Environmental Protection Agency November 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Indiana PM2.5
Document Number: 2013-26267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to Indiana's state implementation plan as requested by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to EPA on July 12, 2012, and December 12, 2012. The revisions to Indiana's state implementation plan (SIP) implement certain EPA regulations for particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) by establishing definitions related to PM2.5, defining PM2.5 increment levels, and setting PM2.5 class 1 variances. The revisions also incorporate definitions and regulations that recognize nitrogen oxides (NOX) as an ozone precursor.
D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, decyl octyl glycosides; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-26241
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, decyl octyl glycosides when used as an inert ingredient (surfactant) in antimicrobial formulations (food-contact surface sanitizing solutions) applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy- processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils. Lewis & Harrison, on behalf of BASF Corporation, 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 D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, decyl octyl glycosides.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-26212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of West Virginia pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. West Virginia has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2013-26161
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held November 13 and 14, 2013 at National Archives Museum (700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408). The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-26132
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-25985
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve in part, and disapprove in part, the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on October 31, 2011, to demonstrate that the State meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. FDEP certified that the Florida SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in Florida (hereafter referred to as ``infrastructure submission''). EPA is now taking two related actions on FDEP's infrastructure submission for Florida. First, EPA is taking final action to approve that Florida's infrastructure submission addresses all required infrastructure elements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS with the exception of the portion of the submission related to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) requirements, and the portion of the submission that purports to meet the requirement that the SIP include provisions prohibiting any source or other type of emissions activity in one state from interfering with measures to protect visibility in another state. Second, EPA is taking final action to disapprove in part portions of Florida's infrastructure submission as it relates to PSD requirements regarding the regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Fomesafen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-25984
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fomesafen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Modification of Significant New Uses of 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-
Document Number: 2013-25981
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is finalizing an amendment to the significant new use rule (SNUR) for the chemical substance identified as 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-07-601. This action amends the SNUR to allow the manufacture and processing for certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN). EPA is finalizing this amendment based on review of newly submitted exposure and toxicity data.