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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 20 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana
Document Number: E7-21322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 20 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red and the Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96- 0527, (E.D. La.).
Proposed Consent Decree Modification, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E7-21321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed modification to a consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Environmental Defense: Environmental Defense v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. C 05 2090 (N.D.Cal.). On June 6, 2005, plaintiff Environmental Defense filed a complaint claiming that EPA had failed to perform a nondiscretionary duty to either grant or deny, within eighteen months of receipt, an August 11, 2003 petition submitted to EPA by Environmental Defense asking the Administrator to list diesel engine exhaust as a hazardous air pollutant under section 112(b)(3) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(b)(3). Under the terms of the initial consent decree, EPA agreed to sign a notice for publication in the Federal Register that contained either a proposal to grant (in whole or in part) or a final determination that denies the petition by June 12, 2006. If EPA proposed to grant the petition, then EPA agreed to sign a final notice for publication in the Federal Register either granting or denying (in whole or in part) the petition by May 1, 2007. The original deadlines have been extended to January 7, 2008 and April 2, 2008, respectively, as a result of previous modifications to the original consent decree. Under the terms of the proposed modification, the deadlines above would be changed, respectively, to August 11, 2010 and May 11, 2011. However, EPA will not have to act on Environmental Defense's petition if EPA signs a notice for publication in the Federal Register of a proposed rule proposing to establish emissions standards for the emission of hazardous air pollutants from existing non- emergency stationary diesel engines of 300 horsepower or greater manufactured prior to 1996 pursuant to section 112 of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412 by February 25, 2009, and signs a notice for publication in the Federal Register of a final rule establishing emission standards for such engines by February 10, 2010.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Baton Rouge 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; State of Louisiana; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E7-21314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Baton Rouge marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has failed to attain the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. If EPA finalizes this finding, the Baton Rouge area will then be reclassified, by operation of law, as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the Baton Rouge area would then be as expeditiously as practicable but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, Louisiana must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that meet the 8-hour ozone nonattainment requirements for moderate areas, as required by the CAA. In this action, EPA is also proposing the schedule for the State's submittal of the SIP revisions required for moderate areas once the area is reclassified.
Determination of Nonattainment and Reclassification of the Beaumont/Port Arthur 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; State of Texas; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E7-21313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to find that the Beaumont/Port Arthur (BPA) marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has failed to attain the 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) by June 15, 2007, the attainment deadline set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for marginal nonattainment areas. If EPA finalizes this finding, the BPA area will then be reclassified, by operation of law, as a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The moderate area attainment date for the BPA area would then be as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than June 15, 2010. Once reclassified, Texas must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that meet the 8-hour ozone nonattainment requirements for moderate areas as required by the CAA. In this action, EPA is also proposing the schedule for the State's submittal of the SIP revisions required for moderate areas once the area is reclassified.
Notice of Availability of Preliminary 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan
Document Number: E7-21310
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA establishes national, technology-based regulations known as effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards to reduce pollutant discharges from categories of industry discharging directly to waters of the United States or discharging indirectly through Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). The Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), and 307(b) require EPA to annually review these effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. This notice presents EPA's 2007 review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. It also presents EPA's evaluation of indirect dischargers without categorical pretreatment standards to identify potential new categories for pretreatment standards under CWA sections 304(g) and 307(b). This notice also presents the Preliminary 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (``preliminary 2008 Plan''), which, as required under CWA section 304(m), identifies any new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines rulemaking and provides a schedule for such rulemaking. CWA section 304(m) requires EPA to biennially publish such a plan after public notice and comment. EPA is soliciting comment on its preliminary 2008 Plan and on its 2007 annual review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards and industrial categories not currently regulated by effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards.
Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications
Document Number: 07-5381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance actions. Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act, the number of fee categories has been increased, the registration service fees for some covered pesticide registration applications received on or after October 1, 2007, have been increased, and certain new procedures have been established. The new fees became effective on October 1, 2007.
