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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for the Enforcement Policy Regarding the Sale and Use of Aftermarket Catalytic Converters; EPA ICR No.1292.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0135
Document Number: E8-22943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 December 31, 2008. 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.
Pesticides; Notice of Intent To Withdraw the Draft PR Notice on Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements and Cause Marketing
Document Number: E8-22938
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing its draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements & Cause Marketing.'' The draft PR Notice, issued for public comment in October 2007, contained a description of the Agency's proposed framework for evaluating proposed statements and graphic material to appear on pesticide labeling regarding third-party endorsements or a relationship between the pesticide registrant and a charity (``cause marketing claims'') and the kinds of information EPA would expect to receive in applications to add such claims to pesticide labeling. Public comments on the draft raised serious issues, leading the Agency to conclude that considerably more information would likely be needed to support such claims than was described by the draft PR Notice. Rather than develop additional guidance, EPA believes it is better to allocate its resources to other initiatives which should improve pesticide labeling in ways that enhance users' understanding of and ability to use products safely and effectively. Thus, the Agency will continue to evaluate applications proposing to add labeling containing third-party endorsements or cause marketing claims on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the applicant has provided sufficient information to allow EPA to determine whether products containing such claims meet the standards for registration.
Idaho: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E8-22800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Idaho has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Idaho's application, has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize the State's changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports; EPA ICR No. 0229.17; OMB Control No. 2040-0004.
Document Number: E8-22801
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and to update the burden in those estimates to include the burden associated with EPA's upcoming Vessels General Permit (VGP) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Two of these ICRs (NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports ICR, OMB 2040-0004 and CSO Control Policy, OMB 2040-0170) are scheduled to expire on September 30, 2008. All of the burden will be consolidated under the NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports ICR (OMB 2040-0004). 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.
Notice of Workshop and Call for Information on Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone
Document Number: E8-22799
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that the Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone (O3). This is intended to update the scientific assessment presented in the ``Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants'' (EPA 600/P-05/ 004aF-cF), published in February 2006. Interested parties are invited to assist the EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the O3 NAAQS by submitting research studies that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting. The EPA is also announcing that a workshop entitled, ``Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Ozone NAAQS,'' is being organized by NCEA and the EPA Office of Air and Radiation's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The workshop will be held October 29-30, 2008, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space.
Extension of Public Comment Periods: Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur-Environmental Criteria and Annexes and Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment for the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur
Document Number: E8-22798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing extensions of the public comment periods for the draft documents titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEnvironmental Criteria; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-08/082), ``Annexes for the Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEnvironmental Criteria; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA 600/R-08/083), and ``Risk and Exposure Assessment for the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur'' (EPA-452/P-08-005a). These documents were prepared as part of the Agency's review of the secondary (welfare-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2.) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). EPA is releasing these draft documents solely for the purpose of seeking comment from the public and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The documents are being distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination review under applicable information quality guidelines. They do not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) Final Determinations in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Document Number: E8-22797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this notice is to announce that between December 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008, the Region 2 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issued 11 final determinations, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued 2 final determinations and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued 3 final determinations pursuant to the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) regulations codified at 40 CFR 52.21.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-22791
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference for the Agency and its federal partners to brief the Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) on their progress in developing the Environmental Response Technical Assistance Document for Bacillus anthracis Terrorism Incidents (ERTAD).
Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Industrial Activities
Document Number: E8-22555
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 10 today are finalizing EPA's NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activity, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). The MSGP consists of thirty four (34) separate Regional EPA permits that may vary from each other based on State or Tribal water quality- based requirements. This permit replaces the existing permits that expired on October 30, 2005. As with the earlier permits, this permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with industrial activities in accordance with the terms and conditions described therein. Industrial dischargers have the choice to seek coverage under an individual permit. An individual permit may be necessary if the discharger cannot meet the terms and conditions or eligibility requirements in the permit.
Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries
Document Number: E8-22692
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action grants Petitioners' request for reconsideration and Petitioners' request for a stay until December 25, 2008 for certain specific provisions in the newly promulgated standards of performance for new, modified, or reconstructed process units at petroleum refineries. The effective date for the final rule promulgating amendments to the current standards of performance for petroleum refineries has not changed and remains June 24, 2008.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-22682
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-22681
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to air quality, groundwater and noise. Rating EC2.
