Environmental Protection Agency August 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.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Change of Public Meeting Dates
Document Number: E8-20122
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is issuing this notice to extend a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel by one half-day. The meeting, originally scheduled for September 16-18, 2008, was announced in the Federal Register of July 9, 2008 (73 FR 39292) (FRL-8373-5).
Proposed Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2
Document Number: E8-19998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding two public hearings to solicit public comment on the recently proposed regulations for the underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for geologic sequestration under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The SDWA requires EPA to protect underground sources of drinking water. The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program works with States, Territories, and Tribes to regulate underground injection activities and prevent endangerment of drinking water sources. These hearings will provide interested parties with an opportunity to provide oral comments on the proposed rule. The oral comments will become part of the official rule-making record.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Electric Generating Unit Multi-Pollutant Regulation
Document Number: E8-19765
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This SIP revision establishes limits on the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from Delaware's large electric generating units (EGUs). EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 30 Modified Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana
Document Number: E8-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 30 modified TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Terrebonne Basins, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the court order styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96- 0527, (E.D. La.).
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E8-19862
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will convene a meeting on the date and time described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Bacillus subtilis GB03; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-19860
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide Bacillus subtilis GB03 in or on all raw agricultural commodities when applied in accordance with good agricultural practices. Growth Products Ltd. 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 amendment of the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance to cover use in or on all agricultural commodities and remove the regulatory text specifying ``when applied as a seed treatment.'' This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis GB03 in or on all raw agricultural commodities.
Dichlobenil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-19859
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of dichlobenil and its metabolite, 2,6-dichlorbenzamide, in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B, caneberry subgroup 13-07A and rhubarb. It also removes existing tolerances on individual members of bushberry subgroup 13-07B (blueberry) and caneberry subgroup 13-07A (blackberry and raspberry) that are superseded by the new crop subgroup tolerances at the same tolerance levels. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenbuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-19858
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of the fungicide fenbuconazole, alpha-[2-(4- chlorophenyl)- ethyl]-alpha-phenyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazole)- 1- propanenitrile, and its metabolites RH-9129, cis-5-(4-chlorophenyl)- dihydro-3-phenyl-3-(1H-1,2,4- triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3 H-furanone, and RH-9130, trans-5-(4- chlorophenyl)dihydro-3-phenyl-3- (1H-1,2,4- triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3 H- furanone, expressed as fenbuconazole in or on pepper (7E7256). The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) on behalf of the registrant, Dow AgroSciences LLC.
Malathion; Order Amending Registration to Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: E8-19762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting a registrant's voluntary request for amendments to terminate certain uses of products containing the pesticide malathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This order follows a March 18, 1991 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests to amend the registration of Fyfanon Technical, EPA Reg. No. 4787-5, to terminate certain uses. The requested amendments would not terminate all uses of malathion products registered for use in the United States. In the March 18, 1991 notice, EPA indicated that it intended to approve the requested amendments to terminate uses. Today's order does not terminate all of the uses identified in the March 18, 1991 notice, because Cheminova A/S and the Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR- 4) adequately supported certain uses. Accordingly, EPA hereby grants, in part, the requested registration amendments and orders the termination of the uses identified in Unit II. Any distribution, sale, or use of Fyfanon Technical, EPA Reg. No. 4787-5, is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Bromonitrostyrene: Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-19760
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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 by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-19751
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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.
