Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential impacts to aquatic resources, sensitive plants and wildlife, and recommended additional implementation and adaptive management planning. Rating EC2.
Petition Requesting Cancellation of all Tetrachlorvinphos Pet Uses and Extension of Comment Period for Petition Requesting Cancellation of Propoxur Pet Collar Uses; Notice of Availability
On April 24, 2009, the Agency received a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to cancel all pet uses for the pesticide tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) and a supplement to a previous NRDC petition to cancel all pet collar uses for the pesticide propoxur. NRDC requested these cancellations based on their belief that EPA failed to adequately assess residential exposures to TCVP and propoxur pet collars. NRDC believes that EPA used incorrect exposure assumptions leading to underestimation of residential risk in the TCVP Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED), Propoxur RED, and N-methyl Carbamate (NMC) Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA). On April 8, 2009, the Agency opened a 60-day public comment period for the petition to cancel propoxur pet collar uses, originally scheduled to close June 8, 2009. This notice extends the comment period on the propoxur petition to correspond with the timing of the TCVP comment period.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of research with human subjects.
Proposed Settlement Agreement
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a
Virginia Commonwealth Prohibition on Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Application and Tentative Determination
Notice is hereby given that an application dated December 8, 2008 was received from the Commonwealth of Virginia on December 11, 2008 requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, EPA Region III, pursuant to section 312(f) of Public Law 92-500, as amended by Public Law 95-217 and Public Law 100-4 (the Clean Water Act), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the navigable waters of the Broad Creek, Jackson Creek and Fishing Bay Watersheds in Middlesex County, VA.
Triflumizole; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of triflumizole and its metabolites containing the 4-chloro-2- trifluoromethylaniline (FA-1-1) moiety, calculated as the parent compound, in or on leafy greens subgroup 4A, except spinach; Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A; Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B; cilantro leaves; Swiss chard; pineapple; papaya; black sapote; canistel; mamey sapote; mango; sapodilla; star apple; hops, dried cones; and turnip greens. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR- 4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also deletes the following time- limited tolerances, as permanent tolerances supersede them: Collards, kale and mustard greens, as residues on these commodities will be covered by the Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B tolerance; broccoli, since residues will be covered by the Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A tolerance; dandelion leaves and parsley leaves, since residues will be covered by the leafy greens subgroup 4A tolerance; Swiss chard and turnip greens, as the time-limited tolerances will be superseded by permanent tolerances; and coriander leaves, as the cilantro leaves tolerance supersedes it and is the preferred commodity definition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request NESHAP for Printing, Coating and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2071.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0522
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Brownfields Program-Revitalization Grantee Reporting (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2104.03, OMB Control No. 2050-0192
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; Information Collection Request for the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership
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.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review The Use of Structure Activity Relationships of Estrogen Binding Affinity to Support Prioritization of Pesticide Inert Ingredients and Antimicrobial Pesticides for Screening and Testing.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Diego Air Pollution Control District
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Rule 27.1Federal Requirements for the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District's Alternative Mobile Source Emission Reduction Program Approved on September 8, 2000, will allow stationary sources to use emission reduction credits of nitrogen oxides (NOX) generated from mobile sources as New Source Review (NSR) offsets. We are approving Rule 27.1 under authority of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Diego Air Pollution Control District
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions concern the permitting of air pollution sources. We are proposing to approve SDAPCD Rule 27.1 Federal Requirements for the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District's Alternative Mobile Source Emission Reduction Program Approved on September 8, 2000, which is a local rule that regulates air pollution sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Aspergillus flavus AF36 on Pistachio; Extension of Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation amends the temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Aspergillus flavus AF36 (A. flavus AF36) on pistachio when applied/used as an antifungal agent to displace aflatoxin-producing fungi. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), on behalf of the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption be amended. The amendment extends the expiration date to December 31, 2011.
Exemptions from the Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Amendments
This document makes minor technical revisions of certain commodity terms listed under 40 CFR part 180, subpart D. EPA is taking this action to establish a uniform listing of commodity terms throughout part 180.
