Environmental Protection Agency December 20, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Review of Chemical Proposals for Addition under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; Solicitation of Information for the Development of Risk Management Evaluations and Risk Profiles
Document Number: E6-21727
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice solicits information relevant to the development of risk management evaluations pursuant to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) for the following chemicals which are being reviewed for possible addition to the Stockholm Convention's (hereafter Convention) Annexes A, B, and/or C as POPs: Hexabromobiphenyl (HBB) (CAS No. 36355-01-8); pentabromodiphenyl ether (PeBDE) (CAS No. 32534-81-9); chlordecone (CAS No. 143-50-0); lindane (CAS No. 58-89-9); and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Additionally, this notice solicits information relevant to the development of risk profiles pursuant to the Convention for the following chemicals which are also being reviewed for possible addition to the Convention's Annexes A, B, and/or C as POPs: Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether (octaBDE) (CAS No. 32536-52-0); pentachlorobenzene (PeCB) (CAS No. 608- 93-5); short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) (CAS No. 85535-84-8); alpha-hexachlorocylcohexane (alpha-HCH) (CAS No. 319-84-6); and beta- hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) (CAS No. 319-85-7). EPA is issuing this notice to alert interested and potentially affected persons of these proposals and the status of their review under the Convention, and to encourage such persons to provide information relevant to the development of risk profiles and risk management evaluations under the Convention.
2006 Reporting Notice and Amendment; Partial Updating of TSCA Inventory Database; Chemical Substance Production, Processing, and Use Site Reports
Document Number: E6-21711
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by extending the submission deadline for 2006 reports from December 23, 2006 to March 23, 2007. This is a one-time extension for the 2006 submission period only. The IUR requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory to report current data on the manufacturing, processing, and use of the substances.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Establishment of Regulations for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E6-21710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
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.
Organic Arsenical Herbicides (MSMA, DSMA, CAMA, and Cacodylic Acid), Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-21610
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 9, 2006, concerning the availability of the reregistration eligibility decision for the organic arsenical herbicides MSMA, DSMA, DAMA, and cacodylic acid. EPA also issued notices in the Federal Register of October 4, 2006 announcing the extension of the comment period by 30 days and of October 27, 2006 announcing the extension of the comment period until December 13, 2006. This document is reopening the comment period an additional 30 days, from December 20, 2006, to January 19, 2007.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E6-21604
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
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 a registrant to voluntarily cancel a certain pesticide registration.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: E6-21603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing to grant a petition to exclude or ``delist'' wastewater treatment sludge from conversion coating on aluminum generated by the Ford Motor Company (Ford) Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) in Claycomo, Missouri from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This proposed exclusion, if finalized, conditionally excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under RCRA. This petition was evaluated in a manner similar to the expedited process developed as a special project in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for delisting similar wastes generated by a similar manufacturing process. See 76 FR 10341, March 7, 2002. Based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by Ford, we have tentatively concluded that the petitioned waste from KCAP is nonhazardous with respect to the original listing criteria and that there are no other factors which would cause the waste to be hazardous. This exclusion, if finalized, would be valid only when the sludge is disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill which is permitted, licensed, or registered by a State to manage industrial solid waste.
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
Document Number: E6-21506
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. Section 408(l)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Dimethomorph; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-21499
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of the fungicide, dimethomorph, (E,Z) 4-[3-(4- chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-oxo-2-propenyl] morpholine in or on brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A. The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4), 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540 requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E6-21498
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of azoxystrobin and its Z isomer, on rice, wild. 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 rice, wild. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for combined residues of azoxystrobin in this food commodity. The tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2009.
Metconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E6-21493
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of the fungicide metconazole, 5-[(4-chlorophenyl)methyl]-2,2- dimethyl-1-(1H -1,2,4-triazole-1-yl-methyl)cyclopentanol in or on aspirated grain fractions; egg; meat, fat and meat by-products of cattle, goat, hog, horse, poultry and sheep; milk; soybean, hulls; soybean, meal; soybean, refined oil; and 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 metconazole in these food commodities. These tolerances will expire and be revoked on December 31, 2010.
Boscalid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-21491
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of boscalid, 3-pyridinecarboxamide, 2-chloro-N-(4'-chloro[1,1'-biphenyl]- 2-yl) in or on leafy greens subgroup 4A, except head and leaf lettuce, and leafy petioles subgroup 4B. 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).
Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-21490
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of glyphosate in or on sunflower; safflower; noni; pea, dry; and vegetable, legume, group 6 except soybean, and pea, dry. The 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).
Myclobutanil; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E6-21489
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of myclobutanil in or on hops, soybean seed, soybean forage, soybean hay, aspirated grain fractions, and soybean refined oil. Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) requested the tolerance for hops and Dow AgroSciences requested the tolerances for the soybean commodities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: E6-21422
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 67979-EUP-T from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the Vip3A and Cry1Ab plant-incorporated protectants. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry
Document Number: E6-21405
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 14, 1999, under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing sources in the Portland cement manufacturing industry. On December 15, 2000, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) remanded parts of the NESHAP for the Portland cement manufacturing industry to EPA to consider, among other things, setting standards based on the performance of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor standards for hydrogen chloride (HCl), mercury, and total hydrocarbons (THC), and metal hazardous air pollutants (HAP). EPA published a proposed response to the court's remand on December 2, 2005. We received over 1700 comments on the proposed response. This action promulgates EPA's final rule amendments in response to the court's remand and the comments received on the proposed amendments.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry: Notice of Reconsideration
Document Number: E6-21404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that it is reconsidering the new source standards for mercury and for total hydrocarbons (THC) which are part of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry, published on December 20, 2006.
Fluroxypyr; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 06-9765
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fluroxypyr in or on onion, bulb; garlic, bulb; and shallot, bulb. The 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).