Environmental Protection Agency October 31, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendments; Correction
Document Number: E7-21471
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of September 18, 2007 promulgating nomenclature changes for several hundred pesticide tolerances. This document is being issued to remove from the nomenclature changes several items that had been changed previously.
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements and Cause Marketing Claims
Document Number: E7-21468
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements & Cause Marketing Claims.'' PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice provides guidance to the registrant concerning the Agency's framework for evaluating label statements regarding third-party endorsements and cause marketing claims, in which registrants and other interested parties may wish to comment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Four Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services
Document Number: E7-21450
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces four 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units; NV
Document Number: E7-21449
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The negative declaration certifies that other solid waste incinerator units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units; Nevada
Document Number: E7-21448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The negative declaration certifies that other solid waste incinerator units, which are subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: E7-21446
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public teleconference of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to discuss advisory activities for the coming year.
Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-21444
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92-423, ``The Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.). The Council will consider various issues associated with communicating about drinking water including how to communicate effectively on a daily basis and during a crisis. EPA staff will also provide information about efforts in these areas. The Council will receive updates about several on-going projects including the third Contaminant Candidate List, Geologic Sequestration and the Total Coliform Rule/ Distribution System Federal Advisory Committee. Members of the Council will give updates on Small Systems Subgroup and Performance Measures Subgroup.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E7-21439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
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 September 10, 2007 to October 5, 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.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Residues of the Fungicide Mandipropamid in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-21436
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E7-21320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve local rules that concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from wood burning appliances and open outdoor burning.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E7-21318
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) and Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from wood burning appliances and open outdoor fires. We are approving local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York Emission Statement Program
Document Number: E7-21241
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New York on July 7, 2006 for the purpose of enhancing an existing Emission Statement Program for stationary sources in New York. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Title 6 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, Chapter III, Part 202, Subpart 202-2, Emission Statements. The SIP revision was submitted by New York to satisfy the ozone nonattainment provisions of the Clean Air Act. These provisions require states in which all or part of any ozone nonattainment area is located to submit a revision to its SIP which requires owner/operators of stationary sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) to provide the State with a statement, at least annually, of the source's actual emissions of VOC and NOX. The Emission Statement SIP revision EPA is approving enhances the reporting requirements for VOC and NOX and expands the reporting requirement, based on specified emission thresholds, to include carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxides (SO2), particulate matter measuring 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5), particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less (PM10), ammonia (NH3), lead (Pb) and lead compounds and hazardous air pollutants (HAPS). The intended effect is to obtain improved emissions related data from facilities located in New York, allowing New York to more effectively plan for and attain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Emission Statement rule also improves EPA's and the public's access to facility-specific emission related data.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: State Implementation Plan Revisions
Document Number: E7-21235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), on February 8, 2007. The submittal encompasses revisions to NCDENR regulations ``General Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements,'' ``Bulk Gasoline Terminals,'' and ``Gasoline Truck Tanks and Vapor Collections.'' This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The intended effect of these revisions is to clarify certain provisions and to ensure consistency with the requirements of the CAA. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: State Implementation Plan Revisions
Document Number: E7-21234
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), on February 8, 2007. The submittal encompasses revisions to NCDENR regulations .0605 ``General Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements,'' .0927 ``Bulk Gasoline Terminals,'' and .0932 ``Gasoline Truck Tanks and Vapor Collections.'' This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The intended effect of these revisions is to clarify certain provisions and to ensure consistency with the requirements of the CAA.
Computer Sciences Corporation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E7-21090
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Computer Sciences Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Computer Sciences Corporation has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Computer Sciences Corporation to fulfill the obligations of the contract.