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

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Determination of Clean Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-18394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Baltimore, Maryland and Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland (MD)-West Virginia (WV) nonattainment areas for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) have clean data for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This proposed determination is based upon quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that these areas have monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2006-2008 data. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured monitoring data for 2009 that are available in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database, but not yet certified, show that these areas continue to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for these areas to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as each of these areas continue to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Determination of Clean Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-18393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the West Virginia portions of three nonattainment areas for the 1997 fine particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) have clean data for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. These are Berkeley County, part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV nonattainment area; Wood County, part of the Parkersburg-Marietta WV-OH nonattainment area; and Marshall County and Ohio County, part of the Wheeling WV-OH nonattainment area, hereinafter referred to in this notice as the West Virginia portions of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Parkersburg-Marietta, and Wheeling PM2.5 nonattainment areas. This proposed determination is based upon quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show that these areas have monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS based on 2006- 2008 data. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured monitoring data for 2009 that are available in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database, but not yet certified, show these areas continue to have clean data for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for these areas to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue
Document Number: E9-18392
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9601, et seq., as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that an Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue (``Agreement'') is proposed by the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), and the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (``Settling Respondent'') for a portion of the Utah Power and Light/American Barrel Superfund Site located in Salt Lake County, Utah (``Site'') which Settling Respondent is proposing to purchase (``the Property'').
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1569.07, OMB Control No. 2040-0153
Document Number: E9-18391
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
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 01/31/2010. 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.
Autoliv ASP Inc. Facility in Promontory, UT, Under Project XL
Document Number: E9-18390
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a final rule published on May 9, 2001 which modified the regulations under the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to enable the implementation of the Autoliv XL project that was developed under EPA's Project eXcellence in Leadership (Project XL) program. Project XL was a national pilot program that allowed State and local governments, businesses and Federal facilities to work with EPA to develop more cost-effective ways of achieving environmental and public health protection. In exchange, EPA provided regulatory, policy or procedural flexibilities to conduct the pilot experiments.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Direct Final Rule
Document Number: E9-18389
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by WRB Refining, LLC Company to exclude (or delist) the sludge from its wastewater treatment plant generated by WRB Refining, LLC Company in Borger, Texas from the lists of hazardous wastes. This direct final rule responds to the petition submitted by WRB Refining, LLC Company to delist the thermal desorber residual solids with Hazardous Waste Numbers: F037, F038, K048, K049, K050, and K051.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Reference Method and Two New Equivalent Methods
Document Number: E9-18388
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, one new reference method for measuring concentrations of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in the ambient air and two new equivalent methods, one for measuring concentrations of ozone (O3) in the ambient air and one for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the ambient air.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E9-18387
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the second external review draft of a document titled, ``Second External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter'' (EPA/600/R-08/139B and EPA/600/R-08/139BA). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter.
Nanomaterial Case Studies: Nanoscale Titanium Dioxide in Water Treatment and Topical Sunscreen
Document Number: E9-18386
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 45-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Nanomaterial Case Studies: Nanoscale Titanium Dioxide in Water Treatment and Topical Sunscreen'' (EPA/600/R-09/057). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The case studies focus on two different applications of nanoscale titanium dioxide, water treatment and topical sunscreen. The document is intended to serve as a foundation for creating a long-term research strategy to provide the information needed for comprehensive environmental assessments of selected nanomaterials. It does not attempt to draw conclusions regarding potential environmental risks of nanoscale titanium dioxide, but only to identify what is known and what needs to be known to support future assessment efforts.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-18350
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-18349
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections about adverse impacts to water quality and aquatic life. EPA recommends the development of an alternative that incorporates a larger, more conservative and protective buffer between potential mining operations and the existing earthen dam. EPA requested additional information on past and current water quality and quality impairments. Rating EO2.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: E9-18345
