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

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Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Particulate Matter Research Centers Program Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-16118
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Particulate Matter (PM) Research Centers Program Advisory Panel to comment on the Agency's current PM research centers program and provide advice to EPA concerning future structures and strategic direction for the program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Coalbed Methane Extraction Sector Survey (New), EPA ICR Number 2291.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW
Document Number: E8-16117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
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.
Minnesota: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E8-16022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Minnesota has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Minnesota has submitted these changes so that it may implement the EPA-approved Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with Hennepin County, Minnesota. EPA has reviewed Minnesota's application and has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes through this proposed final action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Control of Stationary Combustion Turbine Electric Generating Unit Emissions
Document Number: E8-16018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to controlling nitrogen oxides emissions from stationary combustion turbine electric generating units. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, State Review Framework; EPA ICR Number 2185.03
Document Number: E8-16015
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
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 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 as described below.
Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activities
Document Number: E8-15829
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Regions 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 today are issuing their 2008 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permits for stormwater discharges from new dischargers engaged in large and small construction activities. Hereinafter, these NPDES general permits will be referred to as ``permit'' or ``2008 construction general permit'' or ``2008 CGP.'' ``New dischargers'' are those who did not file a notice of intent (``NOI'') to be covered under the 2003 construction general permit (``2003 CGP'') before it expired. Existing dischargers who properly filed an NOI to be covered under the 2003 CGP continue to be authorized to discharge under that permit according to its terms. The 2008 CGP contains the same limits and conditions as the Agency's 2003 CGP with the exception of a few minor modifications which are detailed below. EPA is issuing this CGP for a period not to exceed two (2) years and will make the permit available to new construction activities and unpermitted ongoing activities only.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Attainment Demonstration for the Dallas/Fort Worth 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-15805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to conditionally approve the 1997 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the Dallas/Fort Worth moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (DFW area) submitted by the State of Texas on May 30, 2007 and supplemented on April 23, 2008. We are also proposing to approve the associated attainment Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs), the Reasonably Available Control Measures (RACM) demonstration, and two local control measures relied upon in the attainment demonstration. The proposed approval of the attainment demonstration is conditioned on Texas adopting and submitting to EPA prior to March 2009, a complete SIP revision to limit the use of Discrete Emission Reduction Credits (DERCs), beginning in March 2009. Final conditional approval of the DFW 1997 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration SIP is contingent upon Texas adopting and submitting to EPA an approvable SIP revision for the attainment demonstration SIP's failure-to-attain contingency measures plan that meets section 172(c)(9) of the Clean Air Act (the Act). We also are proposing to fully approve the DFW area SIP as meeting the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirement for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). EPA is proposing these actions in accordance with section 110 and part D of the Act and EPA's regulations.
Consumer and Commercial Products: Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulations for Miscellaneous Metal Products Coatings, Plastic Parts Coatings, Auto and Light-Duty Truck Assembly Coatings, Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials, and Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives
Document Number: E8-15722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 183(e)(3)(C) of the Clean Air Act, EPA proposes to determine that control techniques guidelines will be substantially as effective as national regulations in reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds in ozone national ambient air quality standard nonattainment areas from the following five product categories: Miscellaneous metal products coatings, plastic parts coatings, auto and light-duty truck assembly coatings, fiberglass boat manufacturing materials, and miscellaneous industrial adhesives. Based on this determination, we may issue control techniques guidelines in lieu of national regulations covering these product categories. We have prepared draft control techniques guidelines for the control of volatile organic compound emissions from each of the product categories covered by this proposed determination. Once finalized, these control techniques guidelines will provide guidance to the States concerning EPA's recommendations for reasonably available control technology-level controls for these product categories. We further propose to take final action to list the five Group IV consumer and commercial product categories addressed in this notice pursuant to Clean Air Act section 183(e).
National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities
Document Number: E8-15872
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published a direct final rule and parallel proposal on April 1, 2008, to amend revisions to the national perchloroethylene air emission standards for dry cleaning facilities which EPA promulgated on July 27, 2006. Because we received adverse comment during the comment period on the direct final rule and parallel proposal, we are withdrawing the direct final rule and taking final action on the proposed rule to reflect our response to the comments.
Meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-15844
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-15842
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to resources and requested additional information on the reasonableness of the alternatives, and why specific Nationwide Permits are proposed for revocation while others would be retained. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: E8-15814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing approval of rules for the control of NOX emissions into the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) submitted this revision to the SIP to us on May 30, 2007 (May 30, 2007 SIP revision). The May 30, 2007 SIP revision is a substantive and non-substantive recodification and reformatting of the NOX rules currently approved in the Texas SIP. This revision also includes a part of the NOX reductions needed for the Dallas/Forth Worth (D/FW) area to attain the Federal 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This rulemaking covers four separate actions. First, we are proposing to approve the repeal of the current Chapter 117 rules that correspond to the non-substantive new rules and the revised and reformatted rules because the reformatted revision will better accommodate future additions/revisions to the rules. See section 1 of this document. Second, we are proposing to approve revisions to the Texas SIP that add new controls for the D/FW major NOX point sources. We are not, however, taking action on the Texas rules for cement plants in this document. The rules for cement plants are being evaluated in a separate Federal Register document. See sections 5, 6, 13, and 14 of this document. Third, we are proposing to approve revisions to the Texas SIP that add new controls for D/FW minor NOX sources. See section 15 of this document. Fourth, we are proposing to approve revisions to the Texas SIP that add new controls for combustion sources in East Texas. See section 16 of this document. These NOX reductions will assist the D/FW area to attain the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. We are proposing approval of these actions as meeting the requirements of section 110 and part D of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act).
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-15813
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: E8-15812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing approval of revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The State of Texas submitted this SIP revision to the 30 TAC Chapter 117 to us on May 30, 2007 (May 30, 2007 submittal) concerning control of emissions of NOX from cement kilns operating in Bexar, Comal, Ellis, Hays, and McLennan Counties of Texas. We are proposing to approve the cement kilns provisions of the May 30, 2007 submittal for cement kilns operating in these five Texas Counties. We are also proposing to approve the May 30, 2007 submittal as meeting the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for NOX emissions from cement kilns operating in the Dallas Fort Worth (D/FW) 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The NOX emissions controls associated with this SIP revision will assist the D/FW area to attain the Federal 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are proposing approval of this action as meeting sections 110 and 182 of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Dallas/Fort Worth 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: E8-15809
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to determine that the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 1-hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS for the 2004-2006 monitoring period. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured ozone data for 2007 and 2008 that are available in the EPA Air Quality System database, but not yet certified, show this area continues to attain the 1-hour ozone NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration or 5% Increment of Progress (IOP) plan, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1-hour ozone NAAQS.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-15798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Conduct its quality review of the SAB draft report SAB Advisory on the EPA Ecological Research Program Multi-year Plan; (2) have follow-up discussions of EPA's strategic research directions; and (3) complete its discussions of science that supports EPA's disaster response programs.
Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen-Health Criteria
Document Number: E8-15726
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document entitled ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of NitrogenHealth Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-08/ 071). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the primary (health-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen.
2007 Interim Report of the U.S. EPA Global Change Research Program Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Preliminary Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on O3
Document Number: E8-15727
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 45-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``2007 Interim Report of the U.S. EPA Global Change Research Program Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Preliminary Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on O3'' (EPA/600/R-07/094). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-15724
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Proposed Past Cost Administrative Settlement Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act; In the Matter of New Carlisle Well Contamination Site, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH
Document Number: E8-15723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the New Carlisle Well Contamination (``NCWC'') Site, New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio, Waste Management of Ohio, Inc., (``WMOI''). The settlement requires WMOI to pay $335,000.00 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund, which represents approximately 90% of U.S. EPA's documented past costs. Under the terms of the settlement, WMOI agrees to pay the settlement amount. In exchange for its payment, the United States covenants not to sue or take administrative action pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), relating to the NCWC Site. In addition, WMOI is entitled to protection from contribution actions or claims as provided by Sections 113(f) and 122(h)(4) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f) and 9622(h)(4), for all response costs incurred and to be incurred by any person at the NCWC Site. For thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region 5 Office at 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, and at the New Carlisle Public Library, 111 E. Lake St., New Carlisle, OH 45344, Contact: Ted Allison.