Draft NPDES General Permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska (Permit Number AKG524000)
Document Number: E8-22553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is proposing to issue a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Offshore Seafood Processors in Alaska, pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. The draft general permit authorizes the discharge of treated seafood processing wastes from new and existing facilities to State and Federal Waters, at least 0.5 nautical miles from shore as delineated by mean lower low water. Interested persons may submit comments on the proposed general permit to EPA Region 10 at the address below. Comments must be received or postmarked by November 10, 2008. A fact sheet has been prepared which sets forth the principle factual, legal, policy, and scientific information considered in the development of the draft general permit. The draft general permit contains a variety of technology-based and water quality-based effluent limitations, along with administrative and monitoring requirements, as well as other standard conditions, prohibitions, and management practices. Within state waters a 100 foot mixing zone is proposed for residues, dissolved gas, non-hydrocarbon oil and grease, fecal coliform, pH, temperature, color, turbidity, and total residual chlorine. In addition, the permit allows for the issuance of site specific zones of deposit (ZODs) by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). The site specific ZODs would only be authorized for facilities discharging between 0.5-1 nautical mile from shore upon application by the discharger. If a discharger requests a ZOD, ADEC would public notice the proposed ZOD authorization before the ZOD is authorized for the discharger. ZODs will be granted through an individual State certification that will be attached to EPA's authorization to discharge letter. Public Comment: Copies of the draft general permit, fact sheet, Biological Evaluation, Essential Fish Habitat Assessment, Environmental Assessment, Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Ocean Discharge Criteria Evaluation are available upon request. Theses documents may also be downloaded from the Region 10 Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/r10earth/waterpermits.htm (click on draft permits, then Alaska). Interested persons may submit written comments to the attention of Lindsay Guzzo at the address below. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated. After the expiration date of the Public Notice on November 10, 2008, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, will make a final determination with respect to issuance of the general permit. The proposed requirements contained in the draft general permit will become final upon issuance if no significant comments are received during the public comment period.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-22583
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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) on October 7-8, 2008. A draft agenda is under development that will include reports from and discussions about issues from the following PPDC work groups: Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; and Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling. The agenda will also include reports from the Office of Pesticide Programs' (OPP) Pesticide Incident Workgroup; OPP's Pollinator Protection Team, the Work Group on Web- Distributed Labeling; and updates on endangered species, endocrine disruptors, and resources.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Nevada; Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: E8-22557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve certain revisions, and to disapprove certain other revisions, of the Nevada State Implementation Plan submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. These revisions relate to the application of the State's vehicle inspection and maintenance program to vehicles operated on Federal installations. EPA is also proposing to correct certain plan revisions related to this subject that EPA previously approved in error. The intended effect is to ensure that vehicles operated on Federal installations are subject only to those requirements of the State's vehicle inspection and maintenance program that apply in the same manner and to the same extent to nongovernmental entities.
Lead and Copper Rule Remaining Long-Term Issues Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: E8-22554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving notice of a public meeting to discuss remaining ``long-term'' issues with the Lead and Copper Rule. This meeting is open to the public and will provide a forum for public discussion of potential issues that may be appropriate for additional action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Glass Manufacturing Plants, (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1131.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0054
Document Number: E8-22542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants, EPA ICR Number 0982.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0016
Document Number: E8-22541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-22539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the chartered SAB to: discuss future environmental science issues within the context of EPA's research directions and priorities, and conduct quality reviews of up to three Draft SAB reports.
Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-22538
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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 Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-08/006A). EPA previously announced the 60- day public comment period (ending June 24, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on April 25, 2008 (73 FR 22372-22373). 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 22372-22373) 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 http://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 22372-22373, April 25, 2008. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending June 24, 2008, may be observed at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0245.