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking a direct final action to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are approving revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 117, ``Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds,'' that the State submitted on March 10, 2009. These revisions amend the Beaumont-Port Arthur (BPA) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Source rules, the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Source rules, and the HGB 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Minor Source rules. These revisions add flexibility and consistency to the current stationary reciprocating internal combustion engine and gas turbine monitoring specifications found in Chapter 117 by allowing for an additional option for monitoring nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions. These revisions are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA). Therefore, EPA is approving these revisions pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: E9-18343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) that amend 30 TAC Chapter 117, Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds. On March 10, 2009, the State of Texas submitted a SIP revision containing amendments to the Beaumont- Port Arthur (BPA) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Source rules, the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Source rules, and the HGB 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Minor Source rules. These revisions will result in additional flexibility and consistency in the current stationary reciprocating internal combustion engine and gas turbine monitoring specifications found in Chapter 117 by allowing for an output-based option for monitoring nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions. This additional option is expected to be equally effective as totalizing fuel flow meters in the monitoring of NOX emissions at major stationary sources in the BPA 8-hour ozone nonattainment area and at both major and minor sources in the HGB 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Determination of Clean Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-18341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Johnstown (Cambria and Indiana Counties), Lancaster (Lancaster County), Reading (Berks County) and York (York County), Pennsylvania nonattainment areas for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) have clean data for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This proposed determination is based upon quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that these areas have monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2006-2008 data. In addition, quality controlled and quality assured monitoring data for 2009 that are available in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database, but not yet certified, show that these areas continue to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for these areas to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as each of these areas continue to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on Twenty Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: E9-18203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
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 twenty existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Requests (ICRs) 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 under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship
Document Number: E9-18201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Eastern Research Group (ERG)
Document Number: E9-18199
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will authorize its contractors, SAIC and ERG to access Confidential Business Information (CBI) which has been submitted to EPA under the authority of all sections of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, as amended. EPA has issued regulations (40 CFR part 2, subpart B) that outline business confidentiality provisions for the Agency and require all EPA Offices that receive information designated by the submitter as CBI to abide by these provisions.
Proposed Consent Decree and Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-18197
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent degree and proposed settlement agreement to
Triclosan; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E9-18196
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide triclosan pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a April 22,2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the triclosan registrant to voluntarily cancel all their triclosan technical grade product registrations. These are not the last triclosan products registered for use in the United States. In the April 22, 2009 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the triclosan products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Product Stewardship Program for Six Siloxanes Conducted Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signed by EPA and The Dow Corning Corporation; Notice of Receipt and Availability of the MOU Data
Document Number: E9-18195
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the receipt of toxicity and exposure data and information that were developed through a Product Stewardship Program (PSP) agreed upon under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by EPA and Dow Corning Corporation. The MOU covered six siloxanes deemed representative of a broad class of siloxanes that have widespread use in a variety of industrial and consumer applications. A docket has been established to make data and information developed through this MOU available to the public.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Alabama: Birmingham 1997 8-Hour Ozone Contingency Measures
Document Number: E9-18028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), on February 6, 2008, to adopt specific contingency measures in the form of permit conditions for two cement kilns. These contingency measures are being adopted for the continued maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in Jefferson and Shelby Counties (``Birmingham Area''). On May 12, 2006, EPA approved the 8-hour ozone redesignation of the Birmingham Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 8- hour ozone NAAQS (see, 71 FR 27631). Additional measures may be necessary in the future; however, these revisions qualify as contingency measures as required under Section 175A(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans-Alabama: Birmingham 1997 8-Hour Ozone Contingency Measures
Document Number: E9-18026
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), on February 6, 2008, to adopt contingency measures in the form of permit conditions for two cement kilns. These contingency measures are for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in Jefferson and Shelby Counties (``Birmingham Area''). On May 12, 2006, EPA approved the 8-hour ozone redesignation of the Birmingham Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS (see, 71 FR 27631). Additional measures may be necessary in the future; however, these revisions qualify as contingency measures as required under Section 175A(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nebraska; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-18024
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Nebraska that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the state agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-18001
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on June 8, 2009 and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from organic solvent cleaning and degreasing operations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
N-alkyl (C8
Document Number: E9-18076
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N-alkyl (C8-C18) primary amines and acetate salts where the alkyl group is linear and may be saturated and/or unsaturated, herein referred to in this document as NAPAAS, when used as inert ingredients for pre-harvest uses under 40 CFR 180.920 at a maximum concentration in formulated end-use products of 10% by weight in herbicide products, 4% by weight in insecticide products, and 4% by weight in fungicide products. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 25 (CST 25), 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 NAPAAS.
