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

Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Small-Scale Field Testing and Low-level Intermittent Presence in Food of Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs)
Document Number: E6-16072
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PRN) entitled ``Guidance on Small-Scale Field Testing and Low-level Intermittent Presence in Food of Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs).'' PRNs 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 PRN provides guidance to the registrant concerning clarification on the process by which EPA reviews and ensures the safety of low-level intermittently-present residues of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) in food or feed, and the conditions under which a tolerance or exemption from the requirement of a tolerance would be required for field tests for biotechnology-derived food and feed crop plants containing plant-incorporated protectants.
Methyl Bromide; Tolerance Reassessment and Risk Management Decision for Methyl Bromide, and Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Methyl Bromide's Commodity Uses; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-16063
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 9, 2006, EPA announced the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment and Risk Management Decision (TRED) for Methyl Bromide, and Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Methyl Bromide's Commodity Uses, and opened a 60-day public comment period on the document. This document announces the extension of the comment period for an additional 45 days.
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) RED; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-16062
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 2, 2006, concerning the availability of the pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) reregistration eligibility decision (RED) and the opening of the 60-day public comment period on the RED. This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from October 2, 2006 to November 1, 2006.
Proposed Agreement for Recovery of Allocated Past Costs, and Covenant Not to Sue for the Richardson Flat Tailing Site, Park City, UT
Document Number: E6-16061
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i)(1), notice is hereby given of the proposed settlement under section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and the following (collectively, ``Settling Defendants''): United Park City Mines, Atlantic Richfield Company, Falconbridge Limited, and Noranda Mining Inc. The proposed settlement would reimburse EPA for costs incurred in response to the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the Richardson Flat Tailings Site located approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Park City, Utah (the ``Site''). EPA alleges that each of the Settling Defendants is jointly and severally liable for all response costs incurred by EPA at or in connection with the Site, pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). The EPA's response costs total approximately $607,294.89 through November 30, 2001. The Settling Defendants have agreed to pay $460,000, with the allocation to each party described in a proposed Consent Decree and Partial Consent Decree. All subsequent costs incurred have been paid pursuant to Administrative Orders on Consent with United Park City Mines. Under the proposed settlement, the Settling Defendants have agreed not to contest the authority of the United States to enter into the settlement or to implement or enforce its terms. In return, and upon payment of the amounts agreed upon, the Settling Defendants will receive a covenant from EPA not to sue them for additional past response costs at the Site.
Air Quality Criteria for Lead
Document Number: E6-16060
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Air Quality Criteria for Lead'' (EPA/600/R-05/144aC-bC) (AQCD for Lead). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-16056
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice Of Availability
Document Number: E6-16055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Additional NOX
Document Number: E6-15988
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions pertain to nitrogen oxides (NOX) reductions that are required for the Commonwealth to support its approved attainment demonstration for the Philadelphia-Trenton-Wilmington one-hour ozone nonattainment area (the Philadelphia Area); NOX reductions from stationary internal combustion (IC) engines to meet the NOX SIP Call Phase II (Phase II); and NOX reductions from cement kilns to meet the NOX SIP Call. The revisions also include provisions for emission credits for sources that generate zero-emission renewable energy. The intended effect of this action is to approve these revisions into the Pennsylvania SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). Effective Date: This final rule is effective on October 30, 2006.
