Environmental Protection Agency 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), Nonattainment NSR (NNSR) for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard, NSR Reform, and a Standard Permit
Document Number: E9-22806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing disapproval of submittals from the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to revise the Texas Major and Minor NSR SIP. We are proposing to disapprove the submittals because they do not meet the 2002 revised Major NSR SIP requirements. We are proposing to disapprove the submittals as not meeting the Major Nonattainment NSR SIP requirements for implementation of the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and the 1-hour ozone NAAQS. Additionally, EPA is proposing to disapprove the submittals to revise the Texas Major PSD NSR SIP. Finally, EPA proposes disapproval of the submitted Standard Permit (SP) for Pollution Control Projects (PCP) because it does not meet the requirements for a minor NSR SIP revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Modification of Existing Qualified Facilities Program and General Definitions
Document Number: E9-22805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing disapproval of revisions to the SIP submitted by the State of Texas that relate to the Modification of Existing Qualified Facilities (the Texas Qualified Facilities State Program or the Program). EPA proposes disapproval of the Texas Qualified Facilities State Program because it does not meet the Minor NSR SIP requirements nor does it meet the NSR SIP requirements for a substitute Major NSR SIP revision.
Aldicarb, Aliphatic Solvents, et al; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E9-22626
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticides: Aldicarb, Aliphatic Solvents, Carbaryl, Copper Salts, Copper Sulfate, Cypermethrin, Naphthalene Acetic Acid, Piperonyl Butoxide, Resmethrin, 2,4-DB, and 2,4-DP, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an August 12, 2009, Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants to voluntarily cancel their Aldicarb, Aliphatic Solvents, Carbaryl, Copper Salts, Copper Sulfate, Cypermethrin, Naphthalene Acetic Acid, Piperonyl Butoxide, Resmethrin, 2,4-DB, and 2,4-DP product registrations. These are not the last Aldicarb, Aliphatic Solvents, Carbaryl, Copper Salts, Copper Sulfate, Cypermethrin, Naphthalene Acetic Acid, Piperonyl Butoxide, Resmethrin, 2,4-DB, and 2,4-DP products registered for use in the United States. In the August 12, 2009 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants 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 Aldicarb, Aliphatic Solvents, Carbaryl, Copper Salts, Copper Sulfate, Cypermethrin, Naphthalene Acetic Acid, Piperonyl Butoxide, Resmethrin, 2,4-DB, and 2,4-DP products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2 nitro-1,3-propanediol (Tris Nitro); 10,10′-Oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA); Peroxy Compounds Registration Review; Antimicrobial Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-22624
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-22622
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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 review cases. 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 review. 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.
Bromine; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-22621
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final work plan and proposed registration review decision for the pesticide bromine and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. 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 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.
SFIREG Environmental Quality Issues Working Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-22620
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Working Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 19, 2009 and ending October 20, 2009. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-22534
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on date and pomegranate, and additionally increases established tolerances in or on almond hulls; tree nut, group 14; and pistachio. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Meptyldinocap; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-22523
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes import tolerances for combined residues of meptyldinocap, 2-(1-methylheptyl)-4,6-dinitrophenyl (2E)-2- butenoate and 2,4-DNOP, 2,4-dinitro-6-(1-methylheptyl)phenol expressed as meptyldinocap in or on grape. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Thiram; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E9-22520
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of thiram, (tetramethyl thiuram disulfide) in or on banana, import. Taminco Incorporated requested a tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: E9-22903
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this final action, EPA is issuing a stay, for nine months, on the ``grandfathering'' provision for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) requirements in the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The grandfathering provision was added to the Federal PSD regulations on May 16, 2008, as part of the final rule titled, ``Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5).'' This stay follows an administrative stay, which was in effect from June 1, 2009, until September 1, 2009, on the same provision. We believe this additional stay will provide sufficient time for EPA to propose, take public comment on, and issue a final action concerning the repeal of the grandfathering provision for PM2.5 in the Federal PSD program.
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E9-22816
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) will be renewed for an additional two-year period, as a necessary committee which is in the public interest, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The purpose of ELAB is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA, the EPA Science Advisor, and/or the Forum on Laboratory Accreditation (FEM) on issues associated with the enhancement of EPA's measurement programs and national accreditation for environmental laboratories.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; MBE/WBE Utilization Under Federal Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Interagency Agreements (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2212.03, OMB Control No. 2090-0025
Document Number: E9-22812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
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 October 31, 2009. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions `No-Migration' Variances, EPA ICR Number 1353.09, OMB Control Number 2050-0062
Document Number: E9-22804
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
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.
Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for New Jersey
Document Number: E9-22619
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of New Jersey is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program to adopt EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for one major rule and six minor revisions and/or corrections. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions. All interested parties may request a public hearing.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Questionnaire for Drinking Water Utilities Participating in Emerging Contaminant Sampling Program (New); EPA ICR No. 2346.01 OMB Control No. 2080-NEW
Document Number: E9-22569
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
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.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: E9-22533
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
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 12 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Two 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 12 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.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-22530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-22529
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about surface water and wetland impacts, and recommended that the final EIS include a cumulative impact analysis for the entire Big Cypress National Preserve. Rating EC2.
Tembotrione; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-22519
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises the tolerances for residues of the herbicide tembotrione, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on corn, sweet forage; corn, sweet, stover; and corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husks removed. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Revisions to the Denver Emergency Episode Plan
Document Number: E9-22281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the Denver Emergency Episode Plan submitted by the State of Colorado on September 16, 1997. EPA has determined that the Denver Emergency Episode Plan revisions meet the requirements for the prevention of air pollution emergency episodes with ambient concentrations of air pollutants that may endanger public health and welfare. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a non- controversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the direct final rule. If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will not take further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Revisions to the Denver Emergency Episode Plan
Document Number: E9-22279
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the Denver Emergency Episode Plan submitted by the State of Colorado on September 16, 1997. EPA has determined that the Denver Emergency Episode Plan revisions meet the requirements for the prevention of air pollution emergency episodes with ambient concentrations of air pollutants that may endanger public health and welfare. The intended effect of this action is to make Federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Notice of Availability of “Award of Special Appropriations Act Project Grants Authorized by the Agency's FY 2009 Appropriations Act”
Document Number: E9-22430
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a memorandum entitled ``Award of Special Appropriations Act Project Grants Authorized by the Agency's FY 2009 Appropriations Act.'' This memorandum provides information and guidelines on how EPA will award and administer grants for the special projects identified in the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) account of the Agency's FY 2009 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 111-8). The STAG account provides budget authority for funding identified water, wastewater and groundwater infrastructure projects. Each grant recipient will receive a copy of this document from EPA.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Canaan Valley Public Service District, WV
Document Number: E9-22429
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Acting Regional Administrator of EPA Region 3 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 Canaan Valley Public Service District (CVPSD) for the purchase of membrane filtrations cassettes, which are an integral component of the Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment process, at two of its Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). CVPSD indicates that the MBR treatment process is necessary to achieve the wastewater treatment levels required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued for these WWTPs. The membrane filtration equipment under consideration is manufactured by a company located in Canada and no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets the CVPSD's technical specifications. 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 the specific project circumstances. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the EPA Region III, Water Protection Division, Office of Infrastructure and Assistance. The CVPSD has provided sufficient documentation to support its request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Metal Furniture Coating (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 0649.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0106
Document Number: E9-22428
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
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; NSPS for Beverage Can Surface Coating (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 0663.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0001
Document Number: E9-22427
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
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.
Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Alternatives for the Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
Document Number: E9-22425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 612 of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reviews and lists as acceptable alternatives to ozone-depleting substances (ODS). In 2006, EPA proposed to list R-744 (CO2) as ``acceptable with use conditions'' as a substitute for CFC-12 in the motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) end-use within the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. When using CO2 as a refrigerant, MVAC systems would be required to use the refrigerant according to those legally enforceable conditions. EPA proposed use conditions because of the potential risk of exposure to elevated concentrations of CO2 within the passenger compartment if there was a leak of the MVAC system. Elevated CO2 levels could cause passengers, and of particular concern, the driver, to become drowsy. Since the time of the proposed rule, additional information regarding the effects of short-term CO2 exposures has become available and EPA is now making that information available to the public. As noted in the proposed rule, EPA is considering whether to establish a breathing zone ceiling and this short-term exposure information is relevant to EPA's decision on this issue. In addition, EPA is providing the public with opportunity to respond to an issue raised in a public comment on the proposed rule.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22424
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on October 14-15, 2009. A draft agenda is under development that will include reports from and discussions about current issues from the following PPDC work groups: Work Group on 21st Century Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling; and Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements for Pesticide Product Labeling. Discussion topics will also cover NPDES permit issues regarding pesticides; and current Endangered Species Act issues. Several PPDC work group meetings are scheduled in September and October 2009, and are open to the public. These include the PPDC PRIA Process Improvements Work Group meeting on October 1, 2009, and meetings of each of the above-mentioned three PPDC work groups on October 13, 2009, and other listed dates. A webcast covering NPDES issues in preparation for the PPDC meeting is being scheduled for October 7, 2009. Information about all of these meetings can be found on EPA's website at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-22413
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific, and enforcement policy issues.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1901.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0424
Document Number: E9-22412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
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.
