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

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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.
Gulf of Mexico Program Management Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-13231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Management Committee (MC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Adequacy Status of the Indiana and Ohio Portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E8-13225
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area are adequate for use in transportation conformity determinations. Ohio submitted the Cincinnati-Hamilton budgets with an 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration on April 22, 2008. As a result of our finding, the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/ Kentucky/Indiana area must use the MVEBs from the submitted 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration for future transportation conformity determinations.
Adequacy Status of the Connecticut 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets and Out-Year Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Connecticut
Document Number: E8-13224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the February 1, 2008 Connecticut 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plan revision are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The submittal includes 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Connecticut portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT (Southwest Connecticut) and the Greater Connecticut 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. As a result of our finding, Connecticut must use these motor vehicle emission budgets for future conformity determinations.
Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Alternatives for the Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
Document Number: E8-13086
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act provides for the review of alternatives to ozone-depleting substances and the approval of substitutes that do not present a risk more significant than other alternatives that are available. Under that authority, the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The substitute addressed in this final rule (i.e., R- 152a) is for the motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) end-use within the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. This substitute does not pose significantly more risk than other substitutes that are available in this end use. Additionally, this substitute is a non ozone-depleting gas and consequently does not contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion.
Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Steam Generators for Which Construction Is Commenced After August 17, 1971; Standards of Performance for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units for Which Construction Is Commenced After September 18, 1978; Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units; and Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: E8-12621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the new source performance standards for electric utility steam generating units and industrial-commercial- institutional steam generating units. On June 13, 2007, EPA promulgated amendments to the standards for steam generating units. Subsequently, EPA received a petition for reconsideration which it is granting to the extent specified in the proposed action. EPA is proposing to amend specific provisions in the standards for steam generating units, as amended, to resolve issues and questions raised by the petitioner for reconsideration, and to correct technical and editorial errors that have been identified since promulgation. In addition, EPA is requesting comment on the appropriate opacity standard for owners/operators of affected facilities using a particulate matter continuous emissions monitoring system to demonstrate compliance with the applicable PM limit.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E8-13090
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement, to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and the American Bottom Conservancy (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois: Sierra Club v. Johnson, Case No. 06-CV-4000 (N.D. Ill.). Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform a nondiscretionary duty under Clean Air Act section 505(c), 42 U.S.C. 7661d(c), to issue by May 2, 2006, an operating permit for the Veolia hazardous waste incinerator located in Sauget, Illinois (``the Facility''). Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, by July 18, 2008, EPA would either issue a decision denying an operating permit for the Facility or complete the public participation process for a draft operating permit. If EPA does not issue a decision denying an operating permit for the Facility then, by September 12, 2008, EPA would either issue a final operating permit for the Facility or issue a final decision denying the operating permit. Further, under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA would pay Plaintiffs a specified amount in settlement for attorneys' fees in this matter.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E8-13088
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this action, EPA is allocating essential use allowances for import and production of Class I stratospheric ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) for calendar year 2008. Essential use allowances enable a person to obtain controlled Class I ODSs as part of an exemption to the regulatory ban on the production and import of these chemicals, which became effective as of January 1, 1996. EPA allocates essential use allowances for exempted production or import of a specific quantity of Class I ODSs solely for the designated essential purpose. The allocation in this action is 27.0 metric tons (MT) of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for use in metered dose inhalers (MDIs) for 2008.
EPA Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education Staff Office; Notice of Public Meetings for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-13069
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education Office hereby gives notice that the National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold public meetings by conference call on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning with July 9, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. All times noted are Eastern time. The purpose of these meetings is to provide the Council with the opportunity to advise the Environmental Education Division on its implementation of the National Environmental Protection Act of 1990. Requests for the draft agenda will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting.
Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-13068
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide bifenthrin (2-methyl [1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl) methyl-3-(2- chloro-3,3,3,-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanec arboxylate in or on food commodities bushberry subgroup 13-07B; and leafy petioles subgroup 4B. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In addition, this action revises previously established time-limited tolerances for residues of bifenthrin in or on orchardgrass, forage and orchardgrass, hay in response to the approval of a specific exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing the use of this insecticide on orchardgrass in the State of Oregon to control western orchardgrass billbug. Residue data have been submitted indicating the need to increase the tolerances from their original level. This regulation establishes maximum permissible levels of residues of bifenthrin in these food/feed commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2009.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E8-13064
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Desert Rock Energy Company, LLC and Dine Power Authority (collectively, ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas: Desert Rock Energy Company, LLC, et al. v. EPA, No. 08-872 (S.D. TX). On March 21, 2008, Plaintiffs served upon the United States a Complaint alleging that EPA failed to perform a mandatory duty under Clean Air Act section 165(c), 42 U.S.C. 7475(c), to take action on Plaintiffs' application (``Permit Application'') for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit to construct a coal-fired power plant on land held by the United States government in trust for the benefit of the Navajo Nation. Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, by July 31, 2008, EPA shall issue a final permit decision on the Permit Application, within the meaning of 40 CFR 124.15(a).
