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

Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: E9-15421
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held July 21 and 22, 2009 at the USEPA East Building, Room 1117A, 1201 Constitution Ave., Washington, DC. The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Proposed CERCLA Section 122(g) Administrative Agreement for De Minimis Settlement for the Consolidated Iron and Metal Co. Superfund Site, City of Newburgh, Orange County, NY
Document Number: E9-15419
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed de minimis administrative agreement pursuant to section 122(g) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(g), between EPA and the Town of Rhinebeck (``the Town''), Dutchess County, New York, pertaining to the Consolidated Iron and Metal Co. Superfund Site (``Site'') located in the City of Newburgh, Orange County, New York. Under the settlement, the Town will pay $49,907.23 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund Consolidated Iron and Metal Co. Site Special Account, which is considered to be its fair share of past and future cleanup costs, plus a ``premium'' for uncertainties associated with the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, relating to the Site, and protection from contribution actions or claims as provided by sections 113(f)(2) and 122(g)(5) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9613(f)(2) and 9622(g)(5). EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement for thirty (30) days following publication of this notice. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Proposed Settlement Agreement
Document Number: E9-15418
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Request for Nomination of Experts Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel
Document Number: E9-15414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is soliciting nominations of experts to augment the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Carbon Monoxide Review Panel.
Notice of a Regional Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' Winnipesaukee River Basin Bureau
Document Number: E9-15318
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' Winnipesaukee River Basin Bureau (WRBB) for the purchase of air bearing turbo aeration blowers and an associated main blower control panel. These blowers and associated control panel are manufactured outside of the United States by APG-Neuros of South Korea, and meet the WRBB's technical design specifications. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendation of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The WRBB has provided sufficient documentation to support their request.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), 2009 Clean Air Subcommittee Meetings
Document Number: E9-15315
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
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 one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Clean Air Subcommittee.
Draft Toxicological Review of Pentachlorophenol: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-15313
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Pentachlorophenol: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-09/004). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending July 6, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on May 7, 2009 (74 FR 21362). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Regulated Waste Activity (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0261.16, OMB Control Number 2050-0028
Document Number: E9-15310
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
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 renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cashout Settlement; Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill Site, Leadpoint, WA
Document Number: E9-15284
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past and projected future response costs concerning the Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill Site in Leadpoint, Washington, with settling parties: The Goldfield Corporation and Combustion Engineering, Inc. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay Three Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand Dollars ($357,000) to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Electronic Data Systems Corporation's Identified Subcontractor
Document Number: E9-15283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor, Electronic Data Systems Corporation's subcontractor Lumeta Corporation of Somerset, NJ, 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).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Michigan; Redesignation of the Detroit-Ann Arbor Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E9-14750
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making a determination under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the Detroit-Ann Arbor nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Detroit-Ann Arbor area includes Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. This determination is based on quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2006-2008 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the area. EPA is approving a request from the State of Michigan to redesignate the Detroit-Ann Arbor area to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted this request on March 6, 2009. In approving this request, EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the area through 2020. EPA is approving the 2005 base year emissions inventory for the Detroit-Ann Arbor area as meeting the requirements of section 182(a)(1) of the CAA. EPA also finds adequate and is approving the State's 2020 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Detroit-Ann Arbor area. EPA proposed these actions on April 23, 2009. EPA provided a 30-day review and comment period, which closed on May 26, 2009. EPA received comments in support of the redesignation from Consumers Energy and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. EPA received no comments in opposition to the proposal.
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Minor Correction to Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule and Changes in References to Analytical Methods
Document Number: E9-14598
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA is making a minor correction to the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) and minor, unrelated, editorial changes in references to analytical methods in the regulations. EPA promulgated the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule on January 4, 2006. A requirement for ground water systems serving 500-9,999 people was unintentionally excluded from the final rule. As a result, the rule allowed for less routine compliance monitoring than intended for this category of public water systems (PWSs). These PWSs should have been required to monitor for both total trihalomethanes (TTHM) and haloacetic acids (HAA5) concentrations at two locations. Due to the error, they were only required to monitor for either TTHM or HAA5 at two locations. EPA is also making minor, unrelated changes in the regulations by adding references to the list of analytical methods approved under the Expedited Approval Process, removing references to outdated methods, and specifying a new source for the publication titled Technical Notes on Drinking Water Methods.