Notice of Availability of the External Peer Review Draft of Using Probabilistic Methods To Enhance the Role of Risk Analysis in Decision-Making With Case Study Examples: Correction
Document Number: E9-22411
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register of August 18, 2009 (74 FR 41695), concerning notification of availability for public comment of two external review draft documents ``Using Probabilistic Methods to Enhance the Role of Risk Analysis in Decision-Making With Case Study Examples,'' and the ``Managers' Summary'' of the same document. The document contained an incorrect date for peer review, an incorrect EPA Docket number, and incorrect contact information. This correction notice also announces that the public comment period is being extended from 15 to 60 days, and that the peer review meeting is being modified from a letter peer review by closed teleconference to a publicly held external peer review meeting.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Preliminary Notice of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Development for the Chesapeake Bay
Document Number: E9-22410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the intent of EPA to establish a Chesapeake Bay-wide Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for nutrients and sediment for all impaired segments in the tidal portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This action is being taken pursuant to section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). To provide information to the public regarding the process, approach and implications of this action, EPA will hold a series of public meetings in late 2009 on dates and in locations to be determined. A second public comment period will be held in the summer of 2010 once a draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL is developed. This TMDL is being developed consistent with the requirements of two Consent Decrees settling the following lawsuits: American Canoe Association, Inc. and the American Littoral Society v. EPA, Civil No. 98-979-A (E.D. Va) and Kingman Park Civic Association, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 1:98CV00758 (D.D.C.). By this notice, EPA is soliciting preliminary input from the public on its plans for developing this Chesapeake Bay TMDL. EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the development and calculation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by December 18, 2009. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the public comment period and will consider them in the development of the TMDL as appropriate.
Mancozeb, Maneb, Metiram, and Thiram; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E9-22302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances for the fungicides mancozeb and maneb. Also, EPA is proposing to modify certain tolerances for the fungicides mancozeb, maneb, metiram, and thiram. In addition, EPA is proposing to establish new tolerances for the fungicides mancozeb, maneb, and metiram. 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).
Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel or to Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-22298
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
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 requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel and/or amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticides sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate and potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate. The requests would terminate dimethyldithiocarbamate salts use in or on pressure-treated wood preservatives, sapstain, paints, coatings, and cutting fluids, and prohibit ``open pour'' applications of one product. The request(s) would not terminate the last dimethyldithiocarbamate salts products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests within this period. Upon acceptance of these requests, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22296
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review scientific issues associated with field volatilization of conventional pesticides.
Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts; Amendment to Ziram and Ferbam Reregistration Eligibility Decisions
Document Number: E9-22293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's decision to amend the 2003 and 2005 Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (RED) documents for the antimicrobial pesticides Ziram and Ferbam (Reregistration Case 2180). EPA conducted a reassessment of the Ziram and Ferbam REDs upon learning that the salts Potassium Dimethyldithiocarbamate and Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate were not evaluated at the same time as the rest of case 2180. The Agency has conducted a risk assessment and issued a RED addendum for the Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts, which were inadvertently not included in the 2003 and 2005 Reregistration Eligibility Decision documents for Ziram and Ferbam. This notice opens an additional 60-day public comment period for Dimethyldithiocarbamate Salts because a previous comment period for the Risk Assessment portion of this addendum was restricted to registrants only.
Access to Confidential Business Information by CGI Federal Inc.
Document Number: E9-22291
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor, CGI Federal Inc. of Fairfax, 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).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Battelle Memorial Institute and Its Identified Subcontractors
Document Number: E9-22289
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized contractor, Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) of Columbus, OH and its subcontractors, Avanti Corporation of Alexandria, VA and Pegasus Technical Services, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, and 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Guident Technologies Inc. and Its Identified Subcontractors
Document Number: E9-22288
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Guident Technologies Inc. of Herndon, VA and subcontractors, Flatirons Solutions Corporation of Boulder, CO; Impact Innovations Systems, Inc (ISS) of Manassas, VA; and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, 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).
Notice of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III's Use of Web Site to Provide Notice of Intent To Terminate Pesticide Producing Establishment Registrations
Document Number: E9-22277
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Enviromental Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region III is announcing that it will be using its Web site to provide public notice of its intent to terminate pesticide producing establishment registrations under section 7 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in cases where it is unable to provide notice of its intent to terminate directly.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-22165
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day consultation meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues related to the assessment of hazard and exposure associated with nanosilver and other nanometal pesticide products.
