating and codifying principles for determining major NSR applicability that we currently address through guidance only. We are seeking comment on all aspects of this proposed rule. This proposal seeks public comment in accordance with section 307(d) of the CAA and should not be used or cited in any litigation as a final position of the Agency.
Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board Meeting
Document Number: E6-15205
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Policy Review Board (PRB). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Petition to Amend Certain FIFRA Section 25(b) Pesticide Products; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-15204
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice identifies a petition filed by the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) pertaining to FIFRA section 25(b) pesticide products. The petition requests the Agency to modify the minimum risk regulations at 40 CFR 152.25(f) for those products that claim to control public health pests (as defined in Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 2002-1) and requests that any such product making public health claims be subject to EPA registration requirements as a precondition of their sale. The Agency has determined that the petition may be of regional and national significance.