Environmental Protection Agency October 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Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements and Cause Marketing Claims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.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 20 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana
Document Number: E7-21322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 20 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red and the Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96- 0527, (E.D. La.).
Proposed Consent Decree Modification, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E7-21321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
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 modification to a consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Environmental Defense: Environmental Defense v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. C 05 2090 (N.D.Cal.). On June 6, 2005, plaintiff Environmental Defense filed a complaint claiming that EPA had failed to perform a nondiscretionary duty to either grant or deny, within eighteen months of receipt, an August 11, 2003 petition submitted to EPA by Environmental Defense asking the Administrator to list diesel engine exhaust as a hazardous air pollutant under section 112(b)(3) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(b)(3). Under the terms of the initial consent decree, EPA agreed to sign a notice for publication in the Federal Register that contained either a proposal to grant (in whole or in part) or a final determination that denies the petition by June 12, 2006. If EPA proposed to grant the petition, then EPA agreed to sign a final notice for publication in the Federal Register either granting or denying (in whole or in part) the petition by May 1, 2007. The original deadlines have been extended to January 7, 2008 and April 2, 2008, respectively, as a result of previous modifications to the original consent decree. Under the terms of the proposed modification, the deadlines above would be changed, respectively, to August 11, 2010 and May 11, 2011. However, EPA will not have to act on Environmental Defense's petition if EPA signs a notice for publication in the Federal Register of a proposed rule proposing to establish emissions standards for the emission of hazardous air pollutants from existing non- emergency stationary diesel engines of 300 horsepower or greater manufactured prior to 1996 pursuant to section 112 of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412 by February 25, 2009, and signs a notice for publication in the Federal Register of a final rule establishing emission standards for such engines by February 10, 2010.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Baton Rouge 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; State of Louisiana; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E7-21314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Baton Rouge marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has failed to attain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. If EPA finalizes this finding, the Baton Rouge area will then be reclassified, by operation of law, as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the Baton Rouge area would then be as expeditiously as practicable but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, Louisiana must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that meet the 8-hour ozone nonattainment requirements for moderate areas, as required by the CAA. In this action, EPA is also proposing the schedule for the State's submittal of the SIP revisions required for moderate areas once the area is reclassified.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Beaumont/Port Arthur 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; State of Texas; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E7-21313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Beaumont/Port Arthur (BPA) marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has failed to attain the 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. If EPA finalizes this finding, the BPA area will then be reclassified, by operation of law, as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the BPA area would then be as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, Texas must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that meet the 8-hour ozone nonattainment requirements for moderate areas as required by the CAA. In this action, EPA is also proposing the schedule for the State's submittal of the SIP revisions required for moderate areas once the area is reclassified.
Notice of Availability of Preliminary 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan
Document Number: E7-21310
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA establishes national, technology-based regulations known as effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards to reduce pollutant discharges from categories of industry discharging directly to waters of the United States or discharging indirectly through Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). The Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), and 307(b) require EPA to annually review these effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. This notice presents EPA's 2007 review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. It also presents EPA's evaluation of indirect dischargers without categorical pretreatment standards to identify potential new categories for pretreatment standards under CWA sections 304(g) and 307(b). This notice also presents the Preliminary 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (``preliminary 2008 Plan''), which, as required under CWA section 304(m), identifies any new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines rulemaking and provides a schedule for such rulemaking. CWA section 304(m) requires EPA to biennially publish such a plan after public notice and comment. EPA is soliciting comment on its preliminary 2008 Plan and on its 2007 annual review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards and industrial categories not currently regulated by effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards.
Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications
Document Number: 07-5381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance actions. Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act, the number of fee categories has been increased, the registration service fees for some covered pesticide registration applications received on or after October 1, 2007, have been increased, and certain new procedures have been established. The new fees became effective on October 1, 2007.
