Environmental Protection Agency January 2, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-25396
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for the combined residues of trifloxystrobin, and its free form acid metabolite in or on asparagus; papaya; sapote, black; canistel; sapote, mamey; mango; sapodilla; star apple; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B; radish, tops; fruit, citrus, group 10; citrus, oil; citrus, dried pulp; and strawberry. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), and Bayer Crop Science requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Tolerance Crop Grouping Program; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E7-25280
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of December 7, 2007 (72 FR 69150) (FRL-8343-1), concerning amendments and revisions to the pesticide tolerance crop grouping regulations. This document is being issued to correct an omission in one of the crop grouping tables and to remove unnecessary scientific names from another table.
Endosulfan Updated Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and Solicitation of Usage Information; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-25277
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 16, 2007 concerning the availability of EPA's updated human health and ecological effects risk assessments for the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan, based in part on data recently submitted by endosulfan registrants as required in the 2002 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED). The Agency is seeking comment on these updated assessments, as well as EPA's analysis of endosulfan usage information since the 2002 RED and its preliminary determinations regarding endosulfan's importance to growers and availability of alternatives. This document is extending the comment period from January 16, 2008, to February 19, 2008.
Regulation of Oil-Bearing Hazardous Secondary Materials From the Petroleum Refining Industry Processed in a Gasification System To Produce Synthesis Gas
Document Number: E7-25240
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising its hazardous waste management regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to further promote the environmentally sound recycling of oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials generated by the petroleum refining industry. Specifically, EPA is amending an existing exclusion from the definition of solid waste for oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials when they are processed in a gasification system at a petroleum refinery for the production of synthesis gas. We are finalizing this exclusion so that the gasification of these materials will have the same regulatory status (they are all excluded from the definition of solid waste under RCRA) as oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials that are reinserted into the petroleum refining process. This action serves what we believe is a national interest by capturing as much energy from a barrel of oil as possible to maximize production efficiencies at petroleum refineries in an energy constrained world.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-25103
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving local rules that address circumvention, reduction of animal matter, and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from gasoline bulk storage tanks, gasoline filling stations, petroleum refinery equipment, and petroleum solvent dry cleaning.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E7-25100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve local rules that address circumvention, reduction of animal matter, and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from gasoline bulk storage tanks, gasoline filling stations, petroleum refinery equipment, and petroleum solvent dry cleaning.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Iron and Steel Foundries Area Sources
Document Number: E7-24836
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for two area source categories (iron foundries and steel foundries). The requirements for the two area source categories are combined in one subpart. The final rule establishes different requirements for foundries based on size. Small area source foundries are required to comply with pollution prevention management practices for metallic scrap, the removal of mercury switches, and binder formulations. Large area source foundries are required to comply with the same pollution prevention management practices as small foundries in addition to emissions standards for melting furnaces and foundry operations. The final standards reflect the generally achievable control technology and/or management practices for each subcategory.