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

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Acequinocyl; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-6699
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of acequinocyl and its metabolite, 2-dodecyl-3-hydroxy-1, 4- naphthoquinone (acequinocyl-OH) expressed as acequinocyl equivalents in or on nut, tree, group 14 and grape and removes the separate tolerances established for almond. Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dicamba; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-6674
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of dicamba and its 5-hydroxy metabolite in or on corn, sweet, forage; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed; and corn, sweet, stover. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0060
Document Number: E8-6672
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
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). This ICR, entitled: ``Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0277.15 and OMB Control No. 2070-0060, is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Use of Consumer Research in Developing Improved Labeling for Pesticide Products; EPA ICR No. 2297.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-6671
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
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 approval for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ``Use of Consumer Research in Developing Improved Labeling for Pesticide Products'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2297.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-6668
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of flonicamid and its metabolites TFNA, TFNA-AM, and TFNG in or on Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; hop, dried cones; okra; radish, tops; turnip, greens; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C. It also increases established tolerances for combined residues of flonicamid and its metabolites TFNA and TFNA-AM in or on cattle, fat; cattle, meat; egg; goat, fat; goat, meat; horse, fat; horse, meat; milk; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; poultry, meat byproducts; sheep, fat; and sheep, meat. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also removes existing tolerances for flonicamid and its metabolites on mustard greens and potatoes which are superseded by the new tolerances on ``Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B'' and ``vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C,'' respectively.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-6666
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to exempt initial fueling of motor vehicles at automobile assembly plants in the St. Louis metropolitan area from the Missouri Performance Evaluation Test Procedures (MO/PETP) approval test requirements. MO/ PETP requirements were initially implemented to maintain the integrity of local air quality by regulating gasoline fueling emissions. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) provided an air quality analysis and it was determined that removal of these test requirements for initial fueling at automobile assembly plants will not adversely affect air quality in the St. Louis area. In addition, certain portions of the rule were renumbered and reformatted. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-6661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include the State's recently revised ozone season NOX cap and trade rules for electric generating units (EGUs) and non-electric generating units (Non-EGUs) submitted on May 18, 2007. Two existing rules were revised by the State to allow for the transition into the State's recently adopted ozone season trading rule to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The ozone season rules, an interstate cap and trade rule for EGUs and Non- EGUs in the eastern one-third of the State and a statewide intrastate trading rule for EGUs, were revised to include language that will rescind their requirements in the year 2009, the year CAIR compliance begins. The CAIR ozone season trading rule is more restrictive than the aforementioned rules, and this action is needed to avoid imposing duplicative requirements for the affected sources in the year 2009 and thereafter.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-6659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to exempt initial fueling of motor vehicles at automobile assembly plants in the St. Louis metropolitan area from the Missouri Performance Evaluation Test Procedures (MO/PETP) approval test requirements. MO/PETP requirements were initially implemented to maintain the integrity of local air quality by regulating gasoline fueling emissions. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) provided an air quality analysis and it was determined that removal of these test requirements for initial fueling at automobile assembly plants will not adversely affect air quality in the St. Louis area. In addition, certain portions of the rule were renumbered and reformatted. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-6651
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve Missouri's request to revise the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include the State's recently revised ozone season NOX cap and trade rules for electric generating units (EGUs) and non-electric generating units (Non-EGUs) submitted on May 18, 2007. Two existing rules were revised by the State to allow for the transition into the State's recently adopted ozone season trading rule to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The ozone season rules, an interstate cap and trade rule for EGUs and Non-EGUs in the eastern one- third of the State and a statewide intrastate trading rule for EGUs, were revised to include language that will rescind their requirements in the year 2009, the year CAIR compliance begins. The CAIR ozone season trading rule is more restrictive than the aforementioned rules, and this action is needed to avoid imposing duplicative requirements for the affected sources in the year 2009 and thereafter.
Revision to the California State Implementation Plan, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-6643
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on December 20, 2007, and concern nitrogen oxides (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from boilers, steam generators and process heaters at petroleum refineries. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Application for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the State of Iowa
Document Number: E8-6654
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the State of Iowa is revising its approved Public Water Supply Supervision Program under the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E8-6642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Wyoming on December 13, 2006. The proposed revisions modify the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations to address changes to the federal NSR regulations promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003. The State of Wyoming has a federally-approved PSD program for new and modified sources impacting attainment areas in the State. Wyoming does not have a Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) program. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities
Document Number: E8-6548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the national perchloroethylene air emission standards for dry cleaning facilities promulgated on July 27, 2006 (71 FR 42724), under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act. These amendments to the national perchloroethylene air emission standards for dry cleaning facilities would correct applicability cross references that were not correctly amended between the most recent proposed and final rule revisions, and would clarify that condenser performance monitoring may be done by either of two prescribed methods (pressure or temperature), regardless of whether an installed pressure gauge is present. Without these amendments, new area sources could erroneously be required to perform monitoring that was proposed for only major sources, and installed condenser performance gauge readings could be required of sources when a prescribed temperature method is just as valid for compliance purposes. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are issuing these corrections as a direct final rule with this parallel proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities
Document Number: E8-6544
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the national perchloroethylene air emission standards for dry cleaning facilities promulgated on July 27, 2006, under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act. This action amends rule language to correct applicability cross references that were not correctly amended between the most recent proposed and final rule revisions, and to clarify that condenser performance monitoring may be done by either of two prescribed methods (pressure or temperature), regardless of whether an installed pressure gauge is present. Without these amendments, new area sources could erroneously be required to perform monitoring that was proposed for only major sources, and installed condenser performance gauge readings could be required of sources when a prescribed temperature method is just as valid for compliance purposes.