Environmental Protection Agency May 6, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Lead (Pb)
Document Number: 2011-11140
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Lead'' (EPA/600/R-10/075A). This draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb). EPA is releasing this draft document to seek review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register Notice). The draft document does not represent and should not be construed to represent any final EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any timely public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising the document.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2011-11132
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-11129
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the chartered SAB on June 6, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report entitled ``SAB Review of EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments.''
Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes; Significant New Use Rule
Document Number: 2011-11127
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-08-199. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process the chemical substance for a use that is designated as a significant new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. EPA believes that this action is necessary because the chemical substance may be hazardous to human health. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-11118
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) and Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (MCAQMD)
Document Number: 2011-11038
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) and Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (MCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Both districts are required under Part C of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to adopt and implement SIP-approved Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit programs. These revisions update the definitions used in the districts' PSD permit programs.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) and Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (MCAQMD)
Document Number: 2011-11035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) and Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (MCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Both districts are required under Part C of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to adopt and implement SIP- approved Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit programs. These proposed revisions update the definitions used in the districts' PSD permit programs.
Metarhizium anisopliae Strain F52; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-11030
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Metarhizium anisopliae strain F52 in or on all food commodities when applied as an insecticide, miticide, or ixodicide and used in accordance with good agricultural practices. Novozymes Biologicals, 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 Metarhizium anisopliae strain F52 under the FFDCA.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11027
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues related to the Re- Evaluation of Human Health Effects of Atrazine: Review of Non-Cancer Effects, Drinking Water Monitoring Frequency, and Cancer Epidemiology.
Elemental Mercury Used in Barometers, Manometers, Hygrometers/Psychrometers; Significant New Use Rule
Document Number: 2011-11025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for elemental mercury for use in barometers, manometers, and hygrometers/ psychrometers. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process elemental mercury for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs. Not included in this proposed SNUR is mercury use in barometers, manometers, and hygrometers/psychrometers when they are in service as of the publication date of this proposed rule and mercury use in portable battery-powered motor-aspirated psychrometers that contain fewer than seven grams of elemental mercury because they are currently manufactured. For this proposed rule, the general SNUR exemption for persons that import or process chemical substances as part of an article at Sec. 721.45(f) would not apply.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative “Cost Recovery” Settlement; the Doe Run Resources Corporation
Document Number: 2011-10997
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
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 Big River Mine Tailings Superfund Site, St. Francois Mining Area, St. Francois County, Missouri with the following settling party: The Doe Run Resources Corporation. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $208,990, to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. 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: Desloge Public Library, 209 North Desloge Drive, Desloge, Missouri 63601; and St. Francois County Health Department, 1025 West Main, Park Hills, Missouri 63601; and Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII Docket Room, 901 North Fifth Street, Kansas City, KS 66101.
Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2011-10441
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. EPA is publishing this Notice of such applications, pursuant to section 3(c)(4) of FIFRA.
EPAAR Clause for Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management
Document Number: 2011-10423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amends the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to update policy, procedures, and contract clauses. The proposed rule provides revisions to the clause for Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management. This revision provides updates to out-dated information currently in the clause.
EPAAR Prescription for Work Assignments
Document Number: 2011-10422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amends the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to update policy, procedures, and contract clauses. The proposed rule provides revised language to the prescription for the work assignment clause, incorporating prescriptive language that provides further instructions on use of the related clause.