Withdrawal of Certain Chemical Substances from Preliminary Assessment Information Reporting and Health and Safety Data Reporting Rules
Document Number: E6-15959
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule, issued pursuant to sections 8(a) and 8(d) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), withdraws certain chemical substances from the category of voluntary High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan (unsponsored) chemical substances that would be subject to reporting requirements under TSCA section 8(a) and 8(d). On August 16, 2006, EPA published two final rules both effective September 15, 2006, with certain exceptions: A Preliminary Assessment Information Reporting (PAIR) rule under TSCA section 8(a) (40 CFR part 712), which requires manufacturers (including importers) of chemical substances in the category of voluntary HPV Challenge Program orphan (unsponsored) chemical substances on the Interagency Testing Committee's (ITC) TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List to submit a one-time report on general production/importation volume, end use, and exposure-related information to EPA, and a Health and Safety Data Reporting rule under TSCA section 8(d) (40 CFR part 716), which requires manufacturers (including importers) of chemical substances in this category of HPV Challenge Program orphan (unsponsored) chemical substances to submit certain unpublished health and safety data to EPA. On September 15, 2006, EPA published a final rule that delayed the effective date of the rules published August 16, 2006, until September 29, 2006. The chemical substances listed in this final rule are being withdrawn from 40 CFR parts 712 and 716 for good cause as specified in 40 CFR 712.30(c) and 40 CFR 716.105(c) and, consequently, these listed chemical substances will not be subject to the reporting requirements imposed by the TSCA section 8(a) and 8(d) rules published on August 16, 2006.
Flufenoxuron; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-15931
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flufenoxuron in or on apple, grape, pear, orange, and livestock commodities. 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).
Soybean Oil, Ethoxylated; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 06-8384
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of soybean oil, ethoxylated; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Cognis 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 soybean oil, ethoxylated.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Tolerances for Residues of the Herbicide Pyroxsulam on Wheat, Hay, and Straw
Document Number: 06-8383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the herbicide pyroxsulam on wheat, hay, and straw.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; WV; Emission Reductions to Meet Phase II of the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: E6-15983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to convert a conditional approval in the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) to a full approval. The SIP revision pertains to nitrogen oxides (NOX) emission reductions required in West Virginia to meet Phase II of the NOX SIP Call (Phase II). In order to meet the Phase II submission due date, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) adopted its Phase II requirements under its emergency rule procedures. EPA granted conditional approval of the emergency rule contingent upon the WVDEP adopting a permanent rule with an effective date no later than the June 2, 2006 sunset date of its emergency rule and submitting the permanent rule as a formal SIP revision to EPA by July 1, 2006. West Virginia has met all the terms of the conditional approval by adopting its permanent rule with an effective date of May 1, 2006, and submitting the permanent rule to EPA before July 1, 2006. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is converting the conditional approval of the State's SIP revision to a full approval as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Emission Reductions To Meet Phase II of the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: E6-15981
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to convert a conditional approval in the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) to a full approval. The SIP revision pertains to nitrogen oxides (NOX) emission reductions required in West Virginia to meet Phase II of the NOX SIP Call. In order to meet the Phase II submission due date, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) adopted its Phase II regulation under its emergency rule procedures. EPA granted conditional approval of the emergency rule contingent upon the WVDEP adopting a permanent rule with an effective date no later than the June 2, 2006 sunset date of its emergency rule and submitting the permanent rule as a formal SIP revision to EPA by July 1, 2006. West Virginia has met all the terms of the conditional approval by adopting its permanent rule with an effective date of May 1, 2006, and submitting the permanent rule to EPA before July 1, 2006. EPA is approving this revision to West Virginia's SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
South Bay Asbestos Superfund Site; Proposed Notice of Administrative Settlement
Document Number: E6-15977
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9600 et seq., notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative cost recovery settlement concerning the South Bay Asbestos Area Superfund Site in San Jose, California was executed by the Agency on September 5, 2006. The proposed administrative settlement would resolve, pursuant to CERCLA section 122(h), the liability of the City of San Jose (``City'') for past response costs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') with respect to CERCLA response actions taken by EPA at the Environmental Education Center (``EEC''), South Bay Asbestos Area Superfund Site. In 2003, EPA conducted a removal action at the EEC and successfully excavated and transported asbestos-containing soil material to an appropriate disposal site. Under the terms of the agreement, the City would pay EPA approximately $245,000 plus interest for the removal action. For thirty (30) calendar days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed settlement. If requested prior to the expiration of this public comment period, EPA will provide an opportunity for a public meeting in the effected area. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions; EPA ICR No. 2228.02; OMB Control No. 2060-0566
Document Number: E6-15976
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
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 request is to renew an emergency ICR that is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2006.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cashout Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(H)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; in Re: Calumet Containers Superfund Site, Hammond, Indiana
Document Number: E6-15942
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement under CERCLA concerning the Calumet Containers Superfund Site (``Site'') in Hammond, Indiana. Subject to review and comment by the public pursuant to this Notice, the settlement has been approved by the United States Department of Justice. The settlement resolves an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claim under Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA and Section 7003 of RCRA, against 51 parties who have executed binding certifications of their consent to the settlement, as listed below in the Supplemental Information Section. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay a total of $1,664,967 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund, Calumet Containers Superfund Site, Special Account. Each settling party is required to pay an amount specified for that party in the settlement based upon the volume of waste that party contributed to the Site. Payments received shall be applied, retained or used to finance the response actions taken or to be taken at or in connection with the Site. 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 the EPA, Region 5, 7th Floor File Room, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.