Conference on Air Quality Modeling
Document Number: E8-22537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We announce the Ninth Conference on Air Quality Modeling. Such a conference is required by Section 320 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to be held every 3 years. The purposes of the ninth conference are to provide an overview of the latest features of the new air quality models and to provide a forum for public review and comment on potential revisions to the way the Agency determines and applies the appropriate air quality models in the future.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Data Call-In Program; EPA ICR No. 2288.01, OMB Control No. 2070-New
Document Number: E8-22493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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 and consolidate three existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The consolidation ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. These ICRs are scheduled to expire on Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Cyfluthrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-22477
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes, revises, or deletes tolerances for residues of cyfluthrin in or on numerous raw agricultural commodities. It also establishes tolerances for residues of beta- cyfluthrin in or on all commodities for which cyfluthrin tolerances exist. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Request for Nominations to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-22469
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointments to fill vacancies on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board. The Board seeks to maintain diverse representation across sectors and geographic locations. Nominees should demonstrate expertise in any of the following areas: environmental economics; public utility finance and management; air pollution/climate financing; financial assurance mechanisms; financing green buildings/infrastructure; corporate finance and investment banking; commercial banking; environmental engineering; and accounting and/or auditing. Tribal and local government officials, representatives from the transportation and energy sectors, non-profit environmental/conservation groups, and environmental justice community representatives are encouraged to apply. In addition to this notice, other sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, October 17, 2008. Nominees' qualifications will be assessed under the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires Committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. Nominations for membership must include a r[eacute]sum[eacute] describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee as well as experience. Contact details should include full name and title, business mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address. A supporting letter of endorsement is encouraged but not required.
Notice of Access to EPA Library Services
Document Number: E8-22468
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is enhancing access to library services for the public and Agency staff. EPA will open previously closed libraries in its National Library Network, with walk-in access for the public and EPA staff. Other library locations will expand staffing, operating hours, or services. This notice provides information regarding how members of the public can access the libraries and services beginning September 30, 2008.
Clean Water Act; Contractor Access to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information
Document Number: E8-22466
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to transfer information claimed as confidential business information (CBI) collected from several industries, including health services, drinking water treatment, and airport deicing to Abt Associates and its subcontractors, to PG Environmental, LLC, and its subcontractors, and to Westat. Transfer of the information will allow the contractors and subcontractors to support EPA in the planning, development, review, and implementation of effluent limitation guidelines and standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The information being transferred was or will be collected, in part, under the authority of section 308 of the CWA. Interested persons may submit comments on this intended transfer of information to the address noted below.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions for the State of Nevada
Document Number: E8-22464
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Nevada has revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq., pertaining to administrative penalty authority and the definition of public water system. Nevada first assumed primary enforcement authority (``primacy'') for the Public Water System Supervision Program (``PWSSP'') on March 29, 1978. EPA has determined that these revisions to the State's PWSSP are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations and otherwise meet applicable SDWA primacy requirements for the PWSSP. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Nevada's approved PWSSP. Today's approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian Country, as defined at 18 U.S.C. 1151.
Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board Meeting
Document Number: E8-22459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Policy Review Board (PRB). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: E8-22456
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel (Panel) to conduct a peer review of the draft Exposure and Health Risk Characterization chapter for EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft.
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-22434
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of the herbicide pendimethalin, [N-(1-ethylpropyl)-3,4-dimethyl-2,6- dinitrobenzenamine], and its metabolite, 4-[(1-ethylpropyl) amino]-2- methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzyl alcohol, in or on crayfish at 0.05 parts per million (ppm), and cotton gin byproducts at 3.0 ppm. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Registration Review; Azadirachtin Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-22387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established a registration review docket for the pesticide listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. 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.
Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Superfund Site; Plymouth, Washington County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E8-22384
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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 Georgia-Pacific Hardwood Superfund Site located in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina for publication.
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-22382
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Aldicarb, Ametryn, 2,4-DB, Dicamba, Dimethipin, Disulfoton, Diuron, et al.; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E8-22078
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the insecticides/ nematicides aldicarb, ethoprop, and oxamyl; the insecticides disulfoton, malathion, and methyl parathion; the miticide/acaricide propargite; the fungicides o-phenylphenol and its sodium salt, triadimefon, triadimenol, and ziram; the herbicides ametryn, dicamba, diuron, oxyfluorfen, and paraquat; the growth regulator/herbicide dimethipin; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal fumigant propylene oxide. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the insecticide/ nematicide oxamyl; the insecticide fenitrothion; the miticide/acaricide propargite; the molluscicide metaldehyde; the fungicides triadimefon and tridemorph; the herbicides ametryn, 2,4-DB, dicamba, and diuron; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal fumigant propylene oxide. In addition, EPA is establishing tolerances for the insecticide/nematicide oxamyl; the molluscicide metaldehyde; the fungicides etridiazole and streptomycin; the herbicides 2,4-DB, dicamba, and diuron; and the antimicrobial/insecticidal fumigant propylene oxide and propylene chlorohydrin (a reaction product formed during the propylene oxide sterilization process). Finally, because tolerances expired in 2005, EPA is removing 40 CFR 180.167 for nicotine-containing compounds. 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).
