Environmental Protection Agency March 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: E9-4595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that either are located at area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions or that have a site rating of less than or equal to 500 brake horsepower and are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions. In addition, EPA is proposing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing stationary compression ignition engines greater than 500 brake horsepower that are located at major sources, based on a new review of these engines following the first RICE NESHAP rulemaking in 2004. In addition, EPA is proposing to amend the previously promulgated regulations regarding operation of stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-4590
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E9-4373
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises the existing tolerance for residues of tebuconazole in or on cherry, pre- and post-harvest. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dimethomorph; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-4370
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dimethomorph in or on ginseng and turnip, greens. Additionally, it establishes tolerances with regional registrations in or on beans, lima, succulent and grape. This regulation also deletes the existing grape import tolerance, as a regional tolerance supersedes it. Finally, it increases the existing tolerance level for potato, wet peel and re- establishes the tolerance for potato. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fluazifop-P-butyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-4368
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluazifop-P-butyl in or on beans, dry, seed; peanut; peanut, meal and soybean, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chlorothalonil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-4364
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of chlorothalonil and its 4-hydroxy metabolite in or on lychee and starfruit. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requested that EPA establish these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Famoxadone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-4357
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of famoxadone in or on caneberry subgroup 13-07A; cilantro, leaves; onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A; onion, green, subgroup 3-07B; spinach; and vegetable, leafy, except Brassica, group 4, except spinach. It also removes existing tolerances on lettuce, head; and caneberry, subgroup 13A that are superseded by the new tolerances on vegetable, leafy, except Brassica, group 4, except spinach; and caneberry subgroup 13- 07A. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these amendments under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Propoxycarbazone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-4352
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of propoxycarbazone and its Pr-2-OH metabolite in or on grass, forage and grass, hay. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Products; Registration Application
Document Number: E9-4224
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
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 product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-4141
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-4133
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-4479
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) and the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS), and workgroups will meet on March 23-25, 2009, in Washington, DC. The Committee and Subcommittee meetings will be located at The Fairfax Hotel Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20008, in the Balcony conference room. The focus of the meeting will be: Economic Stimulus/water infrastructure and environmental provisions, climate change, energy efficiency, small communities, watersheds and coastlines, military issues, recycling DVD, product stewardship and green buildings. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 12:05 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for Alaska
Document Number: E9-4465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-03
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 the Clean Air Act (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of Alaska. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of Alaska 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 and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection Rubicon, LLC
Document Number: E9-4464
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act has been granted to Rubicon, LLC, (Rubicon) for four Class I injection wells located at Geismar, Louisiana. As required by 40 CFR part 148, the company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Agency by the petition and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by Rubicon of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption into Class I hazardous waste injection wells Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 at the Geismar, Louisiana facility, until December 31, 2025, unless EPA moves to terminate this exemption under provisions of 40 CFR 148.24. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. As required by 40 CFR 148.22(b) and 124.10, a public notice was issued on December 23, 2008. The public comment period closed on February 9, 2009. No comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action, and there is no administrative appeal. This decision may be reviewed/appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Notice of Disclosure Pursuant To Court Order of Possible Confidential Business Information Obtained Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
Document Number: E9-4463
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA regulations provide that EPA may, in special circumstances, disclose business information, including confidential business information, ``in any manner and to the extent ordered by a Federal Court.'' See 40 CFR 2.209(d). EPA is currently engaged in litigation with the Potentially Responsible Parties (``PRPs'') in connection with the Modesto Groundwater Superfund Site (``Site'') in California (U.S. v. Lyon, et al., Case No. 07-CV-00491 LJO GSA). A Stipulation and Order Protecting Confidential Information, dated January 22, 2009, providing procedures for the release of confidential business information in that case, has been entered at the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California (hereinafter ``Court Order''). EPA intends to release to the PRPs and to third-party defendants documentation, including but not limited to documentation of EPA's past costs at the Site, which may contain confidential business information, pursuant to that Court Order.
Approval of a Petition for Exemption From Hazardous Waste Disposal Injection Restrictions to ArcelorMittal Hennepin, Inc., Hennepin, IL
Document Number: E9-4452
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to ArcelorMittal Hennepin, Inc. (Hennepin Works) of Hennepin, Illinois, for one Class I injection well located in Hennepin, Illinois. As required by 40 CFR part 148, Hennepin Works has demonstrated, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that there will be no migration of hazardous constituents out of the injection zone or into an underground source of drinking water (USDW) for at least 10,000 years. This final decision allows the continued underground injection by Hennepin Works of a specific restricted waste, Waste Pickle Liquor (code K062 under 40 CFR part 261), into one Class I hazardous waste injection well specifically identified as Waste Pickle Liquor No. 1 (WPL-1), at the Hennepin facility. This decision constitutes a final EPA action for which there is no Administrative Appeal.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Kraft Pulp Mills (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1055.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0021
Document Number: E9-4450
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for North Carolina
Document Number: E9-4131
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the update of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on November 5, 2008. 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 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 North Carolina has been designated COA. The effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of North Carolina is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations. This action is an annual update of the North Carolina's OCS Air Regulations. These rules include revisions to existing rules that already apply to OCS sources. No comments were received on the November 5, 2008, proposal.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Experts To Augment the Science Advisory Board Exposure and Human Health Committee
Document Number: E9-4348
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The SAB Staff Office is requesting the nomination of experts to augment the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Exposure and Human Health Committee (EHHC) to review updated values for EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).