Environmental Protection Agency February 8, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-02924
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of hexythiazox in or on alfalfa and timothy. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Document Number: 2013-02921
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
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. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment: Draft EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Document Number: 2013-02918
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Scientific evidence demonstrates that the climate is changing at an increasingly rapid rate, outside the range to which society has adapted in the past. Climate change can pose significant challenges to the EPA's ability to fulfill its mission. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to identifying and responding to the challenges that a changing climate poses to human health and the environment. It is essential; therefore, that the EPA adapt to climate change in order to continue fulfilling its statutory, regulatory and programmatic requirements, chief among these protection of human health and the environment. Adaptation will involve anticipating and planning for changes in climate and incorporating considerations of climate change into many of the Agency's programs, policies, rules and operations to ensure they are effective under changing climatic conditions. Adaptation also necessitates close coordination between EPA and its many partners and stakeholders. EPA and other Federal Agencies and Departments have developed draft Agency Climate Change Adaptation Plans in response to the President's October 2009 Executive Order (E.O. 13514``Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance'') and the March, 2011 Implementing Instructions to all Federal Department and Agencies. Today, EPA announces the availability of a public review draft of its Agency Plan. The draft Plan will be available for a 60-day public review.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-02916
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Removal of the Mount Saint Mary's College 1979 Consent Order
Document Number: 2013-02817
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) pertaining to the F. Keeler Company Boiler at Mount Saint Mary's College. This revision removes the Mount Saint Mary's College 1979 Consent Order (1979 Consent Order) from the Maryland SIP because the coal-fired F. Keeler Boiler has been modified by removing the coal-firing capability and converting the boiler to fire natural gas with No. 2 fuel oil as backup. EPA is approving this SIP revision because the 1979 Consent Order is no longer required as the modified gas-fired unit can comply with all visible emission and particulate requirements in the Maryland SIP, and this 1979 Consent Order is no longer required to satisfy any applicable Federal regulations or the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action is being taken under the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Removal of the Mount Saint Mary's College 1979 Consent Order
Document Number: 2013-02814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for the purpose of removing Mount Saint Mary's College 1979 Consent Order from the Maryland SIP. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because EPA views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rulemaking action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this rulemaking action should do so at this time.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02803
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.
Glycine max
Document Number: 2013-02699
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Glycine max herbicide-resistant acetolactate synthase (GM-HRA) enzyme when used as a plant-incorporated protectant inert ingredient in or on the food and feed commodities of soybean. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (DuPont Pioneer), 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 Glycine max herbicide-resistant acetolactate synthase enzyme in or on the food and feed commodities of soybean.