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

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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.
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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).
Final Rule on the Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events; Correction
Document Number: E7-9892
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA issued a final rule on March 22, 2007, entitled ``Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events.'' The rule governs the review and handling of air quality monitoring data determined to be influenced by exceptional events. This document makes minor corrections to language contained in the regulatory text for the rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1664.06, OMB Control No. 2050-0141
Document Number: E7-9812
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Browder Trust Property Charleston, Charleston County, SC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E7-9731
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h) 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 Browder Trust Property Superfund Site located in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-9648
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Final Rule for Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: E7-9599
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 for an update to an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E7-9596
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from March 26, 2007 to April 27, 2007, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-9589
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality and aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E7-9518
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Maryland that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
Control of Emissions from Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines and Equipment
Document Number: 07-1998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are proposing emission standards for new nonroad spark- ignition engines that will substantially reduce emissions from these engines. The proposed exhaust emission standards would apply in 2009 for new marine spark-ignition engines, including first-time EPA standards for sterndrive and inboard engines. The proposed exhaust emission standards would apply starting in 2011 and 2012 for different sizes of new land-based, spark-ignition engines at or below 19 kilowatts (kW). These small engines are used primarily in lawn and garden applications. We are also proposing evaporative emission standards for vessels and equipment using any of these engines. In addition, we are making other minor amendments to our regulations. We estimate that by 2030, the proposed standards would result in significant annual reductions of pollutant emissions from regulated engine and equipment sources nationwide, including 631,000 tons of volatile organic hydrocarbon emissions, 98,200 tons of NOX emissions, and 6,300 tons of direct particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions. These reductions correspond to significant reductions in the formation of ground-level ozone. We also expect to see annual reductions of 2,690,000 tons of carbon monoxide emissions, with the greatest reductions in areas where there have been problems with individual exposures. The requirements in this proposal would result in substantial benefits to public health and welfare and the environment. We estimate that by 2030, on an annual basis, these emission reductions would prevent 450 PM-related premature deaths, approximately 500 hospitalizations, 52,000 work days lost, and other quantifiable benefits every year. The total estimated annual benefits of this rule in 2030 are approximately $3.4 billion. Estimated costs in 2030 are many times less at approximately $240 million.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Electric Generating Unit Multi-Pollutant Regulation
Document Number: E7-9519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to establishing limits on the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from Delaware's large electric generation units (EGUs). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-9505
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S.EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The 2007 National Survey of Local Emergency Planning Committees (Reinstatement); EPA ICR No. 1903.02, OMB Control No. 2050-0162
Document Number: E7-9504
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to reinstate a previously approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E7-9503
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Water Quality Standards for Puerto Rico
Document Number: E7-9409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing water quality standards that would establish methods to implement Puerto Rico's existing antidegradation policy for waters in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition To Object to Title V Permits for Potlatch Corporation's Clearwater Wood Products Facility, Idaho Pulp and Paperboard Division, and Consumer Products Division, Lewiston, ID
Document Number: 07-2439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an order dated May 7, 2007, denying a petition to object to state operating permits issued by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to Potlatch Corporation's Clearwater Wood Products Facility, Idaho Pulp and Paperboard Division, and Consumer Products Division, all located in Lewiston, Idaho (Potlatch permits). This order constitutes final action on the petition submitted by Mr. Mark Solomon, representing the Idaho Conservation League, Friends of the Clearwater, and himself, on February 7, 2003, requesting that EPA object to the issuance of the Potlatch permits. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the CAA, any person may seek judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days of this notice under section 307 of the CAA.