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: E8-13011
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008, to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgment Statement of Unregistered Pesticides; EPA ICR No. 0161.11, OMB Control No. 2070-0027
Document Number: E8-13006
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
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: ``Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgment Statement of Unregistered Pesticides'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0161.11 and OMB Control No. 2070-0027, is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Fenamiphos; Amendment to Use Deletion and Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E8-13003
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's amendment to the order for the cancellation of products, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide fenamiphos, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This amendment follows a December 10, 2003 Federal Register Use Deletion and Product Cancellation Order which approved the voluntary request submitted by Bayer Corporation to cancel all registrations for products containing the active ingredient fenamiphos. These are the last fenamiphos products registered for use in the United States. The December 10, 2003 order prohibited the sale and distribution of fenamiphos products by persons other than the registrant after May 31, 2008. The sole technical registrant for fenamiphos, Bayer Environmental Science, subsequently requested that the Agency extend the May 31, 2008 deadline for Nemacur 10% Turf and Ornamental Nematicide (EPA Reg. No. 432-1291) and Nemacur 3 Emulsifiable Systemic Insecticide-Nematicide (EPA Reg. No. 264-731). The Agency will extend the deadline for persons other than the registrant to sell and distribute Nemacur 10% Turf and Ornamental Nematicide as well as Nemacur 3 Emulsifiable Systemic Insecticide-Nematicide until November 30, 2008.
Diflubenzuron; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: E8-13002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to use the pesticide diflubenzuron (CAS No. 35367-38-5) to treat up to 3,000 acres of alfalfa to control grasshoppers and mormon crickets. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the IR-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency.
Flutolanil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-13000
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for indirect or inadvertent residues of flutolanil in or on wheat and soybeans. Nichino America, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment: Proposed Amendments
Document Number: E8-12843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the container and containment regulations to provide a 1-year extension of the labeling compliance date from August 17, 2009 to August 17, 2010; to change the phrase ``sold or distributed'' to ``released for shipment'' as associated with all of the compliance dates; to provide for exceptions to the language requirements for some specific nonrefillable packages; to allow for waivers of certain label requirements for other refillable and nonrefillable containers on a case-by-case basis; and to correct typographical and other minor errors. In addition, the Agency is proposing to amend the definitions in 40 CFR part 152 to establish a definition of ``released for shipment.'' These changes are being proposed to address concerns raised by stakeholders and as a result of further Agency consideration.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mercury Emissions from Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants
Document Number: E8-12618
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for mercury emissions from mercury cell chlor-alkali plants. This NESHAP (hereafter called the ``2003 Mercury Cell MACT'') limited mercury air emissions from these plants. Following promulgation of the 2003 Mercury Cell Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) NESHAP, EPA received a petition to reconsider several aspects of the rule from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC also filed a petition for judicial review of the rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. By a letter dated April 8, 2004, EPA granted NRDC's petition for reconsideration, and on July 20, 2004, the Court placed the petition for judicial review in abeyance pending EPA's action on reconsideration. This action is EPA's proposed response to NRDC's petition for reconsideration. We are not proposing any amendments to the control and monitoring requirements for stack emissions of mercury established by the 2003 Mercury Cell MACT. This proposed rule would amend the requirements for cell room fugitive mercury emissions to require work practice standards for the cell rooms and to require instrumental monitoring of cell room fugitive mercury emissions. This proposed rule would also amend aspects of these work practice standards and would correct errors and inconsistencies in the 2003 Mercury Cell MACT that have been brought to our attention.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Leather Finishing Operations (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1985.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0478
Document Number: E8-13016
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; RCRA Expanded Public Participation; EPA ICR No. 1688.06, OMB Control No. 2050-0149
Document Number: E8-12999
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
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 October 31, 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.
Draft Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds and Beryllium and Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS); Correction
Document Number: E8-12998
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published notices in the Federal Register on June 3 and June 4, 2008, announcing listening sessions for the Draft Toxicological Review of Cerium Oxide and Cerium Compounds (73 FR 31683, June 3, 2008) and the Draft Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds (73 FR 31861, June 4, 2008). The documents contained an incorrect telephone number for Ms. Christine Ross in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections.
