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

Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee MARSAME Review Panel
Document Number: E7-23298
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-December 2007
Document Number: E7-23297
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment Area New Source Review (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1230.17, OMB Control No. 2060-0003
Document Number: E7-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 January 31, 2008. Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-23242
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections to each action alternative because of potential adverse impacts to wetlands, aquatic habitat and fish and wildlife. EPA suggests considering an alternative that will reduce the potential impacts, especially to water quality, by retaining the current leasing acreage, and surface activity restrictions, incorporating both performance based stipulations and Required Operating Procedures until data on effectiveness of these measures become available. Rating EO2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-23241
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios
Document Number: E7-23158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an external peer-review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``An Exploratory Study: Assessment of Modeled Dioxin Exposure in Ceramic Art Studios'' (EPA/600/R-06/044A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The purpose of this report is to describe an exploratory investigation of potential dioxin exposures to artists/ hobbyists who use ball clay to make pottery and related products. Dermal, inhalation and ingestion exposures to clay were measured at the ceramics art department of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Estimates of exposure were made based on measured levels of clay in the studio air, deposited on surrogate food samples and on the skin of artists. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. On October 4, 2007, EPA announced a 45-day public comment period on the draft document (72 FR 56756). The public comment period has closed as of November 19, 2007. The public comment period and the external peer-review panel workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. All public comments submitted have been forwarded to EPA's contractor, Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), and provided to the external peer- review panel members prior to the workshop for consideration during discussions at the workshop. In preparing a final report, EPA will consider the public comments submitted to EPA's docket during the public comment period, and the comments and, recommendations from the external peer-review workshop, including any oral public comments made at the workshop.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2007
Document Number: E7-23136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
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 a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Populations, Usage and Emissions of Diesel Nonroad Equipment (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2156.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0553
Document Number: E7-23114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
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.
Mefluidide Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E7-23094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide mefluidide. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the mefluidide docket. Mefluidide is a plant growth regulator that is applied postemergence when needed. EPA has reviewed mefluidide 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.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: E7-23092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions or denials were granted during the period July 1, 2007 to September 30, 2007 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petition for Amendment of Residues of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, n-Alkyl (C12-C18) Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chlorides on Food Contact Surfaces
Document Number: E7-23056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the amendment of regulations 40 CFR 180.940(a) for residues of antimicrobial pesticide formulation containing n- Alkyl(C12-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides applied to food contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy processing equipment, and food processing equipment and utensils.
Acetamiprid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-23055
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on almond, hulls; fruit, stone, group 12, except plum, prune; nut, tree, group 14; pea and bean, succulent shelled, subgroup 6B; pistachio; plum, prune, dried; plum, prune, fresh; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; and vegetable, legume, edible podded, subgroup 6A. Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Amendment of Residues of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Carbonate and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Bicarbonate on Food Contact Surfaces
Document Number: E7-23054
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the amendment of regulations 40 CFR 180.940(a) for residues of antimicrobial pesticide formulation didecyl dimethyl ammonium carbonate and didecyl dimethyl ammonium bicarbonate applied to food contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy processing equipment, and food processing equipment and utensils.
Chlormequat Chloride Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-23053
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide, chlormequat chloride, and opens a public comment period on the RED, related risk assessments, and other support documents. Chlormequat chloride is a plant growth regulator registered for use on ornamental plants grown in greenhouses, nurseries and shadehouses. Chlormequat chloride has no food or feed uses, or U.S. tolerances associated with its use. EPA has reviewed the low risk pesticide, chlormequat chloride, through a modified, streamlined version of 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.
EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Clean Water Act Jurisdiction After Rapanos
Document Number: 07-5867
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 5, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced agency guidance regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the consolidated cases Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. United States (``Rapanos''). The agencies issued this guidance to ensure that jurisdictional determinations, administrative enforcement actions, and other relevant agency actions being conducted under CWA section 404 are consistent with the Rapanos decision and provide effective protection for public health and the environment. A six-month public comment period to solicit input on early experience with implementing the guidance began on June 8, 2007. The agencies are extending the public comment period by 45 days.