Acetochlor; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9430
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises and separates the tolerances for acetochlor in 180.470 into paragraphs (a) through (d) and reassigns many of the current entries from paragraph (a) to paragraph (d), which applies to tolerances for indirect and inadvertent residues. This regulation also establishes several new tolerances and amends several existing tolerances under paragraph (a). It further establishes several new tolerances under paragraph (d); and amends and revises two tolerances moved to that paragraph. Details of these changes are outlined in Unit II. of this document. The Acetochlor Registration Partnership (ARP) and Monsanto Company requested these changes as submitted by petitions to EPA pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9428
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of pendimethalin and its metabolite, 4-[(1-ethylpropyl)amino]-2-methyl- 3,5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol in or on beans; beans, forage; beans, hay; and peas (except field peas) to replace the current tolerances for bean, lima, seed; bean, lima, succulent; bean, forage; bean, hay; and pea, succulent. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 on Corn; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9427
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 on corn when applied aerially once per season at the first sign of corn tasseling to reduce aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus. Acta Group, 1203 Nineteenth St., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036- 2401 on behalf of Circle One Global, Inc. One Arthur St. P.O. Box 28, Shellman, GA 39886-0028 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 NRRL 21882. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on May 2, 2009.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-9426
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to review a set of issues being considered by the Agency pertaining to two separate topics. On August 14-15, 2007, the Panel will consider a Review of EPA/ORD/NERL's SHEDS-Multimedia Model, aggregate version 3. On August 16-17, 2007, the Panel will review Assessing Approaches for the Development of PBPK Models of Pyrethroid Pesticides.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E7-9417
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address a lawsuit filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (``NJDEP''): NJDEP v. Johnson, No. 07-0612 (D. N.J.). On July 21, 2006, NJDEP filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to respond to a petition seeking EPA's objection to the issuance of a revised CAA Title V operating permit to Reliant Energy Mid-Atlantic Power Holdings LLC for its Portland Generating Station in Pennsylvania. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA has agreed to respond to NJDEP's petition by June 20, 2007.
Revisions to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories
Document Number: E7-9407
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action promulgates revisions to the General Provisions for Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories to allow for extensions to the deadline imposed for source owners and operators to conduct an initial or subsequent performance test required by applicable regulations. The General Provisions do not currently provide for extensions of the deadlines for conducting performance tests.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services
Document Number: E7-9406
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services (C-VPESS) to discuss components of a draft report related to valuing the protection of ecological systems and services.
Exposure Modeling Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-9322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for one day on June 12, 2007. This notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E7-9311
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
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.
Pythium Oligandrum DV 74; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-9298
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pythium oligandrum DV 74 on food crops. Biopreparaty Co. Ltd. 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 Pythium oligandrum DV 74.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Michigan; Redesignation of Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Benzie County, Cass County, Huron County, and Mason County 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Areas to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E7-9289
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making determinations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the nonattainment areas of Flint (Genesee and Lapeer Counties), Grand Rapids (Kent and Ottawa Counties), Kalamazoo-Battle Creek (Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren Counties), Lansing-East Lansing (Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties), Muskegon (Muskegon County), Benton Harbor (Berrien County), Benzie County, Cass County, Huron County, and Mason County have attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). For the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo- Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Benzie County, Huron County, and Mason County areas, these determinations are based on two overlapping three-year periods of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2002-2004 seasons and the 2003-2005 seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the areas. Quality assured monitoring data for 2006 show that the areas continue to attain the standard. For the Flint, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Cass County areas, these determinations are based on three years of complete quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2004-2006 seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the areas. In addition, quality- assured data for 2003-2005 also demonstrate that the 8-hour NAAQS was attained during this period. EPA is approving requests from the State of Michigan to redesignate the Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Benzie County, Cass County, Huron County, and Mason County areas to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted these requests on May 9, 2006 and June 13, 2006, and supplemented them on May 26, 2006, August 25, 2006, and November 30, 2006. In approving these requests, EPA is also approving, as revisions to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plans for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2018 in these areas. EPA is also finding adequate and approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, the State's 2018 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Lansing-East Lansing, Muskegon, Benton Harbor, Benzie County, Cass County, Huron County, and Mason County areas.
Chlorantraniliprole; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E7-9206
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on apple and apple, wet pomace, celery, cucumber, head and leaf lettuce, pear, pepper, spinach, squash, tomato and watermelon commodities. DuPont Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The tolerances will expire on May 1, 2010.
