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

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California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Notice of Decision Granting a Waiver of Clean Air Act Preemption for California's 2009 and Subsequent Model Year Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for New Motor Vehicles
Document Number: E9-15943
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) request for a waiver of Clean Air Act preemption to enforce its greenhouse gas emission standards for model year 2009 and later new motor vehicles. This decision is under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act (the ``Act''), as amended. This decision withdraws and replaces EPA's prior denial of the CARB's December 21, 2005 waiver request, which was published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2008.
Pyrimethanil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-15942
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation replaces existing tolerances for residues of pyrimethanil on fruit, citrus, group 10 postharvest; and fruit, stone, group 12, except cherry with tolerances for residues of pyrimethanil in or on fruit, citrus, group 10, except lemon, postharvest; fruit, stone, group 12; and lemon, preharvest and postharvest. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
d-Phenothrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-15937
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide d-phenothrin [(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl] 2,2-Dimethyl-3-(2- methyl-1-propenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate in or on all food/feed crops at 0.01 parts per million (ppm) following wide-area mosquito adulticide applications. McLaughlin Gormley King Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
FED Consulting, Inc.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E9-15935
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
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 FED Consulting, Inc. in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). FED Consulting, Inc. has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable FED Consulting, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Dodecanedioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide and Thiophene, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexyl-; Significant New Use Rules
Document Number: E9-15931
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for two chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The two substances are dodecanedioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide (CAS No. 4080- 98-2; PMNs P-01-759 and P-05-555) and thiophene, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexyl- (CAS No. 116971-11-0; PMN P-07-283). Today's action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process either of these two substances for a use that is designated as a significant new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. EPA believes that this action is necessary because these chemical substances may be hazardous to human health and the environment. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Polyglyceryl Phthalate Ester of Coconut Oil Fatty Acids; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-15927
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polyglyceryl phthalate ester of coconut oil fatty acids (PPECFA) when used as inert ingredients in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 23 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 PPECFA.
Pesticide Products; Registration Application for a New Use
Document Number: E9-15808
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of an application to register a pesticide product that proposes a new use for its active ingredient pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(4) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Publicly Owned Treatment Works (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1891.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0428
Document Number: E9-16008
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
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.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of an Upcoming Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee
Document Number: E9-16005
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the SAB Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC). The EEC augmented with additional members will conduct a consultation on EPA's Aging Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Research Initiative.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-15947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule ``Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program'' (the proposed rule is hereinafter referred to as ``RFS2''). EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking, which included a request for comment, in the Federal Register on May 26, 2009. The public comment period was to end on July 27, 200960 days after publication in the Federal Register. The purpose of this document is to extend the comment period an additional 60 days until September 25, 2009. This extension of the comment period is provided to allow the public additional time to provide comment on the proposed rule.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E9-15802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, Region 2 is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Site located in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, New Jersey from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of New Jersey, through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, including operation and maintenance, have been implemented.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: E9-15801
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, Region 2, is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Site, located in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final Notice of Deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of New Jersey, through the Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). EPA and NJDEP have determined that all appropriate remedial actions under CERCLA, including operation and maintenance, have been implemented.
Definition of Solid Waste Public Meeting; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-15807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing an extension to the comment period for the public meeting notice published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2009 regarding the Agency's recent regulation on the definition of solid waste under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The comment period is being extended 30 days to August 13, 2009. EPA is currently reviewing a petition filed with the Administrator under RCRA section 7004(a) requesting that the Agency reconsider and repeal the recently promulgated revisions to the definition of solid waste for hazardous secondary materials being reclaimed, and is soliciting comments and information to assist the agency in evaluating the petition.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for WE Energies Oak Creek Station
Document Number: E9-15806
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Specifically, the Administrator granted in part and denied in part the petition submitted by the Sierra Club to object to the operating permit for WE Energies Oak Creek Station (Oak Creek).
Restructuring of the Stationary Source Audit Program
Document Number: E9-15805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule entitled ``Restructuring of the Stationary Source Audit Program'' that was proposed in the Federal Register on June 16, 2009. The 30-day comment period in the proposed rule is scheduled to end July 16, 2009. The extended comment period will close on August 5, 2009. EPA is extending the comment period because of a request we received in a timely manner.
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
Document Number: E9-15799
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, announces the cancellation of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). This meeting, a teleconference on July 13, 2009, was announced in a Federal Register Notice published on June 9, 2009 (74 FR 27316). The purpose of this meeting was for the FRRCC to discuss and approve various draft advice letters for submission to the EPA.
New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Tentative Affirmative Determination
Document Number: E9-15796
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 2, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the South Shore Estuary Reserve, New York. The waters of the proposed No Discharge Zone fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of Southampton, the Town of Brookhaven, the Town of Islip, the Town of Babylon, the Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of Hempstead. The entities submitted an application prepared by the Peconic Baykeeper for the designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation certified the need for greater protection of the water quality.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-15794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects and clarifies an error in the preamble language of the proposal to approve a West Virginia State
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-15693
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-15692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about short term construction impacts of this project and other projects on minority and low-income populations. Rating EC2..
