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Sulfluramid; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-24605
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registration of products containing the pesticide sulfluramid. The request terminates sulfluramid use on termites, the last remaining use of sulfluramid in the United States. This cancellation terminates the last registered sulfluramid manufacturing-use product (MUP), but would permit an existing MUP stocks provision to allow for formulating into sulfluramid end-use products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-24604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
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 request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Aliphatic Solvents; Revised Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low-Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-24603
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Revised Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide aliphatic solvents, signed on November 29, 2007, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA had reviewed the low-risk pesticide aliphatic solvents 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, and following the receipt of comments, EPA is now issuing a revised RED. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Amendment
Document Number: E7-24601
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 524-EUP-97 from Monsanto Company requesting an amendment to the experimental use permit (EUP) for Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in event MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in event MON 89034 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material (vector PV-ZMIR39) necessary for its production in event MON 88017 corn. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
Document Number: E7-24345
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in Unit II. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. Section 408(l)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pre-Manufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting Requirements for Chemical Substances; EPA ICR No. 0574.13, OMB No. 2070-0012
Document Number: E7-24515
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meetings-Winter 2008
Document Number: E7-24514
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
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 three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Certification of Pesticide Applicators; EPA ICR No. 0155.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0029
Document Number: E7-24512
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
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; National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1560.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0071
Document Number: E7-24511
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-24367
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 8, 2007. This revision incorporates provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005 and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006 and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (CAIR FIP) concerning sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of West Virginia, promulgated on April 28, 2006 and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. West Virginia is subject to the CAIR FIP that implements the CAIR requirements by requiring certain EGUs to participate in the EPA- administered Federal CAIR SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season cap-and-trade programs. In accordance with the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving this West Virginia SIP revision as an abbreviated SIP revision which addresses the methodology to be used to allocate annual and ozone season NOX allowances under the CAIR FIPs. In this action, EPA is not making any changes to the CAIR FIP, but is amending the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 86 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas
Document Number: E7-24380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the administrative record file for comment on 86 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of Arkansas under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Several of these TMDLs available for notice, are being completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR-C-99- 114.
Agency Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collections; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Request for Comments on Proposed Changes and the Renewal of the Form A Certification Statement (EPA ICR No. 1704.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0143)
Document Number: E7-24372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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 make changes to and renew an existing approved collection. The ICR Supporting Statement, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection (including proposed minor form changes) and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1808.05, OMB Control No. 2020-0007
Document Number: E7-24371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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 Collections; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Request for Comments on Proposed Changes and the Renewal of Form R (EPA ICR No. 1363.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0093)
Document Number: E7-24369
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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 make changes to and renew an existing approved collection. The ICR Supporting Statement, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection (including proposed minor form changes) and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1655.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0275
Document Number: E7-24351
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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 OMB Responses
Document Number: E7-24350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Nebraska; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-24233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a revision to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of approving the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (NDEQ) actions to address the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i). These provisions require each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. NDEQ has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to downwind nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), interference with maintenance of the NAAQS, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and efforts of other states to protect visibility. The requirements for public notification were also met by NDEQ.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Nebraska; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E7-24231
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purpose of approving the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (NDEQ) actions to address the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i). These provisions require each state to submit a SIP that prohibits emissions that adversely affect another State's air quality through interstate transport. NDEQ has adequately addressed the four distinct elements related to the impact of interstate transport of air pollutants. These include prohibiting significant contribution to downwind nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), interference with maintenance of the NAAQS, interference with plans in another state to prevent significant deterioration of air quality, and efforts of other states to protect visibility. The requirements for public notification were also met by NDEQ.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead
Document Number: E7-23884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this ANPR to invite comment from all interested parties on policy options and other issues related to the Agency's ongoing review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb). Consistent with recent modifications the Agency has made to its process for reviewing NAAQS, we are seeking broad public comment at this time to help inform the Agency's future proposed decisions on the adequacy of the current Pb NAAQS and on any revisions of the Pb NAAQS that may be appropriate. EPA is also soliciting comment on retaining Pb on the list of criteria pollutants and on maintaining NAAQS for Pb. As part of this review, the Agency has released several key documents that will inform the Agency's rulemaking. These documents include the Air Quality Criteria for Lead, released in 2006, which critically assesses and integrates relevant scientific information; risk assessment reports including the most recent report, Lead: Human Exposure and Health Risk Assessment for Selected Case Studies, which documents quantitative exposure analyses and risk assessments conducted for this review; and a recently released Staff Paper, Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information, which presents an evaluation by staff in EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of the policy implications of the scientific information and quantitative assessments and OAQPS staff conclusions and recommendations on a range of policy options for the Agency's consideration. Under the terms of a court order, the Administrator will sign by September 1, 2008 a Notice of Final Rulemaking for publication in the Federal Register. To meet this schedule, we anticipate the Administrator will sign a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in March 2008 for publication in the Federal Register, at which time further opportunity for public comment will be provided.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Updated Statutory and Regulatory Provisions; Rescissions
Document Number: E7-24243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve certain revisions, and to disapprove certain other revisions, to the Nevada State Implementation Plan submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection on January 12, 2006 and June 26, 2007. The provisions that are proposed for approval include certain definitions; prohibitory rules; provisions related to legal authority and enforcement; rules establishing opacity, sulfur and volatile organic compound limits; and rescission of abbreviations. The proposed approval of a certain statutory provision related to legal authority is contingent upon receipt of public process documentation of adoption of the provision as a revision to the state implementation plan. The proposed disapproval relates to rescission of a certain definition and rescission of a rule related to emission discharge information. EPA is proposing this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The intended effect is to update the Nevada state implementation plan with amended or recodified rules and with an amended statutory provision and to rescind a provision found to be unnecessary for further retention in the plan.
