Environmental Protection Agency February 11, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Antimicrobial Pesticide Products With Mold-Related Label Claims; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-03032
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a draft Pesticide Registration (PR) notice in the Federal Register issue of December 12, 2012, requesting comments on Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products with Mold-Related Label Claims. This document extends the comment period for 60 days, from February 11, 2013 to April 12, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Heat Smart Program and Enforcement Procedures
Document Number: 2013-02964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve multiple revisions to Oregon's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted to the EPA by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on October 5, 2011, June 8, 2012, and November 28, 2012. The October 5, 2011 submission contains revisions to the Heat Smart program and to the enforcement procedures and civil penalties in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Chapter 340, Division 12 (OAR 340-12). The June 8, 2012 submission contains additional revisions to the Heat Smart program, along with minor revisions and clarifications to general air pollution definitions (OAR 340-200), rules for stationary source notification requirements (OAR 340-210), and requirements for fuel burning (OAR 340-228). The November 28, 2012 submission contains revisions to approve the inclusion of expedited enforcement offers and updated penalty classifications and criteria (OAR 340-012).
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: 2013-02929
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, State, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to discuss and approve draft recommendations in response to the National Academy of Sciences' report on ``Sustainability and the U.S. EPA.'' NACEPT's second letter on sustainability will address two topics: (1) What strengths EPA can leverage to successfully deploy sustainability practices across the Agency, and (2) what 3-5 year breakthrough objectives are related to sustainability implementation and recommended measurement systems for assessing progress toward EPA's sustainability vision. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at https://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/ nacept/cal-nacept.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to Maryland's Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-02928
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions pertain to adoption through incorporation by reference of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) by the State of Maryland. EPA is approving these revisions that adopt the NAAQS for ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), lead (Pb), particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) as well as the relevant reference and equivalent monitoring methods through incorporation by reference into the Code of Maryland regulations (COMAR) on an ``as amended'' basis which will prospectively incorporate all future revisions and additions to the NAAQS 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: 2013-02927
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 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 approving New Jersey's and New York's demonstrations 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, NY area.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to Maryland's Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-02926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of adopting through incorporation by reference the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). 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 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 action should do so at this time.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-02925
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the chartered SAB to: (1) Receive an update briefing on the EPA's Office of Research and Development's (ORD) implementation of strategic research plans; (2) conduct quality reviews of three draft SAB reports [on the use of computational toxicology (CompTox) to advance risk assessment; on EPA's retrospective study of the costs of EPA regulations; and on methodologies for estimating air emissions for broiler animal feeding operations and for lagoons and basins at swine and dairy animal feeding operations]; and (3) to discuss information provided in the agency's regulatory agenda, specifically planned actions and their supporting science.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions Reductions Regulations
Document Number: 2013-02920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the District of Columbia (District) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) on March 15, 2012. These SIP revisions consist of amendments to Chapters 1 and 7 of Title 20 (Environment) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) for the Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) to meet the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources as recommended by the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) model rules and EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards. On January 26, 2010 and March 24, 2011, DDOE submitted negative declarations to EPA for the following VOC source categories: Auto and Light-duty Truck Assembly Coatings, Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials, Paper, Film and Foil Coatings, and Flatwood Paneling. EPA also proposes to approve the negative declarations. This action is being taken under the CAA.