Standards of Performance for Coal Preparation Plants
Document Number: E8-12976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the extension of the public comment period on the proposed reconsideration of the amendments to the new source performance standards for coal preparation plants. EPA originally requested comments on the proposed rule by June 12, 2008. EPA is extending the deadline to July 14, 2008, and is now requesting written comments by that date. EPA received a request for a 30-day extension to the comment period from the Sierra Club and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. The reason given for the request for the extension was the need for additional time to gather data and review the proposed amendments. Since the original comment period was 45 days, EPA finds this request reasonable.
Proposed Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: E8-12862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for two chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The two substances are dodecandioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide (CAS No. 4080-98-2; PMNs P-01-759 and P-05-555) and thiophene, 2,5- dibromo-3-hexyl- (CAS No. 116971-11-0; PMN P-07-283). This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process either of these two substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Community Right-To-Know; Corrections and 2007 Updates to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Reporting Codes; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-12856
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the regulations to make certain updates and corrections to the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to reflect the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2007 NAICS revision. EPA is making corrections to the list of NAICS codes subject to reporting under TRI that was published on June 6, 2006, in the final rule adopting NAICS for TRI reporting and is correcting a longstanding typographical error in the regulatory text.
Natural Rubber Latex Adhesives; Disposition of TSCA Section 21 Petition
Document Number: E8-12850
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 6, 2008, EPA received a petition from Michael J. Dochniak under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ``to establish regulations prohibiting the use and distribution in commerce of Hevea brasiliensis [italics added] natural rubber latex adhesives having a total protein content greater than 200 micrograms per [gram] dry weight of latex based on the American Society for Testing and Materials method ASTM D1076-06 (Category 4).'' The petition states: ``Implementation of an EPA regulation that guides adhesive manufacturer's [sic] to use Hevea [b]rasiliensis [italics added] natural-rubber-latex that satisfy[ies] ASTM D1076-06 (Category 4) may affect the incidence and prevalence of latex allergy and allergy- induced autism in neonates.'' For the reasons set forth in this notice, EPA has denied the petitioner's request.
BCX Tank Superfund Site Jacksonville, Duval County, FL; Notice of De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: E8-12846
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a De Minimis settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the BCX Tank Superfund Site located in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida for publication.
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-12599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National-Scale Activity Survey (N-SAS); EPA ICR No. 2293.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW
Document Number: E8-12729
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
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.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-12714
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-12710
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA supports activities to reduce hazardous fuels and fire risk in wildland and urban interface, and restore declining tree species. However, EPA expressed environmental concerns about the impacts from disturbance to soil, water, wildlife and habitat connectivity, and recommended modifications to the preferred alternative, including additional road segment closure to reduce these impacts. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Public Water System Supervision Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0270.43, OMB Control No. 2040-0090
Document Number: E8-12709
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Microbial Rules (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1895.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0205
Document Number: E8-12708
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
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.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-12616
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on June 23, 2008 and ending June 24, 2008. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
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 Wayne County Area
Document Number: E8-12589
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving 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 Wayne County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Wayne County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-12477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve a local rule that requires submission of emission statements from stationary sources that emit volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-12474
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving a local rule that requires submission of emission statements from stationary sources that emit volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen.
Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Receipt of Petition
Document Number: E8-12224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for all Boston Harbor waters of the Inner and Outer Harbor and will extend into Massachusetts Bay to encompass all of the islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, including the Brewster Islands and the Graves. It will include sections of the Chelsea, Mystic, Charles, Neponset, Weymouth Fore, Weymouth Back and Weir Rivers, all of which feed into the harbor. The waters of the proposed NDA fall within the jurisdictions of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Watertown, Weymouth, and Winthrop.
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 Schuylkill County Area
Document Number: E8-12601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-05
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 Schuylkill 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA Strategic Plan Information on Source Water Protection (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1816.04; OMB Control No. 2040-0197
Document Number: E8-12586
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-05
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Asbestos Committee
Document Number: E8-12503
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Asbestos Committee to provide consultative advice on the Agency's proposed approach for the estimation of cancer potency factors for inhalation exposure to asbestos.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Science Advisory Board; Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA's Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria
Document Number: E8-12495
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference and a public meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA's Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria. The teleconference and meeting are being held to provide advice on a methodology for deriving water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life based on chemical mode of action.
