Environmental Protection Agency April 16, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Proposed AEGL Values; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-8184
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee) is developing AEGLs values on an ongoing basis to provide Federal, State, and local agencies with information on short-term exposures to hazardous chemicals. This notice provides a list of 62 hazardous chemicals for proposed AEGL values that are available for public review and comment. Comments are welcome on both the proposed AEGL values and the Technical Support Documents placed in the public version of the official docket.
Pentachlorophenol Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-8174
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the restricted use antimicrobial pesticide pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its micro-contaminants, dioxin/furan (CDDs/ CDFs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB). In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for PCP and its micro- contaminants CDDs/CDFs and HCB, and an initial impacts and/or preliminary benefits assessment (Phase 5 of 6-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 PCP through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Creosote Revised Risk Assessments and Qualitative Economic Analysis of the Alternatives; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-8169
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the pesticide creosote. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for creosote as well as solicits comments on the qualitative economic impacts analysis, (Phase 5 of 6-Phase Process). EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for creosote through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Chromated Copper Arsenate Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-8168
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the restricted use antimicrobial pesticide chromated copper arsenate (CCA). In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for CCA and on EPA's preliminary benefits assessment (Phase 5 of 6-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 CCA through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Burke Street Lead Superfund Site; Junction City, Boyle County, KY; Notice of Settlements
Document Number: E8-8158
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into three settlements for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Burke Street Lead Superfund Site located in Junction City, Boyle County, Kentucky.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: E8-8139
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve certain revisions to the applicable state implementation plan for the State of Nevada and to disapprove certain other revisions. These revisions involve State rules governing applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources, but not including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. These revisions involve submittal of certain new or amended State rules and requests by the State for rescission of certain existing rules from the state implementation plan. EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The intended effect is to update the applicable state implementation plan with current State rules with respect to permitting, where consistent with the Clean Air Act.
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-8073
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-8013
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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: E8-8004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application 524-EUP-00 from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants: 1) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in event MON 89034 corn, 2) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR245) in event MON 89034 corn, 3) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (Vector ZMIR39) in Event MON 88017 corn (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Unique Identifier: MON-88017-3), 4) Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies Cry1F protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (plasmid insert PHI 8999) in corn, and 5) Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material necessary for their production (plasmid insert PHP 17662) in Event DAS-59122-7 corn. 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.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-8003
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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.
Chloroneb; Termination of Certain Uses
Document Number: E8-8002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's cancellation order for the termination of certain uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide chloroneb, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a December 28, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the chloroneb registrants to voluntarily terminate certain uses of their chloroneb product registrations. The requests would terminate chloroneb's use on residential lawns and turf, as well as on lawns and turf at parks and schools. These are the last chloroneb products with these uses registered for use in the United States. In the December 28, 2007 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation to terminate certain uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested termination on residential lawns and turf, as well as on lawns and turf at parks and schools. Any distribution, sale, or use of the chloroneb products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Prometon; Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E8-8001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide prometon. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the prometon docket. Prometon is an herbicide used in industrial sites and under paved surfaces. EPA has reviewed prometon through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Ethylene Oxide; Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E8-7997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ethylene oxide (ETO). The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the ETO Docket. ETO is used to sterilize medical or laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, and aseptic packaging, or to reduce microbial load on musical instruments, cosmetics, whole and ground spices or other seasoning materials and artifacts, archival material or library objects. In North Carolina, ETO is also used to fumigate beehive equipment (e.g., woodenware boxes and frames) and wax or plastic combs that are contaminated with the bacteria Paenibacillus larvae, the cause of American Foulbrood Disease. EPA has reviewed ETO through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Triadimefon; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-7996
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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 a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel its registration for a product containing the pesticide triadimefon (EPA Registration No. 432-1294). The request would not terminate the last triadimefon product registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request within this period. Upon acceptance of this request, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-7623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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.