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Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-23936
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from August 17, 2009 through September 4, 2009, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E9-23934
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from July 1, 2009 through August 14, 2009, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Amendment of Experimental Use Permits
Document Number: E9-23933
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted amended experimental use permits (EUPs) to the following pesticide applicants. EUPs permit use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Suspend the Registration of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait and Cancel Certain Application Sites; Opening of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-23932
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is publishing for public comment a June 5, 2009 petition from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP- 2009-0684, requesting that the Agency suspend the registration of the chlorophacinone product, Rozol Prairie Dog Bait (EPA Reg. No. 7173- 286), and cancel certain application sites for the product.
Public Hearing Locations for the Proposed Rulemaking To Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: E9-24159
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates and Agenda
Document Number: E9-24060
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, will have teleconference meetings on October 21, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; November 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; December 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. ET; February 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. ET; and March 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Expanding the number of laboratories seeking National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) accreditation; (2) proficiency testing; (3) ELAB support to the Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM); (4) implementing the performance approach; and (5) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their next face-to-face meeting on January 25, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL at 1:30 p.m. (CT).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; North Carolina: Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir; Determination of Attaining Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-24059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Hickory-Morganton- Lenoir, North Carolina, (hereafter referred to as ``Hickory, North Carolina'') nonattainment area for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has attained the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This proposed determination is based upon three years of complete quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that this area has monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS for the years of 2006-2008. In addition, monitoring data thus far available, but not yet certified, in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database for 2009 show that this area continues to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirement for the State of North Carolina to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard for the Hickory, North Carolina, PM2.5 nonattainment area, shall be suspended. This requirement would remain suspended as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; North Carolina: Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point; Determination of Attaining Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-24057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine that the Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, North Carolina, (hereafter referred to as ``Greensboro, North Carolina'') nonattainment area for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has attained the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This proposed determination is based upon complete, quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data for the years 2006-2008 showing that this area has monitored attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, monitoring data thus far available, but not yet certified, in the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) database for 2009 show that this area continues to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirement for the State of North Carolina to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the standard for the Greensboro, North Carolina, PM2.5 nonattainment area, shall be suspended. This requirement would remain suspended as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions; EPA ICR No. 2228.03; OMB Control No. 2060-0566
Document Number: E9-24056
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
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 request is to renew an emergency ICR that is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Extended Permit Terms for Renewal of Federally Enforceable State Operating Permits
Document Number: E9-23938
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving Indiana's rule revision to extend permit terms for the renewal of Federally Enforceable State Operating Permits (FESOPs) from five years to ten years. Indiana submitted this rule revision for approval on December 19, 2007. FESOPs enable non-major sources to obtain federally enforceable limits that keep them below certain Clean Air Act (Act) applicability thresholds. EPA published proposed and direct final approvals of this request on May 5, 2009. We received adverse comments on our proposed rulemaking, which are
Lead Dust Hazard Standards and Definition of Lead-Based Paint; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Notice of Receipt and Request for Comment
Document Number: E9-23929
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA has received a petition from the National Center for Healthy Housing, Alliance for Healthy Homes, Sierra Club, et al., (petitioners) on August 10, 2009, and requests comments on issues raised by the petition. The petition requests, under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) or, in the alternative, under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), EPA to lower the regulatory lead dust standards and modify the regulatory definition of lead-based paint. EPA must either grant or deny a TSCA section 21 petition within 90 days of filing.
Operating Permit Programs; Flexible Air Permitting Rule
Document Number: E9-23794
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
We are revising the regulations governing State and Federal operating permit programs required by title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) to promote flexible air permitting (FAP) approaches that provide greater operational flexibility and, at the same time, ensure environmental protection and compliance with applicable laws.
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
Document Number: E9-22928
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 15, 1997, EPA adopted new source performance standards (NSPS) and emissions guidelines (EG) for hospital/medical/ infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). The NSPS and EG were established under Sections 111 and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). In a response to a suit filed by the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council (Sierra Club), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) remanded the HMIWI regulations on March 2, 1999, for further explanation of EPA's reasoning in determining the minimum regulatory ``floors'' for new and existing HMIWI. The HMIWI regulations were not vacated and were fully implemented by September 2002. On February 6, 2007, we published our proposed response to the Court's remand. Following recent court decisions and receipt of public comments regarding the proposal, we re- assessed our response to the remand, and on December 1, 2008, we published another proposed response and solicited public comments. This action promulgates our response to the Court's remand and also satisfies the CAA Section 129(a)(5) requirement to conduct a review of the standards every 5 years.
