Environmental Protection Agency June 13, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E8-13373
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of two applications to register the pesticide products QRD 406 and QRD 400 containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Fenoxaprop-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-13372
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for combined residues of fenoxaprop-ethyl and its metabolites in or on grass hay and forage. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on grasses grown for seed. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fenoxaprop-ethyl and its metabolites in these feed commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2010.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-13371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces its intent to delete the Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Site (Site), located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E8-13369
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Site (Site), located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is Appendix B of 40 CFR Part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E8-13367
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Old Inger Oil Refinery Site (Site) located in Ascension Parish, Louisiana from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-13366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Double Eagle Refinery Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-13364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Old Inger Oil Refinery Superfund Site (Site) located near Darrow, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Rule
Document Number: E8-13360
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a regulation to clarify that water transfers are not subject to regulation under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program. This rule defines water transfers as an activity that conveys or connects waters of the United States without subjecting the transferred water to intervening industrial, municipal, or commercial use. This rule focuses exclusively on water transfers and does not affect any other activity that may be subject to NPDES permitting requirements. This rule is consistent with EPA's June 7, 2006, proposed rule, which was based on an August 5, 2005, interpretive memorandum entitled ``Agency Interpretation on Applicability of Section 402 of the Clean Water Act to Water Transfers.''
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-13351
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review; Correction
Document Number: E8-13348
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 1, 2008, EPA published a document approving revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Alabama's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. That document included one paragraph containing an inadvertent error in its characterization of a portion of EPA's New Source Review (NSR) rules. This document corrects that inadvertent error.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects; EPA ICR No. 2195.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0169
Document Number: E8-13346
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
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: ``Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2195.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0169, is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-13344
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-13343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about particulate matter and mobile source air toxics impacts, and recommended using energy efficiency and sustainability principles. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determination of Attainment of the Fine Particle Standard
Document Number: E8-13340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Harrisburg-Lebanon- Carlisle, Pennsylvania nonattainment area for the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has attained the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This proposed determination is based upon quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show that the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS since the 2004-2006 monitoring period, and continues to monitor attainment of the standard based on 2005-2007 data. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured monitoring data for 2008 that are available in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database, but not yet certified, show this area continues to attain the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List Update
Document Number: E8-13338
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Double Eagle Refinery Co. Site (Site), located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five- year reviews, have been completed However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
(Z)-7,8-epoxy-2-methyloctadecane (Disparlure); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-13232
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the (Z)-7,8-epoxy-2-methyloctadecane on all food and feed crops when used to treat trees, shrubs, and pastures resulting in unintentional spray and drift from application as well as unintentional spray and drift to non-target vegetation including non-food, food, and feed crops. Aberdeen Road Company d/b/a Hercon Environmental submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of (Z)-7,8-epoxy-2-methyloctadecane. This active ingredient (AI) is also known as Disparlure.