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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collections under the Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)(New); EPA ICR No. 2285.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW
Document Number: E8-29234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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 for a new 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; NESHAP for Steel Pickling, HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1821.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0419
Document Number: E8-29230
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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; NESHAP for Primary Lead Smelters, EPA ICR Number 1856.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0414
Document Number: E8-29229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need (SLN) under FIFRA Section 24(c); EPA ICR No. 0595.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0055
Document Number: E8-29224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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: ``Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need (SLN) under FIFRA Section 24(c)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0595.10 and OMB Control No. 2070-0055, is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Fenamiphos; Amendment to Use Deletion and Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E8-29223
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's amendment to the order for the cancellation of products, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide fenamiphos, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This amendment follows a June 11, 2008 Federal Register Amendment to Use Deletion and Product Cancellation Order which extended the deadline for persons other than the registrant to sell and distribute two fenamiphos products, Nemacur 10% Turf and Ornamental Nematicide (EPA Reg. No. 432- 1291) and Nemacur 3 Emulsifiable Systemic Insecticide-Nematicide (EPA Reg. No. 264-731), from May 31, 2008, until November 30, 2008. These are the last fenamiphos products registered for use in the United States. The Agency subsequently received a request from an end user to extend the sale and distribution deadline for Nemacur 3. The Agency will extend the deadline for persons other than the registrant to sell and distribute Nemacur 3 Emulsifiable Systemic Insecticide-Nematicide (EPA Reg. No. 264-731) until March 31, 2009.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-29222
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues being considered by the Agency that are associated with the data required to register Plant- Incorporated Protectants (PIP).
Modification to the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK, Permit No. AKG-31-5000 (Permit)
Document Number: E8-29220
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 25, 2007, EPA issued the final Permit, with an effective date of July 2, 2007 (May 31, 2007, 72 FR 30377). On July 3, 2007, Union Oil Company of California and XTO Energy, Inc. (Petitioners) filed the Petition for Review, challenging three provisions of the Permit (the ``contested terms''), cited below. On the same date, Petitioners filed an Emergency Motion for Stay under Circuit Rule 27-3, requesting the Court stay the contested terms. EPA did not oppose the Emergency Stay and on July 5, 2007, the Court issued an order granting Petitioners' Emergency Motion for Stay. On August 21, 2008, EPA and Petitioners reached a settlement agreement. Under this agreement, EPA published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2008 (73 FR 62497) a proposal to modify the Permit's contest terms by removing the third sentence of Condition II.A.10, the second sentence of Condition II.C.3, and the fourth sentence of Footnote 1 to Table 7-A, from the Permit. Intervenor Cook Inletkeeper did not object to the settlement agreement. The proposed Permit modification was issued to the public for a 30- day comment period, which ended on November 20, 2008. No substantive public comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Registration Fees Program; EPA ICR No. 2330.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-29219
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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 and consolidate several existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of this information collection. The consolidated ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Registration Fees Program'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2330.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new, will consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ``Product Registration Maintenance Fees'' (EPA ICR No. 1214.07, OMB Control No. 2070-0100) and ``Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA)'' (EPA ICR No. 2147.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0167).
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-29217
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Novaluron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-29117
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of novaluron in or on sugarcane, cane and tomato. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). It also revokes the existing, time-limited tolerance for residues of novaluron in or on sugarcane, cane and revises the chemical name for novaluron in 40 CFR 180.598 to reflect EPA's preferred nomenclature.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-29114
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues being considered by the Agency pertaining an Evaluation of the Resistance Risks from Using a Seed Mix Refuge with Pioneer's Optimum[reg] AcreMaxTM 1 Corn Rootworm-Protected Corn.
Notice of Receipt of Request for Amendment to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-29113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendment by a registrant to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Mefenpyr-diethyl and Metabolites; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-29112
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the herbicide safener, mefenpyr-diethyl (CAS Reg. No. 135590-91-9), also known as 1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-5-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3,5- dicarboxylic acid, diethyl ester and its 2,4-dichlorophenyl-pyrazoline metabolites, applied at a rate no greater than 0.053 pounds safener per acre per growing season, in or on the rotational crop commodities soybean seed, soybean hay, soybean forage and canola seed. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Repeal of Obsolete Regulations Under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act Regarding Interim Ocean Dumping Sites, Interim Ocean Dumping Permits, and Interim Ocean Dumping Criteria
Document Number: E8-28842
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to repeal expired, and therefore, obsolete regulatory provisions regarding interim ocean dumping sites, interim ocean dumping permits, and interim ocean dumping criteria. Repeal of all reference to ``interim'' provisions is necessary based on legislation enacted since promulgation of the reference, EPA action since promulgation of the reference, or the passage of a date specified in a definition of the reference. This action does not make any substantive changes to EPA's ocean dumping regulations. This is a housekeeping measure intended only to eliminate confusion by repealing obsolete regulatory text.