Exceptional Events Rule; Notice of Action Denying Petition for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-24242
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration of the Exceptional Events Rule (EER). On March 22, 2007, EPA finalized a rule in the Federal Register to govern the review and handling of air quality monitoring data influenced by exceptional events. Section 319 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended by section 6013 of the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient- Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFE-TEA-LU) of 2005 required the Administrator to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register by March 1, 2006. Further, SAFE-TEA-LU required the EPA Administrator to publish a final rule within 1 year of the proposal. The final rule on the ``Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events'' became effective on May 21, 2007. Subsequent to the publication of this action, a petition for reconsideration from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was received by EPA on May 21, 2007, signed by John D. Walke; Director, Clean Air Program; Natural Resources Defense Council; 1200 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005-3928. The EPA considered the petition and supporting information along with information contained in the rulemaking docket (Docket number EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0159-0163) in reaching a decision on the petitions. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson denied the petition for reconsideration in a letter to the petitioner dated November 5, 2007. The letter documents EPA's reasons for the denial.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Missouri; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-24230
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on May 18, 2007. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006. EPA has determined that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Missouri. As a result of this action, EPA will also withdraw, through a separate rulemaking, the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) concerning SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for Missouri. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. CAIR requires States to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) that significantly contribute to, and interfere with maintenance of, the national ambient air quality standards for fine particulates and/or ozone in any downwind state. CAIR establishes State budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires States to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in States that EPA concluded did contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is approving today, Missouri has met the CAIR requirements by electing to participate in the EPA- administered cap-and-trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Importation of Nonroad Engines and Recreational Vehicles; EPA ICR No. 1723.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0320
Document Number: E7-24229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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 May 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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-24228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concern about impacts to surface water under level 4 drought conditions and impacts to drinking water sources. EPA also requested radiological monitoring of all plant effluents, appropriate storage and disposition of radioactive waste and compliance with the NPDES Permit. Rating EC1.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-24227
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clethodim; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E7-24164
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of clethodim and its metabolites in or on corn, field, forage; corn, field, grain; and corn, field, stover. Valent U.S.A. Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Underground Injection Control Program, Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Solutia, Inc.
Document Number: E7-24173
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that exemptions to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act have been granted to Solutia, Inc, Chocolate Bayou Facility (Solutia) for two Class I injection wells located at Alvin, Texas. As required by 40 CFR Part 148, the company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by the petitions and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. These final decisions allow the underground injection by Solutia, of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in these exemptions, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells Nos. WDW-13 and WDW-318 at the Chocolate Bayou, Alvin, Texas facility, until December 31, 2020, unless EPA moves to terminate these exemptions under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. Additional conditions included in these final decisions may be reviewed by contacting the Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. As required by 40 CFR 148.22(b) and 124.10, a public notice was issued October 15, 2007. The public comment period closed on November 29, 2007. No comments were received. These decisions constitute final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. These decisions may be reviewed/appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Disapproval of Plan of Nevada: Clean Air Mercury Rule
Document Number: E7-24167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to disapprove the State Plan submitted by Nevada on November 15, 2006. The plan is intended to address the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), promulgated on May 18, 2005 and subsequently revised on June 9, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the submitted Nevada State Plan does not meet certain CAMR requirements and, therefore, must be disapproved. CAMR requires States to regulate emissions of mercury (Hg) from large coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). CAMR establishes State budgets for annual EGU Hg emissions and requires States to submit State Plans that ensure that annual in-state EGU Hg emissions will not exceed the applicable State budget. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered CAMR cap-and-trade program. In the State Plan that EPA is proposing to disapprove, Nevada has chosen to meet CAMR requirements by participating in the EPA- administered CAMR cap-and-trade program addressing Hg emissions. However, Nevada's plan does not meet the mandatory timing requirements for allowance allocations, and differs substantively from certain required provisions of EPA's model rule (including the provision requiring unrestricted allowance transfer and trading).