Sodium Salts of N-alkyl (C8
Document Number: E9-18064
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium salts of N-alkyl (C8- C18)-beta-iminodipropionic acid where the C8- C18 is linear and may be saturated and/or unsaturated, herein referred to in this document as SSNAs when used as an inert ingredient for pre-harvest uses under 40 CFR 180.920 at a maximum of 30% by weight in pesticide formulations. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 14, 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 SSNAs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0916.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0088
Document Number: E9-18037
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
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.
Alkyl Alcohol Alkoxylate Phosphate and Sulfate Derivatives; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-18033
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of alkyl alcohol alkoxylate phosphate derivatives when used as inert ingredients in growing crops under 40 CFR 180.920 and for residues of alkyl alcohol alkoxylate sulfate derivatives when used as inert ingredients in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops, raw agricultural commodities after harvest, and animals under 40 CFR 180.910 and 40 CFR 180.930. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 2 (CST 2) 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 alkyl alcohol alkoxylate phosphate and sulfate derivatives.
Final Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Document Number: E9-18005
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about July 31, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available a final report, Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Final Report. This document presents the approaches taken to assess exposures to ambient SO2 and to characterize associated health risks, and presents the results of those assessments. This document also contains a staff policy assessment regarding the adequacy of the current SO2 NAAQS and potential alternative primary SO2 standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Inclusion of Delaware and New Jersey in the Clean Air Interstate Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2184.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0584
Document Number: E9-18002
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
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.
Sodium N
Document Number: E9-17960
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium N-oleoyl-N-methyl taurine (MOTS), (CAS Reg. No. 137-20-2), herein referred to in this document as MOTS, when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations for pre- harvest and post-harvest uses under 40 CFR 180.910, as well as for application to animals under 40 CFR 180.930. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team (CST 24), 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 MOTS.
Ethylene oxide adducts of 2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decynediol, the ethylene oxide content averages 3.5, 10, or 30 moles; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-17958
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ethylene oxide adducts of 2,4,7,9- tetramethyl-5-decynediol, the ethylene oxide content averages 3.5, 10, or 30 moles, herein referred to in this document as ethoxylated acetylenic diols, when used as inert ingredients in pesticide formulations for pre-harvest and post-harvest uses under 40 CFR 180.910, as well as for application to animals under 40 CFR 180.930. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 19, 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 the ethoxylated acetylenic diols.
Sodium monoalkyl and dialkyl (C6
Document Number: E9-17957
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Sodium monoalkyl and dialkyl (C6-C16) phenoxybenzenedisulfonates and related acids, often known as the ``alkyldiphenyl oxide sulfnates'', herein referred to in this document as ADPOS, when used as inert ingredients at a maximum of 20% by weight in pesticide formulations for pre-harvest and post-harvest use under 40 CFR 180.910, as well as for application to animals under 40 CFR 180.930. Dow AgroSciences, 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 ADPOS.
N,N,N′,N′′,-Tetrakis-(2-Hydroxypropyl) Ethylenediamine; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-17945
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N,N',N'',-tetrakis-(2-hydroxypropyl) ethylenediamine (NTHE) when used as an inert ingredient for pre-harvest uses under 40 CFR 180.920 at a maximum of 20% by weight in pesticide formulations. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 15 (CST 15), 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 NTHE.
Fenpyroximate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-17942
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fenpyroximate in or on raw agricultural commodities (RAC): Vegetables, fruiting, group 8 at 0.20 ppm; okra at 0.20 ppm; melon subgroup 9A at 0.10 ppm; and cucumber at 0.10 ppm. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dichlormid; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-17940
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for residues of dichlormid in or on field corn (forage, grain, stover); pop corn (grain, stover); and sweet corn (forage, kernel plus cob with husks removed, stover). DowAgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The time-limited tolerances expired on December 31, 2008.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Iowa; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-17929
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Iowa that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the State agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
S-Abscisic Acid; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-17839
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide S- Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2- enyl)-3-methyl-penta-(2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid in or on leafy vegetables, herbs and spices, pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes and pineapples when applied/used as a plant regulator in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) 73049-EUP-7. Valent BioSciences Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of S-Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6- trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta-(2Z,4E)-die noic Acid for the uses permitted under EUP 73049-EUP-7. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on August 7, 2012.
TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory Update; Changing Certain Chemical Substances Identities from Confidential to Non-Confidential
Document Number: E9-17944
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) Master File to list 530 chemical substances as non-confidential on the TSCA Inventory that were previously listed as confidential. This action is necessary because these chemical substances no longer qualify for listing as confidential on the TSCA Inventory.
Acquisition Regulation: Guidance on Technical Direction
Document Number: E9-17938
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Lewiston, ME Department of Public Services
Document Number: E9-17937
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American 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 Lewiston, Maine Department of Public Services (LMDPS) for the purchase of a Hydroslide model DR-400 VN-Vario constant flow regulator. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. This flow regulator is manufactured outside of the United States by Gabriel Novac & Associates, Inc., a company based in Canada, and meets the LMDPS's technical specifications and requirements. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The LMDPS has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of a specific constant flow regulator for the proposed project being implemented by the LMDPS that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a) of the ARRA.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Sharon Elementary School Water System, Sharon, VT
Document Number: E9-17931
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American 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 Sharon Elementary School Water System in Sharon, Vermont for the purchase of NSF-55 Class A certified Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection equipment. This is project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. The UV disinfection equipment under consideration is manufactured outside of the United States by two companies based in Canada and meets the water system's technical and design specifications. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The Sharon Elementary School Water System has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to section 1605 of the ARRA. This action permits the purchase of specific UV disinfection equipment for the proposed project being implemented by the Sharon Elementary School Water System.
Modification of the 1985 Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Final Determination for Bayou aux Carpes in Jefferson Parish, LA
Document Number: E9-17928
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This is a notice of EPA's Modification of the 1985 Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Final Determination for Bayou aux Carpes to allow for the discharge of dredged or fill material for the purpose of the construction of the West Closure Complex as part of the larger flood protection project for the greater New Orleans area. EPA believes that this Final Determination for modification achieves a balance between the national interest in reducing overwhelming flood risks to the people and critical infrastructure of south Louisiana while minimizing any damage to the Bayou aux Carpes CWA Section 404(c) site to the maximum degree possible in order to avoid unacceptable adverse effects.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2233.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0272
Document Number: E9-17927
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
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.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan for Sacramento 8-hour Ozone for Transportation Conformity Purposes; California
Document Number: E9-17926
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets for the years 2011, 2014 and 2017 from the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress Plan (``2009 Sacramento Ozone Plan''), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. In this notice, EPA is also notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets for the year 2018 from the 2009 Sacramento Ozone Plan are inadequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2009 Sacramento Ozone Plan was submitted to EPA on April 17, 2009 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). As a result of our adequacy findings, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the adequate budgets and cannot use the inadequate budget in future transportation conformity analyses once the finding becomes effective.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio; Volatile Organic Compound Emission Control Measures for Cleveland
Document Number: E9-17829
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving several volatile organic compound (VOC) control rules that were submitted on September 4, 2008, and March 23, 2009, into the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). The purpose of these rules is to satisfy the VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirement for the Cleveland-Akron 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. These rules are approvable because they satisfy the control and enforceability requirements of RACT, including Ohio's requirement to adopt VOC RACT rules for the Control Technique Guideline (CTG) documents issued by EPA in 2006 and 2007. EPA proposed these rules for approval on May 7, 2009, and received no comments.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; Transportation Conformity Memorandum of Agreement Update
Document Number: E9-17818
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on November 28, 2008, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation- related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect of this approval is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the South Carolina SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; Transportation Conformity Memorandum of Agreement Update
Document Number: E9-17817
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on November 28, 2008, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. This revision consists of transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the South Carolina SIP.
Identification of Priority Classes of Facilities for Development of CERCLA Section 108(b) Financial Responsibility Requirements
Document Number: E9-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, establishes certain regulatory authorities concerning financial responsibility requirements. Specifically, the statutory language
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for the Wood Building Products Surface Coating Industry, EPA ICR Number 2034.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0510
Document Number: E9-17837
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-27
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 that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.