Environmental Protection Agency October 10, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Spinetoram; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-19947
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for the combined residues of the insecticide spinetoram, in or on acerola; almond, hulls; amaranth grain, grain; apple, wet pomace; artichoke, globe; asparagus; atemoya; avocado; banana; beet, sugar, molasses; biriba; brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; bushberry, subgroup 13B; caneberry, subgroup 13A; canistel; cattle, fat; cattle, liver; cattle, meat; cattle, meat byproducts (except liver); cherimoya; citrus, dried pulp; citrus, oil; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed; cotton, gin byproducts; cotton, undelinted seed; cranberry; custard apple; egg; feijoa; fig; fruit, citrus, group 10; fruit, pome, group 11; fruit, stone, group 12; goat, fat; goat, liver; goat, meat; goat, meat byproducts (except liver); grain, aspirated fractions; grain, cereal, group 15, except rice, sorghum, pearl millet and proso millet; grain, cereal, group 16, forage; grain, cereal, group 16, hay; grain, cereal, group 16, stover; grain, cereal, straw, group 16, except rice; grape; grape, raisin; guava; herb, dried, subgroup 19A; herb, fresh, subgroup 19A; hog, fat; hog, meat; hog, meat byproducts; horse, fat; horse, liver; horse, meat; horse, meat byproducts (except liver); llama; jaboticaba; juneberry; lingonberry; longan; lychee; mango; milk; milk, fat; millet, pearl, grain; millet, proso, grain; nut, tree, group 14; okra; onion, green; papaya; passionfruit; pea and bean, dried shelled, except soybean, subgroup 6C; pea and bean, succulent shelled, subgroup 6B; peanut; peanut, hay; peppermint, tops; pistachio; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; poultry, meat byproducts; pulasan; rambutan; salal; sapodilla; sapote, black; sapote, mamey; sapote, white; sheep, fat; sheep, liver; sheep, meat; sheep, meat byproducts (except liver); sorghum, grain, grain; soursop; soybean, seed; spanish lime; spearmint, tops; star apple; star fruit; strawberry; sugar apple; ti, leaves; vegetable, bulb, group 3, except green onion; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; vegetable, foliage of legume, group 7; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; vegetable, legume, edible podded, subgroup 6A; vegetable, root and tuber, group 1; watercress; and wax jambu. Dow AgroSciences, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Sodium Fluoride Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E7-19940
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment, and related documents for the pesticide Sodium Fluoride and opens a public comment period on these documents. 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 Sodium Fluoride 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Teleconference of the NOX
Document Number: E7-19938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to conduct a consultation on EPA's Draft Plan for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide (September 2007).
Notice of Data Availability on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Wastes in Landfills and Surface Impoundments; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-19935
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) entitled ``Notice of Data Availability on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Wastes in Landfills and Surface Impoundments.'' This notice announces the availability of new information and data concerning the management of coal combustion wastes (CCW) in landfills and surface impoundments and will be used by the Agency in determining how, if at all, this additional information should affect the Agency's decisions as it continues to follow-up on its Regulatory Determination for CCW disposed of in landfills and surface impoundments. This NODA was published on August 29, 2007 (72 FR 49714), and the comment period was scheduled to end on November 27, 2007. However, a number of environmental groups have requested additional time to respond to the issues raised in the NODA and its accompanying documents. Therefore, we are extending the comment period an additional 60 days, which would extend the comment period to January 28, 2008.
Furilazole; Inert Ingredient Tolerances
Document Number: E7-19829
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of furilazole (3-dichloroacetyl-5-(2-furanyl)-2, 2-dimethyloxazolidine; (CAS Reg. No. 121776-33-8) under 40 CFR 180.471 when used as a pesticide inert ingredient safener on the sorghum commodities forage, grain, and stover at 0.01 parts per million (ppm). The Monsanto Company 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.
Disulfoton; Order to Amend Registrations to Terminate Uses
Document Number: E7-19816
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of certain products containing the pesticide disulfoton, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This termination order follows a December 15, 2004 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request (69 FR 75061) (FRL- 7689-8) from the disulfoton registrant to voluntarily terminate the following uses of their 15% granular formulation of disulfoton (Di- Syston 15G): beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cotton, peanuts, peppers, radish grown for seed, and clover grown for seed. Di- Syston 15G is not the last disulfoton product registered for use in the United States. The registrant will retain use of Di-Syston 15G on Fraser fir Christmas trees in North Carolina and coffee trees in Puerto Rico, provided it is used with a closed system applicator. The registrant will retain the registration of Di-Syston 8E, the liquid emulsifiable concentrate, which must also be used with closed system applicators. In the December 15, 2004 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate the subject uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency received comments on the notice but none merited its further review of the requests. The registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested Voluntary Termination of Certain Uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the Di-Syston 15G products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committee on Water Quality/Pesticide Disposal (WC/WQPD); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-19655
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committee on Working Committee on Water Quality & Pesticide Disposal (WC/WQ/PD) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 29, 2007 and ending October 30, 2007. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper: Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications
Document Number: E7-19432
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing seven targeted regulatory changes to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for lead and copper. This final rule strengthens the implementation of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the following areas: monitoring, treatment processes, public education, customer awareness, and lead service line replacement. These changes provide more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead in drinking water.