Renewable Fuel Standard Under Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: E7-23095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to annually determine a renewable fuel standard (RFS) which is applicable to refiners, importers and certain blenders of gasoline, and publish the standard in the Federal Register by November 30 of each year. On the basis of this standard, each obligated party determines the volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is consumed as motor vehicle fuel. This standard is calculated as a percentage, by dividing the amount of renewable fuel that the Act requires to be blended into gasoline for a given year by the amount of gasoline expected to be used during that year, including certain adjustments specified by the Act. In this notice we are publishing an RFS of 4.66% for 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenated Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline, Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1591.24, OMB Control No. 2060-0277
Document Number: E7-23074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1676.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0306
Document Number: E7-23073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Proposed Cercla Administrative Agreement for the Recovery of Past and Future Response Costs Incurred at the Vermiculite Intermountain Site in Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: E7-23064
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement under section 122(h)(1)of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), concerning the Vermiculite Intermountain Site located at and around 333 West 100 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. This settlement, embodied in a CERCLA Section 104, 106(a), 107 and 122(h) Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order On Consent for Removal Action (``Agreement''), is designed to resolve the liability of Settling Respondents for past and future costs at the Site through covenants under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, while requiring long-term institutional controls to protect remedies already in place at the Site. The proposed Agreement requires the Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan Supplemental Trust to pay a total of $100,000, La Quinta Properties, Inc., to pay a total of $441,000 and recognizes PacifiCorp's performance of approximately $3.5 million in cleanup work at the Site. In addition, PacifiCorp and La Quinta Properties, Inc., will record EPA-approved Environmental Covenants to ensure the continued protection of remedial features at the Site. Opportunity for Comment: For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will consider all comments received, and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 8's Central Records Center, 1595 Wynkoop Street, 3rd Floor, in Denver, Colorado.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1572.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0050
Document Number: E7-23057
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; EPA ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0029
Document Number: E7-23052
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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 2/29/2008. 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.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Apra Harbor, GU
Document Number: E7-23043
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA intends to conduct public meetings and collect public comments in advance of preparing an EIS to designate a permanent ODMDS off Apra Harbor, Guam. This EIS will be prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy). An EIS is needed to provide the environmental information necessary to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with ODMDS alternatives and select a preferred alternative that meets EPA's site selection criteria at 40 CFR 228.5 and 228.6. Need for Action: Both the Navy and the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) have plans to expand their operations in Apra Harbor, Guam. Expansion of the Apra Harbor Naval Complex and Commercial Port is proposed to accommodate projected increases in vessel and cargo traffic, newer classes of vessels and dockside maintenance and support operations. Expansion plans would require dredging to increase water depths for the safe navigation of military and commercial vessels. In addition, ongoing navigation activities also require periodic maintenance dredging. It should be noted that designation of an ODMDS does not constitute approval of ocean disposal. The Corps, with EPA concurrence, must first determine on a case by case basis that the proposed dredged material is suitable and that all beneficial reuse or other alternatives to ocean disposal have been considered. However, not all of the anticipated dredged materials can be accommodated in existing landfills and these sediments may not all be suitable for beneficial re-use (e.g., construction fills, wetlands restoration). Therefore, it is necessary to establish a permanent ODMDS to accommodate dredged material generated from anticipated new work and maintenance dredging in Apra Harbor. Alternatives: The following proposed alternatives have been tentatively defined.
Approval of Test Marketing Exemptions for Certain New Chemicals
Document Number: E7-22976
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of applications for test marketing exemptions (TMEs) under section 5(h)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40 CFR 720.38. EPA has designated these applications as TME-07-11; TME-07-12; TME-07-13; TME-07-14; TME- 07-15; TME-07-16; TME-07-17; TME-07-18; TME-07-19; TME-07-20; TME-07- 21; TME-07-22; and TME-07-23. The test marketing conditions are described in each TME application and in this notice.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on Draft Plan of Action for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin
Document Number: E7-22899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on behalf of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force (Task Force), invites public comments on the draft Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan 2008 for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin (2008 Action Plan). The Task Force is comprised of senior policymakers from eight Federal agencies, nine States, and two Tribal governments. The Action Plan is the result of several years of study and discussion by the members of the Task Force and many interested officials and citizens who participated in their deliberations.
