Fenvalerate; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
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 requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel the registrations for all of their products containing 4-chloro-alpha- (1-methylethyl)benzeneacetic acid, cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl ester (fenvalerate). The requests would terminate the last fenvalerate products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests 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 requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, 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.
Land Disposal Restrictions: Site-Specific Treatment Variance for P and U-Listed Hazardous Mixed Wastes Treated by Vacuum Thermal Desorption at the EnergySolutions' Facility in Clive, UT
On March 6, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a direct final rule granting a site- specific treatment variance to EnergySolutions LLC (EnergySolutions) in Clive, Utah for the treatment of certain P and U-listed hazardous waste containing radioactive contamination using vacuum thermal desorption. At the same time, the EPA also published a parallel proposal in the Federal Register to address any adverse comments received on the direct final rule. We specifically noted that if EPA received adverse comment on the direct final rule, EPA would withdraw the direct final rule and address public comments in any subsequent final rule. Because EPA received an adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule and will address the comment in a final rule.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a closed meeting of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to recommend to the Administrator the recipients of the Agency's 2008 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Revisions to Particulate Matter Rules
On March 14, 2008, EPA proposed to approve Indiana's February 21, 2008, request to revise its particulate matter State Implementation Plan (SIP) for sources in Clark, Dearborn, Dubois, Howard, Lake, Marion, St. Joseph, Vanderburgh, Vigo, and Wayne Counties. This SIP revision updated facility names, revised formatting, removed sources no longer in operation, and revised some emission limits. The State submitted air quality modeling analyses that demonstrated that air quality will continue to be protected in the five counties where some emission limits increased. EPA received one letter containing several comments on the proposal. After review of these comments and for the reasons discussed below, EPA is approving this SIP revision request.