Environmental Protection Agency May 23, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials /State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-9913
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on June 25, 2007 and ending June 26, 2007. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Propanil, Phenmedipham, Triallate, and MCPA; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E7-9912
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the herbicides propanil, triallate, and MCPA. EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the herbicides propanil, phenmedipham, triallate, and MCPA. In addition, EPA is establishing tolerances for the herbicides propanil, phenmedipham, triallate, and MCPA. The regulatory actions in this document are part of the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Removal of Douglas County Transportation Control Measure; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: E7-9909
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action corrects an inadvertent omission of the entry number for the Alternative Fuel Refueling Station/Park and Ride Transportation Center, Project DO-AR-211 in EPA's direct final rulemaking action, published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2006, for the Georgia State Implementation Plan.
Plant-Incorporated Protectants; Potential Revisions to Current Production Regulations; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-9847
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for an ANPRM document concerning potential revisions to current production regulations for producers of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) published in the Federal Register of April 4, 2007. This document extends the comment period for an additional 30 days. The comment period is extended because EPA received a request from the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO), the association representing State pesticide regulatory officials. The extended comment period will allow State regulators to consider the ANPRM at the State-FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) national meeting June 25-26, 2007, and submit comments representing the consensus of their membership.
Inorganic Sulfites; Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-9835
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide inorganic sulfites, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide inorganic sulfites through a modified, streamlined version of the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Aliphatic Esters Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-9834
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide aliphatic esters, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the aliphatic esters Docket. The aliphatic esters case contains six active ingredients, but only one active ingredient, the methyl esters of fatty acids, is registered and in only one product. The methyl esters of fatty acids are used as a pinching agent and applied as a foliar spray on ornamentals kept inside and outside of greenhouses. EPA has reviewed the aliphatic esters through a modified public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this process, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Famoxadone; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9823
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of famoxadone in or on grape, hop, and caneberry, Subgroup 13A. Interregional Research Project (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Coumaphos; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9813
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of coumaphos in or on honey and honeycomb. Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Aspergillus flavus AF36 on Pistachio; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9729
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Aspergillus flavus AF36 on pistachio when applied/used to reduce aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), Rutgers University, 500 College Road East, Suite 201W, Princeton, NJ 08540 on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council], 3721 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040-2933 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 the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Aspergillus flavus AF36. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on May 14, 2010.
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E7-9728
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Rotenone; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-9724
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide rotenone, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the rotenone docket. Rotenone is a restricted use pesticide applied directly to water - primarily by Federal and state agencies - to eliminate invasive or unwanted fish species. EPA has reviewed rotenone through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-9710
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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 on June 20-22, 2007, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. At this meeting, the NAC/AEGL Committee will address, as time permits, the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for the following chemicals: allyltrichlorosilane, amyltrichlorosilane, butyltrichlorosilane, BZ, chloromethyltrichlorosilane, chlorosulfonic acid, dichlorosilane, diphenyldichlorosilane, dodecyltrichlorosilane, fluorosulfonic acid, hexyltrichlorosilane, magnesium diamide, methanesulfonyl chloride, nonyltrichlorosilane, octadecyltrichlorosilane, octyltrichlorosilane, osmium tetroxide, pentaborane, propyltrichlorosilane, silicon tetrachloride, silicon tetrafluoride, trichloro(dichlorophenyl)silane, trichlorophenysilane, trichlorosilane, and vinyltrichlorosilane.
[RIN 2070-AJ28]
Document Number: E7-9595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing revisions to its pesticide tolerance crop grouping regulations, which allow establishment of tolerances for multiple related crops, based on data from a representative set of crops. The present revision would create a new crop group for edible fungi (mushrooms), expand existing crop groups by adding new commodities, establish new crop subgroups, and revise the representative crops in some groups. Additionally, EPA is revising the generic crop group regulation to add a subsection explaining how the Agency will implement revisions to crop groups. EPA expects these revisions to promote greater use of crop groupings for tolerance- setting purposes and, in particular, will assist in retaining or making available pesticides for minor crop uses. This is the first in a series of planned crop group updates expected to be proposed over the next several years.
Methamidophos, Oxydemeton-methyl, Profenofos, and Trichlorfon; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 07-2561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the insecticides methamidophos and oxydemeton-methyl. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the insecticides methamidophos, oxydemeton-methyl, profenofos, and trichlorfon. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the insecticides methamidophos and profenofos. The regulatory actions proposed in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q).