Environmental Protection Agency March 9, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clean Air Act Proposed Interim Approval of Title V Operating Permits Program; Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2011-5342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes interim approval of the Title V Operating Permits Program submitted by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (Tribe). The Tribe's Title V Operating Permit Program (Title V Program) was submitted for the purpose of administering a tribal program for issuing operating permits to all major stationary sources, and certain other sources on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation (Reservation).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Kentucky; Louisville Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1997 Annual Fine Particle Standard
Document Number: 2011-5214
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is determining that the bi-state Louisville (Indiana and Kentucky) fine particle (PM2.5) nonattainment area has attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon complete, quality-assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007-2009 period showing that the area has monitored attainment of the annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Preliminary data for 2010 available to date are consistent with continued attainment. As a result of this determination, the requirements for the area 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 Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the standards shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: 2011-5196
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to promulgate amendments to a final rule that provided national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing stationary spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines. The final rule was published on August 20, 2010. This direct final action amends certain regulatory text to clarify compliance requirements related to continuous parameter monitoring systems. EPA is also correcting minor typographical errors in the regulatory text to the August 20, 2010, action.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: 2011-5195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking action to propose amendments to a final rule that provided national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing stationary spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines. The final rule was published on August 20, 2010. This action proposes to amend certain regulatory text to clarify compliance requirements related to continuous parameter monitoring systems. EPA is also proposing to correct minor typographical errors in the regulatory text to the August 20, 2010, action.
Fomesafen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-5070
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fomesafen in or on pepper (bell and non-bell), potato, and tomato. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
SFIREG Environmental Quality Issues Working Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-5069
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Working Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on April 18, 2011 and ending April 19, 2011. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Promoting Community Integrated Pest Management To Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-5068
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will host a National Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases Conference on March 30 and 31, 2011, under the auspices of EPA's Pesticide Program Dialog Committee (Public Health Work Group). The objectives of the conference are to identify knowledge gaps and barriers to effective community-wide tick control; propose the next steps in addressing knowledge gaps and eliminating barriers; and develop a framework for addressing the highest priority needs. The agenda for this conference will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ and placed in the docket in advance of the meeting.
Potassium Benzoate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-5051
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of potassium benzoate (Cas No. 582-25-2) under 40 CFR 180.910 when used as an inert ingredient (preservative) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, and under 40 CFR 180.930 when used as an inert ingredient (preservative) in pesticide formulations applied to animals (used for food). Landis International, on behalf of Whitmire Micro-Gen submitted two petitions to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of potassium benzoate.