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

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Nuosept 145 Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-21134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. 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, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. 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.
19th Avenue Drum Superfund Site, Opa Locka, Dade County, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E8-21203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
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 19th Avenue Drum Superfund Site located in Opa Locka, Dade County, Florida for publication.
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).
Draft Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-20877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/ 635/R-08/005A). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending July 21, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on May 21, 2008 (73 FR 29502). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with the Federal Register notice (73 FR 29502) to ERG for consideration by the external peer review panel prior to the workshop. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. The public may attend this workshop as observers through a registration process, and time will be set aside for observers to give brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA's peer review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider the comments and recommendations from the external peer review workshop and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with 73 FR 29502, May 21, 2008. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending July 21, 2008 may be observed at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0058.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans North Carolina: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E8-20874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina in three submittals dated November 30, 2005, March 16, 2007, and June 20, 2008. The proposed revisions modify North Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting regulations in the SIP to address changes to the federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations, which were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003 (collectively, these two final actions are referred to as the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). In addition, the proposed revisions address an update to the NSR regulations promulgated by EPA on November 29, 2005 (``Ozone Implementation NSR update'') relating to the implementation of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The proposed revisions include provisions for baseline emissions calculations, an actual-to-projected- actual methodology for calculating emissions changes, options for plantwide applicability limits (PALs), recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and provisions recognizing nitrogen oxides (NOX) as a precursor to ozone. The June 20, 2008, SIP submittal also contains proposed revisions that are not related to EPA's 2002 NSR Reform Rules. EPA will propose action on those revisions in a separate Federal Register notice.
Notification of Deletion of System of Records; OPP Time Accounting Information System (EPA-14)
Document Number: E8-20733
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is deleting systems of records OPP Time Accounting Information System (EPA-14). Published in the Federal Register published on February 22, 2002 (67 FR 8246-8264). Reason for deletion is OPP Time Accounting Information System is being integrated into the PRISM system and the sensitive personally identifiable information has been removed from the TAIS application.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Notice of Waiver of Clean Air Act Preemption; California's 2010 Model Year Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine On-Board Diagnostic Standards
Document Number: E8-20732
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this decision, issued under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, (Act), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting California its request for a waiver Clean Air Act preemption for its 2010 and later model year heavy-duty vehicle and engine on-board diagnostic (OBD) requirements.
Notice of Availability of Guidelines for the Award of Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grant Authorized by the Clean Water Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008
Document Number: E8-20731
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of a memorandum entitled ``Award of Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grant Authorized by the Clean Water Act and the EPA Section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008'' and the accompanying grant guidelines. These documents describe how EPA will award and administer the 2008 Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grant as authorized by Section 113a of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1263a) and the Agency's FY 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 110-161). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, provides budget authority for funding the Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program that assists communities with the rehabilitation or construction of drinking water and wastewater systems and also training and technical assistance in the operations and maintenance of these systems. The grant guidelines will not be reissued annually. The grant recipient, the State of Alaska, will receive a copy of this notice, the memorandum, and a copy of the grant guidelines from EPA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification, Part A, EPA ICR Number 0262.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0034
Document Number: E8-20723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
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.
Linuron; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-20627
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of linuron and its metabolites in or on lentils. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on lentils. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of linuron in the food commodity, lentils. The time-limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2011.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20625
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This order amends the pesticide tolerance regulation for tebuconazole by establishing a tolerance for pistachios. Pesticide tolerances are established under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This order resolves an objection filed by Bayer CropScience in response to a final rule on tebuconazole tolerances published on May 14, 2008.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1608.05, OMB Control Number 2050-0152
Document Number: E8-20601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-20599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, water quality and critical fish habitat impacts. EPA also recommended that the Final EIS include additional information regarding erosion and sediment control measures to minimize aquatic impacts. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Interstate Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particle Matter and Ozone (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2152.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0570
Document Number: E8-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Control Technology Determinations for Constructed and Reconstructed Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants; EPA ICR No. 1658.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0373
Document Number: E8-20597
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2008. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR Contaminated Media), EPA ICR Number 1775.05, OMB Control Number 2050-0161
Document Number: E8-20596
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements-40 CFR Part 257, Subpart B, EPA ICR Number 1745.06, OMB Control Number 2050-0154
Document Number: E8-20595
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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 approvedInformation 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.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20594
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its eleventh public meeting on September 23, 2008. An agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will include recent process improvements to implement PRIA 2 such as electronic submission, application tools and systems to track progress in meeting PRIA due dates and in registration review, and will be posted on EPA's website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration and registration review processes.
