Revocation of TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements for Coke-Oven Light Oil (Coal)
EPA is amending the test rule entitled Testing of Certain High Production Volume Chemicals promulgated under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This amendment removes coke-oven light oil (coal) (CAS No. 65996-78-3) from the list of chemicals subject to the test rule. EPA is basing its decision on information it received after publication of the test rule. Also, upon the effective date of the revocation of the TSCA section 4 testing requirements for coke-oven light oil (coal), persons who export or intend to export coke-oven light oil (coal) are no longer subject to the TSCA section 12(b) export notification requirements to the extent that they were triggered by the testing requirements being revoked by this action.
Jehl Cooperage Superfund Site; Memphis, Shelby County, TN; Notice of Settlement
Under Section 122(h)(1) 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 Jehl Cooperage Superfund Site located in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Constitution Road Drum Site; Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Under Section 122(h)(1) 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 with the CMAC Environmental Group concerning the Constitution Road Drum Site located in Atlanta, Dekalb County, Georgia.
Cyproconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of cyproconazole ((2RS,3RS)-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-cyclopropyl- 1-(1H -1,2,4- triazole-1-yl)butan-2-ol) in or on soybean seed. This action is associated with 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 soybeans. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of cyproconazole in this food commodity. The tolerance will expire and be revoked on December 31, 2009.
Proposed Ability-to-Pay Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Regarding The Pittsburgh Metal and Equipment Superfund Site, Hudson County, NJ
The United States Environmental Protection (``EPA'') is proposing to enter into an administrative settlement to resolve claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''). In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Pittsburgh Metal and Equipment Superfund Site (``the Site''). Section 122(h) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to consider, compromise and settle certain claims for costs incurred by the United States. Notice is being published to inform the public of the proposed settlement and of the opportunity to comment. The Site is a former smelting facility that operated for approximately thirty-five years. It received used metal and dross from a number of clients, including those in the printing industries. EPA confirmed contamination at the Site as high as 15% lead in the top two feet of soil. Other hazardous substances at the site include cadmium, antimony, beryllium, copper, nickel, silver, zinc, and PCBs. As a result of the release or threatened release of hazardous substances, EPA has undertaken response actions at or in connection with the Site under Section 104 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9604. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Settling Parties will pay a total of approximately $59,500.00 to reimburse EPA for certain response costs incurred at the Site. In exchange, EPA will grant a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against the Parties for reimbursement of past response costs pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA. The Attorney General has approved this settlement. EPA will consider any comments received during the comment period and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed settlement if comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, 290 Broadway17th floor, New York, New York 10007-1866. Telephone: (212) 637-3111.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Safe Pesticides/Safe Products (SP2) Subcommittee Meetings-Winter 2007
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Safe Pesticides/Safe Products (SP2) Subcommittee.