Rodenticides Final Risk Mitigation Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-12493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final risk mitigation decision for 10 rodenticides, an addendum to the economic impact assessment, responses to comments on the proposed risk mitigation decision, and other supporting documents. The 10 rodenticides covered by this risk mitigation decision are brodifacoum, bromadiolone, bromethalin, chlorophacinone, cholecalciferol, difenacoum, difethialone, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide. EPA's final decision on the rodenticides includes two major components. To minimize children's exposure to rodenticide products used in homes, EPA is requiring that in the future, all rodenticide bait products available for sale to general consumers be sold only in bait stations. To reduce wildlife exposures and ecological risks, the Agency intends to prevent general consumers from purchasing bait products containing the rodenticides that pose the greatest risk to wildlife (the second generation anticoagulants - brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, and difenacoum) by requiring various measures to control sales and distribution. The Agency's decision will reduce rodenticide exposures to children and non-target wildlife, while ensuring residential users, livestock producers, and professional applicators access to a variety of effective and affordable rodent control products.
Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Amendment to Hazardous Waste Code F019
Document Number: E8-12483
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the list of hazardous wastes from non-specific sources (called F-wastes) by modifying the scope of the EPA Hazardous Waste No. F019 (Wastewater treatment sludges from the chemical conversion coating of aluminum except from zirconium phosphating in aluminum can washing when such phosphating is an exclusive conversion coating process). The Agency is amending the F019 listing to exempt wastewater treatment sludges from zinc phosphating, when such phosphating is used in the motor vehicle manufacturing process, provided that the wastes are not placed outside on the land prior to shipment to a landfill for disposal, and the wastes are placed in landfill units that are subject to or meet the specified landfill design criteria. This final action on the F019 listing does not affect any other wastewater treatment sludges either from the chemical conversion coating of aluminum, or from other industrial sources. Additionally, this rule amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) list of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities so that the F019 listing description is consistent with the amendment to F019 under regulations for hazardous wastes from non-specific sources.
Draft Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-12478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on June 27, 2008, during the public comment period for the external review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)''. This listening session is a new step in EPA's revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and prior to the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All presentations will become part of the official and public record. The EPA's draft assessment and peer review charge are available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment's (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea.
Meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-12476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice of a meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revision and information about distribution systems issues that may impact water quality. The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated public health risks. Topics to be discussed in the meeting include options for revising the Total Coliform Rule; for example, rule construct, monitoring provisions, system categories, action levels, investigation and follow- up, public notification, and other related topics. In addition, the Committee will discuss possible recommendations for research and information collection needs concerning distribution systems and topics for upcoming TCRDSAC meetings.
Product Cancellation Order for Pesticide Products Containing Denatonium Benzoate as an Active Ingredient
Document Number: E8-12386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting a registrant's voluntary request for cancellation, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA),of the pesticide product Tree Guard, EPA Reg. No. 66676-1. This cancellation order follows a November 7, 2007. Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel a Pesticide Registration from the sole registrant at the time of products containing denatonium benzoate as the active ingredient. In the November 7, 2007 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of this request, or unless the registrant withdrew their request within this period. The Agency received comments on the notice but none merited its further review of the request. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. EPA is granting this request for voluntary cancellation. Any distribution, sale, or use of Tree Guard, EPA Reg. No. 66676-1 is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including the existing stocks provisions. EPA has recently approved two applications for registration of substantially similar products pursuant to FIFRA section 3(c)(7)(A), and these products are subject to the same conditions described in this order. As a consequence, all pesticide products containing denatonium benzoate as an active ingredient are cancelled as of December 1, 2009.
Aldicarb, Ametryn, 2,4-DB, Dicamba, Dimethipin, Disulfoton, Diuron, et al.; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E8-12374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the insecticides/nematicides aldicarb, ethoprop, and oxamyl; the insecticides disulfoton, malathion, and methyl parathion; the miticide/ acaricide propargite; the fungicides o-phenylphenol and its sodium salt, triadimefon, triadimenol, and ziram; the herbicides ametryn, dicamba, diuron, oxyfluorfen, and paraquat; the growth regulator/ herbicide dimethipin; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal fumigant propylene oxide. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the insecticide/nematicide oxamyl; the insecticide fenitrothion; the miticide/acaricide propargite; the molluscicide metaldehyde; the fungicides triadimefon and tridemorph; the herbicides ametryn, 2,4-DB, dicamba, and diuron; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal fumigant propylene oxide. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish tolerances for the insecticide/nematicide oxamyl; the molluscicide metaldehyde; the fungicides etridiazole and streptomycin; the herbicides 2,4-DB, dicamba, and diuron; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal fumigant propylene oxide and propylene chlorohydrin (a reaction product formed during the propylene oxide sterilization process). Finally, because tolerances expired in 2005, EPA is proposing to remove 40 CFR 180.167 for nicotine-containing compounds. The regulatory actions proposed in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q).