Extension of Public Comment Period: Second External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E9-23943
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA published a notice in the Federal Register of Monday, August 31, 2009 (74 FR, 44842-44843), announcing the extension of the public comment period for the ``Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate MatterSecond External Review Draft'' (EPA/600/R-08/139B and EPA/600/R-08/139BA). The closing date of the extended comment period is a Federal holiday, October 12, 2009. Thus, the comment period is being extended to October 13, 2009.
Draft Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Document Number: E9-23940
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for two draft assessment documents titled, Risk Assessment to Support the Review of the PM Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardsExternal Review Draft and Particulate Matter Urban-Focused Visibility AssessmentExternal Review Draft (74 FR 46589; September 10, 2009). The EPA is extending the comment period that originally was scheduled to end on October 15, 2009. The extended comment period will close on November 9, 2009. The EPA is extending the comment period to provide stakeholders and the public with adequate time to conduct appropriate analysis and prepare meaningful comments.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-23824
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E9-23823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental objections because waste rock from several pits could generate leachate with high concentrations of metals and metalloids, and degrade water quality if the leachate should reach groundwater or surface waters, or if pit lakes would form. Also, EPA expressed concerns about potential impacts to air quality and the lack of suitable soil for reclamation. EPA recommends the additional information on waste rock geochemical characterization, potential impacts to water and air resources, mitigation and monitoring, and closure and reclamation. Rating EO2.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for New Jersey
Document Number: E9-23797
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries which must be promulgated into the regulations and updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of New Jersey. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of New Jersey is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The requirements discussed below are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and are listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: 1-Hour Ozone Attainment Contingency Measures for the San Joaquin Valley, CA
Document Number: E9-23796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 14, 2009, EPA proposed to disapprove the attainment contingency measures in the extreme area plan for attainment of the 1- hour ozone standard in California's San Joaquin Valley. EPA is now proposing to approve these contingency measures and to withdraw its proposed disapproval. This proposed approval is based on technical information provided to EPA by the California Air Resources Board.
Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-23795
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical reviews of research with human subjects.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Alabama: Proposed Approval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule and Alternative Proposed Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule
Document Number: E9-23793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 3, 2009, EPA granted a February 25, 2009, petition seeking reconsideration of an October 15, 2008, final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision regarding the State of Alabama's visible emissions rules. As part of its reconsideration process, EPA is now proposing to either affirm the previous rulemaking (which approved the revisions) or, alternatively, amend its previous rulemaking (i.e., disapproving the revisions). EPA is seeking public comment on the issues raised in the petition for reconsideration as well as the actions proposed in this notice. EPA is also seeking public comment on the relationship between opacity and particulate matter mass emissions. Following its evaluation of the issues raised in the petition for reconsideration, and any information submitted during the public comment process, EPA will take final action either affirming the previous rulemaking or amending the previous rulemaking and disapproving the revisions to the visible emissions portion of Alabama's SIP.
Acid Rain Program: Notice of Annual Adjustment Factors for Excess Emissions Penalty
Document Number: E9-23792
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Acid Rain Program under title IV of the Clean Air Act provides for automatic excess emissions penalties in dollars per ton of excess emissions for sources that do not meet their annual Acid Rain emissions limitations. This notice states the dollars per ton excess emissions penalty amounts, which must be adjusted for each compliance year commensurate with changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), for compliance years 2009 and 2010.
Notice of Availability of Final NPDES General Permits MAG640000 and NHG640000 for Discharges From Potable Water Treatment Facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Including Both Commonwealth and Indian Country Lands) and the State of New Hampshire: The Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit (PWTF GP)
Document Number: E9-23791
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA-New England, is issuing a notice of availability of the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for potable water treatment facility (PWTF) discharges to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (included both Commonwealth and Indian country lands) and the State of New Hampshire. These General Permits replace the previous PWTF GP, which expired on November 15, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Small Municipal Waste Combustors (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1900.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0423
Document Number: E9-23692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
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.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Dutch Boy Site, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E9-23690
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
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 concerning the Dutch Boy Site in Chicago, Illinois with the following settling party: NL Industries, Inc. The settlement requires the settling party to reimburse the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund $165,709.61. 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, 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 EPA Record Center, Room 714, EPA, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604 and the Chicago Public Library, Pullman Branch, 11001 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60628.
Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the Merrill Meyers Site, Wells County, IN
Document Number: E9-23689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notification is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement agreement regarding partial recovery of costs incurred by EPA in implementing a removal action at the Merrill Meyers [sic] Site, Petroleum, in Wells County, Indiana. EPA proposes to enter into this agreement under the authority of Sections 107 and 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607 and 9622(h). The proposed agreement has been executed by Merrill A. and Janice A. Myers, residing in Petroleum, Indiana. Under the proposed agreement, the Myers will pay $174,706.67 to reimburse the Superfund for part of the $228,831.93 in costs incurred by EPA in implementing the removal action. For thirty days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may decide not to enter into the proposed agreement if comments disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Final Determination for Dominion Energy Brayton Point, Somerset, MA
Document Number: E9-23634
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on May 13, 2009, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of the petition for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit (``Permit'') that EPA New England issued to Dominion Energy Brayton Point, LLC (``Dominion''). The Permit was issued pursuant to the PSD regulations under 40 CFR 52.21.
