Environmental Protection Agency February 15, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; RadNet (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-03601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``RadNet (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0877.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0015) 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 proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2013. 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.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2013-03600
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
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.
Recent Postings of Broadly Applicable Alternative Test Methods
Document Number: 2013-03598
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the broadly applicable alternative test method approval decisions the EPA has made under and in support of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 2012.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-03596
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Pennsylvania Counties in the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2013-03594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania). This proposed revision consists of an update to the SIP-approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for the Pennsylvania counties in the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Nonattainment Area (hereafter referred to as the Philadelphia Area) to reflect the use of the most recent version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator model (MOVES). Those counties are: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks Counties. This rulemaking proposes to approve the MVEBs and thereby make them available for transportation conformity purposes. EPA determined on May 16, 2012 that the Philadelphia Area attained the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date. Approval of this SIP revision will not interfere with the Philadelphia Area's ability to continue to attain the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Designation Recommendations: Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-03593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its responses to certain state and tribal designation recommendations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on its Internet Web site. The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on its responses during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA sent its responses directly to the states and tribes on or about February 7, 2013. These responses focus on designating as ``nonattainment'' certain areas of the country where air monitoring data from 2009-2011 indicate violations of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. The EPA intends to make final the designation determinations for the areas of the country addressed by these responses in June 2013.
Kasugamycin; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption for Use on Apples in Michigan, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-03592
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Michigan Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide kasugamycin (CAS No. 6980-18-3) to treat up to 10,000 acres of apples to control fire blight. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants
Document Number: 2013-03471
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing the availability of a final document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants'' (EPA/600/R-10/076F). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds-Exclusion of trans
Document Number: 2013-03063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to revise the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for purposes of preparing state implementation plans (SIPs) to attain the national ambient air quality standards for ozone under title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This proposed revision would add trans 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-ene (also known as SolsticeTM 1233zd(E)) to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOCs on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are making these same amendments as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds-Exclusion of trans
Document Number: 2013-03061
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to revise the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for purposes of preparing state implementation plans (SIPs) to attain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone under title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This direct final action adds trans 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-ene (also known as SolsticeTM 1233zd(E)) to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOCs on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.