Ambient Air Quality Surveillance
Document Number: E9-15326
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E9-15145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter emissions from open burning; wood burning fireplaces and heaters; and the storage, handling, and transportation of coke, coal, and sulfur. We are proposing to approve local rules that regulate these emissions under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Regulations
Document Number: E9-15144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the California Air Resources Board's Consumer Products portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products. We are approving State rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Computer Sciences Corporation's Identified Subcontractor
Document Number: E9-15142
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized a subcontractor, of its prime contractor, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Chantilly, VA, 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).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-15141
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-15140
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections to Alternative 2 based on the likelihood of mining and timber harvest activities to increase temperatures in Sucker Creek, and impact Cedar Gulch and the un-named creek in the project area. In addition, we have concerns about potential impacts to listed species; coho salmon and northern spotted owl, and reclamation and long term site recovery. Rating EO2.
Metolachlor, S-Metolachlor, Bifenazate, Buprofezin, and 2,4-D; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E9-15139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to modify, establish and revoke certain tolerances for the herbicides metolachlor and S-metolachlor and correct the tolerance guava (from guave) on bifenazate and buprofezin and 2,4-D on cranberry. The regulatory actions proposed in this document are in follow-up to the Agency's reregistration program under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and tolerance reassessment program under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408(q).
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-14996
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on almonds; nut, tree, crop group 14, and pistachios. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also establishes time-limited rotational crop tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on cowpeas, forage and hay; field peas, vines and hay; forage, fodder and straw of cereal grains, crop group 16; grass forage, fodder and hay, crop group 17; leaves of root and tuber vegetables, crop group 2, leeks, nongrass animal feeds (forage, fodder, straw and hay), crop group 18; okra; onions, green; onions, Welsh; peanuts, hay; shallots; soybeans, forage and hay; strawberries and sugarcane, sugar. The time-limited tolerances expire on April 25, 2010.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Oxides of Nitrogen Regulations, Phase II
Document Number: E9-14857
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) on October 23, 2007, to revise the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The rules submitted by Illinois EPA satisfy the requirements of EPA's NOX SIP Call Phase II Rule (the Phase II Rule). We are proposing to approve these regulations based on Illinois' demonstration that the State will meet the emissions targets set forth in the Phase II Rule through reductions from stationary internal combustion (IC) engines and turbines which are identified in the NOX plan submittal. Limiting NOX emissions from IC engines and turbines will enable the State to meet the 7,055 ton reduction requirement contained in the Phase II Rule, thereby improving air quality and protecting the health of Illinois citizens.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Oxides of Nitrogen Regulations, Phase II
Document Number: E9-14855
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) on October 23, 2007, to revise the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The State has submitted revisions to 35 Illinois Administrative Code (Ill. Adm. Code) parts 211 and 217. The submitted revisions are final and adopted in the Ill. Adm. Code, and pertain to definitions and general provisions, and control of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX). The rules satisfy the requirements of EPA's NOX SIP Call Phase II Rule (the Phase II Rule). We are approving these regulations based on Illinois' demonstration that the State will meet the emissions targets set forth in the Phase II Rule through reductions from stationary internal combustion (IC) engines and turbines which are identified in the NOX plan submittal. Limiting NOX emissions from IC engines and turbines will enable the State to meet the 7,055 ton reduction requirement contained in the Phase II Rule, thereby improving air quality and protecting the health of Illinois citizens.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Distribution of Offsite Consequence Analysis Information Under Section 112(r)(7)(H) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA ICR No. 1981.04, OMB Control No. 2050-0172
Document Number: E9-14995
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
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, 2010. 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; Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Knox County Portion
Document Number: E9-14873
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on April 21, 2008. The revision pertains to the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management (KCDAQM) Regulation, Section 25.0 ``Permits,'' specifically subsection 25.6Exemptions. This revision removes ``mobile sources'' from the list of exempted air contaminant sources, with respect to operating permits and reserves subsection 25.6.A. This revision is part of KCDAQM strategy to attain and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 8-hour ozone, particulate matter (PM)2.5 and PM10. This revision was certified by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to be at least as stringent as the State of Tennessee's existing requirements in Chapter 1200-3- 9-.04 ``Exemptions,'' and is being approved pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Approval of Revisions to the Knox County Portion
