Environmental Protection Agency 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR Contaminated Media), EPA ICR Number 1775.05, OMB Control Number 2050-0161
Document Number: E8-20596
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements-40 CFR Part 257, Subpart B, EPA ICR Number 1745.06, OMB Control Number 2050-0154
Document Number: E8-20595
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 EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approvedInformation 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.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20594
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its eleventh public meeting on September 23, 2008. An agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will include recent process improvements to implement PRIA 2 such as electronic submission, application tools and systems to track progress in meeting PRIA due dates and in registration review, and will be posted on EPA's website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration and registration review processes.
Uniconazole-P; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20548
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of uniconazole-P, its R-enantiomer and its Z-isomer in or on vegetable, fruiting, group 8. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E8-20521
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application to register a pesticide product containing a new active ingredient not included in any currently registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: E8-20520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on various sweet corn commodities and in milk. This action is in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sweet corn. This regulation establishes maximum permissible levels for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on these food commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2011.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-20519
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities
Pyraflufen-ethyl; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-20515
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes permanent tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on grass, forage, group 17; and grass, hay, group 17; establishes time-limited tolerances for milk; cattle, meat byproducts; goat, meat byproducts; horse, meat byproducts and sheep, meat byproducts, and revises the existing tolerances for soybean, forage; soybean, hay; wheat, forage and wheat, hay. Nichino America, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The time-limited tolerances expire on October 15, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports; EPA ICR No. 1884.04, OMB Control No. 2070-0162
Document Number: E8-20514
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 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: ``Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1884.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-0162, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules
Document Number: E8-20388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to partially approve and disapprove portions of revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia in three submittals dated October 31, 2006, March 5, 2007, and August 22, 2007. The proposed revisions modify Georgia's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting rules 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''). The proposed revisions include provisions for baseline emissions calculations, an actual-to-projected-actual methodology for calculating emissions changes, options for plantwide applicability limits, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements. EPA is proposing to approve Georgia's NSR rule revisions, with the exception of one NNSR provision. EPA is proposing to disapprove the State's incorporation of ``baseline emissions calculations'' into the Georgia NNSR provisions for the generation of Emissions Reductions' Credits to be used as offsets.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Florida
Document Number: E8-20385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or ``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the State of Florida will be the designated COA. The effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of Florida is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations. This proposed action is an annual update of the Florida's OCS Air Regulations. These rules include revisions to existing rules that already apply to OCS sources.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; NOX
Document Number: E8-20000
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to regulations for emission limitations at 15 Maryland power plants. The intended effect of this action is to approve, with one exception, Maryland's regulation which establishes statewide tonnage caps for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from 15 coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). The exception pertains to a portion of the rule that Maryland requested EPA take no further action on. The provision, which EPA has determined has no impact on the rule that is being finalized today, will be withdrawn in a separate notice. This SIP action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; NOX
Document Number: E8-19999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a portion of a proposed rule pertaining to a State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that establishes tonnage caps for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from 15 coal-fired electric generating units. The proposed rule was published on January 10, 2008 (73 FR 1851). EPA is withdrawing a provision of the rule that Maryland requested we take no further action on. EPA has determined that the provision has no impact on the remainder of the rule, which is being finalized by separate document. This SIP action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1057.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0041
Document Number: E8-20396
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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.
Nosema locustae Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20395
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticides case, Nosema locustae, 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.
Meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-20394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice of a meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revision and information about distribution systems issues that may impact water quality. The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated public health risks. During this meeting the TCRDSAC will discuss the Committee's revisions to the draft Agreement in Principle (AIP), which includes recommended revisions to the TCR and recommendations for research and information collection to better understand and address possible public health impacts from potential degradation of drinking water quality in the distribution system.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Perfluorocompound (PFC) Reduction/Climate Partnership for the Semiconductor Industry; EPA ICR No. 1823.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0382
Document Number: E8-20393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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 reinstate a previously approved ICR. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
National Priorities List, Final Rule
Document Number: E8-20390
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds six sites to the General Superfund Section of the NPL.
National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 49
Document Number: E8-20389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add 11 sites to the NPL, 10 to the General Superfund Section and 1 to the Federal Facilities Section. This rule also withdraws one site from proposal to the NPL.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E8-20387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee. This meeting, a teleconference September 15, 2008, was announced in a Federal Register Notice published on Friday, August 15, 2008 (73 FR 47949). The purpose of this meeting was to prepare for the September 23 face-to-face meeting of the subcommittee. The proposed agenda topics will be covered during the September 4, 2008 meeting (telecon).
