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Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Classify all Rodenticide Products Containing Strychnine as Restricted Use Pesticides; Opening of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-30155
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is publishing for public comment a July 9, 2009 petition from the State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0815, requesting that the Agency classify all rodenticide products containing strychnine as Restricted Use Pesticides.
Endothall; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30150
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for indirect or inadvertent combined residues of endothall in or on multiple commodities identified and discussed elsewhere in this document. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) in cooperation with the registrant, United Phosphorus, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dinotefuran; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30131
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of dinotefuran in or on Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 5B and turnip, greens. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-30126
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about riparian habitat impacts. Rating EC2.
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E9-30125
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has issued an experimental use permit (EUP) to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS) for the use of Gonacon Immunocontraceptive Vaccine on feral horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-30124
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30053
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a new tolerance for a plant commodity, and revises other tolerances for glyphosate and its metabolite N-acetyl-glyphosate and revises one tolerance for glyphosate per se. These changes are detailed in Unit II. of this document. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Rimsulfuron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30045
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends tolerances for residues of rimsulfuron in or on corn, field, forage and corn, field, stover and establishes tolerances in or on grain, aspirated fractions; soybean, forage; soybean, hay; soybean, hulls; and soybean, seed. E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference; Correction
Document Number: E9-30041
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects errors in the part 52 Identification of Plan tables for Virginia published on July 13, 2009 which summarizes the applicable regulatory, source-specific, and non-regulatory requirements which comprise the current EPA-approved Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP).
Prometryn; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30040
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for the residues of prometryn in or on celeriac, roots; celeriac, tops; cilantro, leaves; coriander, dried leaves; leaf petioles subgroup 4B; okra; parsley, leaves; parsley, dried leaves; and increases the tolerance level for carrot, root. Additionally, the tolerance for celery is removed since it is included in the leafy petioles subgroup 4B and the regional tolerance for parsley leaves is removed since it is superseded by the tolerance established in this action. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30039
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of fluoxastrobin and its Z isomer in or on berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G; corn, field, grain; corn, field, forage; corn, field, stover; soybean, forage; soybean, hay; soybean, hulls; soybean, seed; and aspirated grain fractions. Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E9-30038
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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 registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.
Tribenuron methyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30035
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tribenuron methyl and its metabolites and degradates in or on grain, aspirated fractions; soybean, forage; soybean, hay; and soybean, hulls; and revises existing tolerances for residues for tribenuron methyl and its metabolites and degradates in or on corn, field, forage; corn, field, grain; corn, field, stover; and soybean, seed. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Mesotrione; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30034
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of mesotrione in or on soybean, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Quinclorac; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30033
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quinclorac in or on grass, forage at 150 ppm and grass, hay at 130 ppm. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chlorimuron Ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-30032
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlorimuron ethyl, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on corn, field, forage; corn, field grain; corn, field, stover; grain, aspirated fractions; soybean, forage; and soybean, hay. In addition, the presently established tolerance term, ``soybean'' is being revised to ``soybean, seed.'' E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Budget in Submitted Subsequent NO2
Document Number: E9-30048
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) motor vehicle emissions budgets in the subsequent NO2 maintenance plan portion of the 2007 South Coast State Implementation Plan (SIP) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2007 South Coast SIP was submitted to EPA on November 28, 2007 by the California Air Resources Board as a revision to the California state implementation plan. CARB corrected the NO2 motor vehicle emissions budgets from the 2007 South Coast SIP by letter dated May 1, 2009. As a result of our finding, the Southern California Association of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the NO2 motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted subsequent NO2 maintenance plan for future transportation conformity determinations.
Notice of a Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Town of Taos, NM
Document Number: E9-30046
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 6 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 Town of Taos (``Taos'') for the purchase of membrane filtrations cassettes, which are an integral component of the Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) system, proposed for the expansion of its existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Taos indicates that the MBR system is necessary to achieve the tertiary wastewater treatment levels at the proposed 4 million gallons per day WWTP. The membrane filtration equipment under consideration is manufactured by a company located in Canada and no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets Taos' 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 Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the EPA Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division. Taos has provided sufficient documentation to support its request.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-30044
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby
Draft Toxicological Review of 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-30043
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer- review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-09/001). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA previously announced the 60-day public comment period (ending November 23, 2009) for the draft document in the Federal Register on September 24, 2009 (74 FR 48731). EPA will consider public comments and recommendations from the expert panel workshop as EPA finalizes the draft document.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Monterey Bay Region 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E9-29891
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Monterey Bay Area portion of the California State Implementation Plan. Submitted by the California Air Resources Board on December 19, 2007, this plan revision consists of a maintenance plan prepared for the purpose of providing for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone standard in Monterey Bay through the year 2014 and thereby satisfying the related requirements under Section 110(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act and EPA's phase 1 rule implementing the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the Clean Air Act that obligate the Agency to take action on submittals of state implementation plans and plan revisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Monterey Bay Region 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E9-29890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 19, 2007, the State of California submitted an 8- hour ozone maintenance plan for the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and requested that EPA approve the plan as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). In this action, EPA is proposing to approve the maintenance plan. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's request for approval of the maintenance plan as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views the maintenance plan and SIP revision as non-controversial and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this proposed rule, no further activity is contemplated in relation to this rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will
2,6-Diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN); Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-29897
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of 2,6-diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN), including its metabolites and degradates, resulting from post-harvest applications to potatoes, in or on various commodities. Loveland Products, Incorporated requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The tolerances will expire on May 18, 2012.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-29896
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-29895
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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 registrationthat is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open registration review dockets for aldoxycarb, 1 RS cis-permethrin, and cyhexatin. These pesticides do not currently have any actively registered pesticide products and are therefore not scheduled for review under the registration review program. Additionally, this document announces that the Agency is not opening a registration review docket for carbofuran because cancellation is in process.