Approval of the Clean Air Act Section 112(l) Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boat Manufacturing; Indiana
Document Number: E6-15937
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that, upon signature of this notice, EPA approved a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Boat Manufacturing through a state rule which adjusts the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for boat manufacturing. Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the NESHAP provisions, states may seek approval of state rules which make pre-approved adjustments to a MACT standard if the state rule is unambiguously no less stringent than the Federal rule. On June 20, 2005, IDEM requested approval to adjust the NESHAP for boat manufacturing. EPA reviewed this request and found that it satisfied the requirements for approval under the Federal provision which allows for delegation of an adjusted NESHAP, ``Approval of State requirements that adjust a section 112 rule.'' Therefore, upon the signature of this notice, EPA delegated to IDEM the authority to implement and enforce the NESHAP for boat manufacturing, through IDEM's rule for boat manufacturing.
Approval of the Clean Air Act Section 112(l) Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reinforced Plastic Composites Production; Indiana
Document Number: E6-15934
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that, upon signature of this notice, EPA approved a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for reinforced plastic composites production through a State rule which adjusts the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for reinforced plastic composites production. Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the NESHAP provisions, states may seek approval of State rules which make pre-approved adjustments to a MACT standard if the State rule is unambiguously no less stringent than the Federal rule. On June 20, 2005, IDEM requested approval to adjust the NESHAP for reinforced plastic composites production. EPA reviewed this request and found that it satisfied the requirements for approval under the Federal provision which allows for delegation of an adjusted NESHAP, ``Approval of State requirements that adjust a section 112 rule.'' Therefore, upon the signature of this notice, EPA delegated to IDEM the authority to implement and enforce the NESHAP for reinforced plastic composites production, through IDEM's rule for reinforced plastic composites production.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Volatile Organic Compound Control for El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties and the Ozone Standard Nonattainment Areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Galveston
Document Number: E6-15933
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The revisions pertain to regulations to control Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from facilities in El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties; the 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/ Galveston; and portions of the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment area. The revisions add additional controls on VOC emissions from industrial wastewater systems in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas. The revisions also amend requirements to identify and correct emissions from VOC leaks from facilities that refine petroleum or process natural gas, gasoline or petrochemicals in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/ Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas, and from petroleum refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties. We are approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). The control of VOC emissions will help to attain and maintain the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone in Texas. This approval will make the revised regulations Federally enforceable.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Volatile Organic Compound Control for El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties and the Ozone Standard Nonattainment Areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Galveston
Document Number: E6-15932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The revisions pertain to regulations to control Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from facilities in El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties; the 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston/Galveston; and portions of the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-hour ozone standard nonattainment area. The revisions add additional controls on VOC emissions from industrial wastewater systems in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas. The revisions also amend requirements to identify and correct emissions from VOC leaks from facilities that refine petroleum or process natural gas, gasoline or petrochemicals in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas, and from petroleum refineries in Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties. We are proposing to approve the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act. The control of VOC emissions will help to attain and maintain the 8-hour national ambient air quality standard for ozone in Texas. Approval will make the revised regulations Federally enforceable.
Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement; Denova Environmental Site
Document Number: E6-15913
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Denova Environmental Site in Rialto, San Bernardino County, California with twenty-two settling parties. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h) and it requires the settling parties to pay approximately $220,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). 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 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice 21 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: E6-15833
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice of Acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODS) under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The substitutes are for use in the following sectors: refrigeration and air conditioning, foam blowing, cleaning solvents, aerosols, and sterilants. The determinations concern new substitutes.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Response Costs; Denova Superfund Site
Document Number: E6-15904
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Agreement for Recovery of Response Costs (``Agreement,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2006-0010) pursuant to section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the Denova Superfund Site, (the ``Site''), located in Rialto, California. The settling parties to the Agreement are Environmental Enterprises Inc., and Daniel J. McCabe. The Agreement compensates EPA for past response costs related to the removal action taken at the Site. The Agreement provides for a total recovery of $75,000.00. The Agreement also provides the settling parties with contribution protection under CERCLA 113(f)(2) for response cost paid under the Agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. The Agency's response to any comments will be available for public inspection at the Agency's Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
National Priorities List, Final Rule
Document Number: E6-15858
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds five sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 45
Document Number: E6-15854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add six new sites to the NPL, all to the General Superfund Section.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-Depleting Substances-Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection
Document Number: E6-15842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to list four substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in the fire suppression and explosion protection sector as acceptable subject to use conditions under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. SNAP implements section 612 of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, which requires EPA to evaluate substitutes for ODSs and find them acceptable where they do not pose a greater overall risk to human health and the environment than other acceptable substitutes.
Propanil, Phenmedipham, Triallate, and MCPA; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-15841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for herbicides propanil, triallate, and MCPA. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the herbicides propanil, phenmedipham, triallate, and MCPA. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish tolerances for the herbicides propanil, phenmedipham, triallate, and MCPA.
p-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid, Glyphosate, Difenzoquat, and Hexazinone; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-15840
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the plant growth regulator p-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and the herbicide hexazinone. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the plant growth regulator p-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and the herbicides glyphosate, difenzoquat, and hexazinone. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the herbicides difenzoquat and hexazinone.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-15832
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of human subjects research.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-Depleting Substances-Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection
Document Number: E6-15831
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action lists four substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in the fire suppression and explosion protection sector as acceptable subject to use conditions under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. SNAP implements section 612 of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, which requires EPA to evaluate substitutes for ODSs and find them acceptable where they do not pose a greater overall risk to human health and the environment than other acceptable substitutes.
Metconazole; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8256
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of metconazole in or on bananas. BASF Agricultural Products requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Bentazon, Carboxin, Dipropyl Isocinchomeronate, Oil of Lemongrass (Oil of Lemon) and Oil of Orange; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 06-8255
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the fungicide carboxin, the insecticide dipropyl isocinchomeronate, and the fungicide/animal repellent oil of lemon (oil of lemongrass) and oil of orange. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the herbicide bentazon and the fungicide carboxin. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the herbicide bentazon.
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8254
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of pendimethalin, N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6- dinitrobenzenamine, and its metabolite 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2- methyl-3,5-dinitrobenyzl alcohol in or on alfalfa, forage; alfalfa, hay; alfalfa, seed; apple, wet pomace; fruit, pome, group 11; fruit, stone, group 12; juneberry; leek; onion, green; onion, welsh; pomegranate; shallot; strawberry; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; wheat, grain; wheat, forage; wheat, hay; and wheat, straw. BASF Corporation and Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Quizalofop ethyl; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8253
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of quizalofop ethyl in or on the raw agricultural commodities barley, grain; barley, hay; barley, straw; flax, seed; milk, fat; sunflower, seed; wheat, forage; wheat, grain; wheat, hay; and wheat, straw. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Ethaboxam; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8176
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of ethaboxam in or on grape at 6.0 parts per million (ppm), with no U.S. registration. Landis International, Inc., agent for LG Life Sciences, Ltd. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: E6-15730
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Pub. L. 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non- governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of the meeting is to review the CEC's Draft Operational Plan and Budget. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacgac-page.htm.
