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

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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.
Withdrawal of the Federal Water Quality Standards Use Designations for Soda Creek and Portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River in Idaho
Document Number: E8-19201
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to withdraw the Federal water quality standards designating cold water biota uses for Soda Creek and portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River in Idaho. In July 1997, EPA promulgated a Federal rule designating uses for water bodies in the State of Idaho, including the designation of cold water biota for Soda Creek, and portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River, with the exception of any portion in Indian country. These Federal water quality standards designating cold water biota uses are no longer necessary since EPA approved Idaho's adopted uses that result in protection for cold water biota. EPA is also withdrawing the water quality standards variance provision applicable to these uses, because this provision is no longer necessary with the withdrawal of the Federal water quality standards designating these uses.
Withdrawal of the Federal Water Quality Standards Use Designations for Soda Creek and Portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River in Idaho
Document Number: E8-19199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take direct final action to withdraw the Federal water quality standards designating cold water biota uses for Soda Creek and portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River in Idaho. In July 1997, EPA promulgated a Federal rule designating uses for water bodies in the State of Idaho, including the designation of cold water biota for Soda Creek, and portions of Canyon Creek, South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, and Blackfoot River, with the exception of any portion in Indian country. These Federal water quality standards designating cold water biota uses are no longer necessary since EPA approved Idaho's adopted uses that result in protection for cold water biota. EPA is also withdrawing the water quality standards variance provision applicable to these uses (40 CFR 131.33(d)), because this provision is no longer necessary with the withdrawal of the Federal water quality standards designating these uses.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Soiland, Inc., and Stephen H. Trombly, Grugnale Waste/Drum Disposal Site, Milford, NH
Document Number: E8-19089
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
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 for recovery of past costs concerning the Grugnale Waste/Drum Disposal Superfund Site in Milford, New Hampshire with the following settling parties: Soiland, Inc. and Stephen H. Trombly. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay $35,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). 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 modify or withdraw its consent to the 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 One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023.
Disapproval of State Implementation Plan Revision, Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-19073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to disapprove a revision to the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the District's analysis of whether its rules meet Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are proposing to disapprove the analysis under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee
Document Number: E8-19072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee to provide consultative advice to EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) on possible new approaches for measuring results of pollution prevention activities. The Committee will also discuss its advisory activities for the coming fiscal year.
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-18978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of cancellation of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMIP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Nashville/Davidson County Portion
Document Number: E8-18968
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on October 19, 2007. The revision affects the Nashville/Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP. Specifically, the revision pertains to the Metropolitan Public Health Department, Pollution Control Division's Regulation Number 8, ``Inspection and Maintenance of Light-Duty Motor Vehicles.'' The revision is part of Nashville/Davidson County's strategy to meet the requirements of EPA's 1997 8-hour ozone standard. Regulation Number 8 is amended by reducing the vehicle emission inspection fee to $9.00 and updating the definitions section. This revision is considered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), to be at least as stringent as the State of Tennessee's preexisting requirements. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Nashville/Davidson County Portion
Document Number: E8-18966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on October 19, 2007. The revision affects the Nashville/Davidson County portion of the Tennessee SIP. Specifically the revision pertains to the Metropolitan Public Health Department, Pollution Control Division's Regulation Number 8, ``Inspection and Maintenance of Light-Duty Motor Vehicles.'' This revision is part of Nashville/Davidson County's strategy to meet the requirements of EPA's 1997 8-hour ozone standard. Regulation Number 8 is amended by reducing the vehicle emission inspection fee to $9.00, and updating the definitions section. This revision is considered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to be at least as stringent as the State of Tennessee's preexisting requirements. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-18976
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; North Hollywood Operable Unit of the San Fernando Valley Superfund Site, Area 1
Document Number: E8-18974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
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 for recovery of response costs concerning the North Hollywood Operable Unit of the San Fernando Valley Superfund Site, Area 1, located in the vicinity of Los Angeles, California, with the following settling parties: Honeywell International, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Calmat Co. dba Vulcan Materials, Western Division; and California Car Hikers Services, Inc. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay a total of $1,300,920 to the North Hollywood Operable Unit Special Account within the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). 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 modify or withdraw its consent to the 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 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Library, 111 North Hope Street, Room 518, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and at the EPA Region 9 Superfund Records Center, Mail Stop SFD-7C, 95 Hawthorne Street, Room 403, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-18973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about pollution prevention issues and impacts to historic and archaeological resources. Rating EC1.
Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of North Dakota
Document Number: E8-18955
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 has completed its statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by the State of North Dakota under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. This review was announced in the Federal Register published March 12, 2008 (73 FR 13229-01). The Federal Register provided the public with an opportunity to comment. EPA Region 8 received no comments related to variances and/ or exemptions issued or proposed by the State of North Dakota. EPA Region 8 determined as a result of this review that the State of North Dakota did not abuse its discretion on any variance or exemption granted or proposed as of the date of its on-site review on March 31, 2008.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings-2008
Document Number: E8-18947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Forchlorfenuron; Permanent and Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-18946
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a permanent tolerance for residues of forchlorfenuron in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B requested by the IR-4 Project Headquarters, 500 College Road East, Suite 201 W, Princeton, NJ 08540. Time-limited tolerances are also being established under this regulation in support of experimental use permit 71049-EUP-4 for residues of forchlorfenuron in or on almond, cherry, fig, pear, pistachio, plum/prune requested by KIM-C1, LLC c/o Siemer and Associates, Inc. 135 W. Shaw, Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93704. The time- limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2011. IR-4 and KIM-C1, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Chapter 117 and Emission Inventories for the Dallas/Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E8-18835
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving portions of revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas on May 13, 2005, to meet the 5% Increment of Progress (IOP) requirement for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) nonattainment area. EPA is not taking action on the 5% IOP plan in this rulemaking. EPA is approving the 2002 base year inventory for the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also approving emissions reductions from energy efficiency measures implemented within the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area, and revisions to 30 TAC, Chapter 117, Control of Air Pollution From Nitrogen Compounds, concerning stationary reciprocating internal combustion (IC) engines operating within the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also approving into the SIP a federal consent decree and subsequent amendments thereto concerning the Alcoa Rockdale plant in Milam County. These actions result in emissions reductions in the DFW 8-hour ozone nonattainment area and are taken in accordance with section 110 and part D of the Clean Air Act (the Act) and EPA's regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Risk Management Program Requirements and Petitions To Modify the List of Regulated Substances Under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).; EPA ICR No. 1656.13; OMB Control No. 2050-0144
Document Number: E8-18840
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 27 Arkansas Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
Document Number: E8-18839
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the final agency action on 27 TMDLs established by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the State of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Documents from the administrative record files for the final 27 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as Amended; Midway Village/Bayshore Park Site
Document Number: E8-18838
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs (``Agreement,'' Region 9 Docket No. 2005-18) pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the Midway Village/Bayshore Park Site (the ``Site''), located in Daly City, San Mateo County, California. The settling parties to the Agreement include Pacific Gas & Electric Company (``PG&E''), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (``HUD''), and the U.S. Navy (``the Navy''). Through the proposed Agreement, PG&E will reimburse the United States $12,596.30 and HUD and the Navy will reimburse the United States $113,366.66 in response costs incurred at a portion of the Site. The Agreement provides the settling parties with a covenant not to sue for these past response costs, but does not limit EPA's ability to pursue the settling parties for future costs or for past response costs incurred at the portion of the Site not covered in the Agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water Supply Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: E8-18837
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is revising its approved Public Water Supply Supervision Program. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions. All interested parties may request a public hearing.
Sole Source Aquifer Designation of Conanicut Island, Narragansett Bay, RI
Document Number: E8-18836
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of Region I of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined, pursuant to section 1424(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, that the aquifer system that underlies Conanicut Island, Rhode Island is the sole or principal source of drinking water for this area and if the aquifer system were contaminated would create a significant hazard to public health. As a result of Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) designation, federal financially- assisted projects over the designated aquifer area will be subject to EPA review to ensure that these projects are designed and constructed so that they do not contaminate this aquifer so as to create a significant hazard to public health.
