Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Performance Measures Work Group; Notice of Public Meeting
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Performance Measures Workgroup will hold a public meeting on January 30, 2007. An agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on EPA's website. The work group is developing advice and recommendations concerning performance management measures for EPA's pesticide program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Implementation Plans; Ohio; Rules to Control Emissions From Hospital, Medical, and Infectious Waste Incinerators
The EPA is proposing to approve, with exceptions noted below, a State plan submitted by Ohio concerning criteria pollutant and toxic emissions from Hospital, Medical and Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI) in the State. EPA is proposing to approve all other items requested in Ohio's letter of October 18, 2005, including limits for a variety of emissions from HMIWI units including mercury, cadmium, lead, hydrogen chloride, and dioxin and criteria pollutants. Ohio prepared a plan based on CAA sections 111(d) and 129 for existing hospital, medical and infectious waste incinerators and asked that it be reviewed and approved as a revision to the State plan. The State's HMIWI plan sets out requirements for affected units at least as stringent as the EPA requirements entitled ``Emission Guidelines (EG) and Compliance Times for Hospital/Medical/ Infectious Waste Incinerators'' published in the Federal Register dated September 15, 1997. For approval, the State plan must include requirements for emission limits at least as protective as those requirements stated in the emission guideline. The rules in the plan apply to existing sources only for which construction commenced on or before June 20, 1996. New sources constructed after this date are covered by a Federal new source performance standard. The Ohio rules, contained in the plan, were proposed on March 22, 2002, and a public hearing was held on April 29, 2002. The rules became effective in Ohio on March 23, 2004. Plans affecting this source category were due from States with HMIWI subject to the emission guidelines on September 15, 1998. Ohio missed the submittal deadline and became subject to the Federal Plan on August 15, 2000, (65 FR 49868). We are proposing to approve the Ohio plan because we believe it meets the requirements of the EPA emission guideline affecting hospital incinerators. Any party interested in commenting on EPA's proposed approval should do so within the timeframe noted below.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Computer Sciences Corporation's Identified Subcontractors; Correction
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 15, 2006, concerning the authorization of EPA's contractor Computer Sciences Corporation of Chantilly, VA and its subcontractors, Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation of Chantilly, VA, Tek Systems of Hanover, MD, and Yoh I.T. of Philadelphia, PA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document is being issued to correct errors in that notice.
Beauveria Bassiana HF23; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial active ingredient Beauveria bassiana HF23 (B. bassiana HF23) on all food and feed commodities when applied/used to treat chicken manure which will eventually be processed and used as fertilizer on agricultural crops. Jabb of the Carolinas 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 B. bassiana HF23.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports; EPA ICR No. 0282.14, OMB Control No. 2060-0048
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 March 31, 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.