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office; Notification of Multiple Upcoming SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Teleconferences
Document Number: 06-8177
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces seven upcoming public teleconferences of the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroups.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: 06-8175
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the deletion of the Nineteenth (19th) Avenue Landfill Site (Site), located in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is 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) of 1980, as amended. EPA and the State of Arizona 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 06-8174
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) response to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1969.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0533
Document Number: 06-8173
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
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 Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities, EPA ICR Number 1415.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0234
Document Number: 06-8172
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin
Document Number: 06-8113
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone. In these revisions, the State has incorporated changes EPA made to its definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) and its VOC control requirements for yeast manufacturing. As a result of EPA's approval, five chemical compounds will no longer be considered VOCs. The changes to VOC control requirements match the EPA maximum achievable control technology (MACT) limits for yeast manufacturers.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin
Document Number: 06-8112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone. In these revisions, the State has incorporated changes EPA made to its definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) and its VOC control requirements for yeast manufacturing. As a result of EPA's approval, five chemical compounds will no longer be considered VOCs. The changes to VOC control requirements match the EPA maximum achievable control technology (MACT) limits for yeast manufacturers.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-8103
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Buprofezin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8065
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues or residues of buprofezin in or on almond hulls; cotton, gin byproducts: Cottonseed; and tomato. Nichino America, Inc., Linden Park Suite 501, 4550 New Linden Hill Road, Wilmington, DE 19908 requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8064
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes or revises tolerances for combined residues of propiconazole and its metabolites containing the dichlorobenzoic acid (DCBA) moiety expressed as parent compound in or on various commodities; and inadvertent residues in or on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. and Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-8060
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of Trifoxystrobin (Benzeneacetic acid, (E,E)-[alpha]-(methoxyimino)-2- [[[[1-[3-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]ethylidene]amino]oxy]methyl]-, methyl ester and the free form of its acid metabolite CGA-321113 ((E,E)- methoxyimino-(2-[1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl) ethylideneaminooxymethyl] phenyl)acetic acid)) in or on soybean, forage at 10.0 parts per million (ppm), soybean, hay at 25.0 ppm, and soybean, seed at 0.08 ppm. Bayer CropScience requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-8056
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS), and workgroups for Water, Indicators, Regulations and Solid Waste/Environmental Reclamation will meet on October 31-November 2, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. On October 31 and November 2 the meetings will be at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel. On November 1, the meeting will be at the Serenbe Southern Country Inn. The Committee will be discussing its Strategic Action Agenda, new environmental approaches in developing communities, the 2008 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey, cooperative conservation, asset management approaches for water-related infrastructure and other key regional specific initiatives. The SCAS will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, to discuss water-related infrastructure, preferred EPA approaches to implementing regulations with small communities, storm water and drinking water issues, as well as the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey. The Indicators and Regulatory Workgroups will meet jointly from 11 a.m. to noon on October 31, and the Water and Solid Waste and Environmental Reclamation Workgroups will meet in separate sessions also on October 31. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. Each individual or organization wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. LGAC meeting minutes and Subcommittee summary notes will be available after the meeting and can be obtained by written request to the DFO. Members of the public are requested to call the DFO at the number listed below if planning to attend so that arrangements can be made to comfortably accommodate attendees as much as possible. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Notice of a Public Meeting to Discuss the Draft Simultaneous Compliance Guidance Manual for the Stage 2 Rules
Document Number: 06-8055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public meeting to discuss the draft Simultaneous Compliance Guidance Manual for Stage 2 Rules. This meeting will discuss the purpose and organization of the draft. The Agency will present the process for the public to provide suggestions and recommendations to strengthen the technical basis and make the manual more user-friendly.