Carbaryl; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E9-29894
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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, carbaryl, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an October 21, 2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the carbaryl registrant to voluntarily cancel their carbaryl pet collar product registrations. These are not the last carbaryl products registered for use in the United States; however, they are the last carbaryl products registered for use on pets. In the October 21, 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 registrant withdrew its request within this period. The Agency received one comment on the Notice, but it did not merit further review of the request. Further, the registrant did not withdraw its request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this Notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the carbaryl products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: E9-29893
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing new active ingredients not included in any currently registered products 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; NSPS for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units, EPA ICR Number 1088.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0072
Document Number: E9-29892
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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.
Dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide et al; Antimicrobial Pesticide Registration Review Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-29592
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for the Secondary Lead Smelter Industry, EPA ICR Number 1686.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0296
Document Number: E9-29806
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
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.
McClellan Air Force Base Superfund Site; Proposed Notice of Administrative Order on Consent
Document Number: E9-29805
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative order on consent concerning portions of the McClellan Air Force Base Superfund Site (``Site'') in McClellan, California has been negotiated by the Agency and the Respondent, McClellan Business Park, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The proposed administrative order on consent concerns cleanup of portions of the Site pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9606 and 9622 (``CERCLA''). Pursuant to a Federal Facilities Agreement (``FFA''), the U.S. Air Force is performing the CERCLA response actions for the Site; however, the FFA will be amended to suspend the obligations of the Air Force to conduct the response actions undertaken by the Respondent. The Air Force has prepared a Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer (``FOSET''), which has been subject to a public comment period. The Air Force will submit the FOSET to the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 9, and the State of California for their approval and upon approval of the FOSET, the Air Force will transfer portions of the Site to the County of Sacramento, which will then transfer those portions to the Respondent. The Air Force and the County of Sacramento have entered into an Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement, which requires the County of Sacramento to perform certain CERCLA response actions on the transferred portions of the Site, using funds supplied by the Air Force. The County of Sacramento has contracted with Respondent to conduct those CERCLA response actions. The proposed administrative order on consent would require the Respondent to prepare and perform removal actions, one or more remedial investigations and feasibility studies and one or more remedial designs and remedial actions for certain contaminants present on the transferred portions of the Site, under the oversight of EPA and the State of California. The administrative order on consent also commits the Respondent to reimburse direct and indirect future response costs incurred by EPA in connection with actions conducted under CERCLA at the transferred portions of the Site.
Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste: Conditional Exclusion From Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste for Solvent-Contaminated Industrial Wipes; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-29804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the document entitled ``Conditional Exclusion from Hazardous and Solid Waste for Solvent- Contaminated Industrial Wipes,'' which appeared in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009. The public comment period for this document was to close on December 28, 2009. The purpose of this document is to extend the comment period for 60 days until February 26, 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Steam Generating Units, EPA ICR Number 1052.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0026
Document Number: E9-29803
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
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.