Ohio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E7-21251
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting Ohio Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency published a proposed rule on June 6, 2007 at 72 FR 31237 and provided for public comment. The public comment period ended on July 6, 2007. We received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes through this proposed final action.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee Meeting-November 14-16, 2007
Document Number: E7-21250
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Kentucky: Approval of Revisions to the State Implementation Plan
Document Number: E7-21245
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted on May 25, 2007, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Kentucky), through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), to remove the ``Potentially hazardous matter or toxic substances'' rule from the EPA-approved Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP). KDAQ requested that EPA remove this rule from the Kentucky SIP, because the rule is not related to the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve this request and correct the Kentucky SIP by removing this rule from the SIP pursuant to section 110(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products
Document Number: 07-5295
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 19, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) vacated EPA's provisions in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products that established an October 1, 2008, compliance deadline and that created and delisted a low risk subcategory of plywood and composite wood products facilities. This action announces the Court's decision and promulgates ministerial amendments that will incorporate the Court's decision into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-21102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E7-21098
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA New England Region (EPA) announces the deletion of 61 source area sites on the Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). All 61 source area sites as listed in Table 1 were originally proposed for deletion (72 FR 41976) August 1, 2007, and encompass a total acreage of 482.1 acres. A source area site is defined by: soil; structures, if present; and does not include any contaminated groundwater plume that may be below the site. Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards is a Federal Facility Superfund Site known locally as the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), so this notice will use MMR as the abbreviation to describe the entire Superfund Site. The United States Air Force is the lead agency at the MMR Superfund Site. This partial deletion pertains to only the surface area of sites investigated (and in some cases cleaned-up) for soil contamination, and does not pertain to any of the 12 groundwater plumes associated with MMR Superfund Site. All other sites (including all contaminated groundwater plumes on the Site) not included in this notice will remain on the NPL. In the northern half of the MMR, there are source area sites and groundwater plumes associated with an investigation and cleanup program known as the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program which is being conducted under the authority of Safe Drinking Water Act Administrative Orders. These sites and groundwater plumes are not the subject of this partial deletion.
B&B Manufacturing Superfund Site; Mobile, Mobile County, AL; Notice of Settlements
Document Number: E7-21094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into three separate settlements for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the B&B Manufacturing Superfund Site located in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Additional Expertise for the Science Advisory Board Asbestos Expert Panel
Document Number: E7-21092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is seeking public nominations of additional experts in the formation of the Asbestos Expert Panel in the areas of biostatistics, statistical modeling, epidemiology, meta-analysis, Bayesian analysis and toxicology of inhaled particles. Previous nominations of individuals for this asbestos panel need not be re-submitted, as they will still be considered.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-21089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns because the preferred alternative may not represent the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative, as required under the Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines. EPA also expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality and minority and low-income communities, and requested that the Final EIS discuss mitigation in more detail. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; Consumer Products Rule
Document Number: E7-20948
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 13, 2007, to revise the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). The state has requested approval of two rules in two areas of Part 6, Emission Limitations and Prohibitions-Existing Sources of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions by adding R 336.1660, Standards for VOC Emissions from Consumer Products, by adopting by reference the Ozone Transport Commission's Model Rule with some modifications, and adding R 336.1661, Definitions for Consumer Products, to define VOC.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; Consumer Products Rule
Document Number: E7-20947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 13, 2007, to revise the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). The state has requested approval of two rules in two areas of Part 6, Emission Limitations and ProhibitionsExisting Sources of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions by adding R 336.1660, Standards for VOC Emissions from Consumer Products, by adopting by reference the Ozone Transport Commission's Model Rule with some modifications and R 336.1661, Definitions for Consumer Products, to define VOC.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Michigan; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Abnormal Conditions
Document Number: E7-20944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve, as part of the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP), Michigan's June 29, 2007, request to revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for abnormal conditions, start-up, shutdown, and malfunction of a source, process, or process equipment. The revised rule contains more specific and complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements than are currently approved into the SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Michigan; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Abnormal Conditions
Document Number: E7-20935
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving Michigan's June 29, 2007, request to revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for abnormal conditions, start-up, shutdown, and malfunction of a source, process, or process equipment. The revised rule contains more specific and complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements than are currently approved into the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). In the proposed rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is proposing approval of and soliciting public comment on this requested SIP revision. If adverse comments are received on this action, EPA will withdraw this final rule and address the comments received in response to this action in a final rule on the related proposed. A second public comment period will not be held. Parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Pesticides; Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Pesticides
Document Number: E7-20828
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This is the final rule for Biochemical and Microbial Pesticide Data Requirements. The Agency published a proposed rule on March 8, 2006, on the data requirements to support registration of biochemical and microbial pesticides and proposed to update definitions for both biochemical and microbial pesticides. The Agency received comments from 20 commenters, representing State and Federal agencies, industry, and private consultants.
