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Revision of Source Category List for Standards Under Section 112(k) of the Clean Air Act; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Ferroalloys Production Facilities
Document Number: E8-21509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the area source category list by changing the name of the ferroalloys production category to clarify that it includes all types of ferroalloys. We are also adding two additional products (calcium carbide and silicon metal) to the source category. Because calcium carbide and silicon metal production involve the use of equipment and processes similar to those employed in ferroalloy production, we are proposing to address these two products as part of the ferroalloys production category. EPA is also proposing national emissions standards for control of hazardous air pollutants for area source ferroalloys production facilities. The proposed emissions standards for new and existing sources are based on EPA's proposed determination as to what constitutes the generally available control technology (GACT) or management practices for the source category. We are proposing to exempt the ferroalloys production area source categories from title V permitting requirements.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-21498
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA's June 17, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions To Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) List. On June 17, 2008, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at Volume 73, Number 117, pages 34295-34296 providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) List as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). Based on the Responsiveness Summary, EPA has decided to remove six waterbody pollutant combinations identified in EPA's Final Action on Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) list based on additional information provided by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Therefore, EPA has revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas' decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations instead of 79 waterbody pollutant combinations. A listing of these 73 water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2006 Section 303(d) List can be found in Table 2 of EPA's Responsiveness Summary.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); NOX
Document Number: E8-21492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Criteria (Second External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-08/ 082) and EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft (EPA-452/P-08-005a). The chartered CASAC will review and approve the Panel's reports by public teleconference.
Notice of Final 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan
Document Number: E8-21484
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA establishes national technology-based regulations known as effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards to reduce pollutant discharges from categories of industry discharging directly to waters of the United States or discharging indirectly through Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). The Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), and 307(b) require EPA to review these effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. This notice presents EPA's 2008 review of existing effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. It also presents EPA's evaluation of indirect dischargers without categorical pretreatment standards to identify potential new categories for pretreatment standards under CWA sections 304(g) and 307(b). This notice also presents the final 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (``final 2008 Plan''), which, as required under CWA section 304(m), identifies any new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines rulemaking and provides a schedule for such rulemaking. CWA section 304(m) requires EPA to biennially publish such a plan after public notice and comment. The Agency published the preliminary 2008 Plan on October 30, 2007 (72 FR 61335). This notice also provides EPA's preliminary thoughts concerning its 2009 annual reviews under CWA sections 304(b) and 304(g) as well as its reviews under 301(d) and 307(b) and solicits comments, data and information to assist EPA in performing these reviews. EPA intends to continue its detailed studies of the steam electric power generating industry, the health services industry, and the coalbed methane extraction industry, which is part of the oil and gas extraction industry. Finally, EPA is using this notice to solicit public comment to identify industry sectors and facilities that use water efficiency practices that promote water efficiency, re-use, and recycling because such practices can be related to reducing overall pollutant discharges.
Pesticide Registration Review; New Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Closure of the Fenamiphos Registration Review Case
Document Number: E8-21482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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 fenaminphos. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Withdrawal of Federal Antidegradation Policy for All Waters of the United States Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E8-21464
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to withdraw the federal antidegradation policy for all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are withdrawing the federal antidegradation policy to allow Pennsylvania to implement its own antidegradation policy. Pennsylvania has adequately demonstrated that its antidegradation policy protects all waters of the United States at a level consistent with the federal requirements under the Clean Water Act. Therefore, the federal antidegradation policy is redundant.
Withdrawal of Federal Antidegradation Policy for All Waters of the United States Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E8-21463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to withdraw the federal antidegradation policy for all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will withdraw the federal antidegradation policy to allow Pennsylvania to implement its own antidegradation policy. Pennsylvania has adequately demonstrated that its antidegradation policy protects all waters of the United States within the Commonwealth at a level consistent with the federal requirements. Therefore, the federal antidegradation policy is redundant. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are withdrawing the federal antidegradation policy for waters within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we received no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), Human Health Subcommittee Meetings-Fall 2008 and Winter 2009
Document Number: E8-21462
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of three meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Subcommittee.
