Environmental Protection Agency January 16, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2013-00841
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for the Draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and Two Associated QA Handbooks; Correction
Document Number: 2013-00836
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published a document in the Federal Register of December 26, 2012, concerning request for comments for the Draft Quality Standard for Environmental Data Collection, Production, and Use by Non-EPA (External) Organizations and two associated QA Handbooks. The notice of availability is being extended to a 45 day review and comment period and the document contained incorrect Web site links in the footnotes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-00818
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
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 Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-00817
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
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.
Iodomethane; Cancellation Order for Pesticide Registrations and Label Amendment
Document Number: 2013-00732
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing iodomethane, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 21, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the registrant listed in Table 3 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel all these product registrations and to amend the technical/manufacturing- use label. These are the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the November 21, 2012 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendment, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests. The Agency received one comment on the notice, but it did not merit further review of the requests. Further, the registrant did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues this order granting the requested cancellations and amendment. 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.
3-Decen-2-One; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-00730
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to use the pesticide 3-decen-2-one (CAS No. 10519-33-2) to treat up to 500,000 tons of potatoes with 3-decen-2-one to burn-off potato sprouts in storage facilities. 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.
Spiromesifen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-00728
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spiromesifen in or on tea, dried. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2013-00714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications
Document Number: 2013-00711
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
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.
Fluroxypyr; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-00562
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluroxypyr in or on rice bran and rice grain. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products
Document Number: 2013-00560
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled ``Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products.'' PR Notices are issued by the 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 provides guidance concerning the process by which registrants can make legally valid versions of pesticide labeling available through the Internet. Web-distributed labeling would allow users to retrieve a streamlined version of the pesticide product labeling, containing the directions for use and necessary information related to the user's specific state and intended site of use. Shorter, relevant labeling could be clearer and easier for the user to understand, improving compliance with pesticide labeling requirements and thereby protecting human health and the environment from unintentional misuse of pesticides. Web-distributed labeling would also allow for more rapid updates to pesticide labeling, meaning risk mitigation measures and new uses can reach the user more quickly than under the current paper-based system.