Cyprodinil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-19747
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyprodinil, 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-2-pyrimidinamine, in or on tomato; tomatillo; tomato, paste; avocado; sapote, black; canistel; sapote, mamey; mango; papaya; sapodilla; star apple; parsley, leaves; parsley, dried leaves; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; vegetable, root, except sugarbeet, subgroup 1B; lemon; lime; citrus, dried pulp; citrus, oil; kiwifruit; onion, bulb; onion, green; strawberries; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, horses and sheep. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Executive Committee Meeting-September 2008
Document Number: E8-19757
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements for Volatile Organic Compounds and Nitrogen Oxides
Document Number: E8-19756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to remove the limited status of its approval of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that requires all major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) to implement reasonably available control technology (RACT). EPA is proposing to convert its limited approval of Pennsylvania's VOC and NOX RACT regulations to full approval because EPA has approved all of the case- by-case RACT determinations that had been submitted by Pennsylvania such that there are no longer any such submissions pending before EPA. In prior final rules, EPA has fully approved Pennsylvania's VOC and NOX RACT regulations for the Pennsylvania portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton area, and for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley area. EPA previously proposed to convert its limited approval of Pennsylvania's VOC and NOX RACT regulations as they apply in the remainder of the Commonwealth to full approval. EPA is withdrawing that proposal and is now reproposing approval. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia County Reasonably Available Control Technology Under the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: E8-19753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision pertains to the requirements in meeting the reasonably available control technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). These requirements are based on the certification that previously adopted RACT controls in Pennsylvania's SIP that were approved by EPA under the 1-hour ozone NAAQS are based on the currently available technically and economically feasible controls, and that they continue to represent RACT for the 8- hour implementation purposes; the adoption of new or more stringent regulations that represent RACT control levels; and a negative declaration that certain categories of sources do not exist in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Expert Peer Review Meeting of the Draft Demonstration of Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demolition for Two Asbestos-Containing Buildings
Document Number: E8-19750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external peer review, has convened a panel of experts and will conduct an independent expert peer meeting September 11-12, 2008, to review the two draft documents titled, Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Two (AACM2) for Demolition of Asbestos- Containing Buildings, and Evaluation of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method at Site Three (AACM3) for Demolition of Asbestos- Containing Buildings. These reports were prepared by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and are available through docket ID number EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0523 located at http://www.regulations.gov and through http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/asbestos. Versar, Inc. invites the public to register to attend this meeting as observers. The public release of these draft documents is solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and external peer review, and these draft reports do not represent and should not be construed to represent any EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: E8-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The Council represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and tribal governments. The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve draft NACEPT recommendations on Encouraging Regional Solutions to Sustaining Water Sector Utilities and Integrated Modeling for Integrated Environmental Decision Making. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/nacept/cal-nacept.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Iowa
Document Number: E8-19519
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of modifying and clarifying requirements for certain types of grain elevators. Specifically, the new rule revises the SIP to add special requirements for grain elevators, and the associated chapters for definitions and emission standards will be revised accordingly. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is requiring that owners or operators of grain elevators apply best management practices and comply with the fugitive dust standard, as well as emission controls specified in required construction permits. These strategies will protect the ambient air and minimize the impact of emissions from each of the facilities.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Iowa
Document Number: E8-19518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of modifying and clarifying requirements for certain types of grain elevators. Specifically, the new rule revises the SIP to add special requirements for grain elevators, and the associated chapters for definitions and emission standards will be revised accordingly. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is requiring that owners or operators of grain elevators apply best management practices and comply with the fugitive dust standard, as well as emission controls specified in required construction permits. These strategies will protect the ambient air and minimize the impact of emissions from each of the facilities.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determination of Attainment of Fine Particle Standard
Document Number: E8-19421
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, Pennsylvania nonattainment area for the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has attained the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-19535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-19517
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about unavoidable impacts to air quality, environmental justice communities, aquatic and biological resources. EPA recommended commitments to meet air emission reductions, coordination with the environmental justice community to identify additional measures to offset health impacts, avoidance of fill, and development of a port-wide vessel whale strike avoidance program. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080230, ERP No. D-COE-K39113-CA, Natomas Levee Improvement Project, Issuing of 408 Permission and 404 Permit, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, Sutter and Sacramento, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the proposal's compliance with the Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines and potential impacts to wetlands. EPA also expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to air quality, as well as the indirect and cumulative impacts of residential development associated with the levee improvement project and the residual flood risk to residential developments in the floodplain. EPA recommended that additional information be provided in the Final EIS regarding compliance with the Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines, floodplain management efforts in the area, and how the project and future development would be consistent with the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080241, ERP No. D-USN-D11044-00, Virginia Capes (VACAPES) Range Complex, Proposed action is to Support and Conduct Current and Emerging Training and RDT & E Operations, Chesapeake Bay, DE, MD, VA, and NC. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to the Lower Chesapeake Bay, water quality, marine mammals/threatened and endangered species, historic resources, effects from hazardous materials, and cumulative impacts. Additional information was requested to better assess the impacts. Rating EC2.
