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Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-30447
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of propiconazole in or on sugarcane, cane. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2012-30437
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published in the Federal Register of August 1, 2012, a final rule approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), as demonstrating that the South Carolina SIP met certain requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This rulemaking corrects several errors identified in the August 1, 2012, final rule.
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2012-30434
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing an active ingredient not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2012-30433
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1a and 1b of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a September 19, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2a of Unit II. and an October 7, 2010 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrant listed in Table 2b of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the September 19, 2012 and the October 7, 2010 notices, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, 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 September 19, 2012 notice. The Agency received comments on the October 7, 2010 notice, but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Notice of Receipt of a Request To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2012-30357
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
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 request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant this request 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 request, or unless the registrants withdraw their request. The cancellation for the allethrins technical products will be effective September 30, 2015, and the cancellation for the allethrins end-use products will be effective December 31, 2016, as described in Unit II. below. If any of these cancellation requests are granted, the Agency will issue a cancellation order that will prescribe conditions pertaining to the sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of canceled products.
Proposed Significant New Use Rule on Ethoxylated, Propoxylated Diamine Diaryl Substituted Phenylmethane Ester With Alkenylsuccinate, Dialkylethanolamine Salt
Document Number: 2012-30355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as ethoxylated, propoxylated diamine diaryl substituted phenylmethane ester with alkenylsuccinate, dialkylethanolamine salt, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-01-384. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process this chemical substance 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 the activity before it occurs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Disapproval of PM2.5
Document Number: 2012-30449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to disapprove a revision to Wisconsin's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in a letter dated May 12, 2011. The revision concerns permitting requirements relating to particulate matter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). EPA is proposing to disapprove the revisions because they do not meet the 2008 PM2.5 SIP requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Knox County Supplemental Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget Update
Document Number: 2012-30358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve, through parallel processing, a draft revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted to EPA on October 12, 2012, by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Tennessee's October 12, 2012, draft SIP revision includes changes to the maintenance plan for the Knox County 1-hour ozone area submitted on August 26, 1992, and approved by EPA on September 27, 1993, and a subsequent SIP revision approved by EPA on August 5, 1997. The Knox County 1-hour ozone area was comprised of Knox County in its entirety. The October 12, 2012, draft revision proposes to increase the safety margin allocated to motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEB) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for Knox County to account for changes in the emissions model and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) projection model. EPA is proposing approval of this draft SIP revision pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-30344
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 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 extend the current approval for the Information Collection Request (ICR) entitled ``Pesticide Data Call-In Program'' and identified as EPA ICR No. 2288.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0174. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost, and is available in the docket for additional public review and comment.
Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Estuaries, Coastal Waters, and South Florida Inland Flowing Waters
Document Number: 2012-30117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing numeric water quality criteria to protect ecological systems, aquatic life, and human health from nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in estuaries and coastal waters within the State of Florida not covered by EPA-approved State rulemaking, and south Florida inland flowing waters. These proposed criteria apply to Florida waters that are designated as Class I, Class II, or Class III waters and they are intended to protect these designated uses as well as implement for the purposes of the Clean Water Act the State's narrative nutrient provision at Subsection 62-302.530(47)(b), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), which provides that ``[i]n no case shall nutrient concentrations of a body of water be altered so as to cause an imbalance in natural populations of aquatic flora or fauna.''
Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Streams and Downstream Protection Values for Lakes: Remanded Provisions
Document Number: 2012-30114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing a rule that addresses an order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida from February 18, 2012, which remanded to EPA two portions of its numeric water quality standards for nutrients in Florida that were promulgated and published on December 6, 2010. For this proposal, EPA is re-proposing the same numeric nutrient criteria for total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) for Florida streams not covered by EPA-approved State rulemaking, as included in EPA's final rule, with further explanation of how the proposed numeric streams criteria will ensure the protection of the Florida's Class I and III designated uses. EPA is also proposing default approaches available for use when modeling cannot be performed to derive downstream protection values (DPVs) that will ensure the attainment and maintenance of the numeric nutrient criteria that protect Florida's lakes. The default approaches would be applicable to streams that flow into unimpaired lakes, but could also be used for streams that flow into impaired lakes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Document Number: 2012-30359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
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, identified as Renewal EPA IRC 0328.16 and OMB Control No. 2050-0021, is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2013. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
Document Number: 2012-30107
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving Indiana's request to revise the South Bend/ Elkhart, Indiana 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance state air quality implementation plan (SIP) by replacing the previously approved motor vehicle emissions budgets (budgets) with budgets developed using EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) emissions model. EPA proposed approval on October 4, 2012, and did not receive any public comments on the proposal.
