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

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Triadimenol; Notice of Receipt of a Request to Voluntarily Cancel and Amend to Terminate Uses of Triadimenol Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-19643
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel and amend their registrations to terminate use of certain products containing the pesticide triadimenol. The request would terminate triadimenol use in or on sorghum (forage, hay and grain stover). The request would not terminate the last triadimenol product(s) registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Cyproconazole; Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of the Fungicide in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-19578
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of the fungicide cyproconazole in or on soybeans, corn, wheat, and certain animal commodities.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment to Regulations for Residues of Famoxadone in or on Caneberry
Document Number: E6-19577
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of famoxadone in or on caneberry.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/Full State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19576
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/Full State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 4, 2006 and ending December 5, 2006. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations of Pyriproxyfen in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-19575
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of pyriproxyfen in or on various commodities.
Draft Grant Guidelines for States Regarding: Inspection Provision and State Compliance Report on the Government Underground Storage Tanks Provision; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Subtitle I, as Amended by Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E6-19745
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is advising the public of the future availability of draft grant guidelines for states regarding the inspection provision and state compliance report on the government underground storage tanks (USTs) provision. EPA is developing these two grant guidelines to help states comply with requirements for receiving funding under Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act as established in Title XV, Subtitle B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. EPA is asking the public to review and comment on the guidelines as they become available. EPA encourages interested stakeholders to regularly check EPA's Web site at: http://www.[fxsp0]epa.[fxsp0]gov/[fxsp0]oust/ [fxsp0]fedlaws/[fxsp0]epact05.[fxsp0]htm#Drafts where we will post the draft guidelines as they become available over the next several months. You also may send an e-mail to OUSTEnergy[fxsp0]Policy Act[fxsp0]Email[fxsp0]List@epa.[fxsp0]gov requesting that we notify you when the drafts are posted on EPA's Web site. If you previously e- mailed a request to be included on this list, there is no need for you to do so again.
Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, ``The Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.). The primary topics to be discussed and considered by the Council are the issues and challenges facing the thousands of small drinking water systems nationwide. Status reports on other national drinking water program issues, such as the approach to a draft rule for drinking water supplies on airlines; the early implementation of the rules protecting drinking water supplies from microbial contaminants; the recently-promulgated Ground Water Rule; revisions to the existing Total Coliform Rule; and implementation recommendations for the Contaminant Candidate List 3 will be presented. If time permits, the Council will also focus on continuing efforts to propose performance measures and indicators for the national drinking water protection program.
Virginia State Prohibition on Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Application and Tentative Determination
Document Number: E6-19645
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an application was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia on July 25, 2006, requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, EPA Region III, pursuant to section 312(f) of Public Law 92-500, as amended by Public Law 95-217 and Public Law 100-4 (the Clean Water Act), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the navigable waters of the Lynnhaven River and its tributaries, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Constitution Road Drum Site; Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA; Notice of Duplicated Settlement
Document Number: E6-19644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 1, 2006 a duplication of the Constitution Road Drum Site settlement was published in the Federal Register under Docket EPA-R04-SFUND-2006-0865' FRL-8237-5. EPA will not be accepting comments on this document. The correct listing is under EPA- R04-SFUND-2006-0865; FRL-8237-1. EPA will be accepting comments under the correct listing until December 1, 2006.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled Offset Analysis
Document Number: E6-19642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Offset Analysis submitted to EPA on March 22, 2005. The Baton Rouge area became subject to this requirement upon its reclassification from serious to severe 1-hour ozone nonattainment. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 182 of the Federal Clean Air Act, as amended (the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled Offset Analysis
Document Number: E6-19641
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this direct final action, the EPA is approving the Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Offset Analysis. The Baton Rouge area became subject to this requirement upon its reclassification from serious to severe 1-hour ozone nonattainment. The State has satisfied the VMT Offset requirement by its demonstration that motor vehicle emissions from increases in VMT or number of vehicle trips within the Baton Rouge five county ozone nonattainment area will not rise above an established ceiling through 2005. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 182 of the Federal Clean Air Act, as amended (the Act).
