Environmental Protection Agency February 20, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-03844
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests 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 requests, or unless a registrant withdraws its request. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in any final cancellation order.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-03843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
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 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a December 5, 2012 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the December 5, 2012 notice, 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 notice. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Region 4 States; 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) Infrastructure Requirement for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-03841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve submissions from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee for inclusion into each state's implementation plan. This proposal pertains to the infrastructure state implementation plans (SIPs) for these States as they relate to certain Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These plans are commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIPs. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve the submissions for Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee that relate to the infrastructure SIP requirement to protect visibility in another state. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS associated with these States are being addressed in separate rulemakings.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) Program
Document Number: 2013-03840
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2333.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0640) 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 ``RENEWAL'' of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers; EPA ICR No. 1696.07
Document Number: 2013-03839
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), Registration of Fuels and Fuel AdditivesHealth-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers, EPA ICR No. 1696.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0297, 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 August 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.
Announcement of Requirements Gathering Meetings for the Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System
Document Number: 2013-03838
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) is holding public meetings in Arlington, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; and Denver, Colorado to discuss and obtain public input from stakeholders on a national electronic manifest (``e-Manifest'') system to capture information regarding the shipment of hazardous waste from the time it leaves the generator facility where it was produced, until it reaches the off-site waste management facility that will store, treat, or dispose of the hazardous waste. Specifically, the purpose of these meetings is to engage the states, industry, communities, non- governmental organizations, and other stakeholders on what expectations and technical requirements EPA should consider as the agency begins the planning stage of the e-Manifest system development process. EPA envisions that e-Manifest will facilitate the electronic transmittal of manifests throughout the hazardous waste shipping process, including enabling better transparency by sharing data with the public at appropriate stages. Each meeting will be approximately one and one-half days. In order to meet the goals of the meetings, we encourage meeting participants from a variety of professional backgrounds to attend, such as state governmental staff, hazardous waste handlers (generators, transporters, waste management firms) staff, and each of their information technology (IT) staff. EPA will use stakeholder input gathered during these meetings to finalize e-Manifest requirements and prepare for eventual system development.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Restriction of Emission of Particulate Matter From Industrial Processes
Document Number: 2013-03770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on March 17, 2011. This revision proposes to amend the rule restricting emissions of particulate matter from industrial sources by providing an alternative compliance method for wet corn milling drying operations. The revision to Missouri's rule does not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Restriction of Emission of Particulate Matter From Industrial Processes
Document Number: 2013-03769
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted March 17, 2011. This revision will amend the rule restricting emissions of particulate matter from industrial sources by providing an alternative compliance method for wet corn milling drying operations. The revisions to Missouri's rule do not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2013-03765
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
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 December 1, 2012 to January 11, 2013, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs and TME, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Approve Knox County Supplemental Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget Update
Document Number: 2013-03764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted to EPA on December 13, 2012, by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Tennessee's December 13, 2012, 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 December 13, 2012, SIP revision proposes to increase the safety margin allocated to motor vehicle emissions budgets for nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds for Knox County to account for changes in the emissions model and vehicle miles traveled projection model. EPA is approving this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Knox County Supplement Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget Update
Document Number: 2013-03763
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted to EPA on December 13, 2012, by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Tennessee's December 13, 2012, 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 December 13, 2012 SIP 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 approving this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; PBR and PTIO
Document Number: 2013-03761
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As additions to Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act, EPA is approving six Permit-by-Rule (PBR) provisions, a Permit to Install and Operate (PTIO) program, two permanent exemptions from the Permit to Install (PTI) requirement, and a General Permit program. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) requested these rule revisions to make its air pollution permit program more efficient. Approving these additions will make the PBRs, PTIOs, and general permits Federally enforceable. Because these rule revisions will make Ohio's air permit program more efficient while continuing to protect human health and the environment, EPA approves the revisions.
3-decen-2-one; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-03758
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical pesticide, 3-decen-2- one, in or on potatoes when applied as a postharvest potato sprout inhibitor and used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. On behalf of AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), Technology Sciences Group, Inc. (TSG) 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 3-decen-2-one under the FFDCA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Idle Reduction of Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: 2013-03757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Kansas on July 27, 2010, to add two new rules which implement restrictions on the idling of heavy duty diesel vehicles and reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions at stationary sources in the Kansas portion of the Kansas City Maintenance Area for ozone. EPA is approving this revision because the standards and requirements set by the rules will strengthen the Kansas SIP. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Idle Reduction of Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX
Document Number: 2013-03749
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Kansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Kansas on July 27, 2010. The revision includes two new rules which implement restrictions on the idling of heavy duty diesel vehicles and reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions at stationary sources in the Kansas portion of the Kansas City Maintenance Area for ozone. EPA is approving this revision because the standards and requirements set by the rules will strengthen the Kansas SIP. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).