Environmental Protection Agency December 12, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-29491
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-29489
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, water quality and stormwater impacts, and requested that the final EIS and ROD commit to all stated mitigation measures. Rating EC1.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects; EPA ICR No. 2195.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0169
Document Number: E8-29483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
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 OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-29479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Maine Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Receipt of Petition
Document Number: E8-29478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the state of Maine requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the waters of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells.
Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-29477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of October 8, 2008 proposing data requirements for antimicrobial pesticides. EPA received two requests to extend the comment period on the proposed rule. Today's document extends the comment period for 90 days, from January 6, 2009 to April 6, 2009.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Research Standing Subcommittee Meeting-2009
Document Number: E8-29476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) National Center for Environmental Research Subcommittee (NCER).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Emergency Planning and Release Notification Requirements Under Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Sections 302, 303, and 304.EPA ICR No. 1395.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0092
Document Number: E8-29469
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
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 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 as described below.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Approval of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District-Reasonably Available Control Technology Analysis
Document Number: E8-29468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's analysis of whether its rules meet Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) under the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are approving the analysis under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Isoxaflutole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-29467
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the pesticide tolerance for isoxaflutole by removing isoxaflutole's benzoic acid metabolite (RPA 203328) from the established tolerance expression and revising downward tolerance levels for isoxaflutole in or on field corn. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-29466
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from November 3, 2008 through November 14, 2008, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-29464
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from October 20, 2008 through October 31, 2008, consists of the PMNs or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Pesticide Regulations; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-29375
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has reviewed its pesticide regulations contained in 40 CFR Parts 150-180, and is making technical changes in a number of areas. These technical changes will correct errors and cross-references, improve presentation and format, and conform the regulations to current CFR practice. These changes have no substantive impact on any requirements. As such, notice and public comment procedures are unnecesary, and EPA finds that this constitutes good cause under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur-Environmental Criteria
Document Number: E8-29347
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of a final document entitled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and SulfurEcological Criteria,'' and the supplementary annexes (EPA/600/R-08/082F). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen and sulfur. EPA's secondary NAAQS are based on ecological and welfare effects.
Etofenprox; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-29346
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of etofenprox (2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropyl 3-phenoxybenzyl ether) in or on rice, grain. Mitsui Chemical, Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska; Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E8-29231
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a direct final rule on October 15, 2008, entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska; Interstate Transport of Pollution.'' This document makes a minor correction to the October 15, 2008, action to correct a typographical error in the regulatory text for the rule.