Document Number: E9-14871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee on April 21, 2008. The revision pertains to the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management (KCDAQM) Regulation, Section 25.0 ``Permits,'' specifically subsection 25.6Exemptions. This revision removes ``mobile sources'' from the list of exempted air contaminant sources, with respect to operating permits and reserves subsection 25.6.A. This revision is part of KCDAQM strategy to attain and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for 8-hour ozone, particulate matter (PM)2.5 and PM10. This revision was certified by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to be at least as stringent as the State of Tennessee's existing requirements in Chapter 1200-3- 9-.04 ``Exemptions,'' and is being approved pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Reorganization and Name Change for the Office of Solid Waste (OSW) Within the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Document Number: E9-14859
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 18, 2009, the Office of Solid Waste (OSW) was reorganized and changed its name to the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR). The name change reflects the breadth of the responsibilities/authorities that Congress provided to EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the primary authorizing statute. ORCR has three divisions, which consolidate the operations of the six divisions under the OSW structure. This reorganization will create a more efficient structure, consistent with current program priorities and resource levels, and will enable EPA to better serve the needs of the public and its key stakeholders over the next 5-10 years. EPA has increased focus on resource conservation and materials management; it is expected that focus on this important aspect of the RCRA program will continue, while maintaining a strong waste management regulatory and implementation program. EPA is taking final action to amend the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect the reorganization and name change of the Office of Solid Waste.
Revision of Source Category List for Standards Under Section 112(k) of the Clean Air Act; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Aluminum, Copper, and Other Nonferrous Foundries
Document Number: E9-14613
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the area source category list by changing the name of the ``Secondary Aluminum Production'' category to ``Aluminum Foundries'' and the ``Nonferrous Foundries, not elsewhere classified (nec)'' category to ``Other Nonferrous Foundries.'' At the same time, EPA is issuing final national emission standards for the Aluminum Foundries, Copper Foundries, and Other Nonferrous Foundries area source categories. These final emission standards for new and existing sources reflect EPA's determination regarding the generally available control technologies or management practices (GACT) for each of the three area source categories.
Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances
Document Number: E9-14993
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Document Number: E9-14992
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Triallate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-14869
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of triallate and its metabolite TCPSA in or on bermudagrass, hay under 40 CFR 180.314(a). Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
EPA Launches NetDMR
Document Number: E9-14868
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Water Act Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) represent the highest volume of information collection undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA Regions and select States, Tribes, and Territories will have a new tool available to assist their regulated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) facilities in reporting DMRs beginning June 22, 2009. Additional States, Tribes, and Territories may adopt Network Discharge Monitoring Report (NetDMR) and enable their regulated NPDES facilities to begin utilizing the electronic reporting tool. NetDMR provides an Internet-based reporting tool for NPDES facilities to electronically sign and submit DMRs. NetDMR allows participants to discontinue mailing in hard copy forms under 40 CFR 122.41 and 403.12.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E9-14865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
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 meet on the dates and times 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 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come basis.
Malathion; Revised Reregistration Eligibility Decision
Document Number: E9-14864
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's decision to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide malathion. EPA conducted this reassessment of the malathion RED in response to public comments received during the comment period and to new data submitted by the technical registrant, Cheminova, Inc. Based on the new information received, and in a continuing effort to mitigate risk, the Agency has made certain modifications to the malathion RED.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2009
Document Number: E9-14862
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this action, EPA is allocating essential use allowances for import and production of Class I ozone-depleting substances for calendar year 2009. Essential use allowances enable a person to obtain controlled Class I ozone depleting substances as part of an exemption to the regulatory ban on the production and import of these chemicals, which became effective January 1, 1996. EPA allocates essential use allowances for production and import of a specific quantity of Class I substances solely for the designated essential purpose. The allocation in this action is 63.0 metric tons of chlorofluorocarbons for use in metered dose inhalers for 2009.
