Environmental Protection Agency December 24, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings
Document Number: E8-30699
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published a direct final rule and parallel proposal on November 7, 2008 (73 FR 66184) to amend the national volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards for aerosol coatings, which EPA promulgated on March 24, 2008 (73 FR 15604), by extending the compliance date and changing the submittal date for initial notification reports. Because we received an adverse comment during the comment period on the direct final rule and parallel proposal, in this action we are both withdrawing the direct final rule and issuing a final rule based on the notice of proposed rulemaking after considering the comment.
Notice of Data Availability on Spent Oil Shale From Above Ground Retorting Operations
Document Number: E8-30698
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency recognizes that there may have been some uncertainty regarding the Bevill status of spent oil shale from above ground retorting operations. This notice reiterates that spent oil shale from the above ground retorting of oil shale is not a Bevill waste excluded from regulation under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). However, the fact that such material is not excluded from regulation as Bevill waste does not mean that it is regulated under Subtitle C of RCRA. In fact, the notice summarizes, for comment, available analytical data on the characteristics of spent shale from oil shale above ground retorting operations (especially leachate characteristics), which indicate that this material is unlikely to exhibit a hazardous characteristic under Subtitle C of RCRA. This Notice does not reopen any prior EPA rulemakings which address the Bevill status of wastes from the extraction, beneficiation, or processing of ores and minerals.
Control of Emissions From New and In-use Highway Vehicles and Engines: Approval of New Scheduled Maintenance for Exhaust Recirculation Valves in Certain Applications
Document Number: E8-30681
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA has granted an engine manufacturer a new and limited variation in the emission-related scheduled maintenance interval for the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve for some heavy duty engine families for model years 2007-2009. Diesel EGR valve cleaning is considered critical emission-related maintenance.
Extension of Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule Deadline for Authorized Programs
Document Number: E8-30680
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the Final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) deadline for authorized programs (states, tribes, or local governments) with existing electronic document receiving systems to submit an application for EPA approval to revise or modify their authorized programs. This action will extend the current October 13, 2008, deadline until January 13, 2010.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E8-30677
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Rocky Mountain Clean Air Action and WildEarth Guardians (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Rocky Mountain Clean Air Action, et al. v. Johnson, No. 08-1422 (D. D.C.). Plaintiffs filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to respond to an administrative petition seeking EPA's objection to a CAA Title V operating permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division to the CEMEX, Inc. cement plant near Lyons, Colorado (``CEMEX''). Under the terms of the proposed consent decree, EPA has agreed to respond to the petition by April 20, 2009.
Petition to Revoke all Tolerances and Cancel all Registrations for the Pesticide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-30527
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking public comment on a November 6, 2008, petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the pesticide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). The petitioner, NRDC, requests this action to obtain what they believe would be proper application of the safety standards of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP); EPA ICR No. 2055.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0165
Document Number: E8-30520
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: ``Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2055.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0165, is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Pressed Wood Manufacturing Industry Survey; EPA ICR No. 2328.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new
Document Number: E8-30499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is entitled: ``Pressed Wood Manufacturing Industry Survey'' and is identified by EPA ICR No. 2328.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Health and Safety Data Reporting, Submission of Lists and Copies of Health and Safety Studies; EPA ICR No. 0575.12, OMB Control No. 2070-0004
Document Number: E8-30498
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: ``Health and Safety Data Reporting, Submission of Lists and Copies of Health and Safety Studies'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0575.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0004, is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Registration Review; Atonik Docket Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-30497
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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 Ampelomyces quisqualis and for Candia oleophila]. These pesticides do not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and are not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Chitin/Chitosan, Farnesol/Nerolidol and Nosema locustae Final Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-30496
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decisions for the pesticides Chitin/Chitosan (case 6063), Farnesol/Nerolidol (case 6061) and Nosema locustae (case 4104). 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.
Rodenticides; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel 22 Rodenticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-30495
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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 requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel the registrations of 22 rodenticide products containing the active ingredients bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, difenacoum, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide. The request would terminate the 22 rodenticide products listed in Table 1. EPA intends to grant these requests with an effective date of June 4, 2011 at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request or unless a registrant withdraws its request within this period. If EPA grants the cancellation requests as anticipated, any sale or distribution of products listed in this notice after June 4, 2011 will be permitted only if such sale or distribution, is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E8-30494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product n-Tetradecyl Acetate Technical Pheromone containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E8-30492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 10, 2008, concerning a 3-day meeting of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel 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] AcreMax\TM\ 1 Corn Rootworm-Protected Corn. This document is being issued to correct an error in the dates for the meeting.
L-Latic Acid Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-30380
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision for the pesticides case L-Latic Acid, 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.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Guident Technologies Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation
Document Number: E8-30203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor Guident of Herndon, VA and subcontractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, VA, 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).