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

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TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Modifications; Submission Period Suspension
Document Number: 2011-11562
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by suspending the next IUR submission period. The IUR requires manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) to report current data on the manufacturing, processing, and use of the chemical substances. In the Federal Register of August 13, 2010, EPA published proposed modifications to the IUR regulations. EPA is suspending the next submission period to allow additional time to finalize the proposed modifications to the IUR regulations, and to avoid finalizing changes to the reporting requirements in the midst of the 2011 submission period. EPA expects to finalize, in the near future, changes to the IUR reporting requirements which will supersede this action.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis Augmented for Review of the Report to Congress on Black Carbon
Document Number: 2011-11561
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Black Carbon Review Panel.
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Invitation to a Session on Public Involvement in EPA Advisory Activities Supported by the SAB Staff Office
Document Number: 2011-11560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public session on public involvement in activities related to the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (the Council), Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), and the SAB.
Saflufenacil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-11553
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises or removes certain established tolerances and establishes new tolerances for residues of saflufenacil in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Kentucky; Ohio; Huntington-Ashland Nonattainment Area; Determinations of Attainment of the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard
Document Number: 2011-11355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make two determinations regarding the tri- state Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia-Kentucky-Ohio fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment Area (hereafter referred to as ``the Huntington-Ashland Area'' or ``Area''). First, EPA is proposing to determine that the Area has attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This proposed determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality- assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007-2009 period showing that the Area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, and data available to date for 2010 in EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) database that show the area continues to attain. If EPA finalizes this proposed determination of attainment, the requirements for the Area to submit attainment demonstrations 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 standard shall be suspended for so long as the Area continues to attain the annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Second, EPA is also proposing to determine, based on quality-assured and certified monitoring data for the 2007-2009 monitoring period, that the Area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS by its applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010.
Proposed Revocation of the Significant New Use Rule on a Certain Chemical Substance
Document Number: 2011-11208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revoke a significant new use rule (SNUR) promulgated under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for a chemical substance identified generically as substituted ethoxyethylamine phosphonate, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-95-1950. EPA issued a ``non-5(e)'' SNUR (i.e. SNUR on a substance that is not subject to a TSCA section 5(e) consent order), designating certain activities as significant new uses based on the concern criteria. EPA has received and reviewed new information and test data for the chemical substance and proposes to revoke the SNUR.
Ziram, Diquat Dibromide, and Chloropicrin; Order for Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2011-11206
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing ziram, diquat dibromide, and chloropicrin, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a December 1, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of all these product registrations. These are not the last products containing these pesticides registered for use in the United States. In the December 1, 2010 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-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.
Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-11205
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation increases the established tolerance for residues of glyphosate in or on corn, field, forage. Monsanto Company requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting, and Pre-Renovation Education Activities in Target Housing and Child Occupied Facilities; State of Washington. Notice of Self-Certification Program Authorization, Request for Public Comment, Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: 2011-11437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on March 16, 2011, the State of Washington was deemed authorized under section 404(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2684(a), to administer and enforce requirements for a renovation, repair and painting program in accordance with section 402(c)(3) of TSCA, 15 U.S.C. 2682(c)(3), and a lead-based paint pre-renovation education program in accordance with section 406(b) of TSCA, 15 U.S.C. 2686(b). This notice also announces that EPA is seeking comment during a 45-day public comment period, and is providing an opportunity to request a public hearing within the first 15 days of this comment period, on whether these Washington programs are at least as protective as the Federal programs and provide for adequate enforcement. This notice also announces that the authorization of the Washington 402(c)(3) and 406(b) programs, which were deemed authorized by regulation and statute on March 16, 2011, will continue without further notice unless EPA, based on its own review and/or comments received during the comment period, disapproves one or both of these Washington program applications on or before September 12, 2011.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Connecticut: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule Revision
Document Number: 2011-11218
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to EPA on December 9, 2010, for parallel processing. DEP submitted the final version of this SIP revision on February 9, 2011. The SIP revision, which incorporates updates to DEP's air quality regulations, includes two significant changes impacting the regulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) under Connecticut's New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. First, the revision provides Connecticut with authority to issue PSD permits governing GHG. Second, the SIP revision establishes appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modification projects become subject to Connecticut's PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. The first change is necessary because Connecticut is required to apply its PSD program to GHG- emitting sources, and unless it does so (or unless EPA promulgates a federal implementation plan (FIP) to do so), such sources will be unable to receive preconstruction permits and therefore may not be able to construct or modify. The second change is necessary, because without it, PSD requirements would apply at the 100 or 250 ton per year (tpy) levels otherwise provided under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), which would overwhelm Connecticut's permitting resources. EPA is approving Connecticut's February 9, 2011, SIP revision because the Agency has made the determination that this SIP revision is in accordance with the CAA and EPA regulations, including regulations pertaining to PSD permitting for GHG. Additionally, EPA is responding to adverse comments received on EPA's January 6, 2011, proposed approval of Connecticut's December 9, 2010, SIP revision.