Boscalid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-22163
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of boscalid in or on coffee, green bean imported and amends the tolerance for banana, imported. BASF, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation is also a removing tolerance for cucumber, and one tolerance for vegetable, root, subgroup 1A, except sugar beet, garden beet, radish, and turnip which are superceded with higher tolerances formerly published in the Federal Register of March 28, 2008 (73 FR 16553) (FRL-8354-4).
Ametryn, Amitraz, Ammonium Soap Salts of Higher Fatty Acids, Bitertanol, Coppers, et al.; Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E9-22022
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking certain tolerances/tolerance exemptions for the fungicides pentachloronitrobenzene and triadimenol; the herbicides ametryn, fluazifop-p-butyl, and prometryn; the insecticides amitraz and mineral oil; the defoliant/desiccant sodium chlorate; and the fungicide/algicide/herbicide coppers. Also, EPA is modifying certain tolerances for the fungicide bitertanol and the insecticide malathion. In addition, EPA is establishing new tolerances/tolerance exemptions for the fungicides coppers and pentachloronitrobenzene; the herbicide prometryn; the insecticide malathion; and the defoliant/desiccant sodium chlorate; and revising the tolerance expression for the ammonium salts of higher fatty acids (ammonium soap salts). The regulatory actions finalized 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).
Acetochlor; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-21845
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acetochlor, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on cotton, gin byproducts; cotton, undelinted seed; soybean, meal; and soybean, seed. Monsanto Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also removes the existing tolerance for indirect or inadvertent residues of acetochlor on soybean, seed.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Alaska
Document Number: E9-22208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve numerous revisions to Alaska's State Implementation Plan (SIP) relating to the motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program for control of carbon monoxide (CO) in Anchorage and Fairbanks. The State of Alaska submitted three revisions to the Alaska SIP: a March 29, 2002 submittal containing minor revisions to the Statewide Inspection and Maintenance Program, a December 11, 2006 submittal containing more substantial revisions to the Statewide Inspection and Maintenance Program, and a June 5, 2008 submittal containing major revisions to the Statewide Inspection and Maintenance Program discontinuing the Inspection and Maintenance Program in Fairbanks as an active control measure in the SIP and shifting it to contingency measures. EPA is proposing to approve these submittals because they satisfy the requirements of the Clean Air Act (hereinafter the Act or CAA).
EPAAR Prescription and Clauses-Government Property-Contract Property Administration
Document Number: E9-22038
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amends the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to update policy, procedures, and contract clauses. The final rule consolidates the EPAAR physical property clauses (Decontamination, Fabrication, and Government Property), re-designates the prescription number in the data clause, and updates the roles and responsibilities of the contractor, DCMA and CPC.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of the Columbus Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E9-21825
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking several related actions affecting the Columbus, Ohio 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is making a determination under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the Columbus area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Columbus area includes Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, and Madison 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. Preliminary 2009 air quality data show that the area continues to attain the 8-hour ozone standard. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2020 in the area. EPA is approving a request from the state of Ohio to redesignate the Columbus area to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2002 base year emissions inventory for the Columbus area as meeting the requirements of the CAA. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving the state's 2012 and 2020 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Columbus area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E9-21818
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking several related actions affecting the Cleveland- Akron-Lorain, Ohio 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is making a determination under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the Cleveland-Akron- Lorain area (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit Counties) has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). 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. Preliminary 2009 air quality data show that the area continues to attain the 8-hour ozone standard. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 8-hour ozone NAAQS through 2020 in the area. EPA is approving a request from the state of Ohio to redesignate the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain area to attainment of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2002 base year emissions inventory for the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain area as meeting the requirements of the CAA. EPA is approving Ohio's 15 percent (15%) Rate of Progress (ROP) plan as meeting the requirements of the CAA for the 1-hour ozone standard. EPA is also approving a waiver, for the Cleveland-Akron- Lorain area, from the oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements of section 182(f) of the CAA in relation to the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving the state's 2012 and 2020 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain area.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Document Number: E9-21947
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board). The Board meets three times each calendar year, twice at different locations along the U.S. border with Mexico, and once in Washington, DC. It was created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532,7 U.S.C. 5404. Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President and the Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico in order to improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States side of the border. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the States of Arizona, California New Mexico and Texas; and Tribal and private organizations to provide advice on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S./Mexico Border.