Diazinon; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Diazinon Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-9205
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
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 the registrant to voluntarily cancel the registration of its sole product containing the pesticide diazinon. The request would terminate granular diazinon use in or on lettuce. The request would also terminate the last granular diazinon product registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of Allen and Stark Counties to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E7-9150
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 20, 2006, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), submitted a request to redesignate the Allen County, Ohio (Lima) and Stark County (Canton) nonattainment areas to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Additional information was also submitted on August 24, 2006 and December 4, 2006. In these submittals, Ohio EPA also requested EPA approval of an Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for each County. EPA is making a determination that the Allen County, Ohio and Stark County, Ohio ozone nonattainment areas have attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination is based on three years of complete, quality assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2003-2005 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the areas. Quality assured monitoring data for 2006 shows that the areas continue to attain the standard. EPA is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's maintenance plan for the areas. As a result, Ohio has satisfied the criteria for redesignation of Allen County (Lima) and Stark County (Canton) to attainment and EPA is approving the requested redesignation. Further, EPA is approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2018 that are contained in 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for each County.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of Belmont County to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E7-9149
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 20, 2006, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), submitted a request to redesignate Belmont County (the Ohio portion of the Wheeling, West Virginia-Ohio (WV-OH) bi-state ozone nonattainment area) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Additional information was also submitted on August 24, 2006 and December 4, 2006. In these submittals, Ohio EPA also requested EPA approval of an Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for the County. EPA is making a determination that the Wheeling (WV-OH) nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination is based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2003-2005 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained. Quality assured monitoring data for 2006 shows that the area continues to attain the standard. EPA is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's maintenance plan for Belmont County. As a result, Ohio has satisfied the criteria for redesignation of Belmont County to attainment and EPA is approving the requested redesignation. Further, EPA is approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2018 that are contained in 8-hour ozone maintenance plan.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of Jefferson County to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E7-9141
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 31, 2006, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted a request to redesignate Jefferson County, Ohio to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In this submittal, Ohio EPA also requested EPA approval of an Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the ozone maintenance plan for Jefferson County. Additional supporting information was also submitted on October 3, 2006. Jefferson County is the Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is making a determination that this area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination is based on three years of complete, quality- assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2003-2005 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the area. Quality-assured monitoring data for 2006 show that the area continues to attain the standard. EPA is also approving, as a SIP revision, the State's maintenance plan for Jefferson County. As a result, Ohio has now satisfied the criteria for redesignation of Jefferson County to attainment, and EPA is approving the requested redesignation. Further, EPA is approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2018 that are contained in the 11-year 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for Jefferson County.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Non-Transportation Related Onshore and Offshore Facilities
Document Number: 07-2404
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is today extending the dates by which facilities must prepare or amend Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, and implement those Plans. This action allows the Agency time to promulgate further revisions to the SPCC rule before owners and operators are required to prepare or amend, and implement their SPCC Plans. EPA expects to propose further revisions to the SPCC rule later this year.
