Environmental Protection Agency 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice Of Availability
Document Number: E9-24924
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability Of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-24923
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the adequacy of information available to analyze the risk of exposure to naturally occurring asbestos. EPA also raised concerns related to provisions for dispersed recreation and implementation and adaptive management planning. Rating EC2.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; North Carolina: Redesignation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: E9-24818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (NC DAQ) submitted, on July 24, 2009, a request to redesignate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS); and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan with a 2020 end year for the GSMNP Area. The GSMNP Area is composed of portions of Haywood and Swain Counties in North Carolina. In this action, EPA is proposing to approve the 1997 8-hour ozone redesignation request for the GSMNP Area. Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the emission inventory and the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the GSMNP Area, including motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and an insignificance determination for conformity for volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from motor vehicles. Further, in this action, EPA is also describing the status of its transportation conformity adequacy determination for the new 2011 and 2020 MVEBs for NOX, and for the insignificance determination for VOC contribution from motor vehicle emissions to the 8-hour ozone pollution for the 1997 NAAQS, that are contained in the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the GSMNP Area. On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone standard. The current action, however,
Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-24813
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the established tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin in or on barley bran; barley grain; and barley straw. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Urea Sulfate Registration Review; Draft Ecological Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-24812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft ecological risk assessment for the registration review of urea sulfate and opens a public comment period on this document. 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. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed a comprehensive draft ecological risk assessment for urea sulfate uses, including a determination that urea sulfate uses will have no effect on federally listed threatened or endangered species or their designated critical habitat. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for urea sulfate. 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; Notification of Regulated Waste Activity and 2009 Hazardous Waste Report (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 0976.14; OMB Control Number 2050-0024
Document Number: E9-24814
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Updates; Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E9-24698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on January 12, 2009, for a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision of the carbon monoxide (CO) ``Limited Maintenance Plan'' update for Lake and Marion Counties, Indiana. These Limited Maintenance Plans demonstrate continued attainment of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Lake and Marion counties for an additional ten years.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Updates; Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: E9-24695
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted Carbon Monoxide (CO) ``Limited Maintenance Plan'' updates for Lake and Marion Counties on January 12, 2009. These Limited Maintenance Plans demonstrate continued attainment of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Lake and Marion counties for an additional ten years. EPA is, therefore, approving it into Indiana's State Implementation Plan (SIP).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-24687
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
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 July 13, 2009 and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from graphic arts printing operations, digital printing operations, adhesives, cleaning solvents, transfer of organic liquids, and facilities engaged in coating of wood products, flat paneling, paper, film, foil, and fabric. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cashout Settlement; Le Roi Smelter Site, Northport, WA
Document Number: E9-24707
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs incurred at the Le Roi Smelter Site in Northport, Washington, with settling parties: The Cecil A. Frazier Exemption Equivalent Trust and the Estate of Marie M. Frazier. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to the Hazardous Substance Superfund, to implement certain institutional controls, and to execute an option to sell the Site to the town of Northport. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue or take administrative action against the settling party pursuant to section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a) for recovery of past response costs. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E9-24705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on July 13, 2009. This revision incorporates provisions related to the implementation of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), promulgated on May 12, 2005, subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006, and the CAIR Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) concerning Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) annual, and NOX ozone season emissions for the State of Tennessee, promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised December 13, 2006. Although the District of Columbia Circuit Court found CAIR to be flawed, the rule was remanded without vacatur and thus remains in place. EPA is continuing to approve CAIR provisions into SIPs as appropriate. EPA previously approved an ``abbreviated SIP'' for Tennessee, primarily consisting of rules governing allocation of allowances to electric generating units (EGUs) for use in the trading programs established pursuant to CAIR and providing for voluntary opt- in to these programs on August 20, 2007 (72 FR 46388), effective on October 19, 2007. Tennessee has now requested, in a revised submittal dated September 21, 2009, and a clarification letter dated September 24, 2009, that EPA act on a portion of the July 13, 2009, submittal as an abbreviated SIP.