State Innovation Grant Program, Preliminary Notice and Request for Input on the Development of a Solicitation for Proposals for 2009 Awards
Document Number: E8-15580
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving preliminary notice of its intention to solicit pre-proposals for a 2009 grant program to support innovation by state environmental agencies the ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' The Agency is also seeking input from state environmental regulatory agencies on the topic areas for the solicitation. In addition, EPA is asking each state environmental regulatory agency to designate a point of contact speaking on behalf of management (in addition to the Commissioner, Director, or Secretary) who will be the point of contact for further communication about the upcoming solicitation. If your point of contact from previous State Innovation Grant solicitations is to be your contact for this year's competition, there is no need to send that information again, as all previously designated points of contact will remain on our notification list for this year's competition. EPA anticipates publication of a Solicitation Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity on the Federal government's grants opportunities Web site (https://www.grants.gov) to announce the availability of the next solicitation within 60 days.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead
Document Number: E8-15579
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on the proposed rule ``National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead.'' As initially published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2008, written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted by July 21, 2008. On July 1, 2008, EPA received a court order extending the deadline for signature of the notice of final rulemaking to October 15, 2008 and extending the public comment period on the proposed rule to August 4, 2008.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E8-15578
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree, to address a lawsuit filed by Association of Irritated Residents and Natural Resources Defense Council (``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, No. CV 08-0227-SC (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiffs filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to take action under section 110(k) of the Act on three specific revisions to the state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the State of California. The three SIP revisions include the 2003 State and Federal Strategy for the California State Implementation Plan, the 2004 San Joaquin Valley Extreme Ozone Attainment Demonstration Plan (``2004 San Joaquin Valley SIP''), and the 2003 Air Quality Management Plan for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (``2003 South Coast SIP''). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, deadlines have been established for EPA to take action on the three California SIPs. If EPA fulfills its obligations, Plaintiffs have agreed to dismiss this suit with prejudice.
2008 Water Efficiency Leader Awards-Call for Applicants
Document Number: E8-15577
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the opening of the application period for the U.S. EPA's third annual Water Efficiency Leader Awards. The awards recognize those organizations and individuals who are providing leadership and innovation in water efficient products and practices. These awards are intended to help foster a nationwide ethic of water efficiency, as well as to inspire, motivate, and recognize efforts to improve water efficiency. This program will enable EPA to document ``best practices'', share information, encourage an ethic of water efficiency, and create a network of water efficiency leaders. Recognition will be given on the basis of persuasive community or organizational leadership in the area of water efficiency, originality and innovativeness, national/global perspective and implications, and overall improvements in water efficiency. Actual (as opposed to anticipated) results are preferred and applicants should be able to demonstrate the amount of water saved. Candidates may be from anywhere in the United States, they may work in either the public or the private sector, and they may be either self-nominated or nominated by a third party. The following sectors are encouraged to apply: Corporations and Industry, Water Utilities, Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Individuals. Water utilities may be public or privately owned. Government includes, for example, Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Agencies, and Military bases. In order to be considered, applicants must have a satisfactory compliance record with respect to environmental regulations and requirements. Applications will be judged by a panel of national water efficiency experts from a variety of sectors. The panelists will provide recommendations to EPA, who will then make the final decision. EPA reserves the right to contact nominees for additional information should it be deemed necessary. To Apply: Send a one page description (single sided) of the water efficient project being nominated. Also send a completed application form found at https://www.epa.gov/water/wel.
Spirotetramat; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-15521
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of spirotetramat and its metabolites BYI 08330-enol, BYI 08330- ketohydroxy, BYI08330-enol-, and BYI 08330-mono-hydroxy, calculated as spirotetramat equivalents, in or on vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; potato, flakes; onion, bulb, subgroup 3A-07; vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4; brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; vegetable, fruiting, group 8; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; fruit, citrus, group 10; citrus, oil; fruit, pome, group 11; fruit, stone, group 12; nut, tree, group 14; almond, hulls; small fruit vine climbing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F; grape; raisin; strawberry; hop, dried cones; and for the combined residues of spirotetramat and its metabolite BYI 08330-enol, calculated as spirotetramat equivalents, in or on milk; and meat, fat, and meat byproducts of cattle, goat; sheep, and horse. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Sethoxydim; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-15519
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of sethoxydim and its metabolites containing the 2-cyclohexen-1-one moiety, in or on various oilseed commodities. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Gamma-cyhalothrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-15518
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of Gamma- cyhalothrin in or on all food commodities (other than those already covered by a higher tolerance as a result of use on growing crops) in food-handling establishments where food products are held, processed or prepared, pistachio and okra. Pytech Chemicals GmbH and Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-15517
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of azoxystrobin (methyl (E)-2-(2-(6-(2-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4- yloxy)phenyl)-3-methoxyacrylate) and its Z isomer (methyl (Z)-2-(2-(6- (2-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy)phenyl)-3-methoxyacrylate) in or on animal feed, nongrass, forage, group 18 at 45 parts per million (ppm); animal feed, nongrass, hay, group 18 at 120 ppm; barley, forage at 25 ppm; cotton, gin byproducts at 45 ppm; cotton, undelinted seed at 0.6 ppm; grain, aspirated fractions at 420 ppm; rice, wild, grain at 5.0 ppm; sorghum, forage at 25 ppm; sorghum, grain at 11 ppm; sorghum, stover at 40 ppm; and wheat, forage at 25 ppm. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). EPA is also deleting certain azoxystrobin tolerances that are no longer needed as a result of this action.