L-Lactic Acid Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticide L-Lactic Acid, case 6062. 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 causing 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.
Nicotine; Product Cancellation Order
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide nicotine, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an October 29, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the nicotine registrant to voluntarily cancel its sole remaining nicotine product registration. This product registration is the last nicotine pesticide product registered for use in the United States. In the October 29, 2008 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellation, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180- day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew its request within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw its request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellation. Any distribution, sale, or use of the nicotine product subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide; Amendments to Reregistration Eligibility Decisions
This notice announces EPA's decision to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2008 Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide. EPA conducted this reassessment of the chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/ potassium, and methyl bromide REDs in response to public comments received during the comment period, and new data submitted by the Chloropicrin Manufacturers' Task Force and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Based on the new information received, and in a continuing effort to mitigate risk, the Agency has made certain modifications in the chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide REDs.
Iodine and Iodophors Reregistration Eligibility Decision
This notice announces EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) and supporting science documents for the pesticide iodine and iodophor complexes. The Reregistration Eligibility Decision document for iodine and iodophor complexes was signed on July 27, 2006 with additional revisions described in a March 17, 2009 amendment.
NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship.
Notice of Nationwide Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy America Requirement) of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for Projects that Solicited Bids on or after October 1, 2008 and prior to February 17, 2009 that are Financed through the Clean or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds using Assistance Provided under ARRA
The EPA is hereby granting a nationwide waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) (public interest waiver) for eligible projects that solicited bids on or after October 1, 2008, and prior to February 17, 2009, the date of enactment of ARRA, and that did so in reasonable and prudent, specific anticipation of ARRA funding, or any other source of timely funding. This action permits the use of non-domestic iron, steel, and manufactured goods in such projects funded by ARRA that may otherwise be prohibited under section 1605(a).
Notice of Nationwide Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for de minimis Incidental Components of Projects Financed Through the Clean or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Using Assistance Provided Under ARRA
The EPA is hereby granting a nationwide waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) (public interest waiver) for de minimis incidental components of eligible water infrastructure projects funded by ARRA. This action permits the use of non-domestic iron, steel, and manufactured goods when they occur in de minimis incidental components of such projects funded by ARRA that may otherwise be prohibited under section 1605(a).
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Three New Reference Methods and Four New Equivalent Methods
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, three new reference methods and four new equivalent methods. The reference methods include one for measuring carbon monoxide (CO) in ambient air (Ecotech Serinus 30 Carbon Monoxide Analyzer) and two for measuring PM10-2.5 in the ambient air (a Thermo Scientific Partisol[supreg] Model 2000 sampler pair and a Partisol[supreg]-Plus Model 2025 Sequential sampler pair). The four new equivalent methods are two for measuring PM2.5 and two for measuring PM10-2.5 in the ambient air (Thermo Scientific Partisol[supreg] Model 2000-D, and Dichotomous Partisol[supreg]-Plus Model 2025-D Sequential, air samplers).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Removal of Gasoline Vapor Recovery From the Southeast Florida Area
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Florida on May 31, 2007, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties (hereafter referred to as the ``Southeast Florida Area''), and to phase out Stage II requirements for existing facilities in those counties. In addition, EPA is approving this SIP revision which requires new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities and new bulk gasoline plants statewide to employ Stage I vapor control systems, and phases in Stage I vapor control requirements statewide for
Implementation of the New Source Review Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is providing notice that through a letter signed on April 24, 2009, EPA has granted a petition for reconsideration dated February 10, 2009, submitted by Earthjustice on behalf of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club, with respect to the final rule titled, ``Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5),'' published on May 16, 2008. In addition, EPA has administratively stayed one of the provisions to which the petitioners objecteda ``grandfathering'' provision for PM2.5 contained in the federal prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) program. The EPA will publish notification in the Federal Register establishing a comment period and opportunity for a public hearing for the reconsideration proceeding.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Paints and Allied Products Manufacturing
EPA is proposing national emission standards for control of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) for the Paints and Allied Products Manufacturing area source category. 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 or management practices (GACT) for the area source category.