Registration Review; Dichlorvos Docket Reopened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-24685
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is opening an additional 30-day public comment period for the registration review of dichlorvos (DDVP). EPA established a registration review docket for DDVP (EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0209) and opened a 60-day public comment period for its registration review in the Federal Register issue of June 24, 2009 (74 FR 30077) (FRL-8422-4). However, during this public comment period, the DDVP registration review docket was missing supporting documents listed in the ``Reader's Guide to Dichlorvos (DDVP) Docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0209.'' The Agency has since included these supporting documents in the docket and has chosen to open an additional 30-day comment period for the public to review and comment on the registration review of DDVP. 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.
Emissions Factors Program Improvements
Document Number: E9-24684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is to convey issues raised by stakeholders about EPA's emissions factors program, inform the public of our initial ideas on
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: E9-24683
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered SAB to: Discuss EPA's updated long range strategic research directions, conduct one or more quality reviews of draft SAB panel reports, and plan for future SAB activities.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3745-21-17 Portable Fuel Containers
Document Number: E9-24610
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to reduce air pollution in Ohio. The SIP revision consists of a new regulation entitled Ohio's Administrative Code Rule 3745-21-17 ``Control of VOC Emissions from Portable Fuel Containers.'' This rule impacts sale, use, and manufacture of Portable Fuel Containers (PFC) in the State of Ohio. Ohio EPA submitted this request for approval of this rule on August 7, 2007. EPA is approving this rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3742-21-17 Portable Fuel Containers
Document Number: E9-24609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency submitted a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act in order to reduce air pollution in Ohio. The SIP revision consists of a new regulation entitled Ohio's Administrative Code Rule 3745-21-17 ``Control of VOC Emissions from Portable Fuel Containers.'' This rule impacts sale, use, and manufacture of Portable Fuel Containers in the State of Ohio. EPA is proposing to approve this rule.
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Document Number: E9-24549
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions and precursors from steam generating units, cogeneration units, stationary gas turbines, process heaters and internal combustion engines. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Document Number: E9-24548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions and precursors from steam generating units, cogeneration units, stationary gas turbines, process heaters and internal combustion engines. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Pesticides; Availability of Pesticide Registration Notice Announcing Establishment of the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force II
Document Number: E9-24442
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) regarding the formation of the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force II (AEATF II). PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular PR Notice provides information concerning the formation of an industry-wide task force to jointly develop mixer, loader, applicator and post-application exposure data for antimicrobial pesticides used in commercial, institutional, occupational, and consumer settings.
2009 Fall Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: E9-24553
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2009 Fall Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations; EPA ICR No. 2219.03, OMB Control No. 2020-0032
Document Number: E9-24458
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
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 2/28/2010. 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Diego Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-24456
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from cold solvent cleaning and vapor degreasing operations. We are approving two local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Diego Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E9-24454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from cold solvent cleaning and vapor degreasing operations. We are proposing to approve two local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-24468
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the need for additional alternatives analysis; analysis of sediment management options; and better evaluation of dredging methods. Rating EC2.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-24467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E9-24465
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning Doughty's Treating Plant Site, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.
Michigan: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E9-24464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Michigan has applied to EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Michigan's application and has preliminarily determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is proposing to authorize Michigan's changes.
Inert Ingredients; Extension of Effective Date of Revocation of Certain Tolerance Exemptions with Insufficient Data for Reassessment
Document Number: E9-24415
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document moves the effective date of the revocation of six inert ingredient tolerance exemptions as set forth in the Federal Register on August 7, 2009 (74 FR 39543).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Estuary Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1500.07, OMB Control No. 2040-0138
Document Number: E9-24341
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-08
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.
Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3-Final
Document Number: E9-24287
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is publishing the third Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 3) since the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) amendments of 1996. The CCL 3 is a list of contaminants that are currently not subject to any proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water regulations, that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems, and which may require regulation under SDWA. Today's final CCL 3 includes 104 chemicals or chemical groups and 12 microbiological contaminants.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Corrections to the Arizona and Nevada State Implementation Plans
Document Number: E9-24192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to delete certain statutes and rules that were erroneously approved by EPA under the Clean Air Act as part of the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. The rules that are the subject of this proposal were adopted by Pima County Health Department in Arizona and the State Environmental Commission, Clark County District Board of Health, and Washoe County District Board of Health in Nevada. The statutes and rules that EPA is proposing to delete relate to general declarations of policy, advisory committees, variances, and incidental fees and nuisance odors. EPA is proposing to delete these statutes and rules under section 110(k)(6) of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Corrections to the Arizona and Nevada State Implementation Plans
Document Number: E9-24191
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is deleting certain statutes and rules that were erroneously approved by EPA under the Clean Air Act as part of the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans. The rules that are the subject of this rule were adopted by Pima County Health Department in Arizona and the State Environmental Commission, Clark County District Board of Health, and Washoe County District Board of Health in Nevada. The statutes and rules that EPA is deleting relate to general declarations of policy, advisory committees, variances, and incidental fees and nuisance odors. EPA has determined that the continued presence of these statutory provisions and rules in the applicable state implementation plans is potentially confusing and thus harmful to affected sources, the state, local agencies, the general public and to EPA. The intended effect of this action is to delete these statutes and rules from the Arizona and Nevada state implementation plans.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Regulation To Reduce Idling of Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Document Number: E9-24187
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision contains a regulation to reduce engine idling time for operation of most heavy- duty vehicles in the state, with certain exceptions. EPA is approving this revision to the Delaware SIP governing idling of heavy duty vehicles in the State of Delaware. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Regulation To Reduce Idling of Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Document Number: E9-24186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware for the purpose of reducing engine idling time for operation of most heavy-duty motor vehicles in the state, with certain exceptions. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving Delaware's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal 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 action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments
Standards of Performance for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants
Document Number: E9-23783
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating amendments to the new source performance standards for coal preparation and processing plants. These final amendments include revisions to the emission limits for particulate matter and opacity standards for thermal dryers, pneumatic coal cleaning equipment, and coal handling equipment (coal processing and conveying equipment, coal storage systems, and coal transfer and loading systems) located at coal preparation and processing plants. These revised limits apply to affected facilities that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after April 28, 2008. The amendments also establish a sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limit and a combined nitrogen oxide (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions limit for thermal dryers located at coal preparation and processing plants. In addition, the amendments establish work practice standards to control fugitive coal dust emissions from open storage piles located at coal preparation and processing plants. The SO2 limit, the NOX/CO limit, and the work practice standards apply to affected facilities that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction of which commences after May 27, 2009. We are also modifying the definition of thermal dryer to include both direct contact and indirect contact thermal dryers drying all coal ranks. We are modifying the definition of pneumatic coal-cleaning equipment to include equipment cleaning all coal ranks. We are also amending the definition of coal for purposes of subpart Y to include coal refuse. The modified definitions of thermal dryer, pneumatic coal cleaning equipment, and coal will be used to determine whether and how the standards apply to facilities that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after May 27, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Missouri; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E9-23474
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by Missouri 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.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-24229
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be an informational meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to present the approach to re-evaluate atrazine.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): Reconsideration of Interpretation of Regulations That Determine Pollutants Covered by the Federal PSD Permit Program
Document Number: E9-24196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In a December 18, 2008 memorandum, EPA established an interpretation of the regulatory phrase ``subject to regulation'' that is applied to determine the pollutants subject to the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). On February 17, 2009, the EPA Administrator granted a petition for reconsideration of the regulatory interpretation in the memorandum. However, the Administrator did not grant a request to stay the memorandum, so the interpretation remains in effect for the federal PSD program pending completion of this reconsideration action. This document implements the grant of reconsideration by discussing and requesting public comment on various interpretations of the regulatory phrase ``subject to regulation.'' The interpretations discussed in this document include our current and preferred interpretation, which would make PSD applicable to a pollutant on the basis of an EPA regulation requiring actual control of emissions of a pollutant, as well as interpretations that would make PSD applicable to a pollutant on the basis of an EPA regulation requiring monitoring or reporting of emissions of a pollutant, the inclusion of regulatory requirements for specific pollutants in an EPA-approved state implementation plan (SIP), an EPA finding of endangerment, and the grant of a section 209 waiver. This document also takes comments on related issues and other interpretations that could influence this reconsideration.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Change to Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-24195