Board of Scientific Counselors, Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting-2008
Document Number: E8-20386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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 a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Water Quality Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Final Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With Anthrax-Related Claims
Document Number: E8-20384
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled ``Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With Anthrax-Related Claims.'' This PR Notice was issued by the Agency on [insert date PR Notice is signed by the OD] and is identified as PR Notice 2008-2. PR Notices are issued by the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA/OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular PR Notice provides guidance pertaining to applications of registration for antimicrobial products that would make labeling claims to inactivate Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores (hereafter referred to as ``anthrax-related products'').
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals
Document Number: E8-20236
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's progress in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2007. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires EPA to publish information about EPA's annual achievements in this area. This notice discusses the integration of tolerance reassessment with the reregistration process, and describes the status of various regulatory activities associated with reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The notice gives total numbers of chemicals and products reregistered, tolerances reassessed, Data Call-Ins issued, and products registered under the ``fast-track'' provisions of FIFRA. This notice also contains the schedule for completion of activities for specific chemicals during fiscal year 2008.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Industrial Economics, Inc.
Document Number: E8-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Industrial Economics, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Reinstatement); EPA ICR No. 1748.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0337
Document Number: E8-20243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
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 reinstate a previously approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: E8-20241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its responses to state and tribal designation recommendations for the 2006 24-hour fine particles (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on its Internet Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ pmdesignations/2006standards/index.htm. EPA invites public comments on its responses during the 30-day comment period specified below. EPA sent responses directly to the states on August 19 and tribes on or around August 20, 2008, and plans to make final designation determinations for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by December 18, 2008.
Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Nitrogen Dioxide (NOX
Document Number: E8-20240
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about August 12, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled, Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Second Draft. This draft document has two purposes: To convey the approaches taken to characterize exposures and risks associated with ambient NO2, and to present the results of these analyses.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E8-20238
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB). The Board meets three times each calendar year at different locations along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Washington, DC. It was created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. An Executive Order delegates implementing authority to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; tribal representation; and a variety of non-governmental officials. The purpose of this meeting is to hear presentations on local environmental issues as well as the theme selected for the Board's Twelfth Report: Innovation, including Incentives, to Prevent/Reduce Pollution at the U.S.-Mexico Border. The meeting also will include a public comment session and a business meeting on the second day. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as Amended; Bodie State Historic Park Site
Document Number: E8-20234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs (``Agreement,'' Region 9 Docket No. 9-2008-16) pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA concerning the Bodie State Historic Park Site (the ``Site''), located in Bodie, Mono County, California. The settling party is the California Department of Parks and Recreation (``DPR''). Through the proposed Agreement, DPR will fully reimburse the United States up to $1,400,000 for response costs incurred at the Site. The Agreement provides DPR with a covenant not to sue for these response costs, and contribution protection. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA's Region IX offices, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Revised Transportation Conformity Consultation Process, and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: E8-20142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on June 26, 2007 and April 17, 2008. The June 26, 2007 revision updates Section XII of the Utah SIP and Rule R307-110-20 of the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) to meet the federal transportation conformity consultation requirements. The amended Rule R307-110-20 incorporates by reference Section XII, ``Transportation Conformity Consultation,'' of the SIP. The April 17, 2008 revision makes minor changes to UAC sections R307-101-2, ``Definitions;'' R307-115-1, ``Determining Conformity;'' R307-170-7, ``Performance Specification Audits;'' and R307-310-2, ``Definitions;'' and adds R307-101-3, ``Version of CFR Incorporated by Reference.'' In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views these as noncontroversial SIP revisions and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Revised Transportation Conformity Consultation Process, and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: E8-20139
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on June 26, 2007 and April 17, 2008. The June 26, 2007 revision updates Section XII of the Utah SIP and Rule R307-110-20 of the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) to meet the federal transportation conformity consultation requirements. The amended Rule R307-110-20 incorporates by reference Section XII, ``Transportation Conformity Consultation,'' of the SIP. The April 17, 2008 revision makes minor changes to sections R307-101-2 ``Definitions,'' R307-115-1 ``Determining Conformity,'' R307-170-7 ``Performance Specification Audits,'' and R307-310-2, ``Definitions,'' and adds R307-101-3 ``Version of CFR Incorporated by Reference.'' EPA is approving the SIP revisions submitted by the State of Utah on June 26, 2007 and April 17, 2008. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-20137
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are approving minor administrative changes to local rules that address permitting requirements.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-20132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act), we are proposing to approve minor administrative changes to local rules that address permitting requirements.
Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong) and Capric (Decanoic) Acid; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20152
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Final Work Plans and Proposed Registration Review Decisions for the pesticides cases Capric (Decanoic) Acid and Sodium Hydroxide (Mineral Bases, Strong), and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decisions. 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.
