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

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Revisions to the Continuous Emissions Monitoring Rule for the Acid Rain Program, NOX
Document Number: E7-25071
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing rule revisions that modify existing requirements for sources affected by the federally administered emission trading programs including the NOX Budget Trading Program, the Acid Rain Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, and the Clean Air Mercury Rule. The revisions are prompted primarily by changes being implemented by EPA's Clean Air Markets Division in its data systems in order to utilize the latest modern technology for the submittal of data by affected sources. Other revisions address issues that have been raised during program implementation, fix specific inconsistencies in rule provisions, or update sources incorporated by reference. These revisions do not impose significant new requirements upon sources with regard to monitoring or quality assurance activities.
Chlorantraniliprole; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: E8-875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to use the pesticide chlorantraniliprole (CAS No. 500008-45-7) to treat up to 160,000 acres of rice to control rice water weevil. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Project Performance Corporation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E8-809
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Project Performance Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Project Performance Corporation has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Project Performance Corporation to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Disapproval of Plan of Nevada; Clean Air Mercury Rule; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-1117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for action proposed on December 13, 2007 (72 FR 70812) concerning disapproval of the Nevada State Plan to address the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR).
National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP); Notice of Availability of Revisions to the NLLAP; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-1110
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the revised EPA National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP) in the document titled ``Laboratory Quality System Requirements (LQSR) Revision 3.0'' dated July 5, 2007. Revisions to the LQSR include the expansion of NLLAP to cover: (1) Lead laboratory analysis programs that conduct lead analysis for the field (Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations), and (2) revised training requirements for laboratory personnel. The Agency will phase-in LQSR 3.0 over the next 18 months.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Wastewater Operator Training and Technical Assistance Program (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1977.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0238
Document Number: E8-1100
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
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). 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Asphalt Processing and Roofing Manufacture (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 0661.09 OMB Control Number 2060-0002
Document Number: E8-1097
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
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; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Marine Spark-Ignition Engines (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1722.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0321
Document Number: E8-1096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
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 OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-1095
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1767.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0360
Document Number: E8-1094
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-1003
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from October 2, 2007 through November 30, 2007, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-1001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
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.
Determination of Sole Source Aquifer Petition
Document Number: E8-999
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provides notice that it approves the petition to designate the Espa[ntilde]ola Basin Aquifer System a Sole Source Aquifer. The aquifer is eligible for designation because it is the principal source of drinking water for the area covered by the petition.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) and the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS), and workgroups will meet on February 5-6, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Committee and Subcommittee meetings will be located at The Madison, at 1177 Fifteenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, in conference rooms Vernon A & B. The focus areas of the meeting will be Green Buildings, Small Communities, and other environmental issues potentially affecting local governments. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Each individual or organization wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule; EPA ICR No. 1365.08, OMB No. 2070-0091
Document Number: E8-1000
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
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.
Draft Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-887
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review meeting to review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (NCEA-S-1669). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending January 15, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64626). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel meeting as EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer-review meeting are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with Federal Register (72 FR 64626) to Versar, Inc., for consideration by the external peer-review panel prior to the meeting. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. Versar, Inc., invites the public to register to attend this meeting as observers. In addition, Versar, Inc., invites the public to give brief oral comments at the meeting regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA's peer-review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider Versar's report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review meeting and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 72 FR 64626, November 16, 2007. Public comments that were submitted during the 60- day public comment period ending January 15, 2008 may be observed at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-1083.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential adverse impacts to aquatic resources, uncertainty of groundwater availability, and carbon dioxide emissions. We recommend further discussion on renewable energy resources, groundwater protection, and issues associated with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Rating EC2.
