Environmental Protection Agency May 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference
Document Number: 2013-11873
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, and Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Each meeting will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Mark Joyce at the number listed below.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 28 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: 2013-11871
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Determination of Acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The determinations concern new substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning; foam blowing; solvent cleaning; adhesives, coatings and inks; and fire suppression sectors.
Streptomycin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2013-11858
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of streptomycin in or on grapefruit and grapefruit, dried pulp. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on grapefruit. This regulation establishes maximum permissible levels for residues of streptomycin in or on these commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2015.
Environmental Management Resources, Inc.; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2013-11825
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Environmental Management Resources, Inc. Environmental Management Resources, Inc. has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Environmental Management Resources, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Sulfoxaflor; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-11824
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sulfoxaflor in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. DOW AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-11823
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Tennessee: Revisions to Volatile Organic Compound Definition
Document Number: 2013-11681
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve changes to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on September 3, 1999. Tennessee's September 3, 1999, SIP adds 17 compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of ``Volatile Organic Compound'' (VOC). 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 Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Transportation Conformity Revisions
Document Number: 2013-11678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Bureau of Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, on July 12, 2012. This revision consists of updates to transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the Tennessee SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the final rules section of this issue of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency 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 rule, 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 on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Transportation Conformity Revisions
Document Number: 2013-11677
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Bureau of Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD), on July 12, 2012. This revision consists of updates to transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the Tennessee SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).