Request for Nominations to the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: E9-14861
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites nominations to fill vacancies on its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC). The Agency seeks qualified senior-level decision makers from diverse sectors throughout the United States to be considered for appointments. EPA encourages interested applicants to send their resumes and qualifications as soon as possible by July 24, 2009. Additional avenues and resources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Integrated Nitrogen Committee
Document Number: E9-14858
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) to discuss the committee's draft report.
2-(Decylthio)ethanamine Hydrochloride; and Silver and Compounds Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-14856
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. 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. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. 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. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for 2,4- Imidazolidinedione, 3-bromo-1 chloro-5,5-dimethyl-, case 5005. This pesticide has only one registration that was inadvertently placed in case 5005. The active ingredient belongs in case 3055. Therefore, the active ingredient in case 5005 will be included in the registration review of case 3055, scheduled for 2013.
Notice of Suspension of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-14854
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice, pursuant to section 6(f)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), announces that certain Notices of Intent to Suspend issued by EPA pursuant to section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA have become final and effective suspension orders. The Notices of Intent to Suspend were issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In notice (DCI), which required the registrant, Bonide Products Inc., of the affected pesticide products containing the pesticide active ingredients carbaryl and sodium acifluorfen to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrant's failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registrations under section 3(c)(2)(B) of FIFRA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1571.09, OMB Control Number 2050-0120
Document Number: E9-14853
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
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 renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard Program Requirements
Document Number: E9-14849
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing amendments to the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements. Following publication of the May 1, 2007, final rule promulgating the Renewable Fuel Standard regulations, EPA discovered a number of technical errors and areas within the regulations that could benefit from clarification or modification. In parallel proposed and direct final rules published on October 8, 2008, EPA proposed to amend the regulations to make the appropriate corrections, clarifications and modifications. However, EPA received adverse comment on several provisions in the parallel proposed and direct final rules and, on November 26, 2008, withdrew those provisions from the direct final rule that drew adverse comment. In today's
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: E9-14780
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 23 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 23 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Caprylic (Octanoic) Acid Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-14779
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticide caprylic (octanoic) acid, case 5028. 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.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Closure of the Terpineols Registration Review Case
Document Number: E9-14735
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. 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. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. 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. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for terpineols. This pesticide does not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and is not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product; EPA ICR No. 0278.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0044
Document Number: E9-14718
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
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: ``Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0278.10 and OMB Control No. 2070-0044, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2010. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Starch, oxidized, polymers with Bu acrylate, tert-Bu acrylate and styrene; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E9-14702
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of starch, oxidized, polymers with Bu acrylate, tert-Bu acrylate and styrene, minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 10,000, (CAS Reg. No. 204142-80-3) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. Kemira Chemicals, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of starch, oxidized, polymers with Bu acrylate, tert-Bu acrylate and styrene, on food or feed commodities.
2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and N-(hydroxymethyl)-2-propenamide; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E9-14622
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and N-(hydroxymethyl)-2-propenamide (CAS Reg. No. 33438-19-6) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethyl 2- propenoate and N-(hydroxymethyl)-2-propenamide on food or feed commodities.
Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E9-14620
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing this technical amendment to clarify that the data requirements for pesticide registration in 40 CFR part 161 are applicable only to antimicrobial pesticides.
Oxirane, 2-methyl-, Polymer with Oxirane; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E9-14615
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, CAS Reg. No. 9003-11-6; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane on food or feed commodities.
Industrial Economics, Incorporated; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E9-14614
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Industrial Economics, Incorporated in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Industrial Economics, Incorporated has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Industrial Economics, Incorporated to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, monobutyl ester, Polymer with methoxyethene, sodium salt; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E9-14596
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-butenedioic acid (2Z)-, monobutyl ester, polymer with methoxyethene, sodium salt, minimum number average molecular weight of (in amu) 18,200 (CAS Reg. No. 205193-99-3) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, on behalf of, International Specialty Products submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, monobutyl ester, polymer with methoxyethene, sodium salt, on food or feed commodities.