Assessment of Anticipated Visibility Improvements at Surrounding Class I Areas and Cost Effectiveness of Best Available Retrofit Technology for Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Generating Station: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: E9-23633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) regarding our assessment of anticipated visibility improvements at surrounding Class I areas and the cost effectiveness of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Generating Station (August 28, 2009). Through this notice, EPA extends the close of the ANPR comment period from September 28, 2009 until October 28, 2009.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-October 2009
Document Number: E9-23632
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health; Technical Support Document, Volume 3: Development of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors
Document Number: E9-23631
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In 2000, EPA announced the availability of final revisions to the Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000) (hereafter ``2000 Human Health Methodology'') published pursuant to section 304(a) (1) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Along with the 2000 Human Health Methodology, EPA committed to publishing several technical support documents to provide additional detail to the Methodology document, including two documents that describe the development of bioaccumulation factors for use in ambient water quality criteria calculations. In 2003, EPA announced the release of the Technical Support Document Volume 2: Development of National Bioaccumulation Factors (hereafter ``National BAF TSD''). Today, the Agency is releasing the Technical Support Document, Volume 3: Development of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors (hereafter ``Site-Specific BAF TSD'') that accompanies the Methodology and the National BAF TSD. EPA accepted scientific views on the draft document in two separate Federal Register Notices. The National BAF TSD contains technical details on how EPA develops national bioaccumulation factors for use in deriving national recommended ambient water quality criteria for protecting human health. The Site-Specific BAF TSD contains technical details on how States and Tribes may develop site-specific bioaccumulation factors for use in deriving site-specific ambient water quality criteria for protecting human health. The goal in deriving site-specific BAFs is to determine the most accurate estimates of bioaccumulation feasible for each site.
State Innovation Grant Program, Preliminary Notice for Proposals for 2010 Awards
Document Number: E9-23630
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving preliminary notice of its intention to solicit pre-proposals for a 2010 grant program to support innovation by State environmental agenciesthe ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' In addition, EPA is asking each State environmental regulatory agency to designate a point of contact speaking on behalf of management (in addition to the Commissioner, Director, or Secretary) who will be the point of contact for further communication about the upcoming solicitation. If your point of contact from previous State Innovation Grant solicitations is to be your contact for this year's competition, there is no need to send that information again, as all previously designated points of contact will remain on our notification list for this year's competition. EPA anticipates publication of a Solicitation Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity on the Federal government's grants opportunities Web site (http://www.grants.gov) to announce the availability of the next solicitation within 45 days.
Thiamethoxam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: E9-23628
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of thiamethoxam (3-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N- nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine) and its metabolite CGA-322704, [N-(2- chloro-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-guanidine, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of thiamethoxam, in or on: avocado; berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry; black sapote; bushberry subgroup 13-07B, except lingonberry and blueberry, lowbush; caneberry subgroup 13-07A; canistel; fruit, small, vine climbing, subgroup 13-07F, except fuzzy kiwifruit; mamey sapote; mango; papaya; rice, grain; sapodilla; star apple; and vegetable, root, subgroup 1A. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In addition, this regulation amends existing tolerances for combined residues of thiamethoxam and its metabolite CGA-322704 in or on: cattle, meat byproducts; goat, meat byproducts; horse, meat byproducts; and sheep, meat byproducts. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these amended tolerances under FFDCA.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-23587
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 67979- EUP-I from Syngenta Seeds Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) [Event 5307] Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector pSYN12274) in event 5307 corn (SYN- [Oslash]53[Oslash]7-1) and combined trait hybrids with one or more of the following additional PIPs: 1) [Bt11] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material (as contained in plasmid vector pZO1502) necessary for its production in corn, 2) [DAS-59122-7] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material (vector PHP 17662) necessary for their production in Event DAS-59122-7 corn, 3) [MIR162] Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector pNOV1300) in event MIR162 maize (SYN-IR162-4), 4) [MIR604] Modified Cry3A protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of pZM26) in corn (SYN-IR604-8), and 5) [TC1507] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material (vector PHP8999) for its production in Event TC1507 corn. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: E9-23573
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing State, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration of Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions
Document Number: E9-23503
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is providing notice that through a letter signed by the Administrator on April 24, 2009, EPA granted a petition for reconsideration of the final rule titled, ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Reconsideration of Inclusion of Fugitive Emissions,'' published on December 19, 2008 (Fugitive Emissions Rule). EPA's decision to reconsider was in response to a request made by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in a letter dated February 17, 2009.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference for New Hampshire
Document Number: E9-23472
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of its regulations for materials submitted by the State of New Hampshire that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by New Hampshire and approved by EPA.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notice 24 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: E9-23470
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Determination of Acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The determinations concern new substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning and foam blowing sectors.