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-20141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 16, 2008, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide. The notice also announced a 60- day public comment period. This document is extending the comment period for 45 days, from September 15, 2008, to October 30, 2008.
Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur
Document Number: E8-20136
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about August 27, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled ``Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: First Draft.'' The purpose of this draft document is to convey the approach EPA has taken to assess environmental exposures to ambient oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and to characterize associated public welfare risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments. We anticipate the release of an additional chapter(s) on or about the week of September 15, 2008.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-20127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-20124
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical scientific, and enforcement policy issues.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-20123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality, aquatic resources, and wildlife habitats. Rating EC2.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E8-20002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Carbofuran; Notice of Availability of Revised Surface Water Exposure Assessment
Document Number: E8-20001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised surface water exposure assessment for the pesticide carbofuran. This revised assessment reflects the most current soil input parameters for the surface water exposure modeling done for the dietary risk assessment for carbofuran. While the underlying information based on soil type has been updated, the Agency's ultimate risk conclusions have not changed. The new drinking water exposure assessment dated August 20, 2008, entitled ``Updated Refinements of the Drinking Water Exposure Assessment for the Use of Carbofuran on Corn and Melons,'' is in the carbofuran docket.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Change of Public Meeting Dates
Document Number: E8-20122
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is issuing this notice to extend a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel by one half-day. The meeting, originally scheduled for September 16-18, 2008, was announced in the Federal Register of July 9, 2008 (73 FR 39292) (FRL-8373-5).
Proposed Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2
Document Number: E8-19998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding two public hearings to solicit public comment on the recently proposed regulations for the underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for geologic sequestration under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The SDWA requires EPA to protect underground sources of drinking water. The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program works with States, Territories, and Tribes to regulate underground injection activities and prevent endangerment of drinking water sources. These hearings will provide interested parties with an opportunity to provide oral comments on the proposed rule. The oral comments will become part of the official rule-making record.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Electric Generating Unit Multi-Pollutant Regulation
Document Number: E8-19765
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This SIP revision establishes limits on the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from Delaware's large electric generating units (EGUs). EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 30 Modified Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana
Document Number: E8-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 30 modified TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Terrebonne Basins, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the court order styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96- 0527, (E.D. La.).
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E8-19862
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will convene a meeting on the date and time described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Bacillus subtilis GB03; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-19860
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial pesticide Bacillus subtilis GB03 in or on all raw agricultural commodities when applied in accordance with good agricultural practices. Growth Products Ltd. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), requesting an amendment of the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance to cover use in or on all agricultural commodities and remove the regulatory text specifying ``when applied as a seed treatment.'' This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis GB03 in or on all raw agricultural commodities.
Dichlobenil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-19859
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of dichlobenil and its metabolite, 2,6-dichlorbenzamide, in or on bushberry subgroup 13-07B, caneberry subgroup 13-07A and rhubarb. It also removes existing tolerances on individual members of bushberry subgroup 13-07B (blueberry) and caneberry subgroup 13-07A (blackberry and raspberry) that are superseded by the new crop subgroup tolerances at the same tolerance levels. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenbuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E8-19858
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for combined residues of the fungicide fenbuconazole, alpha-[2-(4- chlorophenyl)- ethyl]-alpha-phenyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazole)- 1- propanenitrile, and its metabolites RH-9129, cis-5-(4-chlorophenyl)- dihydro-3-phenyl-3-(1H-1,2,4- triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3 H-furanone, and RH-9130, trans-5-(4- chlorophenyl)dihydro-3-phenyl-3- (1H-1,2,4- triazole-1-ylmethyl)-2-3 H- furanone, expressed as fenbuconazole in or on pepper (7E7256). The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) on behalf of the registrant, Dow AgroSciences LLC.
Malathion; Order Amending Registration to Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: E8-19762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting a registrant's voluntary request for amendments to terminate certain uses of products containing the pesticide malathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This order follows a March 18, 1991 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests to amend the registration of Fyfanon Technical, EPA Reg. No. 4787-5, to terminate certain uses. The requested amendments would not terminate all uses of malathion products registered for use in the United States. In the March 18, 1991 notice, EPA indicated that it intended to approve the requested amendments to terminate uses. Today's order does not terminate all of the uses identified in the March 18, 1991 notice, because Cheminova A/S and the Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR- 4) adequately supported certain uses. Accordingly, EPA hereby grants, in part, the requested registration amendments and orders the termination of the uses identified in Unit II. Any distribution, sale, or use of Fyfanon Technical, EPA Reg. No. 4787-5, is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.