Supplemental Determination for Renewable Fuels Produced Under the Final RFS2 Program From Grain Sorghum
Document Number: 2012-30100
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a supplemental rule associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This final rule contains a lifecycle GHG analysis for grain sorghum ethanol and a regulatory determination that grain sorghum ethanol qualifies as a renewable fuel under the RFS Program. EPA's analysis indicates that ethanol made from grain sorghum at dry mill facilities that use natural gas for process energy meets the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions reduction threshold of 20 percent compared to the baseline petroleum fuel it would replace, and therefore qualifies as renewable fuel. It also contains our regulatory determination that grain sorghum ethanol produced at dry mill facilities using specified forms of biogas for both process energy and most electricity production, has lifecycle GHG emission reductions of more than 50 percent compared to the baseline petroleum fuel it would replace, and that such grain sorghum ethanol qualifies as an advanced biofuel under the RFS Program.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley; Attainment Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standards; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2012-30245
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making a technical amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect the Agency's March 1, 2012 final approval of the California State Implementation Plan for attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the San Joaquin Valley. This technical amendment corrects the CFR to properly codify the California Air Resources Board's commitment to update the air quality modeling in the San Joaquin Valley 8-Hour Ozone SIP by December 31, 2014.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2012-30242
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. 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, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. 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. EPA is also announcing the availability of amended final work plans (FWPs) for the following active ingredients: Sodium pyrithione (formerly known as sodium omadine), methylene bis(thiocyanate), troysan KK-108A (IPBC), zinc salts, and tri-n butyl tetradecyl phosphonium chloride (TTPC).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2012-30239
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory)) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. In addition under TSCA, EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document, which covers the period from October 15, 2012 to October 31, 2012, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the NOC to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-30237
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2013 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Document Number: 2012-30225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing uses that qualify for the 2013 critical use exemption. EPA is also proposing to amend the regulatory framework to determine the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or supplied from existing pre-phaseout inventory for those uses in 2013. EPA is taking action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect a recent consensus decision taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Parties. EPA is seeking comment on the list of critical uses and on EPA's determination of the specific amounts of methyl bromide that may be produced and imported, or sold from pre- phaseout inventory for those uses.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans for PM2.5
Document Number: 2012-30223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for attaining the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), which was submitted to EPA on April 1, 2009. EPA is proposing to fully approve elements of the New Jersey SIP for the New Jersey portion of two nonattainment areas in the State: The New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, PM2.5 nonattainment area, and the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE, PM2.5 nonattainment area. EPA is taking action on several elements of the SIP, including proposed approval of New Jersey's attainment demonstration and motor- vehicle emissions budgets used for transportation conformity purposes, as well as the Reasonably Available Control Technology and Reasonably Available Control Measures (RACT/RACM) analysis, and base-year and projection-year modeling emission inventories. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act and the Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule issued by EPA.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone Depleting Substances-Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection
Document Number: 2012-29984
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 19, 2012, the Federal Register published a direct final rule and a companion proposed rule issuing listings for three fire suppressants under EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program. Because EPA received adverse comment concerning C7 Fluoroketone, we are withdrawing that part of the direct final rule that listed C7 Fluoroketone acceptable subject to narrowed use limits as a substitute for halon 1211. Other listings in that direct final rule will take effect on December 18, 2012.
Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters; Proposed Rule; Stay
Document Number: 2012-29800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to temporarily stay our regulation the ``Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters; Final Rule'' (inland waters rule) to November 15, 2013. EPA's inland waters rule currently includes an effective date of January 6, 2013, for the entire regulation except for the site-specific alternative criteria provision, which took effect on February 4, 2011. This proposed stay of its regulations is until November 15, 2013, does not affect or change the February 4, 2011, effective date for the site-specific alternative criteria provision.
Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Mandatory Class I Areas Under 40 CFR 51.309
Document Number: 2012-29406
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Utah on May 26, 2011 that addresses regional haze. EPA is also approving specific sections of a State of Utah SIP revision submitted on September 9, 2008 to address regional haze. These SIP revisions were submitted to address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and our rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing man-made impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2012-29385
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA is finalizing approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 317, ``Clean Air Act Non- Attainment Fee,'' as a revision to SCAQMD's portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on January 12, 2012 and concerns volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX). Rule 317 is a local fee rule submitted to address section 185 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to the 1-hour ozone standard for anti- backsliding purposes. EPA is finalizing approval of Rule 317 as an alternative to the program required by section 185 of the Act. EPA has determined that SCAQMD's alternative fee-equivalent program is not less stringent than the program required by section 185, and, therefore, is approvable as an equivalent alternative program, consistent with the principles of section 172(e) of the Act.