Uniconazole-P; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20548
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of uniconazole-P, its R-enantiomer and its Z-isomer in or on vegetable, fruiting, group 8. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-20521
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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.
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-20520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on various sweet corn commodities and in milk. This action is in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sweet corn. This regulation establishes maximum permissible levels for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on these food commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2011.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-20519
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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
Pyraflufen-ethyl; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20515
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes permanent tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on grass, forage, group 17; and grass, hay, group 17; establishes time-limited tolerances for milk; cattle, meat byproducts; goat, meat byproducts; horse, meat byproducts and sheep, meat byproducts, and revises the existing tolerances for soybean, forage; soybean, hay; wheat, forage and wheat, hay. Nichino America, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The time-limited tolerances expire on October 15, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports; EPA ICR No. 1884.04, OMB Control No. 2070-0162
Document Number: E8-20514
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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, entitled: ``Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1884.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-0162, is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E8-20388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to partially approve and disapprove portions of revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia in three submittals dated October 31, 2006, March 5, 2007, and August 22, 2007. The proposed revisions modify Georgia's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting rules in the SIP to address changes to the federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations, which were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003 (collectively, these two final actions are referred to as the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). The proposed revisions include provisions for baseline emissions calculations, an actual-to-projected-actual methodology for calculating emissions changes, options for plantwide applicability limits, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements. EPA is proposing to approve Georgia's NSR rule revisions, with the exception of one NNSR provision. EPA is proposing to disapprove the State's incorporation of ``baseline emissions calculations'' into the Georgia NNSR provisions for the generation of Emissions Reductions' Credits to be used as offsets.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Florida
Document Number: E8-20385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
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 (``CAA'' or ``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the State of Florida will be the designated COA. The effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of Florida 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 (CFR) and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations. This proposed action is an annual update of the Florida's OCS Air Regulations. These rules include revisions to existing rules that already apply to OCS sources.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; NOX
Document Number: E8-20000
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to regulations for emission limitations at 15 Maryland power plants. The intended effect of this action is to approve, with one exception, Maryland's regulation which establishes statewide tonnage caps for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from 15 coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). The exception pertains to a portion of the rule that Maryland requested EPA take no further action on. The provision, which EPA has determined has no impact on the rule that is being finalized today, will be withdrawn in a separate notice. This SIP action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; NOX
Document Number: E8-19999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a portion of a proposed rule pertaining to a State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that establishes tonnage caps for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from 15 coal-fired electric generating units. The proposed rule was published on January 10, 2008 (73 FR 1851). EPA is withdrawing a provision of the rule that Maryland requested we take no further action on. EPA has determined that the provision has no impact on the remainder of the rule, which is being finalized by separate document. This SIP action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Reinstatement); EPA ICR No. 1748.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0337
Document Number: E8-20243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
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 collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: E8-20241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its responses to state and tribal designation recommendations for the 2006 24-hour fine particles (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on its Internet Web site at https://www.epa.gov/ pmdesignations/2006standards/index.htm. EPA invites public comments on its responses during the 30-day comment period specified below. EPA sent responses directly to the states on August 19 and tribes on or around August 20, 2008, and plans to make final designation determinations for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by December 18, 2008.