Environmental Protection Agency August 29, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) Acid; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20152
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions for the pesticides cases Capric (Decanoic) Acid and Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong), 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.
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-20141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 16, 2008, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide. The notice also announced a 60- day public comment period. This document is extending the comment period for 45 days, from September 15, 2008, to October 30, 2008.
Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur
Document Number: E8-20136
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about August 27, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled ``Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft.'' The purpose of this draft document is to convey the approach EPA has taken to assess environmental exposures to ambient oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and to characterize associated public welfare risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments. We anticipate the release of an additional chapter(s) on or about the week of September 15, 2008.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-20124
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical scientific, and enforcement policy issues.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-20123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality, aquatic resources, and wildlife habitats. Rating EC2.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-20002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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.
Carbofuran; Notice of Availability of Revised Surface Water Exposure Assessment
Document Number: E8-20001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised surface water exposure assessment for the pesticide carbofuran. This revised assessment reflects the most current soil input parameters for the surface water exposure modeling done for the dietary risk assessment for carbofuran. While the underlying information based on soil type has been updated, the Agency's ultimate risk conclusions have not changed. The new drinking water exposure assessment dated August 20, 2008, entitled ``Updated Refinements of the Drinking Water Exposure Assessment for the Use of Carbofuran on Corn and Melons,'' is in the carbofuran docket.