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
Document Number: 2012-30109
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Public Participation for Air Quality Permit Applications
Document Number: 2012-30098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) that establish the public participation requirements for air quality permits. EPA proposes to find that these revisions to the Texas SIP comply with the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA) and EPA regulations and are consistent with EPA policies. Texas submitted the public participation provisions in four separate revisions to the SIP on July 22, 1998; October 25, 1999; July 2, 2010; and March 11, 2011. EPA is proposing this action under section 110 and parts C and D of the Clean Air Act (the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Nonattainment Area for 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2012-29987
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), on November 10, 2009. The emissions inventory is part of the November 10, 2009 SIP revision that was submitted to meet nonattainment requirements related to the Pittsburgh- Beaver Valley nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the Area) for the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the 2002 base year PM2.5 emissions inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With Mold-Related Label Claims; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-30023
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled ``Guidance on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products with Mold-Related Label Claims.'' PR Notices are issued by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration-related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR Notice, once final, will provide guidance to the registrant concerning product performance (efficacy) data and labeling for ``mold-related'' pesticide products. EPA believes that the label improvements described in this draft document, once final, will provide consumers better product information with which to make an informed choice in selecting mold-related products that best suit their needs and thereby help improve protection of public health.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Wyoming; Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Mandatory Class I Areas Under 40 CFR 51.309
Document Number: 2012-29985
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving Wyoming State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted on January 12, 2011 and April 19, 2012 that address regional haze. These SIP revisions were submitted to address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and our rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing man-made impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-29983
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Office of the Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the Agency on the EPA scientific and ethical reviews of research with human subjects.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites (NEW)
Document Number: 2012-29981
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites'' (EPA ICR No. 2470.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a request for approval of a new collection. 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.
Flubendiamide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-29979
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation modifies tolerances for residues of flubendiamide in or on multiple food commodities which are identified, and discussed in detail later in this document. Bayer CropScience LP in c/o Nichino America, Inc. (U.S. subsidiary of Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.) requested these tolerances, and revisions to tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pyriproxyfen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-29978
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyriproxyfen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as Amended, Radiation-Former Air Capitol Dial Superfund Site, Sedgwick County, KS
Document Number: 2012-29975
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with Air Capitol Dial, Inc., for recovery of past response costs concerning the RadiationFormer Air Capitol Dial Superfund Site (the ``Site'') in Sedgwick County, Kansas. The settlement requires Air Capitol Dial, Inc. to pay $225,000 plus interest over a three year period of time, to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. Total past costs for the Site are approximately $600,000. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all comments 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. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA Region 7 office located at 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas.
Reconsideration of Certain New Source and Startup/Shutdown Issues: 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: 2012-29973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing that the period for providing public comments on the November 30, 2012, proposed ``Reconsideration of Certain New Source and Startup/Shutdown Issues: 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'' is being extended by 7 days.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulations.gov Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-29949
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Secondary Lead Smelters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-29948
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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 Phosphate Fertilizer Industry (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-29947
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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 OMB Responses
Document Number: 2012-29946
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Recycling Plastics From Shredder Residue
Document Number: 2012-29904
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking comment on an interpretation of its regulations currently under consideration that would generally allow for the recycling of plastic separated from shredder residue under the conditions described in the Voluntary Procedures for Recycling Plastics from Shredder Residue, relying principally on the regulatory provisions for excluded PCB products. The interpretation described in this notice responds to questions EPA has received about the applicability of the excluded PCB products regulations.
Bacillus subtilis Strain QST 713 Variant Soil; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance for Bacillus subtilis Strain QST 713 To Include Residues of Bacillus subtilis Strain QST 713 Variant Soil
Document Number: 2012-29903
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 in or on all food commodities by including residues of Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 variant soil. Agraquest, Inc. submitted a petition to the EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 to include residues of products containing Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 variant soil in or on all agricultural commodities. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713 variant soil under the FFDCA.