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the City of South Burlington, VT
Document Number: 2011-11216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) [inconsistent with the public interest] to the City of South Burlington, Vermont (``City'') for the installation of two specific turbo aeration blower units for the City's Airport Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade project. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified products for the ARRA project under construction. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same products must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. The City was provided written representations by the manufacturer (K Turbo USA) during 2009 and early 2010 that the turbo aeration blower units being supplied would be substantially transformed in the United States and would be in compliance with the Buy American provisions of ARRA. However, as a result of a recent on- going criminal investigation, the written representations provided by the manufacturer that the specified aeration blowers units had undergone substantial transformation in the United States have been questioned. Based on the information provided by the City, EPA agrees with the City that, if the K-Turbo units in question are determined to be non-American made, requiring the installation of domestically manufactured turbo aeration blower units will extend the time frame of the project by approximately five months due to the redesign, procurement, submittal delivery, submittal review, fabrication, delivery, and replacement of the aeration blower installation at the construction site. This delay is inconsistent with the public interest, and a waiver of the Buy American provisions in these circumstances is justified. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Municipal Assistance Unit. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to the requirements of Section 1605(a) of ARRA. This action allows the installation of the two specified turbo aeration blower units that have already been delivered to the construction site as noted in the City's March 31, 2011 request.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Requirements for Preconstruction Review, Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2011-11215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on April 1, 2010. This revision will establish nitrogen oxides (NOX) as a precursor to ozone within the Delaware SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2011 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: 2011-11212
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context. The Commission will be evaluating potential measures and considering actions in areas such as performance standards for electric generating units (EGUs) on high electric demand days, oil and gas boilers serving EGUs, small natural gas boilers, stationary generators, energy security/energy efficiency, architectural industrial and maintenance coatings, consumer products, institution commercial and industrial (ICI) boilers, vapor recovery at gas stations, large above ground storage tanks, seaports, aftermarket catalysts, lightering, and non- road idling.
Re-Issuance of a General Permit to the National Science Foundation for the Ocean Disposal of Man-Made Ice Piers From McMurdo Station in Antarctica; Proposed Permit
Document Number: 2011-11211
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to re-issue a permit authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to dispose of ice piers in ocean waters. Permit re-issuance is necessary because the current permit has expired. EPA does not propose changes to the content of the permit because ocean disposal under the terms of the previous permit will continue to meet the ocean disposal criteria.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-11209
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the chartered SAB on June 7, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report entitled ``SAB Review of Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions for Environmental Policy.''