Pesticide Data Requirements; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-20827
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document makes technical changes and revises cross references in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect changes in pesticide data requirements being promulgated elsewhere in today's Federal Register. These technical changes are solely to conform other parts of the CFR to the new rules, and have no substantive impact on any requirements. This regulation is a technical amendment which requires no opportunity for comment or public participation.
Pesticides; Data Requirements for Conventional Chemicals
Document Number: E7-20826
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating its data requirements in part 158 of Title 40 in the Code of Federal Regulations for the registration of conventional pesticide products. As scientific understanding of potential hazards posed by pesticides has evolved, some data requirements have been imposed on a case-by-case basis but not codified since 1984. Besides providing the regulated community with clearer and more transparent information, the updated data requirements will enhance the development of health and environmental data to conduct scientifically sound chemical hazard/risk assessments to protect human health and the environment. In a companion final rule also being promulgated today, EPA is making technical changes arising from this final rule.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Budgets in Submitted Eight-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan for the Phoenix-Mesa Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Arizona
Document Number: E7-21073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the submitted Eight-Hour Ozone Plan for the Maricopa Nonattainment Area (June 2007) (``2007 MAG Eight-Hour Ozone Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2007 MAG Eight-Hour Ozone Plan was submitted to EPA on June 15, 2007 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as a revision to the Arizona state implementation plan. As a result of our finding, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Federal Highway Administration must use the motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted eight-hour ozone attainment plan for future conformity determinations.
Delegation of Authority to the States of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standards
Document Number: E7-21065
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska have submitted updated regulations for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT standards. The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated. EPA's review of the pertinent regulations shows that they contain adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal standards. This action informs the public of delegations to the above-mentioned agencies.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 34 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana
Document Number: E7-21063
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 34 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red, Sabine, and the Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modification of Baselines for Gasoline Produced or Imported for Use in Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. Territories
Document Number: E7-21061
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule allows refiners and importers who produce or import conventional gasoline for use in Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands the option to change the way in which they calculate emissions from such gasoline for purposes of establishing their conventional gasoline anti-dumping and toxics performance baselines and determining compliance with their baselines. Specifically, this final rule allows refiners and importers of gasoline sold for use in these areas to petition EPA to modify their baselines to replace the anti-dumping statutory baseline with the single seasonal statutory baseline that is most appropriate to the regional climate, and to use the seasonal component of the Complex Model that is most appropriate to the regional climate to calculate individual baselines and annual average emissions. The rule allows refiners and importers to petition EPA to use the summer statutory baseline and the summer Complex Model for all baseline and compliance calculations for conventional gasoline produced or imported for use in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and allows refiners and importers to petition EPA to use the winter statutory baseline and the winter Complex Model for all baseline and compliance calculations for conventional gasoline produced or imported for use in Alaska. EPA is taking this action to address certain inconsistencies in the fuels regulations which may have significant unintended negative impacts on refiners and importers who produce or import gasoline for these areas.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-20967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E7-20965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference To Review Its Draft Report From the June 27-29, 2007 HSRB Meeting
Document Number: E7-20953
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) announces a public teleconference meeting to discuss its draft report from the June 27-29, 2007 HSRB meeting.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the York (York and Adams Counties) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-20942
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the York (York and Adams Counties) ozone nonattainment area (York Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for the York Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, the Commonwealth submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the York Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the York Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for 2004-2006. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the York Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the Commonwealth has also submitted a 2002 base year inventory for the York Area which EPA is proposing to approve as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the maintenance plan for the York Area for purposes of transportation conformity, which EPA is also proposing to approve. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request and of the maintenance plan and 2002 base year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1564.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0202
Document Number: E7-20938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulatory Pilot Projects (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1755.08; OMB Control No. 2010-0026
Document Number: E7-20937
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1049.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0046
Document Number: E7-20934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Pesticides: Redesignation of part 158; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E7-20836
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is redesignating certain pesticide data requirements currently located in 40 CFR part 158 into a new part 161. The data requirements being transferred apply to antimicrobial pesticides. EPA is also making conforming changes and cross-reference revisions to the newly redesignated material. The redesignation is intended to preserve regulatory data requirements for antimicrobial pesticides, while preparing for the promulgation of final rules pertaining to data requirements for conventional pesticides, biochemical, and microbial pesticides.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete the Grape Use in Methomyl Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-20825