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2023.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0513
Document Number: E9-15691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Auto Body Compliance Assessment Pilot Project (New); EPA ICR No. 2344.01, OMB Control No. 2020-NEW
Document Number: E9-15690
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
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 for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Clarification of April 30, 2009 Addendum to Supplemental Funding for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grantees
Document Number: E9-15688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published a notice on April 30, 2009 concerning the applicability of Title XVI, section 1605 of the Recovery Act (``Buy American''), to loans and subgrants that would be made with approximately $40 million in Recovery Act funding the Agency will use to supplement Revolving Loan Fund capitalization grants previously awarded competitively under section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The April 30, 2009 notice stated that ``remediation activities conducted with RLF supplemental funds by private sector developers, non-profit organizations or other non-governmental borrowers or subgrantees, and tribes, are not public buildings or public works for the purposes of the Buy American provision of the Recovery Act as implemented at subpart B of 2 CFR part 176.'' This notice clarifies that statement. If a non-governmental or tribal borrower or subgrantee uses RLF supplemental funds to remediate a public building or public work as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Buy American provision of the Recovery Act will apply to that loan or subgrant.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Request for National Emission Standards for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; EPA ICR No. 2362.01
Document Number: E9-15686
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: [epa-Hq-Oar-2009-0234; Frl-8925-7], Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this action 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 the proposed information collection as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on Proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) for Annual Public Water Systems Compliance Report
Document Number: E9-15683
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit the following existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the purpose of renewing the ICRs. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collections as described below in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Davis Refining Superfund Site: Tallahassee, Leon County, FL; Notice of Settlements
Document Number: E9-15535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: 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 five settlements for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Davis Refining Superfund Site located in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida for publication.
Proposed Reissuance of a General NPDES Permit for Facilities Related to Oil and Gas Extraction-Permit Number AKG-33-0000
Document Number: E9-15422
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 2, 2009, the general permit (GP) regulating activities related to the extraction of oil and gas on the North Slope of the Brooks Range in the state of Alaska expired. This proposed reissuance of a general permit is intended to regulate activities related to the extraction of oil and gas on the North Slope of the Brooks Range in the state of Alaska plus the proposed area expansion described in the Fact Sheet. The proposed general permit would cover the same discharges as the previous general permit except for the domestic wastewater discharges. The covered discharges include gravel pit dewatering, construction dewatering, hydrostatic test water, mobile spill response, and storm water from industrial activities. The proposed reissuance also includes a new outfall designation for the discharge of secondary containment water. When issued, the proposed permit will establish effluent limitations, standards, prohibitions and other conditions on discharges from covered facilities. These conditions are based on existing national effluent guidelines, the state of Alaska's Water Quality Standards and material contained in the administrative record. A description of the basis for the conditions and requirements of the proposed general permit is given in the Fact Sheet. This is also notice of the draft Section 401 Certification provided by the state of Alaska, the Consistency Determination under the Alaska Coastal Management Program, and the termination of administrative extensions as described in the Fact Sheet.
New York: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: E9-15546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
New York State has applied to EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to New York for these changes, with limited exceptions, which are described in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register notice. In that section, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will either withdraw the immediate final rule, or the portion of the immediate final rule that is the subject of the comments. Only the remaining portion of the rule will take effect. We will then respond to those public comments opposing this authorization in a second final authorization notice. This second final notice may or may not include changes based on comments received during the public notice comment period. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
New York: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E9-15543
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
New York State has applied to EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes, with limited exceptions, satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize New York's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect as provided below. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule, or the portion of the rule that is the subject of the comments, before it takes effect and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
Proposed Stipulated Injunction Involving Pesticides and Eleven Species Listed as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-15531
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making available for comment a proposed Stipulated Injunction that would establish a series of deadlines for the Agency to make ``effects determinations'' and initiate consultation, as appropriate, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for certain pesticides in regard to one or more of 11 species found in the greater San Francisco Bay area that are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. EPA will evaluate all comments received during the public comment period to determine whether all or part of the proposed Stipulated Injunction warrants reconsideration or revision. This proposed Stipulated Injunction, if entered by the Court, would resolve a lawsuit brought against EPA by the Center for Biological Diversity in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Issuance of a Final NPDES General Permit (GP) for Federal Aquaculture Facilities and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country Within the Boundaries of the State of Washington (Permit Number WAG-13-0000)
Document Number: E9-15417
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 12, 2008, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, proposed to issue a general permit to cover federal aquaculture facilities and aquaculture facilities in Indian Country in the State of Washington that meet minimum size thresholds of 20,000 pounds annual production and 5,000 pounds of feed used in the maximum month of feeding. During the 47-day comment period, EPA received comments from six people representing four organizations and has prepared a Response to Comments document to explain changes made in the permit and reasons for not making changes that were requested. EPA received certification for the permit under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act from the Lummi Nation, the Makah Tribe, the Spokane Tribe, the Tulalip Tribes, and the Washington Department of Ecology.
Pesticide Product Registration; Conditional Approval
Document Number: E9-15321
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application submitted by MacIntosh and Associates, Incorporated (on behalf of Pasteuria Bioscience, Incorporated), to conditionally register the pesticide product Pasteuria usgae - BL1 containing a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(7)(C) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in a Pesticide Registration
Document Number: E9-14997
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
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 a pesticide registration. 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.