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

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Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Revised Application
Document Number: E8-15158
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of a revised application 264- EUP-RUG from Bayer CropScience requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (pTEM12) in Event GHB 119 or GHB 714 cotton plants and the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (pTDL004 or pTDL008) in Event T303-3 or T304-40 cotton plants. In some protocols, Cry 2Ae will be used with the previously registered Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E8-15157
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
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 the National Environmental Development Association's Clean Air Project in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia: National Environmental Development Association's Clean Air Project v. EPA, No. 06-1428 (D.C. Cir.). Petitioner filed a petition for review challenging EPA's notice entitled ``Recent Posting to the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Protection Program,'' 71 FR 70383 (December 4, 2006). Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA agrees that in the first ADI Posting Notice signed after the settlement agreement becomes final, EPA will use specific language as set forth in the settlement agreement. In addition, no later than 30 days after the settlement agreement becomes final, EPA will provide a new search capability for users of the ADI.
Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of Montana
Document Number: E8-15147
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 has completed its statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by the State of Montana under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. This review was announced in the Federal Register published February 21, 2008 (``73 FR 9567''), and provided the public with an opportunity to comment. No comments related to Variances and/or Exemptions issued or proposed by the State of Montana were received. The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 determined as a result of this review that the State of Montana did not abuse its discretion on any variance or exemption granted or proposed as of the date of its on-site review on April 28, 2008.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-15144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Nevada; Wintertime Oxygenated Gasoline Rule; Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Redesignation of Truckee Meadows to Attainment for the Carbon Monoxide Standard
Document Number: E8-15015
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving certain submittals by the State of Nevada of revisions to the Nevada state implementation plan that are intended to provide for attainment and maintenance of the carbon monoxide national ambient air quality standard in the Truckee Meadows nonattainment area located within Washoe County, Nevada. These revisions include a local wintertime oxygenated gasoline rule, a ``basic'' vehicle inspection and maintenance program (including a performance standard evaluation), current statutory provisions and State rules governing mobile sources, a maintenance plan and related motor vehicle emissions budgets. EPA is also approving Nevada's request to redesignate the Truckee Meadows carbon monoxide nonattainment area to attainment. EPA is deferring action on the proposal to rescind a provision previously approved in the plan and related to inspection and maintenance of vehicles operated on Federal installations. EPA is taking these actions pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of revisions to state implementation plans and requests for redesignation. This action makes certain State and local measures and commitments related to attainment and maintenance of the carbon monoxide standard in Truckee Meadows federally enforceable as part of the Nevada state implementation plan.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-14884
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and oxides of sulfur (SOX) emissions from facilities emitting 4 tons or more per year of NOX or SOX in the year 1990 or any subsequent year under the SCAQMD's Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-14883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and oxides of sulfur (SOX) emissions from facilities emitting 4 tons or more per year of NOX or SOX in the year 1990 or in any subsequent year under the SCAQMD's Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Registration Review; Biopesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-15012
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review docket for the pesticide 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.
Atrazine; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-15010
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of atrazine in or on vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4. Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-15009
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Coastal Elevations and Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (CESLAC).
Alkyl trimethylenediamines, Bioban P-1487, Copper 8-quinolinolate, Napthenate Salts, Octhilinone, and the Trimethoxysilyl Quaternary Ammonium Chloride Compounds Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-15008
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides Alkyl trimethylenediamines (ATMDs), bioban P-1487, copper 8- quinolinolate, napthenate salts, octhilinone, and the trimethoxysilyl quaternary ammonium chloride compounds and opens a public comment period on these documents. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the dockets for these pesticides. The ATMDs are used as microbicides, bacteriocides, and molluscides. Bioban P-1487 is used as a materials preservative and as a microbial growth inhibitor of slime-forming fungi and bacteria. Copper 8-quinolinolate is used as an algaecide, bactericide and fungicide. The naphthenate salts are used as fungicides, microbiocides/microbiostats, and algaecides. Octhilinone is used as an industrial mildewcide, microbiocide, fungicide and bacteriocide. The quaternary ammonium chloride compounds are used as bacteriastat, fungistat, antimicrobial and algaestat. EPA has reviewed ATMD, bioban P-1487, copper 8-quinolinolate, napthenate salts, octhilinone, and the trimethoxysilyl quaternary ammonium chloride compounds through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
US Filter Recovery Services, Inc., Under Project XL
Document Number: E8-15005
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a final rule published on May 22, 2001 which modified the regulations under the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to enable the implementation of the US Filter Recovery Services, Inc. (USFRS) project that was developed under EPA's Project eXcellence in Leadership (Project XL) program. Project XL was a national pilot program that allowed state and local governments, businesses and federal facilities to work with EPA to develop more cost-effective ways of achieving environmental and public health protection. In exchange, EPA provided regulatory, policy or procedural flexibilities to conduct the pilot experiments.
Residues of Quaternany Ammonium Compounds, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Carbonate and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Bicarbonate; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-14880
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the quaternany ammonium compounds, didecyl dimethyl ammonium carbonate and didecyl dimethyl ammonium bicarbonate (hereinafter cited jointly as DDACB), on food-contact surfaces when applied/used in public eating places, dairy processing equipment, and/or food processing equipment and utensils. Lonza, Inc., 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 to establish concentration limits of DDACB in end- use products eligible for the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. As amended, the regulation will exempt solutions from the requirement of tolerance residues resulting from contact with surfaces treated with solutions where the end-use concentration of DDACB does not exceed 240 parts per million (ppm).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Susquehanna County Area
Document Number: E8-14878
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
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 Susquehanna County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Susquehanna County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Columbia County Area
Document Number: E8-14869
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
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 Columbia County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Columbia County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Crawford County Area
Document Number: E8-14868
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
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 Crawford County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Crawford County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Somerset County Area
Document Number: E8-14867
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
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 Somerset County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Somerset County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-14794
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein in or on corn when used as plant-incorporated protectant in the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop. Monsanto Company 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 to amend the existing temporary tolerance(s) in 40 CFR 174.503 for the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein to establish a permanent exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein in or on all food commodities when used as a plant-incorporated protectant in all food commodities. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 insecticidal protein in or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; and corn, pop.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E8-14906
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
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 concerning the Tobin and Jacks Superfund Site, with a number of parties (``Settling Parties''), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') The settlement requires the Settling Parties to pay a total of $405,180.31 to the EPA in reimbursement of Past Response Costs. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue under section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C 9607. For thirty (30) days following 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 withdraw or withhold its consent to the proposed 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 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: E8-14881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to discuss and finalize its draft advisory report regarding EPA's draft third Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3 (CCL 3).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Plating and Polishing Operations
Document Number: E8-14795
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are issuing national emission standards for control of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) for the plating and polishing area source category. This final rule establishes emission standards in the form of management practices for new and existing tanks, thermal spraying equipment, and mechanical polishing equipment in certain plating and polishing processes. These final emission standards reflect EPA's determination regarding the generally achievable control technology (GACT) and/or management practices for the area source category.