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

Busan 77 Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-19236
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment, and related documents for the pesticide Busan 77 and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Busan 77 through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-19235
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-19234
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Tembotrione; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-19230
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of tembotrione, 2-[2-chloro-4-(methylsulfonyl)-3-[(2,2,2- trifluoroethoxy)methyl]benzoyl]-1,3-cyclohexanedione and its metabolite (M5); 2-[2-chloro-4-(methylsulfonyl)-3-[(2,2,2- trifluoroethoxy)methyl]benzoyl]-4,6-dihydroxy-1,3-cyclohexane dione in or on corn (field, sweet and pop) and livestock commodities. Bayer CropScience requested those tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-19229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to wetlands and the Cumulative impacts of water use, and recommended that the DEIS provide more details on how many wetlands may be impacted at each alternative site and that a cumulative impacts evaluation be conducted for at least the 50-year operational life of the project. Rating EC2.
Quinclorac; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-19227
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of quinclorac in or on imported barley grain. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E7-19225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club (``Plaintiff'') in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Sierra Club v. Johnson, No. 1:07-cv-01040 (ESH) (D. D.C.). Plaintiff filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to respond to an administrative petition seeking EPA's objection to a CAA Title V operating permit proposed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the Weston Generating Station in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA has agreed to respond to Plaintiff's petition by December 19, 2007. If EPA fulfills its obligation, Plaintiff has agreed to dismiss this suit with prejudice. In addition, EPA has agreed to pay Plaintiff a specified amount in settlement for attorneys' fees in this matter.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meetings-Summer/Fall 2007
Document Number: E7-19220
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) EDC Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Florasulam; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-19219
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for florasulam in or on barley, grain at 0.01 ppm, barley, hay at 0.05 ppm, barley straw at 0.05 ppm, oat, grain at 0.01 ppm, oat, forage at 0.05 ppm, oat, hay at 0.05 ppm, oat, straw at 0.05 ppm, rye, grain at 0.01 ppm, rye, forage at 0.05 ppm, rye, straw at 0.05 ppm, wheat, grain at 0.01 ppm, wheat, forage at 0.05 ppm, wheat, hay at 0.05 ppm, and wheat, straw at 0.05 ppm. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Continuous Release Reporting Regulations (CRRR) Under CERCLA 1980 (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1445.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0086
Document Number: E7-19211
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
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 February 29, 2008. 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.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides Health Criteria
Document Number: E7-19146
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides Health Criteria; First External Review Draft'' (EPA/600/R-07/108). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the Agency's review of the air quality criteria for sulfur oxides and the primary (health-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking comment from the public and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Clean Air Interstate Rule Nitrogen Oxides Trading Programs
Document Number: E7-18962
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Louisiana on August 20, 2007, as the Louisiana Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Trading Programs abbreviated SIP. The abbreviated SIP revision includes the Louisiana methodology for allocation of annual and ozone season NOX allowances. EPA has determined that the Louisiana CAIR NOX Trading Programs abbreviated SIP revision satisfies the applicable requirements of a CAIR abbreviated SIP revision. EPA is also approving revisions to the Louisiana SIP that establish administrative reporting requirements for all Louisiana CAIR programs; these revisions were submitted on September 22, 2006, as part of the Louisiana CAIR Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Trading Program SIP. EPA has also determined that the Louisiana CAIR NOX Annual and Ozone Season Abbreviated SIP satisfies Louisiana's Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) obligations to submit a SIP revision that contains adequate provisions to prohibit air emissions from adversely affecting another State's air quality through interstate transport. The intended effect of this action is to reduce NOX emissions from the State of Louisiana that are contributing to nonattainment of the 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) in downwind states. This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.
Award of United States-Mexico Border Program and Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grants Authorized by the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007
Document Number: E7-18960
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice provides guidelines on the Award of United States- Mexico Border Program and Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grants Authorized by the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007. This notice provides information and guidelines on how the EPA will award and administer the United States-Mexico Border Program and the Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program in accordance with the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110-5). The Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007, provides budget authority for funding the United States-Mexico Border Program and the Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program. Each grant recipient will receive a copy of this notice from EPA.
