Environmental Protection Agency August 6, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Emission Standards for Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry for Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations, and Wastewater; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Document Number: E8-18142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 10, 2003, EPA promulgated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing. The rule is referred to as the miscellaneous organic NESHAP or the MON. The MON incorporates by reference the wastewater tank requirements in the National Emission Standards for Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry for Process Vents, Storage Vessels, Transfer Operations, and Wastewater, which EPA promulgated on April 24, 1994, and which is referred to as the hazardous organic NESHAP or the HON. In this action EPA proposes to amend the HON, and thereby, the MON, by adding an equivalent means of emission limitation for wastewater tanks. This action also clarifies and corrects technical inconsistencies that have been discovered in the MON.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program-Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Pouch Terminal Plant
Document Number: E8-18141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the EPA Administrator's decision, responding to a petition submitted by the office of James P. Molinaro, President of the Borough of Staten Island, New York, requesting that EPA object to an operating permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to the New York Power Authority's Pouch Terminal plant. The petition, requesting an objection to the issuance of the Pouch Terminal title V permit is denied. Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (Act), Petitioner may seek judicial review of any portions of the petition which EPA denied, in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
Request for Nominations for 2008 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
Document Number: E8-18140
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February, 2000. This is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. This notice announces the competition for the Year 2008 program.
Difenoconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-17937
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of difenoconazole, 1-[2-[2-chloro-4-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenyl]- 4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-ylmethyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole in or on almond, almond hulls, cantaloupe, cucumber, and watermelon. This action is in response to EPA's granting crisis exemptions to the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Department of Agriculture under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on almond, almond hulls, cantaloupe, cucumber, and watermelon. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of difenoconazole in these food commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2011.
Dodine; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-17934
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dodine in or on bananas and peanuts. Agriphar S.A. c/o Ceres International LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Computer Sciences Corporation’s Identified Subcontractor
Document Number: E8-17933
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized a subcontractor, of its prime contractor Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Chantilly, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa Proteins in Corn and Cotton; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-17931
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa proteins in or on the food and feed commodities of corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; corn, pop; and cotton; cotton, undelinted seed; cotton, refined oil; cotton, meal; cotton, hay; cotton, hulls; cotton, forage; and cotton, gin byproducts, when used as plant-incorporated protectants in those food and feed commodities. Syngenta Seeds, 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 an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa proteins in or on corn; corn, field; corn, sweet; corn, pop; and cotton, undelinted seed; cotton, refined oil; cotton, meal; cotton, hay; cotton, hulls; cotton, forage; and cotton, gin byproducts, when applied or used as plant- incorporated protectants.
Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol Registration Review Proposed Final Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-17930
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides cases Chitin/Chitosan and Farnesol/Nerolidol 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.
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2008 Registration Maintenance Fees
Document Number: E8-17928
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since the amendments of October 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15 has gone unpaid for 221 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 221 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.