Final 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Designations for the Early Action Compact Areas
The EPA is proposing to designate 13 Early Action Compact (EAC) Areas as attainment for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The EAC areas agreed to reduce ground-level ozone pollution earlier than the Clean Air Act (CAA) required and to demonstrate attainment with the 8-hour ozone NAAQS by December 31, 2007. The States in which these 13 areas are located have submitted quality-assured data indicating that the areas are in attainment for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS based on ambient air monitoring data from 2005, 2006 and 2007. In addition, the EPA plans to revoke the 1-hour ozone NAAQS for each of these areas one year after the effective date of the designations for the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and we would modify the 1-hour ozone NAAQS tables in the regulations to reflect the application of the revocation.
Disulfoton; Amendment to and Clarification of Order to Amend Registration to Terminate Uses
This notice announces EPA's amendment to and clarification of the order for the termination of uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide disulfoton, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This amendment and clarification follows an October 10, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Order to Amend Registrations to Terminate Uses (72 FR 57571) of disulfoton (Di-Syston 15G) for multiple uses. The October 10, 2007 order and the December 15, 2004, Notice of Receipt of Request (69 FR 75061) that preceded the order were unclear as to whether the use of Di-Syston 15G on Fraser fir Christmas trees was terminated, except for use in the State of North Carolina. In addition, the registrant had withdrawn its request to terminate use of Di-Syston 15G on Christmas trees outside of North Carolina during the time allowed and EPA issued the order without having processed that withdrawal. Accordingly, EPA hereby is amending the order to clarify that use of disulfoton on Fraser fir Christmas trees is allowed nationwide.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
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.
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; Extension of Comment Period
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 13, 2007, announcing EPA's plan 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. The December 13, 2007 document provided for a 60 day public comment period ending February 11, 2008. EPA received several requests from the public to extend this comment period. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from February 11, 2008, to March 12, 2008.
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Draft Policies and Procedures for Initial Screening; Request for Comment; Extension of Comment Period
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 13, 2007, announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on EPA's draft policies and procedures for initial screening under the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The December 13, 2007, notice provided for a 60-day public comment period ending February 11, 2008. EPA received several requests from the public to extend this comment period. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from February 11, 2008, to March 12, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Superfund Site Evaluation and Hazard Ranking System (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1488.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0095
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.
2,4-D, Bensulide, DCPA, Desmedipham, Dimethoate, Fenamiphos, Phorate, Sethoxydim, Terbufos, and Tetrachlorvinphos; Proposed Tolerance Actions
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the herbicide sethoxydim and the insecticides dimethoate, fenamiphos, terbufos, and tetrachlorvinphos. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the herbicides 2,4-D, DCPA, desmedipham, and sethoxydim and the insecticides dimethoate, fenamiphos, phorate, and tetrachlorvinphos. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the herbicides bensulide and sethoxydim. The regulatory actions proposed in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q).
Tribal Pesticide Program Council; Notice of Public Meeting
The Tribal Pesticide Program Council will hold a 2-1/2 day meeting, beginning on March 5, 2008 and ending March 7, 2008. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Clothianidin; Pesticide Tolerance
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of clothianidin in or on sugar beet roots, tops and molasses. Bayer CropScience requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).