Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision/Modification Approvals, State of South Dakota
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of South Dakota's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Maryland
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Maryland's request to revise its EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal)
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 July 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.
Carbon Dioxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of carbon dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 124-38-9) when used as an inert ingredient as a propellant in pre-harvest and post-harvest applications and when applied to animals. Whitmire Micro- Gen Research Laboratories, Inc., c/o Landis International, Inc. submitted a petition 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 carbon dioxide.
Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee. Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by December 2011. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be used to solicit nominees. Background: The Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA established this Committee in 1997 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting children's health. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year terms with the possibility of reappointment to a second term. The Committee usually meets 2-3 times annually and the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business, but members must be able to cover expenses prior to reimbursement. The CHPAC is looking for representatives from the private sector, state and local government, academia (including a graduate level student representative), NGOs, public health practitioners, pediatricians, obstetrics, occupational medicine, community nurses, environmental groups, health groups, health research, epidemiology and toxicology. We are looking for experience in children's environmental health policy, and in specific issues such as lead poisoning and asthma, chemical exposures, public health information tracking, knowledge of EPA regulation development, risk assessment, exposure assessment, tribal children's environmental health and children's environmental health disparities. EPA encourages nominations from all racial and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. 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. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Clothianidin; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clothianidin in or on mustard, seed. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenoxycarb, Sodium Tetrathiocarbonate, and Temephos; Registration Review Proposed Decisions; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II.A. and opens a public comment period on the proposed decisions. 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 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.
Atrazine, Chloroneb, Chlorpyrifos, Clofencet, Endosulfan, et al.; Proposed Tolerance Actions
EPA is proposing to revoke certain tolerances in follow-up to canceled uses for chlorpyrifos, chloroneb, clofencet, endosulfan, ethyl parathion, methidathion, methyl parathion, and N,N-diethyl-2-(4- methylbenzyloxy)ethylamine, modify certain tolerances for atrazine, establish tolerances for endosulfan, and make minor revisions to tolerance expressions for a few of the aforementioned pesticide ingredients. Also, EPA will be removing currently expired tolerances for methidathion, and ethyl and methyl parathion.