Environmental Protection Agency May 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in the Middle Rio Grande Watershed in New Mexico (NMR04A000)
Document Number: 2013-10317
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 6 Water Quality Protection Division, today is proposing for public comment the issuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for storm water discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) located in the Middle Rio Grande Watershed in the State of New Mexico. This proposed permit offers discharge authorization to regulated MS4s within the boundaries of the Bureau of the Census-designated 2000 and 2010 Albuquerque Urbanized Areas and any other MS4s in the watershed designated by the Director as needing a MS4 permit. This permit is intended to replace both the individual NPDES Permit NMS000101 issued on January 31, 2012, and the expired general permits NMR040000 and NMR04000I for dischargers in this watershed area. The Director is also providing notice of public meetings and a public hearing to be held regarding today's proposed general permit.
Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-10316
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of glyphosate in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Significant New Use Rule on Ethoxylated, Propoxylated Diamine Diaryl Substituted Phenylmethane Ester With Alkenylsuccinate, Dialkylethanolamine Salt
Document Number: 2013-10306
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as ethoxylated, propoxylated diamine diaryl substituted phenylmethane ester with alkenylsuccinate, dialkylethanolamine salt, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-01-384. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process this chemical substance for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit the activity before it occurs.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Receipt of Applications; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10297
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.
Request for Information and Citations on Methods for Cumulative Risk Assessment
Document Number: 2013-10296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting information and citations on approaches and methods for the planning, analysis, assessment, and characterization of cumulative risks to human populations and the environment. The EPA is developing guidelines for the assessment of cumulative risk as defined and characterized in the EPA 2003 publication Framework for Cumulative Risk Assessment, ``An analysis, characterization, and possible quantification of the combined risks to health or the environment from multiple agents or stressors'' using scientifically defensible approaches and methods. The Guidelines will assist agency programs and regions in the assessment of risk and in decision making, including the planning and development of regulations and permits. This notice solicits information and citations pertaining to approaches and methods that can be used to plan and conduct cumulative risk assessments (CRA). Published background information regarding cumulative risk can be found at https://www.epa.gov/raf/publications/pdfs/frmwrk_cum_risk_ assmnt.pdf or from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-10188
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
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 and Table 2 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 20, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the February 20, 2013 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.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revision to Best Available Monitoring Method Request Submission Deadline for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category
Document Number: 2013-10184
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is revising the deadline by which owners or operators of facilities subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule must submit requests for use of best available monitoring methods to the Administrator. This revision does not change any other requirements for owners or operators as outlined in the best available monitoring method rule provisions.
SFIREG Environmental Quality Issues Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10159
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on May 20, 2013 and ending May 21, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.