Environmental Protection Agency February 27, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sulfometuron Methyl Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-3699
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide sulfometuron methyl, and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). 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 sulfometuron methyl 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.
Clean Air Interstate Rule: Notice of the Filing of Petition for Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-3694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November, 26 2007, Nelson Industrial Steam Company (NISCO) filed a petition requesting that the Environmental Appeals Board review the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) applicability determination made on October 22, 2007. In the applicability determination, EPA concluded that NISCO's Nelson Units 1 and 2 are CAIR SO2, NOX, and NOX ozone season units because they meet the criteria for being such CAIR units under regulations of the EPA- administered CAIR trading programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Reimbursement to Local Governments for Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases Under CERCLA Section 123 (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1425.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0077
Document Number: E8-3693
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
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.
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-3691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee.
Permethrin; Amended Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-3690
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's intention to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide permethrin. EPA conducted this reassessment of the permethrin RED in response to public comments received. In response to the commentors and continuing efforts to mitigate risk, the Agency has made several modifications to the permethrin RED label requirements including: Clarification of application rates to mushroom houses; revised droplet sizes for wide area mosquito abatement products; and mandatory label statements for canine spot-on products, pre-construction termiticide applications, and spray drift language for agricultural products. Additionally, the Agency has revised the data requirements and added a statement to Section IV of the RED to address concerns regarding the residential use of outdoor pesticide misting systems.
Tetramethrin Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-3689
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents, for the pesticide tetramethrin and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). 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 tetramethrin 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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-3618
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Massachusetts
Document Number: E8-3614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations. 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 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Dibasic Esters (DBE); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-3492
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of dibasic esters (DBE; CAS Reg. No. 95481-62- 2) when used as an inert ingredient solvent and/or anti-freeze microencapsulated at 10% weight/weight (W/W) or less in pesticide formulations with the active ingredient cyfluthrin. Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc. submitted a pesticide petition 5E4442 to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. EPA published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2007 (72 FR 49689) a proposed rule for this petition in order to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on data that submitted to the Agency after the publication of the petition's Notice of Filing.
Pyroxsulam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-3490
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxsulam in or on wheat, forage; wheat, grain; wheat, hay and wheat, straw. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-3488
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
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.
Cyfluthrin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-3393
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyfluthrin in or on grass, forage, fodder and hay group 17, forage at 12 ppm; grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, hay at 50 ppm; beet, sugar, roots at 0.10 ppm; and beet, sugar, dried pulp at 1.0 ppm. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), and Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions; Volatile Organic Compound Control for El Paso, Gregg, Nueces, and Victoria Counties and the Ozone Standard Nonattainment Areas of Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/Galveston
Document Number: E8-3380
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving certain control measures adopted by the State of Texas on the following dates: September 7, 2001, July 18, 2002, January 28, 2003, November 7, 2003, and December 17, 2004. The effect of this action is to finalize the proposed approval of these measures published on September 28, 2006 in the Federal Register (71 FR 56920) because they enhance the Texas VOC Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) by improving volatile organic compound (VOC) emission controls in Texas. This action is being taken under Section 110(l) and part D of the Clean Air Act.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Document Number: E8-3272
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) of Herndon, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Abt Associates, Inc.
Document Number: E8-3249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Abt Associates, Inc. (Abt) of Bethesda, MD and its subcontractors Eastern Research Group (ERG) of Chantilly, VA and Lexington, MA; and Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) of Arlington, VA and North Syracuse, NY, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all section(s) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).