Environmental Protection Agency August 21, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation; Request for Waiver of Preemption; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-20417
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted a tractor-trailer greenhouse gas emission regulation applicable to new and in-use 53-foot and longer box-type trailers and to new and in-use tractors that haul such trailers on California highways (HD Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation). By letter dated June 20, 2013, CARB submitted a request that EPA grant a waiver of preemption of the Clean Air Act (CAA), of the HD Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation pertaining to new tractors (2011 through 2013 model years) and new trailers (2011 and subsequent model years). This notice announces that EPA has scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.
Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-20414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of June 10, 2013, concerning formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood products. After receiving requests for an extension, EPA extended the comment period from August 9, 2013, to September 9, 2013. EPA received additional comments and believes it is appropriate to further extend the comment period in order to give stakeholders additional time to assess the impacts of the proposal, review technical documents in the docket, and prepare comments. This document extends the comment period from September 9, 2013, to October 9, 2013.
Formaldehyde; Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-20409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of June 10, 2013, concerning a third-party certification framework for the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products. After receiving requests for an extension, EPA extended the comment period from August 9, 2013, to August 26, 2013. EPA received additional comments and believes it is appropriate to further extend the comment period in order to give stakeholders additional time to assess the impacts of the proposal, review technical documents in the docket, and prepare comments. This document extends the comment period from August 26, 2013, to September 25, 2013.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-20406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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. This notice announces a request from Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC to voluntarily cancel the last two remaining tralkoxydim products registered for use in the United States. 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 the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been canceled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Regional Haze and Interstate Transport Affecting Visibility State Implementation Plan Revisions; Withdrawal of Federal Implementation Plan for American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2013-20317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Oklahoma Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 20, 2013 by the Oklahoma Secretary of Environment addressing the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements for sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for Units 3 and 4 of the American Electric Power/Public Service Company (AEP/PSO) Northeastern Power Station in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The EPA is proposing to find that this revised BART determination meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Regional Haze Rule. We are also proposing to approve a related SIP revision submitted to address the impact of emissions of Northeastern Units 3 and 4 as required by CAA provisions concerning non-interference with programs to protect visibility in other states. In conjunction with these proposed approvals, we propose to withdraw federal implementation plan (FIP) emission limits for SO2 that would otherwise apply to Northeastern Units 3 and 4. The EPA is taking this action under section 110 of the CAA.
Draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2013-19875
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the external review draft human health assessment titled ``Toxicological Review of benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-13/138) and the draft peer review charge questions. The draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft assessment and peer review charge questions for the purpose of public comment. This draft assessment is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines, and it does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft assessment will also be discussed at the first bi-monthly IRIS public meeting scheduled for October 23-24, 2013.