Notice of Effective Date of the “Agreed Order on Consent and Covenant Not To Sue” and Availability of the “Administrative Record” for the Many Diversified Interests, Inc. Superfund Site Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E6-19640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
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 the effective date of the ``Agreed Order on Consent and Covenant Not to Sue'' (Final Agreed Order) with the purchaser (Clinton Gregg Investments, Ltd) of the property and the availability of the ``Administrative Record'' for Operable Unit 1 (On-Site Soils and Ground Water) of the Many Diversified Interests, Inc. (MDI) Superfund Site located in Houston, Texas. Under the Final Agreed Order, the purchaser agrees to perform cleanup work on an approximately 36-acre tract it is purchasing known as Operable Unit 1 of the MDI Superfund Site. The Final Agreed Order includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6973. The purchaser also agrees to implement institutional controls. The Agency published a Federal Register Notice on June 1, 2006, which solicited public review and comment on the proposed Agreed Order. The public comment period ended on July 3, 2006. At the request of the public, the Agency held a public meeting on August 7, 2006, in accordance with Section 7003(d) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6973(d). The Agency considered all comments received in its decision to finalize and approve the Agreed Order and has prepared a ``Responsiveness Summary'' which is included in the Administrative Record for the Site.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; TX; 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: E6-19639
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 28, 2006 (71 FR 56872), EPA published a direct final rule approving Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that pertain to regulations to control Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from facilities in Texas. The direct final action was published without prior proposal because EPA anticipated no adverse comment. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received adverse comment by October 30, 2006, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. EPA subsequently received a timely adverse comment on the direct final rule. Therefore, EPA is withdrawing the direct final approval. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based on the parallel proposal also published on September 28, 2006 (71 FR 56920). As stated in the parallel proposal, EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Modification and Variance Requests. EPA ICR Number: 0029.09. OMB Control Number: 2040-0068
Document Number: E6-19637
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
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 November 30, 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.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule
Document Number: C6-8763
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Implementation of the Pilot Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program; Request for Comment
Document Number: E6-19574
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on the implementation of the pilot phase of the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP). VCCEP was designed to collect health effects, exposure, and risk information on chemicals to which children are likely to be exposed, and to make that information available to the public so the public may better understand the potential health risks to children associated with certain chemical exposures. EPA announced the program in December 2000 and the pilot began in 2001 when companies volunteered to sponsor their chemicals under VCCEP. At what is approximately the midpoint in the implementation of the pilot phase of VCCEP, EPA is preparing to evaluate how well it is meeting its objectives for VCCEP. To this end, EPA is seeking comments from participants and observers about the operations and experience under the VCCEP pilot to this point. If requested, EPA will hold a public meeting to take comment on the implementation of the pilot phase of VCCEP.
Draft Toxicological Reviews of Cyanobacterial Toxins: Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin and Microcystins LR, RR, YR and LA
Document Number: E6-19558
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a forty-five day public comment period and an external peer-review panel meeting to review the external review draft documents entitled, ``Toxicological Reviews of Cyanobacterial Toxins: Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin and Microcystins LR, RR, YR and LA'' (NCEA-C-1743, NCEA-C-1763 and NCEA-C-1765). Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, are found in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. Cyanobacteria, other freshwater algae, and their toxins are included as microbial contaminants on EPA's Office of Water (OW) Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). These draft assessments discuss potential human health effects of exposure to these cyanobacterial toxins for four durationsacute, short-term, subchronic and chronic focusing on noncancer effects due to oral exposure. The public comment period and the external peer review are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on these documents. These documents were prepared by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA will use comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting to finalize the draft documents. EPA is releasing these draft documents solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. These documents have not been formally disseminated by EPA. They do not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination.
2007 Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards-Call for Nominations
Document Number: E6-19556
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initiation of an EPA recognition and leadership program for excellence in water quality trading, ``Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards,'' and solicits nominations for possible award to water quality trading programs and policies which have achieved or are expected to achieve environmental and economic benefits. Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards will encourage and recognize exemplary water quality trading programs and policies. This recognition program will enable EPA to identify successful and innovative water quality trading programs and policies that most closely align with U.S. EPA's Water Quality Trading Policy and cooperate with those programs in order to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution. This program will also help EPA promote water quality trading and create a network of water quality trading leaders throughout the country.