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Draft Policies and Procedures for Initial Screening; Request for Comment
Document Number: E7-24166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the availability of and solicits public comment on EPA's draft policies and procedures for initial screening under the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The EDSP is established under section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which requires endocrine screening of all pesticide chemicals and was established in response to growing scientific evidence that humans, domestic animals, and fish and wildlife species have exhibited adverse health consequences from exposure to environmental chemicals that interact with their endocrine systems. This document provides specific details on the policies and the related procedures that EPA is considering adopting for initial screening under the EDSP. In general, the Agency has tried to develop policies that could be used in subsequent data collection efforts. However, EPA expects that these policies may be modified as a result of the Agency's experience applying them to the first chemicals to undergo testing. This document also discusses the statutory requirements associated with and format of the test orders, as well as EPA's procedures for fair and equitable sharing of test costs and data confidentiality. EPA will also be holding a public meeting to discuss these policies and procedures. A separate Federal Register document announced the details of the public meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E7-24163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is entitled: ``Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2249.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Benzene Emissions from Coke By-Product Recovery Plants (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1080.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0185
Document Number: E7-24161
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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; Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1360.08, OMB Control No. 2050-0068
Document Number: E7-24160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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; Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1596.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0226
Document Number: E7-24159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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. This ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1730.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0363
Document Number: E7-24158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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; PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard Implementation Rule; EPA ICR No. 2258.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW
Document Number: E7-24156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Illinois; Source-Specific Revision for Cromwell-Phoenix, Incorporated
Document Number: E7-23984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate site-specific Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) regulations for the Corrosion Inhibiting (CI) packaging production facility of Cromwell-Phoenix, Incorporated (Cromwell-Phoenix) located in Alsip, Illinois (Cook County). The EPA is proposing to approve an adjusted standard from Illinois' paper coating regulations for Cromwell-Phoenix's CI packaging production facility.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Illinois; Source-Specific Revision for Cromwell-Phoenix, Incorporated
Document Number: E7-23982
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate site-specific Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) regulations for the Corrosion Inhibiting (CI) packaging production facility of Cromwell-Phoenix, Incorporated (Cromwell- Phoenix) located in Alsip, Illinois (Cook County). The EPA is approving an adjusted standard from Illinois' paper coating regulations for Cromwell-Phoenix's CI packaging production facility.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 07-6043
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 207 (Patents) and 37 CFR part 404 (U.S. Government patent licensing regulations), EPA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant, for a specific field of use, an exclusive, royalty-bearing, revocable license to practice the invention described and claimed in the U.S. Patent No. 6,821,425, entitled ``Biomass Concentrator Reactor,'' issued November 23, 2004, and all corresponding patents issued throughout the world, and all reexamined patents and reissued patents granted in connection with such patent, to Purestream ES, L.L.C. of Walton, Kentucky. The invention was announced as being available for licensing in the October 11, 2007 issue of the Federal Register (72 FR 57937). The proposed exclusive license will contain appropriate terms, limitations, and conditions to be negotiated in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.5 and Sec. 404.7 of the U.S. Government patent licensing regulations. EPA will negotiate the final terms and conditions and grant the exclusive license, unless within 15 days from the date of this notice EPA receives, at the address below, written objections to the grant, together with supporting documentation. The documentation from objecting parties having an interest in practicing the above patents should include an application for an exclusive or nonexclusive license with the information set forth in 37 CFR 404.8. The EPA Patent Attorney and other EPA officials will review all written responses and then make recommendations on a final decision to the Director or Deputy Director of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, who have been delegated the authority to issue patent licenses under EPA Delegation 1-55.
Federal Advisory Committee To Examine Detection and Quantitation Approaches in Clean Water Act Programs
Document Number: E7-24154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a one-day meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Detection and Quantitation Approaches and Uses in Clean Water Act (CWA) Programs (FACDQ).