Pesticides; Food Packaging Treated with a Pesticide
Document Number: E8-21958
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule excepts food packaging materials (e.g. paper and paperboard, coatings, adhesives, and polymers) from the definitions of ``pesticide chemical'' and ``pesticide chemical residue'' under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 201(q), when such food packaging materials have been treated with a pesticide regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This final rule expands the scope of the current exception which applies only to food packaging impregnated with an insect repellent - one type of pesticide. This final rule, as with the rule it amends, only applies to the food packaging materials themselves; it does not otherwise limit EPA's FFDCA jurisdiction over the pesticidal substances in or on such products or limit FDA's jurisdiction over substances subject to FDA regulation as food additives. This rule eliminates duplicative FFDCA jurisdiction and economizes federal government resources while continuing to protect human health and the environment. It is important to note that under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA will continue to regulate the food packaging as an inert ingredient of the pesticide product and regulate the pesticide active ingredient in the treated food packaging under both FIFRA and the FFDCA (except as otherwise provided by statute). The text of this final rule is identical to a direct final rule EPA issued on December 6, 2006. EPA received several comments opposing that direct final rule and therefore withdrew the rule on February 2, 2007, consistent with EPA policy. EPA issued a subsequent proposed rule on April 6, 2007 for additional public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2205.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0028
Document Number: E8-22243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 November 30, 2008. 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.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-22240
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee and the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet by teleconference on Thursday October 9th at 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). Topics to be discussed are recommendations to the Administrator regarding environmental issues affecting small communities, Small Communities Report, and recommendations regarding green buildings. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday October 9, 2008. Each individual or organization wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes. Also, written comments may be submitted electronically to araujo.javier@epa.gov or eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Amber Oil Site, Milwaukee, WI, U.S. EPA Region 5 CERCLA Docket No. V-W-'08-C-911
Document Number: E8-22228
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement, In the Matter of: Amber Oil Site; 1016 N. Hawley Road; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Agreement for Payment of Past Response Costs, U.S. EPA Region 5 CERCLA Docket No. V-W-'08-C-911. This proposed settlement agreement for payment of U.S. EPA's past response costs includes a compromise of some past response costs incurred by U.S. EPA in connection with the Amber Oil site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S. EPA is entering into the proposed Agreement with the following twenty-three settling parties: AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc.; AD-Tech Industries, Inc.; Metso Paper USA, Inc. (fka Beloit-Manhattan); Black and Decker Corporation; F. Ziegler Enterprises; Galland-Henning-Nopak, Inc.; Intermet Corporation (fka Ganton Technologies); Leggett & Platt, Inc.; MeadWestvaco Corporation (fka Mead Container); Milwaukee Wire Products; Muza Metal Products; Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (fka Oscar Mayer); Pioneer Products, Inc.; Epicor Industries, Inc. (fdba Plews/ Edelmann); Brunswick Corporation (fka Roadmaster Corp.); Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC (fka Speed Queen Co.); Toolrite Manufacturing Co., Inc.; U.S. Chrome Performance Coating; Warner Electric; Wisconsin Central Ltd.; Metak Tek Inernational, Inc. (aka Wisconsin Centrifugal); Wisconsin Knife Works; and Wrought Washer Mfg., Inc. The settlement requires the settling parties to reimburse the U.S. EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund $190,000 of U.S. EPA's costs of $194,269 incurred as of January 31, 2008. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling parties pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The U.S. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the site record repository in the West Allis Public Library, 7421 West Nation Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at the U.S. EPA Record Center, Room 714, U.S. EPA, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. This is the second consent agreement concerning the Amber Oil Site in Milwaukee. An earlier administrative settlement with 55 different settling parties, In the Matter of Amber Oil Site, U.S. EPA Docket No. V-W-'04-C-780 was finalized in 2004. Pursuant to that Agreement, those other 55 settling parties committed to perform the clean-up of the Amber Oil Site, and pay past, intermediate, and oversight costs as defined in that administrative settlement. Past costs in the amount of $155,591 were compromised under that earlier Agreement in consideration of the 55 settling parties' commitment to perform the removal and pay the costs described above. That $155,591 in compromised costs is part of the $194,269 U.S. EPA sought to recover in February 2008, $190,000 of which these 23 settling represents are committing to pay pursuant to the proposed Amber Oil Site Agreement, U.S. EPA Region 5 Docket No. V- W-'08-C-911, which Agreement is the subject of this notice of solicitation of public comment.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Three Teleconferences of the Integrated Nitrogen Committee
Document Number: E8-22225