Conference Call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Conference Call
Document Number: E8-18834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice of a conference call of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this conference call is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revision and information about distribution systems issues that may impact water quality. The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated public health risks. During this conference call the TCRDSAC will continue the Committee's discussions related to revisions to the draft Agreement in Principle (AIP), which includes recommended revisions to the TCR and recommendations for research and information collection to better understand and address possible public health impacts from potential degradation of drinking water quality in the distribution system.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: E8-18823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet in September 2008. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_ sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send a blank e-mail to lists- mstrs@lists.epa.gov.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
Document Number: E8-18748
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) in Arizona. Several NESHAP were delegated to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality on June 4, 2008, and to the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality on June 16, 2008. The purpose of this action is to update the listing in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
Document Number: E8-18747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the 1990 Clean Air Act, EPA granted delegation of specific national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality on June 4, 2008, and to the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality on June 16, 2008. EPA is proposing to revise the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the current delegation status of NESHAP in Arizona.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Arizona; Maricopa County PM-10 Nonattainment Area; Serious Area Plan for Attainment of the 24-Hour and Annual PM-10 Standards
Document Number: E8-18626
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to approve the Best Available Control Measure (BACM) and the Most Stringent Measure (MSM) demonstrations in the serious area particulate matter (PM-10) plan for the Maricopa County portion of the metropolitan Phoenix (Arizona) nonattainment area (Maricopa County area). EPA is also confirming that it appropriately granted Arizona's request to extend the attainment deadline from 2001 to 2006. EPA originally approved these demonstrations and granted the extension request on July 25, 2002. Thereafter EPA's action was challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In response to the Court's remand, EPA reassessed the BACM demonstration for the significant source categories of on-road motor vehicles and nonroad engines and equipment exhaust, specifically regarding whether or not California Air Resources Board (CARB) diesel is a BACM and/or MSM. As a result of this reassessment, EPA in 2006 again approved the BACM and MSM demonstrations in the plan and granted the request for an attainment date extension. In light of its 2007 finding that the Maricopa County area failed to attain the 24- hour PM-10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by December 31, 2006, EPA has again reassessed the BACM and MSM demonstrations and is again approving these demonstrations.
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines Supplier Directory Information Form; EPA ICR No. 2305.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW
Document Number: E8-18611
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur-Environmental Criteria; Second External Review Draft
Document Number: E8-18610
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the second external review draft of a document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEnvironmental Criteria; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA/ 600/R-08/082). EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and for review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Study of Unused Pharmaceuticals from Medical and Veterinary Facilities (New), EPA ICR Number 2316.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW
Document Number: E8-18606
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request for a new collection. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health; Draft Technical Support Document, Volume 3: Development of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors
Document Number: E8-18483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 30, 2008, EPA published a Federal Register notice that solicited scientific views on the Draft Technical Support Document, Volume 3: Development of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors (hereafter ``Draft Site-Specific BAF TSD'') that accompanies the Methodology and the National BAF TSD. See 73 FR 36866. Today, in response to stakeholder requests, EPA is notifying the public that we will extend the time period to submit scientific views on this document for 45 days, until September 29, 2008.
Notice of Disclosure of Confidential Business Information Obtained Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act to CACI, Inc., Subcontractor of EPA Contractor U.S. Department of Justice
Document Number: E8-18481
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') hereby complies with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.310(h) for authorization to disclose confidential business information (``CBI'') submitted to EPA Region 9 pursuant to CERCLA to U.S. Department of Justice contractor CACI, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia.
Notice of Availability of “Award of Special Appropriations Act Project Grants Authorized by the Agency's FY 2008 Appropriations Act”
Document Number: E8-18332
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a memorandum entitled ``Award of Special Appropriations Act Project Grants Authorized by the Agency's FY 2008 Appropriations Act.'' This memorandum provides information and guidelines on how EPA will award and administer grants for the special projects identified in the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) account of the Agency's FY 2008 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 110-161). The STAG account provides budget authority for funding identified water, wastewater and groundwater infrastructure projects. Each grant recipient will receive a copy of this document from EPA.
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
Document Number: E8-18330
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The purpose of the FRRCC is to provide advice to the Administrator of EPA on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities. The FRRCC is a part of EPA's efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agriculture industry and others who are interested in agricultural issues and to achieve greater progress in environmental protection. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate: discussion of the impacts of Agency agriculture-related programs, policies, and regulations regarding climate change and renewable energy; identification and development of a comprehensive environmental strategy for livestock operations; and development of a constructive approach or framework to address areas of common interest between sustainable agriculture and protection of the environment. The meeting will also include a public comment session. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/frrcc.