Environmental Protection Agency September 3, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1057.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0041
Document Number: E8-20396
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Nosema locustae Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20395
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticides case, Nosema locustae, and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decision. 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.
Meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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 meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this meeting 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 meeting the TCRDSAC will discuss the Committee's 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Perfluorocompound (PFC) Reduction/Climate Partnership for the Semiconductor Industry; EPA ICR No. 1823.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0382
Document Number: E8-20393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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 reinstate a previously approved ICR. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
National Priorities List, Final Rule
Document Number: E8-20390
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds six sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 49
Document Number: E8-20389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add 11 sites to the NPL, 10 to the General Superfund Section and 1 to the Federal Facilities Section. This rule also withdraws one site from proposal to the NPL.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E8-20387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee. This meeting, a teleconference September 15, 2008, was announced in a Federal Register Notice published on Friday, August 15, 2008 (73 FR 47949). The purpose of this meeting was to prepare for the September 23 face-to-face meeting of the subcommittee. The proposed agenda topics will be covered during the September 4, 2008 meeting (telecon).
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E8-20386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Final Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With Anthrax-Related Claims
Document Number: E8-20384
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With Anthrax-Related Claims.'' This PR Notice was issued by the Agency on [insert date PR Notice is signed by the OD] and is identified as PR Notice 2008-2. PR Notices are issued by the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA/OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular PR Notice provides guidance pertaining to applications of registration for antimicrobial products that would make labeling claims to inactivate Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores (hereafter referred to as ``anthrax-related products'').
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals
Document Number: E8-20236
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's progress in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2007. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires EPA to publish information about EPA's annual achievements in this area. This notice discusses the integration of tolerance reassessment with the reregistration process, and describes the status of various regulatory activities associated with reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The notice gives total numbers of chemicals and products reregistered, tolerances reassessed, Data Call-Ins issued, and products registered under the ``fast-track'' provisions of FIFRA. This notice also contains the schedule for completion of activities for specific chemicals during fiscal year 2008.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Industrial Economics, Inc.
Document Number: E8-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Industrial Economics, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).