Notice of Intent: Designation of an Expanded Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) off Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2011-11194
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE), intends to prepare an EA to designate an expanded ODMDS off shore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An EA is needed to provide the environmental information necessary to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with expanding the ODMDS. Need for Action: The USACE has requested that EPA designate an expanded ODMDS, approximately 4 square nautical miles in size, for the disposal of dredged material from the potential construction dredging at Port Everglades Harbor. The need for an expanded ODMDS is based on capacity computer modeling results. Alternatives: The following proposed alternatives have been tentatively defined: 1. No action. 2. Expansion of the existing Port Everglades Harbor ODMDS. 3. Expand the existing ODMDS to the north and west. Scoping: EPA is requesting written comments from federal, state, and local governments, industry, non-governmental organizations, and the general public on the range of alternatives considered, specific environmental issues to be evaluated, and the potential impacts of the alternatives. Scoping comments will be accepted for 60 days, beginning with the date of this Notice. A public scoping meeting was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 31, 2011. Estimated Date of Draft EA Release: March 2012. Responsible Official: Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, Regional Administrator, Region 4.
Wisconsin: Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2011-11157
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended (RCRA) allows EPA to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the Federal program. EPA uses the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of State programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement. This rule codifies in the regulations the prior approval of Wisconsin's hazardous waste management program and incorporates by reference authorized provisions of the State's statutes and regulations.
Wisconsin: Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2011-11155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs,'' Wisconsin's authorized hazardous waste program. EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that the EPA will enforce under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, commonly referred to as the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-11133
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on May 21, 2010 and concern oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions primarily from indirect sources associated with new development projects as well as NOx and PM emissions from certain transportation and transit projects. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD)
Document Number: 2011-11125
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on February 9, 2011 and concern New Source Review (NSR) permitting requirements and exemptions for various air pollution sources. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on Sixty-Four Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
Document Number: 2011-11017
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit the following sixty-four existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the purpose of renewing the ICRs. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collections as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
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.
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2011-11023
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington: Sierra Club, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 2:10- cv-01872-RSL (W.D. Wash.). Plaintiffs filed a deadline suit to compel the Administrator to respond to an administrative petition seeking EPA's objection to a CAA Title V operating permit issued by the Southwest Clean Air Agency to Transalta Centralia Generation L.L.C. (``Transalta'') for its coal-fired power plant in Centralia, Washington. The proposed settlement agreement states that EPA intends to respond to the petition by April 29, 2011.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB); Notification of a Public Teleconference
Document Number: 2011-11001
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public teleconference of the HSRB to discuss its draft report from the April 13-14, 2011 HSRB meeting, and consider a draft letter from an HSRB workgroup on providing research participants with individualized study results measuring the amount of antimicrobial cleaning products on participants' skin and the amount they breathe in while mopping floors.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules
Document Number: 2011-10995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the North Dakota State Implementation Plan that the Governor of North Dakota submitted with a letter dated April 6, 2009. The revisions affect North Dakota's air pollution control rules regarding general provisions (including rules regarding shutdowns and malfunctions), ambient air quality standards, emissions of particulate matter, permitting, and fees. In addition, EPA is proposing administrative corrections to the regulatory text for North Dakota that will be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations; we made errors in the identification of plan table when we approved the North Dakota State Implementation Plan revisions for Interstate Transport of pollution, which the Governor also submitted on April 6, 2009. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision/Modification Approvals, State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2011-10893
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2011-10892
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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)
Document Number: 2011-10891
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
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 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
Document Number: 2011-10889
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2011-10886
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2011-10709
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
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 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
Document Number: 2011-10706
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2011-10560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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
Document Number: 2011-10553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: 2011-7237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) from coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs) under Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) section 112(d) and proposing revised new source performance standards (NSPS) for fossil fuel-fired EGUs under CAA section 111(b). The proposed NESHAP would protect air quality and promote public health by reducing emissions of the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in CAA section 112(b). In addition, these proposed amendments to the NSPS are in response to a voluntary remand of a final rule. We also are proposing several minor amendments, technical clarifications, and corrections to existing NSPS provisions for fossil fuel-fired EGUs and large and small industrial-commercial-institutional steam generating units.