Methyl Bromide; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Amend Pesticide Registrations to Terminate Uses of Certain Products
Document Number: E9-23458
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
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 amend their registrations to terminate uses of certain products containing the pesticide methyl bromide. The requests would terminate post harvest methyl bromide use in or on alfalfa hay and cottonseed. The requests would terminate alfalfa hay and cottonseed uses from all methyl bromide 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.
Registration Review; New Biopesticides Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: E9-23453
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
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.
Rodenticides; Product Cancellation Order
Document Number: E9-23452
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation of registrations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of certain rodenticide products containing the pesticides bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a December 24, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from several registrants to voluntarily cancel certain bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide product registrations. These are not the last bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide products registered for use in the United States. In the December 24, 2008 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order cancelling the products unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-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 bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Notice of Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E9-23451
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
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.
Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-23450
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making available for comment an amended registration application submitted by Valent U.S.A. Corporation requesting the addition of multiple commodities onto the clothianidin technical and three end-use labels. Clothianidin Technical Insecticide is currently registered for formulation into end-use products labeled with terrestrial food, turf and ornamental, outdoor residential and non- residential uses. EPA is providing public notice of this amended registration application and an opportunity for the public to comment on the application.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval
Document Number: E9-23449
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of an application to register the pesticide product Bedoukian l-Carvone containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Organic Arsenicals; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses
Document Number: E9-23319
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide organic arsenicals, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a July 8, 2009 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the organic arsenical registrants to voluntarily cancel or amend to terminate uses of their organic arsenical product registrations.
Pseudomonas syringae; Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-23218
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticide Pseudomonas syringae, case 6007. 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.
Pseudomonas fluorescens; Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-23217
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticide Pseudomonas fluorescens, case 6006. 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.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: E9-23213
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces Agency approval of applications to register pesticide products containing saflufenacil, a new active ingredient not included in any previously registered products, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended; and the opening of a comment period on such approval.
Draft Toxicological Review of Chloroprene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E9-23504
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public comment period for the external review draft document titled, ``Toxicological Review of Chloroprene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)''. EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public and the expert peer-review workshop, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, when EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period will provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer-review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Determination of Clean Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-23502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is reopening the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) published on July 31, 2009 (74 FR 38161). In the NPR, EPA proposed to determine that the Baltimore, Maryland portion of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg nonattainment areas for the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) fine particulate (PM2.5) have clean data for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA received comments from EarthJustice requesting that the 2009 monitored data referred to in the proposed rule be made available as part of the record and that the proposed rule either be revised or the comment period reopened to allow the public to consider the data. EPA is, therefore, reopening the comment period and including the data that was relied upon for the proposed clean data determination as well as the 2009 monitored data. The data relied upon by EPA is now provided in a Technical Support Document which is included in the record for this rulemaking. EPA is reopening the comment period through October 29, 2009. All comments received on or before October 29, 2009 will be entered into the public record and considered by EPA before taking final action on the proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Determination of Clean Data for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: E9-23500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is reopening the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) published on July 31, 2009 (74 FR 38154) and corrected on August 27, 2009 (74 FR 43653). In the NPR, EPA proposed to determine that Berkeley County, part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV nonattainment area; Wood County and the Grant Tax District in Pleasants County, part of the Parkersburg-Marietta WV-OH nonattainment area; and Marshall County and Ohio County, part of the Wheeling WV-OH nonattainment area for the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate (PM25) have clean data for the 1997 PM25 NAAQS. EPA received comments from EarthJustice pertaining to the design value calculations for the Hagerston- Martinsburg nonattainment area. EarthJustice also requested that the 2009 monitored data referred to in the proposed rule be made available as part of the record and that the proposed rule either be revised or the comment period reopened to allow the public to consider the data. EPA is therefore reopening the comment period and including the data that was relied upon for the clean data determination as well as the 2009 monitored data. The data relied upon by EPA is now provided in a Technical Support Document which is included in the record for this rulemaking. EPA is reopening the comment period through October 29, 2009. All comments received on or before October 29, 2009 will be entered into the public record and considered by EPA before taking final action on the proposed rule.