Official Release of EMFAC2007 Motor Vehicle Emission Factor Model for Use in the State of California
Document Number: E8-876
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving and announcing the availability of the latest version of the California EMFAC model for use in state implementation plan (SIP) development in California. EMFAC2007 is the latest update to the EMFAC model for use by California state and local governments to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. The new model, which is based on new and improved data, calculates air pollution emission factors for passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and buses. Today's notice also sets the date after which EMFAC2007 is required to be used statewide in all new regional emissions analyses and carbon monoxide (CO) hot-spot analyses for transportation conformity determinations in California. EPA also intends to approve EMFAC2007 in the future for particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) hot-spot analyses in California, once EPA issues quantitative hot-spot modeling guidance for such analyses. Since the EMFAC model is used only in California, EPA's approval of the model does not affect MOBILE model users in other states.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; San Manuel Sulfur Dioxide State Implementation Plan and Request for Redesignation to Attainment
Document Number: E8-804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the maintenance plan for the San Manuel Area in Pinal and Pima Counties, Arizona, as a revision to the Arizona state implementation plan, and to grant the request submitted by the State to redesignate this area from nonattainment to attainment of the national ambient air quality standards for sulfur dioxide (SO2) for the San Manuel SO2 nonattainment area. EPA is proposing this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Arizona; San Manuel Sulfur Dioxide State Implementation Plan and Request for Redesignation to Attainment
Document Number: E8-803
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action under the Clean Air Act to approve the Final State Implementation Plan Revision, San Manuel Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area, March 2007 as a revision to the Arizona state implementation plan. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality developed this plan to maintain the sulfur dioxide national ambient air quality standards in the San Manuel, Arizona area and to request redesignation of the area to attainment. The maintenance plan contains various elements, including contingency provisions that will be implemented if measured ambient concentrations of sulfur dioxide are above certain trigger levels. EPA is also approving the State of Arizona's request for redesignation of the San Manuel area from nonattainment to attainment for the sulfur dioxide standards. EPA is taking these actions consistent with provisions in the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to approve or disapprove submittals of revisions to state implementation plans and requests for redesignation. The intended effect is to redesignate the San Manuel, Arizona sulfur dioxide nonattainment area to attainment, and to provide for maintenance of the standard for the ten-year period following redesignation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nevada; Washoe County 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E8-746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Washoe County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan. Submitted by the State of Nevada on May 30, 2007, this plan revision consists of a maintenance plan prepared for the purpose of providing for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard in Washoe County through the year 2014 and thereby satisfying the related requirements under section 110(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act and EPA's phase 1 rule implementing the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. EPA is proposing this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of state implementation plans and plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nevada; Washoe County 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E8-743
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Washoe County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan. Submitted by the State of Nevada on May 30, 2007, this plan revision consists of a maintenance plan prepared for the purpose of providing for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone standard in Washoe County through the year 2014 and thereby satisfying the related requirements under section 110(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act and EPA's phase 1 rule implementing the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of state implementation plans and plan revisions.
Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: E7-25394
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating new source standards of performance for stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines. EPA is also promulgating national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for new and reconstructed stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions or that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower and are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Missouri; Clean Air Mercury Rule
Document Number: E8-807
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve the State Plan submitted by Missouri on May 18, 2007, and revisions submitted on September 6, 2007. The plan addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), promulgated on May 18, 2005, and subsequently revised on June 9, 2006. EPA has determined that the submitted State Plan fully meets the CAMR requirements for Missouri. 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 to ensure that annual 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 approving today, Missouri has met the CAMR requirements by electing to participate in the EPA trading program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revisions to Stage II Requirements in Allegheny County
Document Number: E8-595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of modifying and clarifying existing regulatory requirements for the control of volatile organic compounds from gasoline dispensing facilities in Allegheny County. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revisions to Stage II Requirements in Allegheny County
Document Number: E8-583