Citric Acid Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-29593
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticide citric acid, case 4024. Registration Review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E9-29591
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter'' (EPA/600/R-08/139F) and the supplementary annexes (EPA/600/R-08/139FA). 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities; and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Document Number: E9-29570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA received two petitions for reconsideration from trade associations representing their stakeholders regarding the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities; and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities, which EPA promulgated on January 10, 2008, and amended on March 7, 2008. In this action, EPA is proposing amendments and clarifications to certain definitions and applicability provisions of the final rules in response to some of the issues raised in the petitions for reconsideration. In addition, several other compliance-related questions posed by various individual
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import, and Export
Document Number: E9-29569
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is adjusting the allowance system controlling U.S. consumption and production of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). This action allocates production and consumption allowances for HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b, as well as other HCFCs for which allowances were not allocated previously, for the control periods 2010-2014. This action also establishes baselines for HCFCs for which EPA had not established baselines previously. The HCFC allowance system is part of EPA's Clean Air Act program to phase out ozone-depleting substances to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. Protection of the stratospheric ozone layer helps reduce rates of skin cancer and cataracts, as well as other health and ecological effects. The U.S. is obligated under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) to limit HCFC consumption and production to a specific level and, using stepwise reductions, to decrease the specific level culminating in a complete HCFC phaseout in 2030. The next major milestone, to occur on January 1, 2010, is a 75 percent reduction from the aggregate U.S. HCFC baseline for production and consumption. The allowances allocated in this action ensure compliance with the international stepwise reduction, consistent with the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. In addition, this action amends the regulatory provisions concerning allowances for HCFC production for developing countries' basic domestic needs to be consistent with the September 2007 adjustments to the Montreal Protocol. Also, this action provides the Agency's interpretation of a self-effectuating ban on introduction into interstate commerce and use of HCFCs contained in section 605(a) of the Clean Air Act and amends existing regulatory provisions to facilitate implementation of the statutory requirements.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Ban on the Sale or Distribution of Pre-Charged Appliances
Document Number: E9-29560
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule bans the sale or distribution of air- conditioning and refrigeration appliances containing HCFC-22, HCFC- 142b, or blends containing one or both of these substances, beginning January 1, 2010. In addition, EPA is banning the sale or distribution of air-conditioning and refrigeration appliance components that are pre-charged with HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, or blends containing one or both of these controlled substances as the refrigerant. These prohibitions apply only to appliances and components manufactured on or after January 1, 2010.
Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act
Document Number: E9-29537
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Administrator finds that six greenhouse gases taken in combination endanger both the public health and the public welfare of current and future generations. The Administrator also finds that the combined emissions of these greenhouse gases from new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engines contribute to the greenhouse gas air pollution that endangers public health and welfare under CAA section 202(a). These Findings are based on careful consideration of the full weight of scientific evidence and a thorough review of numerous public comments received on the Proposed Findings published April 24, 2009.
Granville High School Mercury Superfund Site, Creedmoor, Granville County, NC Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E9-29689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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 a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the Granville High School Mercury Superfund Site located in Creedmoor, Granville County, North Carolina for publication.
Effluent Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: E9-29688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 28, 2009 (74 FR 44676), EPA published a proposed rule entitled ``Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category; Proposed Rule.'' Written comments on the proposed rulemaking were to be submitted to EPA on or before December 28, 2009 (a 120-day public comment period). Since publication, the Agency has received several requests for additional time to submit comments. EPA is extending the public comment period until February 26, 2010.
Issuance of a Final NPDES General Permit (GP) for Offshore Seafood Processors Discharging in Federal Waters Off the Alaska Shore (Permit Number AKG-524-000)
Document Number: E9-29598
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 26, 2008, the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, proposed to issue a general permit to cover offshore seafood processors discharging seafood processing waste off the shore of Alaska. During the 76-day comment period, EPA received comments from 11 people and has prepared a Response to Comments document to explain changes made in the permit and reasons for not making changes that were requested.
Draft Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-29594
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on January 12, 2010, during the public comment period for the external review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-09/011A). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). This listening session is a step in EPA's revised IRIS process, announced on May 21, 2009, to develop human health assessments for inclusion in the IRIS database. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and before the external peer review meeting. The public comment period and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) peer-review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, are separate processes. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All presentations submitted in accordance with the instructions below will become part of the official public record.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-29562
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-29561
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the quality of herbicide toxicity data and the clarity of information presented in comparing alternatives. Rating EC2.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: E9-29556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to allocate essential use allowances for import and production of Class I ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) for calendar year 2010. Essential use allowances enable a person to obtain controlled Class I ODSs through an exemption to the regulatory ban on the production and import of these chemicals, which became effective as of January 1, 1996. EPA allocates essential use allowances for production or import of a specific quantity of Class I substances solely for the designated essential purpose. The proposed allocation in this action is 30.0 metric tons (MT) of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for use in metered dose inhalers (MDIs) for 2010.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions; Interim Final Rule; Stay
Document Number: E9-29068
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making an interim final determination to provide an additional stay of the regulations concerning the inclusion of fugitive emissions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Exhaust Emissions of Light-duty Vehicles in Metropolitan Detroit ; EPA ICR No. 2363.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW
Document Number: E9-29440
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Under Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing, LLC, Coffeyville, KS
Document Number: E9-29350
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing, LLC (CRRM), Coffeyville, Kansas, for recovery of past response costs concerning the response actions taken by CRRM relative to the manufacture of propane containing higher than normal concentrations of organic fluoride. The settlement requires CRRM to pay the Hazardous Substances Superfund for costs incurred by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, in response to overseeing and investigating this response. The settlement requires CRRM to pay $54,625.06, to the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all comments and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA Region 7 office located at 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.