Determination of Attainment, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of Washington County to Attainment of the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 07-2335
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 22, 2006, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted a request to redesignate Washington County (the Ohio Portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, West Virginia-Ohio (WV- OH) bi-state ozone nonattainment area) to attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Additional information was submitted on November 17, 2006. In these submittals, Ohio EPA also requested EPA approval of an Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 12-year maintenance plan for the County. EPA is making a determination that the Parkersburg-Marietta (WV-OH) nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination is based on three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2003-2005 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained. Quality assured monitoring data for 2006 shows that the area continues to attain the standard. EPA is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's maintenance plan for Washington County. As a result, Ohio has satisfied the criteria for redesignation of Washington County to attainment and EPA is approving the requested redesignation. Further, EPA is approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the year 2018 that are contained in the 8- hour ozone maintenance plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Lancaster 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-9296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Lancaster ozone nonattainment area (``Lancaster Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Area is comprised of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the Lancaster Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Lancaster Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for 11 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Lancaster Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2003-2005. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Lancaster Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Lancaster Area, and EPA is proposing to approve that inventory for the Lancaster Area as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the maintenance plan for the Lancaster Area for purposes of transportation conformity, and is also proposing to approve those MVEBs. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and of the maintenance plan and 2002 base-year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1049.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0046
Document Number: E7-9295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 October 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The SunWise Program; EPA ICR Number 1904.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0439; Correction
Document Number: E7-9292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the Federal Register of February 12, 2007, concerning a request for comments on an Information Collection Request for the SunWise program, EPA ICR No. 1904.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0439. The notice contained an incorrect EPA ICR Number.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E7-9290
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Discuss science use in disaster response programs; (2) conduct a quality review of the draft SAB report Advice to EPA on Advancing the Science and Application of Ecological Risk Assessment in Environmental Decision Making and the Draft letter Consultation on EPA's Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Assessment Plan; and (3) continue planning for upcoming SAB meetings.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Can Manufacturing Surface Coating (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 2079.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0541
Document Number: E7-9288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-9287
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the Marshall and Ohio County, West Virginia (Wheeling) portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH area (herein referred to as the ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the State submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Wheeling that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 12 years, until 2018. EPA is also approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Wheeling 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request and the maintenance plan revision to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the Weirton, WV Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E7-9208
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a redesignation request and a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the Brooke and Hancock County, West Virginia (Weirton) portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV area (herein referred to as the ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, the State submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Weirton that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the next 12 years, until 2018. EPA is also approving the adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Weirton 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, and is approving those MVEBs. EPA is approving the redesignation request and the maintenance plan revision to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; California Heavy-Duty On-Highway Otto-Cycle Engines and Incomplete Vehicles Regulations; Within-the-Scope Request; Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-9207
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted amendments to the California heavy-duty otto-cycle regulations for 2004, 2005 through 2007, and for the 2008 and subsequent model years. Three different emissions standards apply to the 2004, 2005-2007, and 2008 model years respectively. By letter dated December 7, 2005, CARB submitted a request seeking EPA confirmation that its amendments affecting these model years be considered within- the-scope of previously granted waivers of preemption under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b). This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.
Enhancing Environmental Outcomes From Audit Policy Disclosures Through Tailored Incentives for New Owners; Notice
Document Number: E7-9197
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') requests comment on whether and to what extent the Agency should consider offering tailored incentives to encourage new owners of regulated entities to discover, disclose, correct, and prevent the recurrence of environmental violations. The Agency is considering whether actively encouraging such disclosures has the potential to yield significant environmental benefit, since new owners may be particularly well-situated and highly motivated to focus on, and invest in, making a clean start for their new facilities by addressing environmental noncompliance. Any tailored incentives for new owners would be beyond those offered as EPA is currently implementing EPA's April 11, 2000 policy on ``Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations,'' commonly referred to as the ``Audit Policy'' (65 FR 19618). These incentives would be designed to enhance implementation of the Audit Policy and encourage its use in the new owner context, but would not constitute a change to the Policy overall. After the comment period closes, the Agency plans to review all comments and decide whether to develop a pilot program to test the policy of offering tailored incentives to encourage new owners to self- audit and disclose under the Audit Policy. Should the Agency decide to proceed, EPA would then publish a second Federal Register notice to seek comment on a proposed pilot program. After a second round of public comment, the Agency would publish in the Federal Register: The final description of the pilot program; an announcement of its start date; and a description of how its success in achieving increased self- auditing and disclosure and significant improvement to the environment will be evaluated.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E7-9131
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission by the state of Iowa which revises the air quality rules to include portions of the Federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations promulgated by EPA in December 2002. These revisions do not include the portion of the rules for nonattainment areas as there are currently no nonattainment areas in the state of Iowa. The definitions and applicability portions of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program were written into the state rules while the remaining portions of the PSD program were adopted by reference. All references to clean units and pollution control projects are not adopted by reference. Iowa has also not adopted portions of the Federal rule relating to exceptions from recordkeeping requirements.