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan which were submitted on November 21, 2006 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). These revisions modify and clarify the existing regulatory requirements for the control of volatile organic compounds from gasoline dispensing facilities in Allegheny County. The revisions modify the compliance dates and make other minor technical amendments to the efficiency and compliance testing portions of the Stage II regulations in Allegheny County. EPA is approving these revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revisions to Stage II Requirements
Document Number: E8-579
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions will allow the Maryland Department of the Environment to utilize inspections of Stage I and Stage II systems by a certified inspector. EPA is approving these revisions to the Maryland SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revisions to Stage II Requirements
Document Number: E8-577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of approving revisions and additions to the current Stage II regulations that apply to gasoline dispensing facilities. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E8-192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from ambient dust and propellant and rocket testing. We are proposing to approve local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E8-161
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from ambient dust, propellant testing, and rocket testing. We are approving local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Acetamiprid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-683
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B; caneberry subgroup 13- 07A; low growing berry subgroup 13-07G; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A; and onion, green, subgroup 3-07B. Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Clarification for Chemical Identification Describing Activated Phosphors for TSCA Inventory Purposes
Document Number: E8-681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes a clarification under which activated phosphors that are not on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(b) Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) would be considered to be new chemical substances under TSCA section 5, thus would be subject to the notification requirements under TSCA section 5(a) new chemical notification requirements. In certain letters and other interpretations issued by EPA from 1978 to 2003, it appears that the Agency erroneously indicated that activated phosphors constitute solid mixtures for purposes of the TSCA Inventory, and thus that they were not separately reportable as chemical substances under TSCA section 5(a) new chemical notification requirements. This proposed clarification is necessary because EPA's interpretations in this area have not been consistent. Given this past inconsistency, EPA is seeking comment on its proposed clarfication.
Mandipropamid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-677
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of mandipropamid, 4-chloro-N-[2-[3-methoxy-4-(2-propynyloxy)phenyl]ethyl]- alpha-(2-propynyloxy)-benzeneacetamide in or on Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; okra; vegetable, leafy except brassica, group 4; vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; grape; grape, raisin; onion, dry bulb; onion, green; and potato, wet peel. Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Petition Requesting EPA to Issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel the Registrations of M-44 Sodium Cyanide Capsules and Sodium Fluoroacetate; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-676
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 16, 2007, concerning a petition that EPA received from Sinapu, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Beyond Pesticides, Forest Guardians, Predator Defense, Western Wildlife Conservancy, Sierra Club, The Rewilding Institute, Animal Defense League of Arizona, and Animal Welfare Institute. The petition requested EPA to issue a notice of intent to cancel the registrations of M-44 sodium cyanide capsules and sodium fluoroacetate. The Agency is seeking further substantive comment on this petition, and will post a document with specific questions under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP- 2007-0944. This Federal Register notice is extending the comment period from January 16, 2008, to March 5, 2008.
Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone (Amical 48) Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-674
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide Diiodomethyl p- tolyl sulfone (Amical 48), and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Deletion of Risk Management Plan SORN
Document Number: E8-659
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Emergency Management, is giving notice that it is deleting the system of records for the Risk Management Plan Review Access List. The information in this system of record is neither indexed nor retrieved by a personal identifier.
Guidance for Conducting Prospective Ground-Water Studies
Document Number: E8-653
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing for public comment guidance for conducting prospective ground-water (PGW) studies. This study, which is required by EPA on a case-by-case basis, is conducted in a controlled setting and provides EPA with data for evaluating the impact of legal pesticide use on ground water quality. The PGW guidance document describes how to conduct a PGW monitoring study, milestones for consulting with EPA, and how to report results to EPA. Data generated from these field studies have proven valuable to EPA scientists and risk managers as they are specifically designed to relate pesticide use indicated on the label to measurements of the pesticide and its degradates in ground water used as a source of drinking water.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Data Call-In Program; EPA ICR No. 2288.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
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 and consolidate several existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of this information collection. The consolidated ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Data Call-In Program'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 2288.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new), will consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ``Data Call-Ins for the Special Review and Registration Review Programs'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 0922.07 and OMB Control No. 2070-0057); ``Data Generation for Pesticide Reregistration'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 1504.05 and OMB Control No. 2070-0107); and ``Data Acquisition for Anticipated Residue and Percent of Crop Treated'' (identified by EPA ICR No. 1911.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0164).
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
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.
