Environmental Protection Agency December 13, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-21201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the status of the in utero through lactational assay in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 10 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
Document Number: E6-21200
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the administrative record file for comment on 10 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of Arkansas under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR-C-99-114.
Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and Federal Implementation Plans for CAIR; Corrections
Document Number: E6-21199
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this rule, EPA is making minor corrections to the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) for the CAIR to clarify text that may potentially be misleading. This corrections rule does not change any of CAIR or CAIR FIPs rule requirements or substantively change the rules in any way.
Clean Air Act Section 325 Exemption for Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Document Number: E6-21198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to grant, with conditions, a Petition, from the Governor of the Virgin Islands, submitted under section 325 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Petition requests that EPA exempt the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) from its obligation to comply with the continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) conditions contained in Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits issued pursuant to section 165 of the CAA to VIWAPA for nine PSD permitted units located on St. Thomas and St. Croix at two of its facilities. This approval will exempt VIWAPA from its obligation to comply for a period of five (5) years with the PSD permit CEMS conditions at seven of its eight PSD permitted combustion turbines and at its two PSD permitted Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) units. These PSD permit CEMS conditions address monitoring of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and opacity emissions. Additionally, VIWAPA sought to extend the Petitioner's request to include waiver of PSD permit CEMS conditions for a new unit, Unit 23. While this approval will not exempt VIWAPA from the CEMS obligations for Unit 23, it does provide VIWAPA additional time to comply with the CEMS permit conditions. This approval may be revoked or modified if significant changes in circumstances occur at either one or both of the two VIWAPA facilities. Failure to comply with the conditions included in this approval at Section VII (Conditions of Approval), hereinafter called ``Conditions,'' could result in the approval of the exemption being revoked by the Administrator as well as civil and/or criminal enforcement action under the Clean Air Act.
Lindane; Cancellation Order
Document Number: E6-21101
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's issuance of final orders cancelling the registrations of all pesticide products containing the pesticide lindane. The cancellation orders followed the August 23, 2006 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests (71 FR 49445) (FRL-8089- 1) from the lindane registrants to voluntarily cancel their lindane product registrations and announcing the commencement of a public comment period as required by section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In the August 23, 2006 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations to terminate uses unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant(s) withdrew their request(s) within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments that required further review of the cancellation requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA sent final cancellation orders to the registrants granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the lindane products subject to these cancellation orders is permitted only in accordance with the terms of the existing stocks provisions in the cancellation orders and described in Unit VI.
Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E6-21025
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document makes minor revisions to the terminology of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart C. EPA is taking this action to establish a uniform listing of commodity terms.
Ethyl Parathion; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E6-20988
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the Drexel Chemical Company and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide ethyl parathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows April 27, 2005 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the ethyl parathion registrant to voluntarily cancel all their ethyl parathion product registrations. These are the last ethyl parathion products registered for use in the United States. In the April 27, 2005 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and/or amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the Notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the ethyl parathion products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Clothianidin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E6-20898
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clothianidin in or on sorghum (grain, forage, and stover) and cotton (undelinted and gin byproducts). Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). In addition, this establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of clothianidin, in or on beet, sugar, roots, and beet, sugar, tops. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sugar beet seeds. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of clothianidin in these food commodities. The tolerances for sugar beet commodities expire and are revoked on December 31, 2009. This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clothianidin in or on grapes, potatoes, and potatoes, granules/flakes. Arvesta Corporation requested these tolerances under the FFDCA, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).