Environmental Protection Agency May 14, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of the Period for Preparation of Regional Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Recommendation Concerning the Use of Wetlands and Other Waters in the Yazoo River Basin as Disposal Sites, Issaquena County, MS
Document Number: E8-10832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 19, 2008, EPA published in the Federal Register (73 FR 14806) a Notice of a Proposed Determination, under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, to prohibit or restrict the use of certain waters in the Yazoo River Basin in Issaquena County, Mississippi as disposal sites for dredged or fill material in connection with the construction of the proposed Yazoo Backwater Area Project. The notice established a public comment period, which ended on May 5, 2008. On April 17, 2008, a public hearing concerning the Proposed Determination was held in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Over 500 interested stakeholders participated in the five-hour hearing including approximately 65 stakeholders who provided oral statements. EPA has also received over 45,000 written comments, including substantial additional information, which needs to be evaluated. In order to allow full consideration of the extensive administrative record, the time period provided in 40 CFR 231.5(a) for the preparation of the Regional Recommendation, the next step in the 404(c) process, is being extended until no later than, July 11, 2008. This time extension is made under authority of 40 CFR 231.8.
Naphthalene Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
Document Number: E8-10830
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide naphthalene, 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 naphthalene 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.
Cyproconazole; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-10829
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for the free and conjugated residues of cyproconazole, [alpha]-(4-chlorophenyl)-[alpha]- (1-cyclopropylethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol in or on aspirated grain fractions; field corn, forage, grain and stover; soybean, seed, forage, hay and oil; wheat, forage, hay, straw, grain, grain, milled by products; fat of cattle, goat, horse and sheep; and meat byproducts (except liver) of cattle, goat, horse and sheep. Additionally, this regulation establishes tolerances for cyproconazole and its metabolite, [delta]-(4-chlorophenyl)-[beta],[delta]-dihydroxy-[gamma]-met hyl-1H- 1,2,4-triazole-1-hexenoic acid in or on milk and for cyproconazole and its metabolite, 2-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-cyclopropyl-1-[1,2,4]triazol-1-yl- butane-2,3-diol in or on liver of cattle, goat, hog, horse, and sheep. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Effort for Facilities With Combustion Units, EPA ICR Number 2286.01, OMB Control No. 2060-New
Document Number: E8-10827
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Crawford County Area
Document Number: E8-10815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Crawford County Area. EPA is proposing approval of the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Somerset County Area
Document Number: E8-10813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Somerset County Area. EPA is proposing approval of the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Columbia County Area
Document Number: E8-10811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Columbia County Area. EPA is proposing approval of the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Susquehanna County Area
Document Number: E8-10809
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004 designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Susquehanna County Area. EPA is proposing approval of the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Land Disposal Restrictions: Site-Specific Treatment Variance for P- and U-Listed Hazardous Mixed Wastes Treated by Vacuum Thermal Desorption at the Energy Solutions' Facility in Clive, UT
Document Number: E8-10786
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is promulgating a 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 (``mixed waste'') using vacuum thermal desorption (VTD). This variance is an alternative treatment standard to treatment by combustion (CMBST) required for these wastes under EPA's rules in implementing the land disposal restriction (LDR) provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency has determined that combustion of the solid treatment residue generated from the VTD unit is technically inappropriate due to the effective performance of the VTD unit. Thus, once the P- and U-listed mixed waste are treated using the VTD unit, the solid treatment residue can be land disposed without further treatment. This variance is conditioned upon EnergySolutions complying with a Waste Family Demonstration Testing (WFDT) plan specifically addressing the treatment of these P- and U- listed wastes, which is to be implemented through a RCRA Part B permit modification for the VTD unit.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Health Effects of Microbial Pathogens in Recreational Waters: National Epidemiological and Environmental Assessment of Recreational (NEEAR) Water Study (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2081.04, OMB Control No. 2080-0068
Document Number: E8-10735
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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 is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-10506
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on wheat, barley, and tree nuts. Bayer CropScience LP requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Battelle Memorial Institute and Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, Quality Environmental Professional Associate, and Horn Engineering Services, Inc.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E8-10289
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Battelle Memorial Institute and its subcontractor, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, Quality Environmental Professional Associate, and Horn Engineering Services, Inc., in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2) Battelle Memorial Institute and its subcontractor, Quality Environmental Professional Associate, and Horn Engineering Services, Inc., have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Battelle Memorial Institute and its subcontractor, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, Quality Environmental Professional Associate, and Horn Engineering Services, Inc., to fulfill the obligations of the contract.