Environmental Protection Agency April 22, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Methods for Measurement of Filterable PM10
Document Number: Z9-6178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clomazone and Fomesafen Registration Review Draft Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-9231
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft ecological risk assessments for the registration review of both clomazone and fomesafen and opens a public comment period on these documents. At the same time, EPA is initiating consultation for clomazone and fomesafen with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding potential effects to species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. 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. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed comprehensive draft ecological risk assessments, including endangered species effects determinations, for all clomazone and fomesafen uses. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue final risk assessments, explain any changes from the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments. Once the ecological risk assessments have been finalized, the Agency will issue its proposed registration review decisions for these pesticides and seek public comment on any proposed risk mitigation. 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.
Lead; Minor Amendments to the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
Document Number: E9-9227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing two minor revisions to the final Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) rule that published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2008. First, EPA is proposing to require accredited providers of renovator or dust sampling technician training to submit post-course notifications, including digital photographs of each successful trainee, to EPA. The 2008 rule establishes accreditation, training, certification, and recordkeeping requirements as well as work practice standards on persons performing renovations for compensation in most pre-1978 housing and child- occupied facilities. The post-course notification requirement, designed to supply important information for EPA's compliance monitoring efforts, was inadvertently omitted from the final RRP rule's regulatory text, although it was discussed in the preamble of the final rule. In addition, EPA is proposing to remove the requirement for accredited lead-based paint activities training providersthose who provide inspector, risk assessor, project designer, and abatement supervisor and worker trainingto submit to EPA a digital photograph of each successful trainee along with their post-course notifications. That requirement, inadvertently imposed as part of the final RRP rule, is unnecessary because EPA already receives photographs of these individuals through other means.
Helmet Products Fire Superfund Site, Griffin, Spalding County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E9-9226
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: [docket# Epa-Ro4-Sfund-2009-0235, Frl-8895-1], 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 Helmet Products Fire Superfund Site located in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia for publication.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan, Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets, and 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-9216
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) and Emissions Inventory requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also approving the RFP motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) associated with the revision. EPA is approving the SIP revision because it satisfies the RFP and Emissions Inventory requirements for 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas classified as moderate and demonstrates the required progress in reducing ozone precursors. EPA is approving the revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan, Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets and 2002 Emissions Inventory; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: E9-9213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also proposing to approve the RFP motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) and the 2002 Base Year Emission Inventory associated with the revision. EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision because it satisfies the RFP and Emissions Inventory requirements for 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas classified as moderate, and demonstrates further progress in reducing ozone precursors. EPA is proposing to approve the revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cashout Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(H)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; In Re: Hassan Barrel Superfund Site, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
Document Number: E9-9211
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement under CERCLA concerning the Hassan Barrel Superfund Site (``Site'') in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Subject to review and comment by the public pursuant to this Notice, the settlement has been approved by the United States Department of Justice. The settlement resolves a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claim under Sections 106, 107(a), and 122 of CERCLA, against 61 parties who have executed binding certifications of their consent to the settlement, as listed below in the Supplementary Information section.
Triclosan; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-8993
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
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 for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Triclosan, Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-8991
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
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.