Organic Esters of Phosphoric Acid Risk Assessments Risk Reduction Options; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-540
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide organic esters of phosphoric acid, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for organic esters of phosphoric acid through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. This is Phase 3 of the 4- Process. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Dichlorvos (DDVP); Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
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 containing dichlorvos (DDVP).
Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E8-444
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of applications to register the pesticide products R-Octenol, Technical Indole-3-Acetic Acid, Quillaja Extract, and Shake-Away Critter Repellent Granules containing active ingredients not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Columbia American Plating Company Site
Document Number: E8-599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the COLUMBIA AMERICAN PLATING COMPANY Time-Critical Removal Site in Portland, Oregon, with the following settling parties: LAKEA CORPORATION (dba Columbia American Plating Company) and LARRY ANSON, an individual. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay: $15,000.00 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund; the net sale proceeds from selling the site if the settling parties are able to redeem the property out of foreclosure from Multnomah County; and assignment of all rights to insurance claims proceeds to EPA. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Request for Comment on Three Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: E8-570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
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 three existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Two of these ICRs, 1684.08 and 1695.08, are scheduled to expire March 31, 2008. ICR 1800.03 is scheduled to expire May 31, 2008. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Workshop To Discuss Policy-Relevant Science To Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Document Number: E8-543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing that a workshop entitled ``Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards'' is being organized by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Office of Research and Development and EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Office of Air and Radiation. The workshop will be held on January 28-29, 2008 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Amendments to Lead Rules, Quemetco
Document Number: E8-441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revised lead (Pb) emission limits for Quemetco, Incorporated, in Marion County, Indiana. On February 7, 2002, Indiana submitted revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead as part of the State's incorporation of a Federal standard for secondary lead smelters. On October 3, 2006, and November 27, 2007, Indiana supplemented its request as it pertained to Quemetco, Incorporated, in Marion County. The requested SIP revision replaces the Pb emission limits for Quemetco, Incorporated with similarly stringent limits. The new limits were found to be protective of the national ambient air quality standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Amendments to Lead Rules, Quemetco
Document Number: E8-440
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 7, 2002, Indiana submitted revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for lead (Pb) as part of the State's incorporation of a Federal standard for secondary lead smelters. On October 3, 2006, and November 27, 2007, Indiana supplemented its request as it pertained to Quemetco, Incorporated (Quemetco), in Marion County. The requested SIP revision replaces the Pb emission limits for Quemetco with new, stringent limits. EPA has determined that the new limits will be protective of the Pb air quality standards, and is therefore approving them.
Amendment to General Routine Uses
Document Number: E8-445
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is giving notice that it proposes to amend its current list of General Routine Uses to add a new routine use. The new general routine use will allow the Agency to disclose information in its systems covered under the Privacy Act to persons and entities that may be needed by the Agency to respond, prevent, minimize or remedy harm resulting from an actual or suspected breach or compromise of personally identifiable information. The Agency currently has general routine uses A-K that are applicable to more than one of EPA's systems of records. The intent of this notice is to add general routine use ``L'' to the current list of General Routine Uses.
Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act
Document Number: E8-443
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, signed into law on October 10, 2000, amended the Clean Water Act (CWA), to incorporate provisions to reduce the risk of illness to users of the Nation's recreational waters. Section 406(b) of the CWA, as amended by the BEACH Act, authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award grants to eligible States, Territories, Tribes, and local governments to develop and implement microbiological monitoring programs of coastal recreation waters, including the Great Lakes, which are adjacent to beaches or similar points of access used by the public. BEACH Act grants also develop and implement programs to notify the public of the potential exposure to disease-causing microorganisms in these waters. EPA encourages coastal and Great Lakes States and Territories to apply for BEACH Act grants for program implementation (referred to as implementation grants) to implement effective and comprehensive coastal recreation water monitoring and public notification programs. EPA also encourages coastal and Great Lakes Tribes to apply for BEACH Act grants for program development (referred to as development grants) to develop effective and comprehensive coastal recreation water monitoring and public notification programs.