Environmental Protection Agency September 11, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft Research Report: Investigation of Ground Water Contamination Near Pavillion, Wyoming
Document Number: 2013-22114
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Following the June 20, 2013, press release, the EPA is discontinuing the public comment period for the external review of the draft research report titled, ``Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming.'' The draft research report was prepared by the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, within the EPA Office of Research and Development, and EPA Region 8. The EPA does not plan to finalize or seek peer review of this draft report.
Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2013-22112
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is finalizing the significant new use rule (SNUR) for three chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and subject to a TSCA section 5(e) consent order issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these three chemical substances 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 will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Prometryn; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-22107
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prometryn in or on succulent snap bean, dill oil, fresh dillweed leaves, and dried dillweed leaves. This regulation additionally removes the established tolerance with regional restrictions on dill, since it is superseded by the tolerance on fresh dillweed leaves. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Polyurethane-Type Polymers; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-22104
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polymers produced by the reaction of either 1,6-hexanediisocyanate; 2,4,4-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediisocyanate; 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethyIcyclohexane (isophoronediisocyanate); 4,4'-methylene-bis-1,1'- cyclohexanediisocyanate; 4,4'-methylene-bis-1,1' benzyldiisocyanate; or 1,3-bis-(2-isocyanatopropan-2-yl)benzene with polyethyleneglycol and end-capped with one or a mixture of more than one of octanol, decanol, dodecanol, tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, and octadec-9-enol or polyethyleneglycol ethers of octanol, decanol, dodecanol, tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, and octadec-9-enol (also known as polyurethane-type polymers), when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC 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 polyurethane-type polymers on food or feed commodities.
Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses
Document Number: 2013-22081
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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.
Styrene, Copolymers with Acrylic Acid and/or Methacrylic Acid; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-21919
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation revises an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of styrene, copolymers with acrylic acid and/or methacrylic acid, with none and/or one or more of the following monomers: Acrylamidopropyl methyl sulfonic acid, methallyl sulfonic acid, 3-sulfopropyl acrylate, 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl acrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, and/or hydroxyethyl acrylate; and its sodium, potassium, ammonium, monoethanolamine, and triethanolamine salts; the resulting polymer having a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu), 1,200 when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation to include the monomer lauryl methacrylate. Toxcel, (7140 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville, VA 20156) on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, (909 Mueller Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.
SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21907
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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 October 21, 2013, and ending October 22, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets the tentative agenda topics.
Revisions to Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, and Proposed Confidentiality Determinations Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Document Number: 2013-21773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing amendments to reporting and recordkeeping requirements and an alternative verification approach for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. This action addresses concerns about the potential release of certain data that are inputs to emission equations for which the reporting deadline was deferred until March 31, 2015 while maintaining the EPA's ability to verify emissions and ensure compliance with the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. In addition, the EPA is proposing confidentiality determinations for the newly proposed data elements in this action.