Environmental Protection Agency August 13, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Correction to Notice of Data Availability; Information Concerning the Destruction of Ozone-Depleting Substances in the United States
Document Number: E8-18741
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 17, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of data availability (NODA) in the Federal Register (73 FR 41076) regarding information concerning the destruction of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in the United States, which inadvertently printed an incorrect docket identification number. This document corrects the error made in the identification of the docket. The correct docket identification number is EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-1030.
Guidance on the Development, Evaluation and Application of Environmental Models
Document Number: E8-18740
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for an external review of its Guidance Document on the Development, Evaluation and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models (hereinafter Guidance Document). The EPA's Council on Regulatory Environmental Modeling (CREM) has developed the Guidance Document and its companion product, the Models Knowledge Base, to improve the quality, consistency and transparency of EPA models. These products were produced in draft form in November 2003 and have undergone a rigorous process of internal and external peer review. This revised draft of the Guidance Document builds on the recommendations of the Science Advisory Board review panel and the National Research Council report on Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making. This Federal Register Notice is intended to solicit public comment on the Guidance Document. EPA is releasing this external review draft document solely for the purpose of public comment under applicable information quality guidelines. The guidance 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.
Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act
Document Number: E8-18739
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act authorizes EPA to award program development and implementation grants to eligible States, Territories, Tribes, and local governments to support microbiological monitoring and notification of the public of the potential for exposure to disease- causing microorganisms in coastal recreation waters. EPA awards BEACH Act grant funds to eligible States, Territories and Tribes each year using an allocation formula to determine the amount of federal funds available for award to each State and Territory. EPA is considering changes to this allocation formula for the award of grants in 2010 and is providing States, Territories, and Tribes advance notice of expected changes.
Notice of Decision Regarding the State of Texas Request for a Waiver of a Portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard
Document Number: E8-18738
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Governor of the State of Texas requested a waiver of 50 percent of the renewable fuel standard (RFS or RFS mandate) for the time period from September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009, pursuant to section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(7). Based on a thorough review of the record in this case, EPA finds that the evidence does not support a determination that implementation of the RFS mandate during the time period at issue would severely harm the economy of a State, a region, or the United States. EPA is therefore denying the request for a waiver. In this Notice EPA is also providing guidance on the Agency's general expectations for future waiver requests.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-18736
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: E8-18735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
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 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, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (Santa Barbara County APCD). The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants
Document Number: E8-18627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the public comment period on the proposed amendments to the current Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants. EPA originally requested comments on the proposed rule by August 15, 2008. EPA is extending the deadline to September 30, 2008, and is now requesting written comments by that date. EPA received a request for this extension to the comment period from the Portland Cement Association. The reason given for the request for the extension was the need for additional time to gather data and review the proposed amendments. Given the fact that the proposed amendments are regulating two pollutants that are not regulated by the current NSPS, and the need by the Portland Cement Association to obtain additional information from control equipment vendors, EPA finds this request to be reasonable.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-18625
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on apple, wet pomace; asparagus; bean, succulent; bean, dry seed; beet, garden, tops; beet, garden, roots; brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; coffee, green bean; coffee, roasted bean; corn, field, grain; corn, field, forage; corn, field, stover; corn, pop, grain; corn, pop, stover; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed; corn, sweet, forage; corn, sweet, stover; cotton, undelinted seed; cotton, gin byproducts; Fruit, pome, group 11; fruit, stone, group 12, except cherry; grain, aspirated fractions; hop, dried cones; lychee; mango, postharvest; okra; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B; plum, pre- and post-harvest; turnip, roots; turnip, tops; soybean, forage; soybean, hay; soybean, seed; sunflower, seed; sunflower, meal; sunflower, refined oil; and vegetable, cucurbit, group 9. Bayer CropScience LP and Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR4) have requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
1-Methyl-3,5,7-triaza-1-azoniatricyclodecane Chloride (Busan 1024); Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-18612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Notice of Receipt; Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-18609
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-18608
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-18607
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Thifensulfuron Methyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-18457
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of thifensulfuron methyl in or on barley, hay; oat, forage; oat, hay; wheat, forage, and wheat, hay. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Flubendiamide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-18324
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide flubendiamide per se, N2-[1,1-Dimethyl-2- (methylsulfonyl)ethyl-3-iodo-N1-[2-methyl-4-[1,2,2,2- tetrafluoro-1-(trifluoromethyl)ethyl]phenyl]-1,2-benzenedicar boxamide, in or on certain food and raw agricultural commodities. Bayer CropScience, LP in c/o Nichino America, Inc. (U.S. subsidiary of Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-18190
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Tribenuron Methyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-18189
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tribenuron methyl in or on barley, hay; oat, forage; oat, hay; wheat, forage; and wheat, hay. E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).