Environmental Protection Agency August 9, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program Revision Application
Document Number: 2013-19376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with 40 CFR section 145.32(b)(2), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby gives public notice that the EPA has received a complete program revision package from the State of North Dakota requesting approval of a revision to its section 1422 Underground Injection Control (UIC) program to include Class VI primacy; that the EPA has determined the application contains all the required elements; that the application is available for inspection and copying at the address appearing below and public comments are requested and any member of the public may request a public hearing. This revision would allow the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) to issue UIC permits for carbon geo-sequestration facilities as Class VI wells under the UIC program.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19372
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review scientific uncertainties associated with corn rootworm resistance monitoring for Bt corn Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs).
Announcement of the IRIS Public Meeting Schedule for Calendar Years 2013 and 2014; Announcement of the Availability of Preliminary Materials for tert-Butyl Alcohol, Ethyl tert-Butyl Ether, and Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine; and Announcement of a Public Meeting on These Preliminary Materials
Document Number: 2013-19366
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program is committed to proactive stakeholder engagement, increased transparency, and using the best available science in IRIS assessments. In accordance with the recently announced enhancements of the IRIS Program, EPA is announcing a series of public meetings for calendar years 2013 and 2014 to obtain public input at specific stages in the process of developing an IRIS assessment. EPA is also announcing the availability of preliminary materials for three chemicals, tert-butyl alcohol (tert-butanol), ethyl-tert- butyl ether (ETBE), and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), which will be discussed at the first public meeting scheduled for October 23-24, 2013. The preliminary materials for tert-butanol and ETBE are posted on the IRIS Web site, and the preliminary materials for RDX will be posted approximately 60 days before the meeting. These materials are being released for public viewing and comment prior to the public meeting on October 23-24, 2013, which will provide an opportunity for the IRIS Program to engage in early discussions (before the IRIS assessments have been prepared) with stakeholders and the public on data that may be used to identify health hazards and characterize exposure-response relationships.
Environmental Impacts Statements;
Document Number: 2013-19361
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications to Register New Uses
Document Number: 2013-19358
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Alaska; Fairbanks Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan and State Implementation Plan Revision
Document Number: 2013-19203
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to approve a carbon monoxide (CO) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Fairbanks Area, and associated revisions to sections of the Fairbanks Transportation Control Program, submitted by the State of Alaska (the State) as a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) dated April 22, 2013. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act), the EPA is approving this SIP revision because it demonstrates that the Fairbanks Area will maintain the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) through the second 10-year maintenance period.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Alaska; Fairbanks Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2013-19202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a carbon monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan for the Fairbanks Area, and associated revisions to sections of the Fairbanks Transportation Control Program, submitted by the State of Alaska as a revision to its State Implementation Plan dated April 22, 2013. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act, the EPA is approving this SIP revision because it demonstrates that the Fairbanks Area will maintain the carbon monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards through the second 10- year maintenance period.
Disapproval of State Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Interstate Transport of Pollution for the 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2013-19200
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to disapprove a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Utah that is intended to demonstrate that its SIP meets certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (``Act'' or ``CAA'') for the 2006 fine particulate matter (``PM2.5'') National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, EPA is disapproving the portion of the Utah SIP submission that addresses the CAA requirement prohibiting emissions from Utah sources from significantly contributing to nonattainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state or interfering with maintenance of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS by any other state. Under a recent court decision, this disapproval does not trigger an obligation for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address these interstate transport requirements.
Propylene Glycol; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-19025
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of propylene glycol (CAS Reg. No. 57-55-6) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial formulations applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils under our regulations. Exponent on behalf of Ecolab, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of propylene glycol.