Acid Rain Program: Notice of Annual Adjustment Factors for Excess Emission Penalty
Document Number: E7-19142
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Acid Rain Program, affected units must hold enough allowances to cover their sulfur dioxide emissions and meet an emission limit for nitrogen oxides. Under 40 CFR 77.6, units that do not meet these requirements must pay a penalty without demand to the Administrator based on the number of excess tons emitted times $2000 as adjusted by an annual adjustment factor that must be published in the Federal Register. The annual adjustment factor for adjusting the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides under 40 CFR part 77 for compliance year 2007 is 1.6364. This value is derived using the Consumer Price Index (``CPI'') for 1990 and 2007 (as defined at 40 CFR part 72, the 2007 CPI is based on the August 2006 CPI for all urban consumers), and corresponds to a penalty of $3273 per excess ton of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides emitted. The annual adjustment factor for adjusting the penalty for excess emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides under 40 CFR part 77 for compliance year 2008 is 1.6687. This value is derived using the Consumer Price Index (``CPI'') for 1990 and 2008 (as defined at 40 CFR part 72, the 2008 CPI is based on the August 2007 CPI for all urban consumers), and corresponds to a penalty of $3337 per excess ton of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides emitted.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; OMB Control Numbers 2040-0009, 2040-0110 and 2040-0258
Document Number: E7-19126
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that three Information Collection Requests (ICRs) have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew three existing approved collections. The ICRs, which are abstracted below, describe the nature of the information collection and their estimated burden and cost.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19125
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of human subjects' research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2103.03; OMB No. 2040-0253
Document Number: E7-19124
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Missouri; Clean Air Mercury Rule
Document Number: E7-19120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Plan submitted by Missouri on May 18, 2007, and revisions submitted on September 6, 2007. The plan addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), promulgated on May 18, 2005, and subsequently revised on June 9, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the submitted State Plan fully meets the CAMR requirements for Missouri. CAMR requires States to regulate emissions of mercury (Hg) from large coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). CAMR establishes State budgets for annual EGU Hg emissions and requires States to submit State Plans to ensure that annual EGU Hg emissions will not exceed the applicable State budget. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered CAMR cap-and-trade program. In the State Plan that EPA is proposing to approve Missouri would meet CAMR requirements by participating in the EPA trading program.
Notice of Availability of the External Review Draft of a “Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action for Carcinogenicity: Using EPA's 2005 Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility From Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens”
Document Number: E7-19119
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60- day public comment period for the External Review Draft of the ``Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action for Carcinogenicity: Using EPA's 2005 Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens'' (or Framework). EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment prior to external peer review. Following the period for public comment, the document will be reviewed by an external panel of experts. The date and other details about the external review will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. EPA will consider both the public and the external peer review comments when revising the draft Framework. Members of the public may obtain the draft guidance from http://www.regulations.gov; or http://www.epa.gov/osa/mmoaframework; or from Dr. Resha Putzrath via the contact information below. The purpose of the Framework is to expand and clarify discussions found in the Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance on characteristics to be evaluated for a chemical's potential for a mutagenic mode of action (MOA). These documents can be obtained from http://www.epa.gov/cancerguidelines. This Framework document is not a prescriptive guide on how any particular type of assessment should be conducted within an EPA program or regional office. Rather, it is a science-based document that is intended to help EPA's risk assessors determine whether data support a finding of a mutagenic MOA for carcinogenicity. It discusses mutagenicity only within the context of a mutagenic MOA for carcinogenicity and not for other adverse endpoints that involve mutations. EPA's Risk Assessment Forum oversaw the development of this draft document. EPA's Cancer Guidelines emphasize using MOA information in interpreting and quantifying the potential cancer risk to humans. The Supplemental Guidance discusses the use of age-dependent adjustment factors (ADAFs) with the derived cancer slope factors (and appropriate age-specific estimates of exposure) in the development of risk estimates if the weight of evidence supports a mutagenic MOA. This default approach is used only when appropriate chemical-specific data are not available on susceptibility from early-life exposures.
NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors
Document Number: E7-19097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 12, 2005, pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) emitted by various types of hazardous waste combusters. EPA subsequently granted reconsideration petitions relating to certain issues presented by the rules. 71 FR 14665, 52564, but has not yet issued a final determination on reconsideration. Following the close of the comment period on the proposed reconsideration rule, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued several opinions construing section 112 (d) of the Clean Air Act, and one of those opinions has called into question the legality of some of the standards for hazardous waste combusters. This notice discusses the standards that EPA promulgated in October 2005, and specifically identifies which standards EPA believes are consistent with the Act and caselaw, and which standards are not and need to be reexamined through a subsequent rulemaking. With respect to those standards EPA intends to retain, this notice indicates the portions of the rationale upon which EPA intends to rely, and which portions EPA would no longer rely upon as a justification for the October 2005 standards. EPA is seeking public comment on this analysis. EPA has also placed edited versions of various support documents in the public docket, edited to remove portions of the rationale on which EPA no longer plans to rely, and seeks public comment on these edits.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio
Document Number: E7-18895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request from Ohio to amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) emission statement reporting regulation. Ohio submitted the SIP revision requests to EPA on May 1, 2006, and supplemented on May 22, 2007. Ohio held a public hearing on the submittal on September 8, 2005. The SIP revision concurrently rescinds and revises portions of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745- 24 to be consistent with the Clean Air Act emission statement program reporting requirements for stationary sources. The revision makes the rule more general to apply to all counties designated nonattainment for ozone, and not to a specific list of counties.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio
Document Number: E7-18894
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request from Ohio to amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) emission statement reporting regulation. The request to revise Ohio's SIP was submitted by the Division of Air Pollution Control on May 1, 2006, and supplemented on May 22, 2007. Ohio held a public hearing on these revisions on September 8, 2005. The SIP revision concurrently rescinds and revises portions of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745-24 to be consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) emission statement program reporting requirements for stationary sources. The revision makes the rule more general to apply to all counties designated nonattainment for ozone, and not to a specific list of counties. The rationale for approval and other information are provided in this rulemaking action.
Alachlor; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-18967
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises and separates the tolerances for alachlor in Sec. 180.249 into paragraphs (a) through (d). This regulation also establishes several new tolerances under paragraph (a). It further establishes several new tolerances under paragraph (d). Details of these changes are outlined in Unit II. of this document. Monsanto Company requested these changes as submitted by petitions to EPA pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Clean Air Interstate Rule Nitrogen Oxides Ozone Season Trading Program
Document Number: E7-18966
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking a direct final action to approve a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on August 10, 2007, enacted at Regulation 19Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control; Chapter 14, Sections 19.1401-19.1404; and Chapter 15, Section 19.1501. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Ozone Season Trading Program, promulgated on May 12, 2005 and subsequently revised on April 28 and December 13, 2006. EPA is approving the SIP revision as fully implementing the CAIR NOX ozone season requirements for Arkansas. Therefore, as a consequence of this SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (CAIR FIP) concerning NOX ozone season emissions for Arkansas. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. The intended effect of this action is to reduce NOX emissions from the State of Arkansas that are contributing to nonattainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) in downwind states. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Clean Air Interstate Rule Nitrogen Oxides Ozone Season Trading Program
Document Number: E7-18964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on August 10, 2007, enacted at Regulation 19Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control; Chapter 14, Sections 19.1401-19.1404; and Chapter 15, Section 19.1501. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Ozone Season Trading Program, promulgated on May 12, 2005 and subsequently revised on April 28 and December 13, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR NOX ozone season requirements for Arkansas. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (CAIR FIP) concerning NOX emissions for Arkansas. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. The intended effect of this action is to reduce NOX emissions from the State of Arkansas that are contributing to nonattainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) in downwind states. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Request for Comment on Two Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: E7-18961
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
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 two existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These ICRs are schedule to expire January 31, 2008. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Methamidophos, Oxydemeton-methyl, Profenofos, and Trichlorfon; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E7-18869
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the insecticide oxydemeton-methyl. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the insecticides oxydemeton-methyl, profenofos, and trichlorfon. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the insecticides oxydemeton-methyl and profenofos. EPA is not taking action on tolerances for methamidophos at this time. The regulatory actions finalized in this document are 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).