J & W Pallet and Drum Company Superfund Site, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E8-19516
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
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 J & W Pallet and Drum company Superfund Site located in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia for publication.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Upcoming Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
Document Number: E8-19515
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee Augmented for the Advisory on EPA's Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria. The teleconference is being held to discuss the Committee's draft advisory report.
Approval and Promulgation of Plans; North Carolina: Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: E8-19192
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) on behalf of the State of North Carolina on April 16, 2001, April 4, 2003, and December 14, 2004. The purpose of these revisions is to require that continuous emissions monitoring systems be used to determine compliance; specify a 24-hour block averaging time for sulfur dioxide emissions; make a correction to a cross-reference; provide options for supplying missing data and for determining heat input; and make several revisions to permit exemptions. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Plans; North Carolina; Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: E8-19191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources on behalf of the State of North Carolina on April 16, 2001, April 4, 2003, and December 14, 2004. The purpose of these revisions is to require continuous emissions monitoring systems be used to determine compliance; specify a 24-hour block averaging time for sulfur dioxide emissions; make a correction to a cross-reference; provide options for supplying missing data and for determining heat input; and make several revisions to permit exemptions. 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. 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.
Lead; Fees for Accreditation of Training Programs and Certification of Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation Contractors
Document Number: E8-19432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this proposed rule to revise the existing fees for EPA's Lead-Based Paint Activities regulations and establish fees for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. As specified in section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA must establish and implement a fee schedule to recover for the U.S. Treasury the Agency's costs of administering and enforcing the standards and requirements applicable to lead-based paint training programs and contractors. Specifically, this proposed rule establishes the fees that will be charged, in those States and Indian Tribes without authorized programs, for training programs seeking accreditation under 40 CFR 745.225, for firms engaged in renovations seeking certification under 40 CFR 745.89, and for individuals or firms engaged in lead-based paint activities seeking certification under 40 CFR 745.226.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements or Logos for Pesticide Product Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-19423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements or Logos for Pesticide Product Labeling on September 10, 2008. An agenda is under development and will be posted on EPA's website by August 25, 2008.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Emission Reductions From Large Stationary Internal Combustion Engines and Large Cement Kilns
Document Number: E8-19422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Commonwealth of Virginia. These revisions, submitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), pertain to nitrogen oxides (NOX) emission reductions from large stationary internal combustion (IC) engines and large cement kilns from five sources located in the Commonwealth. The reductions allow Virginia to meet its remaining obligations under the NOX SIP Call. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-19420
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of the Double Eagle Refinery Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-19419
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of the Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Superfund Site (Site) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Approval and Promulgation of Revised Municipal Waste Combustor State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E8-19416
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing the July 8, 2008 (73 FR 38925), direct final rule revisions to Indiana's State Plan to control air pollutants from large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWC). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State Plan on August 24, 2007. In the direct final rule, EPA stated that if adverse comments were submitted by August 7, 2008, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. On July 29, 2008, IDEM submitted a comment to EPA. EPA believes this comment is adverse and, therefore, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule. Specifically, IDEM commented that, in the table for particulate matter, there was a typographical error in identifying the appropriate footnotes for the emission limitations. In addition, IDEM stated that it had recently submitted an agency correction for publication in the Indiana Register to correct the footnotes for mercury and sulfur dioxide in the emission limitations table, and requested that these corrections be part of the final federal approval. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on July 8, 2008 (73 FR 38954). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-19256
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region V is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Waste Inc. Landfill Superfund Site (Site), located in Michigan City, Indiana, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Indiana, through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-19204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region V is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Waste Inc. Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in Michigan City, Indiana from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Indiana, through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
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.