Environmental Protection Agency April 8, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition Requesting Cancellation of Propoxur Pet Collar Uses; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-7991
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking public comment on a November 26, 2007 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), requesting that the Agency cancel propoxur pet collar uses. The petitioner, NRDC, requests this action because they believe that modifications to the non-dietary oral exposure pathway presented in the Revised N-methyl Carbamate (NMC) Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) underestimate exposure to propoxur from pet collar uses.
Cyhalofop-butyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-7990
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of cyhalofop-butyl, cyhalofop acid and the di-acid metabolite in or on rice, grain and rice, wild, grain. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Dow AgroSciences, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also removes the expired, time-limited tolerances for residues of cyhalofop-butyl, cyhalofop acid and the di-acid metabolite in or on on rice, grain and rice, straw.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-7989
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its twelfth public meeting on April 20, 2009. An agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will include a discussion of improvements in the consistency of labeling and in the content of and the ability to search the pesticide programs website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration and registration review process.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-7988
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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.
Thiamethoxam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-7966
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of thiamethoxam and its metabolite CGA-322704 in or on citrus fruits, citrus pulp, tree nuts, almond hulls, and pistachios. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-7965
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Questionnaire for Drinking Water Utilities Participating in Emerging Contaminant Sampling Program (NEW); EPA ICR No. 2346.01 OMB Control No. 2080-NEW
Document Number: E9-7960
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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 for a new Information Collection Request (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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Kansas; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-7959
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Kansas that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the state agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), 2009 Clean Air Subcommittee Meetings
Document Number: E9-7957
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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) Clean Air Subcommittee.
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-7820
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for the combined residues of spiromesifen (2-oxo-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1- oxaspiro[4.4]non-3-en-4-yl 3,3-dimethylbutanoate) and its enol metabolite (4-hydroxy-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1-oxaspiro[4.4]non-3- en-2-one), calculated as the parent compound equivalents, in or on pop corn grain and stover. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In addition, this regulation establishes tolerances for sweet corn, kernel, stover, and forage; and berry, lowgrowing, subgroup 13G. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the FFDCA. Additionally, the existing tolerance for strawberry is being deleted because it is superseded by the tolerances established for low growing berry subgroup 13-07G. Also, the tolerances for milk fat and meat byproducts of cattle, goats, horses, and sheep are being increased.In addition, this action establishes time-limited tolerances for the combined residues of spiromesifen (2-oxo-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1- oxaspiro[4.4]non-3-en-4-yl 3,3-dimethylbutanoate) and its enol metabolite (4-hydroxy-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-1-oxaspiro[4.4]non-3- en-2-one), calculated as the parent compound equivalents, in or on soybean commodities in response to the approval of a specific exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing the use of spiromesifen on soybeans to control spider mites. The time-limited tolerances expire and are revoked on December 31, 2011.
Determination of Attainment of the One-Hour Ozone Standard for the Southern New Jersey Portion of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-7683
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the one-hour ozone nonattainment area in Southern New Jersey, that is, the New Jersey portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD area, attained the one- hour ozone standard, is not subject to the imposition of penalty fees under section 185 of the Clean Air Act and does not need to implement contingency measures. Areas that EPA classified as severe ozone nonattainment areas for the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard and did not attain the Standard by the applicable attainment date of November 15, 2005 may be subject to these penalty fees. However, since the air quality in the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton area attained the ozone standard as of November 15, 2005, this area will not need to implement this fee program. This is not a redesignation of atttainment for this area, only a fulfillment of a Clean Air Act obligation to determine if an area attained the ozone standard by its applicable attainment date.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-7673
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications for Flutriafol
Document Number: E9-7672
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients 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.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E9-7668
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients 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.
Bacillus subtilis MBI 600; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-7172
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biofungicide, Bacillus subtilis MBI 600, in or on all food commodities, including residues resulting from post-harvest uses, when applied/used in accordance with good agricultural practices. Becker Underwood, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to expand the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis MBI 600 in or on all food commodities.