Ammonium Soap Salts of Higher Fatty Acids (C8-
Document Number: E8-15516
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the ammonium soap salts of higher fatty acids (C8-C18 saturated; C8-C12 unsaturated) in or on all food commodities when applied for the suppression and control of a wide variety of grasses and weeds. Falcon Lab, LLC 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 ammonium soap salts of higher fatty acids (C8-C18 saturated; C8-C12 unsaturated).
Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-15443
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Trichoderma Species and Linalool Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-15442
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides cases Trichoderma species and linalool and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decisions. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Rescheduled Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-15440
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will now be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Agency's Evaluation of the Toxicity Profile of Chlorpyrifos. This meeting was originally scheduled for July 15-18, 2008.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Including the Nevada County Air Pollution Control District Portion, Plumas County Air Pollution Control District Portion, and Sierra County Air Pollution Control District Portion
Document Number: E8-15436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP), including the Nevada County Air Pollution Control District (NCAPCD) portion, Plumas County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion, and Sierra County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the SIP. These revisions concern the permitting of air pollution sources. We are approving and removing local rules under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Including Nevada County Air Pollution Control District Portion, Plumas County Air Pollution Control District Portion, and Sierra County Air Pollution Control District Portion
Document Number: E8-15435
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) portion of the SIP, including the Nevada County Air Pollution Control District (NCAPCD), Plumas County Air Pollution Control district (PCAPCD), and Sierra County Air Pollution Control District (SCAPCD) portions of the SIP. These revisions concern the permitting of air pollution sources. We are approving local and removing local rules under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-15360
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is issuing this notice to cancel a September 9 - 11, 2008 meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel. The meeting was announced in the Federal Register of June 18, 2008.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-15334
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
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.
Flumioxazin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-15316
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flumioxazin in or on corn, field grain; corn, field forage; and corn, field stover. Valent U.S.A. Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenvalerate; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E8-15314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide fenvalerate, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an April 30, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the fenvalerate registrants to voluntarily cancel all their fenvalerate product registrations. Fenvalerate is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide which is used to control insects and related organisms, mollusks, fouling organisms and miscellaneous invertebrates on agricultural, pet care, domestic home and garden (domestic), and commercial/industrial/food and non-food/mosquito abatement (commercial) sites. These are the last fenvalerate products registered for use in the United States. In the April 30, 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 registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the fenvalerate products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants, EPA ICR Number 2048.01, OMB Control Number 2040-0244
Document Number: E8-15439
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 25, 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.