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Workshop to Discuss Draft Policies and Procedures
Document Number: E7-22895
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is convening a 1-day public workshop to discuss the Agency's draft administrative policies and procedures for completing the initial screening and testing under EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and the burden and cost estimates for the related information collection activities. In two forthcoming notices in the Federal Register, EPA will announce the availability for public review and comment of: (1) The draft policies and procedures EPA is considering adopting for conducting the initial screening and testing under the EDSP and (2) the draft Information Collection Request (ICR) for the initial screening and testing. The purpose of the public workshop is to allow the public to ask questions and for EPA to provide further explanation about these aspects of the EDSP, which in turn may facilitate the preparation of comments.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Imperial County Nonattainment Area: 8-Hour Ozone
Document Number: E7-22868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Imperial County 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 Imperial County area will be reclassified, by operation of law, as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the Imperial County area would then be as expeditiously as practicable but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, California 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-22852
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-22851
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quantity and impacts related to dam releases, and also requested additional dam failure risk assessment information. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070396, ERP No. D-AFS-L65542-ID, Cherry Dinner Project, Management of Vegetation, Hazardous Fuels, and Access Plus Watershed Improvements, Amendment to the Forest Plan, Palouse Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Latah County, ID. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality impacts within streams and creeks that are already on the state of Idaho's current 303(d) list due to temperature and sediment load exceedances. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070445, ERP No. D-USN-E11063-00, Shock Trail of the MESA VERDE (LPD 19), San Antonio (LPD 17) Class Ship designated as the Shock Ship for Proposed Shock Trail, Possible Offshore Locations are Naval Station Norfolk, VA; Naval Station Mayport, FL; and Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to avian and marine species. Rating EC1. EIS No. 20070364, ERP No. DS-COE-E01013-FL, Rock Mining in the Lake Belt Region Plan, Continuance of Limestone Mining Construction, section 404 Permit, Miami-Dade County, FL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality, wetland and mining-related seepage impacts, and requested additional mitigation and monitoring measures. Rating EC2.
Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; Universal Laboratories Superfund Site, Detroit, MI, Wayne County and Mr. Joseph Z. Oram, 29501 Greenfield, Suite 219, Southfield, MI
Document Number: E7-22757
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA'') 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Universal Laboratories Superfund Site in Detroit, Michigan with the following Settling Party: Mr. Joseph Z. Oram, 29501 Greenfield, Suite 219, Southfield, Michigan. The settlement requires that the Settling Party shall pay $28,000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund within 30 days of the effective date of the CERCLA Section 122(h) Administrative Order. Settling Party shall also pay interest at the Superfund interest rate (5.02% through September 30, 2007, and 4.34% as of October 1, 2007) for the time period between March 29, 2007 and the date of payment. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), to recover past response costs. This covenant not to sue is conditioned upon the satisfactory performance by Settling Party of its obligations under the Agreement. U.S. EPA is proposing this Agreement because it provides reimbursement to U.S. EPA for part of its past costs at the Universal Laboratories Superfund Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the Superfund Division Record Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Implementation of the Oil Pollution Act Facility Response Plan Requirements (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1630.09, OMB Control No. 2050-0135
Document Number: E7-22756
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
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.
State Innovation Grant Program, Notice of Availability of Solicitation for Proposals for 2008 Awards
Document Number: E7-22755
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving notice of the availability of its solicitation for proposals for the 2008 grant program to support innovation by state environmental regulatory agenciesthe ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' The solicitation is available at the Agency's State Innovation Grant Web site: http://www.epa.gov/innovation/stategrants/ solicitation2008.pdf, or may be requested from the Agency by e-mail to: innovationstategrants@epa.gov, telephone, or by mail. Only the principal environmental regulatory agency within each State (generally, where delegated authorities for Federal environmental regulations exist) is eligible to receive these grants.
