Environmental Protection Agency October 2, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-24128
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the established tolerance for residues of the herbicide glyphosate in or on canola, seed at 20 parts per million (ppm) by changing the tolerance expression from the combined residues of glyphosate only, to the combined residues of glyphosate and N-acetyl-glyphosate (expressed as glyphosate equivalents). E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requested this change under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-24127
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Additionally, this regulation removes several established time-limited and permanent tolerances, as they will be superseded by tolerances established by this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Exposure Modeling Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24123
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Exposure Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held for 1 day on October 8, 2013. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Amendment of the Federal Docket Management System (EPA/GOV-2)
Document Number: 2013-24120
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice that it is amending the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) system of records to add information collected in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) system. The FOIA system, ``FOIAonline'', is a software application on the FDMS system infrastructure. The FOIAonline system is used by participating agencies to electronically receive, process, track and store requests from the public for federal records; post responsive records to a Web site; collect data for annual reporting requirements to the Department of Justice, and manage internal FOIA administration activities. In addition to the current FDMS functionalities, the FOIA system allows the public to submit and track FOIA requests and appeals; access requests and responsive records online, and obtain the status of requests filed with participating agencies.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Ludlow Sand & Gravel Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-24116
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Ludlow Sand & Gravel Superfund Site (Site), located in the Town of Paris, Oneida County, New York, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).This direct final Notice of Deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of New York (State), through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). EPA and NYSDEC have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than monitoring and maintenance (M&M) and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Ludlow Sand & Gravel Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-24115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Ludlow Sand & Gravel Superfund Site (Site), located in Paris, New York, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of New York, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than monitoring and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion does not preclude future action under Superfund.
Source Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Implementing Best Available Retrofit Technology for Four Corners Power Plant; Navajo Nation; Extension of Notification Deadline
Document Number: 2013-24112
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 24, 2012, EPA promulgated a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to implement the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirement of the Regional Haze Rule for the Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP), which is located on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Included in the FIP was a requirement that by July 1, 2013, Arizona Public Service (APS), co-owner and operator of FCPP must notify EPA of its selected BART compliance strategy. On June 19, 2013, APS requested that EPA extend the notification date from July 1 to December 31, 2013, due to new uncertainties related to the potential deregulation of the retail electricity market in Arizona that complicate its decision for selecting a BART compliance option. In response to this request, on July 11, 2013, EPA proposed to extend the notification date, from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. EPA did not receive any comments during the 30-day public comment period for the proposed action. EPA received one comment that was emailed to EPA on August 13, 2013, one day after the close of the comment period. We are providing a response to the late comment, however the information in the late comment did not change the basis or justification for our proposal to extend the notification date. Therefore, EPA is taking final action to extend the notification date in the FIP from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Illinois; Redesignation of the Chicago Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2013-23952
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking several related actions under the Clean Air Act (CAA) affecting the Chicago area and the state of Illinois for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). EPA is determining that the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana (IL-IN) area is attaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard based on quality assured, state-certified monitoring data for all PM2.5 monitoring sites in this area from 2007-2012. EPA is granting a request from the state of Illinois to redesignate the Chicago area to attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. EPA is approving, as a revision of the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard in the Chicago- Gary-Lake County, IL-IN area through 2025. EPA is approving Illinois' comprehensive 2002 Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), ammonia, and primary PM2.5 emission inventories for the Chicago area. Finally, EPA is approving Illinois' 2008 and 2025 NOX and primary PM2.5 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Chicago area and finding these MVEBs as adequate for use in transportation conformity determinations. The Chicago area includes: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties, Aux Sable and Goose Lake Townships in Grundy County, and Oswego Township in Kendall County. The Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN area also includes Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana, which have been previously redesignated to attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permits; Notice of Receipt of Applications; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23947
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of applications requesting experimental use permits (EUPs). The Agency has determined that the permits may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on these applications.
Sedaxane; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-23941
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sedaxane in or on potato and potato, wet peel. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23938
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, titled: ``Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2261.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0171, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Methyl Parathion; Removal of Expired Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-23801
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is removing listings in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for already expired tolerances for methyl parathion, for the purpose of clarity and in accordance with current EPA practice.