Environmental Protection Agency March 2, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2011-4656
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an August 4, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the August 4, 2010 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, 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. 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 products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program
Document Number: 2011-4655
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program; EPA ICR No. 2261.02, OMB No. 2070-0171. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2011-4652
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements; EPA ICR No. 1710.06, OMB No. 2070-0151. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools and Asbestos Model Accreditation Plans
Document Number: 2011-4651
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools and Asbestos Model Accreditation Plans; EPA ICR No. 1365.09, OMB No. 2070-0091. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its estimated burden and costs.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the AT&SF Albuquerque Superfund Site
Document Number: 2011-4650
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of the northern 62-acre parcel of the AT&SF Albuquerque Superfund Site (Site) located in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This partial deletion pertains to the soil and ground water associated with the northern 62-acre parcel. After this deletion, these 62 acres will no longer be part of the Site. The other 27 acres will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of New Mexico, through the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), have determined that all appropriate response actions for this parcel under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion of these parcels does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals
Document Number: 2011-4649
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's progress in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal years 2009 and 2010. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires EPA to publish information about EPA's annual achievements in this area. This notice discusses the integration of tolerance reassessment with the reregistration process, and describes the status of various regulatory activities associated with reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The notice gives the total numbers of products reregistered and products registered under the ``fast-track'' provisions of FIFRA.
Oregon: Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program
Document Number: 2011-4640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Oregon has applied for final approval of its Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Oregon's application and made the tentative decision that the State's UST program satisfies all requirements necessary to qualify for final approval. Today's Federal Register notice solicits comments on the proposed rule.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-4639
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered SAB to consider a draft report commenting on the President's requested FY 2012 budget for EPA research and to discuss SAB plans to provide advice on Office of Research and Development (ORD) strategic research directions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide (Applications, Recordkeeping, and Periodic Reporting) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-4638
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
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, 2031.03, is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2011. 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.
Potassium Hypochlorite; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-4534
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Potassium hypochlorite. Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting that Potassium hypochlorite in end-use products be eligible for the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.
Dinotefuran; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-4533
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Texas Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide dinotefuran (CAS No.165252-70-0) to treat up to 150,000 acres of rice to control rice stink bug (Oebalus pugnax). The applicant proposes a use which has been requested in 3 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Difenoconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-4370
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or on mango and wax jambu. Syngenta Crop Protection, Incorporated requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Kasugamycin; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption for Use on Apples in Michigan, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-4369
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Michigan Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide kasugamycin (CAS No. 6980-18-3) to treat up to 10,000 acres of apples to control fire blight. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA. EPA is soliciting public comments before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.