Ohio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E7-21251
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting Ohio Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency published a proposed rule on June 6, 2007 at 72 FR 31237 and provided for public comment. The public comment period ended on July 6, 2007. We received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes through this proposed final action.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meeting-November 14-16, 2007
Document Number: E7-21250
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
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 a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Kentucky: Approval of Revisions to the State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E7-21245
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted on May 25, 2007, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Kentucky), through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), to remove the ``Potentially hazardous matter or toxic substances'' rule from the EPA-approved Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP). KDAQ requested that EPA remove this rule from the Kentucky SIP, because the rule is not related to the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve this request and correct the Kentucky SIP by removing this rule from the SIP pursuant to section 110(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products
Document Number: 07-5295
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 19, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) vacated EPA's provisions in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products that established an October 1, 2008, compliance deadline and that created and delisted a low risk subcategory of plywood and composite wood products facilities. This action announces the Court's decision and promulgates ministerial amendments that will incorporate the Court's decision into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-21102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E7-21098
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA New England Region (EPA) announces the deletion of 61 source area sites on the Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). All 61 source area sites as listed in Table 1 were originally proposed for deletion (72 FR 41976) August 1, 2007, and encompass a total acreage of 482.1 acres. A source area site is defined by: soil; structures, if present; and does not include any contaminated groundwater plume that may be below the site. Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards is a Federal Facility Superfund Site known locally as the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), so this notice will use MMR as the abbreviation to describe the entire Superfund Site. The United States Air Force is the lead agency at the MMR Superfund Site. This partial deletion pertains to only the surface area of sites investigated (and in some cases cleaned-up) for soil contamination, and does not pertain to any of the 12 groundwater plumes associated with MMR Superfund Site. All other sites (including all contaminated groundwater plumes on the Site) not included in this notice will remain on the NPL. In the northern half of the MMR, there are source area sites and groundwater plumes associated with an investigation and cleanup program known as the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program which is being conducted under the authority of Safe Drinking Water Act Administrative Orders. These sites and groundwater plumes are not the subject of this partial deletion.
B&B Manufacturing Superfund Site; Mobile, Mobile County, AL; Notice of Settlements
Document Number: E7-21094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
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 three separate settlements for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the B&B Manufacturing Superfund Site located in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Additional Expertise for the Science Advisory Board Asbestos Expert Panel
Document Number: E7-21092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is seeking public nominations of additional experts in the formation of the Asbestos Expert Panel in the areas of biostatistics, statistical modeling, epidemiology, meta-analysis, Bayesian analysis and toxicology of inhaled particles. Previous nominations of individuals for this asbestos panel need not be re-submitted, as they will still be considered.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-21089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns because the preferred alternative may not represent the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative, as required under the Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines. EPA also expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality and minority and low-income communities, and requested that the Final EIS discuss mitigation in more detail. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; Consumer Products Rule
Document Number: E7-20948
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 13, 2007, to revise the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). The state has requested approval of two rules in two areas of Part 6, Emission Limitations and Prohibitions-Existing Sources of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions by adding R 336.1660, Standards for VOC Emissions from Consumer Products, by adopting by reference the Ozone Transport Commission's Model Rule with some modifications, and adding R 336.1661, Definitions for Consumer Products, to define VOC.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; Consumer Products Rule
Document Number: E7-20947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 13, 2007, to revise the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). The state has requested approval of two rules in two areas of Part 6, Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsExisting Sources of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions by adding R 336.1660, Standards for VOC Emissions from Consumer Products, by adopting by reference the Ozone Transport Commission's Model Rule with some modifications and R 336.1661, Definitions for Consumer Products, to define VOC.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Michigan; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Abnormal Conditions
Document Number: E7-20944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve, as part of the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP), Michigan's June 29, 2007, request to revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for abnormal conditions, start-up, shutdown, and malfunction of a source, process, or process equipment. The revised rule contains more specific and complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements than are currently approved into the SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Michigan; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Abnormal Conditions
Document Number: E7-20935
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving Michigan's June 29, 2007, request to revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for abnormal conditions, start-up, shutdown, and malfunction of a source, process, or process equipment. The revised rule contains more specific and complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements than are currently approved into the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). In the proposed rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is proposing approval of and soliciting public comment on this requested SIP revision. If adverse comments are received on this action, EPA will withdraw this final rule and address the comments received in response to this action in a final rule on the related proposed. A second public comment period will not be held. Parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Pesticides
Document Number: E7-20828
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This is the final rule for Biochemical and Microbial Pesticide Data Requirements. The Agency published a proposed rule on March 8, 2006, on the data requirements to support registration of biochemical and microbial pesticides and proposed to update definitions for both biochemical and microbial pesticides. The Agency received comments from 20 commenters, representing State and Federal agencies, industry, and private consultants.