Notice of Resolution of Notice of Deficiency for Clean Air Operating Permits Program; Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: E6-19555
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice of deficiency on May 17, 2005, in which EPA identified problems with Maricopa County's Clean Air Act title V operating permits program and a timeframe for the County to correct these deficiencies. The Maricopa County Air Quality Department submitted corrections to its permit program in quarterly updates beginning in February 2006 and in a final submittal dated October 20, 2006. This notice announces that, based on information provided by Maricopa County Air Quality Department, EPA concludes that Maricopa County has resolved all of the issues identified in the May 17, 2005 Notice of Deficiency. As a result, EPA will not impose sanctions set forth under the mandatory sanctions provisions of the Clean Air Act. In addition, EPA will not promulgate, administer, and enforce a whole or partial operating permit program pursuant to the title V regulations of the Clean Air Act within two years after the date of the finding of deficiency.
Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-9274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the meeting of the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action (FOSTTA) to enable state and tribal leaders to collaborate with EPA on environmental protection and pollution prevention issues. Representatives and invited guests of the Chemical Information and Management Project (CIMP), the Pollution Prevention (P2) Project, and the Tribal Affairs Project (TAP), components of FOSTTA, will be meeting December 11, 2006. The meeting is being held to provide participants an opportunity to have in-depth discussions on issues concerning the environment and human health. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth some tentative agenda topics. EPA invites all interested parties to attend the public meeting.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives
Document Number: 06-55529
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-19474
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-19472
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality impacts, dredged material disposal, environmental justice, and risk analysis. Rating EC2.
Industrial Metal Alloy Superfund Site; Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E6-19470
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 122 (h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Industrial Metal Alloys Superfund Site located in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina..
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of Minnesota
Document Number: E6-19469
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Minnesota is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Minnesota has revised the following rules: Consumer Confidence Reports; Lead and Copper Technical Corrections; Synthetic Organic Chemicals/Inorganic Chemicals (SOC/IOC) Technical Amendments; Analytical Methods Technical Corrections; Analytical Methods for Radionuclides; Point of Use Devices; Public Water Supply (PWS) Definition; Administrative Penalty Order (APO) Authority; and Variances and Exemptions for compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions by the State are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Minnesota's Public Water System Supervision Program. This approval action does not extend to public water systems (PWSs) in Indian Country, as the term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. By approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of Federally recognized Indian Tribes in Minnesota, nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Minnesota. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by December 18, 2006, to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by December 18, 2006, EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on December 18, 2006. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
Adequacy of Nebraska Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19388
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action approves Nebraska's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On September 27, 2006, Nebraska submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Adequacy of Nebraska Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to approve Nebraska's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On September 27, 2006, Nebraska submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: E6-19386
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
New source performance standards (NSPS) limiting emissions of, among other pollutants, nitrogen oxides (NOX) from industrial-commercial-institutional steam generating units capable of combusting more than 100 million British thermal units (Btu) per hour were promulgated on November 25, 1986. The standards limit NOX emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels either solely or in combination with other fuels or wastes. The standards include provisions for the establishment of facility-specific NOX standards for steam generating units which simultaneously combust fossil fuel and chemical byproduct/waste under certain conditions. This amendment promulgates a facility-specific NOX standard for a steam generating unit which simultaneously combusts fossil fuel and chemical byproduct offgas at the Innovene USA LLC facility located in Lima, Ohio.
Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: E6-19385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are proposing a facility-specific nitrogen oxides (NOX) standard for a steam generating unit which simultaneously combusts fossil fuel and chemical by-product/waste at the Innovene USA facility located in Lima, Ohio. New source performance standards limiting emissions of, among other pollutants, NOX from industrial-commercial-institutional steam generating units capable of combusting more than 100 million British thermal units per hour were promulgated on November 25, 1986. The standards limit NOX emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels by themselves or in combination with other fuels or wastes. The standards include provisions for the establishment of facility-specific NOX standards for steam generating units which simultaneously combust fossil fuel and chemical by-product/waste under certain conditions.
Adequacy of Missouri Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19384
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action approves Missouri's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On April 14, 2006, Missouri submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Adequacy of Missouri Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program
Document Number: E6-19383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to approve Missouri's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit program and updates to the approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit (MSWLP) program. On March 22, 2004, the EPA issued final regulations allowing RD&D permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On April 14, 2006, Missouri submitted an application to the EPA seeking Federal approval of its RD&D requirements and to update Federal approval of its MSWLP program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; State Implementation Plan Revision for Burlington Industries, Clarksville, VA
Document Number: E6-19272
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision consists of the removal of a Consent Agreement (Agreement) currently in the SIP for the control of sulfur dioxide emissions from Burlington Industries located in Clarksville, Virginia. This Agreement has been superseded by a federally enforceable state operating permit that imposes operating restrictions on the facility's boilers and the shutdown of the remainder of the facility. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Implementation Rule; EPA ICR No. 2236.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0594
Document Number: E6-19376
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
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 April 30, 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.