Sulfosulfuron; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-18864
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sulfosulfuron in or on grass, forage, fodder, and hay group 17, forage, and grass, forage, fodder, and hay, group 17, hay. This regulation also increases tolerances for fat, meat, and meat by byproducts of cattle, goat, horse, and sheep, and milk. Monsanto Company requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dichlorvos (DDVP); Proposed Determination to Terminate Special Review
Document Number: E7-18861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice sets forth EPA's Proposed Determination to Terminate Special Review for the pesticide Dichlorvos (DDVP). On February 24, 1988, the Agency published a Notice of Special Review (PD 1) of pesticide products containing DDVP based on concerns for cancer, cholinesterase inhibition, and liver effects. (53 FR 5542). On September 28, 1995, the Agency published a Notice of Preliminary Determination to Cancel Certain Registrations and a Draft Notice of Intent to Cancel (PD 2/3). (60 FR 50337). In the 1995 PD 2/3, the Agency determined that exposure to dichlorvos from the registered uses posed carcinogenic risks of concern as well as risks of concern for cholinesterase inhibition. However, with respect to liver effects, the Agency determined that this endpoint was no longer of regulatory concern. Since the initiation of Special Review and publication of the PD 2/3, additional data have become available. Based in part on these data, the Agency has changed its assessment of some of the risks associated with DDVP, and modified the terms and conditions of DDVP registrations, accordingly. Moreover, during the recently-concluded reregistration process for DDVP, EPA conducted an intensive and public review of whether DDVP registrations meet the FIFRA standard for registration, culminating in the Agency's 2006 Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for DDVP. Through the reregistration processes the Agency resolved remaining concerns regarding cancer and cholinesterase effects. Accordingly, EPA has revised its assessment of DDVP since the time when the PD 1 and the PD 2/3 were published. Based on the IRED, requested label amendments, and the voluntary cancellation of uses by the registrant pursuant to section 6(f) of FIFRA, EPA has determined that the risks that were the basis of the Special Review are no longer of concern and, therefore, the Agency is proposing to terminate the Special Review of DDVP. To the extent that the Agency further revises its assessment of DDVP, it will do so outside of the Special Review context.
N-methyl Carbamate Revised Cumulative Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-18860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised cumulative risk assessment for the N-methyl carbamate group of pesticides, and opens a public comment period on this document and other support documents. As required by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), a cumulative risk assessment, which evaluates exposures based on a common mechanism of toxicity, was conducted to evaluate the risk from food, drinking water, residential, and other non-occupational exposures resulting from registered uses of N-methyl carbamate pesticides. The N-methyl carbamate group includes aldicarb, carbaryl, carbofuran, formetanate HCl, methiocarb, methomyl, oxamyl, pirimicarb, propoxur, and thiodicarb.
Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-18858
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of pyraclostrobin and its desmethoxy metabolite in or on berry, group 13; cotton, undelinted seed; and cotton, gin byproducts. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Tepraloxydim; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-18850
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of tepraloxydim in or on imported flax, seed; lentil, seed; and pea, dry seed. BASF requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E7-18792
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) that will fulfill the condition of a previously-published approval (July 11, 2006). The revision amends the Construction Permits By Rule and requires a preconstruction review period before sources may begin construction.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E7-18791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) that will fulfill the condition of a previously-published approval (July 11, 2006). The revision will amend the Construction Permits By Rule and require a preconstruction review period before sources may begin construction.