Pyridate; Product Cancellation Order to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-22663
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide pyridate, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an April 18, 2007, Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the pyridate registrant to voluntarily cancel all of its pyridate section 24(c) product registrations registered under FIFRA. These are the last pyridate products registered for use in the United States. In the April 18, 2007, notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation, 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 its request within this period. The Agency received one comment on the notice but it did not merit further review of the request. Further, the registrant did not withdraw the request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellation to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the pyridate products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
4-Aminopyridine Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-22655
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide 4-aminopyridine, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the 4-aminopyridine Docket. 4-aminopyridine is an avicide with flock-alarming properties. It is registered in the U.S. to control birds of public health concern around nesting, feeding, loafing, and roosting sites on or in the area of structures, feedlots, landfills, and airports. EPA has reviewed 4- aminopyridine 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Emission Statements Reporting and Definitions
Document Number: E7-22599
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maine. These revisions update Maine's criteria pollutant emissions reporting program, and list of terms and associated definitions used in Maine's air pollution control regulations. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of these items into the Maine SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Emission Statements Reporting and Definitions
Document Number: E7-22596
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maine. These revisions update Maine's criteria pollutant emissions reporting program and list of terms and associated definitions used in Maine's air pollution control regulations. The intended effect of this action is to approve these revisions into the Maine SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Pesticides; Availability of Updated Schedule for Registration Review
Document Number: E7-22382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of an updated schedule for the pesticide registration review program, the periodic review of all registered pesticides mandated by section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This program began in fiscal year (FY) 2007 after the registration review rule became effective. Twenty-five pesticides have since entered the registration review process. This updated schedule provides the timetable for opening dockets for the next four years of the registration review programFY 2008 to 2011and includes information on the FY 2007 registration review cases.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: E7-22666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our proposed amendments for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5)Increments, Significant Impact Levels (SILs) and Significant Monitoring Concentration (SMC) (September 21, 2007). The EPA is extending the comment period that originally ends on November 20, 2007. The extended comment period will close on January 21, 2008. The EPA is extending the comment period because of the timely requests we received to do so.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office, EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting of the CASAC Lead Review Panel for the Review of the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: E7-22665
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to review the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs
Document Number: E7-22664
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2008, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.5 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Integrated Nitrogen Committee
Document Number: E7-22662
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing four public teleconferences of the SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
Document Number: E7-22661
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee to discuss advisory activities for the coming year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Motor Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel
Document Number: E7-22660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E7-22658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources and cement manufacturing plants. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-22656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from flare operations at facilities such as oil and chemical refineries. We are proposing to approve a local rule regulating these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-22612
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Scientific Issues Associated with the Agency's Proposed Action under FIFRA 6(b) Notice of Intent to Cancel Carbofuran.
Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules
Document Number: E7-22614
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing two significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs), i.e., dodecandioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide (CAS No. 4080-98-2; PMNs P-01-759 and P-05-555) and thiophene, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexyl- (CAS No. 116971-11-0; PMN P-07-283). EPA published the SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA also intends to publish in the Federal Register, under separate notice and comment rulemaking procedures, proposed SNURs for these two substances.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2007
Document Number: E7-22598
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
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) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee.
Adequacy Status of the Vancouver, WA, Carbon Monoxide, Second 10-year Limited Maintenance Plan (2006-2016)
Document Number: E7-22589
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the Vancouver, Washington, carbon monoxide, second 10-year limited maintenance plan (2006-2016) adequate for transportation conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs) cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has found them adequate. As a result of this adequacy finding, the area automatically meets the budget test for future transportation conformity. This affects future transportation conformity determinations prepared, reviewed and approved by the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, Washington State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E7-22449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern rule rescissions that address particulate matter (PM) emissions from Storage, Handling & Transport of Petroleum Coke and from Paved and Unpaved Roads, and Livestock Operations. We are proposing to approve rule rescissions to update the California SIP under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E7-22447
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving the rescission from the California SIP of local rules that address Storage, Handling and Transport of Petroleum Coke and PM-10 Emissions from Paved and Unpaved Roads, and Livestock Operations, and the accompanying negative declaration.