Aldicarb Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E6-19360
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the N-methyl carbamate pesticide aldicarb. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for aldicarb, as well as an initial impacts and/or preliminary benefits assessmentfor a number of aldicarb uses. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing an Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for aldicarb through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Subsequently, EPA will complete the cumulative assessment for N-methyl carbamate pesticides, including aldicarb. Additional risk mitigation for dietary concerns may be necessary for aldicarb at that time. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E6-19282
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Cymoxanil in or on Caneberry
Document Number: E6-19270
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of cymoxanil in or on caneberry.
Listening Session on Exploring Bottled Water as an Alternative Compliance Option in Limited Situations for Non-Transient, Non-Community Water Systems
Document Number: E6-19266
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a listening session on the viability of bottled water as an alternative compliance option for chronic contaminants regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The purpose of this meeting is to identify information and data needed for EPA to evaluate the efficacy of bottled water as an alternative compliance option for non-transient, non- community water systems.
Draft Certification Procedures for Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Using Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) Technologies for Public Comment
Document Number: E6-19264
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on draft guidance discussing our intended approach for the certification of light-duty diesel vehicles and heavy-duty diesel engines using selective catalyst reduction (SCR) systems to meet EPA emissions standards.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment or Amendment to Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-19169
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
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.
Export Notification; Change to Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E6-19182
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 12(b) export notification regulations at subpart D of 40 CFR part 707. One amendment changes the current annual notification requirement to a one-time requirement for exporters of chemical substances or mixtures (hereinafter referred to as ``chemicals'') for which certain actions have been taken under TSCA. Relatedly, for the same TSCA actions, EPA is changing the current requirement that the Agency notify foreign governments annually after the Agency's receipt of export notifications from exporters to a requirement that the Agency notify foreign governments once after it receives the first export notification from an exporter. EPA is also promulgating de minimis concentration levels below which notification will not be required for the export of any chemical for which export notification under TSCA section 12(b) is otherwise required, promulgating other minor amendments (to update the EPA addresses to which export notifications must be sent, to indicate that a single export notification may refer to more than one section of TSCA where the exported chemical is the subject of multiple TSCA actions, and to correct an error in 40 CFR 799.19 that currently omits mentioning multi-chemical test rules as being among those final TSCA section 4 actions that trigger export notification), and clarifying exporters' and EPA's obligations where an export notification-triggering action is taken with respect to a chemical previously or currently subject to export notification due to the existence of a previous triggering action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Responses Correction
Document Number: E6-19174
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of October 25, 2006, concerning OMB's responses. This document contained incorrect information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Assessment of EPA Partnership Programs; EPA ICR No. 2225.01
Document Number: E6-19172
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-19171
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-19170
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and meeting of the Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Review Panel to review the Agency's draft assessment, ``Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide''.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-19168
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a consultation via two public teleconferences to provide input on the Agency's proposed Risk and Technology Review (RTR) assessment methodology.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-19166
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) will be held from December 12, 2006-December 14, 2006, in Alexandria, VA. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of AEGLs for the following chemicals: Allyl alcohol, carbon disulfide, carbonyl fluoride, ethyl benzene, mercury vapor, methacrylaldehyde, methyl vinyl ketone, N,N-dimethylformamide, oxygen difluoride, phosphorus trichloride, propargyl alcohol, selenium hexafluoride, stibine, sulfur dioxide, and thionyl chloride. In addition, proposed AEGL chemicals listed for public comment in the October 12, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 60141-60143) (FRL-8095-1) will be considered for elevation from Proposed to Interim AEGL chemicals.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E6-19090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The of State Louisiana has applied to EPA for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to the State of Louisiana. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E6-19089
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Louisiana has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Louisiana's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; 2006 Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program
Document Number: E6-19020
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision of the Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program for the State of Louisiana. This revision exempts the two newest model year gasoline-fueled passenger cars and trucks from On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) testing. We are taking this action in accordance with Sections 110 and 182 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; 2006 Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) Program
Document Number: E6-19018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Low Enhanced Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program for the State of Louisiana. This revision addresses the exemption of the two newest model year gasoline-fueled passenger cars and gasoline-fueled trucks from On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) testing. We are taking this action in accordance to Section 110 of the Clean Air Act.