The Allethrins Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E7-18789
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the allethrin series of pesticides (bioallethrin, esbiol, esbiothrin, and pynamin forte). The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the allethrins docket. The allethrins are synthetic pyrethroids used as insecticides on both indoor (residential and commercial) and outdoor (residential, commercial, and recreational) use sites. EPA has reviewed the allethrins 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form; EPA ICR No. 1748.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0337
Document Number: E7-18873
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
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 November 30, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Clean Air Interstate Rule Budget Trading Programs
Document Number: E7-18849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on March 30, 2007 and supplemented on April 30, 2007 and June 11, 2007. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005 and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006 and December 13, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Virginia. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (FIP) that address sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions in Virginia. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. The CAIR requires affected States to reduce emissions of SO2 and NOX that significantly contribute to, and interfere with maintenance of, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates and/or ozone in any downwind state. The CAIR establishes State budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires States to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in States that EPA determined contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, and may choose whether or not to participate in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is proposing to approve, Virginia would meet CAIR requirements by participating in the EPA- administered cap-and-trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The SunWise Program; EPA ICR No. 1904.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0439
Document Number: E7-18848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0370.21; OMB Control No. 2040-0042
Document Number: E7-18847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-18844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ozone nonattainment area (``Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area is comprised of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wyoming Counties. EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the Scranton/Wilkes- Barre Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2004-2006. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act. In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has also submitted a 2002 base-year inventory for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area, and EPA is proposing to approve that inventory for the 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 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area for purposes of transportation conformity, and is proposing to approve those MVEBs. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request, the maintenance plan, and 2002 base-year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of Colorado
Document Number: E7-18843
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is conducting a statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by the State of Colorado under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. The SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq., requires that EPA periodically review variances and exemptions issued by States with primary enforcement authority to determine compliance with requirements of the Statute. 42 U.S.C. 300g-4(e)(8); 42 U.S.C. 300g-5(d). In accordance with these provisions in the SDWA and its accompanying regulations at 40 CFR 142.22, EPA is giving public notice that the EPA Region 8 will be conducting a review of the variances and exemptions issued by the State of Colorado to Public Water Systems under its jurisdiction. The review will be conducted at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on September 25, 2007. The public is invited to submit comments on any or all variances and/or exemptions issued by the State of Colorado, and on the need for continuing them, by October 15, 2007. Results of this review will be published in the Federal Register.
Technical Amendments to Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Correction of Effective Date Under Congressional Review Act
Document Number: E7-18835
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 25, 2007 (72 FR 40746), the EPA published in the Federal Register a final rule that approved a request that the Franklin County nonattainment area (``Franklin County Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and that approved the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year emissions inventory as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). That July 25, 2007 final rule established an effective date of July 25, 2007. This document corrects the effective date of the rule to July 27, 2007 to be consistent with sections 801 and 808 of the Congressional Review Act, enacted as part of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 and 808.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Public Meetings of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee MARSAME Review Panel
Document Number: E7-18813
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public meetings of the SAB Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) augmented with additional experts to review the draft document entitled ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME) Manual,'' December 2006.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E7-18579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 is issuing this notice of intent to delete the Tabernacle Drum Dump Superfund Site (Site), located in Tabernacle Township, Burlington County, New Jersey from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comment on this action. The NPL is Appendix B of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR part 300, which the EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended. The EPA and the State of New Jersey, through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that responsible parties have implemented all appropriate response actions required. No further operation and maintenance activities or five-year reviews are required at this site.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-18720
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Access to Confidential Business Information by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Document Number: E7-18717
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Pesticide Worker Protection; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-18706
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs will host two public meetings regarding pesticide worker protection issues in October. A Pesticide Worker Safety and Health Conference will be held on October 2-4, 2007, in Arlington, VA, at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City. The conference will provide an informational forum for federal and state agencies and private sector organizations involved in pesticide worker safety and health programs, policies and research initiatives. The conference will also highlight the accomplishments of the Agency's worker protection initiatives in partnership with our grantees. On the afternoon of October 4, 2007, the Office of Pesticide Programs will host a Diagnostic Tools Workshop in Arlington, VA, at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City. Because health care providers lack tests to identify specific chemicals and/or levels of exposure that may be linked to the reported illnesses, the goal of this Workshop is to gather information on critical diagnostic needs, the current state of the science, and research needs for and feasibility of developing diagnostic tools to identify exposure to a specific chemical/level.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substance Inventory; EPA ICR No. 1741.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0145
Document Number: E7-18684
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
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, entitled: ``Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1741.05 and OMB Control No. 2070-0145, is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Requirements for the Approval and Delegation of Federal Air Toxics Programs to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Agencies; EPA ICR No. 1643.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0264
Document Number: E7-18682
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
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.