Water Quality Standards for Puerto Rico
Document Number: E7-24097
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating water quality standards that establish methods to implement Puerto Rico's existing antidegradation policy for waters in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. EPA was required to propose antidegradation implementation methods under court order. The Clean Water Act requires that all States, Territories, and authorized Tribes develop water quality standards that include the designated use or uses of the water, water quality criteria to protect those uses, and an antidegradation policy and implementation methods. Through this promulgation, the federal antidegradation implementation methods are added to Puerto Rico's water quality standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recordkeeping Requirements for Producers of Pesticides Under Section 8 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); EPA ICR No. 0143.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0028
Document Number: E7-24095
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana-Air Quality, Incinerators
Document Number: E7-24093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of Montana on December 8, 1997, May 28, 2003, and August 25, 2004. The December 8, 1997 submittal revised the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM ) Chapter 8, Subchapter 3, Section 17.8.316 (Incinerators) by adding Subsection (6). ARM 17.8.316(6) excludes incinerators from having to comply with the other provisions of ARM 17.8.316, including the particulate matter emissions standard of 0.10 grains per cubic foot and the 10% opacity standard, if these sources have been issued a Montana air quality permit under 75-2-215, Montana Code Annotated (MCA), and ARM 17.8.770, which pertain to permitting of solid or hazardous waste incinerators. The August 25, 2004 submittal made a minor editorial revision to ARM 17.8.316(5). The May 28, 2003 submittal made minor editorial revisions to ARM 17.8.316(6). This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E7-24086
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for dried blood. This pesticide is currently undergoing a voluntary cancellation process and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Pesticide Registration Review; New Antimicrobials Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E7-24085
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the following pesticides: Mineral bases, strong ( known as Sodium Hydroxide), PC Code 075605, Case Number 4065; Coco Alkyl Amine, salts (known as Alkyl Amine Hydrochloride), PC Code 069152, Case Number 3051; and Capric Acid (known as Decanoic Acid), PC Code 128955, Case Number 5038. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Para-dichlorobenzene; Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low-Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-24082
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide para-dichlorobenzene, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the low-risk pesticide para-dichlorobenzene 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group I Polymers and Resins (Polysulfide Rubber Production, Ethylene Propylene Rubber Production, Butyl Rubber Production, Neoprene Production); National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides Production; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards (Acetal Resins Production and Hydrogen Fluoride Production)
Document Number: E7-24076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This proposed rule requests public comment on the residual risk and technology reviews for eight industrial source categories regulated by four national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP). The eight industrial source categories and the four national emission standards are listed in Table 3 of this preamble. The underlying national emission standards that are under review in this action limit and control HAP. We are proposing that no revisions to the national emission standards regulating the eight source categories listed in Table 3 of this preamble are required at this time under section 112(f)(2) or 112(d)(6) of the Clean Air Act.
Notice of Hearing Concerning a Request to Reduce Pre-Harvest Interval for EBDC Fungicides on Potatoes; Amendment to Statement of Issues
Document Number: E7-23948
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending its July 11, 2007 Notice of Hearing (July Notice) document concerning a request to reduce the pre-harvest interval for the use of EBDC fungicides on potatoes. The July Notice set forth EPA's determination, the rationale for that determination, a description of the issues of fact and law to be adjudicated in the hearing, and a schedule for the hearing. EPA's determination in the July Notice that a hearing was appropriate was in response to the EBDC/ ETU Task Force's (Task Force) petition requesting that the 1992 cancellation order be amended to allow for a 3-day pre-harvest interval (PHI) nationwide for use of EBDC pesticides on potatoes.
Sodium Metasilicate; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Uses of Sodium Metasilicate Pesticide Registration
Document Number: E7-23901
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel their registration for Misty Quat-22, (EPA Reg. No. 10807-106) product containing the pesticide sodium metasilicate. The request would terminate sodium metasilicate use in or on floors, walls, counter tops in homes, schools, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, public rooms, food processing plants, and in other places where efficient cleaning and antimicrobial action is desired. The request would not terminate the last sodium metasilicate product registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws their request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Wisconsin; Redesignation of Kewaunee County Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E7-23949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make a determination under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the nonattainment area of Kewaunee County has attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based on quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2004-2006 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the area. Preliminary monitoring data for 2007 continue to show monitored attainment of the NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve a request from the State of Wisconsin to redesignate the Kewaunee County area to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted this request on June 12, 2007. In proposing to approve this request EPA is also proposing to approve, as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2018 in the area. EPA also finds adequate and is proposing to approve the State's 2012 and 2018 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Kewaunee County area.
Rhode Island: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E7-23947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Rhode Island has applied to EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Rhode Island. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through an immediate final action.