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Mecoprop-p Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E7-20824
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide mecoprop-p (MCPP-p). The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the MCPP-p Docket. MCPP-p is an herbicide used to manage broadleaf weeds in residential lawns, sod farms, golf courses, and non- cultivated agricultural land. EPA has reviewed MCPP-p through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Dichlorprop-p Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E7-20818
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide dichlorprop-p (2,4-DP-p). The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the 2,4-DP-p Docket. 2,4-DP-p is an herbicide used to manage broadleaf weeds, woody plants, and brush in residential lawns, sod farms, golf courses, sports turf, and non-cultivated agricultural land. 2,4-DP-p is also used to manage woody plants and brush in non- cultivated areas, such as fencerows and rights-of-ways. EPA has reviewed 2,4-DP-p through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-20753
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of bifenthrin in or on mayhaw; vegetable, root, subgroup 1B except sugar beet and garden beet; beet, garden, roots; beet, garden, tops; radish, tops; soybean, seed; soybean, hulls; soybean, refined oil; groundcherry; pepino; peanut; pistachio; and grain, aspirated fractions. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenamidone; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-20670
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenamidone in or on carrot; sunflower; Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; vegetable, fruiting, group 8, except nonbell pepper; pepper, nonbell; vegetable, leafy, except Brassica, group 4; cotton, gin byproducts; cotton, undelinted seed; and combined residues of fenamidone and its metabolite RPA 717879 in or on strawberry. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-20599
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application
Document Number: E7-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 352-EUP-RTE from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the termiticide DuPont E2Y45 200SC containing the active ingredient chlorantraniliprole. 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.
Fluazinam; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-20581
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluazinam in or on aronia berry; buffalo currant; bushberry subgroup 13B; Chilean guava; European barberry; ginseng; highbush cranberry; honeysuckle, edible; jostaberry; juneberry; lingonberry; native currant; pea and bean, dried shelled, except soybean, subgroup 6C, except pea; pea and bean, succulent shelled, subgroup 6B, except pea; salal; sea buckthorn; turnip, greens; vegetable, Brassica leafy, group 5; and vegetable, legume, edible-podded, subgroup 6A, except pea. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations
Document Number: 07-55521
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Fresheners; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Notice of Receipt
Document Number: E7-20930
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA has received a petition under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and requests comments on issues raised by the petition. The petition was received from the Sierra Club, the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Alliance for Healthy Homes, and the Natural Resources Defense Council on September 20, 2007. The petitioners are concerned about risks to human health and the environment from exposure to air fresheners. They are petitioning EPA to assess and reduce these risks by exercising its authority under TSCA sections 8(c), 8(d), 4, and 6(a)(3). EPA must either grant or deny a TSCA section 21 petition within 90 days of receipt of the petition, and will, therefore, respond to this petition by December 18, 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request: Applicant Background Questionnaire: Race, National Origin, Gender, and Disability Demographics (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2248.03, OMB Control No. 2030-0045
Document Number: E7-20835
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
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 Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1764.04; OMB Control No. 2060-0348
Document Number: E7-20834
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
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; Air Stationary Source Compliance and Enforcement Information; EPA ICR No. 0107.09, OMB Control No. 2096-0096
Document Number: E7-20833
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
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 June 30, 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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for California
Document Number: E7-20139
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the updates of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on March 23, 2006, August 18, 2006 and May 31, 2007. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (``the Act''). The portions of the OCS air regulations that are being updated pertain to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the requirements contained in ``Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Requirements Applicable to OCS Sources'' (September 2007) is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Indiana: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing limited approval of a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on February 28, 2007, as amended by letter on September 20, 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 is proposing to determine that the Indiana SIP revision strengthens the implementation plan for the State because it makes progress toward meeting Indiana's emission reduction requirements under the NOX SIP Call.
Limited Approval of Implementation Plans of Indiana: Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-20249
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating a limited approval of a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on February 28, 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 Plans (CAIR FIP) concerning SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Indiana, promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised December 13, 2006. EPA is not making any changes to the CAIR FIP. It is, however, to the extent EPA approves Indiana's SIP revision, amending the appropriate appendices in the CAIR FIP trading rules simply to note that approval. On September 20, 2007, Indiana requested that EPA act on a portion of the February 28, 2007, submittal as an ``abbreviated SIP.'' Consequently, EPA is approving this abbreviated SIP revision, which addresses: The applicability provisions for the NOX ozone season trading program and supporting definitions of terms; the methodology to be used to allocate NOX annual and ozone season NOX allowances and supporting definitions of terms; the compliance supplement pool (CSP) provisions for the NOX annual trading program; and provisions for SO2 and NOX opt-in units, all under the CAIR FIP.