Revision of National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Acrolein and Phenol
Document Number: E8-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the revision and availability of draft updated national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of human health for acrolein and phenol. The draft criteria are partial updates based on EPA's Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000), EPA-822-B-00-004 (2000 Human Health Methodology) and will supersede previously published criteria when final. EPA's recommended section 304(a) water quality criteria provide guidance to States and authorized Tribes in adopting water quality standards for protecting human health and provide guidance to EPA for promulgating Federal regulations under CWA section 303(c), when such action is necessary.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations
Document Number: E8-21459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). This 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. The terms of five (5) members expire in December 2008. To maintain the representation required in the statute, nominees for the 2009 Council should represent State and local officials concerned with public water supply and public health protection (1 vacancy), the general public (2 vacancies) and interest groups (2 vacancies), with at least one of these vacancies representing small systems. All nominations will be fully considered, but applicants need to be aware of the specific representation needed as well as geographical balance so that all major areas of the U.S. (East, Mid-West, South, Mountain, South-West, and West) will be represented. The current list of members is available on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ndwac.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds and Open Burning
Document Number: E8-21313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing approval of revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management on January 8, 2008. The revisions include modifications to Alabama's Volatile Organic Compounds and Control of Open Burning and Incineration regulations, found at Alabama Administrative Code Chapters 335-3-1 and 335-3-3, respectively. This proposed action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. This SIP revision also contains a letter addressing the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i), which EPA will consider separately.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds and Open Burning
Document Number: E8-21312
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on January 8, 2008. The revisions include modifications to Alabama's Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Control of Open Burning and Incineration regulations, found at Alabama Administrative Code (AAC) Chapters 335-3-1, and 335-3-3, respectively. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This SIP revision also contains a letter addressing the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i), which EPA will consider separately.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of Incinerators
Document Number: E8-21310
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This revision pertains to amendments to the regulations for the control of incinerators. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Norfolk Southern Corporation
Document Number: E8-21309
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia removing a nitrogen oxide (NOX) reasonably available control technology (RACT) permit from the Virginia SIP for sources located at the Norfolk Southern Railway CompanyEast End Shops' facility located in Roanoke, Virginia, which have permanently shut down. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-21306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Berks Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is found at Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E8-21305
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Berks Landfill Superfund Site (Site), located in Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300, which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth), through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-21183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri rule entitled ``Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information.'' These revisions will establish emission fees for the Missouri facilities as required annually, align state rule reporting requirements with the Federal Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule, and decrease the required Emissions Inventory Questionnaire reporting frequency for affected installations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E8-21181
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. EPA is approving a revision to the Missouri rule entitled ``Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information.'' These revisions will establish emission fees for the Missouri facilities as required annually, align state rule reporting requirements with the Federal Consolidated Emission Reporting Rule (CERR), and decrease the required Emissions Inventory Questionnaire (EIQ) reporting frequency for affected installations.
Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria
Document Number: E8-21317
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document entitled ``Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-08/047F) and the supplementary annexes (EPA/600/R-08/047FA). 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 primary (health-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for sulfur oxides.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E8-21314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-21302
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality, air quality, induced traffic, construction and cumulative impacts, and requested additional analysis and/or mitigation strategies for each resource area of concern. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-21301
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public Notice on the Internet of Region 7 Disapprovals of Clean Water Act Impaired Waters Lists
Document Number: E8-21233
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 7 is announcing a change to its procedures for issuing a public notice seeking comment on the Region's disapproval of a submittal by a state of an impaired waters list under Clean Water Act Section 303(d). We intend to provide this public notice on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/region7 rather than by publication in newspapers of general circulation throughout the state.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-21147
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a four-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Scientific Issues Associated with Worker Reentry Exposure Assessment.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E8-21141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-21140
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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 August 4, 2008 through August 15, 2008, consists of the PMNs and TME, both 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.
Nuosept 145 Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E8-21134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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.
19th Avenue Drum Superfund Site, Opa Locka, Dade County, FL; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E8-21203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
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 19th Avenue Drum Superfund Site located in Opa Locka, Dade County, Florida for publication.
NPDES Voluntary Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants; Allotment Formula
Document Number: E8-21046
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule revises the allotment formula contained in EPA's Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 106 Water Pollution Control grant regulations to include a financial incentive for States to voluntarily collect adequate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit fees. EPA is amending its existing CWA Section 106 grant allotment. This amendment provides the Agency with the flexibility to annually allot separately an amount up to three percent of the FY 2008 base funds allocated to States from CWA Section 106 grants appropriated by Congress. This rule will begin in FY 2009. The incentive will not impact the FY 2008 base funds. It will be set-aside for allotment only if funds allotted to the States are greater than the amount allotted in FY 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; National Emission Standards for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper Smelters; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group I Polymers and Resins; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group IV Polymers and Resins; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Rubber Tire Manufacturing
Document Number: E8-21044
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to reinstate two previously approved Information Collection Requests (ICR) and four new ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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.
Benfluralin, Carbaryl, Diazinon, Dicrotophos, Fluometuron, Formetanate Hydrochloride, Glyphosate, Metolachlor, Napropamide, Norflurazon, Pyrazon, and Tau-Fluvalinate; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E8-20993
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances for the herbicides benfluralin and napropamide and the insecticides carbaryl and diazinon. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the herbicides fluometuron, glyphosate, norflurazon, and pyrazon and the insecticides carbaryl, diazinon, dicrotophos, formetanate hydrochloride, and tau- fluvalinate. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances for the herbicides fluometuron, glyphosate, metolachlor, and pyrazon and the insecticides carbaryl and formetanate hydrochloride. 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).
Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E8-20984
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed (CAS No. 924892-37-5); when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Celanese Ltd. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with sodium 2- methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1), hydrolyzed on food or feed commodities.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
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) Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling on October 2, 2008. An agenda is under development and will be posted on our website by September 26, 2008.
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20873
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises the tolerances for combined residues of spiromesifen and its enol metabolite in or on corn. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae in Cotton; Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-20728
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae in or on cotton and its food and feed commodities when used as a Plant-Incorporated Protectant (PIP) in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit 264-EUP-143. Bayer CropScience LP submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on December 31, 2012.
Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20547
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fludioxonil in or on avocado; canistel; citrus, oil; mango; papaya; sapodilla; sapote, black; sapote, mamey; star apple; tomatillo; tomato; vegetable, cucurbit, crop group 9; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, crop group 2; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, except potato, subgroup 1D. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) on behalf of the registrant, Syngenta Crop Protection, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the established tolerances for combined residues of hexythiazox in or on citrus dried pulp; citrus oil; pome fruit, crop group 11; wet apple pomace; and meat byproducts of cattle, goat, horse, and sheep. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Draft Toxicological Review of Carbon Tetrachloride: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-20877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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 Carbon Tetrachloride: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/ 635/R-08/005A). EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending July 21, 2008) for the draft document in the Federal Register on May 21, 2008 (73 FR 29502). 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 29502) 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 29502, May 21, 2008. Public comments submitted during the 60-day public comment period ending July 21, 2008 may be observed at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0058.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans North Carolina: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E8-20874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina in three submittals dated November 30, 2005, March 16, 2007, and June 20, 2008. The proposed revisions modify North Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting regulations in the SIP to address changes to the federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations, which were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003 (collectively, these two final actions are referred to as the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). In addition, the proposed revisions address an update to the NSR regulations promulgated by EPA on November 29, 2005 (``Ozone Implementation NSR update'') relating to the implementation of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The proposed revisions include provisions for baseline emissions calculations, an actual-to-projected- actual methodology for calculating emissions changes, options for plantwide applicability limits (PALs), recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and provisions recognizing nitrogen oxides (NOX) as a precursor to ozone. The June 20, 2008, SIP submittal also contains proposed revisions that are not related to EPA's 2002 NSR Reform Rules. EPA will propose action on those revisions in a separate Federal Register notice.
Notification of Deletion of System of Records; OPP Time Accounting Information System (EPA-14)
Document Number: E8-20733
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is deleting systems of records OPP Time Accounting Information System (EPA-14). Published in the Federal Register published on February 22, 2002 (67 FR 8246-8264). Reason for deletion is OPP Time Accounting Information System is being integrated into the PRISM system and the sensitive personally identifiable information has been removed from the TAIS application.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Notice of Waiver of Clean Air Act Preemption; California's 2010 Model Year Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine On-Board Diagnostic Standards
Document Number: E8-20732
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this decision, issued under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, (Act), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting California its request for a waiver Clean Air Act preemption for its 2010 and later model year heavy-duty vehicle and engine on-board diagnostic (OBD) requirements.
Notice of Availability of Guidelines for the Award of Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grant Authorized by the Clean Water Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008
Document Number: E8-20731
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of a memorandum entitled ``Award of Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grant Authorized by the Clean Water Act and the EPA Section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008'' and the accompanying grant guidelines. These documents describe how EPA will award and administer the 2008 Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program Grant as authorized by Section 113a of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1263a) and the Agency's FY 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 110-161). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, provides budget authority for funding the Alaska Rural and Native Villages Program that assists communities with the rehabilitation or construction of drinking water and wastewater systems and also training and technical assistance in the operations and maintenance of these systems. The grant guidelines will not be reissued annually. The grant recipient, the State of Alaska, will receive a copy of this notice, the memorandum, and a copy of the grant guidelines from EPA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification, Part A, EPA ICR Number 0262.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0034
Document Number: E8-20723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
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 January 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.
Linuron; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-20627
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for combined residues of linuron and its metabolites in or on lentils. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on lentils. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of linuron in the food commodity, lentils. The time-limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2011.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20625
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This order amends the pesticide tolerance regulation for tebuconazole by establishing a tolerance for pistachios. Pesticide tolerances are established under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This order resolves an objection filed by Bayer CropScience in response to a final rule on tebuconazole tolerances published on May 14, 2008.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1608.05, OMB Control Number 2050-0152
Document Number: E8-20601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-20599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, water quality and critical fish habitat impacts. EPA also recommended that the Final EIS include additional information regarding erosion and sediment control measures to minimize aquatic impacts. Rating EC2.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Interstate Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particle Matter and Ozone (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2152.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0570
Document Number: E8-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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; Requirements for Control Technology Determinations for Constructed and Reconstructed Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants; EPA ICR No. 1658.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0373
Document Number: E8-20597
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2008. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.