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Science Advisory Board's (SAB's) Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) and three subsequent public teleconference of the INC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Health Effects of Microbial Pathogens in Recreational Waters: National Epidemiological and Environmental Assessment of Recreational (NEEAR) Water Study (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2081.04, OMB Control No. 2080-0068
Document Number: E8-22204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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; Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Management Programs (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0969.08, OMB Control No. 2050-0041
Document Number: E8-22203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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; NESHAP for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1773.09, OMB Control Number 2050-0171
Document Number: E8-22202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions From Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1069.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0029
Document Number: E8-22201
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-22170
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule to add the name of Structural Metals, Inc, to the exclusion granted to Conversion Systems Inc., (CSI) on June 13, 1995. As described in the exclusion issued to CSI in paragraph (1)(B), the Agency shall add the location of the treatment facility and the name of the steel mill contracting CSI's services. This rule adds the location of U.S. Ecology, Texas Ecology in Robstown, Texas as the treatment facility and Structural Metals, Inc. as the steel mill contracting the services of CSI. This rule also updates the 1995 exclusion to include Paragraphs (6) and (7), the Delisting Reopener language and Notification Requirements; and other updates regarding the disposal and submission of Quality Assurance Plan prior to submission of data for a new facility.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: E8-21228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to grant a petition submitted by Cooper Crouse-Hinds (C-H) to exclude (or delist) a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sludge and filter sand (collectively, sludge) generated by C-H in Amarillo, TX from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment. EPA bases its proposed decision to grant the petition on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by the petitioner. This proposed decision, if finalized, would exclude the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). If finalized, EPA would conclude that C-H's petitioned waste is non-hazardous with respect to the original listing criteria. EPA would also conclude that C-H's process minimizes short-term and long-term threats from the petitioned waste to human health and the environment.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: E8-21227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to grant a petition submitted by BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE) to exclude (or delist) a certain solid waste generated by its Sealy, Texas, facility from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) Version 3.0 in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committee on Pesticide Operations and Management; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-22077
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committee on Pesticide Operations and Management (WC/POM) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 6-7, 2008 and ending October 7, 2008. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Final Determination of the Assistant Administrator for Water Pursuant to Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act Concerning the Proposed Yazoo Backwater Area Pumps Project in Issaquena County, MS
Document Number: E8-22002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This is a notice of EPA's Final Determination pursuant to section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to prohibit the specification of subject wetlands and other waters of the United States in Issaquena County, MS, as a disposal site for the discharge of dredged or fill material for the purpose of construction of the proposed Yazoo Backwater Area Pumps Project, i.e., Plan 5 in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (the Corps) Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Yazoo Backwater Area Project, as well as FSEIS Plans 3, 4, 6, and 7, and Modified Plan 6 (proposed by the Corps after publication of the FSEIS). EPA's determination is based upon a finding that the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with the construction and operation of these projects would result in unacceptable adverse effects on fishery areas and wildlife.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: E8-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2008 Fall Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Draft Problem Formulation for Human Health Risk Assessments of Pathogens in Land-Applied Biosolids
Document Number: E8-21959
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. EPA is announcing the release of a pre-dissemination, external review draft titled, ``Problem Formulation for Human Health Risk Assessments of Pathogens in Land-applied Biosolids'' (EPA/600/R- 08/035A), for both public comment and external peer review. The public comment period will span 45 days. Eastern Research Group (ERG), under contract with EPA, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review the draft document. Both the U.S. EPA and ERG invite the public to register to attend this workshop. Additional information regarding both submissions and registration is provided in the remainder of the 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. In addition to consideration by EPA, all public comments submitted in accordance with this notice will also be forwarded to the external peer-review panel for review 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.