Environmental Protection Agency June 8, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol (Tris Nitro); Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Terminate Uses; Notice of Withdrawal/Vacation of Order To Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2011-14218
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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 for amendments by registrants to terminate uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to terminate one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the requests, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. The Agency is also issuing a Notice of Withdrawal/ Vacation of the ``2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol (Tris Nitro) Order to Amend Registrations to Terminate Certain Uses'' published in the Federal Register on September 22, 2010. The Final Order dated September 22, 2010 was issued in error and EPA is withdrawing/vacating that Order.
Tetrachlorvinphos; Proposed Extension of Time-Limited Interim Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-14211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes the extension of time-limited interim tolerances for the combined residues of the insecticide tetrachlorvinphos (Z)-2-chloro-1-(2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate, including its metabolites, 1-(2,4,5-trichlorophenyl)-ethanol (free and conjugated forms), 2,4,5-trichloroacetophenone, and 1-(2,4,5- trichlorophenyl)-ethanediol, in or on multiple commodities which will be identified later in this document, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-14201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from brandy and wine aging operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-14196
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-14195
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (New)
Document Number: 2011-14194
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for two new collections. The ICRs, which are abstracted below, describe the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Proposed Approval of the Central Characterization Project's Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Characterization Program at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-14193
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments for 45 days on, the proposed approval of the radioactive remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste characterization program implemented by the Central Characterization Project (CCP) at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL) in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. This waste is intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. In accordance with the WIPP Compliance Criteria, EPA evaluated the characterization of RH TRU debris waste from BAPL-CCP during a series of four inspections, most recently conducted on April 12-13, 2011. By evaluating the waste characterization systems and processes for RH waste that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) program developed, EPA verified whether DOE could adequately characterize RH TRU debris waste, consistent with the Compliance Criteria. The results of EPA's evaluation of BAPL-CCP's RH TRU waste characterization program and its proposed approval are described in the Agency's inspection report, which is available for review in the public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We will consider public comments received on or before the due date mentioned in DATES. This notice summarizes the waste characterization processes evaluated by EPA and EPA's proposed approval. As required by 40 CFR 194.8, at the end of a 45-day comment period EPA will evaluate public comments received, and if appropriate, finalize the reports responding to the relevant public comments and issue a final report and approval letter to DOE.
Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
Document Number: 2011-14192
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). The FRRCC is a policy-oriented committee that provides policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The purpose of this meeting is to advance discussion of specific topics of unique relevance to agriculture such as effective approaches to addressing water quality issues associated with agricultural production, in such a way as to provide thoughtful advice and useful insights to the Agency as it crafts environmental policies and programs that affect and engage agriculture and rural communities. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://epa.gov/ofacmo/frrcc/ meetings.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2011-14191
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2011-14190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Sulfoxaflor; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-14188
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), the Mississippi Department of Agriculture (MDA), and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) to use the pesticide sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on cotton to control the tarnished plant bug (TPB), (Lygus lineolaris) (Palisot de Beauvois), on up to 387,000 acres in Arkansas, 230,000 acres in Louisiana, 467,500 acres in Mississippi, and 325,000 acres in Tennessee. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by the EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.