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 16, 2009, concerning a 4-day consultation meeting of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel 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. This document is being issued to revise the times for the meetings.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards
Document Number: E9-24190
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) on October 15, 2009, in Washington, DC. The purpose of ISCORS is to foster early resolution and coordination of regulatory issues associated with radiation standards. Agencies represented as members of ISCORS include the following: EPA; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Department of Energy; Department of Defense; Department of Transportation; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and the Department of Health and Human Services. ISCORS meeting observer agencies include the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, as well as representatives from both the States of Illinois and Pennsylvania. ISCORS maintains several objectives: (1) Facilitate a consensus on allowable levels of radiation risk to the public and workers; (2) promote consistent and scientifically sound risk assessment and risk management approaches in setting and implementing standards for occupational and public protection from ionizing radiation; (3) promote completeness and coherence of Federal standards for radiation protection; and (4) identify interagency radiation protection issues and coordinate their resolution. ISCORS meetings include presentations by the chairs of the subcommittees and discussions of current radiation protection issues. Committee meetings normally involve pre-decisional intra-governmental discussions and, as such, are normally not open for observation by members of the public or media. One of the four ISCORS meetings each year is open to all interested members of the public. There will be time on the agenda for members of the public to provide comments. Summaries of previous ISCORS meetings are available at the ISCORS Web site, http://www.iscors.org. The final agenda for the October 2009 meeting will be posted on the Web site shortly before the meeting.
Exposure Factors Handbook: 2009 Update
Document Number: E9-24189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the external review draft document titled, ``Exposure Factors Handbook: 2009 Update'' (EPA/600/R-09/052A), which was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The Exposure Factors Handbook provides a summary of the available statistical data on various factors used in assessing human exposure. This Handbook is aimed at exposure assessors inside the Agency as well as those outside who use data on standard factors to calculate human exposure to toxic chemicals. These factors include: drinking water consumption; mouthing behavior; soil ingestion rates; inhalation rates; dermal factors, including skin area and soil adherence factors; consumption of fruits and vegetables, fish, meats, dairy products, and homegrown foods; breast milk intake; human activity factors; consumer product use; and residential characteristics. Recommended values are for the general population and also for various segments of the population who may have characteristics different from the general population. An external peer-review workshop is expected to be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register. The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer-review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Quinclorac; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Document Number: E9-24188
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of quinclorac in or on cranberry. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on cranberries. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of quinclorac in this food commodity. The time-limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2012.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-24185
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: E9-24183
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary Cover Sheet for TSCA Submissions; EPA ICR No. 1780.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0156
Document Number: E9-24162
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ``Voluntary Cover Sheet for TSCA Submissions'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1780.05 and OMB Control No. 2070-0156, is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2010. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
Ammonium chloride; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-24161
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ammonium chloride (CAS Reg. No. 12125- 02-9) applied pre-harvest on all raw agricultural commodities when applied/used as a carrier/nutrient. SciReg, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ammonium chloride.
Sodium and Ammonium Naphthalenesulfonate Formaldehyde Condensates; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E9-24160
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the sodium and ammonium napthalenesulfonate formaldehyde condensates, herein referred to in this document as the SANFCs, when used as inert ingredients in pesticide formulations applied pre-harvest and post-harvest. The Joint Inerts Task Force (JITF), Cluster Support Team Number 11 and Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC, submitted petitions 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 SANFCs.
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-24061
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-24058
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of pyraclostrobin and its desmethoxy metabolite, expressed as parent compound, in or on coffee, bean, green at 0.3 parts per million (ppm; this is a new import tolerance); fruit, stone, group 12 at 2.5 ppm (this is an increase in the existing domestic tolerance); sorghum, grain, forage at 5.0 ppm; sorghum, grain, grain at 0.60 ppm; and sorghum, grain, stover at 0.80 ppm (the sorghum tolerances are new domestic tolerances). BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
C10
Document Number: E9-24055
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C10-C18-Alkyl dimethyl amine oxides (ADAO) when used as the inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to raw agricultural commodities pre- and post-harvest. Exponent on behalf of Stepan Company and Rhodia submitted petitions 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 ADAOs.