Environmental Protection Agency September 10, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

NPDES Voluntary Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula
Document Number: E8-21046
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule revises the allotment formula contained in EPA's Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 Water Pollution Control grant regulations to include a financial incentive for States to voluntarily collect adequate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit fees. EPA is amending its existing CWA Section 106 grant allotment. This amendment provides the Agency with the flexibility to annually allot separately an amount up to three percent of the FY 2008 base funds allocated to States from CWA Section 106 grants appropriated by Congress. This rule will begin in FY 2009. The incentive will not impact the FY 2008 base funds. It will be set-aside for allotment only if funds allotted to the States are greater than the amount allotted in FY 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; National Emission Standards for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper Smelters; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group I Polymers and Resins; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group IV Polymers and Resins; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Rubber Tire Manufacturing
Document Number: E8-21044
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
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 request to reinstate two previously approved Information Collection Requests (ICR) and four new 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.
Benfluralin, Carbaryl, Diazinon, Dicrotophos, Fluometuron, Formetanate Hydrochloride, Glyphosate, Metolachlor, Napropamide, Norflurazon, Pyrazon, and Tau-Fluvalinate; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E8-20993
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the herbicides benfluralin and napropamide and the insecticides carbaryl and diazinon. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the herbicides fluometuron, glyphosate, norflurazon, and pyrazon and the insecticides carbaryl, diazinon, dicrotophos, formetanate hydrochloride, and tau- fluvalinate. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the herbicides fluometuron, glyphosate, metolachlor, and pyrazon and the insecticides carbaryl and formetanate hydrochloride. The regulatory actions finalized in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408(q).
Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E8-20984
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed (CAS No. 924892-37-5); when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Celanese Ltd. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2- methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed on food or feed commodities.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
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 Web-Distributed Labeling on October 2, 2008. An agenda is under development and will be posted on our website by September 26, 2008.
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20873
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises the tolerances for combined residues of spiromesifen and its enol metabolite in or on corn. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae in Cotton; Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-20728
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae in or on cotton and its food and feed commodities when used as a Plant-Incorporated Protectant (PIP) in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit 264-EUP-143. Bayer CropScience LP submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on December 31, 2012.
Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20547
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fludioxonil in or on avocado; canistel; citrus, oil; mango; papaya; sapodilla; sapote, black; sapote, mamey; star apple; tomatillo; tomato; vegetable, cucurbit, crop group 9; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, crop group 2; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, except potato, subgroup 1D. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) on behalf of the registrant, Syngenta Crop Protection, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the established tolerances for combined residues of hexythiazox in or on citrus dried pulp; citrus oil; pome fruit, crop group 11; wet apple pomace; and meat byproducts of cattle, goat, horse, and sheep. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).