Pesticide Data Requirements; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-20827
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document makes technical changes and revises cross references in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect changes in pesticide data requirements being promulgated elsewhere in today's Federal Register. These technical changes are solely to conform other parts of the CFR to the new rules, and have no substantive impact on any requirements. This regulation is a technical amendment which requires no opportunity for comment or public participation.
Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals
Document Number: E7-20826
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating its data requirements in part 158 of Title 40 in the Code of Federal Regulations for the registration of conventional pesticide products. As scientific understanding of potential hazards posed by pesticides has evolved, some data requirements have been imposed on a case-by-case basis but not codified since 1984. Besides providing the regulated community with clearer and more transparent information, the updated data requirements will enhance the development of health and environmental data to conduct scientifically sound chemical hazard/risk assessments to protect human health and the environment. In a companion final rule also being promulgated today, EPA is making technical changes arising from this final rule.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Budgets in Submitted Eight-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan for the Phoenix-Mesa Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Arizona
Document Number: E7-21073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the submitted Eight-Hour Ozone Plan for the Maricopa Nonattainment Area (June 2007) (``2007 MAG Eight-Hour Ozone Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2007 MAG Eight-Hour Ozone Plan was submitted to EPA on June 15, 2007 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as a revision to the Arizona state implementation plan. As a result of our finding, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Federal Highway Administration must use the motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted eight-hour ozone attainment plan for future conformity determinations.
Delegation of Authority to the States of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standards
Document Number: E7-21065
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska have submitted updated regulations for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT standards. The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated. EPA's review of the pertinent regulations shows that they contain adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal standards. This action informs the public of delegations to the above-mentioned agencies.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 34 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana
Document Number: E7-21063
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 34 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red, Sabine, and the Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modification of Baselines for Gasoline Produced or Imported for Use in Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. Territories
Document Number: E7-21061
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule allows refiners and importers who produce or import conventional gasoline for use in Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands the option to change the way in which they calculate emissions from such gasoline for purposes of establishing their conventional gasoline anti-dumping and toxics performance baselines and determining compliance with their baselines. Specifically, this final rule allows refiners and importers of gasoline sold for use in these areas to petition EPA to modify their baselines to replace the anti-dumping statutory baseline with the single seasonal statutory baseline that is most appropriate to the regional climate, and to use the seasonal component of the Complex Model that is most appropriate to the regional climate to calculate individual baselines and annual average emissions. The rule allows refiners and importers to petition EPA to use the summer statutory baseline and the summer Complex Model for all baseline and compliance calculations for conventional gasoline produced or imported for use in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and allows refiners and importers to petition EPA to use the winter statutory baseline and the winter Complex Model for all baseline and compliance calculations for conventional gasoline produced or imported for use in Alaska. EPA is taking this action to address certain inconsistencies in the fuels regulations which may have significant unintended negative impacts on refiners and importers who produce or import gasoline for these areas.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-20967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E7-20965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report From the June 27-29, 2007 HSRB Meeting
Document Number: E7-20953
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft report from the June 27-29, 2007 HSRB meeting.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the York (York and Adams Counties) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-20942
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
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 York (York and Adams Counties) ozone nonattainment area (York Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the York Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the York 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 York 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 York Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the Commonwealth has also submitted a 2002 base year inventory for the York Area which EPA is proposing to approve 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 York Area for purposes of transportation conformity, which EPA is also proposing to approve. 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; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1564.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0202
Document Number: E7-20938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulatory Pilot Projects (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1755.08; OMB Control No. 2010-0026
Document Number: E7-20937
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
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; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1049.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0046
Document Number: E7-20934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
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.
Pesticides: Redesignation of part 158; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-20836
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is redesignating certain pesticide data requirements currently located in 40 CFR part 158 into a new part 161. The data requirements being transferred apply to antimicrobial pesticides. EPA is also making conforming changes and cross-reference revisions to the newly redesignated material. The redesignation is intended to preserve regulatory data requirements for antimicrobial pesticides, while preparing for the promulgation of final rules pertaining to data requirements for conventional pesticides, biochemical, and microbial pesticides.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete the Grape Use in Methomyl Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-20825
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
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 requests for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.