Proposed Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Wabash Environmental Technologies Site
Document Number: E8-15434
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1984, as amended (``CERCLA''), notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative agreement concerning the Wabash Environmental Technologies hazardous waste site in Terre Haute, Indiana (the ``Site''). EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of section 122(h) and 107 of CERCLA. The proposed agreement has been executed by Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.; Marathon Petroleum Company LLC; and Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (the ``Settling Parties''). Under the proposed agreement, the Settling Parties will pay $200,000 to the Hazardous Substances Superfund to resolve EPA's claims against them for response costs incurred by EPA at the Site. EPA has incurred response costs investigating and performing response actions at the Site to mitigate potential imminent and substantial endangerments to human health or the environment presented or threatened by hazardous substances present at the Site. For thirty days following the date of publication of this notice, the EPA will receive written comments relating to this proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may decide not to enter this proposed agreement if comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the proposed agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site; Proposed Notice of Administrative Settlement Based on a Limited Ability To Pay at the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site
Document Number: E8-15433
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a proposed Administrative Settlement (``Agreement'') based on limited ability to pay for a potential source facility at the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site in Phoenix, Arizona (``52nd Street Site'' or ``Site''). The Agreement has been negotiated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and the owner and operator of the potential source facility, Paul McCoys Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Inc. (``Respondent'') subject to the final review and approval of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed Agreement settles Respondent's liability at the Site pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1) (``CERCLA''). In the Agreement, Respondent agrees to pay the EPA $26,000 representing a portion of costs incurred in response to the release or threat of release of hazardous substances the Site. In exchange, the proposed Agreement includes EPA's covenant not to sue or to take administrative action against Respondent. For thirty (30) calendar days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Direct Final Approval of Revised Municipal Waste Combustor State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana
Document Number: E8-15349
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to Indiana's State Plan to control air pollutants from large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWC). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State Plan on August 24, 2007. The revisions are consistent with Emission Guideline (EG) amendments promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. This approval means that EPA finds that the State Plan amendments meet applicable Clean Air Act (Act) requirements for large MWCs for which construction commenced on or before September 20, 1994. Once effective, this approval also makes the amended State Plan Federally enforceable.
Direct Final Approval of Revised Municipal Waste Combustor State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana
Document Number: E8-15347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to Indiana's State Plan to control air pollutants from large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWC). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State Plan on August 24, 2007. The revisions are consistent with Emission Guideline (EG) amendments promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. This approval means that EPA finds that the State Plan amendments meet applicable Clean Air Act (Act) requirements for large MWCs for which construction commenced on or before September 20, 1994. Once effective, this approval also makes the amended State Plan Federally enforceable.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Update To Include New Jersey State Requirements
Document Number: E8-15352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be promulgated into part 55 and updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of New Jersey. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of New Jersey is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The requirements discussed below are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and are listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Land Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meetings-Spring 2008
Document Number: E8-15339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Land Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois and Indiana; Finding of Attainment for 1-Hour Ozone for the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN Area
Document Number: E8-15331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 30, 2007, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requested that EPA find that the Chicago ozone nonattainment area, located within the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana (IL-IN) area, has attained the revoked 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). On October 25, 2007, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requested that EPA find that Lake and Porter Counties, also within the Chicago-Gary- Lake County, IL-IN area, have attained the revoked 1-hour ozone NAAQS. After review of these submissions, EPA is proposing to make such findings.
Potential Revision of the Product Performance Test Guidelines, Structural Treatments; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-15327
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will conduct a public workshop on termiticide performance testing to discuss the potential revision of the OPPTS 810.3600 Product Performance Testing Guidelines and information needed to revise the testing guideline. Stakeholders have developed novel approaches to termite treatment and developed new pesticide chemistries since the adoption of the existing termiticide performance guideline. In response to these developments, EPA is holding a public workshop and requesting input on the relevance of the existing 810.3600 testing guideline scope and factors to be included in a revision, the applicability of the existing test guideline to novel product chemistries, and approaches to resolve the disparity between soil applied liquid termiticide testing guidelines and testing of other pesticides which may provide structural protection. This input will inform EPA on a possible guideline revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Revisions to Emission Reduction Market System
Document Number: E8-15153
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In 1997, Illinois adopted and submitted rules establishing a cap and trade program regulating emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). The program, known as the Emission Reduction Market System (ERMS), was designed to address VOC sources in the Chicago area with potential to emit at least 25 tons per year. Then, in 2004, the Chicago ozone nonattainment area was in effect reclassified from severe to moderate, which according to EPA guidance revised the applicable definition of major sources from 25 tons per year to 100 tons per year. This ``reclassification'' could have resulted in the program no longer including sources with potential to emit more than 25 but less than 100 tons per year. Instead, Illinois adopted rule revisions, submitted to EPA on January 10, 2007, which required that these sources remain part of the program. Illinois' rule revisions also addressed other potential ramifications of the ``reclassification.'' EPA is approving these rule revisions.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-15159
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about alternatives, impacts to the black-footed ferret and the use of lethal control of prairie dog colonies. EPA recommended development of a non-lethal management alternative. Rating EC2.