Environmental Protection Agency September 18, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Annual Public Water System Compliance Report
Document Number: 2013-22746
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Annual Public Water System Compliance Report'' (EPA ICR No. 1812.05, OMB Control No. 2020-2020) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22745
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Office of the Science Advisor announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the Agency on the EPA scientific and ethical reviews of research with human subjects.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-22718
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
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 Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a May 29, 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 May 29, 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 received a comment on the notice but it did not merit its further review of the requests. 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.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2013-22703
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period October 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Steubenville-Weirton Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard and the 2006 24-Hour Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2013-22623
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is redesignating under the Clean Air Act (CAA) the Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton area (Jefferson County, OH and Brooke and Hancock Counties, WV) to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). On April 16, and May 31, 2012, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted a request for EPA to redesignate the Steubenville-Weirton Ohio nonattainment area. EPA determined that the Steubenville-Weirton area has attained the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standard, and proposed to approve Ohio's request to redesignate the area on July 11, 2013. EPA's final rulemaking involves several related actions. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Ohio state implementation plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS in the area through 2025. EPA is making a finding of insignificance for Ohio's motor vehicle emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and direct PM2.5 for the Steubenville-Weirton area for transportation conformity purposes. Therefore, as Ohio requested, EPA is redesignating the Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton area to attainment for the 1997 PM2.5 annual and 2006 24-hour standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard and 2006 24-Hour Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2013-22620
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As Ohio requested, EPA is redesignating the Cleveland-Akron- Lorain, Ohio nonattainment area (Cleveland area) to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) because the area meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted these requests to EPA on October 11, 2011, and May 30, 2012, and supplemented them on April 30, 2013. EPA is also taking several related actions. EPA is making a determination that the Cleveland area attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standard by its attainment date and that the area continues to attain both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour standards. EPA is approving, as revisions to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plans for maintaining the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2023 in the area. EPA is approving the comprehensive emissions inventories submitted by Ohio EPA for nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2), primary PM2.5, volatile organic compounds (VOC), and ammonia as meeting the requirements of the CAA. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving Ohio's NOX and PM2.5 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for 2015 and 2022 for the Cleveland area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Conformity of General Federal Actions to State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2013-22619
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state of Missouri on August 12, 2011. This revision will update the state general conformity rule in its entirety to bring in into compliance with the Federal general conformity rule which was updated in the Federal Register on April 5, 2010. General conformity regulations prohibit Federal agencies from taking actions that may cause or contribute to violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This rule applies to non- attainment and maintenance areas of the state. The revision to Missouri's rule does not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Conformity of General Federal Actions to State Implementation Plans
Document Number: 2013-22617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on August 12, 2011. This revision proposes to update the state general conformity rule in its entirety to bring it into compliance with the Federal general conformity rule which was updated in the Federal Register on April 5, 2010. General conformity regulations prohibit Federal agencies from taking actions that may cause or contribute to violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This rule applies to non-attainment and maintenance areas of the state. The revision to Missouri's rule does not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of this SIP revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Difenzoquat; Denial of Objections
Document Number: 2013-22603
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this Denial of Objections Order, EPA is denying the objections submitted by Amvac Chemical Corporation (AMVAC) to a Revocation Order EPA issued in May 2013 under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) revoking all tolerances for the pesticide difenzoquat. EPA revoked the tolerances, consistent with the terms of a previously issued Data Call-In Order, because no notices of intent to submit the required data were submitted, as directed by that Data Call- In Order. In its objections, AMVAC requested that EPA delay the effective date for revoking the difenzoquat tolerances for 4\1/2\ years to allow for importation of food commodities that will be treated with the pesticide in Canada over the next 2 years. EPA denies AMVAC's objections because AMVAC has not filed a proper objection to the Revocation Order.
2,5-Furandione, Polymer With Ethenylbenzene, Hydrolyzed, 3-(Dimethylamino)propyl Imide, Imide With Polyethylene-Polypropylene Glycol 2-Aminopropyl Me Ether, 2,2′-(1,2-Diazenediyl)bis[2-Methylbutanenitrile]-Initiated; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-22601
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, imide with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl me ether, 2,2'-(1,2- diazenediyl)bis[2-methylbutanenitrile]-initiated (CAS Reg. No. 1062609- 13-5) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation (Evonik) 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 2,5-furandione, polymer with ethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed, 3- (dimethylamino)propyl imide, imide with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl me ether, 2,2'-(1,2-diazenediyl)bis[2- methylbutanenitrile]-initiated on food or feed commodities.
Quinoxyfen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-22597
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quinoxyfen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. This regulation also deletes the established tolerances in or on grape; pepper, bell; pepper, nonbell; and strawberry as they will be superseded by crop group/subgroup tolerances established by this tolerance rule. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) Project Headquarters requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-22593
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes established tolerances for certain commodities/ groups superseded by this action. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2013 Registration Maintenance Fees
Document Number: 2013-22352
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since the amendments of October 1988, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) has required payment of an annual maintenance fee to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15, 2013, has gone unpaid for 220 registrations. Section 4(i)(5)(G) of FIFRA provides that the EPA Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel all 220 of these registrations have been issued within the past few days.