Environmental Protection Agency August 20, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: E8-19336
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
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 portions of the OCS air regulations that are being updated pertain to the requirements for OCS sources by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (Ventura County APCD). The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Ventura 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1935.03, OMB Control Number 2050-0182
Document Number: E8-19334
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
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.
Seven Out Tank Superfund Site; Waycross, Ware County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E8-19331
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Seven Out Tank Superfund Site located in Waycross, Ware County, Georgia for publication.
Metam Sodium, Metam Potassium and Chloropicrin; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-19305
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-19304
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from July 28, 2008 through August 1, 2008, consists of the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Carbaryl; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel or to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-19171
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
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 requests by various registrants to voluntarily amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing carbaryl, or to eliminate certain application methods for carbaryl products. The requests would terminate carbaryl use in or on wheat, millet, cotton, and fresh/succulent shelled beans and peas (crop subgroup 6B); preplant drench or dip treatments of seedlings or seed pieces; use on poultry or in or on poultry premises/dwellings; all use on pets (dogs, cats and other pets) except for flea collars, use on pet premises, use in or on pet sleeping quarters; and all indoor applications. These requests would also terminate the use of dust formulations in or on agricultural crops, application of granular formulations to leafy vegetables (except Brassica), ultra-low volume (ULV) applications for adult mosquito control, and all applications by backpack sprayers. Last, the requests would terminate broadcast application of liquid formulations of carbaryl to residential lawns. The requests would not terminate the last carbaryl products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Petitions to Revoke All Tolerances Established for Endosulfan; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-19166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice asks the public to comment on requests from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) that EPA revoke all tolerances for the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan. In addition, this notice solicits information on endosulfan residues in or on commodities consumed by Alaska Natives.
Residues of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, N-Alkyl (C12-18
Document Number: E8-19070
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of n-alkyl (C12-18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (CAS No. 68424-85-1) on food contact surfaces when applied/used in public eating places, dairy processing equipment, and/or food processing equipment and utensils. The regulation will exempt from the requirement of tolerance residues in food resulting from contact with surfaces treated with antimicrobial solutions where the end-use concentration of active quaternary compound does not exceed 400 ppm.
Siduron Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-18990
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide siduron, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the siduron Docket. Siduron is a selective, systemic preemergence herbicide used to control annual grassy weeds in stands of cool season grasses, such as on lawns, on golf courses, and on sod farms. EPA has reviewed siduron 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.