Environmental Protection Agency June 18, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Teleconference of the CASAC Sulfur Oxides (SOx
Document Number: E8-13843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting and a teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides (SOx) Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of both EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur OxidesHealth Criteria (Second External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-08/047) as well as EPA's forthcoming document: Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: First Draft.
Notice of Approval of the Primacy Application for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for the State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-13842
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice that the State of Missouri is revising its approved Public Water Supply Supervision Program under the Missouri 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment; EPA ICR No. 1031.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0017
Document Number: E8-13841
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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: ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions to Human Health or the Environment'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1031.09 and OMB Control No. 2070-0017, 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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: E8-13833
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to provide technical comments on EPA's proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule.
State Program Requirements; Application To Administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; Alaska
Document Number: E8-13831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Alaska has submitted a request for approval of an Alaska version of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, pursuant to section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). With this request, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) seeks approval to administer a program regulating discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States under its jurisdiction. The State's request includes an implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the State over a three year period from the date of program approval. If EPA approves the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) program application, the State will administer this program, subject to continuing EPA oversight and enforcement authority, in place of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program now administered by EPA in Alaska. Today, EPA is requesting comments on the State's request and is providing notice of public hearings and comment period on that proposal. EPA will either approve or disapprove the State's request after considering all comments it receives.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for the Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3); EPA ICR No. 2285.01
Document Number: E8-13829
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E8-13825
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) Standing Subcommittee. This meeting, a teleconference June 24, 2008, was announced in a Federal Register Notice published on Friday, May 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 105, page 31116). The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the subcommittee's draft letter report and NCER's next charge question(s), and it will be rescheduled at a later date.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-13777
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from May 12, 2008 through May 30, 2008, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-13773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review an evaluation of the common mechanism of action of pyrethroid pesticides.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1391.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0118
Document Number: E8-13771
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Wastewater Operator Training and Technical Assistance Program (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1977.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0238
Document Number: E8-13765
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery Only Equipment Standards
Document Number: E8-13754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update motor vehicle refrigerant recovery only equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air-conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J1732, HFC-134a Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J1732 with J2810, HFC-134a Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems. EPA is updating its reference to the new SAE standard for MVAC refrigerant recovery equipment used for MVAC servicing and MVAC disposal. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Product Recognition Program; EPA ICR No. 2302.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-13750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ``Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Product Recognition Program,'' is identified by EPA ICR No. 2302.01 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.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision of Refrigerant Recovery Only Equipment Standards
Document Number: E8-13749
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on motor vehicle refrigerant recovery only equipment standards. Under Clean Air Act Section 609, motor vehicle air- conditioning (MVAC) refrigerant handling equipment must be certified by the Administrator or an independent organization approved by the Administrator and, at a minimum, must be as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In 1997, EPA promulgated regulations that required the use of SAE Standard J1732, HFC-134a Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems for certification of MVAC refrigerant handling equipment. SAE has replaced Standard J1732 with J2810, HFC-134a Refrigerant Recovery Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems. EPA is updating its reference to the new SAE standard for MVAC refrigerant recovery equipment used for MVAC servicing and MVAC disposal. This action reflects a change in industry standard practice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0038
Document Number: E8-13748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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: ``TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1188.09 and OMB Control No. 2070-0038, is scheduled to expire on March 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: E8-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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.
Fenamiphos; Product Registration Cancellation Order
Document Number: E8-13623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of certain product registrations containing the pesticide fenamiphos, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an April 23, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the fenamiphos registrant to voluntarily cancel certain fenamiphos product registrations. These are the last fenamiphos products registered for use in the United States. In the April 23, 2008 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the fenamiphos products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Pesticide Tolerance Nomenclature Changes; Proposed Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-13368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes minor technical revisions to terminology of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart A and subpart C. EPA is proposing this action to eventually establish a uniform listing of commodity terms.