Environmental Protection Agency December 17, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Recommended Draft Water Quality Criteria for Acrolein
Document Number: E8-29997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of draft national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life for acrolein. The draft criteria are based on EPA's Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses (1985), (EPA/R-85- 100). EPA's recommended section 304(a) water quality criteria provide guidance to States and authorized Tribes in adopting water quality standards for protecting aquatic life and human health and provide guidance to EPA for promulgating Federal regulations under CWA section 303(c), when such action is necessary.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-29977
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 2-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Scientific Issues Associated with Designating a Prion as a ``Pest'' under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and Related Efficacy Test Methods.
Registration Review; Mineral Acids Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-29975
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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.
Registration Review; Citric Acid, and Salts Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-29974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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.
Flumetralin Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-29972
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide flumetralin, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the flumetralin Docket. Flumetralin is a plant growth regulator registered for use only on tobacco. It is used to control axillary bud (sucker) growth on tobacco plants. There are no food uses and there are no residential uses. EPA has reviewed flumetralin through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0229.19; OMB Control No. 2040-0004
Document Number: E8-29964
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership (VAIP); EPA ICR No. 1867.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0411
Document Number: E8-29963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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 February 28, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; NSR Reform Regulations, Rule AM-06-04
Document Number: E8-29820
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving certain revisions to Wisconsin's prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and non-attainment new source review (NANSR) construction permit programs, which Wisconsin submitted on May 25, 2006. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is seeking approval of rule AM-06-04 to implement the NSR Reform provisions that were not vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit) in New York v. EPA. EPA proposed approval of these rules on April 20, 2007 and received adverse comments. In this action, EPA responds to these comments and announces EPA's final rulemaking action. This action affects major stationary sources in Wisconsin that are subject to or potentially subject to the PSD and NANSR construction permit programs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; New Source Review Reform “Linkage” Rule, Rule AM-32-04b
Document Number: E8-29817
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) changes to the minor New Source Review (NSR) construction permit program and permits fees schedule, through rule AM- 32-04b. The purpose of rule AM-32-04b is to update Wisconsin's minor NSR construction permit program to include changes to implement some of the new elements of the Federal NSR Reform Rule for sources that meet certain provisions within the new major NSR permitting requirements. Rule AM-32-04b has been created to accompany Wisconsin's NSR Reform rules and is necessary to effectively implement them. Elsewhere in this Federal Register, EPA is approving Wisconsin's NSR Reform rules. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has also established a new fee schedule that will apply to facilities that meet the criteria in rule AM-32-04b.
Pesticide Registration Review; New Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Clossure of the Mevinphos and Azinphos Methyl (AZM) Registration Review Cases
Document Number: E8-29773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for mevinphos. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Air Emissions Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E8-29737
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes changes to EPA's emission inventory reporting requirements. This action consolidates, reduces, and simplifies the current requirements; adds limited new requirements; provides additional flexibility to states in the ways they collect and report emissions data; and accelerates the reporting of emissions data to EPA by state and local agencies.
Ace Info Solutions, Inc.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E8-29465
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Ace Info Solutions, Inc., has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Ace Info Solutions, Inc., to fulfill the obligations of these contracts.