Spirodiclofen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-29902
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation modifies currently established tolerances for residues of spirodiclofen, 3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1- oxaspiro[4.5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate in or on apple, wet pomace and grape, raisin to 2.4 and 6.0 parts per million (ppm) respectively, and deletes the tolerance for grape juice. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenpyroximate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-29900
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide fenpyroximate in or on multiple commodities identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes established tolerances for certain commodities/groups superseded by this action. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Charleston Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2012-29895
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia, through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), on November 4, 2009. The emissions inventory is part of the November 4, 2009 SIP revision that was submitted to meet nonattainment requirements for the Charleston, West Virginia nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the Charleston Area) for the 1997 PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the 2002 base year PM2.5 emissions inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2012-29893
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia, through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), on September 9, 2008. The emissions inventory is part of the September 9, 2008 SIP revision that was submitted to meet nonattainment requirements related to the West Virginia portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the Parkersburg Area) for the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the 2002 base year PM2.5 emissions inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey and New York Ozone Attainment Demonstrations
Document Number: 2012-29896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on the ozone attainment demonstration portion of comprehensive State Implementation Plan revisions submitted by New Jersey and New York to meet Clean Air Act requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. EPA is proposing to approve New Jersey's and New York's demonstration of attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard as they relate to their portions of three moderate nonattainment areas; the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY- NJ-CT area, the Philadelphia- Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-MD-DE area, and the Poughkeepsie area.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5
Document Number: 2012-29866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the West Virginia portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (``Wheeling Area'' or ``Area'') be redesignated as attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Wheeling Area is comprised of Marshall and Ohio Counties in West Virginia and Belmont County in Ohio. In conjunction with its redesignation request, West Virginia submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for the West Virginia portion of the Area that provides for continued attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. The maintenance plan includes the 2005 base year emissions inventory that EPA is proposing to approve in this rulemaking in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The maintenance plan also includes an insignificance determination for the onroad motor vehicle contribution of PM2.5, nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) for the West Virginia portion of the Area. It should be noted that EPA has already initiated a comment period on the proposed insignificance determination for the West Virginia portion of the Area on the Web site for the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) to allow for a 30-day review of this proposed insignificance determination in conjunction with this proposed rulemaking.\1\ EPA is proposing to find that West Virginia's insignificance determination for transportation conformity is adequate. EPA previously determined that the West Virginia portion of the Wheeling Area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, and EPA is proposing to find that the Area continues to attain the standard. This action to propose approval of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS redesignation request, the maintenance plan, the 2005 base year emissions inventory, and insignificance determination for transportation conformity for the West Virginia portion of the Area is based on EPA's determination that the Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the CAA. EPA is taking separate action to propose redesignation for the Ohio portion of the Wheeling Area.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5
Document Number: 2012-29865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is requesting that the West Virginia portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (Parkersburg-Marietta Area or Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Parkersburg-Marietta Area is comprised of Wood County and a portion of Pleasants County in West Virginia (West Virginia portion of the Area); and Washington County in Ohio. In this rulemaking action, EPA is proposing to approve the PM2.5 redesignation request for the West Virginia portion of the Parkersburg- Marietta Area. EPA is also proposing to approve the maintenance plan SIP revision that the State submitted in conjunction with its redesignation request. The maintenance plan provides for continued attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS for 10 years after redesignation of the West Virginia portion of the Area. The maintenance plan includes an insignificance determination for the on-road motor vehicle contribution of PM2.5, nitrogen oxides (NOX), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) for the West Virginia portion of the Area for purposes of transportation conformity. EPA is proposing to find that West Virginia's insignificance determination for transportation conformity is adequate.\1\ EPA is also proposing to find that the Area continues to attain the standard. This action to propose approval of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS redesignation request, maintenance plan, and insignificance determination for transportation conformity for the West Virginia portion of the Area is based on EPA's determination that the Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is taking separate action to propose redesignation of the Ohio portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta Area.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2012-29763
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia, through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), on May 28, 2009. The emissions inventory is part of the May 28, 2009 SIP revision that was submitted to meet nonattainment requirements related to the West Virginia portion of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH nonattainment area for the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the 2002 base year PM2.5 emissions inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Notice of Waiver of Clean Air Act Preemption; California's 2010 Model Year Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine On-Board Diagnostic Standards
Document Number: 2012-29792
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted the California Air Resources Board (CARB) its request to confirm that its amendments to California's heavy-duty vehicle and engine on-board diagnostic (HD OBD) requirements that relax the standards for 2010-2012 model years (MYs) are within the scope of a previous waiver of preemption of the Clean Air Act (Act). The amendments to the HD OBD requirements for MY 2013 and later are granted a new waiver of preemption.